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There Will Be Mountains

Let me tell you, child, before you grow
About your life, things you should know
There will be times you need to contemplate loss
There will be mountains to climb and rivers to cross
Each moment is precious, so enjoy every one
Live for the moment and follow the Son.
He won’t forsake you in your darkest time
There will be mountains, He’ll help you climb.
Teardrops and laughter, sunshine and rain
Love and happiness, heartaches and pain
You’ll face all of these in your own day
Each is a blessing in its own way
Facing those challenges, crossing those streams
You’ll find special moments living your dreams
Sometimes you’ll be angry and sometimes you’ll stray
There will be mountains that stand in your way
You’ll look to Jesus when you’re in need of a Friend
There will be mountains that you will ascend.

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Thats a sin

A whole new twist to the same old story
Evil scientist in their laboratories
Creating monsters that live in the night
I often reflect on mankind's plight
As mankind drifts further from his soul
We seek things to fill the hole
The path of lies forever bends
Truth is straight and narrow my friends
As I see it getting bent in every way
I simply find myself compelled to pray
What will become of our sons and daughters
Will their souls be led to slaughter
As scientist seek out another way
To disprove what the bible has to say
Trillions spent in search of a ghost
Another theory of true reproach
Rainbow stars now fill the skies
I wonder what is hidden inside their lies
We can now place a robot up on Mars
But can't help the drunk at the local bar
Trillions more spent on a new space station
But we can't feed the hungry right here in our nation
Seems to me before we go further conquering space
We should maybe try to help out the human race
Our quest for knowledge has drove us insane
We are now so smart we don't use our brain
Our nation was founded "In God We Trust"
Our government says "Let it be covered in dust"
Even this lowly creature up out of the pen
Knows in his heart that thats a sin

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A Silent Prayer

On silky sky, a silent prayer for God and love and stars live there. In light of sun and milky moon, in depths of dark and crests of dune, where sunlit gems meet farthest seas, where rainbow’s hues meet gentlest breeze, to love on high His majesty, to fully bask in His glory, to greet the clouds and welcome rain, to hear the joy in thunder’s refrain, to know this love resides within, so once closed hearts can share, opened. A silent prayer on silky sky becomes a song to God on high.

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I saw him on the highway
Thought he was insane
Standing with his thumb out 
In the pouring rain
I don't usually stop for hitchhikers
But something said I should
Besides, it was raining awful hard
And the wind was blowing good.
I said, "Hop in, it's cold out there.
Where you headed on this stormy night?"
He said, "Down the road, I really don't care
Just somewhere else will be all right.
I ain't got no license, so I'm travelling kind of slow
They just left me out of prison a few nights ago."
I might not have stopped had I known
Now we were on this dark road all alone.
I didn't know if I was in any danger
But as I drove, I listened to this stranger
He spoke of life and of acceptance
He spoke of sin and of repentance
A story of gratitude and saving grace
And I saw a smile come on his face.
He asked if I'd take him a little farther down
And drop him off in another town
I was already late but I said okay
And I listened to his stories along the way. 
When he was getting out he said, "Thanks for the hand.
God will bless you. Soon, you'll understand."
There was a new feeling inside me that I found
And I began to turn my life around.
I stopped at the prison to find out about Jack
And tell him how I got my life on track.
The warden listened and he shook his head
Saying, "I have a hard time believing what you said.
It couldn't be Jack, I'm telling you so.
You see, Jack died this day, eighteen years ago."

Angels come in strange forms sometimes.

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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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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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Set Yourself Free

Go now, rest your weary heart.
Against the soft moonlit night.

Walk into the valley of peace and tranquility.
Loosen those chains that bind your soul.

Let them fall to the ground, never look back.  
Let the veil of time lift you up.

As the last breath of life seeps from your lips.
Float out of this world and into the light.

Through the veil of time, go now, no time to wait.
For now you are free, free to be who you really are.

Imagine you flying against the golden sun.
Fly with the spirits who light the nights.

Go now to the world beyond time.
Worn out with lost dreams are you.

Go now and let them come true.
Set yourself free from these bones. 

 Feb. 29th  2012   leap year 

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The Psychostasia

The Psychostasia
(The Egyptian Funerary Rite)

For seventy days I’ve been prepared
With oils and unguents ever so rare
And with linen bandages to and fro
Wound and wrapped from head to toe

And on this journey I’m prepared to start
By enduring the “Weighing of the Heart”
With Toth’s oversight we’ll see whether
My heart weighs true against Truth’s feather

Should it fall short the beast will devour
My soul to oblivion in my final hour
Yet should it measure straight and true
The Pylon opened I’ll be ushered through

And then I shall fall unto my knees
And pray that Osirus hears my pleas
That he acknowledge and clear my tears
And accept my soul for a thousand years

And cleanse said soul of all its scars
And make me one with the canopy of stars
And bless my children and my wife
That they may join me in the afterlife

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Like a Child

When I said what I said I felt justified
I thought surely that God would be on my side
Quoting from scripture I relied on the word
A book filled with love that my heart somehow blurred

I picked up his gift, turned it into a stick
Not following God's lead I made my own pick
Instead I chose to read with encumbered mind
My eyes were wide open, still my soul was blind

Yet within his word my mind would be set free
I learned those other people were just like me
None of us perfect we all have our flaws
We all need acceptance we're not just some cause

Loving each person one moment at a time
When I am not judging, I witness them shine
Each person is perfect in their special way
Accepting like a child I learn how to play

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To All Of You

There are times we are left to cope
With situations that drain our hope

Leaving us full of despair
At how some people just don't care

About the evil that they do
To good people like all of you

We are left to somehow face
That in mankind there is disgrace

And those of us left alive
Must find away to survive

As you pick up the pieces of your life
Without your mother, father, husband or wife

And some of you God forbid
Without the love of your kids

We must band together with a brotherhood
Show that in this world there is some good

Because we are together in this deal
We try to help each other heal

We seek in each other good advice
And offer each other sacrifice

We hold each other in prayer and song
As we continue to re-build the wrong

Because what else in the world can we do
Except let the light of good shine through

The evil darkness and despair
Of a catastrophic lack of care

We want you to know you are not alone
Think of America as a giant cone

And all of us are funneling through
Our prayers and hopes to all of you

Posted for Nathan's 9-11 contest

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Angels and Aliens

With the Biblical accounts of angels
Regarded by some as proof of aliens

Science and religion remain at odds
One says the other has no faith in God

Is there no room in Earth’s family portrait
For both sides to speak, not one view omit

If we believe God created all things
Can’t this be said of other-world beings

No life’s threatened by angels or aliens
So mocking of either just makes no sense

When God created both heaven and Earth
Perhaps a new species of life gave birth

In another part of His Milky Way
And, in friendship, they visit us today

Appearing from the sky basked in white light
Celestial creatures laugh at the sight

Of scientists and theologians
Pitting God’s angels against God’s aliens

And man’s ignorance they may deride
Since angels and aliens thrive side-by-side

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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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Our single soul

As the trials of life come and go
Accept there blessings into your soul

Let them become without a doubt
A model of what you're all about

Don't let them get you all depressed
All things in life need be addressed

Let your spirit be like the wind
Your unseen dearest friend

As I see the lines in my face
Each a reminder of certain place

Do I wish they would go away?
Or that my hair wasn't turning grey

I have no desire to regain youth
For I have learned to speak my truth

When I was young I was so lost
I let my soul pay the cost

Running hard against the grain
Using drugs to kill the pain

Now I feel each and every day
Use the Lord to take the pain away

Do what I can accepting what I get
Treasure blessings that come of it

Thank the Lord through the poems I pray
Use what I need give the rest away

I seem to be driven by a single goal
Can you feel my heart and soul?

I slice them open in hopes they will bleed
Something that someone might need

The single fear I know so well
The fear that my words will fail

So once again I face my fear
As I write I shed my tears

Because these words are spoken true
My heart belongs to all of you

And through it's love I hope to show
We all share a single soul

A soul that is bound by love
Given us by the Lord above

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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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Simplistic Views

To love that which can not be loved
Is to accept grace from the Lord above

To hate that which should not be hated
Is to let one’s self be eternally degraded 

To think that which should not be thought
Allows your own soul to be easily bought

Most things in life are very easy to see
If you hold simplistic views like me

“It is what it is” and it always was
The reason why, “Just because”

What shall happen shall come to pass
Accept it gracefully and show your class

As you live out the story of your today
Let Jesus Christ guide your way

In doing so you will be able to see
The Lord guiding you to eternity

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'Fallen Angels'

I watch as they descend from the sky
So many of them I can't help wonder why

Once on the ground they dance all around
Still the sight of them to me is so profound

Some voices come in whispers so low
Yet some billow causing them to echo

There is a reason they came down below
They bring a message of things we should know

~Angels descending,bring from above,
Echoes of mercy,whispers of love~

These angels didn't fall at all
Just upon us they made a call

For : "Fallen Angels" contest of Tracie ~*~Indigo Dreamweaver
~Quote of Fanny J. Crosby included in this poem as requested~

Written in the form of Rhyming Couplet
Written: 02/17/2012
4th Place Winner

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Steel Horse Wings of Feather

It took me a steel horse with wings of feather
To ride me through heavy thunder clouds

Through troubles and struggles it led me..
Knowing there would be sunshine behind those heavy clouds

Riding on top of black and darkened storm clouds
Knowing at some point I needed to dive into it

The steel horses`armored exterior withstood it all..
Hail,lightning,furious turbolence combined with unhuman forces

Sunlight drying me face as my steel horse leads me out of it
Now wings of feather takes over,and smoothly we drift towards the sun..

September 9th 2012

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The Harmony of Percieving Colors (The Conclusion to Brians Contest)

All the colors that my eyes see
Seem to become a part of me

The red that bleeds my angry days
The gray that shades my darkest ways

The green forest that brings me ease
The purple tracks from my disease

Toni’s black outfit fills my nights
Faith is now my pillow of white

Colors lead to one conclusion
The rainbow is God’s illusion

Through the rainbow what my eyes see
I perceive immorality

For within the words that I write
The will in man to face the fight

To change his life and learn to be
A child of God proud and free

Everyone perceives, as they will
I can only write what I feel

I feel these colors in my soul
God’s rainbow leads to streets of gold

Of all I do and all I see
These colors bring me harmony

Harmonic balance brings me peace
For all my dreams are now in reach

Protected by the flaming sword
I accept Christ to be my Lord

Of all I do and all I feel
I am a servant to his will

It is the Lord who yields my pen
All the glory I give to him

In my words can you not perceive?
Gods rainbow truly brings me ease

Harmony now lives in my soul
See serving God has made me whole

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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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The Lovers Dance

It was their night they shone bright as they danced their sweet dance
Two lovers embraced in their world of romance.

They laughed and they cried as their eyes locked in stare
It was their world for this moment as if no one was there.

And their steps they so flawlessly glided in tune,
To a melody that touched everyone in that room.

Their passion brought envy to onlookers there,
Who secretly questioned their own love affair.

But as the night closed and came to an end
The lovers were blind to what lie round the bend.

The house and the cars and the jobs that went bad
The kids drove them crazy and their savings were drab.

So they fought to hold on to the things in their life,
That caused them so much of their pain and their strife.

They fought with each other like enemies do,
And dismissed in their life everything that was true.

So when sickness and hardships and troubles occurred,
Their vows to commit seemed truly absurd.

Their home and their kids would now take a backseat,
For their moral obligation they chose not to meet.

So I Ask …
What happened to that dance they danced so well?
With passion and truth everyone could tell.

What happened to their dance where they held so tight?
What happened to the wonder of their glorious night?

What happened to the words that charmed their ears?
With a passionate rhythm that brought them to tears.

What happened to those vows that poured from their heart?
The “I love you forever and till death do us part”.

For these aren’t just words we borrow for the day,
From another who tells us this is what we must say.

We say them cause it’s what we feel true in our heart,
It’s a God given blessing we commit from the start.

But these words are now lost as they fall on deaf ears,
Since the pain and the struggles they’ve created these years.

So the lesson here learned dear people of odd,
Is that love is so fragile but made strong with our God.

So stop fighting for power and money or need,
For all of this nonsense is only our greed.

Keep God in your life and he’ll walk you through,
When heartache and pain and losses ensue.

For why commit vows in the eyes of our God,
And not call on him when life gets too hard?

For the truth of our vows we are all meant to see,
is that marriage is not, made of two, but of three

If reading these words ring some truth in your heart,
Decide that today you will make a new start.

Go hug your spouse and say something kind
Don’t let the small stuff cloud up your mind.

We’re all just lost souls who are trying to cope
If  not there for each other then where is the hope?

You see, the anger, the fight
that in us abide, Is only the insecure child inside.

So rise up above all this fear and this pain,
And see all the beauty that there is to gain.

By trusting in God and his will for you
Together forever he’ll see you both through.

For life is too short for our miserly ways
cheap on our love hence dreading our days.

He made us to love in all that we do
To wake up each morning and start us a new.

So pray for your spouse, ask God to be kind
To the person you prayed in the beginning to find.

They’re still the same person you loved from the start
But life and it’s troubles have hardened their heart.

You vowed that you’d love them in sickness and health
Now is your chance to show God what you felt.

So rise up my friend, don’t say that you’re through
For what if your loving God gave up on you?

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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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The Bruised and Rotting Pear

Certain moments make this all worthwhile

'Random' presets left but to defile 

Blink your eyes to see the flash of white

Blink once more to gain a different sight

Milliseconds gazing at the stars

In which I understood you as you are

And in that time the notion came to me

A sigh of love bled out of honesty

The story of a bruised and rotting pear

That learned to dance on wind and open air

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Fisherman's Belief

Amidst the thunders and in the rain shower,

Still the feeling to go and be ahead the lightened tower,

Why Oh fisherman, do you wish to trade this water,

For you know today the weather doesn’t look any safer,

But he said, in my heart all I can remember,

Is the joy it would bring if I can fetch fish for my kid’s dinner.

This place is no new to me,

Every day my life cycles around the same, you see,

I hold the belief that no matter what, I will find

As to this place I am affined,

So I say don’t fear, O dear,

As I see there is neither harm nor any barrier,

It is just a race to prove my self,

Else my confidence would then become small like an elf,

So don’t stop me and show me fear,

For I know when I return I would hear you cheer,

It would then bring a freedom in all our minds,

For I believe in the aim and not let the obstacles make me blind!

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Barefoot Boy, with a Fishing Pole.

 A man I am and near my end.
I have other men to call me friend.

And women round me for the lust
And four leaf clover for the luck.

Beer or buttermilk to drink
And time I have to sit and think.

I have meadows which to mow
And I have crops which to sow.

I have men that call me sir.
I have work to be concerned.

I have obligations piled.
Work to do from mile to mile.

I'd trade it all, to be, you know
A barefoot boy, with a fishing pole.

To rest in the shade by a river bed
Soft grass to lay my youthful head.

Fish and skip stones on waters calm
And sleep out all night -when it's warm.

To unravel natures mystery there
Why the turtle wears a shell?

How the Oriole's nest is hung?
How the frog's croak is sung?

Why the Blue-Bell does not ring?
Why the hornet likes to sting?

My work keeps me shod like a mule
Only in dreams, youthful things I do.

When work here ends, to Heaven I go
To be a barefoot boy, with a fishing pole.

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Fill It With Him (Mid Swap)

There is no love, without our God; 
Search your heart and home it’s not hard ~
I cannot stay if He’s not there,
A sense of loss would fill the air. 

Fill this house with truer faith
Let, our hearts hope in Him always --
He‘ll heal spiritual beggars,
His glory abounds forever…

Search your heart and home it’s not hard ~
There is no love without our God.

Enter, for the kingdom is nigh,
Reach in and ask He’ll not deny.
There are blessings awaiting you,
Hope in Him, and He’ll see you through…

Open your heart, for it is home
Remember God is on the throne ~
When despair strikes – Give it to God, 
Search your heart and home it’s not hard ~

Adell Foster©2009 Adell1

Comments: Mid Swap: Created by Jenny Buzzard from England. This is a strict structure that 
repeats the first and last line as a center couplet. A syllable count of eight per line with 
rhyme scheme as follows:


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No Heaven Without You

The end of my life the beginning of my death
I shall start to slowly inhale my final breath

Fast forwarding memories race through my mind
There is one in particular that I’m trying to find

Is it of the hottest night or the brightest day?
I really don’t know how could I possibly say

White capped waves to snow capped peaks
As I start to exhale I feel so tired and weak

Funny how everything has started moving so slow
As my mind races to learn what it shall never know

Suddenly everything ceases as clouds fill my eyes
For I have frozen in the memory of you and I 

Nothing but darkness here at the end of the race
As my final breath of air softly kisses your face

As I travel through the darkness I feel no fear
I’m lost in the taste from the salt of your tear

They say eternity is no more than an equation of time
Consequences of our life heaven or hell shall define 

There is one truthful fact regarding my fate
Our Lord Jesus Christ will meet me at the gate

But I won’t go in that’s something I could never do
There is no heaven for me until I walk in with you

I’ll sit down right there just outside of the gate
I’m certain for you the Lord will let me wait

I know you’ll be mad because I waited so long
Sweetheart you are the message inside of my song

And the message my song shall forever send
It could only be heaven if I have my friend


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That we may hold on ‘til the pristine morn
Oh Lord, courage to withstand the brooding storm

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Angels In Cemeteries contest

I heard an angel speak last night and he said "write”
I had been going through a personal plight,

I ventured off into a place,
Where all I saw was love and grace,

The season was the beginning of spring,
When life can be heard, and the air starts to sing,

But the place I was in was an endless row of rest,
Yet I was able to admire how well it was dressed,

Glory symbols stationed all around,
One stood tall far off the ground,

Wings wide- ranging, angelic that gleamed,
Surrounded by flowers whose colors were sheen,

Blues of the ocean, reds of the evening sky,
I reflected on greatness, as the time passed by,

I came upon a sculpture, a cherub, with a face,
A tear in his right eye, looking down at this place,

A letter to God leaned against this particular one,
It read clearly on top, “Please Lord, hold my son”

I continued on, walking down this strip,
When suddenly, I slipped and had a hard trip,

I fell by a giant weeping willow tree,
Then looked up at the fixture right in front of me,

Out of all the others, this monument was painted the best,
Its beauty surpassed all of the rest,

I marveled at his golden strands,
His skin looked like the color of sand,

Looking up from off the ground,
It looked as though he wore a crown,

His creamy gown was long and still,
My eyes felt like they had started to spill,

His mere presence seemed to fill me with humility,
My legs were limp, I felt a lack of mobility,

What was this kind, who had made him?
Then, he spoke  “You were never forsaken”

Chills overwhelmed my body quite fast,
I had no idea, I was his task,

I said, "what is your name,"
And He gently sighed,
“Your never alone, just enjoy your life’s ride”

I had been in a struggle, for quite some time,
He spoke once more, “You will be Fine”

His glimmering light calmed my inner plight,
His afterglow, made my heart know,

That sometimes in life we go through a trial,
And even when it seems like it’s lasted awhile,

God sends his messengers right on time,
He is never late, and His words are like wind chimes,

Soothing the mountains, calming the inner storms, 
Restoring us back to our proper forms,

I looked up once more, but He had disappeared,
My faith had grown deeper, and I knew God was near,

I rested a while, under that old willow tree,
I felt compelled to write what had happened to me, 
It was now the early part of night, I began with,
"I heard an angel speak last night and he said to write.”

By: Sabina keough

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Alone at the Throne

Shall I entertain you for a while?
Make the thunder clap and hilltops smile.

The brooks may babble along the way.
Men will realize they are made of clay.

I'm the creator of everything.
Without my breath the birds wouldn't sing.

Men now believe they created me.
Laudie da thoughts what will be will be.

They think that faith is just for the weak.
For them it's wealth and pleasure they seek.

All that is gathered has no real worth.
I offer you freedom and rebirth.

Patience will wane this World will crumble.
Those who are proud will become humble.

One day you will face me at my throne.
Without my Son you will be alone.

You may now think I do not exist.
It's your mortal soul that is at risk.

All around you I have placed the signs.
You have a choice to be one of mine.

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Perceiving Colors (Part Two, Brian's Contest)

All the colors that my eyes see
Seem to become a part of me

The red that bleeds my angry days
The gray that shades my darkest ways

The forest green that brings me ease
The purple tracks from my disease

Toni’s black dress that blesses my nights
Faith is now my pillow of white

Colors lead to one conclusion
The rainbow is God’s illusion

Through the rainbow what my eyes see
I perceive immorality

For within the words that I write
The will in man to face the fight

To change his life and learn to be
A child of God proud and free

Everyone perceives, as they will
I can only write what I feel

I feel these colors in my soul
God’s rainbow leads to streets of gold

I made a couple of minor changes to 
part one because it was brought to my
attention that couplets should stay on
syllable count throughout, I never knew
that. I hope that's ok. If not I will use
the original part one for they're very similar
Part one & two for Sir. Brian's contest.

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A letter from Satan

I have come to bring pain, fear and strife 
To consume you with worry and not enjoy your life 

Fill you with past regrets and mistakes 
so that i will win the battle and make sure your heart breaks 

I want to ensure you suffer constantly 
not trusting the one above, the one who made me

Your life will be filled with constant sorrow 
so that i don't have to worry about you living tomorrow 

The hate and the fury I make you feel 
Its just a joke, its for fun
It isn't real 

I want you to be heavy burdened 
and allow the plans God has to be deserted 

You have to understand I don't care about you 
All I want is your soul and make you feel blue 

So take this letter and understand why 
my plans for you are not high 

Cling to me and I will give you everything you wanted 
But dont complain when your disappointed

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My Testimony In Verse

I thought one day that I would surely die, But that was before Jesus, heard my despairing cry. I knew that only He would have the answer, For that dread disease we know as cancer. I fell down at His feet and started praying, Knowing He would hear what I was saying. I said dear Lord, a sinner I have been, And something happened in my life just then. I prayed from a broken heart that I wouldn't leave life lost, That He would save my soul regardless of the cost. He cleansed my heart making it white as snow, Now ever onward in His name I'll go. He healed my body making it good as new, Because He had a job for me to do. The job He gave for me to do that day, Was to witness to the lost along life's way. He took the tongue that I so long abused, And gave me in its place a tongue unused. He placed sweet peace and joy within my sinful heart, Causing me to wish I'd known Him from the start.

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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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I am too sensitive, to which I strive to change
I want the love of others, and I crave it in exchange.

Sometimes, I think I'm there, but much to my dismay.
There I go again wondering what they think and say.

Many hours I sit inside myself and over think.
There are things I need to do, and I can't afford to sink.

I try to word things right, but they seem to come out wrong.
This impoverished mind set has to end; it's been going on too long.

I'm digging deep inside myself to find out where this came.
I know the answer, but it's hard for me to place such blame.

I'm a product of abuse that stems from childhood, this is true.
Still I accept she didn't guide my hand to do the things I do.

God, I pray to you right now, to help me to forgive.
Please help my Mother realize there is a better way to live.

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Visit me in a dream

Come and visit me in a dream,

And tell me how you are,

Are you floating on a cloud?

Have you found the brightest star?


I know you're with us somewhere,

Even though you can't be seen,

Painting the bluest sky,

Or among the grass so green.


As I'm wandering through the park,

Looking up at the trees,

Daydreaming of the joy you brought,

Will you visit me please?


Just send me a little sign,

White feathers on the breeze,

To let me know you're happy, free

And put my mind at ease.


Or ask a passing stranger,

With twinkling brown eyes,

A cheeky smile, and baldy head,

To nod as he passes by.


Or maybe play a special song,

Loud, on my radio,

That could have been written just for you,

About all the love we've known.


Come visit me in a dream,

And tell me how you are,

I know you're there, a floating cloud,

And one of the brightest stars.

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Ancient deity of water and sky
Hear my most unworthy cry
Know that I ask without greed or guile
To borrow your strength for a little while
Although this prayer is my desire
I only ask what is truly required
Bathing in your sacred breath
As I sit in this circle in the earth
Knowing the elemental power
I convene with you at this zero hour

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Spirit and Soul and Body Oh My

How I would love to tell you this life is fair
That the burdens you carry are temporary and rare
But the truth be told that until our glorified shell
Each soul will battle heaven and hell
How I would love to tell you that your spirit always wins
That if you just feed that part you will never sin
But that would be a lie too
For the war in our minds constantly brews
And our flesh wants to act when our hearts plead for peace
Because while in our skin, it will demand false releases
But the battle gets less and less, my darling, my friend,
When you reach out and grab the one with his extended hand
And the monsters, copied vampires, slip on crooked streets
When your love rests in the eternal heart beat
What I can tell you is that all you need to do is believe
Open your world, just embrace and you will surly receive
And the cares of this life will seize to remain
Like the nights, in your window, when you watch summer rain
Just hold on and stay true for he’s coming for you
Laugh and sing while you await your new set of wings.

By: Sabina Nicole

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I Can Do All Things

When life's treacherous trek becomes more than I can bear,
And it seems there is no deliverance from my deep despair,
I repeat these words of reassurance that will soothe my woe:
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength!", I know!

When I am faced with seemingly insurmountable goals,
And my dreams and aspirations are dashed on desolate shoals,
With these encouraging words I can conquer any foe:
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength!", I know!

(Philippians 4:13)

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved

Placed No. 1 in John Freeman's "Faith versus Poetry" Contest - December 2011

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Poetry (A Spiritual Release)

In less than a year, hundreds of poems have poured out of me.
I thought I'd drown in my tears, but I began to swim in poetry.

When the ink touches the pad I'm so glad to feel the spiritual release.
I address the worry and stress which brings me emotional peace.

As the couplets formulate, I escape into a world that is all mine.
Like a bomb ready to detonate, I try and be an explosive Poetic Einstein!

My mind explores, opening unknown doors, which other's may find very bizarre.
Self-confessed, a poet possessed, and from the Heaven's came a fallen star.

A dent in the earth, A poet rebirth, and the speed of my pen will only increase.
So the poetry in me, emerges from obscurity, demanding my spiritual release!

*Written for Constance contest "What is my theme"
My theme is "Spiritual Strength" (which is in my poetry)

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Awed And Amazed

I stand in awe and contemplate nature's beauty
Deep within I feel a very real sense of duty
Awe that I can marvel at a butterfly's flight
Then from my heart be able of butterflies write

I contemplate how plants can sustain survival
Especially when it is such a dry year all upheaval
Yet God the great designer knew just what to do
To assure food, beauty, life as seeds strew

I muse on little happenings in nature
As a water droplet trickles down to nurture
Small creatures of the early morn and give sup
As they can drink from the leaf as if a cup

I meditate on God's goodness at these times
In His presence I humbly bow and flows rhymes
This meditating releases stress worry in time
I can feel the touch of the Great Sublime

I understand there is a Supreme Being
When I look at his creation I am agreeing
Of his forethought on making the earth
With all its beauty, constancy and rebirth

I stand in awe at the wonder of it all
From the Grand Canyon to an ocean squall
I stand in awe at the mountain ranges capped with snow
Of God's love for those in the valley below

Contest:Chose your theme
Sponsor: Paula Swanson

*Note...Click on About This Poem 
For full enjoyment

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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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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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Until Then

Until Then
Dawn has arrived and I hardly knew it.
Sitting and writing, I thought right through it.
Feelings about God and the need for peace,
Obsessed my soul, brought hope; pure love released.

I wish that I could wave a magic wand.
And bring to all mankind a loving bond.
Causing the world to find that peace filled place.
Where thoughts of wealth and greed will be displaced.

Alas, my heart takes flight away from fate.
And binds itself to peacefulness this date.
To fantasies of kingdoms far away
Where leaders feel my thoughts and start to pray.

I dream the most miraculous of all.
Begins when they upon their knees do fall.
Then, pray to deity that rules their soul. 
And find that God by many names is called.

Then soon, love sparkles-- works its magic lull.
Evil thoughts and hatred vanish, null.
Peace and adoration upon men fall.
Oh, gift from God in heaven to us all. 

Peace upon the earth sings, knowing at last.
That only by forgiving evils past--
And putting down war arms by trusting God.
Righteous love can procure the earth we trod.

But, only man, with God can win this race.
When death by wars does retribution face.
And cause the world to find that peace filled place.
Where thoughts of wealth and greed have been displaced.

Around the world when evil has been ceased.
The earth will live a thousand years of peace.
Until then, sadness will greet each new dawn.
And soldiers who survive will be war’s pawn….

© Dane Smith-Johnsen 11-12-09

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This Time of Year

The air is fresh, mornings crisp and clear
God I do love this time of year
Vibrant colors abound on the trees
Gracefully falling with the breeze
The workday runs from sun to sun
Until the "Bringing in of the crops" is done
I am a lucky man to live this life
Respect of my community and loving wife
Sometimes in life the land yields plenty
The blessings throughout the day are many
As I watch the sunrise to the east
It gives my soul a spiritual feast
For all my friends everywhere
To my Lord a silent prayer
To the north her majesty appears
For all to see beautiful and clear
Forever snowcapped and standing tall
Lady Shasta watches over all
To the south another blessing to see
The Sutter Buttes clouded in mystery
It was the Lord that gave them their birth
The shortest mountain range on earth
The coastal mountains to the west
Offers the sun a place to rest
Followed shortly for all to see
The "Harvest Moon" clear as can be
Then comes a moment that is hard
As I head my "Cat" off to the yard
My final ride of this year
My face accepts a single tear
My heart becomes full of sorrow
I inject myself with poison tomorrow
Thats the price that a junkie must pay
Years after he has changed his way
The reason is very clear to see
I put myself "At risk" to hepatitis C
I can't stop the fear from flooding in
What will it be like to hold a rig again
Through all the loss and all the gain
I reckon that moment will bring me pain
But through the pain I'm able to see
God has his angels covering me

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God's little children are precious,
They are gifts that God gives to us.

God will guide us to teach them to be sweet,
His word will help us to share, which is neat.

Jesus had experience as a small child,
He is an example to us, tame or wild.

Each child needs to see Jesus' love through us,
Through our witnessing, these children will trust.

Singing or saying a little prayer each day,
This will help little children to walk God's way.

Jesus' footprints are the way to the light,
We lead our children with all of our might.

God's pure and perfect love are what we need,
Leading a child is how we plant a seed.

Teaching our children to pray,
Helps them to know what to say.

They will learn to seek His wisdom and love,
These children will seek for strength from above.

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The Armor of God

In ancient times when knights were bold,
They dressed in armor, so we're told.
When they went out to face their foe,
Their armor protected them head to toe.

Christians we must do the same,
Or be struck down by Satan's aim.
His flaming arrows fly all around,
Intending to knock us to the ground.

So put on God's armor without delay,
We need His protection everyday.
For our struggle is not against what we can see,
But the powers of darkness are our enemy.

Stand firm then and dress with all haste,
Start with truth buckled 'round your waist.
Satan fights dirty by spreading lies,
But the belt of God's truth will make us wise.

Next is the Breastplate of Righteousness,
That God provides for all who are His.
It's the righteousness of Christ covering you,
That the evil one cannot stand up to.
Now cover your feet with the readiness of,
Sharing God's gospel of peace and love..
Take the Shield of Faith and keep it near,
To deflect Satan's arrows of confusion and fear.

Place the Helmet of Salvation firmly on your head,
It will keep Satan's lies from filling you with dread.
He wants to make you doubt your salvation is sure,
But the helmet will guard your mind and keep you secure.

Your armor is complete, but now you need a sword,
So take the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of the Lord.
God's Word is sufficient to defend or attack.
With God's Word in your heart you can hold Satan back.

With your armor in place and your Sword in your hand,
Be strong in the Lord and in His power stand.
And pray in the Spirit at all times and all ways,
Cause the enemy trembles when Saints start to pray!

Based on Ephesians 6:10-18

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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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I love you Lord, with all of my heart,
I love you Lord, and this is a start.

I love you Lord, everyday,
I love you Lord, for what you say.

I love you Lord, for all that you do,
I love you Lord, because you are you.

I love you Lord, for giving us your Son,
I love you Lord, because you are number one.

I love you Lord, so very much,
I love you Lord, for your loving touch.

I love you Lord, in good times and bad,
I love you Lord, when I am sad.

I love you Lord, for setting me free,
I love you Lord, because you love me.

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The Gospel According to Me (2006)

It is not what I see but how I feel
It is through expression that bad times heal
Not true for all but certainly for me
We can not forge someone we were never meant to be

Moving a rock that will never budge
He did not put me in any position to ever judge
Our path is our own
In company or alone

There is or there isn’t that’s is your choice
Ignorance will never drown your voice
You will find your way just as it was meant to be
This is the Gospel according to me 

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In a bleak mid-winter
amid the winter snow

There is a green hill,
bright and beautiful;

our help in ages past

Gentle Jesus
What a friend;

Abide with me.

Inspired by the theme of my blog today' Ah Yes,I remember it well

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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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I write poems of love, paint pictures of life;
But nothing seems real, not until you're my wife.

I love you so strongly, all my heart and my soul.
My love is forever, to show you - my goal.

I've looked for you for years dear, trying to find my soul's mate.
Made mistakes and been lonely, but it's all been worth the wait.

God finally put us together, to make our souls one;
And i'll love you forever, even after this life's done.

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Remember These Three

With His deathbed, He staggers straight up a bleak hill.
Bless those who will help him as the others stand still.

So reluctant to shoulder the harsh timber He bore,
We all remember his name and the rest we ignore.

This woman’s small gesture in defying the crowd,
Refutes modern science, embossed on a shroud.

Near the end, his expression of truth and belief
Mark him always as good for he died as a thief.

For these smallest of mercies they did for a Lamb
Intercede for us, always, to the one called “I AM.”

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How long......will this sadness last
   how long will I live in the past

How long....will this nightmare stay
   how long...before I pray

How long...'ere the sun breaks through
   how long 'til you make all things new

How long....until I realise
   never to receive..other's lies

How long ?

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The dead and all they own lie in their box alone 
Covered by sod under the grass beneath their cold gray stones. 

As they lie in the endless dark rotten of meat and bone, 
Free of pain and hate and greed their spirit forever gone. 

I ask if the dead are lonely? Do their ghostly spirits roam? 
Do some dance in glory before the Master's throne?

Why do we rail our graveyards? Dead can neither walk or run. 
While the living find no reason to never again see the sun. 

There seem so many among us rotten of spirit and soul 
I pray for them to find their way before their spirits go. 

For when the box lid slams there is naught left to chance. 
The sharpness of one's faith will punch a ticket for the dance. 

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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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Be the Salt

Don't carry the dead back home
Leave them better left alone
Time will come to face those fears
Now your debts are in arrears
Grab the living by the hand
Tell them you still have a plan
Even beggarly and small
somehow rise above it all
Be the salt and not the dross
Claim the win and not the loss
Someone needs you to be strong
Fake it, make it right or wrong
"Till you really reach the place
where you learn to turn your face
to the only one who knows
how your inner garden grows.

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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

My dear friends, bow not to the "father of lies"
He prowls as a lion...only in disguise
                    Waiting so patiently; hour by hour
                    Seeking the straying sheep he'll next devour
                                        He licks his vile lips in anticipation
                                        Hungering for the fallen of creation
Dripping as honey, one slathering falsehood
Can slide down as easily as the truth would
                    But soon in our sickness, we weaken and die
                    We curse at the heavens as we wonder why
                                        We've eaten of evil for too many years
                                        And fatally deconstruct from our own fears

Let us not give one more days' satisfaction
Instead let us purposely spring into action
                    We'll tackle that liar with Truth from our Father
                    And let Satan know that he just needn't bother
                                        Even within a most imperfect world
                                        We're stronger than anything that he can hurl

For weaker is he that would see our joy die
And greater the One who will come, by and by
                    To take home His children that stand 'til the last
                    That day, at His feet, our golden crowns we'll cast 
                                        As He wraps us up lovingly in His embrace
                                        We shall weep with joy when we meet face to face

So, dear friends, bow not to the "father of lies"
Just fight the good fight, keep your eyes on the prize

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God has a plan,
And it is out of my hands.

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Blind Faith

Within my soul the darkest of places
Locked up inside of these tiny places

Sitting on the toilet to eat at the table 
Another animal sitting in his stable

Years away from being set free
All I have left is my pen and me

With pen in hand I start to write
Can a convict change his plight?

I shall become, “The mustard seed”
Can my faith become all I need?

I write of joy as well as love
From my cell I become a dove

Though my cell is cold and gray
Through my pen I shall sail away

Across skies clear and blue
I’m as free as any of you

Freedom is a frame of mind
Through my faith I am blind

Through blind eyes I can see
Accepting Christ has set me free

I missed the contest but that
doesn't matter. The message
is the same. Blind faith is a
wonderful gift I received in
the darkest of places. Since
that day my life has never
been the same. I ride my
faith like a surfer rides a
wave. God Bless, mj

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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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The Wise Ones will Rise

People who are kind and wise
their success will surely rise

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Across our Savanna

From shore to shore coast to coast
We’re the nation with the most

The most of what well lets just see
We lead in infidelity

We lead in sin that is for sure
Pay on Sunday is the cure

I think about our Countries plight
Seems like we have lost all sight

We’re founded in the name of God
Best not be the lightening rod

When lightening strikes it is no joke
Some bears weren’t meant to poke

We poke God every single day
Have no doubt that we will pay

We can’t just mold and bend his word
Expect our prayers to be heard

Forgive me Lord for I have sinned
Words cast out unto the wind

It’s best to live the words you pray
Walking the walk as they say

The Lord gives he can take away
Listen to these words I say

Like monkeys swinging from the trees
We keep doing as we please

One day across our Savanna
Yes, we have no bananas

My punch line is, "Yes, we have no bananas."
All I can say is I tried.

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There is an old fellow I know,
Who just turned 96 years old.
His health is not bad in the usual sense,
But with his everyday memories he does fence.

Oh, he can remember specific things,
But day to day, he has questionings.

It is difficult for those around him you see,
To put into perspective this reality.

They love him as a father, brother, and friend,
But against his barrage of questions is hard to defend.

He doesn't know how it hurts them so,
To see him wandering to and fro.

Yet, there is One who watches all,
And one day He will come to call.

For another chair will open for Jim,
There's a seat there reserved just for him.

And another card player will join the crowd,
That plays card games all day and laughs aloud.

I can only hope that for me will be there,
Some day, an open place with another chair.

Because the Lord deals all the cards,
For us on earth, that is what's hard.

We know not when He will our pinochle deal,
But when He calls the trump, our life has been sealed.

As things go here, we can only play our best,
And when our time comes, trust Him to do the rest.

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Time for all seasons is his plan,
roaming all of nature’s land.

Flowers bloom, their brightness fade,
Waters of life, we drink and wade.

Flowers spent, with grief we cry,
gazing upon the heavens high.

In seek of comfort, joy, and peace,
birds sing soothing, grief release.

Breath of breeze whispers love,
from the Holy one above.

Trees of shelter for mortal man,
until He holds us in his hand.

Love and peace for eternity!

For:  Brian Strand's 
        Poem of Faith Contest
        Won Honorable Mention
        July 1, 2010

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I Am a Reflection of the Creator's Hand

So many things I want to say,
Knowing many who have gone astray,
So many castles build on sand,
But mines, is a solid rock, on which I stand,
So many forgotten little sheep	
They have drowned in pools too deep,
So many questions that cause demands,
But mine, rest in the fathers hands.

We can shake our hands to the sky,
Beg for answers and scream our cries
We can let bitterness come between,
Curse others, fight and scream,
But when we lay it at his feet,
The holy fire causes all troubles to become obsolete
Learn to listen and then you will understand,
That we were made to be more than just human,
We are reflections of the creator’s infinite plan.

So many give up when they fall,
But God is greater than it all,
So many children run our streets,
Because they don’t know a love that is complete
So many trials cause despair,
And many tears plead its unfair,
But when you realize this is the master’s land
And that the finally is ABSOLUTLY grand,
You turn away from what they say
And allow the FATHER to lead the way.

We can shake our hands to the sky
Beg for answers and scream our cries,
We can let bitterness come between,
Curse others, fight and scream
But when we lay it at his feet
The holy fire causes all troubles to become obsolete
Learn to listen and then you will understand
That we were made to be more than just human
We are reflections of the creator’s infinite plan

Read His word and you will understand.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: Father’s Day 2012

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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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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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The Lull

I seek the lull--
To feel the tranquility of the night
The hush of birds in calm respite
The quiet compose of ancient trees
The muted hymn on dulcet breeze
On quiescent ridge of nocturne quest
Find soothing balm on angel’s breath.
Abeyant mind, free of hurt or qualm
Opens to Christ when faith is strong
Fearfully reached to touch a lightning rod
But found instead, the hand of God.

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The Power of Faith

The power of faith will help you through,
at times in your life,your not sure what to do.

Faith is one thing that I do believe,
it has gotten me this far and helped me achieve.

I believe in faith,it means strong belief or trust,
even if I don't believe,I think sometimes I must.

          The power of faith is strong,
            all you have to do is ask.

                Colleen Marie Bono

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My Gun

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

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Mental Rhythm 2008 Version 2

Less stress
More Sex
More Partying
More Laughing!

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The Devil is not your friend

The devil is not your friend,
Nor will he reward your loyal deeds,
He lurks around in silence
looking for someone to deceive,
The devil is not your friend,
Nor will he ever fulfill your desires,
He’s just using you as his puppet
to lure more into eternal fires,
For every sin committed in life,
Required a large sacrifice,
So look up, real soon
my perishing friends,
Ask the God of the universe to heal and mend,
Your heart, soul and mind
For we are not promised tomorrows time,
Make it right with the Maker of the universe,
Humble yourself before it gets worse,
His grace will lift you high
His blood is your alibi,
His blood makes you clean,
My dear world you were already redeemed.

By: Sabina Nicole

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All we are is all we are meant to be.
The sooner you stop wanting more, the happier you will be.

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Two Sons ('Only the Good Die Young')

Good Friday: At age thirty three
He suffered and died just for me

April 9th, year 2001
He joined Him at age twenty-one

***From a wise and comforting letter sent by a lifelong friend in April, 2001 which gently 
reminded us the time of year it was...I still have the letter

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Simple gifts

Should we ask for such an abundance of wealth from you?
When all around us waits a multitude of living beauty to view

One forgets the gifts you given to us going on about our day to day
We take for granted summer and the breezes of the trees that sway

We were given the right to think with our heads and make a choice
There are so many elements of nature that bring us reasons to rejoice

One of the great blessings is our ability to give and receive love
We should remember though our pockets are empty, our blessings are beloved

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The Lamp In The Shrine , She Kept Aflame

The Lamp In The Shrine , She Kept Aflame

(To give life and love, is the substance of a woman )

Every dawn, sprite in self, since her childhood 
a midst white frost, run to a shrine she would.
Among the Himalayan folds it stood, 
fed with virgin snow and made of  thin wood.

Aflame ,a lamp she kept, under a hood
in that shrine so sacred , where all found food
for body and mind, old and young, lewd and rude,
 weak and  strong ,life and love, holy and good.

Never once since her day did the lamp brood,
 fed it with substance of her own and brewed
She knew she should, as did other folks too, 
lamp of love if gone , life, would be gone too.

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A Is For Angel, Z Is For Zeal

A is for Angels who guard us night and day.
B is for Blessings that God sends our way.

C is for Church, a body of believers.
D is for Devil, that hateful deceiver.

E is for Eternal Life Christ purchased with His blood.
F is for Faith in God to keep us from giving up.

G is for Grace, God's undeserved favor.
H is for Heaven, our future home forever.

I is for Incarnation, God became a man.
J is for Jesus, the Son of God, the Great I Am.

K is for Kingdom, God's kingdom will never end.
L is for Love, on God's love we can depend.

M is for Miracles, wondrous things only God can do.
N is for New Birth - if you'll believe in Jesus, you'll be born anew.

O is for Obedience, God's Word we must obey.
P is for Promises, God keeps the ones He's made.

Q is for Quick,our Lord is quick to forgive our sin.
R is for Resurrection, Jesus died but rose again.

S is for Scripture, God's love letter to you and me.
T is for the Truth we'll find if the Scriptures we will read.

U is for Unity, in Christ we are united as one.
V is for Victory, through Jesus our battles are won.

W is for Worship, our God is worthy of honor and praise.
X is for X-alt the Lord with voices and hands raised.

Y is for Yahweh, the Hebrew name for God, so holy.
Z is for Zeal, a fervent devotion to God wholly.

This is just a taste of the treasure you will find,
If you will read and study God's holy Word divine.


For Cyndi's Z is for Zariah ABC Couplet contest.

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Treating life as though it were a game
Years go by and you still feel the same
Seems to you like it's all been mapped
Choices made and now you feel trapped
Make a wish upon that distant star
Struggle like a firefly inside a jar
Once knew freedom in your younger days
Reveled in the joy of your wandering ways
Dream of the past as the years go by
Wild and crazy, now some times you cry
Joys and sorrow, success and strife
All have purpose in a human life
Like a summer night without a moon
A set of lyrics that have no tune 
Some times you feel an emptiness inside
Like a place inside your heart has died
There's a light, on each one of us it beams
if  you believe they can't take way your dreams
Look beyond your problems and you'll find
Feeling trapped is just a state of mind
When you know that your heart is true
You find your skies will be turning blue

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Across All Winds

Beneath tapestries of sky and clouds of ivory
In a waltz we dance on bridges and on alleys

Across mosques' minarets, we hear the prayers
Then descend to hear the mirth of avid card players

Upon extending roads, we both speed along
Shining with the city lights, singing its songs

With the freedom of vagabonds, with dusk and day
On the vast waterfront, we accelerate, we sway

Whether it was inner solace, or a touch of rage
On your seat I always, share and assuage

We face fierce gusts, we feel the distant sky
Across all winds, my bike and I...

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As we move through our daily life
Sometimes with heartache pain and strife
Along comes an angel with eyes of blue
Then you're convinced she was meant for you

As we wade through uncertainty, wonder, and fear
Thanking the Lord for someone so dear
That there can be such goodness beauty and love
Convincing me this is a gift from above

As God lifts me and heals me from my loss
There are unfound mysteries and bridges to cross
One of my crossings has led me to you
And to be by your side is all I want to do

We have both seen our share of sorrow and hurt
Then you find yourself in a place where they do nothing
but flirt
That's all gone now and I have firmly decided
By the Lords good hand I have surely been Blindsided

Copyright 2010

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My hand holds your hand

My hand holds your hand and that`s enough.
In the green`s intervals, the weather is rough;
The blue wind freed its own ghost’s chain
Following the rhythm of the crystalline rain;
With the leaf`s thrill and embrace`s embers
Patient ruby hidden in alabaster chambers, 
Far from the desert of mirrors, standing aloof
As vulnerable as the surge`s serenity`s proof;
Simple surmise falling down with the mist,
Suspension bridge above the yellow East;
Looking from the season `s round roof,
Solitude seems hit by a rueful cold hoof.
Like the violet dawns date with the pale moon,
Chapel`s morning joined the emerald afternoon;
Air angels with white wings are our mates;
Trees beg for heaven to let open the gates; 
We listen to inner chansons sung by Edith Piaf
My hand holds your hand and that`s enough.

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A Stairway In The Sky

I climbed a stairway high into the sky, 
blowing a kiss, I had no tears to cry.
In a moment, all I knew was left behind;
on this quest, I felt blessed for joy I would find.
With a gentle nudge, my two feet stepped on air,
enveloped in truth yet not fully aware.
Pure love pulled me higher as I reached for the light.
The energy and peace were His gifts of insight.
Communing with Him, I was one with all creation, 
the unexplainable feeling, freedom and elation.
The warm winds fell silent, the clouds parted for me,
the sun shined on my face, I breathed eternity.
When I finally turned, I envisioned my life,
the glory of each dawn, the love, heartache and strife.
My time was not finished, I had more to do,
to run in the wind and swim in seas of blue,
to stumble and fall, then rise up again,
to be a mother, a mentor and friend.
He wanted me to love and worship Him more,
to forgive, live in grace, find peace and explore.
Following His lead, I promised to reach for the light, 
to live fully each day and to never lose sight
of this moment with Him, the loving smile on His face,
the beauty, connection, and joy of Heaven's embrace.

Inspired by Gail Doyle's blog, September 11, 2012

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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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Collaborating in the Clouds

Collaborating in the Clouds

Dear Lord, so often I hear Your most loving voice
Are You calling me home or giving me a choice?

     The neuropathy is a challenge for I gave you
     But on your path to heaven, I will see you through

Please don’t judge me by the many tears I have shed
I am weak; You are strong.  By Your strength I am led

     Gentle lady, rest assured I’ll not judge in haste
     Only on the love you gave will your fate be based

How can I know I’ve given enough to others
Love for humanity, all sisters and brothers?

     Your kind acts have far exceeded your mistakes
     The love web you spun, I’ll be sure it never breaks

Will my parents and husband be waiting for me
When I come to the end of this lifelong journey?

     They are here with Me now, and John sends you a kiss
     They wait for you to join in their eternal bliss

*Entry for PD’s “Collaborating in the Clouds” contest
By Carolyn Devonshire, June 28, 2012 

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All the colors that my eyes see
Seem to become a part of me

The red that bleeds my angry days
The gray that shades my darkest ways

The forest green that brings me ease
The purple tracks left from my disease

The black that dresses my hearts delight
To my faith which is a pillow of white

All these lead me to one conclusion
The rainbow is but another illusion

Written for the first part of Sir Brian's

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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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Among The Creations

13 March 2010

Among The Creations

I am blessed for being a God’s creation
Along with the grown up trees, I build my own foundation

And I whisper to the mighty wind
To bestow me a seed alike wunderkind

And in this soil, I will walk barefooted
That if  barkus is willing, my heart is embed

I see many daybreaks and sunsets
Along flowers bloom and gaping at the night’s garnet

Luxuriate to the florid orchard
With jazzing up of the playing of harpsichord

I am falling between frustration and elation
Sighing out loud along the sea waves commotion

That in this world, I am not alone
I will thrive and shrivel among the other creations

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The whale and the cow

The moral is believing, but as for the story, don't ask me how
So now you know the searing story of the whale and the cow

This ended the feud, the whale swam away tipping it's tail
Once on shore, the cow proudly turned towards the whale

The cow sprang off of their backs while letting out moo's
Whales were swimming around creating giant whirlpools

At the finish was a pier where a crowd of cows cheered
The landing made a great wake causing the whale to veer

It was almost game over when incredibly the cow flew past
The whale quit playing and swam fast, passing the cow at last

With a mighty glare the cow passed the whale, who could only stare
Watching the whales whipping tail, you'd swear it was in midair

The whale would stir up the water, but the cow had hidden powers
No contest rules, just a frantic swim that would seem like hours

The first one to cross the bay would win this amazing race
This was an impossible race, a cow verses a whale at a blinding pace

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Unconquerable, William Ernest Henley

Dust never settles on my back
Nor does rain on my nose
As the demands of the day persevere
The quietness of the night strengthens my soul

Pain is a stimulus of sorts
A constant reminder of my work still to be done
Time has indeed served as a mirror of my mistakes
Yet I persevere until the battle is won

Visions of Heaven delight my heart
The heat from Hell has changed my ways
Neither mediocrity nor hate shall enter my house
For the pursuit of wisdom marks the rest of my days 

As angels do not sing me praise
Nor shall I hang crucified for my wrong
My life shall stand as my judge 
My life and faith shall be my song

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Cherished Time

The hands of time just like God's love are eternal and unfailing. I count raindrops and cherish my day with psalm in heart, inhaling.

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There is a lot to be said about the spoken word,
But sometimes it takes silence to be heard…

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Judicial Branch

Judicial Branch of our government
	Supreme Court

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3rd Son

Papa Adam and Mama Eve's third son

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Beautiful You

                                            Beautiful You

When Heaven opens up, I feel the spill; the rain; the pour - 
I know your heart still breaks, and you need to cry some more.

When you think you're alone, with no-one beside you to listen - 
Remember I'm here along side you, drying the tears that glisten.

          I see you in mind's eye; your soul is open wide - 
          I am not gone, I did not die; I'm always by your side.

          Through your eyes, I see; my soul can boldly stride - 
          Born again, I'm free, as together our world's collide.

Over lush green grass I canter, I sprint; I bound and play - 
Infecting flowers with laughter; a breeze tickling their gentle sway.

Twinkling star called love; it's beauty is you; love's abound - 
A playful sun through cotton clouds, and dancing trees surround.

          If the sunny breeze is a voice so warm; grass, loving hands so true - 
          If flowers and trees, a form - then the beauty around me is you.

          Linked by love, so symphonic; I know, we're never apart - 
          Calming sound, so melodic; It's the music of your heart.

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     Means House of Bread

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Some Dreams

Some dreams have no answers some dreams make no sense
Some dreams last forever perched upon a Razor-wire fence

Some dreams make us empty, other dreams make us whole
I once rode the breath of a dream right straight into my soul

Sometimes I search for answers to questions I have never thought
I used to think every dream had a price and it could be bought

I learned that dreams, which can be bought, are not dreams at all
Just another way for some fool to bang his head against the wall

I pray all throughout the day, in the circle I burn my sage
Isn’t everyday of our lives another beautifully written page

This is the way I have come to believe, it is everything that I see
Sometimes what is, is not what was, but it is as it should be

Life is made for living and we must all choose our path
The good, bad, happy or sad, it is up to us to do the math

So what does this poem mean have I not written it so clear
Dreams, schemes and old routines can drown our soul in tears

So if we are unhappy about the lives that we have come to live
Lets rely on a dream with Jesus Christ teaching us how to give

When we are willing to give all we have, the Lord will
make sure we will always have something to give. Be
strong in who you are and what you believe because in
the end you will pay the price of your actions. Let your
Soul be where you seek your answers for Christ lives
with-in each of us. Our mistakes prove we are human
our salvation proves we are redeemed and our love is
what proves we are saved. I love all of you more than
i could ever say. I hope that Gerard Keogh Jr. reads
this poem for i wish to dedicate it to him. What a
wonderful gift his poem to many of us was.

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Morning thoughts

As light overpowers darkness
slowly grows my readiness,

against the odds, despite the cost
and all the battles that I lost,

to faithfully pursue once chosen God’s path
without asking questions or doing the math,

to play a part that’s rarely applauded
in this world of beauty so badly corroded,

and as the sun rises, birds begin to sing
I smile to myself: what will this day bring?

(written 16. 08. 2012)

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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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The Last Walk In The Dark

Washed away in the rain...
Only scars from the pain...

Trickling down are new smiles...
A soul stretched out for miles...

Bent in two from harsh lonely days...
Those little demons had their ways...

Spikes of fear can never again penetrate...
Pushed to the edge but I will never hate...

A floorless walk over hot coals...
But in the end that's how I roll...

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The second miracle,,,,,,,

Oh "Great Spirit" hear my words of truth and prayer

Long life for this child, breathing the earths fresh air

Teachers were given this precious gift, from your guiding hands 

My grand-daughter they named Mali, who has all the lesson plans 

So, that all may learn your lessons and the wisdom of your word, 

to her parents you gave choices, instead of following the herd. 

To choose the best for Mali, with all the fear and doubt you raised 

Is a challenge to the best yet, they completed it unpraised. 

They overcame each obstacle and hurdle that you made 

With fear and doubt they fought so, she won't be dismayed. 

I know life is Yours to give or take, anytime you choose, 

with that give her life, on earth, and put mine as a muse. 

This world no longer has use of it and I feel its course is run 

So let, your child, Mali live the life, that Liam had begun 

I see she has much to give this world, that it could surely use 

My plea is that her life be renewed, before you must re-cuse

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Beast back to Love

Her decadent world
Brings tears to her eyes,
A carnivorous place
Filled with lies,
Upside down kingdom
In a storm
Only love that is written
Can keep her blood warm,
Truth emanates from her lips
As she dives in
Restores her grip,
She cannot let the task daunt her
The shadows cannot haunt her,
Reflection must take place
To win this inevitable race,
With God on her side
She can abide,
The ghosts of her past
Are fading fast,
A heart that radiates from up above
Can restore this beast back to love.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: June 2010

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In My Mirror

In this mirror, you can hear the child in a tall grass field and running wild The timothy grass hides this boy from view Your watching, and wondering, is that you Too few summers, with many lessons to learn from earth, deer, trout, eagle and fern As student's we gain and strengthen our voice for the path we follow in life, is our choice Take joy in this journey but, leave no track If Mother Earth cries, then you can't go back I see in this mirror, that the child has grown a man,now stands strong, to hunt on his own As he ventures through this forest of strife making choices that affect generations of life Pray that his choices weren't guided by greed Mother Earth cried, the "Great Spirit" takes heed 50 years of choices, in this generation's reign Tears come to my eyes, I feel Mother Earth's pain Man's greed and arrogance spoiled water, air, sky and land Mother Earth, I see is crying, poisoned by human hand With grand-children sick, from this contamination of earth I ask grand-father's guidance, that he return Mother's mirth Man has stopped listening, he's only guided by greed Are only deaf people listening, I keep planting the seed I need your strength and wisdom to guide me along without fear of what's coming, my relations are strong Now I see in the mirror, an elder in white This mirror fades to darkness, I pray for the light
for "The Rhyming Game" contest The mirror doesn't lie!

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Eternal Life

Eternal life begins with baptism
It continues through death and have no end


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Softer Than Fleece

I sit on my porch on this beautiful day
I will become this poem prayer I now pray

I have learned to enjoy the simple things in life
My daughter’s smile and the love of my wife

The way the leaves rustle in the morning breeze
God’s music always seems to bring me such ease

I love how the breeze softly kisses my face
Tis’ the natural wonder of God’s embrace

I have learned to love as well as learned to live
You know life’s greatest joy is learning to give

Give all that you are till you empty your cup
Have the heart of a lion, soul of a pup

The beautiful things truly cost not a dime
I’m trying hard to make the most of my time

So many years wasted so few left to go
There are so many things that I wish to know

I learn so many new things each passing day
Sometimes I feel like I’m slipping away

I’m trying hard to become all I can be
I owe that social responsibility

What this poem’s about I truly don’t know
Reckon it’s just another piece of my soul

A soul that has finally found itself some peace
What was once a rock is now softer than fleece

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Advent Service

Advent Service 

Fresh-faced innocence
In light's pure radiance
Eyes aglowing
Wonder showing
In receipt of given light
Shines within the darkest night.

Christ has come into this world
Innocent child yet radiant light
Speechless I can only watch
Long to worship with a touch
Offer the child that lives in me
At this holy nativity

Anne Linington
2006 ©

Advent Sunday is my favourite day in the Church Calendar- with all the anticipation of the
fulfillment of prophecy, as Christ the light comes into the world.

This poem is a "snap-shot": a young chorister having received her lighted candle turned to
light the one behind her; as she turned her pretty face is bathed in light

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What dreams are made of

Of pink candy floss and cloudy white fluff Of magic wands and fairy tale stuff Of Pixie dust and her shiny shimmer Of rays of hope with golden glimmer Are all dreams made. Of bubbly bright days and starry nights Of a rainbow arc's appeasing sight Of firm belief to do the unheard, untold Of daring to rummage for the pot of gold Are all dreams made of. Of a pair of smiling lips and wishful eyes Of a happy heart wherein honesty lies Of the strong urge within to turn the tide Of the childlike glee to join the joy ride Are all dreams made of. Of beauty lying in eye of beholder Of faith in the happily-ever-after Of willingness to hold hands, take the plunge Of readiness, as destiny knocks, forward to lunge Are all dreams made of. Of strong desire and concrete grit Of stern character and some sharp wit Of ever glowing will and unwavering dedication Of fearless mind's victorious anticipation Are all dreams made of. 1/8/2012

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Life's puzzle

Are we people seeking answers to our lives, hopes and dreams?
From beginnings of our youth, we're taught to plot and scheme

In life we learn to make our place and to maximize our dreams
We work to pay our way, or are we paying for others schemes?

To respect all of the people, who seek prominence and wealth
Learn from leaders of this world, and stack the hand you're dealt 

Your worth and happiness are found by seeking wealth in coin
only a few can take but, all must pay, it's all in the club you join

You sell your smile's for a dollar, and your freedom for your joy 
Fact is your still building monuments for coin collectors to enjoy

Leaders use people in this world, for labor as a remote control toy
push a button, pull the stick, to control each women, man and boy 

Is their similarity, of life and history we've learned from all our books?
This life you've led, was it the plan to leave our children on the hook?

It's said we can learn from our past, to avoid making the same mistake
less intelligence then the ape man, as we teach mistakes not to make

Having the same ideas, of our worth, as when Jesus walked this earth
Do you think the value of our life, is the number of coins we are worth?

Think you've missed the meaning of this journey, ever since your birth?
Our journey is to learn and teach, all the children, not to take the mirth.

In his words, the circle of life is to be followed by heaven, as we all know
with an eternal peace, happiness and joy, without pain, suffering or woe

Instead of chasing coin and following false leaders like herds of sheep
spread destruction and defile the air, sea and land for more coins to heap

Shouldn't we prepare to enter Heavens gate, if this is what we seek?

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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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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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Straight To To The Top

Lets raise our hands and all rejoice
Allow the world to hear our voice

This time of year the work never ends
We join together and help our friends

That’s how the Lord would have it be
I offer help to you, you offer help me

We are working together hand in hand
Because our harvest shall feed the land

Praise the Lord I want it to show
Jesus is the harvester of my soul

Jesus is now who harvest my crop
From the bottom straight to the top

Written for Brian's contest. Being from
a farming County the Harvest is very
dear to me. Last year I missed it due
to my back, this year I'm in school. I
think I'll go out on the weekend and
work a few hours for free just so I can
remain a part of something that I love
so much. Nothing like the smell of the
harvest in the morning, waiting on the
dew to dry so you can roll up in the Rice.
God I do miss the long days of honest
work but the Lord is Harvesting my life
in a new direction.

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You Inspire Me

You Inspire Me

What inspires me?

A song lyric-------a brave, determined person (Man or Woman)

A gifted child

An Innovator, innovators are individuals that are firsts to do something.

That inspires me and by the way…

O mother you inspire me (most of all)!

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Legislative Branch

Legislative Branch of our government

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Raindrops Mixed with Tears

Raindrops paint a muted reflection on my front window pane.
Wails come from a thunderous sky; I wipe away my tears again.

The summer sun melts my mask and a still breaking heart.
Raindrops fall cleansing the earth, I resign to make a fresh start.

Violent storms defined my summer, autumn rain renews my soul.
Drops create a clear reflection, a smile and precious life extolled.

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For The One I Know

For the One I Know

In the ray of the rising sky
Will I raise my voice to the Most High
To glorify His Gracious name
The one that is never the same
With anything or bear by lords or gods.
On kneel will I affirm that no gods
Like Him. He is pure, He is One
And will remain Holy One in town.
His mercy cut across Whole clan
He mold. His Glorious vein... and His 'can'
Makes Him the Ever-living Superior
Being. While all remain inferior
Of everything a nation or society
Can claim. He maintains unequivocal entity
In history, as far as minds know
And as far as ancestors flow;
No Wisdom will... or surpassed His
“Being” and “Being Not”, which is of His
Understanding, the why- no one overrules Him.
Signs… and knowledge is Him,
That no mission and vision mask His bowls:
The why His “Be” and “Be not” is beyond owls.

At the climax of the caressing heavens
Will I not retreat to bow, and will bring on His evens
To the navel, the sea, the fountain, the soil…
And by His Grace will I cease not but toil 
And eat joyfully from my earnings;
To equally appreciate my bearings,
And confer respect and honor -the glue-
To whom, He stressed and concurred, is due…
For God,  and only Him will I not stop being loyal… 
And will I not complain… with little or no royal.

I pray at the verge of collapse:
An alternating moment of taps,
Should I not, get tired of exalting His names.
For He’s Ever-worthy of His names; 
Deserving is He to be glorified -the loving good God;
And Worthy is He to me -the Almighty God.

Will I not: I will not
Should I not: I should not

For: Suzanne Delaney's 'Let's Be Open' Contest.

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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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Paintings of light

Dreams, all ride in a rainbows seam
Angel's paint skies, with a kaleidoscopic theme

Watch them flow, from the heavens to earth
Feeding seeds of hope and restoring mirth

Life, born or unborn, speak and proclaim
that "painting the sky, will draw acclaim"

Rain is the prism, used to separate light
and make beauty visible, dispelling plight

People are able to find peace on earth,
just follow the rainbows to find it's re-birth

Rainbow Fun~ Ridding Rainbows~ Anything Rainbow goes ~
for PD'c contest

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Sacred Lotus

Between her delicate hands
She holds the sacral lotus
Of love and inspiration
It is all about healing the heart
Through oscillating moments
Of liberation 

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Please Lord

Please Lord help me pray,
I stay alive just one more day.

The past has been rough and the future unsure,
there will be more tough times I will have to endure.

With faith and love on my side,
I need to give in and no longer hide.

Thoughts that I have every single day,
most of them are bad and won't go away.

My souper friends have tried to help me on my way,
I just need to stop resisting and maybe I'll be ok.

                      COLLEEN MARIE BONO

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Earth, Fire, Water and Wind have knowledge

Is joy found in Thee and thine or in me and mine? 
Whose words teach of the path, my life will define

Is happiness found, respecting all things, being kind?
By seeking a common good of man, with thee in mind

Or by achieving goals, success that will benefit me
Is this the key to unlock the grace foretold from thee?

It seems that many men’s words differ in religious belief
Each group’s path shifts, as when wind blows a leaf

Which men’s words should I follow, whose thoughts are true
Or do these men speak with words, mixed in an evil brew

As I think, ponder, on what path I should follow in life
You guide my direction, as the "Great Spirit", my fife

Let earths wind, water, fire, teach animal, plant and man
All lessons they need learn, from the creator of the plan

All mankind needs your grace to discern wisdom from folly
Some men distort your words to sell tickets on their trolley

With "faster is better" and “giving of your life will be holy”
Beware the cost of the ride, proceed a little more slowly

Wisdom discerns truth, as knowledge comes alive
Let your spirit be taught, before man can contrive

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Life in focus

The wind doth brace my body so,
As I stand astride the moor.
Invigorated by its feel,
To the sky an eagle soars. 
For what splendor and sweet freedom,
Will my soul, feel such happiness.
Given all that’s gone before me,
So much sorrow and unrest.
Oh to see the sun at daybreak,
At dawn the rising mist.
To walk barefoot on the dew tipped fronds,
And to know that I am blessed.
For upon my face the warming sun,
That leaves a kiss with such caress.
Flowers with scented blossoms lie,
On their petals my head I rest
©  N  windle  2012

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Dry Ground

At times my witness to this young mother was sorely lacking,
So many times I pondered, if in my heart, I might be slacking;
My words fell, or so it seemed, beyond her range of hearing,
And God, at times, allowed my heart to near a point of searing;
For her, why had God chosen my heart to so encumber?
This burden tendered me had power from morning light to slumber;
Was it because my immediate thought was turning her away?
That God chose to place her in my heart that meeting day;
Because she worked for me I felt bound in just what I could say,
For fear that something might be taken in an inappropriate way;
So thoughts concerning her became burned beyond my forgetting,
From the time she left our lives just like a sun at setting;
My objective concerning her has not changed since early days,
I wanted/want my life to be a witness to her in some small ways;
I prayed/pray Dear Lord, use me no matter what the cost,
Just keep Shirlene in a place in life, wherein she won't die lost;

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Talk turkey; talk turkey
It's Thanksgiving day.
Fill up your mouths
the Thanksgiving way.

Gobble down; gobble down
meat and red berries.
Some adding gravy
for flavour that varies.

White mashed potatoes
hollowed in boats.
Filled with yellow butter
that warms 'till it floats.

Turnip and parsnip
mixed in together.
Tangy mild flavour
that lasts forever.

Green tiny peas
piled on the side; 
covered in butter
in tears they have cried.

All for the price of a prayer
to say thanks
and gathering our friends
in a place that is nice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Priest and The People

"The gates come down this night!"
Roared the man of light

Driven by fear and obsession
It was one sin never told through confession

Bellowing orders from atop his balcony
Blinded by delusions of glory

The priest led his herd
Countless dreams were crushed with the subtle power of one word

The mob lurched forward down the beaten trail
The wind howled as it began to hail

The wild pitch began to reach fervor
As the line between beast and man began to blur

The hopes for riches and plunder
Fueled the urge to tear the gates asunder

With a deafening crash the gates fell
As did the hopes that whatever lay beyond would release them from their hell

The priest waddled in holding the tails of his gown
Anxiously looking around

But there were no trophies or golden rings
Just rusted monuments to long forgotten kings

The priest fell to his knees
The people gathered to leave

As he began to shout
His eyes fell on the nail marks trying to get out

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Clouds of despair will block out our sun
Trials and burdens each weighing a ton

God brings those clouds into your life
Not without conflict, discord or strife

Are they punishment or sent to refresh
Love incarnate through a Saviours flesh

Do not flee from raindrops that may fall
Let them linger enough for mercy’s recall

Grace will fall –heavenly drops from above
Till the last drop of water-a chastising love

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There is always a reason
	Why things happen


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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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What's in Our American Future

Is our American Nation, now the new frontier
by accepting All People that seek work and life here

I understand technology has shrunken this world
Did the Rights of Citizens shrink, as our flag unfurled

It seems that the loudest voices that you hear today
All cater to self interest, while trying to lead America astray

"We the People" does it still mean Citizens have the Voice
To decide what is best for America, We The People Make The Choice

When big money and interests from outside these states
Try to dictate Our Future, by buying people to act as mates

Remember the words shouted by Paul Revere on his ride
Listen to the cries from our ancestors as they seek to divide

When limits are the only solutions and if bans become fact
Citizens think for yourself, what you lose, and judge the impact

If our States Rights are limited, to a path by government as planned
It's our ancestors battles, blood and voices that put a vote in your hand

We can Teach All The Children of whats right and whats wrong
To pray, Trust in God, the value of family and how to belong  

We have been leaving teaching to others to seek and accumulate wealth
Without thinking coins can't buy an Angel or protect children's mental health

Their are so many different answers That We All Need To Discuss,
so cut those puppet strings, start thinking, instead of riding the bus

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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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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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Perfect Star

Star of Heaven, come to earth;
lead us once again to our Savior's birth.

Speak the language from God's own lips;
grant us nectar in honeyed sips.

Invade our hearts with revealing light;
accept our praises this holy night.

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Wind Chimes Of Time

Holding hands to keep time from being wound...
Like patient wind chimes that spill small sounds...

Life inside a raindrop where the vision is unclear...
Upside down words that speak without a moist tear...

Still pictures of forever that coat our misty trails...
With street signs of misdirection that pull for us to fail...

A stumble or two teaches us the value of what we have today...
To always remember the cold and sadness before it went away... 

We hang on to the one thing in life that will always keeps us true...
Faith in where we are and how it will always be just me and you...

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First Murderer in Human History

The first murderer in human history

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Oak Haven

Silhouetted against a rising full moon
Stands a lone live oak in solitude
A haven for homeless woodland creatures
Graceful limbs mark its features
Untouched as land was cleared for wood
Its beauty left it where it stood
“Come unto me all ye homeless and broken
Herein find ye rest” soundlessly spoken

Written by: Debra Squyres  5-4-2012

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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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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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3rd Glorious Mystery

Third Glorious Mystery 
The descent of the Eternal Holy Spirit

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going home

Oh sweet love that’s now been taken,
Back to thy loving care,
Their life on earth you lent us,
To enrich ours while they’re here.
And now they are returned, 
Once again were on our own,
Give strength, and light our path lord,
In a world that’s filled with wrongs.
We know you have a purpose,
Yet to us it seems unclear.
But faith in you eternal,
Will help to ease our fears.
And when our time must surely come,
To meet you at the end,
To dwell in peace forever,
And to meet our love again.

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Only you can understand

Selfish, compulsive, 
the old flesh must die,
Inside I know I need to just cry,
Let out the years like a cleansing rain,
Allow the Almighty to take away the pain,
Fear of failure keeps me locked down,
Only in Your presence
Does my mind become sound,
Questions unanswered,
The future is in Your hands,
My God it’s because of You I can even stand,
How to uncover, peel apart what is wrong,
I write it in poems and play it in songs,
The whole operation needs a charge from the source,
I’m in your school absorbing every course,
Faith and trust,
Is an absolute must,
To become whole again,
Not just pretend,
I must continue to pursue the one holding my hand,
Only HE CAN FULLY understand,
I must patiently wait,
While I rejuvenate,
For His kingdom to come,
For His will to be done,
Inner peace,
Calms the sea,
His love is what finally set me free.

BY: Sabina Nicole

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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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Prince of the Air

According to the Bible
Satan is the prince of the air

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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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Freedom gives itself away

Everytime i think i am hiding
hiding from experience 
the thought flow forever blinding
captive in its omnipresence 
certain paths have no finding
beware of any convergence
a rigid view forever binding.
Seek to witness truth in beauty
witness the beauty in truth
a bite of apple can prove fruity
each natural chunk holds proof
change perception alter reality
experience the magnitude of truth
don’t assert the definition of congeniality.

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AFTER THE STORM Mid deepest black of heart break sorrows Vanish fear of dread tomorrows, Cruel pain that scars and shakes us Bravely heals and then remakes us. Dawn Light bids from far flung hills, Joy surrounds –with each step thrills. Doubts will vanish with a sigh-- Mindless worries pass us by. Treasured arms enfold us--warm-- After the storm.

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It is time to wake up and be truthful to ourselves.
We are just a dream lacking butterfly wings.

It times to strive for more.
The floor has no ceiling.

Our dynasty will form.
Our destiny is ours.

The monarch must rule.
We are the colors that soar.

We are North America.
We are the people that were discovered.

This is our time to thrive.
We have survive through atrocities.

We reside in our given places.
We are the faces of tribes.

Those that hate us are not within this world.
We are of a greater determination and of God.

The spirits of our people are our sacred grounds.
To thread across, is uncouth and unsound.

We will stand up for our rights.
We will fight for our way of life.

We are the voices of Chiefs.
We are the Tribes.

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Skipping Communion

O, thy eyes doth not bring guilt unto me,

For neither mine hath cast it upon thee!  

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Prophet Isaiah

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

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The Lonesome Gods

Do the lonesome gods up in the sky,
Ever question or wonder why;

Their faithful up and left them bare,
Alone and afraid without a prayer;

No homage is now paid to the gods,
No tribute left to the beings once awed;

Do they ever ponder where their followers went,
Or do they still wait for gifts to be sent;

Has it left them weak, barely hanging on,
Since their worshipers have all gone;

Or are they there, just biding time,
Watching the fallen committing their crimes;

Hoping someone will remember their grace,
The ones that ruled with hammer and mace;

Did they vanish from their temples of stone,
Are they terrified now, at being alone;

I think of them often, wondering if they are there,
And I hope that it helps them, knowing I care.

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Burning Embers

Alive are my embers Alive in great numbers Taking life from my dreams Those irreal ones, so it seems Yet, their motto is to burn and to flare Even when without an ounce of air Having their basis in hope They make me climb every slope A dream or a sign To discard, I would never deign! A mystery brought forth in a temple When misery and despair came in ample! Alive are still my embers A decade later life still clambers Yet, as long as I breathe and write My embers shall bring me to my light
Anoucheka Gangabissoon For the contest Burning Embers

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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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The Great Pumpkin

Pumpkin King;  hear you wheeze.
Open lungs as light as leaves.
Oh; Great pumpkin; long-time wait.
Coming closer brings my fate.

Barometer up above my ears.
Hollow ground will add to fears.
Pumpkin patch about my feet.
Will you rise up and bring my treat.

Oh; Great Pumpkin hear my prayers
Bring my candy and hide my terrors.
Fill my pillowcase till it flows
till Halloween - The Great Pumpkin shows.

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Not Your Fight

Dragging, lagging down this road,
Many things I was never told,
Stumble, tumble to the ground,
Looked up and saw no one was around,
Scraped and bruised... on both knees,
Begging for this disease to seize,
One more breath before I break,
When suddenly I realize You died for my sake,

When I can’t seem to find the words to say,
To cancel out these feelings of dismay,
When all I’ve seen was equivalent to shame,
And tornados wipe right through the pain,
When water washes the frailty and dishonor,
And most thought I was just a goner,
Your whispers penetrate my night,
 Speaking out “this is not your fight”
“ I died to fill your life with might”

Holes in souls are hard to bare,
Especially when your scars are there,
Hearts that plead to overflow,
Sometimes bleed and cannot let go,
But through the madness and through the times,
There is only one name that comes to my mind,
Nails that sacrificed for our greater good,
Can relate to my deaths even if He was misunderstood,

When I can’t seem to find the words to say,
To cancel out these feelings of dismay,
When all I’ve seen was equivalent to shame,
And tornados wipe right through the pain,
When water washes the frailty and dishonor,
And most thought I was just a goner,
Your whispers penetrate my night,
Speaking out “this is not your fight”
This is not your fight,
This is not your fight.

Sabina Nicole

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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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His Canvas He Tickled

God dipped His paintbrush in tangerine light,
painted streaks of blushes into the night

Silhouettes of trees for that added breeze,
some with leaves unfurling, awake from freeze

Added some contrast, skies above went dim
He looked at His opus and then said, "Hmm..."

"Something's still missing", and then He chuckled...
Three birds: a Smile; His canvas He tickled

** July 11, 2010 written for Carolyn's Heaven Sent Smiles ^_^

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Living contrasts

two people telling their stories
one fighting, one worries
warm breath shifts into white clouds
cancer’s death a freezing shroud
I listened to the both of them
their trust a private  gem 
I felt their huge and intimate fears
while walking on both saw my tears

©Ellie Daphne van Stralen 2012

GiMmI.. WhAt I wAnT.. wHaT I rEaLlY rEaLlY WaNt..... <3 
Contest Judged:  12/17/2012 12:00:00 AM	 
Sponsored by: Tracie- Indigo Dreamweaver

5	Living contrasts        Ellie Daphne van Stralen

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A David for David

David is small teenage boy from Israel
A son of Jesse whose king named Saul

He carried a slingshot on his side for protection
Used it for work with a matching pouch of stones

There’s a war between Israel and Philistine
Takes forty days for them to initiate how to begin

David knew about the giant called Goliath
Not afraid to fight him without any mask

He only carried with him his faith to defeat 
The mighty giant whom every man is afraid

One day David saw Goliath at the battlefield
Ready to fight, so he closed his eyes and prayed

The giant move forward for a great kill
David reached his bag and used his skills

The stone hit the giant straight in the forehead
He fell face down on the ground and really beg

David took Goliath sword, killed him and cut his head
He did it finally and triumphantly makes the giant dead

I compare this story of faith and bravery to our dear David the poet
With his powerful poems makes us inspired even if we didn't meet yet

Enjoy your long vacation together with your beautiful wife
I know you are happy sharing unforgettable moments in life

October 24, 2012
By: Maria Paz
For Cyndi's "A David For David" Contest
1st Place Winner

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They say “God has forsaken us just look around”
Wars and storms are destroying our hometowns,
They say “if there is a God why are so many in need?”
People are steeling and lying with hearts overwhelmed with greed
They say “It’s all Gods fault”… man takes no blame,
We curse God, push him out of our lives, and then accuse him when we are put to shame,
Oh blinded world filled with an abundance of vanity
You speak evil of him with mouths filled with profanity
Disobeying all he has commanded us to do
His rules were made to keep us safe, to avoid the chaos in which we now suffer through
They say “God is far and he doesn’t care”
When it is our hearts that have turned from him, grown cold, brittle and bare
All we have to do is repent and change our wicked ways
Then in the blink of an eye he will restore us to our golden days
But human pride thinks it can beat him and reason thinks it will win
Read the bible, rebelliousness is how destruction all begins
Society gets darker and more corrupt each and every year
Many are growing hopeless and becoming overwhelmed by fear
God never left us… we as a country left him
God cannot bless a nation who is worshiping sin
In his infinite mercy he has allowed judgment to shake up his lost sheep
Those raindrops you see are his tears…yes our God does weep
Wake up great nation remember why we have been incredibly blessed
It’s not because we’re so brilliant it’s because our forefathers made vows to God that we would give him our best
Generations are born and then they die
It is our obligation to leave a legacy about our creator who is more than just a mystery hidden in the sky
His eyes watch over every human, animal, insect and tree
His love holds this entire world unconditionally
So take some time to consider how fragile are lives really are
Man can’t stop natural disasters or shootings by a mad man in a car
Live each day in love, forgiveness and submission
Put away idolatry, lust and religious tradition
Make a decision to have a “personal” relationship with God alone
And watch how life will change for you whether you’re young or already grown.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: 11/6/12

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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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Abberations of a flailing mind

The morning births a new day's sun
Revealing night's shadowed pun

Why this road, you ask of me?
Something wrong, I've done to thee?

My body weighs like anchored ships
No words I speak from quivering lips

My hands are bound, my mind is spent 
As thoughts incarnate my lovers scent.

My sight is scant, a labored breath
Desperate cries, My soul near death

Each beat my heart now pays its dues 
For loving you was mine to choose

I lye in angst, a tattered seam 
A chapter closed on lover's dream

Oh my lord, my dearest friend
I pray to thee in hopes to mend

This broken heart, of saddened tale
To find the truth where others fail

My dearest God I crave thee now
Since my love has flown to thou

These answers that I fail to find
Aberrations of a flailing mind

Imprison me from heavens love
And make me doubt my God above

But I will not let idle mind
Keep me from my destined time

For life is short and one day near
I'll hold the one I love most dear

So steadfast will I trust in him
And never doubt my God within.

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Within My Heart - A Prayer

Within my heart...
I trust the Lord, Jesus, when I feel defeated
remembering in troubled times, He is needed.
He is the Almighty who mends the broken-hearted.
He is the Father who embraces the departed.
I call his name to discover hope and love again.
He has never forsaked me, my Savior and Friend.
I cry out to Jesus in supplication this hour.
His love pours over me, a heavenly shower.
He answers my prayers. He calms my storms.
Through tears, I thank Him for a life transformed.
Lord, I feel sorrowful. Lift me above your creation.
Comfort me through days of trial and tribulation.
I will not live solely by my own understanding.
By faith I believe You died, rose and are living...
within my heart.

*John 16:33

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Pierce her Heart

Simeon told Mother Mary
A sword would pierce her heart.

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Child of the night

Passed by on the street with a glance or a stare.
Forgot in a moment; Why would I care?

Roaming the night feeling your soul bleed.
Always alone with your shame and your need.

Shying away from the suns warm glow.
A wounded child unable to know.

The glorious flower hiding inside.
Yearning to burst with color and pride.

Who tends the garden sowing the seed?
Feeding and trimming and tending all need.

With his love and his word the flower will bloom.
Glorious color bursting forth from the gloom.

Unto the sky the flower will raise.
Full of joy, full of laughter, full of praise.

                       Copy write 2011 
                       Russell H Smith 

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Hieroglyphs unknown by Champollion

Kids are playing with strange blue graffiti
So, they wrote several times: ”Neffertiti” …

And drew the most beautiful queen`s head.
The whole history of Egypt written in red, 

With sacred hieroglyphs unknown by Champollion:
The Pharaons` destiny dandles a dewy dandelion…

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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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Save Me Now For All I Care

To my right and to my left
I am surrounded by ocean-wide debt.
I owe a lot, I owe my life
but when I ran there was a strife.

To my back and to my front
I am filled with emptiness - a predator that hunts
the lost prey
till it dies and its body decays.

North, East, South, West.
Where is the damned treasure chest?
Where is the shining star that shone the light
and lead the wise men to Jesus in that Christmas night?

Someone, please show me the road, 
show me the way away from this freezing cold
and hold my hand, and kiss my cheek
and lead me through the hours, days and weeks
because this boat is sinking, and sinking fast.
I really don't know how long I can last.
So fire the gun up into the air
and save me now for that's all I care.

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Sinners choice

I have found myself in a 
muddled mess 
This situation has me in a great 

I find myself walking to a 
web-like crossroad
What way will have a place 
for a sinners load

If I take one path, make one 
subtle choice
I may lose power, volume 
inside my voice

What do I do, oh what do I do
Which path ahead, only is true

Uncertainty whirling inside my 
indecisive head
I have walked the path and 
God, I have plead

Hear my soul manifesting from 
my voice
Help me to find my only worthy 

So I can find love, that is sent 
from above
Any other love, not sent from 

Will bring me down and lead 
me wrong
Who can I look to in this all so 
worldly throng

I know I am not practiced 
bowing on my knee
Having this feeling of faith 
inside my plea

But hear me God if just for this once
Fill my heart with your loving guidance

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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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Finding Peace

I walk among the weathered stones, Contemplating my life alone; Staring into the vanishing light, Praying for the courage to face the night; Fearing the endless days up ahead, I’m stuck here alone, no friends but the dead, Trapped in this place, never to be freed; I was deserted by all in my hour of need; I look around but no one is there, Filling my lonely heart with despair; The soulless blackbirds fly overhead, “Tirzah” they whisper, my name brings me dread; I’m stuck here alone with naught but my fear, The path to my future remaining unclear; I cling to the memory of my fading past; Hoping that I can find peace at last.

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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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A Message From Above

A Message From Above

This message I send to you my friend
A brand new season will soon begin

Our Father said, “It’s only a test”
So just rest in Him  and do your best

The people you can not always please
So take a moment and feel the breeze

Enemy wants to knock you off guard
But his old tactics we will discord

You know Big Daddy certainly cares
Whatever the load He’ll help you bear

May Angels surround you from above
Just lift your hands high and feel His love

In-hale…Exhale…feel His peace within
In-hale…Exhale….feel His peace again

**To a dear friend but goes out to all that need a word

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They came disguised as angels to one He had forgave 
To make him fall unfaithful and drag him to the grave 
He did not drink the water in Hell the night before 
Would not deny the Father and bravely fought that war 
Had seen the fiery ocean and kissed the lame man’s feet 
Held tight the weeping woman and watched the demons eat 
A man with pitch-black eyes said, “they love the world they’re in.” 
“They believe the ancient lie and you will never win.” 
He then became a cobra with two heads in the sand 
“Forsake the name Jehovah or never leave my land.” 
With God’s Word the serpent fell he’s said to say, “Not here.” 
With the Lord departed Hell without defeat or fear. 
Safely in the living world believing all was won 
Shared this with a kindred soul but Satan was not done 
Something strong was drawing near sons sleeping in their beds 
“If I fight this battle here by morning I’ll be dead.” 
When all was calm they came back pretending to be friends 
Offered gifting for attack to be God’s champion 
“Lay on back and let us work. We will anoint you now…” 
“Do not fear, it will not hurt, before you we all bow.” 
It was pleasure uncompared, sensations, oh so great! 
Demons had him in their snare and now it was too late. 
Frantically, he tried to stand they pulled him toward the ground 
Pulled them off with their bare hands but could not keep them down 
Fervent prayers in Jesus’ name to bind their hands and feet 
Laughing, dragging, their own chains they pawed defenseless meat 
Answered prayer, the Lord was there He said, “No drop of blood” 
“Anything but death is fair, He’ll praise me, drought or flood” 
Morning would be coming soon then surely they’d be gone 
Struggling in the light of moon he longed to see the dawn 
Then there was no fight inside I said, “Your will be done.” 
Closed my eyes as if to hide I could no longer run 

Thank you God, I’m still alive You did not let them win! 
Praise the Lord Oh God on High! My Abba, Maker, Friend. 

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Eyes do Weep

When my son was young and so very, very wild… 
I loved him dearly for he was my child.
But I feared the drugs, alcohol, and friends he did keep.
I knew they would destroy him, as I found my Eyes do weep.

We found a private High school with new peers to seek.
Miraculously, He found his own way back, and to college he did leap.
He chose a college and fraternity far away, as my eyes blurred again.
But the day he was on his own, became the best that’s ever been.

His fraternity became his brothers, and advice they dished out.
Study time became important, with gentlemanly behavior devout.
I’ll thank them each, in the leadership and help they all showed.
I’ll thank my son for growing up, and for becoming who we now know.
Community service brought blood drives, and teaching inner city kids.
They worked on their fraternity house, reclaiming it from the skids.
All parties had designated drivers to take every body home, all right.
They gathered clothes for the homeless to brighten up their life.
They built Homes For Humanity for to work he was never adverse.
Then, to add to the rest, he continued to work to become a nurse. 
He put himself through college working in a hospital and ambulance.
He had learned a reverence for life, happiness, and yes, even patience.
My wild, wild son has found purpose in life and peace at long last.
And again my eyes do weep… This time with love so vast...

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         MEN OF GOD

Kenya is a Godly nation
Check on any TV station
Starts at dawn and goes all day
Teaching people how to pray

Then at night it's shilling serious
With the watchers drunk –delirious-
If you want the chance to pray
First you get the chance to pay

“Men of God,” my colleague swilled--
“Deserve a special God-rate bill.
When I do a job for them
Charge them twenty not just ten.”

 Victoria Anderson-Throop ©
12/01/12  Juja, Kenya  Africa

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Warrior Bride

She left the country where she was raised,
To pursue her endeavors, no longer a slave,

She climbed mountains and swam through swamp lakes,
To be relieved from all the past hurts and mistakes,

She treaded upon scorpions,   demolished serpent skins,
To connect with a fire that burned deep within,

She ran from the flock only to be brought back again,
To teach this new remnant how to boldly fend,
Everything and anything noble and true,
Break down the borders of doubt and ridicule,

All that aspire to conquer what is right,
Sinister smiles that feed on broken appetites,

Graves that are rolling and men who control
Chants in the night intended to steal someone’s soul

Laughter of failure,A spirit in tears
This warrior princess helped many in fear.

She ripped out the thorns that lagged in her side,
To humble her heart and swallow her pride,

She drank of the water that brings bones back from the dead,
To deepen her love and renew what was in her head,

She gave with a smile and listened to their pain,
To heal those in trouble with divinity rain,

She took on a role that others despised,
To enable the weak to look up and arise,

She knew it was time to fight with all her might,
To allow the Holy Spirit to make her destiny right,

She spoke to the masses and sang to the stacks
To a beautiful melody of  "I am never going back."

By: sabina Nicole
Written: To All The warriors

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Open doors closed

A war has been waged on individual minds,
Stealing our courage and making us blind,
A battle has begun to make mankind fall asleep,
Silence our souls, while evil slowly creeps,
Into our family’s, our schools, and our towns
Leaving us Desolate and polluting our grounds,
We were never made to be barren and dry,
For love laid down his life for you and I,
But vanities, idolatry, lust and sin
Opened the doors and allowed devils in,
We preach for peace then turn a deaf ear,
For internally self centerness has created many fears
If in God we really trust than we must return to what he has said,
The book is not for show, it’s our food, our daily bread
Look at the times, the hate and all the crimes
Look at the corruption
 It’s no surprise there has been many interruptions
Reevaluate your reasons for living
Instead of war, start forgiving
And repent while you still can,
For the season is at hand,
Let’s rejoice in the fact,
That it’s his life that keeps us intact,
Let’s look up and see,
That God made us all we need to be.

By; Sabina Nicole
Copys  have been placed in my Hotel's bathrooms and lobby :)

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written 20th may 2013

As the world shuts down
 lavish ladies put on their gown

Rest comes, as they comb their hair
 while others, fight the midnight air

All living lives, they had exactly detailed
 not a thought goes out, to those who failed

Homeless man...where was his fall?
 can any of you see or care, that no one heard his call

One tiny second, it's lost
 the next one to fall....could be anyone's cost

Be wise, and look to the skies
 for he is the one, you need to recognise!

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Collaborating In The Clouds

God, as I close my eyes and pray to You,
I ask You for an important thing to do:
Please, let my daughter grow up strong;
Let her be safe and away from wrong;
Let her laugh, let her play, and let her run;
Let her find her moments in the sun;
Let her know joy and be filled with glee;
Let her see the pride that abounds in me;
Let her know You and answer Your call;
Let her not from Your graces fall;
Let her grow in love and peace;
Let her zest for life never cease;
Let her beauty shine inside and out;
Let her discover what life is all about;
Let her find love and share in its desire;
Let her have children to share and admire;
Let her find happiness in all that's around;
Let her laughter be her one true sound;
Let her serve well with all her charms;
Let her seek comfort in Your caring arms;
Let her find beauty in all that life offers;
Let her be blessed with overfilled coffers;
Let her grow old in a very graceful manner;
Let her children carry on the family banner;
Let her life be an example of Your true love;
And let her fly away on the wings of a dove.

For "Collaborating In the clouds....." contest sponsored by Poet ~ Destroyer.

Written By: George Aul

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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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Not Another Tear

Heartbroken again 
Another lonely day gone by, until I cry
But no I won't shed another tear
Not today and not this year
I need to stand firm and assert my authority
But there are days when I don't feel too pretty
My beauty is inside waiting to be shown
My heart is on my sleeve hanging all alone
But no more tears, atleast not today
I need to keep these dark spirits away
My heart can be mended and my faith not shaken
Now it seems my love has been taken
Stolen, from its original state where it was protected
Now it's become fragile and rejected
But I will start another day and take back my love
Take back my heart and take back me trust
And I will share my faith and love through the year
But today I will not shed another tear.

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Human greed

Human greed 
feeds a creed.

Volodymyr Knyr

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A slave of yours

Since the beginning You’ve been there for me, and waited, waited so faithfully. My heart was dirty, I threw the dice, You washed my feet, you paid the price. You did not ask me where I have been Though I came back covered in sin. My heart was dirty, I threw the dice, You washed my feet, You paid the price. From chains of darkness You broke me free, A slave of yours I wanna be, a slave of yours I wanna be…

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A Call to Grace

Gates of heaven open - Judgment Day Spirits of those who drifted away Loved ones bringing messages of hope Sliding through the stars, shimmering slope Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love Those who lived according to God’s plan Reach out to spirits, taking their hand Retrieved and ascending, they head home No longer upon the Earth to roam Heaven-bound souls leave dark ones behind In a tempestuous Earth confined
*Entry for Rick's "A Verse In Your Book Of Incandescent Thoughts" Contest

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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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Righteous Man

Oh Righteous man the Psalmist says
You may have troubles all your days.

The Lord will always answer your call,
He will deliver you from them all.

He is your hope so do not fret
He is the Way to dump your debt.

He's always there for me and you,
He's always there to see you through.

© Dave Timperley 2012

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In silence you came

No jingles,  no bells
in silence you came.
No shopping hype,
holy was the night.

No cannons,  red  carpets,  
you came as child, 
to bring us close to Father, 
on this silent night.

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This malevolent word - Hate
May keep you from Heaven's gate
If it's carried in your heart
God will ask, "Where thou art?"
He says HIM you can never know
If hate resides within your soul
So release your grip and set it free
Let forgiveness reign, while hatred flees.

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Our secret pact

 Written on 7th may 2012

The three of us, I don’t recall the time,
when we first met I shared all secrets of mine.

One of them I realized began to befriend me about an eon ago,
the other one I recall was with me since puberty, constantly seeking a glow.

The three of us made a pact for me to move on
but now it is only me and the two of them gone…………..

One was the inner me
and the other was the man in my mirror I envied to be.

But now it is three woven into one
and it is the new me.

As we draw our pact now and here
Would love to banish from my life, worry doubt & fear.

Would like to be joyous, true and live life each moment with zest,
And give the people around me nothing but the best.

Would love to talk, communicate and break mental barriers that are creations,
and work hard towards mending broken relations.

Would love to tell my wife to give me all her tears and fear,
And take from me all my love the loving words she likes from me to hear.

Would love to make an effort to be a good friend,
To my elder daughter and put all petty misunderstandings to an end.

Would love to stop to the people in contact ,the shoving,
And spend more time in loving.

Would love to stop being disadvantageous and outrageous,
And speak only the truth and for that be courageous.

Would love to fight my emotions all unfriendly,
And cover them all with feelings that are friendly.

Would love to learn to be sensitive,
And towards others be open and receptive.

Would love to practice not to crib about all the things life has not given me,
And be greatful for the great things around me I have an opportunity to feel and see.

Would love to learn to be content about all I have received,
And focus now on giving and helping those, whom life has deceived.

Would love to pray for world peace and plant more trees,
And  work to help out for carbon emission decrease.

Would love to learn to be forgiving,
And be more tolerant and caring.

Would love to right some of my wrongs,
And be true to myself and hum joyous songs.

And finally, would love to learn to be humble and full of gratitude,
And to do so spend some precious moments of my day reflecting in solitude.

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Falling Apart

Sometimes it doesn’t go the way
You thought it would at all

Sometimes the pieces all line up
Though randomly they fall

Sometimes I guess you’re better off
Just following your heart

Cuz sometimes it can still work out
Though you’re falling apart

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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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Take this mind and make it clean
Wash away the things I've seen

From a screen, violence and death
Pixels glow yet have no breath

Bodies entwined wearing no clothes
My soul enticed, as it follows

The things I want that are displayed
The better me I'd gladly trade

Images displayed, reach real deep
Turn me a man into a sheep

What enters my temple I control
Reducing damage to my soul

A small whisper, I hear God's voice
"Having a clean mind is your choice."

So my choice is to read instead
Words from scripture become my bread

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Partial to a summer's day
Never left the winter's play

Foolish each and every walk
Never giving in to talk

Finally down on bended knee
He spoke only just to me;

Invest soul'ly in me my loving son,
Find your dividends multiplied a ton

Partial to a winter's pray
Never left the summer's day

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My Love For You Is Easy

There is so much I want to share with you,
But my words are lost deep within me
I have oh so many emotions
How do I make you see

Life is not always that simple
Hear this from my heart
Our faith will concur all
As we stand here at the start.

Not speaking to you is going to kill me
You there and me here
But one day soon that will change
And I will finally have you near.

The Angels they did send you
The day that we met
Our love will last forever
As in stone it was set

Come fly, fly with me baby
Oh come fly with me
We can explore our love together
And set all our deepest emotions free

For the skies are without limits
And the tree tops we sour too
Perched upon a branch
Our love is forever true

I never meant for this to happen
But I am sure glad it did
Hearing your love and laughter
Makes me feel like a kid

Please never doubt my love
What is shared between you and me
Cause I am here to forever hold you
You just wait and see

But for now, I have to be patient
And except our destiny
But I promise you this my darling
You are forever within me.

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Forgetful Moments....

Forgetful are those moments
which have passed by
and if I don't forget them
I shall surely cry

The moments which didn't last a few seconds
but do have a great importance
it surely occurred amidst my friends
but neither of them could ever sense

The moments which I knew
The moments which she knew
The moments of unwilling strangeness
in which neither of us could confess

She kept on searching something
which she could never find
but by the looks on her face
I knew what went on her mind

The moments when we met together
by some strange co-incidences
she always did try to avoid me
creating an artificial strangeness

Moments when we met alone
I could see in her eyes clearly
that she talked to me as such
she was made to do forcefully

Surely I must forget these moments
but how can I do so
with life so close to her
where I must surely go.

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Freedom's Flight

                      An infinite touch of heavenly love in the spirit of freedom we find,
                      lighting the way for the coming day is a blessing like no other kind...

                      Love is our guide with freedom we strive never give up on the drive,
                      Whether pain or pleasure poverty or treasure love is just being alive...

                      Never let go of compassionate ways through all of these heartfelt days,
                      embrace toward freedom's emotional rescue reflecting upon loves rays...

                      Those perfect rays of our loved ones that we will forever hold dearly tight,
                      With all of their beautiful faces throughout this freedom's flight...

                                                                                                   Peter K



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Hell is a condition of everlasting separation
From God’s absolute presence of love


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He is {our dearest friend}

He is everything good inside you and I
The alpha and omega the earth and the sky

He forgives our trespass as well as our thoughts
Don't get confused for he can't be bought

He is the planets as well as the stars
I first found him inside prison bars

He is all that has been or could ever be
The sun and the moon the sky and the sea

He is the beauty we see in a flower
He created the universe with all of it's power

He is the teacher who teaches us best
He forgives us our sins and offers us rest

He is the one who offered his Son
To forgive us of things that we have done

For he is love in it's truest form
The comfort inside that makes us feel warm

He gives unto us the right to choose
The ultimate choice of win or lose

When you feel lonely and full of despair
Comfort is waiting in a single prayer

He is the one thing from which we can't hide
For he is the spirit that lives inside

He is the beginning as well as the end
For he truly is "our dearest friend"

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When we Awake

When we awake in the morning we continue the gift
We are given the chance to live and uplift

For we are the chosen to grace this fine orb
And whilst we are here it's our learning absorb

Many hands will release as they have grasped
It's holding these grasps that are our life's tasks

As we cup our tomorrows by step we will learn
The fortunate will prosper to adult from bairn

All our today's we will hold in our hands
It's out there somewhere, awaiting our plans

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Twinkle, twinkle little star
Shining down from afar
Guiding the wise men with your light
To the manger on that night

There a sleeping baby lay
On a bed made of hay
His parents did their best for him
When told there was no room in the inn

From such an humble birth he rose
And gave his life for all of those
Who believe and heed the call
To share the greatest love of all

Let's try to put Christ back in Christmas
He's the reason for the season

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One Religion

All religion is thesame
calling their soveign with a name

All religion claims to a deity
servi him because he is mighty

All religion claims to be the right believe
faithfuly following and not decieve

All religion try to explain life after death
to appease man spirit as they leadeth

All religion have sets of believe
which they claim to recieve

All religion promise a reward for man's deeds 
to protect and provide for man's needs

All religion dislike other religion
breeding war against religion

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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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Judgment Day

I stand here alone, in a room all in black,
Patiently waiting for the gavel to clack;

I don’t get to speak, here at the end,
Persecuted by all, enemy and friend;

They speak of the deeds now tied to my name,
And all I can do is shudder in shame;

I’m here at the trial at the end of my life,
And each testimony cuts like a knife;

I can’t even explain, my deeds say it all,
I await my judgment and try to stand tall;

I was petty, held grudges, and committed mass crime,
And didn’t do productive things with my time;

Six feet below my body is entombed,
And I know deep down my fate is now doomed,

And all I can do I is silently pray,
That God grants me mercy on this solemn day;

The jury is in, they hold my life in their hands,
All I can do is hope He understands;

“Cleared of all charges” the verdict now reads,
My soul once damned is now to be freed;

He granted forgiveness for all of my sins,
Allowing my soul to begin again.

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Denied Access to Eternal Life

Denied Access to Eternal Life

When heaven’s gates are opened wide
With friends and family welcomed inside

As with dark souls I remain earthbound
Hollowness in my heart would be profound

Surely the landscape would fade to gray
As I struggled to make sense of my fate

Loneliness would fill my heart
Words of remorse I would impart

Even as late as that final day
I believe there’d still be time to pray

And if the gates still shut me out
I’d have a great deal to think about

Perhaps I could have been kinder
And kept my temperament milder

“Forgive me, Lord, for I failed you
I could have done better, surely that’s true”

Also left behind would be others who erred
And never heeded God’s wise words

Perhaps together we could grow again
Overcome odds and make amends

Love our brothers as intended
Express grief to those we offended

In God’s grace, the gates might reopen
Making room for more who are now repentant

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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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Cruel Hearted Greedy People

My animals are like family to me, not just a pet.
 My cat is in labor, and she's having issues, so all I can do is fret.

The emergency Vet wants four hundred and fifty dollars!
 I don't have it, so she's denied and all I can do is holler. 

So what am I supposed to let her sit here and die?
 It makes me want to go stab that jerk in his eye!

You should be a Vet because you love animals, not money.
 What's a cat's life to them? I don't think its a damn bit funny.

I mean the economy is low and I'm not asking to do it for free.
 Just to let me make payments, how hard can that really be?

Cruel-hearted, greedy people that are ruthless and hollow.
 You can bet karma will most definitely linger and follow.

Some people just don't understand, she isn't a cat, she's my baby.
 There is a chance she will live, and I hate living on the whim of a "maybe".

What choice do I have? I'll take her to her normal vet tomorrow morning.
 If my "daughter' dies, that emergency Vet will need some serious warning.

She's a beautiful feline, with soft fur, half white. half black and stunning.
 With God's luck, she'll finish labor and her children will be coming!

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Could He hear me

Should I raise my hope and pray more,
now that I’d lost almost everything to the shore?
As I paddled my feet in the endless sea,
I asked for mercy but could He hear me?

And when I found myself drowning down,
would He ignore me with a frown?
To the alley of death I sunk down whole
would He care and save this sinful soul?

Within this hand, held a knife –
that ever wondered where came the life.
Déjà vu settled on the faded scar – 
that asked me how I made it this far…

Though finally ended up at the start,
dripped blood that parted the church from heart,
that tore the spirit from heaven, left burning hell
I asked for mercy, He just didn’t hear well…

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Hell was created for Satan and his angels
It has been enlarged to accommodate all Jezebels

I dislike fact that the word hell has to exist
Awesome if could be removed, not just word but place desist

Magnificent if Satan never fell_obeyed
If he worshiped God and followers did not persuade

Now Satan temps man, leads him from God's love, directs
Him in wrong way, his subjects he tricks_ hell they never suspect

Hell enlarged to hold all who sin_ never repent
Heaven is a much better place, repent do an ascent  

Sponsor: Michael J. Falotico
Contest: What "word" do you hate most???
This is called Poulter's Measure

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Design Yourself

Start as a blank canvas

This is where you begin

Take a few pencils

And colour yourself in


Add to it every day

The shades of memories and actions

Make it something beautiful

And ignore any distractions


Add a few blank sheets of paper

Your regrets can be an art

Spattered paint in the form of past choices

Spills the colours of your heart


Soon your canvas will be full

When it’s time to leave this earth

But ask yourself a question

How much is your canvas worth?

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Satan in-verse

Compared to a snake that slithers and slides,
A tongue with a fork, he hisses and hides. 

He's patiently waiting, he envies our death.
A mind fueled by sloth, and wrath on his breath.

He traps using snares, with sin as a curse. 
He's evil and sly, his charm is rehearsed. 

We're tempted by lust, gluttony and greed.
These actions are food, he needs it to feed. 

Preventing the peace, his mission is clear.
To cause us all pain, our joy is his fear. 

He covets our souls, to pride his command.
To enflame our hate, and rule as he planned. 

He's tortured and burning in fires below,
A place for the wicked, a place without snow. 

Deciphered as Lucifer, an angel that fell.
Only Gods' chosen people, the righteous prevail. 

Prayer through kindness, and loving with care.
Shining swords of the saints, thrusted up in the air.

- Yours Truly

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God's Voices

Whether Jesus comes to hear you pray,
or the Moon and the Stars show the way.

Whether Buddha sits smiling over all,
or Allah listens from minarets tall.

Perhaps, Hindu God’s guard your dark nights.
or Jehovah sees your menorah's lights.

The Sky Father may brighten your day,
Earth Mother’s eyes may watch as you play.

No matter the season or the choice,
know, All Goodness speaks with God’s Voice

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Do we put Jesus in a Box contest

God came down and became a man
He wanted to fully understand
Since the consequence for sin has always been death
Jesus had to Indore our punishment up until his very last breath
He became the ultimate sacrifice
So all mankind did not have to pay the price
His 33 years on this earth science can fully prove, and his horrific death was recorded in history
The miracles Jesus performed, to a believer, hold no questions or mysteries
Many struggle with the concept that Jesus was God in man form
However, he did this so he could guide us through our life storms
God knew there was no other way
To save man from their future judgment day
He saw that humans had limited power 
To resist temptation and be their own strong tower
So he sent his son to die for me and you
So we could live in heaven someday too
The only thing you must do is receive
Accept Jesus in your heart and truly believe,
Something so simple has become so hard,
For many in this world are deeply scarred
They question his goodness and question if he cares
For life can be extremely unfair
he never said we wouldn’t suffer pain
that the hurricanes would not saturate us with torrential rains
However He did promise he would give us peace
That we would walk through troubles with his release
He promises to turn it all around for our good
He has been misrepresented and misunderstood
There is a purpose for all who trust in him
He assures us that if you are his child, you win!
Yet, so many put Jesus in a box
Pull him out like old Christmas socks
Once or twice a year
go to church, say a prayer and then disappear
forgetting that God has feelings too
And that he is desperately in love with you
Many believe the lie that he is mad
That they are to damaged and have been too bad
They overlook that his love has never changed
Humans walk away from him, Jesus always stays the same
Don’t underestimate his grace and power
That can transform you in your darkest hour
You don’t have to believe me 
Ask him yourself and you will see
You never know until you try
Don’t be ignorant; he is not just a theory in the sky
He is everywhere, at anytime 
It is your wellbeing that is on his mind
So during this holiday season
Don’t forget to celebrate the real reason
The birth of Christ
Is what gives each person a chance at a new life
He is no respecter of persons, and he is not counting your sins
He’s waiting for you with his hand stretched out 
Begging you to let him in.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Hope should always spring eternal even in a life that sometimes feel infernal
Love that proves to be unconditional, to the soul is always medicinal

If things are not going your way, look forward to the coming of a new day
Look inside you and pray, know that the Lord will make a way

In the dark  times do not feel fear, no need for you to shed a tear
Remember the friends who are sincere, those that you hold dear

God put them on your path to help you through no matter what
Just give it all you've got, give this life your best shot

Do not weep, do not grieve, peace and wholeness you will achieve
God's grace and blessing you will receive, all you have to do is believe

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Raindrops Falling

God is blessing me again
with precious little drops of rain.
He’s taken on those watering chores
that had been keeping me outdoors.

Now I have time to take my pen
and ink some poetry again.
I’ll write until the sun comes out
and puts those rain clouds all to rout.

In spring I got a little weary
and grumbled that the days were dreary.
I pleaded for the rain to stop.
A farmer must put in his crop.

The summer brought a bit of drought
and raindrops I have done without.
Until today with welcomed rain
God’s blessing's falling down again.

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From the shining stream - Hunter

The story of the warrior and blue flower                                                                devotion faith and love the great power                                                                         to impress a father and gain the maidens hand                                                             but her beauty struck hearts, many a young man                                                            but the lovely flower face smiles alike, chooses none                                                          for the young hunter it seemed there was no sun                                                              but in a canoe under an autumn moon’s glistening river,                                                  Hope sparks again a warriors song last arrow in a quiver                                                    Doe’s hush their eyes and raven's pale, your silken hair                                                  your skin so brown, smooth warm color like copper fair                                               your laughter fills the air, like so many song birds in the night                                     Hope brings father and blue flower into hunter's favorable sight                                      Hunter bids blue flower a last winter’s hunt, for him please wait                                        I will remain true, even if no return, Never will I mate                                                       A poem from a warriors heart, the hunter’s dream                                                        first night until spring, watch for me the shining streams

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after the storm- Home

the storm is gone mountains have passed 					                       tears darken no more alas 				       			                              God sowed the gracious heart beating again                                                                            happiness always on the wind                                                                                          flowers become a forever crown                              					  seeing love flowing down 						                                          returning to the land longed for       					                                  together we love on the golden shore

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When Forever Comes

My Dear One,

If our time dwindles down, to a single day...only hours, left to have 
To spend it weighted down by tears, such a waste of time that is

I would want to share the simple things, and thank my God above
that I can hold you close, here by my side, and be glad that we've known love

To pull down shades, in a lonely room, and grieve of fate's demands 
are not for us, we will smile and pray, assured of something planned

The choice is mine, to spend this time, where your heartbeat sings for me
My head might spin, but my heart would lend itself to such belief

No need to hide or to run away, there's a time for everyone
We are meant to have, our miracle, this moment in the sun

We would spend a while looking all around, in the place we call our own
The rolling hills, all the daffodils,  the mountains we call home

In the evening's tide, by fireside, we will have our love to share
I will hold your hand, in the soft moon light, to music of the stars

All the friendly hills, that are standing by, they will miss us, you and I
But when sun has set, with a sad regret, there'll be rainbows in the sky

The stars will bend, above our heads, and will whisper soft and low
With a quiet peace, in the lovely breeze, those silent words we know

When our time is spent, what they do not know, is that love will never end
If the truth be known, we are not alone,  we will walk, still, hand in hand


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Breaking Free

Adrenaline pumps
As thoughts fill my mind
I'm going to do it
I'm leaving it behind.

I dash for an exit
Hoping to break free
Large ropes from the darkness
Wrap around and pull on me

They don't want me to go
As i fight to get away
I try to get out of the trap
As the force makes me sway

I can see the light
But the ropes pull me back
I struggle to get there
To get into white, and out of black.

I gnash my teeth
Tears well up in my eyes
The ropes are too strong...
I give up, and to the black my bodie flies

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Most Important Thought

Strip away the day,
Your title and all your ways,
Take away your clothes,
Look into the mirror and watch truth be exposed,
For a man with all his plans,
And a woman with all her thoughts,
Cannot lead one into the Kings courts.
A smile fades with circumstances,
Life may serve you avalanches,
Dreams may vanish like mist above a lake,
What’s most important is when you die where you will awake.

BY: Sabina Nicole
Written: 1-1-12

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Stardust Fell Down

Blue midnight sky is blanketed with twinkling stars
And once in awhile some stardust falls from heaven afar

Some gold stardust fell when God sent me precious you 
His magnificent Son who made a glorious debut 

Remarkable entrance into this sin cursed earth
A tiny baby, incarnate God, that Mary did birth

Awe inspiring miracle, when Jesus came down
Someday we'll see Him in His full glory wearing His crown

Something called Poulter's Measure
Couplets where the first line in a couplet is 12 syllables
And the second line in a couplet is 14..Like years ago
a person who raised chickens and had hens that
were layers would sell the eggs for cash or barter..
Sometimes they would give 12 eggs or a dozen then
if the hens were laying good they sometimes would
give 14 instead of the dozen..

Sponsor: Gail Angel Doyle
Contest: Blanket Of Stardust
Written this eleventh day of 
January 2013
Penned by: Sara Kendrick


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The Wings of an Angel

The gentle breeze upon my face
As you pass by me with all your grace…

You’re my mother that I loved and treasured on earth
You protected and guided me from my birth…

You are no longer with me on this earthly plane
But I know you are here all the same…

Written by
Vicki Darcy

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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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                                   Thoughts can sometimes wither,
                                   and slowly fade away...

                                   Yet you will always touch my heart,
                                    especially when I kneel and pray.

                                    Like a bursting spring of hope,
                                    Your fountain is always near...

                                    Strong and true' faith in you,
                                    such a great love to share...

                                                          Peter K

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A simple X-ray

Too often, a simple X-ray 
makes militant atheists pray.

Volodymyr Knyr

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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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Dear Love

For years I ran to everything,
gods of lesser …  much lesser things,
Desires defiled by forces and clones,
Youth holds a veil that keeps the truth from being shown,
All the walks in the dark and the dances of doom,
Altered my vision, my appetite became venomous perfume,
If I could have grasped that all along you were there,
If I would have known it was your love that cared,

I would not be writing this love poem to you,
For you are the one who pulls your children through,
You love in ways no one on this planet can do,
This is why I am thankful for you.

For years I cried tears of failure and pain,
Thought if I changed  a mere guy I would somehow be sane,
All the fights and the struggles to gain some control,
Left me broken and tired with nowhere to go,
If I could have seen I was an "Anything"  fiend ,
Striving to become spotless and clean,

I would not be writing this love poem to you,
For you are the promise that has proven to be true,
You love in ways no one on this planet can do,

This is why I stay thankful to you,
This is why I stay thankful  to you.

By: Sabina Nicole
written: 6/18/12

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Polar Bears And The Penguins

Some times they say the great and mighty do fall…
And the penguin story of greatness, should be heard by all.
Polar bears are mighty and cunning with massive brute strength.
But they messed with the penguins, a mistake, I do think.

The polar bears went after the penguins and cute little chicks.
So you’ll never guess what those cute little penguins did.
Using the most courageous penguins as a target so nice.
They lured all the polar bears, for the first time, out onto the ice.

The greedy bears moved out in force for the kill.
But the penguins pushed the ice flows into the currents windmill.
So intent on dinner and full of themselves, were they that day… 
That the polar bears didn’t notice the ice caught in the currents sway.

The polar bears were way out to sea, before noticing their plight.
And, by then, the penguins were safely at home tucked in for the night.
You might say, the current was a friend to the penguins that day.
For it eventually sent those polar bears to the North Pole far away.

Now the moral of this story is here to easily understand.
Brute strength is not the greatest thing to cherish; it is far greater to plan…
And, never turn your back on a penguin I say.
They’re the reason there’s no polar bears at the South Pole, to this day.

Tell Me A Story Contest

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Drinking now the purple hour 
 last one left
bereft of power
moments dripping down your chin
see through seconds 
stretching thin
some time caught behind your tongue
travels back to find you young
in my eyes I see you find
yesterday inside your mind
a flash of Sunday afternoon
on the boulevard in June
I wipe that summer from your eye
with fingertips and wonder why
the flow of time and tears goes on
Long after hope has come and gone.
But, sometimes when we think
all hope is gone
we find the strength 
to carry on
our faith in God will see us through
so let's dry our eyes, me and you
and have one last drink
before the wine turns sour
a farewell toast to the purple hour

My niece, Johnette Loefgren, and I wrote this

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In Our Hands

I see Him in the everyday,
Though others don’t see things my way.
They tell themselves there’s nothing there.
I watch them with a vacant stare -
What G-d would let the world go bad?
Remembering the times we had
In days gone by when words were meant,
Now promises are wet cement.
No truth in anything but lies -
	Each day I see this in their eyes

They long to find some happiness
In books, in lectures and events.
What truth is there in all that dazzle?
What more could they give but a hassle.
Be honest now, do they appease?
	Does paper now bring you relief?

Wake up!

You’re seeking grand perfection!
Impossible, by definition!
Such irony I have to say,
In paper do their lives now lay.
I stand in awe of such mistrust,
	They’d rather put their faith in dust.

What G-d would let the world go bad?
The one that left it in our hands.
I ask you, doubter, think on this -
What kind of G-d would you enlist?
A G-d that pre-decides your fate?
No longer choices do you make?
Instead, He forces you to be
Whatever He requests of thee?
To never let you change your mind
	Is this the G-d you won’t deny?

He made the biggest choice of all -
We were the ones that had to fall,
For you to choose what’s best for you,
He had to let the rest choose too.
Before you judge the L-rd Almighty
Just think about the choice before thee
And listen to the still small voice
	Cause after all, you have a choice.

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Gods grace another day

I woke up this morning
and realised there was sunshine
the night had dissapeared
and I knew that I would be fine.
and now Im smiling through the day
rejoicing in what God has made
for I can find no other way
to show im grateful and amazed,
and though these storms will come again
with greater tides and winds that rage
I simply start to look within
instead of to my worldly cage.

Im glad that God restored me back
and proved to me I know no lack
when He is dwelling in my life
and I abide in Him through strife
so do be encouraged my friend
and know this world soon falls away
but the Fathers love, strong and eternal
will never cause your path to stray.

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An Empty Life

empty is a life
without a purpose or meaning

an existence
borne of self serving avarice,

a deceitful heart’s
unending insatiable schemes

wherein a war
uncontrollable canst sustain,

in needful self seeking
errant pleasures of the flesh

a shaft of light
through dark clouds streams

© Eugene Harvey

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My Awaited Phoenix

Holding back the stubborn tears 
Not of sadness but the harshness of the years 

Chocking on stale memories
Of fake lovers and friends; Oh, the stories!!!

Souls bleeding, pierced by the angels’ cries 
They weep as we don our translucent disguise

You, my love, my mask unveil and the world you redefine
Like vines in paradise, forever our hearts entwine
My eyes imploring, leave my faith intact 
My mind with doubtful hope seek a truthful act

Oh, take mercy; don’t be fooled by our virulent spirits 
Twists, Lies, deceit, and hate convert to human habits

Like a phoenix, latent truths and honesty one day will rouse
For beneath the ashes are ancient woes and eternal vows

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Hope Is

Hope is reaching out for God and knowing he is there
Hope is reaching for release and finding it through prayer
Hope is happiness and joy and rainbows in the sky
Hope is the feeling God is near when you begin to cry
Hope is looking for a dream that someday will come true
Hope is waiting for the Lord when your days are sad and blue
Hope is wishing for a star that will bring peace and light
Hope is striving for God's love to uphold us day and night

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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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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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My Dear Women

You are a chosen woman,
Made with power, style and grace,
God looks for opportunities to put a smile on your face,
With victory in your veins,
You can conquer and obtain,
When the pressure gets to hot,
Remember Jesus has been in your spot,
You are special and unique,
All you need to do is seek,
His mercy and understanding,
And you’ll see it’s His love that’s handing,
You,   all the strength you need for this life
Don’t fight or seek out any pointless stife
Rejoice in justice and relax in peace
For when it’s over you will feast
On eternal blessings and everlasting love
From the one who lives up above
But also lives amogonst our hearts
Don’t ignore or tear apart
The special gifts inside of you
To his will you must be true
And when the battles overtake
And you feel the earth under you just shake
Know that you are never alone
You’re a special creation being sown
In the Potters hands there can never be a clone
Be the best you that you can be
And watch how your life will be filled with ecstasy
Watch the enemies of your soul permanently flee
As you walk in your full destiny.

By: Sabina Nicole

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In A Land Called Fantasy

The shadows loom above my head
Filling the village, we're full of dread

The mountains behind me shake violently
Yet I see something bright, near the sea

A break in the clouds, sun shines down
Upon Gossamer's Palace- like a flowing gold gown

And though we are far from the palace
I no longer feel a dark malice

The fog that drifts by the sea
Comes closer and closer still to me

I no longer want to stand in the dark
I want to hear the song of the lark, the sun's spark

I take off on foot, to travel the road
Eventually to go to the castle's abode

The path is blocked on the straighter way
But I cannot, no- I will not stay

So I travel on a dirt line in the grass
Tenderly, as if my feet on shattered glass

It takes me farther, and I am lost
It's getting cold, I feel the frost

Everything seems the same to me
And I pray, I pray so fervently

And I travel on, without much change
Waiting for the scene to rearrange

The road seems tedious, withered and long
But despite the setbacks, my hope isn't gone

For still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate

that'll bring me safely to the place
I've dreamed of with a smiling face

And to my delight as I round the bend
the selfsame scenery is at an end

i hear the waves, I see the light
And there's the palace shining bright

the magic mist surrounds the sea
And I'm happy in this land called fantasy

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Cross Crazys

Cross disease?
Lord help please!

Devil's grip 
Stinging whip

Mind a few crazys
Not sprouting dasies!

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His Legions Now March

The day has arrived, his legions now march From Hades through the crevice to earth he'll leave parched Almighty flames will his soldiers follow Never caring who they engulf, no remorse for their sorrow Town after town, from city to city He'll carry Hell's torch, never to wallow in their pity And when the strong succumb to his wrath Followers of the white will in turn change their path No more will you see colourful pastels of hue Or even the skies and it's innocent blue The greened rich lands farmed for thousands of years Will die dry decrepit, no rain for it's tears Civilizations will be swallowed never to rise Even thunder will be silenced whilst the masses death cry The day has now passed the year twenty twelve It's time for the dark master to once again delve

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Un grand pas vers le Bon Dieu

Sweet short round sadness in the mirror may grow;
He writes her name twice on the mind`s first snow;
It is the moment to find a joke and make her laugh;
If he holds his dreams and her hands ,that`s enough;
A smile of the kidness with each cup of tea, and soon
As brought by Fancy`s Fairy in the blond afternoon,
The taste of honey mealt in bitterness of broken glass;
The subtle drums in his ears violently might surpass
The horses`galoop at the purple banks of his veins ;
From the green empire, where eternal spring reigns
The romp`s steps of imagery in the Plato`s realm
Composing an ode of joy or a long lasting psalm:
Child dancing, playing with the joyous rain,
 Like Narcissus at the sides of the fountain.
That parfume of violets :her hair and her eyes
Tactile, fragile china, cold glass solitude lies
In their unwritten novel: everybody may choose
The thrill of dancing among the Greek statues;
The rustling of the two doves following Love`s call 
 In the hand of Light,with overflown tumult in one soul. 
The step towards his heart and quickly her stop;
Without the slightest hesitation, all muscles hope
 Ready to caught a falling star still hoping
The crystalline tear prolonged dropping
Transformed in advancing recollections through:
Two masters of slaves and two slaves ,thus sum two.

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Not Gullible

Thrashing fish? No death wish! Armor of God Lightning rod Reason for joy? Satan can't destroy!

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Don't Box Yourself In

Don't box yourself in
To follow the way of sin
Don't box yourself in
Let Jesus give you peace within.

Repent, confess and forsake the wrong
Submit yourselves to Him and He'll make you strong
With faith in Jesus, you can make it through the burdens you have to bear
For He alone will show you how because for you  the Lord does care.

There is no dark of night or light of day
Where you can go the hide yourselves from Him, so-

Don't box yourselves in  to a world of living without the Lord.

Just trust Him daily; His Will to do; His Word, commands to obey

And He will always be  with you and never let you stray from the path of 
righteousness and the Divine Holy Way.

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"Tears from heaven

                                We were created out of pure and natural love,
                                though you broken message with perfection high above...

                                Still you have showed us that you can always be there,
                                far beyond headstrong for those who may not care...

                                Some things in life may have gotten mixed up in the past,
                                but through your spirit and Grace we were led to surpass...

                                It is those times when we stumble through our given years,
                                that the surge of your love helps to conquer our fears...

                                And it was you that has given us life's incredible source,
                                made to grow and excel against the challenging force...

                                Thank you for sending all of your love,
                                healing tears from your heaven up above...

                                                                                   Peter K

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your my life

Every time I need someone here
I think of you and everyone else disappears
Just dreamin of you it makes my
If the sun ran out of light
I know just what to do 
I would run to you
If I could see you smilin
I know everything, everything would be alright
It would be just fine
With you
I’m feeling this brand new way
I think I’m going crazy
When you say my name

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My Former Life

He awoke in me
the spirit to be free.
I remember how it was
living a life with no cause.
Nobody seemed to realize
that my life seemed to be over and I felt paralyzed.
I would seep further into darkness and push people away.
It was easier to want them to leave me alone then beg them to stay.
But the day I received Christ saving grace
there was no sadness on Earth I couldn't face.
Receiving love from family was easier to do
when the Love of God is poured in through and through.
Remembering His love for me has lifted my eternal woes
and make me see that thoughts of sadness was nothing but a foe.

Inspired by ~The Lord Has His Arms Wrapped About Me~

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Eternal Father

This craving desire that groweth in me, 
Has opened the eye of my mind as to see

The chance of my daughterly duties abound
Shall serve so a well-kept privilege I found.

To none other than my eternal Father, 
Shall this humble heart's moil belong rather.

To sing of His Mightiness ever to sound, 
His kindness and love that has seen not a bound,

His power, divinity, ever so great, 
That changeth, by trust, all of our so called "fate"

His handsomeness more than the purest damask, 
Belief in Him whcih maketh easy a task.

For this boutneous Being I now do live for, 
And so shall I live for, for evermore!

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Bringing out the light from the dark
Expunge evil from a makers mark

God cleanse it, the deftness aptly applied
Dumbness and deafness, captured astride

Too daft to get it, to pray, instead let it
Too deep inside, eating, without the wit

To see the honest truth
See yourself to the booth

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Take Time

Take Time
What is life, what is my cause
if not to rest and take my pause.
To turn my eyes from weary days
To escape this race of blinded haze.
ERE long the day we toil and strain
At setting sun what have we gain.
Take time to smell the flowers scent
See the petals: red, yellow, and purple tints.
Oh gracious life that takes the pause
To stop, stare,and ponder its cause.
Great the hand that spun this sight
Stop. Take time...Take thy delight!

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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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You Don't Have to Pay the Price

I could here the children cry,
broken by the streets,
I could smell the dealer's lies,
while his mom got brutally beat.

Where did all the angels go,
the devil took another soul,
please hold on, He paid the price,
you don't have to sacrifice.

I could sense the brother's fear,
as the morning grew close and near,
wondering when he'd disapear,
never wanting to shed a tear.

where did all the angels go,
the devil took another soul,
please hold on, he paid the price,
you don't have to sacrifce.

I could hear her parents fight,
down the block that dreadful night,
I could hear the car door slam,
that man walked out with blood on his hands.

where did all the angels go,
the devil took another soul,
please hold on, he paid the price,
you don't have to sacrifce.

I could see the young girl dance,
I just took one giant glance,
trying to feed her self-esteem,
Late at night her heart would scream,

Where did all the angels go,
The devil took another soul,
Someone tell our children soon,
Mercy and love was resurrected from the tomb.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Dance With Me

  "In the end there is one dance you'll do alone" 
When the time comes to leave this worldly home 

And upon heavenly shores my soul is thrust 
Because in Jesus I did placed my trust 

Come joint me on that grand dance floor 
Then in your arms cradled once more 

Dancing" over heaven with you that sweet day" 
Where all sorrows have vanished away 

And together we'll live there eternally 
In life's final glorious journey 

"In the end there is one dance you'll do alone"
"For A Dancer" by Jackson Brown

"I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You Some Sweet Day" 
Title of a song by Allan Jackson

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Lost, following darkness at an exaggerated speed.
 Feeling helpless with an ever growing need.

Trying to catch your breath with a tremendous scare.
 Its there, all you have to do is inhale the air.

Panic is an unwelcome, yet familiar friend.
 Dear God, tell me this isn't the end.

He isn't even six weeks old and here he lays. 
 Death banging at the door, chased away by she who prays.

Thank you for competent nurses who love their job. 
 Thank you for that stranger to hug you while you violently sob.

I love you more every day that I see my son's bright smile.
 You really never left me, you were there all the while.

I owe you my son's life and that broken piece of my heart.
 Thank you for not taking him away and ripping me apart.

Dedicated to God......

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A feeling of heart

I don't know what I would do without u
The thought of u leaving makes me shed tears
I want u and only u
You shine light on the dark fears
I can't think of anyone better
You are on my mind everyday
As long as we are together
things will continue to go the good way

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I been havin' a real bad day.
Nothin's gone right and my skies are grey.

I usually am quite chipper and kind.
Not a more generous soul will you find.

But today if it could it just happened to me.
I want to just quit, run off and just flee.

Car's in the garage, it'll cost a ton,
To find out what's wrong, that mechanic's a bum.

The T.V. is broke and the stove's on the fritz,
Can't wait to see what that cost's to fix.

I'm behind on my bills, my account's in the hole,
I'm out of a job and my wallet got stole.

I went to the bank for a loan, buy some time,
And the Bible says Job had a lot on his mind.

No dice at the bank and my car's now in hock,
Without any money guess I'll just have to walk.

I yelled at the dog, shoved the cat, kicked the kids,
It seems that it all has just hit the skids.

I can't buy a thing, pay a bill, go to market,
It's hard when the devil puts holes in your pocket,

To look up and smile and give praise in all things,
To trust Him and love Him and lift voice and sing.

I feel so ashamed for the things that I've done.
I thought I was strong but I just came undone,

When things all started to slide down hill,
The examples I gave didn't quite fit the bill;

So I'm asking the Lord to forgive, see me through it,
Cause it ain't my fault, the devil made me do it.

                                                           Judy Ball

About This Poem:
So often we find that when things get tough it's easier to give advice than it is to take it.
It's much harder to experience hard times than it is to watch someone else go through it.
So we tend to judge those who are going through it if they don't quite measure up, even if we have made  the same mistakes ourselves. We say:|Oh well that was a long time ago and I'm different now and I've been forgiven for that.|
But not if you condemn others for the same thing.
The Bible clearly states that we will be judged the same way we judge others and by our own measure it will be measured to us. Remember:
There but for the Grace of God -- go I.

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Someone who shall smile at me 
someone who shall stare at me
someone who shall laugh with me
With whom I'd love to be

I'm sure sure of the fact 
there must be someone
for someone should hold me
someone should scold me

There must be someone
there must be at least one
waiting for me alone
someone who's unknown

How can I live here 
alone in this way
with no one to pray for me
when I'm away

Someone must be surely
waiting just to see me
which I believe is the 
only purpose left for me

But who and where she is?
is the unanswered one
I hoe to find her soon
for someone is better than none.

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The End is Far

Thus it began, the end - the end of all
For such is life it's said: a road of love
But love is frail, weakening til you fall
And death that wicked foe comes from above

The beginning ends, the end must begin
For that is life you know: a winding road
With twists and turns, littered mistakes and sins
But where is hope to lighten any load

The end ends happily ever after
For life is but a fairy tale you know
Full of tears and sobs – with smiles and laughter
Live your life - the end is far – death will go

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Trust is the sole thing
which I aspired forever
but never did I gain it
from anyone so near

Always in my mind I did hope
to gain at least one's trust
but in every case
 I got the betrayal first 

One fine day I decided 
to count the umber of persons 
who had trust upon me
but to my amazement I found
hardly there was any that I could see.

I felt embarrassed as well as ashamed 
that so untrustworthy I was
that I couldn't be named 
for any good purpose or cause

My condition being worse than the worst
for I couldn't gain even my beloved one's trust
which I think surely is a must
to gain at least one's good trust

What's the use of my life
without anyone's trust
Oh God, Then please let me die
as I think I'm unfit 
to live in this world full of lie

Believe me the feeling of being betrayed 
is much worse than being un trusted
As the un trusted one can lead a solitary life
But  the betrayed ones are always haunted
and can't die even out of a knife.

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Nothing is Greater

Though swarms of bees try to make their way,
Across my country they cannot stay,
For a force that’s greater than their queen,
Shall wipe them out till they’re unseen,
Though plagues of snakes attempt to bite,
Constrict themselves with all their might
They cannot stand against my King
For he will annihilate them with his mighty wings,
No ruler is greater than my king.
Victory! Victory!  The angels sing.

By: Sabina Nicole

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I do not know what tomorrow will bring

I do not know what tomorrow will bring
But today, oh today, just let us sing

Songs of life and all its creative potential
We are spirits born of something truly transcendental 

In the world, not as one, together we all live
We feel the pain, we feel the joy; we take and we give

Some are bad, some are worse, but we share the same soul
To see past form, the transparency of life, some strive for this goal

We are alive, not then and there, but here and now
But perception blinds us; only seeing what it will allow

We have so much more locked deep inside
We mustn’t be afraid, we have nothing to hide

For all hopes and sins are shared; part of the human condition
If we do not strive to grow, we will fight a war of endless attrition

Arrested development; so much potential gone unnoticed
We live in our habits and regret moments missed

If we go inside and nurture that strength
We can be calm in the storm, no matter the length

Discover what brings this out of you
Because it’s through action that makes this true

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How blessed I am that you are in my life
Not a day goes by when I do not think of you
You make everything alright
To you I do not have to prove myself
For you know me
I love you

How blessed I am that you are in my life
How honoured I am to be a part of yours
Memories made and shared
With you the one I love
My friend, my lover, my queen
'Til the end

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Following the Wind

The hours die at the hands of the clock As dark potent winds billow as if to mock Fearful are fluttering hearts and doubt-ridden minds That follow each wind unaware of signs For as sure as there’s time to sow and reap This approach seems fast; stand firm and deep! Take heed, stay, my eyes upon the Rock Less distractions and fear, I drift away from the dock! ~*~

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Who Do You Say That I Am

Blessed be He Who is Existence Itself,
Blessed be The One we put on a shelf,

Blessed be the One we try to deceive,
Without Whom we'd cease to breathe,

Blessed be He Who gives us the very life,
That we often use to cause such strife,

Blessed be the God of all that we see,
Without Whom we could not be,

Blessed be the Word given in Love,
Come down from our Father above,

Blessed be the One Eternal Light,
He who will make all things right,

The One, the Beautiful the Good,
The Truth pierced on the wood,

Blessed be the Eternal obvious Truth,
Ignored by the self proclaimed sleuth,

Blessed be He Who is Mercy above all,
Who lifts us when we choose to fall,

Blessed is He who trails us,
He, who never fails us,

As we run blindly..wildly in the night,
He asks us to rest..and face the Light,

And if we don't believe in this Higher Power,
At least He bids us, stop. Rest an hour,

To meditate in spirit 'ere our bodies rest under sod,
And know that we our selves...are not.. that God.

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Moving Mountains

Abide in me and thy prayer I shall heed
All you need is that grain of mustard seed...

John 15:7, Luke 17:6 

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God's Earth

I love the earth I walk on,
I love the God above,
I love the grace He giveth,
for the Earth is not enough.

I love the friends he gave me,
I love to be with them,
I love the way He set free
their spirit souls to Him.

For souls he freely giveth,
as summers seed sown,
watered by grace and love,
soon a tree be grown.

Nested deep as knowledge eternal,
toeing down for life,
finding but food and water,
in a weak and faithless strife.

Stretching up to heaven
with branches pleadingly open,
competing against its brethren,
green glistening hands a-hoping.

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Look at the flag of Noah with his crew

Let`s thousand ships enjoy new horizons; 
Let`s dates of peace and life change tones, 
And old virtues blossom in the tamed world.
Let`s solitude meet communion with our Lord,
And our acts and prayers fill the rural rolling hours,
 And hope like the full moon enlights those towers. 
 Beyond the desert of colours,
A sacre new serenity of ours
With Braille letters for all the blind men
And our ships will come back again,
In the same forgotten harbor blue.
Look at the flag of Noah with his crew…

Some deaf men can hear this inner song of hope
Some others are chaned wih strong invisible ropes
Because they are afraid by the sirens`s song.

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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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Outcry of a broken heart

Even my mind not stilled by silence
my thoughts outraged with hurt and hate
as Im dumbfounded with confusion
leaving the cause to no debate,
I cannot tell you what is wrong
to tell you means I'd have to trust,
and my heart no longer feels willing,
beating only cause it must.

I feel a dead man live my life
I see his cold abandoned heart,
I hear his agonising cries
as he is torn more apart,
knowing no peace, no rest I find
having no comfort, stuck in a bind
a vagabond, alone in his life
Ive been cut off, betrayal was the knife.

awaiting death, and still much worse
my whole life upon this earth
seems like a scheme to take my worth
and bring me to nothing,
such is my curse
and i fear the effects
may never reverse
and make believe that I am cursed.
the way I feel too great for words
too great to bear such constant hurt
my soul depressed and left prostrate
before God to help, I hope it works. . .

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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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Are rarely
As they seem.

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Eternal Joy or Misery

Cross eternal bliss? Hell: What did I miss? Accept Him now Or huge bow-wow! Connect with Him Light doesn't dim!

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If I Were Still Single

If I were still single
I will see love and life from a different angle,
knowing that what makes a wise woman
is beyond trying to please every man.
I will not look out for comfort and cool cash
from men who will dump me like trash.

If I were still single,
I will not put my mind on how to mingle,
knowing that single-hood is not a status,
but a season to be faithful and focus...
I will not flush the street with skimpy skirts,
only to be a cheap prey to some freaky flirts.

If I were still single,
I will never let my heart niggle,
knowing that I am not meant to be a liability;
looking for love will not be my priority,
I will metamorphose into an assorted asset,
to be found by man who needs more than a pet.

If I were still single,
I will read the tales of love-triangle.
Knowing that love is beyond deep feelings;
even sadists and rapist have...deep feelings.
I won't open my legs to some random guy
who only want to feast on my fruits and fly...

If I were still single,
I will let manners and modesty be my jingle,
knowing that make-ups can turn to fake-ups,
my man won't see a stranger... when he wakes up.
I will not look for a man with mansions,
but a man who has mission and clear visions.

If I were still single
I will look before I leap,
and not sell my self cheap,
my body is my business
my private platter is priceless.
if you can't wait, you are not strong enough,
I am a treasure so tender and tough,
I will crave a love-life that will last long...
I will wait for a man steadfast and strong.

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When we gather with the saved over on that lovely shore,
We will be with Him in glory and rejoicing ever more.
No more pain, no sorrow, no tears will ever fall
No harsh words, no unkindness, no heartaches at all.

For us He came to live on this cruel earth for a time.
He walked among sinners, changed the water into wine.
He healed the sick and brought His friend to life again.
He trusted those who denied Him and sold Him to men.

He was unfairly tried and for punishment He had to die.
They hung Him on a cross, but before death, he gave a sigh.
“Father, please forgive them, they know not what they do.”
His dying meant salvation for sinners like me and you.

How happy they must have been when on that third day,
He arose from the grave, overcoming death that way.
He returned to live with the Father and to reign on high.
I want to be there with Him, there never more to die.

Free will to us was given, our choice it is to make,
The path to destruction or to heaven, we can take.
He covers us with His grace and by faith I do believe,
That the blessings of heaven are mine to receive.

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Without Regret

If only I had seen you there and felt you by my side
Through the anguish and despair, heard you weeping as I cried.
Suppose if I had known that all was in your hands
I never would have grown and worked against your plans.
While stumbling through the desert I forgot about the rain,
Still you took the loss and hurt and used it for my gain.
You forge my strength in weakness and I’m sharpened by your word
You walk with me in sickness, grant me love I don’t deserve.
Set my feet on spacious ground, kept the enemy at bay
In you, oh Lord, true love Iove I’ve found, I rejoice and praise your name.
I know this war’s not over, lions stalking at the gate
I will keep marching forward, trusting Jesus with my fate.
I put down the ways of man, count me among your forces.
Lift me up with your great hand so I can race with horses.
Storms will come, the sun will set, my sword may not grow cold
Let me die without regret that I value more than gold.
In this world your will be done, I marvel at your glory.
In the end we will be one and that will be our story.

May 4, 2012
Shane Pierce

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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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scar tissue

The scar tissue is healing,
Yet it keeps on peeling,
Layer after layer,
Leaving me bare,
Trusting in God,
Leaves me to not have to care,
It looks worse before it gets better,
That would explains this mess,
I knew all along HE would impress,
I knew all along it would hurt less and less.

BY: Sabina

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The Smile of a Child

It is something most of us take for granted
But a lack makes children's lives disenchanted
Though it cannot be completely prevented
Proper surgery can make a life less lamented
Unclasp those hands held so tightly in prayer
Help a child live a life that is not so full of despair
And give them a beautiful gift that is bereft of strife
Because the smile of a child is the greatest gift of life.

(in honor of the great work of - stop praying and start doing!)

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The encastled princess

living in the prisms of your diamond castle                                                                        caught in the amber of time upon you pedestal                                                                 forged from the blackened sands of yesterday                                                                   heat of passion a pressing together of an infernal blaze                                                      safe aloft from the beast outside where the fear resides                                                     gazing into the night from the gem's chamber she abides                                                   yet to be alone in the crystal mansion of your love                                                             never to hold true love only to watch from above                                                               the peering eyes of the dragon will never hold                                                                  or flaming fiery breathe every warm the cold                                                                     waiting for the jeweler to free that which is inside                                                              true love which was meant to forever freely reside

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View the world with a flash of light,
Yet every corner has a dark blight.

Infectious it spreads within perception,
Abusing the thoughts to a point of deception-

Tis just an abyss of belief-
Hope, passion, lost due to lack of relief.

Note:Entered this in the word I hate the most contest and didn't realize it said "4-6 couplets" I only wrote 4-6 lines. I apologize for that read the rules wrong.

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My Road of Flames

Dancing in the bright moonlight
On a road that never ends.

A road thats made of flames and sparks
I dance to a sparkling tune.

I do not feel the coals beneath my feet
As my soul is far from here.

In a place full of peace
Where it learns to grow far from watching flames.

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Fear, fear, go away
Live life to the fullest every day!

Why the deer in the headlights look?
Am anything but a crook!

So strike up the band
God is in command!

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Here Take My Seat

<                                          Racial      Segregation
                                             One         Nation

                                              Why   Oh   Why
                                              Did   King  Try

                                              Right   Or   Wrong
                                              Everyone   Belongs

                                              Black     Or   White
                                              Put        Up   Fight

                                               Americian    Made
                                               Blood          Gave


                                                Share        Wealth
                                                Spare        Health

                                                 Rosa         Parks

                                                 She   Did   Bark

Entry For
Adeleke Adeite's
African Attitude





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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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In the way of paradise Satin creates fence
For Satin’s every attack we must have defence

Between right and wrong there should be a difference
Who is our saviour we need to have this sense

Verses of holy books give this evidence 
God helps those who kneel in reverence

God loves us and demands obedience
If we want to get God’s assistance

Prayer is the right key to our eminence
Prayer makes faith strong and gives confidence

I want to give a message in my last sentence
In the matter of prayer there should not be negligence

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The Blessing for My Book

As my job and health failed me... I dreamed to someday put together a 
book of poetry and this will be the blessing it will begin with...

As I sit here weaving my poetry
Into the semblance of a book…
I find that I must ask Gods’ blessing…
For the journey, that together we have took.

I find I must bow my head in thought…
Over this book that together we have wrought
As my hands clasp oh so reverently and earnestly over my heart…
As I believe his help brought the words together that I sought.

And God set the journey that shaped what now before you begins…
He helped me find the words that reached through my heart to my pen.
I pray the poems will be worthy of what he showed me as my life’s art.
And upon this book I honestly pray that his blessing he will impart. 

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Look up and imagine it to be 
To imagine we all must be free

Kiss earth goodbye and just fly
Free as a bird you'll probably cry

Deep love of God opens for one
Who gives it all, for all and for none

Altruistic to the bitter baited end
Charity with heart, better amends

Die broke with love in your heart
To be free in every way, part

Give openly and maybe you'll get
In heavens gates, with little regret

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Independence Day: A New Tradition

  Oh say can you see,
  Not your ordinary letter from me.

 You might enjoy a parade and some fireworks too,
  Just to remember the red, white, and blue.

  Or sing the national anthem before your favorite quarterback kicks,
  To honor the freedom we've had since 1776.

  But this year I propose, a brand new tradition,
  Not something you’d likely hear from a politician.

  Since we're already together, united as one,
  I thought we could remember there's still work to be done!

  For so many countries still need a hand,
  To have freedom like we have here in our land.

  Many have no rights like freedom of speech; out of fear they will refrain.
  Without money for food or a place to sleep, in chains they will remain.

  They don't have the option of an unemployment check,
  If the father's out of work, then it's all hands on deck.

  The kids aren't really worried about college applications in the fall;
  They're just hoping for the day that they could go to school at all.

  So I'm only going to ask that you do this one thing:
  Be a voice for the voiceless, and truly honor our king.

  Because it wasn't just Jefferson who made this a land of liberty,
  But it was really Jesus Christ who truly set us free.

  So let's all take a stand, from sea to shining sea,
  And watch together as we change our very own history.

  But wait! There's one more thing left to say,
  Happy Independence Day!

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The Day God Saved Me

December 18th I felt the urge to cry
I felt like taking my life

Giving all back to my Creator at once
Saying "what's done is done"

I walked in the cold hours on end
Contemplating death as a sin

I wanted to talk to someone about my pain
But If I told them of my feeling would they think of me as insane?

Still searching for something to gleam about
Hoping something innocent and beautiful will take me out of this slouch

Rescue and deliver me from this evil tenure
Convince me that I'm not the worlds biggest sinner

As the blood drips over the bridges edge
Should I step further and plummet into this river instead?

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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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Our Saviours's Band

We are marching in the Lord’s Parade, part of our Saviour’s Band.
We’re playing His soul music and it’s spreading ‘cross the land.

It’s rising up to Heaven, over seas and back again.
We are singing songs of glory, sweet salvation to attain.

Hear our happy voices singing.  Please don’t shut His music out.
You may join us. You are welcome to play tunes or sing and shout.

There are some who haven’t heard them, those sweet songs we love so well.
We are marching forth and singing the salvation words to tell.

Grab your music, be a drummer as we spread across the land.
We are marching in the Lord’s Parade, part of our Saviour’s Band.

wopn hm

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Dance Alive Itty Bitty

Hope banks at the shores of eternity,
faith reaches for the realm of reality.
Hear the sparrows sing on broken boles,
listen to the splashing of rain on lost souls. 
Look at the end of the tunnel O fearful!
wake up weary folks, life is beautiful.
The drum speaks of hope and fixed fate;
dance alive, sing aloud in your low estate.

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I Was Wrong

I thank God for all my blessings, and all that will come.
All though these angels are hard to see where I'm from.
Help me conquer and surpass all of my inner demons.
I'm willing to let you lead, as these hard times deepen.
For so many years, I have walked and lived so blindly.
Sitting and waiting for all your blessings to find me.
Never did I realize, they were here all along.
I've found you, and I admit that I was wrong.

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The Warning

Oh little Israel look around 
Egypt has taken over your towns
Oh little Israel don’t you see
All that is left is rubble and debris
Tornados have swept through fields of old
As your people continued to worship gods of silver and gold
Hurricanes destroyed their precious land
As their cries looked up and then shouted quick demands
Oh little Israel they have forgotten the one
Who made the stars moon and sun
Oh little Israel look who they have allowed to rule
Puppets on strings are there new favorite tool
When foundations are cracked it affects the entire city
If repentance does not come soon it will be such a pity
For a rebellious generation is already on the rise
Quick fixes and false ambitions, each ready to compromise
Oh little Israel you have a voice
Tell all of Egypt they still have a choice
When they Surrender and begin to remove 
All in which I don’t approve
Healing waters will run once again
Egypt must make God their savior not just their friend.

By: Sabina Nicole
written: 5/9/12

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Bitter or Better

There comes a time when roads must part,
A decision needs to be made what will you feed your heart,
Every day the temptation to ultimately chain,
All your past hurt, disappointment and familiar pain,
Screams its plea in many directions,
Only Gods love can break through to your personal resurrection,
For the path towards bitterness leads to the grave,
And the journey towards forgiveness is what will eventually save,
The highway draped with bitter thorns,
Will always leave your soul feeling forlorn,
The street dressed in mercy and infinite compassion,
Will bring you to the fields of eternal satisfaction,
Choose better before bitter,
For the bitter,
Become the quitters.

BY: Sabina Nicole

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False Prophets and True Hope

When searching you must take care
The answer is always out there

Even if it’s not what you are
It's ok it’ll only leave a scar

The truth hurts when it can’t justify
Everything you’ve done and you’re forced to ask why

Take comfort in the thought 
That you probably won’t be caught

God is watching everyone
You can’t be judged because you’ve already won

Religion is your veil
Subject the naïve and you’ll never fail

What would Jesus do,
If he were you?

Would he still be a martyr then?
Or would he be a footnote amongst the hearts of men?

It is our ambitions,
That can solve our ambitious contradictions

The problems we face
Are ours to erase

God only measures as high
As your will to survive

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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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My Surface

                                 There are times I stand in life like a leafless tree...
                             Nothing to cover or shade my self from what you see...

                                 Naked and exposed with the sky my only shelter..
                                  Where lifes cruelty touches my faith and I falter...

                                 Then like spring coming in my surface solidifies...
                   The branches to my heart are now held safe where love doesn't hide...

                  Now I stand strong with my heart in one hand and a shield in the other...
                             Always up and ready to meet either a storm or a lover....

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Our heavenly father please hear our prayer.
We pray each day for you to always be there.

A child of yours needs your healing hands.
Take away his sickness so we'll understand.

For him the love of his family it runs very deep.
Heavenly father please help them not to weep.

He has brothers and sisters,children and a wife.
Please heavenly father give him back his life.

His strength is why they stay so strong.
Taking a father,husband,son,brother would be wrong.

Heavenly father hear what I pray.
Please let our Bunny stay.
                        Teresa Skyles  2012-04-14

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Flying away

From the mouth of babes                                                                                               so came forth your perfect praise                                                                             Unless you change like the little child                                                                                and receive one as such meek and mild                                                                   Chances are that your heart is hard                                                                               do not miss the kingdom by half a yard                                                                           Leaving the womb crying for breathe no doubt                                                                 before you leave this world facing death cry out                                                             He will give you a new heart full of love                                                                       just ask like the child harmless as a dove

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You Walked Lightly

You walked lightly into my life
 Captivating and lovely to my mind,
 At first, I never cared who you were
 Now I don’t know who I am without you,
 You kissed me
 I felt my world change,
 You held me
 I heard my heart awaken,
 You loved me
 And my soul was born anew
 You walked lightly into my life
 Now my heart knows who you are
 And with every breath
 And every step
 I take down lonely roads,
 Your hand is my staff
 Your voice is my guide
 Your strength my shelter
 You’re passion my awakening.
 You walked lightly into my life,
 And all my pain
 You took as your own,
 And all my fears
 You cast into the sea,
 All my doubt
 Lost in your eyes,
 You walked lightly into my life
 And no matter if you choose to stay or go,
 My life is forever changed,
 Just because you loved me
 For a moment in time.
 And because I choose
 To love you
 For the rest of mine

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Patience (2006)

Try asking me it doesn’t exist in my book
But when I read it I took a second look
I gave it a try and succeeded with out going dry
Sparing my energy sent me to the sky
Its was not easy but I will continue to practice this word
Try asking me it was something I never heard
Kicking up a fuss didn’t help me so I gave in
Patience will dwell on every good and bad sin

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Just a Little Something-Something

In a world with so much life and culture,
All you need is just a little something-something

It's better than a whole lot of something,
Because then it might be too much

Like love,
All you need is a sample

To realize
It isn't the only thing to make someone happy

And if they think it is,
All they need is just a little something-something

Tell them they're better off without
Another terrible heartache

That there is nothing more better than being 
Free from the name, "So-and-so's girl"

All they need,
Is just a little something-something

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New Colours

Colors , I just saw of everyone's
Including the nearest one's
knowing everyone little by little
I realize how much I need to fill.

Periodically season changes
never does it remain the same
So why do colors need to be
kept in the time frame

Man is the best color changer
for no one knows when can it be
unless and until it changes
no one knows who actually is he?

Thought I could understand people
But lo ! I wasn't right
for I received series of setbacks
in the bright moonlight

Am I still a maturing bud
maybe I think so
as I'm unable to judge
where and when I need to bow.

Colors I have seen many
changes I have seen many
never the colors of this kind
changing faster than the mind

After all I learnt a new thing
no one is near no one is far
it depends how you keep them
and how good your relations are.

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To anyone without a Father

Fathers are the foundation for a child,
Their role is far from mild,

So many children grow up without a dad,
Deep inside it scars them bad,

So many daughters are never raised,
They lacked the encouragement and emotional praise,

Daughters need to be shown how to be treated,
So when they grow up they don’t become defeated,

Son’s need a man to look up to,
Someone to help push them through,

So many sons never learn how,
To stand by a woman and what it means to keep a vow,

Generations repeat when they don’t get to see,
The impact of a father and how positive it should be,

However, there is a Father that won’t go away,
His loves is like the endless sky,
He is the love that will never leave you or tell you a lie,

He will warm you up like the blazing sun,
Protect your life, and he does not need a gun,

He will wipe your tears when you are down,
He will calm your fears when there’s no one to be found,

His mercy is as deep as the ocean,
He will make you smile, while your going through lifes motions,

He will encourage you after you made a mess,
Then turn it around, and give you his best,

He will never leave you nor forsake you,
This kind of father will never break you,

A Father to the fatherless,
A Friend to the lonely,
A Love that’s pure and never phony,

So if you are alone on this Father’s Day,
And you have an earthly dad that caused you disarray,

Look up to the heavens, far past outer space,
And know that there is a Love that no man on this earth can replace.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Treasured Relic

“As long as it stands with four walls and a door, a church will remain a refuge”

		   Treasured Relic 

I stroll upon the sandy path along the ocean side
And come upon a little church, well worn by time and tide.

Walking up the wooden steps, I open unlocked door.
Aware I am trespassing I continue to explore.

Fresh flowers at the altar and I soon come to realize,
This church is not abandoned. I was too quick to surmise.

Light through the stained glass windows is reflected on the walls,
As if lighting them for guidance of the choir to their stalls.

And then I hear them singing, notes still hang upon the air
From the last hymn they had offered to parishioners gathered there.

I turn as the church door opens and a small figure appears.
It is not a ghost or phantom, I see plainly as she nears.

She is a white haired lady with a smile upon her face. 
I stumble quickly backward but she does not slow her pace.

I stammer an apology for my bold intrusion there.
She says, "You need not worry you are always welcome here.

It is kept for wayside travelers who might need a place to pray
And a refuge from the weather should one need a place to stay.

We still hold Sunday services when vacation folks are here.
Stay as long as you would like to stay. You’re welcome, never fear."

With a smile she turns and leaves me and I linger for an hour.
As I pray I feel His presence and His everlasting power.

Then gathering my coat and hat, I walk back to my parked car,
Knowing I have found a refuge after traveling afar.

By: Joyce Johnson 9/23/11

for Constance-My Dear Heart’s contest “A Church By the Ocean” Place no. 2

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A Trojan course

Winter comes to steal all the color                                                                                   There is a plan yet to discover                   						                   As The cold begins to raid the night                                                                         The sun withdraws its warming light                                                                           The fruit more colorful, so also the turning leaves                                                    As the frost attacks these, Color hides in root and seed                                              Winter seems to have the upper hand                                                                        As leaves and fruit take a last stand                                                                          They fall to the ground withered and brown                                                           The treasure of color buried in the cold ground                                                        As winter celebrates the death of life, It is a small sacrifice                                      For the army of color is now hidden and ready to fight

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Pennies from Heaven

Copper pennies she would save throughout her younger years,
to indulge in penny poker with her husband and her friends.

She’d tuck away her winnings in her special penny tin, 
hoping each and every week that she would win again.

But alas her nights of poker would come crashing to an end,
with her husband’s passing followed by the death of poker friends.

She kept her tin of pennies for the memories they possessed,
their significance in her life was more extraordinary in her death.
For when she passed the hurt was so intense I could not bear, 
for her gift of life to me was gone, my soul was in despair.

Then suddenly without warning pennies started to appear, 
strategically left in places to remind me that she’s here.

The places I have found them are remarkable I attest,
like atop of my salt shaker, for to her salt was the best.

I found one on my keyboard as she knows the time I spend,
working diligently on a computer from morning till day’s end. 

Of all the twelve I’ve found so far, the most incredible I think,
is the one left on my birthday in the center of my sink.

For each one I receive I thank my mom from deep inside,
For sending pennies from heaven makes my aching hurt subside.
This story is quite sincere, so I felt it must be told,
As all my pennies from heaven are as precious as pure gold.

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The joy in hearts is hard to steal and kill;
erase all hope and think of pain and loss.

If tears and words aren't true, can trust be lost?
Ah, pray to God to bless a heart and flame!      

When fear enters your heart, continue to fight;
if strength and faith die out, cry out and wait. 

Aren't friends in search of one who grows in love?
Aren't they the ones who stay and never leave? 

Why hold on time, and not give as they give;
are some afraid to take long steps for growth?

Iambic Pentameter

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America after 1962

On June 25, 1962 prayer was taken out of school
It was like losing a ring's precious jewel 
If you look into America's history 
You will find that it is no mystery
From that date on we haven’t been as strong
I believe we have done something terribly wrong
What they teach in history books simply overlooks
Important information that has raised up a blind generation
Youth, family, education, and national life is far from the same
We have lost morals and values that our forefathers firmly proclaimed
A Blessed Nation under God we have always been
But in the last 50 years it has become destroyed by an abundance of sin
Divorce rate is at an all-time high
While so many children grow up fatherless and wonder why
Gang violence increases each day
Teenage pregnancy has become a common way
Young people search for love in all the wrong places
Leaders in government wear faulty faces
Role models have become extinct
Technology while good has caused many jobs to sink
A nation rife with perjury
Broken marriage covenants In need of surgery
Unforgiveness extortion bribery slander and profanity
We need God to restore us too sanity
Hypocrisy, and lawsuits initiated solely for revenge and personal gain 
Doing things are own way has caused us much pain
The rich are getting richer and the poor sit back and cry
People have lost their integrity yet shake their fists at the sky
If you want to learn open a bible and begin to read
If we listened to its wisdom we wouldn’t have so much need
We have become too liberal as a whole
Besides having so much debt, we are all losing our souls
If anyone talks about God in school they risk losing their profession
Yet more and more young people suffer from anxiety and depression
Many are on medication making doctors filthy rich
So many people are dying in their own emotional ditch
Statistically we are on a downward spiral
Many people turn their heads or just live in denial
History is important to learn
For it shows us how quickly society can turn 
We all have to answer to God someday
And if I were you I would start to learn his way
For if we are going to continue to be America the best
We have to take a moment to address
All the ways we have allowed this country to slip
Take personal responsibility and restore our spiritual grips
Weneed to take back the people's power
We are living in a crucial hour
If we don’t open our eyes ears and mouths we will fall instead of just bend
who knows this time if this damage we can mend.

 by: Sabina nicole

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Genuine integrity and honor they say
Comes from an absolute spiritual way
Sending messages you keep deep inside
Misfits and sinners stand silent with pride.

Society needs to delve deep today
Many of us alone, or withdrawn in some way.
Our morals get lost...we keep on trying
To Keep ourselves safe we may start lying.

Not one little spirit is quite so rare....
That their sins are forgotten with one simple Prayer 
Gotta be honest and's true 
Lessons learned are not all that new

Simple deceptions of powers inside
Allow us to listen to our false pride
Perhaps there is nothing more...nothing less
These words of wisdom just put in a chest

How many times have you heard people Chant
Believe in the power of saying, " I can't"...?
We need time today to think and ponder
Allowing our souls to willfully wonder

Life's reality seems quite profound
Once you delve deep you've then yourself found
Judging yourself from the inside...
Lay no judgment and swallow your pride~

copyright 2007

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Ashes At My Feet

I walked through ashes on the floor...
They fell from a heart burned and torn...

It dropped like feathers from the air...
From a soul that that only cared...

I searched to find the one it owned...
Only to find myself alone... 

Rebuilt this heart and put it back...
And brought love to where it lacked...

My world is now complete...
No more ashes at my feet...

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living 3d theology-

the trinity..and me

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A diamond ring, a smile, a house, a car, a love song, or a best friend.
 A mink coat, an enormous bank account, what's it all worth in the end?

Wedding vows that meant more to you than they ever meant to him, 
 All I ever wanted was a normal life and a white house with painted trim.

Diamonds and gold, what is it worth to HEAR him say "I love you"?
 Or would you rather SEE what it it that he'll really do?

What is something worth to you, do you value materialistic things?
 Or are you like me, and want what is free in life, and all the happiness it brings?

To me, I value a smile and a laugh from either, or both of my boys.
 Rather than a man that can buy me expensive jewelry, I'd rather have the simple joys.

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If I Die Before I Wake

At a corner standing in despair 
I cried aloud into the midnight air
Brought my fists into a rage 
Scowled at my lonely, self-hate
I had no friends or even close family,
All I had was my imagination, and it was driving me crazy
So I hollered and screamed like a wild banshee
Cursing the things I couldn't grasp in my psyche
The shadows stalked while my heart just bled
I was praying to God that within his next miracle I would be dead
Just like a relic an angel came to me
Eased me of my faults and lulled me into a dream
A beautiful world where hope is a beacon and despair is gone from sight
I grabbed her hand and remembered all of a sudden
Of love that gentle rhythm; and my depression escaped without a fight
So as my eyes twitched open and I quickly looked around
Just like that the angel was gone and so was my frown
If you read this poem please quote only this
In this world our love and compassion is the only thing that should exist

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The Church

The church

A church can have a good foundation but actually have no walls
For it breathes inside the hearts of man and lives when spirit calls
So look inside and see it there in every man that walks the earth
Planted like a seed in us when the good Lord gave us birth
God gives the choice to let it grow as a flower or a weed
And choose the former of the two and to his word take heed
Keep your ego in its place and have the courage to speak peace
If we did this as a whole the hatred would decrease
The church is there to remind us of things we already know
So if your lost in a crazy world get up that Sunday and go

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Messages for me

The blue balloon that danced around
Gracefully moving without a sound…

The coldness, on the side of my face
The laughing toy, you seemed to have embraced…

The miracles in life we often unearth
Why do we believe, they only come after birth…

And when we are sad and find it hard just to breathe
You have a special way of reminding us to believe…

Written by
Vicki Darcy

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With Jesus

Life with Jesus - hope you believe
Devil wants to decieve

Don't worry about past
However long it lasts

Loving each other
Sister and brother

Getting stronger every day
Then heaven hip-hip hooray!

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we winters

fret not great ones 
the clouds are for our sake
we will  again clear sight
at the vanquish of night
when  we wistful  winter wake    

have than noble dreams
for time holds but well fate
and there shall be here
at the merge from the pair
when we  wistful  winters wake

then till  summer comes
shun not we our winters break
for both have a place
in the fabric of space
while we wistful  winters wake 

for both have a place
in the fabric of space
as we  wistful  winters wake

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A Gorious Son Rise

A glorious son rise

How can we find peace if we focus on stress?
Awaken those dormant forces and bring out your best

That fire and passion that sends us whirling through life
Even in hard times when pain cuts like a knife

You couldn’t call it faith if you didn’t have a choice
So choose gratitude and love and to the good Lord rejoice

Every teaching you go through seems unfair at the time
But when you look back on Gods plan it was there to make you shine

For the funnel of life will always lead to Him
As you surrender to this a new life will begin

And your choice to be either wealthy or wise
Choose the latter of the two and watch your lower self demise

All the good prophets who have died doing right
They have passed the torch to us to guide us through the night
So give thanks to Christ who has died in our need
And now we are free to love and he has risen indeed

Copyright 2011

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Life of a Wanderer

Life of a Wanderer

I am a wanderer, on my way to Jerusalem.
There I will meet my Holy God, not just symbolism.

From the Holy Fathers I learnt of His love for me,
In my young mind, I found the thought so very lovely.

So I set on a journey to discover the source of this love,
I picked up myself, my bible, and my rosary in the bag.

Night came; I found a castle, whose lady has a heart,
She fed me, clothed me, and invited me for the night.

In awe, I asked my benefactor how she could love the poor,
She answered, “It is God’s great commandment to love thy neighbor”.

In the coldness of the night, I felt warm for right there I found love;
In my frozen heart, kindled was a desire to also give love.

I went to sleep that night peacefully, as my heart ceaselessly pray,
For I have met God that day through the wonderful, gracious lady.

Morn came; I bid goodbye to continue my pilgrimage,
I walked for many miles, and then I met some teenage thieves.

They took my bag with my bible and bread the lady gave to me.
I was left on the road with nothing, none, but my bead rosary.

I wanted back my bible, my only possession in this world;
A dark-webbed heart, a mind unlit, and a weary old soul unfold.

I wept, what will happen to an old wanderer who’s got nothing?
I knelt, fists on my breast, “Where is God, his love, in this suffering”?

A memorial of the night before flickered in my dreary mind,
Interior light appeared and I saw my fallen heart intertwined.

A bright spark ignited in my wandering cold heart, goaded me to turn within,
Like a child, mesmerized by an ember, I blew a prayer to keep it aflame.

I descended into myself and I saw God’s love in concrete,
A dying flame, He enlightened me through a love memory lit.

This journey to Jerusalem, I do not know if I will ever reach;
But, His love stubborn, persists to burn within so I will not be a wretch.


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The Hardest thing I've Done

The hardest thing
 I've done,
Is watch you walk
 away, with her.
The hardest thing
 I've done,
Is watch you kiss
 Her goodbye.
The hardest thing
 I've ever done,
Is watch you
 Love her, instead of me.

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Gods Rope

Baby don’t give up the hope
You know hope is God’s rope!

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Worthy Spirit

I want to see us in white,
In white without falter.
Our first kiss will be,
It willl be over the altar.

I want to be able to see,
See us in our full glory.
I want this day to be,
To be like a fairy-tale story.

When we're both together,
Together in that room,
I want it to be complete,
Complete like a full moon.

I need to be worthy,
Worthy for you.
I need to be sealed,
Forever with you.

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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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Failure to Love

Although she had riches beyond compare Not one morsel of her wealth did she share She lived by man’s rules and paid all her taxes Her worldly goods grow; she sits, relaxes She knows something’s missing, but what is it? Not one word of kindness does this gal transmit The years before her are growing shorter now Deep furrows can be seen in her aging brow Though she rendered to Caesar that which was his She’ll surely score low on God’s Judgment Day quiz "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's"… Matthew 22:21 *Written in honor of John Freeman’s “Faith Verses Poetry” contest

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Doves upon the line

Bobbing heads bowing gently to one side                                                                         
As bending their ears to hear from inside                                                                          
What God has to say within the bosom                                                                       
Cooing report from wire today news hums                                                                  
Peaceful unless provoked mates to be                                                                         
Note it is not good to corner the meek                                                                         
Fluttering over the young new nest built                                                                        
Squabs look up fed upon mother's crop milk                                                                     
Both parents caring swiftly devoted                                                                                
As loving woo's from within dovecote hid                                                                      
One flock of ascending songs of martyrs                                                                     
Rising sounds of sacred white's rushing waters                                                           
Drowning out the ungrateful worldly ire                                                                      
Silver wings strumming a sweet smelling fire                                                              
Friends for life rest above two by two twine                                                                
Come home my love's a message from the line

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Captivating the captive

Captives of the sword not against flesh we war                             							I sent a sword Jesus I love you more 											Not in haste as peter smote the ear 											With precision the captain's scalpel pierce  									 Stoniest heart can not conceal secrets 										    Innermost parts lay open amoret	                                                                                              		  This the great physician welds it will heal 									     His Word is twin edged sharper than any steel  									 Removes which besets far as east to west									Sinner will you let if not He will wet	          										The glittering side He will send it forward											 Fiery punishment your only reward	

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The Backrow Conspiracy

Such a devious plan we concocted one day. 
Kind of mischievous in an ornery way. 
The goal was to throw an innocent curve, 
knock people off the routine that they serve.

We showed up early to church that morning, 
with no indication, without prior warning. 
Some surely thought we had set our clocks wrong. 
We’d never shown up before the first song.

The early-to-risers were there hanging out. 
No clue what our sinister scheme was about. 
We brought doughnuts to share in reception hall, 
a diversionary tactic that served as a stall.

It worked to perfection, they didn’t even know. 
We ran to the sanctuary and filled the back row. 
A peace calmed the room, as we eagerly waited. 
A family connection was somehow created.

They came in together, the back-row-brigade, 
bewildered to discover the prank we had played. 
The looks on their faces was priceless to see. 
How could this happen? How could this be?

Glancing around, with their smiles now erased, 
they weighed their dilemma, feeling displaced. 
“They’ve taken our seats,” one gruffly replied, 
as they shuffled back out to regroup and decide.

We burst out laughing over what we had done, 
then moved up one row after having our fun. 
As they sauntered back in, to their cheerful delight, 
somehow the world had again been made right.

Sliding into the row, one leaned up and said, 
“Thank you for putting that thought in our head. 
We've taken for granted our comfortable place. 
God wants us moving and sharing His grace.”

Our newfound friends still claim the back pew. 
At times we bring doughnuts, to see what they’ll do. 
What started as a joke was a blessing in disguise, 
the Sunday we took the back-row by surprise.

The Back row Conspiracy, was the brainchild of my wacky youth leader, Mont Toon. His 
unusual ways had a way of drawing kids in, then showing them the way. I’m not sure where 
I’d have been without his influence. I’m sure he’s stirring up something in heaven at this 

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You are strong and bold...
Ageless stories go untold...

Our soldiers will come home...
To escape wars growing dome...

We pray, you be strong...
For our Nations freedom is not wrong

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After the Knock

Two young children play outside the house,
Inside a mother watches through windows folding a blouse.

With the kids in the back she heads to the chair,
When through the front window come soldiers, a pair.

One is dressed like her husband the other more like a priest,
Then came the knock, sounding like a relentless beast.

Her mind said just leave them outside at the door standing,
Her hand opened the door, on her knees she felt herself landing.

The soldiers told of her husbands fate,
Wanting them to just leave her tears could not wait.

The two young children came in the backdoor,
Seeing two soldiers and their mommy on the floor.

The oldest asked mommy what is the matter,
Come here my blessings, hugging, I will explain it later.

Her world had flipped, turned upside down,
He returned to her in a casket with a flag draped all around.

They had to drive from the airport to their small country plot,
She couldn’t count the people lined along the road, but it was a lot.

Each one waved a flag, some cried as if they knew her girls’ dad,
She’d never seen most of them, but seeing them now made her glad.

She saw signs that read “Welcome home Hero” and she filled with pride,
Even that couldn’t stop the tears, at the gravesite she just cried.

She stayed there saying goodbye, her family had to pull her away,
She’s glad they did for she wouldn’t have left his side that day.

She is exhausted, overwhelmed, she must sit down,
Then she sees the photo of him in a Tux and her in a wedding gown.

How could this be real, she’s too young to be a widowed wife,
He was her partner, best friend, the love of her life.

Now the hours have past his vessel is in the ground,
All the parties are leaving she’s alone in their home, not a sound.

She weeps in her chair alone in the dark no sound but the clock,
God help her find strength, a way to move forward, after the knock.

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The Tidings of Fall

There a movement in the trees
The goings of an autumn breeze
Tickling leaves of red and gold
Making hot summer into winter cold
And in the air there goes a wisp
Of smoke riding on air so crisp
Of days to come this is a sign
Of seasons change and change in time
For heavy coats and fire bright
New stars to see up in the night
But at this time before the snows
It's falls turn now to put on a show
First one tree and then the next
A show so striking so complex
And looking up the sky so blue
But this is nothing compared to You
A glimpse of Heaven for us to see
A hint to us Your great beauty
But as for now we'll stand amazed
Of wondrous things that You have made
Winter's coming and summer's gone
And fall won't be here very long
Now out the window look alas
Night has come so very fast
Time to sleep but again we'll see
In the morn this great beauty

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A fallen idol

Only an idol that falls 
turns out false.

Volodymyr Knyr

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Run The Race In His Forgiveness And Grace

The Lord has forgiven you 
It’s time you did to

Wipe away the past
Jesus love’s you 

Live now as you should
Behold all His good

Smell the sweet essence
Of His glorious presence

Embrace His word
Let it be heard

Jesus laid His life down
In store for you to wear the crown

For in Heaven He prepares a place
Get up run the race

It is in His grace
Make haste

The time is near
Open your ears to hear

You are worthy to Him
Washed clean from your sin

In God’s eye’s 
There are no lies

Jesus reigns
He is king 

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This is the story of my son.
Unraveled lives have just begun.

Fear of sleep the nightmares call.
The scary shadow on the wall.

A phase it's not, I wish it was.
A gift of insight is the cause.

I have it too; I passed it down.
A genetic trait to which he's bound.

I hope he learns to use it well.
I'll give him the tools, but time will tell.

This may sound like I am insane.
Or too much time with Mary Jane. 

I understand the doubt and fear.
This act of nature that we adhere.

Some say it's science so they can deal.
Whatever it takes to make it real.

I believe - it's in the mind.
If you're open, this you too will find.

Right now he's young and has no plan.
It's up to me to guide his hand.

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Rays of Light

Amongst the Silence
There is Light
A Peace of Self
 Rays that Hold Me Tight
A Inner Beauty 
Which leads My way
I am summoned to obey
May the Lord Bless this Day.....

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God's Goodness 2

I knew not Lord, the day I came,
you'd change my heart, then my name.
You'd write it in your book of life,
through you I'd conquer daily strife.

That day I surrendered my all to you,
I knew not what you'd have me do.
I started to sing and write and pray,
I've learned to lean on you each day..

I understood it not that day,
when like a child I knelt to pray.
I didn't know the why or how,
I only saw your blood stained brow.

I saw your hands, your bleeding side,
I wondered why for me you died?
I had not known such great a love,
as came that day from up above.

I knew that day you'd made a winner
from one lost soul and wretched sinner.
That is why I'll never tire you see,
of telling others what you've done for me.

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The breeze and me

The wind picks up the feathers
of the fallen bird
And carries it where it wills

It picks up the fallen leaves 
Of autumn colors and carries them
Where it wills

The gentle breeze wraps around me 
And whispers, you are mine my love
I am with you always

©  Brenda V Northeast   25th March 2011

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What is Reason

So many have intelligence, or acknowledgement,
Who amongst us has the right, to set judgment?
One thought, shall not, make any major logic.
Sanity or insanity, which would be neurologic,
Ones intentions are the true real only sense.
Objects, desires and finished plans, keep suspense.
To reason about truth, is set forth in the mind.
To reason about falsehoods, are definitely unkind.
Each of us has turmoil, traveling with us each day.
Our choices, we make always carried upon the way.
Comprehension of what is right or wrong, our impasse,
Upon our decisions that we make, drives what we amass,
So therefore, reason is the season of mankind’s soul.
What we openly see, what is blindly found the goal?

written for
Sponsor Paula Swanson 
Contest Name The Voice Of Reason  

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If I


 If I work hard more than I rest,
I'll get it better than the rest.

If I mince no word in the test,
I'll be rated among the best.

If I gladly accept my fate,
I'll live long(er) than diary date,

If I’m mindful, like in prayer(s),
I'll win many race in layer(s).

If I turn every mo. to gold,
I will be happy, great and bold.

If I can live that wholly life,
I’ll be a trait fits for all wife. 

A.O 8/9/2014

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Don't Start Your Day Alone

Our Father is here in morning's breath 
desiring to give life and love afresh.

He longs for us to meet him here,
sounds his message, bold and clear.

Expose your heart, invite God in,
accept his peace as the day begins.

Let past strife and woes disappear,
His greatest joy is to hold you near.

The slate is clean, he's wiped it so,
sweet contentment you may know.

As the day dawns he plans anew,
a bright day filled with joy for you.

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What Should A Love Story Be

What should the perfect love story be?
Maybe about the future or past history

Maybe the story should just be about today
If it were your final breath what would you say?

The Lord is the maker and the keeper of time
He is the giver of love and all that’s divine

How can any love story not involve him?
The keeper of truth, the forgiver of sin

Jesus Christ is the father and I am but a seed
Regardless of the path I shall follow his lead

I praise God for the pain that hinders my way
For it truly does offer plenty of time to pray

The more that I pray the more clearly I see
Exactly what a perfect love poem should be

It should be hot as the desert, beautiful as the snow
Born way deep in the heart so it can forever glow

It should speak the honest truth about your dearest friend
How the strength of your love helped each of you to mend

The story should be of two lovers, bound by the soul
Yet each is has the freedom to leave, if they wish to go

You see true love was truly intended for us to caress
Tell me, “How can an unseen entity ever be possessed”

Love is a part of your heart and a part of your soul
So please caress it, bless it and make it your goal

And that’s what a true love poem is really about
Cherishing each others love through all the doubt

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Be Awake

Feeling the world is big, with no power to see.
Saying it is so large no one can sense a degree.

Has been said you can change your world
Changing heartaches into happiness unfurled.

Power is in your hands, to change all things.
Faith flowing in your soul, the spirit brings.

Visions of your heart and mind will confirm.
Futures are made, do not wallow and squirm.

We all have a power and a purpose in life.
Seek and find, stay sharp as a knife.

Power is in your hands, decisions and choices.
What you hear in your mind is you; not voices.

Choice is a powerful tool, for to use and make.
Awakening the roads to travel, be sure you’re awake.

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Blessings a many, absent the insanity, so hard to see Taking me plenty, nights so unfriendly, to believe in thee Therefore I do not, resent the journey, honestly was fun to me Hereafter I could not, rescind the learning, plentiful blessed be

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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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Safety Light





         You hold me above water
                 every single day...
           The light of your love
              always guides my way...
           You are my true inspiration
                 high above the rest
         Thanks for keeping the water
                    safe below my chest...
                                   Peter K                               

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Troubled youth

Troubled youth, there is hope for you
Eyes are shut, blinded by ridicule

Troubled youth, your world has changed
Living in times that are very strange

Troubled youth, it’s time to wake
I know you’re sick of all the fakes

Troubled youth, they tell you such lies
Even in music, you get hypnotized

Troubled youth, your wounds are deep
Only God knows all the secrets you keep

Troubled youth, those who were close to you
Forgot to tell you that dreams do come true

Troubled youth, you just yearn for someone who will be there
Listen to your heart, and let you simply share

Troubled youth, you want us to look past the front you play so well
listen to the stories that you desperately need to tell

Troubled youth, I know a friend that sticks closer than a brother
Even if you don’t have a mother,

Troubled youth, this someone will hold your hand, 
When everyone else just doesn’t understand

Troubled youth, raise your head high, 
Call out far past the clear blue sky

In His name, 
There is no shame

By His power, 
You can bloom into a flower

Troubled youth, don’t give up
God can surly fill your cup

Troubled youth, life can get real scary,
In those times remember He promises that He will carry.

By: Sabina Nicole

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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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Connected to You

I am the branch connected to THE vine,
Continuously nourishing my sprit, soul and mind,

I am nothing without his warmth and grace,
Mercy and love dwells in this place,

My flesh is at war with what my spirit desires,
I am frequently being perfected by his illuminating fire,

Purging my urgings, 

Expelling past dwellings,

Captivating my heart until I feel that it’s swelling,

I am in darkness when I become detached,
There is nothing in this world that can possibly match,

The security of his arms and the vastness from all that's above,
Nothing can separate me from his everlasting love.

By: Sabina Nicole
written; 1-12-12

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I Hear The Angels Calling My Name

I hear the angels calling my name
Away from those devils not easy to tame,
Away from the sins that shape the earth,
Away from Satan laughing with mirth.

I hear the angels calling my name
Away from cupid’s faulty aim,
Away from a love that did not last,
Away from the horrors of an undying past.

I hear the angels calling my name
Away from a routine that is always the same,
Away from a life filled with despair,
Away from a heart broken beyond repair.

Yes, I hear the angels calling my name
Away from my troubles, Away from my shame,
Away from my loss, Away from my pain,
Away from my faults, only peace to now gain.

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The winds of autumn blow 
Creating change

The crux of the matter
Do I bend or do I break?

Willow knows the truth
She may weep besides waters deep

But she drinks in courage to face the future
And bends when winds do blow

And in her serenity - she survives
'She accepts the things she cannot change'

© Brenda V Northeast 24th Jan. 2011

For Nette Onclaud’s- Serenity response

The Serenity prayer  by Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference Amen 

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God, Are You There

God, are you there?

Are you there to hear what I am saying?	
My heart is falling apart with my mind doing the slaying.

When I call to you I do not hear your reply.
Is there something blocking the reception in the spiritual sky?

My thoughts run random I need some control.
God, please rescue me, help me up out of this hole.

I know what I want to happen in the future.
Now I am willing to let you paint that picture.

I hope she is somewhere in your art for me.
But your will be done for your glory.

The present seems so dark and unbearable.
With your guidance and strength I find myself useful.

Pull down my blinders that block what I can’t see.
Help me focus on the gifts you set for me.

God, are you there?

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The Preacher

advice that comes not once, but twice seemingly good enough to suffice but in my head- not quite as nice as fire in a chimney, but rather ice I never learn but always teach of many things I stand and preach my words, not soft or mushy like a peach pierce the soul as I give my speech and yet something small reaches me even past the fire in the daft chimney a spark of reason, so definitively pronounced that I may better see

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whole Again

What can make you whole again
scrub you clean and be your friend,
What can change your heart’s desire
Burn away the old with a blazing fire,
What can change the way you think,
Become your treasured, missing link,
What can restore the years of trauma,
Give you strength and bran new armor,
What can give you eternal peace,
Tame the ancient, ravenous beast,
What can rectify all your sin,
Cover you with gold from within,
What can rebuild all the devastations,
repair your oldest complications,
What can make the rivers flow,
Wash you white as snow,
What can change the color in your eyes,
Reveal all the years of hidden lies,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

By: Sabina Nicole

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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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Vice Averse

" The other way around, not now, by God's grace     		                                               
not hiding but seeking your face.                                                           		
Hating what I did, pray for strength to live,   	                                                            
Lord the sin, I would, God forbid.    					
Thy sword Holy slay from inside,                                                                                            
via thy Spirit, I am mortified.						
Now in light, hating the dark vice,                                                                                        
The old man is dead, crucified with Christ.                                                                               
Faith forebears past a new creature,    					   
enemies once: Now a preacher.          					
Hating the very things, I use to lust for, 			                                     
Distaining thought is gain no more.					
Like tin in fire, burnt the earthly desires,                   		                                        
even the smoke rise no higher.  					
To refuse the evil, and choose the good   					            
of a verse; Would not, now I would. "

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The Start

Awaking each day greatly awed to what's in store
Birds that chirp and sing at my back door

Clouds that constantly change from whispy, gray
Dart or stay cover the sky or float away

Every created natural item brings changes each day
For our hearts to enjoy and make our spirits play

Geese that migrate mark the way to watch for Spring
Happy the day that they fly by to us bring

Interesting colors shades of green dappled by sun
Just placed in the sky angled right for everyone

Kangaroos jump and bounce carry their young roos
Lovingly in their container of safety a pouch snooz

Monkeys that dominate the trees eating fruit and love
Nibling all day on the tasty provisions from above

Octopi that swim in the sea, black ink they spray
Protection screen from their enemies who prey

Quail a bird that mates for life
Respect for his love that does suffice

The finish

Slow snail sliding across the plant leaf
Tongue gripping, teeth chewing every piece

Until I understood your life I didn't like 
Virtually anything about you especially the bite

With those teeth destroying my plants
Xanthic shell with brown so like a seashell enhanced

Yak of Tibet so like a cow but very different
Zebra your difference from a horse or donkey no accident

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Man In The Maze

In the meadow where dreams begin, there is a maze,
I've been trying to figure it out, all my days.

Someone I met there, offered to guide me,
I rejected boldly. I said "I'm doing this lonely."

Still, the man lifted me up, to show where I was going,
I looked in the distance, and it was brightly glowing.

I asked the man, if he knew how to get there,
He nodded, then smiled, and vanished in thin air.

I cried out to him. His knowledge is perfected.
And I wondered to myself, why I rejected.

Still I keep going, getting more and more confused,
I promise next time I see him, I won't refuse.

I tell you my friend, if you ever meet this man,
He will take you where you're going. He's the only one who can.

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Anything for more

Would you believe if I told you of my secret
Would you care to pretend that, my meaning you do get

How absolutely blissful it was
Even if its shadow is filled with scars

Love shone down on me from heaven
Love mercifully asking me to be no more heartbroken

It came and went as quick as a flash
And it did calm down my agonizing rash

And I would give anything for one more such experience
For, the common man does not get to enjoy this essence

Meanwhile, let me write of it, so you may read
And spread the fruits of its seed!

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Love Song For A Saviour

You found me in my darkest night
And walked me deep into the light

On pain and penance I have fed
Of guilt and guile I have been led

The life we're given is our own
We'll reap the seeds that we have sown

Your mercy falls upon me still
Though You have given us free will

So now I feel a different dance
Since I found You I stand a chance

For love and life,protection,glory
Now I have a brand new story

My love for You is vast and strong
I celebrate You with my song

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A human is to die
a bird is to fly
hands are to work
but not to hurt.

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I was there the day the Lord came a callin'
His voice was strong that Monday mornin'.

He called up the souls that were there to take
And the lines went from earth up to heaven's gate.

I waited for my name to be called as well
But when it wasn't, to my knees I fell.

"Please Lord" , said I as I lifted my voice
"Take me along with You, as it is Your choice."

Then it flashed before me and I knew
I hadn't been the person on earth that I was supposed to.

Wasn't I the one who always said, "Don't get mad...get even!"
Well, that's what He was doing...just by His leavin'.

I wasn't as kind or forgiving as I should have been
That was my crime...that was my sin.

I wanted to go with that Raptured  group
Instead I was left to write more for the Soup.

I needed to learn that in so many ways
It was my fault that I needed to stay for more days.

Perhaps, should I learn how to be a better man
The Lord would to time extend His hand.

But for now I was to stay where I am
Crying for pity and forgiveness to get out of this jam.

For the Lord sees all from His throne on high
Even the smallest smudge will not get you nigh.

What do I say except, "I'm sorry, Lord..."
There is nothing more precious word.

And I must learn to say it a thousand times more
To those others like me that I've hurt by the score.

For it is their forgiveness which I must first capture
If I want Jesus to take me...whence comes the Rapture.

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A blood theater

Long ago in the faraway epic                                                                                            the story teller speaks in septic                                                                                        Pertaining of seven deadly romances                                                                          with a gothic shakespearean dance                                                                                   wrath greed sloth pride lust envy gluttony  
the story tellers voice flexes with epiphany                                                                      as  lovers of wisdom shrieking turn a deaf ear                                                                   for searching of their own soul they fear                                                             Spiritually unprepared for the death lurking there                                                              let Jesus mortify them all now if not when  where                                                              For the least of the seven will drag you to hell                                                              you set in a theatre loving to be scared time will tell                 * -  -                                                                                               John beam for the In faraway contest by Giorgio V. - spiritual

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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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Obiedience to God

Obey the Lord; He's the master
Or else life can be disaster!

And to find more peace within
Can't wait for that to begin!

Beats having a face that's pale
And a life that seems so stale

Listen to the little voice
Then in life you can rejoice!

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Was always told that I needed to own a little land
Now I have the precious deed in a death grip in my hand

Next I'll need to mark the plot with an engraved stone
And not too long in the future this will be home

No one will be able to take this away...ground and sod
But my inner spirit being will be home with my God

(Thomas Wyatt style of 14,14,..12,12...14,14)

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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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My Shame

I tasted the breath of death, just the other day
Please bow your heads with me, let us all pray

There was the darkness all curled up in my mind
Looking for something that was not there to find

There was no shame; no guilt there was no reason to lie
I answered each question, about the how and the why

I ask about my wife, my daughter and even my Doctor to
I couldn’t believe I had overdosed; after all I have been through

My wife talked with my Doctor who gave me a hug and a grin
Scared to death that I was about to lose one of my dearest friends 

He said, “Mike that is the number one thing that I love about you”
You ask about how all of us are feeling, with your heart so true

Mike You’re the one table, you’re the one you just about died
Yet it is for each one of us, all of those tears you have cried

Mike look at all the people that are concerned about you
It’s because you have learned how to be truer than true

I bet this little story will be written for the whole world to see
With no shame in your game, guess what just happened to me?

Mike that’s why this whole town loves the person you are
When it comes to the cold hard truth, you shine like a star 

Where most people would be running off someplace to hide
You’ll tell the truth to the world with the Lord at your side

Somebody mentioned the 12-step program and yes I do attend
Though these days everything I do depends on the pain I am in

I created many games in Prison to test ones threshold of pain
Most folk would agree mine sits on the border of totally insane

My nerves have been crushed, cut and broken almost broke into
Which happened to the cartilage in my knee and a ligament or two  

Through it all I’ve helped everyone I can, I have refused to stop
When it comes to my spiritual mountain I’m driven to reach the top

But ever since I overdosed that day, I am on a journey of rest
See the Lord will go to every extreme so we will learn his test

This poem is a beautiful story that keeps running though my mind
Though I reckon I should end it now that there is no more to find

Everyday is a miracle in a single breath our lives can be taken away
Tell the ones that you love I love you, and take time with them to pray

As for me I reckon that I make my mistakes I’m just a part of the game
That little part with a great big heart sharing every last drop of my shame

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Whispered Silence

I yell, but you respond not
I cry, but my tears do not spill
I fear that I might be left here to wrought
Now the dark cold is the only thing I feel

I reach to grasp your hand
But my movement is slow
My memories of you slide out of my mind like sand
But still around me, the darkness grows

Finally feeling to just give in
Your image appeared out of the dark violence
You looked upon me with a miraculous grin
You took my hand in yours, finally I have been
Freed from a whispered silence....

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as you go through the closet
and pick up the locket

your breath becomes short
and your mind reports

the memories held within
they never where grim

you remember the child
that always had a smile

the quiet days spent
watching the world become wet

as the tears from the sky
washed the dirt from your eye
and brought life back again

the time would fly
and you would cry
because the feeling was so good

but the day would end
and you wake up again
ready to start anew

then the ambulance came
and they kept you at bay
as they took your whole life away

and with your hand on the locket
the other in your pocket
you watched them drive away

The next day you sit and wait
with the same loving grin
for them to come home

every day you sit and wait
longing their return

every day in the same place
for days and days you wait

every day they would all say
"she isent coming back"

but you would wait
and wait
never looking back
with a hand on your locket
and the other in your pocket.

the threads where well sown
so you never let go
to all your hopes and dreams

and when you return
know i have not mourned

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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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I walked along the dirty street.
Many a mile beneath my feet.

The smell of candy filled the night.
A carnival of sheer delight.

I tasted once and tasted twice.
Despite that angry groups advice.

Meetings, greetings call a friend.
My mind was closed; I did not bend.

Still I ventured down that road.
With blinders on but still it showed.

I held on tight to my own will.
I lacked the faith and suffered still.

An introvert I soon became.
A reclusive darkness hid my shame.

I longed to feel the sun so bright.
I finally hit my knees one night.

Pride and fear departed then.
A burden lifted from within.

Today I live by faith and prayer.
A newfound truth I'll gladly share.

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Actual Sin

Any willful thought, Word, Deed Or 
Omission contrary to the will of God


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The Good Fight

Lord, lead me a life to be atoned
I hope and I pray I do not end up alone

Humble me now before I am dead
Give me the strength to live as it was said

Command me now to walk in the light
For it is through you I can win the good fight

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What is their secret

“What is their secret?" it is no secret at all                                                                       If you would have heeded the call                                                                           Living longer than the atheist no wonder                                                                           their secular atheistic stats a blunder                                                                        Showing less crime for they have the sheep                                                                  scared of a government that never sleeps                                                                         A true Christian does so much less crime                                                                  persecution they will suffer told afore time                                                                        The violence done to them no big secret                                                                        but as the begin so comes the end history repeats                                                  Holding better promises than this world can offer                                                          better way of life a place above an enduring coffer                                                        Not afraid to die for their faith free from fear of death                                                   the Lord Jesus breathed upon us His loving breath                                                        Violence done to the image of God I love my brother’s seen                                           You know not my Father but a brother you could have been                                               I forgive them all Father they know not your secret like the apostle Paul                         until you showed your marvelous light “What is their secret?" It is no secret at all             -       *           A Chinese Communist, who delivered many Christians to their execution, came to a pastor and said: "I’ve seen many of you die. The Christians die differently. What is their secret?"

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The Gospel Truth

Welcome ye, who come to worship
And to recognize His Lordship
He spilled His blood for us to cleanse
And to provide our recompense
The futile grave gave up her dead
It was just as the prophets said
He arose when three days passed
Emmanuel had come at last
With grateful hearts we recall, thus
Now, Lord, please bless and forgive us

Inspired by Brian Strand's contest, An Easter Epistle.

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Fog Reviving

Awaking to painful swollen hands, feet, and legs
Thoughts fill head of what to prepare for breakfast_some eggs?

Go to prepare me some coffee to sit on porch
Just few minutes to linger in God's love before sun scorch

Wonderful foggy morn glad I am not driving
Thick fog could cut with knife for me fog reviving

A golden sun sends beams radiating through fog
Doves coo for a long while other birds chip_no crickets_frogs

Slowly reality sets in my morn begins
Some breakfast has to be prepared life's tasks start once again

Thank you for a time on the porch of peace quiet
To jot down few thoughts before the days noise unquiet  

Something called poulter's measure
12/14 syllables per line in rhyming couplets
Inspired by Francine's contest not an entry

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Room To Run

I lay on the ground with my hands over the edge...
I have felt the flames of hell kiss the back of my head...

My lips face the sky where my kisses struggle to reach...
My limbs are stretched and pulled apart for the devils feast...

There is a glow of light inches from my fingertips as I crawl...
And then whispered words of peace craddle my upcoming fall...

I'm now back on my feet and held up by faith and wisdom...
But always caught in between the two with little room to run...

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Those Thoughts (extended version)

Nightmares, shame, and despair---
You don't go anywhere.
All alone in your mind
even with someone by your side.

You think, "Why can't everyone just leave me alone?"
You thought the hint would be cutting off the phone.
But everyone wants you to release your cares.
The next thing you do is frown and ask, "Where?"

Stinkin' thinkin' is what your mom calls it.
Bad thoughts falling down a bottomless pit.
You wake up hoping those feelings disappear;
but, as usual they end up going nowhere.

You can't seem to get rid of the pain
and in your heart an eternal rain.
No one really knows how you feel
and you have friends that always ask, "What the deal?"

But tomorrow always comes.
Bad days for you, but good for some.
Disparaging words flow in and out of your head.
You're alive but you're living like you're dead!

They're like cobwebs in your mind
that you can't seen to bind.
The hurt is always there
which has always been your fear.

You don't see the destruction your thoughts have created.
Yet relationships were destroyed with the people you've dated.
You allowed your pain to take away time.
Your anger towards others has become the real crime.

It all boils down to that one thing in your past.
A terrible time that from your mind you've yet to cast.
The pain from the physical and spiritual rape
that rolled around in your head like an old videotape.

The abuser was like a father to you
and when it first happened there was nothing you could do.
You felt trapped like you could go nowhere.
His power over you was to instill that fear.

The "fear" is what's wrong
and you must discover another heart song.
Up to this point life hasn't been the best.
Maybe letting go of this is the next test.

There has always been someone that has loved you.
Someone who is capable of taking you through.
He's a Friend that sticks closer than a brother,
Jesus--- a Savior like no other!

If you don't give it to Him so you can thrive
you will plummet to the depths and never survive.

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The Minds Elusive Light

To die, to hope, to love, to give
To fight, to hurt, to want, to live

Life as a star, scorching heat, burning bright
Under the sun, scorching heat, reflecting light

Angels and demons all burn by flame
Illuminated, they are the same

Under the sun, within the mind
We are one, light leaves us blind

Compare and contrast, how long will we last?
Slow to fast, quickly, before we're passed

By our morals, convictions, the sun above
By our zeal, ambition, the moonlight love

Swallowed instead by our stubborn lethargy
Consumed, mislead, by our comatose apathy

Do not rely on the sun to always give
Do not lean on light, life eternally to live

Time is long, life is short, passion even less
Reason can be sound, memory can be stout, the mind can regress

Choices can be wrong, life is short, plans turn to mess
Answers can be found, decision and doubt, chance prone to guess

Spend wisely your brief life, utilize passion to find purpose
Remain fluid and elusive, overcome weakness, pursue your bliss

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From the Penthouse to the Outhouse, all places between;
We ran from ourselves to the end of our means.

We saddled a horse that turned out to be wild 
And slept in the tree fort of our inner most child.

Threw caution to wind, blew here and elsewhere
Without GPS on a wing and a prayer.

The landing was rough till we put on the brake
And let someone else steer for sanity’s sake.

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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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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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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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Call On God

Our God can always reach you , though you have fallen low. He’s near you on the mountain top and in that vale below. The One who marks the sparrows fall, will not lose sight of you. He has promised that He’ll love you, no matter what you do. Don’t say that sin has bound you, for God’s love can break those chains. Though all the world deserts you, be assured His love remains. God made you pure and holy when He put you here on Earth. The devil has a hold on you, but God knows what you’re worth. Old Satan can’t defy him, when our God tells him to scat. You can’t beat evil by yourself, just call on God for that.

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Many have told me I hold a great mystery,
That if they look into my eyes they see an unknown history,
Little do they know, there is nothing I need to hide,
I am an extraordinary rose with a few thorns on my side,
For the world that I live in has let me down many times before,
But I always arise, after I hit the floor,
And yes I am a princess despite
What others have tried to say,
For every woman is, in her own unique way,
My kingdom awaits me after my flesh becomes dust,
I don’t need to be enticed by superficial lust,
Many have questioned how I have survived,
I tell them it’s because I am just like the tide,
I ascend than descend because of forces that affect,
However, I am not concerned with what this world calls perfect,
This life is uncertain; our time here is fleeting,
The mystery to me is what keeps my heart- beating.

BY: Sabina Nicole

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Given his grace and will to be
Humble now on bended knee

Heavenly father, God I'm Free
Thank you then, for all you've given me

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Telltale signs beyond the carrion eye

wicked heart beats will tale on you for sure																so do not enter through their Cracked door  															their light shining out to some degree     																 angels of night with true light disagree        															 you see on thee they have an evil eye                                                                                                                                                                                                   	wearing their death cap they devour with lies  															bowing to men like we they so deceive  																a sty mark the most worshipful receive                                                   												in knowing the dark they plot you reception   														wisdom's offer Eve's death by deception																making you think they are on the level 																 their light be dark behind door lies devil																  fellowship of blackness quote the wrong light                             													 the cloaks and daggers will not win this fight															Jesus the light in Him no dark at all 																the Way enter in His gate true light's call     															 have no dark fellowship reprove rather                   														deeds of evil men who burn to gather																so they may be brought from darkness to light		  													 satan's power lies to Jesus' true might

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The Extra Mile

Go the extra mile
Make others (and employers) smile!

Beats just being lazy
To me a tad crazy!

Sure does warm the heart
And satisfactoin start!

God did it for you
Because Jesus died too!

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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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On Fire!

My life; my mission; God's decree
How could only games possibly be!

I made at least high school
Yet somehow let Satan rule

Going to write a poetry book
Somehow I can really cook!

My worst enemy? Could have been
Will let myself at  life win!

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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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One Faith

One page from the Bible is all I need to read
When day's callous cares my joys exceed

One heart promise kept my being believes
Will all life's anxious moment here my soul relieves

One law alone by his strength alone to keep 
Purify me from vain ambitions and let me sleep

One hour in the word each day makes secure
My knowledge of his will, and keep me pure

One faith in Him who made heaven and earth
Who knelt in dust and gave me birth

One faith when curse became blessings on the cross
Marks with his blood and cleanse me of dross

One faith to live, one faith to die, one faith to rise
And claim the throne beyond the skies

One faith that came from the word, one page
To read, for so happy work what blessed wage! 

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The old ugly and new

 Murky, dusky, dim,
 The old man full of sin.
Polluted, diseased, and bare,
Looking through the eyes of despair.
Glowing, active, alive,
The new man’s vivacious drive.
Hope, confidence, a VOICE,
A spirit that now can rejoice.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Just A Soul

You know it feels funny coming out of a box
Shackled by chains behind a thousand locks

To a wide open world that seems like a dream
 Not one solitary part of my life is now obscene 

I have friends I talk to that live all over the world
Across thousands of miles our souls have been twirled

They have twirled together in a wonderful dance
Which binds the heart in a deep, spiritual romance

Each of us live together yet we live so far apart
You can’t measure distance, speaking of the heart

An inch is a light-year somewhere out in space
I reckon someday we will all find our place  

You know heaven is what I pray that place will be
It’s very hard to imagine all the people we will see

A place where all things will be put forever a side
You can just sign me up boys I’ll go for the ride

Death is just freedom from all that we know
I wonder what it will be like, just being a soul

I just want to say it saddens my heart to go from
one of our top community builders for over two
years to barely being able to sit long enough to
post a single poem and make very few comments.
I have actually reached the point where I'm starting
to feel like Job who faced one test after another.
This poem is how I feel about us, we are more
than friends we are a poetic family and one day
our souls will be set free. Always remember every 
trial is but a doorway to a blessing. One day our 
souls will meet and I will be proud of the friends
I have chosen. God Bless you all, mj

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On wooden cross, The Christ was nailed;
His Spirit tossed, painful death sailed...

The centurion's lance pierced His side;
In sure fashion, blood water strides.

The Christ was gone from the grim earth;
Limp body forlorn waiting new birth.

His empty shell dressed for burial,
Ancient rites tell with words aural.

His earthly form with scented spice,
With bound cloth norm as custom prized.

In a rock tomb in vested sleep;
Like a new womb, in darkness deep.

Death brought dismay to all He knew;
A solemn day, a holy few.

The light is blown, new life asleep;
The Christ has flown as spirits weep.

A big stone bars the tomb in sight;
All hope seems far from living light.

This Saturday, we mark holy,
Set hearts to pray, on love solely.

We weep with tears for loss so pure;
We sense most clear for love's allure.

In darkness deep, The Christ prevails;
To wait for sleep to transcend tale.

Dark is the night when all light ends;
Blackness kills sight in anguished trends.

Dark is the fear of death and gloom;
All pain now sears the crushing doom.

Dark is the world in death's sure swirl;
All hope in twirls as hopeless hurl.

No one can say how deep death is;
Icy cold plays as dreadful beast.

All souls that died and gone away;
All tears we cried saw shadows slay.

Our earthly days seem so forlorn;
No cheer today for Christ is gone.

Our fate seems dead in sure decay;
Our lives afraid of death's sure day.

Our empty shells in pain and strife,
Bound for some hell in this vain life.

The Son of Man in sacred sleep;
Spirit-soul grand in boundless deep.

The Son of Man in saving grace,
Touched old souls then in all times' trace.

The Son of Man in sure descend,
A spring most grand with fond ascend.

The darkness hides the lovely glow;
The love that rides as seasons show.

Holy this day, a Saturday
When new life stays with healing rays.

The tomb where love waits to reveal
The rising dove that love now wills.

The cloistered veil, the deep deep dark
Where love prevails to grace and spark.

Here in this gloom, new hope must come;
Let hearts make room for love and psalm.

Here in this dark, let fears now cease;
Let minds now spark thoughts of grand peace.

Here in this field where love does till,
Let grace fulfill as Spirit heals.

As we mourn loss, let our hearts know
That earthly dross must yield love's glow.

As we make time for lovely thoughts,
Let darkness prime our sublime lot.

The soldiers guard the living life;
The Christ imparts love beyond strife.

Death's icy touch must yield fond sleep;
The living trudge to mourn and weep.

The faithful know that end now starts
A wondrous glow, a glorious heart.

The Christ has said: "I shall arise..."
Love made the trade for Love the prize.

Here we abide with faith and hope;
Love firms our ride to sculpt and scope.

We wait for news, for happy dues,
For lovely views, for loving cues.

Saturday sleeps in holy stakes;
A moment deep yet wide awake.

The Christ shall come to touch and heal;
Yeshua now sums love's fond appeal.

Leon Enriquez
19 Apr 2014, (on Holy Saturday)

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Behind closed Eyes

“Behind Closed Eyes”
Behind closed eyes is where we really see
Connecting us to silence and all eternity

I know these two hearts will find the power within
Every morning on the rocks our new life will begin

Instead of asking of the source the source speaks back to us
In this great silence we must put all our trust

All hardships will be gone and clear become our minds
For these are the real things and the love that one finds

As I open my eyes to the one I truly love
Nothing can seem to hurt me and I fly like a dove

Lost in blue eyes that lead right to Gods heart
Hope and compassion is how this day will start

As the sun washes the sky and the water changes hue
I cherish every moment that God gives me with you

Speckles of birds stream across the morning sky
Suddenly I know the secret and feel like I can fly

All of these teachings will surely make us wise
I can’t tell you the glory I see behind closed eyes


Copyright 2011

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Boiling Words

I got my pot boiling.
Words are in my head just storming. 

Throwing my nouns in to begain a subject. 
Then my verbs to describe of it. 

 Adjectives gives me my flavor. 
Short storys that come out is in my favorite.

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Complications Aside

It started out of curiosity
this friendship became a priority

through months of nurturing
many days of cluttering 

complications aside
we are still side by side

making lightweight of every obstacle
in our aim to grow nothing is oracle

no one believed it would work
little did they know that God's hands were at work

plugging and tugging
molding and forming

complications aside
He is still on our side...

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POCKET SIZED We are all really- truly- very small measured against Gods universal hall Light travelling at 186 000 miles a second incomprehensible vast distances….reflection When in light years we attempt to measure scientist rulers—5.88 trillion years would lever POCKET SIZED Scooping sea into jugs and oceans in kegs supernatural continental evidence He begs Our pale blue planet earth dot who are we in His vast time slot? He measures all with His hand span each palm engraved name- predestined plan POCKED SIZED

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A brilliant light
Struck through a cloud
Enormous, gray and still,
Quietness all around 
As I stood upon the hill.

The moon was hidden by the cloud,
A crescent light shown through,
A breeze blew by,
A cricket sang,
I smelled the evening dew.

As I looked upon
This magnificent sight,
I saw the angels 
In their glorious light.
They seemed to be playing
Hide and seek,
I saw their smiles,
So gentle, so meek.

I held my breath,
My heartbeat quickened,
I felt so calm, so alive,
And quite taken.

I couldn’t move, 
I couldn’t blink,
I stared in awe 
And began to think,
That this is a sign,
A sign from GOD,
That life isn’t about
Money, material things, or jobs.
Life is about living 
Seeking out the new,
To love, to cherish
To be a part of the few,
Who believe in GOD
With all of their hearts,
To do what is right 
And from HIS side never part.

To have faith and love
Is all you need
To be a part of HIS crowd,
So, look for HIS angels 
And you will see
That the answers lie 
In a dark and stormy cloud.

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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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Lust for Gold

Lust for Gold

The lives we live, made by free choice,
Are guided by an inner voice.

That clearly calls upon true hearts,
Strength, withstanding, goodness starts.

And faith, when born, becomes a rock.
Singing God’s praises to His flock.

Achieving mighty miracles,
Believing…by trust uniting peoples.  

And every effort made by good men.
Shall, their zealous choices defend –

But people, against goodness disposed.
Enrich their evils with ills proposed. 

Disparity soon shows its face.
And dreams return from outer space.

Greedy leaders seek their gold.
And chuckle as their hopes unfold.

© Name withheld for the contest
May 10, 2010
Poetic Form:  Couplets

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Writers Rock

Like to get rabies.
That's the way babies rock.

Like nice highlighters.
That's the way Writers rock.

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Written by Catherine Reinke

Ancient sources tell us of one old God
forbidden from all others,
Yahweh declared he, from the sun,

named  him Baal. His ceremony enticement
many could not resist,
believe one God only’ certain  may  this one.

Each morning clockwork He would arise
feeding nourishment  they and plants alive.

Not only life give’th  He in  sun’s magnificent glory
 how few could understand
why Yahweh to war went with Baal.

Fought in heavens sky for power supreme complete
resistance forces fought immense
until victory found when Yahweh   produced his demon fail.

Destruction of our earth, when  Yahweh   flood waters  sent.
Save select few , Noah and they
in his arch rescue set  omnipotent God sail.

Declared… drown the followers of the sun!
Yet ,rise each morning Baal still won.

Today  from the watery grave they  have risen 
those who worship all that Baal The  Sun has given.

Plead  we now, no  more destruct  us for such love 
condemned to  wait return of the arch  homeless dove .

Mend your rivalry Yahweh  with Baal, we  pray
that   in service both, in gratitude and love we may.

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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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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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Eternal Father saw the world 
Depressed with the people He created 

Destroying the world was His plan 
So much sadness with people's sins 

His Son, Jesus Christ stopped Him 
Made a deal 

He will go to earth 
Take over for Him 

Eternal Father agreed 
Looked for a virgin 

Angel Gabrielle saw Mary 
Have found favor with God 

Said she have no husband 
Overshadowed with the Holy Spirit 

She conceived and bear a son 
She was to name Him Jesus 

After she agreed 
The angel departed 

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Sometimes you have to visit the past,
The strongholds that once had such a tight grasp,
All so you can finally let go,
Allow God's love to simply flow,
Sometimes you have to see where you were,
When you were there, you were in such a blur,
To truly appreciate where you are going,
Even if you get nervous and hate not knowing,

The great Divine,
Is always on time,
Never is he late,
When you allow Him to hold the weight,
You have all you need
when you let Him lead
You can make it through
Dont let anything stop you,

Appreciate the sounds of angels cheering you on in the distant breeze,
Allow them to put your mind and heart at ease,
Love waits for you with hands stretched out
Dont allow your mind to fill you with hopelessness and doubt,

Sometimes yesterday has to be viewed,
In order to make today not skewed,
Sometimes after the storm reflection must take place,
In order to find the strength to continue on in life's race,
Look how far you have come,
Instead of walking you will begin to run,
Look how beautiful it has started to taste,
When you search real deep you'll see nothing was a waste.

Even in your worst moments and memories,
Remember the One who died so you could be set free,
Even when you have long nights all alone,
What’s happening is that you’re gently being sown.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: 4/11/11

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Sunday and Not One Car

Sunday and Not One Car

Sunday, in the church parking lot was not one car.
The clouds were overcast and heaven seemed so far.

Looking around confused and wondering, dread struck.
Remembering the rapture, fearing the havoc.

I had tried to live rightly for most of my life.
Jesus Christ, accepted, why must I face this strife?

Had I not lived as valiantly as possible?
Had I been too full of anger, shameful, boastful?

Had I been too carnal prideful, forceful, or hurtful?
A quarrelsome loathsome rebel or a rascal,

Not sufficiently humble or remorseful…unrepentant.
A thousand thoughts rambled through my head, unpleasant.

Worst of all, my children beside me in the car,
Had been left behind too, following the wrong star.

We went to church; I tried to set good examples.
All had been left alas, not soaring with angels.

With grayness all around, I asked myself, “Now, what?”
So much goodness gone to drink from the Lord's goblet,

Would we ever see Heavenly Father again?
The balance on earth on that day, tipped toward sin.

Thank God it was not the day of final judgment.
I cried, “Let there still be hope!”  My soul did lament. 

Perhaps, if I had been more reflective before,
Today, I would be with Our Father evermore.

Suddenly, the Holy Spirit came over me.
My confused left-behind self found new energy.

I looked around and found more ways to be helpful.
Forgiving others, I soon became less shameful.

I saw opportunities to show kindnesses.
Sins of omission changed to love, full of actions. 

In this strained and hurtful predicament, I saw.
And when I did, my stone cold heart began to thaw.

Forgive me Lord for not understanding before.
I come, now, with right choices knocking at Thy door.

© August 6, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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The Greatest Gift

Away in a manger no crib for his bed
Christmas is the greatest story I’ve read

A God for a father it was a virgin that gave birth
To the greatest blessing that ever walked this earth

People from all nations every race and creed
Reflect for a moment on what others may need 

Before I start on the presents or share in the glee
God I humbly thank you for sending your son unto me

I do wish you all a Merry Christmas and I ask you all to pray
Remember the shelters when the giving spirit comes your way

Even the most adamant nonbelievers whether they admit it not
Knows Christmas is the most blessed day that every year has got

I wrote this poem for Brian's Advent
Poetry contest. The Homeless shelters
are always in need of donations this
time of year, Please consider helping
them if you can. God Bless, MJ

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I stopped to count my blessings today
Thinking of the many things I needed to say 
In this life, the Lord has richly blessed me 
From the list below, I know you’ll see

Thank you Lord for…

The health you have given
The car I have driven
My family so dear
And for keeping them near
My job that has been a way
To fulfill my dreams each day
My house with its coziness
A love to end my loneliness
My friends who love me still
The happiness that I feel
My poetry expressing my feelings
Helping with my heart’s healing
Salvation that was freely given
A home someday up in heaven

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Jesus bring me JOY
as I give you praise

Jesus give me PEACE
all my living days

Jesus make me FREE
walking in your ways

Jesus help me BE
love personified

Jesus hear this plea
I now raise to THEE

Inspired by the words od the Sarum Primer-God be in my head...

5 couplets of 5 syllable lines

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Morning Of Faith

“Morning of Faith”
Oh God please stop this madness
With hate and angry words that only lead to sadness
A heart will break so many times before it will shatter
Give me peace and love and the things that really matter
A wasted morning sunrise devoured by anger and fear
Help me look past it all and through your love see clear
For you are my refuge and do not judge me
I know I’m not perfect but always long to be
Why can’t love win morning, noon and night?
If we think of Gods goodness it makes everything all right
I know I have failures like everyone knows
I guess through these teachings is how our love grows
When things go astray and trigger our fear
Lets think for a moment and treasure what’s dear
The love that has joined us will always be there
Even when we feel we’ve been treated unfair
For God has a plan for us that came from our core
And I give thanks everyday that he’s opened that door
We need to focus on harmony, laughter and love
And forget our misdoings and find the good from above
I finish this poem with a full and peaceful heart
For this is the way that all days should start
With sunshine and gratitude all through my being
For this is Gods plan for us and what He wants to be seeing

Copyright 2011

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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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The Human Factor

Being a human:  Too confusing!
Hope the brain isn't abusing!

Power to get up when I fell
Have energy to journey through hell

No longer in middle-school
Confustion and fear seemed to rule!

In high-school really crashed 
At least life not totally trashed!

But was able to chew
Through what I did do

Then my life stopped being blue
Now it is a lighter hue!

Able to love; able to praise
Jesus from death did me raise!

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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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When it Comes my Time

When it comes my time
Please don't cry
Celebrate the life I had
Just say goodbye..
If I linger on 
Give me the right to choose
An artificial life
Would give me the blues.
Don't interfere, just let me be
I have the right to die with dignity
To leave my loved ones would be a curse
To be their burden would be much worse.
If you believe in the Father, Holy Spirit and Son
Then you know my journey has just begun
Let me be on my way, just hold my hand
As I start my trip to the Promised Land.
When it comes my time 
Please don't cry
Celebrate the life I had
Just say goodbye.

I believe each of us have the right to die with grace and dignity without 
interference from government or any other bureaucratic agency.

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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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Crowded Loneliness

Walking down a lonely road 
Melody inside my head echoed  
Passing by all sorts of people, 
People passing by me, so strange yet simple 
Imagine all the people walking by, 
Not caring to notice, just staring blankly at the sky 
Yet one of those people might know a secret, 
One that you can't see, like a ghost or a spirit

Try going through this magic window 
A window of light with curtain of shadow
The miracle of looking beyond the obvious 
A land in your mind where creation is countless  

Moving by and moving through
What's the difference? I don't know.

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Who is He contest

Who His He...

He is the silence in my head,
The control that I need when something wrong has been said,
The sky that is many shades of blue,
The reason my life has been renewed,
The answers to what I so often think,
The words I write with my paper and ink,
The second chance at hand,
The one who truely understands,
He is the rain that cries my tears,
The whispers that calm my inner fears,
The one who freezes time on days
When I need to simply rewind,
He is the reason for the human race,
He is the one who advances me to first place,
The one who never lets me go,
The one who always knows how to help me grow,
He is the road that leads me safely home,
The one who tells me I am never alone,
The one who always picks me up,
The one who will never give me up,

He is God!!!

By: Sabina Nicole

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It's hard sometimes to go with the flow,
Patience makes it easier, this I know.

We need to relax and slow down,
I get too busy, this makes me frown.

Acceptance and love are a good start,
A peaceful mind helps a loving heart.

Children can be trying at times,
This is when I write my rhymes.

I like to get on my knees to pray,
What a good way to start out the day.

Feeling peaceful is like the calming seas,
Patience is what brings me peace.

Life is not always fair,
God's love is always there.

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Shadows of evil, go hither I say!
My spiritual rifle will blow you away!

Don't even try to get my attention.
Flickers of light with colors that glisten.

You are deceiving and not welcome here.
Today you are leaving; Do I make myself clear?

Armed with protection through faith I stand tall.
I see through your reflection of fear on my wall.

Strong and seductive you prey on the weak.
Holding souls captive and through them you speak.

Through chaos you thrive causing pain and despair.
To the people who strive to be righteous and fair.

See, I know your game and I'll fight with my sword.
You know his name he's your rival the Lord.

Your obsession and lust over me will soon end.
My Salvation's a must and I'm not going to bend.

Shadow of darkness, go hither I say!
Back to the starkness of Hell you will stay!

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I see myself falling faster still, slowly losing all of my will.
I've come to know I am estranged, as some might call it 'being deranged'.
I see myself in a different way, in the mirror every day.
I watch myself smile but hear me say, that it has been a terrible day.
Some would say inside I'm dead, but its emotions overlapping inside my head.
I feel alone almost every day, even though people around me stay.
I can feel that I am weak, even more when I speak.
A voice barely audible to the people, a voice God couldn't even hear at the steeple.
I stay behind the group, because I fear being caught in the loop.
I hate the people that I know, and have this anger with nowhere to go.
The future that I may come to face, makes me fear what I know as my place.
A pathetic person in a shell, which cannot show the truth too well.

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"God Knows Best"

We sometimes sit and pray to the sky....
Asking God for his help at many times...

Our questions always heard and taken in...
Just not the right answers now and then...

We are taught as a child to stick with our faith...
To be kind and honest and love not hate...

Tested at times through this puzzle of days....
We will all rise to the top and survive in his ways...

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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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Where is the loving touch?
I need it very much.

Hugs help me in a way,
I am helped when I pray.

God's Holy Hands show me love,
Loving touch is from above.

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       Hear that smal lvoice call
       my sacrifice,for you,once, and for all
       Come close,cease all inner strife
       you are recorded in my Book of Life
       Draw nearer,have no fear,be calm
       your name is written on my palm
       When all is said,and done
       You're placed in my family,as a son

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Gates will Open

“As long as the beast lives the battle wages”
Keeping us locked in our own personal cages
Feeding it with our impure desires
Grants him the power to form his empire
Bars made of iron, locks made of steal
This enemy makes us believe this is real
But when you have love that is beyond what you’re feeling
The truth is what brings bread, our emotional healing
Each word confessed unlocks our cells
Sending all bondage back to hell
Every time you surrender to the great divine
Your youth is restored and you’ll see wonders and signs
So take out your sword and slay each root
For in due time you will produce the sweetest fruit
Never give up, even if you fall
For no prison cell can stop Gods original call
When the gates open and you fly away free
Remember who granted these wings unto thee,
Remember who grated these wings unto thee.

By: Sabina 

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Heavenly Colours

Just awake curtains drawn, I view a scene beyond the glass 
The colours that befall my eyes are nothing more than class

There are greys and blues with purple twists like a carpet in the sky
With orangy reds not a shade was missed as I looked on in awe and sighed

A window of light appeared, as if peeking through the clouds
As his colours started speaking to me, as they spoke silently out loud

This vista that you see beyond the glass on this sunny morn
Will radiate and fill your eyes as if they were newly born

I say to myself how lucky I am that God painted me a sky today
As the morning grows and the colours fade, I marvelled at his display

God painted me a sky (today)... 

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Did He die in vain, leaving no visible trace to remember Him by?
Did He fall into Satan's deceitful trap and let him continue to lie?

We can be victorious as Christ was and become immortal, 
let the evildoers destroy themselves with deeds so immoral!

Did His deviate from the holy path and be easily deceived by false glory,
no, He did not give into the Angel of Darkness, but resisted with hostility. 

We can be victorious as Christ was...truly divine and humble,
let others mock us with their irrationality, we will not tremble!

Did He speak against the tyrants of His day, to be praised for being bright?
No, He did not...but with His whip He cleaned a temple so impure and dark!

We can be victorious as Christ and be part of His prophesied kingdom,
and marked by true modesty and humbleness, we'll lose our humanism!

Did He want to die as an impostor to satisfy the ego of a would-be God?
No, He did not seek glorification without merit and be called the Word! 

We can be victorious as Christ was by denouncing all vanity and wickdeness,
not being crucified on Calvary as He was, but be resurrected as Lazarus was!

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The Prophets and their wives

All prophets are like our father 
And their wives are like our mother.

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The reason for the season

Christ coming as a babe
a fallen world to save
Christ becoming a man
His sinless life,He gave
Christ's living legacy
Holy Spirit,enabled,thee and me 

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When God Speaks

When God speaks

When God speaks no words are spoken
Bringing peace to our hearts that painfully stood broken

Moving in passion and resting in reason
This timeless love that breaths in every season

For what you know now you new before time began
Remembering our faith as a seed in every man

For you do not need to learn something that you already know
Rise up to your faith and let all darkness go

For science and faith are finally joining hands
Like a golden thread of love that runs through all the lands

For color, worship, and folklore have no place here
Returning  to your future let our oneness come clear

So start your day with vigor and close it out with praise
And make God a knowing and see clear through all the haze


Copyright 2011

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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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Anything that Incites
Provokes or Urges us to offend Eternal God

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Eleven days before Christmas, as we were singing, " A Child Is Born"...
fluffy snowflakes came down and they were as big as white popcorn.

Surprised mom yelled, " Run to the window, they are more beautiful than snow flowers
and daises... " Go, catch some into your warm hands and dream of Bethlehem's stars!"

Astonished as those shepherds watching their sheep under the starriest sky,            
we saw pretty snowflakes not a wondrous star followed by the three Magi.

They kept on falling and floating like dry leaves on a December's cold evening...
when carols were played on a church organ that was taller than any ceiling.   

Merrier than angels announcing Christ's birth, we stared at His bright stable...
and what we felt was the humbleness of a King whose love was so ample.  

Once again, we ran back to the snow-dusted window and looked into the quite sky,
among the gleaming snowflakes: a golden child appeared asking for a happy lullaby. 

Entered in Francine Robert's contest,
" A Winter Couplet "
My theme: First Snowfall

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When days are rough and there is pain around,
My faith steps in and it abounds,
When the desires in my heart are not yet in place,
My faith is what tells me to finish this race,
When the rain comes and drenches my pride,
My faith helps me soar instead of just hide,
When the evening comes and I feel alone,
My faith seeps deep, un-chilling my bones,
When all I have known has been a lie,
My faith gives me wings to overcome and just fly,
When people try to take me down,
My faith silences the darkness that surrounds,
When morning comes and the sun it raises,
My faith allows me to sing my praises,
When trouble tries to take me out,
My faith is what eliminates all my doubt,
When deception tries to creep in,
My faith is what tells me that I win.
I carry with me my faith contest
By: sabina nicole

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Everyone can Thrive!

To survive...but just be alive?
I know I would rather thrive!

Whatever in life comes your way
Consider it duty to face the day!

Be in touch with self and God
Don't think anyone is a fraud!

So if you really want to live
Know Step One:  God can forgive!

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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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From The Past

Of all the friends that I’ve known and lost
I reckon at times life will collect its cost

Sometimes the thought makes me sad
As I start thinking of the dreams we had

I know who was right and who was wrong
I reckon it all plays out like a country song

Life of the party is how the song did start
But I reckon it ended with broken hearts

As the years pass by and the memories fade
I remember how we thought we had it made

If life was a bull we had it by the horns
Got the rose by scratching through the thorns

I loved you all more than words can say
I never meant to hurt anybody in any way

But most of my life that was my only curse
I tried to make it better as it just got worse

Just as the guitar player starts a new cord
I turned my life and will over to the Lord

 I’m setting here wishing you all could see
The light of the Lord shinning bright in me

I reckon life is less than funny that way
There are some things we never get to say

Things that are forever etched in the heart
Pulling all of us further and further apart

The Lord has given me a wonderful wife
Together her and I share a beautiful life

As far as our children it is beautiful to see
We have formed a melting pot of a family

From two families broken totally apart
We all do cherish each other’s hearts

I wrote this poem in hopes that someday
You’ll read my words and feel what I say

And know in your hearts its words are true
Especially the ones, “I love all of you”

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Stop and Think

Wait a moment - you think you are God?
Wait a moment - whose life is a fraud?

Wait a moment - learn to love Him
Wait a moment - will light grow too dim?

Wait a moment - in Jesus rejoice
Wait a moment - my life has a voice!

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Bye, Devil's Voice

You're calling me a what?
Don't treat me like a mutt!

Don't let the horror begin 
But who worries about thoughts of sin?

Let them go bye
Away you will fly!

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Living & Giving

Another blessing on another day
Just another chance to pray

Pray for what, “Well lets see”
Everything the Lord does for me

Not to mention what he does for my wife
Praise be to God what a wonderful life

Facing life on its own terms
Was a lesson we had to learn

Had to learn to say “no’ to the high
Stay on the ground and reach the sky

Whatever we need we get for free
Lord looking out for us you see

Wanted some plants to landscape the yard
Lady said no its all-free put up your card

I’ll even come by and offer my advice
Heard from Brian you folk are really nice

Then I’ll bring the rest of the plants for free
Need help planting count on my family and me

Spiritual Enlightenment is all I can say
Living and giving is the only right way

Never pushing our forcing advice
Let our actions be our words of life

Living by example with no words said
Come on in lets break us some bread

Day started off in so much pain
Getting out of bed seemed in vein

But as I end this poem all I can say
What a wonderfully beautiful special day

Another day the Lord filled our need
Man I love the joy of spreading seed

For each seed planted ten more sprout
We use what we need and give the rest out

Which in turn brings so many more
Living and giving is what life is for

Today I started my day on the site waiting
on my Doctor worried i had a large blood
clot in my leg - Thank God it wasn't and 
the rest of the day - God sure does bless 
us. God Bless and Good night from
Michael, Toni & Michaela

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God's Grace

Sing now my heart with brightest sheen.
For sorrows known have grown serene.
Now, memories of distant pasts
Absorb themselves in prayerful fasts.
And life becomes a holier place
When focus understands God’s grace –

Ó November 17, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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Not This Night... Couplet Of Faith.

I feel the sordid tug of old temptations,
in the sounds of every wayward station.

The glint and click of foaming glasses,
Wild eyes expand at undressed lasses.

The forlorn fervor of :" just once more."
crouched, snickering in each grimy door.

The dirty dramas, too soon played out,
in morning squints and snarling shouts.

The rancid carpets, disheveled rooms,
foster empty chests with pallid gloom.

Lift up your head and watch the clock,
for your soul will soon be in the dock.

Recall little things like aunts and prayers,
Recite one, then two, say them in layers.

He'll forge iron will against the neon lights,
He'll say:"No!" for me. Not me this night.

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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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Easter's Love

Happy Easter would you please come in
Said the man at the door with a big grin

I went there with my daughter; I felt so out of place
You see all my life all I had been was a damn disgrace

Then I learned of the act that was the world’s greatest loss
I couldn’t believe man had nailed the Son of God to the cross 

The reason he stayed nailed to the cross was clear to see
He was held up on that cross by his love for you and me

As I slowly departed from inside of Church that day
I received a blessing and looked at life in a brand new way

Written for Brian's Contest

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A Date To Remember

On August 28th Nineteen Sixty Eight
That day God gave me a clean wiped slate.
God pardoned me from a lifetime of sin
Under the blood and not remembered again.
It was like a Mulligan in the game of golf
A do-over in life, causing others to scoff;
Friends failed to see, it was nothing I'd done
But I'd accepted Jesus, God's only son.
The cancer that once had my body bound
In an instant was gone and I was made sound.
He's placed in my path those whom I love deep
Giving me a desire to share and eyes that weep.
He put things in my heart beyond my understanding
From that day forth, I've found life less demanding.

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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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He's There

When you must question troubled times in your life
When confusion surrounds you and there’s so much strife
There’s no need to look too far away
For the answer’s you seek may be on their way
Look up to the Heaven’s and send up a prayer
God will listen because He’s always there
When your day seems filled with bitterness 
And everything around you brings too much stress
Make time for yourself and begin to pray
God will hear your prayer and help you on your way
Sometimes you feel that you are all alone and a little scared
Those are the times to remember God is there
He’s there watching over you and keeping you safe
God’s always there and ready to help in every way
Reach out to God and send Him your prayer
He shows His love in many ways, He’s always there

Copyright © 2000   Shari E Davis

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Hanging At Half Mast

Then there are those who have trod
Over God's great earth they love and laud
Climbed many mountains, over oceans sailed
And helped us when we would have failed.

In sun and still of morning God will meet
Us and Christ who made everything complete
Dying on cross while below was chatter
Are you sure all our sins He can shatter?

Will have true faith in Trinity forevermore
Those three agree with who we adore
Even though still sinful and often wrong
Soon will be in heaven where we belong.

No matter what we have been through
One day will be taken up with You
As we looked back and saw our past
Flags had been all hanging at half mast.

Send me a comment so I will know
Who on my poems have started to grow
Many more poems will write and compile
For everyone even on Man's lovely Isle.

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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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The Bright Side

God creating? That He does do
The best is making one's heart new!

Get the brain on the right track
Miles of peace you will rack!

Sing through rain; Get rid of scorn
There's a reason to be born!

Spend your life as God's child
Heart under love going wild!

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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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The Weird Factor

Bizarre thoughts - are they mine?
Help me force divine!

As long as brain doesn't go crunch
Maybe I will grow a bunch!

Is tough to put up the fight
How can it last all day and night?

So devil get away from me
Then I will find sanity!

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When living "...of the world" despair unfurled.
I lost sight of heaven’s glorious pearl.
Truths shouted out from the depths of my mind.
God’s loving whispers to me stayed entwined.

Higher education became my goal.
Scientific teachings soon took its toll.
My mind strung out on various theories. 
My soul, in doubt, became very weary.

But faith persevered and earned the prize.
My trust in God was more realized.
Despite what seemed to be a worldly life,
The soul of me soon felt less strife.

A professor asked my Evolution class,
How can creationism truly be?  Alas.
Scriptures say God created…in seven days. 
Right?  Who shall rule in this duel of ways?

The Bible contradicts itself, He said.
His words from there, down doubts highway sped.
Evolutionary theory is certainly logical.
Creationism seems to be mythological.

Then came the clincher, clarity disparity.
The Bible says God created in seven days.
After the seven days, confusion starts to blaze.
First it says it’s finished; then, it starts to haze.

During that lecture, I was compelled to know.
Believing God created; what did the Bible show?
I prayed to grasp truths as man’s theories grew.
I did not choose to tell faith in God adieu.

At that moment, nothing else mattered.
I refused to let my faith be shattered.
That professor, on that day, changed my life.
My golden goal grew to be God’s true light.

Creation pondering absorbed my essence.
A lifetime flew without great wealth’s presence.
I was blessed with children; around them joy revolved.
But there was no rest until those questions were solved.

Strongly stayed upon life’s different path.
Even, when disrespect judged me with wrath.
I loved my children and bore the wait.
Seeking, the answers congealed…my fate.

My life was spent pondering this topic.
When finished, at last, truth embraced God…logic.
Then, my soul found rest from its weary state.
Thus, in the world…not of the world, I wait.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
March 10, 2010
Poetic form:  Free Verse

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The Concoctoin

You're a devil - ar you sure?
LIfe is such a odd mixture!

The good times and the bad
States of happiness and sad

TImes to work and play
How to live far the day!

God weaves them all together somehow
In the end I can just say "Wow!"

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Mark 4

He is my gardner,
He’s breaking down the hard ground
And pulling out my weeds,
He is diligent in his work
As he plants his seeds.

He wants them to get deep
Down into my soul,
To take root there
So that I can grow.

He is a diligent gardner
He wants me to bear fruit,
See, the seeds are His Word
And the seeds are His Truth.

The thorns and the weeds
And the stony ground,
Are wordly desires
And Satan trying to hold me down.

But I am determined
To be a good gardner like he,
So, I will sow his Word
And live for thee!

I will sleep each night
Without fear,
Without worries
And without tears.

For my faith has grown
And I am strong with the Lord,
I will reap what I have sown
Great will be my reward!


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If It was any other way

Wouldn't it be something if we all got what we wanted? 
Didn't have to ask or pay, Things didn't have to be so complicated
Because things get hard and all distorted
It would be so much easier if we could all just ignore it 
Things get in the way, Or no one ever seems to get enough
Life is so frustrating, time makes it tough
No one feels as good as they seemed to feel the other day
It would be a relief if it was any other way
Society seems to have their opinions on how the world should act and dress
It's everyone for themselves and this world has become such a mess
Making people terrified of the way they get perceived 
If it was any other way, they'd feel so relieved 
In a world where it's okay for you to talk down to other people just to make them feel so small
This place isn't like it used to be after all

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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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The Great I Am

There is a beauty that lies with-in
Often hidden in a world of sin

We each hold beauty in our own way
Let us all please bow our heads to pray

I once kept my beauty hid from view
Something that I shall never again do

True beauty is born with-in the soul
And nourishing that is now my goal

I love my Lord and I love your life
Yet, all of my heart belongs to my wife

As broken down as my body may be
I’m in a great deal of pain and misery

But do you know what; that’s all ok
For it is the Lord that guides my way

And he has brought me to this place
I have an awful lot pain but no disgrace

If I am the river then my Lord is the dam
My course was altered by “The Great I am”

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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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A Father

“A Father”

How do you explain a father who has a loving heart of a saint?
Always patiently teaching us a good picture we should paint
Knowing from my first breath his love runs through my veins
Showing me with wisdom to rise above of all our pains
With unwavering faith he let me find my way
Keeping me fed and happy and supporting us everyday
Letting me do it my own way he let me play my song
Always seeing the good things in this world we all belong
Always telling us wisely it doesn’t matter what color or creed
Always putting us first and tending to our every need
I feel abundantly blessed having a father such as you
And there will always be a part of you in every good deed I might do


copyright 2011

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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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When I Was A King

Woken was the king to a reality when he was once great. 
He rises to his feet to rise to the occasion, but only to find out he’s years too late. 

You see, all good things must come to an end. 
There are more things important than the money you spend.

Time is on the side to those who side with it.
Don’t blink because beauty you just might miss it.

The beast is the truth, and the lie you told yourself.
With love there is no need for wealth as I always say myself.

The throne slips through your fingers like sand.
No longer do you have a queen to hold your hand.

They say it’s better to have loved & lost than to have never loved at all.
I disagree because I see her face on every girl as she is my downfall.

However, you cannot force a king to rule. 
He might be cut out to jester or be a petty fool. 

The queen may never have been a queen to start.
She might take your riches & rob your heart.

I was once a king…
But I’m nothing more than a boy lost in love with no hand for my ring. 

I guess love had my imagination in an odd place.
Either that or I should have seen the signs when you wanted “space.”

My mother always said my first love would be a fling…
But 3 years later I still feel like she was my queen & I was her king…

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Changes of Our Time

If you learn about the left,
You learn about the right.
If you learn about the sun,
You will learn about the moon at night.
As above, so below, 
are the wise words once told.
Until modern civilization,
Fell victim to a new control.

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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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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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A Spaceship And A Horse

Way out in space in what's called the dark hole.
       There's a place that many know of and many have been told.

It's a place where the final space ship is being built.
       And men are sending materials each day the way they live.

If you know the Builder and have accepted His Son.
       Then your part of the spaceship will someday be done.

But friend if you don't know Him, then get in the groove.
       And start sending material so that spaceship soon can move.

The space ship won't consist of metals, bolts, and screws.
       But the prayers of the faithful, and for those who did choose.

It will fly through space in the twinkling of an eye,
       And many of you reading this may never have to die.

The Pilot of the space ship that I'm writing about.
       Is none other than the Christ Child from Christmas, there's no doubt.

But He won't be a baby this time when He comes.
       But will be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and some folks will run.

He'll give up this spaceship for a white horse to ride.
       And the Bible says everyone will see Him and no one can hide.

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Not Confused Anymore

Nightmare begin to live?
Then learn to forgive!

Love God, self, and each other
Something wrong with mother?

Catch the scent of love
Radiates from God above!

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~Invisible Ink~

(Ultimate Express Mai).

Paperless here, ink invisible for "write" 
Cyber space cannot reach.. far offsite..

Sadly missing you, things not same..
Taken from us.. whose to blame?

Such great tragedy, your untimely demise.
Leaving us grieving, with no reprise..

Lives damaged when your Spirit departed..
Hearts aching.. lost much when parted..

Lover of life.. Sweet natured Soul..
Nursing, tending.. You kept us whole..

Family oriented, guided us.. one minded..
Brother, Sister, and I .. siblings binded.. 

Still close because of values instilled..
Basically good, like you.. strong willed!

Always kind, ever thoughtful, very giving..
Even our biggest errors, graciously forgiving..

Beautiful, savvy~ Wise, funny and smart..
Too soon.. suddenly.. you did depart..

Cannnot send "e-mail", postcard or letter..
Taking it higher.. ultimately much better..

By Jesus messenger, Wings of Dove..
On Angel's Wings.. to Heaven Above..

Since normal means, esp wouldn't do..
Sending ~Prayers~ .. "Mama, We Love You"..

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The Valley

I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from where my help comes.  
                                         Psalms 121

Today a shadow crossed my path and I entered a valley deep.
A dark cloud blotted out the sun as I began to weep,
Feeling lost and all alone, a pilgrim plying in a foreign field,
Struggling onward with my load, at last my soul to yield.

Demons of depression shrouded my joyful countenance, 
Wallowing in self pity because of dire circumstance.
I had but to lift my head for the sunshine to return,
Look unto the distant hills for which my soul does yearn.

My heart has been shattered and I care not to tarry here,
Consolation not forthcoming from earthly means, I fear.
The only solance for my despairing soul must come
From heaven’s King of Glory and His Holy Son.

For the hope of salvation, I must lift my eyes to see
Yonder hills of glory that are beckoning to me.
A mighty wind has risen in the valley where I walked.
Jesus whispers softly, “My child, let’s have a talk.”

To Him I go willingly, into his waiting arms I step.
Cast my cares upon Him, from Him will come my help,
“Savior, Oh my Savior, this pain, I can’t withstand
In this valley I am walking, I have need of Your hand.”

“My child,” He said, “I have been with you all along.
I am always here to carry you when you are not strong.
Put your faith in My Father and let go of the stone.
With His loving guidance, you will never be alone.”

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Through Faith

“Through faith”

Through faith we learn from our unconscious mistakes
Through faith we see through the eyes of the one we may forsake
Through faith we ask for forgiveness for lack of a loving touch
Through faith we find our tenderness that says I love you so much
Through faith we’re given a second chance to show we’ve made amends
Through faith what once was rigid finally gives way and bends
Through faith a loving heart is the only way we can live
Through faith we find our peace and the joy to lovingly give
Through faith the pain and sorrow will never show their
Through faith I truly thank the Lord for shinning on me with all His grace


Copyright 2011

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Hip-hip Hooray!

To think no one cares about me?
It can't be my reality!

I have God; I have friends
To get me through the twists and bends

Aunt Anita was quite a help
Could have existed like a kelp!

What it takes to really believe
Somehow that I did achieve!

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There was a Boy Scout who had an idea
Swing set for children who he though dear

They could not swing the ordinary way
Needed more stability so that they could play

This Boy Scout worked on his invisible dream
Now this swing set can be visibily seen

Children in wheel chairs flying through air
Delighted and excited  with wind in their hair

With giggles aloud and smiles  on their face
This Boy Scout brought pride to human race

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Keep the Peace

“Keep the Peace”

 When the world doesn’t move to our rhythm we tend to lose our peace
If we yield and bend like water our pain would surely cease
God teaches us to be kind and gentle when we’re treated with anger and hate
We need to absorb this teaching or come to a fiery fate
This is what Jesus taught us when his limbs were bound with nails
Clear thought, love and compassion is the way that never fails
When the dark side seems to find us be strong and see the light
And let His warmth rush through you and tell you everything’s alright
For the world is in need of good words that strengthen and reinforce
And dream the dream of dreams and stay steadfast on your course 
Copyright 2011


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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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CARE Really Cares?

A lunatic at CARE?
Then of thoughts beware!

Did life go out of style?
Nothing is worthwhile!

What's wrong with being happy and gay?
To the Lord I just might pray!

Slowly the light will come back
Sick of under satanic attack!

Resist Satan and he will flee
Sure brings happiness to me!

Maneuver through negativity
I just have to be!

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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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The Gift of You (Facts to which I believe)

Here are a few facts to which I believe
You must first come before you can leave

You must laugh to also cry
Many people live long after they die

The circle of life encompasses all seasons
Everything that happens, happens for a reason

If you never lose it means nothing to win
Crucifying Jesus is mans greatest sin

To truly change you must first regret
There is no truer love than that of a pet

With-in every heart is a blossoming seed
And love is something that we all need

The simple things should matter the most
There truly is a Father, Son and Holy Ghost

That the tiniest lie is the greatest sin
Everyone you greet you should greet with a grin

Satan attacks us through our mind
As ignorance keeps many people blind

The most heartwarming gift is one that is free
As the Lord loves you he also loves me

The thing I believe, I believe is most true
The world’s greatest gift is the gift of you

Dedicated to the reader. Never doubt
you are a blessing who deserves Gods
forgiving love. 

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Selah! (Ponder and Think)

God wills and sends angels to earth.
To celebrate the Christ Child's birth.
Where kings and shepherds did behold. 
At the manger they gave Him gold. 

Warnings reached His parents.  They fled.
King Herod ordered children dead.
Mary and Joseph took great heed.
God saved Christ from the horrid deed.

Born in the town of Bethlehem.
The Son of God; sin's requiem
Three of thirty-three years He taught.
His life ended; man's hatred wrought.

But resurrection saved the day!
And Pentecost brought “Light” to stay.
Christ on earth taught His Father's way.
Mercy for sin repentance lay.

God forgives us as we forgive.
Obedient faith; blessings give.
We are judged as we judge brothers.
Judge not.  Instead forgive others.

Celebrate all goodness in life.
Calm the soul and relinquish strife.
Prophets taught all around God's world.
God loves us all. Peace is unfurled.

Throughout the world where hopes weaken,
Let God's words become a beacon.
Love and cherish every other.
Through true faith uplift another.

We have the rules so grab them up.
Jesus Christ drank His bitter cup.
Follow His lead through righteous ways.
Claim world peace in these latter days.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen 11-12-09

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Go for God

How could I forger everything?
What in the world made stress my king!

He allowed it for a reason
Things will change with season

A diamond in the rough
I must be extra tough!

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I am open and ready to be filled up.
I have become the receptacle, the loving cup.
I am the outlet always there to receive the plug.
The cocoon transforming the butterfly from the slug.

I am the river bed through which deep water flows.
The channel  bottomless as the frequency grows.
Having learned to no longer fear the dark,
shadows and phantoms have lost their spark.

All apparent monsters I recognize as my dearest friends.
After all, they are my greatest teachers in the end.
I confront my own intellectual process today;
I am ready to move into a higher, thoughtful way.

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The Perfect Place

I'm a born-again believer, saved by Yahshua's grace
Such contentment and heartfelt joy I feel while in this place

This place I speak of is in God's arms, wrapped so tightly around my soul
Safe and secure in His embrace, His love has made me whole

No other place I'd rather stay, for humanly fragile am I
To dwell elsewhere,  I'd be a fool, exposed to Satan's lies

No one could lure me from this place, where it's so truthful and serene
Can't trade me tin for my piece of gold, can't tell me Spring's grass isn't green

Just so you know, there's lots of room, Yahweh's arms extend far and wide
He longs to include you in His embrace, It's the perfect place to reside

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Get Away for Good!

What reality should you impress?
I like the devil even less!

Such nightmares he may bring
To just try to prove he's king!

Confuse and frighten but do not care
There's a loving Creator up there!

So love God and trust in Him
Your view of life will not be dim!

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Apostolic Announcement

All who seek to find grace, life and light, come enter through the door of Christ
Bring with you your burdens strong; he’ll forgive of sins and every vice

Let the eyes of your being, through your hearts, witness the truth and light
He died for us as man and came back to us divine, to end the constant night

For the stone that is cast is also the greater stone that he has pushed away
Allowing the rebirth, the forgiveness of sins to exist upon this very day

Asking not why He does so, just know it is done purely out of hope and love
For He has given us the chance, everyone of us, to join Him then above

Ring out, ring out, the bells that tell all of the world, that shares what we know
Go, with Him telling all, we have a chance at living eternal with Him, because He arose

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LIving my Best

Jesus is my king
Life I won't wing!

Have to have an attitude
Or the devil will defeat you dude! (or dudet)

We were made to love and serve
From this path I will not swerve!

Helping others through poetry
To cheer-up and love you see!

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Gods Call

Baby don’t leave the exam-hall
Before you receive God’s call!

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Have faith that you walk in beauty
Trust that with Spirit, you are in unity
Experience the world as a little child
Begin again; you have been purified.

The force of the dark night insists and demands
You examine what it is you do now command.
Examine your progress; count each success.
See the truth bravely; let the past rest.

You have the will to change; the way will be clear
Inner blocks fall away; new beginnings near
There is a newly discovered source of power
Spirit is restless and burning in the tower.

Stay on the path; keep on with present activities
Everything is coming to fruition; a new nativity
You are in a state of grace; stay with the feeling
This is the gestation period of all that’s appealing

Do not be afraid to change to regain your balance
You are at the edge of completing the challenge
Move into the eye of the storm; become very still
Surrender your ego once more to higher will.

All is in motion now; take a risk and have faith
Trust you will be cradled should you fall on your face.
Every fall moves you closer and closer to your goals.
Detach from the outcome and let the process roll.

Keep love in your vision; it is the foundation
Truest love gives wings to each new creation
Your heart is open and filling with love
Let creativity now be guided from above.

Follow the higher power and become clear
Analysis is founded in right perspective here.
Quietly emanate peace, love and prosperity
See and respect the light to relieve disparity.

The portal of Faith is to become the pilot light
Remain lit long after others have fallen to the night
Seek quiet, consistent leadership from your Spirit
Move with nature’s laws, and you will hear it.

Count your successes in all matters, especially the small.
Come to know yourself and solidify your goals.
Formulate intermediate and long term plans
Remember it’s the process that allows you to stand.

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 Today I give thanks for a wonderful abundant life
For all my friends and family and a beautiful loving wife
God knows our very needs before they come to mind
All He wants is us to be grateful, compassionate, loving and kind
For the world is full of anger, jealousy and hate
Rise above these misdoings and make gratitude your fate
For when I rest my head and take the last breaths of my life
To know I left a drop of peace in spite of all the strife
God drifts the clouds across the sky and tells me it’s alright
So let’s give thanks on this special day and enjoy His loving light


Copyright 2011

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Knowledge and Faith

United we stand; Divided we fall
Life's a challenge for us all!

Reap what you sow
Hope knowledge will grow!

Don't even think you're such a jerk
Even if your brian's berserk!

Able to love and survive
With faith you can take the dive!

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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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Changing the Conditoin

Growing like a tree
Satan let me be!

Have the Lord on my side
Your system He can override!

I had a past
But that won't last!

Get rid of condition 
Use your intuition!

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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

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Yes, I Do Believe

I pick up my pen again today
Then proceed to write my cares away

I don’t try to cast them to the side
They are much too powerful to hide

They’re in my heart, soul, mind and desires
Am I wrong to try and aspire?

I rise up to become all that I can be
I’m proud that our Lord has chosen me 

If our Lords the Mechanic then I’m the tool
If he’s the teacher than I’m the school

Let our Lord be the bottle and open the spout
Turn him upside down and then pour me out

Pour me out so the whole world can see
That true freedoms found in honesty

Where ever I land just let me soak in
As good a place as any for me to begin 

To open my soul and place my heart on my sleeve
Letting the entire world know “Yes, I do believe"

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A Mochary of Democracy

Watch away the seconds, the hands of time
Whether its a life of glamour or a life of grime
minutes make hours and hours make days
Good thing Bad thing the memory stays
The life you lead is through your own choice
dont be controlled stand up and have a voice
Bad life is hatred, a gaping big hole
we are all human just bricks in a wall
the more bricks you use the higher they tower
As the bricks increace so does the power
Truth is false, hope is gone
The land of the weak dominated by the strong
Another worl leader another bomb drops
being raised as a boy in a bubble but now the bubble pops
If the message is there to help then why is it so subliminal
If crime never pays then why is there so many criminals
This country is strong, protected by political fear
If the world is such a dangerous place, how much longer are we here

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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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The Invitation

Heaven or hell, which place will it be?
We were given a choice when He hung on sins tree.
Why do you linger brother of mine?
Your life could soon end without any sign. 

From dust you once came and shall return,
Don't chance your soul to forever burn.
The small voice you hear is calling to you,
Don't let this chance pass to start life anew.

Though your body will rest in a cold, dark grave,
 Your soul will live on so don't be Satan's slave.
The Devil will tell you that you've plenty of time,
But God said try the spirits and see which is mine.

While Christians are praying let Him come in,
There's rejoicing in heaven when one's born again.
There's a Heaven to gain and a hell to shun,
You can't get to the Father except through the Son.

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Only by your power

In the morning dew,
I float right into you,

In the twilight hour,
I am filled with your grace and power,

In the mist of chaos and adversity,
You hide the worst of me,

In the darkest nights,
You fill my soul with everlasting light,

For you set my feet on your sold foundation,
Breathe life into the devastations,

It’s not by might, nor by power
It’s by your spirit that your my strong tower.

BY: Sabina Nicole

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Daylight Dream

I danced through a daylight dream
Was baptized in a mountain stream 

Fought the pains of being bored
As the endless ridicule I ignored

Now as other people look at me
The old Mike they just can’t see

Just can’t see me any other way
Then the loving man I am today

As I dwell on that for a while
I admit that it makes me smile

Brings a feeling unto my soul
The Lord has made me whole

I reckon what I’m trying to say
Praise God for this beautiful day

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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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Cursed no More

In the present on the brink
Of looking down into a sink

But know I won't go in
Have the power now to win!

Believe in Jesus and yourself
Won't then be a deranged elf!

So tired of thinking as the fool
Who gives Satan right to rule!

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Searching for Life

It's great to climb a mountain
But Jesus is life's fountain!

It's great to be exploring
But without Jesus life is boring!

It's great to just go splunking
But without Jesus life is flunking!

Just to know - Jesus does care
He's for everyone everywhere!

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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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Faith Alone

God came down in human form
As an infant snug and warm
Held within His parents' arms
Faith kept Him from evil harms.
Joseph and Mary plodding on,
Traveling on faith alone.
Warned by angels, a sudden flight,
Shielding Babe from Herod's might.
Guided by the word of God,
Carefully, faithfully they trod.
Blessed burro the burden bore.
When God asked he gave some more.
Joseph trusting in the Word,
Ignoring rumors that he heard.
Filled with faith in day or dark
Just as Noah and ancient ark.
Faithful men through out the ages
Copying God's words on pages.
The Psalmist's poetic phrases
Pleasing God with fervent praises.
Farmers furrowing the fields
Praying God increases yields.
Just like these, all saints unknown
Live their lives by faith alone.

By Joyce 11/14/09

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Dark Shadows

contemplation of a life run awry
forever wondering exactly why
awaiting one day simply to die,
knowing not the meaning of life
consumed within by inner strife
led astray by a malevolent fife,
evil’s presence in secret resides
human nature’s persistent guide
enlivening a dissolute dark side,
escape is a fallible futile dream
recurrent intemperate extremes 
a wayward soul oft unredeemed,
yet darkened mind o’er profaned
eclipsed ne'er possible to restrain
wantonly without hope remains,
although seeming spirited away
enlightened, yet unmerited, may
if repentant, be delivered a stay,
time’s final destination, denied
mortality’s trial passing revived
eonian resplendent life realized

© Eugene Harvey

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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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Walking this Mile

I accept what i need offer up what's left
Let ridicule fall on ears that are deft
Just as a fisherman catches fish on his hook
I write out my poems and put together books
The reason I do it is clear as can be
I feel it's what the Lord ask of me
For 41 years I had no idea I was a poet
But if I couldn't cook it I could damn sure grow it
My life consumed by Marijuana and speed
Trusting in them to provide what I need
They replaced my job and even my love
They were everything that I held above
They picked me up whenever i felt low
If I got to high they helped me to slow
No, I didn't write poems or watch the T.V.
Never touched a computer said, "Thats not for me"
Traded in the girls because the next on was cuter
Woke up with a shot went to bed with a hooter
I would run day and night until I would drop
Running more from myself than from any cop
I chemically induced away all my dreams
See rivers take mothers after being formed by streams
These days my head feels like it's in a vice
I'll tell you right now my pains nothing nice
Weekly shots I take for the Hepatitis C
Epidural Steroid blocks in the spine for me
Every doctor I see I greet with a smile
Not feeling to good but I will after while
They say my attitude is one that is great
I see the beauty of love with no time for the hate
I have no reason for anger or time to be mad
No reason for all that this is my bad
This isn't that bad hell I've suffered more
At least I can turn my knob and walk out the door
Reality is real but it's also a dream
Things that are clear may not be as they seem
The Lord is my master to whom which I serve
For he's already given me more than I deserve
Children who love me and a beautiful wife
All the blessings a man needs in life
So Doctor tell me how can I not smile
At least I'm not alone walking this mile
I have you guys and the Lord walking with me
And thats about as beautiful as beautiful can be

I dedicate this poem to all of my doctors
Dr. Garrison - Primary
Dr. Merliss   - Neurologist
Dr. Aldwari -  Infectious Disease Specialist
Dr. Johnson- Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Beck      - Physical Therapist 
I feel very blessed to have such a fine 
team working so hard on my recovery.
I also wish to thank everyone for all the
Prayers I have received. I love you guys.

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My Prayers At Night

Can I see your face tonight?
Will you be my companion
When no one else is in sight?

Will you come to me
Perhaps in a dream,
And tell me of your will for me?

Lord, help me to understand your ways,
I want to know you for eternity 
And not just for today.

Lord, can you heal the world
And make us new?
Can you shut out evil 
So we can be with you?

I can see myself now
At your pearly gates,
Waiting just to see your face.

I will lift my hand
And shout your name,
“Here I am!” I will say.

Lord! Lift me up where I belong,
Live in my heart and make me strong.

I think of you
Each moment of each day,
And I pray thee Lord
Take me away.

Show me your wonders!
Show me your grace!
Show me dear Lord, 
Your gentle face.

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Love's Battle

Pierceing through the dark
Eyes that really spark!

Why want to be dead
Have some spiritual bread!

Chance to live; chance to love
Blessings coming from above!

Then why be a god?
Unless Jesus is a fraud!

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Dimension of Love

Who created human race!
God's power I can not face?

Why can't I sometimes relax?
Just have to face troublesome facts

Hearing voices, voices, voices
Made some rather costly choices

Getting rid of Satan's hate?
Something which to celebrate!

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Out of the Twilight

Gnawing, gnawing, on a bone
Come out of the twilight zone!

The will to be one with the light
But have to put up quite a fight

Use the Bible as your ammo
Make the devil have a whammo!

Be authentic; be yourself
Nurse your brain back to health

Life's sometimes high; sometimes low
Hope your will with God will go

In the end you'll be alright
The power of God is dynamite!

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Surrounded by madness, engulfed in it's grip;
Through the door of insanity, sometimes we all slip.

A world filled with darkness, a bottomless pit.
Chaos and destruction, no one gives a spit.

Hatred and anger, well up deep within;
And nothing else matters, everything seems a sin.

No hope in my eyes, my faith has long went.
My reason for living, like my energy, well spent.

Somewhere at the bottom, i reach out a hand;
Hoping against all, on a kind heart it lands.

My world has all crumbled, there seems no way out.
Every move i make falters, i can't help but shout.

My night's filled with worry, my day's filled with dread.
My faith has long left me, i just want to be dead.

Somewhere in the darkness, reality strikes hard.
The pain is unbearable, i want to blow my brains 'cross the yard!

I reach out for faith, and reach out for love;
But darkness besets me, where's my God up above?

No one seems to love me, no one seems to care.
The whole world is my burden, alone, not to share.

The light shines no longer, I'm at the end of my rope;
Send me help, my God, quickly, or i won't be able to cope.

All i know now is pain, a great darkness inside.
So much anger and chaos, and nowhere to hide.

What's left of my life? Why should i keep trying?
The pain inside hurts so, all i think about is dying!

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intelligent minds

The stars and sky seen from ones eye
May Vary from  both you and I
The rain that beats down on ones face
Has reason, for it has come from space
But when they become tears from Gods infinite mold
Judgment now turns to supernatural gold
When sense is senseless
And intelligence fails
And spirits dwell or simply sail
The order of how it all goes down
Swirls in one’s mindset, round and round
When the sunrise wakes the earth each day
And sunsets slowly fade away
The only thing that holds to be true
Is a heart that’s pure and supersedes all views
Just like a child who has much belief
And can find beauty in a simple leaf
Is the way we should see this fleeting life
For the earth is our groomsman’s glorious wife
Assurance comes when we take a true stand
Grab on to who is really holding our hand
And not become complacent hopeless or deceived
Don’t Listen to everything  you hear and start to believe
For lies are poison and pain births fear
Closing up our spiritual eyes and ears
Confusion comes from open doors
We were all made to live for so much more
Never say never for many are wrong
Just in ourselves we cannot be this strong
Give credit to the creator for all he can do
Nothing is lost when it’s his love you pursue
Time shows the meaning and patience is the key
Obedience and love is what makes all men free
If there were ever a better time to open your heart
It would be right now, for this world has grown dark.

By: Sabina Nicole
written: 4-2-12

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It's not just cuz he's black,
That I got his back.

He just wants to be free,
Just like you and me.

I'll count on him through and through
I expect all of you to too.

I hope all of you, yes and yo momma,
To respect Barack Obama.                                                                                        

                                                         Thank you Mr.President

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I have to trust you with all that I got,
My stomach is in a continues knot,
Stuck on a page that I can’t seem to turn,
Father I need your strength to just burn,
Through the remainder of that old life,
Ashes of what once cut like a knife,
Shadows they haunt me wherever I go,
Speaking your word to let myself know,
I am your child no man can pluck me out,
I am aware of this and have no doubt,
The distortion is poison, robbing me at my very core,
I was made for so much more,
Locked in this room once again,
This time the warfare is not in my hand,
Speak to that mountain, watch as it leaves,
You gave me the power to trample the lies I perceive,
Casting down the imaginations that exults themselves above you,
Its not just what I say now, it is what i decide to do.
As the chameleons come and knock at my door,
I drop to my knees and kneel on the floor,
Revelation has rushed through my entire bloodstream,
Reality has come, no longer stuck in bad dreams,
Conviction and hope drips out of old wounds,
As I arise, I see my petals start to bloom.

By: Sabina Nicole

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I don’t fit in and I don’t mind,
This world is slightly colorblind.

Smiles shaded as if at a mascaraed ball,
Some day that will be their fall,

I don’t fit in and it’s just fine,
This world is lost and can’t seem to find,

There way back to that narrow path,
Walking towards the light and away from wrath,

I don’t fit in and neither should you,
That is when you know that you are being true,

Eternity calls and we answer with our lives,
While the rest of the bunch are stuck in bee hives.

By: Sabina

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Wonder of Creation and Love

How does language function?
To explore it and brain's junction!

Does the subconsciousness prove who's boss?
Somehow I am at a loss!

And how does it tie to the spiritual thing?
Know somehow Jesus is King!

So happy to start the quest
Feel as if I've really been blessed!

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Our long walk,down into suffering,
head lifted high,up into glory

along a narrow way in His footsteps
sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise

This unryhmed couplet was inspired by 1 P 1:13 and Eph 1:13

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You are All I need

You are all I need in my darkest night.
You are all I need to lend Your Light.
You are all I need in life's sour seasons;
You are all I need God in three persons.

You are all I need when I am in doubt,
You are all I need to bring me out...
You are all I need when all hope is lost;
You are all I need to bear...the cost.

You are all I need to carry this cross;
You are all I need to swap my loss.
You are all I need when things go wrong.
You are all I need to sing my song.

You are all I need to be free from sin;
You are all I need to be pure within.
You are all I need to get joy like a river.
You are all I need, make me Yours forever.

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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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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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The Prayer For My Love Away

Tonight, O Lord, I pray you bless
My Love Away with peaceful rest,
And if Thy will, with grace adorn
Her gentle sleep with dreams til morn,
Then through the day, with strength provide
My Love Away, And safely guide
Her life until we’re joined together
And then our prayers we’ll share forever. Amen.

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A Plea For Help

Be thou, O Lord, a shield for me;
like clay, mold my life as you'd have it be.
Help me, please, with the cares of life,
to daily conquer fear, hate, and strife.

To trust with all that you've placed within
and not look back at what I've been.
To remember the vows, to you I've made
and play my role, as you'd have it played.

To live my days allotted, one by one
and still be pure in heart when they are done.
Then, at the end, as I look death in the face,
I'll know that there exists a better place.

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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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Sinking no More

Standing over the quicksand
Almost sucked to la-la land!

Just so hard to get out
But have turned life about!

Most things are cozy
Though life still not rosy!

Just don't get bit
By the devil's wit!

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It Isn't Forever

Out of it

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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 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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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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Go forth
Up North

Think now

Live fest
Sure quest

Be bold
Warm cold

Do bliss
Love this

Come see

Short take
Don't fake


Sing soul
Be whole

Love each
Fond reach

Leon Enriquez
19 Apr 2014

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Looks Like a Commanding Lead

Looks Like a Commanding Lead

While I was watching God's things grow,
It was then that He had told me so;
Whole world for you God just made
But there was this fruit God forbade.

What if you did have an apple a day;
Would your each sin be washed away?
And then somewhat later you realized
Apple became bad which was advertised.

So many new standards God had to set
Which in your long lifetime must be met
Even though He is beyond all understanding
In football, like having a lead that is commanding.

James Thomas Horn, Retired Veteran 

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My Ears and Eyes

My Eyes and Ears

With both mouth and ears opened wide
To God I prayed and out so often cried;
Thanked Him for treasures that He gave;
A happy place for me in heaven did save.

On an ocean while I watched each wave
Which led some people to a watery grave
Way down deep and as well as far below
Was a place where God wanted me to go.

My very soul from me had been vacated
Met God in heaven and was highly elated
At all the songs and sounds I had heard
And enjoyed and appreciated every word.

God in heaven on high and way up above
What I liked the best about all of His love
Was how much it always had meant to me,
And not a better place could there ever be.

James Thomas Horn

Wrote this while listening to my wife's
Sunday Morning Choir practice. Bob 
Lynott had asked me what I was writing.
This is what it was.

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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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Mom is crazy; I am weird
It is what I greatly feared

Messed us up Adam and Eve
Not quite sure what to achieve!

But at least I don't belong
In the devil's family - it's like King Kong!

Cursed then somehow blessed
Suppose it is life's test!

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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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The Other

There is a lovely place 
on the other side of time
Where boundless love and grace
 forever intertwine.
Not pain nor loss or fear,
 no creature from the dark
Will ever enter here, 
they cannot pierce your heart.
Held safely in God’s hands, 
all strife will fade away
Called from exiled lands 
on the promise that He made.
The door is now flung open
 and never will it close
For all who have been broken
 and won’t deny her rose.
Father I am sinful
 yet you love me as your own
I stand poor and faithful,
 come down and take me home.

Shane Pierce
April 2012

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To Be Me

My faith is truly mine alone
My God would never disown.

My belief is truly so bright
It fills me with delight.

Some would say, I am wrong,
I still cherish it, like a song.

My faith is simply to believe,
My spirit has only to conceive.

To believe in a loving entity,
Giving me my entire identity,

That makes my desire to want to be.
Both inside and outside, I am just me.

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Christmas Night

Such a warm and loving night
Stars shining bright

The peace and harmony from above,
Will guide us with endearing Love,

Wishing everyone within your heart,
A very loving, fresh start,

For this, the night of glory here.
As Wise Men traveled far and near.

To witness our Saviors glorious birth,
Along with giving all they were worth.

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Belonging To You (2006)

Belonging to you is not possession in my eyes
It’s the law that no one defies
 You live in my heart and I live in yours
No one else can claim to set me free
I am only me when you are with me 

For Naj 

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Cruising with colors

Love has given me wide wings to fly,
Because I fell for a beautiful, BLUE butterfly

Life is going on smooth for me everyday
Because I am walking on the narrow, WHITE way

Lots of goodies are my blessed burden
Because God has given me a glorious, GREEN garden

Lavender flowers, to me are pleasant pieces
But I have unfettered flare for romantic, RED roses

Leisure time should be lively and lovely
But spending it in BLACK spots could be… lousy

Let faith direct you in all your intentions
Be upright and strive to reach the PINK of perfection

Live in peace with all men, make them glad
But sometimes you need to show them a YELLOW card

Let your pen reach out to every people
Be simple yet super… even if your poem is PURPLE

Live in hope and do not cease to pray,
Believe in God, even when your blue skies turn GREY

For contest on chose one have fun

~This is a great challenge for me, but I learned a lot writing it, part of what I kind of
learned was that pink could also mean peak, as in highest point of something~
 for choose one have fun contest

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Peace and God

Thought that playing God was good
Until my life I misunderstood!

Ask yourself where to go now
Beats freting and having a cow!

Reach out to God; ask for help
Or else just be like a whelp

Start to care about true love
It only comes from above!

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Loosening Tongue

I had no voice, I could not speak. God knew what havoc this could wreak. He found a way to loose my tongue For those songs waiting to be sung. He brought the words from deep somewhere And poems I didn't know were there. It took the grief, the trial of fire And my own acceptance to inspire. If you should chance to read this rhyme, Just know God's working overtime To set me free of inner pain; To find a life that's whole again.

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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

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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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It's Jesus and me

The world is at a loss
But I'm leaning on the cross

I know I wasn't born
To bear the devil's scorn!

Have some help from CARE
Express yourself - if you dare!

Stop the deadly tick 
Of producing an anger flick!

Have some courage and don't whine
The latter's like drinking turpentine!

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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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True Rest

What is true fear of the Lord?
Without it life can not afford!

Must have guided me quite a lot
Or else I would be a cranky robot!

Protected from tidal waves of sin
Almost destroying - again and again

What does it truly take to win?
Know I'm made in God's image again!

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My Last Confession

Wings spread before me, eyes to the ground, clouds drifting by, for I am Heaven 
I stood before the Heavenly Father, “Come forth,” I heard him say. “I’ve been 
waiting for you
child, this is your judgment day.” His radiance was blinding, his presence calm 
but strong, and I
know he’s seen everything I’ve done.  He’s known all along. “As you stand before 
me child,
on this beautiful day, is there something on your mind, something you’d like to 
say?” My eyes
began to fill with tears, my heart began to ache.  I shivered with the very thought of 
revealing my
mistakes. I wasn’t nailed to a cross and my hands did not bleed. I was not pure 
of heart when
asking in times of need. I did not wear a crown of thorns and my feet bare no 
holes.  Now I
stand before his glory baring nothing but my soul. “Father,” I uttered, “I’ve sinned 
in my life. I’ve
done things I know I shouldn’t, things I know were not right. I’ve loved when I 
shouldn’t have.
I’ve  tried and given up. I’ve prayed occasionally, when my life got tough. I’ve 
turned my back on
strangers. I’ve turned away from my friends.  Now I think of all I would change if I 
could try
again.” I lowered my eyes wiping the tears from my cheek.  I listened with an 
ear as the Lord began to speak. “You stand before me confessing all your sins, 
and asking for
another chance to do it all again? I did not expect you to be perfect and what you 
understand is all you have to give is love to become a worthy man. Don’t turn on 
others, for
I’ve not turned on you.  Seek my word when times are tough and that will see you 
through. Be
the hand to lift up others when they are in need and I’ll send the rains of 
progression to wash them
if they bleed. Speak kindly to others or the crown you may wear will not be that of 
thorns but of a
 fool that does not care. Take my words to heart and let my gospel be a lesson 
so that your first
 words to Me wont be your last confession.

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Silent moment of time
Etched God's plan with rhyme...
Of Angels moon-drenched dance
In the palm of my soul

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Revealed forever a consolation
Embodied in Jesus incarnation.

American doublet form

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Hard Life?

Think God doesn't care?
What a load to bear!

Hope that you draw close to Him
Or else your light just might dim!

For He is a caring Being
One aspect that makes Him king!

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Filling the Emptiness

A brain cavity - what could it be!
Lack of spirituality?

If you want God will heal
A piece of art on Potter's wheel

Born to live; born to die
To live the fullest I will try!

Let God think you're a righteous man
Through Jesus then He can!

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Today I sang in church
Spoke of Jesus' rebirth
And how he died for me
To set my soul free
Free from condemnation of my sin 
The sin that came from within
Lust, jealousy, hate, and pain
Are the sins my body contains
though much more are left unsaid 
I know I am safe, for Jesus is no longer dead
He died for me, as well as you 
Though he was pure, he still came to
Came to die for millions, years aways 
Therefore, he is still here today 
Through the countless people all around
They are saved for Jesus they found
Continue to grow, as I do today
To know Jesus and grow in his way
Grow to be Jesus-like and always love
Speak to others about him from above
And how he's in your life right now
Explain to them exactly how
And bring them to Jesus as well
Live in his presence, live to tell.

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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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In Gods Light

In God’s light my teardrops fall for the things I know
Thus love has made my mind colorful like rainbow!

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Christmas Mystery

You could have been born in a palace
yet, in a dark manger it came to pass.

Or trumpets blaring in the light of day
instead of a cold night in a bed of hay.

Maybe a P.R. stunt in the eyes of many 
but to true believers a lesson in humility.

Christmas, oh what an enigma you are,
God's grand design, written in the stars.

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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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Save the Real Me!

Need to send an S.O.S?
Why under so much stress?

Don't let the anxiety
Be king and get the best of me!

Don't mention fear and voices too
Almost too much for me to chew!

Is vulnerability my name?
Despicable symptoms seem the same!

Look for God with all your heart
True joy then will not impart!

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Not Crazy God

What did God really make?
Know I'm not a mistake!

My brains were so fried
Sometimes wish I just died!

Thoughts of going to hell?
Said to Satan "O'well!"

Know I'm not an ass
The phase of pain will pass!

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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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Blessings have been bestowed
To the following my persona is owed:

My job is my Art 
With which I express my heart

My wife compliments me 
As we go through our odyssey

The Grand Architect helps me hone
Making me a living stone

These inspire me to be
All I will be

By Robb A. Kopp

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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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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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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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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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Brahma, Allah, Jevovah, Vishnu, Ahuramazda, Shiva... 

What’s in a name? 
A way to identify the same, 
Geography, language is mainly to blame 

Your glory is such, 
Man asks for too much. 

Meditation or one pointed concentration is the key , 
But who says there is no fee? 

Day to dawn makes no sense, 
What does? we call nonsense. 

Who am I, and why am I here? 
Has just become my greatest fear. 

Is justice to be done with the strength in my hands? 
Or by sweet words maybe written in the sand? 

When will you set me free? 
So that I can be with thee. 

How am I to live in bliss? 
When I stop myself from giving all a kiss. 

Why do I write I do not know? 
It is only ink on paper to show.

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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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Lighthouse On A Lonely Rock

Lonely lighthouse on one lone rock
Guarding the rocky shore around the clock

Standing stately flashing your light
Even though ships no longer come in the night

Birds love you, they cling to the rock
At your feet hoping just hear your clock

When it strikes its last chime
Saying that it is now the end of time

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Given to me

I once was a wizard who treasured the night
The earthly pleasures full of empty delight

An empty monster who had no soul
Feeding the flames was my only goal

Then one day a lesson I learned
Dance in the fire and you will get burned

Burnt to a crisp and black as coal
Thats what the mirror said of my soul

Thats the day I shattered my mold
Let the blanket of love shelter me from the cold

My poetic teacher was a ray of light 
At the end of the tunnel dark as the night

The poems I wrote were no less than a torch
Leading through the darkness to here on my porch

And now that I'm here I can't help but say
I treasure the blessings I receive everyday

There easy to see if you've walked in my shoes
Everyday it's a blessing I don't go out and use

In losing my freedom I've learned what it means
Everyday is a blessing I'm waiting to dream

Of the pain and trials I now face everyday
There future blessings I'm saving to pray

Today as I sit on my porch with a smile
I thought "maybe I should write for awhile"

And look what that thought turned out to be
Another blessing the Lord has given to me

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Living Water

Living water makes those soft splashing sounds
As it courses from its source to spread all around

Flowing outward to feed all who come into its bounds
All God's creatures are drawn hearing the course it takes around

The grass springs up by its side where deer can feed
Trees grow tall and healthy offering nesting sights for birds and bees

Living waters start from a small source spreading just like a sound wave
Coursing, running, spreading, nuturing, growing and a place to bathe

This living water is a place to come to nuture and completely restore ones soul
Oh that land where the living waters flow

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Broken Wings

"Broken wings", with them you can't fly!
You flail about, but still, you can't ever reach the sky.

Wearily you seek for some refuge where you can go.
Moving cautiously away from others so that they  would never know.

"Broken wings", with them you can't fly!
And as time goes on, your're not able to peer out even to see the sky.

Longing for a time when you could soar with each wind anew.
That was when you could glide through the sun and a sky so blue.

"Broken wings", with them you can't fly!
But hope begins with a stretch of the wings and desire to reach the sky.

Wearily you seek for some refuge where you can go.
Moving cautiously towards others so that some may know.

"Broken wings", with them you can't fly!
But healing means trusting, and knowing that you will again see the sky.

Longing for a time when you can soar each wind anew.
Taking time to mend so that you will glide through the sun and a sky so blue.

"Broken wings", with them you can't fly!
But never to stretch your wings, means never to see the sky.

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To wish 
            that others 
                     could discern
                             the passion 
                                   as it wants to burn
                                                      the feeling
                                                               as it pulses out 
                                                                  across the scattered stars devout
                                         in their worship of the one
                                                       who gave us all his only son.
                                                                  Who waits and wants the best to show
                                                                                    who always wants to let us know
                                                                 He loves us 
                                                                             as we really are
                                                                       rise up and shine ....................
                                                                 oh wayward 
           oh wayward star!
rise up and shine oh wayward star

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Who Controls Nature

As Monarchs flutter within my yard, Preparing for their trip so hard. Not aimlessly fluttering to and fro, God spoke it once and made it so. The sound of Geese now fill the sky, To winter home they now must fly. How do they know when time to go? God spoke it once and made it so. Squirrel's, no busier could they be, Storing nuts from a backyard tree. Why at this time, how did they know? God spoke it once and made it so. A quick glance downward at my feet, A trail of ants seen with winters meat. How can lowly ants work like a pro? God spoke it once and made it so. These things I've seen within my yard, The explanation given is not so hard. God didn't create and then let go, God spoke it once and made it so. As I look at nature each day I see, Beauty that didn't just happen to be. One must but look to surely know, God spoke it once and made it so.

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Going to the place where the Honey runs free
It can't be far away just over the hill in that tree

The bees have been busy filling it with the nectar
Now all I have to do is be willing to go get her

I'll fill my jar until it overflows, then share
Because I don't want to overload from rare

Treat, that meets my needs and don't want greed
Maybe I will take two jars so that you can meet 

Me there in prayer, so that we can get the honey
And not get the sting or visit from bear who is king

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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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My Oldest Baby

So precious at birth tender and pure
For an aging heart they are the cure
My oldest daughter Sarah Jho
Is such a blessing to my soul
Brutally honest in what she has to say
A wonderful mother in every way
She gave us Joshua my first grandson
What a marvelous thing she has done
Together her and Justin walk through this life
Together forever husband and wife
These days that seems an impossible task
It seems everyone wears some sort of mask
But these two kids were made for each other
He is a good father and her a good mother
I wrote this poem so they would know
They are a blessing to my heart and soul

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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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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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In Us All

Apparitions in the mirror's throw.
Look! Look, at the mirror’s toll. 
Seek, but do not see the image given,
for it is but shadows of the living;
this reflection is not whole, not whole.
There lay no picture of the soul.
Strive to see the inner grace--
mirrors show but the face-
the skin, the hair, the shape of nose,
not depth, but contour is all it shows.
Beauty held here within hidden
beyond the image, the image given. 
Behind the glass the silver sheet;
behind the eyes the spirits meet.
Behind the eyes! Behind the eyes!
Here lies His love, the heart of Christ.

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Praying for the life I had in mind

I wish I could see
What's next for me

My life hasn't turned out great
All I can do is wait

To see how my life will be
I'm always down upon my knees

Praying up to God
Waiting for his approving nod

Then my life will turn a page
I'll be released from this cage

If I just hold on a while
I'll finally find a way to smile

My eyes will open wide
I'll no longer need to hide

I'm sick of being sad
Of always being mad

I want to let it go
If only I could know

That one day I will find
The life I had in mind

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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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God Is Awesome

Why do I love God so much you have asked me that question many times before? 
Well I love Him because God is perfect and awesome. He's all that and much more. 

God is good and pure and never tells a lie 
He loves me and dries all my tears away when I just cry. 

God is perfect and that's another word that fits him just right 
He made us all and created all; see the sun and the stars that shine so bright! 

God only wants what's good and best for all of us 
He'd like you to have a joyful and good life,free of all the stresses. 

God is great and He loves us all so much that He's sent down His only son 
Jesus suffered and died upon a cross for all your sins and mine, since life begun. 

Do you still want to know more of why I do love God and Jesus so much? 
Well, I do, because God is my Father and is so awesome for this and all of that and such. 

God is a spirit, and He's divine, and without Him, life would be filled with more pain and strife. 
And without His love and guidance, is nearly impossible to live and make it right thru all this 

Jesus turned my whole life around a long time ago. 
God is so full of love and with Jesus my life is so much better I know. 

God will never tell you or anybody to do any violence or evil thing. 
When you do bad things, don't go blaming God, the problem rests on only Satan and with 

Why do I love God so much you have asked me that question many times before? 
Well I love Him because God is perfect and awesome. He's all that and much more! 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 

June 19,2009

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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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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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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 Beacon

Life is short and fragile 
It’ll only last for awhile

I know, and you know
Who does not know?

Okay, raise your hand
It is now time to mend 

Yes, we will all be gone 
Soon, His will, be done

Like it or not, it has end
By a touch, of His hand

Like a fleeting shadow
Of today and tomorrow

So, why waste the time? 
In this nonsense rhyme

Of life, pursuing earthly
Things, which isn’t holy

Have you not reflected?
The joy of being elected 
Truth is given, unto you 
O, strive hard to be true 

Bear to carry your cross
For you, not to get lost

To the heaven’s throne
I want you, to be, home

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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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God's Wish

Repeating a lesson?
It's like a pain session!

What is the gain
Of voices and rain?

My understanding seems dense
Wonder why I'm so tense!

Yet God has the power 
To change it from sour

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United into eternity
Yet crucified with Christ

Raised to a new life
A citizen of the King

Living here on this earth
God with us,three in one

Sanctified and forgiven
By sacrifice..of  the  Son

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A Talk With God

Lord, help me face the trials of life each day,
Lord, send me to that one who's gone astray.
Just to be a willing servant is all I ask,
Don't let it become a burden or be a task.

Please Help me Lord, find the words to say,
That I might help someone to find the way.
That by the things each day  they see me do,
I pray not one can say I've been untrue.

My life is the only Bible that some will read,
So help me do my best dear Lord, I plead.
Then when at last my time to leave has come,
I pray Lord, that your work isn't left undone.

Lastly Lord, may I not worship worldly gain,
For when the end shall come, it won't remain.
There'll just be that which I have done for you,
It's only through your mercy I'll get through.

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Search my heart and tell me what good you find
Please give me a reason to put my past behind

Tell me what you see, who I am, and why you love me
Please tell me, if you see my potential, who you know I can be

Give me a new spirit, a new heart – a PURE heart
I want to come back to you, but I don’t know where to start

I want to love you; I want to live my life for you,
Take every minute of the day and give it all to you

But I’m tired and weak; I’ve lost my desire to live
The world has stripped me of everything and now I’ve got nothing left to give

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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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Fragrant Beauty

Upon the far off hill, with the sun beating down
are just hundreds of flowers that grow from the ground.

Each one is distinctive in its very own way
And each has a fragrance that will make your head sway.

The loveliest of flowers, oh yes, to behold
Planted by the eternal gardener, or so I am told.

He planted the seeds with thoughts and with care
With the hopes that his people will see beauty there.

He knew all too well of the beauty He had made
The senses they all please and the comfort they gave.

He knew that in time we would return at an hour
Of need for love from His most fragrant of flowers.

He had blessed all the petals and stems with His touch.
He gave each one beauty and love, almost too much.

He made this a heaven on earth for all to then see
But t’is better to smell, of the fragrant beauty.

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God Is Not Dead

If God were dead as some dare say,
there'd be no answer when I pray.
I'd feel no guilt when doing wrong,
there'd be no blessing from a song.

I'd find no joy in hearing one pray,
nor a will to live for another day.
On Sunday morning's there would be,
no sermon at church for you and me.

No heated church or lighted spire
there'd be no singers in the choir.
I'd have no feeling, no heavenly goal,
or no burden for that lost soul.

If God is dead who calms my fears?
my prayers fall not on deafened ears.
Tell me once again, he's dead you say?
I choose to think that he's just away. 

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  Floodgates flow with poets pain
reading them is such a strain
it makes one want to find a cure
how much can their hearts endure?
    yet to know they have a place
to say it all and bare their face
if they but knew how much God cares
they'd speak their poems in their  prayers.

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Love's Attraction

Spontaneous attraction, magnetic in power-

With a gentle persuasion that daily makes one smile;

Easygoing spirit that alleviates pain

Convincing all who encounter it of their self-worth and what there is in life to gain.

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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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Universal Embrace

 Silver teardrops in the shadows

on the cheeks of sleeping girls,

weeping even in their dreamlife

for the wasting of the world.

  Hark,oh Hark ye to the trumpets

from the founding Fathers' hour

Lift your hands and lift your heads up

to the great eternal power.

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God's Greatness

Oh, the preponderance of it all,
that God's so big and were so small.
That our inner most thoughts he can know,
that mankind he chose for his love to show.
Even when the tiniest sparrow falls he knows,
and upon our head's, the hair that grows.

He knows the sand count upon the shore,
the stars up ion the sky  and more.
The fields he painted with lilies bright,
then hung the moon to brighten our night.
When feeling down or in despair,
He'll take our burdens and each care.

He knows of all our sorrow and pain,
when the earth is dry he sends us rain.
He's our savior, master, the one we praise,
in prayer to him our voices should raise.
For he is so mighty and we so small,
a very real comfort when on him we call.

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How do I give her gifts away?

  Her dreams are bright,

their colors vary,

I keep them in an aviary

I'd really like to let them go,

but somehow I think 

she would know.

  I never had a hope so fine

like feathers on a valentine

like kites alive on Christmas day,

like presents that can fly away

to distant friends

with ribbons trailing

across the moon 

a sweet unveiling

gifts alive with her goodwill,

even destiny can't kill.

now they remain though

she can't stay..........

how do I give her gifts away?

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Last Chance

Life may not always fast balls be,
Sometimes a wicked curve you'll see.
To you a lesson it may well serve,
One that you feel you don't deserve.

But never forget that God knows best,
That He has a reason for this test.
But why this sickness you may say?
It may be just to make you pray. 

Perhaps it's meant for a closer walk,
Or a cleaner tongue for daily talk.
It may be that your counts three-two,
That this is His last chance for you.

Please give thought to how you live,
For your fellow man find love to give.
Turn not away from Heavens gate,
Don't put Christ off, it's getting late.

As God winds up for his final pitch,
I pray within he'll find no glitch.
The pitch is made then with a sigh,
ball four, you're on, you'll hear him cry.

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I Saw an Old Friend Today (Repost)

I dropped in to see an old friend today,
I had forgotten how close we use to be, but anyway.

I just opened His door and I casually walked on in,
I said it’s been a while and You and I used to be close way back when.

I said I’ve been pretty busy, but You know just how that goes,
What’s happening in this crazy world today, well I reckon maybe God only knows.

Just making small talk like old friends often do,
I said there ain’t a whole lot changed, bout the same, nothing really new.

I said reckon maybe I’d best be getting on my way,
It was sure nice talking to You, I’m glad I stopped by today.

I started to leave and I’d just reached for the door,
When He said my door is always open and I’d like to see you more.

He said child I’ll always love you no matter what,
I said Lord please forgive me I guess I just plumb forgot.

He embraced me in His arms and I walked out clean,
At peace with the world, with life, simply serene.

It sure was nice talking with Jesus again and that’s about all I’ve got to say,
And He said if you can’t come and visit at least stop and pray.

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Yet Another Dream

I wake up from yet another dream;
He seems to be a theme.

Can’t get him outta my head,
But it’s not something I dread.

He’s everything I wish I could be;
Yet he’s just like me, to a degree.

He can manipulate my every being,
Without me even disagreeing.

His eyes are gorgeous green.
His body so lean.

He catches me when I fall;
I have found no better man that I can recall.

He’s my rock in troubled times,
That is why this even rhymes.

Without him I am no longer whole,
Without him I’ll lose control.

Because of him I am stronger,
Because of him my life will go on longer.

Because of him I have a goal,
For to him I must trust my soul.

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Our Protector

The eyes of Jesus look upon the world, each and every day
He protects us as a shepherd and helps us on our way
His love, it pours there from the clouds, into the oceans deep
For we are His true flock and under loving eyes, He keeps
He embraces us with love from Heavens gracious solemn breeze
So long as we remember, to keep Him and to please
Rather, do our best to be like Him and cherish others, true
He’ll love us then, eternally. That’s what He means to do.

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Joseph,a levite hailing from Cyprus
Not one to distinguish between them & us

Baranabas was a his given,nick-name
Amongst the apostles he gained honour & fame

Speaking up for Paul in the council's sight
Standing for justice,truth and light

A man of encouragement and faith
Full of the Holy Spirit and God's grace

Respected and trusted by all
This unnoticed companion of the apostle Paul

To Zeus,Barnabas was to be compared
His witness to Jesus, he so often declared

Diligent,hard-working ,always supporting himself
Putting kingdom living before money & wealth

Full details @ Acts 4:36/7 :9:26/7:11:22/3:!!:29/30:!3:2:14:12 & 1Cor  9:6

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Look For God, In The Little Things

Twas in the tiniest drop of rain, That rested on my window pane, Twas in a flower, a blade of grass, That once again I saw His class. Twas in the tree with leaves so green, His beauty, once again, was seen. In the sky of blue and water's clear, I'm made to know each day,He's near. In dew kissed petals of a single rose, I'm reminded once again, He knows. The stars, moon, and sun so bright, He gave to me for heat and light. The winter's ice though cold it felt, The mid day sun that caused its melt. In snowflakes floating to the ground, Though millions came, I heard no sound. His presence once again was found, while listening to the Crickets sound. Then simple firefly with tail aglow, Within my mind makes me to know. this beauty I see throughout the land, Was not so placed by feeble hand. While looking about at small and large, I'm reminded daily that God's in charge.

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No matter what you go through
Don't ever stop what you do

Forget the pain that was in you
Fight the pain and continue

Wherever your life takes you to 
Live your life and make your dreams come true

Don't ever fall apart and never frown
Never let anything break you down...

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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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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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See It Happening

Witnessed through windows of color and glare
The world had spun by, while he lived in his chair
Though wheels were the legs, he sat there so still
With dreams of soon walking above yonder hill

Each day since that day when he met with his fate
His life filled with sorrow which soon begot hate
He gave up on trying, on smiling and on will
For now he feels he’ll remain, there ever still

No glimmer of hope, though dreams come and pass
He once gave a try but had given up fast
He now sits and wonders. He waits for his end
As his house is a tomb and loneliness his friend

Just prayers remain effort, as that he does do
For deep in his heart, he holds his faith true
As miracles happen, he prays then to be
Walking yonder hill, for all then to see

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Silvery Silence

Silvery silence beckons offering a haven of peace
merely close your eyes and listen and time will simply cease.

Open your heart to the moment to reveal the mystical grail
and the timeless breath of heaven will fill your empty sail.

For God created stars in the midnight sky, the majesty of forests green
the eagle that soars on endless winds, the sights still yet to be seen.

Past and future succumb to stillness for in God's presence they do not exist
only His love pure and holy emerge from the heavenly mist.

Focus on only each moment as if a jewel to behold
for each sparkling facet clearly reflects the wisdom of ages old.

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Nightmares of His Children

Grandson must you grieve so? 
   Over trivial dreams, it seems no. 

Bolder dreams unlike things men do
   are but thought and cannot harm you.

Ah, but as a boy grows older
   into his nights will come thing colder

yet your anguish and your fright
   are not for things in dreams at night

or your brave thoughts fresh as dew
   find you at night and prove untrue.

No matter child your dream- 
   dreams are not what they might seem.

Woe or wonders of youthfulness 
   are so seldom self-suppressed.

Brush your tears away child
   fall back to your sleep mild.

Scream out from dreams no more
   for it's myself for which I morn for.

For dreams of dreams not reached
   are old men's nightmares unleashed.

Old ghosts, of old goals, old men see
   as vivid as visions be.

So let your night dreams not turn grim
   until you're old enough to fear them.

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