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Eric Cockrell


I Want To Feel Alive!


i dont want to be around people just like me,
that agree with me, look like me, smell like me,
and believe what i believe....
that make me feel safe.

i want to be around people,
with different color, different thoughts,
different beliefs....
people that question,
and make me question!

i want to be around passionate people,
people who dream, people who dance,
people who run naked in the night,
people who cry and feel,
who touch and hold...
people who let go!

i dont want to feel safe,
i want to feel alive!

Submitted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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  • Freshman - 1,399 Points Dave Walker (6/27/2012 2:36:00 PM)

    Got to be with you on this one, when I met my partner we had nothing at all in common,
    and we still don't, and we love it. We've been together years and we still never agree
    with each other, but it works. a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 873 Points Smoky Hoss (6/27/2012 9:58:00 AM)

    Wow Eric, you have certainly written a winner here; isn't this the truth, the IT of life! ? Yes!
    If we could all get and embrace IT, how much more joyous, real, breathtaking and alive our lives would become. 10-plus. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 153 Points Pheko Motaung (6/27/2012 4:20:00 AM)

    Wonderfully well said! I too want to be with you! I know you will unchain me from the same! Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 473 Points Kaila George (6/26/2012 10:47:00 PM)

    Yeah so do I....but Im learning..whats that saying 'Your never to old to learn' that is so darn true, hmph, still have so many questions, so many things to learn, bravo Mr Cockrell nice write. (Report) Reply

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