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Such Gifts As These

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Such Gifts As These

G rowth requires the reins of pain, the curing singe of fire
I nside we shrink, we quiver, quake but we rise inspired
V ictory through vice, challenge hardens resolve, lifts higher 
I nnocence belayed, tried, can raise us whole, entire. 
N ever damn the pain, decline the fight, rise, with life conspire
G od knows what's best this I believe what comes must transpire.

T he faint of heart, will never know the crucible, the pyre
H aving never risked the plunge, never left the flowery briar
A nd angrily bemoaned the dark, the pain, the fret conspired
N ever giving thanks for the test, the trials which seem most dire 
K iss the ring, the ground, blow kisses skyward to the Holy Crier
S uch gifts as these diverse and free, all necessary and desired.


Contest Count Your Blessings
Date: 11/14/12

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in Kim's "Count Your Blessings" contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 1:24:00 AM
    Love this poem. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:39:00 PM
    Debbie, congratulations with your beautiful winning poem, in Kim's "Counting Your Blessings" take care :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Cingratulations Debbie; this is one great poem. Many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Congratulations debbie. Great reading. Soup mail. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:22:00 PM
    Way to go..Outstanding win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:48:00 PM
    Congratulations debbie, me thinketh this was good choice or winner xx

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:18:00 PM
    This poem is EXACTLY WHY U R ONE OF MY FAV POETS!!! Well expressed entry on WHY we must ENDURE and the necessity to be cured in a fire! Love this one, Deb! Fav'd, saved, and raved! :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Wonderful write and message Debbie....congrats on your awesome win! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:55:00 AM
    super congrats my friend Debbie on your grand win. lovely poem you wrote..cheers!!(^_^)

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:43:00 AM
    Breathtaking piece, congrats on we'll deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:23:00 AM
    A unique take on being thankful, but so true. Sometimes our trials are our biggest blessings. Congrats on your 1st place win in my contest, Debbie! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 AM
    When you put it like this, it makes utmost sense - without lessons there cannot be growth, and unfortunately lessons come with their amount of pain. Thus, we should be thankful we get to grow. Well written Debbie!

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 1:42:00 PM
    These are always fun to read and see how you manage to use the starting letters! Must try one... good one, hugs Jack