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Initiative

Initiative

Initiative is a savvy gift 
Which makes you want to live
It manifests marvelous motivations
Sifts imagination’s sieve
It implements precious time 
Takes action to make a difference 
Overcomes insecurities 
Undeterred by shy diffidence
 
Initiative imparts ingenuity 
It embarks upon new ventures 
Faces the unknown with risk 
Of criticism and censures 
Great inventions come 
From intentions and initiatory steps 
Ambitions can make life better 
Without knowing what comes next
 
Effort renders invincible energy
Inspiration's pursuit
Initiative brings change
It leads to beautiful repute
Like the highest of highs  
Felt in initiation of love's first kiss
A spontaneous, clever endeavor
That no one is meant to miss

Initiative is full of surprises
That spark that leads to thrills
Like taking a chance in romance
Sends its proof in impulsive chills
Eyes wide open to possibilities
Charmed by determined devotion
Initiative's grit tries something new
Positive cause for commotion  
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

HI Michael.  Thank you so much.  I was just thinking about how initiative is something that gets the ball rolling in life in so many incidences that would otherwise go unnoticed.  That spark of gumption is what many times allows creative minds to create or invent things that can change the world!  I appreciate you taking time to read and comment.  xo ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

Cheerie, 
Could you be any wonderfuller of a writer? I don't think so. Fantastic poetry, as always! You're the best. And, of course, romance included from that gorgeous heart. It's really nice, and refreshing to see that you will never give up on love and romance. I always say 'more people should be like you in this world', and you again showed us another side of why I say that. Stay as you are forever, with that ever-positive heart and mind, and maybe it will catch on, and the world will someday be a beautiful place, like the inside of your heart and mind. 
Great write!! 
Loved it. 
Hugs, and love, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Matthew.  Thank you so much.  I am always hoping to improve in my writing.  I guess my romantic heart peeks in a bit in almost everything I write...lol.  I do idealize the hope and positive energy of what it means to take initiative in life...to strive for goals and dreams that can make a difference...that kind of thing, I guess.  I am comforted that you understand that feeling of inspiration.  I appreciate your support and friendship, M.  Love n Hugs, xo  Cheerie  ;)

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A Lonely Journey

You're so welcome, Cheerie. You're great. 
I believe if you wrote a poem about chickens extolling the virtues of non-GMO feed versus GMO feed, you would still include some type of love soliloquy, and I think that mindset, and you, are great. 
Keep writing love, you Auctioneer of Amorousness! 
You're the best! 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Lol....I don't know about all that!  I think only YOU could do that kind of write and give it justice. Lol... It is because of my great friends like you that I do keep writing and feel appreciated...Bless you!  ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Thanks Cheerie! 
I'm actually researching that poem right now(I've been co-habitating with a flock of chickens since 1992), but was drastically pecked yesterday, and now have a great deal of holes in my leg area. I think the poem is coming along well though. Here's a preview of what I have so far: 

A chic.....................(I fell asleep on my keyboard at this point, but I'm encouraged by the great reviews I've received so far. Here are some: 

-Bob: 'Matt, you're an idiot!' 
-Shelby Wickstander: 'Can I get a chicken sandwich and some fries?...hello?' 
-Verne Lunchmueller: 'This poem is a lot better than my last colonoscopy!' 

So, it's quite encouraging. Thank you for taking interest in Verne's medical history! 

Lurve, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Lol.....I think those chickens pecked more than holes in your legs....lol....But hey, if it helps you write....I look forward to learning more about Verne's medical history.  xo ;)

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A Lonely Journey

LOL! Are you saying that those chickens have removed my ability to have rational thought??!! (I never had that, so don't worry. lol). 
As far as Vewrne(yes, he recently added a 'w' to his name), he's in pretty good shape, with the exception of his recent diptheria outbreak, and those pesky hemherroidal issues, but his corneal abrasion of the leg has cleared up, and his external intestinal floppiness has been tied down with some yarn, and his spastic fallopian tubes have been quieted(he plays soothing music for them on his trombone), and his cerebral dismemberment is healing nicely(except in the area of his head), and he's become quite friendly with the rickets crawling on his body, so, he's doing pretty good. I'll tell him you were asking about him. He'll be thrilled(although he's quite a ladies man, so ignore his advances). 
Thanks again! 
Lurve, 
Matteo. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Wait a minute....Uh....Don't assume I am saying that...lol Hold on...Does Verne (or is it Vewrne?) have fallopian tubes?  Is he a transgender?  He sounds like he is practically falling apart...poor guy...I am not sure how he remains a ladies man....I bet he is "cocky"....lol   ;)  

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A Lonely Journey

LOL!!! 
Cheerie!! I'm flummoxed!! Did you just say he's 'cocky'??!! My gosh! I can't believe you said that!! (granted, I laughed liked a hyena on nitrous oxide, but Cheerie! LOL). Actually, I love your sense of humor, so thanks for making me laugh. 
Yes, he's a little bit of a mess, but he keeps a really tidy nasal passage, so he's got that going for him...and his gangrene is just the most beautiful shade of green, so... 

: ) 

You rule!! 
Lurve, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Lolololololol.....Well, I have heard that keeping a clean nasal passage is next to godliness...(Is that how the saying goes?)  Not sure what to think about the gangrene though....hmmm....maybe it's a color only his mother could love.  xo ;)

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A Lonely Journey

That is the correct vernacular, if I know my Bible, so thank you for confirming that. LOL! 
Oh, the gangrene is masterful. It's a green like no other...kind of purply, and brown, or chartruese, you'll love it. 
You are fum! 
Thank you! You make a stressful day less stressful, and even laconic(if I knew what that meant). 
OK, I think my hair's on fire. I'll talk to you soon. 
Love, 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I'm glad if your day was less stressful...hopefully no auditors to stress you out today...just back to your numbers! Aaagh!  I hate numbers!  Oh the horror of mentioning them....I am glad there are people like you to calm them down in the world for people like me that are allergic to math.  So thank you for your contribution.  ttyl  ;)  

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Michael Roy

Wow you said so much here. It's almost too much but it is beautiful and meaningful. Love it!

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

HI Michael!  Thank you.  I hope it was not too much!  Lol...I guess I took some initiative when writing about taking initiative...I appreciate your support..and I am happy you say you love it!  Yay.  xo ;)

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

Wow!  What a powerful write.  You delve deeply into the neverending power of "initiative".

I never fear initiative
If it fails, I try again
But most often it is successful
And worth the time to spend

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, Larry.  I think back at all the times in my life where I wish I had used initiative to not miss out...Initiative can create so much good in this world by taking that chance.  You never know when initiative can change your life.  I appreciate your verses that sum up well that theme of trying. Thank you for all you kind support of my work.  Love n Hugs to you and Linda ;)

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