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When I Write

When I write I feel I’m writing for the Lord
Which leaves me with a great sense of responsibility
For my words be it in poetry, comments or otherwise
Must always reflect his love and compassion
I never think of how many souls I may help lead to Christ
For I am no leader of men, I am but a servant
A servant who uses his own life as an example 
To try and help others understand the true joys of salvation
And how it’s never too late to live for the Lord
For his love and compassion is greater than I can imagine
When it comes to sin I have tasted them all
All of them left me very bitter and empty, cold and alone
Even though I’ll never understand why, the Lord forgave me
Then he gave me a gift and set me free unto the world
Never to be bound in the darkness of my own sin again
If my gift helps save a thousand souls yet loses one
I have failed to use it correctly; I will have lost my way
So once again I ask of you dear Lord to come unto me
Guide my words so I may not turn anyone away
Let my words be a beacon of your love
Keep them forever humble 
For the only thing I truly know 
Without you I am nothing

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  1. Date: 12/8/2008 7:06:00 AM
    A truly beautiful and inspired write. I too ask God to temper my words and to guide me. I know our experiences, good or bad are given to us for a greater purpose in the end. Gods influence touches your words always, Michael. It shines through them. Love Robin

  1. Date: 11/10/2008 5:58:00 AM
    Truly brilliant Michael 'without God we are nothing' thanks for this. Robert C-D

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 12:42:00 PM
    for this is a humble piece of pie, and Jesus Christ said that I tell you today, that you will by no means enter into the kingdom, unless you are like children, humility is the key though sometimes not always and easy feat in this day and time, I hope that you are well my friend Michael, know that I am praying for you my brother, take care always, and know that I love you, D-ncye

  1. Date: 11/6/2008 6:59:00 AM
    Bravo- and Thank the Lord for these things and keeping you awake with eyes to see and ears to hear and a soul to share!! Passion Poem

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 9:50:00 PM
    Very beautifully expressed again, Michael.Good luck and God bless you and your family! D.

  1. Date: 11/5/2008 12:59:00 PM
    this is sooo beautiful, and compassionate. you and your wife's story is a beautiful testimony, and i love hearing how god miraculously transforms lives, i get excited. when i write i hope i touch others lives as well. i write from my heart and my love for god. absolutly beautiful, mike y/f/a cortney

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 9:33:00 PM
    Michael, I just got your post on my tribute/poem. I'm so sorry about your day.. you have so many soup friends that love you.please stay strong . ..your life is a beacon for all of us. Thank you for your always encouraging means a great deal to me. BG

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 8:00:00 PM
    wonderful I love this it is very up lifting your friend Nita

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 4:49:00 PM
    Wonderfully written! Very spiritual and uplifting! Thank you for sharing. Milt

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 12:42:00 PM
    You are a perfect example of a true Christian. After reading this, I think God is smiling down upon you. Nice flow and very inspiring. Anne-Marie Christine

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 11:53:00 AM
    Wow!!! A profound Inspirational poem in praise of the Lord -so very well written. God's love was behind your pen. It makes me feel that you have translated my feelings although the poem is the voice of your heart. You have said it all in the last line. Please correct a typographical error in line 9 and substitute words 'too late' in place of 'to late'. Thanks for going in the depth of my poem The Domain of Pain featured this week and your wonderful comments. Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 11:30:00 AM
    wow, this is so beautiful, I think you speak for us all here, with out him we are nothing, keep writing, keep his love alive, as he is alive in us all, sorry to keep going on about christ tomling but have you heard his song i can only imagine, we all try to imagine how it will be when we met the Lord face to face, how beautiful it will be, , a sincere beautiful write here straight from your heart, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 7:30:00 AM
    Michael, first thank you for the comments this morning. I am so grateful for them all. This poems speaks of your deep love for the one above. Your heart shines so magnificently and through your poems I seem to draw closer to the one whom you love. I was there at one time, loving the maker, but derailed by issues. Your writes filled with love and devotion serves as a constant reminder of where I need to go and how far I have to travel. I thank you for this. You friend, Chris.

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 8:52:00 PM
    a great piece Michael and so true, a touching message in this one.

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 5:55:00 PM
    This is excellent Mike. It flows very well and is impacting. I like the touch of reverence and humility displayed in the piece. The narrative form works well for this spiritual poetic form. Great job and God bless always! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 5:07:00 PM
    Beautiful, inspiring and true to a kind and loveing heart. Well done, here, and in life, Michael you serve well. :) One must always keep these words in the front of all we do...but sometimes, it's so hard - that is where a core is built. Love me

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 4:59:00 PM
    Michael this is your unselfish love for Jesus praise him my brother like you have done in this write. God bless you for his mention Michael. God bless you Michael and your loving family.

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 3:45:00 PM
    michael that is beautiful, it truly is your gift. I am so glad that Jesus found you and has given you a chance to use it. You have a poem for everyday and you make this site worth coming to. keep up the good works, and may God richly bless you. Victoria.

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 2:05:00 PM
    With those sentiments expressed so eloquently, your way is assured, my friend!

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 1:36:00 PM
    There can be no better way to be a leader of men than by example, and you are an example to us all. Your poetry and commentary never cease to amaze me and move me. Blessings to you and all your family, Nigel