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The task

Naught was stirring as I slumbered tight
A dream came over me as I woke with a fright

There stood a man dressed white as snow
His robes they were lit with an eerie glow

You can ask any question, so what will it be?
The answer will come from one greater than me

I simply asked; what would god have me do?
A voice from above thundered loud and true

Keep my commandments is all that I ask
The more time passes the more demanding the task

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  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:50:00 AM
    Lovely expressions on the devotion to faith, Russell

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 5:48:00 AM
    Congratulations Russell on your win in Brian Strand's "Five To 14" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 3:53:00 PM
    Great writing. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 1:21:00 PM
    Congrats Russell on your super win in the contest with this loveliest of poetry..luv..

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 11:44:00 AM
    I positively enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Russell. I hope to be back again tomorrow to read some more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 7:29:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work today!! Keep on your task!