A Newfound Me

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A Newfound Me, by Dr. Gary Altheim (pages 9-12)

Hills of Light Ronald Collins,Editor

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A Newfound Me! by Dr. Gary Altheim

Newfound Lake, a new found Me
My poem, my life, here you will See

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A Miracle my book started on Newfound Lake
Finally, as many requested for goodness Sake

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 A Newfound Lake poem, a re-found me, please take a Look
A psychologist, photographer, poet and writer of Books

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 Growing up on Newfound Lake, since going to Camp
I yearn to earn the Newfound poetry Stamp

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Many life lessons I have learned Here
Tools I take with me when I am not Near

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Smart people learn from their own Mistakes
Wise people from others their wisdom Take

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The wise don’t need to make errors to See
They can learn from others, please take it from Me

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As a child at age Eight
I came to Newfound Lake

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As the Captain of the Blue Buccaneers Team
To the campers I was “the man” so it Seemed

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My parents wanted to get rid of Me
For 2 months every summer you See

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The need to replenish brought me back to Newfound
I was a carrying a weight, like that of a trillion Pound

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So I said to myself I need to go back to that beautiful Place
Bring back my Chi and put a smile on my Face

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What I miss very much is Theo and Nehri
Without them sometimes it’s hard to be Merry

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This Newfound beauty is a place of Peace
On a quiet clear night all my troubles Cease

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The sky and stars are spectacular, Unreal
Pause and look up, the source you can Feel

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Newfound Lake, please help me give up my Will
Breathe, fresh air, relax, write, and sit Still

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If I do that my bucket with energy I Fill
Chi, power from the earth, no need for a Pill

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Overwhelmed by emotions as I settle at Coppertoppe
Rushing thoughts and feelings, my pen can’t Stop

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Yesterday sunny, cold and Nice
Today, snow and fog cover the Ice

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The lake is gorgeous either Way
Frozen or clear blue is what I Say

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Emotions, I am very sensitive, I need a Gate
Injustices, politics, fraud, and narcissism I Hate

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Atop Newfound Lake I was taught many a Thing
Inhale, Exhale, flow, Chi, spirituality and soon I am sure we will Sing

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The car in front of me said Miracle on the Plate
A vacation for me after 7 years, follow the Bait

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Anything is possible even a vacation
The warrior in me needs salvation

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Work, family, my life was Insanity
At Newfound now comes Serenity

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Newfound lake, still light enough I can just See
The Clouds, the plants, the mist, thru the Trees

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Loving nature, Newfound Lake, it’s part of the Key
Learning, it’s all about you, and it’s all about me

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Like First Nation cultures, today I did Learn
I am what I am, please be nice, don’t Discern

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Camp Tomahawk inspired my Camp called Excel
Started when witnessing youth going through Hell

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Inner-city kids never at a lake so they Tell
The sight of the wildlife we did not Sell

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For the campers and families it’s Free
Just to get out of the city, nature to See

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Sing the Camp Cheer
Have no Fear

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It’s safe to shed a Tear
Ohave means love, that’s our dog, he is Here!

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He lies there on the living room Floor
Protecting his Gary and the Inn’s front Door

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Learned all life has emotions, on this new-found-me Shore
The strength of the lake keeps my heart and soul to the Fore

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Clouds of gray cover Newfound Lake’s Sky
For me a great place to play, cry, and live Free or Die

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Nature’s spirit and beauty give you a natural High
Leaving is hard, be grateful, pull away, give a Sigh

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In New Found Me, never-ending soul lessons Lie
On Newfound Lake, say Farewell,not Goodbye

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A New Found Me! by Dr. Gary Altheim © 2/14/13

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