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"When a Man Hasn't Been Kissed," Jeffrey McDaniel

When I haven’t been kissed in a long time,
I walk behind well-dressed women

on cold, December mornings and shovel
the steamy exhalations pluming from their lips

down my throat with both hands, hoping
a single molecule will cling to my lungs.

When I haven’t been kissed in a long time,
I sneak into the ladies room of a fancy restaurant,

dig into the trashcan for a napkin
where a woman checked her lipstick,

then go home, light candles, put on Barry White,
and press the napkin all over my body.

When I haven’t been kissed in a long time,
I start thinking leeches are the most romantic

creatures, cause all they want to do is kiss.
If only someone invented a kinder, gentler leech,

I’d paint it bright pink and pretend
Winona Ryder’s lips crawled off her face,

up my thigh, and were sucking on my swollen
bicep. When I haven’t been kissed

in a long time, I create civil disturbances,
then insult the cops who show up,

till one of them grabs me by the collar
and hurls me up against the squad car,

so I can remember, at least for a moment,
what it’s like to be touched.

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I Carry Your Heart With Me
By E.E. Cummings

I carry your heart with me
(I carry it in my heart) I am never without it
Anywhere I go, you go my dear, and whatever is done
By only me is your doing, my darling
I fear
No fate (For you are my fate, my sweet)
I want
No world (For beautiful you are my world, my true)
And it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
And whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky
Of a tree called life; which grows
Higher than a soul can hope or a mind can hide
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

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'What I Have Learned So Far' by Mary Oliver
"Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside, looking into the shining world? Because, properly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.

All summations have a beginning, all effect has a story, all kindness begins with the sown seed. Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of light is the crossroads of – indolence, or action.

Be ignited, or be gone."

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I'd like to post 4 of my favourite quatrains of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:

Would you be happy! hearken, then, the way:
Heed not to-morrow, heed not yesterday;
The magic words of life are HERE and NOW -
O fools, that after some to-morrow stray!

Were I a Sultan, say what greater bliss
Were mine to summon to my side than this,-
Dear gleaming face, far brighter than the moon!
O Love! and this immortalising kiss.

To all of us the thought of heaven is dear-
Why not be sure of it and make it here?
No doubt there is a heaven yonder too,
But 'tis so far away - and you are near.

Men talk of heaven, - there is no heaven but here;
Men talk of hell,- there is no hell but here;
Men of hereafters talk, and future lives,-
O love, there is not other life - but here.

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John Mayer - Wheel

People have the right to fly
And will when it gets compromised
Their hearts say "Move along"
Their minds say "Gotcha heart"
Let's move it along
Let's move it along

And airports

See it all the time
Where someone's last goodbye
Blends in with someone's sigh
Cause someone's coming home
In hand a single rose

And that's the way this wheel keeps working now

That's the way this wheel keeps working now
And I won't be the last
No I won't be the last,
To love her

And you can't build a house of leaves

And live like it's an evergreen
It's just a season thing
It's just this thing that seasons do

And that's the way this wheel keeps working now

That's the way this wheel keeps working now
And you won't be the first
No you won't be the first
To love me

You can find me, if you ever want again

I'll be around the bend
I'll be around the bend
I'll be around,
I'll be around
And if you never stop when you wave goodbye
You just might find if you give it time
You will wave hello again
You just might wave hello again

And that's the way this wheel keeps working now

That's the way this wheel keeps working now

You can't love too much, one part of it

I believe that my life's gonna see

The love I give
Return to me


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"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, ad the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness is never decreased by being shared." - Buddha

"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." - Unknown

"Pure Love produces Pure Nonsense." - Jonathon Klinger (so true)

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." - Robert Heinlein

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds.
My other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me athousand times over that I am his Reason for Being;
By the way he rests against my leg; by the way
he thumps his tail at my slighest smile;
by the way he shows his hurt when i leave
without taking Him. (I think it makes him sick with
worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man.
With him, I am all poweful. [I disliked this bit :C]
He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my Human Hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me... whenever...
...wherever - incase I need him. And I expect
I will - as I always have.

He is just my dog."

- Gene Hill
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This inspires me to keep on keeping on... :). I wanna get line 3 and 4 tattooed on my shoulder ^^

Invictus – William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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I live by these. :)

"Whether you think you can or can''re right" - Henry Ford
"There are a thousand excuses for failure, but never a good reason" - Mark Twain
"Success is nothing but luck - just ask any failure" - unknown
"Vision without execution is daydreaming" - Edison
"Who dares wins" - Churchill
"If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few" - ?
"Better the pain of discipline, then the pain of regret" - Bob Andrews
"Don't limit what can be accomplished" - Christopher Reeve
"He who can't change his mind, can't change anything" - George Bernard Shaw
"Victory belongs to the most persevering" - Napoleon Bonaparte
"History is written by the winners" - Napoleon
"Men are moved by two levers only - fear and self-interest" - Napoleon
"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat" - Napoleon
"Death is live defeated and inglorious is to die daily" - Napoleon again (quotable guy)
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