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The party's started, and the music's loud,
But I'm not really here, I'm just a crowd.
The laughter's ringing, and the drinks are flowing,
But I'm the one who's left, the one who's going.

I'm not sure why I'm here, or why I came,
I guess I thought I'd fit in, but I don't seem the same.
I'm different, I'm strange, I'm not like them,
I'm the one who's left out, the one who's not invited in.

I watch them all, they're laughing, they're talking,
They're having fun, and I'm just sitting here, watching.
I feel like an outsider, like I don't belong,
I'm the one who's left out, the one who's all alone.

I want to join in, I want to be like them,
But I know I can't, I'm not like them, I'm different.
I'm the one who's left out, the one who's not invited in.

So, I'll just sit here, and I'll watch them all,
And I'll try to smile, and I'll try to pretend,
That I'm not the one who's left out,
That I'm not the one who's all alone.

Inspire Someone!

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You are the light that shines through the darkness,
You are the hope that gives us strength,
You are the courage that keeps us going,
You are the inspiration that makes us better.

So never give up on your dreams,
Never give in to fear,
Never stop believing in yourself,
Because you are the one who can change the world.

So go out there and make a difference,
Show the world what you can do,
Be the inspiration that others need,
And change the world for the better.

Friend Like a Weed

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I once had a friend,
Whose love was like a weed.
It grew and grew,
And choked the life out of me.

I tried to pull it out,
But it was too strong.
It wrapped its roots around my heart,
And I couldn't breathe.

I finally had to give up,
And walk away.
It was the hardest thing I've ever done,
But it was the only way to survive.

I'm still healing,
But I'm starting to feel like myself again.
I'm learning to love myself,
And I'm finding new friends who love me for who I am.

I'm not saying it's easy,
To walk away from a toxic friend.
But it's worth it,
To save yourself.

You deserve to be happy,
And you deserve to be surrounded by people who love you.
So don't be afraid to let go,
Of the people who are holding you back.

You're worth it.

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True Friendship

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If you would know true friendship, look within
Your heart, and see if you can find a friend
Whose faith is strong, whose love is deep and true,
Whose friendship is as firm as rock or tree.

True friendship is not born of shallow moods,
Nor of a passing fancy; it is born
Of deep sincerity, of mutual trust,
And of a love that knows no selfish end.

A true friend is one who will not fail
You in your hour of need, who will not fear
To stand by you, though all the world condemns,
And who will help you bear your cross of pain.

A true friend is one who will not boast
Of his own virtues, but will rather seek
To hide his faults, and to magnify yours.
Who will not try to make you feel inferior,
But I will always strive to make you feel superior.

A true friend is one who will never tire
Of helping you, of encouraging you,
Of lifting you up when you are down,
And of cheering you on when you are discouraged.

A true friend is one who will never leave
You, no matter what happens, who will always
Be there for you, through thick and thin,
Through joy and sorrow, through sunshine and rain.

If you have found such a friend, be grateful.
And cherish him as the greatest gift of life.

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How Long?

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How long should we wait for our friends,
To come back to us?
Should we wait a year or a day,
Or a moment or less?

If they are true friends, they will come,
No matter how long we wait.
But if they are false friends, they will not come,
Not even if we wait a day.

So let us wait for our friends,
And I hope that they are true.
And if they do not come, then we must know
That they were not true friends to us.

But we must never give up hope,
For there are true friends in the world.
And if we wait long enough,
They will come to us.

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The Pain Sneaks in

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I feel like running away.
Hiding away from life.
Isolating myself, if not for a little while.

The pain sneaks in.
Nothing matters and nothing makes sense.
It sneaks up on me, but it’s always been there.
This pain of knowing no matter what I do, they will leave.

I look around and wonder what’s wrong with me.
But I’ve always asked that, and I’ve never found an answer.

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Being a Mom

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Being a mom is the best job in the world,
But it's also the hardest.
There are days when I feel like I can do anything,
And there are days when I feel like I can't do anything right.

But through it all, there is one thing that never changes:
My love for my children.

They are my reason for living,
And they make me laugh every day.
I am so grateful to be their mom,
And I would do anything for them.

I know that I am not perfect,
But I try my best.
I want to be the best mom that I can be,
And I know that I am learning every day.

I am so lucky to have my children,
And I will cherish every moment with them.
They are my everything.

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You made it this far.
A milestone has been reached.
Your off to great places
Off and away.

You're on to new things.
New adventures await.
Exciting choices, a new world opens.

You will reach the stars.
The world is open to you.
Reach for the stars,
Destiny is calling.

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Poetry Prompt Wednesday #5

Poetry Prompt Wednesday

Think of the phrase “A fork in the road.” What if there was literally a fork in the road? What would it look like? Why would it be there? Or write about a time when you had to make a decision that was “A fork in the road.”

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Poetry Prompt #4

And then write a poem using them as the main focus!

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