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"Act of God"

“Act of God”

 Past all understanding somewhere deep within,
 A desperate need to realize something must begin,

Can't touch it with your finger, you must sense it with your heart
 Life’s lessons take a lifetime few chosen vessels start.

To comprehend forgiveness, to feel mercy fall like rain,
Could never live within us had we not suffered pain.

Took a lifetime to discover, so long to understand
 LOVE is the only act of GOD that we can do as man.

 So love without abandon, just give and never ask
 Be free from fear forevermore, discard the stifling mask

 That keeps you from your destiny, that robs you of your peace,
 God made you such a lovely soul, when will that self doubt cease?

 Fear tells you you must keep it, Gods shows you… give it all
 Your choice to live with open hearts one ransomed from the fall

 Truth calls for you to hold her and embrace her child named Joy,
 Hear these words, oh dear one please, my broken heart implores

 To look into the cosmic mirror, find Christ in one's own soul
 To hear these distant longings, see life’s mysteries unfold

Behold the love unseen; hear the whispers of one's heart
To gain true treasure sought of's the only time to start.


Lawrence Schrank and Caron Balman
( the 30 year poem) 

Copyright © Lawrence Schrank

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  1. Date: 10/6/2010 11:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Laerence in SKAT*"S contest "Linda-Marie". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 6:34:00 PM
    The fourth stanza is the one true fact that encompasses all the will of God. We are love. Congratulations Lawernce, beautiful presentation and worthy for a placement in the top ten. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 4:58:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Lawrence

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 4:13:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in Irma's contest for me.. appreciate the honor and the luv..

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 5:29:00 PM
    well written, hope you have another wonderful 30 years or more!!