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Cynthia J.

"I Rise!"

Glen Ridge, NJ, USA
female, age 58
Speaks: English and a little Spanish
Joined Mar 26, 2009

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Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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Joined Mar 26, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
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Groups Bird Conservation, League Of Animal Advocates, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Occupy@Care2, Thanksgiving...A Season or an Attitude?, World Oceans Day
Hometown Glen Ridge, NJ 
Birthday May 27, 1960  
Languages English and a little Spanish  
About Me
  Introduce yourself to Cynthia
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Eating Habits organic, Keep it Healthy, LOTS OF TEA, healthy, STRICT VEGETARIAN, Drink Loads Of Water  
Wild Fact About Me Sometimes I can be Helpless
My Philosophy My Life is an Open Book
What Gives Me Hope Life
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Expose corruption on a local, county, state, and federal level!
What/who changed my life and why MLK, Jr. because he believed in Civil Right's
Malcolm because he was awake
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, people who WON'T use their minds!, people who rape, people who don't "listen", People who can't be their self, People claiming friendship that are not!, mean peeps, liars, intolerance, injustice, indifference, ignorance, hypocr  
Passions writing, traveling, spirituality, reading, photography, peace, other cultures, mythology, making a difference, LIFE!!!, learning, genealogy, god, family, Energy Healing And Love, broadening my horizons, books, art  
Inspirations understanding, to fulfill my purpose on earth, the sun coming up, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature, rain, People waking and seeing their own light, peace, nature, music, love, life itself, healers, happiness, good people, god, courage, children, blue skies, Bird  
What Scares Me "Big Brother", Shootings in Our Schools, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Violent people, The moral direction of our society!, Losing the ones I love, Is how cruel the people of the world are, illnesses, Ignorance and evil, ignorance, hate, Fear Is Void of Free  
Role Models Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus Christ, God  
Quotation I Rise, I Rise, I Rise!!!!
Interests Antiques/collectibles, Travel/Adventure, Spirituality/Philosophy, reading, psychology, philosophy, Mythology / Folklore, music, Mind/Body/Spirit, meditation, massage, history, fitness, computers, children, Books - Author, Art/Design, archaeology  
Books spirituality, Self improvement, poetry, psychology, BIBLE!  
Music blues, christian, reggae, R and B, oldies, Hip Hop, jazz, classical, Easy listening  
Movies The Ten Commandments, American Gangster, Scarface, Imitation of Life, Claudine, dirty dancing, action, the Matrix, Pretty Woman, Gladiator  
TV Shows x-files, history channel, charmed, angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer  
Favorite Foods thai, japanese, broccoli, pasta, strawberries, veggies, sushi, rice, salad, fruit  
Favorite Places rivers, parks, lakes, alaska, ireland, italy, woods, the mountains, ocean, nature, my room, My bed, hawaii, florida, beach  
Can't Live Without Gods love and direction, love, laughter, nature, water, sleep, sunshine, shelter, peace, My cat, music, hope, food, freedom, computer, books, art, air  
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    My Beloved Cynthia
    Wishing You The Very Best Birthday Ever!
    GOD Bless You Today and Forever!
    Much Love, Light, and a Very Big Hug

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    I come to wish all a very safe, prosperous
    holiday season but, I must add,
    my heart aches for those who will
    not have
    Anything close.

    Hunger! Wars! Oppression!
    Deception! Corruption!
    And a myriad of challenges
    befall many in the world today!
    Even in my own Country!

    To my care 2 friends,
    I sent my love to you and yours!
    I am proud of being a small cog
    in the wheel of this marvelous,
    unselfish, community of folks
    that come
    God bless you one and all!

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    Dec 25, 2009 2:39 AM

    Cheree M. (46)
    Wishing You & Yours ..............

    Hugs, Cheree
    Dec 23, 2009 4:46 PM

    wooddragon x. (88)

    Hi Cynthia,  I see you have the Great Nubian Queen of Poetry, Maya Angelou on your page. For me, that poem always sends shivers down my spine when I read it, and it always makes feel strong outside and deep within my soul... Thank you for the reminder, And still I rise! 
    Peace to you..

    Dec 23, 2009 3:22 AM

    Cheree M. (46)

    Thank You for everything you sent in the past 2 weeks (comments,stars, Ecards etc...) Wishing you & yours a Safe & Wonderful......

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    Have yourself a blessed and Peaceful XMas and a healthy2010!
    And plaese note I understand your pain.

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    ~Christina Rossetti~
    "Love came down at Christmas;
    Love all lovely, love divine;
    Love was born at Christmas,
    Stars and angels gave the sign."
    My Beloved Cynthia: I hope that you are enjoying these Holidays! GOD Bless you. Much Love, Light, and Big Hugs, Black Dalia

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