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Do you ever get a break?
I haven't had one in so long.
People see how long it's been
and they tell me I am strong.

Do you ever tell the truth?
I keep trying now and then.
It's a risky thing to tell it -
hurts like hell to hold it in.

Sometimes I feel like Samson,
I want to tear this temple down.
If I were buried in the rubble,
who would look till I was found?

Maybe this is how you do it,
maybe this is being strong.
But I'd like to have a break,
I haven't had one in so long.
New blues. Samson is the legendary biblical strong man who pulled a temple down on himself and his enemies. The Rev. Gary Davis's song "Samson and Delilah" has the line, "If I had my way I would tear this old building down."
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farslok48 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
... i think i shall now fave this one on behalf of my friend, Girl"......i m sure she can relate to this one heartily!...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks! best regards to her!
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farslok48 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
and you re her as well!...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks from both of us!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
You don't give way to bitterness. I admire that so much in you.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
That is so gracious, and really sincerely appreciated.
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Athalour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   General Artist
Perfect portrait :heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks sincerely :)
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Athalour Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   General Artist
:huggle:
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
very inspired these days, Richard :clap:

i like the light spirit in spite of the subject.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks, dear! i think it's an approach that works - strong but not too bitter.

sometimes i find that the more i write, the more occurs to me to write.

also may be the weather, haven't been out of the house much this week!
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
always snow ?

yes, i noticed too, when i make photos, it sometimes just can't have enough. and when the inspiration goes for a while (vacations, break ?) it seems she will never come again.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
yes - after that first storm we had 20 cm. more of snow last night, then it rained on top of it all day. the snow is still there, but now it is wet, heavy snow. the roads are cleared, though, it is all right once one extracts the car. (our cars live outside, many people keep them in garages but we don't have one.)

and also yes about inspiration, i have those times when it seems there is very little. i think it will come again because it always has, but there is not really any feeling that it will.
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
i love snow, but only for a limited time. to enjoy the view and play.
i love to make ski too, but i a not a champion..

i imagine that having to deal with snow on a daily basis might be annoying.:)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
i don't ski myself, my kids do, or snowboard. one of my sons is going west with his wife next month to have BIG mountains to ski in - much higher than the east coast. where do you go when you want to ski?

it's true, Hannan! it is annoying, we complain and complain, and go on living right where we are. B. says she does not mind it as much as me - but i do the shoveling! :lol:
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
we have 3 big ski stations in Lebanon.
one of them is very near to me (a little more than an hour in car)

so i can do it any week end. my husband and children know how, but don't really like. i enjoy a lot, even though i am not a very sportive person. i like the sensations of sliding and the cold air, i suppose it's the speed, i love speed in driving too.



:D yes,shoveling. well, woman's privileges.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
that's cool. no pun intended. you are a good size to ski - my boys have to worry about their knees. and you would like driving with my younger son, he likes speed (though he is careful) and has even driven on race tracks - not competing, but at events where they let people do that. i can stand it when he steps on the gas and pops the clutch, he does not do it with B. in the car!

well, shoveling, i must admit... B. tells me to get a snow-blowing machine or hire someone with a plow, so it is sort of me being macho... one of those guy things. :)
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I practiced No in front of the mirror.
I practiced No in front of strangers.
I practiced No in front.
And then I realized No is wraparound.

The things that stopped me from No
are in back of me ... memories and lessons
that tell me I am not Enough.

So I practiced No in my head. And my heart. And now my Yes is Yes and my No is No most of the time.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
Going through No - in the proper place - to get to Yes. Good comment, thanks very much.
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
thanks ... :frail:
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pamelaski Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I like it, and I know the feeling! I can appreciate the nod to Samson, poor guy couldn't get a break what with his girlfriend getting all sneaky on him.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Uh-huh - he should have known better but he was like Winnie the Pooh with a jar of honey.
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farslok48 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
meaningful utterance...i for one will give you a break, but first i can t resist being willem munny from the clint eastwood "excellent movie" ,the unforgiven ...."well...maybe you shouda thought of that BEFORE you got them fancy college degrees of various types, and now any man who doesn t wanna get killed better move on outa here now"...of course farslok , unafraid of willem suggests that mr. wig write some lines about what that "break" would consist of...just askin', ...just askin', gone!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
it's a good question... some future poem will address that.
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farslok48 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
... and God willing...i have lots of good questions, and seem to have all the answers too!...i wished they were better too, oh well back to the future...God willing!
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
me likes!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
me thanks you!
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