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Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.

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Burt Bacharach

It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am.

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They Don't Want Me I Don't Know Why

They don't want. Me. I don't why. I can' understand why. I never did anything that would make then treat me the way they do.If I could now the reason.Maybe I would be able to understand them.

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Don't Want to Be

I don't want to wait until I'm dead
to tell people I love them.

Don't want to be deceased
then open up an see
me
and things I have done wrong.

Don't want no death bed scenes
and teary eyed I'm sorrys.

Don't want to be stupid about
the little things
like walking away
from a fight.

Don't want to have to twist myself
all out of shape to convince myself
I'm right.

Don't want to ever learn to enjoy
someone's else's pain.

Don't want to kiss evil on the mouth.

Don't want to be dead.

Don't want to think

that I just might be

too late.

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What You Never Knew

I first remember you from way back, when I was just a kid. You stopped your life and reached down to spend time with me.
I guess I'm getting rather old now, as I look back and wistfully wish. Wish that things would go back to how they use to be.
Cause you ain't there no more, to spend some time with me, find something for me to do, walk beside me, catch me when I fall.
Now I find that I'm all alone in a cold cruel world, faltering, running scared. I'm tired of running, I don't want to run no more.
Now I think I've found what you felt. The loneliness, the desolation, the desire to belong: the longing for someone who adores everything you do.
Well that was me, I followed you round. My little eyes watched your every move. You were my idol, but you never knew, that I was following you.
I would be your slave, your servant, whatever you bid. Who cares, as long as I got to be your accomplice.
Come the good times, yeah, come the trouble, I'll be there, anything just to get on your 'good friend's list.
I guess I'll never really know, if you knew I was watching, or if you were ignorant. But sometimes I wish that I knew, cause ignorance ain't always bliss.
If only you knew, how each morning, I stared into the mist, waiting for you to appear, but after so long, it's all boiled down to this.
What you never knew, is I loved you with every fiber and being of my heart. If there ever was a thing as the perfect devotee, that was me. Nothing could stop me.
What you never knew, is that I would move heaven and earth to stay close, but you let the mountains and giants make you flee.
As time passed, things got in my way. You let them cloud your vision, I didn't clear them out fast enough. Don't really know how it all collapsed.
Maybe I wasn't hard enough. Maybe I was too caring. Maybe I should have been more point-on. Maybe I should have followed my heart, but now it's crashed.
What you never knew, is that I didn't care what inflicted you, because I would walk through hell, just to carry through.
What you never knew, is that all I really cared about was you.

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There are so many things that we 'never knew'. Perhaps if we actually took the time, we might be able to discover some of those things.: D

GZ

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Empathy They Campaign To Get

Those who get things their way,
Only change their minds to say...
Someone else is at fault,
To allow them to appear as the fools they are.
And...
With a getting of their way done,
They feel they should be empathized...
For their ignorance.
And an empathy they campaign to get.

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A Little Hug

On days when the world
seems to be getting on top of you,
stop and look around,
give someone a little hug
and chase the world away.
You would be surprised
what a little hug can do.
It can lift the weight
off your shoulders
and make you feel good to.
So as you read this little poem,
give someone a little hug.
They might need it
just as much as you.

27 June 2007

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Someone Once Told Me

Someone once told me
What an uncle did to
his nephew

Someone once told me
What the uncles brother
did to a young girl

Someone once told me
That their mother and sister
didn't care, because
they let them near the young
and the frail

Someone once told me
The guilty always get away

Someone once told me
They'll never pay

Now I'm telling someone
It's time to pay
Because justice is coming
and it's here to stay

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What Shall I Say

Peter tinturin
What shall I say
When our neighbours want us to come to tea?
They dont know youre not with me
What shall I say?
What shall I say
When the phone rings and someone asks for you
They dont know I ask for you too
What shall I say?
How can I hide the tears inside
How can I face the crowd?
I can,make lips of mine be still
But my heart sighs too loud
I could explain that
Youre only gone for a walk to shop
But after the week is up
What shall I say?

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Come What May

When one awakens and no longer fast asleep,
There's a need...
To find an honesty in someone,
Everyday.
Come what may.

And that one who's wished is sought to say,
Exactly what they mean.
And everyday.
Come what may.

That someone who's not bothered by,
What others have done.
And someone there who will cuddle,
Without troubles on their tongue.
Everyday!
Come what may.

When one awakens and no longer fast asleep,
There's a need...
To find a honesty in someone,
Everyday.
Come what may.

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Why is there War?

A young person asked me
why is there war?
people getting killed
and for what for?
All she saw was hate
no love only fear
never ending wars
year after year.
Is it about money
oil or land
is it religion?
I don't understand.
Young soldiers dying
going to an early grave
all this for their country
they must be very brave.
She waited for an answer
looked me straight in the eye
she really wanted to know
why the innocent had to die.
Sadly I couldn't give her an answer
I had to leave her standing there
maybe she should ask someone
like George Bush or Tony Blair?

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Deceit They Perceive Is Hidden

I have never believed,
I was always right.
Or believed my opinions expressed,
Were the best.

No! An operating done on fumes of ego,
Is such a waste of reality.
And seeking excuses to make for my actions,
Is too exhausting for my peace of mind.

And there are more offended,
By the appearance of truth.
Than they are disrespecting someone,
With a deceit they perceive is hidden from others.

And the concealing of truth is difficult to do,
For anyone keeping it with them to introduce.
Since a truth introduced is not to be disputed.
It is what it is to defeat deceit each and every time.

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Declaring Something Popular

Declaring someone or something popular,
Invites the critics like flies...
To a horse's tail.
Like one's urgent need,
To use an available toilet.
When people seeking to smear,
That which they can not stomach...
When a popularity has been endeared.

Why?

Jealousy, envy.
And a need to compensate,
For those nagging insecurities that hide...
Unmentioned latent dreams of getting attention,
For anything done they do.
No matter what it is.
All they seek to be is popular.

With a making of attempts,
To diminish the popularity...
Of that which has been declared.
And the evidence of that is everywhere.

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What Makes Me Crazy? -Lila's Story

They found me one day
wandering the wilderness,
hearing voices.

They found me one day
saying 'I hear voices
as clearly as you hear my voice
in this room
yet no one else hears
so that makes me crazy?
The voices denigrate me.
They deny me
and what I want is for them to go away.

Yet, when they speak
they mock me
saying
'they can't hear us because we are blocking them'
and they think you are crazy- this is what makes
us strong
and you weak.'

I hear these voices
and have to drown them out
so I don't hear.
So I don't hear
So I can sleep.

What I need is someone
who believes me:
they know if someone does
their power
is gone.

Does that make me crazy?
I don't think so..

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Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

You can hear it in the street, see it in the dragging feet,
The word is getting out about control,
Spies they've come and gone, the story travels on,
The only quiet place is inside your soul.
From tree to tree, from you to me,
Traveling twice as fast as on any freeway,
Every single dream, wrapped up in the scheme,
They all get carried on the relay.
Relay, things are brewing,
Relay, something's doing,
Relay, there's a revolution,
Relay, relay, hand me down a solution, yeah.
Pass it on, come on, a relay.
Someone disapproves of what you say and do,
I was asked to see what I could really learn you,
Don't believe your eyes, they're telling only lies,
What is done in the first place don't concern you.

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Karma: What Goes Around Comes Around

Americans think they can do whatever and it won't turn around and bite them in the butt,
They go bully someone and mess their country up,
They rape women and children and then tell them to shut shut up,
The white man devils always trying to oppress somebody,
Their not happy until they kill everybody!
Well guess what; what goes around comes around,
Eventually the truth will come out,
Don't want to change, want to stick with insanity,
It showed when they shot John F. Kennedy,
America will be doomed for life,
Always going to keep their ways even if they have to put up a fight,
What goes around comes around,
America will burn to the ground,
So keep those ignorant ways,
Because one of these days,
America's going to pay!


~ Me
5/24/2008

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Some Prefer What's On The Surface

It's in the meaning that comes,
That may not suit everyone...
With a getting to be done and quick.

It's in the meaning that comes,
That may not suit everyone...
With a getting to be done,
Before they run.

Some prefer what's on the surface,
And not below it to pick.
Some prefer what's on the surface,
With no thought attached to it.
Some prefer what's on the surface,
Since it's easier to get.
Without a picking up to leave to then split.

It's in the meaning that comes,
That may not suit everyone...
With a getting to be done and quick.

It's in the meaning that comes,
That may not suit everyone...
To pick up,
To leave to then split.

And many will prefer it to sit.
With...
A caring less of meaning in it.
Or...
Discovering themselves,
A meaninglessness.

No one wishes to discover,
A meaning exists.
Or bother to uncover,
A meaninglessness.

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People In Other People's Lives They Have Never Met

Are you that person,
To take what you hear...
To be fact and not fiction?

Have you ever disliked someone,
Because of what you've heard?

Did you ever disrespect anyone,
To one day regret paying attention to gossip?
Helping to spread the rumors...
That defamed and shamed lives that were done.
And you had been the main one...
Wishing to pass on fresh innuendos to come.

And one day...
You just happen to meet,
The nicest person someone else introduced to you...
As the two of you met,
Coincidentally on the street.

And there you were,
Feeling embarrassed with remorse...
You and others,
Were the reason this person was divorced!

Well...
You are not alone.
There are so many people in other people's lives,
They have never met.
Nor have ever seen before...
Until they actually meet!
On the street or socially...
With wishes they could find someone like that,
To come home to and be happy to love.

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What's in a Name?

My friend, Olly Dee, is a funny old card,
He could have been so many things,
A builder, an architect, surgeon, a cop,
A soldier, a pilot with wings;
In fact, he did nothing at all with his life,
Not one little thing did he do,
He spent all his time meditating at large,
And blaming his mother, at Loo.

Someone once said: - 'What's in a name? '
It's simply a patent disguise -
But Oll has a brother, who's simply a Fred,
Who just won the Nobel Prize.
One time, long ago, Olly filled out a form
To prove that he really was there,
A letter came, postmarked the palace at dawn
To say that they'd made him a 'Sir'.

He never could face writing in for a job,
Or sitting his licence to drive,
His tax is a mess, and he's changed his address
Seven times before agents arrive.
There's never enough of a space on the page
When it's - 'Sign - or risk paying a fee, '
For Oliver Cavendish Norton FitzWalter
John Lindisfarne Ackerman Dee.

8 May 2008

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They Dislike Themselves

They dislike each other.
Ask them!
They will admit they do.
Ask them the reason...
And they will have not one clue.

Unless disliking someone,
Based on what is believed one thinks...
The other thinks.
The other feels.
The other does.
And what another one says!
That may or may not be honest or real.

Purely something done,
That has been based on speculation!
To ruin and destroy.
As if to reflect one's environment...
And its degradation.
Like choosing a slot machine at a casino.
Because it may display pictures of diamonds or stars,
On the turning wheels.
And avoiding it if the appearance does not appeal.

And making decisions by how one feels...
Not investigated at all.
That would take the time of a mature mind.

Need I say more?

They dislike each other,
Some say they hate.
Because something told that was not true.
By some who instigate.

They also dislike themselves as well.
Since they've been told they should!
And they do.

Need I say more?
Hopefully this isn't you.

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