It's all right

A forum dedicated to the creative expressions, inspirations, hopes and dreams of fellow Karateka.

It's all right

Postby Panther » Fri Dec 08, 2000 8:52 pm

it's all right
if i fall
i'm just human
afterall

but it hurts
when i land
and realize i need
a helping hand

it's ok
to start again
doesn't make me
less of a man

when i'm cut
i still bleed
have to admit
that i still need

it's just fine
crying at night
pull up the covers
hide from sight

cover the scars
the best i can
it's ok to just
start again

i'd rather die
than continue to fight
then decide if i fall
it's all right
User avatar
Panther
 
Posts: 2809
Joined: Wed May 17, 2000 6:01 am
Location: Massachusetts

It's all right

Postby david » Fri Dec 08, 2000 10:12 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
it's ok to just
start again
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Adversity doesn't define the man. How he handles it does. Image



[This message has been edited by david (edited December 08, 2000).]
david
 
Posts: 2079
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 1998 6:01 am
Location: Boston, MA

It's all right

Postby Jake Steinmann » Sat Dec 16, 2000 3:43 pm

"Failure is not falling down. Failure is staying down" - T. Blauer (or Elanor Rosevelt...I need to check...)

------------------
Jake Steinmann
PDR Team
www.tonyblauer.com
Tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
that here obident to their laws we lie
- Inscription at the site of Thermopylae
User avatar
Jake Steinmann
 
Posts: 1184
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 1999 6:01 am
Location: Newton, MA

It's all right

Postby Jackie Olsen » Sun Dec 17, 2000 4:37 pm

"What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."

My mother and countless others...

Jackie
User avatar
Jackie Olsen
 
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 1998 6:01 am

It's all right

Postby Panther » Mon Dec 18, 2000 7:57 pm

Thanks for the great replies...

I've been up and down (who hasn't).

I go to the dojo and I'm not the person I was before. I'm out of shape (not really, "round" is technically a shape), get out of breath, no stamina, no speed, no power, zero flexibility, the only thing that ***** more than my kata are my stances... everything hurts.

Then I go in to see Margaret Chojin and have her "put me back together". Sometimes, I'm really excited that it doesn't hurt as much and I'm making the effort. Then other times I feel like it's no good, no use, like it's all over since... I got hurt. That's when I write things like that.

david-san, I'm trying to handle things... thanks.

Steinmann-san, does it count against you when it seems to take forever to get back up? Sometimes, I feel like it does...

Jackie-tomodachi, I'm not dead yet, just sometimes wondering how close I am...

But, it's all right,
when you have friends...
User avatar
Panther
 
Posts: 2809
Joined: Wed May 17, 2000 6:01 am
Location: Massachusetts

It's all right

Postby crazycat » Tue Dec 19, 2000 2:51 am

Know the rules well so you can break them properly!
crazycat
 
Posts: 177
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2000 6:01 am
Location: N.H.

It's all right

Postby Jake Steinmann » Tue Dec 19, 2000 2:04 pm

Panther: Having had my own share of ups and downs (who hasn't?), I would say: Sure!

Sometimes, you need to take the standing eight count before you get back in the game.

As my father frequently says: "Don't let the turkey's get you down".

Be well!



------------------
Jake Steinmann
PDR Team
www.tonyblauer.com
Tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
that here obident to their laws we lie
- Inscription at the site of Thermopylae
User avatar
Jake Steinmann
 
Posts: 1184
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 1999 6:01 am
Location: Newton, MA

It's all right

Postby dmsdc » Tue Dec 19, 2000 8:35 pm

Panther-san

The french say "petit a petite" -- little by little.

The smaller the steps the more triumphant the journey.

dana
dmsdc
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2000 6:01 am
Location: Washington, DC

It's all right

Postby Panther » Tue Dec 19, 2000 9:16 pm

Thanks Dana...

Sometimes I think if the steps get any smaller I'll just lay back down! Image Seriously, things are looking up for me as far as getting back into shape and back on the path...
User avatar
Panther
 
Posts: 2809
Joined: Wed May 17, 2000 6:01 am
Location: Massachusetts

It's all right

Postby Jackie Olsen » Wed Dec 20, 2000 1:41 pm

Dear Dana ...

I'll have to make "little by litte" part of my way of life! Good reminder to me.

Panther, I hear you ... this has been one frustrating year. I've said that each round or circle of black belt brings a new challenge. As I'm on my 3rd to 4th ... I realize for me the challenge continues to be to relax, go slow, and stay with it when my health/body permits.

This downtime has give me much opportunity for meditation, examining kata, and really thinking about ki/energy and the flow of that energy through our bodies for healing.

Best wishes for your healing.

------------------
In Beauty,

Jackie
User avatar
Jackie Olsen
 
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 1998 6:01 am


Return to Creative Heart & Soul Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests