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Moving into Freedom:

Poems to Ponder for Pursuing Change

By Kathleen Furstnau

Published by Kathleen Furstnau at Smashwords

Copyright 2018 Kathleen Furstnau

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Table of Contents




Moving Forward

Who Is in the Mirror Today?

I’ve Moved

Open WIDE the Cupboard

In the Flow of the River

The Joke’s on Me

Cottonwood Seeds

Everything Is Figureoutable

Do Overs

I Have Brilliance

Time Out

Where Is

Without a Doubt

A Determined Caterpillar

I Am a Poem

Garbage Dump

Who Is This?

The Mirror War



Red Fox

Courage Calls

Once Upon a Heart

Success Is Desirable

Little Fish

Wide Open Spaces


The Sweetness Is There

Is the World Telling You

Get On Board

Life Is

Soul Trading

A Crevice Deep and Wide


What Makes It Meaningful

Snowflake Falling


Just Create

Next Step


About the Author

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To move forward, first find out where you are.”

Everyone desires freedom, not everyone pursues it.”

If you could receive enough love you’d have the courage to do anything.”

-Kathleen Furstnau-


Are you ready for more? More freedom? Yes? Even if it means CHANGE as in changing something in you that is blocking the way? Even if it means taking a hard look at your life and how you operate in it – which could be sabotaging the very thing you are most seeking? Great questions, right? The poems in this collection are for pondering where you are or where you might want to move to. Each represents a challenge or victory I have seen or experienced firsthand in pursuing the change that leads to greater freedom.

It is my hope that you will engage with these words in such a way that you will be willing to commit to small steps of seeing where you are and/or moving to a new place of thinking. Awareness is the first step in change and the first step in greater freedom.

Kathleen Furstnau

Moving forward

Moving forward

Taking a chance

Taking a step

Into the dance

Being courageous

Being more

Is it outrageous

Is it a chore

Life is a gift

So make the shift

To be fully in

Who Is in the Mirror Today?

Is it the fearful me?

The ideal ego me?

The defensive edgy me?

Is it the shameful me?

The hesitatingly inadequate me?

The jadedly bleak me?

Wait! Look closer.

I think it is…

The brilliant me.

The loving me.

The joyful me.

The creative me.

The God in me me.

Hello beautiful!

I’ve Moved

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