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Second Chances©

I saw my life flash before my eyes

I saw glimpses of my past and pieces of my future

I heard your voice calling me

Begging for my return

Telling me to hold on

Reminding me of all that I had to live for

I reached for you

But something or someone wasn’t finished with me

There was more I was meant to see

I saw anguish

I saw pain

I saw promise

I saw joy

I sat upon the scale

Trying to balance out my life

There was no going back until I could get it all to work

I saw blood, sweat and tears

I saw my face in the mirror putting in the time and effort

Now I get it

Now I’ve earned the chance

Not just the chance

But a second chance

At life, at love and at feeling

The light that now fills the room

Is me

I’m glowing

Because I’m back

Thanks to you

For wanting me

For needing me

And for giving me a reason to live

I’m grateful and I’m ready

To get back on the horse and begin again

To start anew

Just me and you

I’m so glad for second chances

Copyright 2014

Second Chances©

Felina Silver Robinson

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Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew




SCENE II.— A Room in LUCENTIO’S House.


How now! what news?

Bion.              Sir, my mistress sends you word

That she is bus, and she cannot come!

Pet. How! she is busy, and she cannot come!

Is that an answer?

Gre.                       Ay, and a kind one too:

Pray God, sir, your wife send you not a worse.

Pet. I hope better.

Hor. Sirrah Biondello, go and entreat my


To come to me forthwith. [Exit BIONDELLO.

Pet.                                 Oh, ho! entreat her!

Nay, then she must needs come.

Hor.                                           I am afraid, sir,

Do what you can, yours will not be entreated.


Now, where’s my wife?

Bion. She says you have some goodly jest in


She will not come; she bids you come to her.

Pet. Worse and worse; she will not come! O


Intolerable, not to be endur’d!—

Sirrah Grumio, go to your mistress;

Say I command her come to me.


Hor. I know her answer.

Pet.                                What?

Hor.                                 She will not come.

Pet.  The fouler fortune mine, and there an


Bap. Now, by my holidame, here comes



Kath. What is your will, sir, that you send

for me?                                           [wife?

Pet. Where is your sister, and Hortensio’s

Kath. They sit conferring by the parlour fire.

Pet. Go, fetch them hither: if they deny to


Swinge me them soundly for unto their hus-


Away, I say, and bring them hither straight.


Luc. Here is a wonder, if you talk of a


Hor. And so it is: I wonder what it bodes.

Pet. Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and

quiet life,

An awful rule, and right supremacy; [happy.

And, to be short, what not, that’s sweet and

Bap. Now fair befall thee, good Petruchio!

The wager thou hast won; and I will add

Unto their losses twenty thousand crowns;

Another dowry to another daughter,

For she is chang’d, as she had never been.

Pet. Nay, I will win my wager better yet;

And show more sign of her obedience,

Her new-built virtue and obedience.

See where she comes, and brings your forward


As prisoners to her womanly persuasion—

Re-enter KATHARINA, with BIANCA and Widow.

Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not:

Off with that bauble, throw it underfoot.

[KATH. pulls off her cap and throws it down.

Wid. Lord, let me never have a cause to


Will I be brought to such a silly pass!

Bian. Fie! what a foolish duty call you this?

Luc. I would your duty were as foolish too:

The wisdom of your duty, fair Bianca, [time.

Hath cost me an hundred crowns since supper-

Bian. The more fool you, for laying on my


Pet. Katherine, I charge thee, tell these

headstrong women

What duty they do owe their lords and hus-


Wid. Come, come, you’re mocking: we will

have no telling.

Pet. Come on, I say; and first begin with her.

Wild. She shall not.

Pet. I say she shall;—and first begin with her.

Kath. Fie, fie! unknit that threat’ning un-

king brow;

And dart not scornful glances from those eyes,

To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor:

It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads;

Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake fair


And in no sense is meet or amiable.

A woman mov’d is like a fountain troubled—

Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty;

And while it is so, none so dry or thirsty

Will deign to sip or touch one drop of it.

Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,

Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee

And for thy maintenance; commits his body

To painful labour both by sea and land,

To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,

Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and safe;

And craves no other tribute at thy hands

But love, fair looks, and true obedience,—

Too little payment for so great a debt!

Such duty as the subject owes the prince,

Even such a woman oweth to her husband;

And when  she is forward, peevish, sullen, sour,

And not obedient to his honest will,

What is she but a foul contending rebel,

And graceless traitor to her loving lord?—

I am asham’d that women are so simple

To offer war where they should kneel for peace,

Or seek for rule, supremacy, and sway,

When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.

Why are our bodies soft and weak, and smooth,

Unapt to toil and trouble in the world,

But that our soft conditions and our hearts

Should well agree with our external parts?

Come come, you froward and unable worms!

My mind hath been as big as one of yours,

My heart as great; my reason, haply, more,

To bandy word for word and frown for frown:

But now I see our lances are but straws;

Our strength as weak, our weakness past com-

pare,—                                                        [are.

That seeming to be most, which we indeed least

Then vail your stomachs, for it is not boot,

And place your hands below your husband’s


In token of which duty, if he please,

My hand is ready, may it do him ease.

Pet.  Why, there’s a wench!—Come on, and

kiss me, Kate.                              [shalt ha’t.

Luc. Well, go thy ways old lad; for thou

Vic. ‘Tis a good hearing when children are

toward.                                         [froward.

Luc. But a harsh hearing when women are

Pet. Come, Kate, we’ll to bed.—

We three are married, but you two are sped.

‘Twas I won the wager, though you hit the

white;                                    [To LUCENTIO.

And., being a winner, God give you good-night!

[Exeunt PET. and KATH.

Hor.  Now go thy ways; thou hast tam’d a

curst shrew.

Luc. ‘Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will

be tam’d so.                                  [Exeunt.


Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare.jpg

(On 9/16/14 – Join me for the start of “The Winter’s Tale”,

Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

”Amesha Spenta”, (Avestan: “beneficent immortal”), Pahlavi amshaspend, in ZOROASTRIANISM, any of the six divine beings or ARCHANGELS created by AHURA MAZDA, the Wise Lord, to help govern creation. Three are male, three female. Ministers of his power against the evil spirit, AHRIMAN, they are depicted clustered about Ahura Mazda on golden thrones attended by ANGELS. They are the everlasting bestowers of good. They are worshiped separately and each has a special month, festival and flower and presides over an element in the world order. In later Zoroastrianism each is opposed by a specific archfiend.

Of the six, Asha Vahishta (Avestan: Excellent Order, or Truth) and VOHU MANAH are by far the most important. Asha Vahishta is the lawful order of the cosmos according to which all things happen. He presides over fire, sacred to the Zoroastrians as the inner nature of reality. To the devotee he holds out the path of justice and spiritual knowledge. Vohu Manah (Avestan: Good Mind) is the spirit of divine wisdom, illumination, and love. He guided ZOROASTER’s soul before the throne of heaven. He welcomes the souls of the blessed in paradise. Believers are enjoined to “bring down Vohu Manah in your lives on earth” through profound love in marriage and toward one’s fellow man. He presides over domestic animals. Khshathra Vairya (Desirable Dominion), who presides over metal, is the power of Ahura Mazda’s kingdom. The believer can realize this power in action guided by Excellent Order and Good Mind. Spenta Armaiti (Beneficent Devotion), the spirit of devotion and faith, guides and protects the believer. She presides over earth. Haurvatat (Wholeness or Perfection) and Ameretat (Immortality), often mentioned together as sisters, preside over water and plants and may come to the believer in reward for participation in the natures of the other amesha spentas.

(Comeback on 9/16/14 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn about “Amidah”.

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