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"A Letter to 'My Beautiful Father.'" ~

Dear Father,

Who coverest Thyself with Light as a garment; who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain

Whom makest Your angels spirits; Your ministers a flaming fire

"You," whom walkest upon the wings of the wind; clothed, with Honour and Majesty ~

Crush me; that I may die unto the dust of which, I truly am

That I stand not within the ever present shadows of such, tainted beliefs....

Bound in the chains of lies; deceiving myself; this, darkeness of a blinding vanity

Lift my eyes and hold me there; "You," whom trieth the hearts and the reins of "Life" 

Within Your loving hands, direct my Souls path; aside these still Waters of such, Sanctity ~

Lead me that I may live beyond this place and time; tides; alluviums allusions cast away

Walking upon the shores to breathe, the fragrance of Paradise; tears, poured from Thy bottle

Turn my deepest purest thoughts that I may forever behold, Thy unsearchable Glories....

Strengthening my humbled heart that in death knowing, I shall find Radiance of Bright ~

Standing beyond the banks of lost perdition; soon to be forgotten amid, scorching winds

Burn, this amissful spirit of perception; understanding now found upon the coals; "Salvation"

Take my softened templed hand and, lead me unto the throne of, "Everlasting Celebration"

Until the ends of All in All; surrounded, by kings and queens and princess' and, princes

Your joyous and blessed Children of, "Loves," immaculate Creations ~

Crush me that I may be; for, "You Are, 'The Most High of Gods'"....


"My, 'Dear, Beautiful Father!!!'"

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  1. Date: 1/28/2011 12:14:00 PM
    Thanks for the comment John, I read some of the verses you mentioned...Thanks a lot.

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 10:58:00 PM
    What joy in Heaven when the post brings your beautiful prayer letter. Your faith and love of God shines through. Beautiful writing John. Thank you for your kind words for my humble postings. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/6/2011 10:58:00 PM
    to die of who we are to live again,to take the carriage to the ballroom of heaven,is a beautiful feeling of inner joy. .Yes John. .i see your gratitude to 'OUR FATHER',Lovely!

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 12:34:00 AM
    Beautifully written this prayer state is a verse of saying I am ready when you are... Must say it alarmed me this morning and I do hope your health is good as can be right now, if not then I wish you speedy recovery and strength to build you back up... Shout up when you can, know your friends are around... kindest thoughts, and all the best for 2011.

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 3:56:00 PM
    John, I have thought your poetry is special unto itself and powerful in its words and faith - I hope the father blesses you and those who share your heart this coming year - Powerful as always, Your friend, mj

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 12:10:00 PM
    what an engaging spritual psalm, john.. you've got style! all the best as always..:) nette

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 11:43:00 AM
    You are blessed John..and whenever things don't go the way you wish, know that it's His distractions..let nothing come between your love for Him because that love is all that matters as it covers everything. I am real proud to know you, my friend. I pray that He doesn't call you home anytime soon as you continue to inspire with your words and share His love and light! Love always, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 11:42:00 AM
    Amen! I am speechless and my eyes shine at your beautiful letter to your Beautiful Father, dear John. This is, of all your poems which I have read, this is my favorite. I am sure He was smiling as you wrote this spoken by your humble heart and soul. No wonder he fills you with light and love so much so that it overflows and you pass it on to others

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 11:28:00 AM
    Well said My Poet friend... Our Father's are the light ofour soul and heart... and you express that perfectly in your piece...enjoyed Michael