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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

My dear friends, bow not to the "father of lies"
He prowls as a lion...only in disguise
                    Waiting so patiently; hour by hour
                    Seeking the straying sheep he'll next devour
                                        He licks his vile lips in anticipation
                                        Hungering for the fallen of creation
Dripping as honey, one slathering falsehood
Can slide down as easily as the truth would
                    But soon in our sickness, we weaken and die
                    We curse at the heavens as we wonder why
                                        We've eaten of evil for too many years
                                        And fatally deconstruct from our own fears

Let us not give one more days' satisfaction
Instead let us purposely spring into action
                    We'll tackle that liar with Truth from our Father
                    And let Satan know that he just needn't bother
                                        Even within a most imperfect world
                                        We're stronger than anything that he can hurl

For weaker is he that would see our joy die
And greater the One who will come, by and by
                    To take home His children that stand 'til the last
                    That day, at His feet, our golden crowns we'll cast 
                                        As He wraps us up lovingly in His embrace
                                        We shall weep with joy when we meet face to face

So, dear friends, bow not to the "father of lies"
Just fight the good fight, keep your eyes on the prize

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  1. Date: 11/12/2009 4:54:00 PM
    Beautiful, Donna, just beautiful . so well written and stirring.. I am so moved by your words... thankxxx for sharing this message... the prize is the only journey we need to focus on... God bless.. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart" Donna.. your tribute poem is now posted.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 6:15:00 PM
    Very nice write, very inspirational and hopeful. Good advice. Thanks for sharing, Caroline.

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 5:10:00 PM
    Interesting write and a wonderful tribute to your faith. Thanks for being at the Soup, Donna and for all your support!

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 2:31:00 AM
    Hear the word and the word will set you free. Nice write expressing your religious views. Well deserved to be on the hot list. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 11:46:00 PM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Donna.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/14/2009 5:52:00 PM
    poetic preaching, nicely penned, good words

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 10:08:00 PM
    Artfully done and a new take on a timeless proverb. Love your skill and craftsmanship. Thanks for your kind words. ~<><

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 7:43:00 PM
    inspirational! Donna!... and thanks for your comments!... jim

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 11:00:00 AM
    AWESOME!!!! Donna. So much truth and inspiration in this piece. Thank you for sharing. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Hello Dona, Very very good poetry , No i dont have soup mail , what is it ? To answer your qusetion on my poem it is about confidence and taking knocks.Keep writting Thanks once again for your comments.

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 9:05:00 AM
    So much truth in your words--stated in a powerful way. Love your closing stanza, such a fitting conclusion. Much for the reader to think about here. Blessings to you for sharing this message with us. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. Have a good weekend. Karen

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 8:34:00 AM
    Excellent piece, Donna! It fills one with hope and raises the spirit to "Stand and Fight" ! I feel like breaking into a rousing chorus of "Onward Christian Soldiers" as I read! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 7:42:00 PM
    Beautifully put in words the fight of good and evil. This poem has a lot of truth and is very good.

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 6:17:00 PM
    nice write Donna full of hope and encourgement!

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 4:22:00 PM
    A most wonderful write Donna. Extremely well worded and shaped, a joy to read >> by one of the Soups golden writers >> James,x

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 5:45:00 AM
    Yes, Donna, we have to fight every day anew, but finally we are confident to win. Well written couplet. And thank you for your comment on Melting years...Take care, Gert

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 12:29:00 PM
    have to fight to the end! good poem:)

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 10:54:00 AM
    Thank you Donna for sharing the most beautiful poem I have read today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 8:01:00 AM
    As long as we beware the "Father of Lies," we can look forward to our final days and live with hope and joy, anticipating the "face to face" meeting. Golden words from a golden girl! Your poetry really draws me in. It says exactly what you intend -- no confusion about the message and I surely admire that! Awesome work here, Donna! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 7:44:00 AM
    Very Good Donna, my sister with her sword, shiny and bright, We must be careful, lies will devour us if we stay in them. Everything must be brought to the light of truth. God bless you, and thanks for your comments on "Ole Brownie" today, Sincerely, Love Moses