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Faith's Shield

How can a person be their very best  
If test are never laid along the way
Yes let each one seek answers to their quest;
Now please don't rest too long or go astray.
Watch out for those in life who would betray,
With snares that are so very well concealed!
They'll try to make you soon become their prey-
That's when you'll learn  techniques use faith's shield!

Now there's a thing in life I do detest; 
It is a lie that keeps the truth at bay.
They'll ever be to me unwelcome guest's
Because they soon can turn bright skies to grey.
The things we do to each in time portrays,
A picture which will show just what we wield.
In troubled times there's fears each must allay;
That's when you'll learn techniques to use faith's shield!

Be sure the things that you may do in jest
Will not be getting others in  a fray.
Now should you need some things  off of your chest,
Please have it done before the end of day.
As it  shall build if it becomes repressed,
For in the end it still becomes revealed.
When problems try to make your life decay-
That's when you'll learn techniques  to use faith's shield.

The evil prince will come to cause unrest.
But as you use the shield of faith he'll yield.
Sometimes you'll feel the night will always stay;
That's when you learn techniques to use faith's shield!

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  1. Date: 10/17/2014 12:20:00 PM
    Congratz on your win! ^^

  1. Date: 10/16/2014 5:35:00 AM
    Clever and creative write, congrats on the win, Charles

    Reese Avatar Charles Reese
    Date: 10/16/2014 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, the ballade while a very hard style to write in is well worth the effort .
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 4:45:00 AM
    wise words indeed many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xxx

    Reese Avatar Charles Reese
    Date: 10/16/2014 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, just paraphrasing the bible.
  1. Date: 10/15/2014 11:38:00 PM
    No bad writers in this contest! You were fast, furious, humorous, romantic,lost, found, sought after, wondrous! THANKS FOR ENTERING! I'M HAPPY!

    Reese Avatar Charles Reese
    Date: 10/16/2014 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    glad to have been in it.
  1. Date: 9/3/2014 11:08:00 PM
    Your first poem is beautiful and I agree with you 100%. Congratulations on your win and welcome to the Soup... Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Charles,, congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 5:55:00 AM
    Congrats on a fine win, charles.

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 12:40:00 AM
    Beautiful write! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! Regards, Kika

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 8:58:00 PM
    Great writing. Faith's shield will always win. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:32:00 PM
    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 9:53:00 PM
    A truly great write. One that now goes into my fav list here!!! Thanks.....

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 8:48:00 AM
    Thank you for your imput on my poem 'My Dream' I realize this is not a Ballade in the truest sense of the word. However, the definition of aBballade here at the soup leaves room for variances and I have always walked in my own footsteps. ' Faith's Shield' is a masterful example of a Ballade in the truest form. Thank you for sharing and God Bless. Lainie