• Stop the choices that ultimately decide...self-destruction....the eating away of mind and heart...the corrosion of your body and soul.
  • Don't ever stop yearning for a better way...to love....the mending of mind and heart...the healing journey of your body and soul.

Stop, But Don't Stop

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Stop the hating, degrading, the harmful berating
Stop the cowardly shading of truth

Stop the bleeding, the cheating, even conceding
Stop the useless pleading for the addict to change for you.

Stop the mocking, the blocking, the tasteless gawking
Stop the locking of your heart to the One who longs to enter.

Stop abusing, confusing, the self-centered using
Stop the boozing that hides the pain and masks who you really are.

Stop the hurting, deserting, responsibility averting
Stop flirting with disaster and with those you only intend to use.

Stop the lying, the dying, the endless crying
Stop the vying for attention and love from those who are incapable of giving it.

Stop fearing and jeering, the haughty sneering
Stop the vain appearing to be someone you are not.

Stop the fighting, the chiding, the constant hiding
Stop the shrill back-biting of those who you call friend.

Stop yelling and telling, love repelling
Stop the selling out of yourself, your friends, your family and your God.

Stop fretting, forgetting, the wasteful betting
Stop the endless setting aside of the people who mean the most to you.

Stop the voices deep inside
Stop the choices that ultimately decide
Self-destruction…the eating away of mind and heart…
The corrosion of your body and soul.

But….

Don’t stop caring, sharing or repairing
Don’t stop daring to be spiritual, to be yourself, to be different.

Don’t stop growing or glowing or knowing
Don’t stop the flowing of ideas or simple acts of kindness toward all mankind.

Don’t stop exploring, adoring or soaring
Don’t stop imploring the children to laugh, to play, to dream.

Don’t stop preaching, teaching or beseeching
Don’t stop the upward reaching toward your goals and deepest longings.

Don’t stop praying, playing or graying
Don’t stop saying, “I love you… I need you…I want you,” to your soul mate.

Don’t stop worship or courtship or friendship
Don’t stop the discipleship of those you mentor...those who want to be like you.

Don’t stop believing, achieving or conceiving
Don’t stop relieving a burdened heart with a smile, a touch, a whisper of love.

Don’t stop thanksgiving, forgiving or living,
Don’t stop the giving of your talents, resources and time in order to make a difference.

Don’t stop creating, awaiting, or elating
Don’t stop stating what you wish, what you need, what you desire.

Don’t ever stop learning with each new day
Don’t ever stop yearning for a better way
To love….the mending of mind and heart
The healing journey of your body and soul.

~ Maggie ~

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  1. Baby Lel 88 months ago | reply

    you have great photos on here
    i espcially love this one
    and thanks for all your comments :)

  2. bound_4_freedom 88 months ago | reply

    @vintageheart - Thanks girlie...your photos are amazing!! Glad you could visit my photostream.

  3. bound_4_freedom 88 months ago | reply

    @Irish - Thank you much, my friend.

  4. inmyworld28 88 months ago | reply

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  5. .emily. 88 months ago | reply

    This is so cool...lovely composition and excellent colors

  6. bound_4_freedom 88 months ago | reply

    @Emi7 - Thank you very much!

  7. ms.Tea 87 months ago | reply

    simply powerful
    wow!

  8. DurhamPhotography 87 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Stop lights, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  9. splibra 87 months ago | reply

    Well done!

  10. Michele Pasquale 84 months ago | reply

    Loving colours.Loving ideas about your "stops".

  11. ohnasch.de 80 months ago | reply

    Just beautiful!

  12. »ǾùTlâw« 77 months ago | reply

    Nice

    COMMENT ME PLEZ

  13. GriffinPeter 76 months ago | reply

    I like this photo! I add it on my website on this page. sartomiki.net/index.php/appunti/38-sistemi-operativi/83-i...
    I add a link to your flickr' page too...

  14. mooselet 72 months ago | reply

    great pic, I love the poem!

  15. stordi infinita again 67 months ago | reply

    Noi ci siamo reciprocamente già contaminati
    In questo viaggio rubato per sempre a una sporca routine.
    Mille volte caduti, mille volte rialzati. Questa nostra determinazione ci premia così.
    Storie che coinvolgono ...ECC

    RENATO ZERO

  16. Turtle 50 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Octagon signs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. .Rabbit.Hole. 58 months ago | reply

    Yara:Great Shot!

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