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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Well I said I was working on a two year blog. I still haven't the time to write it. But today Korina found some of my old poetry that I wrote funny enough about two years ago. So I figured I would just share links to pictures of my trips over the last two years and this poem I wrote near the start of my journey. I really hope you guys like it and as soon as I am able to make some time I will try to put some original thoughts together to share.

Europe (Paris, London, Prague) 8/2011

Las Vegas 11/11

Europe (Rome, Barcelona)

Hawaii 10/12 - Present

Thailand 4/13

Here is the Poem hope you guys like it...


he was young once
middle aged at present
he has the heart of a king
and the humility of a peasant

he is seldom on time
he is often late
when he arrives
he thrives
and cherishes the memories
he creates

he is inspired by others
and all they overcome
he holds the Lord close
and is a follower of his Son

He was a child
who had a lot to learn
the one thing he got
what you get you earn

he grew among
pimps and hoes
alleys and EL's
Folks and People
and the dope they sale

he walks in the rain
he doesn't mind getting wet
he seldom folds a hand
he doesn't seem to fret

he is a father of two
which power his soul
the joy they bring him
seems to never get old

he has changed much
he remains the same
he doesn’t value wealth
or seek any fame

he doesn't want
a Bentley or Benz
he want precious moments
with family and friends

he has seen more
than he ever expected
It has taught him to
never say “I regretted”

he has made many mistakes
has fell flat on his ass
He brushes himself off
he never takes a pass

he is wrong a lot
and continues to grow
the more he learns
he realizes
the less he knows

he has bad days
where he is bummed and stressed
those days make him realize
he is truly blessed

he has lost a lot
father, brother, aunt, uncles, cousins and friends
just reminds him how much
he needs to do before the end

he believes in love
he despises war
he believes in peace
he expects little
but hopes for more

he lives life
he only has one
no what if's
when his time is done

He has been broken
hes has been lost
he will keep fighting
at all cost

he loves song and dance
he loves the beauty of nature
he loves culture
of every flavor
he is a believer
of Jesus Christ
but that doesn't mean
Mohammed, Zaratoush, Buddha and others
can't be right

he loves the world
and travels to go see
the lives of people
in foreign countries

he is finally becoming
who he wanted to be
he is ME

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SWTHRT4UDRLNG71 9/26/2013 12:21PM

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HOMESTEADCHICK 6/19/2013 11:37AM

    DOVESEYES suggested that I read your blog for motivation. Although I am impressed with your weight loss, I was even more impressed with your heart. Thank you for the encouragement.

God bless,


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EFFIEANNIE 6/16/2013 9:23AM

    Great poem and reflects a lot of life. Happy Father's day to a great Dad!

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DRAVENFYR 6/14/2013 7:19AM

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! Talk about emotionally stimulating.......I wasn't really fully awake when I started reading your poem....................I am now. That poem of yours is so sobering. I had no idea that my journey has only but begun...........I have nothing else to say but................................
................THank you thank you thank you thank you....I just can't say thank you enough

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REEBADABEEBOOS 5/31/2013 11:06PM

    I love it! Great poem! :) My internet doesn't like me right now, so I can't see the pictures but I'm sure they're awesome as well.


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BEAUTYSBLUSH 5/31/2013 11:06PM

    That is about the best poem I have ever read! Very very excellent!

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SLIMMERKIWI 5/29/2013 3:26AM

    A beautiful poem - thank you for sharing it with us :-)


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MCJULIEO 5/28/2013 11:52PM


This I especially identify with:
"he is wrong a lot
and continues to grow
the more he learns
he realizes
the less he knows "

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SIMONEKP 5/24/2013 10:51AM

    nice poem. I'll be back over the weekend to look at your pics. I love to travel.

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JUDYAMK 5/24/2013 9:52AM

    You are so special. I love the poem.I cannot wait until I can go on site to see the photos.We are leaving at noon to go camping in the mountains for 5 days. So when I come home that will be a special treat to look at.Take care Chris

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COOKIE_AT_51 5/21/2013 6:18AM

    Awesome writing! You can tell you write from your heart and soul. Thanks for all the inspiration. emoticon emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 5/21/2013 12:36AM

    Great poem, that person sounds like a great person to know. You're doing great, you should be proud of your accomplishments and that you get up everyday and do the best you can for your health.

Have a great week,

Karen emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/20/2013 12:26AM

    Couldn't see the pics emoticon
Loved the poem emoticon
Keep up the great work!!

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MSLIFSTYLCHG37 5/18/2013 9:12PM

    Beautiful poem! Love the photos make me want to take a trip asap lol.

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LIVINGFREE19 5/17/2013 5:51PM

    Love the poem!

You are truly inspirational!

Have a GREAT weekend, my friend!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 5/17/2013 3:02PM

    Chris, this is truly a heart felt poem. If you have a lot of these poems, maybe you can get them published.


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AZURELITE 5/17/2013 8:11AM

    Thank you for your words & your photos. You are a special soul!

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SCHOOLCOOK2 5/16/2013 11:01AM

    Thanks Chris. At this time when hurting it is so good to read such beauty. It makes me know I can more on.

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RIBKNIT 5/15/2013 7:39PM

    I love it! You are a person with qualities I admire, and the poem reminds of what is important in life. Thank you so much for posting it. God bless you.

Btw, like Fatkat the links don't work for me.

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_BABE_ 5/15/2013 4:19PM

    You have taught me by example that one has to lay themselves bare to get at why we are where we are or else whatever we do is just a band-aid. I have enjoyed your photos and loved your eloquent words....very inspirational!

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DEEDEE1102 5/15/2013 3:57PM

    Beautiful! Just like the man who wrote it!
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FITKAT62 5/15/2013 3:57PM

    Awesome poem. Can't seem to access the photos! Disappointed,

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READY4CHANGE81 5/15/2013 3:14PM

    Awesome blog post!!! emoticon

I told you are an amazing writer!! Glad you are able to share this with everyone! I think the poem suits you well! Great job baby!

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KIMCOLLINGS 5/15/2013 3:09PM

    Beautiful poem! You have a gift! Love the story and meaning in it too. emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 5/15/2013 2:31PM

    Chris that is awesome poetry. I am so glad you chose to share. You should be glad to be YOU!

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EG8383 5/15/2013 11:58AM

  Chris I'm so glad I've had the pleasure to meet you and still getting to know you. You're an amazing person. I'm glad you've had control on your health and in a happier place...Your poem is beautiful and depicts you exactly as from I can see. You're blessed in so many wonderful ways and inspire so many. Wish we could all learn how to be a lil like you. We (women) think too much at times and we need to learn to let it be, not ask so many questions, and change the situationt o suit our needs. Take Care. Hugs =)

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GRANDEFILLE 5/15/2013 10:24AM

    Very nice! I am touched by your words and amazed at how you've changed (physically)
You're a great man

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JULIA_211 5/15/2013 5:31AM

    WOW! Excellent! Those are heartfelt words! emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 5/15/2013 2:08AM

    I've enjoyed the pictures over the last 2 years, I get to travel vicariously through you!

You poured a lot of yourself out onto the paper
turning feelings and emotions into words, set to a rhythm.

A drumbeat that is your own, for only you to march to
and march on you have, becoming a bigger man as you become a smaller man.

Although we have not met, we have shared triumphs and tragedies
and through it all I have been proud to call you my brother.

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REGILIEH 5/14/2013 11:17PM

    Oh Chris, your poem is incredible!!! So beautiful! I read it to my husband and he too thought it was incredible. What a beautiful person you are, inside and out!

emoticon so much for sharing your beautiful soul. God bless you and yours.



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CIROHIO 5/14/2013 9:21PM

    Chris this is beautiful...I love it. You so truly love life, you are an amazing person! Such an inspiration!!!!! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 5/14/2013 8:43PM

    wow so glad you 'published' it here --lovely... emoticon

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FITMOMINNJ 5/14/2013 7:50PM

    How beautiful your poem is. Flaws and all Chris, you are happy with yourself, such an amazing thing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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