The Sunshine Factor

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I, the romantic

who was described as being loyal on a widow’s walk,

am no longer there.

I’ve grown up some

and learned that the one I was waiting for was me:

a person I’ve come to know and love.

Someone who doesn’t need anyone else

to feel complete.

Someone who wants to share herself

and have one true love

but who can and will go on living

no matter who or who doesn’t show up.

My life has already started

and I no longer have to wait for someone else.

I can just enjoy and thrive and be

and my life is no longer on hold.

The widow’s walk in my soul

is now forever vacant.

I have what I need:

me, myself and I.




Author’s note:  by the time you read this, I will be married as of 12/12/12.  My former husband and I found…

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Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

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