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My Secret Sin

I knelt to pray the other day
To give the Lord my sins away
But held within a secret sin
A sin that caused me pain to say
A secret sin I held within
As I began to pray....

And, trying there my soul to bare
I slowly came to be aware
That painful sin I held within
Had kept the Lord away somewhere
And it was then my secret sin
Became much easier to share.

And so once more I did implore
My loving Lord my peace restored
And gave that sin I held within
As I had always done before
And that is when my secret sin
Became that painful sin,
                                  ... no more.

                              Timothy I. Brumley

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  1. Date: 4/11/2014 1:41:00 AM
    Intriguing, unique rhyme, AABCBC in flawless Iambic Tetrameter....Your gift for composing, the complexity of phrasing with depth, so daunting to create momentum with authority, yet ease...So many challenges you faced, writing this poem, the many decisions you made are the reader's reward. Thank you for this write, to read and re-read for inspiration. (and technique. Your friend....Gene Bourne

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    Date: 4/11/2014 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Gene, I called this one my perfect poem when I wrote it. Believe it or not, this is one of those poems that just came to me in an inspired moment. I spent about an hour on this poem and did not go back to change it afterwards. Unlike my poem "My Green Lady" that I wrote for a member's contest in which I made over 100 changes to before I finally perfected it. I have several others that I consider to be inspired like my poems, "Four Sisters", "Grand Canyon", "From My Window Lofty High" and "Autumn is for Lovers" to name a few.. Thanks again.
  1. Date: 3/8/2012 7:07:00 AM
    Hello from Norway Timothy.... like your writting - Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 7:00:00 PM
    I'm the 730th person to come and read again. Amazing! I post all the time and get no where near as many. Why don't you post that write you sent me here on the blogs. I'm sure the response would be interesting.

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 9:11:00 PM
    Soup mail Tim

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 6:22:00 PM
    Tim, where have you been?? I saw you commenting to someone today and thought I'd check in with you. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/9/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Hi Tim, I didn't get you soup mail, can you send again?

  1. Date: 9/8/2011 5:04:00 AM
    Your work gives hope to sinners like myself, really. No doubt, He is All Knowing and All Forgiving. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 8:35:00 PM
    Hi Tim, my first visit here and this is a fascinating verse on that secret sin. I just did on too called Tempation, I guess we all are guilty.

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 12:46:00 PM
    Absolutely lovely Tim! An expression of your wonderful faith. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 2:37:00 PM
    Tim, I haven't seen any new work from you, but want to thank you for your profound comments on Winter's Rose. You got the message I was trying to convey and that really brightens my day! It was easier to turn off the respirator when my father's living will was read aloud. He assured us that physical death is just passage to eternal life. I really appreciate your comments, dear. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 11:15:00 AM
    Inspiring piece Timothy. Really beautiful

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 9:21:00 AM
    Many Thanks Timothy for your congratulatory wishes on my making it to first round of Poetrysoup contest. Of late I am not regular at site due my preoccupation with preparedness of my sons visit to Paris for higher studies & a function in family. Anyways, feel encouraged with your appreciative comments. Luv & Best wishes always......Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 8:47:00 PM
    Lovely devotional and inspirational expressions, Timothy

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 2:01:00 PM
    Inspired poem Timothy , a jewel to read . Anne

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 7:45:00 AM
    This also moves me to tears, "Kindred spirit". Very moving. I've been there before. Thanks for the very kind comments and when I get things settled, I will be back here often to read and be inspired by your wonderful poems, Timothy. Have a great week! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 2:25:00 PM
    So nice to see your name among my comments, Timothy :) and yes this one I believe also comes from the heart and one can feel that-- beautiful write and thank you so much for the fave-- I hope that all is well with you-- :) Thank you again....

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 10:24:00 PM
    awesome message and the way you put in small letters no more at the end. Loved that, Timothy! and it's great to see you here. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 2:32:00 AM
    Well Tim if this is not perfection please tell me what is then.

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 10:24:00 AM
    Dear Tim, a priest once told me that no matter what we have done, our Lord has forgiven worse. You wrote about the anxiety of sharing this painful sin so beautifully and it was uplifting to know your burden was lifted. So happy for you, my friend. I'm sure this poem is special to you and it goes to my favorites as well. Love and blessings always, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 6:49:00 PM
    really good message told in a find poem. Mike