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    You must teach me to be humble 
    For love is the reason you died 
    The lamb is so clean, white and holy 
    A newborn Lamb of God who makes new life begin 
    The Lamb gentleness is evident for all 
    Take away my sinful thoughts and lies 
    Worthy is the Lamb that carries your words 
    I'm no angel, but I know they exist 
    You paid with your blood for the salvation of men 
    Love abundance is where you are found 


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    Sponsor:Verlena S. Walker

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Does the past really matter?
 Does it set you free? 
I’m absorbed in the sin,
That is surrounding him and me. 

Lost in the curiosity,
Cold to the touch. 
Drenched in the poison,
With my dignity in his clutch.

Feeling like I was cheated;
I chose the evil instead of light.
I traded in the sunshine,
For what lurks in the night. 

I disobeyed his orders,
I gave up security to be unsure.
I went against the warnings,
Gave into darkness instead of remaining pure.

Once my bed was made of soft grass,
But now it is made of stone.
Was plump from all of the luscious fruit,
Now I’m starving to the bone. 

My curse is one of circumstance.
The punishment a crime,
I’m stuck inside this dampened cave,
For the rest of time. 
My world came crashing down,
The grief has not subsided.
My heart broke completely,
When my sons collided. 

My misery a token,
From the abandonment I earned.
Upon the time spent in sorrow,
There was a lesson to be learned.

Have I found the moral?
Only in time we shall see,
For all I did was eat an apple-
From the Knowledge tree. 

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God, don't look at me like that

I never learned how to pray
because often times the silence preaches louder than the sermon,
and the bullets of my heart don’t bleed like you think they should
instead they melt
melt like icecream set out in the summer sun,
like the mountain snow run off into the streams,
like ice clamped together between my fist,
my fists,
my fists that stop bullets from protruding my skin,
my fists that explode and scream louder than a sermon.

God, don’t look at me like that.
Your pupils look like firing bullets,
knocking us out one by one by one,
saying you can’t come in
because you never learned how to pray. 

God, don’t look at me like that.
Your iris’s look like vortexs of instability
rolling our ground like an earthquake
telling us to do more,
be more,
pray more,
or we can’t come in.

My fists stop the bullets and together our fists make boulders,
knocking down our insecurities
one by one by one.
If we don’t make it in
then that is okay
because our fists will turn into butterflies
and our hearts will turn into lions
and our bones will turn into the infrastructure of hell
because that is what my preacher told me.

Preacher, don’t look at me like that,
don’t shake your head at my appearance
just because I have ink on my arm doesn’t make me less of a person,
just because I have color on my eyelids,
just because my skirts above my knee,
just because my fists don’t unwind and interlock doesn’t make me less of a person.

I never learned how to pray
because often times the silence preaches louder than the sermon.
God, don’t look at me like that. 

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Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna

*Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna I am your devotee I know and feel the pains of others Keep me doing well to others And let not ego or pride enter my mind. Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna As your devotee Never speak ill of others Disdain greed and avarice Respect women as I respect my mother. Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna As your devotee I never indulge in lies Lust and anger not my forte For the salvage of my family. Hare Ram, Hare Ram Lead me from despair to hope Fear to trust, from hate to love From false to truth, war to peace. As your true devotee I know Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, Disease is suffering, death is suffering, Unite me not with the unpleasant Disunite me not from the pleasant. Peace, Peace, Peace, Peace, Peace.
Krishna and Ram are the incarnations of God in Hindu religion. (Hare meaning O') December 12, 2014 Form: Free Verse (Rhythmic) Dr. Ram Mehta Contest: Rock Me around.. by Sheri Freshonke Harper

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The Devil's Advocators

Politics is a dirty game,
So indeed is religion --
One screws with your mind,
The other with your soul;
One promises heaven on earth,
The other, heaven after death!

Trust not these savvy pundits,
These breeders of
the ghosts and the goblins,
These keepers of
the deities and the demons.

Like leeches they'll
latch on to your fears
and to your gullibility,
Until they have sucked
you dry of your free will,
Your aspiration, 
Your wealth.
Oh, what not they'll do
to restrain your free spirit,
Bogging you down with
your fears and your guilt.

Seen open are
their murky minds,
Seen open are
their shallow ideals,
Seen open are
their cheating hearts;
They tout love, freedom, peace
wherever they go,
Yet spawn nothing but
hatred, violence, misery.

One is politically religious,
The other, religiously political!

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I Do Believe

"I Do Believe" 

The purpose of LIFE is to {Living In Faith Ever} 
to enrich God within us 
to an optimum level 
so that We as Humans 
can be guided by God 
to fuel out brothers and sisters 
with the same driving force 
to connect with the living God, 
to His existence and 
to See the Invisible, 
Believe the Incredible, and 
to Receive the Impossible 
to our everlasting journey 
to Heaven.

Rev. Samuel Mack
Copyright 2013

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Moments In Time

The sweetest sounds of burning trees
A gentle stroking in the breeze
The calm has lasted past the storm
Cloudy visions, Satan’s roar
Too many sights have passed my way
A time found only in the haze
The softest screams are running bare
My aching bones creak as I stare

You walk a distance towards me
The fall’s eternal, can’t you see?
I’m a memory in your heart
I whisper to you in the dark

The battle’s started at the end
No one is coming to repent
The sinners grab their wine from prey
No judgment calling here to stay
The sport is reckless to be told
The one is laughing at his souls
It falters nowhere to be sure
The power grows forevermore
Like a spirit in the wind
I have no say in where you’ve been 
But cross the line to come to me
And pay the price for ecstasy

You walk a distance towards me
The fall’s eternal, can’t you see?
I’m a memory in your heart
I whisper to you in the dark. 

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Reality's Angel

I am Reality’s angel resting on the broad shoulders of discovery the truth feeds darkness and engulfs its target ideas and concepts in turn become meaningless to you there is a creator of all things He is just and patient many still have fallen into the masses of shadow wrapped in their own filthy idols of philosophy I have seen grown men fall like rose petals and weaklings rise into unjust leaders forever the follower of furtive evil dominating only to remain inferior the most important answers lie in the unseen regions where no sense can fully give assurance the mind that so many unreasonably twist and turn grows weary because of the distance it must take and truth be told the distance is not what frustrates it is knowing we are seeking something far that could very possibly not exist, that our minds can twist into theoretical, idealistic nonsense it is knowing all we really think we know is meaningless and yes—even a lie all that has been written thus far rests under my wings under the warmth in which you refuse to feel can you believe in me— though I am completely unseen? how much more difficult would it be to see Him?

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He's A Carpenter

Surrounded by various profession
Business, medicine, soldiership and education
It's heaven-sent and planned  for Him to labour
To work manually with strength and effort
True hardships; entails a great man of honor

He picked up woods and tools to craft
From small drawers and tables to houses that will last
An impression of humility and expression of equality
Though He is reverence; a Saviour from heaven

Joseph was the adoptive father
Where His skill of carpentry originated
He worked night and day; perspired with pain
He asked of no demand and with no complain

The name is Jesus born in Betlehem
The only begotten son of our Father in heaven
He could have worked in another occupation
But chose to make a living from down-below

Carpenters make
Carpenters create
They take the common and make it something to consider
Equipped with right materials they bind things altogether
The reason-being, for us to know He's a builder

Don't you know that we're under construction?
Whenever our hearts broken and the world is all we know
When we pray and call, Jesus is at work
To fix us and forgive; improving mind and soul

No work is greater if hardwork is shared
Truly, Jesus had proven that a carpenter's noble
To help us build our dreams and make the world stronger
"In Him, all things hold together"'.

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Shabbat Shalom

Sweet woman of Yahweh
sing to me
the Song of Songs
song of love
with kisses of wine.

I desire you
as Adam desired Eve
primordial affection
this knowledge I seek of you
my beloved one.

You are dark and beautiful
but grace alone is deceitful
beauty by itself ever so vain
you my love possess both
coupled with the fear of Yahweh
for you are deserved of praise.

I seek you
when dusk turns to night
the remnants of daylight
is in your eyes
leaving a kiss of the days memory.

Let us read from the books of Zohar
we are surrounded
by the Kabballat angels
where the Shabbat Queen
restores our love each week.

Oh my love
suspended are we
between the secular
and the sacred.

Almighty God has created
this wonderful world for us
in radiant shards and sparks of light
tonight we tend our souls.

Come let us embrace the Kaballah
I draw for you
a most wonderful mandala
for my darling 
 a dream is dreamed three times.

The evening is upon us
I see over your shoulder falling
your hair in serpent like ringlets
your black hair is twisted
to allure you to me
my new found lover
Shabbat Shalom....

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War Mentality

They come from a different era
where patriotism is a just cause
they would fight for the true blue
never mind who was right or wrong

they stood staunch and egos proud
their chest out, backs straight and chins up
they come from an old style of thinking
I fight today as my father and grandfather did too.

fighting for an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth
I will die to serve my country even if its a lie
if you try to invade our land
we will come and conquer you

we are defenders of the truth
but the old timers forget
and the young ones have a narrow point of view
there was a time when the immigrants were Irish, Italians and jews

racism was rampant and that hasn't changed
Christians today still preach
'Jesus is savior they say repent your evil ways
pushing their rhetoric just like the roman empire did

amazingly America seems to be doing the same
history seems to repeat itself time and time again
war, religion, oil and what we perceive  as freedom
we invade again and again and call it defending democracy

yet the intelligence comes from spies and other governments
because they have shared interests in different types of policy
they all carefully choose their words
because one slip of the lip could trigger war as it has happened before

todays war on terrorism is a campaign designed  to instill pain 
and un-trust to drain our resources from us 
And our leader claimed up front this is not a religious war
yet he paraphrases from the bible we'll get those evil doers

you see bush fooled our religious leaders too.
he used their belief in Jesus he tricked 'em all just to get their vote
he claims he's a born again Christian and this Christians embraced him holly
but then one day bush spoke to Jesus and asked what to do with Iraq

Jesus responded Invade that country
Now dont get me wrong Jesus was not about war 
he taught of peace, love and compassion
however his message has been twisted and turned over time 

and history shows the hands of Christian religious leaders are always bloody
because they twist the truth to control dictatorship is always the goal
Bush had been plaining war before a judge handed him the seat
on his first day he signed a bill into law prevent any criminal charges against him

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Witness and Behold the End

White Lilies,
Scattered on the ground,
Out of their element.
Deprived of its origin.
Clarity no longer visible.
White Roses,
In the purest snow,
Frozen to the core.
Stripped away so rash.
Beauty destroyed.

White flowers,
All around,
Trampled into dust.
Stolen without knowledge.
Endless death fighting to prevail.

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Before This My Lady

Before this my Lady                                                                                                                         There was only  God                                                                                                                                And no you or I or anyone                                                                                                                                      Got out of hand or mind                                                                                                                Creating mortal games                                                                                                                 That only death could part us from                                                                                                 Before sunlight or moonshine ever was                                                                                                                   Suspended  in  this  living  room of stars                                                                                              There was God in spaceless timeless harmony with God                                                             Before any of us could breath to speak                                                                                       Or laugh or cry                                                                                                                                   There was only God                                                                                                                            And it was good

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on a nude model against a black porous mountain one evening

the body,

of his work.

by his hand,
the fingernail moon lamp set on dim
sits in front an ultramarine drape
child orange at its base

by his hand,
the onyx climb, a mountainous terrain
muscular and oiled this inklike back foil
with its carefully placed rocks 

by his hand,
her body fine

by his hand,
she tans ivory white.

in the safety
in the dead of the night
in the stolen light the moon reflects

by his hand,
her body unconcealed
she pays homage
to midnight

the body,

of his work. 

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Heaven Break Every Breath

o heaven
every breath
i take
the soul
not made of flesh
o heaven
every breath
i take

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All That We Make

all that is good
all of thine
in our hearts
in the air
that we beathe
the work
that we do
things that we make
the sweet laughter and
the warm smiles
the friendships
that we cherish
the hellos and
the goodbyes
that we foretake
all of the
dreams that we share
to give and to recieve
without question
without reason
all that is fare
all that is good
all that we make

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One self

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Priceless pearl
my hidden diamond
love's sweet jewel

Heaven sent
Angelic countenance
Beauty so pure

Lovely daughter
your character delights
my devotion forever

Heartbeat on screen
My unbelief ceased
the moment
first squeezed my finger

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A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

It's hard doing something different.
It's difficult staying yourself.
In a world so accustomed to conformity,
It feels nearly impossible to be unique
As the one He created you to be.
How do we find the strength?
How do we find the courage?
How do we find the bravery?
Where do we defeat fear?
Well, He's hanging on The Cross
Giving life to you and me.
Thank You Jesus!
Let us not forget
With Christ,
Nothing is impossible,
For with God,
All things are possible!
Thank You Father!
Thank You!
We give our lives to You!
We are Yours!
Praise You forever
And forevermore!
In Jesus' Name,
We pray,

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the Rose

                 The Rose innocent white, soft pink, yellows 
                colors touch your soul vibrant red to amethyst

                enhances beauty yet a thorn awaits to break skin
                as life does piercing your heart with a thin pin.

                My life has shed drops of blood through each petal
                 as if in return for the love and beauty you feel

                hence pain underneath patiently waits the bloodletting ~

                The rose symbolizes love yet vulnerable to hold
                for when you open your heart it can be left bleeding

                The best of surgeons can not beat your heart
                It is the inner faith and God himself whom gives strength 

                whispers in your ear you shall live you will exist
                your life meaningful as the water and sun to the rose

                 For I am your God  your existence is not over yet .
                        You must Live ~You must Bloom 

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Kneeling before his holy throne, blessed is she this angel of innocence,
In clarity’s eyes of divine faith, the child of God smiles with devotions
With the fullest of hearts love, she sings as soft as the morning dove,
Praising the lords name on the heights divide, amongst the stars,
And light of the first mornings rays, which touch the vast
Everlasting skies of heaven.
Perfections wings to flight, she soars lifted upon spiritual currents
Of prayer and merciful grace.
Extended white feathers of ivory silk are softly kissed by,
 The heavenly fathers spirit, for she is child of light itself
Warmed beneath the glow of the divine shinning of God.
Spiritualism gift lives within this angel of mercy, whom
Stands on the righteous side of the Almighty’s right hand,
A blessings promise of the dawning soon to come, of an age
Of enlightenment for mankind.
Oh greatest beauty is glory’s kindred, setting free the
Miracle from the vaults of heaven, a white dove of peace,
Shinning amongst the blackened night vial, exposing the
Diamond stars of the universe, which blinks in wonders 
Amazement at the Lords treasured angel of innocence.
Sing does the Lords heavenly chorus in melodies
Harmony unto the graceful figure of humility for
She is innocence personification of perfection gift
Of love from the power on the most high.
Praising his name, with both hands locked together in
Prayer and faith beyond mortal’s comprehension.
In the light aglow of the everlasting, she does soar,
Waiting for the beckoning voice that calls to her
Inner soul, come my dearest child of innocence
It is time for you to come home, and be embraced
Beneath my wings of divine grace, until the world
Of man is ready for thee.
At the night so fades this angel of the mericiful heeds
The Lords calling, and rests until the eve of her 
Great awakening, then shall mankind open their blind
Eyes at last to behold and know the Lord’s love,
As the angel of innocence soars once more
Amongst the divine stars unto freedom’s passage.
Smiling in faith’s ultimate state of grace.


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It's not a lesson to be taught
Or a skill to be acquired
It's the nudge to move forward
Open when the time is right
It's the spirit inside
God leading on the way
On the journey to discover
He is all you need
It's the courage to let go
Say yes instead of no
Reveal what you've been holding back
As Jesus takes the wheel
It's the realization that it doesn't matter
What others think of you
God leads you where you're meant to be
Just allow you to be you
It's the standing up to fear
Proclaiming "fear's not gonna win!"
The battle has been fought too long
Time to let the stalemate end
It's the inspiration you've been holding
For others and for yourself
The light we've been dimming
Rather than shining on His behalf
It's the spontaneity in the decision
To follow His call all the way
Discovering peace in being you
Wide open as the perfect creation you are
The world out there is brutal
But there's a Holy Man holding out His Hand
His bravery now is all we have
But His bravery of love is all we need
May God bless you!

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That an oral tradition has had such a lasting impact on humanity is astonishing.
Since they first came out of the mouths of people, 
they have shot forth like an ever expanding bullet. 
Through the barrel of time, always changing; morphing into other languages,
distorting and splattering themselves onto pages with God as the culprit.
1455: Gutenberg disassembles that power at the pulpit, and with his machine made it safe to handle the story, and for it to continue--fully automatic in the hands of the people.  
Loaded onto ships, cocked back, bound in leather, and overseen by sages they became
canon fodder for vast bodies of people.  Left to ponder this; the power of the old English word, and if all the dead had heard.

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Behold Him, Holy is the Lamb-Win

Behold Him, have a good look
Be in wonder at what you see
He is the holy son of the almighty
Being offered as a sacrifice for
The sin of the world, behold him.

Behold him, have a closer look
Is he not spotless, sinless, gentle
And kind, without any harshness?
He is the holy lamb of the almighty
To behold Him, need Holy Spirit’s help.

Behold him; he is not just a “Lamb”
He is God coming down from heaven
To behold Him in the person of Jesus.
If we had eyes to see his perfection
Everything would be quite different.

Behold him; image quite compelling
Sweet and pure, lambs were offered
As a sacrifice on alter before God
The God offered his own lamb as a
Sacrifice on alter,to take away our sin. 

Behold his tortured body on the cross
Freeing us from bondage to sin
Behold the bleeding lamb for our evils
Behold him, calling us to take his yoke
Behold the reigning lamb giving blessings.

September 19, 2014
Form: Free Verse
First Place Win
Contest: Holy is the Lamb by Verlena Walker

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Last Summer Saturday

Poorly heated coffee;
I can't seem to get it hot enough.
Tired eyes still rolling,
Film draped for dreaming.
This last Summer Saturday,
Might as well call it Fall.
The pumpkins out and jumping,
Future jack-o-lanterns for fun.
Gentle breeze cascades,
Every once in a while a poof.
Sunny sun still sunning;
Please don't ever go away.
Time to heat up the coffee;
My goodness this is good!
So open arms and lean back;
God is so, so good!

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Beyond The Distance And The Days

Our love grows stronger,
Even beyond the distance,
Even beyond the days.
I know you're with me always
And I'm always with you;
In God together we're together forever
And physically we'll be together forever soon.

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This is the day the Lord gave.
His blessing is guiding our way.
He has manifested the extraordinaire.
He is why we live.
His intervening in human affairs has brought forth humanitarian events.
Insofar, our episodic existence augments our intelligence.

Stated to be a poetic boon, god sent for sure.
Divine intervention scribe on our scrolls, we are pathfinders to fulfill our inner core.
Life formed to live we are human beings.
Our footprints came long-ago via the Apostles and Prophets of the Lord.
Great Awakening took place and religion emerged.

No statue is limit in our theological presence.
We must keep company to our beliefs.
Therefore, a psalmist endurance becomes his or her poetic content.
We may write in prose, verse and flow, or both.
Our spirits will explore.
Our souls will be exposed.

Divine intervention is deific interference.
Interpolation defines our cause.
Wisdom sallied forth.
Pure utterance is a godsend.
We are scribes of history.
We are the writers of a holy scripture for humanity.
Verlena S. Walker

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God Is Love

1 John 4:8 New International Version (NIV)
Whoever does not love does not know God,
because God is love.

God is love,
God is agape love.
Agape love is not from man,
agape love is from God.
God’s love is not conditional
as human love is.
God’s agape love
is unconditional love.
Even if you are stuck
in the muck and mire
of gross sin in your life,
God still dearly loves you
and is patiently waiting
for you to ask Him
to forgive you of your sins
both past and present.
God knows that we are but
weak mortal men subject
to easily giving into fleshly desires.
Love is  not an emotion of God,
it is the very fabric of His being.

1 John 4:8 New International Version (NIV)
Whoever does not love does not know God,
because God is love.

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Porn No More

I've watched the war from behind closed doors;
Eyes too glued to close.
And now knowing what's in store, there's porn no more.
God's love is the only hope we know.
We are forgiven because of the love that is Jesus.
We are saved because of the love that is Jesus.
We give our lives to the Father for we are His children and He loves us.
We are loved!
No matter what we've done, we are loved!
Confess and ask for forgiveness;
This is such a beautiful gift!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
You forgive me!
You save me!
You change me!
I am changed!
I am new!
I am renewed!
I am forgiven!
I am saved!
I am changed!
There's porn no more
For God's hope is in store!
There's porn no more
For God's love is the hope of the world!

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Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

I'm worried where the next dollar will come from.
Will she ever arrive?
Will she ever show up?
But why am I worrying?
Stop it!
It's all in God's Great Hands!
It's all under God's control!
It's all within His plans!
It's all His
And He will provide
Because He is our Father!
He loves us!
It's all His!
Trust Him!
I know it's difficult;
He will not lead you wrong.
He knows where you need to go.
He knows what you need to endure.
It's all His plan.
It's all in His Hands!
Lay down your life;
Give the control.
He is in control!
Thank You Father!
Trust Him!
It will all be okay!
Trust Him!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Holy Spirit!
I love You always!
I trust You always!
I trust You!
I trust You!
Yes, yes I do!
I trust You!
I love You!

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God People of the universe Is transgressive God People of the world Is munificence Only you form your destiny. God People of the universe Has given us our lives _________________________|

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My Future Generation

I can act insane
Make me feel worthless

I belong in God’s family
He will bless my future generation

Don’t punish me for
Being myself –
Don’t envy my glee 

I can act like an
Adult, but I’d 
Prefer to have joy…

Not stress…
That piles upon us in our 
Everyday lives

Being childlike is

A rare beauty – 

No one prizes it…

No one came across it…

In this lifetime…

I can laugh all day
I can make you smile
If you’d accept my 
Childlike dreams of mine
Don’t treat me like a sick swine

Renew my young heart
Give me the ability 
To kill the old man…

I have my place in God’s family
He’ll be adored and glorified 
We’ll exchange prayers and hugs  
By my future generation

I beg of you – 
Don’t kill my childlike mentality
I’ll behave myself…
I’m positively sure that I’ll make you happy

I’ll still have pieces of a child in me

And pass it on to my future generation…

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By Our Side

By my side:
The tallest mountain,
The calmest pond,
The purest stream;
My hope and strength,
Faith and love;
The Lord,
Our God,
Always by our side

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Move On

So you sinned?
Well, that's done and over with!
Keep it in the past
'Cause that's where it belongs.
But ask Jesus for forgiveness;
Don't dwell on mistakes any longer
Because He makes you new again:
Love is the outcome;
Forget the wrongs,
Love and move on!

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Jesus, Please Take Over Me

You've fallen down again;
How can you let darkness win?
You just scraped your knee,
You didn't break your leg.
It will all be okay;
I will give you strength.
Brush it off, my child;
Come and take my hand.
Let me help you up again;
You will be okay.
I have always been with you,
And I always will be.
I am by your side,
But this time,
Will you allow me to take the lead?

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The Truth About Love

Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is time apart
Trying not to drown
Praying to stay loyal
Holding on to lover's promises
Dreaming of reuniting
Crying tears of hurt and joy
Thinking of you constantly
Asking God for all the best
Love is difficult
Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is faith
Love is hope
Love is trust
But love is beautiful
Oh, so beautiful
And love is worth it
Oh, so worth it
Love is in God's Hands
Love is protected
Love will come back again
Reunion again
For God is love
In Jesus' Name
We pray

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The Name of Jesus

Whisper me the sweet sound of freedom,
The sweet sound found in Your Name,
Holy and Heavenly freedom,
All in the Name of Jesus!

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The Light

They praise me like a saint,
But I am a sinner;
They don't know the man they see.
I am an addict.
Broken eyes to pornography,
Only Jesus can set me free.
Only by His death on the cross
And the grace of His Father's love
Am I able to be set free.
With God as The Light,
The One and Only Light,
The Only Hope in sight,
Will I be set free.
I am free.

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Every Second We're Away

Every second we're away,
We grow stronger everyday
Until that day will finally come
When we know it's okay
And we will rest in each other's arms
In peace from God above,
No longer missing one another
Because we're together;
Built forever in each other's love.

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We Are All In This Together

We all have a story to tell.
Ups and downs,
Together, we've been through it all;
God has led us through it all.
Trust Him;
It's all for a reason.
All your pains,
All your struggles,
All your hurts-
They're all for a reason.
God has a bigger plan,
One we cannot see.
Trust Him and pray.
We are all in this together.
Together, we have been through it all.
Ups and downs,
We are family-
Brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are friends.
Most importantly,
We are family.
Let's love one another like God loves us.
Let's help each other out
And help each other up with loving hands.
We are His children.
We are His servants
Together on His mission
To love, save, and change the world
For the better.
We are all in this together.
Listen to His praises ring;
Let's praise Him together.
Listen to sister Fantasia sing,
"Sometimes you gotta lose to win again."
Thank You Father!

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These Walls I Built

Stuck in the prison of my own life,
I dodge behind these walls I built.
And inside is a demon covered in guilt
And shame so thick you can't see his eyes.
God, please help me to see
No matter what, You will always love and be with me.
Thank You Father for everything.
In Jesus' Name,
We pray.

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The Difference between Sinner and Saint

The difference between sinner and saint lies
somewhere between the difference between
Earth and sky.  I don’t know why
It’s so difficult to distinguish between the two 
when there’s so many shades of baby blue 
and all one has to do is breathe free  
clean air while standing on the ground looking 
up at all that oxygen floating ‘round
originating in flowers, plants and trees
everyone can see that
even while our feet are planted 
solidly on good dirt it doesn’t hurt to 
let your mind wander awhile while
your heart pumps all that sweet red blood through 
your vitriolic veins carrying all those molecules sucked in 
so we don’t faint which is why it’s so difficult 
to separate earth from sky and
sinner from saint.

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THREE IN ONE Fortified towering walls surround persons running through and fro stature small and little feeble only a fig tree available for him yet, he ran too. Fast! climbing the tree with all his might just to have a glimpse of this wonderful man: our God- Jesus Christ.. who in thousand sunsets and thousand sunrises succeeded to win hearts and disciples... Walking upon seesaw waves He invited him Unafraid, He silence the raging storm He appease them calming the wandering spirit He embraces each one with light Engulfing beyond approach outlasting borders reproach His popularity a thousand years His million miles echo healing aches a soothing breeze resurrecting hope yet, some were threatened scared to be thundered as cornerstones He shook and changed mistaken fate and faith bender They took Him. Placed Him in trial Flicking hurt - Inflicting pain. Lashing jolts of torture down to the bone. Each bang of the axe nailing Him tight. So excruciating allowing helplessly stairs of His death. Lifted high after the third day. Blooming sun, welcomed His life back. As cloud carpet and choir of angels enthroned Him high. Leaving His Holy Spirit behind. His Holy Spirit present each daylight smile and nightfall frown waiting. waiting. waiting for us - people. Our God whose presence is present everywhere. Recognizable in the most natural flower. Bathing us strength through tornado of trials. Showering us honey warmth happy sunbeams. A seedling green leaf in a rocky dry mountain. The trembling notes folded within rhymes and psalms. The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit in one. (c) Olive Eloisa 4:44pm July 30, 2014 CONTEST NAME: GOD SPONSOR: REGINA RIDDLE first place, to God be always the glory..:)

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This Is The Love

Stand up and shake;
Feel the rhythm in your heart.
Ignite those pants;
We get up and dance.
God on our mind,
Eternity in our souls;
Feel the chills of those bones.
It's the hope.
Open those closed doors:
Into Heaven we go,
Welcomed and forgiven.
Here is the love;
Let's dance!

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Love Built By God Above

You are in my heart wherever I go;
You I will never let go.
You are with me always;
You I am always.
This is love.
Build by God above,
This is love.

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Like a cherry tree in the spring,
God if this is meant to be,
Please let this blossom.

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All Of The Children In The World

Lord God Almighty!
I pray unto you.
Protect all of the
children in the world.
Be they red, yellow,
brown, black or white;
I know they are all
precious in your sight.
Protect all of the
children in the world.
Hallelujah and Amen!

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Stuck In The Struggle

Sometimes I get stuck in the struggle
And I forget that this life is real,
Full of real love,
Full of real people,
Full of real strength,
Full of real faith.
Look around
Because this is real.
Welcome to reality;
This is God's amazing life!

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Blessing The Man Of God

The raging waters stay calm from the stretching forth of your hands the words of your mouth move the hand of God to action You’ve been lifted up so high to manifest His power among men your pulpit, cuts across the hearts of men from many nations Thus, God’ll continue to shade you with his divine protection until the rains of your existence cover the fields of your cultivation and the jury of heaven stands in complete attestation to your fulfillment You’d be filled inexhaustibly with the power of the knowledge and understanding of His word richly blessing you with substance and good health and your anointing; the foam to which nations will find comfort.

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The Corner of Madison and Huron

At the corner of Madison and Huron,
The faint pedestrian appears.
A couple holding hands walking swiftly
As police pass near.
Cane in his hands
Walks a younger looking man,
Rolling his suitcase along
A central corner in a downtown city
Where faith, hope, and love belong.
May God bless you Toledo,
Today and forevermore.

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Am I Still Forgiven

I did it again; I need forgiven.
Will He still forgive me even though I've fallen before?
I've fallen into these same sins countless times before;
I still haven't learned my lesson.
I am an ignorant hypocrite.
Am I still forgiven?

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We dig deep for something that rests on the surface.
We go far for something that lies just around us.
We seek fervently that which in our hands we grip.
No wonder we find not. Because that which we seek is not lost,
That which we buy is not for sale and He who guides us is not its author.
Time and time again these words come to us to turn to the author of happiness
And to seek it from He who can plant happiness in our souls.
In our rebellion we are caught in an unending spiral
And maze of delusions that only promises but never offers.
Seek it no more my friend that which is nigh,
Buy it no more my friend that which is a gift.
God can give you happiness that lasts

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Three days Saved

It's been nine years, I have counted the tears-
  they have made trails of guilt
  worried into my heart 
  then filled with loneliness and bitter despair
but by your grace I have been shown...

For the first time, in these nine years, I have not wept
  nor held a vigil to honor our grief
though the loss still burns, this time it is transformed

Peace from your love still reaches through death
  and through your eternal love I am reborn
 It is Good Friday. 
When God took your spirit home
  and left me dying to know,
  how to love him for his sacrifice
  when he asked me to give up you?
How do I heal this death and rise with you in his arms?

Through your love I was born, and in your arms I grew
 and it has been your love the kept me whole
 that taught me how to be reborn
    for even though your body has gone
    your words lost in the wind and breath no more
The essence of grace and strength you lived
- it grows still in your daughter soul

My being and existence came from your womb
  my heart and mind shaped by your enlightenment
I have lived a life you gave me and for once
   I live it in pride to honor your sacrifice
your words giving me the guidance I'd lost nine years ago.

Alas, I've come to know, that as you died
  and went home with our Lord, you saved me from my death
not in your dying, my grief and love can attest,
    but in your living strength and loving example
       you showed me how to live a life
             open to our Father's gift

We knew it would not wait, but the parting was too fast.
I sat in thought three days before your sleep and asked,
"In three days time my savior died, I wonder hence
   what of my soul will rise with his?"

And now sitting Easter morning, 
  holding my sons candy-filled basket,
I realized Three days passed.

  He took you home Friday morn, but left me love,
that eternal love that never dies
whose comfort is unending

I honor your love by giving it to my children
         and Easter morning I felt your hug, your kiss, and knew 
                                 you have never left me
Though God took you home Mom
I know you have never left me
for as our Savior died and rose
you too still live in my heart, 
showing me proof our Father's blessings

    because you, my love, are my soul and all ready there
there fore I am strong enough to give this pain up 
       to honor his sacrifice and transcend,
           to be humbled by the grace and mercy
          that could forgive such lost lambs as I

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Life Can Be Cruel

I cannot get into heaven
God I have tried!
Suicide is a double edge sword
Especially when you survive!
Walking the streets at night
Dazed and confused
Longing to be loved
When is Mum, coming for me?

"Does she still love me?"
"Does she still care?"
"Does she still think of me?"
"Does she wonder, where I am?"

I want her to come find me
I want her to say she 'loves me’
I want her to comfort me
I want her to take me home
And keep me safe
And not forget hat I exist
Like the way she treats me now

I wish God 
Could make my Mum
Magically appear
Making this hellish nightmare
On the street

“Send my Mum please!”
So, all this can end!
Before this last ray of hope
Diminishes for good!

I don’t want to become
The walking dead
Forever forgotten as if 
I was never born!
For this is the cruel, harsh reality
Of living life, feeling unloved
Uncared for, abandoned,
Left to fend for my own

A dangerous killer inside me
Eating away, at my soul
Something, no one can see
As I suffer in silence
My insides crippling!

Lost, alone and frightened
Weeping on a dirty
Graffiti park bench
Dirty tears
Rolling down my cheeks
Stuffing newspapers under my jumper
To keep myself warm

“What am I going to do?”

“Will I make it through the night?”
“Will I get raped and beaten?”
"Will I be left for dead?”
“Will I survive
To see another day?

“Is my life worth living?”

Please God, I beg of you
Have mercy now
Please show me the way!

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8:15 To Freedom

Do you hear the train a'whistlin'?
I wonder where she's a'goin'.
Can she be boundin' toward freedom?
Well, there's freedom in Jesus!
And that's all we need!

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Dead On My Own, Alive In Him

Faith is not failing me,
I am failing Him.
Why do I refuse to accept His grace?
Why would I rather live my life on my own
When He is extending a helping a hand?
I am depressed,
Dead on my own,
But I am alive in Him!
I give my life to Him for real;
I give Him my all,
And now I'm alive
Because He gives me life!

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Your Love Is The Strongest

Send me to the darkest places;
That's where I feel You strongest.
A kiss and hug down the deepest alleys;
Never letting go, Your love is the strongest.

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Rainbows of hope endlessly span in the ether vast
Effortlessly redoubling in voids’ empty caverns
Every thought entwined, lacking innate freedom

Illumination grandiosely illustrated to a select audience
Captivated in the auspicious moment of success 
Impressing no one with odious jargon 
And theses absorbed through ever pouring over scrolls
A mind inundated with alien concepts 

Anew the intricate webs influence the inner psyche
Arrows carelessly aimed, fired at Cupid’s aura 
Finding a willing entrance to a yearning, aching heart

Embracing the agreement to eternal life in the unconditional love offered
Confucius: ““I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I then understand."


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Maybe one day 
i will be able to live in a single moment 
with my surroundings and every single life 
will be on the right place. 

Maybe my sin is not so wrong 
and my forgiveness will fall 
with the rain on all human race. 

Maybe one day 
before the last sunset 
i will see for the first time 
your loving face.

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Alone In This Quiet, Perfect Home

Bedroom door is closed;
I'm feeling so alone.
Even though I'm laying bed,
I don't feel like this is home.
Even though I'm laughing with my friends,
I still feel alone
Even in this quiet, perfect home.
Lord, we need You.
Thank You.
In Your Name,
We pray.

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The Silk Demon

These people make me sick 
These false prophets
These religious money pits 
These well dressed demons of deception 
Nothing but
Con artists
Purveyors of pure sacrilege
Pretending to offer you salvation 
Offering you the comfort of the lord 
For a price 
Selling you a seat in heaven 
The more you pay the better your accommodations
Religious travel agents
Without their blessing 
You’re doomed to be left behind 
You wont get into heaven 
Without your donation 

I myself believe in religion 
Support all religions 
They may be different in their views and customs 
But the end goal is all the same 
Eternal peace 

But these people are different 
They to, 
Want peace… 
Your piece 
My piece 
And anyone else’s piece they can get 
Their goal is simple 

Fleece the flock 
Sell them promise 
Sell them an eternal ticket 
Guarantee them eternal bliss 
For a price 

Sell them anointed hankies
And blessed books 
Promise them wonderful lives
With their religious looks 

They are the one-armed bandits of the new age 
With a bible in one hand and a credit card machine in the other 

We take Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover  
But no checks please 
We need your “prayer” right now 
Not in 7-10 days 

These people make me sick 
There are so many of them 
Saying they represent God 

Flashing 800 numbers 
Requesting your “prayers” 
Which will only be “answered” 
As long as credit card is valid 

Are people that dumb?
I mean really that naïve?
Do they really believe? 
The cheap suits 
Silk ties 
And piss poor acting of sincerity and caring
Do they not see the obvious? 
Are they truly blind? 
Do they want to be spiritually slaughtered? 

Do they not remember the one very important rule?

You never have to pay to pray!

All God has ever asked of anyone is their faith 
Time, is your most valuable asset
It is what you have the least of in life 

And this is what you pay to God 
Your time devoted to him and your faith in him 

Wake up, before it’s to late 
You don’t have much time left 
Spend it wisely 
Spend it on God 

Eric (and sometimes not) 






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I Messed Up

Lord, please forgive me.
I need You.
I messed up.
Please, save me.
Thank You.
I trust You.
I love You.
I am a hypocrite.
Please, change me.
Thank You.

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and as the tide of mindless babble receded
whispering through the foaming bubbles,
giggling in the lather of their lies, smoothing
the unsuspecting edges of the irate populace
with the blandly pathetic pablum on which 
they subsist, a rogue wave broke upon the
barren beach, tore the moorings of the past
from their entrenchments, cleansed the sands
of the needless detritus of failures filth, surged
through all the alleyways of wealth and power,
washing from their hands the stain of greed,
and in withdrawing left a stinging message -
repent - or I return.

John G. Lawless

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Reaching Out

Reaching out to others you’ll find you’re never alone. There’s comfort there, even in the worse of times. God gave us arms to hold others tight. He gave us eyes, to see others plight. He gave us legs to get to those arms. He gave us hearts to know where to go. But only he can show you the key… To love, and hope and eternity. Written 1-2-2015

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Losing Myself

I cry myself awake
In the middle of the day
Because of a decision I made
Not to spend time with you.
And now everything I am
Is falling apart into pieces;
I feel like I am losing you
Because I am losing myself.

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Beautiful Children

Singing around in love;
Smiles built from the ground.
Holding hands in the dance;
Laughing with brothers and sisters,
All in His Glorious Name.
Throughout His perfectly sculpted land:
Look around because this is it;
Look around because this is love;
Look around and know, understand, comprehend,
Rejoice because you are perfect;
You are God's beautiful children!

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Hope Is Seed Not Planted

There is hope that lies dormant
in that seed collection in a jar,
placed carefully by ancient ancestors
	on a shelf.

Heritage tomatoes may blossom
in that spring of hopes.
The hoe will etch the rows
and the years will keep the tune.

A fabric for sewing is waiting
for the deft hands of the Maker.
The Maker plants the seeds,
and sews the pattern into clothes.

And we who are less dump our hopes
into the rubbish of regret.
There is a Maker and a Caretaker
	who sprouts the kernel,
	and fine combs the cotton.
Be it by hope or faith we plant;
we go sowing seeds in spring
and sit weaving in the winter.
	And we wait.

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Refusing To Listen

Everyone telling me where to go:
Turn left,
Turn right.
I don't even know who to listen to anymore;
I don't even know who I am anymore.
God, please speak to me
And tell me where to go
And show me what to do
Because Your voice is drowning out in the madness
Or maybe I am just refusing to listen.

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Soul Beat

Run into my heart;
Run right into my arms.
I will never let you go;
I am yours forever, please know.
You make my soul beat;
You bring me back to life.
God, thank You for this love;
God, thank You for this life.

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In a Welsh Chapel Darkly

I know you see me from up there,
from halfway up the steep and twisting lane.
In early half-light as you take your walk
I no doubt seem to loom as you descend,
appear to grow, to rise from earth,
my boxlike rectilinearity,
severe and unadorned geometry,
a silhouette against the solitary sodium source.

I once hosted fiery-throated hymns
from dedicated souls in Sunday best:
“Marchog, Jesu, yn llwyddiannus”,
“O! Iesu mawr, rho d’anian bur” –
voices rich and raised and resonant,
so filled with faith, so gorged with God.
My pitch-pine pews were polished
by coat and skirt and trouser twill.

Abandoned now, unloved, slab-still,
void and stark and desolate,
with quarry-tiled floor that would resound
with joy were anyone to walk upon it,
I present gaping emptiness, a thing felt,
a cave whose darkness, palpable,
is peopled by retreating echoes of my past,
like timorous ghosts far too afraid to speak.

But there is One I must not name
who lodges in my roomy quarters,
cowers within my tight square corners,
seeking shadows when the sun stares in.
I hear Him breathing as
He sweats in His remorse, a thing smelt,
hiding from the accusing gaze
of His forlorn creation.

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A Lost Sheep in Godly Sleep

Inspired by Psalms 23:1-6 (enjoy, poets!!) :

v. 1-3 

I’m a lost sheep, hoping for a godly sleep 
LONGING for a delightful sleep 
In search of my beloved shepherd… 
I was willing to pray for some rewards to reap 
To pray for a heavenly dream…
Not a frightening nightmare…or I’ll scream! 
Now, I’m satisfied 
With godly sleep
I lie my head down
In green pastures 
That’s where I seek
God’s comfort…

The paths of righteousness
Renews my faithfulness

v. 4-6

I’m passing through the shadow of death…
In yield of Your staff 
The Lord whispers in my ear gently:
“Fear no evil, for I’m with you!”
To pick me up from the ground…
And heal me…I’m trying my best 
Let me have a moment’s rest
In search of Your Promise Land…Your nest 

Fill my cup with Your mercy
And give me a piece of your serenity…
A taste of sincerity...a slice of sensibility...
A flavor of integrity...

I beg You to take care of me…
And hand me a portion of eternal glee

You are my kindhearted, generous shepherd 
My comforter…my reliever
My God…I’m most certainly YOUR believer
You aren’t a deceiver…
I was once a downright nonbeliever

You are MY awesome God
I’m strengthened and comforted by Your rod! 

I’m walking Your narrow path of mercy and goodness…
I’m dwelling in God’s house~ 

I was once a lost sheep
Mourning night after night…
I used to forlorn day after day 
I’m alarmed and I’m yearning for Your light 
Your might…Your delight
To get through my plight…to fight the good fight
I used to weep bitterly in dismay 

I was once a lost sheep
But, now I’m enjoying my godly sleep
I’m skipping to and fro
In God’s green pastures…I lie…
I sing …I grow…I wander off…I fly…
I float…in God’s still waters – 
His PEACE will never die! 

He lifts me up on cloud nine
I’m a lost sheep in godly sleep
He nurtures me like His child – I’m feelin’ fine
I’m a joyful sheep in godly sleep

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You Are Alive

You're alive even in the darkest place;
Even when we can't hear Your Name,
Even when we can't see Your grace,
You're alive!
Even when we can't feel Your grace,
You are alive!

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Can Someone Take My Place

John 14:16-17
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 

A still voice, quiet in the shadow of truth
it comes, proof not withstanding scrutiny.
Failing not, he who asks for faith.   
Christ called in innocence on God’s awesome
power and grace, Please, can
someone take my place,
Father—it is more than I can bear.
His prayer wasn't meant for the pain.
He was already immortal and that he knew.
Then again- - -Father they know not what they do.
While the sins of all people of all time
weighed heavily on his heart and his mind,
sinking him into the depths of 
hell itself, waiting in the lake of fire.
Father, they are forgiven.  
Take me back now into heaven
My spirit will forever remain.
Never again will man be alone and afraid.
He will know how and why I came,
And I promise that great will be his reward,
If he simply believes who I am
and calls on my name. 

Do I believe this?  Yes, I believe.  

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It's Simple

It's simple.
We make it much more complicated than it is;
Just live.

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Gift Of Mortality

An earthly existence
A universe beyond my minds, comprehension
I die
I rise
Life lessons reviewed
Homeward bound
I am not lost, after all!
I am a willing participant
Serving, the Father, of all creation
His son combined, ‘producing life’ as we know it
Representing them, in everything I do
I am nothing, without Love!
My heart full of faith, loyal service I give
Learning how to unconditionally serve, as the Father unconditionally, loves me
Worshipping our Divine Creator’s existence
Choosing to live, moment to moment
Being as one with ‘Our Universal Father’
No physical permanency
My physicality, disappearing
My mortality existence, I let go of
Death temporary
My spirit alive!
Relief, Peace
‘I am only passing through!’
A unique, experience of mortality 
A gift, I am blessed to experience, to live!

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A Sinner Like Me

I'm a mess.
I've ruined this body You've designed;
I've ruined this heart You've shined;
I've ruined this breath You've shared;
I've ruined this life You've cared.
I've demolished this freedom You've given,
Yet You give it to me again.
Time and time around I have failed You;
Weak and falling trying to please You.
Earning I cannot for this is a gift from You.
Please forgive me;
Please save me:
You've picked me up and brushed me off;
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.
I have fallen once again.
I'm a mess,
But You forgive me.
You save me
Time and time around,
You brush me off and pick me up.
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.

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Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

Abandon Hope All Ye
 Who Enter Here

Ever the edifice
The bold and self-serving statue
Proud ego stamped
In the courtyards and squares
Of those who have diminished ( ordinary )

Ever the hero who by guile
Steals the heroes burial
With self sacrificial offerings of ballot boxes ( rigged )

Ever the flag waving
For the faceless dictators
Who by money and army medals adorned
Assume control
Via  coup d'état ( or money )

Ever the religious fanatic
Behind Iattola, priest, missionary and Papist
Ever the quiet and raucous rapist 
Of faith

Ever the secret of power hunger ( sanctioned )
Allowed to dictate
Through political expediencies
Ever the murder of country men
To rule the country

Ever the nationalistic barrage of pride
For coloured cloth
Defines identity
And not humanity ( human )

Ever the innocent left to bleed
To fill the coffers of nameless greed
And ever the hate to feed
The racial, political and religious idiocy ( bigotry )

Ever the door which opens
For men and women returning home
With the triumphal marches
Of black body bags

Ever the tear gas, riot shield and rubber bullet
Ever the faces of Tienanmen Square
Ever the bodies of The World Trade Centre
Ever the terrorism of lies
Ever the truth denied
Ever love defiled

Ever the innocent left to bleed
To fill the coffers of nameless greed
And ever the hate to feed
The racial, political and religious bigotry ( idiocy )

Ever the door which open
Welcoming home
Mothers and Fathers
From their long days labours ( ordinary )

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The World Needs You, Lord

The world needs You, Lord;
We all need You too.
Alone, we battle and fall apart,
But we live joyful freedom with You:
Created anew in Your perfect image;
In Your Holy Name!
We pray,

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You're Somebody's Hero

I don't know a Better Name,
But ,"You're Somebody's Hero."
It's not just a game,
And it's always fair.
What are we made of?
Pearl and polished stone?
Or tar and rot?
We  are what we have yearned for.
Have we spent our time studying God,
Or the Father of lies?
Were we being polite,
Or feasting  and drinking of the fat happily?
Are We cursing God when we fall,
Or are we laughing and getting back up?
You see, when God gives us a gift,
It is appreciated by the wise,
And the other only lust and envy the gift.
So, don't tare someone down just because
You don't think that they are pretty,
And you don't think you should show some pity 
Because some people aren't just people,
But are somebody's Hero,
That have saved somebodies soul,
That have gone about saving souls. 

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Only You

Who can create this perfect land?
Who can give us all we need?
Who can save us from ourselves?
Who is the basis of our time?
Who is the author of all history?
Who is the center behind our calendar?
Who is our hope?
Who is always true?
Who leads us were we need to go?
Who sustains our lives here on Earth?
Who always answers our prayers?
Who always answers our calls?
Who creates this feeling in us we cannot describe?
Who determines our morals?
Who has a plan for us?
Who sets our paths?
Who guides us all of our days?
Who is our faith?
Who is our hope?
Who is our love?
Who is our truth?
Who is our joy?
Who is our trust?
Who is our belief?
Who is our Father?
Who is our Son?
Who is our Holy Spirit?
Who is our Redeemer?
Who is our Savior?
Who is our Creator?
Who is our lover?
Who is our best friend?
Who is our relationship?
Who is the only One?
Who is the only true One?
Who is our only One?
Only You!

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I am a hypocrite and look what I just did:
I fell into my darkest pit; now, again, and again.
I thought that I was strong enough to live the truths I said;
Now I realized I'm much too weak; a fool too ashamed to raise his head.
God, please save me, please forgive me, and please give me strength. 
I love You.
I thank You.
I am forever changed.

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Holy Is the Lamb

Humbly He took my human flesh,
humbly dwelt in Mary's womb,
humbly walked the dusty roads,
teaching, healing, breaking bread
Holy is the Lamb.

Gently He gave Himself to me,
gently touched my fallen form,
gently lifting from the mire 
my broken, needy, sin-sick soul.
Holy is the Lamb.

Freely He gave His all,
freely suffered scorn and shame,
freely bent beneath the scourge
within Pilate's judgement hall.
Holy is the Lamb.

Surrendered to the cross,
surrendered, bearing all my guilt,
surrendered to death's bitter call
He gave his utmost, gave me all.
Holy is the Lamb.

Risen, to give me new life,
risen that I might bear His name,
risen that I might never die
the second death but reign with Him.
Holy is the Lamb.

September 28, 2014

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My Prayer

Dear kind and loving Heavenly Father. Humbly I bow my head before you and thank you for all the love and mercies you have shown me. Thank you for giving me a roof over my head and groceries in my cupboards. Thank you for those you have given me. All my family and friends and also those who take care of my soul by feeding it every Sunday and pray for me every day, especially when I am week and sick. I feel your love through them and the powers of their prayers. I know I am not always worthy of your grace but because your son gave his life I rejoice that I have the chance to try and be a better person. Over and over you have forgiven me and I pray you help make me worthy. Help those who are week and lost, let them know and feel your love for nothing can give us more strength and peace then when we are under your wings. Hear the cries from those who are suffering. Please be gracious to them and end their suffering. Father I can never thank you enough for you answering my prayers in the last while. The doctors are amazed how well I have bounced back and I know it's from so many prayers from so many. I will never doubt again the power of prayer and thank you for letting me experience such joy. I pray all this in Jesus name Amen.

Brenda Meier-Hans 

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It's funny how once your heart starts beating your body starts to decay.
It's crazy how we go through our lives thinking we're actually living, but we're dying.
Going Day by Day saying, "Live It like your Last."
And Indeed it could be your last because your heart can stop beating as fast as a snap.

But some 2000 years ago a man was born.
Who's alive today and helps us get through our storms.

"Peace Be Still" and he calms the stormy seas.
Waves his hand over water and wine is the replacement on this scene.
One word and the dead heart starts to beat, and that isn't even his most Miraculous feat!

Because he was beat until he was bloodied and unidentifiable!
The same stripes on his back are the ones that fly across our flag.
 Burdened to carry the bridge that believers can cross, to get to the land that they're promised.

Stakes in his Hands! Stakes in his Feet! Not Philly or Cheese.
Red Blood gushes out that turns our black souls white with a holy gleam.
Spear in his side so that we can be by his side.

"Father they know not what they do!"
He drops his head then he.......... Dies.
Buried in a tomb that's borrowed.
Only to rise tomorrow's tomorrow

Giving us a chance to repent our sins and believe so that after death, we will live.
But only after acceptance that he died for you and that you believe that his love is true. 
I guess I can finally understand the cliché line.

"Everybody Dies but not Everybody Lives."

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unrequited love

Christ said to claim it in His name and it shall be given.
To praise the gifts of tomorrow and they will be revealed.
But even though my goal is pure
I feel like my heart is heavy in pity

The words I say aim to live like Him.
My true intent is to manifest His spirit,
to be as the the servant who died for my sins,
but my heart is lonely in this toil.

I wish to offer up this pain
and sacrifice my complaints to lead my loves
into a greater world of understanding.
But my body is numb from isolation

I plead with the world "Love me!"
Love me as me with out this changing.
Love me as I love you to erase the suffering.
If I am perfect as I am what is wrong with me?
Why can't you love me?
What happened over these years
that now I'm expendable? 
Why am I unworthy now 
but my deeds were good enough?

This world is lonely.
The leavings are long and goodbyes short.
Who will love me?
Who will understand that heaven is created
in the weight of our love?

My love must be wide
for we only bleed
as deep as we are willing to cut.
My tears have bled into a red sea.

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Book of Memories

When I'm weary, tired, when life is
rough and rocky - I look through
the book of my memories. Hidden
among the masses, one shines above
them all. All my troubles fade
into small pebbles bore down from
solid stone. From this one memory -
I rise above my own self-doubt and
travel into the realm of the 
future. Into a bridge built of
stepping stones. As I reach the
center, I fall to my knees,
trembling from it's greatness and
divine hope. Here, I gain the
strength of loves I have known.
As I reach the end of the bridge - 
I am forced to look back and see
the presence that walked with me.
From this shadow of a memory, I
shall always know the comfort of
goodness and hope. Giving me the
strength of a love more solid than
stone. Yes, I often turn the pages
in the book of my memories.

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The water. 
It ripples and waves.
Its soothing to the touch and it runs over your body like an invisible blanket.
When life is too much to take I run to the water.
I've thought about lost loved ones over the view of the ocean.
As the waves ran over my toes and pulled back it was as if God was telling me I'm here.
I see your pain. I see your passion. In time I will wash them away.
When it rains, it stirs something inside of my heart. I know that as this storm shall pass, so will the trials of life.
The pain will be washed away. All will grow new again.
Pain is water.
Joy is water.
Life it water.
Water is beauty.

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Android Embedded Chrystal Blue

          Android Embedded Chrystal Blue

In the corner of the galaxy dead in front of night
Just left of the quasars charted long ago
A logic being called 732 thought out and calculated
Waited for the proper landing on the proper planet site
A cold green world with three moons came into view
A giant star off to the right was ready to go nova
He had to set up for the show
The probe shuttled down with perfect coordination
To the surface of the barren world
Instruments and Android 732 were on board the tiny craft
The robot is the next generation of thinking machines
Artificial intelligence of the highest level
Equipped with weapons, scientific tools, and knowledge
Liquid computers housed within its metallic head
Designed to analyze and measure everything there is 
The Android is authorized to do anything it pleases
Given freedom and vast latitude to explore
Religious leaders blessed it and confirmed it
To be free in every meaning of the word
They authorized it to have a soul and save the universe from Satan
To roam and catalogue spiritual and scientific entities
 Down to the micro mystical cosmic core of molecules and atoms
To advance the human and android condition without limit
It explores new planets and space anomalies by choice
Returns data to the home world through a beam of light
Android 732 crashed into the cold green planet while distracted
Focused on a giant star off to the right that just exploded
In a spectacular display of colors of reds, yellows and whites
It became enamored as it entered the green icy planet
Impacted a crystal glacier at the designated site
Became embedded in it
Froze there on the spot, anointed by blue ice
Enshrined for all eternity
An android crystal blue forever
If my calculations are correct as estimated


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Bombers Moon

Them and us under a Bombers Moon
By Steven Cooke

Making love to my demons
Under the flag of my country
Caught in between the never believer
And a pardon of angels,
Who bargain their souls for my redemption,
Empowered by a nation,
Glorified by heroes departed
My life sanctified by religious compromise
For tonight I fly, under the bombers moon

Nearer to God than most
I see the world differently,
This Earth orbits in a sea of cold
My plane hidden in its recess,
A place where silent screams dwell
And rainbows are sent to die.

Away from the gaze of my enemy,
A phrase worthy of the Devil
Away from the patriots sting,
These too, sanctified by a religious hand.
The History books dilemma
My run begins
My mind listens to a confess of whispers,
The engines my Priest,
The bomb doors open,
Horsemen of The apocalypse,
Released from their tethers
I am the Arbiter of Death
As in Nature, Chance will decide
The faceless will fall
And god willing I will return home.

In the scheme of things
A Cities worth is one minute, 23 seconds
The camera to record in slow mo for Posterity,
And to delight the victorious.
The Impact sweeps away the sweat of past generations
Creates queues of ghosts, waiting,
 To lay in row after row, of white marble.
Their silent screams absorbed into Heavens Gate,
A cold Hallelujah for God to judge.
Just another day on planet earth

But don’t worry,
Time, like, the brook of sighs, will wash away these sins
But not the seeds,
For we are the gardeners of sin,
Their germination, lovingly corrupted
In our differences, them and us
The Pillars of capitalism our advantage.
The fear of the Devil theirs

Our final epitaph in the circle of life,
We are conditioned to repeat the mistakes of the past,
As is the Wilder beast to cross the River of Death,
Or theologians using religion as a weapon of war
The devil and the Crocodile dines well, on such a menu 
We truly are, a blessed Race.

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Three Crosses

Three Crosses The Virgin mary was sitting down one day With a gold book in her hands. JESUS came by that day and asked her - What are you doing with that gold book in your hands? She answered, I am here - I can't eat and I can't sleep. Days ago I had a dream, that three crosses stood high on Mount Calvary. On the tallest and most beautiful - I saw your body nailed there. JESUS smiled and said, it must not be. You were only having a dream - for my life here will never end. Whoever says this prayer three times a day, to the doors of HEAVEN they will arrived and the doors of HELL will forever stay behind...
03/07/2014 written by Lucilla M. carrillo

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Are we awake or are we still sleeping?
Blind to the hurt, and deaf to the weeping.
Ashamed of religion and supportive of the new,
Aware of the lies and hidden from what’s true. 

Worship the evil and turn away the pure,
Developing disease with an unknown cure.
Starving the poor and overfeeding the wealthy.
Killing the sick and drugging the healthy. 

Going to war for some kind of power,
Building tall structures over all types of flower.
Cutting the trees and polluting the air,
All out of greed, with no sort of care. 

Turning us against our own, 
And help from up above.
Making us beings of hate,
Instead of ones of love. 

Demonizing the mystic,
Criticizing the wise.
Making our own family members,
Into people that we despise.

Awaken to the torment, 
Be aware of all the pain. 
Those who are misleading,
And claiming that we are insane.

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My God is my rock

My God is my rock.

He is my constant, my heart, my undeniable truth.
As I draw near to Him He fills me with unbreakable faith and everlasting peace.

His grace knows no boundaries and can not be earned.
His infinite wisdom can not be bought, but is generously imparted whenever I ask.

I will continue to be grateful for every breath of life He gives me.
His brilliant light is a beacon for my life path and will continue to lead me through all my peaks and valleys.

I pray to love carelessly with His love, and that it will speak loudly and clearly, even without a single word.

He gives me hope when there is nothing to hope for. 
His patience I will always be amazed by.

I pray all the fruits of His Spirit will continue to grow in me with every breath I take.


Dominic Marchio

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The Lord's Peace

The chaos is shedding
Of happiness is floating
The madness..chaos is concealing
Comes from the Lord - 
To Him who mends us all...
To Him who forgives all of our sins
And downfalls
And answers everyone's calls

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Lord and Master 
We all fall shadows 
Living in your light 
On bended knees 
Humbled before you 

Oh Heavenly Host 
You wear the crown 
king of existence 
In a host of angels 
singing in the clouds 

Whispering softly 
on the breeze 
In the most gentle voice 
Blossoms love 
Peace a golden treasure 
Beyond earthly words 

Oh Heavenly Host 
I shout in praise 
In honor 
your Holy name 

The Father 
Born the Son of God 
In the gift 
of the Holy Spirit 
colours of light 
bowing as I kneel 
My King
in heaven

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Gods and Devils

Gods in time have come and gone
To salvage life for the forlorn
And Christians came from Jewish lore
A prophet from the Middle East
To spread the word and aid the poor

Then demons arose to fill the seed
The yin and yang of good and bad
A fallen angel dueled with God
Then forced to spend his life in Hell
He knew the human will so well
To compete with God in collecting souls
And weaken man’s will and destroy their goals
To seek the power of the mind
In modern days he changed his suit and 
and sits upon a business throne
The Devil exists in the spirit or not
To erode all man’s faith and cause it to rot
To retreat for a time then return once again

So lift your hands up in the air
And say a universal pray
And coalesce with just your faith
Gods and Devils are always here
And we are left but to compare
That human life is pure in heart
And we can end what Devils start 


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Epitome of Love and Happiness

Children do ask us if Santa Claus exists
Most of us do reply, “yes, Certainly,dear”
Folklore have turned Santa into a toy
Who mans a sleigh led by eight reindeers.
How dreary our world would be if no Santa.
Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance
Can pull aside that curtain, view and
Picture the superb beauty and glory behind.
Is it real? and the answer is, it is real.
Nothing else is real and abiding in the world.
A real person, the Bishop of Myra in Turkey
After the death,canonized as patron saint of kids 
Santa is love, magic, hope and happiness.


Date: 12-25-13
Dr. Ram Mehta
Third Place win
Contest: Christmas joy by P.D

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in the middle of the night,
i am here,
sat at the center of my bed,
where both of my hand lift close to my forehead.
i kneel down,
not because today is Sunday,
not because of the divine that I whisper,
but I am lost,
in my sins of ungratefulness,
in the world that I created,
I am lost.
and my tears drop.
I feel the warmness of my feelings,
the pain that i behold
and I am lost.
To the Lord,
I ask,
to put me in a cage,
where I am surrounded with strong,
where I am cuddling with brightness,
where I am crawling with rationality
and those tears drop heavily,
until I realized that I am not alone,
where I thought that I am lost,
I said Amen at the end of my burden,
I said Amen at the end of my prayer,
to Lord that always heard,
to Lord that always there,
so I will never feel the loneliness,
in this sphere of greediness .

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The New God

You're a voyeur at best!
Your vampiric heart beats out of your chest
Ready to consume the final climax
I know who you are - when the lyrics fail to resemble
Letting your poison drip straight from your lips
Portraying, entertaining the image of sex's delusion
You know only rape - manifestation of hate
Lack of the fruit of the beauty of a human mind
Depths you'll never penetrate!

She was only a doll - type of a lost father's adore
Impaled into a desperate whore
Shamefully out of broken safety's  choice 
She bore embryogenesis of morose
May your rusty blades caress as they please

So confront the masses with the halt of embryogenesis
Let the worship of machines be
Leg them construct us cell to cell
Nature's just in the way
Of our race of perfectly engineered machines!
The burden of conception
Surrenders to the will of
The New God

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In The End

Everything I ever asked for, and it's all right in front me
Yet when I reach out for it, it's as if it's slowing floating away
Taunting me, testing my nerve, willing me to give in
But I stand tall, and I try to out smart it, a hopeless attempt

I can say I tried, but did I?
The effort I put into it, was it enough to even qualify?

I can say that I gave it my all,
but in the end I know I'm a coward. 
In the end I know that it's all over,
I know that everything is over.

But there's more to it,
a light at the end of the tunnel, an oasis in the middle of a desert
And I find it..
I find that one little spark, and I start a wildfire.

I look to God, and I thank Him,
for placing me in this situation, for giving me these opportunities,
for giving me this life.

When I thought I lost, 
He helped me through it.
God lifted me up and took me in, into His kingdom,
into His Heaven, into His heart.

And it was as if i was born again,
into His arms, but in the end, I never left them.
I was always with him, 
I just didn't know which path to take.
And In the End, I was home, although I never left.

This one wasn't necessarily a cry for help, it was like, when you feel like you have everything you ever wanted.. Then everything goes wrong and you lose it. 
You feel like you're trying your hardest, but it's hopeless. And then by turning to God, everything returns to normal. He brings you in, you're accepted by Him and life is back to normal. In the end, everything is okay again.

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A Single Syllable

Some of the most meaningful words
Are just a single syllable
"Love," and "Hate;" "You," and "I," and then
"Me" and "Mine" and "Yours," also, "Ours"
"Life" and "Death," "Dark" and "Light," (as in
"Let" "There" "Be" "Light")... but also "Sad;"
"Grace," but also "Fall" "From," and "Loss"
"Joy" and "Faith" come with "Pain" and "Sin"
There's "Peace," (though "War" is said as swift);
"Here" and "Gone" and, respectively, "Don't" "Go;"
"Long" is still just as short as "Short"
"Weak" is never lesser than "Strong"
It's as quick to say "Right" as "Wrong"
It's as much to say "Less" as "More;"
"End" was never harsher a word than "start;"
"Can" was never harder than "can't;"
"Look," "See," "Hear," "Touch," "Taste," each word, then
Think hard on any one of them;
All just a single syllable-
How can one, short sound mean so much?

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His arms outstretch the sky, 
And the wind slips through my wings as I fly,
With the Midnight Sun.

Cities Sparkle below, 
Man-made planets leaping to kiss the feet of God.
Plank-filled eyes 
Hide truth behind lies,
In the ignorant minds of our Suns and Daughters.

Reaching heights I was unaware existed.
My confidence thins with the altitude,
But these wings of faith remain strong, 
In the face of adversity.
Even at the table of our enemies,
We cannot fail.

We soar through the depths of Hell,
The midnight sunrise 
Bathing the stars of a dark land.
The sea reflects our light, Defiantly,
But every second makes it harder to fight
The blinding force of this Love-Storm we create.

Slowly, Slowly
She begins to absorb rather than reflect.
Light overcomes.
And the darkness is recreated.
Transformed into a beacon of light to her lost sisters, 
Who have floated in false content.

The light ripples outward, 
An incandescent tidal wave of Love,
A Baptism out of which Hope is born.
His arms outstretch the sky,
And the wind slips through her wings as we fly,
With the Midnight Sun.

Feel free to leave any constructive criticism, thanks.

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Blessings Of The Lord

Day by day we perceive the blesssings of the Lord,
The snowy day that reminds us about the blessings of warmth and friendship,
Friendship that is distant and always remembered,
Miracles that are difficult to define,
A church and portals that you used to visit,
Structures beautiful, unique and powerful,
 Hymns sung and bible verses read,
Choirs where the bells ring and the songs are sung,
Ministers preaching the wisdom of God,
Relatives forever loved and protected by the Lord,
Blessed reunions and visits redefined,
Talents shared and appreciated,
The Lord's poet blessed by God's friendship,
Athletic strength as a senior guided by God,
Royalty sacred and divine, a blessing to mankind.

Author: Gwen Meyer-Erlach Schutz

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The yellow lines just inches away, 
I collapse right before it, deep into insanity.
Not knowing how or when I’ll wake up from the death-inducing coma.
Shackles on my ankles, bounding me to the cement jail of choices.

“Freedom! ” I cry, 
Not knowing I have limited time to be granted that demand.
Realizing I've forgotten the roots of life.

“Freedom! ” I cry once again being tortured by the demons eating at my soul.
Ten minutes left, until death has won me over.

“Freedom! ” Reaching for the only thing in sight, the book given to me years ago.

“Freedom! ” Five minutes until disappearance into the soul dimension.
The crinkled pages sputter dust while being opened.
The old book full of odd adventures, true adventures nevertheless.
Water-stained pages full of life, 
Waiting to be taken of their oxygen.

I flip through it one last time, 
Hoping to save the lost cause that is I.

“Freedom! ” I whisper.
The time is nigh.

The end of its usage is almost through, one last time before its entirety will be thrown down.
From “In the beginning”, down to the giving of Grace, the book’s life is over.
As if it goes with me.

“Freedom! ” I scream out in joy.
Looking above in the bright light, 
Grasping at the yellow line, 
The finish line, 
Where Heaven meets Earth.

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EYE Don't See -Part 4-

My heart is beating with upbeat delight 
You astound me…in every shape and form 
My spirit is dancing with unbreakable might
You surprise me…when you take my hand
And pull me outtah my jail-like dorm

And He dismisses me from my solitude…
My eyes are glistening with bliss… 
And I’m far from my demise… 
Only to find that there’s no need to feel helpless

Why do you spoil me rotten with your fatherly affection?

Just protect me from any harm 
Let me make my own decisions…
To see the results in the long run 

You prize me as if I’m cherished like your carefree child
You don’t understand – I’m TOO foolish and wild
I haven’t even reached to full maturity 
But how eye hope to see myself grow and be set free
From the world’s mayhem
Is there a solution to this problem?

And I’m left with no answer…
My eyes are eager to see…another bright day 
And the night is coming to haunt me… 
I find myself slowly disappearing from sight…
When will God give me a purpose to fight? 
When will He feed me His awesome might? 

Just support me…especially during my downfalls
Please answer my calls!

And I’m left to venture off into His path…

Eye can’t escape my terrible nightmares 
Consider my calls of acceptance…my grief weighs a ton
Let me pour forth my tears – 
Do me a favor and cast away my fears
Steer me away from disorder and confusion

Eye can see you’re making great progress
You’re heading towards a brighter, superb future…

My eyes 
No longer witness oblivion 
My eyes
Looks beyond the earthly pain…
bEyOnD the affliction 

I spot a rope in the distance. . . . . 

Push aside the waves…and let me
Grab it this instant!
God feeds me His love…and treats me
Like a newborn infant!

Eye see my Father with brand-new eyes  
I feel rare content
And I feel hardly any resentment


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I wish life had its own sharp erasers, Like pencils have erasers, lead and point And have erasers ready and handy We can right our wrongs without traces. Removing anything with firm yet soft strokes Leaving no trace of the previous mistakes Making it seem there was no imperfection. Except, of course those pink remnants. Erasers don’t pretend to justify errors, What they do is only try to justify. Don’t forget we have the greatest eraser That leaves no those pink remnants. That is prayer to the Lord for atonement We can right our wrongs without traces.
+++++ Motif : Religious/Philosophical Date :2-5-14 Dr. Ram Mehta FOURTH PLACE WIN Contest: Impress Me III by Giorgio V.

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To Enter Valhalla

I will lead you from battle,
           bloodied and weary
Shivering in your new form of Being
Do not be afraid, Warrior,
You shall not waiver, you shall rise
            in Glory, in Flame
Relinquish your Sword through the
            Heart of the Gate
I will be your Guide, 
            I am your Will, your Right
            your Valkyrie
Enter the Halls, sit within the Circle
We welcome you Home
in the Halls of Valhalla

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That's The Amazing Thing About Love

That's the amazing thing about love:
Love doesn't matter who it melts together,
'Cause He will never give you up.

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In the Shadow of his WIngs

Shadow of his wings
In the shadow of his wings I abide
He draws me nigh unto him and I dwell 
in the secret places of the most high
In times of trouble and darkness he gathers me
 under his wings and to his saving arms I will forever cling
Though there be many who arise on every side
Under the shadow of his wings I will ever abide

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That's Where The Lord Lives

I walk outside to see all that I can see.
Over there is our house, our home,
In the distance, you can see.
And that place of hallowed happiness
Forever has been our home
And forever will be so evermore.
That house is small but raised us tall,
From the perfect parents who loved us so
To the perfect sister for which every man would want.
The house built us all up strong.
More than a mere building,
It is a place to love and be loved,
A place that hands you hope that you give right back, 
And a place of everlasting faith.
This home is where my parents taught me about God
And opened me up to Jesus.
They opened the eyes of the blind for all to see,
And the blind included me.
They taught me to be the best I can be;
The best things in life are free.
They have taught us so well,
And they all have saved my soul.
Even if I am not there now,
I carry Him with me.
I carry them with me.
I carry Their values and Their teachings with me.
In this house, this home,
We reside.
We cannot forget this.
This is where my Mother lives.
This is where my Father lives.
This is where my Sister lives.
This is where We live,
In this loving, caring, beautiful home
They made just for us.
We cannot forget this either.
This is where it all began. 
This is where the hunger and thirst was created;
This is where we are fulfilled.
We cannot, we must not forget this:
This is where God lives.
This is where Jesus lives.
This is where The Lord lives;
The Father and The Almighty.
This is where We live;
This is where We reside.
We must not forget this.
We must not forget this:
What a beautiful and perfect life this is.

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Spring summer

~ Where should I start this poetic trace? ~

Supple summer, season scene
Takes off coats and welcome warmth
And tranquil under soften sky.

Spring 'O' Spring precedence over summer...
Summer host long light evenings,
Carol patterns and seldom pit-a-pat.

Fertile season, holder of juicy jubilee
Easter burners' night, palm Sunday pedestrian...
And good Friday chorus.

March-to-October, love you so much.

~ Hope I am not missing out? ~ 


Dedicated to the lover of the above poetic summer season.

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Freedom to Worship

"Give me your tired, your poor, 
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . ."
Many will never see the Lady, but we know her.
She stands in the harbor, her Torch of Freedom 
held high - a Beacon of Hope
for those who gaze upon her,
a Symbol for all they seek.

And seek, they do.  Millions come
       a bouche ouverte*
willing to risk their lives for a chance 
to live free, work hard, raise families, 
and to worship as they please.

What we fought to win for ourselves,
we fight to offer the world.
What we treasure most, we desire for all.
From every mountaintop, 
                          let Freedom ring!

*Open mouthed, with no criticism.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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You will now please be quiet !
a silence if you please !
no murmur from the cheap seats
You religious types at the back!
Keep your hands in your trousers

Views of truth continue to be debated among scholars and philosophers !

Truth has a variety of meanings
But concernedly about fact or reality
the direct opposite of truth is falsehood
You religious types at the back !
Keep your hands in your trousers

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Home Is Not a Place but a Thought

Soon I will be traveling      
To the valley of the stars 
And the shoreline of the Milky Way
Where near connects to far.

My senses fading rapidly
As darkness closes in
Like a fog bank over mountain tops
Void of sound or wind.  

Bow and arrow-headed past Polaris 
Beyond Orion’s belt – 
Galaxies beyond galaxies  
Or anything yet seen or felt.  

Star-dust bound to that forever now 
Eternally timeless life and death – 
To the Maker of matter and anti-matter 
And giver of life and breath.

Minstrel of music, Painter of skies 
One for All and All in One –
Where old is new as morning dew      
And darkness and light come from. 

Where departures are deceptive and death reflective
Of times and places we’ve known –
Where déjà vu’ is nothing new 
And oceans turn to snow.

Where once upon a mystery   
In those early Christian miles – 
I heard Jesus laughing and Buddha clapping   
The day I learned to smile. 

With Shiva dancing and Lipizzons prancing 
In a wave-like, particle spin – 
Where uncertainty turns to reality 
And disappears like a by-gone wind. 

Where stretching the bounds of life itself 
Is a weirdly – wonderful ride – 
Like falling from a roller coaster down below 
And the bottom is nothing 
                                       but sky.  
I’m going back there and everywhere
In the eye of the hurricane storm – 
Into the realm of the looking glass  
Where memories and dreams are born.  

Where truth is a lie and fiction real 
And proof is a playful thing – 
Where telekinesis is more than a thesis 
And the universe sparkles and sings.   

And the warm Light of Transcendence and others in attendance 
Wait where the river runs deep – 
For another soul’s travel to try and unravel 
How far we can go when we sleep.    

Where yesterday lives with tomorrow today
And heaven is real as green grass –
For you, me and they and all who obey 
In the laws of good nature that lasts. 

Where consciousness resides love never dies 
And home’s not a place but a thought – 
Separation ended, hatred suspended  
And nothing more needs to be sought.                  

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Lives to Live

We have dreams to fulfill.
We have goals to achieve.
We have hearts to inspire.
We have love to give.
We have faith to teach.
We have hope to send.
We have strength to create.
We have bravery to find.
We have positivity to shine.
We have courage to build.
We have stories to tell.
We have hands to hold.
We have lives to live.
All in Your Heavenly name,
We pray,

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The Color Of Mercy

The Color Of Mercy Which is The color of Mercy? If you look very close - It is very red. It is the blood that Jesus bled for us. which is the color of Mercy? It is brown - they are the throns of the crown that Jesus wore on his head. Which is the color of Mercy? It is the road where Jesus walked to the calvary carrying the cross. Which is the color of mercy? It is the stain of our sins, being removed. Which is the color of Mercy? It is the whitest white that you have seen, when we have sins and Jesus has washed them away. These are the colors of Mercy....
06/17/2013 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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Your Choice

Finally. It is here.
The Judgement Day that is.
He will judge our hearts, not just our actions.
This is a good day for the Born-Agains, but not the sinners.
This day is great and horrid alike.
The Happiest and saddest day ever.
This day will choose your fate,
Heaven or Hell.
Your Choice.

This is hard, taking it to school everyday
Afraid for myself, and everyone alike.
Taking this book everywhere.
I will get criticized made fun off, and beat up possibly.
But, I do this for You and You alone.
You will give me strength and courage to do this.
Now I am happy for myself and everyone alike.

Oh Lord,
When will it be?
Far away?
When will the return be?
Please just give me
A hint,
A clue,
An answer,
Or nothing at all.
It is your choice
Goodbye Peace Love

This is it.
The nerves are gone.
The Big show,
Getting in front of the youth
Telling them the way, the truth, the only passage.
Is You

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A Prayer For Healing

Do not let me be the demon I have created me to be.
I am the product of myself and my negativity.
I trust You.
I love You.
I thank You.
In Your name,
We pray,

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My God, How It Hurts

My God, How It Hurts

We have forgotten
How dangerous is this man
Refusing not to do miracles
Abjuring not to love
Going beyond His mother's pain
Beyond being a good son
To do the Father's will.

We have forgotten
The depth of evil
He allowed to drench Him
Bleed and bruise Him
Beyond all human endurance
Gleefully denying Him
For whom He was born to be.

We have forgotten
The love of the Father
So fully developed for us
He had to turn away
At that moment on the cruel cross
When God-given life
Was given up.

We have forgotten
How dangerous is this man
Whose love was more than life
This Son of God
Whose promise to us meant so much
That He shrugged off death
And He arose.

by E. Marshall Evans

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Our Love Is Enough

We don't need to go out and party,
We don't need to drink,
We don't need to socialize,
We don't need to go shopping,
We don't need to spend money,
We don't need to go to a movie,
We don't need to watch sporting events,
We don't need to go out to eat,
Because we found love,
And our love is enough.

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The Cards of Life: Part One

This morning, I walked outside
To take some pictures of this glorious day.
The sun's beauty is so strong,
As is the life all around here below.
The sights were one of wonder;
The best of God's creation,
And I tried my best to take it all in,
Grabbing hold of love for us.
The temperature outside was chilly;
Had to have been in single digits.
It wasn't too long after
My fingers began to lose their movement,
Telling me it was time to go back to the heat inside.
I made a hot cup of coffee,
Stirred in the creamer,
And landed again right in my bed.
I covered myself in blankets-
Thick, thick blankets-
And the "warm-up" had begun.
And then my mind switched gears.
I began to think about those who don't have this luxury.
Millions don't have blankets.
Millions don't have heat.
Millions don't have warm drinks.
Millions have nowhere to turn.
There are people right now on the streets
Who might not make it another night.
There are people right now on the streets
Who just lost another body part to frostbite.
There are people right now on the streets
Who are on their last leg
And desperately in need.
They are crying out for help,
And we tell ourselves we don't hear anything.
You never know about their situations.
Maybe they didn't do anything wrong.
Maybe it's just the luck of the draw
As the cards of life weren't dealt their way.
These images and realities
Are visions we tend to forget
Or push out of our minds,
As if we never saw anything to begin with.
We tend to view them as "lesser society,"
But they are still human beings,
And who gave us the power to judge?
The authority lies only in God's hands.
He tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves,
Yet, why do we try to forget this?
And each and every single day,
Including today,
Millions are facing and dying of hunger,
Millions are facing and dying of starvation,
Millions are facing and dying of homelessness,
Millions are facing and dying of disease,
But these will never make the news
Because we shelter ourselves from the things we don't want to hear,
We protect ourselves from the things we don't want to see,
Or we just don't care anymore.
What happened to the love?
Is it still here?

(Continued on The Cards of Life: Part Two)

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The Darkness at Noon

I have known darkness--

The murky ebony of a loveless marriage;
Terrifying blackness, death threatened by a husband's hand;
Oppressive onyx, my children alone in his shadowy presence;
Jeering jet, a son entrapped by substance abuse, 
      Abandoned by his father;
Maddening midnight, the terror when my boy died.
This weight of darkness I have known,

Yet, I know nothing of the dark depths the Divine endured
     For me . . . for the world--
     Carried on His shoulders,
     Laid upon His back,
     Nailed into His hands, His feet;
     Crushed into His head . . .
Blackest terror of isolation complete
When His Father turned His face away,
Away from sin's dreadful cost.

The universe in the grip of the eclipse of God--
The darkness at noon.

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Cancer Basher Psalm for Leah Still

O LORD for great pain
     Cruel suffering caused
     Fierce threat they present
Slash each cancer mass
     Leah's body from
Let not one escape
     Please do not relent

Toxic chemo drugs
     Poison tumor thugs
     Poison tumor thugs
Body's soldier cells
     Target and destroy
     Traitor cancer cells

May her capillaries'
     Life-nourishing blood
     From them be withheld
All to waste away
     Starving each to death

Hot radiation fire
     To ash blast them all
     To ash blast them all
Each one sterilize
     Not to multiply

Vicious malignancies
     Banish far to Hell
Down deep them exile
     To bottomless pit
Drag them captive all
     To lake of fire burn

Opposite set guards
     Against all of them
     To never escape
To never escape
     Or wreak harm again

Nurses and doctors
     And medical staff
     Who for Leah care
Grant marvelous skill
     O LORD we pray you

Wisdom bless research
     This plague to destroy
Ever slay our foe
     It totally smash
     Nevermore to hurt

LORD grant divine peace
     All understanding past
Leah and Devon
     Your mercy await

Cancer Basher Psalm for Leah Still by Ralph Dave Westfall is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Note: OK to replace names with others who have cancer or their family members, if those changes are indicated

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Shalom to My Enemy

I sneak around my enemy’s encampment 
Like a fox surveying a coop
Upon my heart lies a heavy weight called revenge
Pressing ever the more upon my chest
Festered with boils of vindication 
To burst forth and spew retaliation owed
My mind in embedded in that darkened hole
Which only unreasonable righteous light may shine
For my lacerated heart is scared for life
No suture may ever begin healing mine
Unto my enemy I ensue my right
The ten-fold pain must begin
Hatred mingled with bitter persimmons  
I have forgotten the taste of sweet peace
Having hidden away any thoughts for forgiveness
My soul knows of no rest these horrid days
Enslave to my best desires for the darkness I wish to inflict
I have swept dirt under the rug far too long
Passive aggressive, I stand no more
I spring upon my enemy as toad to a fly
My moment of vengeance, the moment of truth
But I hesitate in mid-flight 
I can not do this
This is not the right
For my road to Heaven must pass through my enemy
And I whom profess the Christ must become the peacemaker called child of God
Thus peace is not everything sweet and tender
Nor does pain cease to be remembered
For the loving of people is not viewed as a peaceable kingdom 
Like a hunter and the hunted stayed apart
But to love my enemy and wish him well
The true peacemaker works towards all things good
To make the enemy a benefactor 
Is the view Christ had from Calvary’s cross
Shalom, my enemy

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Eternal Spring

With each stone,
A certain size,
A distinct color,
Water flows gracefully
Over each backbone of the brook.

Along the brook,
The water is pristine,
Yet calm and quiet,
Rolling over stones
And pebbles, the water streams into
A natural spring.

The spring dwells
Eternal life,
Once drank,
Life everlasting.
Offering life after passing.

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An Astronaut

I think I was an astronaut
Aimed for the stars.
They fill me up;
They refuel my tank.
They enable me to believe,
Telling me to never give up
As they follow me all of my days.
If only we could see the beauty
That they truly are.
They shout out dreams
That we can reach so far.
Climb into the rocket
And liftoff!
On a journey to discover ourselves,
We are taught so much more,
Learning our goals are only a plan away.
Even thought we must return,
I know that I will be back.
I am an astronaut,
And we always reach for the stars.

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Body worship to God

Reach up tall. Stretch up high 
To touch the King of Kings 
Worship him as you raise your heads
To the king of every king 

Curl up small, bow the knee
Before the King of Kings 
Worship him upon your knees 
For all he is. And all he has done 

Reach your arms out wide 
To people that Christ will draw 
Show his love to every one 
Who walks upon this land 

Put your hands together in prayer 
Let your heart and spirit join 
Pray for the people who need a touch 
From a loving saviours hand 

Sit quietly before the Lord 
And in his presence rest 
Meditate upon his precious word 
And truly well be fed 

Run the race before you 
Feel Gods power within
Look to the goal at the end of life 
When he will lead us home 

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The Sculptor

I feel Him chip away at my flesh.
The vibrations shake to my bones.
Pieces that were once part of me now fall helplessly to the floor.

Every scrape of the chisel,
Every pound of the hammer,
Every piece that is broken from me stings with immense pain.

Why doesn't He stop?
Why is The Sculptor so cruel?
Doesn't He realize that each swing He takes is a nightmare to me?

I would be better off as stone that was never touched,
I would be more content without the suffering that comes apon me,
But I wouldn't be a work of art.

Each chip of the chisel is intended to remove a piece that shouldn't be there.
Each pound of the hammer is meant to force the hideous fragments far from me.
Each move The Sculptor makes, takes me closer to His plan for me.

I must trust, knowing that He never takes off too much.
I must be ready, knowing that He never leaves His work incomplete.
I must be thankful, knowing that I am being made beautiful in His eyes.

The acute pain is only a short part of His plan.
The lasting anguish fades in its own time.
Though heart, and soul, and body all grieve, the permanent state will be that of finished work.

I may not know the reason for each strike,
I may not know the fault with each sundered chunk,
And I may never know.

I know the sting of the chisel now,
I know The Sculptor has a plan,
My part is to trust that He will not work forever ... but that He will be done.

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So Close, Yet So Far

It's like I'm there,
Standing behind a glass wall.
I've had a taste,
Just not the full platter.
I'm ready for the cake,
But all I have is batter.

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What If We All

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And sent a smile to the one next door?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And reached out to those who've done us wrong?

What if we all
Extended a serving hand
To the grieving, homeless, hungry, and downtrodden?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are,
Joining hands,
Offering thanks,
And embracing;
Smiling as our futures shined
Because God has blessed us this life!

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There Will Come A Day

    It's so funny to hear them all  laugh aloud as if it never mattered,
One day they wont feel so Joyful  because their lives  have been shattered.
   Not taking their time to understand or make any plans for the days to come,
Soon they will find out how bad things really are when they are on the run.
   How I have tried to show them these things they do will only cloud thier way,
For them to settle down and start planing for those times that will come one day.
   Why it is so difficult for them to see what I am saying was meant to be,
To do nothing to correct their paths rough roads is all they will see.
   There will come a day when they wish they had paid attention,
I was telling them we must beware but they would not listen.
   It will be as the end of days for those who did not pray,
Never Thanking the Lord for the blessings each and every day.
   Remember those words Please Father Forgive them ,
For they do not know what they do ,I say , Amen..

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taking number three
on the face
the one trinity
holding in one's hand
the golden
gateway to paradise
a crucifix
the key 
to heaven

three days 
Jonah spent inside 
a whale
our body
a temple 
split three ways

like the shamrock
a symbol from
our dear St Patrick
God is 
the father
our creator

upon a cross
his son Jesus
on the third day
he rose again
in the Holy grail
according to the scriptures
a blessed spirit

our hearts
the inner voice
from the soul
i believe
on our third day

the soul rises
meeting one's spirit
in limbo
three draws out
a magic number
enlightens me

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Forgive Me Father






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Don't worry, don't worry;
Give yourself rest.
Release fear and struggles,
And He'll take care of the rest.

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All I Know About Hinduism

All I Know about Hinduism

I adorned myself 
with bangles
which followed my suit 
as they clinked.
Combing my hair 
and placing flowers
they contained the same level of energy 
as I did.
Running around 
thinking I was a princess
reality: the bride was the real deal.
Tripping on the hard stone floor
a gentle hand lifts me up 
puts a sweet 
into my tiny hands.

Five years later 
I take my seat on the tile floor.
Wearing leggings and a kurta like all others
who sit in straight rows.
Reading from the slokas on the poster
making sure we say Om 
three times before starting.
Clasping both hands 
we pray to every special guide in our lives.
Understanding how each one of them has molded us.

Five years later, I sit in front of my laptop.
Wearing sweat pants and a shirt like my sister.
Worshipping daily after taking a shower does not wash away the sins.
Having a plan for the future does not mean I know what it will turn out to be.
All I do know is I have friends up there 
who will listen to me and 
who will help me.
That’s all I know.


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The Hike

We cannot give up;
We still have life to live.
The hike may not always be easy,
But the view must be seen to believe.

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Why do you curse me

If killing is a problem solving key.
Believe me I shall also try to flee.
We killed thousands in 9/11,
We killed thousands in Iraqi sandy cabin.
We are killing thousands in Afghan War,
We trained to kill/die in Pakistan’s shore.
Do we try to learn a lesson?
God will keep us in heaven a religious fashion.
Arab will die to live on Earth,
What was truth before Lord Mohammed’s birth?
Lord Jesus Christ was born Christian,
What’s wrong in Jews living fun?
Mohammed and Jesus they played on soil,
They roasted their jobs to sweat boil.
They never sit idle and demand food free from God,
They never used to win human a religious rod,
They were polite and shared their views,
They never threw on wrong their shoes.
Conversation was their only tool to use,
Let me know whom they have abuse.
Forgiveness and mercy, they produced a shield,
They grazed their sheep on the earth field.
Do they ask God they shall give a shelter in Heaven?
They will punish that hit by a Robin.
What’s in Quran or a Bible?
Go to Heaven and kill a human tribal.
I learnt a message,’ how to live on Earth’.
That’s why Nature has our human birth.
A religious philosophy is superb,
If it cut my poverty curb.
I work and work to pay off the bills,
And always crying what are politics hells?
Wrongs and wrongs never learn a lesson,
To kill innocents for their outrageous fashion.
To compromise to strengthen crime,
To corrupt nature to share a winning ham. 
If hell or heaven is also a living space,
Then why we have a new Mars race.
If heaven has a better living home,
Then why have a human dilemma of innocence trauma.
Something is wrong in human brain,
Lives in tense and talking about strain.

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save the past-social commentary

you see, he grabs what he can get
that bearded fellow in the sky
because its the future and we forget
for what once people gave their life

everyone seems to forget
the bible was a book of philosophy
changed in the past for illiterate peasants
but it still carries the same meaning along
remember the cruisades? 

i see those who hold their ground despite
the people poking holes in religious logic
i never do so,
because those holes are wounds in a past societys body

take away religion, you take away whole civilizations.
though i am not religious i have come to understand
 that people should just get used to it.

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I Believe

I believe in life eternal
Free from all my earthly craves
My soul flying free to heaven
When my body is in its  grave

Here on earth the soul is tested
Into the fire the pain to feel
As we lose our life’s companions
And death our brothers it does steal

Yet our souls they must be steadfast
Growing with each blow that lands
Learning why we first must suffer
Before we walk on Heavens sands

Make not gods from lust and money
Worship not the golden chain
Forget what the mirror tells you
Then you’ll have a lot to gain

Be at peace with all around you
Love the stranger as your own
Wake each day to make a difference 
In the world that we call home

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Living the Dream

I am living the dream.
I stand here today,
Cannot believe what I am about to say,
But I am living the dream.
At times, it's tough
And it is not always easy.
I might be condemned
For choosing this path in life;
Some may think it's too bag of a risk.
When we give it our all,
Our passion and our might,
We can overcome and forget the fear
To become who we are meant to be.
I stand here today,
Another tear ready to wipe away:
You can do all you aspire to do!
Set your mind and never give up!
If I can do it,
You can too!
I can't believe I'm about to say this,
But I am living my dreams.
I am living the dream.

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It's Not A Cult

It's not a cult:
It's a Savior saving my life.
It's a Savior saving your life.
It's our Savior saving our lives.
It's not too late.
It's never too late!

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Coram Deo Vivere - Living in the Presence of Christ

On the seven hills, virtue arrives concealed -
The discalced cross the hill country, making haste -
A presence quickening the littlest of hearts...
Privileged to greet him along the rocky passes.

Climbing the ten stringed peak,
Untold souls in silence, harmonize espousal glory,
Not alone moving mountains, but faith forward with empty hands, full.

At the four corners, thunder echoes -
Peeling hearts, stripping their core bare,
With quiet voices - mouthpieces roaming the earth in stillness of soul.

In the distance, soaring birds in flight on his breath,
Lift longing breasts to the heavens in solitude,
Singing angelic hymns with one heart and mind,
Rejoicing in revelations of truth from above.

At the three tiered platform, 
Between the hills and the sky,
Resting martyrs, concealed in his blood,
Bowed heads leaning upon the wooden beam.

At the time of visitation,
Unrecognizable to many, 
Known only to faithful followers,
The Holy Face of Christ not hidden,
His appearance simply out of view!

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The Social Theology Article of Faith
Social Theologist and Founder Ms. Verlena S. Walker is sending a message of prayer and worship for all to covenant via the therapeutic form of creative writers for the longevity of humanity through a greater determination and the norms of the omnipotent whom is God. Our Faith is Social Theology. Our Temple is DomKirk. Moreover, our belief is to covenant via the therapy of creative writers for prayer and worshipping of the omnipotent God who has given us life determined to greatness.
Our Creed states that…
1. We believe in one unity of the body as a theological vessel of the Modern Day Bible that is prophetic through our destiny and not spoken of by the written word until the truth has been shown and heard. 2. We believe in one unity of the body as a vessel of the omnipotent God for holistic purposes to deliver righteousness to those who have been falsified through others’ wrongness. 3. We believe in one unity of the body as a passage [way] of the omnipotent God to deliver righteousness to those who desire to be saved.
There are seven [7] sacraments to this Article of Faith.
1. Grace and Honor: Unto the omnipotent God, I give grace and honor. 2. Prayer of Deliverance: Unto the omnipotent God, I pray for deliverance. 3. Spiritual Worship: Unto the omnipotent God, I worship with mind, body, and soul. 4. Faithfulness: Unto the omnipotent God, I bequeath faithfulness in following “The” and adhering to his Holy Word. 5. Wholeness: Unto the omnipotent God, I offer the wholeness of one unity of the body through holistic means. 6. Togetherness: With the omnipotent God, I am one. 7. Fulfillment in Belief: For all is in my belief that the omnipotent God is the creator of humanity in which in [my] purgatory I am ready for Heaven.
~Hallelujah Amen!~
________________________________| ~Penned April 29, 2014!~

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Nothing but a waste
you’re just a reckless disgrace
too much power
for a deceiver

It's not right
I see light
It's not near enough
for me to go 

It's my choice
so don't you treat me like a play toy
I'm not yours
to control

Cause I will storm in after you
If you take her far away from me
And I will storm in after you
If you take her to the grave with thee

You take our race for granted
and you're highly overrated
you're always taking
my friends

It's not right
I see light
It's not near enough 
for me to go

It's our choice
so don't you treat us like we're play toys
we're not yours
to control

I will storm in after you
If you take them far away from me
And I will storm in after you
If you try and take them to the grave

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Where's The Love

We were taught to shine bright,
But where's the light when we condemn?
Where's the light when we judge?
Where's the light when we don't love?

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In The Future Looking Back

In the future looking back,
You'll be happy to see
How far you've come
And where you are today,
So make the most of this now.

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Persevere persevere persevere 
That’s what the lord has said to me 
Run the race before you 
Concentrate your thoughts on me
And you will have the victory
But I am tired I said to him
I’m weary to the bone
My brain feels like lead 
And my body wants to sleep
I need to receive in peace 
Persevere, my sweet child
Trust in me to keep you near
\there is no need to fear
Read and trust in my every word 
And it will set you free
But how do I rest always in you
How do I let go of my fears
How do I find the strength to fight?
In a life full of battles and woes

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There Are No Words Now

There are no words now                                                                                                                 But I Was there Twice                                                                                                                     In the presence of the first cause                                                                                                 The consciousness of eternal love                                                                                                         The golden light they sing of in old spirituals                                                                                   And more than this I was welcomed home joining and becoming a part of that light                            My emotions and thoughts were with me but my body was not                                                  Beleave this or not It dosen't matter to me but in heaven we are one in God                                And it was good                                                                                                                             And our fully aware consciousness knows everyone and everyone knows us                                              Because we are all Gods children the color of light                                                                       Once from a bloody road in Viet Nan                                                                                                      And then from a bloody auto accident on highway 27  In Lake Walse Fla                                      I took a detour to Gods house  And this is What God told me                                                                     God Said To love each other in the highest form of love we know                                                       And everyyhing would fall into place .To love with all our spirit and soul and mind wouldn't leave time for anything negative.Beleave what you will ofcouse Iam just a messenger and I'll love you eather way                                                                                                                   Twice I was written up as dead and maybe                                                                                                    Just maybe this verse is part of why I came back

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I prayed for food and I prayed for rent, 

I prayed for these things to be heaven sent, 

I prayed in the morning and I prayed at night, 

To help out my brother and the mentally ill in their plight, 

I prayed at my job site, 

I prayed at the dinner table, 

I prayed that men should not kill like Cain and Abel, 

I prayed against war and slavery on every shore, 

I prayed for the victims of criminals, the lepers , the poor, 

I prayed and prayed until this very same day, 

When I received a knock on the door, 

" You have not my money! Then you must go away!"

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It's About Them

It's not about me;
It never was,
It never should have been,
And it never will.
It's not about me;
It's about them.
It's about Him.
It's about giving them all they need
To get them back on their feet.
It's about showing them hope
So they may be filled with the Spirit
And know that things will be alright again.
It's about serving Him
So we may show His love
And spread His messages for all the world to hear.
It's about inspiring.
It's about teaching faith.
It's about giving hope.
It's about showing love.
It's not about me;
It's about them.
It's about Him.

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He Bent the Band of Steel

Without the taint of sin
There be no need redemption,
Though 'tis better not to sin,
As the Lord his life revealed.
He rendered service beyond measure;
For only sinless could he offer
A treasure for mankind to prosper.

Living as a mortal man
He alone did bend the steel
And break the band
Of death so cruel of binded soul,
While with sorrow his eye was brimed
And running over with his tears,
His shoulder bent beneath the wood.

Better that we should trod
A path of verdant grassy sod,
But if we soil our feet in dust
He is there to greet and smile
When we to Him we cross the mile.

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The Cards of Life: Part Two

(Continued from The Cards of Life: Part One)

Ah, yes!
I see thousands chipping in with their donations,
I see thousands giving coats to those in need,
I see thousands feeding those on the streets,
I see thousands saving lives,
I see thousands changing lives,
I see thousands making positive impacts,
And this is only what is seen.
Imagine what occurs in hiding
Behind the scenes!
I guess the moral here
Is to open our hearts for all;
There is no person too big or small
Who doesn't deserve to be loved.
God is all around,
And we need to show them His love.
This life is not always easy,
And we cannot understand everyone's situation.
So, please, let's love all of those in need
For they could use a helping hand,
And let's give them strength,
Faith, hope, and love again.
You can change someone's life!
You can save someone's life!
Let's start a movement to share God's love
By loving the world and all her people
Because they are human beings too,
Just like me, just like you.
But I still sit here,
Wrapped in my bed,
And I can't help but feel guilty.
So let's go and help those in need.
Together, we will all fuel the victory!

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Free Fallin'

My desicion was made. I wouldn't allow myself to be controlled. If that makes me a rebel, then let it be. I'm a Rebel. At least I can Make my own choices now. I can love and care about others. "You are here by stripped from your wings." Then it was like someone had bound my wings and pushed me off a cliff. it felt like forever. til finally i reach the ground. When i hit, it felt like everybone in my wings had shattered. I had fallen. and It hurt so bad. but it was worth it.

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God Has Other Plans

God has other things for me to do;
He has other plans.
I need to listen to Him;
He is the One.
God's Will be done,
Not ours.

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All Gods in ONE

The paths are many and varied
To suit every seeker’s psyche
Which but lead all to the Supreme
And, the Ultimate destination, ONE.

The sages and savants have sung
Hymns in multitudes of tongues
But ended up praising One and
Only the praiseworthy, ONE.

So let there be no confusion
In our minds, whatsoever
For the ONE Absolute is the 
Lord of everything, we adore.

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Without wings here I stay

Without wings here I stay
On broken wings 
I try to fly
My hardest to reach heaven
In the blue painted skies
The more I attempt 
The more I fail
I fall each time
Laying on the ground
My pride is hurt
Laying here in the dirt
Where did I go wrong?
Is this the punishment? 
I know I deserve it
For a life of sin
My life story where shall I begin
Leading myself astray 
While I am on my knees perhaps I should pray
Ask for a second chance
A third chance
A fourth chance
I lost count of the chances I have been given
So when it is my time to fly
Access will be denied
I must find a new way home
Before the gates close
And I am left on the outside looking in
Dirty from this life
Bathe in this sin
Free choices I have made
Shall I lay down my hopes and desires?
Before taking a dip in the lake of fire

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While I thought you slept, I broke into your mansion to rob you.
I should have been shot on scene as a trespasser
With only the stain of my blood left to be scrubbed away,
But you fed me, clothed me, and gave great gifts to release me from need.

In the act, you caught me defiling your bride.
Your boiling anger should have overwhelmed and terrified me.
Strong hands of a passionate husband should have clenched around my neck.
Instead of strangling me, you embraced me as if I were your closest friend.

Why was I spared from the cross that I deserve?
Even now I feel the gaps in my hands where the nails were not.
Why do you sustain when you should decrease and destroy?
Each breath was stolen from the lungs of your son.

Why is forgiveness your desire, and not the exacting of revenge?
The gavel is in your hand and the charges against me are read.
Why, even more, am I the blessed traitor who was given clemency?
My actions deserve death, yet you pour treasure in my lap.

This seems overly ridiculous to all of my dull senses.
I'm confused by the stark contrast of my new fate.
Baffle me daily so that daily I beg for your guidance.
My intelligence is insufficient as eyes are to emit light.

Remind me constantly of the buffoon that I was
So I might be first to cry for mercy for others like me
Remind me consistently of how you relieved my immense debt
So my dread fear for the lives of my new friends might vanish

If I insolently stand against you in anything your will seeks
Maintain your compassion toward me and direct me back to your side
If I habitually abandon my post due to my sheer neglect
Find me again and discipline me in your swift grace

I am a low and foolish individual who mourns over my isolation.
You celebrate with your community of faithful followers.
Include me once more in the joys of your resounding favor,
And often prompt me to speak of you, who thwarted my plans.

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The Night of Unleavened Bread

Matzos slip into their mouths
Voices project merrily...tonight is
The night of Unleavened Bread

Lamb and other delicious
Meats and veggies... satisfies our taste buds 
What a splendid night it is!

Wine's brewin' in our wine cups
The dinner table - creates pleasant talk 
During this meaningful night

There's moments of quietude 
When it comes to de-leavening our lives
But, there's moments of gladness

On this night of peacefulness
Cheesecake - a delightful treat to savor 
During this night of pure bliss

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In an orb of knowledge, walks a colored girl.
Her celestial being is ethereal.
Abreast is she of her past but fragile to the imminence.
Her strides are hindered because once she was poor and her life was lost in that
In the present day, she is born to be a rich woman.
Her compositions oeuvres her as a legacy lost.
Her cognizance delineates her as a renowned Poetess.
She remembers herself as well spoken.
Prestige she was given by her family.
However, she was born in the time of human suffering.

An antiquated being esteemed to write is this girl in her reincarnated life.
She was born before her time and now the good Lord has revitalized.
Metaphysically she conceives vivacity.
With effervescence learnt, her vim and vigor are expressed through her lexes.
The echoes of her thoughts are parrots.
Emotionally she enters her past life and begins to compose the opus.
Her perception manifests the images of her verses.
A modern day Poetess against subversion is a Poetry Diva verge of curses.
PENNED ON JUNE 21, 2014!
In Truth and Integrity, this is ambiences of the author's connection to her past life.

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I Am sad
I Am irrelevant 
I Am an empty abyss
I Am a lost soul, wandering 
I Am an outlandish  loner in the spawn of my own world
I Am awaken by the power of solidarity, and it feels of pure bliss
I Am no longer alone with myself, i am no longer laden
I Am a fulfilled soul, engulfed in bliss
I Am found, no longer wandering
I Am relevant 
I Am happy
I Am ...

-skyler pierre baquero

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He Is Real And He Does Real Things

You know,
You are a beautiful person
And you are a beautiful soul.
Your faith is solidified in the ground,
Your hope is spread for all to hear,
Your love graces every heart to cheer,
Your belief in His truth has the power to change,
You believe because you know,
And that is what is so neat to see.

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Holy books says it all
You taught me how to crawl
This will never change
Never ends never fades
Dear God where you are?
Shattered piece of childish dreams
This will never change
Never ends never fades.

I can fight for all my life,
Not broken, not broken inside
Never be so frustrated,
Not going to commit suicide.

Fuc*ing faith will fall,
Mortals will stand tall
Hell and heaven are all the same
Live your life, don't die in vain

Only you and I can make 
A better world for tomorrow
Have faith in yourself
And wipe off the tears of sorrow

Make me scream, Make me cry
I'll never fail to try.
This night's has an end
No pain will remain

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Fill Us Again

These days we all are just a bit more wiery ,
Even on common ground we have become leary.
  Trust is much harder to come by  these days,
Losing our faith has made us lose our way.
  Kindness & compassion a thing of the past,
Because of this love and Joy can not last.
  Smiles and laughter a rare thing to see ,
How I miss the way it use to be.
  We have become helpless and tolerant to unjust,
As we watch our hopes and dreams turn to dust.
  Discouraging words is all I am hearing anymore,
A little kindness and support would help for sure.
  It's sad as I sit here and see how we have all changed,
What makes it worse is that we are the blame.
  How to fix all  this and get us heading straight,
There is a way but fear it might be to late.
  If only we would take more time to pray,
It wouldn't be long before we found  our way.
  Becoming cold and heartless is what I've always feared,
I pray for our Lord to take us all away from here.
  Fill our hearts with love and joy again ,
We will follow you Lord forever Amen.

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green waves

An ancient story 
from the emerald isle 
the jewel of every 
Irish heart treasured 
unwrapping it's beauty 
waves of green 
descent a 
world over 
spilling onto 
the streets 
like a tidal wave 

Core of our ancestors 
plucking them straight 
from the ground 
a little scarce 
this year 
gathering myself 
a right 
glorious bunch 

Taking them home 
a feeling 
of great pride 
as I wash them clean 
plucking dead 
ones out 
putting the cleaned shamrocks 
in a glass 
as taught down 
from my guardian parents 

Come our saints day 
I will have a massive 
great bunch 
knowing i could 
sell a big chunk 
to a few friend smiling 
with spare ones 
left at home 
depending on 
the demand 
laughing out loud 

With reverence 
to our great 
Saint Patrick 
on our day 
of green 
who banished 
the serpents 
from our soil 

His story 
is truly magical 
amongst the Irish 
sparkling shamrocks 
the blessed trinity 
a tale of lore 
he appeared 
in Tir Na Og 
meaning in English 
land of forever young 

Our true Irish flag 
is the harp and shamrock 
dating back to the fianna 
warriors of a king 
he is Paddy 
and i am one 
very proud patron 

On this wave 
of green rises 
for our great Saint 
raising my glass 
three cheers 
drowning Paddies shamrock 
in good style 
hail glorious 
Saint Patrick

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As He Died For Us

Held fast by hatred's unholy crucible,
Drawn limbs taking leave of sockets blue.
Head hanging in forsaken sadness,
Praying for those responsible.

Forgiveness granted in absence of understanding,
All past and future wrongs laid on agony's shoulders.
Torture spikes of indignity piercing bleeding hands,
Enduring that crucifixion to save all us sinners.

Copyright © 2004 Robert William Gruhn

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Small Little Victories

If we break life down into small little victories,
It won't be long until the battle is over,
And before we know it,
The war will be won.

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Joys from Heavens

The time of year when the joys 
Rain down form Heavens
When the families get together, 
When the children look up in  hope
Santa’s fill surprise in the socks at night
When the snowman appears in gardens
There comes a the giggles and chants
Colored balls in trees and stars shining
Exchanges of greetings nights of prayers
We gather to celebrate the coming of Joy
Night to celebrate the Holy Jesus
Night to celebrate new Life, for its
The time of year when joys 
Rain down from Heaven…

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Like an Angel of Mercy

Like an Angel of mercy
Carrying hopes of unknown masses
To keep together wishes of forgotten heroes
And place everyone under wings of love
Creates everlasting smiles
In the lives of depleted creatures
Taken captive by disasters in their lives
In a world ruled by failure
Surrounded by fears and tensions
Everyone looking for opening to the outside world
With many questions asked
Who will stand up to end the fiasco?
Like an Angel of mercy, to restore light of love
Just like the sun beaming through the clouds
Bring back moments everyone could cherish
For children to be born in places of hope
And grow well under the shadow of prosperity; 
Just like an Angel of mercy
A hero needed with a giving hand
Soldier with generous heart
To rebuild places where dreams could be realized

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Times of Dread

Seek ye the lord in these times of dread. Get down on your knees and bow down your head. Put down the pleasures in this world you do seek. Be not prideful, become as the meek.The Lord can see these times we are in and desires his children to seek him again. 
When the world becomes dark, dismal and grey, remember to bow down your heads and to pray. As the clouds are darkened by the tides of war, the lord will come down with a mighty roar.The darkness will then give way to the light and Gods’ faithful followers will be saved from their plight.

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Lord, take this temptation away from me,
I can't deal with it anymore,
I need You to tell me what to do,
To open this door.
Help me get through this,
I can't make it on my own,
I bow down on my knees,
And worship You on Your throne.

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A horrendous act
that could only be imagined
as Insidious and contemptuous
Many were massacred
Thousands displaced
The Hausa Militias took over
Zaria was in their palm
A horrendous act
That could only be imagined
As Insidious and contemptuous
Many were massacred
Thousands displaced
The Hausa Militias took over
Zaria was in their palm
The entire Kaduna was under their feet
The violent hollow-minded men
It was religious animosity
That under-bellies an ethnic hatred
These men are insane

Men were butchered 
Women were slaughtered 
Children matcheted at will
All in the Jihad against
Miss World Beauty Pageant
And blasphemy against the Prophet
They unleashed waves of brutal massacres

Houses were razed, churches burnt
Shops and offices turned into ashes
Yet "Allahu Akbar" is echoed
After every killing by the intemperate bullies

Inhabitants of NDA Streets were not spared
The men that carries religious insanity
Majored in Major Street
They became the killing Captain of Captain street
The men in uniform were hapless, yet helpless
These men are enmeshed and immersed in cultism
Of the atavistic and barbarous proportion called Jihad
Sweat of decades were turned to ashes within seconds
The cost of human lives were immeasurable

It was to be and it was
Months of fear
Weeks of tremor of terror
Days of bloodshed
Hours that carries sorrow
Minutes that lacks emotional indemnity
Seconds of bloody tears
Survivors became refugees at the NDA’s field
The only safe place in the land
No food, no water, no shelter
Indeed, no hunger
Except for hunger to be alive

Days where a father shuns family tie 
And strangulate his baby for survival 
Less, the warriors will unearth 
The rest of the family in the hide out
The baby’s cry was a taboo
Gush! The only option was for the
Father to throttle his own baby to death
To keep the other members of the family alive

Many flee without taking a pin
Thousands left behind houses . . . properties
A journey to start all over again
Separation set in 
Frustration envelopes many
For the inanity of men that 
Carries blood with religion.

Alayande Stephen T.
October 11, 2008

An account of brutal massacre occasioned 
By unbridled religion intolerance in 
Kaduna State, Nigeria in 2002 during the aborted 
Miss World Beauty Contest in Nigeria as 
Narrated by an eye witness Latifat of UNILORIN.

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Abundant Touch

blood, sweat, and tears
nailed to a cross
crown full of thorns
your life was lost
for me, a worthless sinner
for me
a new beginning
I leave the past where it remains
I've been transformed
I've been restored
condemned no more
I wear the chains no more
I am free

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Necessity of Virtues

People may question the necessity of virtues,
yet they embody virility, life and beauty.
These traits aid the development of character,
while complementing the scope of Christian duty.

There’s still a time and place for everything,
and a need of their value can still be seen.
A combination of personal conduct and inner strength
bolsters us against the tedium of Life’s routines.

Qualities of Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance
combined with Faith, Hope and Charity, will assist us
in our spiritual growth and maturity for sharing…
the Brotherly Love of our beloved Christ Jesus.

Under the consistent leading of the Holy Spirit,
we may practice Courtesy, Patience and Forgiveness,
while confirming the divine principles of The Word
that should be stored within… our heart’s stillness. 


Author Notes:

Loosely based on:
Eccl 3; Psa 19:7-14; 27:1-14, 46:10; Phil 4:13;
2 Tim 3:16-17; 1 Cor 13:13; Rom 12:2

Learn more about me and my poetry at:

By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2013, All rights reserved.

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Lost and Wandering Soul

Where do you go when you need support and the one who has always supported you isn’t there? 
Who is left to help? 
Who do I turn to in my time of need?
How do I ask for help from a God that I don’t believe in? 

 “We can do this. Amor vincit omnia (Love conquers all)” has become my silent mantra but the more I say it the harder it is to believe. 

Can we get through this? 
Can we really over come this obstacle or will this be the thing that tears us apart? 

You are my solid loving presence that I turn to in my time of distress.
You are my soft and loving embrace when love is all I need.
You are my silent reminder that I mean something to someone. 
Am I worth the effort to try to fix this?
The fear of impending loss is so great that in my mind I feel as if I have already lost you. 

Someone help me! 
I don’t think I’m strong enough to handle this alone, but I don’t have anyone to turn to. 
I’ve never felt this alone. 

I scream in distress for help, but no one can hear me. 
I sob in heart wrenching agony, but no one comes to comfort me.  

I am alone with only my pathetic my mind’s attempt to keep the nightmares of my life at bay. 
This is my hell. 
The only company, my misery. 
The only feeling, my agony.

Silent prayers sent to a God that I’m not sure is real.
Is this punishment for forsaking you?
Is this your retribution against the non-believers and those who question your existence?

I cry for help but no one answers my call.
I scream for peace but my mind continues to spin and churn.
I pray for relief from this turmoil but who will answer my prayers?

Dear Lord, please aid me in this endeavor and help me to fix the problems I have had a hand in causing. 
Dear Lord, please mend the relationship we have both taken for granted. 
Dear Lord, please let everything be okay, let us make it through this. We have been strong until this point. 
Please continue to give us strength so as we can overcome this obstacle you have placed before us.
I know I ask a lot of you, but please help. He is my light and my life and without him I am lost.

Please Lord; heed the prayers of a lost and wandering soul.

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Half Empty Christmas

Almost everything about today
has been half empty,
the bed,
the couch,
the passenger seat,
my heart,
my soul,
my strength.

and stress
replace some of the emptiness,
but, they do more harm than good.

Today we celebrate
the birth of Christ
who paid for all our sins
and promises an eternity of bliss.

So why does this bed feel so strange,
why all this emptiness?

It's because you're not here
and my heart is crying out to yours,
can't you hear it in your quiet moments?

The only things full
are my eyes,
full of tears
as I type this note to self
which may only be known
to God and me.

Please Lord help fill
this heart and soul
with your love on this
Christmas night
when I'm missing
someone so much,
more than she'll
ever know.

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The Sabbath day

Day of Sweet repose
It is I you chose
To catch verily
oh so merrily
A glimpse of glory
To tell of you a story
How privileged I must be
That you have chosen me
So bless the lord
For revealing in His word
Your inexpressible beauty
That carries His children to unity
Bless the Lord, oh my soul
For after my troubles into you I roll
And you bask me in your enormity
Preparing my heart for eternity
To set apart time for my heavenly Father
To spend time with every sister and brother

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The freedom of faith

To be human
Man’s response to Eternal God by faith must be free
Therefore nobody is to be forced to embrace the faith against his will
The act of faith is on its very nature a free act
Eternal God calls men to serve Him in spirit and in truth
They are bound to him in conscience
But not coerced
This fact received its fullest manifestation in Father Christ Jesus
Father Christ invited people to faith and conversion
But never coerced them
For he bore witness to the truth but refused to use force
To impose it on those who spoke against it
His kingdom
Grows by the love with which Father Christ
Lifted up on the cross
Draws men to Himself


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A poem to Mighty God

Upon Heaven may 
My presence be felt.
Angels lift my
Words to Him.

Damn my failure be
Repolished and flooded away.
My sins are saved
In the book of books.
Given the right to 
Sum up and report.

To you-Who never
Fail me in any motion.
To you-Who created
Me with your image.
Kneeling unto Earth
Looking upon Heaven.

Where faith be faked;
Where belief is bereaved,
Doves are devils;
On the land of you Mighty.

Love be laughed,
Your soil being flashed,
Your words being flooded.
Aids cunning us dear.
Joy become history.

Yet your plans were
Never known.
Joy swallowed by giants
Joy shallowed in the day.
Clouds step down your land
Acid rain drain it far

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Life-altering Experience

Her eyes shut down,
Her life had been stolen, sleeping on a summer day,
Deeply, she’d snored in relief,
“She found the light”
The one she always searched for
Because the world is dark,
But her spirit can light up a town.
My mom met heaven,
Heaven approved,
And God introduced her to it.
I just didn’t think that God had to put her to bed,
For a whole month and a half,
Because we missed her,
We thought
We’d lost her.
You only borrowed her, 
She has returned. 

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Faith is grace

When St. Peter confessed to Jesus is the Christ
The Son of the living God
Jesus declared to him that this revelation did not come from flesh and blood
But from my Father who is in heaven
Faith is a gift of Eternal God
A supernatural virtue infused by him
Before this faith can be exercised
Man must have the grace of Eternal God to move and assist him
He must have the interior helps of the Eternal Holy Spirit
Who moves the heart and converts to Eternal God
Who opens the eyes of the mind
Makes it easy for all to accept and believe the truth

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Does God love us

I always wonder and say
Does God love us?
If one is going to say yes
Why would He put us in difficulties then?
Meanwhile an idea occurs to me
How a father makes his son look for a key
Yet he is the owner of that key
Which makes the son doubt father's love
Who knows how tired his son is
All what father wants from son
Is to gain the key through merit
So that he will relish and appreciate his effort's fruits
Otherwise it would be easy to lose the key.

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Kierkegaard: Dream Clouds

Kierkegaard: Dream Clouds

A religious poet, mingled in dream
clouds seeing the crudeness of 
youth thunder and explode with
the fierce temper of a child.
We are children

Cirrus clouds light and airy
enveloped the child and buffed
us into adults where our language 
and wisdom subscribes to cultural 
We are adults

The cumulus clouds dreams
are deep inside theological
banking on subjective passion.
Being becomes one with divinity. 
This requires acts of sacrifice
not just regurgitating religious 
norms that come in or out of 
We become spiritually aware.

The cumulus clouds of Kierkegaard's
choice is a dark thunderous proposition!
God can suspend his own ethical norms
like when he asked Abraham to sacrifice 
his only son.
This paradox of faith vs reason walks 
within us individually, either to lead 
or blind us.

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I Raised My Hand

Tonight, I did it.
Tonight, I found it.
Tonight, I discovered it.
Tonight, I raised my hand.
Tonight, I am new.
Tonight, I am brand new again.
Tonight, I raised my hand.

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Confessions Of Mind And Soul

       Confessions Of Mind And Soul

Bless me father for I can’t win
Divorce is not a crime but is a sin
So I have sinned against God and man
And stand accused but not convicted
My real crime and sin was being born
Which naturally is no excuse
Now waiting at the gates of hell for truth
Waiting for my wife to join me
Only time and mercy can set us free
Perhaps purgatory is in my future
I’ll have to see what God has on His mind
For my sins and crime

Created on 9/03/14 for – Heart and Soul Confessionalism Poetry Contest

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Analysis of life

Good consequences and bad consequences in life 
had not happened according to how someone wanted it to happen, 
rather they are happening all by itself as to how it should have happened. 
There is not a single good consequence and a single bad consequence 
that had ever happened, as it should not have happened. 
Even if it is not due to the consequences of causes and effects during the present life, 
all of it had always happened as consequences of the causes and effects of their past lives.
As a matter of fact, who could ever see the consequences of causes and effects of their past lives. 

(  by Dr Ko Ko Thein)

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from dying young:
to living your life-half asleep,
try not to always keep the glory and crown,
there's more tot he fight that fits.
as the footprints cascades with the tide,
always learn not to blow it out of proportion.
be timid but not shy,
not forgetting to ride it all the way through the end.
don't think too much about the plot,
always try not to give up.
hold fast what you learn,
cause you don't know when the next time you'll need it.

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What Will I Do Tomorrow

I asked why yesterday.
I found an answer today.

I was seeking a certain end.
What I found was a beginning.

I was looking for a truth.
Instead I found wisdom…

I was looking for a friend,
And then I found love.

I wanted to put together thoughts.
When I wasn't looking, purpose stepped in…

While drowning I was holding my breath,
Then I opened my eyes and I was on land…

I was looking for a path to follow,
Someone handed me a map.

I was stumbling in darkness,
When a light was turned on…

I looked into a mirror,
not liking what I saw…
And then I looked into my soul,
I saw beauty…

I met God today…

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Use Me

It's true, I have absolutely no idea who I am.
Lord, please show me Your way.
I give myself up to You.
Use me.

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Death of An American Salesman

On a Good Friday at 3PM
He was called into the office by
Pontius Pilate and told that he would be put to death.

He had waited for the execution and worked the full week after being
warned that he would be fired if his production and sales were not
up to snuff.

He was hired with four other wise men and women to
turn an upstart company around and save it from the greedy bankers.
He had hope in his heart because he left employment with another and thought it  
would be fruitful on the other side. 

Pontius Pilate had wooed him with big money and promised him the stars.
Just about everyone loved their products and it would be an easy sale like 
children pitching low-hanging fruit from a tree. 

But after one month Pontius Pilate changed her course and said that the 
Honeymoon was over. One among their ranks had told him that he was their hero 
and would emulate him and dress like him. But he knew that this female Judas 
would betray him when he dreamed that she would fall from his favor.

Judas was from the professional teaching world and she said that she was in adequate working in sales. She would call sales meeting to learn their motives and work late and holidays in the office while bending the ear of Pontius Pilate.

Pontius Pilate believed everything said to her because Judas was producing sales 
but stealing fruit from the others.  This did not matter to Pontius Pilate as her 
golden calf and state of affairs was being threatened by the Jesus lovers.

On the advice of Judas- Pontius Pilate set her plans into motion and publicly 
falsely accused the three wise men 
of being bad sales people and spoke of 
their elimination. They were accused three times on three separate days before
 3 PM. 

Like strange fruit he was called into the office by Pontius Pilate and her political 
advisor Menenius and duly told that this is not personal but he must die. The one
sacrificed did not have much to say but thanked them for the opportunity and 
that he will rise up in three days.

"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

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Sweet Seduction

The gentle voice of an angel 
whispers in my ear,
ragged and sensual
telling of promising erotic 
leaving me wanting for more
breath and increasing desire.

The voice of a horny angel
chants riveting lullabies 
casting a spell
drawing me nearer and nearer
as more breath escapes me.

Anymore and I'll combust 
silently exploding,
little by little
and then as the angel's voice
tickles my ear one last time,
I finish everywhere,
quietly, breathing harshly as 
he grins with a delightful
and plants a sweet kiss
upon my forehead.

Then bows and whispers once
more with that
enchanting ragged and sensual
voice of his saying
"That was fun"

Then the horny angel walked
away with such grace and
as I stared in astonishment left 
standing there
with a wet sex
and a brow filled with sweat
and harsh breathing.

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Window on Infinity

In shimmering ebb of
evening's closing tide
I kneel and kiss
Your jeweled footprint
above a trillion super stars
illumine the temple dome
and a crescent moon floats
near the crown of my head
I've forgotten my name
and the way home
long ago washed out to sea

there is no existence apart
from You

I wander the dazzling shoreline
a cobra draped around my neck

I am Shiva
the thousand petaled One

Please share the warm embrace of my new Poetry book: 
108 Bhakti Kisses, The Ecstatic Poetry of a Modern Day Gopi

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love or not to love

Dying for our sins, 
to his Almighty Father 
Forgive them 
Not knowing what they do, 
beyond our eternity 

Upon death 
darkness falls 
Love or not to love, 
begs the answer 

The choices will 
Always be the same 
Loved each and every one of us 
She is the Queen of love 
Our Lady mother of Jesus 

The Almighty 
I will kneel before 
On his throne 
he sits King, 
my deathbed 
I will love 
Quarter how he did 
Miracle of my life 

The reason I exist, 
already seen hell 
in all it's darkness 
Mortified in going there 
Ugliest place 

the gates of hell
paved by good intentions 
Reaching Heaven 
Paved with love 
Heaven all angels call 

One day I hope for me 
Sounds so good, 
love one another 
Then we truly love, 
maybe then we see Heaven 
With all its rewards

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Raising Bread

            Raising Bread

When I was a little boy things were complicated
Let me start again
Yesterday I turned 7 and I don’t know how to read or write
I don’t know words and I don’t know letters 
(Don’t ask what I’m doing here.  Just have faith.)
My parents think I’m slow and not too bright
We are very poor and can’t afford no schooling
But they gave me a bible and made me make my first Communion
(That’s a Catholic thing involving a thin disc of bread called a holy host or holy communion, to be consumed.)  
I use the bible for a pillow 
Someone told me a fragment of a story from the holy book
I can’t remember anything…. but
This is my favorite part
Something about our Lord and Savior who took bakers from their shops
He made them bake the bread, morning noon and night on mountain tops
And on the third day, He Himself, did the raising of the bread 
When I’m in church I’m still confused.  
The communion wafer disc of bread is flatter than lasagna
When I die I’m taking a loaf of bread with me to heaven
To learn about the mysteries of faith and nature
I’ll show the loaf to our Lord and Savior for an explanation
About what He said
About the raising of the bread

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No You to Hold Onto

I reach for you,
in bed, in the car,
at the table,
on the couch
and while walking,
but, there's
no you to hold onto.

Only in dreams
can I reach out
and touch you,
hold you,
feel you
for as long as
I need to.

It's such a shame
to have had
no reservations
about touching
each other
when we were

It was all
so natural,
so effortless,
so fulfilling.
That's why
I miss holding
you so much.

Will I ever find
anyone else
who will love me
as naturally
as you did?
I scares me
to think I won't.

But, only God
in His infinite wisdom
knows the answer
to my questions now.
And I've been so
unfaithful to Him,
so impatient.

He cares always
for me and
I care always
for you
wherever you are,
however you feel
for forever.

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To Kill The Choctaw Cow

           To Kill The Choctaw Cow

The Choctaw Nation Oklahoma, with proud and noble people
Hunting is our nature and our way
Pretty Tail was a family member, a friendly cow
She gave us milk for many moons
This is the story of her kill 
My father Bully Ten Foot is our chief 
Old and ill from living beyond himself
Hills and tent on prairie land, filled our purpose
No game to feed us so our cows sustained us
Food was scarce through winters blasting bite
Pretty Tail stayed just outside my tee pee every night 
Years of her soft moo would sooth me off to sleep
Starvation steeped in desperation came on hard 
Crops failed, grazing ended without rain
Pain became the Choctaw, as one and the same
An Indian man must always be a brave
Must know his reason within nature and the nation
Bully Ten Foot honored me, with the sacred task
My hunting knife and I took Pretty Tail down below the neck
I slit her deep within her throat
She bled on me her blood, a river of sorrow
For hours I let her do so with her last drops of red
And held her tight as my best friend
Made sure my tears spilled over into her blank eyes
And cried for her, in her place
Never again will I wear hide or eat a steak 
But I ate her brains for power
Rode at great speed on angry stallions back
Black, with strong memories in mind
And opened up inside the plains releasing spirits
To send her off
From Choctaw Nation 

9/24/14 Divine Intervention - Poetry Contest


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O God, Your hands have made me human
but Your love has made me humane
Let me approach each man and woman
and every child without disdain
but filled with Your mercy and grace
I may them as my neighbour embrace.

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Without wings here I stay

Without wings here I stay 

On broken wings 
I try to fly
My hardest to reach heaven
In the blue painted skies
The more I attempt 
The more I fail
I fall each time
Laying on the ground
My pride is hurt
Laying here in the dirt
Where did I go wrong?
Is this the punishment? 
I know I deserve it
For a life of sin
My life story where shall I begin
Leading myself astray 
While I am on my knees perhaps I should pray
Ask for a second chance
A third chance
A fourth chance
I lost count of the chances I have been given
So when it is my time to fly
Access will be denied
I must find a new way home
Before the gates close
And I am left on the outside looking in
Dirty from this life
Bathe in this sin
Free choices I have made
Shall I lay down my hopes and desires?
Before taking a dip in the lake of fire

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His Child

I’m a child in heart 
I’m sensitive,
So don’t misuse it

I’m God’s special child
I need to respect 
My zealous Father

I need to honor Him
With my young heart,
I pray for freedom

How awesome are Your deeds? 

Relieve my heart’s ache
Help me escape 
From the darkened pit

I can be active
And beat that race 
I’m on God’s good side 
God’s mercy 
Aids me in times of trouble 

I appreciate His consideration 
He fulfills me with elation

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overseeing in all His presence,
deserving with all of His blessings.
predetermined by His will,
preserved for all true seeker.
the proof of His power,
one of many true miracles of His gifts.
few are ever blessed with;
forever inspiring,
moving all works for His glory,
even sweeter when you hear it.
even better than any knowledge,
can't be compared with any sophistication,
truth of wisdom can't be bought.
the true value of all of His promises:
that before every person that is saved,
there must be first calling,
forever giving and forgiving,
begins the origin of all merciness and blessings. 

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Written: by Tom Wright January 2015 Hope is that distant light That frequently, Only you can visualize. And is spent, Only when the keeper of the gate, Takes your keys. Only man without breath Is without hope Tom

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A Humanist's Plea

I don't want your fantasy
or religious sycophantcy
and specially not your 
holy water

give me science, not belief
a computer, not the bible,
black holes and deep human
love for my wife and my kids
and my friends

a beautiful sky and a beach to
walk on, a tale, a poem, 
a mind that is open

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Judas Kiss

Thirty pieces of silver
My soul condemn to hell
Even in the presence of God
One can feel left out
Jesus how I love you
My life I surrender for thee
But something wasn't enough
I needed more than even God could give
Even God could give
Envy? Jealous? Recognition
One of twelve is never just one
To Gethsemane garden I led the arm crowd
And my sign was the kiss
I will kiss my Lord to condemn Him
"Greetings Rabbi"
As I kissed the face of my Lord
Judas kissed crucified God
The weight of thirty pieces of silver
Burdens the mind
There is no repentance for such guilt
Return the blood money but it is refused
Throw it down
And the silver splatters
Against the temple floor
Like drops of blood
Spewing from the cut throat
Of the white white lamb
The sound of silence deafens
Nothing can hear your screams
A rope and a tree
And the earthly Judas ends
Hanging into the bowels of hell
Judas kissed Jesus
For thirty pieces of silver
And Judas kiss of betrayal
Brought forth Salvation
                                                " Judas kissed Jesus
                                                   and Jesus said to him
                                                   Friend, do what you are here to do."
I did what I was here to do
Judas kiss.

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Alway there

Quickly falling waves crashing against rocks rain falling heavily. Listen. sunlight dim hidden. dark clouds continue to leak. Loud thunder rolls. Lightning in the background. Heart pounding racing clothes soaked dripping. water splashes, still falling. Voice quite. He reaches down and grabs me, he says have faith for I've been here all along. And I love u.

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Follow My Footsteps

Poem: “Follow my footsteps”
By Serwah Adwoa Tei.

Follow my footsteps, oh dear John, though your feet are smaller than mine. 
You might be small or tender in age, but your inspiration is so divine.
Don’t get lost in the stormy times,  I am as huge to see in the sun.
Our laughter, tears and talks just might be lots of fun.
I long for your warm embrace, so delightful, please bring me a rose.
It doesn’t matter how long the walk, as long as we talk and are close.
The gap between us might be huge, but you seem to cover me all day long.
As it rains, I see the rain drops, lift my eyes up, and still hear your song.
Take my steps, as I have taken yours, no need to worry.
I’ve made all your mistakes along the way, dear john, no need to say sorry.
Hope distance doesn’t keep us apart, as we are molded together.
May this sweet union, take us through any weather.
You don’t have to worry, as your feet will always fit in mine.

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ZShepherd Song

O Lord, my Eternal God
Shepherd of my soul
I can feel your presence at my side
And the path we travel
Is no more wider than for two
And its way I know not how to go

Thieves who come by night
And the wolves on mountains high
Cast their shadows yet I wont fall
For your staff is sure
Your voice is strength
And my feet are sound
As if I see

The promise is this
The shepherd knows his sheep
And his sheep will ever hear his voice
Now if sheep and not lambs
We live our lives in grace
And learn to walk so close
We feel His robes
We feel His robes

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All In All

Poem Titled: All In All.
Written, by: Ronald Watson
All in AllMy Poetry on PoetrySoup

All in all, that Corruptible wall.
This is all what old clay bricks should be.
What protocols to stacking society?
Multicultural from A to Z.
One brick two brick three.
It is politics, propagandas, and rhetoric’s.
As which, all are called hypocrites.
It is all my eyes could see,
Them so called major Flaws and those minor Jim Crow Laws;
Abusing freedom, causing it to stop or suddenly pause.
One brick, two brick three.

Thus, this poem is called, all in all, but 
Only God is, inconceivablelity.
My Poetry on PoetrySoup

Thank you.

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Atheist with Beliefs

Religion is the root of all evil
if i get killed for saying that then so be it
i got nothing to lose,i'm not equal
god exists? i need proof so show me it

i'm not expecting you to listen to me
you act like it's ok for you to kill a man cause he has different beliefs
you will torture kill his whole family
then make up a B.S story how you're wishin for peace

you all listen to the lies of the government
they'll fund wars.won't help the lives of the struggeling
they lie to us and they take advantage
won't even help the poor to make a sandwich

you all need power and greed to smile
to get it'you will kill like it's nothing
what about parents who can't afford to shower or feed their child
work their asses off every day and night they're struggeling

the bank today will give you a loan
when you miss a payment next week
they will use it to take away your home
and don't care if your kids get sleep

murder or rape who you want and you'll get bail tonight
you watch a copied DVD.ordont pay taxes you're going to jail for life
it would cost less money to send kids to college
than it does to send them to the cell inside

i guess this world is messed up
where the lying government and bad guys get luck
and the good guys get nothing at all
no one to help them when they get stuck

am i even allowed to say this?
i guess probably not
but it's the truth so i say this
till the say i get killed and my body drops

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What Christ Means To Me

The Savior, Jesus Christ, is my best friend
He hears when I talk and knows what I feel
He answers me in time, knowing what's best
Jesus protects me from Satan, through a test
Christ would swim the shark invested sea for me
He would climb a mountain so steep with danger
There is nothing He wouldn't do for me for eternity
He died on the ole rugged cross for all of my sins
He was nailed, spat on and crowned with thorns
He bled and was humiliated; how could I not love
One day he will come back in the heavens for me
And, all of those who believe in Him; wipe our tears
All I have for my Savior is love, faith and thankfulness
I love talking to Him every day, knowing He is near
What my Lord means to me is more than I can ever say
I plan on spending a life time showing Him in every way
I wasn't worthy of Him dying on the cross for me that day
I still am not worthy to be saved but still He paid the price
He bought His people with a price so dear and I love Him
He is and always will be my innocent Savior, my best friend

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Beginners on Roads

  I remember gazing at, through some moving vehicle:
         the foggy mountains mystical; the setting sun; the distant blue sky. 
                  It (landscape) winked, 
            and I (confused) waved back;
                 It (landscape) shuddered 
                     and I (resolute) held its hand. 
       Then the area went black and white. 
Meandering words, empty and transparent, filled what was once a visual scene. 
         I attempted to organize my thoughts, 
   readjust my lessening vision, reassign colors to words, place invisible meaning 
             into a little box called order and logic. 
        But the earth cared not for my pedestrian opinions or my confused and idealistic musing,
 romantic staring as some derivative form of deep, abstract thinking. 
          I asked her what do the wandering clouds mean, the chanting brooks and the whispering wind? 
                 And she said everything and nothing. 

Everything and Nothing… 
Well then the Earth is truly a genius, isn't she? 

There is no meaning to be found, except for some formless, shapeless mass, 
         odorless and austere like blank crumpled paper.  
I attempted to mold it, to shape it, to essentially create a somethingness out of nothingness
    … like some God. 
The clump, then, went flat, and then disappeared.  
    And the scene returned, 
          and the mountains were back just in time to be passed by my window. 
     And that left me staring dumbfounded, 
     for now there was no tool to interpret the return of coquettish waves and the expansive skies. 
 I kept riding in the vehicle, still hopelessly staring into the vast sunset.

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wolf in sheeps clothing

we found shelter 
the warm rain fell 
the shepherds in the field
pride before the fall
everyone listens 
but nobody hears
stand before the crowds
venom sprayed 
and laughs out loud
pride before the fall 
he is held just above 
knows the write words
for he knows all 
pride before the fall
low to the ground stalks
his prey , for one is enough
to eat all day
when the rain flees 
clouds dissolve 
the sons light shines 
on this predator
blood stained he smiles
for us forgiveness
is key sunday he
will be out to devour
without thought it goes on 
till everything is gone
pride before the fall

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Faith is a human act

Believing is possible only by grace
Interior helps the Eternal Holy Spirit
It is no less true that believing is an authentically human act
Trusting in Eternal God and cleaving to the truths he has  revealed
Are contrary neither to human freedom onor to human reason
Even in human relations it is not contrary  to our dignity to believe 
What other persons tell us  about themselves
Their intentions or to trust their promises
For example
When a man and a woman marry
To share a communion of life with one another
If this is so
Still less is it contrary to our dignity
To yield by faith the full submission of
Intellect and will to Eternal God who reveals
To share a communion with him


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Is this possible

She washed his feet and dried them with her hair 
so the story goes
little man climbed a tree cause he couldn't see
or so I hear
dead man got up and walked around the room
I've been told
deathly ill woman healed by a touch of cloth
way I heard it
wedding going south saved by water into wine
I read somewhere
wild man dipped another man in the river Jordan
it came to me
flea marketers and bake sale vendors cast out 
that's my story
rich man rattled the coin box when he put his in
looks that way
he spoke loud and eloquent for all to hear in awe
got his reward  
young man nailed to a tree and left to die
way I hear it
three days later he's walking around town
is this possible???

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New World

There was another planet out there
In a Galaxy far away
Where everything was dying
As its sun had gone astray

The Elder of the planet
Knew very well of their plight
That very soon no day would come
They would have only night

He picked the best out from his tribe
Placed them all in a craft
Shooting them off into Space
He hoped his race would last

And here is where it landed
All those light years ago
They formed the Human Race right here
On this planet Earth below

The Elders prayers were answered
Because Adam and Eve had found
A land that they could live on
With lots of food around

They prayed to their heavenly father
For having the insight
To send them from their planet
Where there was only night

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Forgot to Run

Lost and never found
She lays there beaten and bound
Tears are long dried
Rejected and denied
Her heart damned to hell
Her screams silent as well
Left alone
Bleeding out
Her helpless soul
Lost all breath to scream
Silent without a need
Growing cold with every breath
Losing sight
Its time for death
Gave up
Lost her way
Her thoughts
They never stay
Now cold
Frozen and numb
Growing old
Time has come
Mind fading
Forgot to run.....

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A God of His Own

My physical self is pitiful

I have been incapacitated since an early age

Inadequate in every regard

My body is a useless shell

Luckily, this place is beyond basic physicalities

This place transcends the grim and darkness of reality

This place is my world

I am the creator of this realm

I am Alpha and Omega

No longer do I answer to the call of another God

Now, I can correct prior transgressions

And eliminate the pain that made that world flawed


My iteration of man shall be eased of suffering

They will not have to plead with their God

As I have

I was useless

A joke for the ignorant

A burden for the willing

Never again shall there be ignorance

Never again shall life be a burden

Life is a gift

A most precious gift


Well, I must admit, I do need some more practice

But in time, humans will be my angels


The world needs more than only man

An ideal ecosystem

A cycle of life of death

But death shall be quick and painless

And their lives will be treated with respect

Hand in hand- excuse me- Hand in paw

Animals and man shall work together

To maintain balance in this world

Balance is essential


To complete this world, there must be laws

Laws incredibly similar to the ones of my past world

But, there shall be new laws

New laws that the universe must abide by

One: Killing will never be sport

Two: Destruction of my world by the hands of man

Shall never take place

Three: All life is in control of their life

I never had control

I was always a puppet

A figurine on display for the amusement of others

Never again

Sovereignty is guaranteed, disease will be ridden

The cosmos

Perhaps the most important part of my world

It contains the mysteries of the universe

And maintains the order of nature

The secret guardians

The hidden monoliths

No one knows their true purpose

Some just like to stare

But they are my titans

There to look over mankind

Well, this is my world

What do you think?

I say it’s beautiful

Some may say it’s superficial

That imperfections and true pain 

Can never be suppressed

Even by a God

I assure you, this world is perfect

I have not made the same mistakes

I know the evil of that world

That evil has died with this creation

Is it not pure evil that I was a spectacle?

That I couldn’t use my body?

It was a damn trick

It was cruel

To have such a functioning brain

But useless because of my dysfunctional body

I was a waste in that world

But when I discovered I could create a world of my own

I knew there was still hope

My mind was merely a playground

Now, it is a field for creation

A place where life will begin anew

Life will always live in happiness

Misery is nonexistent

Man is perfect

Man will always be useful

Animals are not only tools

They are integral to the purpose of this world

Nature shall never again pull cruel tricks

It will maintain the perfection that I have created

There will be no bickering amongst the stars

The cosmos are there to protect man

From everything that destroyed me

I never want mankind to suffer again

I have been through too much suffering

I have seen too much suffering

This world will be perfect

It gives me hope

Hope that no one else

Will ever experience what I have

But I am no fool

I know that when I die

This place will die with me

This is all just in my head

All I want is a haven from that worldly misery

The same worldly misery

That made me resent God

What is the purpose of life

If that’s the kind of life some may have?

I would have killed myself long ago

But I can’t even express my desire to do so

I hate myself

I hate the world I live in

I want to die

Hell awaits me

For I have been blasphemous

I have cursed the life I was given

While I still curse my life

I am joyous for those given a happy life

Never forget

Life is a gift
A most precious gift

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Tax the tithe

In man God created self
To another, He tasked to share
Fellowships created to bind
Diverse yet the same He makes
To care for man, God is loved
Men daily assembled in God’s name
Denied God’s in dramatic manipulations
Orderly assembled for a rich harvest

Fatter pockets purchase God quicker
Rules upturned for the benefit of man
Men unyielding in the challenge of God
Street rules adopted on the altar of God
For the master, not even a mule to own
Yacht and Private Jets portioned for servants 
Further eroding the protective sheets
Not a care about tomorrow’s people

Impunity and mediocrity finally married
Mesmerized commoner in doubt of self 
Money overtakes God in His holy alter
The soul has a choice after but hide 

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Boundless Grace

blessed be
the eyes of heavens
boundless graced
in every direction
filled with
clouds to perfection

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Goliath's brother sends a letter

My Dear King,
Has time been good to you?
Do the snows of the winter-man make you think 'What could have been',
When you slew my brother did you think of us...
Your God-- your Father-- is not mine,
But did you not break His laws?
So why should you be sung on high when you should burn down low


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Remnants of a Plague

suffering is but a consequent
a choice long ago once made
from infancy till senescence
a remnant of a ne’er dormant
plague spawned by guiltless
desire’s self-centered shame

paradise’s birthplace of evil
a novel thought lost in time
yet ever-present in the mind
an aforesaid learned whisper
in silence borne o’er aeons
its sentient purpose known

living manifested darkness
humanity’s forgetful curse
resplendent beauty hidden
shrouded in evil’s affright
yet temptation’s revelation
witnessed its woeful plight

e’er secretive shining one
Dante’s inferno yet waits
Megiddo’s final judgment
miscreant demonic voices
freedom’s unseen enemies
ne’er again shall be revived

© Eugene Harvey

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The flesh is weak

When the past impressions gathered uncoil
The spirit gets encased in the mortal coil
Ages past they are lying buried deep; curled
Incarnate as human, when get unfurled.

Once in bodily frame, the play of elements
Asserts with expression of all rudiments
With an interplay of the three basic traits
Combine to express in different proportions. 

Then commences the jigsaw puzzle; intensely
Pulling up and down the corridors; ruthlessly
Placing the spirit ever on tenterhooks; awfully
No escaping from the drama nearly permanently.

The cravings of flesh clamour for the fleeting
Joys that are no joys in the true sense of being
For release, the spirit persists in its yearning 
But the flesh is weak though the spirit is willing.

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Need Of This Hour

Need of this Hour [Merry Christmas]

Love is the need of this hour
To ruin violence from this earth
Violence starts from the merciless hearts
It grows in this earth with the help of cruel
Hunger and starvation is the result of greedy beggers
The selfish culprits have paved the way to it
Blasts and blood gutters are running 
From the currencies of devils

Love cannot be polluted and
The rain pours only to quench the thirst of sacred souls
Sun lights this earth only to show all good
 Show My Man your Love to others
Christ  shares His holiness of love
To establish His Kingdom in this world
Recollect His mercy and show on others
To protect this earth from  The Hands of Satan

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Prayer To The Holy Spirit

            Prayer To The Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, giver of life, enlighten our dark minds
Breathe clarity of thinking on our souls 
Bring us to your lasting peace
Oh Paraclete of heaven, in your divinity, set us free
Give us the vision to see eternity with The Holy Trinity
Keep anxiety and demons from our lives
Help us to rise to the occasion of the day
To reach for heaven
And this we pray

Created on 9/03/14 for – Prayer Poetry Contest

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Before They Take Flight

when birds 
dip their wings
into Holy Water
before they
take flight
across the 
snowy owl moon
what faithful night

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A saving grace

A saving grace
Oh lord
The burden I carry is too much
Your word says
You give us what we can handle
I can no longer handle this
I am falling deeper in the hole
With no way out
Waiting for sunny days
The forecast calls for rain
I fear I may drown 
Trying my best to stay afloat
I lost all hope
I cry out
My voice goes unheard
Treading the waters
Grabbing anything so I do not sink
I scratch at the wall of my self prison
There is no way out
I feel like just letting go
I accept the sin of my days
You wait for me to call
Will your helping hand
Pull me from the pits of despair
Stopping the rain of a broken man
My hand is reaching up to the sky
Today I do not want to die…..

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A Place I Call It Home

let me
build a nest
without wings but
invest in strong hands
to build and craft
upon the
branch of life
a place 
i call
it home

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Why when leaves are dying their glory grades of green, red and gold adorn the world

yet when humans die their skins already start to fall apart; blue veins deepen,

brown liver spots increase and mauve red faces show pain and denial, hope or 

acceptance of their fate yet no outward glory? We will be remembered by History, for a 

time, by God if He is in His heaven for all time, as the leaves are trodden underfoot -mush. 

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Walk with the Lord

As I walk 
In the presence of the Lord
I come with an open mind and humble heart
That he, the most holy and high king 
Will guide me in his will 
And way
That through me people my see 
The kingdom of heaven

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Ecstasy of Sufi Whirling

Letting my body perfectly free
As anonymous star in the sky’s sea 
While whirling I closed my eyes
Lit the Holy candle inside
As light as an air
When losing my existence 
As I am a wind
Or a particle of sand
Or a Dandelion seed flying in the air
In a Sufi (mystical) flight
I am a soul in luminous twilight
The whole universe is echoing
With soulful melodies
With the Zikr (recitation) of (Allah) God 
And with the chanting poetry
To praising Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H)
With sweet melodious tune
Like a beautiful mosaic… 
Sounds and whirling waves 
Flow together in harmony
Like a singing nightingale 
Or clinking of bells
As a rustles of leaves or cataract sounds 
Or splashing of water in flowing streams
Velvet soft as warm breeze
Sublime flashes of spiritualism
Blow up every moment
The ecstasy is growing wider and wider
The increasing gentle turns
Become dynamic
Whirling whirlpool is getting deeper and deeper as a well
My meta-physical journey is on extreme
In a moment in universe
In a moment in the sea
Where seeking spiritual connections
Now seems very close
The stage of my purification
Sacred feelings and emotions
Of the Divine love of God 
Enlightens my heart and soul
Where no more worldly greed
No worries, no screams
The way is direct and clear indeed
Just me and my God, nothing more I need.

Poetess S. Nadia Azam Shah Bukhari.

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My heart is a celestial bedroom
where my Lord hastens unto me
I have placed a garland of stars
around his neck
and pierced His ears with the honey moon
His skin is anointed with the
fragrance of Love
and His feet are the only pillows
my head cares for
when He smiles my life finds
inner meaning and dances about
like a giddy lovestruck maiden
drunk on His holy name

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108 Bhakti Kisses, The Ecstatic Poetry of a Modern Day Gopi

Meditate on this garland of Poems offered at the Lotus Feet of God

Sit back, relax and listen to a bouquet of beautiful, inspiring Ecstatic Love poems:  

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The Pulpit

What I would not write is much
On the sullied cloak of the clergies.
My inkwell keeps running dry
Each time my quill feather
Is dangled in their direction.
A warning not to belittle
Or mock the modern day Pharisees
Because surely there are
A few good men in their lot.

Yet you should feel this in the heart.
Because therein lies your eternity

I care less of the 
Of the fierce looking bobbies
And dogs guarding their calvacades
And mansions here on earth.
I care less of the fetish manipulation
They have over the hungry pew.
And the load of labels
They hang on their necks
To deceive the credulous flock.

Yet it hurts me deeply
To see the false dogmas
Pouring down from the pulpit these days.
Stranger and farther from the truth
They keep getting nowadays.

And by their fruits ye shall know them.

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Sunday Sermon

She's my sermon on Sunday
My fun day on Monday
A ribbon in the sky 

we tie for Tuesday
Wednsday, I don't need to say
She's like Shakira
and loves the way hips 

speak truth and sway

drunk off that 100 proof.
At it again Thursday
Ladies night, turnt up 

before the weekend begins.
Friday we thank God,
another week added,
rolling a week's worth of events
on Saturday, so come Sunday
the church can say amen. 

Day in and day out, 

she's what I'm talking about.


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How much of this redness can we wipe up

Title: How much of this redness can we wipe up?

A temple of worship life is.
Worship has become doors; 
we open and we close.
Like the Captains of God’s ships 
we glide high-pitched the rain clouds,
plowing on the seas of time 
up we head to heaven’s endless coast.
Like the flighted birds we find Faith
Parachute; Faith becomes.

Religion ties us to nature’s canvas,
our actions it dictates
upon the faith we uphold it thrives.
Its white garment of morality we wear
as a dress-shield against earthly nakedness.
Under its white wings our acts are judged
our conducts become law books upon which
our acts are caged as birds.

Upon a checkered homeland religion inchoate
typified by syncretized souls with polytheistic ancestry,
a religion was bequeathed a la fatigued nation.
Though unsolicited, yet was forced upon souls
heartily, hearts embraced.
Believers hold tenaciously hallowed distinct pedagogy
on the word of faith rested on pedestals, and
buttressed by doctrines passed down as heirlooms.

In our hands the bottle gourds are broken.
Molten, our hearts have become and heated 
by hot wars in temples, where
innocent bloods are sprinkled. 
Oodles of blood have been splashed
in barmy wars with unjustifiable religious claims
nourished by intolerance; bigotry; and hypocrisy.
Heaven’s garments are torn; 
and twines of our parachutes are cut into pieces
as we lurch in this killing spree.

The water is heated;
the temperature has risen
Faith is consumed in the red fire we instigated
our hearts have turned a red heat
we need a cold pack to keep cool.
Lethargic, the temples have become,
soulless religion has turned out to be 
our fates have become a Wandering Jew. 
Like a heart without a vessel, religion breathes.
This chaotic mixture we have created,
how much of its redness can we wipe up?


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He gave his only son
Our route to salvation 
Read and learn how to be saved
For it is in his book 
We live in a world of flesh and blood
                               Sweat and tears
We do our best and ask for much
In our hour we will find his grace 
He will be the one to judge
We are not perfect; not close
So pick the best trail for you
Have faith and judge not those who share your trail

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by his grace

Easter approaches.
with the days counted on the calender
each year I watch and wait to observe
the little boxes and little slashes
get moved on down the row 
untill the month is over

and I can move on with the un-remembering
the dreams can rest and sleep  return

the un-acknowleded tracking
of the anniversary of the days our lives unmade

I can stop pretending that this is just a day
and move on with the daily motions of life
and pack away flashbacks the leak in
when the world keeps reminding me
that She left me this day, and flew home with Jesus.

I pray this is the year I can worship and praise
the grace that saved me from fear and anger
the love that forgave me for running
.....but Lord the loss is so heavy.

Last Sunday I thanked you for healing my grief
and plowing my heart towards love and acceptance again
Last year I gave thanks that I could remember in love instead of anger
today I weep to feel that love and hold this loneliness...

my intentions are pure but father this ache is overwhelming.
 this pain has been my undoing for so long
           half my heart has gone but grace rebuilds it
fortify  these cracks with Life and Love...

by grace and mercy my mistakes are forgiven
my guilt removed that I can remember in love not pain
the self remorse for living
      and anger of her dying
you take it all Father and remake us in your grace
lifting us from your cross to heaven
......but I miss her Lord 
and these tears are etched in your holy day
I can not celebrate in  pain.

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A Letting Go

keeper of the dawn,  whispers in my ear,

"it is time to let go"

with billowing smoke of afterthoughts,
excuses cloud visions most clear:

readying to shroud themselves once more
behind drawn curtains woven in Love's insights -
so as not to be seen or understood from again...

for faith walks in the shadow of light,
in darknesses alone...

its legs are trust that coast it forward,
as its hands grasp for support in anything while it flows
for trust is still wanting as it is yet to let go!

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Satan-The Agent of Evil

The agent of evil, the enemy of humanity
Who spreads discord and hatred; extreme
Who does not tolerate peace and harmony
With ignorance and bigotry as his minions
Is busy ever to create chaos and commotion.

Let us listen to the cry of distress of humanity
And all cases of agony of the noble and simple
Let all the people come together to fight the evil
With unrelenting opposition; a decisive crusade
Against the impiety and uphold eternal virtues.

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The Fakir is under no compulsion

The Fakir is under no compulsion
To teach you
To relieve you from pain
To grant pleasure abundant
You may walk to him 
You may not
Fakir will walk with you 
Fakir’s journey is no seasonal
At times when you feel
You walked too far
You are lone traveler
You are junked
Even at home, you occupy only a corner
The onset of remorse
You have to, you feel like
To bow
To surrender
This time, Fakir’s arrival, around the corner….

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To believe in Jesus or Father Christ

For a Christian
Believing in Eternal God cannot be separated from believing in the One He sent
His beloved Son
In whom the Eternal Father is well pleased
Eternal God tells us to listen to Him
The Lord Himself said to His disciples
Believe in Eternal God, believe also in me
We can believe in Jesus Christ because He is Himself Eternal God
The Word made flesh
No one has ever seen Eternal God,
The only Son
Who is in the bosom of the Eternal Father
He has made Him known
Because He has seen the Eternal Father
Jesus Christ is the only one that knows Him
Can reveal Him


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Mary and Joseph

Mary and Joseph
Sit proudly
Expectant parents
To the miracle
Of nature.

A brave heart
Born to soar 
over adversity

In the dark days before extinction  a bird soars
A free spirit
The albatross

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I used to worship,
Because I was told to,
Because I was told You were God,
Because I was told that was what good children did,
So I did,
Though I didn't understand what it meant.

I used to worship,
Because that was what Sunday's were for,
6 days to be as crazy as I wanted,
And 1 to go repent,
Give out offering and tell how your week has been.

I used to worship,
Because I was afraid of hell,
I was scared of my fate once I was one with death,
I didn't want to burn for eternity,
I didn't want to be a slave to cruel tyranny,
I wanted to have a happy ending,
You know...
Streets of gold and all they say is up there?

But now, now I worship,
Now I worship from the depths of my heart.
Now I worship because I want,
Now I worship because You have shown me the design of love,
You have taken me from where I was left for dead,
And gave me life in abundance.
I can't tell it all,
Not with words deeds or thought,
All I know is I worship because I want,
From the corners of my soul.

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From "Portrait"

Satisfy the thirst from the desert
Drinking from my scorched hands
Give it to you to your empty belly.

No deny it
It will be part of the evil-doers
They will be gone unfulfilled.
But whatever you do and tell
Do not dare to look at God 
Into his Eyes, which lead to a walk worthy
Through the jungle of beauty.

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Not Just a Name

I am not just a name
But God lovely creation
Distinct and blessed
In a world of names
Things labeled by names
Deeds identified by names
People persecuted by names
And people judged by names;
Beyond the name
I exist like flowering plants
As God lovable creation
Leading me through swirling waters
And guiding me walk with sense of perfection
Along dignity planted in my path
To reflect image of eternity;
Outside naming tradition
I exist like pounding waves
Alone and different from everything
Clinging closely to my eternal call
And looking to plant perfect seeds
Reflecting my loving image,
So I'm not just a name,
But image of God's love

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If Things Go Wrong

Please come embrace this write of me,
If my words don't help maybe a hug will do.
Still I'll try to serenade your mind with comfort,
These expressions attempting to soothe a tired brain.

I've wrapped myself in those arms of your pain,
Reaching out to feel some to understand just a little.
When you wave hoping it's only a temporary farewell,
This man's already died in too many permanent goodbyes.

I have wings enough to carry us to that heaven,
To a paradise which waits patiently in star's rafters.
We're all afraid of final end yet some even more,
Let me show you only a beginning that will never end.

If you hold my hand I promise to take you there,
For He has granted me with a vision not to get lost.
This map to eternity forever printed in my psyche,
I know the way so simply follow me to nirvana.

Copyright © 2014 Robert William Gruhn A.R.R.

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A Sinner's Prayer

Lord you are the light in the darkness
Our shelter though the storm
Lord you heal the broken
Lord you are the king we seek to follow savior of our souls
On sinner's knees we come to seek your face and ask forgiveness for our sins
Come, Lord and fill our hearts with your love

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You're Just A Breath Away

tommorow has
unspeakable odds
i must confess
to want more or less
i shall not
quantify it 
by myself
the special needs but
lord just 
plant the seeds
let faith handle
what i need and
i shall do 
the good deeds
tommorow has
unspeakable odds
lord i am 
gonna be ready and
i know that
you'er just 
a breath away

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I Fear No Evil

hear my prayer
hear my plea
how to make ends meet
how to put
food on our table
for the children to eat
how to put clothes
on our backs and
able to walk through
the streets
how to choose between
buying gas or how to
pay for these 
medical bills
only the 
strong survives but
if it is in 
your power and 
your will
i just wanna sing and
live my life
according to
the word of God
thus the lord is 
my shepard and
i shall not want
i fear no evil

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Standing On The Corner

Standing on the corner,
All alone,
Church across the street,
Devastation surrounds,
Tears flow from years of emotional starvation,
Losing it all,
Can't take it anymore.
Throw up your hands,
They shout,
"I Need A Miracle!"

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Glorious Light

Like glorious light
Shining upon all forms of darkness,
Shaping lives in the wilderness,
Restoring hope of the destitute,
Creating joy in the dungeon,
Happiness appearing in columns,
To change live harmoniously,
With purity floating upon valleys
Everyone leaping with joy
Singing hallelujah
While holding fast with love
And looking at the glorious light
Planting peace in everyone's life

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From "Portrait"

Teach me the way that I cannot
Feel anything.
The one who will become
Ignorant; hungry for more.

And that you will change
The fragrant blossoms of darkness,
And the infinite voices without faces
In front of me where I walk wonderfully
In its very highest perfection!

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from "Portrait"

The physical healing of parables
There is such a thing of mystery
As righteous anger and confuse
Which He expresses himself
With the ability of acknowledged humble.

You just have to swallow of what
Special details are given in connection
With your hungry of learning; 
And that should be one who follows him
Expecting to sometimes be
Glorified by our senseless argument!

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Autumn Dance

burgundy red 
then aspen gold 
what tapestry
the leaves unfold 
make their 
autumn dance
the leaves 
have souls

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The Truth In Her Eyes Again

i see 
the truth
in her eyes
well beyond
all the stars but 
don't her 
move away
the light
lplease Lord 
no more pain
the truth
in her
eyes again

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More Than A Dream

i am
in the middle
of a dream
once in a lifetime
on top of this hill
that it seems so real
i am
standing in
the center of 
love and happiness
once in a lifetime and
i fell
all the light 
from the bright stars
oh lord
to look beyond the soul
more than a dream

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Against Heaven's Light

death carves out
a place
between space and time
death walks through
the light
in opposition to
the will of God and 
His might
death hold up 
her black umbrella
to shield against 
the storm of trust 
against heaven's light

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Spheres of Life

Soren Kierkegaard was a religious poet
whose thoughts mingled in the clouds of the
aesthetic sphere, the first stage of humanity.
First we are primitive rain clouds that thunder 
and lightning when we don't get our own way
like a child who can be selfish and
mean at times.

The next stage of human enlightenment lies
among the cirrus clouds and is the ethical 
sphere. Here humanity has grown up and has
a duty to do what is right and follow 
culturally norms.

The last cloud is the most dramatic, the cumulus
cloud, which reflects the spiritual sphere. This 
Spiritual sphere is what Kierkegaard calls our
"subjective passion". To become one with divinity
is to sacrifice all to God, not just regurgitating 
theological norms which go in and out of fashion.
The Religious sphere releases all ownership of life to God,
which is not that easy as we see when God can suspend 
his own ethical norms as Abraham was asked
to sacrifice his only son. The paradox of faith vs reason
lives in these clouds with faith the more difficult
to choose.

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The Divine Mother

From A stillness born before the world
She dances and forever twirls

She spins the dreams we walk upon
creates the ripples in the pond

She tells you that you made the stars
They came from who you really are

You cry
You long
to find her love
yourself is who your dreaming of

the fear subsides
desire ends
you meet at last your only friend

the one who sits upon the throne
your heart has been her only home

the path you walked on disappears
her voice brings forth the final tear

she tells you what could never hide
the truth of who you are inside 

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Self-Faith in this Brave New World.

All I know is how I breathe…. And while I breathe I am alive….
All I have learnt, all I have loved, all my work, all my prayers and dreams
Will all amount to nothing…..? Unless, I have a belief in more than this.

But that hope can’t be blind, handed to me as a spoon of food,
To be accepted by a child from the mother.
Because I am, a free thinking living soul,
Who can’t be told by anyone else what is true.

For I search for truth in everything, I touch, see, smell and feel.
I question, with science, as my guide, the machine to divine,
What is real… and there in that search, what have I found?

I have found, cruelty, blindness of ignorance,
Greed, power games and all the vices of human fragility,
As stumbling blocks stopping me, to find that hint of truth.

Proving, beyond all doubt that a God of everything exists,
A Spirit to hold and guide my path in life, but not as a crutch
to blame for the fault I see in our fragility of our sick society.

Now I look within into the fabric of the golden mean, that
Natural, mathematical, rule that designs our world.
Because I have searched for this, turned every stone, 
I have looked long at the trees and the way their branches grow.
I have looked long into shells on the shores,
And there I found the pattern in which we all belong.
The printed parent order of things, 
And there my God existed for a while.

But this isn't the all- powerful of generations past
No, it is a fundamental mathematical principle, as
A thumb-print of natural laws governing all living things, here on this world
Gentle and undemanding……. just there as I am……….and as I breathe.

Inspired by life's search for meaning. Why are we here? 

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Hummingbirds At Night

i hear
the soft hum
of the
at night

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deface away

have you heard the story of the man who has roamed for 5 years 
living off the likes of the self-righteous mor(ons)mons in
salt lake city, utah?
as those who claim that coffee & alcohol is not the way of
those that worship the golden plate prophet oddly seem to be able to complain in the same breath that he’s been
stealing such items from their camps…hmmm…
the man has spent time destroying various religious icons,
and for that one can only salute him,
the press (paid for by the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints)
paints him a madman. 

the police, of course, abide by the “holy” people who parade around utah
spreading the word of a racist who swore that that special
christian fictional character resided in america
after his whole “resurrection” charade,
& one wonders just who the real madmen are in this picture…
hmmm…he is said to be a
“time bomb,”
as if there would be another way to define a rational human being living in a state populated by fanatics.

if this man who is said to have written a note saying simply,
“get off my mountain,”
is in fact defacing religious icons &
living off the rich lives that have benefited from such insanity,
then he should be applauded---

deface away, brother,
deface away.

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Walls of Life

Looking upon walls of life
Shining beyond the mark
With inspirational decorations
Enlivening treasures in you,
To eliminate doubts around you
And rise to the occassion
When disaster is plotting comeback
Making you winner in the territory

Looking through walls of life
Aching to revive your soul,
Resists winds of demoralization
And unburden yourself spiritually
From secrets clouding your judgement
Making you chase the wind
Becoming endless seeker 

Looking onto walls of life
Plotting to overcome every barrier
By finding safety under His wings
Live to lift yourself against all odds
Rebuild self-esteem
And flourish like the ocean
Becoming winner in war against failure

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O Gentle Light

o gentle light
walk beneath
thy soul 
in sight and
sit next to
thy lonely
we pray
o gentle light

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Purified by fire

Purified through fire

You are my sunshine
The light that shines through 
The darkness 
Finding me in that hiding place
Where as a child was my safe house
Away from fear
Away I went
Thank you for that helping hand 
When I stumbled 
You always seem to be by my side
Through the bad times
It was your hand that wiped away the tears
Chasing away the pity little fears
I never got a chance to thank you
Never got a chance to say how I feel
So I say it now 
With these words
Without you there would be hell in my life
I thank you 
For the love you give
For the forgiveness of your heart
You are the shade when the sun is at the highest point
You are the fire that keeps me warm 
When nights are cold
I been searching for you
Now I know you never left my side
So today 
I give you the praise
May this humble servant 
Bring your heart joy
By my repentance 
By my surrendered heart

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The Clouds Are Singing High

imagine the
cotton white clouds
that rest in 
royal blue sky
singing verses
before i die
yes the clouds
are singing
their voices
climb high
hear an old Irish tune
O'Danny Boy

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Leave This Earth Behind

the flesh of
thy soul
shall leave 
this earth
without dying

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Placed Upon Every Hill

what is death
but a place
on top of 
a sky
full of
placed upon 
every hill

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chained chained women

chained chained women in the “land of the free”

can you feel the jealousy emanating from the other first world countries
whose women watch the US government insist upon 
no universal healthcare,
making its own citizens eternal slaves to HMO’s & big pharma
if that wasn’t bad enough,
they watch the religious tyrants beating their “holy books,”
to feel as if it is ok to
deprive citizens of contraceptive coverage in the 
health care packages being provided by employers across the country?

this writer has a hard time doing so…for the record.

how long will this so-called “democracy” make the women within its borders
how long will the crazy crazy christians insist on
trying to keep women in a little cage where they cannot determine what happens to their own bodies?

as long as women are not allowed to gain access to contraception freely & easily,
they have to walk through a gauntlet of unnecessary bull*****
every time life decides to impede their progress by
throwing an unwanted pregnancy in the way of the struggle to get to where they want to be--- 
if they cannot climb the ladder,
they cannot achieve the financial status that would allow them to raise these kids in the
first place---
who pretend to have religious affiliations so that they can get more sheep to 
baaaaaaaaaaaa to the sound of their specific drum come november,
need to understand that there are more women in this country than men 
this country is already overpopulated as it is----
why not better the lives of the women who are already here,
alive & trying?

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Payable upon death

Payable upon death

Chariots of fire
Adrift as my time expires
No pits of burning flames
No glory to be had
No one to remember my name
A life over filled 
My cup spills with regret and pain
I strain to maintain
The thoughts of visions
Of sandcastles destroyed my natures wave
Destruction of man made riches
Money burn and coins rust
By the tears of lost 
I am the Sheppard leading a flock into the wolfs den
Ringing the bell for dinner
Wolfs starved looking much thinner than before
Like shells left on the ground
No one cares to see
The battle that is within me
Pulling left then right
Pulled from the seams 
Like a single string off a garment
You tug on it and it unravels 
And what is left is my life in a spotlight
All eyes on me so it seems
The glares burn a hole in my soul
Like a flare 
The burning is hot
Just another chapter of my life
Another trap or plot
Payable upon death
Only lint in my pockets
That’s all I got
Still as I die off slowly
I am in deaths debt.

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To Spread Your Sweet Word

is a 
in the heart of
River Jordan
equip me with
the battle amor and 
swift steed
to spread your
sweet word

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In The Hands of Prometheus

where does
evil rest assure
in the hands
of our
magicians and
court jesters or
fire in the
hands of

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The Otherside of Night

what glee
and gleam
i dream
a dream of
the crescent moon
at night
that hang from
starry sky in sight
the neon white smile of
black and purple
stripped cheshire cat
that ask 
who are you
before he 
fades away
with delight
on the
otherside of night

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From "Portrait"

Tears must be hidden from those
Who are not spiritually receptive?
But we ought to laugh for those who represent anger
And for those who are able to heal 
With strange medicines to our lives.

Hold on with mixed feelings
They are the most rewarded with heaven
And the purpose is to confirm it by such internal

But you could set them thinking
By parables; not by the lesson for which it becomes
Master; rather by the most remarkable
Instances of demon possession:
Sights of Evil have upon us.


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The Prize

Oh how I love to hear you speak of heaven
How I love to hear you say
How it'll be when we're called up yonder
Into eternal day

Oh how I love to hear the songs of Zion
How I love to hear you sing
Of that city coming down from heaven
Of wedding bells soon to ring

Oh to hear the wonders that He'll do
And the mercy that He gives
But how meaningless it will be
If what you know you do not live

For the path is straight and narrow
The way is held up high
To reach that holy city
To Christ you must draw nigh

The is a temple to be built
A work that must be done
We cannot sit idle
While there is a race for us to run

And when we reach that mark
It's out Father's face we'll see
For it's the prize of the high calling
To reign with Him through eternity

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Is It A Poet In Making

Is it a poet in making?
Or I have gone astray…!
O my Lord in the heavens 
Then You shouldst pardon me 
For Him, Your beloved prophet.
See! He is accompanying his widow-mother 
To her husband’s grave…
A pious woman in veils
Blubbering badly!
Rubbing her brow with the grave’s dust and sand.
And how! He—a cute tiny boy
 Is waking his fainted mother up.
Or He is playing with Sheba the girl shepherdess 
In the mountainside Hide and Seek 
And she is biting her back 
O! For a future reference…

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guess what

guess what? 
reincarnation is actually true. 
each time you're reincarnated, 
you come back as some kind of theist 
or an atheist 
which one is right? 
well, I'm an atheist this time. 
We'll figure it out eventually.

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Walks Through The Sky

the songbird
walks through 
the sky
with its wings
stretched out wide
that burst 
through the
clouds somehow
as it sings
reach for
higher ground

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Faith Heals Me Again

i feel
the uplift
against my wings
yes faith 
heals me again
lord i
lift up 
your name and
i shall
never be
the same

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Light Taketh Hold of Me

l felll
your gravity and
i know 
we are 
stil here thus
i have 
no fear
taketh hold of me

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See No Evil

If I were to see no evil, then life would be barren. If I were to see no evil, then what would be the need for change? If I were to see no evil - would I not know that I am good? If I were to see no evil, I am standing in the presence of God. If I were to see no evil - I am dead of this world and passed on into Heaven.

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I'm not made me to stare on at the world, 
Else I become the sky;
I'm not made me to be exploited without resistance, 
Else I become the earth;
I'm not made me to roam from dawn till dusk,
Else I become a low animal; 

I'm not made me to be feared by my fellow mortals,
Else I become a god;
I'm not made me to be pushed around, 
Else I become a piece of furniture;

I'm not made me to be an awesome and dreaded enigma, 
Else I become Bermuda Triangle;
I'm not made me to be hated by all, 
Else I become that that does not exist;
I'm not made me to be loved today and hated tomorrow, 
Else I become fire;
Just like the rain, sun and wind, 
I'm made me to be there for all;
Just like the moon, 
I'm made me to give out as I receive;
I'm made me to do glorifying deeds to He that made me!

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Estranged Life

a life once lived no longer exists
distant and estranged it sojourns
in a hidden world lost and afraid,
meandering naked along a river 
of forgotten fruitless daydreams,

a reclusive vagabond oft straining
existence, alone in darken caverns 
awash in an ocean of mazed hope, 
prisoned among chaotic memories
ever weary of freedom’s siren call,

a tiresome frame of ancient breath
amiss, seeping tears borne deeply
neath lifeless scourged earthy soil, 
enshrouded in impenitent dubiety 
frayed by warring thoughtless lies,
a soul awry, bathed in virulent rue 
tempest-swept by waves of angst 
frozen in timeless imperfect belief,
in miasmic jungles immerse with
fear, its stoic conscience laid bare, 

a child-like spirit fore innocence’s
welcomed nativity, knowing aught
oft scarred yet surrendered in faith
though froward and ne’er abstinent 
t’was redeemed via fervent prayer

© Eugene Harvey

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5 Essential Points

Recognize the Great Emptiness
Feel the amazing qualities that arise.
Understand impermanence and duality.
Reject all worldly pursuits.
See through the game but play it anyway.

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To Still knoweth God

what we 
shall hide 
these clouds but
His promise
shall not
be broken
when Jesus
is my rock
bountiful foundation
to rest upon
our souls
still belongeth
to God

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Hope I'm Not On The Menu

birds of every feather
will flock together 
to eat 
God’s great evening meal  

hope I’m not on the menu.

Basis for the poem is Revelation 19:17.18 describing the ultimate divine intervention.
“I saw also an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice and said to all the birds that fly in midheaven: “Come here, be gathered together to the great evening meal of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of military commanders and the flesh of strong men and the flesh of horses and of those seated on them, and the flesh of all, of freemen as well as of slaves and of small ones and great.”

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If God has a heart,
What pains man must cause him:
the killing, the cheating,
the lying, the hurting.

Does He weep 
when we war?
Does He mourn
our senseless deaths?
Does He despair
of our willful blindness?

He is God-- He must feel
every lonely death,
every lost breath...
billions of dots of pain
and grief, each singeing,
burning His divine heart.

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Self Portrait


Each face is like a canvas where upon one's thoughts do trace
Revealing for the world to see our ugliness or grace.
Though slow the task, beware how fast each artist's mark is made
When life's done collecting our sum, it's worn beyond the grave.

Sweet youth's innocence passes like fields of springtime flowers
As each soul's character is forged by their choices every hour.
In life's countless sundry trials befalling great and small,
Many grow refined, some less inclined stumble, or they fall.   

So seek the Master Artist who helps repair our mistakes 
And from life's palette of choices helps us wisely to partake.
Then when we meet to kneel and bow before God's Holy Grace,
We'll find His strokes of perfect love upon each soul's true face.

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Don't wait

There have been times in my life when the pain has been so great...
I didn't think I could survive the emotional weight.

Lie still in God's arms I heard someone say...
I did, and there for a while I just lay.

Every hurt I bore He seemed to know...
And He pulled me through when I was really low.

God healed the hurt and wiped away each tear...
As I lay in His arms, His love I could hear.

 God is enough when you've lost it all...
And in God's arms you'll never fall.

When life is too much and the pain is great...
Climb into God's arms and please don't wait.


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On The 7th

For a minute I thought I was right.
For the second I thought I was wrong.
On three I had seen my mistake.
By the fourth I was starting to think.
By five I began to learn.
On six knew enough to doubt.
And on the 7th remembered to pray.

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In Each Others Arm

mother and daugther
in each 
others arm thus
to keep 
themselves warm but
in the 
eye of the storm

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i will turn

i have seen the pain  
 over come my stains 
 put the past where it belongs 
 standing tall , im strong 
 i wont break the vow 
 only to Him will i bow  
 got to stay out of my head  
 because the consequences  
 will make me dead 
 i have come so far with you  
 i can't see me being nothing but true 
 you are my rock a strong fortress 
 only in you do i trust 
 my Savior my King 
 JESUS your are my everything  
 i wait the day of your return  
 and from my sin i will turn

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Dear Lord

Lord, please take me by the hand, 
lead me to that Promised Land, 
you have made me to see.

Land made with milk and honey and more
So much more beautiful, then ever before
He has great things in store.

Will always be greatful, too
For what you do

I will love
You forever

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I don't Believe in Religion

I don’t believe in Religion

There are  multitudes of cultures
there are multitudes of beliefs
each one holds their meaning 
and each one has a right to practice what they believe

Some lessons are taught and go back for thousands of years 
There are levels for everyone and everyone is in a different place
I don’t believe in religion however I follow what I feel is right
I don’t believe in pushing religion because dictation isn't right

I don’t believe in religion but I accept Jesus as a prophet and teacher
I don’t believe in religion but I have respect for the aspects of Buddha
I don’t believe in religion but I offer honorability to Mohammad
I don’t believe in Religion but I show gratitude to Quan Yin 

These are but a few of the views of god
I acknowledge where each and every individual is at
I will not interrupt another’s life path unless asked
and I will not offer religious aspects but spiritual guidance instead

I don’t believe in religious dogma
I don’t believe in heaven or hell because its what we create for ourselves
I come from a state of mind and heart
were feeling is the beginning of self awareness and consciousness 

I practice gratitude
I practice humility
and I practice respect
because I am a spiritual being having a human experience

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Seed planting

Seed planting Written: by Tom Wright February 2015 The faithful still come Beholding fruit that never ripens; Their vision appears fruitless, Because the Orchard Was not for them to plant; They were chosen to be the conduit, To deposit that seed, In the fertile mind of another; Once planted, another will water, Then God, will give the increase.