I CHOOSE

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A little reticent to write this one because it is personal and true. I just wanted to thank Regina for sharing her story, which is way more graphic. It helped me to see I am not alone and that really means a lot to me.

I CHOOSE

RAPED, MISTREATED, AND ABUSED.
I CHOOSE.
I CHOOSE TO BE FREE OF THE MONSTERS WHO RAPED ME.
I CHOOSE TO BE FREE OF THOSE WHO MISTREATED ME.
I CHOOSE TO BE FREE OF THOSE WHO ABUSED ME.
I CHOOSE.
I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY AND CAREFREE.
I CHOOSE NOT TO LET MY MEMORIES ENSLAVE ME.
I CHOOSE TO LIVE.
I CHOOSE TO BE.
I CHOOSE TO LOVE.
I CHOOSE MY GOD ABOVE.
I CHOOSE.
YOU NEVER TOOK MY CHOICE.
YOU NEVER TOOK MY VOICE.
I CHOOSE.
THERE ARE NO VICTIMLESS CRIMES.
I CHOOSE TO ARREST MY MIND AND NOT LET
IT BE SUSPENDED IN TIME.
I CHOOSE.
I CHOOSE TO MOVE FORWARD.
I CHOOSE MY LIFE.
I CHOOSE TO BE A WIFE.
I CHOOSE TO BE A MOTHER.
I CHOOSE.
I CHOOSE TO BE MINDFUL.
I CHOOSE TO BE JOYFUL.
I CHOOSE.
I CHOOSE TO GIVE.
I CHOOSE TO LIVE.
I CHOOSE TO BE OPEN.
I CHOOSE TO BE FREE.
FINALLY, I AM BECAUSE I CHOSE PRAYERFULLY.

TRINA N. THOMAS-EADDY 5/99

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mcelvain commented on I CHOOSE

12-06-2010

amen! im feeling this one. like you said were not alone,and changing mindset is a step to victory! god bless you sis!

ESSENCEOFLOVE

12/06/2010

Thanks for reading and commenting. Mastering your mind and controlling keeps it from being controlled...........E

smoothdame commented on I CHOOSE

12-01-2010

wow is all I can say. "I choose to arrest my mind and not let it be suspended in time" excellent line here you really drew me in and made me think excellent job you go girl.

ESSENCEOFLOVE

12/02/2010

Thank you for reading and commenting. I'm glad I could make you think.............E

ESSENCEOFLOVE commented on I CHOOSE

11-29-2010

Regina2 commented that I am definitely not alone. There are many of us out there but just like herself i have chose to move forward and onward. Thank you for reading and commenting Regina. I appreciate your encouraging words and thoughts.......E

Chaos128 commented on I CHOOSE

11-27-2010

No better description of self-empowerment! You decide the path your life story takes. Those that attempt to run you off the road don't even rate a dishonorable mention.

ESSENCEOFLOVE

11/29/2010

I agree. You definitely got wher i was going with this one. Thank you for reading and commenting............E

JadedJezzabel commented on I CHOOSE

11-27-2010

very powerful indeed....sometimes we need to set affirmations in life to remind us of our choices and how they play out in the grand plan of who we want to be.

ESSENCEOFLOVE

11/29/2010

Yes believe me I know. I refuse to let anyone be in control of my mind. I will continue to steer my thoughts away from the negative actions of people that cannot be changed.Thank you for reading and commenting.............E

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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