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Andrea Da Costa

"Love is the answer... what was the question?"

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
female
divorced
Speaks: English
Joined Jul 17, 2000


 
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Mother Earth

           Her eyes
           sore and stinging,
           filled with deadly toxins

           produced by those that she nurtures,
           she weeps. 

           Sad tears
           of acid rain
           streaking her lovely face,
           she valiantly strives to keep on
           giving.

             Copyright © Andrea Da Costa


         


             The Seal Hunt

           Pure white and innocent 
           lying on the ice 
           he’s only experienced 
           a few days of life
 

           Helpless little baby 
           unable yet to swim 
           no way to escape 
           as the hunter clubs him 

           Beaten without mercy 
           the seal’s blood stains the ice 
           without checking if he’s conscious 
           into his skin they slice 

           Murdered so cruelly 
           just for his pelt 
           he needed his skin 
           more than anyone else! 

             Copyright © Andrea Da Costa 

 
            
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   the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of
     every creature capable of sensation." ~ Joseph Addison


 
     


 
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Joined Jul 17, 2000 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Hometown  
Homepage http://piecesofmyheart.org  
Birthday March 28  
Languages English  
About Me After going through an extremely dark and difficult period of my life I emerged with the gift of poetry, writing my first poem in June 1999. Since then writing has become a great love and also led to an interest in web page design when I started a site of my poetry, called Pieces Of My Heart, in June 2000.


Poetry is the response of our innermost being to the ecstasy, the agony and the all-embracing mystery of life. It is a song, or a sigh, or a cry, often all of them together. - Charles Angoff


"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
- Woodrow Wilson


Comparison brings inferiority and superiority. When you don't compare, all inferiority, all superiority, disappears. Then you are, you are simply there. A small bush or a big high tree--it doesn't matter; you are yourself. You are needed. A grass leaf is needed as much as the biggest star. Without the grass leaf God will be less than he is. This sound of the cuckoo is needed as much as any Buddha; the world will be less rich if this cuckoo disappears. Just look around. All is needed, and everything fits together. It is an organic unity: nobody is higher and nobody is lower, nobody superior, nobody inferior. Everybody is incomparably unique. ~ Osho


In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke


The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. ~ Chinese Proverb


The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. ~ Pliny


Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
~ Pamela Vault Starr


Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. ~ Dale Turner


She who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in her heart, will one day realize it. ~ James Allen


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, myth is more potent than history, dreams are more powerful than facts, laughter is a cure for grief and love is stronger than death.


Love Much
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Love much. Your faith will be dethroned and shaken,
Your trust betrayed by many a fair, false lure.
Remount your faith and let new trusts awaken.
Though clouds obscure them, yet the stars are pure;
Love is a vital force and must endure.

Love much. Men’s souls contract with cold suspicion,
Shine on them with warm love and they expand.
‘Tis love, not creeds, that from a low condition
Leads mankind up to heights supreme and grand.
Oh, that the world could see and understand.

Love much. There is no waste in freely giving;
More blessed is it, even than to receive.
He who loves much, alone finds life worth living;
Love on, through doubt and darkness, and believe
There is no thing which love may not achieve.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“There are only four questions of value in life.”
“What is sacred?”
“Of what is the spirit made?”
“What is worth living for?”
“And what is worth dying for?”
“The answer to each is the same - only love.”
~ from the movie, Don Juan DeMarco.


"Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life and love shouldn't be one of them."
~ Source Unknown


Because every portion of the body, mind and spirit yearns for the integration of yin and yang, angelic intercourse is led by the spirit rather than the sexual organs. ~ Lao Tzu, 2300 BC


People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. ~ St. Augustine


Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Harold Whitman


"There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain." ~ Babylon 5


"Our thoughts form the universe, they always matter."
~ G'Kar to Zack in Babylon 5


"The Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are, it's the right place .. and the right time. Pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born."
~ Delenn to Sheridan in Babylon 5


To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
~ William Arthur Ward


You Never Can Tell
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You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend,
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe –
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Desiderata
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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
~ Max Ehrmann 1927
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Quotation "There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other."
- Douglas Everett
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