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Kansas or Oz?
by Leysa Lowery

Thursday, February 05, 2004
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We all have our injuries,

inside and out,

the difference being the power

we let pain bring about.

It’s a choice we make,

to let suffering consume,

or to breathe through the hurt

and reach for the moon.

Some are undone

by the smallest of scars --

others soar through torment

and commune with the stars.

Yet we cannot judge

the levels of tolerance others choose --

we can only walk

in our own tight-fitting shoes.

Will we trudge down the path

Defeated by our load,

Or will we dance, light-footed,

along that yellow-brick road?

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/9/2004
Very well-crafted - a great write!
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 2/7/2004
This is great--I was born in Kansas myself. I'm a great believer in positive thinking. Excuse me, because I'm off to see the Wizard!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/7/2004
"Some are undone
by the smallest of scars --
others soar through torment
and commune with the stars."
I love these verses, Leysa. Thank you for this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/5/2004
Powerful write with a great message! Applause!
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 2/5/2004
I feel like I've been dropped in OZ suddenly...think I will take the Yellowbrick Road out. Thanks Leysa. :)
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre 2/5/2004
Damn good words dear... Damn good...

Rodd
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/5/2004
Oh my gosh Leysa I do love this so much...wonderful writing..I love the Kansas or Oz title..clap clap...floria
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 2/5/2004
nice poem
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/5/2004
Extremely well written message, Leysa.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/5/2004
Leysa, very well written. Love the rhyme and meter. We all paint our roads a different color.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/5/2004
Sing it like Elton!
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