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Tears to Weep

When I lay me down to sleep,
And cry the tears that sinners weep;
To speak the words of a contrite prayer,
And know that someone listens there.

He cares for sheep that have gone astray,
Who willfully wander their own way;
They vex the pride that hides within,
And drink the bitter cup of sin.

The web of lies and dark deception,
Lie in defeat of Light’s conception;
To capture all and destroy life,
With passion’s fire and human strife
We need to plant the gospel vine,
Where evil rules and saints repine.   
While martyrs lead with ransomed prayer,
With hope for life that tarries there.

Blood that was shed on Calvary,
Set slaves of transgression wholly free.
So we rise from the grave to seek reward,
Giving praise to our risen Lord.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Brilliantly composed a powerful Poem Elizabeth, with a lament for, "Where evil rules and saints repine. While martyrs lead with ransomed prayer, With hope for life that tarries there." A great work by you my friend on Repentance, Praise and Love for God. Another masterpiece which was missed by me. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 2:34:00 PM
    This is a great poem elizabeth,,,, have a blessed day ;}

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 1:03:00 PM
    BEAUTFULY WRITTEN!!!!!! Sorry for the delay in returning the favor. I am very thankful for your words of encouragement. I will try and stay more on top of responding to you & the others. Thanks again for the visit. God Bless.

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 1:24:00 PM
    Another spectacular and hopeful poem. Keep up the excellent work. Always, Laura

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    Date: 3/30/2012 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again for the visit, and the beautiful words of encouragement. Sorry for the delay in responding back. I got behind, in trying to keep up. I am currently without internet, when I make trips into town, is when I am able to surf around. I should be hooked back up soon. God Bless
  1. Date: 1/23/2012 6:50:00 AM
    Wow, this is wonderful, Elizabeth. A grace dedication for God and tears. Enjoyed this a lot :)

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 3:27:00 AM
    Very well poetically done. So true and well written. Truly inspiring!

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 1:01:00 AM
    This is so wonderful! "where evil rules and saints repine". So extraordinarily eloquent. My favorite this one.

  1. Date: 1/21/2012 7:53:00 AM
    a masterpiece of contrition, praise and love, my dear Elizabeth! Very poetically done... Yes Truth in poetry. Cool .. I just finisshed listening to that oldies song "my sweet Lord".... ever listen to that ? This one goes in my favs as a testimonial, a prayer and praise. You caught it all and delivered with beauty

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 7:00:00 PM
    Elizabeth, This poem is outstanding in meaning and concept and also in rhyme. I have been having computer problems. I need to buy a new computer, so I am saving for one. In answer to your question about my tanka, my childhood was as about as far from Donna Reed as you could get plus we moved so much I attended 15 different schools by the time I was in 9th grade. I am happy to say my children have it better. Thanks, Connie

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 6:56:00 PM
    lovely write

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 6:00:00 PM
    great work!! so true and well written!!

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 5:42:00 PM
    I have to admit that this is among the best work that I have seen on the soup. An inspiration for us to sharpen our craft. I would like to know, what inspired you?

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 7:39:00 PM
    Elizabeth??? Are you okay??? Please, let me know either via Soup mail, a reply to this comment (I will check) or a comment on a poem of mine. Been a bit since you've been here. Are you sick with that nasty bug that is going around? I see that Robert mentions painting... perhaps you are simply putting your creative energy elsewhere at the moment. I just want to make sure you're all right... my spidey senses are tingling that something is amiss... family??? Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 3:57:00 PM
    My goodness Elizabeth, you have developed quite a following. Not undeservedly so. I too am glad to see a new one from you. And it is as good as any you've done. It's an exquisite display of soulful eloquence. A little church service in the middle of the week. You are a graceful gift to us here at soup. Hope the painting is as fulfilling. Take care.

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Good Elizabeth,you impress me. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Amazing Elizabeth. A gripping, heartfelt and inspirational piece profoundly delivered. Your verses are so very well executed and your rhythm is superbly done. Wow! Your message is captivating ...(contrite prayer, and know that someone listens there) Your last phrase captures the meaning of this poem wholeheartedly! A masterpiece!

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 12:52:00 PM
    this is a wonderful piece of work. i'll have to add it to my favs. john

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 11:08:00 PM
    wow...your first 2 lines.. where the start of an an ending i had in mind..i guess most poets think almost alike... enjoyed your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 3:18:00 PM
    A wonderful tribute to our Lord and savoir dear poet, whom this soul is fond of ! Have a blessed day and a sultry week ! *smiles* much love, james

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 10:17:00 AM
    another one that hit home for me again i love coming here 7up