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It's only time

For the lark she sings in her morning song,
That brightens up my day.
The pitter patter of tiny drops,
Clouds fill the sky with grey.

The dampened ground, that familiar smell,
Now quenched refreshed anew.
Brings forth forgotten memories,
Of a time that I once new.

Like grains of sand they ebb and flow,
Those minutes of the day.
In lines of endless moments,
That brought forth that child at play.

For is this just like déjà vu
For some time I’ve been alone.
Now standing here now humble,
To all these things I’ve known.

With gentle face a youthful pose,
As we danced the night away,
A tender touch a knowing gaze,
No need for words to say.

For what is love but a feeling?
As hearts melt into one.
With the blessings of good fortune,
 Now Care free and full of fun.

For they say that hopes eternal,
And all things come to he who waits.
Or is that for other people,
For nothing seems that straight.

Given in reflected thought,
To those oh so special years.
Brought back in just a heart beat,
I wipe away the tears.

© N windle

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I Don't Write Poems

I don’t write poems, 
I drink them like wine, 
I become tipsy 
with each coming line. 

I don’t write poems, 
I breathe them like air, 
I become so happy 
when each one I share.   

I don’t write poems, 
I live with them; 
they prolong my years, 
they are as true as I am. 

I don’t write poems, 
I weave into verses 
sadness, joy, tears, 
prayers, love, curses… 

My poems talk and sing, 
Sense of living they bring. 

©Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)

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My Pen Collection

As the waves forever kiss the shore
One shot leaves you wanting more
My heart and soul, strong and true
With all the love they hold for you
Sometimes my life leaves me bored
Like a swordsman with no sword
These are the times that I write
Memories can be hard to fight
I write out my heart and soul
Controlling my mind is my goal
Each new word released by my pen
Is another spiritual battle I win
The war rages on day by day
Through the poem prayers I pray
It's a war that I will forever win
Long as there is ink up in my pen
In prison I had quite a collection
Each one held it's own reflection
I saved them after they ran dry
Baptized with the tears I cry
I just couldn't seem to let them go
Little memories of my heart and soul
Sometimes I like to take them out
Little memories of what I'm about
What I'm about angel on my shoulder
Making this world a little less colder

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Leprechauns, Fairies & All That I Need

Way back in the woods all nestled away
I found the place where Leprechauns play

To find the place I had to first find the door
Keeping it hidden is what the Waterfall is for

Behind the falls there lies a mystical cave
To scale the cliff one must be very brave

As you enter the cave these words are true
The most magical of places is waiting for you

The cave is not dark in fact it’s rather bright
For thousands of crystals are beaming with light

As you pass through the cave it is so clear to see
There are places on earth where men shouldn’t be

As I stepped out of the cave on the other side
My own amazement I could never hide

There were waterfalls, Rainbows & Butterflies galore
I felt as though I had stepped through Heavens door

As I took to the path it suddenly occurred to me
This path is made out of gold, as gold as could be

I looked at a tree stump and got lost in the spell
For the sign in front said, “The Leprechaun Hotel”

A hundred tiny windows were all beaming with light
For the sun had just dropped, dropped clean out of sight

A whole world had lit up right before me
Mushrooms were homes for Fairies you see

Sometimes in life we embrace the magic of a spell 
Mystical creatures in heaven, far as my eyes could tell

The fairies were tiny angels that lit up the night
I’ve never seen anything so beautiful and bright

Then all at once a feeling took over my soul
And I truly felt that it was time I should go

As I turned to leave I heard a Leprechaun say
From all of this gold you’ll just walk away

The fairy said, “One wish is granted to you”
“Make any wish you like and it will come true”

I explained how wealth was once all that I sought
And my dreams and wishes were already bought

You see God sent an Angel who planted a seed
That sprouted our love, which is all that I need

Inspired by a wall painting at my Dentist office
and written for my wife.

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She Calls Me Home

She Calls Me Home…

At days long end
Left on troubles shore
When I just know
I can't take anymore
When the last light
Of hope is gone

She calls me home
She calls me home

When my thoughts
Are racing round
And I can't find
A friend in this town
When every door
Has turned out wrong

She calls me home
She calls me home

She calls me home
To her embrace
Wipes the tears
From my tortured face

Calms my soul
Til the demons are gone
And with her sweet voice
She calls me home

When the dark
Won't give up light
When the wrong
Outscores the right
When the noise
Outdoes the song

She calls me home
She calls me home

When the clouds
Won't seem to break
And the sky
Just seems to ache
And the sun's
Completely gone

She calls me home
She calls me home

She calls me home
To her embrace
Wipes the tears
From my tortured face

Calms my soul
Til the demons are gone
And with her sweet voice
She calls me home

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The Seamstress of Time

I have a special story I wish to share
About a seamstress beautiful and fair

She would fade away turning into smoke
Of her amazing beauty, no man would joke

The spiraling smoke would then re-form
I know only an angels face could be so warm

Before her a beautiful quilt was spread
Upon it the story of my life was said

As she once again started to dissipate 
She said, “Mike this quilt records your fate”

As the smoke traveled over to a new place
And then formed together creating her face

Looking over her shoulder back at me
She said, “This area will hold what has yet to be”

Most of the quilt looked like twisted evil tattoo
Simply because, my life’s quilt was quilted true

I looked the quilt over and then met her gaze
She was so beautiful in so many different ways

The last part of the quilt way over to the right
Showed the beauty of someone changing their plight

Upon her beautiful hand, which seemed so nimble
I noticed she was wearing my grandmother’s thimble 

From a young maiden so beautiful to see
My grandmother appeared right in front of me

I guess up in heaven we return to our youth
My grandmother was beautiful; such is the truth

I thought of the price grandma was asked to pay
The shame of knowing I had turned out that way

I thought of her sitting there stitching my shame
My grandmother didn’t deserve an eternity of pain

She said, “Michael be still with the pain in your heart,
Your story encourages others to make a new start.”

“The deeper the wrong the stronger the right
I always knew my boy would take up the fight”

With a smile much brighter than an ice covered sea
She said, “I love the man my boy has grown up to be”

As she turned to the quilt and started to sew
She said, “Michael, its now time for you to go.”

“Believe in your story believe in your truth
For Salvation is the true fountain of youth”

One night in a dream, which I’ll hold forever divine
I learned; my Grandmother is now,” The Seamstress of Time”

When I was a boy I would help my Grandmother roll
her quilt, find her glasses, as well as, her thimble. I 
never thought about how amazing her art truly was.
From a pile of rags she would make the most beautiful
quilt's. I sleep under one of her quilts to this very day. 

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The Luckiest Man

The Luckiest Man

I have found that not everyone is as strong
As the skies are wide and the days are long

But in life I have found there is this one
Whose bounty makes me feel as warm as the sun

And from the moment that she first caught my eye
I knew I’d be with her til’ the day that I die

That I would love and cherish her all the day through
And do all those little things we men are supposed to do

And spend my days lost in utter bliss
That I had this beautiful woman to kiss

And there’s one true fact ‘bout her being my girl
That makes me the luckiest man in the world

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Veterans Day Out..

"To all of us from America, and beyond.
We hold a connection that will forever bond.
The reflection Of Veterans Day, 
We'll march with gratitude on this one certain Holiday.
Prayers and thanks will be filled with solemn pride.
To the heroism of those who died.
We'll praise and honor every name and memory~
To all the men and women who fought throughout history.
In celebration we honor America's veterans for their patriotism, of willingness. 
For the love of our country,  they served and sacrificed with their best service."
Victory ~History~ A singed Treaty~ 11-11-1918 
Mends to an end of “the war to end all wars.” Welcoming 11-11-11   

Dedicated to Veterans throughout the world and History...
In Honor and memory of all Veterans... 


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Deeply Hurt Love

Feet not up yet dreaming looking into the deep distant horizon screams
need to take turf in remembering howls across oceans mourning dream special wish

You would want a good fire tonight for sure ice stormy fierce cold cutting
out walking giant waves hitting of the shore thundering pounds lashing clash 

Today the wind fairly woke me up piercing wide eye opening vision
Then when I got home just felt ten years younger alive again one storm

Now that's a good omen laughing to myself carries one to the high Heavens
Must be the salted spray love mixed with sea mist smashes you to the ground love

New therapy go out to the sea front as gales howling with angry force break news
blowing giant waves crashing heavy of cliffs thundering roars echoes inside sad 

Wind spitting sea salt sand peppering the face in your hardened heart
hate remains your driving engine unforgiving hung up on the past 

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The Dog Days of Summer

We let down the top to soak in the sun
Now that the harshness of winter is done

As you let back the seat and put your feet on the dash
Saying, “keep your eyes on the road I don’t want to crash”

I truly must admit that I’m torn completely in two 
The coast has its beauty, then again so do you

As the beauty of the Sun is absorbed by your skin
Like a kid at the candy store I simply want to dig in

If life is a candy store sweetheart you are the treat
All the other candy I tasted, never tasted so sweet

The reason I love summer is because of the heat
The skimpier the bikini, the greater the treat 

I can’t begin to express how wonderful you are
Saying, “hey take a look at her I’ll steer the car”

At first I truly had no idea what I should say?
Though now it’s, “ok sweetheart, have it your way”

I think that is because you know these words are true
I may take look at her but I shall forever belong to you

Summer is a time that is as bright as the sun
Out goes the cold as it’s replaced by the fun

We have our barbecues and sit under the stars
Let down the tops and go for rides in our cars

Go tend to our gardens in farmer John clothes
Truly amazed at how fast everything grows

Go hang out at the river as well as the lake
Cover ourselves in oil than let our skin bake

Embrace the moments because these words are true
The days last much longer and the sky is so blue

The dog days of summer I reckon that’s so
We bark and howl at folk we don’t even know

If life is banquet then summer is the feast
I think we should gobble it up, to say the least

Written for john's Summer contest.

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Once Was A King

There once was Castle just over the hill
That belonged to a King with an iron will

Nestled safely behind his Castle wall
With an army to insure they wouldn’t fall

It was clear for the entire world to see
Destiny would record him in history

The richest King in all of the land
A beautiful Queen at his right hand

He ruled the land from shore to shore
Tell me, “Could any man ask for more”?

Turns out this King had just one vice
He was so great he forgot to be nice

Against any force he was bound to win
So the devil attacked him from with-in

Such a great King skilled with the sword
Much too great a King to turn to the Lord

Watched his entire Kingdom crumble away
Because he was to great to kneel and pray

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To touch a dream

Dreams come in many forms
Some are cold and others warm

Some play like a movie in black and white
And some are no less than a guiding light

Some are visions of times to come
Some just simply leave us numb

Some we remember and some we forget
Some we cherish and some we regret

Some we just can't help but treasure
Some give us embarrassing pleasure

I close my eyes and dream of you
All the things I've put you through

See I had a dream that went sour
An awful dream of money and power

Then I learned one cold hard day
Some dreams take years to pay

Sometimes reality is clearly seen
Another will soon touch my dream

As these tears run down my face
Some dreams are just to good to waste

I can only imagine the pain in you
Trying hard to be faithful and true

Sweetheart some dreams are to hard to play
As I slowly start to fade away

A single year has came and went
I have seven more at eighty-five percent

Sometimes reality is sad as can be
Sweetheart I want you to let go of me

I learned love is worth more than gold
You deserve somebody to hold

This type relationship is totally insane
I want you to free yourself of my pain

If our love is truly meant to be
My dream will bring you back to me

Strength of character  is hard to find
As I treasure yours please treasure mine

I believe our love can break the mold
Be a timeless romantic story told

About two lovers who broke apart
In order to save each others hearts

And let their love be a miracle seen
By having faith to touch a dream

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All that I had, just yesterday
Has suddenly, been taken away
Me yes me, a foolish man of clay
Suddenly I have so much to say
When instead, I'd be wise to pray
Why oh why, me oh my
Take me now I want to die
I liked it better, when I was perched on high
My wings were strong, I loved to fly

I was given much, I gave no thanks
I sat upon lush river banks
My ship majestic, I watched as it sank
Now this world seems cold and dank

My cup was full it over flowed
Yet gratitude I barely showed
Instead of narrow, I chose wider road
My love of self it barely slowed

If only I had seen more clear
I wonder if I'd now be here
Feeling alone and filled with fear
Oh please dear God, I need you near

I heard him say, I'm sorry son
Your life is over, now it's done
You chose your god, I wasn't the one
Love of plenty and pleasured fun!

So down to Hell my soul is brought
A place of pain both cold and hot
My insides squeezed inside a knot
Now what I treasured doesn't mean a lot

From this nightmare, I thankfully awake 
My soul and being begin to shake
Please Lord forgive me, my mistake
Help me learn to give, instead of take!

I try to be thankful every day
With God's help, stay on the narrow way
It's not about me and that's okay
Vision much clearer, when to Jesus I pray.

This poem was inspired by my brother Roy. 
He sent an email that asked "What if you only woke up with what you said 
thanks for yesterday?" what a great question!

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My Soul Mate

Sweet laughter and devotion, I have shared with none.
This restless heart so tired, of being all alone.

I’ve tried the life of Paul, but it gave not enough.
My heart is overflowing with aching, needful love.

Lord, bring me a companion, but not just any man.
He must be one of valor, or leave me as I am.

Make him strong as Moses, a leader in Your truth.
And I will stand beside him, that I may be his Ruth.

Someone to correct me in, things I need to know;
Reproving me, thus gently, in order that I grow.

Bring me one like Jonathan, loyal to the end;
And I will love forever, this man that is my friend.

Even in the hard times, he will choose to stay;
And we will seek for healing, together, as we pray.

A Boaz to protect me, in safety He will lead,
That I may rest completely, in all that my heart needs.

Someone true like Joseph, my words he will believe;
His faithfulness long-lasting, when others would deceive.

And don’t forget Dear John, his loving heart’s embrace;
With eyes that will behold me, in honor, truth, and grace.

But mostly find the heart, of Jesus that forgives;
Then, with this man you bring me, forever I will live.

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The wreck

The last few weeks have been real hard
You see the "dealer of life" deals the cards
As the trials and blessings come and go
It's true we must reap what we sow
At times the trials are many and the blessings are few
Just let the light of your soul shine on through
Yesterday I walked to the bridge over the creek
By the time I got there I was tired and weak
As I sat on the bridge taking a break
Questioning "how much more can I take"
A speeding drunk driver lost control
I watched it unfold nice and slow
Sometimes the blessings are clear to see
They crashed into the rail right next to me
My guardian angel said soft as could be
I'll never give up on you don't give up on me
These last few weeks I have felt rather low
With a deep down emptiness up in my soul
So regardless of the pain or length of the fight
I reckon it's once again time for me to write
For my pen is the tool that I use to see
The power of the Lord working in me

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(Dedication: For Michael Zachary, my son)

Sense this knowing: can the blind see?
Homer still sings fond tragedy.

Troy was a thought where siege was laid,
A war well fought as heroes paid.

Love and hate doomed to mortal rage,
Ten years once groomed that fatal stage.

Such fine faces like Archilles,
Hector traces with Odysseus.

Proud Agamemnon did hoard the sands,
Trojans beyond the high walls grand.

King Priam spied Greeks' battle scream,
Aegean waves plied the battle scene.

The rise and fall of heroes there,
The bitter gall of curse and swear.

Both sides pitted to furious fights,
Even witted, no end in sight.

Clever tactics at Troy did sway,
Loss most drastic for each did stay.

So many years the battle raged,
Proud lives and tears on either page.

Weary battles and bloody mess,
Souls now brittle with sure duress.

So many dead in bloodied sand,
The feud most great in defiant stand.

Now crafty thought brought idea grand,
Odysseus's plot to win war's end.

A hollow horse as token gift,
A rousing toss for Troy's uplift.

Greek ships slipped round to hide away,
Vanished fleet found with deceit's play.

This cunning ruse worked with sure craft,
Troy seemed amused with hoarding draft.

Dragged the wood crypt within the walls,
Stupor and script tell of Troy's fall.

In dead of night when sleep wrought themes,
Greeks murdered fight in Trojan dreams.

Homer the blind brought us grand sights,
For here we find our saving light.

Now we can see the fight go on,
Harsh as can be here and beyond.

Wars and battles reveal who's slain,
Man's not gentle who lives harsh gain.

We think and speak to weave fashion,
Give in to streaks of ambition.

The hunter hunts the chase until,
The victim grunts to turn and kill.

Troy and her days remind us still,
Live truce that pays in wise goodwill.

What of Helen who is part myth?
Fond beauty turns a timely drift.

A lovely tale of human gore,
To now assail that love lives more.

Thus all the world remembers well:
Dear heroes swirl just where we dwell!

Leon Enriquez
19 November 2014

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Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit

Earth is what we become and makes us whole.
 Air is the first and last thing we breathe in.
Fire is what consumes us and eats our sin.
 Water cleanses us, mind, body and soul.

Spirit is in us all and makes us who we are.
  Without these we would fall oh so far.

Invite them into our sacred circle and pay tribute.
 As we are condemned, we are resolute. 

We love fiercely and fight for our freedom.
 Ignorance breeds fear and unwisdom. 

Thank them for gracing us with their presence.
 While we give our thanks and recompense.

Exhilarated and feeling like a newborn child, 
 Wow this circle's "magic" is wild.

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Desert Wanderer

Desert Wanderer with not a cup-
I'll hold you tight and lift you up-

I'll give you aid and lend my strength-
And take you far, to a great length-

To see your safety and a healthy smile-
You are worth life, have no self- denial-

I promised you in, a time now gone past-
That my love forever, surely shall last-

For you are my Desert Wanderer dreary-
Take this sorrow and be your eyes so teary-

I promise you now, and in the here after-
You will find love, placed inside my laughter-

We will stay one, toghether and all-
Always shall I be waiting for your call-

My Desert Wanderer with not a cup-
Hold my hand, I will lift you up-

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Salutations my Brethren, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour!

Though weary from your travels you may be
through Gods' love there is hope for you and me

to save the world He gave His only Son
and through the Cross death lost and life has won!

So to all of you who for salvation pray
take Christ into your hearts this very day

for God so loves us all that He did give
the precious blood of Christ so we could live!

If truly in your hearts you do believe
this gift of lasting life you will recieve!

Go in peace, dear Brethren, and may the Grace of God
follow you all of your days!  In Christs' precious name, Amen.

Inspired by Brian Strands An Easter Epistle contest

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God Forbid

My life is very insular, I move from page to page
never straying far from words which prance upon the written stage.

like a sputtering engine my tongue tangles on a phrase
I rub my eyes, red and raw, I can't remove my aged gaze.

My fingers curl and knuckles gnarl as velum dances right
I read, I write, I think and pause, I can't turn out the light.

Compose, I will, adjust I must, each simile an anchor 
to a life much analyzed, but lived with little rancor.

like the scribes of ancient Rome my fingertips are worn
yet I persist with joyous bliss for I know I must go on. 

My form has bent, bowed and curled to meet the need of the word
God forbid, I went through this lifetime never being heard.

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Never Tell

He smiles in my direction as he walks in the door
And laughs at my heart, now a puddle on the floor,
The people walking by turn, point and stare,
I repeat over and over, “there’s nothing there…”

Rains of passion, waves of homicidal angst,
You can’t look backwards and still walk straight,
A million signs are screaming out at you:
Stop-danger-watch out-you’re running too

Quickly, swiftly your friends all walk away,
I’d like to say something, but it’d be so cliché,
Silently you sit and watch them go,
Hoping inside that they don’t know,
Maybe they won’t know, but everybody knows…

I think of you and I think about stars,
Captured fireflies in marmalade jars,
Beautiful reminders of what may have been,
But the fire goes out, and they lay there dead...

He says, “The poison doesn’t do it for me anymore,
I need a pain to leave me lying gasping on the floor,”
My eyes go cloudy as he looks to yesterday,
I say, “I never meant to hurt you anyways...”

It broke my heart, I almost cried
To see you hurting, so broke inside,
Twist, plunge deeper, lemon and salt it so,
Some suffer in silence, I’ve come to know,
You’d rather be alone, you asked me to go...

The colors flew around the walls,
How I got here I don’t recall,
He handed me the bottle and I didn’t think twice,
"Just get rid of the pain, whatever the price..."

I think we danced, at least we may’ve,
Silly boy, to think I’d misbehave,
He said, “I bet I can change your mind,”
Slow down, stop, (learn to) rewind,

“Hold my hand,” I pleaded, to who?
I don’t think so, that’s not something I’d do,
Stop, not there, leave me alone,
I don’t want to be touched anymore…

A glance at the reflection as I pass a mirror,
I thought I saw a smile, but it disappeared,
Spin around and around, a crystal ball,
Reality’s a mist that surrounds us all…

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Never Forgotten

Breathe in deep the sheltered sea
Whose mist holds mystic memory
The stars are falling one by one
Into the rays cast by the sun

To settle now with mornings dew
A memory lost that never grew
Hold them gently within your heart
Remembering love does not depart

Breathe in deep the sunrise hue
Another fine day to start anew
Step by step in forward motion
Memories kept with deep devotion

Debra Squyres
Poet friend, Robert Johnson, inspired this write. 
The first 4 lines were taken and adapted from
his words in a comment made on one of my poems.

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Rather Small

Although it’s neither here or there
I do love the mountain air

Fresh and crisp with its own bite
The river flows through the blanket of white

It’s all in life that is pure and clean
The river sparkles with it’s own sheen

Up here in the air that is lighter than light
I open my soul through the words I write

Through my words I write out a show
For those who have never seen the snow

Every breath you take is like a dream
With eyes amazed at the beauty they have seen

You close your eyes to process it all
And realize we are rather small

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A blessing in my life

I usually write in couplet rhyme
Its simply what I do it's not by design
It's just the way the words seem to flow
Into my head up out of my soul
I love the ones that are full of light
See they are what brought me up out of the night
People prove they care by the things that they do
So I write this light for all of you
I write it because I wish you to know
True beauty is born with-in the soul
The soul is a thing that cherishes the light
Do you not embrace the stars through the dark of night
Well as you do know my words are true
They may twinkle bright but not as bright as you
You are angels who covered me in your prayers
Let me know I'm someone worthy of care
I hold you all in my heart just like my wife
Like her you are "a blessing in my life"

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Wana Be Yours

When the nights turn cold and there's nobody at home,
I want to be that person on the phone.
When nothing seems right,
and the road ahead appears less than bright,
I want to be that person who holds you tight.
When no one seems to care,
and tears start running down your stare,
I want to be that person who's always there.

When pain damages your spirit secretly,
and sadness affects your heart equally,
I want to be that person to rescue your frequency.
When dreams go their separate ways,
and ambition goes up in a blaze,
I want to be that person to provide the desire within your gaze.
When barriers stop your smile shining,
as beautifully as dawn and all hope looks forgone,
I want to be that person who believes in you to carry on.

When happiness exudes your clutch,
and life's struggles are never a crutch,
I want to be that person who receives your touch.
When you manage to make it through,
and you look around to see who stayed true,
I want to be that person who hears you say,
"my Angel is always you".
When romance and commitment are mixed traditionally,
and comfort is thrown in additionally,
I want to be that person you love unconditionally.

When moments are in their prime,
and schedules become demanding along the line,
I want to be that person who receives your time.
When patience is taken to execute the perfect kiss,
and butterflies create an instance of bliss,
I want to be that person you will instantly miss.
When your tone is as joyful as spring,
and you believe you can do anything,
I want to be that person to change your life with a single ring.

No matter our individual flaws,
I wish to take a moment and pause.
Draw in a deep breath and steady my cause, 
as I caress your palm and reveal to you "I wana be yours".

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Is tha' I gan't ta'k too good
Tha' keep me silent, not my mood

They thin' I brooding monstrosity
All thin' so, except, not she

I feel so shame when she look at me
I wish someway she see only heart of me

It sometime, seem somehow she do
Esmeralda, I play my bells for you

Her touch soft not like whip they use
When for sport they me abuse

Mob laugh to see me bleed
Quasimodo’s life is made of need

They eyes, like church, cold as stone
Poor Quasimodo feel alone

She gave me water
Gypsy lady gave me water

I deaf, ugly, half blind
Would that God were half so kind

She not see my awkward gait
She know, like me, inside, I straight

She dance like candle flames in the Rectory do
I glad to have just one eye, couldn’t stand such pretty if I had two

Her smile like melody. Like me, she wear no shoes
No pity me, but be's my friend. Like my bells do

Though I not hear, I feel them sway
My gargoyle friend speak to me someway

Inside my head I hear him say
Dear lady-inside-my-heart, that I will someday

When worthless life of me has passed
In heaven, with Angel's ears, hear you laugh

Oh Esmeralda, Until that day,
I will in shadows of the spire, love and play-

my lovely bells for only you…

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THE MUSHERS RIDE OUT Dogsledding in Alaska part 1

                   THE MUSHERS RIDE OUT

              Air colder than the heart of death
              Surrounds the champion teams
              And crystals dance twixt every breath
              To paint this Arctic dream
              Critics who think these dogs coerced
              To run in mighty races
              Need only bask upon the sight
              Of eager canine faces                                                                                   
              Commands are sharp , mistakes are few
              The lead dog thinks for all                                             
              And like a whisper wrapped in wind
              He hears the mushers call
              No whips or sticks strike dogs who lead
              It’s months and years together
              The musher and his dog who leads
              Are minds that think together
              As mushers wait and dogs stand tall
             All eager to be gone
             The darkness lurks beyond the lights
             And in a shot they’re gone
             Well-wishers line the barren streets
             Where winds are arctic whips
             While satellites will flash the sight
             From warmth the newsmen quip—
             Fools of Tourists dressed all wrong
             will scoff at cold life dangers
             These careless tourists wander off
             At risk to rescue rangers        

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I'm Sorry Part 1

I'm sorry that I'm always sad, 
That I do things to make you mad.

I'm sorry that I've lost my hope,
I'm sorry for the ways I cope.

I'm sorry that I bring you down,
I'm sorry that I make you frown.

I swear to God that you must believe,
I love you more than you can see.

I'm sorry that my heart is dying,
I swear to you that I've been trying.

I'm sorry that I cannot see,
much future left in front of me.

I'm sorry that I'm so depressed,
I realy know that I'm a mess.

Writing this note's made me see,
Just how much hurt I've made you grieve.

I'm so disgusted with myself,
I'm so damn bad for your good health.

I know that It's hard to admit,
I've made this such a long hard trip.

I feel like I have ruined your heart,
Like I have torn you all apart.

I have a question for you dear,
And, yes, your answere I do fear.

You said that you missed her big picture,
When you saw, you changed your fixture.

For your sake, love, please look at mine,
Before your heart's put on the line.

I'm sorry that I'm so impatient,
I'm just afraid life's not worth waiting.

I really don't want you to leave,
I want for us to both believe.

I want to once again find hope,
But it will be hard on my own.

But then again if I'm too much,
I don't want to kill all your love.

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I'm Sorry Part 2

I'm sorry for the ways I fight,
I'm sorry that I dim your light.

I'm sorry I'm so negative,
That I am so competative.

I'm sorry that I'm so outrageous,
I'm sorry my hurt's so contagious.

I don't want to see your heart eache,
Cuz when I do my heart it breaks.

I'm sorry that I'm not so strong,
But you inspire my hearts song.

I'm not alone cuz now I see,
Your light that's shining just for me.

I'm sorry that I'm up and down,
But, Dear, You win the patience crown.

My love for you's so strong, please see,
A fire burns for you in in me.

I know that It's hard to believe,
But God will help us, just you see.

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Beacon of Light

Fear not the violent storm
I am comfort safe and warm

Treasure all you hold so dear
Taste the memory of a falling tear

Never forget things of the past
Let their wind fill your mask

Hold your course steady and true
Be the person I see in you

Through out your journey never fear
Know in your heart that I am near

Never more than a  whisper away
I'll always hear what you pray

I am the beacon, "The beacon of light"
Guiding you through this stormy night

I realize you are tired and sore
Come maroon your ship up on my shore

And after this storm has had its way
Tomorrow will be a much nicer day

A day for you to sit and write
Of the comfort found in a, "beacon of light"

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O 'Morrow

O 'morrow be here now,
so I could see that 'morrow's smile,
and 'morrow's lips be waiting less,
instead of waiting more for 'morrow's test.

O 'morrow be here now,
where eyes of day be open night,
and have no fear of if they might;
see 'morrow's love be out of sight.

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Our Grandmother's Blessings

So many trials seem to be filled up with so much fear
So many ask, “Oh Dear Lord, what am I doing here”?

So many questions that I have come to know
If we just plant a seed, with water it will grow

I have a natural green thumb that now is wasting away
Along with a mind that does love to go out and play

Times I still ask, “How did this all came to be”
What was it that my wife was able to see in me?

She says that my heart was the most beautiful around
It still blows me away, for I clearly remember the sound

Her voice was so soft, her tone was so sweet
I was nothing less than pure evil upon two feet

Had been years since anything had took me by surprise
Ice cold is what the rest of the world had seen in my eyes

I looked at her smiled and laughed in my cold convict way
She smiled and said, “Why you want to be mean anyway”

I told her, “I reckon we are all born to just what we are”
She said, “So why are you a dope cook instead of a star”

That question stopped me right there dead in my tracks
I thought, “This girl is a looker but God she is whacked”

Last night her and I sat out underneath the moon
Two very blessed souls swinging in our sliver spoon

Just a little swing we built together out in our back yard
Place to just sit back and rest after a day long and hard

I once again ask her, how in the world could you ever know?
 “My Grandmother was preacher, I could see her in you soul”

Which led me to speak out my truth for I learned to not lie
"My grandmother was also in yours, answering the entire “Why”

Grandmothers we respected and held above all others 
Brought each of us together in the land born of lovers

Two Grandmother Spirits full of pure heavenly delight
Led their grandchildren into the valley born of the light

Now here we sit holding each other, each other high above
Because we share in the blessing of our Grandmothers love

Toni and I had lost our Grandmothers before we had ever met
though I knew of hers because she was a very powerful lady
and a down home speak in tongues Pentecostal Preacher that
had great respect up in these parts. After all these years we 
confided in each other that we could see our grandmothers in
each others eyes. Thank you and God Bless, MJ

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The Spirital Womb

The tragedy of a Miracle started today
Our Lord’s brutalized body passed away 

Of all the tragedies in the history of man
This is one I try to grasp, but never can

For some reason I find it impossible to see
We crucified the greatest man in our history

Through all of the gain and all of the loss
It was a predestined coin man had to toss

I wonder how Pilot must have felt that day
He washed cowards hands in a cowardly way

Beaten and tortured, his skin ripped to shreds
As a thorny crown dug holes into Jesus’ head

While nailed to the cross he had one final goal
Through the mercy of love he saved another soul

He saved that soul and then our Lord Jesus died
Can you imagine the countless tears that were cried?

As we all know Jesus' body was placed into a tomb
To my minds eye it was no less than a spiritual womb 

And from inside that womb salvation was born
For the tomb was found empty come Sunday morn

This is not how the story ends it is only how it starts
The Lord now lives up inside each one of our hearts

Even those lost in Prison, the ones like I used to be
Can turn to the Lord and then they will be set free

Freedom is a thing that I think we all strive to find
It is etched in our heart and engraved in our mind

I was locked up in a cell nestled tightly away
Facing several years that I would have to pay

Up inside of that cell I made my own decree
A true miracle was taking place inside of me

I was a very evil man and I was so proud to show it
In the wink of an eye I was transformed into a Poet

I learned there is only one way to truly be free
Ask of the Lord, “ Jesus please come unto me”

And just as the Lord Jesus Christ rose up out of his tomb
We can all live with-in the comfort of his spiritual womb

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    There is a spirit that watches over you
    In the daylight hours, and nightime too.

    You may not think that they are there
     But there is a way to make you aware.

     I learned the name of my angel a long time ago
     Because I was interested and I wanted to know.

     His name is "Maximus" and is with me here
     To learn of his presence once made me fear.

     Because what you do is watched all the day
     The angel keeps tabs, God finds out that way.

     I guess you think I'm being naive
     Trust your faith, if you believe.

     If you want to know your angel's name
     There is a way to find out which is no game.

     Say a prayer for three days in a row
     And after each time ask him to reveal his name to you.

     If you believe in him he will tell you true
     If not, he may be silent to you.

     I know of others who have tried this I can say
     Some, have learned the names of their angels this way.

     When you pray for their name do not think it absurd
     Some, I know, will hear that singular word.

     It won't come as a shout from heaven on high
     But rather as a whisper, when your angel is nigh.

     These spiritual beings are here for us all
     Sometimes they wait just to here us call.

     And when you do wouldn't if be grand
     If you knew the spirit's name...who behind you stands!

     Try it and see if you think I'm fooling around
     Be honest with yourself with both feet on the ground.

     As someday that spiritual angel you will greet
     Wouldn't it be nice to be on a "first name" basis when you meet?

     And if you try but do not hear their name
     Keep on trying because your conviction was lame.

     I know many will think I'm crazy with this
     But knowing my angel's name has brought comfort and bliss.

     So try it yourself and see if in kind
     If your angel will speak to you...they really don't mind.

     Because then a dialogue with them you can share,
     Even if they never speak again,  you'll know...they're there.

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Our Lords Plight

This poem covers the greatest story ever told
Greater than all the kings and all their gold
This story will bring about deep reflection
Starting with the Immaculate Conception
Of all the stories this is the greatest of all
A complex child born in a simple stall
Quickly the news covered the land
A virgin would be Gods right hand
Inside of her womb a God to a son
Imagine this story has just begun
Everyone knew this child was born to design
Just open your heart and look for the sign
 Harrod was driven by fear of not being so great
The first-born son was Harrods fate
Jesus escaped the King and awaited the call
To become the greatest glory of all
This is my master this is our Lord
He is the wielder and we are the sword
He chose his disciples of simple men
Hear tell one was straight out of the pen
The Pharisees called on Pilot the king
At the end he said, “I wash my hands of this thing”
I wonder if when Pilot stepped up to the gate
Jesus washed his hands to seal Pilots fate
Or if he opened his arms to welcome him in
Forgiving Pilot of all of his sins
We took our Lord then nailed him to the cross
As far as humanity that was our greatest loss
But through all the loss just look at the gain
Bought by our Lord through sacrifice and pain
Over 2000 years after this child was born
He came to the prison to make my heart warm
Gave me a gift then our Lord set me free
I reckon the rest would be up to me
As you dress up the tree and hang up the lights
Think of the story of our Lords plight

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The crimson moon bawls on his flight
Doleful to be condemned to night

His samba partner teems with life
Yet he hangs listless filled with strife

Whilst craters pock his dusty face
Her smooth profile glows soft with grace

Waves splash coyly along her skin
As parching drought afflicts the twin

Halo membranes caress her soul
While he claims little to extol

He’s locked away from that embrace
Like a buckle upon her waist

Sequestered on his lofty perch
He ponders how to end his lurch

He tries to shake his mantle free
So he can float with meek debris

Just as he starts to drift away
He hears whispers begin to play

Prayers hailing romance twist his ear
Until he melts away from fear

Maybe those folks below can see
Just how lonely the moon can be

Words purify to help him heal
His love for her shall make him real

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God's Concrete Poetry/Art

Man is an excellent work of God---
His visual poetry or art, out of mud.

Being one of God’s many creations;
Man must not forget his obligations.

Thou, man know God’s everywhere;
And yet, he does not bother to care.

Either man lives by God’s command,
Or, he will not live in a promise land.  

Man must take this into consideration,
If indeed his heart craves for salvation.

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Piece Me Together

Silence and deaf ears.
Sad times and many tears.
Friends and family so relieving.
Eyes and hearts in me believing.
Times of trial hard to recover.
No time or love from another.
Welcoming arms and open hearts.
Help and comfort and a new start.
Take these things and piece me together.
Take away the bad things and I'll feel better.
Haven't you needed this yourself?
Will you add to it or will you help?
  Hold me close and never leave.
  Keep the puzzle together and you'll be an important piece.

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It's better now

Sometimes, life isn't always how
It looks at first. It's all better now.
I felt so overwhelmed by the world's demands,
But I feel better knowing she understands.
I no longer have to regret the things I've said.
I know now that I can move on instead.
I felt as if I was without that thing I could never find.
Now I'm back in my body and back in my mind.
I found that moment where my world was bright.
I found that the sky's still blue and my world's alright.
Loves are loves, traitors are traitors, but family is always there.
Now I can look nearer for someone to care. 
I hope that everyone can be like me and find shelter from the rain.
Love, family, friends, help, anything to help fight against your pain.

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My Friend – My Lord

There is a thing that has filled my soul
The Lord is the dearest friend I know
He listens with no interruptions at all
Especially when my back is to the wall
I don’t need to see him to know he is real
He lives in my thoughts and all that I feel
When I first called to him I was a shell
Just another sinner headed off to hell
He answered my prayer then to my delight
He gave me the gift and desire to write
Through all I have written it’s clear to see
I walk with the Lord for he lives in me

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My Treasure

He gives me a gift that is most amazing,
A love that is altogether blazing.

No matter what the issue,
Always ready with a tissue.

Loving me is not easy,
It is not for the faint of heart or breezy,

For that he does not care,
Claims he has enough love to spare.

He has a smile that is sexy and sweet,
It makes my heart skip a beat.

In his arms I know I will find
A haven that is only mine.

Loving him is a great and wonderful pleasure,
His love is something I will forever treasure.

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A Prayer for my Wife

                           A Prayer for my Wife

Now I’ll tell you all the details if I can keep from sheddin’ a tear
Last night when it got late and really quiet around here 

I got down on my knees, crossed my heart and began to pray
And in the darkness between me and God, here’s what I had to say

I love her so much Lord and I just don’t know what I’d do
I’m afraid that she won’t make it, that’s why I’m coming to you

Here with my heart open, at your mercy down on my knees
I’m begging’ you with every heartbeat, Oh Lord hear my pleas

I don’t know what your plans are or what you have in store
And I know I don’t deserve her and that she deserves much more

And don’t misunderstand Lord, I don’t assume any obligation
For your bounty in our life has exceeded all our expectations

But please allow her to live and me to be a part of that life
And I swear I’ll make this beautiful woman proud to be my wife

And if it’s not in your plans Lord then I pray that you take me instead
Cause’ I can’t live without my love, I’d be better off dead

And no excuses for my past Lord, but I’ll do better than I’ve done
I ask you only this, my lord, in the name of your Son.

I wiped my tears as I said my amen’s and prepared myself to stand
Stepped up next to your bed and began to caress your pretty hand

I stared off into space as all the memories came flooding in
Reliving each and every moment, over and over again

And as the first rays of sunshine, streamed in past the curtain
I felt an overwhelming peace calm my mind and ease the hurtin’

I felt compelled to kiss you so I pressed my lips to your face
And it seemed the room was filled in the beauty of God’s living grace

And you slowly opened your eyes and smiled for me to see
And I knew the Lord my God had given my sweet wife back to me

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With You

Because of the person you are
My heart shall rest upon a star

Of the beauty that my eyes see
There is a dream in front of me

Of this lady that I adore
Another dream I can explore

Regardless of what I may be
So lucky am I to have thee

My heart it is a ball of flame
Burning bright the light of your name

Sweetheart you know my heart is true
I’m so proud to be bound by you

Bound by you and the arms of fate
Lets close the doors and lock the gate

Find that place only we can be
Share the dream only we can see

Let us let the world pass us by
Spread our wings and caress the sky

Sail right through a billowy cloud
As our song is sung clear and loud

I’m but a vessel lost at sea
Sailing your heart eternally 

My friend, wife and child’s mother
For me there could be no other

Why is my course forever true?
I gave my heart and soul to you

For Matt's contest

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The lights of Bethlehem still burn,
For Ruth’s mother-in-law to return.

Since her unfettered faith, so strong,
Convinced Ruth, with her, to come along.

Facing bravely the consequences of God’s plan,
Ruth, with Naomi, went to the Promised Land.

To live on in Bethlehem was their decision,
Both seeking to receive God’s provision.

God doesn’t stop being God in adversity
Is what Naomi taught Ruth to believe.

So there in Bethlehem, Ruth sought for a man
To help her with the consequences of God’s plan.

And Boaz of Bethlehem, Naomi’s rich kinsman,
Found Ruth to be both charming and winsome.

So he shared with Ruth the bounty of his field,
When he learned her faith, though foreign, was real.

Thus they became one with the grace of God’s will
And with a prophecy of God their duty to fulfill.

Ruth’s faith in Naomi’s God found reinforcement
While lovelorn Naomi was freed of her resentment.

God’s will it was to give Ruth and Boaz a boy,
And for Naomi to restore her spiritual joy.

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She Waits

She Waits with wanton desires 
It's been six months out to sea

She read from his words 
He did not disappoint  her 

Words of love & lust dripped 
From Lavender scented pages

She longed to read those words 
Seemed forever and a day 

You know where to stand 
Where I can see all of your glory

Do not wash, I dream of your smell 
So there she stood  "waiting "
 For the captain  of her heart!  

8pm 10/ 13/ 2011

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The Storm

We lovers kissed as storm clouds rose and darkened early day,
Reunited again we held each other as storm winds made us sway.
Whispered winds swirled about as we lover’s sheltered true,
Softly caressing our bodies and blowing away the morning dew.
Slowly naked we did unpeel and pressed together in passions fire,
Kissing sweet and moving slow as lovers sing in personal choir.
Rain winds lap the cabin doors as if to condemn, defile, deplore,
As passion builds and cries aloud the storm outside rages more.
Beaded skins moved as one where words of love entwined our soul,
Enraging the storm it shook the world, two lovers lost within their role.
Gasped and teared, we clung to each other, till our bodies shake to rest.
The storms anger rages through and puts the cabins timbers to its test.
She leaves my side to meet the storm, naked, trembling, but with classic poise,
Opens the door and steps to meet the raging storm and its terrible noise.
It whips her body she cries aloud, claws her flesh and tugs her hair,
Yet stops as sudden and starts to cry its rain tears splash her skin so fair.
It gasps for breath at her beauty tall and brushes the hair from her eyes,
And leaves the world in silence now, except for its heart broken sighs.

Seosamh de Burca................. © 26th April 2013

Entered into Softly sensual contest

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Believe! (Repost)

Salutations my Brethren, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour!

Though weary from your travels you may be
through Gods' love there is hope for you and me

to save the world He gave His only Son
and through the Cross death lost and life has won!

So to all of you who for salvation pray
take Christ into your hearts this very day

for God so loves us all that He did give
the precious blood of Christ so we could live!

If truly in your hearts you do believe
this gift of lasting life you will recieve!

Go in peace, dear Brethren, and may the Grace of God
follow you all of your days!  In Christs' precious name, Amen.

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Placed 1st in Brian Strands An Easter Epistle contest

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My Gun

I feel for the miserable day,
They try to take MY gun away…

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His Wonderful Healing Power

His praises are upon my lips and shall forever be

what He has done for me some will never see.

The breath of life He breathed into me

made me His for all eternity.

Life He created and placed on Earth

some have dragged in the dirt.

The raging sea which gave other the cold chill

He commanded by stating, "Peace Be Still!"

the hungry gathering multitude

He fed with five fish and loaves with loving gratitude.

At the wedding of Canaan He turned water into wine

many drank and thought it was just fine.

He walked upon a deep sea with blue water

which some may have tried thereafter.

To the blind He gave their sight

they praised His name and made things right.

Many rushed to touch His garment

for their actions He rendered unto them an achievement.

Those who were lame and unable to walk

He touched and they stood up and talked.

His words were His bond and awakened many people

today His words are heard from buildings with steeples.

His love brought everlasting life unto many

one may even call it the light of an epiphany.

His grace saved the souls of many going astray

being saved by His grace they knelt down and started to pray.

His loving touch felt like a soothing and healing balm

many upon feeling His soft hand their hearts became calm.

He stood still and commanded, "Lazarus Come Forth!"

those who were present witnessed an awesome rebirth.

On the eyes of a blind man He rubbed clay

he received his sight and praised Him all day.

He was and still is the Savior and Miracle Worker

unto many souls He is forever their Caretaker!


© Joseph S. Spence, Sr., 8/8/09
© All Rights Reserved


Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.


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My Perfect 10

If I picked my Valentine
she'd be a perfect 10.
She'd have blonde hair with highlites
and answer where and when.

She'd be a little shorter,
yet tall enough to kiss.
Her reach a little longer
to torture us in bliss.

Her shape would be the bomb.
As sexy as they come.
With hair up for the moment
I'd meet her at the prom.

She'd talk a little faster
with words I'd say are smart.
Yet keep me to attention
in hugs up to my heart.

A smile just like a lion.
Her face a source of pride.
One to show my mother.
And then to make my bride.

My Valentine was perfect
as I lost her way back then.
How was I to know that she
would find her perfect 10.

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When Fate Decides

When fate decides to bring you love,
the brightest stars align above.

To fill each heart with eternal light,
to guide both through dark tunnels of night.

As sunbeams showering in gold,
create a glow of hope foretold.

Yes, love's written in brilliant skies
of sun and moon, never to die;

Of constellations bold and bright,
of cherished days beyond our sight.

When fate unites two hearts who dare
to vow true love, honor and bare

their souls creating a new life,
a family's born of husband, wife.

A promise to love for all time,
long after each are past their prime.

As shooting stars blaze overhead,
fate's kiss unites two hearts now wed.

When fate decides to bring you love,
each dazzling star shines from above.

A bond of love shines for all to see
starting the moment you marry me.

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Who am I?
Am I defined by what is near in sight?
Am I defined by what I have done,
Or am I defined by what I could become?

Perhaps I'm of no use.
To him, or her, or I, nor you.
Or perhaps I'm too misunderstood to be defined,
And it is something like understanding that comes in time.

And if to the world I'm never shown,
Yet in my own light I've grown and grown,
And so I can know no happiness but my own--
The reason for my smile, to you, will forever be unknown.

I do not pray for the world to know my name.
For it and verse; the letters are the same.
And if a man should find his sorrow in what he reads,
I pray his pain my words to keep. 

Should his eyes rain on my page,
Better tears than storms of rage.
And if a man should find his sorrow in what he reads.
I pray his pain my words to keep.

And if to the world you're never shown,
Yet in your own light you've grown and grown,
And so you know no happiness but your own.
Let the reason for your smile, to you, only be known.

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Why do I Love You, You Hate Everything You've Become

There’s are ghosts in your head that just won’t die
While there’s a liar in your eyes on whom I can’t rely
And there’s a method to your madness, but no one knows
That something’s not right until its ugly face shows
Because the ghosts just keep screaming, too loud for you to hear
That when you thought I was gone, I’d always stayed right here
And though the liar tried to trick me, saying words you’d naught believe
So that I took on all your monsters when all I needed was a reprieve
But soon you tasted my blood to find that you liked the taste
Longing, wanting more, so you laid me waste
Though I begged and I pleaded for you my dear
You only heard and saw ghosts never really there.
And when you saw your blood, it proved the last straw
That horrible scream that unhinged your jaw,
I knew never again could I come to call you mine
As foolish a faith as that of a Divine.
For you, there was only the ghosts inside your head
Haunting your eyes and the liar with all his words yet said.

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George Dunlop Leslie : Potpourri

It takes planning, a graveled path, herb sets
to create a heavenly perfume

some time around bloom time
excess pruned down by a third and hung.

We see a bit of the hanging God then
in the silky down of lavender, thyme

offer homage of pressed violets, 
golden suns of marigold as tune of awe.

The mincing of the mints is heavenly
as candy, sharp peppermint, mellow lemon balm,

the bedding down of chamomile, poppy maw,
the spiral sweets and gingered leaves of geranium

shavings of orris root, too many iris anyway
so free them all and set the scent create a smelly sum.

Add carnation stars, sticky sweet hollows of fennel
to tell the men, here is where the women live

won’t you remember your marjoram, your rosemary
with the pots on to boil, or laying head on crisp sheets and sigh.

It all takes planning, to decorate, alleviate, scent
create the corners of a life. Let’s go set the herbs.

Then breathe in the heavenly scent of potpourri lent
as offering, homage to all the plenty wonder of our lives.

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thoughtful paws

Place your hand upon my coat,
Watch me shiver so,
Pure ecstasy with you I feel,
Through my eyes I touch your soul.

For ill be there at your waking,
My tail, wagging to and fro.
In the evening bring you comfort,
When the days, stress has took its toll.

Can there be a friend so loyal,
Who will be there when you call?
In this ever changing world,
Some things never change at all.

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Give Them A Miracle This Year

Two teachers were given this precious gift, with your guiding hands. One daughter they named Mali and she has all your lesson plans. To choose the best for Mali, with all the fear and doubt you raised. This gauntlet that was posed and run is a testament of their praise. They have surmounted each obstacle and hurdle that was made. With fear and doubt they have fought so, she won't be dismayed. Lets pray, a long life for this child, breathing this earths fresh air Creating a deafening echo from all of us repeating the same prayer I'm seeking a miracle for two teachers, a parents simple request Mali wins life after BMT, defeating Hurlers Syndrome, is my request That these two children grow together to live a long and happy life Would be Grandpa's wish for his Christmas, in this world of strife

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Where does the Time go

I feel as though time is slipping away,
And more is gone each passing day…

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Happy is a Child

True joy is to hold a newborn child Their God's gift to make you smile you'll never find more earthly worth then two souls joining who give birth Grandpa's pride and Grandma's idle for these new parents it's their child To hold, love, teach, nurture and guide They do it all with a smile and pride All of the fear, worry, happiness and joy Unequaled by any store bought toy The richest people, you'll see around Are playing with children on the ground Long life, for a child, to breath earths fresh air Hear the echo, as all repeat the same prayer
Contest entry for "Children in rhtme"

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3rd Son

Papa Adam and Mama Eve's third son

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     Means House of Bread

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This Righteous Reign

There is a place where deserts bloom and loving is the law
Where miracles are commonplace and sorrows come to fall

When desires flower amidst the fields of singing lily throngs
And sin, with its razors edge, is a foregone ancient song

It is a place by streams of life, where marigolds do thrive
Where misty aqua canopies supply pleasures to our lives

Then luscious verve and greenery on mountaintops do grow
And pleasures we past put aside, no longer do forgo

Here, patchwork friendships sawn asunder are seamlessly re-sewn
And trees of men and sapling sons for times long lost atone

Oh, how I long for these dear times when nations breathe as one
When frozen tongues of languages have melted in the Son

No pain, no sickness, no sullen thoughts - no lurking death to fear
To see the work of one’s own hands, for all eternity to cheer

This passionate air, this prospect true, this paradise re-claim
Oh, how I strive to walk the path to see this righteous reign

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To take thee as my wife my dear, I do
And kiss thy lips as lovers often do

With love and trust I'll promise not to do...
Forswear thou vows or swear damage to do

Of dreams that thy desire for me to do,
I'll do, unquestioned what thou breath saith do

Thus compliment and care for thee I'll do,
Until thine life answers what death shall do

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Legislative Branch

Legislative Branch of our government

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Shall We Try For One More Year

How many years now has it been – maybe fifty-seven? We’ve traveled down some pleasant roads, on our way to Heaven. We’ve looked into each other’s eyes – seen both joy and despair. We’ve wondered how we’d make it when resources were not there. In looking back to find just how this love of ours began I believe it is controlled by some divine master plan. I believe if God does not exist there’d be no you and me. And all this time together would be less than destiny. I know that my redeemer lives – God’s word tells me so – He sent you as a soul mate as through this life I go. He knew there would be obstacles; I know He put some there To determine if we’d solve them with the mighty gift of prayer. I believe the lesson we have learned in traveling down life’s road Is to bring our troubles to Him to lighten up the load. We realize that we’ve been blessed sharing time together here Still one decision faces us --- Shall we try for one more year? Written for my wife on the occasion of our 57th…12/21/12 … Let’s go again Darlin’…. John Posey

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Gold Fish and The Frog

There was a Goldfish who thought he was a shark.
He kept biting the lily pad of a Monk Frog.
Behave said the frog, for you are no shark.
I can if I want, said the goldfish, if you are a Monk.

The goldfish kept attacking the lily pad with ardor and spunk.
He wouldn’t be gainsaid on being a shark.
As the Frog studied relentlessly to become what was wont.
Neither one believing the other… could become what he did want.

Now along came a snake to eat the monk frog on his ark.
But to him… this lily pad was sacred, and he didn’t want to disembark.
So the goldfish attached a leaf to stand straight up on his back…
And as he bit the snake’s tail the frog hollered SHARK!
Pandemonium ensued as the frightened snake did run off…
Thinking it’s better to be safe, than as some one else’s dinner doffed.
So some how, together they both became what they did want.
Living happily ever after, as friends in that great lily pond.

The moral my friend is you can be whatever you want.
Still, don’t stop as the path becomes hard, that you sought…
For if a gold fish can become a shark… and a Frog a Monk…
Then with work and friends made… you can become whatever you want.

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My Tears

My tears mix with rain drops when walking in the rain
My heavy heart turns mellow while giving up the pain
My cries blend with wind roaring loudly in my ears
Softening unwelcomed despair easing all my fears
Love fills me up with hope by sensing better days
Giving me a purpose to enjoy the suns warm rays
Happiness surrounds me embracing my humble being
Thank you lord, for all the wonder I am finally seeing

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I hope that God won’t turn His back
I hope the Lord leaves just a crack
Where I may slip within His heart
To beg him for a silver cart.

Please…no gilded chariot of old
With creaky wheels of flaking gold
That split and peel along the way
Then hurriedly fly, to run astray.

Grant to me please mithril spokes
So rancid air’s not trapped nor choked
By thoughtless words of those whose trade
Is flipping hearts to darkened spades.

I beseech and beg for happy thoughts
To share with others who’re distraught
A boutonnière to better cope
A broach for pockets. filled with hope. 

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An Offering

Sometimes the things that happen, so unexpectedly
Are the things that have to happen, so that we can be set free.

Set free from beliefs that bind us, and blind us from what's true.
Changing us, shaping us, making us, a perfect offering for You.

A perfect offering for you, Lord, is who I long to be.
May all I think, and do, and say, be for Your glory.

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Given It All

The match is approaching for time has now passed;
He eats a quick meal – knowing it to be last.

The field it is awaiting within thick fog and lights –
He knows that tonight is sure to be a fight.

He gets on a knee and says a quick prayer;
He does it so swiftly – this occasion not rare.

The field now approaches, ominous yet serene –
He sees his team waiting, their strength to be seen.

The ball is kicked and soars like a hawk;
And bodies collide with a thud and a shock.

A fight it turns out – their opponent of great size,
But his team presses forward with a fearless disguise.

Hard hits are given and he takes a few;
But he presses on, for his brothers do to.

Win or loss, fallen or tall,
He walks off the field having given it all.

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Forever Love

It’s hard living with a broken heart,
fortunately for me, my heart resuscitated with your breath of life.
Giving me what my heart was missing,
you revitalised love, granting the type of support needed to survive.

Never mistaken or misconstrued,
you are both honest and open in equal measure.
Craving no friendship other than ours,
we share a bond deeper than any ocean treasure.

When laying in the sheets,
I stare at you and find it difficult to speak.
feeling intense passion,
made perfect by our serene marriage at twin peaks.

Realising I am living destiny,
no longer shall my inspiration ever starve.
With a smile that overcomes everything,
I am complete; cherishing our forever love. 

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Racks On Reindeer

Racks on reindeer scissor high.
Santa's raised into the sky.
Red clad jacket; red clung toque.
A cute old man you'd call a kook.
With wired frames of bottled glasses
and long bent scarf that waves in passes.
His snub-like nose a faded rose
to match his cheeks and famous pose.
White bulging beard of bouncy motion
yet pepper smeared as though with lotion.
and bold blue eyes that twinkle flakes
and rest below his two brow cakes.
A golden bag with golden ropes
in burlap stitched in seams and slopes.
Holding reins of soft black leather
in pearl white gloves for every weather.
And should you see him for his cause.
Christmas comes with Santa Claus.

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~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ 

There is a place called Heaven,
that I hope for everyday.
I ask God to help me be a better person
by following Christ's way.

Somedays it doesn't come easy
to find compassion in my heart.
Or show forgiveness needed
to a friend who has torn it apart.

Jesus never said it would be easy
to pick up my cross each day.
Or remember to be thankful, 
and get on my knees to pray.

He said to trust in His mercy, 
and to give it to others in need.
Because of His Love and Sacrifice, 
of His words I take heed.

For Christ is The Bread from Heaven, 
and we are who He comes to feed.
Take part in His kindness and mercy,
from all sins we are freed.

The gates of heaven are open,
the veil has been torn.
No need to sit in sorrow,
no need to weep and mourn.

Christ has risen, 
Yes, it's true! 
Through Him, all things 
have been made new!

There is a place called Heaven that I hope for everyday.

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5/1/11 ~ Divine Mercy Sunday

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There is always a reason
	Why things happen


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Architects of Humanitarian Crises

Copyright © 2008 #03
4/12/2008 // (Edited: 1/22/2013/lp
(a historical glimpse of humanity's rise)

*This poetic epic begins with the
greatest sin against humanity

*This poem is dedicated to all
serving and protecting the
¨Basic Rights of Mankind¨

Once, mankind was forgiven from sin
but continue to embrace it like a trend

After the Flood many nations strolled
some didn´t want true history told

All mankind has got to realize
humanity had been vandalized

A few condemmed HIM to a Cross
and mankind became a hope lost

His testimony was like no other
a promise bonding men as brothers

So, was it hate, shame or pride?
The Shroud of Turin now abide

Something embedded itself into minds
their egos separated mankind thru time

From images of Christ to the Sphinx
mankind altered their faces with ink

Societies increased across the land
but some became marauding bands

Enslaved many to learn their ways
called indentured servants nowadays

Learning finally opened many minds
forbidden to most throughout time

Conquering became a lust
many thought they must

Barbarians embraced warfare
believing in war over prayer

Some journeyed to build
but most decided to steal

Robbing nations precious gold
slaughtering the young, and old
another story that was not told

Saw oppressing others was nice
ensnared some as their sacrifice

Oppression increased in the land
because of the barbarian's plan

Their business began to boom
and corruption shot to the moon

America, land of morality and hope
still someone was signing for dope

Capital´ism made a few very rich
sin and immorality, Islam tried to fix
paganism and Communism a glitch
a conflict to shove Christianity in a ditch

Old governments embraced the Klan
still got history's blood on their hand.

Kept society busy with Santa Claus
knowing its origin is spiritually false

They knew global warming was real
maybe too late, this just sent a chill

Interested learning secrets of the brain
Drug gangs driving societies insane

Kids with little future left in sight
hopes dwindled like the Knight

Then, later came Robin Hood
with good news from the wood

Someone revived human rights
still, some decided not to fight

No need for humantarian crises
diabolical plans rolling the dices

These sinful plans between hands
slaughtering the lambs of the land

We need to fix this mess
before we come to rest

Most of  world history twisted
some are now rying to fix it

For some Nations, it was too late
capital'ism quickly sealed their fate

Africa was a continent very rich realizing it is in a ditch
never should´ve trusted Mitch

I even heard the Rossette Stone
was hidden in someone´s home

The secrets of Giza
painted in Mona Liza

Even the Eyptian Sphinx
tried to give mankind a wink
now hides her missing links

And, the pyramids contained a sacred Key
stolen by those not wanting us to be free

Someone hide Pandora´s Box
with final desination Fort Knox

Even, saw the Bible's Holy Grail
shipped by Fed-Ex Express Mall

Most gold, and precious artifacts
was found stolen, and hijacked

It´s hard for most to understand
they kept us busy with their plan

So, in this life we must cast our vote
moving forward with faith and hope

Those affected have become a scorn
got them hungry from dusk to dawn

World economies causing a recess
ego and pride got us in a big mess

The Middle East became a feast.
I wonder who planned that piece?

They say Mohammed started this fuss.
through history who dare finger Guss?

These differences in world religions
still affecting mankind's decisions

Humanity began in Africa and Irak
but millions destituted in a shack

The Americas to China has similiar pain
but yrants' view them as a social stain

And, there was oil for food
but someone became rude

So, once again East meets West
fighting over another treasure chest

Expenses reaching trillions
recovery costing billions
death in the millions

The greatest gift is charity
why concentrate on disparity?

We need to fix this mess
or earth soon to rest

Mismanagement of world funds
resources available by the tons

The poor and depair need more
still someone's locking the door

Feeling no guilt with pride
and the fortunes they hide

Corruption and terrorism sown
by a few of government´s own

Someone´s selfish plans ahead
have now made us very afraid...
maybe baked or nuked instead

Distitute's nourishment is baked dirt
nothing else or their stomachs hurt

Most of the time with nothing to eat
weeping for a peaceful night sleep

The 3 pathways to Heaven are narrow
selfish can learn from the sparrow.

When the next ATOM splits and divide
some gonna try to run and hide
knowing they deceived many and lied

So, don´t worry about a thing tonight
soon GOD will make things alright

Then, all children will be able to play
The Prince of Peace will come to stay

So, remember before it´s over
they too needed a shoulder

by: LP

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First Murderer in Human History

The first murderer in human history

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I Believe

As for the origin of holidays, I'm definitely not very smart.
I am a Catholic Christian, speaking simply from my heart.

Concerning Christmas and Easter, we have been doubly blessed.
We have experienced the great Love of God made manifest!

Christmas is the holiday that celebrates our Savior's birth,
The day God chose to send His Perfect Love to earth!

On Easter we remember the gift of His life, death, and resurrection.
We wait with hope in His return, with His Holy Spirit our connection!

As our Blessed Mother Teresa shared concerning love for God,
Be faithful in your service to Him wherever you may trod.

Whether you are Hindu, Christian, Muslim, or Jew,
The Creator of us all holds us with His Love so true!

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Second Chance

As the never world awaits me, 
The lord darkness, his cloak now draped.
Haunting images that appear in dreams,
Invade the subconscious, till again I wake 

Complative thoughts well before the dawn,
I walk the morning shore,
How many have stood on these same sands,
Reflecting the echoes of those no more.

And still the waves they pound the shore,
Relentless in their quest,
As they crash on the rocks with deafly roar,
White tipped and foaming zest.

Dawn breaks with gilded cotton clouds,
Waiting like courtiers to their king.
Gathering round the sovereign sun,
Bestowing his warmth on everything.

Would that life compare to the shore,
All worries get washed away.
Cares thrown to the four winds,
As on my knees I pray

© N A Windle 2009

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3rd Glorious Mystery

Third Glorious Mystery 
The descent of the Eternal Holy Spirit

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I Love You Because

Not because you like my lips
Or the curves of ample hips

Not because you love my smile
Or think I make life worthwhile

Not because you love my hair
When your hands entangle there

Not because of how I sing
When to your heart joy I bring

Not because you think I’m smart
And you love my caring heart

Not because you love my face
Or how you think I’m full of grace

Then why do I love you so?
Listen, Baby, you must know

My love at its best you’ll find
Because you love my troubled mind.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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Witch of Endor

Saul or St. Paul went to the Witch of Endor 
To get her to conjure up Samuel from the dead.

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Locked Inside

I needed a way to release from inside,
All of the tears that I never cried,

My head was exploding from all I kept in,
While onto my face I glued a fake grin;

I hid inside my suspicion and fears,
And locked them away for many years;

They built up a wall and trapped me within,
Until I didn’t even know where to begin;

I had every emotion locked in my heart,
So I started to write, I made it my art.

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Prince of the Air

According to the Bible
Satan is the prince of the air

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Rise to the Top

okay now, I'm getting depressing
I've decided to stop and begin progressing...

I'll look one way as i climb to the top
I'll laugh as I get higher and feel my ears pop

My smile will brighten the world one day
and everyone will look up and they'll say

Who's that girl so valiant and so strong?
Has she been on top of the world for long?

And i'll be gracious, and help them to me
I'll bring them higher so happily

But of course I can't do it alone, I've got someone
Who'll help me, even, else the battle's not won

It's my savior, the Christ, my brother, my all
He's the only one who saved me from that dangerous pitfall

...So come one and all, join me and arise
The stumbling blocks of the world shouldn't be our demise.

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Spritual Gangster

You don’t want to miss this
But don’t be confused this aint Christmas
You’ve gotta get real my brotha and kiss this
I’m a spiritual criminal with lipstick

If you’re lucky you just might make my hit list
Coz I’m a murderer killing *****es ego’s with fake riffs
If you’re a moral criminal and do the minimal you can’t hit this
We must stand together my brother to beat this

Pleasure - pain, generosity - blame, loss - gain infamy and greed
It’s not hard don’t get angry and there’s no need to bleed
It’s just like John Lennon said when he said love is all you need
Stand with me my friend and let go of fear if you want to be freed 

I’ll mind punch you in the heart and give you a soul diss
Aint no big brotha gonna hold me and frisk this
You’re not lost or all alone coz my arrows fire straight and can’t miss
Things aint changed and love can still fix this

Pleasure pain, Generosity blame, loss gain infamy and greed
It’s not hard don’t get angry and there’s no need to bleed
It’s just like John Lennon said when he said love is all you need
Stand with me my friend and let go of fear if you want to be freed 
Love -love- love is all you need

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Psalm 22

Psalm 22 foretells the crucifixion of Jesus or Father Christ
     And lots would be cast for his clothes.

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Activity #8

You're the air that I breathe
The calm to my seethe

You're the love that I hate
The one perfect mate

You're the way that I move
I walk in your groove

You're the pill that I take
With all that's at stake

You're the love of my life
Though you fill me with strife

You're the cloud in my rain
Confusing my brain

You're the hue in my clothes
So that everyone knows

You're the hunch in my back
It keeps me on track

You're the word on my lips
The sway of my hips

You're the way that I live
Though it's hard to forgive

You'll be the way I go
For I love you so

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Prophet Isaiah

The prophet Isaiah foretold 
          Jesus or Father Christ would be  born of a virgin.

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He’s there for me through thick and thin; Closer to me than my next of kin; With big ole feet, a long wagging tail; And a nose that’s never lost the trail; His long droopy ears have caught many a tear; But I always have comfort whenever he’s near; And I know whenever I am upset, He’ll be there, my loyal pet; He’s got my back, no matter what, My silly mongrel and devoted mutt; My baby Zeus, My faithful friend; The one that will be there till the end.

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Witchcraft, sorcery, and divination are not condemned by the Bible
The bible equates these abominations with murder

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Our Faith Tested

                                            Ten years have come and gone..
                                          So many lost but we still we go on..
                                          Our faith tested by demons that fly..
                                          Still moist tears that will never dry..

                                         All races join together holding hands..
                                       Remembering those who made a stand..

Six Lines of Poetry...contest
written by Michael J Falotico

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The Wall

When I first met you, you were full of pain, so you built up a wall,
and you hid inside, but your life was dark, and you lived in vain.

When you discovered I loved you, and you found out how deep,
that wall began to crumble, and now it's just a heap.

With no wall between us, life has been swell, no longer are you
living in an infernal hell.

Every day I want to sing, and thank the Lord for all He brings,
my love remains ever true, and each passing day I still love you.

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Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours 
Draws mainly from the Biblical book of Psalms

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Prophet Zechariah

The prophet Zechariah foretold 
     Jesus or Father Christ would be sold for 30 pieces of silver

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Pierce her Heart

Simeon told Mother Mary
A sword would pierce her heart.

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I Call for You

I call for you and your there
My silent screams heard in the night air

My torment is hard to bare
On a new marriage, this is not fair

A kiss of dew on my silken lips
Lets me know everything is bliss

You come when I call, at work or the store
I know you will be running through the front door

We make love on a bed full of soft blankets and pillows
Touching with fingertips like the many branches of a weeping willow

You take care of me when I need you, watch me when I do not
Just because you love me, without a hesitant or thought

You caught me when the beast almost took me in
You stay with me forever as it has always been.

©Holly P. Moore
   February 2013

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Man and Woman

Woman -
My man does not go out like the others,
he’d rather stay in with me, kissing the day away on a bed covered in flowers.
If arguments arise, he walks into another room,
instead of driving to another house over comments he might assume.
His soul is like a wishing pool full of respect and care,
loving me unconditionally; always trying to make sure I know his there.
He bathes me in relationship soaked in milk and honey,
and soothes over my cracks to reveal a value more priceless than money.

Man -
My woman has captured my heart and made it grow,
fulfilling my life with love and devotion to make even the saddest of times glow.
She is not like the rest who whine and complain,
she more like a diamond, shinning bright through any terrain.
Not afraid to be vulnerable in front me,
she will cry knowing how much her tears will affect thee.
Made from the rarest and sweetest hips, lips and fingertips,
her cinnamon body and aromatic mind are nothing
compared to her saffron heart loaded with marriage clips.

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Tonight I'm Your Angel

                                              I sat on a cloud and watched the rain.
                                           Counted raindrops that looked the same..

                                                   Waved my hands over your day..
                                         Blew sweet kisses that would reach and stay..
                                             I blanketed your world with all my heart..
                                                   Fixed cracked pieces that fell apart.

                                          With tender touches I consoled what was pain..
                                             I craddled what was broken with loving aim..
                                               So just sleep and rest your weary head..
                                                  Tonight I'm your Angel and your bed..

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          LOST LOSER

Bad enough to hear ‘you lose’
Then a flock of mail flies in
Don’t know which one you should choose
Then you glimpse ‘an AWESOME win’

Maybe it’s my humble past
Maybe it’s my country school
No one smiles when they are last
If you do --you’re called a fool.

Glory is its own reward
If you win your heart beat sings
Friends will greet you if they can
Life is sweet on eagle wings

Time is precious, time is short
Worlds await on shelves in books
Brush twitch paintings-- feet seek sport
I crave salmon on a hook

Ungrateful twit that I may seem
Courtesy is sometimes missing
My head I'll dunk in ice clogged stream
Avoid the flock of kiss kiss kissing

If you note that I have lost
Spare me time and spare me shame
Spare yourself the time it costs
To remind me that I’ve lost again

Victoria Anderson-Throop
Nov 30, 2012

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Broken Fortune Cookies

While some of Sally's fortune cookies are broken into bits;
it's easy reading fortunes when their open in the blitz.
She saves them for my rainy days or so I'd like to think.
It's how to run a business when you serve one with a drink.
I tell her all my fortunes are always coming true.
More importantly their tasty and very good to chew.
She knows I don't need luck; that her cookies are a treat,
and sees me wash them down with a coffee extra sweet.
And with the cookies and their luck thirst will come to me
as Sally goes with friendship like a coffee or a tea.

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Heart's Duet

You whisper in my ears, I loveyou.
My heart replied, I do.

The moment we shared under the moonlight.
A portrait of happiness you painted so bright.

Hoping that forever no one will tear us apart.
You're the lyrics in a song that beats inside my heart.

Sing me a love song that I love to hear.
To take away this feeling of fear.

Hold my hands and take me out of here.
I  surrender all of me when you're near.

Sing me a love song, oh hold me dear.
Then promise to stay in love forever.

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Our Love

How do I know that love is true,
Is it what‘s felt between me and you;

      I know it’s true, this love I’ve felt,
      It’s the reason that on one knee, I knelt;

Is it more than a growing bond of trust,
More than desire, more than lust;

      I never would have asked for your hand,
      If I never thought you’d understand;

Is it the way you hold me when days are long;
Or the way you cheer me with a goofy song;

      My love for you is infinite,
      And never will my love remit;

Is it the way you kiss my tears away,
Or the soothing words you always say;

      And I feel your love in your very touch,
      I never thought I’d love so much;

So what is love you may inquire,
It’s the way you set my blood on fire!

      The love I feel for you is true;
      You know, I’d even die for you.

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Witchcraft, sorcery, and divination are not condemned by the Bible
The bible equates these abominations with murder

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Silver Strands

Each year silver strands of sunlight become woven into my hair.
Just like the silver strands of sunlight that help bind us everywhere.
They light our way before us as we stumble forth each day.
They slowly lead us forward into the paths of great byways.

God sends these silver strands that slowly build a crown upon our heads…
And they are earned with the wisdom, learned throughout the years ahead.
The strands will weave a family, and unite us to others, too.
For they are the strands of love given to both: me and you.

Love and work together is how they are slowly earned.
And the weaving is slowly done as we add others in the sojourn.
But how are they bestowed as so slowly woven into our lives?
I would say it’s given by Gods divine grace, in time.

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Don't Lose Your Will

What happens when you lose your will?
When the thrill of life spills out of your heart
When the world seems like you're living in the dark
What happens when you forget to pay a bill?
And you don't know what you'll eat today
But you go to work and smile anyway
Who will care when you go to bed sad?
When your head hits the pillow, won't you be glad
When the day is over and you can reflect
On your life and dreams that you can protect
Then God enters your dream and you have a healing
The next day you realize there is a new feeling
Your heart, your soul are in a positive space
The sunshine is beaming off of your face
When you lose your will and don't know what to do
Trust in the Lord because he loves you.

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Prophet Micah

The prophet Micah foretold 
     Jesus or Father Christ would be born in Bethlehem

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Angel Dust

Lonely and dull was the path Seeing the way, none could laugh Disease hung in the air Life seemed to go nowhere Of what use would be living If maimed, none would dare to be boasting Desperate was the current flow When hope sparked us all in one go Dust flew in from the skies Dust came in without any ties Angels cried at our plight Saddened at our darkened sight So they gave us a boon, Stardust, sparkling, in the heat of noon Silvery, shiny, deep with hue Lyrical, magical, it seemed not true Those who did inhale the dust Could do nothing except to let go of their lust Life is meant to be lived Life is meant not to be re-lived! So, come, let us sing and dance To the name of faith, in all abundance!
15 October 2012 Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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Throughout your entire life
I have been standing beside you

For I have been in love with you
Long before our eyes first locked

I’ve felt contentment in your essence 
A lifetime in the depths of my spirit

I knew your first words ever spoken to me
Long before your voice captured me

Looked upon myself through your eyes
Bathing in your beauty through my own

The love of your touch comforted me
As I closed my eyes and wrapped you in thought

Everyday passing you accepted me
As I gave everything of myself to you

I never doubted what I knew as truth
That inevitably our paths would cross

Forever changing to the reality that is you
 From what I had always held…a dream

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Bear Hugs

Please accept my outstretched hand
and we'll do something quite unplanned.

When I take warmth and wrap you up
just drink deep from my loving cup.

It's easy if you only try.
I know you're timid-somewhat shy.

But we'll speak clearly heart to heart
and this is where we'll get our start.

With feelings of joy and arms entwined
true happiness is what we'll find.

Just follow me down this trail of bliss
cos' nothing is as sweet as this.

Two souls as one in a gentle tug
ending in a big bear hug!

for S.K.A.T.'s "Hugs" contest

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Last Night I Fought With The Devil

The devil is a cunning and deceitful being
He plays on your weakness like a guitar string

He hides around the corner, sees when you come unglue
Then at you he comes smiling, saying, this one’s through

Now listen!  Sometimes he gets you and have his way
But sometimes you fight, determined, I won’t sway

Last night he rose up like a lion and stood in my face
I stepped up, shoulders squared, a child of God’s grace

Stand back old Satan, from me get thee hence
I won’t retreat, I won’t surrender, stay on your side of the fence

I call on the Holy Spirit for divine intervention 
Arms were stretched wide for a fallen child prevention 

Don’t mess with me, old Satan, I have lots of clout 
Stick with me, I’ll tell you what it’s all about

You see, Christ died for me and saved me from hell
I am now His redeemed child, my soul I cannot sell


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The joys of flesh, a smile to wreath the maid of morn
an inner world to project out, of holy chi we’re formed.

No need to cling like over ripe fruit to a heaven far above,
We we’re made of silver stardust and we were made from love.

Look not to moon or sun to see, look deep to questing heart,
hug the night with outstretched arms, the dark’s another part.

Gifted are we with all we need, this is no metaphor,
we have a heaven here on earth, yet still we ask for more.

Be not the spoiled and soiled child tired of his toys
mature, grow up, grow inward, see all your heavenly joys!

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Spread Your Light

It doesn't take much, but more than a little,
to reach out and solve sin's riddle.

The sadness and pain that blankets this Earth,
will Never be as strong as Jesus' Birth.

God, we know that we're Never Alone,
so let us be Filled, your Holy Spirit in our every bone.

You are the Faith and Hope and Love,
and let us share it, straight from Above.

In the end, all that will matter is You,
I pray that we may share this Truth.

Help us to spread your Joy and Selflessness,
and find Balance and Purpose.

May we have your Divine insight,
and all of our life,
Spread Your Light.

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I've been held back for far to long,
now it's time that I just move on.

I will try to make it on my own,
right now my future is still unknown.

I live every day in constant fear,
of what lies in store or troubles are near.

I have to be strong and hold my head high,
because so far in life all I want is to die.

It's not going to be easy but just wait and see,
just what I become and who I will be.

                           May 12,2013

                       Colleen Marie Bono


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Canadian Sally

Canadian Sally with red ribbon strings
tightening an apron fit to the seams.
Canadian Sally with jet-black hair
bound in a hat of bright red beams.

Canadian Sally with pockets of fortunes
sowing them out to us all.
Canadian Sally of sombre spirit;
patience like that of a doll.

Canadian Sally a twilight bust
who's wreath circles 'round like an aura.
Canadian Sally from love and joy
who spreads it around like a flora.

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When I know my Ego self has ceased to be,
and when my heart and mind have been set free.

To wake and move forth throughout my day
and share the miracle, you have sent my way.

I take these miracles and spread them far,
as I travel by plane, train, boat or car.
And If I did not leave the house at all
someone who had needs would come, or call

The wonders of what you've shared with me
are not meant to be kept hidden selfishly.
I must joyously throw the Ego to the side
that I might see truth with a clearer eye.

For there are many out there just like me
who seek this same knowledge desperately.
So I ask to be busy about your work today
and with your help, keep the ego far away.

Lord Jesus, if you see me and find me lacking,
we will know the ego is busy attacking.
Touch me with your gentle love and hold me close,
for now I know, of the two, I need you most.

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You never leave my side

Even when I sleep 
At my feet - you always abide

Angel I have no other friend
Quite as loyal as you

You are my one and only pink pooch
My little (supposed to be white) terrier cross

You are Angel by name - and by nature
I will always keep you - my Angel - by my side

© Brenda V Northeast 7th Feb. 2012

For Kristen Brunis, Last Chance-what would you take if your house was on fire

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Left Behind

- It Would Be Easier 
                       If There was a Bridge -

Never Would He have Viewed Distance
As Such A Harsh Mediator of Time.

The Days Used To Follow a Steady Rhythm,
But The Beat Had Dulled To a Hollow Thump.

                - What's She Doing Right Now? -

He'd Distract himself with Mediocre Mindset
Procrastinations, But Every Time She'd Come Back.

Always At The Conscious Forefront of His Brain,
Draining it Like a Cancerous Lobotomy.

                - Why Hasn't She Called? -

Seconds Elapsed in Centuries and the Days Dragged 
On Into an Extended Period of Night.

No Matter How Loud You Play The Music, It Won't
Ever Vibrate Louder Than Your Thoughts.

                - Time Collapses -

Stuck Between his Thoughts and Connecting Every
Event To Her Outline So Vividly, He Breaks.

Sometimes He'll Drive For No Reason, With The Moon
As His Guide, But in His Head. 

- In His Head, 
                It's Forever Sunset. -

~ For My Friends SH and KST

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Lucky White Star

I miss watching my Luck man run,
Sweat glistening in the morning sun;

The smell of leather in the frigid air,
Tossing his head without a care;

The soft sounds of the stable yard,
The only place I let down my guard;

Telling secrets to my horse,
Just letting nature take it’s course;

The confidence he gave to me,
My Lucky boy, my trusty steed;

He leant me courage I never had,
He was always there, through good or bad;

My shoulder to lean on, by best friend,
He was there for me up to the end.

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They Embraced Today

Copyright © 2009 #233
01/20/2009 // edited: 11/11/2012
(a new way)
-To Live And Pray-

On a brisk 2008 & 2012 Winter´s Day
  Americans voted and joined to pray.

Changing its history
  for a better humanity.

Freedom´s regal souls
  braved 2 days so bold!

Renewing Dr Martin L. King's dream
  uniting an American nation it seem.

A day etched in infamy
  for all humanity to see.

Brave Americans
  taking a stand
  on its blood soaked land.

by: LP

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DRAMA QUEEN: Her Typical Day

Just don't come any closer, I'm angry with you
You hesitated when answering, If I sparkle in blue

You never bother to tell me that I looked good today
You're my boyfriend, OMG- Why do you treat me this way!?

.........HeeHee! You kissed me.... It's okay, I love you
You know I'd never be angry with the things that you do

Which reminds me- OH GOODNESS- Prom is in May!
It's December, and soon it'll be Valentines Day!

I need to go shopping, take me to the mall? ... 
... AGGGH! ... Oh, thanks, my sweetie, for saving my fall

But what, you have practice? That's more important than me?
I'm your girlfriend, nobody else is so freakin' pretty!!!

Still, I know your coach will be okay-
He needs to understand I need a dress for Valentines Day.

I KNOW IT"S DECEMBER! Why don't you understand?
If you don't take me to the mall- I won't hold your hand

There, there- that's better. And yes, I love you
Agh! Look at these dresses, Okay- the red or the blue?

You hesitated again, do you not like the style?
Answer me, boy, or we won't drive one more mile!

.....You're doing WHAAAAAT? You can't break up with ME!
I'm your girlfriend, nobody else is so freakin' pretty!!!

Take me home. I don't want to see you again
I hated you anyways, you're like all the other men.

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Our Love Endures

Our Love is sure, as sure can be sure.
Our love is pure, as pure can be pure.
Our love matures as we mature.
Our love endures as we endure.

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The task

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

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

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

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

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

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Apple Savory

In a weather so tender
I gandered and wandered in splendor

Lillies and jasmines wafted with the breeze,
When I came across lush, verdant apple trees

They hung there, scarlet with summer sunlight ahead
I slowly approached, spun in elation's thread

It was purity I smelled, a blessing, a bliss
The breeze swayed, bringing with it a -HISS-

I reached for one, the reddest of all
With a -PLUCK- it detached in hand to fall

-PSSHT!- I laid it in water to wash off the dust
It dripped and dripped filling me only with more lust,

On the sidewalk I sat, picking the rightest spot,
Alhamdulilah I whispered, grasped in camelot

Like a starving beggar, in ecstacy I devoured
Its sweetness, tingling juice grasped my tongue with power

Alhamdulilah: Arabic word for Thank God

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Adam's Raven

As I stood at Adam’s burial today,
I was searching for comforting words to say;

I felt his presence and looked to the sky,
And overhead a mighty raven did fly;

And atop his wings I am sure,
The spirit of Adam’s soul did stir;

They leant me the courage to speak and be heard,
To give his family an encouraging word;

And I watched the raven and tried not to cry,
As he took Adam’s soul to God in the Sky.

(In my culture Ravens are the vessel's that take your soul to the next world)

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Secrets of the World

Everyone in this world is a mystery
In most eyes, there's a hint of misery

To unlock the inside me
Believing is the only key

In our minds and souls, to light a fire
You need to be ready to inspire

We need to create bright sparks
To light up the soul in our hearts

We still have living things to cure and care
Quick, we don't have time to spare

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At lengths afar upon thought and night
My affliction lingers upon stars of height

It slowly shatters upon the stars aglow
Slowly they dim begotten from my woe	

Night of dark, you now darken silhouette
I now shall await my anguish and regret

A pilgrim of patience in vain I reach
For ago has gone and tomorrow I beseech

Night! Night, how long shall thee stay,
Until the sun brightens anew another day?

I shall sleep, it said, for I shan’t withstand
The pain bestowed by the bare palm of hand

Shall the joy and passion of mine ebb with thee?
Or shall they descend your clouds for me? 

I shall awaken, it said, a day afar 
Holding your joy in the rays of star


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From the shining stream - Blue flower

With hunters gone, the village attacked not many moons                                                   Many killed and all maidens taken for wives, such gloom                                                One flower had the power to fight and courage to wait                                                   Blue flower’s fate, all the warriors would burn her by stake                                             The chief saw in her, all the courage of a warrior, facing the sun                                        Blue flower was kept alive, to make the chief his hero sons                                           Spring has come, a hunter immerges from the shining streams,                                      finding his lover gone, the hunter’s thoughts ashes of dreams                                      Singing his vengeance song gathered warriors, took by surprise                                       the village overtaken, not knowing it is where blue flower hides                                         He would burn the enemy alive but she does sigh this blue flower,                                      as the glistening river still rolls on she does know love's power                                       They treated me not cruelly, so the warrior gave a peace offering                                    Blue flower gentle and peace-loving girl from the shining stream                              Remained faithful in face of death the loyal sweetheart of life                                             not many moons or hearts blue flower,  she became a loyal wife.                                   *                                            – Note based upon The Loyal sweetheart ,  a native American love story

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One's First Love 2K11

No Fairies, no Genies, nor wishing-well.  
Sorcerer's duplicate not first love's spell.  

No Time-Machine to moments of one's yen;  
Ah, bathe in love for one's first time again!  

With memories one sips Fountain-of-Youth;  
Transporting back one where love first proved truth.

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Glass Doors

I don't care who you were or what you have done. 
I care who you are and what you have become. 

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Sally version 2

Gracious Sally; my black haired Sally.
You've dawned a bright red cap.
My chicken balls; my coffee please.
A fortune before my nap.
You've tinged your bell; the coffees ready.
The customers turn their heads.
It's you I see; you waiting free!
with chicken balls in their breads.
And when at cash you call for me
and nod a tray you pass.
That after money and after thanks
your smile comes with a laugh.

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Believe and Forgive

Introduction: Sometimes your life sinks down a little, 
And when it does try and fight for Islam and have faith in Allah, 
ask for His divine guidance, believe and respect everyone, 
don't hold any grudge against someone, 
forgive them and surrender completely to Allah
And believe in His graceful light.

Don't fall apart,
When light fades away
Look deep in your heart,
Allah will aid your way

Nothing feels wrong,
While nature sings song
Days go along,
Until we're gone

Don't deceive,
Just learn to heed
Do believe,
And you will forgive.

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Sample Sally

Dearest Sally; your foods gone dry; it's reached the end of day.
You think about your garbage pail and waste you'll leave today.
But I am near, you see me come and pity my thin build.
You give to me your dried out food; the samples till I am filled.
So thanks I say for all you give, each sample from the oil
and peace and joy within your kitchen, forever may you toil.

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The Fukushima Fifty

A country's pride and circumstance
Has called the common man to dance.

Feet ablaze in a pool of pain
Seeking neither name nor fame.

Today's committed Samurai
You carry on, condemned to die.

You stand with hose in stead of sword
And do your best to save the world.

The world says, "Thanks" then moves along
And most won't even know you're gone.

But I'll remember; I'll declare
The Fukushima Fifty were there!

© 2011, R. Erin Lenth

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Poem number 24
tells all I know of Sally.

A Sally from a food place
where foods right up her alley.

Where Sally serves the many
and sometimes just a few.

That Sally learns to service
them coming as her crew.

She keeps her coffee brewing
all throughout the day.

It's when she checks her tip jar
that Sally gets her way.

Her customers keep coming
as Sally keeps the pace.

If not for love and manners
Sally'd win the race.

But winning is for losers
and Sally knows the score.

Without fair play and honesty
Sally'd be at war.

So come and see integrity
from Sally at the counter.

And know fair play is possible.
A "Sally Trac" encounter.

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Words On Your Soul

I climbed into your world and sat..
I played music in your mind that
wouldn't distract..

I stayed peacful and wrote words
on your soul..
And then painted a picture that sang
to the words that were told..
I'm the glow and warmth beside your heart..
I'm the dream that doesn't break apart..

If your alone and can't escape the shade..
Close your eyes and feel the words that stayed..

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As If It Were Heaven

I met them on the street where they walked a sleazy dog.
I told them "Have a good night" as though it were heaven.
And this seemed odd.

A lady rushed the elevator of which I held ready.
It was "My pleasure" I said, as though it were heaven.
And this seemed odd.

As one woman pushed her shopping cart, I helped her along.
I said "Anytime", as if it were heaven.
And this seemed odd.

As the many years have passed;
so the good deeds too.
I wonder where heaven went,
as if it were heaven...
and this seemed odd...
as if it were heaven too.

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At my side

After you explore your heart and soul
And all their pain has been let go

You are no longer bound and held by sin
The true healing process does begin

You start to see life in a different way
All things are dreams we have yet to play

Grasp your honor and hold it true
Let it define the person in you

When it comes to love, love who you must
And in the Lord always trust

Be strong and proud in your truth
Love and protect the innocence of youth

At the end of the game I now pass on the tweak
For it’s wisdom of life that I now seek

I wish to better serve my Lord
As my words play another chord

The words I write are soft and true
For I learned we are what we say and do

There are choices in life we all must make
Forks in the road we all must take

I finally have nothing left to hide
All in all with the Lord at my side

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Written By My Grandmother Mamie Rachel Sterling/Sinner/Earl 1950

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Angel Mythology

From the dream of a mage
Here comes the Ice Age
The unforseen illusion
That gives birth to abusion
Bringing upon humanity
A new mentality.

And in this dammed night
When i had slept so tight
2 wings searched the sky
For humans not to die
They searched for the sinner
The infamous beginner
To alter his mentality
With her sexuality
But he sleeps so tight
She can't bring him light
So she enters the dream
Where the 2 will sin

In a world of light
Full of pleasure and delight
A boy fights with might
The beast that took his light
The boy was bitten
He almost got eaten
Helpless in despair
The boy had to be cared
She flied low
Feeling the flow
Saving the boy
Bringing him joy.

In a green forest
A boy and a girl rest
The wings not to be seen
She fell in love with his sin.

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(Dedication: For Ann)

The tale now mints: a hero hears
A call that tints, a choice appears.

It cannot be, this journey quest
To cross the seas, to face the test.

Denial comes brisk, no hero here
To dare grave risk, new venture steer.

In moments plain, a warning sums
The problem strain, a harsh outcome.

Our hero thinks, considers choice
To face the brink, orders sure voice.

Mind in clear poise, the journey starts
In urgent choice, hero departs.

The route goes far, in unknown grounds
Fate works the stars, meets mentor sound.

The sage discerns, guides the hero
To face concerns, go with the flow.

The hero learns, to deal with hurts
What lessons earn, rise above dirt.

So many times, a man must fall
Forge wit and chime, rise against gall.

Regret primes pain, the forward march
Can seem in vain, as the pits nudge.

Yet our hero braves adventure
Through portals go, soul craves grandeur.

Dark is the night when lights go out,
Action finds light, courage feels stout.

Foes and devils, he meets each face,
Fights mad evil with faith and grace.

Hope beyond hope the moments swift,
He learns to cope as spirits sift.

On and on then, the way is steep,
Hurl battle plan, heart knows no sleep.

So each trial greets, our hero wins,
Braves weary feet, face wars unseen.

Here demons prowl, fight combat fierce,
Hear foreign owls as war cries pierce.

Here and there meet clowns that deceive,
Grim, bloody streets and crypts perceive.

Dark arts confront and witchcraft swing,
In battle blunt, the tricksters fling.

Only the fit survive to tell,
Tricks of sure wit can bravely spell.

So much of pain, the journey long
Can seem in vain, poise marks the strong.

Dreary hours flood his world view tense,
Heed pulse and blood to feel and sense.

Trial after trial, the arduous road
Brings a new guile, brave steps bear loads.

Passion sparks mode, our hero finds
The sacred code, aligns sound mind.

Heart knows the way through unknown seas,
And day by day, our hero sees.

New mindset steers the journey path,
He meets each fear, solves challenge rough.

One by one he, a new man grows
To mastery, survives harsh blows.

Round the bend then, our hero finds
Frontier most grand to uplift kind.

Thus here the clash with nemesis,
The giant to slash in final fists.

Honour feeds poise in battle rounds,
The hero's choice: final showdown.

A final win over dark days,
The glimpse now seen in pact that pays.

A changed man comes to know the truth,
To feel love sum the conquest proof.

We win by touch when soul substance
Can forge so much to meet distance.

The battle won in grandeur's pitch,
A boon now dawns to fund bold reach.

No more the same, hero feels good,
To live life's game, prize love's true mood.

The path looks nice, the boon feels true,
Tempting a vice, linger with dues.

Why go home now? Here he can stay
With bounty's plow, enjoy sure play.

The journey's wars have ended here,
Now he can soar in hard-won spheres.

Tempting this bout to figure out,
This roundabout in a sure route.

But duty calls to make the trip,
Home to know gall, once more to grip.

Now conscience burns in sleepy dreams,
He must return to cure the scheme.

So homeward bound, our hero leaves,
Quest purpose found to save lost grief.

At home at last, our hero brings
New hope to thrust a brand new fling.

An inspired way can show us how
To dare bold stay and live right now.

So each new tale, no matter where:
Monomyth sails, actions forge fare.

The hero greets where mankind walks,
The journey fits: Who walks the talk?

All tales take root in monomyth,
Walk foot by foot and glimpse the drift.

Each of us must know our own place,
In boom and bust, live time and space.

Leon Enriquez
23 November 2014

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Overractions and Drama Queens

Overreactions and reactions can lead to drama queens
The Soup just recently, whose here will know what I mean

Itching souls bitching, for what just amazes thee
To be better than someone else, look at me I'm Sandra Dee

Yes this makes me laugh, but also to scream and cry
To me it beggars belief and makes me wonder why

No matter who we are, and where we all hail from
The ultimate is to be read, it's the poets form of Prom

I finish this humble piece, to thank the ones who deserve
It's the Admin of this site, their dedication means we're preserved

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Wow, see her coming
From her heavenly boudoir like spring
The angelic bonnie queen
Chaste and verdant as virgin green!

Such glossy cheery smile
That I’m mesmerized all the while,
And her articulate serpentine gait
Like proud riverine princess of that rate.

Her appearance’s like magic wand
That makes everything beautiful and grand;
Her sweet-scented air as of ambergris
That causes all to whiff with bliss!

What a skin! Soft brilliant ebony, incarnate
In refined sunny gold glint climate;
With loose suited raiment of nature’s kind,
This soignée queen elsewhere I never find.

How her eyes radiate love’s fires
And I, enchanted by sheer love’s desires
Her fine lips set like bloomed roses;
Her voice, akin with wind blown pansies.

Were I lucky to endear myself to you
Would I render a burning love so true.
For your beauty is of no essence or mould
If no one do have you to hold! 

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Watch as your wishing star flys through the sky,
The way that your faith has been burned up so dry.

Watch as this barbed wire coils your soul,
The way that we love until we're burned in coals.

Watch as the dragon so fiercly stands tall,
The way that you know your opinions wont fall.

Watch as our beautiful family is built,
The way that we know that our roses won't wilt.

Watch as the wings mounted upon your back,
The way that a brilliance you never will lack.

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The promise of the butterfly

Your beautiful eyes sweet and bright                                                                               I think butterflies would fight just for chance to light                                                         I was there in your eyes                                                                                                 I have been a coward my turn to cry  							                  I have been foolish one more chance                                                                               To rekindle the romance                                                                                                  It will burn so bright                                                                                                  The whole world will see the light                                                                             Never to put a tear in your eyes                                                                                       Unless they are of joy the promise of the butterfly-   1997 A poem to my girlfriend in turbulent times. I was having troubles with the world and relationships. The butter fly did not keep all of his promise but there is still the light. By the grace of the Lord Jesus, that girl friend I had within two years became my wife, of fifeteen years and still counting.

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You Found Me

Beautiful dreamer come to me
With your eyes help me to see

Take my world and turn it 'round
Speak to me without a sound

Soul to soul we find such bliss
I'll drink the nectar of your kiss

The pain I feel's when we're apart
It wrenches me deep in my heart

But such joy when you're by my side
To take me on this glorious ride

I want to tell you a thousand ways
I'm yours until the end of days

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The Seed

Copyright © 2012
(up from our knees)

Thank you Lord from whence 
  we came and yet to be

For within lies the glory of 
  YOU in all of thee

by: LP

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My daily work to pursue; all chores to be assigned
Organization is the key, thus concluding in a peace of mind.
The future I cannot foresee, however solid planning in my hands
My employees won’t be led astray, they faithfully obey my commands;
I am patient showing them the right way, hence the day starts with morning bright 
Every job is taken by grace while their working hours filled with delight.
Knowing I’m satisfied by looking at my face. High standards and higher they rise,
Pleased I am and my solemn gratitude I pay, rewarding them with a bonus prize.
These faithful workers with me they stay; I am glad that faith made me judicious.

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Your Hurt Just Hurts So Bad

I know you hurt - I know you work,
You've never recognized your worth.

I feel your pain - its every day,
Please let your fears just wash away.

I know your scared - it's never fair,
Please realize I'm always there.

Your hope is gone - this feels so wrong,
Forever I shall sing our song.

I see your cuts- were stuck in ruts,
Please promise me you'll shed no blood.

I love your heart - a brand new start,
We never will be torn apart.

We'll run away - that flawless day,
I promise we will be okay.

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Sally version 3

Sally strolls outside her cubicle collecting dinner trays
wiping some while stacking all she carries them to the back.
She's back at cash with ready eyes knowing that people will come;
sometimes soon; more-often late; some of them just to snack.

But while she waits she sips a brew; green tea that's been dipped before.
Then nodding her head she bows and swallows relaxing her vocal chords.
Approached by a customer she rushes her food firm to the spoon she scoops
while piling the plate for six seventy-nine and giving the customer hoards.

With pushy hands she slides their meal across the stainless steel
while raising her hand to take their bills and clipping them in the till.
Then up with change she raises her head and smiles to the customer's face.
And thanks them well with will and grace and hopes they'll get their fill.

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Torn into pieces, feeling belittled
Hearts hurtin, split down the middle

Dreams seem so real, steady wishin they weren’t
The same thing that makes me happy, can also make me hurt

I want to hold on, to keep my faith at hand
But deep down I know it’s been time to disband

Others see it and say it, I continue to disregard
I keep thinking I’ll change it, yet I end up scarred

I know we won’t end up together, never be as one
But the connections we have made aren’t so easily undone

Time with you is precious to me, I enjoy your company
And I understand it’s not only me you accompany

This is no longer a struggle for me, I’ve now accepted the fact
That I'm going to remain lower on the list, but I'm not sure I'm ok with that. 

I’ll embrace our last year together as close friends, and hope the years will last
Too bad our thoughts of one another had to so deeply contrast.

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You are so beautiful my love
Every time I lay beside you I welcome your touch

Just talking about our present
Trying to visualize our future together essence

Remembering our past
The first time we touch Heaven 

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A Date With Fate

Juliet, please come to the window
And tell me that there is no other
Romeo stop acting so crazy
You'll wake up my father and mother. 

Crazy? I'm crazy about you 
And I'm hoping you feel the same
Come down, we'll walk in the garden
And forget about our last names

Romeo it's not that easy 
To turn your back on tradition 
I love you with all of my heart
Don't put me in this position. 

My Juliet what's in a name
when you and I are together. 
We're both young lets give it a try
I've looked, there is no one better. 

Juliet you're a Capulet
And I a simple Montague. 
Our stars are not in alignment
But that's always going to be true. 

Juliet, love is the answer 
We really should not hesitate
Let's join our families together
And just leave the rest up to fate.

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Spiritual Fruit

In the Bible, we read of God's LOVE
It fills us with JOY from heaven above
Whispering sweet PEACE to us like a dove

With PATIENCE we wait on him to come again
We mirror His KINDNESS from within
Our GOODNESS shows if on Him we depend
FAITHFULNESS assures we'll never forsake Him
the GENTLENESS of a lamb to us He has given
SELF-CONTROL brings us closer to heaven

These spiritual fruits are of the sweetest sort
Savor them and keep them always in your heart
From our Savior, you will never be apart 

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4 Years In June

It's not far off, it's very soon,
That certain age I'll turn in June.

A couple more years, I'll be 19,
I've got to keep fighting, to just stay clean.

I'll spread the word to every soul,
To repair spirits is my goal.

To teach the confused of pure light,
To give the blind another sight.

I cannot wait to gat the call,
I promise i will give it my all.

4 more years, and then in June,
I'll turn 19, it's coming soon!

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Meniscus, meniscus, my coffee is cool.

Little meniscus I'm nobody's fool.

Once you seemed warmer; held by my hand.

Then there's this draft from a Tim Horton's fan.

Might be the windows cooling me down.

Maybe the door rifting around.

Regretting my coffee; some see my frown.

Little meniscus my cold little crown.

Maybe I'm thirsty; maybe too cool.

Currents come at me; stealing my drool.

Little meniscus forgive what I said.

Now that I'm drinking and thirsting instead.

Little mensicus circling my cup.

Not rising over and burning this shmuck!

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The Girl That Was Forgotten

Virgin skin and smiling eyes
lightly steps in black disguise.
The shadowed depths to travel in
‘neath lofted moon’s pale unveiling.
Spirited way on her lover’s calls,
sneaks through silent mirrored halls,
through the arch of guiltless pleasure,
down unknown flights of enthused lore.
Startled by the prickly shifting breeze
that stirs the ground that shadows seize.
Upon the hill steely gate unfairly wrought!
‘Tis the place where her lover sought,
and bid her in the high of the night,
through misshaped gate, past blinking light,
past chiseled warriors and over cobbled bridge
to their first meeting place the old garden ridge.
In shivering skin she stubbornly waits
pondering naught why her lover is late.
Her innocent heart not broken nor bent
doth not see what impatience may invent.
A tidy minute leads to a weary score,
a guard’s hour, and then many more.
Now heavy lidded her frowning eyes
play witness to the changing of the skies.
The darkness fades to the colour of rum
as she wishes well for whatever did become  
of her lover, his kisses and knightly accord
to flatter her with the poetry she adored.
Her innocent heart somnolent and beset
lays its new pillow in the night of regret.
The dawning now bells jilted and wronged
for the girl was forgotten by the love that she longed.

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Loving Thy Neighbor

When the dew drops gather and drop as fallen rain
As the night’s fog lifts its blanket of gray
When the first light of morning’s sun gives ray
I awake to face yet another glorious day
Be the cheerful light that shines
Give the best to all that you find
Speak the words of grace divine 
Let your worries diminish and be you kind
Hold close abreast your love for Lord
Work for truth so true you may afford
Sing the praises of who made thee
Worship in spirit and God will not flee
Give unto others as your journey unfolds
Bless your children with stories told
Play the child’s game of bluff blindfold
And in your old age the child will console
To live your moments in testament of faith
Help the less and praise the Great
For in so doing befriended as first mate
The grace of thy neighbor knows thee by name
Your walk in the Lord his kingdom to gain

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Riches on earth fade away contest

“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?”
If you live a life that’s based merely on possessions you will someday pay the toll,
For the richest man that’s poor in spirit might as well be dead,
Your love for God is what matters not the diamonds on your head,
Our time is like a vapor released from the masters face,
We will all stand before him and eventually leave this place,
Your money can’t buy you the ticket and you can’t get their by who you know,
In his mighty kingdom it is your heart that will  ultimatly show,
Don’t worry about your title down here on this passing earth,
For a man’s income does not define his eternal worth.

Contest: 1-10 lines based on a favorite scripture
Written: 12/21/11
Matthew 16:26

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A Young Girl's Acceptance

August 13, 1965

Wearing a new, starched and ironed dress
She went to the meeting to confess
She had heard the gospel preached and learned
That her way to heaven could not be earned
She was covered by His loving grace
She felt a tear slip down her face

And they sang, “Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling”

She sat through the sermon that night
Anxious to do what was right
To accept Jesus as her Savior, so true
To step forward because she knew
That the time for waiting was done
Believing on Him as the only One

And they sang, “Calling for you and for me”

When the congregation rose to sing
The invitation song that would bring
Sinners to kneel at the cross and pray
She stepped into the aisle right away
The preacher took her hand and asked her
What is it you seek, what are you after

And they sang, “Come home, come home, ye who are weary come home”

She said, “I wish to be baptized” with a sigh
Have my sins washed away before I die
Arise to walk in a newness of life
I want to be baptized into Jesus tonight
Her teacher came and helped her prepare
Her family and friends were waiting there

And they sang, “Earnestly tenderly, Jesus is calling”

Into the baptisimal water, she did go
To have her sins washed white as snow
She confessed that she believed He was
The Son of God come to earth because
A Savior was promised and He did come
Bring salvation to everyone
And they sang, “Calling oh, sinner, come home”

"Softly and Tenderly" written by Will Thompson, 1880

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Zen's Poetry

Copyright © 2008 #169
11/27/2007 // edited: 11/11/2012
(inner sight)
-Of Mind´s Eye-

*dedicated to all poets.

In silence our inner minds
  motionless trying to find.

In space dark as night
  our spiritual inner-light.

Spiritual vibrations beyond self
  where only "I" is left.

Flowing with the rythmn of humanity
  far unscathed by mankind´s insantity.

Observing man´s struggle, love and hope
  mentally noting in poetry for some to cope.

While earth pulsates in chaos
  amongst GOD'S heavenly stars.

Poets receiving mystic portions
  about humanity across oceans.

Bathing in moments of stillness
  celebrating HIS wilderness.

From an inner zen state to see
  beyond sight of you and me.

by: LP

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Then and now {Double Posting}


I welcome you all to the dance
A place where souls are held in trance
Destiny is our truest fate
Taking your soul will feel great
I was born unto this life
To distribute pain and strife
There is nothing you can do
I shall have this dance with you
As we dance across the floor
I shall show you what destiny is for
You can try with all your might
I will have this dance tonight
As we dance you should know
I will crawl up in your soul
So take my hand and join the dance
I hold your soul in my trance
No need to try and run away
With your soul I shall play
By the time I am through
Nothing that you can do
For I shall leave you like a shell
As I take your soul with my spell
There is nothing like a dark romance
So will you please join the dance?

Beauty can be rated by so many things
Like the noise birds make as they sing
Beauty is a flower growing from a seed
It also is a baby tender with its needs
If a person takes the time to look around
There is so much beauty on this earth to be found
Beauty can be a mountain all covered up with snow
Or it can be firelight with its entrancing glow
One thing in my life I have come to know
No beauty is as beautiful as the beauty of the soul

I posted this this way to show how
much poetry has changed me. I
guess now you understand why
I wanted to bury them old poems.
Sometimes like right now I just
can't help but cry for my pain is
very deep.

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Just know that it’s always on my mind
Anytime you look I won’t be hard to find

Time and space placed between us can seem bittersweet
I only pray that our time together now hasn’t begun to deplete

Honestly, I honor thee, a devotee 
All I ask is to believe in me

Things and people change and I know I fear
That you will get caught up in life and from mine disappear

In total complete aspiration I have been tried and true
I didn’t search for diamonds or monetary things, I only wanted you

Things haven’t always been clear and feelings don’t always exist
But the memories we have experienced I will deeply miss

My words have often times been gutsy, trust me 
But my intentions and actions have always been in great honesty

One day I hope you find someone whose hand you desire to hold
Let yourself become vulnerable and together you both grow old

I’ve done all I could do, I’ll let God do the rest
Just know I’ll always care for you and I wish you the very, very best.

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Coffee Coffee

Paper cup
Squeezing it
Raise it all up

Coffee Coffee
Nature's juice
Dark Black Coffee
Straight from Zeus

Coffee Coffee Coffee
Sugar sinks in sprinkles
Stir stick bent and plastic
Aging fast in little wrinkles

Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
Steam will rise into your eye
Drink your coffee slow at first
Little drops will burn your thigh

Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee

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Heaven Can Wait

<                                            left behind
                                              how divine

                                              his choosing

                                               my losing

                                            unfinished work

                                              must  assert

                                           I truly understand

                                         " God's"  choice in plan

                                     for " He " needs bigger wings

                                            to carry all my things

                                    and when those clouds spread eagle

                                      it will become finalized and legal

                                              my final destination

                                        will be "Heaven's" sensation

                                         and the reunion will be nil

                                     with family and friends lying still

                                               so for now I'll wait

                                       for my sweet "Lord" to set the date

                                              to return for only me

                                            in  clouds more of three

Entry For 
Catie Lindsey's 
Left Behind Contest
Gl All










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Faith in the Mother of Lord Eternal God

When faith in the Mother of Lord Eternal God declines
Faith in the Son of Eternal God and the Eternal Father  also declines

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New Beginning

Introduction: It’s a piece dedicated to the lullaby of a different kind. It’s something which has happened to many out there, but the experience is distinctively significant…

A priceless surprise, silenced all in its tune By a soft heavenly cry, from the delivery room Only a few hours was the night; so young Where for the first time, she opened her eyes, While by her side her dearly loved one For the last time, closed her teary eyes Father held her near and resounded to her cry; But all mother could share was, this lullaby – The long last beep from the ECG Echoed her heartbeat…The last goodbye Happiness and sadness broke through the night With streams of tears for mother’s plight; She never had the chance to hold her close But left precious prayers that never left her side As she came down to their hearts Her soul flew up high apart, The transfer of two lives through one, Their journey was complete and done Caught within that reverie He conveyed the Azaan through her ears, In the wake of such irony He fell down to prostrate in tears When all hopes seemed to end, father’s prayer did transcend O’ Almighty became her closest friend and had for her a Grande plan, Under HIS mercy and HIS guide, she flourished through the darkest nights To a new beginning – she set off to write.

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The Battle

Here we go men! Into the valiant fight!
Where men become men and cowards flee our sight!

Iron will clang and feet will race;
As bullets are thrown at a frightening pace!

Men will be thrown and cries will be heard –
As we fly our way through the smoke like a bird.

But in the end we shall acquire our victory;
And together we’ll go down in the great epic of history!

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Death may be a release for ME,
it my be what sets me Free.

Free from things that cause me Pain.
Free from you that I Love in Vain.

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Shadows suffocate purified air,
Voices that whisper no one cares,

The moon surrenders to the sun,
While Madness tries to steal what has already begun,

But just like the fiercest labor pains late in the night,
When it gets so hard and you lose your will to fight,

That is when the crown of life starts to be seen,
All that pressure in the end makes one glisten and gleam,

Carry on through the storms you now face,
For God won’t let any part of your struggles go to waste,

One person’s heartache is another person’s hope,
Sharing your story is like a fortified rope,

On top of a mountain used to assist others that climb, 
Always remember to extend it in perilous times,

And if you should ever fall down yourself,
The extensions you have secured will bring you great wealth,
The extensions are physical, emotional and spiritual health.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Blue Jay Memories

Oh I so longed to touch his tail of fire 
As he winged his way to me in mad desire 

Electric blue on black, oh what a sight 
If any one should look, he’s glowing bright 

My God, is what I said as I did look upon 
His eyes of brown that aimed and shone 

Right inside my room      un-peeling me 
With freedom to dispel   he set me free

And now he’s just a memory of old 
That I carry in my mind, as I enfold 

The moving of the branch the sentinel 
That dove inside my heart, to wish me well 

Mystic Rose 3-10-2014


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A slaughter so brutal, a murder so beautiful

The mind of an art.

A mastermind in the least.

Tearing out hearts.

A murdererous beast.

To think they'll find them.

Hidden so well.

Do all be condemmed?

To suffer as I dwell?

Sure I feel bad, maybe seldom.

As I walk over their bodies.

To think who'dve held them?

Not to care, in the very very least.

To keep a strong mind, a murder in the beast.

The search goes on, they'll never find them.

Hidden so well, but should all be condemmed?

Not me, not me- my stomach soaks lightly.

Hands and a mind, guilt is slightly.

The art of murder, a mastermind at rest.

I've slaughtered them all, brutal at my best.

The scene now grey, and my hunger is fed.

To know now all, those bastards are dead.

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Explain to me the need for profanity
Words we so generously speak 
When our mouths have the urge to just leak
We defile and condemn
Again and again
As if we are uneducated fools
That lack proper communication tools
We are overly equipped with words to express our state of mind
Yet,I am baffled by what my ears seem to so often find
People never seem to damn themselves but don’t mind damning God
And sometimes I think I hear a prayer but it’s a mindless facade
For Jesus Christ made away for all mankind to repent
Yet every day I hear some man scream his name into cement
The day will come when we will be
Accountable for what we so freely decree
And I pled to all to manage their tongues
Especially around our younger ones
For they do what they watch
And they say what they listen too
Our mouths are swords that can cut and cause ridicule
Self-control is what is in a recession
And idolatry has become a common obsession
Let’s pause before we utter
Words that hurt God and our fellow brothers
Lets take a stand against cursing the divine
For when we are in trouble we use that same mouth to ask him for a sign.

By: Sabina Nicole

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One Month Down

One Month Down

I wake up when he calls in the middle of the night, 
He says for our country that he’s proud to fight. 
I close my eyes and I push away worry,
I talk about things that are cuddly and furry.
I won’t relax until I can hold him again, 
But if anyone can do this, it’s got to be him. 
I’ll always hope and I’ll always pray
That my favorite soldier comes home someday. 

I’m honored to support him and proud to be his wife,
He’s my everything. He’s my whole life.
It’s hard to imagine that he’s already left,
And taken my heart, now that’s petty theft.

My soldier inspires me to care and to love,
And I keep praying to our Lord up above
For his safe return and a happy marriage,
And someday a mini-soldier in a blue and white carriage.

I miss the way he rests his hand on my face, 
I’m hopelessly clumsy but he only sees grace.
I can’t cook, but he doesn’t care
Because when we order take-out, I always share!

I am very fortunate to be with him, 
Because he gives to our country again and again. 
I’m never alone because he’s close to my heart, 
On earth or in heaven, we’re never apart. 

I wonder what my soldier is doing right now, 
And if he’s sad or scared or anxious somehow. 
I love him more today than ever before, 
And tomorrow I’ll love my soldier just that much more. 

Please come back to me, soldier, safe and sound. 
Eight more months until you’re homeward-bound.

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See her laden and brimming with the sheaves
On a hilly furrowed plane shrouded by leaves
Her way homewards she plods and heaves.

See her joggles on the spinning wheel
A textile she winds out the cotton reel
And made many hue garbs with great skill.

See her broil as she stirs the broth in the tripod;
Day by day the market and stream she trod
And fetch fire woods and make fine wares of gourd.

See her sit on a stool, behind the moon wanes;
She enacts folklores of ancient reigns,
Of men and animals, plants and bizarre planes.

See her upon her breasts life’s incubi weigh
As all her offspring upon her tender bosom lay
She cossets them from womb to tomb till she’s grey.

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A Jealous Woman

A jealous woman am I…a very jealous woman
For you are MY man, my very own possession

Yes, I own you, you are under my lock and key
Don’t you dare look at her, for you belong to ME!

My passion is a gilded cage, but a cage nonetheless
If you dare try to escape, you’ll suffer… I confess

You know I will track you down and then I’ll make you pay
I’ll bring fire to your nights and torture you by day

You are branded with my love, it's plan for all to see
Revenge on thieves will be swift to varying degree

The fire that burns you up when you are in MY bed
Will burn up your heart if you dare love her instead

You’re mine…all mine…mine and ONLY mine
Baby, don’t mess things up, and I will treat you fine

I’ll be your muse, I’ll be your slave, I’ll be your everything
Ask of me your every wish, and I’ll treat you like a king.

A jealous woman am I, a very jealous woman...
If you stay my very own, I’ll make you taste of heaven.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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The Monster

The monster became a living, walking nightmare
my dive into insanity, no longer perfect, containing a blank stare

I should resist, the monster will find me, run away with me
Pretend to hear my meager complaints, force me to see what I'm afraid to see

Blame and guilt, volleying right and left, up and down
It's crashing me closer, with every step, I'm falling to the ground

It's all a game, just play along, play the game, play it well
Brimming confidence, dissolved in thoughts, of what? I won’t tell

Demons, devil born souls, run quick, run fast, stand my ground
No sense of fear, n sense of foreboding, not even a slight sound

High speed, pursuit of hell, bent on going, bent on crashing
Giving into the power, life's faster, lights flashing

Crash and torment me again, my eyes close after all
The beginning of the end for me, feeling numb after the fall

Is there a way out? I'm different, distant and moved on
Listen to the water, calling, coaxing into death, I'm gone

Endless, empty cloud; dreamless oblivion; oxygen, exhalation
Am I dead? Still alive? Broken into pieces, I need motivation

Reality closes in, walls me in; until there’s nothing there
Death comes behind me, containing a blank stare.

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Sally's Sample Fryers

Dearest Sally; your food's gone dry; dehydrated in it's oil.
You think of how you'll throw it out, before it starts to soil.
...but then you see that I am near, and offer it to me
and thank your sample fryers that I'm getting them for free.
Sally's Sample Fryers bring special thanks from me.

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The Beauty Way

How many times have I held my breath, too many times to count.
So many times to listen to the silence within and without.

How many times has my shallow breath attempted to stop the spin;
Of atoms, raindrops or snowflakes The maple leaf’s flight in the wind.

How many times this fruitless task have I ventured unasked to refrain,
Seeking just to accept the rest, the beauty through the pane.

* no 10's this was a 9

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Mourning and Rejoicing

For Sonny, my late husband and my love for 30 years

I never knew just how empty life could be,
Until the day you could no longer be with me.
The house is so empty without your voice.
I know your leaving was not your choice.

All of those little things you used to do
Are left undone, since I am without you.
I can not understand why I was left to cry.
Why did you go? Why did you die?

Broken hearted and lonely in our empty room,
Sitting alone and wanting you in the gloom.
Feeling so sorry for myself will not change things.
I must consider what this change for you brings.

No more pains in your body today.
No more watching you wither away
No more dialysis three times a week,
Keeping you alive, but making you weak.
No more needles and hospital stays,
No more living in a drug induced haze.

You have gone to a land of no sorrow or pain
To live with the Lord in his radiant reign.
To a land where you live in an endless day,
Where the glory of God lights the way.

I would not want you back on earth in pain,
Living as you did and watching life drain
From your tired body and weary heart.
Even though it means we must be apart.

I must look heavenward even though I will miss 
The love in your eyes and the warmth of your kiss.
So at this Christmas time, my love, I must say
I am glad you are in heaven on His birthday.

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#1:  Do The Right Thing
Do the right thing -- now and always,
Note hurl and fling must ever pay!

#2:  Listen And Obey
Learn to listen, then do obey--
For love discerns to reward play!

#3:  Forgive And Forget
Learn to forgive, and then forget --
Live and let live pains that upset!

#4:  Always Behave Well
Do behave well -- do good to all
For action tells character tall!

#5:  Speak Clearly And Wisely
Speak truth clearly, live tact wisely --
For true beauty loves harmony!

#6:  Be Wise Now, Be Kind
Be a wise soul charming and kind --
Conscious and whole, sound heart and mind!

#7:  Be Polite And Calm
Be calm of poise -- with savvy style,
Live polite voice, wear easy smile!

#8:  Be Healthy, Rich And Wealthy
Cheer sparks healthy -- rich tact lovely,
Kind words wealthy, good cheer plenty!

#9:  Truth Sets You Free
Adore wise truth -- with a sure heart,
Let mind see proof in love's pure start!

#10: Love Others As You Love Yourself
Learn to love all -- beyond your whim,
Listen, love calls from deep within!

#11:  Love Is The Key
To love is key in all you do --
Now mystery comes to touch you!

#12:  Live What You Love
Heed and take note -- plain rules for life:
Just live by rote to transcend strife!

(Note: I have used these rules to inspire 
a better lifestyle all round. Hope it helps you 
live a better life. Leon)

Leon Enriquez
07 Mar 2014

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Angel Disguise

Learning, sleeping
Playing, wheeping
Integrating in the whole
Like a brick into the wall

Hearing whispers all the time
His unconscious needs sublime
Singing songs or writing poems
Escape he seeks, uncommon knowledge

Seeking perfection (not to mention) he fights the infection
That tries to stop his ascension (to the far dimension)
In silence he screams
He, who has the big, bad sins

An angel seeks his long lost soul,
For him in order not to fall
With the power of the gods
He survives against the odds

A She is created
To fit the unrated
The wish to fulfill
The dream to come still

Beyond, there's nothing more
Purity has lost his soul
Seeking desire
He has fallen into fire

Intense the burning hits his soul
In his hell he's gonna fall
From the dream he shakes and wakes
To take a bath and learn for math

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My Lady Love

My rose, my soul, my heart's delight,
Such treachery this wintry night!
My fathers men hath taken thee
And I know not if thou'llst e're be free.

A spy was in the wood that day
When I met with thee and at last did say
How you set me alight with thy smile and thy voice;
How I'd gladly wed thee, were I given a choice.

The man heard my confessions and fled to the king
And said, "Noble sire, dire news I must bring!
Thy son the lord prince is smitten indeed.
But 'tis a peasant girl who has sown love's seed."

As prince I may not marry as I might wish.
Ah! wealth and pow'r are a bittersweet dish.
This is the reason thou wast sent away
But I will come swiftly as soon as I may.

By AnnikaOakinnA

I now gather men who'll support my endeavour,
Who're loyal to me, and we'll all stick together.
We'll whisk thee away, and then thee and I'll marry.
But we must do it quick, not a moment to tarry.

Once we are wedded in Our Father's eyes
My father shant dare bring about our demise.
He'll have to accept that one just can't stand by
And watch, as their love is dispatched to the sky.

And my love, thou'llt be queen! Ah! sweet heavens all bless.
Thou'll be marvelous indeed in thy coronation dress
As in any other, of any shape or hue.
Such is thy beauty, because, I love you.

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They vowed to be together till death,
Oh, that day was such a holy gift!

Both freely gave their selves to each other;
And received the gift of one another,

Hearts full of dreams they sailed the rough seas;
Their love they knew would bring them still peace;

Strong winds blew, rains fell, and thunders struck
With their pure love they never got stuck;

The changing weather continued to unfold;
A western wind zephyr blew the couples cold;

They found themselves no longer intertwined;
And sprung from each, passions of their own mind;

They danced to different tunes and speckled inspiration;
It seemed to be a dance of good synchronization;

And when they danced to the same melody;
They found themselves not in good harmony;

For they have valued their song of individuality;
Much that they can no longer delight in their affinity;

Their passion for each other quietly waned;
Like a dead leaf silently blown by the wind;

They sat together in utter sadness;
And asked why and where they have gone amiss;

They looked into each other’s sad eyes -
Is it an ember emitting lights?

They whispered sincerely to the flickering glow;
Bright it became; and slowly it burned their deep woe,

They found their true gifts and gifted each other;
A warm encounter they thought was a bother;

The music of their bodies sang melodiously;
Without any word they expressed so delightfully;

“Forgive me”, as they exchanged glances
“Forgive me, too”, as they held their hands 

Grateful lyrics of “thank you” echoes;
As they exchanged an impassioned kiss;

“Let us stay together and grow in love”
Reverberated as their hands tight-clasped;

This holy gift worth more than earth's gold -
God, they will never again withhold.  


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Crimson Stain—Glorious Stand

With crimson stain on her hands
Kneeling was her glorious stand

Holy Mother cried for her son
Wondering what they had done

Bellowing clouds changing color
Approaching the appointed hour

What stone could seal our faith?
His powers unlocked the gate 

Glorious ascension and praise 
His forgiveness shines with rays

With crimson stain on her hands
Kneeling was her glorious stand

© Joseph, 5/16/08
© All Rights Reserved

Third Place Winner
Poieta Couplet Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Brian Strand
June 6, 2008

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His Praises I Will Sing

I am free and so happy 
Pain and suffering will not own me
The shadow of darkness can not cover my soul
No longer broken, I have been made whole
I am filled with heaven’s light
I have come out of the night
His praises I will sing 

His praises I will sing
Praises to my Holy King
He has saved my soul
He has made me whole
His praises I will sing

Once I struggled all alone
All my hope and strength were gone
I lived in darkness with hell’s demons in control
Jesus wouldn’t let me go, He held tight to my soul
Pulled me safely back to shore
To live in heaven’s light once more
His praises I will sing

His praises I will sing
Praises to my Holy King
He has saved my soul
He has made me whole
His praises I will sing

Now I am basking in the light
No longer hiding in the night
Jesus saved my soul once again and set me free
For the sins of you and me, Jesus died upon the tree
Rejoicing in his love, sanctifid with his blood
I was immersed beneath the flood
His praises I will sing

His praises I will sing
Praises to my Holy King
He has saved my soul
He has made me whole

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Song of love songs

“Come away, my lover, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the spice-laden mountains.”
Refresh your treasures, through springs that flourish and endless fountains,
My heart has searched for you for hours,
To smell your skin is as though I have fallen into a garden of everlasting flowers,
With eyes that pierce the depths of my soul,
Your love has truly fashioned me whole,
Yearning to awaken our deepest desires,
Yet, cherishing the journey, before we evoke this blazing fire,
My dearest love, spotless and pure,
It is your presence that allows my spirit to sore,
Your crimson lips rest softly, while welcoming my embrace,
Like the finest rose in springtime you rejuvenate this place,
A neck no other could ever compose,
Every part of you is perfection; my love for you simply flows,
I rejoice in knowing, that just like the promise of the evening moon,
You are my darling bride and I am your humble groom.

By: Sabina Nicole

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The Truth In The Dark

The truth is whispered in the dark
But is lost in the wind
People look ahead in life
Only to catch glimpses of the end

People saying ignorance is bliss
But knowledge is power
They say memories are like minutes
Cause your lifetimes like an hour

They say lies to get leverage
And accusations to point blame
Honesty to gain respect
And truth to bring shame

They say live your life
Like it just might end tomorrow
No time to feel regret
No time to feel sorrow

The truth may be lost in the dark
But very few can see
The real answers in life
Lie behind you and me

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Being a mother was just not for me.
It was never a plan in my life of folly.

Plus, I didn't like my Mother at all.
She hurt me with words and made me feel small.

Being a Mother - meant yelling - and screaming!
For the poor child it meant constant redeeming.

That was the case in my household of bliss.
Tough love doesn't work when it's love that you miss.

Being a Mother, you know how babies are made.
My protection deceived me- when I got laid.

Oops, I was pregnant; Pro-life showed it's face.
I did the deed - and I rest my case.

Now he is six and sometimes it's so trying.
If I said it was easy for me - I'd be lying.

Yet, to my surprise; I have done better than her.
Using positive means, and not words of failure.

Being a Mother is easy to do.
Being a Mom; is the most treasured virtue.

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She's a pretty Pop Star with amazing and unique vocal cords...
why find a similar one after her heart has been broken into pieces?

No, Adele's solution is not mine! Do I need a quick-fix?
I'd rather forgive that foolish heart than remember another heartache! 

In past eras lovers were more realistic, patient and forgiving...
and they waited for their swethearts and loved them with a more intense feeling!

People constantly change by seeking someone more gorgeous...
love can be fickle and nobody seems to mind, but doesn't that lead to regrets?

Entered in Michael J. Falotico's contest,
" How To Fix A Broken Heart "

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Pledge My Love

I've made a vow, to no one but you
 I pledge my love to forever be true
 I'll take care of you and treat you right
 I'll lay beside you all through the night
 I'll feed you and clothe you and keep you warm
 I'll hug you and kiss you and give shelter in the storm
 I'll help you and guide you and clear a path
 I'll protect you and shield you from an angry man's wrath
 I'll listen to your problems help you solve them too
 I'll make you a rainbow and let the sun shine through
 I'll take your side even if you're wrong
 Just to prove our love is strong
 I'll plant you flowers and make them grow
 They'll be a symbol of love that only we'll know
 I'll whisper your name when no one is near
 So low that only you can hear
 You'll feel my love even if we're apart
 You'll know that we are one in heart

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Endless list
No need for scars across my wrist
Clear my mind, ease my soul
Put my thoughts in your control

Cloudy skies
Summer dies
No need for pity, no endless cries
Take the sun, put it in my hand
I’ll keep it until next year as planned

Music note
Words I wrote
No need for speech within my throat
Your one escape, the mind does cease
Your ghosts are finally at peace

Reading book
Sit and look
Someone’s thoughts were all it took
What they say, what they mean
What’s been said, what’s been seen

Steer me clear
Carry me far away from here
Somewhere old, somewhere new
Somewhere I can think things through

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Always Together

Always together in heart,
always together in soul.

Always together in love,
always together in spirit.

Always together in harmony,
always together in joy.

Always together in play,
always together as friends.

Always together as mates,
always together till the end.

for my two dogs
Murphy and Brandy.

wrote 1-19-09

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Strife taught me well

How I fought to justify myself,
my actions and my words
trying to prove that I had reason
to seek vengeance for my hurt.
I felt owed for what was taken,
I felt wronged, broken, forsaken
I seemed forgotten in the course of life
a castaway in slow decay
no certain trail, no destination
going wherever,coming what may.

My battles only wearied me,
scarred my bruised and battered bones,
like victim and offender divided
the war within the enemy

I had to learn to let down my gaurd
to fight the fear that froze my heart,
not to bury myself holding on
to everything that did me me wrong.
To uncover forgiveness and leave behind,
to take not what I would not give, 
and everyday to keep in mind
our struggles teach us how to live. .

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If You Are A Poet

If you are a poet it means so much 
as others souls you often touch. 
Your own soul you cruelly cut 
petting the others with your blood. 

To be a poet means to sing of beauty 
and it’s the main poets' duty. 
Rhyming  words, to tell the truth 
and it has to be quite smooth. 

To be a poet means to burn with passion, 
to treat the others grief with a compassion, 
to love the others as yourself, 
to hear the voice of kind elf. 

To be a poet means to dream, 
to tell the world a touching theme, 
to speak sincerely and frankly 
but not just rhyming poems blankly. 

Rhyming words is not the main, 
there’s no need to strain your brain. 
If your heart has nothing to tell 
rhymed words will look like hell. 

To be a poet means to write 
as if your blood gushes from vein, 
to write the rhythm of living breath, 
the rhythm of life that seethe. 

Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)

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Hope For A New Generation

The death of a saint, a martyr to some
The death of a hero, a husband to one

A soldier turned humanitarian, he cared for all
He attempted to hurdle that natural barrier, to climb that human wall

To give up his dreams and aspirations
To relinquish his will of self-preservation

To benefit all of human kind
To alter how we interact, to change our time

Such a task he set upon with stalwart dedication
He preached caring and forgiveness, not revenge or vindication

He loved all regardless of their color, religion, or creed
He served everyone, just as he had served his country

With a fire and passion not seen in lesser men
He truly understood what it meant to be human

Yet not everyone shared his vision of peace
More blood was spilled and the fighting did not cease

He carried on despite the pain of knowing so much
He often relied upon the love of his family for a crutch

But there is a point at which every man breaks
His feeling of failure overwhelmed his need to be great

However even in his darkest hour, his hope did not falter
His compassion was renewed with the help of a different altar

A belief built upon the hope that people can change 
He had experienced so much, developed such a broad emotional range

It seemed that he was ready to change us all
What a tragic thing it is when greatness does fall

Alone in the darkness of his room the killer did sit
The hero was shot and killed by a man who was painfully desperate

Seeking a greatness of his own
He wasn’t satisfied with the world he was shown

And so died the dream of the hero, this saint
The martyr departed and his fire burned faint

Yet hope never dies
It is in everything from the way we believe to a newborns cries

We would do well to remember that ordinary people have had extraordinary dreams
Amongst all this bloodshed there is more to life than it seems

We are all here together, for what purpose we do not know
However if we recognize those around us, we can always help each other grow

To always be working towards that next step, to be supporting that re-birth
For love is all around us and it is the most important thing on Earth

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The Self Illuminating Moon

I don't need someone there to make me feel right,
because even in darkness, I emit my own light.

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Windy Winter's Night

Lips burnt with translation,
searing into words.

Perfect little white flowers
dripping from the nectarine

tree. Roots looking out,
calling to the Goddess.

Praying to end gender bias,
soiled by religion.

I can hear the women sing
on a windy Winter's night.

I can hear the branches 
plead for an early Spring. 

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The Rubber Ball

Have you ever bounced a rubber ball?
The way it bounces back off the wall
There is a simple truthful fact
Harder you throw - harder it bounces back
Sometimes things are clear to see
As I’m the ball the ball is me
Sometimes life can be real hard
As the dealer flips another card
The devil attacks in many ways
 I have seen some real hard days
There is truth in the things I write
Devil and I are having us a fight
Just as the truth is the honest fact
Many times I’ve bounced right back
 I wrote this poem with a smile
See I like to go that extra mile
I have found in the prayers I pray
I’m a rubber ball who is here to stay

I wanted to thank you all for the prayers.
I woke up this morning pretty optimistic
about everything that is happening. 
I reckon the Lord will have my back.
You know thats a real good feeling
something I dreamed I could say.
May God Bless Us All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When One Sits on the Moor

When one sits on the moor at this Culloden place Where the Clans of the Tartan lay in deathly deface On many a night through the following years Families would gather, and continue their tears If you listen carefully you can still hear their screams Run through so young ending their freedom of dreams When one sits on the moor at this Culloden place Where a proud nation fell, nearly disappearing without trace On many a night through the following years From every nook and cranny we would rise again without fear If you listen carefully you can still hear their screams We are now a nation so proud, their tears to esteem

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In my stomach's pit is lone despair
My lungs take in the sultry air.
My feet, they shuffle to and fro
My heart, it has no place to go.

By day the boys they see me come
My chest beats steady like a drum.
My soul is spotted, torn, and bruised
My body battered, worn, and used.

Your eyes invite like fires warm
You arms, my shelter from each storm.
You hold me close, the sky's my home
Your castle cloud is where I roam.

Your hands, your touch itself will heal
Your skin is where at home I feel.
Your breath's the air that gives me life
Your dreams I pray will call me "Wife".

Your heart composes notes that bring
Me worth enough that I may sing.
Forever will you stay with me
To have, to hold, to loveth thee?

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Run real fast to a far away land ...

One day it will stop, and i'll take your hand
We will run real fast, to a far away land
Everything will be good, and we will smile
Everything we have done, will have been worthwhile

In this land 
there's no lies
In this land
nobody cries
In this land
We'll be okay
In this land
We will stay

Upon this day, the clouds part for stars
We will watch and know, this place is ours
So far away, that the sun will always shine
So far where the scents, and the scenes intertwine

In this land
you'll love me
In this land
we'll be free
To this land
I hope you'll come
Cos in this land
I need someone

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Actual Sin

Any willful thought, Word, Deed Or 
Omission contrary to the will of God


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cuts to the heart 
were deep from the start

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Sources of Sin

7 Chief Sources known as 7 Capital or 7 Deadly Sins
Pride, Greed, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy and Sloth or Laziness

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Waiting at the gates

Love is a thing that grows like a vine
It's message is clear just look for the sign
It's like a flower that grows from a seed
It's beauty will provide all that you need
It's strong enough to survive the hardest of task
Yet soft enough to let go of all of its mask
For there is no need to be what your not
If the one you love loves you a lot
When in love you forgive all the mistakes
And take more than you ever thought you could take
You learn to share more than you should share
As well as care more than you should care
Love is two people doing all that they can
To share in the power and joy of the land
Love is two people blessing each others hearts
And keeping the world from tearing them apart
Love is drying each others tears
And love is facing each others fears
Love is the beginning as well as the end
It's the comforting words of a dear friend
Love is till death and after its gone
The one left alone shall always love on
And after death conquers the left alone mate
Love is the other waiting at the gates   

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Valley of the Souls

Way up in the mountaintops
Where even time seems to stop
Buried like a chunk of coal
Lies the valley of the souls
The beauty takes your breath away
For this is where the angels pray
Snow capped peaks standing tall
Surround the valley like a castle wall
Doing all that they can do
To keep the valley hid from view
I stumbled upon it one day
Searching for a place to pray
I felt so very all alone
With a heart as cold as stone
It took me better than a week
To ascend the mountain peak
As I stumbled across the mountain top
My beating heart seemed to stop
As water filled my humble eyes
I prayed the truth of twisted lies
Of God I ask a single plea
Let your Son come unto me
As I descended to the valley floor
I found the peace I was searching for
To all I had gained and all I had lost
The breeze took away the cost
Into my soul it was slowly burned
Make use of all the lessons learned
One day I shall have a spiritual birth
For all that’s born returns to the earth
My spirit will fly beautiful and free
Beyond all we know and all we see
To meet the maker who made us whole
And be welcomed into the valley of the souls

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No More Hurt

“No More Hurt”               
So now we have entered each others hearts and you are a little confused
Because of your dreaded past where you were wrongly abused

It will take courage and love to see this thing through
And I will not want to live if I have to live without you

The Lord merged our souls and we should not question why
When others try to part us it makes me want to cry

My faith is with the Lord and not what people say
And I am sorry that I love you so and want to see you everyday
 I want you to be happy and kills me to see you in despair
But now it is time to trust me and any other would be unfair

I know where I stand with you as your man until the end
I want to be your life partner, soul mate and loving friend

You’re a very special women with compassion and faith your goal
I am the same type of man and with you I wish to grow old

I will give you the time you need to feel safe and know I am real
I know you have heard the words before but this is what I truly feel
I will share your pain for as long as you need a loving hand
By your side In Gods world is where I want to stand

So take a deep breath of Gods clean fresh air
And when all is said and done I always forever be there

Copyright 2010


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the rain falls hard and the puddles rise deep
your interest in me is faltering steep
I try to make the difference by splitting it in two
but my heart hasn't the strength mentally due

the energy sails quickly down the floodways
your pace keeps steady throughout the days
twilight brings the notions so freely back
and now you fit in so well without your tact

the sounds are clouding the crimson air
our kinship dwindles to not even there
I reach for answers to fill in the thoughts
till the day that my contentment is finally sought

adriatic fortunes told so frugal and bold
our manic sessions were initially told
twilight keeps time of what fashion spent
in good spirit of an ephemeral felt gent

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Dearest, sweetest, Genovive, I pray that you will see,
The beauty of earth's many wonders, I pray that you'll believe.

When you look upon the ripples of the pond's great mass,
I beg that you would see your beauty, free to fly at last.

Beauty lies within your soul, and it's not hard to see,
And when you gaze at your reflection, you're gazing back at me.

Because you will be of my flesh, and you'll be of my bone,
Just remember when you glare, you're not staring alone.

When you one day are blessed to us, when our family is built,
We'll keep you safe, we'll keep you warm, wrap you in finest silks.

And if you're wondering, Genovive, if you are truely loved,
Just look down at your sweet reflection, you'll always be enough.

                                     By Chelsea Stufleben

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Chapel of the Sea

 “Served and protected by Natures blessings”

Perched upon the rocks, chapel sits so proud.
No sermons delivered, though honored so loud.
Ocean surrounded, doves perched on steeple.
Singing sweet hymns instead of people,
They serve another congregation you see.
Seagulls approach near chapel of the sea.
Other creatures from below swim around.
Securing charisma of belief abound.
Heaven shines down upon chapel in light.
Beacon from lighthouse shines within night,
Glorifying abundantly, love, peace and harmony,
Doves singing chorus heard as an odyssey.
Untouched by human subversion in decades,
Starlight Angels stand watch in guardian parades.

written by
Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor Constance ~ My Dear Heart ~ 
Contest Name The Church By The Ocean 

Date written

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Alone with My Words

“Alone with my words”                      

Here I am alone with my pen
Wondering why this happens over and over again 
I know I’m not perfect but my intensions are true
And you have changed my whole life since I started loving you

I don’t know why you push me away
If there’s a way we can stop this I wish you would say

I want to write just one poem while I’m feeling at peace
I will do anything I can to see this hurt cease

Together we stand until time is no more
And life is too short to hurt the one I adore

Let’s try not to dwell on all of our flaws
Let’s go hand and hand and live out Gods laws

For he is the way to sweetness and love
Calming our ego is the word from above

I try to be mindful and watch for your needs
If I fail to do this my heart really bleeds

I can tell when you’re drifting and your thoughts are in fear
And I know I will love you until your thoughts become clear

For God made me loving, patient and kind
And if I don’t see clearly I’m sorry for being blind

For each day I awake and start anew
While thanking God for loving you

Copyright 2011                       2/26/2011

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warm in your dew

every morning is drenched in your perfume
the city in your presence lowers the volume

wrap your hand in mine so your touch can ignite my senses
inhale with me nature’s joy pass the white picket fences

through the clover fields we’ll run against the fresh breeze
we’ll free our restraints and laugh sick to our bellies

nestle and anchor me to your own private flight of fancy 
trip me a flyway of buttermilk sky frothy and creamy

cradle me in the soothe of your keep
sing me tender to a dove-like sleep

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Free Hearts

My sky is black and so is yours,
The cold sea rushes upon our shores.

I love you dear, we'll run away,
We'll run until our heart fades grey.

Their love is lost but ours is here,
We'll save our love throughout the years.

And as we confess our true love,
Our black sky stares from up above.

The sky is jealous of our pair,
She's jealous of the love we share.

But she cant hurt us, don't you see,
We'll run away until we're free.

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A Personal Savior

But for such lowly worms as I,
the Christ child needn't have to die.
Because of my sin at Calvary, he bled;
the price required, his life in my stead.

How much more personal could this be, 
that He would willingly give his life for me?
That through this act, he made a way,
that eternal life I might claim someday.

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Poems come in many forms.
The ones I like and the ones I don't.

That some should rhyme and some should not:
makes no sense:  and won't.

Some lines long will lose their meaning
while some are short and need some weaning.

Other poems are terribly boring;
yet then there's some that leave you soaring.

Famous poems are rare but good
and hidden for us to find.

Yet if you're smart
you'll write one down
and say what's on your mind.

So take my words for what they're worth
and know just what they're saying.

That after pen and after paper
they're only thoughts I'm praying.

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Let This Cowboy Ride

Today was one of the most wonderful days of my life
I love the Lord, love my kids and God I love my wife

In the story of my today man it sure is looking bright
For years now I’ve been on a path headed to the light

The path is not too hard to follow; it’s one step at a time
And you know me; I map the way writing my little rhymes

You know, I can truly feel a spirit growing inside of me
By the Blood of the Lamb, my God I am feeling free

Today was so beautiful I had to break down and cry
All our children were at home with my wife and I

The time has finally come in life that I am truly able to see
There is a pretty good man in the mirror, looking back at me

I have overcome so much to be sitting here where I’m at
By the grace of the good Lord above, I’m truly living fat

By living fat I don’t mean that I have acquired a lot of wealth
I simply mean that I’ve finally pulled all my covers off the shelf

With the covers all pulled off the shelf and nothing left to hide
All I can say,” load the bull into the chute and let this cowboy ride”

After several days of delayed flights I picked our 
son up on the 23rd. God truly blessed our family 
this year, brothers met sisters, aunts and uncles 
met nephews and my wife and I took us about a 
thousand pictures of it all. I  never dreamed life 
could be like this and you guys know what, your 
encouragement, love & support you have given to 
me these last two years have helped make this all 
possible and for that I thank you, I do hope your 
Christmas was as blessed as ours was, God Bless

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Most Broken

I thought that I loved you, I loved you so much.
Supporting your life, I was your only crutch.

I wrote you my songs, begged you'd sing along,
I tried oh, so hard for you, now know it was wrong.

I begged you before, to not leave my side,
but you stole my hope from me, why would you lie?

You've broken my heart, all done in such pride,
This rough bumpy road was not worth the ride.

I gave you my all, you still didn't care,
Not allowed to be sad, which just isn't fair.

I stood up for you, I rooted for you,
Heck, I was enrolled at a hospital for you.

At one point I pleaded, please dearest don't cry,
But now your forgotten, won't care when you die.

You're out of my life, and it's for the better,
Cuz I don't deserve all the hardships we've whethered.

You talk bout self worth, you speak now of life,
But you've only left me with this pain and strife.

I now know your heart, no, you never cared,
Cuz you wouldnt help me, no matter how scared.

I'm done wasting time, I'm saving my breath,
Cuz darling you would have lead me to my death.

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A Good Read

I read of great men of old
I read of great triumphs they told
From whence they nursed their deeds
Through toil secured their needs
Then I think of all my dreams
The battles I have to fight it seems
For great triumphs stand for all to see
And someday people will read of me

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Hero in Norwich

My castle is dark, for the monster is here.
The chill of the night is soon drawing near.

Held captive by him, how I long to be free.
The dragon is lurking in watch over me.

The Queen of Norwich let her jealousy rule.
My curse is this attic; a sentence so cruel.

We loved the same man; she refused our affair.
So then I was banished so she'd have him there.

My plea to the jurat was humble and meek.
A key to the window; fresh air I do seek.

The answer is clear as I spill words on this page.
No aroma was welcomed; rosemary or sage

Now as I lie on my bed devising my schemes.
To run as fast as I can to the man of my dreams.

I realize once more I am trapped; this is real.
For the dragon awaits my escape on the hill.

Feeling lonely I reach to my dusty nightstand.
The ring he once gave me I grip in my hand.

He said it was magic as they took me away.
"I will find you, my love; it will show me the way."

Closing my eyes I wish he was here.
Then suddenly I feel his warm lips on my ear.

I open them slowly as the room turns to fire!
We gaze at each other consumed with desire.

He said "don't be afraid we are leaving tonight."
"The spell will be broken for love is our light."

We held on to each other until he said it's time.
We passed through the flames and made love in the sky.

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Broken Hearted

Being broken hearted happens every where to every one
Does it always mean every one changes their idea or tone?
Everyone has "the one" out there for them
Why wouldnt they have the one, everyone is a gem to someone
Why is there hearts in people it will only hurt you
at the end it gets broken at the end of the day it doesn't matter what you do
Don't leave any one broken hearted
it will only tare yourself apart
Being broken hearted happens every where to every one
Does it always mean every one changes their idea or tone?

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By The Grace of God

By the grace of God I was set free
All of the sin I wrote out of me
There are a couple of reasons that I write
See I’m seeking the spiritual light
I stepped out of the darkness of sin
Let the Lord sooth my pain from with-in
To ever truly be free I had no doubt
Every sin had to be wrote out
I had to write them out so the world could see
The only way to live is total honesty
Once you have confessed all of your lies
You need no excuses or alibis 
It all is as clear as can be
“He died on the cross for you and for me”
The reason he did it well don’t you know
He not only loves your life he loves your soul

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Rest In My Arms

“Rest in my arms”
Sometimes it’s hard to put my heart into words
As you lift my spirit higher and I soar with the birds
You bring me to levels of unearthly love
Where time seems to stop from this gift from above

God joined our hearts and I can’t say why
But when he speaks through my words I know I can not lie
And I know in your fear it sometimes gets hard
But I will love you until you put down your guard

And when you do this you will see nothing but love
As you rest in my arms and fit me like a glove   
I swell up with joy to just sit in your space
And know you have all of me with Gods precious grace

So surrender to me and let’s fly together
Knowing with me there is no stormy weather
The mysteries of the Universe seen simple and clear
So let go of your past, worries, and fear

So rest in my arms and know its forever
And only when God calls me is when we won’t be together
So now you know in my final plea
Rest in my arms and enjoy life with me

  Copyright 2010

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Excitement is running through my mind at this point,
It is hard to control so much 

When something so honorable,
Happens to come across

For me personally,
It was the proposition

From a contest by,
World Poetry Movement

In which I entered in,
And received a letter back

Stating that my poem,
Had made it to the next level

But that is not all,
Oh no

What's more is that they informed me,
That they were publishing that very poem

In a book titled "Stars In Our Hearts"
Which is to be published in August this year

I hope each and every one who happens to read this,
May read my poem "The Beat of the Heart"

In the book.
Thank You.

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Please dont fall Asleep

Wake up America, 
Arise from your slumber
Media has desensitized your minds
We live in a new world of technology that has made you colorblind
Meaningless, with deeper meaning
Music lyrics have been subconsciously stealing
While you think it’s the beat you are feeling
Listen to the words and then tell me if it’s still appealing
Even Movies have brainwashed your judgment of what’s ok
Too many people are sitting back, watching our ethics slip away.
The Government has helped us all too simply learn to accept
While gradually breaking down the family structure, many have just slept.
No longer can we allow these planted seeds of lies to continue to grow
This is real reality, not some entertainment show
Our children are not aware
That their future is in for a scare
Our youth are looking for role models and leaders
They have become susceptible to idolize bottom feeders
Wake up America,
We need a real change
Bring back integrity, morals and stop being estrange
They keep us busy in televised drama 
Currently immune, with no proper armor
While people are starving and walking around half alive
They are plotting our nation’s permanent demise
Sex trafficking is at a an all-time high
Wealthy men are raping young girls in America and when they are done with them they watch them die!
Poverty and greed is causing drug dealers to lead
A generation of angry lost young man
Creating baby’s that start the cycle again
The more eyes that now see
The more we can be
Brought back to truth and sanity
The rich are getting richer and the working class have grown tired
Democracy is being set on fire
You may question what you can do
If everyday each person changed just one view
We would be able to recover what has been lost and start bran new
The people need to take a stand and vote like they really care
We must join together, use our voice, and remind them we are still there.

BY: Sabina Nicole
Written: 1-1-12

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Last Judgment

The last judgment will come
When Father Christ return in glory

4142014 CCC no. 1040

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You're so close to my heart but so far away
Like the dreams that keep this heart beating, You give me the hope to face another day

Because I'd give anything in this world, I'd give it all just to know your touch 
My soul is aching for yours and I feel like my heart needs yours so much

You're everything I could ever want, I've imagined you since I've imagined true love
You're fresh inside my mind, but I feel like it's not enough

Because I want you here right beside me, so that I know that you're here for good
A part of me, so completely, You make me feel so understood 

And so unashamed to say that given the chance I'd fall so deeply and I live to know that you might too
I have absolutely no idea what you did, but my heart is on hold for you

For the day that I can look into your eyes, tell you I love you and live there forever
In your embrace, I know, without a doubt, You make my world better 

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Follower - REVISED

I was a follower
A coward,
Just trying to fit in
In this busy, busy empire
Then I met a person,
who believed she had it all
not in the bad way, as you would suppose
She gave me some advice,
Can you guess what it was?
Simple and plain,
Just powerful enough:
She said if you hold your head up high
But not so far
That your nose is in the sky...
If you're proud of what you acquire,
Your confidence shoots higher
If you speak up, voice your opinion,
Let people know that you’re not just another minion...
If you be who you want to,
And forget the people who say it’s not you...
And if you are kind to others,
Especially your mother
YOU are a leader.
You ARE a leader.
You are a LEADER.
If you stand up for  the people that you may not even know
Tell that ignorant harasser just to get up and go
If you know where you should be,
There’s a whole lot you can see
If others think you're worth nothing,
Show them they’re wrong by saying
“You're wasting your time by trying to waste mine!”
And just walk away
Make sure to tell them
You’re a leader,
But what are they?

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Who Love's Ya Baby

who loves ya baby
hmmm now let me see

I know my mommy did
even though her shoes I did hid

I think my daddy did
when I didn't make him snid

brothers and sisters well maybe just a little
when I didn't get in the middle

my grandpa and grandma surely does
for I'll do anything for them just because

I know my little girl loves her momma
even better than president Obama

my dogs and cats loves me
even if they continue to make me sneeze

even my close friends new and old still spark the love
for we will alway's go on and well above

paperboy surely does
cause I tip him for keeping my paper out of bushes and shrubs

milkman used to
when I didn't make him shu

bill collectors oh yes
for I'm their baby who they love the best

so who loves me
well lets just continue to see

Tribute To Love

Also Entry For
Deborah Guzzi's 
Who Love's Ya Baby Contest

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Truth in which we cannot understand, Very revealed truth 
We should and often believe when proof of their existence


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Six Months

Six months have gone by,
Six months I have tried,

my heart has grown so much,
Encouraged by your touch

I no longer have fear,
Because I know your here.

Broken bones have been unhealed,
But you had shown true love revealed.

I now know that I'm not alone,
My voice a\has found a brand new tone.

Opened my eyes and made me see,
That there's a heart beating in me.

You give me hope, now i believe,
That you won't lie, you won't decieve.

I also know that you're the one,
Into our empty bliss we'll run.

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The Lantern

		             "The Lantern"

	   I am fully aware that the earth doesn't like
      to  be  constantly cloaked by the day nor the night,

  Which    is    why    repositioning    you    is     a     must;
  though I hope, little sphere, in  my warmth you will trust.

With   the   sleight   of    my   light  I   will   whisk  you   away
to   a   comforting   course   where   the   night   equals   day,

And  the  people   you   house   will   have   morning  to  reap,
and    a     plentiful     portion      of      evening     to     sleep.

You      will        never       eternally       quiver      in       cold,
for   my    smile    has    a      zealous        congenial      hold.

  You     will     never      eternally     shrivel     in     heat,
  for  the  moon  will  ensure  that  I  make   my   retreat.

     Is there  anything  else  you  would like me to do?
		         As a lantern of life,
		        I'm devoted  to  you.

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Lost Opportunities

I should have chosen honesty,
as away from me, I now see how much you meant to me.
The tender touch often given to my skin so frequently,
now mirrors a distant past in this circumstance of common grief.
The colour of truth couldn’t begin to dye these darkened blues,
as my heart is decomposing from your wretched news.
Un-answered questions become the theme to my awful excuse,
sleepless nights recalling mistaken words is all that is left to do.


If only I could escape this prison of regret,
and begin to break free from the image of our broken silhouette.
Only then shall life become as beautiful as the sunset,
living an existence of joy, too powerful for sadness to forget.
Yet my insecurities left me too weak to say “I need you”,
leaving feelings aside in the hope you’d say “I need you too”.
My transparent tears cried out for the truth to pierce through,
but as a man, I was taught to never leave emotion as a clue.
In the mist of sorrow, swollen pride is all that is left,
recollecting past memories, my mind unwillingly kept.


No amount of breath could ever reach the pain of my depth,
wishing responsible errors could be wiped clean from my debt.

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Work of the Heart

Regardless of collegiate preparation, 
Subject knowledge or dedication;
Teaching is not a true vocation
Unless love is the main consideration.

Teaching must involve emotion.
Without love there is no devotion.
If teaching is your career of choice,
Love of children will be your voice

Teaching is for those who hear the call.
Accept it only if your heart will fall
In love with those put in your charge
With tolerance for all in a heart so large.

Teaching is not for the hardened one,
Someone employed for just a position.
It requires one whose soul is set apart.
Teaching is a complete work of the heart.

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Almond blossom, not amaryllis...
sweetness against pridefulness.

Say it with some intense feeling...
seek that flower expressing loving.

Almond blossom or lemon blossom...
revering love with an incredible charm.

Childness must not be unfaithfulness...
feel the sublimest joy of blessedness.

There are sweet memories with a primrose...
be captivated by a cheerful, delicate pink rose.

Almond blossom over a bunch of beauties...
you wouldn't let your choice ruin possibilities.

Oh, did you forget about the white water lily?
You may need it for truthfulness and fidelity. 

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A Century

100 years,you slept.
100 years of dreams and 
but now you are risen
now you are home.

I've waited in the shadows.
I've broken a few hearts.
Because mine was dust,
mine was crushed.

I never wanted anyone.
I never felt this pain,
But the more im with you,
The weaker I became.

I became your victim.
I became your slave,
But we just love each other
That we don't care.

Now here you are 100 years 
with me on the shore.
We stand close, looking at each 
others eyes
for a 100 years more.

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Precious as a Kitten

Once I found myself with my back against the wall
Trying hard to contemplate the meaning of it all

It was then I bowed my head and ask of the Lord
Is it better for a man to use the cross or the sword

The answer came as suddenly as a bolt of light
There are times in this life that a man must fight

Instead of fighting with our fist we fight with our prayer
Ask of the Lord and his guidence will be there

I’ve laid down my boots and said bye to my gloves
Let the hate leave my heart so it could fill with love

Love is the most beautiful thing we could ever know
For it is the thing that binds the heart to the soul

As I bring an end to this little rhyme
You are about to read the love story of all time

For the love of the Lord simply can’t be beat
What good is the A-1 sauce if we have no meat?

As this poem reaches its end I hope I have clearly written
Offer yourself unto the Lord and become as precious as a kitten

I would like to dedicate this poem to my dear friend
who is precious as the kittens that she so dearly loves.
Rhoda this one is for you. I thank you for the love and 
support you have shown my family and I.

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I Want My Mommy

as I lie in this womb
for it's my heart you'll hear beat soon

da beat beat beat
and da tapping of tiny feet

attached cord
was my mighty sword

words of disgrace
embedded in my taste

drug of ill fath
served on my plate

you have rather me died
than to hear my wimper and cries

I could of made you proud
instead of being wrapped in this tiny shroud

now I am someone else's angel
wearing a nice shinny golden halo

as my unspoken words goes out to you
I hope your next child won't have to go through this too

Tribute To The Unborn

Entery For 
Raul Moreno's
Unspoken Words Contest
GL All

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On the visit of the relics of St Therese of Lisieux to England

St Therese, servant of God, gentle little flower,
Shine on us your radiant light and guide us in this hour.
All your suffering on Earth you bore unflinching, uncomplaining,
Help us who now suffer here, stop our faith and love from waning.
Teach us how to follow your humble 'Little Way',
To do our best at everything and thank God every day.
You vowed to spend your heaven on Earth, and let a shower of roses fall,
Miraculous cures now speak of your worth, oh you great helper of us all.
Now your relics leave Lisieux and journey to us for the faithful to see,
Great St Therese, I will be one down on my knees, please pray for me.

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Mom was a person of indisputable integrity...
teaching siblings the strict rules of equality.

A voice of tender words to remember her by...
a dazzling light invading my tenebrous sky.

Mother was more glittering and worthier than any gold...
with the purest faith and the wisdom of growing old.

I was very blessed to have had such a loving, nurturing mother...
her purity vanquished my vicissitude, and kept me from error.

She adored jewels, but she loved me more than them...
and she wore a long necklace of opulent elegance. 

I am very proud and glad to have inherited that spirit from the South... 
and reflecting on her virtuous life, it has given me strength and worth.

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Be patient dear God, for i know that i've sinned.
Help me straighten my life, get back to you again.

For years i've lost faith, turned my back on your will.
Used your name in vain, even wanted to kill.

I've broken commandments, and lived life in sin.
Even consorted with demons, though never again.

I've lied and i've stolen, and defiled your great name;
But you never quite left me, and you've helped me the same.

Be patient my God, for i now see the light.
I'm so tired of the darkness, help me keep up the fight.

You've looked in my heart, and you must see some good;
Or i'd have been dead years ago, as i know that i should.

Be patient great God, for i'm turning my heart.
Back to you and your love, from hence i did start.

For without you in my life, i don't stand a chance.
I've already lost everything, except my shirt and my pants.

Now i'm down at the bottom, right where i belong.
Yes, i wanted to die, although i knew it was wrong.

Then you showed me the light God, and how you really care.
So now i give up my past, on you my burdens i share.

So be patient dear God, for i've much work to do;
Getting rid of old habits, drawing closer to you.

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(Dedication: For the poets at PoetrySoup)

"Be of good cheer in spite of fear;
Love lives right here to help you steer."

Here on this site, each soul can cite
In easy writes, lines in small bites.

Here each poet hurls his or her fare
In inner swirl what feelings bare.

Here in sure stride, verses spill out
In a flood tide of voice that routes.

Here with fond feel, each wears a style
Of zest that heals as words move miles.

Here in this space where all zones meet,
Each touch can trace the face that greets.

Here common sense can bridge the gap
Of warring tense to craft new maps.

Here each to each, we come and go,
Writes within reach, seek a fond show.

Here despite flaws, each man can be
Writer most raw or what you see.

Here thoughts take form to create verse
To share a norm as you observe.

Here you can share your living lines
Of pain and cares and love that binds.

Here in Soupsville, each man can be:
Craft with goodwill for all to see.

Here's to the best that each can share,
In simple quest to tend life's cares.

Here's to good times and bad days too,
For reason rhymes as feelings woo.

Here's to your writes that echo far,
Comments on-site that blaze like stars!

Here's to each day to fling finesse,
To feel wordplay in spite of stress.

Here's to all forms of words that sum,
That moves our norms in sure outcomes.

Here's to the poise in simple voice,
To verse craft choice as we rejoice.

Here's to each write that no one sees:
Discern and cite, keep faith truly.

Leon Enriquez
18 August 2014

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The way you see is what turns up,
What's meant to be is a sure cup.

The path you take is but a choice,
Learn how to make your style your poise.

The way you feel can change with time,
Truth does reveal love's sacred rhymes.

The path you walk speaks loud and clear,
Just walk your talk through storms and tears.

The path and way confronts each man,
Live well each day and seize love grand.

Leon Enriquez
28 January 2015

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Give Your All

It is better to give all to God than to expect God to give all to you
For if you give all to God, God will give all to you

for Chiasmus Contest (David Williams)

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I'm only lying

Forget me memories, for you are unkind.
You simply won't let him escape my mind.
I still love him, but not enough to let it show;
I remember, it was over a year ago.
Coming up those stairs, his smile was so kissable-
From then on I knew my heart was takeable.
He sat on his favorite chair, dazed and wide-eyed,
Then at the park, he glanced at me, and sighed.
He fixed his gaze and swiped the smile right off my face;
He kissed me just once before a heartless girl was replaced.
Though almost silent, he could excite me, in a way...
He found me and fell in love with me that day.
Forget me memories, for you make me recollect.
I can't seem to lock away a secret.
I continue to convince myself to let go...
I cannot understand why I lie to myself though...

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A Christmas Tale

As snowflakes form into crystalline  beds
Santa dresses up in his suit so red
Reindeer restless to come out of their stall
Christmas is the most wonderful night of them all
All across the world it's so beautiful to see
People taking the time to fill others hearts with glee
Somewhere high above the clouds in a special place
God and Son sit on their throne a smile upon their face
The reason they are smiling is it warms their heart to see
Love and cheer is everywhere that it could possibly be
Somewhere in a little town nestled nicely away
A worried man looks at the bills he knows he must pay
As his daughter points at the advertisement on t.v.
Excitedly asking of her dad, "Will Santa bring that for me"
Suddenly he hears more mail land in the box
With a thud that hits his heart like a thousand locks
As he shuffles through the bills that day he runs across a card
So he stops and opens it right there in the yard
The thing about this card that made the odds so slim
This man had absolutely no idea who sent it to him
It said,"We know times are tough and what your going through"
"So we placed $500 in this card and sent it off to you"
He searched the envelope and card but there was no name at all
He reckons that makes this wonderful gift the greatest gift of all
He talks it over with his wife and they give half away
To help the local shelter feed the hungry on Christmas day
As we scurry about these days in an awful fuss
I believe up in heaven the Lord is smiling down on us
Because he knows on Christmas day that most all humanity
Takes the time to stop and say, "Lord we give thanks to thee"

Totally fictional poem but the message is one that
needs be heard. In every town across our nation
hungry families will file into the many shelters
hoping to get them and their children a hot meal
and possibly a single gift. If everyone who could
afford to give a dollar would no one would be
turned away - Merry Christmas

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Jesus, Prince Of Peace… 
you bring me to my knees 

Your Glory, Beauty… 
takes my breath from me 

Savior, Redeemer… 
my hope lies in your Grace 

Holy Spirit… 
draw me closer and live within 

Father, Healer… 
deliver me from a broken world 

Sovereign Lord… 
your love burns fire bright, 
against the darkening of night. 

Find Salvation in His Truth… 
when tempted by their wicked charms 

He wrote it down in black and white… 
an invitation all a glow in living light 

A declaration of His love… 
purer then the whitest dove 

A guide to show you the way… 
to heavens gates and Eternity 

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How Big Is His Heart

There is a simple fact in life that I understand
The size of the heart is the worth of the man

I once was a man who had a little bit of wealth
Though I was very worthless up inside of myself

Thought I was smarter than the average guys
It was just another spoonful of the devil’s lies

Sacks of dope that were the size of a small suitcase
With an endless amount of money that I could waste

But to just stay happy it took every bit of it all
Soon as I got back home another girl would call

To big a whore to ever be strong enough to say no
Let me get the shower hot, do a shot, and then we can go

I had all the happiness and dope that money could buy
I could never think about stopping because of the high

I had to keep running I could never even try to slow
Because I had a shattered heart and a very barren soul

“You got it right”, and then one day I met my wife
The everlasting, never ending, true love of my life

We didn’t slow right away she just stayed at my side
Only person I ever met that could go stride for stride

But like all things in life it suddenly came to an end
I completely confessed to the burdens of all of our sins

The Police let everyone go free and I was back in the pen
I guess once again I found I cared a little too much to win

My lessons and changes in this life have been so very vast
Letting one dream completely go made another one last

The lesson in is this poem from the first word to the last
If you want to love the future make the best use of the past

The hardest thing I ever learned, really gave me my start
Way to Judge the true size of a man, “How big is his heart”

Even though this poem was written in regards to my
wife and I, my wish is to dedicate it to all the fellers
on the site that have hearts of gold as well as those
ladies who have husbands or boyfriends with hearts of
Gold. In fact even though it is written from a mans 
perspective I reckon it would also apply to the Ladies
who also have pure beautiful hearts. Took me a lifetime
to learn this I took great pride in being mean and cruel
until the day The Lord set me free and opened up my
heart. We all choose our own path and making the most
of it is all we can do. If one of you decides to stay off
the road I was on, Each of our paths will brighten cause
the Lord never fails though he does test which of course
makes us that much stronger. God Bless, MJ

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I do recall with tender and ardent thoughtfulness...
how mother influenced my thinking in a few hours.

She spoke of the earthly parables told by a humble Jesus
to the crowds that came to hear them from far-away places.

Years passed too quickly by me, and that lovely, distant thought
remained unlocked, not having gathered the courage to proclaim it.

I hesitated, but again it forced me to unravel it, 
because it was a gift from her maternal heart.

She cannot talk any longer of the Christ who took our human form,
and her inspiring words echo when I'm approached by another storm. 

I have lived this long continuously feeding on this infallible faith, 
although many, including Emperor Nero, wanted to destroy it.

True faith is too precious to lose when the false ones suddenly collide,
and this gift from her maternal heart...I show with an incredible pride.

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The Sinner and the Son

I have come to know Jesus Christ, is the Begotten Son
I have come to know in my heart, he is the chosen one

In my life I have been, what a man should never be
It was the Lord Jesus Christ that came to set me free

I was locked up inside a cell, so deep inside of a hole
It had been years since I had thought about my soul

I have spilled so much blood, lived in so much doubt
That I had totally lost all sight, of what I was all about

Wearing the Brand of my Prison Gang, an oath taken for life
I swore that I would hold my Gang above my Lord and Wife

But then Jesus kissed my heart, and his love set me free
As he planted deep inside my mind, the seed of Poetry

I try to use my poetry, to teach others there is another way
It doesn’t matter what you’ve been, if Jesus guides your day

Through his love I was able to change my entire life
Was the thing I had to do to hold the love of my wife

So if you think I’m nice guy, then I beseech you to think again
For I have walked with the coldest stroll, through the darkest sin 

I am just a simple man, at least that’s all I ever wanted to be
I am just a simple servant; the Lord Jesus Christ is using me

To this very day serious threats are made against my life
Homeboys want to remove my brand, with a red-hot knife

Because everyday I wear this brand, others can clearly see
Even from the worst of Prison Gangs, a soul can be set free

I am bound to the pits of hell, to that fact I have no doubt
One day me and those I once loved are going have it out

On that day watch the news, for you will be able to clearly see
As a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, I will take evil men with me

It’s not often that I speak of this, and never again in life will I
But by the blood of the lamb, I am more than prepared to die

So before you ever question my faith, know these words are true
I earned every single drop of it, by the hell I have walked through

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All of My Life

I remember the mist dancing off your skin
The silly laugh and sweet little grin

The fresh cool breeze of a summer night
The moon hanging high in a star filled sky

A kiss, a touch, and a soft gentle sigh
The reflection of your soul in your eyes

Soft words whispered just as lovers do
Knowing our bond is forever and always true

Holding me captive in your heart for life
You calling me just to say good night

The sound of your voice in a slow love song
Memories that will last my whole life long

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its place

sentimentality has its place
it's in my heart, it's on your face

in an edict of government, for a hungry child
in the middle of nowhere, all windy and wild

it's in scraped skies over citied tall buildings
it's on the Louvre's walls surrounded by gilding 

it's buzzing the field of breeze-blown wheat
at the photo-finish of a horserace dead heat

it lies with the dog quietly resting by the door
the cat's contented purr, the babies quiet snore

it's in the oven, warming with scents
it's under the tree, wrapped in presents

it's written in stories we've all known for years
it's in people you know in your daily spheres

it's right here, on this screen that you're reading
it's after, and now, and time since proceeding

it's in her hair, with its satin-soft sheen
her coy smile at you, if you know what I mean

it's in his brash boast with eased confidence
to do something of import with good consequence

it's kissing your lips, warm and alluring
it's filling your heart and quietly assuring

it's sunning itself, on sweating work days
it's enjoying each other in so many ways

it's in the glint of light shown on my eyes,
to this life lived full, and what it implies

© Goode Guy 2011-11-13

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Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams

I stood by your side through good and bad times;
I comforted, loved and cared for you-
Doing my best to see that, together, we would make it through
But you took our vows for granted and went merrily on your way 
And that is why we are where we are today.
You did not take us seriously and now you refuse to accept the blame
That all I really got from you were broken promises and shattered dreams.

When I needed you most, you were never there to give me that comfort, to show
me you cared
When I was feeling blue and my heart ached with so much pain, you went on 
life's pathway just the same, taking for granted that I would always remain
Even though your words were unfruitful that they became nothing but broken
promises and shattered dreams.

Broken promises and shattered dreams are all that's left of us 
For upon you I could not depend; And for all my good, you did re-send a 
package wrapped in high-esteem, over laden with broken promises and
shattered dreams.

What I needed from you was just your love and devotion
Yet what I received was great-swelling words without  real emotion.
You were given my love and you threw it away as if it was worthless and of 
no value in your "scene;" so you let it return to me as broken promises 
and shattered dreams.

I gave you my Love; you were the apple of my eye, but you cast it to the wind
and constantly made me cry.
I gave you my heart, you were my everything; but you rejected it, and left me
pierced and stained with memories of broken promises and shattered

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His Love Is More Than Enough For Me

I feel God's love no matter how 
And a touch of his hand is enough. 
If I study God's Word I can grow. 
God teaches us great values and that's so! 
So when I'm feeling tired and very low 
All I need to do is to shout His name I know. 
Because when trials and tribulations just seem to grow 
All I need to do is to keep in mind that God will guide me thru!

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Trust the Truth

Some trust in Horses and chariots,
they rely solely on wars and riots;
but we trust in the name of the Lord
and win wild wars with His word.

Some trust in their talent and skills
to surmount mountains and hills;
but we trust in the name of the Lord,
and tap great strength from His Word.

Some trust in stars and moon;
and the Sun that reigns at noon.
But we will trust in the name of the Lord;
and get enlightened by His Word.

The arms of flesh will fail them...
For it cannot solve any problem.
We will trust in the name of the Lord;
and draw comfort from His word.

Others may fumble and fall down,
their gods may make them frown;
we will trust in the name of the Lord
and get comforted by His Word.

The keepers may stay awake in vain,
their pleasure may turn to pain.
We will trust in the name of the Lord,
and get safety in His Word.

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Ash Wednesday reminds vain man
That each must slay false pride's ascend.

This day we note a pious practice
Once learnt by rote in simple gist.

Man is mere dust that is alive
In a brief trust, by grace to thrive.

An ancient lore bears repeating:
From times before, repentance flings.

Man is imaged in God's likeness,
In brief passage till end brightness.

A Christian rite and clear ritual,
Ash cross we write on head visual.

A sign to show we remember
The tact each knows from dust embers.

We come from dust, to dust return;
Life here is trust that love now churns.

This Lent we think upon the way;
The path that links tidings that stay.

Forty days we reflect on deeds,
Look deep to see, atone for weeds.

A change of heart and will and mind;
Let penance start to seek and find.

A change of pace and touch and feel;
To await grace to cleanse and heal.

A change of sight from earthly things;
To see new light, sense Spirit's sling.

We, each must pass from muddy stores
To pristine grass in soul's kind shores.

A certain call springs to each soul:
To bear and bring a new zest whole.

Here as we stand on thresholds clear,
Our Lenten trends groom faithful cheer.

Now each man frames the path to take;
Heed inner flame to rise awake.

Aware of need, each heeds belief,
Feel truth that seeds what soul perceives.

The Christ said: "Choose your new life..."
The road is made beyond man's strife!

The middle way is for all men:
Each soul must stay with inspired span.

Come then with heart attuned to grace,
Let each man start to live love's space.

Love calls to each to gather now;
To touch and reach to glimpse endow.

We, each must learn to love and act;
Love that we yearn answers love's pact.

From dust we come, to dust the end;
Live love's sweet sum in daily trend.

Leon Enriquez
18 Apr 2014

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My Inheritance

This year I inherited a farm surrounded in love.

Included, house, fields, machines, and barn,

From my distant past, I can feel the sense of need.

Your wonder written in every faded side,

Your tainted stains of red show your age of time.

Weathered damage shows that nature is unkind.

Your strength is evident in your stature so bold.

Whispers of sounds fade, though grasp my ears.

Evidence roams around your perimeter in sight.

Traces of housed remnants, secure your story.

Telling of the creations and forms, you caressed.

Along with sheltering herds of living things,

A testament to your foundation still shows complete.

Your fortitude captures my heart, in a natural backdrop.

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My Dear

My Dear, I tell you in words, that I love you true.
Sometimes I feel that is not enough, just for you.

So I am writing this letter in rhyme from my heart.
Though I show you, I love you, on every days start.

This is not sufficient, for one that gloriously divine.
Adequate expressions are lost to describe, .love of mine.

Gifts unavailable to express, all that I have received.
My Dear, delivering my treasures, completely as conceived.

Each night my goal, to slowly fulfill your expectations,
Together our souls; will discover such exploitations.

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Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! My savior’s sincere song
That saved me from the tempting tales of throng

Amazing grace! My soul’s sweetest story
I found my faith in you… at the cross of Calvary

Amazing grace! My redeemer’s rhapsody
I have eternal life, listening to this mighty melody

Amazing grace! My spirit’s saintly sound
You raised my sinking soul from the gory ground

Amazing grace! I’ll give a rousing rendition
Of this spiritual single that brought me redemption

Amazing grace! The angels hail hosanna 
Let me be in the blessed band that’ll sing hallelujah

Amazing grace! You gave me glow and glory
You raised Christ from death to change my sorry story

Amazing grace! The spring of life and love
Amazing grace! Flowing from the glorious garden above

For a couple of lines contest
Sponsored by Brian Strand

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Her Eyes

Her eyes were as beautiful as they could be
A puppy dog’s frown looking back at me

As they smiled they truly danced with life
Those big brown eyes of my beautiful wife

I sat behind glass as they filled with tears
Scared and alone her eyes danced with fear

The depth of her eyes expressed all of the pain
Dancing all around me I could feel their shame

But when they met mine these words are true
Beauty of their love broke me completely into

I gazed into her eyes into the depths of her soul
Lost up inside those eyes I had found my goal

It totally broke my spirit as I realized her pain
The thought of it drove me completely insane

Over sixty months later when mine got set free
Can you guess what eyes were waiting for me?

Two beautiful eyes that were so deep and brown
Now had a beautiful sparkling puppy dog frown

They also had a sternness I had never seen
Saying the only way to us is by staying clean

All these years later, eyes still as deep as a well
I am still lost in their beauty, bound to their spell

Telling me good morning as we start another day 
Her eyes shine with so much love in a beautiful way

Sometimes in life we try to be all that we can be
I didn’t pick her eyes because her eyes picked me

I am lost in the treasure of her beauty and grace
I reckon beautiful eyes deserve a beautiful face

Expanding on her beautiful eyes that mirror her soul
Is no less than my life’s honor and a beautiful goal

Written for Sami's contest

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The Waterfall of Dreams

I once had a dream or did my dream have me
Sometimes the truth can be real hard to see

I lived in the shadows of desire and lust
Landing where I may like particles of dust

My heart it was empty and my soul was so tired
As I tried to mask my pain by staying wired

Then one day something special happened to me
I closed my eyes, which enabled to see

In the same way as we scrape the burnt off our toast
The Lord delivered me from my addictive host

Then he opened up my eyes and taught me to see
Through the eyes of a man living honest and free

Everyone life is a river that flows down a hill
It’s an emotional ride full of heartache and thrills

But just beyond the rapids as rough as they seem
Put your faith in the Lord and ride the waterfall of dreams

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Truth Beats the Lies

Today I pen this poem for all of you
Know in your hearts every word is true

There was once a time that I was insane
Everyone I loved, I caused them pain

Grandparents to my children’s hearts
I honestly tore them all totally apart

Uncles, Aunts, Sisters and Brothers
She hadn’t drown probably my mother

The best of friends and all of my mates
No one was exempt from sharing my hate

My hate was a river that forever poured
My soul was thing that I forever ignored

So why is that not the Michael Jordan of today
One day I ask of the Lord, “Please guide my way”

The road wasn’t easy true change never is
My life was no longer mine I considered it his

And what he ask, what he wanted me to do
Is use myself as an example of how to be true

Being true to myself I quickly learned was the key
I couldn’t anything for you till I was honest with me

And no matter what I do it could never be enough
When it comes to amends I have a lifetime of stuff

But none of that matters it no longer matters at all
I now bow to the Lord but to the world I stand tall

I no longer hold to excuses or offer up alibis
I have learned how to let go of all of the lies

My truth is my shield as I write for the Lord
My heart writes lyrics as my soul plays the chords

I don’t even really know what this poem is about
Sometimes I’m blown away by what comes pouring out

I guess it’s just another way to rise above the sin
For it’s the words I write that teaches me to win

What am I trying to win, I do hope it shows
A little more love in my heart and light in my soul

What this poem is about I have come to realize
No matter how much it hurts the truth beats the lies

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Inside of Me

You and the Lord have helped me rise above
You and the Lord filled my heart with love

It was no easy chore for I was full of hate
Searching for something to help me change my fate

The Lord led me to you removing any doubt 
As the trials come and go we will work them out

The Lord is my Shepard and you are my heart
It’s written in the scrolls of time we will never part

As I ponder the love we share it is clear as can be
The Lord broke the mold then offered you to me

Whatever anybody thinks it truly matters not
For on whatever scales they use, I love you a lot

The love and respect we share is way off the chart
Tell me, can we measure the depths of our heart

No sacrifice is to great I will make them all
I think one brick at a time is how to build the wall

You know that I love to build as well as create
The blessing of it all is it took away the hate

The beauty of it all as clear as can be
You are the fire of desire burning inside of me

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Moments in time will fade away, however precious they may seem, they will not last...

Look to Jesus Christ and know He's by your side, 
know that though your pain is great, 
GOD is greater!

He holds your sorrowing hearts in the palms of His hands
ever nearer to His heart and surrounds you in His love.

The day will come when He will free you from your pain and wipe all tears away,
until then; He will comfort you here and now.

Watch and pray, be patient and strong, our LORD will come!
We shall be reunited with all loved ones who have gone home to be with our great GOD and King.

Moments in eternity are precious and will never fade away, they shall forever last...

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Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! My savior’s sincere song
That saved me from the tempting tales of throng

Amazing grace! My soul’s sweetest story
I found my faith in you… at the cross of Calvary

Amazing grace! My redeemer’s rhapsody
I have eternal life, listening to this mighty melody

Amazing grace! My spirit’s saintly sound
You raised my sinking soul from the gory ground

Amazing grace! I’ll give a rousing rendition
Of this spiritual single that brought me redemption

Amazing grace! The angels hail hosanna 
Let me be in the blessed band that’ll sing hallelujah

Amazing grace! You gave me glow and glory
You raised Christ from death to change my sorry story

Amazing grace! The spring of life and love
Amazing grace! Flowing from the glorious garden above

For a couple of lines contest
Sponsored by Brian Strand

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Stand To Understand

All across the land
Many will not understand

Crawling like worms
Failing or discern

The reasons why the suffer
Know that you all are tougher

Dwelling in you He resides
Just asking you to abide

No longer shall the One tolerate
The time has come to obliterate

Spitting in this retort
You all have his support

Keep your reframe firm
Ignore all material concern

Just see things from his point of view
Then in you His Spirit will renew

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Weed And Feed

On my day's journey
Think going to a basketball tourney

Stopped by sisters house
It was as quiet as a mouse

Out in her garden she sits
Hoe claw and gloves of misfits

Peddle pushers to kaboot
Gotta love her for she's a hoot

She kept digging at those weeds
And filling the holes with new seeds

I asked if she was tired of this
She replyed no as she turned and twist

See hoeing your garden
Is like a life's pardon

You might say it's like losing weight
Shedding unwanted pounds you hate

The hurries and worries
Even if their some kind of snow flurries

As we laughed and cried
I felt more pride

For my sister did it to me once again
Helped me weed out my own garden from within

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Learn how to seek
Let heart be meek

Learn how to find
Let soul be kind

Learn how to walk
Let love now talk

Learn how to smile
Curl lips with style

Learn how to ask
Let goodwill bask

Learn how to greet
Let grace fund meet

Learn how to gaze
Let life amaze

Learn how to word
Let muse be heard

Learn how to grow
Niche a fine show

Learn how to dance
Change brings fond chance

Learn how to bless
Let love caress

Learn how to trust
Let faith not rust

Learn how to sign
Let voice align

Learn how to live
Let heart now give

Learn how to sing
Hurl loving flings

Learn how to learn
Let charm discern

Leon Enriquez
24 August 2014

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It's Whats Inside Of You That Counts

The true love of your heart
Now where shall I start

Mine comes for ones that are lost in storms
Or for children who heart's thats been ripped and torn

One may even say I had opened many doors
To let the homeless sleep on maple floors

Or they may say you were the one to spare a dime
But have commited no other such crimes

Then theres another that may say just get out of their way
And you reply with only have such a lovely day

For there shall be no love of another
Like your love you held for my passed sister and brothers

And that heart that was sewen unto you
Was woven by God's holy hands of skew

So the true love of your heart
Is what brought me here from the very start

Tribute To My Jenny Rose
Mama Loves You Peanut

Also Entry For Michael Jorden's
Inside The Heart Contest
GL All

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The devil does not fear the man who fears
He knows such a man has nothing but deaf ears

The glorious God has commanded us to fear not
He know we have in Him, a lovely, long lasting lot

I was told ‘fear not’ was said 365 times in the Bible
So, each day has been provided for; be strong and stable

The devil knows that the fearful are hopeless and helpless
So, he tosses them wherever he wills and makes them cheerless

Have faith in God dear friend, and He will show you the Way
Whenever the storms scold you, just go on your knees and pray

Christ was bruised and battered to give us help, hope and health
While the great God is our rock and refuge…our source of strength

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Everyone these days? So sexual
Ever stop for a day and think? Be an intellectual?
People need to quit bein cuddy buddys
Thats why your relationships sink like its muddy
Enough bars to climb over the stars
Enough curses to ride to hell in my car
Hopefully one day i'll eventually make it big
People need to stop pulling my heart like a rig
People will never understand or realize
What i can see and tell with my real eyes

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Personal Prayer

Today, my Lord, I wish the best for thee.
My life is easy, and as blissful can be.

Upon your earth, there is such trouble.
Others have burdens that do double.

I see the anguish in many, in such despair,
I also see many, who do hardly ever care.

There is good in this world you created,
Though some never see, speaking berated.

I respect your idea and feelings of choice,
Many now, have never heard your voice.

I pray, to you now, to speak, to those who defy.
Allowing a holy presence, to come from the sky,

Give those who are skeptic, another chance,
To see the good in reality, even in happenstance,

My Lord, you are the Savior of us today.
You are the light, in my life, in everyway.

I close, giving you blessings, good will from all.
Allow all the persons on earth, to hear your call.

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String words that tell
Where feelings dwell

Give voice to choice
In lovely poise

Ask for wise good
To impact mood

Speak of fine craft
In cryptic draft

Note how you groom
Dazzle and boom

Charm knows a way
To unleash play

Aim to feel good
In any mood

Be what you see
Truth and beauty

Leon Enriquez
14 August 2014

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Beautiful Light

The meaning of love seems so hard to find
How did we all come to be so blind?
The love of the Lord is free to us all
Yet we constantly bang our heads against the wall
There is no great illusion that keeps us so blind
It’s true I want yours but you’re not getting mine
If we follow the mustard and laid open our seed
The Lord will give us all that we need
No need to worry or be full of despair
Just ask of the Lord and he will be there
He died on the cross bearing the burden of sin
Although not a one came from with-in
See there is a divine reason he died on the cross
So all who believe need not be lost
I was broken and lost inside of the pen
With a ocean of pain brewing with-in
I ask of the Lord please come unto me
Right then and there he set me free
Right then and there I started to write
Up from the darkness came a beautiful light

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Live bold passion
Take sure action

Let purpose seed
All that you need

Give love clear voice
Live cheery choice

Walk in the light
Where truth gives sight

Look to beauty
To set you free

Be of calm soul
For heart knows whole

Keep mind in check
With feel and tact

Learn to just see
Truth as beauty

This world is good
Glimpse beyond mood

All that you see
Happens to be

Being starts thought
Just string the plot

Make work your fun
Love flings home runs

Do all you can
To understand

All in good time
Reason must rhyme

Go on your way
Enjoy this day

When night comes round
True rest is found

To love is all
For big and small

Leon Enriquez
06 August 2014

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When I Sing

When I sing 
I sing for Him

When I rise
I rise for Him

When I bow
I bow for Him

When I seek 
I seek for Him

When I ask
I ask for Him

When I shine
I shine for Him

When I crumble
I crumble for Him

When I yearn
I yearn for Him

Tribute To 
Father Son 
Holy Spirit

Maybe Gospel Song
Let Me Know
Thanks Love 
Kathy & Jenny

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A Prayer for Haiti

I pray dear God to grant reprieve
To Haitian brother in dire need.
Spirit, instill a strength divine,
Transform his heart as loving Guide.
May healing hands inspire hope,
May grace and love our prayers provoke.
Raise Haiti’s head, with conqu’ring faith
You will prevail, you will prevail. Amen.

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When All Is Said And Done

Regarding the darkness, the treachery of man
I’ve inhaled its breath; I’ve held its hand

Look at the fate of the Jews in World War 2
Condemned by coward who killed himself to

No guts to face the horrific crimes he had done
I reckon there are those who will follow anyone

Our Son home from one war waiting on another
As I watch it tear out the heart of his mother

And after all is said and done, “Who am I”
Just an old wore out convict waiting to die

At least I have the balls to go out with a fight
Though sometimes the day recedes to the night

So tell me why is it that man acts this way
Nailed Christ to the cross one real dark day

It’s amazing we can live with what we’ve done
Just the shame that I alone carry is not any fun

One day each and every of us will meet our maker
He will either accept our soul or let Satan be the taker

When all is said and done the only thing I know
To help you get to heaven Satan could have my soul

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Good and Evil

Well, Good and Evil were talking one day
About the price that some souls pay

They pay for it with a bag of bones
Can't skip the rock unless you throw the stone

Well, As they talked I suddenly knew
Sometimes, It's a fine line between the two

And that thin line decides our fate
Hard to feel the love through all the hate

It's up to us win or lose
Nobody but us laces up or shoes

And the choices we make are to a design
As we teeter on that thin line

I have finally cast evil to the side
As a righteous soul now shares my hide

For I am finally able to see
The light that burns inside of me

Well, Good and Evil were talking one day
About the price that some souls pay

They pay for it with a bag of bones
Can't skip the rock unless you throw the stone

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Tear Drops

Teardrops of mercy falling down Your face,
 filling up my once wearied soul with Your grace devine.

Teardrops of eternal gratefullness falling down my face,
puddling into Your hands of assurance and love.

Teardrops so precious flowing into One,
Christs river so clear, so full and so free, Your current I can't deny.

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Cold Feet

There are days into the sea I step,
Ever mindful of its depth.
Against my shins the froth enchants,
til intrigue tugs me to advance.	
While writhing weeds like serpents’ snare
climb in deceit my skin--yet fair--
Rarely do I tread chest high
and never has she scaled my eyes.
Ever mindful, submissive sigh
Most of the time my feet stay dry.

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Feeling Better

As the Sun becomes one with the Sea
I look over at you smiling at me

The party stops there is not a sound
Lost in the beauty of the smile I found

Without a word I can feel you say
I'm glad your feeling better today

Written at my wife's company Christmas

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Fade Away

My Grandfather was a wise old-bird
Used to leave me hanging on every word
As amazing a man as there could ever be
Used to play music with the leaf off a tree
These days as the sun puts and gets me out of bed
I think of a saying he instilled inside my head
“Early to bed and early to rise
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”
He didn’t write it but know this is true
He lived those lines his whole life through
He was tough as leather and strong as steal
An iron man with an iron will
As I look back at what I turned out to be
I think these days he would be proud of me
I loved him more than words could say
As the memories of him start to fade away

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Lives With-in

Some things are never as they seem
Have you ever lived a dream?

I lived a nightmare when I was on dope
That led to the pen and a loss of hope

My soul was as dark as could be
Seemingly lost to an endless sea

An endless sea of forgotten ghost
Everyone needs someone they love the most

Just as a child will love their toys
Love puts the home back in the boys

Like it or not your in the same spot
And the love of your homeboys is all you got

Then one day I said a prayer
Asking of God, “Lord are you still there”

Before the last word could be spoken
I feel to my knees all but broken

I felt as warm as the summer sun
As all my sins were undone

The greatest thing I learned in the pen
The spirit of the Lord lives with-in

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I fell off a Cliff

Sitting at the fringe of the beach,
I conceived myself standing on the edge of a cliff,
observing the beauty of nature above the seas.
I was so overwhelmed by it that I fell off the cliff.

The river below looked so death-filled,
But I fell...I fell...and I fell into it,
It was as deep as the sea,
I fell into it,
It was like honey melting into lemon tea,
I fell into it,
It made me feel new,
I fell into it,
I fell in love with you.

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Bedside Colloquy

“Never once doubt that my love will survive,
Blessing you always while you are alive.
When our hearts beat no more, love we will share.
All of eternity love will be there.”

So you would say to me, but you were wrong:
Love’s but a blossom frail or a brief song,
Withered the petals, the music off-key.
Sometimes I think that you never loved me!
Far from eternal, as poets have said,
Love disappears long before we are dead.
Pain rules your body now, anguish my brain.
I’ve loved you all my life.  Was it in vain?

“Can your love help me now?  Can your love cure?
Can it relieve the pain I must endure?
I’m in a prison; old age is my crime;
And, though I long for peace, death takes its time.
Yes, I remember that flowery speech
Made when recovery seemed within reach.
Hope now has dimmed for me; faith too is far.
Sometimes I doubt that God knows where we are!

“Still I do love you, child, and I do bless,
Even without a smile or a caress!
This final illness I’ve no control of --
It will be over soon -- never my love.”

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Give my love God

God you are One but I am half -
Give my love God please give my love!

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Slowly dying day by day
Save me God, oh this i pray
Dead to the world as it seems
Though no one can hear my screams,
Muffled under the weight of night.
Travelin' the tunnel with no end in sight.
Use your hand to guide my way
Down this dark path I go astray.
And darker.
The end is coming near.
It's like a horror film and I am filled with fear.
Then around the bend I go.
Anything could save me from this dismal low.
I see the light at the other side.
Oh, God this is a crazy ride.
My entire life flashes before my eyes.
I've walked a thousand miles in shoes that aren't my size.
My heart stops.
It stops.
My eyes open from the darkness and the weight has shifted.
My burdens have beeen lifted.
I see the world unfold before me.
Places to explore in the magical blue sea.
I'm awake adn feeling fresh
A chance to relive my life, but in the same flesh.
I've seen the sacrifices I have made
The path I chose caused my dreams to fade
But now I start anew.
The regrets I have will now be few.
I woke up from this dark nightmare,
Moments like these are rare.
I hear the whispering wind call my name
Telling me to caome away and leave my shame.
And farther.
Leave my past behind.
The future is what i need to find.
My eyes have seen the terror without you,
I turn my back to what I have been through.
I have the chance to make a correction,
For it's my own resurrection.

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Old Skeet

He lived in an old shanty just past the railroad tracks,
Not many left just two or three worn out old shacks.

But the old saying home is where you hang your hat,
Lot of people don’t know it but there is a lot of truth to that.
Just this old one room building was probably the most, old Skeet had ever had,
His virtues are his riches and those are priceless, tis a shame we can’t all be this bad.

Old Skeet never attends church anymore, since someone said they would rather he wouldn’t come back,
But I’ll guarantee you he can quote the Bible, verse by verse and never lose track.

I don’t know of any preacher that knows the Word any better’n old Skeet,
And when we are called to Heavens door I don’t think old Skeet will have to give up his seat.

If old Skeet sees someone needing help, he doesn’t ask he just pitches in,
He lives daily by the Holy Commandments in a world filled with sin.

Old Skeet has seen many a hard winter, but never once have I heard him complain,
He said the Lord has been good, when I was thirsty he furnished me rain.

And when I am weary, He is there too comfort my soul,
No matter what may come or be, he said I know my God is in control.

On the last day we talked he said son I could have been more than what I am today,
But I have peace and compromising God's values is just not my way.

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The Gift

The greatest gift I have ever received
Came to me the day that I first believed.

That Jesus Christ could save a man's soul
Cleanse any heart and make a body whole.

For twenty-eight years it was a gift unclaimed
All the while, my life, became more inflamed. 

I was a troubled young man seeking an answer
For I'd just been informed that I had Cancer.

He healed my body and took away my dross
I knew then He loved me, even at the cross.

I was changed from Satan's boy,
to God's man.

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My Plight

One thing that I'm starting to see
I have a hard road ahead of me
Which makes me smile part of the time
For I just left a hard road behind
As I try to write through my pounding head
I swear I feel like the walking dead
It's all very strange like a "Creature of the Sea"
As I battle this monster inside of me
Somedays are bad others are worse
Yet I feel many Blessings will follow this curse
It's not the length of the battle but character of the man
As I'm driven to offer all that I can
See curses are blessings covered in disguise
We must learn to accept them to ever be wise
Everyday my wife tells me, "Please just rest"
Yet she deserves my very best 
So each day I do all I possibly can
Tell me am I wrong to be a man
Today I was compelled to try and write
For it's not only my blessing it's also my plight

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Living the Godly Life

Let me live the godly life or don't let me live at all
Because any other way of life, for me, would really be quite small.

Let me think with righteous thoughts, because the mind is where all things take 
their root
Let my thoughts be pure and clean and Truth  my life's pursuit.

Let me speak with holy words of wisdom, sound and true
Because any other words would be so vain, of no use to me or you.

Let me act and react towards others with deeds of faith and love
Because actions speak the loudest
So Lord influence mine from above.

So let me live the holy life
Because any other I know I would disdain;
Because life according to worldly standards has no purpose, no value, no gain.

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Bury Your Pride

The day had started out pretty much like all of the rest,
But along about noon I was put to the test.

Seems that the front that we all try to show,
Was suddenly ripped away and there was no where to go.

And I felt so ashamed being exposed was this the plan,
Not the person of grandeur, but simply a mortal man.

Such a humbling experience we all should face,
Being honest with yourself will put you miles ahead of most others in this race.

When you remove all the smoke and mirrors then you can truly see,
Lies are like anchors that hold on tight and won’t set you free.

Then you can make peace with yourself and live life the way it was intended to be,
No hidden agendas, all darkness dispelled, then God’s spirit can enter and take hold you’ll see.

I’m glad for this day that I dreaded for so long,
Is behind me now and I’m cleansed of all wrong.

A second chance at life I was born again,
Now it’s up to me to live it without worldly sin.

If you to are living a lie, as all have done, it’s not too late,
Accept Jesus into your heart, step out in faith, no need to wait.

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A Book I Read


T’was a book I read not long ago,
Told of foreign places and disasters and woes.

Much blood was spilled in those days of old,
It also spoke of riches of silver and gold.

Hardships were many but were a part of life,
And how they survived this life so full of strife.

It told of kings and slaves and ordinary men,
And the way things were a way back then.

It spoke of travel and the way they went,
Then it told of a fathers love and the son he sent.

It told of how the son a carpenter by trade,
Would give his own life for a debt that had to be paid.

A debt that separated man from his father above,
But blood built the bridge so we all now can share His precious sweet love.

The debt has been paid by God’s only Son, 
So we all can receive salvation each and everyone.

So give thanks and praises each and everyday,
Hallelujah to the Lord, thank You my Father for guiding my day!

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In His Glory And Grace


A long time ago a King left His kingdom and His throne 
To pay what could be paid only by Him, and just Him alone, 
A Mighty Lord who was willing to die for yours and my sins, 
And make us all brand-new again when we invite Him in 

Knowing full well the rewards of His salvation plan 
Help us remember that we are all held in God's own hand, 
One day when we arrive to Heaven, what's it first we'll see? 
But Jesus, with arms opened wide as happy to greet you, and me! 

I am but a sinner, who's now living by His blessed grace, 
Washed clean by the Blood of my Lord Jesus, who died in my place, 
By surrendering everything I have to God, each and every day, 
I can be certain for sure, I'll not be that easily led astray! 


Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000



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My Family

Family is such a funny thing.
They make you laugh, cry, and sing.

Mine is no different than any other.
They tend to leave you be or smother.

There are days full of drama,
And other days we gossip in the sauna.

There is always someone stabbing you in the back,
And someone else wanting to be the leader of the pack.

We are who we are.
Each of us a shining star.

If something is said by someone not a member,
The rest of us will surely dismember.

Protective I am so clearly,
Of those I love very dearly.

Good or bad,come what may.
This is my family I dare say.

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Under the Castle

Under the castle hid from all
The dungeon was dark, crowded and small
Held by our captors hid from view
Wasting away as prisoners do
The dungeon keeper was the most vile of men
Born and bred to punish our sins
Outside the children run and play
Lost in the excitement of a brand new day
My mind drifts back to my days as a child
Just a rambunctious boy with a demeanor so wild
As I grew older it was clear to see
The world was a playground waiting for me
I sought all its pleasures tasted its wine
Lost sight of my roots as I fell from the vine
As I reflect back on all I have seen
I allowed myself to become angry and mean
I gathered some homeboys my personal crew
And proceeded to do what men shouldn’t do
Then way deep in my memory I pulled up a name
Which, was followed by an ocean of shame
To eat of his fruit I had such a hunger
So I decided to no longer be a warmonger
Separated from my gang I walked alone in the halls
Hung my picture of Jesus on my cell wall
Fell to my knees and called out his name
And released from my soul an ocean of pain
That gave me the strength to write out my truth
Making me a man who protects the innocence of youth

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The Armor of God


I reached the apex of life a few years back,
But it wasn’t until my journey on the way back down that I stumbled onto the right track.

My life had been good but it had made me terribly hard,
I had lost all sense of compassion, I was bitter and scarred.

I didn’t think I needed anyone, but the world needed me,
I was very good at what I did, and at the time that was very satisfying, you see.

I thought you had to be macho, never once realizing this was the root of my pain,
I had never wanted to show tenderness or mercy, to me that was insane.

All these years looking back I never felt whole or complete,
I thought life had been good but looking back there had been more bitter than sweet.

But still I had been blessed  and I didn’t realize just how this could be,
Till the day I returned to church and found Jesus after all those years was still waiting for me.

It dramatically changed my life, softened my heart, and opened my eyes so that I could see,
And now I like to testify to others who have experienced life much like me.

Friend if you feel like something is missing and you don’t know what to do,
If you open that Bible and read it, in there you’ll find the answers to life’s many problems and a guideline just for you.

I laid down one armor that was tarnished and worn and that was too heavy to pack,
And picked up another that now shines on my back.

The Armor of God is a gift that I wear with great pride,
And it’s awesome and great knowing I have Jesus by my side.

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Your Girl

Do you know who you want?
You should know.
A simple girl can do as much as 
Downsize your dreams, or make them grow.
She can lift you to great success.
She should always give you her best.
Your girl can make you weak, or make you strong,
Make you unwanted, or make you belong.
Through laughs and tears, you are her world.
She will always be on your side.
So, I'm asking, please, find your girl.

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Let Freedom Ring

July the Fourth is nearly here,
And we are still fighting to keep freedom in this land we hold so precious and dear.

We can’t drop our guard or look the other way,
We have too many enemies at our gates that are waiting for that day.

God Bless our Troops, and let them know we really care,
Give them respect and honor, for upon their shoulders our freedom they bare.

Maybe someday there can be real peace,
And all violence and crime will desist and cease.

The ones that once held our freedom we now call friend,
Hopefully one day all our fences we can finally mend.

Sometimes I wonder what really goes on in Washington, D.C.,
I think sometimes it’s about their own prestige, and I wonder if they even think about you and me?

Politics has taken on a different meaning than what it was originally set up for,
There seems to be too many little fat and greedy hands in our cookie jar.

This is election year and our pickings are slim,
But if we choose wrong our future may look grim.

Study the choices as best you can,
This sure isn’t the time too elect as our leader the wrong man.

God Bless All, and have a safe and wonderful July Fourth weekend, 
And to our troops much love we do send.

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From the depths of the womb came selfishness,
Unawre of his mission he made a decision,
To shirk the condition of conscience,
Congenitally egocentric sucked the breast of fervor,
Unaware of his mission he made a decission,
To view empathy only as a self server,
Genetically gifted he learned the art of deception,
Unaware of his mission he made a decision,
To manipulate all actions and never to question,
Innately glib he used words as weapons,
Unaware of his mission he made a decision,
To say what is best for given situation,
Close to the point of no return a realization came to Beezelbub,
That omnipotence is not cowardly connivance,
Rather that principles formed from scrupulous contrivance,
Make one great in the eyes of love,
So now aware of his mission man began to become,
The servant of God and overcome whence he comes.

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Most Dear

Things worthwhile are clear to see
For the Son of God lives in me
To help his blessings cover my life
He provided me with a loving wife
It didn’t really start off that way
For years my actions took me away
To a place where I contemplated all my sin
What else you going to do up in the pen
The new becomes old and nothing will change
Unless our minds we re-arrange
To all my letters that hit the floor
I guess I needed something more
To my heart you are all that matters
For you I’d place my heart on the platter
I think in loneliness sacrifice is found
Why else would she have kept me around?
Through all the heartache and all the tears
It is my love I hold most dear

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Snow Angel

You’re soulfully heated in Winter surroundings
While ages of ice aches in Summer compounds me
Transparence in vain, entombed and trapped
Archeological finds and mysteries cracked
Shattered to stardust while ice crystals blow
Symbolizing the melting of wings in the snow
To cover an angel with blankets of love
Cool to my touch, smothered from above
Peacefully sleeping in dreamfields enchanted
Cursing the one wish remaining ungranted
Opposite ends of the wishpool remain
Seasonal pilgrimage starts up again
Ripples in dreampools of sleep destroy much
Yearning to freeze this image, to touch
Over and over leaves me flabbergasted
Eternally grateful I smiled while it lasted

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Singing Heart

Live life and truly be happy
I know this sounds so sappy

Truly my dear life is so short
Don’t shut yourself in a fort.

Thrills are out there for you.
Also sadness this is so true.

Don’t give up when you’re down
Rip from your heart those frowns.

Remember that you are in control
You must get past your thought goal.

Look from inside for desires and feelings
Listen as your loving heart sings.

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We Can!

Our country needs to return to its roots and rekindle old flames,
Grab on to those old values and uphold those sacred names.

If our founding fathers could see the moral decline we have allowed to take place,
They would call us traitors and a land that has fallen from grace.

Our values have declined so that we allow any and all evil to delegate their will,
I for one am sick of it and totally have had my fill.

Christians we are the majority, yet we let the minority dictate to us the way it will be,
Then if this is truly a democracy then it’s time we say enough and let the world see.

Let’s put back into play what has made America the greatest country ever known,
And pray to God that He will forgive us and let His mercies be shown.

We must quickly turn from this path that leads to destruction and ruin,
And set our eyes on the prize and realize the things we are doing.

Our young ones are growing up in a society that has become numb to the truth,
We are to blame for allowing this to happen and it’s wrong and uncouth.

Gay marriages, abortions, when and where will it end?
We have gotten off course and one day God’s wrath, He will send.

Search your heart, search your soul and you will know these words speak true,
This is our country and our children and we are responsible for the things we do.

I love the Lord, I love this country and I pray for my fellow man,
And I know Americans can make it right, I know they can!

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Because Of His Love

My life can't be that sore. 
And my trials can't be that bad 
Because with God by my side. 
I can be in the end no matter what glad 
And I want to know God only more. 
And that is all can to this date add. 
God is my Lord and my guide 
And he's the best friend I've ever had. 
When someone rejects me and shuts a door 
God for me will open another one because God is my Dad. 
And even with a broken heart I'll keep my smile and pride 
Because with God's love I can't be for too long mad or sad. 

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A New Prayer

Hello lord, look into my eyes; see my sincerity.
Feel my heart warming for only just thee.

I have no prayers for myself; I have been blessed.
My prayer of asking is for those so obsessed.

Show them from inside, they are worth it all.
Tell them in their mind, stand brave and tall.

My other prayer is for you Lord; you are forever.
Belonging to all of heaven and earth’s endeavor,

I know your spirit continues until end of time.
Take all that default you make them sublime

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Best Advice

Within each there's sure to come a day,
when consoling a friend we'll search for words to say.
We try to imagine the funk that they're in,
but can we truly know if we've not there been?

It's during these times that their souls lay bare,
searching for answers or friend to care.
While seeking advice they pour out their hearts,
while continuing to give place to sin's fiery darts.

Their problems most often, almost to the one,
could quickly disappear by going to the Son.
Out of sympathy we may offer encouragement that day,
but the best advice we have is to show them the way.

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Salvation Comes

Salvation’s not a day away, nor years or eons, too
It’s here for all immediately, but there’s something all should do:
Accept the day, as if it’s given, as a gift sent from above
Because in fact, it surely is and was sent with all His love
When speak His name, do with respect and adoration, strong
Allow Him into your world, and in His, you will belong

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Desert Sky

So beautiful we can’t help but cry
As the sun sets in the desert sky
The horizon with all its colors to share
Strip the soul and leave it bare
Leaving one to contemplate
With all its trials life is great
The parched earth has turned to dust
Returning to it, we all must
The tragedy is with those left behind
With all the memories they try to find
I have seen it all before
Nothing less – nothing more
We give our hearts to those we love
Place our faith in the Lord above
As the horizon accepts the setting sun
Just like this day my poem is done

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Our Transgress

Good morning my Lord on this day of deception,
So many years ago, you died for our indiscretion.

Each year now, we celebrate the loss we never knew.
Only stories of the Bible show the glory of you.

Betrayed by one or many, what is the difference?
Others set back in fear, without any interference.

I pray to your father in Heaven, with our inheritance.
That when you return we have learned acceptance,

I pray our eyes, heart and mind does not deceive us.
I sincerely pray, we will not repeat the past transgress.

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A Thought

She cons.
She cons the con artists.
She lies.
She lies in his arms.
She steals.
She steals his heart.
She fights.
She fights herself when he's not there.

He gets angry.
He gets angry with how he world is.
He cuts.
He cuts away all her unwanted strings.
He disregards.
He disregards it when they say she's too good for him.
He doesn't trust.
He doesn't trust anybody but her.

They overcome.
They overcome hardships for each other.
They escape.
They escape to uncharted corners of the mind.
They reveal.
They reveal themselves as well as so much more.
They read. 
They read he book of life and understand together.
They know.
They know they love each other...
Or is it all just a thought?

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Best Friend

Manic mood swings now and then.
Don't worry, Day, I'll be there, just tell me where and when.
I love you and your smile, but worry about your tears.
Keep smiling, you know I understand you and all your fears.
You are so much like me, it's like looking in a mirror.
You can be there for anybody, but as for me, I can't hear her.
You can run from your fears and make a scene,
Be overwhelmed, and need therapy by age fourteen.
I'm here, I know how it is, how many times must I say
I love you? You are my partner in crime, I'm here for you Day.
Know that I'm here unti the depressing end
And that I would do anything, anything for the love for the love of my best friend.

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My Savior Saved Me

There are times when life seems just too hard,
And bad luck seems to be my only card.

Sometimes I feel like a little lost child with outstretched hands,
Hoping someone will find me, someone who understands.

There are days when you feel like you’re up against a starved and angry bear,
And no one neither listens nor do they seem to really care.

My problems are mine so I shall bury them deep within,
Until all the hurt and anger subside and I can see clearly once again.

Until I reach that day all that I can do is bow my head and pray,
And listen with all vigilance to what our Father in Heaven has to say.

To light the lamp unto my feet and guide my steps with a gentle heart,
And let darkness that has been cast upon me, once more forever part.

My faith I have let waiver some but still it is what keeps me going strong,
The love of the Lord will help me to endure and guide me from the ways of wrong.

For this is something that will pass, and let us sing praises to His name in song,
For to Him all burdens I have given, it is to Him my heart belongs.

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Secret Admirer

She's alone, 
Though she's at home.
She's scared, 
Though she is aware.
She shakes,
But she's far from breaking.
She's strong,
But she's not where she belongs.
She hides.
She hides behind her glimmering eyes.
She's willing 
To hear about the world they're killing.
She's open
Before she knows her chance is taken.
She's been through emotional murder,
But, still, somebody loves her.

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American Me

I am an American,I'm proud to be free.
I am an American,I'm the future 'to-be'.
I love my country,this land where I was born.
I love my country,it's flag,tattered and worn.
I pledge my allegiance every morning at school.
I pledge my allegiance because AMERICA RULES!
I can make a differerence with a 'star-spangled' quote.
I can make a difference by casting MY vote.
I will serve my country,should it ever call on me,
I will serve my country by being the BEST AMERICAN CITIZEN that I can be!

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If you are ever...

If you are ever feeling blue
Just need someone to talk to
Call me up, don't delay 
Say can I see you today

If you are ever feeling ill
I will help to chase the chill
Hold you in my arms so near
Until you get better, my dear

If you are ever in a bind
No money can you find
You know I'll help you out
On that you can count

If you are ever sent to jail
I'll be there to pay your bail
Hire a lawyer and stand by
Wipe your tears if you cry

I'll always be here for you
So no matter what you do
On your mother, you can depend
Because I am your bestest friend

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Gods' Garden

  I wanted to pull you,to push you ,to shove you,

I wanted to lead you,to show you,to love you,

I wanted to tell you,to kiss you,to know you,

I planted the seeds

and I wanted 

to grow you.

But I couldn't do it,

for nobody can,

only God 

grows the seeds,

that are planted

by man.

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You Are the Cause

You are my ups; you are my downs.
You are the cause of my smiles or frowns.
You are my joy; you are my sorrow; 
You are the reason for all my tomorrows.

You are my times, good;
You are my times, bad.
You are the cause of my happy times or sad.

You are answer when the question is hard to find;
You are the cause of my very peace of mind.

You are the "one" that I hold dear;
You bring about my fear and my cheer.

You make my day or you break it apart;
You are the cause for my living-
You hold the key to my heart.

You are the fulfillment of my dreams;
You make situations better than what they seem.

You are my darkness and you are my light;
You are the cause of my wrong or my right.

You are the "one" I need at that special hour;
You are the cause; the source of all my power.

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Think About It

When we have exhausted all other sources, to whom do we turn?
To the one who it seems is always there, yet we never learn!

When all hope is gone and life seems to be more than we can bear,
Only then do some of us ask for forgiveness and humble ourselves in prayer!

Why do we allow ourselves to feel abandoned and all alone?
When we know in our hearts, He has never left us, but we are the ones who need to atone!

I have a picture in my mind I would like to share,
I see a man standing with arms wide open, beckoning His children to come, and not to despair.

I see love oozing out of every pore, and understanding He will give you if you’ll only open your door,
I see hurt and anguish in His eyes when we turn away, similar to the pain He suffered once before!

There will always be scoffers and nonbelievers and for those we must always pray,
That someday something will open their eyes to the truth and show them the way.

It is kind of like going to the recruiting office, one door offers good the other one bad,
Like choosing whether to be happy or grumpy and sad.

So live your life for Jesus and think about why He died for you,
So you could have salvation and be forgiven for the things you do!

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Fragmenting Heart

As she thought about all the things that happened in the past.
She actually believed that his feelings for her would last.
Forever she wanted for them to be one,
But forever has gone by, forever is done.

He had forgotten all about her while she waited in this pain.
She entered another world that almost made her insane.
She loved him so much but she didn't know what to do.
He broke her heart and they bid adieu.

This everlasting misery has broken her down.
The pieces of her heart can never be found,
For she was hurt so many times before.
When he left her here all happiness left with him out the door.

Now she has no clue what this feeling is all about,
They never even started anything but all she wanted to do was shout.
The only way in which this hurt would go away was for her to say,
"He doesn't love you, but everything will be okay."

Now she lives in a world of deSpAir,
Where she believes that no one even cares.
Though she is devastated now until the end,
She still wishes that they would begin.

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Between You and I

Whisper to me and say
all those little things that I would have you say
lend an ear, lend a hand
bring me a shoulder when I need to take a stand

So early in the morning
you come to me so beautiful without warning
a smile showing beneath your eyes
so bright and clear, just come on here, and sing to me all your lullabies

I need you here with me so bad
afterall, you are the best friend I ever had
sitting there at my table, sipping caffeine
and me so occupied by your confident self-esteem

Before I knew you there was nothing here
just an empty chair, and a blank stare without you near
this table was so lonely without your presence
breakfast unfulfilling without your company's essence

This world can all go to hell
all the countries and places and things outside our private spell
Just as long as we have you
this world coming to an end and we have this wonderful view

Spinning 'round, so around and loud without any cloud
to blockout your sunlight, sunrays making all these days so proud
just between you and I, this world can pass us by
as long as you are here, so near, who needs this land, this world, this sky

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My Heart He Did Sweep

Last night I tried to sleep
but all I could do was weep.

Then someone began to sweep
so nothing would ever seep.

Last night I did weep
because my heart GOD did sweep.

At night I now can sleep
because nothing can ever seep.

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Take Me Away

The world around us is harsh and cruel yet i have a sanctuary within your arms. 
Every time i feel your embrace i feel immortal to any harm.

You take me to a place where reality is fake and time stands permanently still. I 
try to find the words to tell you this but i know i never will.

Words cant express the feeling I get every time i look at you as you smile. I want 
to make you grin once again and hold you all the while.

Take me away to that far away place where up is down and left is right. Show me 
the mystical land where day is really night.

I want to feel the time stand still and behold your supernatural power. I want the 
decades to roll by with the passing of every hour. 

I want to feel your touch and hear your voice and look upon everlasting beauty. I'm 
powerless in your presence, if I could only find a way for you to see.

To show you how i feel for you and how much i truly care. To show you no matter 
what you do ill always be there.

To dry your tears, to make you smile, and to hold you as you weep. To share the 
laughs, and to keep you safe from the demons that will creep.

To love you more than anyone could ever comprehend. To be with you through it 
all and follow you to the worlds end.

So take me away to that far away place where north is south and east is west. 
Show me that mystical land better than all the rest.

Take me away to that far away place where the only thing i know is true, is that I'll 
be there beside you forever and i will always love you.

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Peace and love comfort me,
mercy and strength surround me.

Forgiveness and salvation are mine;
JESUS CHRIST is my everything.

Within my heart He plants each silent partner
that strengthens me.

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  Tear me down and rip me up
throw the carpets out
all my wires and plugs disrupt
scrAPE AND clean the grout
  wrecking ball ,imploding
drano down in all the drains
bleach my soul of all the stains
cleanse my heart of doubt.

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Soft Lullaby

it's alright
it's okay
i love you anyway

you're so pretty
cute little kitty
make all your pains go away

my little friend
love til the end
make all the things right

just you wait
it's never too late
hush and sleep tonight

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What About You ?

I saw an unsaved man and I knew his pain,
Wandering through a life that is tarnished and stained.

With a hollow feeling inside his soul,
That can’t be satisfied with silver or gold.

His days are long and his dreams torment,
Cause he hasn’t opened up his heart and received the love our Savior has sent.

Not giving trust to the one that can fill that void and make him complete,
He follows in the path that leads straight to destruction and defeat.

His eyes are on man and their sinful ways,
Not realizing how short lived is this game he plays.

He has little children and they look to him,
And he doesn’t even realize they’re more precious than gems,

It’s a fathers place to set examples and goals,
Make sure they receive everything they need to save their souls.

What excuse will he give God come Judgment Day,
When their souls are lost what will he say?

Wait, what is this happening, I see him kneeling down?
And tears are streaming down but where’s the frown?

Why he finally got the clue, he figured out what to do.
He gave his heart to Jesus, now what about you?


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Pray...when the feeling flows
   as thought..comes..then goes

Pray..if so prompted to
   as the inner leads you anger and despair
   real emotions show we care

Pray..for help to live
   guidance when & how to give thanks as well
   confession's tale,in truth to tell words of everyday
   it matters less,how we say

Pray..without sounds at all
   listen..wait..for thoughts,pictiures or a call

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Emotions always tend to be rising and then declining.
Life seems to be forever endlessly spinning.
Never stopping for anyone to take a chance,
Impossible for those around her to take even one glance.

She hides in the darkness in an attempt to not be hurt,
Letting no one in her life have the opportunity to push her in the dirt.
Fake smiles is what she see's when people stare at her.
"Everyone that I'm surrouded by hates me," is what she infers.

How difficult it is to establish a life of peace,
Especially when she is being held by a leash.
She yearns for the freedom that she has never received.
Never giving up on life is what she has learned to believe.

This quiet and lonesome girl hasn't been through much in these past years,
But no one even knows how many times she has cried with a face full of tears.
She hopes that one day she will be able to overcome all of this anxiety,
For she is determined that her life can be full of happiness and felicity.

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Which Road

Each person has a choice to make, regarding which road in life to take. The first, oft filled, with its crooks and bends, offers Hell as the prize when your life ends. The second road is filled with Christ and love, at its end, eternal life, with the Father above. To all who have chosen the first road to take, for the world and its riches, the Lord, they forsake. You say you won't choose but the choice is made, you must travel one but don't be afraid. If the second you're traveling, with Christ, your guide, there's nothing to harm you with Him at your side. I've made my decision to let Christ come in, now I'm happy to say I've been born again. I'm thankful to say that Christ is my guide, and when the end comes He'll know that I've tried.

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WE Compliment Each Other

On the surface we oppose each other. You all “regimented and me all “dreamy”.
But if we are “devoted “ to each other….Oh Boy! It sure is “steamy”.

I’m  going to let it work out at it’s own pace.  “We” are going to take our sweet 
slow time and run this race - 
	Because, it’s going to take some a-while to learn each other style 
and gain each others grace.

Even with you wanting to be dominating and flip. Difficult reactions are all I seem 
to get- you forget-
	Fulfilling your  needs are all I want to do.  With True compassion, I 
dedicated myself to you - now 	and for ever.
We, being of opposite elements and all…My water to your earth, We Compliment 
Each Other.

As we fuel each others fire- in passive ways, we find comfort in our sharing of 
each others days, through our thoughts, ideas, and spirit. I find comfort in you.  
Simply said “ We Compliment Each Other

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I Am, Because of Her

She does not know just what she does
The effect she has, the rising love
She needn’t not even look at me
To make me feel complete

She holds the power in her heart
Giving each day a brand new start
She doesn’t need to say the words
That make me feel her heat

I am, because of her, will be, too
Filled with a love, forever true
I see, in her, my very future
And have it no other way.

Without a word I know she feels
A love so strong, a love so real.
Because of her I’m thankful
For emotion each new day.

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My Lord's Prayer

Lord grant me the humility to seek only for your love,
To pacity my yearning for the knowledge of above,
As my arroance compels me to doubt my fellow soul,
And I in vain attempt to gain the glory of your being,
It seems that every answer does just prove the last one wrong,
Please endow to me the gift that you've endowed so few,
To love my brother as myself and so in turn love you,
So I might believe in just one thing that shant prove wrong,
My faith in your creation is briefly in disjoint,
In true faith I might gain strength to embrace this pain,
That I do nurture in my mocking and disdain,
My god, I'm not religious, the Bible is sometimes false,
But you are real to me in steady quickening of my pulse,
Give me inner brilliance that only you ordain,
So I love all creatures, and take place amongst your reign.

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Please reach inside and find his heart.
Stop the pain from being ripped apart.

Please take his hand in your gentle way.
Show him the gift of a brighter day.

Please reach down, touch the lines on his face,
and give him a smile to take their place.

Please reach in the sky for a few bright stars,
place them in his eyes to cover his scars.

Please reach down and hold him tight,
and carry him through till he sees your light.