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Details | Free verse | |

Miracle Divine

In the midst of great turmoil and strife, 
There is a force manifestly to be heard…seen….touched
A voice—ever so soft… yet loud enough to break mountains at their base
It can make a grown man cry—can distort the finest face
Lead the mother eagle back to its nest…
Run its hands against a tumultuous sea to rest…
Shedding tears of empathy when the woman,
With child, is seen- alone…sore. . . distressed

With mind enduring beyond mortal endurance
With arms stretching across the universe of opportunities and darkness
With eyes blossoming like those crazy sunflowers reaching to the sky…
Suddenly… you will feel its yellow fires 

It is the very storm that knocks us down 
To the depths of humility...patiently waiting for the perfect time to strike, 
It comes like an earthquake and tremors the very soul into action... 
It is the war of mercy that will devour to create and rejuvenate! 
It tells the geese to fly south, whispering them in the right direction... 
It is the soft growl of the lion that wakes its babe to safety...

Like music, it can soothe, or agitate,
Its rhythms changeable…forgivable… 
When you take a wrong turn, a dissonant chord harsh as lightning will expel
Suspended in the air—colors more mysterious than hell
And when you love—oh how sweet love carries cherished lips cosmically….
A smile of the most precious melodies ring
New colors—see it, new colors shall spring

What this light truly means is to be revealed
Only for the precious few who listen and truly feel
Wrapped in the soft ribbons of love beyond all mortality 
Beyond space and reality
Beyond the very tip of the mountain,
That never had to be touched to be brought to its knees…..
Not once did this force ever have to take the woman by the hand
And say with conviction… “everything will be okay….”
Because phenomenally… she would simply hear it in melody,
Inspired by the blazing sun of a newly dawned day-
Freshly caught tears of joy priding the lonely spider’s web

For Justin Bordner’s Divine Intervention Contest
Thank you, with love,
Laura 


Details | Free verse | |

Sometimes

Sometimes I am happy, sometimes I am sad.
Sometime I sing, sometimes I stammer

Sometimes I dance on the music of my soul, Sometimes I dance on the fingers of 
one single person
Sometimes I expect so much from others; sometime I myself can’t meet my own 
expectations.

Sometime I make fun of others and feel bad later, sometimes life makes fun of me 
and I smile
Sometime I win and sometimes I lose, sometimes I don’t even understand whether I 
won or lost.
 
Sometimes I laugh as if whole world is with me,
Sometimes I cry as if I am alone wandering in a strange land

Sometimes I give up so easily
Sometimes I work so hard that no one can stop me to achieve what I want

Sometimes I am dynamic person, who wants to change the world,
And sometimes I am a kid who expects anyone to embrace him tightly.

Sometimes I feel happy about the achievement of my enemy
Sometime I feel dejected with my own success.

Sometimes I help others and show them the right path
Sometimes I feel totally helpless and don’t know where to go

Sometimes I ask god to please give my past back
Sometimes I pray to show me the way forward


Life is composed of SOMETIMES and I just flow with that.
U admit or not but you are also sailing on the same boat.
So join me and enjoy it EVERYTIME as SOMETIMES life is very short!


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Eye of the Beholder

A child's beauty contest I watched in such awe;
  young girl in a wheelchair to her father, his all.
Escorting her on stage with such grace and pride;
 each so blessed to be at the others' side.

A fragile princess in a purple pageant dress;
 twirling her first in her chair then lifting her to his chest.
Their dance so inspiring; such an enchanting sight;
 so gently he lifted her high up to the sky.

Sparkling, bright eyes and the most beautiful smile;
 none deserving of a crown more than this precious child.
An imperfect body, viewed as a gift from above;
 her beauty matched only by a father's boundless love.

Beauty in my eyes is not found in perfection;
 but in acceptance, uniqueness, love and dedication.



June 29, 2014
Contest: Encore-anonymous positive new sonnet
Sponsor: Elly Wouterse
 


Details | Rhyme | |

Many speak of paradise

Many speak of paradise

Many speak of paradise
They’ve been taught it all their lives
But maybe when it’s time to go
When that grand time arrives
They’ll find it’s not so easy 
To find that place they seek
It depends on how they’ve lived their lives
Whether they’ve been strong, or weak.

It’s no good just believing
One has to seek the truth
To take a look so deep within
Could furnish all the proof
And when one finds that truth my friends
Heaven is here, and now
No one wants to live in Hell
But most do anyhow.

If one searches deep within
They’ll be no strife for they
For they will change without a doubt
So sweet will be each day
Judgement, gossip, and the rest
They just won’t be, no more
They’ll find that there’s a Heaven
It is there within ones core

1 November 2014


Details | ABC | |

There is a place

There is a place you can go that is full of only love and Warmth .
you will be surrounded by a light that shines from the Heavens ,
Sprinkles of Silver and Gold. 

This place is filled with brilliant colors of Purple , vibrant Gold, all colors.
not one Color is less significant then another ,
for every color is equal here .

This place is surrounded by the beauty of different Flowers.
All flowers have significance here . No one Flower is better then another .
All Flowers are equal here .

It is important you know , you can cry here , and should cry as often as needed .
For  the tears will cleanse your Soul and give the Flowers water to grow.
No  one Tear is insignificant here , every tear has value and not one is better then another .

 money holds no value ,  Where you live , what you own,  has no significance here .

You will be surrounded by a beautiful light that shines from the Heavens .
A shining warm light will encircle you and allow nothing to hurt you . 
Hate will be shed at the door light a old jacket of no use. 

There is a place of beauty and  Worth.
This place will not be found on Earth .
It is a place where no one person is better then another .


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A poem for YOU

In this world of Uncertainties I’m the man that you can trust And in my words of sincerity That my love would never last. And if you could only feel, what i feel for you You can ask me “why?” so you can see the truth Like our love that tightens the rope, Like a light that would give us hope. As you watch the dark skies Let me grab the moon for you, And as I catch the bright stars That’s the way you can see me through As this planet turns as it always will And things go wrong and you don’t know what to feel Hold my hand for it will make us strong Like a wind, we will carry on The wind blow that sings a hymn for you For they know what does love means for the two Love is blind, and not deaf So how’s success if you’re not ready to bet? In this poem with full of rhymes, A full of love, Babe can you be mine? I don’t expect too much from you Why should I? If you complete my whole. “Till death do us part” that’s what they have said But why do struggles crash them ahead? Don’t ask me when my love will last, To count all of our quarrels, is that a must? Now and Forever is all that I promise No day dreaming and without reminiscence As the matter of time, as the time passes by Together we stand, together you and I
A poem for my Girlfriend for our anniversary :) pls comment and rate... you are free to judge and criticize my work :) God Bless


Details | Marsiya | |

I'm my Daddy Made Over

Dedicated to my Dad Jerry W. Niday 3/20/1952 - 6/18/2013


I am who I am because of him
He’s the reason for my son’s name
He gave me my courage & my strength
To stand tall even when standing wasn’t easy
Stand for the ones who can’t
To think and fend for myself
I’m my Daddy made over

Taught me to fight back 
To never back down
How to pick myself back up
When I’ve been knocked down
Fight for what I believe
I’m my Daddy made over

He gave me my stubbornness 
Gave me my pride
Gave me my temper
Taught me not to take crap
To speak my mind no matter who
Work for what I want
I’m my Daddy made over

How to keep my emotions in check
How to handle large amounts of pain
When in trouble he always had my back
He knew how my mind worked better than anyone
I got it from him
I’m my Daddy made over

Even though he’s gone
I’ll stand and continue on 
I may stumble I may fall 
May even get hurt along the way
But I’ll pick myself back up
I’ll dust myself off and stand tall
I’m honored and proud to say
I’m my Daddy made over


Sabrina Niday Hansel



Details | Free verse | |

I Do Believe

"I Do Believe" 

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

Rev. Samuel Mack
Copyright 2013

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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The Hypocritical Christian

I am the hypocritical Christian.
I say I follow Christ,
But I'm still consumed by my demons.
I go to church on Sunday,
But I refuse to invite someone back.
I want to serve on mission,
But I'm too afraid to act.
They think I read The Bible,
But I just fall asleep in it.
They think I'm positivity and smiles,
But underneath I'm death and addictions.
They think I'm clean and pure,
But I'm broken and mistaken.
I say I'm not worthy of His love,
But Jesus will never let me be forsaken.
I pray long prayers,
But inside they're empty repetition.
It might look as if my faith is strong,
But my core is too easily shaken.
I say the things I'm supposed to say,
But don't follow His actions or obey.
I speak the truth the church wants to hear,
But deep inside on matters I don't know what to believe.
I walk in shame as if I'm not good enough
To be loved by God and saved through Christ,
But there is nothing I could ever do to earn His peace;
It's a free gift.
I accept;
Now forgiven, changed, and released.
Thank You God,
Thank You Jesus,
Thank You Holy Spirit!
In Jesus' Holy Name,
We pray,
Amen!


Details | Quatrain | |

Lonely Dreams

I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will fall, let them be;
I believe this is God's plan, follow your dreams.


Details | Free verse | |

My Son Moon and Star

            My Son Moon and Star ~

        Approaching the celebration of his Birth 
                cherishing the gift I received 
           within weeks of conception I knew
            something amazing was in Creation ~

            the Stars held a party
            sending me with one of their own  
    Gazing at 3 shooting stars twinkling crossing the sky   
       It was magic  It was destiny taking its flight.  

           In love with an October full moon 
               drawing and painting I liked 
             thinking of Vincent Van Gogh ~
                caught in a loss of time 

          Hours going by as choosing my color  
           a wittness to three falling stars 
             A clear night sky sparkle's
           A once Famous Star was sent 
            inspiring the tiny child inside ~ 

           Never a doubt in my mind at all     
       child bearing was worth any pain received
      yours will be in a pursuit of a dream ~
             one to cherish and hold
          My Son was born the following August ~

    working on the set of Grimm 3rd season this year  
         as the set of Leverage for 3 years .

              Has done a Indie movie here  
             In Paris it was seen and honored
             coming soon filmed in Portland ~
                 "The House of Last Things "

        awaiting the credits , you will see
                        
    1st Assistant Director ~ production assistant 
   
                 My Young Lion Mans dream ~
        A proud mom I watch every show and the credits 

        as foretold in a whisper to me 25 years ago
              My Son &  Moon and Star  
               A name you will all know ~

            Happy Birthday to my creative Son
             you will exist in my heart forever~
                        and thereafter               
                             Mom


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Money

Money money, ringing in your tills,
Calling us to worship,
The hundred dollar bills.
Bend our knees in wonder,
Bow our heads in awe,
At the power of the liar,
Who now controls us all.
From the darkest deep caverns,
To the stars in the sky,
From the infinite universe,
To the strangers passing by.

From your inner most conviction,
To your laughing in the night,
From everything you 're  seeing,
To everything out of sight.

The new God has risen,
To claim the holy throne,
The one that we have emptied,
Our hearts all cold as stone.

The throne that we have emptied,
We killed the rightful king,
Sold his crown an sceptre,
Pawned his sacred  ring.

Raised his bleeding body,
Up on that bloody hill,
The silent lamb still bleeding,
As the money fills your tills.


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THE IMPOSSIBLE

It's unexplainable yet undeniable 
as incredible as that may seem
Society says it's debatable, unfavorable 
but the impossible is inspirational to me

You can be unshakable no fear of breakable
you're completely capable of anything
It's indescribable to be anti-gravitational
not held down by fallible thoughts of man.

It's not irrational in fact it's quite practical
acceptably exceptional to be adaptable
So go be sensational a professional radical
Escape the natural and taste the magical

You call me laughable my thoughts fallible
cause this world's not bashful in its disdain
But I've grown fanatical now I'm unflappable
to touch the maximal and taste the valuable 
I see the beautiful in everything!

*Based on first print in Debbie's contest rules 

Sponsor:Debbie Guzzi
Contest Name: Rock My World
Date: 4-19-14


Details | Free verse | |

Reality's Angel

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


Details | I do not know? | |

A Letter to Lord Byron

I never knew I'd be in heaven
In the autumn of my years.
Or that I'd be immerged
In the brilliant art of words,
Or float above operatic notes,
Or view ballet through
My elated tears.
I never thought I'd meet
Inspiration face to face,
Or feel it rise within me
With a poet's surrendering grace.
I just know that I'm contented
As profound love keeps flowing
From my impassioned heart.
This is the gift that artists
Of this world yearn to impart.


Lord Byron inspired me most when I first became interested
in poetry so this poem is dedicated to the inspiration I felt
for the memory of this master poet.


Details | Senryu | |

You Will Feel

be mindful
human rights are human ways
that lead down

be careful
the words above always remain
wear no crown

trap the sin
destroy the lie of conceit
look within

don't consume all that you see
you will feel
wrong like fire


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Heaven For A Poet

My own piece of heaven, a quiet little nook,
With only the finest parchment in a leather book,
A feather quill pen and an ocean of ink,
My thoughts would never stop to think,
Every single line I write would rhyme,
My poetry would be beautiful and sublime,
I'd be entertained daily, by Dr. Seuss,
And, put to sleep nightly, by Mother Goose,
Lessons from Byron, Shelley, Coleridge and Poe,
Teaching me every single thing that they know.

My own piece of heaven, will have to wait,
Until one day, when I must meet my fate,
So, for now I will have to be content,
With my own words that may be heaven sent,
Inspiration from my idols is all I need,
Writing poetry in a notebook from Mead,
With this cheap, plastic Bic pen,
And a dream to be, just like them.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

The Hammer

Who can hear, the mornings call?
The dead dove's body, as it des fall.
Who can see through, the dead man's eyes?
As the burning sun, falls from the skies.

What once was new, has now become old,
What once was alive, has now become cold,
What you believed, was worth a lot,
Is burnt to ashes, in the melting pot.

Let's start again, I hear them say,
Let's start again, another day,
Let's make again, what we made before,
Spill more blood, on the kitchen floor,
Lift the cross, up on the hill,
Load the guns, to fight and kill.

Fight and slaughter, till there's non one left,
Till your mind is empty, your heart is deaf,
You thought that, I was a soldier too,
You thought that I said, I love you,
But I tell you now, and I tell it true,
The angles of heaven, and the angels of hell,
Are riding now, to the ring of deaths bell.

What you thought, was silver and gold,
Are ashes and dust, on the open road,
What you knew was good, what you knew was true,
The hot sun has dried, like the morning dew,
The very memory, of hope and despair,
Is lost in the hole, of your soul laid bare.

The empty hole, behind the clouds,
The music and the laughing crowds,
Are dead and gone, have faded away,
As a new sun rises, on a bright new day,
I tell you now, and I tell you true,
As the hammer of me hits the anvil of you


Details | Free verse | |

Forgotten You

Forgotten you
As your mind collects the memories of yesterday
Forgotten You
Epiphanies tie into knotty strings of realization
That very moment. . . 
You merely exist

Back then. . .those smiles
Those. . .distant laughs
Some you remember by name
Gone now maybe
Like the exhalation of the wind
Others dispersed in the world of arbitrary happening
Like leaves from falling, man-made trees
There is no doubt that they have
Forgotten you

Activate the bomb
Ignite the fuse
And you’re on next year’s history book
Never forgotten
But drained of all remaining good

That smile you gave
That happiness
The warm embrace so long ago
Salt-coated with piles of rubbish
Over last remaining mental spurts of comfort
Evil, evil, evil, evil, EVIL. . .
Always absorbed and remembered
. . .though never forgiven. . .

All good and gracious sentiments
Packed up in a box set nonchalantly in Downstair’s storage
. . .that chair with the broken leg in the corner of the room
That mangled cobweb holding a dangling, lifeless spider
A drowned sailor’s hat drifting through the current of the ocean
The single tear from a soldier’s vigilant, memory-stricken eye
The frustrating thoughts of a mute
The unchanged. . .HATED deformations

Forgotten you. . .
One soul brings to light weary, unthought-of happenings
Wedged deep into what she can only imagine
With not even a hint of understanding
. . .of the pain. . . .of the bewildering distortions
Of the ugly. . .
One soul merely vomits sickly verse after verse

As humanity embraces its downfall
The poet hangs onto her unjustifiable, forgotten. . .
Words


Details | Carpe Diem | |

When No One Reads

July 16, 2014- Inspiration for
 "When No One Reads"

When no one reads, keep writing
right now just might not be the right time.

Poets are currently considered
lowest of low, scum of slums
but that doesn't mean things will always be this way.

Be patient growing your poet trees
persistent, 
doing it for the right reasons
dredge that sludge of truth stuck deep within your gut.

Get it out, get words down
just don't try so hard
and please pay no attention to those lacking appreciation for your goddamned art.

When no one reads
please...keep writing.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

A WALK

WALK WITH ME DOWN TO THE SHORE;
ACROSS THE SAND DUNES TO THE 
OCEANS DOOR;
HAND IN HAND WE STROLL TOGETHER 
WHILE WET SEA SALT 
STINGS OUR FACE; STILL WE WALK ALONG 
THE BEACH IN SEARCH 
OF TREASURES BEYOUND OUR REACH.

AS WAVES LONG BEAT, AGAINST THE 
BROKEN ROCKS, 
LEAVING ABSTRACT IMPRINTS ON HIGH 
CLIFFS HEARTS; 
ALLOW THE BATTERED ROCKS TO RELY 
ON THE OCEANS WATCHFUL EYES.
LET OUR TWO SOULS STAY WITHIN THE 
MIST; 
FOR THE OCEANS ROARING SHALL 
PRESIST. 

SCREAMING TALE OF DISTANT LANDS, 
UNSEEN RACKAGE, UNTOLD
SWELLS OF THE OCEANS JOURNEY TO 
OUR BACK DOOR.

WALK WITH ME TO THE SHORE LINE 
WHERE WE FIRST MET;  EYE TO EYE;
SIT WITH ME, LOOK BEYOUND SEA'S 
EDGE, GIVE YOUR SELF TIME TO 
HEAR IT'S VOICE, VIEW IT BRILLANCE OF 
HOW LIFE ENDURES.
SHE SPEAKS OF LIFE THAT SCREAMS 
TRUTHS THROUGH SEA SHELLS  
WASHING UP TREASURES THAT KNOW US 
WELL;
ON THE SANDS OF HER BELLY.
AS WE FIND OUR PLACE AMONG THE 
ROCKS; BROKEN HEAVY WITH LADEN 
HEART;
WE TAKE A SEAT AND WATCH THE VIEW; 
AS IF STEALING A SUNSET FROM A 
FORBIDEN
VIEW.
BRILLIANT INSPIRING BREATH TAKING 
GASP AS I LOOK TO YOU, FOR THERE IS 
NO
OTHER OCEAN LIKE YOU.


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Never giving up (Revised)

(Verse 1)
There’s an aching in my back
An my knees are buckling in
My body’s hurt n bruised
friends r’ say ‘n take a step back ‘n relax

(Bridge)
got so much on my mind  
faster and faster I here myself say
I cant give up when I’m half way through
pure determination drives me hard and true

(Hook)
Never giving up
I can see it now the sun is shine ‘n on me
Never giving up
I’m almost there the inspiration I need

(Verse 2
The devil can try to slow me down
Putting all those boundaries road blocks round
But without a flinch in my face
I’ll jump up move and around 
 
(Bridge)
My destiny is calling to me 
Got lots to accomplish no time to tire
There’s a sunrise coming up in my face
My dreams are right there I’m following through

(Hook x 2) 
Never giving up
been a long time but the sun is shine ‘n on me
Never giving up
I never looked back now I see inspiration in front of me


Details | Quatrain | |

The Door

Noah’s ark was real not a fiction
It had a door to escape God’s affliction
Noah delivered a warning message
But the folks mock their own presage

Men grew in sin and matured in transgression
And ignored Noah’s loving confession
The Door stood open a long time
Until time begin to climb

The Lord finally shut the Door
And the rain begin to pour
120 years of grace finally came to a halt
God administered judgment by default

The Door was a glorious type of Christ
He was the Lamb of God who was price
Jesus said “I am the Door of the sheep”
He is the only Door of that Great ship

Jesus is our Door of salvation
Wherein we enter and float as new creation
Behold He stands at your door this day and knock
Let Him in, you’ll find pasture as a partaker of His Holy flock

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep- John 10:7


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How I Need Jesus


Dear Jesus…  I realize
how much I really need you!
  I want to honor, 
love and trust you!

I  know that others will
disappoint me…
I know that you’re here….  
And will take care of me!

  Your principles of holy
living is what you taught!
Love, Joy and peace…
is what you brought!

 May I bring honor 
 to your name!
Your message of salvation,
I need to proclaim!

Dear Jesus…  You’re all I need!
 And so much more!
It’s you that my life 
was meant for!

 I offer to you, my lord, 
praise and thanksgiving!
For all you’ve done,
 And the life you’re giving!

You all I’ll ever need!  
The anointed one!
There’s victory in YOU!
Life’s battles are won!

By Jim Pemberton    


Details | Free verse | |

Devil Disguised As Cancer

You try to lead a auspicious life,
Trying your best to mirror Christ,
Well done my faithful servant is the remark you want for your fight,
Church is your Paradise, 
Everyone thinks you are swell,
You have the faith of a mustard seed like Jonah inside of the whale,
Suddenly out the blue rapid pains invade your body,
Oh Lord I trust in you,
My faith will never disembody,
Until one day you give in to pain and frantically need a answer,
The doctor sheds a tear,
I'm sorry but you have cancer,
Stage 4,
Now you are in your last days , 
This is not a phase,
Your days are blue even in the mist of sun rays..
Your family is in a rage over this information,
Hopeless despair engaged like a Jew in concentration,
Separated from humanity equals abrupt insanity,
Cancer can be depressing,
Chemo is very stressing,
Fatigue forbids you from assessing your blessings,
I know its very difficult ,
Just hold on and continue to pray,
Because at the end of the day, 
God has the last say...


Details | Free verse | |

Around the Fireplace

As we sit around the fire
reminding ourselves of our ancestors' ways,
we should also remember the Great Spirit,
which has bestowed blessings on us,
in the form of rain, rich harvest,
and beautiful land.

The Cloud Warriors are drumming in the skies,
ushering in the rhythm of rebirth and prosperity
for our descendants,
and acting to the will of the Great Spirit,
who sees all, and is never seen....


Details | Free verse | |

Glebe house gallery

Floating scents 
of blossoms 
Walking in the ashes 
Of Derek's heaven 
Inbound upon vision 
Falling crystal teardrops 
Summer dew 
On the ground 

Beautiful gardens surround 
Explosive in nature's beauty 
Blossoms of all shades 
Bouquet the very earth 
In the sweet 
beautiful aroma 

In the scent 
a beautiful fragrance 
Entering the house 
Blue awakens senses 
Opening vision 

Falling to it flattery 
Famous artists everywhere 
In its twentieth 
century grandeur 
A harvest 
of art 

Entering a peacock 
held on my vision 
My mark on time 
I saw a Picasso 
Holding the kitchen 
In a brightened air 

Renoir held the upstairs 
In a setting 
burning warm 
A pretty maiden 
In pose 

Speaking volumes 
inside of me 
Snake skin slipperS 
Upon the beds ground 
In the wardrobe 
a rustic jacket 
Christian Dior 

Upon the bed 
Lay sweetheart pillows 
A lady's promise 
On her fisherman's 
Safe return 

Each window 
A different picture 
Picturesque beautiful 
Different views 
Of the grounds 

Walking towards the lake 
Birds singing 
In its gentle breeze 
Nature whispers 
Rustling 
in the trees 

Leaves one's soul 
Whistling in the leaves 
In a silent stare 
Across the water 
Inbound sound 
A fish plops 

Spiraling ripples 
on the surface 
Breaking reflections 
A gentle breeze 
Caresses the brow 

Aroma flares 
Within the nostrils 
Trees standing 
Their ground 
Centuries looking over 
Heavenly 
standing tall 
Amongst the blossoms 

The sun 
Will forever smile 
In moonlight 
Silver shadows 
casting the soul 
In all its beauty 

In the colours 
of a butterfly 
Kissing heaven 
Upon its air 
Blowing 
a butterfly kiss 

Fluttering beautiful 
Floating on 
Glebe's breeze 
Falling around 
Glebe house 


Details | Rhyme | |

A Dedication to Poet Destroyer





A Dedication to Poet Destroyer

This is our dedication
 to poet destroyer…
She’s been an inspiration… 
We all enjoy her!

Her poems have inspired many,
who’ve read them!
She’s written so many… 
It’s hard to count them!

Her heart of dedication
 reminds us of a rose…
Writing from a heart of gold,
 is what she knows!

Thank you Ms. Destroyer!
And the blessing you’ve are!
You’ve touched many hearts,
 both near and afar!

May you continue to be blessed
 in all you endeavor!
May God bless you both today
and forever!


By Jim Pemberton


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Details | Rhyme | |

Have Faith

Faith is wisdom and courage that
gives power to defy logic. Be like 
the little birds even though the wind
is in their face they chose not to die
but with their flawless faith they spread
their wings to fly. learn from the little lilies
for their faith guards them from spinning but
empowers  them to grow straight. 


Details | Rhyme | |

The Victory Dance

To play as if today
Is your only chance.
Some say, “It’s just a game.”
Have they done the Victory Dance?

When hard-earned Victory
Was finally at hand,
Have they felt the glory
Raining down from the stands?

To do or not to do….
No one wants to hear, “We tried.”
Effort and dedication will be rewarded… 
And ‘Sooner Magic’ is on your side. 

Yes, to fall short is still an option;
But much better to succeed.
Heroes are made and remembered
Only by their deeds.

So, just go out and win.
Give your all to each and every chance.
Persevere and achieve…

And do the Victory Dance.


Details | Rhyme | |

We Salute Our Veterans This Memorial Day


We salute every soldier who’s served this great nation. And offer a heart of thanks and appreciation! We salute each member of our armed forces. And are thankful for their efforts and resources! We salute the many who protect our borders too. We’d be in trouble… If not for people like YOU! We salute every son and daughter lost in a war. YOU are what serving this country is meant for! We salute the officers who’ve guided our women and men. Our prayers are with you! And our love from within! We salute our veterans! Wherever they may be! Those who served on land, air and sea! Offering prayer to the Lord is our belief… That he will guide our Commander-in-Chief! As we observe Memorial Day this year… Let’s offer our soldiers love, hope and cheer! May God bless them in all they endeavor And his peace be with them today and forever!! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

A Mother's Love


A Mother’s Love… How precious is the love of a mother’s heart! Even as a child… It’s there from the start. A mother’s love knows no boundary or limit. It’s often shown by how much the mother gives it! Whether her children are young or growing old… And whatever circumstances in life may unfold… Her love is continually a solid foundation… That can’t be removed, torn or shaken. Her love is what is a “guiding force…” Even if her children’s lives stray “off course.” I’m thankful for the love my mother’s given… It’s surely influenced the way I’ve been livin’! To all of our mothers across our great nation… May we show them our love and appreciation! Their love has stood and endured the test of time… I’m so glad that one of them is MINE! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Quatrain | |

Rainbow

Struggles and success, Sufferings and happiness, Dreams and Goals building to life; Like colours of the rainbow making light.
A blessed day for you my dear readers :) Cheer Up, God bless


Details | Personification | |

MY TEACHER

By John Weaver

At school I learned to read and write, to add and take away, 
Of geography and history and sports I learned to play 
They taught me all about the world and even outer space
And how to beat another as competition I would face

I learned of lands and cultures that had a different cause
And so we fought and beat them in many different wars
They said that strength and power was the thing I needed most
That I should learn to conquer others, no matter what the cost

They taught me how to be a winner at my work and play
And never mind the loser who may fall along the way
Through all those years of learning the plan was plain to see, 
The only thing that mattered was what I could do for ME

Then I met my teacher who taught me something new
That all those things I’d learned had nothing at all to do
With living life with purpose and thought for our fellow man
By showing care and love to others as often as we can

My teacher taught me that life is a level playing field
That we’re all in it together sharing wounds that must be healed
There simply is no difference between you and me
We’re all God’s own children and one big family

My teacher taught the needs of others and the hardships they have to face
May well have been my own, if not for God’s good grace
That handicaps and weaknesses are really there to prove
How fortunate I am to see and talk and hear and move

My teacher showed that happiness is just a case of choice
Instead of choosing sadness we simply choose rejoice
Rejoice that we are able to experience every day
The beauty that the blind can’t see and words the mute can’t say

To walk and talk and feed yourself are gifts you should embrace
It’s the taking part that matters and not who wins the race
And as each and every one of us is taking part in life
What matters most is our gratitude regardless of our strife

To be grateful for the gifts you have and not those you desire
Is the secret to your happiness and to which you should aspire
To show your love to others with help, support and care
To let them know if needed that you are always there

My teacher taught me lessons I never will forget; and I know it sounds absurd
But she taught me all of this and yet…SHE NEVER SPOKE A WORD.


(I call Emily my teacher because although she cannot speak and can do so little, she has taught me so much).



Details | Senryu | |

Playground

Kids go down
The slide…they head toward the swings
TIME TO SCREAM!

Free time ends
Their parents want to go home
Frowns exchange 


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

The Game

My life has been one enormous charade,
A make believe game,
A play I have played, 
A story I tell myself, day and night,
Hidden from myself, out of sight,
A game of hide and seek,
While searching for something else to eat.

The game,
A cosmic game,
A comic game,
A bad joke,
A puff of smoke,
A laugh,
A bath,
A lonely path,
The Game.

I used to take it so seriously,
Think it, feel it so real, so perfectly,

So certain I that was right,
That I lived in the light,
So convinced that I knew the rules,
So obvious I had all the tools,
That I saw the truth, 
That I saw the light,
Would win the battle, win the fight.


Heard the sound of the distant drum,
Calling me to battle with the devious one.
The walls of my ego were high and mighty,
My dreams and delusions danced in front of me,
Their smooth dark surface impossible to climb,
Images I swallowed and thought were mine.


I made them alive, moving and real,
Twist and turn like a slimy eel,
Just to tell myself that I was still someone,
Playing in the game and having lots of fun,
Just to tell me and to tell you,
That I wasn't a loser,
So I wouldn’t hear the words game over.


Game over,
Check and mate,
Here's the gate,
You have to take,
Out of the Game,
The game of shame.


The game of avoiding being blue,
Of dogging the bullets they shot at you,
The atomic bomb they drop on your head,
The monsters that they put under your bed.


The game of hiding away,
Live to play another day,
Even if it's only make believe,
The prizes in plastic,
And not worth a dime,
At least I have the impression that they are mine,
At least I don't fell the pain,
The pain of shame,
In this perverted game.


So that I don't feel I'm a prisoner,
Tied to this post,
Don't even realise that I'm only a ghost,
That the truth is well hidden,
On the board of the game.

That the prizes are in plastic,
But they are shiny and new,
The paint hardly chipped,
The emptiness hardly shows through,
The laughing is loud,
The smiles are all warm and friendly,
And we are all together,
Joyful and happy.


The illusion is REAL,
And only the mad man knows,
That it's a rotten deal.

more of my poems at http://labyrinthoflies.com


Details | Prose Poetry | |

Your My Dear Friend

We have been together
treasured joy now for many years
we trust each other with our
emotions, with affection, tears,

Any day when you are sick or hurting
I feel your pain - significant other,
when eighter-one needs attention
we help one another...

These mutual friendly feelings
for assistance, approval, support
form our tight bonds,
usually never broken

Sharing visions, time together
we respect each other,
regardless of shortcomings
I know you, "I love you anyway"


Details | Sestina | |

Seeing What

Manifestations in life come from chosen
application of frequent thoughts in one's mind
Reveals and befalls a person's existence
Resource for combustion the fuel is spirit
This one can learn even if they not humble
All acts come into being through the body

Impulsive are the desires of body
Selfish at times be these acts one has chosen
Passion does carry energy for spirit
yet this life adventure is just one existence
There are many more for the creative mind
This should cause all to pause and be humble

Still those deny that there is a co-existence
carrying on with life never be humble
they all follow the dark path they have chosen
allowing uncontrolled thoughts to run the mind
Reluctantly it does comply the spirit
Paid by his holy sacrifice of body

Unlimited is the source of the spirit
becoming aware of this is to humble
knowing there is more than human existence
Serving only as a vessel the body
placed to carry out the deeds that are chosen
Placing utmost importance on state of mind

Considerations to remaining humble
It provides one with a peaceful existence
thoughtful are all of the decisions chosen
Willing compliant must be the spirit
Stable and balanced at all times is the mind
Righteous and just are the acts of the body

Coming to an understanding in one's mind
Relating all things as is to the body
Ever present to assist is the spirit
a faithful and loyal companion chosen
who steadily remain fixed to be humble
There in part lay a eternal existence

Sought after is a chosen
humble coexistence
of mind, body and spirit


Details | Rhyme | |

THANKYOU NHS for my Life

Thankyou 

How do you thank someone for giving you twenty-five  years of extra life

Yes twenty-five years extra, Of  being a Mother, Nanny and Wife.

How do you thank someone for being there for you
.
When you were so ill, you didn’t know what to do.

You thank them by, now being the person you want to be
.
And showing the world on live TV.

You thank them by doing all the things you never got the chance to do before.

When you couldn’t even venture out the door.

You thank them by living your life  in the fast lane again
. 
Now you are free of the nightmare, free of  the pain.

You thank them by shopping at a packed Sheffield Meadowhall
.
A couple of weeks before Christmas, you are having a ball
.
You thank them by going to see your fav’ourite singer Cliff
.
You sit there with 12,000 people just to do this.

You thank them by running a helpline for others

meeting fantastic people along the way
.
You thank them by living your life day by day
.
You thank them by just being you,

You thank them in everything that  you do.





Details | Rhyme | |

The Family That God Gave to Me

The Family That God Gave to Me I think about the family, that God gave to me... And think about where they'll spend eternity! I think about the good times, that we've had. And the trials we've faced... Both good and bad! God helped us to overcome adversity together! And proved his faithfulness... Today and forever! He showed us the Godly path, that we should follow... And promised to be with us! Today and tomorrow! He's proven how much he loves us! And how much that he cares for us! Thank you my lord, for all you do! Where would we be? If not for you? You've proven yourself over and over again! Thank you so much, for being our friend! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Pages

Pages are getting empty
Pages are getting fancy

Pages forklift reality's presence in stages
Heavy duty pages staging reality's lip designers in mood Olympics
The ink gets lifted higher than fake smiles and verdicts
Page your rage with sharpened lips
Screw-drive crazy pages 

Wicked ways do work life's only filed pages
Rages stored in freezers to free us from unknown creatures
Words walk pages in stages

Ebola cough sicknesses grow the need to live longer
Pass them antiviral word blankets
Ready them from sick expressions
The world is cold

Let all poets drink hand writings on keyboards
Storyboard Stokers
Cage breakers
The invisible models selling ideas
Let them loan capital letters so they can start their busyness in poetry 

Poetry is like an anger management storage 

In piles pages turn into buildings painting skyscrapers
Any soul scared of heights stays dizzy
Higher beyond all poetry that’s freezing
Easy escapism
Any soul scared of heights stays dizzy

Freezing expressions escaping a free tour for speaking dummies

On coming lanes are for unprepared dummies 
Wasting creativity flowing for bunnies
I speak on behalf of all empty pages turning fancy
Interviews flood on views 
How we choose to loose
How we choose to snooze only words given as presents

Pages are getting empty
Pages are getting fancy

© Raymond Ngomane 


Details | Free verse | |

Love Never Fades

There's a little history to this particular poem. I know I wrote it when I was 11 or 12 years old. I wrote it for my Grandma Dorabel, who is today 90 years old. I also wrote it for my uncle John who had been taking care of her at the time; I didn't want to leave him out so I put on the letter: For Grandma Dee and Uncle John! I wrote this short little poem along with a drawing of a cat and some flowers. However, I actually never sent the picture to her! My parents and I must have forgotten to send! To me that was unacceptable! I thought to myself today when I found the picture, I must send it now! The picture is now on its way to her, so I am happy she will at last receive it. 

---------------------------- You can send me a bouquet of flowers, You can order me a box of chocolates, You can buy me a fancy outfit, But flowers don't last, Chocolates eventually disappear, Outfits get out of style, Yet Love never fades, And it's the most precious gift of all


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

acceptance

   Who's that staring through my window walls, with eyes as old as time
the clock has not yet moved and the wind outside has died
no breath for me to find nor the strength to check the time
unless the minute hand is lying theirs a chance i may have died
I wish this all a dream but the eyes i see dont lie, they have told me with their watching that all men do really cry
yet in vain is all my wishing but perhaps this is delusion of a sedimentary man with his mind ripe for losing 
Come at me then red devil, I shout within my mind yet the tension I had hoped for was delayed and rather dry
no ravishingly velvet flame encircled this such room, nor were the furniture and ottoman  thrown like an old shoe
marvelous the time in which a demon throwns your home and his only one intent is to stare right through your soul
 to that i bid goodnight to you, to do as you wish, regardless of the manner I am nothing more then fish. to be shot out of a barrel for a fellow such as this
If you do deem it fit that I wake another morning all i ask is that the clocks all please return to working order


Details | Free verse | |

Just Be

Sometimes I admire the littlest things
A simple rock. A blade of grass. 
They need no future goals, no tax exemptions
They don’t need to go anywhere or be anything
They just are. 

Sometimes, especially when I’m reading life insurance policies,
I envy the rocks and the grass
And try to be like them for a moment. 
I sit perfectly still and give myself to the wind-
And it whispers in my ear:
Just be.
And for that moment I don’t need to go anywhere or be anything.
And at the snap of my fingers, 
All the complex widgets and gizmos that make up my life
Fold into paper airplanes and fly off in the wind.

Jacob Reinhardt
10/07/13


Details | Narrative | |

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch some pails of water
Jack climbed some trees while Jill was picking some pretty flowers

After some hours Jack realized that he was wasting time
So he called Jill to hurry up before ‘tis half past nine

So off they went to continue their very long journey
‘Till they passed by an old beggar and gave him some money

When they both reached the well Jack and Jill filled up their buckets
Near the well were some berries which they put in their pockets

When they reached home their momma and papa were so happy
For dinner they had meatballs and soup and chicken curry

 And five bags of bananas which a rich neighbor gave them
The good that you do to others will always be returned 


Details | I do not know? | |

Walking with Hope


Walking with Hope


I walk with hope,
at long last, I walk with promise,

I no longer crawl,
scurrying between wounded moments,

I stand tall again,
at long last, I sing a peaceful refrain,

sheltered by your love,
I take solace from life's bitter rain,

comforted by your warmth,
I soar free, high above the empty plain.



I walk with hope,
at long last, I walk with promise,

I stand upright,
feeling the radiance of your gentle light,

and I thank you for taking me in,
I am yours, and your breath spreads life,

deep in my heart, my soul, my mind,
you are the love that I have searched so long to find...


Details | Rhyme | |

May the Love of Jesus Touch You


May the Love of Jesus Touch You!

May the love of Jesus bless and touch you!
May his presence be with
 and uplift you!

May the joys of the love make
 you complete!
And touch you, from your
 head to your feet!

May the glory of the lord
 be with and keep you!
His majestic power can really touch you!

May the words that he’s spoken,
touch your spirit!
His mercy and salvation… 
 He freely give it!

May the sweetness of Jesus,
 into your life bring!
His righteousness and beauty!  
Your everything!

May you take some time
 with Jesus in prayer?
How much he loves you! 
 How much he cares!

By Jim Pemberton    07.28.13





Details | Ballad | |

The Brave Knight

The Brave Knight 


Poignant agonies stabbing the heart of a young chap, 
howling in despair, longing for the furlough,
Away from the intoxicating life of mishap,
Strung out to the white lies he was once told.
Good things come to those who wait, so they said .
Like a saint with so much patience he stayed.

But the reality struck him hard..

Hiding in the fortress won’t get you the buck,
Out on a stallion, fight like a brave knight – well,that might.
Before the plague begin.
Before the bridge get burn,
Before the cavalry is under siege and the gate is open.

All hail the brave knight.


Details | Rhyme | |

Many In Church Don't Know God's Power

Many In Church Don’t Know of God’s Power!

There’s many people who attend church on Sundays.
And yet don’t really understand what God’s word says!

Many get excited when the church has a “coffee hour.”
But few really have a desire to experience God’s power!

Prayer time is too often just a few words that are said.
They sing a good tune, but many are “spiritually dead.”

An evangelist comes to town, and many rush to see him!
It’s almost like they want to “bow down” before him!

I’m not here to look for a preacher to get me “excited.”
I want to experience the power of God, that he’s provided!

If I need a drive thru restaurant, I don’t need a church to do it!
When it comes to knowing God’s power…  Many refuse it!

It’s only the power of the Lord Jesus, that can raise the dead!
It’s only through knowing his word, that we can truly be fed!

If you want someone to stroke you ears, you’ll find them!
Many will say what you want to hear!  You probably know them!

But if you really want the power of God to really change you!
You need to seek his presence!  And allow it to touch you!

If you can’t find it in a church building, get into a prayer closet!
There’s a move of God that’s stirring!  But many have lost it!

Seek the Lord while he may be found!  And enter into his presence!
The Holy Spirit wants to fill you with power!  And is omnipresent!

Please come Lord Jesus, and forgive us of our sinful living!
May we enter your courts with a heart 
of praise and thanksgiving!

We need you Lord Jesus!  May we lift your name up higher!
And seek to be filled with your Holy Ghost’ fire!

By Jim Pemberton    10/09/13


Details | Ballad | |

My Cousin Alf

Written by my Cousin Susan Northwood who thinks she cannot write. She wrote this poem for me. pleaser let her know that she can write very well, she is also an excellent artist. By the way, I am back from my holiday, and glad to be back with you all.





My cousin  Alf.

Whilst searching on the net one day
A name jumped out on me
Peter Duggan, as he is known
My cousin, that he be.
A crazy man, a writer too
Speaks his mind, I kid not you
He loves to argue, and debate
Gossip, and trivia, he does so hate.

He wrote me emails, all the time
And many poems in rhythm, and rhyme
His words were calming, made sense to me
Helped my fears,and anxieties.
Life for him had not been kind
Bullied, beaten, and a troubled mind
But here he was, helping me
With all my anger, that He could see

As time did pass, my life got better
Thanks to him, and all his letters
Back and forth, we wrote like mad
Happy laughing, and sometimes sad.
Now here in Oz, I've come to see
My cousin, and his family
Yes he's just how I imagined
Loves all life, and writes with passion.

He argues, talks, and often shouts
Sings, and laughs, but what about?
Yes, he's blunt, and can be rude
He'll shock you too, if you're a prude
But underneath his suit of armour
There stands a man, who's met his karma
All he wants is peace in in life
No more trouble. fights and strife.

There's many souls who cannot cope
With this loud, outspoken bloke
But I know where this man is from
He says it in his words and songs.
So for me he is not Peter
Or Billy, John or Ralph
He simply is my cousin 
Also known as Alf.

Written by Susan Northwood, for Peter Duggan.


Details | Heroic Couplets | |

Errors Made In Knowing

Honestly stubbornly looking forward logically
A loyal humanistic individual does unpredictably
Having determination to stay friendly cemented
One rebels with aloof detachment though group-oriented


Details | Imagism | |

In The Land of Light

When I tell you that I love you 
I mean it like NO other

It does not come from my mind 
nor my heart  

But from deep within my soul


I love you with the innocence 
of an infant and the playfulness 
of a child
Like the daydream of a 
teenager and the content in a 
woman's smile

It's a love that grows within me 
every time I meet your gaze
A love that embraces and binds 
me in so many different ways

A love that sparkles on the 
river like the sun could only get 
brighter
As breathtaking as the 
waterfalls which make 
discomforts lighter

A love that has the power to 
make the forests much more 
greener
That illuminates the ocean and 
makes all melodies sound 
sweeter

A love that views the night sky 
more magical than it seems
That allows me to fall sleep and 
have the most enchanting 
dreams

A love that puts me at ease 
and gives me peace of mind
It encompasses all of my 
beliefs and strengthens bonds 
to the Divine

This love in its entirety was not 
even portrayed above
As there is no earthly way to 
even begin to describe my love 


I cannot say that I will love you 
forever, as that is a time to 
measure 

In the place that I truly love 
you, time does not exist

It is in the land of light where 
only this love subsists


Details | Couplet | |

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


Details | Free verse | |

The Autumn Affect

There's something unspecific about the autumn nights
A certain shade of color that uplifts my inner child's eyes
Beside a cashmere moon Venus and Jupiter shine bright
Complimented by a sea of blinking infinite twilight
The scent of burning oak lingers in the air from home made fires
Reminiscent of a time when this man was just a child
Careless and so free to dream and any dream to live
Like feathers floating across a field carried by the wind
As a gentle breeze blows through the leaves shivering delightful gloom
Unlike flowers of springtime the disheveled autumn vibrance bloom
Leaves crackle beneath my feet along the skeleton tree path
Where I try to find my peace or a song to make me laugh
The air is so much crisper and also soothing when I breathe it in
Underneath a starry sky and brighter constellations of Heaven
Amidst the trail I pass a lovely couple holding hands
While their children run aside frolicking in a playful dance
An old man and his wife admire the view from a wooden bench 
With smiles on their face as if nostalgia is still their closest friend
Its these specific autumn affects that bring me sorrows and joy
Reminding me of all theses things Ive wanted as a man since I was a little boy 
Its times like these that I wish I wasn't always so alone
Because I would light an fire with my family and call it home


Details | Acrostic | |

Happiness

Happiness (acrostic)
Happiness is found within not in people and things

Acceptance of the present regardless of what fears/ inner demons you may be facing

Persistence in seeking love and happiness inside ourselves so we may experience the abundance of love and beauty that encompasses us

Patience with ourselves as we learn and grow through our personal trials and tribulations life often presents to us, unexpectedly

Inside ourselves are all the answers we seek, believe in yourself with a smile on your face

Never give up on yourself! Challenge your belief systems with an open heart and a positive mind set

Endless love & happiness awaits you, seek it consciously without delay

Spirit of love is the essence of our original form; happiness is our natural state of being

Smile in the face of adversity and feel your spirit soar to new heights experiencing love, peace and happiness from this moment forward.  Live as if there is no tomorrow, for you reap what you sow :) :) :)


Details | I do not know? | |

Color: Slave Narrative

We are people of color
prideful
beautiful of color
but we are viewed as athletes
rappers and 
singers
eventhough we have one of us
in the white house we are still
viewed as such
we were once kings and queens
but was stolen from our land 
and our land was robbed of everything
we were oppressed and forced into a way of life
that we didn't want 
our women was raped and viewed as
sexual objects instead of people
our men was labors and when they
could no longer perform they were tossed
aside left to fend for themselves and when
we finally had our freedom our problems
continued we viewed as second-rate inferior 
to the other race, we weren't
given any opportunities and when it came 
to school it was horrible
just another thing we had to endure
like segregation we couldn't use the 
same restrooms or sit next to them but
the sad thing about it was that it was viewed as constitutional
"Separate but Equal" was what they were calling it
but when the nation was under attack who did
they turn too they turned too us for help
but we were still treated unfair but there were some 
bright moments for us during that era
Jack Robinson opened the door for us to play sports
Dr. Martin Luther King
Malcolm X 
Rosa Parks
fought for our equality along with others that are not 
mentioned in this poem that's why I 
am grateful for all of the opportunities that I have today
I am grateful to go to school and 
sit anywhere I want to 
I am grateful for all the people of color who gave it there all
and sacrificed everything they had so that we could
have this chance to do what they could not do
I love my people of color
my prideful
beautiful of color and 
just to let you know
I'm not a racist just someone 
giving you the history of our people
the people of color 


Details | Free verse | |

Final Adieu

Final Adieu

Let another sun set,
Let another flower wilt,
Let another autumn cast its gloom,
Let another tear role,
As ye part, and bid
The final adieu.

Suyash Saxena
St. Stephen’s college


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We Need God Back Into Our Schools

We Need God Back Into Our Schools!

There are some trying to remove God from this nation!
They do is under; “a church and state separation.”

For many years,  God was taught in our schools!
Until the Supreme Court took it away, with it’s rules!

As so many young people look to fill life’s “void.”
They try many things that they think they’ll enjoy!

Rather than having God’s word to obey and live by.
They choose the kind of life that they will die by!

Drugs, sex and violence of many perverted kinds.
Are what is now filling so many young people’s minds!

Read the headlines!  Many young people are stressed out!
Yet our government can’t seem to figure it out!

Another shooting…  Another act of violence appears!
While any kind of answer seems to have disappeared!

The answer is not more money to solve their problem!
No matter how much the government tries to solve them!

Let me give you answer.  It’s called “read the Bible 101!”
It’s time to repent to God the father, the spirit and the son!

Our young people need God brought back into their life!
And allow him to heal their brokenness and strife!

Jesus Christ is the solution for which many are asking!
Only he can give anyone a life that’s everlasting!

Please come Lord Jesus!  And heal the wounded hearts!
It’s everyone one of us, that it needs to start!

No court or school can separate God’s love for you and me!
Where will you spend your eternity?

By Jim Pemberton   10/24/13


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God Gave Us Brothers And Sisters For A Reason

God Gives Us Brothers and Sisters For A Reason!

God gives us brothers and sisters for a reason!
As children, we have each other, throughout the seasons!

We laugh and play together and do all sorts of things…
Often not realizing what the future of life brings!

As kids, we often share whatever life may give us!
And stick together, no matter what trials may face us!

But, as we grow older, too often, we part separate ways.
And lose any contact with each other for countless days!

I’ve seen all kinds of things tear families all apart.
Often, there’s some kind of
 unforgiveness of the heart!

If you, and your siblings, have reached a separation…
May you seek Jesus for
a Godly reconciliation!

As family, whatever divides, must be lifted up in prayer!
Where two or three are gathered…  God is there!

Just think about what the family unit has become!
The love of Jesus must be what binds us all as one!

Getting along as a family, is more than just a “feeling!”
The blood of Christ needs to bring an “inner healing!”

The family that each of us have,
 may not be here tomorrow!
Are you one who’s holding on to bitterness and sorrow?

May the words of Christ help us all to get along!
That through HIM, our families
will be STRONG!

By Jim Pemberton   10/20/13


Details | Ballade | |

Success

Success

The other day I saw a man
He was an old, old man
He had this sparkle on his face
And a wondrous smile that ran
Right from his mouth up to his ears
He was a happy guy
And yet he had no home, no car
And soon in death he’ll lie.

I saw a man on the Television
His face all misery
He was a man who had so much
Such an important man he be
And yet his face was deathly grey
All life was drained from it
It seems that all his cobwebbed money
Has not helped him a bit.

I let you see the contrast here
So all you folk who hope
One day to be someone of means
I hope they will take note
Though money has a lot of value
It does not bring success
Cause in the end success must mean
A life of happiness.

1 September 2013 @ 0642hrs.





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At Church We Talked About the Holy Spirit

At Church, We Talked About the Holy Spirit!

At church, we talked about the Holy Spirit.
And discussed how to be guided by it!

We discussed scripture and God's power!
And how we need his spirit...  This hour!

We learned about how the Holy Spirit moved long ago.
And how we need it now!  To nourish our soul!

It seemed like no matter what we decided
We knew the spirit's power has been provided!

Rather than just all of us talking about it...
Isn't it about time, that we really experience it?

The disciples of the Bible were empowered from on high!
They boldly proclaimed God!  And were not shy!

It's almost like the church today is somewhat defeated!
Because the Holy Spirit's work isn't completed!

How can anyone experience the Holy Spirit within?
When so many hang on to unrepentant sin???

If you're one, who's hanging on to a denomination...
Is God's spirit part of your life's foundation???

Won't you take the time to wait on the spirit's presence!
God is powerful!  And is loving and omnipresent!

Talk is cheap!  Submission to God's spirit is the key!
To help you in life!  And give you the victory!

Won't you come now?  And enjoy the spirit's fullness?
It will bring you joy! 
And complete wholeness!

By Jim Pemberton


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How is Love being Measured

“How is love being measured?” I asked
Is it by words that lovers discuss?
Is it the pain and trials they’ve been through?
Or how many times they say I love you?

“How is loved measured?” that I don’t know
Is it on how they let their love show?
Is it on how they never let each other go?
Or the years they let their love grow?

Is love measured by time?
Or by the feelings people can’t define?
Is it measured on how many times they kissed?
Or by the colorful presents and given gifts?

Is love measured by miles?
Or the times they made each other smile?
I don’t know how to measure love,
But I know that the greatest is from God above.


How about this, guys? :)

God Bless!!!


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Our Invincible Defeat

The inner and the outer,
Are dissolving fast in space.
The ominous clouds of thunder,
Are covering your face.

The meek the mild and innocent,
Are trampled under feet,
As we go one marching blindly,
To our invincible defeat.

No more calling softly,
No more calling you,
We've lost our hope and loving,
What once we thought was true.

And now the choice is coming,
Riding on a wave,
To be a free man dying,
Or be a mad man's slave.

And now the drums are drumming,
Drumming down the line,
Will you be marching forwards?
Will you be deaf and blind?

Will the light of sacred meaning?
Shine from bottom of your heart?
As the soldiers go on marching,
Tearing our humanity apart.

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US in JesUS

Before we were thought of or time had started, 
God put US in His Son’s name.. 
 
And each time we pray, you'll see its true, 
You can't spell Jesus without including US.  
Were a pretty big part of His wonderful name, 
For US, He was born; 
 
And His great love for US is the reason He died. 
Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand 
He rose from the dead, with US in His plan? 
 
The stones split away, the gold trumpet blew, egospelexpress
And His resurrection was for US.  
 
As JesUS left the earth with His wonderful ascension, 
When He felt there was one thing He just had to mention. 
 
"Go into the world and tell them it's true 
that I love them all - Just like I love you." 
 
So many people are Christian brothers and sisters, 
Don't all the others have a right to know JesUS too? 
 
It all depends on what we do, 
He'd like them all to know, 
But it all starts with US. 

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright   2011

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Details | Iambic Pentameter | |

Dare Not I Say

A choice desire made set a soul fire
The animal locked away no longer kept bay
Blood pulsing heart throbbing mind does conspire
A new day with passionate words to convey

Shock it will many of you freedom expressed
Pounding chest hell with rest not human nature test
Open mind people try to find what suppressed
Dare not I say equally all of you blessed


Details | I do not know? | |

Hope: Slave Narrative

Hope is something that is wished for
Hope something that we want 
when we feel like our prayers
aren't being answered
Hope gives us joy for the future
A time when better things await
Hope is a miracle
Something wonderful
Something not from this world
and I know what you're thinking if 
hope is all of these things
how can one obtain it 
and the answer is simple
it's embedded in all of us
but to be more precise
Hope is found at the heart


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When I Die

When my life has finally left me and my last breath has been shed
And the silver cord is broken and my bodies firmly dead
I shall hover near the body, download the scenes of this past life 
Noting all minutest details rolling backwards past my eyes

I’ll store these scenes ‘til later when I can take the time to learn 
What the lessons have to teach me and help me to discern
How I treated other people, made them happy, made them sad
Examine all my actions, both the good and the bad

Three days later I’ll lose interest as my focus moves away
From the world that I just left behind, there is no need to stay
For a lifetime in the life of man to God is just a day
And my soul as God on the wheel of life must move along its way

I’ll take the download with me as I move into first heaven
It’s the first stage in the afterlife, in number there are seven
Here I’ll see and feel the good things that to others I have brought
And revel in the feelings of the kindness that I wrought

I will store these in my seed atom so in future lives I’ll know
They’re the things that I must multiply for my souls’ conscience to grow
For the conscience is the souls’ voice that guides you day by day
That still small voice that warns you in what you do and say

When that’s done my view will shift then to the things that I did bad
To the hurt I did to people that left them feeling sad
I will feel their pain intensely, ten times worse when in this field
For I’ll be purely spirit now with no flesh for a shield

These painful lessons will imprint upon my seed atom as well
In some religions we are told our soul’s in everlasting hell
In the stages of the afterlife, this is your punishment in heaven
This is the third and the most painful of the total seven

The Grim Reaper now has visited with his scythe so I will know
Through natures Law of Consequence I will reap what I did sow
He has shown me all my misdeeds and caused me many tears
And this purgatorial experience may last for twenty years

When my suffering soul recovers and the pain has died away
And I’ve incorporated the lessons to never act this way
In future lives I’ll be a better man from these lessons I have learned
One step closer to perfection that my growing soul has earned

Now I can sleep, Oh peaceful sleep, a state of heavenly rest
I’ll dream the dreams I love in life, of things I love the best
All desires that my soul has yearned, not a thing I can’t create
In the Great Silence of the spirit world to help me concentrate

The colors are much brighter, the scent of flowers more sublime
The senses are much sharper, there is no sense of time
I will see all other people as pure souls just like me
And I’ll know we’re all evolving to the bliss of eternity

I will hear the mystic music of the planets as they pass
Like a thousand singing angels, heavenly peace has come at last
Every planet sings its own song, we’ve grown deaf to this below
But in this super consciousness we’re in the eternal flow

I’ll be with my friends and family and others whom I love
The ones who left before me and currently live above
There they wait with arms wide open and rejoice when I arrive
In the fourth stage where I now live, it’s utter joy to be alive

I’ve incorporated my lessons, I now recall my goal
And my mind begins to focus on further growth of my soul
I must make further preparations and my vision starts to clear
I feel I must keep moving forward for all my works done here

I now have gone through five and six, there is just one more 
In years it’s been from birth to birth one hundred forty four
The time has come to move along and leave this place called heaven
Prepare for life in the physical world, I move to number seven

My soul has gathered the material, I now know what I must do
To make some more improvements in the places I need to
I must take another body, I must live another life
To grow and liquidate more karma though it means more pain and strife

I build an archetype of the body that in future I will form
When embodiment is offered, and I can be reborn
I will see the opportunities and be able to discern
The ideal embodiment for me when the right egg meets the sperm

I will hover near the fetus, influencing where I can
And I’ll have the power to make it be a woman or a man
I will help to build the body to suit the lessons I must learn
To overcome more issues so more advancement I can earn

When baby takes its first breath and my soul is taken in
With the imprint of my seed atoms that it has brought within
Now the babys’ atoms resonate to my seeds vibration rate
Making it the perfect body for my soul to habituate

The new body will be my new home, I will live a life anew
Gain experience, learn more lessons, through the things that I will do
I’ll apply the added knowledge that I learned in this past life
More evolved than in the last one, and cause me less pain and strife

This will happen just as often as required by the soul
As it pushes ever onward, pushing ever t’ward its goal
Of complete re-integration back from whence it came
To the universal soul of life no matter what its name

Nature is not personal, it does not seek revenge
If we mess it up we have the chance to do it all again
We arrived here by this process, nothing’s changed it’s still the same
But our souls have evolved immensely since we stepped into the game

We started out as fallen angels with no experience on this plane
We’ve grown to this by coming back again and again
Though we cannot remember for each conscious mind has died
The feelings in the soul remained in our subconscious mind

And so this is the story of the cycle of the soul
As it struggles through evolution on its way toward the goal
It’s this way for all unfailing, from natures law there’s no relief
All living things go through it, no matter their belief


Details | I do not know? | |

A Ray of HOPE

Blinded by the lights;
But in a rainbow of the night,
A lone star
Shines just as bright.

With the rise of the muffled cries
 Of joyous pride,
A priceless moment captured in time.
As I stand within a crowd,
A memory is to last a lifetime.

With inpatient feet,
As the heart starts to beat,
No thought was conceived 
To what could be.

But here we stand,
Listening to the music from the band.
The ground starts to rumble,
For there was no fumble.

While at the end,
And all smiles aglow,
I look toward you,
 That gleaming star,
For that shimmering Hope you Bestowed on us,
And say, Thank you.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

The Wedding

Sometimes things are up,
And sometimes they are down,
Sometimes black is white, 
And sometimes it is brown.
All the rivers flowing,
Back to the sacred sea,
All the monkeys climbing,
Up the very same tree.
You think you know a lot,
Think you know it all,
But the autumn leaves are falling,
At the north wind's lonely call.
The thinking of the meaning,
The reasons lost and gone,
At last the place is ready, 
A vacant holy throne.
The emptiness that fill you,
Fills you from inside,
Is the treasure you are holding,
The bridegroom's holy bride.
And now the north wind's blowing,
Blowing down the Way,
And now we sit here waiting,
For the bridegroom's wedding day.

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Last Kiss

Open your eyes to the ever turning skies 
I want to here with me through the night 
My heart yearns into your soul 
Burning as if newly lit coal 
I bravely submerg the embers 
That the time I have can be spent with you 
And I remember each kiss every moment 
I was caught in your love that for just this day I remember 
So what happened was a chance for your love 
A time that I kept in a locket tied with a kiss 
 I wanted you to feel, to love, to slumber 
And to awake in my arms with that times kept bliss 
I lay silient in an umber


Details | Concrete | |

Athlete's Journey

This sport, a passion of mine, My teammates, all better than I, Will I ever get recognition? Hard work, part of my life as the air I breathe, To become as the rest, more must I do than they, Pain my body must endure, Blood I must shed without reservation, Sacrifices it shall require, All who have laughed, Those who dared to mock me, Shall see me ascend above all, A dream was where I began, A reality it shall become, If you believed, If you believed not, Witness it you shall!


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Everything Will Be Alright

In His Arms, He holds me tight
And whispers sweetness in my ear.
It's everything I've been longing to hear:
"Everything will be alright."


Details | I do not know? | |

We Rise

I rise
You rise
Meeting every hour,  every day
Making the best of the moments
so they don't go to waste

I rise
You rise
On full head of dreams
Sometimes teary eyes
Yet still, we rise

I rise
You rise
Toiling soil until our fruits of labor arise
Sometimes they appear disguised
Ill shaped, presenting a surprise
But still we rise


Details | Haiku | |

Strong Tears

Because tears are meant
To be a symbol of strength
Even in hard days.


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Still Standing

Where were you when my world fell apart?
The Sun darkened and the Moon just fled.
All had been done and all had been said.
And ripped to shreds was my beating heart.

Even the Seas began to part.
And the Mountain tops spread.
I lay there completely dead.
Even the Stars I could not chart.

If only you knew,
If only you were there,
If only you had a clue!
If only life had been fair!

I’d turn the clocks back,
Still standing dead in my track!


Details | Free verse | |

Grandma Was Dancing

She was a tappin' to the tunes...
of those Mississippi blues...
step-pin' out, in her white...
Pat-en-leather shoes,

We were a watchin' her a prancin',
all through the kitchen, dancin'...
for she was so...hot & sizzlin'...
hummin' to those Mississippi tunes...

Funny curlers too, upon...
her head...for a new... Hair dew,...
she was, a swirlin'-in that bakers apron,
when her head...star-ted a bobbin' to...
those Mississip-pi blues,

'Pots were a knockin'...
Grandma a sockin' down all she brews,
while that kettle there was whistlin',
in har-mo-ny, with them good ole...
good ole...mississip-pi moves,'

That floor there, was a bouncin'
holdin' hands we were a jumpin',
an-a hoppin' In the kitchen, to those...
                  sounds ...
Where Grandma's feet were a stompin',
In her new...New-white-sexy-pat-en-
leather-shoes...
(ya hoo)


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The Message

I'm not the greatest of all-times, but when I'm done, I'll be an all time great in this lifetime of mine Like the late great who came before my time I will breed a new lifeline, that will breathe life like march of dimes My story lines, will bring truth life; like troops who fight Overseas, for rights of those who believe that death is life Now that ain't right! As the rich is getting richer, eating fillet me-non, while we barely feeding our appetite Night after night Survival has waged a war that gave us no choice but to battle and fight Although, we'll be all right They say we a dying breed, but that ain't right Instead we're the light to a lying greed That will enlighten life to a brand new seed A man of God indeed Freed from the Son that bleeds Like the summer breeze He's the sum that equals the amount of air I breathe The air that please A satisfaction like the birds and the bees My word's words are the keys That will fornicate with the mind and give birth to a seed A seed of social change, that'll change our social economy So shall our comradery That will bring comfort to a struggling society A synonym...similar to a civilization seeking for unity Unifying the physics of theory That seeks to explain the synopsis of a dying philosophy Similar to the Cosby X-cept my scrip-tic will speak more about our reality Like life's calamity And everything else in life that's destroying us systematically However, I've discovered a system That can mathematically destroy ignorancy And turn our state of mind intellectually I elect that He (God) selects me to be And be that man who may lead this community So that they (My Peoples) may commute with me En-route to a destination, destine towards our destiny Like we were destine to be We were meant to be "Great" like the late great that came before we. Because we are... The reflection where perfection gave birth to the definition of greatness Where great means Competent, Skilled, Well Informed, and Tremendous Our potentials are endless And only we not even the enemy can put an end to this So it's time we put a stop to this The biggest enemy of self And that's envy and jelousness Cause after this is Heaven or Hell and that's all there is A promised made sealed with a kiss Knowing this Is the next best thing since "In the beginning" In the first chapter of the first verse in Genesis!


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The Dust God

I am drifting into memories.
Wasting away like a million photographs fading in the sun-
Yet with ceaseless renewal,
Staining the depths of my eyes with images
In the minds shutter ever fluttering to infinity,
Stringing together this conscious stream I play in-
My stupendous God made of dust and space
Tightrope walking existence!
And to think we too are made of mostly nothing-
Chance so scarcely gracing our atoms with a single touch
In a place so lonely when counted, 
Yet so abounding when felt!
So dance with the Dust God 
Poised miles above the earth-
Prance on your stilts, 
And peek into the great valleys beneath his skin.
Because any moment we could disappear 
Into


Jacob Reinhardt	
9/19/2013


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Rainbow

Running through the universe,
Looking for the light,
I found a broken rainbow,
Crying in the night.

I tried to glue it back again,
Fix it's bleeding heart,
But the circle had been broken,
Before it's song could start.

The push and pull of meaning,
Are tugging at my sleeve,
The million colours dancing,
In the cloth the weaver weaves.

Are burning in the darkness,
Burning in the night,
As the rainbow goes on crying,
Sinking out of sight.

And now I'm crying loneliness,
Crying on my knees,
The butterflies of emptiness,
Are dancing in the breeze.

Running through the universe,
Looking for your face,
I come back to the start again,
To find my  tail I chase.

I know I've found my destiny,
I know that it is true,
The beginning and the end of it,
Is where we'll all meet you.

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Hope And Lies

This is a story about my lost, dreadful life.
I wonder out of this pain what shall arise,
From the rubble of a life built on hope and lies.

Born into failure I took my first breath;
In the arms of a jail nurse,
My first look at death.
My first day of life,
Which for me would be a saga of unending strife.
An unending search for one heart to love me,
One hand to hold, one soul to touch me.
So tell me out of this pain what shall arise,
From the rubble of a life built on hope and lies.

Another dreadful day is still ahead to come, you say.
I bare to see another day;
I've got to say you're right.
When I lie down at night I'm scared to fall asleep,
I'm scared of what might happen when you're out of sight.

I'm eleven years old today, Do you want to leave you say?
I'm standing in the shadows, trying to get away from you.
My life has been terrible ever since I took my first breath.
What is it that you want me to do?
I know now what's out of this pain that shall arise,
From the rubble of a life built on hope and lies.

I've always hoped you'd never find this.
I guess you can't live your life on hope and lies right?
So if you're reading this now, I have nothing else to bare,
nothing else to fear, no one to hide from, no one to be scared of
because here I lie never less never more in the cold wet ground; rejoicing.
Now I feel no pain, torture, suffering nothing at all but happiness.
You're asking why, why not me instead of a poor, innocent little girl?
She's laying six feet under today 'cause of me.

I used to wonder out of this pain what shall arise,
From the rubble of my life built on hope and lies.


Details | Free verse | |

Bravery

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


Details | Rhyme | |

It's A Pleasure to Really KNOW Jesus

It's A Pleasure to Really KNOW Jesus! Often people get in trouble for deviant activity. This often shortens their life's longevity! As people strive or pleasure in so many things... They don't think of the heartache this often brings! Many seek pleasures, but are never fulfilled! Often becoming self centered, and stubborn willed! The "excitement" they want, doesn't last very long. Soon, they don't know where they really belong! If it's the thrills and joys of life, you've been spending... Isn't it about time, that you just stop "pretending?" The pleasure many want will NEVER be there! Is anyone really listening? Does anyone care? If it's pleasure many want... Look no more! We are what Christ' love is really meant for! Jesus Christ gives the best pleasure we'll find! He's faithful, honest, graceful and most kind! Isn't if about time, you let him turn you around? And let him put your life on a solid ground? He can do it now! By the power of his shed blood! And truly bless your life! From heaven above! I'm so thankful to him, for the joy he brings! He is God! And can provide ANYTHING! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

The Duchess Of Paradise

She's highly sophisticated and full of undefiled wisdom
Yet a crowned Duchess in a paradise kingdom
Quite a beautiful angel flying with black wings
Covered in gold jewelry and precious things
She dresses like the women of ancient Egyptian class
Her wealth is generous and her money grows like grass
She loves orange scented candles with dark room flame  
She rules thirty legions of soldiers and Bune is her name
Her comely warrior voice can wake and relocate the dead
Her armies of soldiers gather around the cemetery
She is brave and deserves a princessly crown on her head
Her facility of speech and flair for words is legendary
A beautiful queen to be treated with respect and honor
Instead of blasphemy,wanton abuse and fictional horror


Details | Rhyme | |

FOREVERMORE

When I hear your name
My heart beats faster than usual
It's not that I am ashame
But It's just your name is too special..

Can't control the feelings
When I am with you
Can't stop smiling
When you hold me like you do

When you hug me then
I feel like I'm in heaven
You are a blessing from above
And you are the reason why I loved

I'll promise to love you FOREVERMORE..
And I will cherish you until the end of my borrowed life
And I will keep our precious memories as long as
we see each other in our next life..


Details | Pastoral | |

FOR MOTIVATIONAL PURPOSES MONOTHEISTIC CHRISTIANITY

FOR MOTIVATIONAL PURPOSES MONOTHEISTIC CHRISTIANITY
Old Testament I am a giver not a taker. I am a lover not a hater. I excite not incite. I bring courage to the fight. When you down, I’ll help you up. Sadness is just moving on to the next level. I am pleasure not pain. I bring ecstasy to the insane. I ignite emotions to empower. I will inform a giaour. When there are questions, I will educate. Unbelievers will become profound in faith. In heaven, I reside. I am paradise to the mind. I delight and inspire. Via prayer, you can feel my vibes. When you down, I will uplifted. Therefore, bring your burdens unto me. I am the thrill to seekers. I am insight to disbelievers. I am the throne of greatness. I am the tone of innateness. Inner core I afford. I am the omnipotent. I am the father of Jesus Christ Lord. I am The Almighty God. Say Amen! New Testament I am a giver not a taker. I am a lover not a hater. I excite not incite. I bring courage to the fight. When you down, I’ll help you up. Sadness is just moving on to the next level. I am pleasure not pain. I bring ecstasy to the insane. I ignite emotions to empower. I will inform a giaour. When there are questions, I will educate. Unbelievers will become profound in faith. In heaven, I now reside. I am paradise to the mind. I delight and inspire. Via prayer, you can feel my vibes. When you down, I will uplifted. Therefore, bring your burdens unto me. I am the thrill to seekers. I am insight to disbelievers. I am the throne of greatness. I am the tone of innateness. Inner core I afford. I am the keeper and the voice. I am Jesus Christ Lord. I am the son of The Almighty God. Say Hallelujah Amen!
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Penned on October 21, 2014!


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Thankfully

God, my ears are open
And I know what to do.
Please help me to make a decision
That finally leads to You.


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New Day: Slave Narrative

Can't wait for the new day
this day had brought me
nothing but heartache and misery
but I will make it to the new day
no matter what
I'll do what ever it takes
bite scratch and crawl 
my way to the new day
cuz I can see it over yonder 
over the horizon and all
I have to do is hold on
til the new day arrives
can't wait for the new day
cuz I'm tired of living in poverty
maybe this new day will be full
of happiness and joy
but won't find out unless
I hold on til the new day
arrives which is over yonder
over the horizon 
what a wonderful day the 
new day will be


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The Look On My Child's Face

The Look On My Child’s Face…

Just yesterday I noticed a look of
 love on my child’s face.
This happened in a most  “ordinary place.”

It was in our home.
 A place by God’s design.
I felt God speaking to my heart
 this particular time.

I didn’t take any time to
 stop and realize,
The look of love and innocence
 in my child’s eyes.

“Am I being the kind of Dad
 God wants me to be?”
“Am I being an example of Christ
 for my child to see?”

Have I been demonstrating my
 God-given ability,
teaching my kids God’s love,
 and responsibility?

May a Christ-like life in my kids
 be clearly seen and understood,
As one day they will 
grow into adulthood.

I hope that one day my
 Children will say:
“I want to be like my Dad-
every single day!”

By Jim Pemberton




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An eye for an eye

Though I am not considered to be a Christian, [I love most religions] But I lover to read the gospels of Mark and Mathew, so I wrote them all in verse...Peter

Eye for Eye.

Folk were listening to our lord
Such a crowd had gathered round
The news of this enigma
Had spread from town to town.
The multitudes all came to him
To hear the words he spake
He’d been speaking there for quite a while
And the day was getting late.

The lord with Passion in his tone
He told those multitudes
{There were poor and rich, and saints and sinners
The good Lords words, their food}
He said to them “now you have heard
An eye for eye, and tooth for tooth
But I give you another law
So listen to my truth”.

“Do not resist an evil person
When struck on the right cheek
Turn to him the other also
Just hear these words I speak
If someone wants to sue you
And take your tunic too
Then let him have your cloak as well
This, I do say to you”.

If someone makes you walk a mile
Then walk with him for two.
Give what one may ask you for
This be the thing to do.
If someone would borrow from you
Then do not turn away.
Hear ye this, it be the truth
These words you hear me say”.


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Cookies-Food For Thought

Cookies -
Why can’t I have the chocolate one
I want more
She took my cookie
Hers is bigger than mine
I want to trade
That’s not fair

Cookies +
Thank you for the cookie
I love you
Thanks for all you do for me
I am satisfied
This is good
I am loved
Written By  Deborah Finneran :)  2013


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DON'T WORRY - YOU'RE COVERED

Copyright © 2013
07/27/2013

Politicians' greed seems to hover
  Over our lives, a simmering cover

Separation of Church and State?
  Satan planned mankind's fate

As in the days of Noah, sin did hover
  Over their land like locusts do cover

The faithful do not fret what is hovering
  By HIS Blood, the Lord is still covering

Our leaders refuse to make a deal
  When enthralled by Satan's Will

Politics, and selfish greed
  Failing our Nation's need

Obama-Care, a change that's fair
  Or, struggling against Satan's lair?

But, ye faithful remember the heavens hover
  Till horns blow clearing clouds that do cover.
  



by: LP
edited: 6 Aug 2013 - 8:22pm
         25 Sep 2013  - 8:13pm


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Patience

PATIENCE

We hear that patience is a virtue 
Is this true, or simply virtual reality 
When leaders are teaching our youth; 
do as I say, not as I do 
Regression to a version of the American 
truth

Impatience is becoming intolerance 
But to be patient is viewed as ignorance 
In a blind world conforming to violence 
Very few see need for benevolence

Many view crime as way of life 
Government fuels fires, causing strife 
Committing true crime with their lack of 
pride 
Our country torn by those who lied

Promoting bigotry and distaste for the 
unknown
 But these days color and homosexuality 
are lactose free 
Intolerant of equality, it’s a problem, 
clearly 
Love is love, embrace the hate 
Hold it tightly until it sees the light

Peace pushed just beyond our reach 
We realize that “hope and change” was 
just a speech 
Wars raging through the land we call 
home 
In God we trust, not this powerful regime

Speak out now with virtuous impatience 
Change is change no matter how small 
the feat
Restore hope with unfaltering acceptance 
and grace 
Serve what you stand for, no time left to 
waste


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Love needs Two Hearts

Love cannot bloom,
love cannot go on,
love cannot persue it dreams,
love cannot be what it is meant to be,
love cannot be where it is supposed to be,
if love doesn't have two hearts.

Love needs two hearts to be true,
Like water to a dried rose
makes it bloom in spring weather
with such glory and beauty.
Love cannot be true if one heart
doesn't love the other.
Care, trust, honesty and loyalty
in love it has no boundaries,
it has no color, it has no age,
like a fine wine or an aged whiskey
it grows better with time.
But love cannot fullfill without the other half.

If a woman loves man,
let her love him,
if you love me,
than love me, but if my heart is gone
and cannot be found in such relation with you
then I must halt, till my heart comes around.
If it never does show with the first light of morning,
then it wasn't meant to be with thee.
Come now, do not shed a tear for me,
a simple heathin, who cries havoc
when something doesn't go his way.
Do not cry, do not shed your one of a kind tears
for a souless man, for a heartless man like I,
but do not blame me,
if my heart cannot be found.

Love needs two hearts,
not one or the other can survive
without each other.
Love is patient, love is kind,
but with ever lover comes another.
And we will all fall in great and deep love,
be intoxicated with each other,
and our sweet kisses that God himself would shed a tear
for such beauty that still exisits.
Love needs two hearts,
you cannot have one, without the other.


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Will We Know Him

Will We Know Him?

Will we know Him if He stood in front of us?
If He walked by us on the street?
Will we know Him?
If we have a chance to meet Him in our  lifetime?
In that split second that we meet Him?
Our eyes met for the first time?
Will we know Him?
Yes reading the moment we stood side by side?
Our smiles are very clear
Our heart jumps around
Yes we do know Him?
That look, and that feeling
When we know we've found our home
Yes we do know Him
Yes we know what to say to Him
As we walk away together
Yes we know Him as He knows us His children
We are finally together

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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Healing Can Only Happen When the Pain Is Gone

Healing Can Only happen,
 When the Pain is Gone!

Healing can only happen, when the pain
 and damage are gone!
It can only come about, when there’s
 no “lists” of wrongs!

People need to move ahead, and put all
 of the past behind them!
And seek God’s forgiveness, 
so his grace can find ‘em!

Too many carry a load of sorrow
 and grief that they can’t afford!
They need to bring everything to Jesus,
 and make him their LORD!

How can we experience healing,
 if the suffering is still there?
How will we ever be able to love others,
 and truly care?

May we all seek the kind of healing,
 that only Christ can bring!
May we allow him to remove
 all pain and suffering!

Jesus…  We need your healing now!  More than ever before!
It is your love that we must learn
 to treasure and adore!

Please come now and refresh us with your awesome love!
The sweetness of your Holy Spirit, is a gift from above!

Thank you God!  The pain is gone and the healing has come!
All praise, glory and honor to Jesus!
 God’s anointed son!

By Jim Pemberton   10/19/13


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EN ROUTE TO A BLESSING

TO MOVE FORWARD
TO MOTIVATE OTHERS
FOR EMPOWERMENT VIA NON-PROFIT
TO ACHIEVE WHAT HAS BEEN SAID TO BE IMPOSSIBLE!

Is there a greater focus to determine a greater faith?
Why ask, if you are living the best way?

TO STEP-TO-THE CAUSE
TO BE A POLITICAL POWERHOUSE
TO PROVIDE MOTIVATION
TO INSPIRE A NATION

What is your focus to be?
I ask because a destiny is perceived.

TO BE TO DO
TO LOVE TO LIVE
TO QUEST TO ACHIEVE
TO SEEK TO DEFINE
TO FIND TO SEEK OUT
TO ESTABLISH TO ASCERTAIN

What questions have you not ask?
Bringing forth this knowledge is to introspect.
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PENNED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2014!


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God, I Need Your Forgiveness


God, I Need Your Forgiveness! God, I need your forgiveness, for things I’ve done! I need to be washed through the blood of your son! Please take away the heartache and pain! Help me to trust you, when I call on your name! May t take each day to really get to know you! And just take the time to say that I LOVE YOU! May my heart be humbled and broken within! And daily trust Jesus as my savior and friend! I’ll always need someone that I can lean on to! I don’t know what I’d do, if I didn’t have you! By Jim Pemberton


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Growing In Years

He is my gentle seduction
that makes me lighter than air
he holds onto me firmly
so I won't up and disappear

Not that I don't love him
but in fact, I love him so dear
but remember, I told you, 
he makes me lighter than air

He has to be my angel
God sent me, I, unaware
for years I stopped dreaming
I guess out of lonely fear

But today, I woke from dreaming,with him kissing my ear
how perfect our love is, in our older years
enjoying those simpler things like cooking
fishing or just holding the other near

He is my handsome husband
the father of my children, our truest bliss
soon the grandfather to the symbol
of all these growing in loving years


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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE

If you are a bully, you know you are because it's who you've chosen to be.

You make excuses that you being a bully is someone else's fault.  Unfortunately, the truth
you refuse to see.

So, you constantly search for easy victims, you want to destroy their confidence and 
self-esteem.

You don't care how other kids feel when you bully them.  Because of your bullying, kids have 
nightmares, instead of pleasant dreams.

I'm a kid just like you. 

But I don't bully other kids, that I would never do.

Nowhere does it say you have to be a bully for the rest of your life.  

There is a good side of you that lies deep within.  Right now it's asleep in the dark of night.

The good person you can be eagerly awaits to spread its wings, bringing happiness, fun and
joy, eliminating shame.

Please remember, no matter how much you have bullied other kids, for the better, it's never too 
late to change.

Al Johnson


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No Job Can't Pay the Bills TRY JESUS


Here I sit, uncertain of what lies ahead.
I’m still wondering how my family will be fed.

I once had a job that provided a sense of “security.”
Now I don’t…  And I have a lot of uncertainty!

I have unpaid bills, and I’m not sure what to do.
I’ve asked for help.  But not sure who to turn to!

I get discouraged, and feel life “pulling me down.”
I’ve tried just about every job that’s in town.

The dreams I had, have been shattered and smashed.
At times, I feel like I’m just “a piece of trash.”

My wife tried to support me, the best that she can.
But she doesn’t know me…  Or even understands!

Dear Jesus…  You’re the only left that I haven’t tried.
There’s been many nights I laid awake and cried!

I read in the Bible, where your love for me is real!
When I call on your name...  There’s a love I can feel!

Whatever happens, please help me Lord, to trust you!
Whatever tomorrow holds, may I still love you!

I know that you’re a foundation, that I can stand on!
Jesus is a friend!  That I can always depend on!

Jesus, if I lose everything that I have or that I hold on to...
My I always remember your faithfulness
 and never forget you!

Here I stand… With my burdens lifted from me!
It’s because of Jesus!  And how much he loves me!

I praise HIS name!  And lift my hands to the sky!
He’s in control now!  I don’t have to ask the reason why!

Jesus…  Please take control of my worries and desires!
Above all of my problems, I lift your name up higher!

By Jim Pemberton


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The building and the scissors

                I                         I                                      built my future
           c        w             c        w                                  built my future                         
           u         i             u          i                                 built my future
            t     l                  t       l                                    built my future
                l                        l                                        built my future
              ttt                   ttt                                          built my future 
                hh               hh                                           built my future
                     h           h                       and                 built my future
                           ee                                                   built my future
                        e     e                                                 built my future
                     e e     e e                                               built my future
                     eee    eee                                              built my future
                    ee    P    ee                                             built my future
                   ee     A     ee                      on solid foundations on solid foundations
                  ee      S     ee                      on solid foundations on solid foundations
                   e       T      e                       on solid foundations on solid foundations


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Where Is My Life Going


As I think about where my life has been...
It’s hard to believe that I’m still here again!

I think about the many things
 I’ve been through.
And ask myself the question; 
“what am I going to do?”

With the trials of life, 
have come trials.
A life filled with uncertainty 
and many “traveled miles.”

It’s like riding the waves of life’s stormy sea.
Never knowing where the next wave will take me!

Everything I know...  And all that I’ve done…
I lay down my life at the feet of Jesus... 
 God’s precious son!

I ask you Jesus for mercy!  I come to you now!
I come before your majesty and humbly bow!

You’ve brought love and wholeness within!
You’ve given me a “new life!”  
And took away my sin!

I love and thank you Lord, 
for your hand extended!
The beauty of your holiness
 is to be commended!

You brought to me hope,
 in a hopeless situation!
And have given to me 
the wonderful gift of salvation!

By Jim Pemberton


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Satan HATES Everything That God LOVES


Satan HATES everything that God loves! He tries to counterfeit everything he does! He goes about as a lion, seeking whom to devour! He comes after us! But God alone has the power! Satan will twist God’s truth, into a corruptible lie! He has one mission! And that is to see you die! He wants to enslave you into deep addictions! And bring into your life, unneeded afflictions! He has one purpose, ambition and goal… Is to seek eternal damnation of your very soul! Jesus has come! His TRUTH can set you free! He has come that you may have life abundantly! Won’t you accept him? You can overcome! Through the shed blood, and power of God’s son! All glory to Jesus! All praise to HIM on high! He is your protector! He is El-Shaddai! Won’t you allow God’s love to bring you salvation? He offers it to right now! A heavenly invitation! God’s love is stronger than Satan! HE reigns supreme! He can help you to overcome, the lies the devil brings! By Jim Pemberton


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The Glass Goddess

All around me
Great cities made of sand.
Green sky scrapers poke through the ground 
To thrive in life’s strict conditions
And melt away with the tide…

Great houses made of cards
Form lines, and tightrope walk existence,
Knowing that any moment, the wrong brick may fall
And buckle our world to its knees
As Mother Earth shouts Jenga! from the sidelines.

So while were here
We dance with the Glass Goddess 
Poised miles above reality,
Leaping over the heavens on our domino stilts-

We floor it in the sky
Living death in the fast lane, 
Seizing the day
Because any moment 
We could disappear 
Into



Jacob Reinhardt	
10/15/2013



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Is It God We Trust Or Leave In the Dust

Is It God We Trust? Or Leave In the Dust? As our courts remove God from this great nation. We are left with a confused and lost generation! As God is taken away from our public schools. A huge tide of immorality is what “rules.” The Bible is often mocked and discarded. It was on it’s principles this country was started! Just about anything of God seems to get scorned. So many “rush” to worship many ungodly forms. As God’s name is often tossed and thrown out. We tend to forget what HE is all about! Too often, his plans for living are tossed and abused. No wonder, there’s many who are lost and confused! As people forget God and worship the fallen creature. They look to themselves and “glorify” their features. Many ignore God, and get involved in deep addictions. And with this, come disease, heartache and afflictions! As God looks and sees this nation “bleeding.” It’s his righteousness, that we need to be seeking! If we would humble ourselves, he would hear our prayer! He loves all of us! And he really does care! Won’t you come to HIM, And invite him in? Won’t you allow him to be your master and friend? He brings strength and nourishment to the soul! It’s only in him that we can be made whole! By Jim Pemberton


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Catch My Fall

God, please heal this broken soul
And tell me where to go
Because I don't know where to go.
Into Your Arms,
I give my all
Because You're the Only One
Who can catch my fall.


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God Gave Me A NEW LIfe






God Gave Me A NEW Life!

God reached down to my life 
and changed it!
His love touched my soul
 and I can claim it!

God brought to me peace,
 hope and care…
That I may share his goodness 
to people everywhere!

God brought to me the joy 
of his salvation!
And gave my life 
 complete satisfaction!

He’s given everything that I needed!
He gives the victory! 
I don’t have to be defeated!

He can do the same for you! 
 Won’t you accept him?
Just reach out to him now! 
 And believe him!

By Jim Pemberton    



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Little do they know

Little do they know
this candle is a torch.
That this torch
a conflagration.

Little do they know
these rocks are a mountain.
That these mountains
are earth.

Little do they know
we still see in the dark.
That the darkness
births sunlight.

Little do they know
these trumpets will call.
That the call
will emancipate.

Raise your head
from its hunched state
knowing that they will one day see
A truest composition of you and me.


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On This Day

I've waited this day to come
For you and I become one
Every day that has passed
I wish that we could last
 
After days,months and years we build together
Here we are now to be forever
I know that this is God's will
And I trust God for everything
 
On this day..
I'll promise to love you always
to hold your hand
No matter what we may face in future
 
On this day..
I'll promise that I'll be with you until we grow old
And You are better than anything you can compare in this world.


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To Be

                  to be considered a poetess ~
          to be told by so many talented people here 
               This is a beautiful write , keep writing 
           I love the way you gracefully put the words together 
            
            To be the Mother of three amazing children 
                For my Daughter to tell me she is proud of me 
           for she thinks I write beautifully ~
           To be loved infinitely ..and for me to love in return 
 
            I was asked for my Autograph 3 times in a year  
                 I will not lie ...that was amazing !

            To be told " has anyone ever told you you're beautiful ?
               Well ..I didn't want you to forget ."
            to be called Yvetteishka ~
         
               to be entered in  ~The best compliment Contest ~











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The Bible Gives the Recipe for Success

The Bible Gives the Recipe For Success!

The Bible gives the recipe to be successful!
Life doesn’t have to be burdened and stressful!

True spiritual success, may not be what you think of!
God can give much more, than you can dream of!

He gives joy unspeakable!  The half hasn’t been told!
You can walk with him one day,
 on streets of gold!

Blessings come from allowing
 Jesus to rule your heart!
This is where an abundant life,
 can actually start!

Fellowship with Jesus, is friendship divine!
He can restore your life! 
And bring peace of mind!

He can restore anything the enemy
 has taken away!
And offers true love and joy,
 to brighten your day!

God’s recipe for success, 
cannot be made or bought!
His son died for you! And loves you a lot!

Won’t you read the Bible? 
 And allow God’s word to be applied?
Everything you’ll ever need in life... 
 He has supplied!

Please Lord Jesus…  
Come and fill our empty soul!
It’s only YOU that can make us whole!

By Jim Pemberton    


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An Ode to LIFE Part 1

An Ode To LIFE


As I lay my head down and start to fall asleep I see myself being carried off to a place and time the place of our Lords birth in Bethlehem of Judea

As in the Bible tells the story of His life and how he lived and died in that human seance and rose on the day He told of

I do not remember being here but I remember the story I was taught so many years ago

As I walk through the streets of Bethlehem I see each scene  and hear  every word as I am learning the story they telling is true

The writer writes of a jealous King  and his way of dealing with his people and of Mary and Joseph who came to Bethlehem to have a child

The story tells of the three wise men  who saw a star in the north and heard of a child  who was born to be the King of the Jews  and come to see and bring Him gifts 

An  angel from the Heavens above came to Mary and Joseph in a dream and told them they had to leave Bethlehem or King Herod would have their son killed 

So they left Bethlehem and went to Egypt and there they lived until King Herod no longer ruled

As I follow along in my dream I see each scene  and hear  every word as I am puzzled by the fact I understand each

I don’t understand why I’m going through this time but I know I must continue on this journey 

As I am pulling through a time where I reach the place of Jesus’ in  Nazareth of Galilee

As I watched Him grow and work in His father's shop I could see the thing in Him that were with me

As I walk along the streets and look around I hear the people talk of a child that speaks of wondrous love that’s all forgiving and of a Father in Heaven that’s loving and true.

By Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

                                                            Inspired by God 

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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My Blackness Within

I walked with my blackness
Not on my head like a crown of pride
But like a shackle around my feet
I basked in my down trodden self
Never lifting the true glory of me

I walked with my blackness
Blanketed in my self pity
Not seeing that my fight lies within
Shoulders slumped as I accept defeat
Before the game has even begun

I walked in my blackness
Contented to cower
When I should have stood proud
That my blackness is me
But still it is not
It doesn't define me
It doesn't speak for me
It doesn't even say where I am from

That my ancestors were Kings and Queens
Ruling over all they surveyed
That my forefathers were Inventors
Scholars, Philosophers and Yes! Farmers!
 
My blackness does not mean
I should be placed in your corner of shame
Labeled: thieves, hoes, n***s, dunce, thugs
And if you try to put me there
I will always get out
I must show there is more to my blackness 
than what you see
Then you will come to respect the blackness of me

I walked in my blackness
No longer am I afraid
I accept now your challenges
And allay your fears
So when you see me walking
in your neighbourhood
Instead of your guns
your hands will wave “Hi” at me

Be black, be proud, let the world come to see
That there is more to my blackness 
Than the age old perception of me!


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Thank You

As you are day
I am night 
As I am night 
You are day 
When I was blind you 
were my sight 
In the hours of darkness
you were my guiding light 
Like the moon and the stars 
that shine so bright 
You navigated me home 
in the foggiest of nights.

The heavens have sent you
this I do not doubt 
As i tally my blessings
I take you into count
For you were the only one 
to help me surmount.  

No longer wanting to live 
a life of sedation 
As I walk the road to self revelation
I carry a heart full of love, 
respect and appreciation 
For the one whom helped me 
claim my throne of salvation.
     

               THANK YOU


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Life

Life is you and me, sometimes we wish to be free, but If we stop to think a minute, this is life and were in it, so dont take advantage of what we got, this is life so give it a shot, so go out there and show who you are, and stop wishing on that shinning star, because you can make that wish come true, this is life and its for you.


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Parasitic Life Form

It‘s alive!
A life form 
Thriving on hatred
Reaped from societies
Greatest blunder 
Like lighting
Follows thunder  
We are following our ancestors 
Reproducing civilization   
Mistake 
Disregard the fact
That we are all human
our blood is red
I smirk when I’m contented 
And shed tears when I’m poignant
We are all equal
cease  this schism 
And trounce racism


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United Nations Plaza

Temperature dip
urban leaves turned
Autumn, sniffing around
for a place to settle
no Farmer's Market
in San Francisco today.


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YOUR NASTY WORDS CANNOT HURT ME

You hoped the nasty words you said to me would hurt me so much that like a turtle, 
I would go into a permanent shell.

My parents told me not to give a bully that kind of satisfaction.  From all the nasty words
you said, guess what?  I'm not feeling that bad at all.  In fact, I'm doing quite well.

Yes, your nasty words hurt me at first, just as you wanted them to.  

I'm lucky to have parents, responsible adults, and even other kids, who showed me how to 
handle bullies like you.

I don't care what you do anymore.  I really don't care what you say.

Your nasty words cannot hurt me again.  You tried putting me down, but with help from 
others, I've been lifted up in every way.

I see you as a small-minded bully, with no positive direction.

I also see you as a kid who could be nice and kind to others, if you decide to change 
your intentions.

Just in case you refuse to change and continue with your bullying ways, declaring that's 
just how it's going to be,

I'm going to do all I can to spread my knowledge to as many kids as I can.  Then the
next kid you try to bully, hopefully, will confidently say to you, "Your nasty words
cannot hurt me."

Al Johnson 


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Just When It Seems Like Life Is Overwhelming

Just When It Seems Like Life Is Overwhelming! Just when it seems like I’ve faced my darkest night… And things in life, aren’t turning out right… This is about the time, when things are falling apart! And I began to feel a lot of stress in my heart! I run to Jesus! I know that he wants to help me! He’s always here! And promises to never leave me! He sees me, and speaks words of comfort, to follow! He reminds me, that he’ll take care of today and tomorrow! He lets me know that he won’t let go of my hand! Everything I’m going through… He understands! He turns back all of the problems that are overwhelming! And I see what things my life, are becoming! I have fellowship with Jesus! Like I never had before! He’s given to me peace and hope! And much more! I’m glad I have such a wonderful friend like this! His love and joy… I don’t want to miss! Thank you Jesus! For turning my life around! And for plating my life on a solid ground! You’re all I want! And all that I’ve needed! With you as my Lord! My life has been completed! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Last Summer Saturday

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


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A Noble and a Traveler

From some other time, from some other race
I’ve stopped for a visit, from some other place
A sovereign soul, I retain still a trace
Of all other places I’ve been to in space
I’ll stay ‘til I’m tired and learn what I must
Then move on with joy to my home in grace

My clothes are my body, it will fall of in dust
It’s only borrowed, yet a great sacred trust
Genetics of my parents, my soul, my own
And I owe them greatly for their selfless loan
It serves for the moment, and offers a ride
To view my creation, I produced from inside

I’ve passed through the curtain to appear once again
On the stage of the theatre with all of my friends
I’ll learn from them and they’ll learn from me
Interchanging our roles, growing eternally
I retain all the best features that I ever had
With the help of my friends, to these I will add

I’ll wash out my vices, my lusts and my sin
And learn from the voice of my master within
He hears all my wishes, provides all my needs
He gives me the answers and governs my deeds
He is my silent teacher, the voice of the soul
Pushing me relentlessly toward my goal

I’ve been here many times, each time playing the role
That I most needed then, for the growth of my soul
In the fourth generation I’ll appear once again
With a plan for perfection and a lifetime to spend
Seeking final completion of an eons long quest
To reach the last level in the alchemical test

Until finally perfect, no need to return
No problems to solve, no lessons to learn
Then I can rest, my journey complete
Perfected and purified in my creators seat
Then through other dimensions in steps not yet trod
I will finally arrive to reunion with God

I chose this experience and I wrote the play
I chose the actors I perform with today
It has been what I’ve made it, none other to blame
I’m a noble and a traveler, in life’s wonderful game.


Details | Rhyme | |

My Sins

My Sins – Zamreen Zarook

Oh God you are so gracious,
Am a guy who have done since in capacious,
At times I have being as a carnivorous,
But it charged ages to identify as dangerous.

Since are being committed behind the screen,
Even it started at my thirteen,
Mirrors used to say that I am evergreen,
Whereas my since were always unseen.

In enormous number I have executed,
But for every count, high privacy was aborted,
Simply because of your blessings we are bracketed,
If not, we are already being quoted.

Oh God, I understood your kindness,
Here after I won’t commit since in others absence,
However much chances I get to access,
I will always have heaven as my address.


Details | Free verse | |

Make him a soldier

Make him A Soldier


Make him a soldier 
so I won't cry anymore

Transform a boy to a man
 so he will stand...alone

 In the dark forest
 beaming 
as natural combustion of dusk in the sky 


Red blood running through our veins is the same
identical as if we share the same DNA 

And even as a child I couldn't deny how our hearts beat the same 

Rate pulse pace...boom 
it startled me
 but as I gaze in his eyes 
I felt a deep connection 
as if he knew me better than I knew myself
 
White
Our love is so pure and shall never be tampered 
and even if life tries to poison us 
we will always have each other 
pure love
 
Blue water
 a million miles away from me 
and as he travels from sea to sea 
I think of him daily 

I try to remember where we came from
 blue water 
shared space 
different times

 Blossomed from a tulip where our petals do not vary 
and the sepals seem to follow a course set to sail 


So I beg you 
Make him A soldier 
so I won't cry an ocean of tears 
Transform a boy to a man
so he will stand beside me in my darkest hour.
 Help me to raise my head 
when he is long gone from here 

When my fears are red 
 my soul turns blue 
let me remember the purity of us 
how I loved a my brother a man of red, white and blue!


Details | Lyric | |

SO LONG AS PEOPLE LIKE TO CHEW

Tragically lost his mom and dad
When he was eight years old
The only thing this boy had
Was a survivor's spirit so bold
Court moved him to the country
He didn't know a single soul
His life had been a busy shovel
That kept digging a bigger hole
No one had been kind to him
But he didn't see it that way
Just smiled through the suffering
He had a dream of a better day
The same year a stranger felt sorry
When they met handed him gum
Didn't chew it, he sold the pack
And his little business had begun
From one pack he bought two
And from those two it grew to four
From four packs he made eight
His emerging business hit the floor
Now it's just a few years later
Everything he touches turns to gold
He's reached the business pinnacle
And he's only 28 years old
This week I was invited to a meeting
So I made the trip from America
To fund a massive orphan program  
In downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
My African friend, the biggest donor
Once an orphan he owns the cause
Ask him why he gives so sacrificially 
He'll smile at you and say because..

When I was just a lonely orphan lad
Nothing going right that I could see
That white dude standing over there
Gave a single pack of gum to me
And one by one I sold each piece
Took those profits to buy even more
And look it's just twenty years later
Now orphan care is what I'm living for
From a desperate hole to a mountain
Never know what's going on inside
All these kids need is an opportunity
They can take it deep and wide
When it comes to caring for the least
Don't say there's nothing you can do
There's always hope for the orphan
So long as people like to chew...

*The climber is through the eyes of a great friend in Ethiopia.  From orphan to one of the most successful young men in the country.

Contest: Anthony's "Pinnacle" 
Date: 9-30-14


Details | Romanticism | |

The Four Letter Word

Four letters put together to create one word,
with an impeccable definition.

Love...,
It is a strong word,
Close to the heart, yet
far from the woman you Love.

Butterflies flying, flapping their
orange and white wings in the summer heat.
The butterflies flap, flap their beautiful wings
together in the summertime of Love.

For Love is beautiful, like the summer preludes!

Four letters composed, to a Chopin's masterpiece.
The Romantic pole reaches out, to touch, to hold, to Love.

For these four letters are easy to read
and put together to create a complex concept
with a universal definition.
A four letter word, easy just to say,
but it is harder to show.
For Love is a simple word made up of simple letters,
but a complex meaing that takes most lifetimes to comprehend
and others a short while.

For I've seen hearts broken
and hearts put back together,
with this simple word.
My heart burned, brused, stabbed
knows the dangers of this simple, four letter word.

Love, some think it is a game
to play when you are bored.
Destroying self-esteem of girls,
who are already weak and nieve.
They long for love, but find surrealist dreams,
and see the Man of their dreams slip away in the night.
Gone without a trace.
While she is sucked into false promises,
from simple minded boys,
with only one thing on their mind.

Love..., it is a joke to some.
"I love you," is a laughing stock,
while a slap in the face, and disrespect is in fashion.
Girls, foolish girls walking in lonesome heartbreak,
saying they are in Love.
It is sad to see, and hard to hear, I know it is.

And to me Love is sometimes fair,
and most times a cruel joke.
Love, this four letter word is simple to say, but hard to comprehend.

Love me and I shall take you by the hand
show you caves of mystery,
and skies of grace and meadows, filled with flowers,
dedicated just for you, no one else, but you.
We can make Love on the sandy beaches, under the moonlit sky
under the still stars and shooting ones too.
Have a romantic dinner of oyster-shells and champange and kiss each other,
till we drown in intoxication and fall asleep in each others arms.

huh, Love... A simple, four letter word, that is easy to say,
but even harder to show.


Details | Prose Poetry | |

The Rain-bow Nation

Hey!
are 
you 
a 
Zulu? 
Am 
a 
Bushman...no 
you 
are 
a 
Bantu,a 
Bantu 
or 
Hottentots? 
Maybe 
an 
Afrikaner.                          
I 
came 
from 
the 
Cape 
Colony...not 
from 
Soweto 
where"balck 
animals"are 
Dwelling, 
pathetic 
Creatures 
formed 
by 
the 
Hands 
of 
Hades.
Beast 
of 
burden 
for 
the 
Afrikaner.
Bound 
with 
fetters 
and 
Chains,it 
ploughs 
the 
Field,cultivates 
and 
plants 
The 
seed 
of 
sedition..alas!
These 
beasts 
un-
wind 
their 
yokes;to 
be 
human.
Can 
a 
leopard 
change 
its 
Spots?
Yes 
these 
animals
Prophesied.
Lo!
what 
do 
I 
now 
see?
No 
Beast 
of 
burden 
to 
till 
our 
Land 
rather 
they 
dwell 
Among 
us.
Alas! 
their 
prophecy 
lives!


Details | Rhyme | |

The Fear of the Lord Brings Wisdom

The Fear of the Lord Brings Wisdom!

The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom.
This is a helpful key to enter his kingdom!

This encourages a reverence
for his holy name!
Having God’s wisdom, can spare us,
 so much shame!

God loves and cares for us! 
 And listens when we pray!
Through his son Jesus, 
his love has been displayed!

He’s given to us his word,
 as a way to remind us…
We may get lost…  
But God’s love will find us!

Having a Godly fear, will nourish the soul!
Having his wisdom will help
 make us whole!

Won’t you seek the Lord?
While he may be found?
He can pick you up, when you feel
 you’re losing ground!

Come one and all! 
 All of heaven does proclaim…
Anything you need… 
 You can find in Jesus’ name!

Please, dear lord, bring your
 presence and love!
And guide us with your wisdom
 and spirit from above!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

The Fallen Galaxy

Inspired by a night time view over Dublin city from the Featherbed Mountains.



Standing on the edge of a forest overlooking a night time city,
Like a fallen galaxy trapped between the sea and mountains tall. 
Multi-coloured Stars sparkled brightly, beautiful yet cold.
At least that’s how it felt from the darkness of my lofty view.
A whispering forest sigh ran cool fingers through my hair, 
As if admiring the shared view while, tolerating my presence.
The creaking wood behind, swayed like a landlocked ocean current,
Pine leaves wafted down, scratching the air as they vainly spun,
Like a child leaving home for the first time, tremulous yet free.  
Alone and muted flew a neon eagle, high above the city jewels, 
The clouds dissolve and the fallen galaxy reflects on high.  



S.de B ............................12thJuly 2012


Details | Free verse | |

Porn No More

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


Details | Enclosed Rhyme | |

regret

We live our lives here for a reason 
 we all make mistakes along the road 
regretting nothing would be a form of Narcissism  
No lesson learned 
no lesson told~

Should have  could have   would have
are thoughts that can be entertained   
we are not perfect on the road walked~

Taking your own inventory 
discovering any pain 
 written down will release
the brave thing to do 
Look at your self and discover ~

 "Harm to one another  in gossip or lies told 
 false stories full of hateful intent
listening to these   
 silently agreeing to participate "

Regret undiscovered causes Rage ~

People whom see eyes closed  People we all meet 
 courage in taking our own inventory  
learning every day is a lesson shared
clean your side of the street 
doing your best to forgive your own heart 
then others ~


Details | Verse | |

ABSORBING NATURE

ABSORBING NATURE
Jet stream shoots Between two mountains cliffs A breeze of honeysuckles I smell Shooting stream Jet between two mountains Cliffs of honeysuckles to enrich Mountains cliffs A stream jets a breeze felt Honeysuckles smelt and landscape blooms Waterfall Mountain parts water pours A course emerge a spring to love
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Poet: Verlena S. Walker Date: Penned October 26, 2014! Contest Name: SOME FORM OF CRYSTALLINE


Details | Rhyme | |

May We Speak the Goodness of God


May We Speak the Goodness of God!

I heard a Christian speak...  Oh, the kinds of words he was using!
Perhaps, to him, it was “entertaining and amusing.”

I couldn’t believe the profanity and cursing that came out!
Is this what the purpose of our life is all about?

The bible says; “we speak out of the abundance of our heart.”
We need to think of what we say! Before we start!

God knows that many of us stumble along the way.
We have said things that later, we knew, we shouldn’t say!

If we’re going to continually speak ungodly things.
We need to think about what, to our life,
this really brings!

Think about the influence, we have on our kids!
They listen to what we speak!   And how we live!

May the Holy Spirit bring power and conviction!
And help us to say that which brings edification!

May the word of God enrich our body and soul!
May it help us speak that which is good,
honorable and whole!

May we seek to daily bring honor to Jesus! In what we do!
May this be a commitment both for me and you!

Jesus is worthy of our lips, bringing him glory and praise!
Let’s seek to bless him! During our remaining days!

Please Jesus, anoint our tongues
with your cleansing fire!
May we speak the things of God,
as our passion and desire!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Alliteration | |

When He Breathes

Soft, still, the silence heaves
I inhale, the Spirit breathes;
Flowing, growing Christ bestowing
Life and strength surpassing knowing.

Scented, soothing, respiration
Taking in His inspiration;
Filling, feeling Christ exalted
Love and Grace supremely vaulted.

Sure, secure the Spirit wind
Where flows the Sovereign;
God revealing Christ resplendent
Hope and purpose codependent.

When He breathes upon the morn
Hope has dawned and life is born;
He my all in all shall be
From now unto eternity.


Job 33:4


Details | Rhyme | |

Living Without

I tried to write about love but I haven’t felt it. 
I tried to write about the sea but I’ve never seen it. 
Then I tried to write about the air, but I have never breathed it. 
I tried to write about magic but I never believed it.
I couldn’t write about god, all I have ever done is sinned.
And when I tried to write about life I found, 
I have never really lived.


Details | Light Poetry | |

CONFIDENCE


                                                 CONFIDENCE

                          The world is full of people trying to stand out.
                             But they don’t realize that they already do.
                          They try so hard to figure what life’s all about.
                      With all their piercings, Crazy hair, and fresh tattoos.
                           They miss out because of the worry they feel.
                         Will they approve of the way I dress, think, or act?
                           In the spotlight a few moments they might steal.
                    But some of the stupid things they do can’t be taken back.
                           I have a secret that only the few wise ones know.
                              Love who you are and forget what they think.
                             And all the good things in life will soon follow.
                              And you shall rise above all as the critics sink.
                                So meet the world with you head held high.
                                  Let them see the beauty that is in you.
                              Let them see your happiness and joy inside.
                   And know that nobody needs to love you more than you do.


Details | Free verse | |

Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

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


Details | Rhyme | |

Jesus Has Given So Much

What Shall I Do? For the One Who Gave So Much? What shall I do? For the one who gave so much? God reached down, and blessed me, with his touch! What shall I do? To my lord who bled and died? It was for my life, that Jesus was crucified! What shall I do? To the God who truly loves me? He has made it know that he wants to be with me! What shall I do? For the many who’ve “lost their way?” Please dear Jesus… Give me the right words to say! What shall I do? As my way of, expressing my gratitude? May God help me to have a Christ’ like attitude! What will YOU do? In this time that God’s given to you? He’s here right now! And is patiently waiting for you! What will YOU do? Will you give God a chance ? Won’t you accept his salvation? Whatever the circumstance? What Christ will do… Is to do, what he does best! Simply give him your life! He’ll take care of the rest! What Christ has done…. Is to give life everlasting! Everything you need… Is right here, for the asking! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

Princess Fairy Tinsel

Princess Tinsel.

It was a day in springtime in the valley
All the Elves and fairies gathered round
Today it was the coronation morning
Fairy Princess Tinsel would be crowned.

As blackbirds and some thrushes in the treetops
They warbled out a happy sounding song
The crickets and the frogs joined in, in chorus
You could tell that there was something going on.

Fairy Princess Tinsel, she was lovely
And on this very day she would be queen
And all the woodland people were ecstatic
For such a caring princess she had been.

So then the valley's filled with happy laughter
As fairy dust did sparkle everywhere
For Princess Tinsel soon she would be ruler
And oh, that lady was so very fair.

And as I end this story our Queen Tinsel
Has married her the prince who now be king
And peace and happiness does rule the valley
Which now they call "the land of everything".

21 August 2013 @ 1635hrs.


Details | Rhyme | |

This Thanksgiving Day


This Thanksgiving Day... During this time known as Thanksgiving Day. I hope you'll give thanks and pray. A prayer of thanks for everything God has given. He has blessed us in the way we've been livin'! Our country is blessed like no other. God has supplied our "bread and butter." He's given us the freedom, we've all enjoyed. Be thankful for your food, home and being employed. For those who've endured hardship... Thank God too! It's no secret how much he loves YOU! We find in the Bible... God clearly said; "I've never seen the righteous forsaken, Nor their children begging for bread." Thanks be to Jesus, for his love, mercy and grace. And for making my heart, "his special place." I am blessed and thankful to Jesus indeed. He's given me salvation and supplies my every need. I thank God for this special day in November. Thanksgiving is a day... I will always remember! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Ballade | |

If I should die right now

If I should die right now

If I should die right now
I wouldn’t even stir
As death would take me by the hand
And make the mind a blur
All that is and ever was
Is in this moment ‘now’
Oh, what have I to grieve about
The force will live somehow.

When lost within this now
There’s nothing can be wrong
No matter what the circumstance
I’m me, And I belong
To everything and anything
There’s naught to fade away
Though I know not how to speak of this
I know not what to say.

If I should die right now
The mind would fill with fear
But somewhere there’s a truth in me
That makes it all so clear
Immortal is the core of me
I know it always will be
The one that cannot ever fade
I am this one 
I am me.


Details | Didactic | |

Winners Never Quit


Winners never quit,
Quitters never win,
If you’re ill fated,
it’s not your sin,

Take it positive,
whether you fail,
Mold you harder
sharp like a nail,

Coz slow and steady
wins the race,
Don’t matter how
shorter is your
pace,

And be steadfast and
not to falter,
Have you viewed a
rein like a halter,

A pulse less thing
but control,
A horse cab and
their soul,

A feeble man who
empowers his
energies,
Can defeat the world
with countless
mysteries,

And a man with full
vain and power,
Can’t even create a
pillar or tower,

Until one faith on
his qualities and
capabilities,
He won’t able to
surmount with
possibilities,

Summit the highest
peak of the world
yes you can!
Beat all
difficulties and
hurdles with your
plan,

Wake up young man;
it’s not a dream,
So get over worries
and have big beam.

Shahid Hussain
Chouhdry


Details | Free verse | |

Move On

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


Details | ABC | |

Path

Will I turn back? No, why?
Cuz this is my path, in life.
Will i stop, and wait for death?
Or will I live life, Breath by breath?
I choose to live day to day, with this life,
Cuz death can take us at any time.
Why not make the best of what we have now?
I REFUSE to keep my head hanging down.
I will try to live life to the best of my ability,
With peace, love, and tranquility.
i choose to be and think positively,
If I dont, I'll be self demolishing.
I chose the path I walk, Whether it be with someone or alone,
I'm pleased with myself and maybe a place to call home...
Who knows?
I will mature even wiser than before
Don't be jealous because YOUR decisions were poor.
Happier more than I ever was, now uncovered,
A life out there, WORTH being discovered?!?!?!?!?
Will I turn back? No, Why?
Cuz this is my path, in LIFE.


Details | Free verse | |

Beyond The Distance And The Days

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


Details | Free verse | |

Champion

We walk talk like champions in the streets of nowhere planting seeds birthdays turn into funerals the life cement was not strong enough to build our hopes or blessings that petrol drive through our hidden abilities we all have spare wheels that God personally manufactured for us and He made education our only air filler for flat tires and this is why we don't stop and breath on our way to our dreams before we get admired right at this moment sum1 is getting cured through the love of spoken worded words laying clear pictures and he could name us life pitchers with endless scriptures and that's for his ears as he turns to be the world's champion


Details | Rhyme | |

Jesus Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me

Jesus Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me! Jesus is the best thing that happened to me! He loves me so much! It’s plain to see! Jesus has provided everything I need, to get tough! If it wasn’t for him… I don’t know what I’d do! Jesus has come, that I might life so abundantly! He’s given me all I need… Most assuredly! He does for me, what nothing in this world, could ever do! And completely understands, everything I go through! He brings his peace, hope and a blessed satisfaction! I can have fellowship with him! A “heavenly interaction!” He can restore what the enemy has stolen and taken away! He brings a true meaning! And has changed me today! I’m very thankful! For all that he’s provided! I’m going to live for him! This has already been decided! Thank you Jesus! My lord and my best friend! You’ve done so much for me! Over and over again! I praise your name! And want you to know… I’ll tell others of your goodness… Wherever I go! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

My telephone booth

Always a little leak,
Dripping in my roof.
As the thunder and the lighting,
Storm around my telephone booth.
The tidal wave is rising,
To drown the children a sleep,
As we hammer in the nails,
Through his bleeding wrists and feet.
Some talk of joy and wonder,
Some talk of better days,
But I try to tell you something,
That makes you shy away.

The humanity inside you,
The innocent lamb and dove,
Have been eaten by the humans,
Covered in *****and mud.

Your soul you held within you,
Your children that you loved,
Have been eaten by the humans,
Who drank the holy blood.

The holy and the sacred,
That once we beheld in awe,
Is now the dancing laughter ,
Of the drunkard and the whore.

Always a little leak,
Dripping through my roof,
As the fishes go on swimming,
Around my telephone booth.

more poem at http://labyrinthoflies.com


Details | Sonnet | |

To A Child Who Has A Disorder

Children with an illness,
Go through life,
They are looked down apon,
Because they are different,
When really they are not,
They are no different from  you and me,
They have the same blood,
Running through their bodies,
Just as their hearts as well,
So, don't just look apon,
Their outer appearance,
And judge them,
For who they really are,
For a lot of them,
Are smarter and brighter,
Than you and I,
Could possibly be,
On our brightest day,
For they have the gifts,
From God up above,
So, always take the time,
To get to know their inner beauty,
For who they really are,
Cause they too need love,
Just as everyone else does,
If not even more.


Details | Free verse | |

My Notebook

Stimulating ideas pop into your head
You need a pen…you need a piece of lined paper 
It looks like you’re outtah luck…no wonder you’re drowning in dread
You need a shoulder to lie your head down for a moment’s rest… 
You need a helper…to aid you while you struggle emotionally…
I’m not trying to irritate you purposely

Try with all your might…try your best
To stay optimistic and fervent 
I believe that you’ll pass the test
Be upbeat, kindhearted and jubilant  

I appreciate the words you wrote on my notebook…
Sometimes, I feel like leftovers left on the counter…
I’m a rotten mess – you’re leaving me as if I’m an uninteresting book 
Sometimes, I feel like a coward – I don’t mean to bother…

But, you’re like no other . . .

You’re like a mat – you’re constantly stepped on…
I’m like YOUR unwanted tool – 
I stepped on you and
Pushed your buttons
I accused you of being the fool 
When, in fact, I’m the fool by your side…
You’re drifting…pushing me aside…

I’m writing words of truth though – 
Expressing how much I’m fond of you 

I esteem your presence
Glowing with glee 
At times, you do say things without thinking 
I’m the god of distress – 
You’re leaving me breathless 
Cutting me down like I’m some decaying tree
You don’t see how much you make me…
Guilty for your crimes
Taking the blame about the hundredth time 

At times, I feel that I’m awkward when I’m around you

You’re like a backpack – you carry everyone’s weight…
You’re like a sponge – soaking in our stress
I’m a distraction to you – you’re wasting valuable time…but don’t hesitate 
I’m writing words of self-centered feelings – logic doesn’t exist…
But these feelings aren’t as bad as committing a crime
These feelings come and go – I just had to confess 
I didn’t mean to screw up your progress…

Hey, if you need a few sheets of paper to right on, 
Use me like a notebook instead…and write with all your might
It seems as if you read me…like a book that drags on and on 
Use me as your tool of relaxation… and read me all night  

When you wrote those words on my notebook…
It made my day…you’re such a delight 
Like reading a fascinating, classic book


Details | Free verse | |

Gratefulness

To be absolutely certain To be firmly convicted in principle and belief Is the scariest feeling of all But, like all feelings, it never lasts The conviction stays, but the mind wanders Deep into the zones of ostensible comfort Where it rests merely to frenzy Into the streets of opposition Straight into the absolute wrong But the feeling never lasts It returns to the minute certainty The mind becomes determined in the conviction it has embraced And the best feeling rises above the initial fear: Gratefulness
6-29-13


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Words of Wisdom to the Youth

As tears of strength and courage slip down my face,
I have waited so long for this euphoric embrace.
Through trials and tribulations,
I have kept my head up and marched,
Strived through fearlessly.
Though I walk through the valley of shadows and death,
I shall have no fear.
I know I am meant for more than this.
I strive for perfection,
Which we all know is impossible.
Therefore live life pure and full of bliss.
Be happy,
Take chances,
Fall in love… a few times!
Truly, genuinely learn to appreciate every little thing.
Moments are like shooting stars;
If you don’t keep your head up towards the sky,
You might miss out on the one that will 
change 
your 
life.

March 2013


Details | Rhyme | |

What Kind of Life Will I Choose

What Kind of Life Will You Choose?

Have you thought about the kind of life that you’ll choose?
Will you live by man’s 
or God’s set of rules?

There have been billions of lives that have come and went...
It’s heaven or hell, where your eternity will be spent!

Just think about the many lives that have come and gone…
Where is it that someone matters?  Where do You belong?

There’s a savior in heaven, who knows each of us by name!
He’s the same God 2000 years ago!  And remains the SAME!

He’s the God who created each of us!  
From the dust of the ground!
A new life with Jesus Christ is just waiting to be found!

He’s the same God who’s gives everyone a choice to be made!
His life, for your life, is the price that he paid!

Thanks be to God!  Thank you Jesus!   For your glory divine!
You’re the answer to life!  And the only hope for mankind!

Jesus is coming back very soon!  Will you be ready to go?
Each day that you live…  There remains a decision for your soul!

Glory to God in the highest!  May it be forever said!
Jesus has brought the victory!  He’s arose from the dead!

Hallelujah!  Thank you Jesus for your blessing so real!
Behold!  The same God today!  The God of Israel!

The life that you choose…  Is for you to decide!
If you choose a life of Christ…  
You’re on the winning side!

By Jim Pemberton   10/13/13


Details | Iambic Pentameter | |

Determined To Use

The ambition that was given for mission
Methodically apply message from sky
A hard worker know they need no permission
They remain practical as time flies by

Arising at times their is pessimism
So cautiously they vie for self discipline
While still relying on expressionism
Patience from them is like the drug insulin


Details | Sonnet | |

Little Mountain Star

January 24, 2014

Little Mountain Star

Little Mountain Star, how dare you fall to my feet from afar!
You should be dancing across galaxies warm and happy.
You have an attitude that blemishes when you are sappy.
Carry yourself up to the Northern winds and plant your Star!

Take me with you but bring me back with a great spar.
Hot or cold you must not ever get too snoopy or snappy.
Up! Up! Up! I tell you to rise like your big daddy pappy!
Little Mountain Star hear me, oh hear me plead this par.

You are too big,
Much too little,
I will take a swig!
I stand in the middle!

Conquer me or defeat me, I will adore you forever.
I will stand between this to and fro until whenever!

(R) Registered : 2014 Ann Rich 


Details | Rhyme | |

BELOVED BLESSING of MIRACLE

pretty amazing to behold,
once of a llfetime story never before been told.
behind all the biggest miracle:
there is a woman in every age,
blessed above all the rest of the mother's,
from the beginning,
ever since time began,
you journeyed and fought a good race,
besides everything that we do,
you are a mother, wife, sister, aunt, and grandma,
because of you,
I am not lost.
you found me on low,
you stood by me in every hurt that I cost.
mother of all heritage,
you beloved are a blessing of all miracles.


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

The Silent Lamb

The silent bell rings in the night,
Calling the devils to kneel to the light,
What once was, becomes no more,
As the light breaks through the open door.

What you think and what you feel,
What you saw and thought was real,
Is now only dust on the road,
The desolate remains of your ancient abode.

The new light is rising on the hill,
The new song is singing down in the well,
The new souls are dreaming of your face,
The new hearts are beating at you pace.

The old ideas and reasons you gave,
Are buried in the tomb and in the grave,
The rotting bone and flesh are gone,
In the morning dew, in the morning sun.

The light shines through the open door,
Casts no shadow on the old dirty floor,
The ancient laws of reason and might,
Crumble to dust in the morning light.

What once was real and certain as rock,
Is now the dream the baby forgot,
The new light coming to wake you my love,
The silent lamb and the flying dove.

more of my poems at :
http://labyrinthoflies.com


Details | Personification | |

Why Should I

Was it enough or was it too much?
Sometimes too fast but always too slow!
God knows that I come with these seeds that grow.
Inside and out I absorb every single touch,
But why should I?
Why should I be the only one that knows?
Stepping through time and sliding back so smooth so I go!
I say I can qualify!
Where was I and why was I there?
Sometimes too obvious but always with doubt!
God knows that I come riding in on a prayer.
I absorb every single touch inside and out,
But why should I? 
Why should I be the only one that cares?
Climbing the highest mountains and sliding down so steep but on a dare!
I say I can magnify!

What did I say and what did I do?
Sometimes too quite but always too loud!
God knows that I come with a gleam that shines so proud.
Inside and out I absorb every single touch by you.
But why should I? 
Why should I be the only one in the crowd?
Walking on water and walking backwards but at least I know how.
I say I can intensify!
Do I want to or do you need me to?
Sometimes I wonder and sometimes I simply don’t care.
God knows that I come standing on a higher sky of blue.
I absorb every single touch by you inside and out with this glare.
But why should I?
Why should I be the only one with this view?
Up in the clouds and aimless but always led by you!
I say, “I SANCTIFY”!


®Registered: 1997  Ann Rich


Details | Light Poetry | |

Learning minds

Learning minds

Today all those little children
it’s important what we teach them
their little minds are now expanding
they need to grow with a good understanding

And it’s our duty to teach them well
To help them want to learn
So they know when you study hard today
tomorrow you will be reward in return

For their holistic development
Is to get a very good education
And teachers have to set am example
For to them you must be an inspiration

So we have to make school more fun
For today and the future generation
For the children of today
Are the leaders of our future nation?

The way we live our lives at home
is how our children will be grown?
So we have to do our part as parents
we can’t depend on the schools alone

Let’s make our schools a safer environment
A place the kids would like to go
For the more happier they are today
So they will have a brighter tomorrow

A child’s learning mind is full of innocence
So we must always use our common sense
Like restricting what they see on TV.
Too much violence can be seen to easily

This is the time they are at that age
they need more than the reading book page
the proper example we as adult’s have to show
Is what they will copy and try to follow?

So let’s invest morals in our children
to grow as respectful young men and women
for their roads a head are full of the unknown
so it’s important what they learn at home

So if we really care for their little ones
let’s show it now and don’t waste any more time
Because if they don’t get their education
That would be wasting of their brilliant minds


Details | Free verse | |

more than fascination

When I first met you 
you were so cute that
my brain just couldn't compute 
so I went mute
 As I stared in awe 
Wanting to know you
Noticing that 
the reason my heart ached was 
 because of you
A girl much more than a pretty face 
I never wanted to make love out of lust
but then I realized 
that it was in you I trust
So I must change 
to show you
this isn't simply fascination 


Details | Rhyme | |

Solitude

Through morning fog,
and mountain air,
a path less traveled
takes me there…
With new found strength,
where once was none,
as I climb high,
so does the sun.
In this secret, quiet,
hidden spot,
time reveals
what’s important...
- and what is not.
It doesn’t matter
what you’ve bought,
but it matters
what you’ve built.
If you make your
presence noticed,
then your absence 
will be felt…
 
 
Copyright © 2013
 


Details | Free verse | |

By Our Side

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


Details | Rhyme | |

Jesus, Help Me to Have Good Thoughts

Jesus, Help Me to Have Good Thoughts! There’s thoughts and images Satan plants in my head. I know that he ultimately wants me spiritually dead! He tries to twist the truth into a “false reality.” But wants me to end up as a spiritual fatality! There are many crazy dreams that are out there! It’s the evil and sinful ones that Satan wants in there! I know this very well! And have failed many times! I know it was wrong… But I didn’t commit a crime! But I’ve taken what God beautifully designed… By allowing ungodly thoughts to enter my mind! I need to allow God’s spirit and words to cleanse me! No matter how many things try to distract me! God’s word is truth and is always 100% pure! It’s the only thing that can make my life secure! Anything else is falso! And a strong delusion! If I allow my life and mind to be filled with pollution! I ask for Jesus’ blood and forgiveness to be applied! Anything that I need… God has already supplied! I ask for the Holy Spirit to help and bring about! The cleansing of the filth, in my life throughout! Please dear Jesus, touch and heal me once again! By the renewing of your blood, and taking away my sin! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Jesus, Please Take Over Me

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


Details | Light Poetry | |

LOVE FOREVER FADES AWAY Leave you my tears

 LOVE FOREVER FADES AWAY!!!!   wrote by Mrs.Madhavi.Suyog.Pagare

Waving like the sea,
Your decision was bias.
You ought to give me wedding ring,
But set my dreams on fire.

Can you answer me for the single reason, what made you do this?
Was it the beauty? Was it the caste, or the complexion?

You said I am your love at first sight.
You were the one who took the initiative and intended to keep it up.
You were the one who delightedly filled my heart with zeal of love.
You were the one who elegantly filled the warmth of love in my soul.

Confronted with an unsolvable dilemma’s where there is no right answer, we always know the answer to everything.
But what you did? You just made false promises.
Still you define it as the love, true love?
Or the love that vanished with no reason.
Answer me, answer me, my thee??

Near the bandra reclamation,
Sitting at the amusement park,
You were the one who excitedly expressed your thirsty feelings.
You were the one who stared at me without closing your eyes for a single second.
But you were the one who set my dreams on fire.

You said you will ask your parent’s for lifetime commitment?
But I will ask you one thing, if you feel your parents will understand and decide your love,  then why you fell in love?
If you know that story wont line up with an happy ending, then what made you do this?
It’s just the pain you mounted on my heart. You just broke my heart.

When you blamed, that it’s the caste, it hurted me like hell.
Answer me my love, what made you do this?
I was happy being single.
Then, why you disturbed my life with no reason?
Then, why I got so much acquainted with you for all season?

It’s was so easy, that you picked up different slices of life but why Castism you did my almighty?
In the bruising darkness just left with ashes of memories, lying my face down in ignorance.
You broke my trust for all the life time in my way.
But still you left the happy prints, as a hope of ray.
It’s because of you, Love forever fades away.
But still left with the mementoes of yours, reminded me every day!!










Details | Free verse | |

The Name of Jesus

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


Details | Narrative | |

The Empty Rib Slot

Dedicated to all of the guys who helped me to make the checklist - thanks!

The Empty Rib Slot I think I might have A perfect checklist Highlights from men Gathered now missed Yes special highlights Each man carried some Now added to my checklist For a guy having it all in one This could be the key to find The man I’m dreaming of Not with bits and pieces One filled full of love A man made for me No it would be not I should fit perfectly Into an empty rib slot Let me share this list With every one of you Then decide for yourself If it could possibly be true My first check comes from This guy with dreamy eyes He deeply touched my soul Way more than ever realized He even had a special smile That made you want to grin No matter if life was down He encouraged me to win There was the big hugger With squeezes oh so tight He lifted me off the floor Like if I was taking flight He never did grow tired Of giving me those hugs I never had to ask for them He always did it out of love Then there was the dancer He stayed light on his feet He loved dancing with me Carrying rhythm and a beat Now of course on this list There certainly has to be That best friend I count on Who can also count on me I am even going to count The good points of quality Generated from my brothers And even from my daddy From them they all carry A very good temperament Always being so easy going Not looking for an argument When I am nestled in that slot With a perfect feel of passion All of his glory will then shine As it eludes from my reflection The most important one of all He who shares a spiritual side Being spiritually open with me Not allowing his beliefs to hide I know how this all may sound Like a crazy thing that I’ve got I want the man I fit snuggly with When I match his empty rib slot Florence McMillian (Flo)


Details | Quatrain | |

Cherish

We will cherish these moments
Because they are few,
But please always remember
I will always love you.


Details | Rhyme | |

Thank You Jesus For Changing Me


Thank You Jesus For Changing Me!

Jesus reached down to my life 
and changed it!
His love touched my soul
 and “rearranged” it!

He brought to me his mercy
 and care.
That I may share his goodness 
to people everywhere!

He restored unto me the joy 
of my salvation!
And brought to my life 
a heavenly invitation!

He gave to me everything 
that I needed!
He brings the victory! 
 Satan is defeated!

He really loves you! 
 Won’t you believe him?
Just reach out to him now! 
 And receive him!

By Jim Pemberton    


Details | Couplet | |

The prison of the keys

And now I've lost my papers,
My passport and my wife,
The very essence of
My identity and life.

My bank account is empty,
My cloths and garments sold,
My skin and bones are ashes,
Spread thin on the open road.

My old car's broken down,
No wheels to touch the floor,
The motor been dismantled,
Stripped clean down to the core.

The bailiffs and the policemen,
Have emptied my abode,
The promises I made you,
Have been auctioned out and sold.

The love I hold within me,
Is all that I now have left,
The rest is bleak illusion,
The bind man and the deaf.

The imaginary people ,
I thought were my friends,
Have left the scene forever,
As the road of life does bend.

And now I stand alone,
Upon this lonely hill,
I gaze upon the meanings,
The years have silently killed.

In the roaring storms of thunder,
In the lightning in the night,
In the whispering of the children,
In the white doves lonely flight.

In the dust of many ages,
That has settled on my soul,
In the ashes of my humanity,
That has filled my begging bowl.

The ancient breeze is blowing,
Calling me to my knees,
To behold the light within me,
In the prison of the keys.

more at http://labyrinthoflies.com


Details | Rhyme royal | |

Doors Will Open

Doors will open, doors will close
Poetry could rhyme or end up like prose

Doors will open, doors will close
Life is hard, life is easy – everyone knows

Doors will open, doors will close
Poetry is dark…poetry is light – every word flows

Doors will open, doors will close
Death is kind…death is cruel – life has its highs and lows 

Doors will close, doors will open
Life is tiresome…life gives you adrenalin 

Doors will close, doors will open  
Poetry could be lovely…or gloomy; invite positivity in 

Doors will close, doors will open
Death is troubling…death is peaceful…a new life shall begin 

Doors will close, doors will open
Poetry is depressing…poetry is uplifting…
Writing’s a success from deep within
That everyone wants to win!! 

Doors will open
Everyone – come on in! 


Details | Quatrain | |

Beautiful, Glorious Day

Run, run, run and give it all up!
Into His arms, commend your love!
Through Him, you are saved!
What a beautiful, glorious day!


Details | Rhyme | |

God Is Good All the Time


God Is Good! All the Time! God is good! All of the time! I'm so thankful, he's a friend of mine! His goodness reaches beyond the stars! He's always here! Never too far! His goodness reaches, beyond our understanding! And gives life freely! And it's everlasting! His goodness brings comfort, Peace, and hope! And helps me down, life's "slippery slopes!" Please, dear God, May your goodness flow! And bring much needed strength to my soul! Your goodness always strengthens my spirit! Help me to be willing, to freely share it! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

Crossing the Bridge

I’m standing at the entrance, there’s another bridge to cross
Will this next step in my journey bring me gain or loss
Should I take the next step boldly? Should I shrink away in fear?
Will it bring me victory? Or will it bring me tears?

I’ve seen other victims lying, crying on the ground
And I know they’re not the kind of folks I like to be around
For they like to blame another for their trouble and their pain
Never lay it at their own feet where it should be lay'n

We’re the masters of our own souls, there’s no one else to blame
We chose all these conditions, now we must play the game
We came to learn some lessons, we set it up this way
We wrote the rules, the whistle’s blown and now it’s time to play

Each life presents more problems, there for us to solve
We’ve planned it very carefully, to help our souls evolve
Before we’re born we see our failings, see what we must do
Then choose a life that will correct the things that we need to

We choose the right environment that will help us best
To resolve our issues, and put us to the test
We choose our friends and family to help us with the task
Confront us with our issues, whatever we did ask

Though we can’t remember, with some deep thought you'll find
Our souls did this within us, in our subconscious mind
So when we meet the problem and don’t know what to do
Remember that we put it there, a hurdle to push through

The soul is on a journey and goes from life to life
It grows by overcoming all forms of pain and strife
That one day it can reach, through all the steps it’s trod
That perfect state, reintegrate, fully back with God

So here I stand now wond'ring, my heart begins to race
As I recall my purpose for coming to this place
I charge forward boldly with not a backward glance
And thank my God within me for giving me the chance


Details | Rhyme | |

Do You Feel Like Ending Everything


Perhaps you feel like your life is “spiraling down” It’s as if everything’s come “crashing to the ground” Is your lie filled with A lot of apprehension? Just living day by bay with a lot of tension? Maybe you’re at a “low point” and very “distraught.” In life’s circumstances… you feel trapped and caught. If you feel confused… Like you’re in a “trance…” God’s word says to TRUST HIM, in every circumstance! God’s here to pick you up,\ when you stumble! He’s always do it, And never grumble! If life’s dealt you a bad hand, don’t try name it! Jesus loves you so much! It’s hard to explain it! All of heaven invites you to Invite Jesus as your lord! An eternal life with him, can be your great reward! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

I Want to Give God My Best

I Want to Give God My Best!

I want to give to God my very best.
And let him take care of the rest!

I want to give God a life of imperfection…
And seek his will, 
whatever the direction!

I want to follow the footsteps of the master…
As things in life have a way of “going faster!”

I want to let God know much I love him!
And each day, I want to obey and trust him!

I want to take the time to invite you to know him!
Won’t you come now? 
And kneel down before him?

God extends to everyone
 a heavenly invitation!
All who wants to, can accept
 his mercy and salvation!

I want to praise him for what 
he’s done for me!
He’s done all of this,
 because he loves me!

I just want to let you know how 
much we need him!
Won’t you join me now… 
And believe him?

By Jim Pemberton   10/17/13


Details | Free verse | |

Freedom in Love

Keeping my head up, treading water
Cut throat surviving, struggling
Going under, death visits
Will to live, tested!
Selfishness Vs Selflessness
A Greater Love, encompasses me
God demonstrating mercy, for his children
Learning about forgiveness, cultivating, inner faith
Melody of Love, one can experience
In the darkest, waking hours, of everyday living
Self survival, learning how to live
Peace of Mind, Peace of Heart
Peaceful Spirit, Freedom in Love


Details | Lyric | |

It's a crying shame

It’s a crying shame

In the midnight hour
I stroll along this shore
A silence comes on over me
I’ve felt this thing before
It’s a kind of joining up with God
Whatever that might be
In the midnight hour so all alone with me.

So early in the morning
Before the dark has gone
I stroll along these wetland trails
My heart all filled with song
I hear the birds who come alive
Sing their prayers for the day
In the early morn, the whole world seems okay

It’s a crying shame
That the silence has to go
Amidst the noise of the market place
What happens to that glow
That come when folk are not around
Oh, it’s a crying shame
It might be that it’s only me to blame.

I walk amidst the market place
With all the noise it makes
The gossip and the judgements come
It’s noise for it’s own sake
As I try to find the silence
Of the morning and the night
I am searching for that source of all delight.


Details | I do not know? | |

I Am A Man

I am a man
Who once stood upon the top of his mountain
I am a man
Who had everything he could ever ask for
I am a man
Who held his whole world in his hands
I am a man
Who through his own stupidity crushed it all to dust
I am a man
Who has lost his daughter
I am a man
Who lost his dear wife
I am a man
Who has lost his family
I am a man
Who's whole world collapsed, was turned upside down, torn apart and scattered like the dust he created
BUT I AM A MAN
Who today stands stronger for it
I am a man
Who through it all started walking down the road to freedom
I am a that man
Who may have forgotten to wear shoes
But I am that man
Who with every bridge he crossed, struck a match, and watched that bridge 
burn to ash
I am a man
Who took his bull by the horns
And SNAPPED THOSE ****ERS OFF!!!
I am a man
Who today stands stronger then any oak tree you will ever find
I am a man
Who has been to hell and back
I created hell myself
AND I HAVE SURVIVED
I am a man
I am a man
I am a man
Who is stronger for it.....


Details | Rhyme | |

I Know of An Old Fashioned Family


There’s a family I know,  that may seem old fashioned.
But they serve others from a heart of compassion!

They don’t have much in the scope
 of entertainment.
But they have each other,
 and much contentment.

They have a love for God that comes from within!
And are thankful to the Lord
 for being their friend!

They don’t get too involved with that the world brings.
They have each others love.  
They have everything!

This family has been an inspiration to others too!
By their giving hearts, in much of what they do!

This family has a commitment to serve God above.
And have asked Jesus to fill them with his love!

This may seem old fashioned, 
not to have a lot of things…
But they know their Lord 
and the love that he brings!

I’m thankful to know them and their Godly inspiration…
I extend to them a heart of thanks  and appreciation!

Please dear Lord, bless and keep them in your arms!
Be with them Jesus, and protect them from harm!

May the blessings of God keep 
flowing through them!
And may the peace and joy of God continue to be with them!

By Jim Pemberton   05/29/13


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My Brother Needed Prayer

My brother came to me, desperate for prayer! Filled with hopelessness and despair! I reached out to him to begin to pray… But I couldn’t find any words to say! The Holy Spirit began tugging at my heart within… Convicting me of holding on to a “secret sin.” THIS SIN, God told me I must first let go, For this was eating at my soul! My prayer life had been such a mess! I repented! And to God… I confessed! I called out to Jesus’ precious name! Inviting him into my heart to reign! On bended knees before my Lord I began to bow, My prayer was going to be answered… Somehow! The prayer request for my brother Was going to be met! For God has never failed me YET! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

The Light

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


Details | Rhyme | |

Overcome

I picked up a penny face-down,
But I don't believe in luck.
Everything happens for a reason;
God's mercy frees the stuck.
Redeem me, Heavenly Father;
Please, I know the wrong I've done.
Thank You for dying for me;
My sins You have overcome!


Details | Rhyme | |

Where Will I Be Tomorrow

Where Will I Be Tomorrow? Where will I be tomorrow? That’s my question! I continue traveling on… Seeking my life's "mission." There are many roads, and journeys to go on. I’m trying to find out, where I really belong. There are many choices of what to do and see… There's both good and bad waiting for me! But, there is a God who called out my name. When I heard his voice... To him, I came! He gave me a promise! A 100% guarantee! He promised to forgive my sins, that I may be free! I will spend today and tomorrow with him! I’m going to take time, and get to know him! I'm here today! I don't know what tomorrow will bring! But I can trust Jesus! To take care of everything! Where will I go? I know where I will be! Spending time with my Lord! For eternity! By Jim Pemberton


Details | I do not know? | |

Many Questions, One Answer

The bills, the pain, the drama, the rain
The storm grows larger and floods your brain 
With thoughts that begin to drive you insane
 Like, if I trust God will it all go away?
What am I missing? Empathy? Faith?
What will happen if I stay on this pace?
Am I one of those people that God can replace?
If I don’t change now is it hell I face?
Could we all be afraid of meeting our fate?
All these years trying to find someone to relate..
Is it true you can fall victim of a time and a place?
If I pray hard enough can I erase [pause]
The anger, the envy, resentment and hate ?
or at 25 years old could I be too late?
To try and change my life to get a new slate
And chills cover my arms and my heart begins to race
All of a sudden I can’t hear any rain
Laughter replaces the fear that remained 
and God lets us know it will all be ok
Forgive those around you and thank God for each day
Think with your heart and in Gods you will stay.


Details | Quatern | |

Your Only Friend

     YOUR ONLY FRIEND       
Out of the night she's called for you
and raised you from a restless sleep
into the life you're going through,
into the life you can not keep.

She's known by all, her name is Death,
you see her, then you realize,
she is your very final breath
and you have seen it in her eyes.

You look again, to clear your head
but truth is truth, and now you know,
your book is finished, it is read,
and now it's time to go.

So long you wondered who she was
if she would ever be a friend,
but now you see the love she does,
and it is there beyond your end.

She whispers all the things you've done
and sings them in her song
each rising star, each setting sun,
it all played out, but played out wrong.

And there is nothing here for you,
so welcome her, she is your end,
and go to where you must go to
to know sweet Death, your only friend.
        ©  ron wilson aka Vee Bdosa the Doylestown Poet


Details | Quatrain | |

Not The Same Without You

It's not the same without you;
The days are rainy and the nights are blue.
My heart is crying and God is too,
But we are smiling, waiting here for you.


Details | Epic | |

The Settlement of the Four Ligures

The stones slipped through the great fingertips of God
Each ligure staked its existence on the four corners of the universe
The quadrivial region began to spin and pull into a sphere
And pathways revealed their footholds 

The fourth ligure bravely landed in the midst of history
So that one day the future settlement of the second 
Would be moved by the last—by the past
Suffering much it stayed
Manifesting in incandescent words
Thrusting evanescence upon the weak
Selfless, it's sorrow would move the merriest
Would move the unmovable

The third lies in the profound valley of mystical guardians
Star-recruited, they are the very light above the canvas of gray
They embrace the stone—are inspired by the stone  
The very reflection of their creator was evident
Upon their unremitting glimmers
Unafraid to stare the others down
Motivated and construed by the glower of death
Eyes move fixedly beyond the simple vast

The second ligure rested upon the shoulders of invisible martyrs 
The hopeful power it planted on the sufferers was unbelievable
For spectators used their disbelief to cover their ever-placed envy
They never were part of the battle—they merely watched
Always seeing truth
But they never quite absorbed
Like a rock hitting the water
The inevitable fate was to fly and sink

The first of the ligures settled in the very reservoir of Satan himself
Even the very heart of the devil is marked
Though rebellion embarked  
The cold stone landed upon his naked bosom
He despaired not to the pericopal truth the gods had bestowed upon him
He merely despised it
But wished not to lose it
For such a stone to fall upon that dark corner—he felt pride for the gracious wound

In truth, there are twelve ligures of stone 
And four were dispersed, dropped into the universe
The last eight the great Eternal wears upon his breastplate 
And only He can re-move these ligures

-July 20, 2013-
-For Shadow Himilton's Any Subject Contest-
-Thanks for the inspiration-


Details | Ballad | |

Dawn is breaking

Dawn is breaking

Willie wagtail in my garden 
Sings a very special song
Telling me the sun is coming
Dawn will break soon, won’t be long
It’s dark outside with full moon shining
But soon the light will show its face
Green parrot makes his bell like music
How his song has so much grace

Kookaburra, he is laughing
Something funny has touched him
Could he be laughing at us human’s
With all our wars and crazy din?
Spring is just around the corner
And all of nature seems to know
As I sit here in the morning
My world it has a special glow.

Now the world has gone all silent
Waiting for the dawn to break
Soon the chorus is beginning
Singing just for loves own sake
All the birds will join the chorus
And my heart will start to sing
How I love these life soaked mornings
Such joy to me they always bring.

25 August 2013 @ 0631hrs.




Details | Rhyme | |

Your Gorgeous Life

You wake me up with Your endless light
So beautiful in shining, so bold, so bright!
You paint the landscapes and let Your love shine
For the whole world to see, to feel Your gorgeous life!


Details | Free verse | |

My Love Intended

My love intended for the girl of my dreams,
she walks from side to side,
not knowing that I walk alone.

She is beautiful than any other thing in this simple world,
everything around her shakes and trembles
as she walks on by without a spare of a passing glance.

The wine is drunk
the last cigarette smoked,
the pain of heartache gone away.

It feels good to see her go my way,
to take the pain with her away from me,
as I sit in the wayward cafe on the river of ashes.

A beautiful girl she is mine,
but that course of life shall no surpass mine,
and my heart beats and takes me away
in hope of falling in love.

Irony of love and hate,
it is similar in many ways,
as I sit and think of her.

She angers me,
but when the vail of anger falls over my eyes,
the passion of love enters my mind.

Come now, take me away,
hold me in your beauty,
and love me with your gentle body.

Go into the gardens,
where the nightingales sing,
and sit at the patio's crossway.

Watch the artists paint pictures of the garden,
watch the writers write about the garden,
and watch us go and pick flowers in the garden.

The air smooth and wind breeze calms the nerves,
the pain of my sorrowed heart is soothed,
by her sweet intellegence and beauty.

Her eyes, orbs of blazing sunlight,
blind me with the beauty of her beauteous face,
her lips and skin smooth and pure.

She is glorious,
My love she is the dream girl,
who comes and takes my nightmares away from me.

As I sit on the park benches,
I light my last cigarette,
and reminicse on the days with my love.

I close my tired eyes only for a moment,
and the moment is gone,
my beauty is gone.

The tears are all gone,
the pain has gone,
the feelings of everlasting love are all gone.

Where did it all go?
Where did my beauty go?
Where did my love go?

All gone now, all gone now,
as I grow old,
the feeling of death takes me by surprise.

The park bench is cold,
the cigarette is burnt out,
I am longing for a drink.

I lay in a wayward cafe
drink a coffee and talk to myself
discussing a book of poetry.

Looking over to the right
I am blinded by beauty once again
this time this is no dream.

Alas, my dream girl came
that appeared in my sunny pleasure dome,
who has walked barefoot in the gardens of my mind.

She sat with me,
I looked at her
and we smiled together.

We held hands together,
and dreamed together,
forever and ever.

Love everlasting,
everything everlasting,
cigarettes smoked together.

A cloud over our heads
in the shape of a heart
my love.


Details | Acrostic | |

My Delivery


I was born with this name 
A name that cannot be moved.
Through my struggles and through my pain
These shackles I shall remove.
Dignified in all my ways 
Eminent proven that can't be replaced.
I am a true man of virtue
That cannot be measured by time or space.

I'm a Star of my own 
Reflecting the rays of my thrown.
Magnificent and Majestic 
In the land of milk and honey, I am the backbone.
Often misunderstood, 
Confound and misconstrued.
Even in contempt of their judgement
My adulation infatuation will remain intact for my brood!

My love is undenying
Everlasting and undying.
Unreplaceable, indestructible
My fable inspires that transcends to be noble.
The King of my castle
A fraction define from a point of a decimal
Denoting in the tenth power 
That represents the commandments of my counsel.

In translation...
I'm a man unrecognized by his emotions
Yet his word's expression
Forms a principle which defines in connotation.
My concentration
Concerns to adjourn any iniquitous Interpretation. 
Adjudicated as if uneducated
Yet  their mind's unable to define the intonation of my elucidation. 

So therefore there's no question!
That I am...A son reflected by his own creation.
In his own reflection 
My third eye indicates the gift of this phenomenal articulation. 
So as my motivation
My delivery will continue to build in its meticulous manifestation.
A man that will man up
To whom, I will claim to recognize his own dejected aberration.


Details | Ballad | |

Listen

Listen to the buzzing, in your ears,
Listen to the humming, of your fears,
Listen to the baby, crying inside,
Listen to the pleading, in your lover's eyes.
Listen to the music, you have never played,
Listen to the sinner, who's never been saved.
Listen to the empty, silence of your mind,
Listen to the whispers, of man kind.
Listen to the never, heard nor seen,
Listen to the listener, who has never been.
Listen to the monkey, you know you really are,
Listen to the wise man, who's never been that far.
Listen to the dying, crying man,
Listen to the bottle, buried in the sand.
Listen to meaning, you never really meant,
Listen to the letter, you never really sent.
Listen to the lovers, who loved another one,
Listen to the brothers, torturing their mum.
Listen to the noisy, who never say a thing,
Listen to the silent, crying deep within.
Listen to the never, ever really said,
Listen to the dead man, laying in his bed.
Listen to the flying, dying man,
Listen to the solid, only made of sand,
Listen to the night time, they told you that was day,
Listen to the meaning, they stole an took away.
Listen to the singer, who never made a sound,
Listen to the thunder, in the lightning cloud.
Listen to the voices, you never hear within,
Listen to the last train's whistle, whistling.


Details | Lyric | |

FOREVER WE ARE ONE

If we don't let go the past
the future will not come so easy,
so many time we go wrong
many time we are right
yet we are not perfect 
need to forgive others
that hurt us,thou heart may remember forever
heart may not want to give chances any more any longer
we need to move on without the past
we maybe taller than a tree yet we cant see the future
it is covered by the cloud
the future is many distance away
hard to believe,hard to see
everyday we try harder
everyday it goes longer
a plant today can be a beautiful flower tomorrow so dont up-root it
forgive and let go the past by-gun is by-gun,
give love a second chance
        !!!!let go the past-let come a new day!!!!!


Details | Free verse | |

Love Built By God Above

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


Details | Rhyme | |

Shimmering Darkness

She woke up everyday 
to the beckoning of death's toll. 
But decided to embrace life, 
pulling herself from the darkened hole. 

With a new brightness in her eyes, 
she lived life as partially buried gold. 
Never afraid of the darkness, 
or what the future may hold. 

Shimmering beneath the dirt, 
her beauty shall now unfold. 
True legacy lies hidden to reign, 
for a prodigy has risen from bitter cold. 

One example of grace goes far, 
farther then any story ever told. 
With strength that comes from deep within, 
that's been held from days of old. 

Among the majority she lived, 
witnessing atrocities flare. 
From her soul she would always give, 
though no one seemed to care. 

As the bells of sadness began to ring, 
she would rise above the gloom. 
Out of darkness and despair she would sing, 
with a melody that filled the room. 

The tears that had fallen proved as strength, 
to her ever-impending light. 
Onward traveling to any length, 
for what she believed was right. 

When darkened paths shimmer, 
despite the pangs of apathy, 
through life she will always glimmer, 
no matter what the tragedy.


-Collab with Dan Kearley! You're the best, Dan!


Details | Free verse | |

Every Second We're Away

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


Details | Free verse | |

THE DRAGONFLY

Oh where does the dragonfly go, between the reeds,
And murky shore.
Gently dipping his wings edges, in the waters cooling
 Ripples, dancing across the tingling ponds waves,
To moisten it's beautiful translucent appendages,
So sheer and delicate of design.
Danger's bullfrog, on the Lilly pads so sits still,
Waiting ever so patiently, for the dragonfly to slip.
Yet awareness’s great aerial acrobat, knows better
 Not to mess around with this amphibian's slick
Devilish tongue.
So flights fancy leads him beyond, the flabby 
Froggies reach.
Testing limitations boundaries, this lighter
Than air insect, soars at mercy's whim,
 Gliding the currents wind, and tasting freedom's
Glory of wonderment.
Inspiration's tiniest of miracles, melts the poetic
Heart within, humbling one to pause, at nature's
Beauty beyond words expression.
Gleaming beneath the summers sun, the light
Shines and shimmers, as if made of glass,
A reflective surface of diamonds, cast asunder
With hews deepest blues, as it's aquatic canvas
Background below.
In this spiritual garden of the wetlands, cannot
Thee taste the essence of true purity, amongst
Clarity’s crystal clear air.
Oh do I not envy such a creature, as this the
Dragonfly, to drift a aloft from reed, to the
Abandoned Lillie pad, and see such magnificent
Natural beauty within nature itself.

BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 


Details | Pastoral | |

A MONK'S PRAYER

A MONK’S PRAYER

God, as my creator, has vested great works.  To partake on this journey, I must know that I am worthy and denounce those that state I am not.  I will travel light without any burden.  Iniquity is throughout the universe.  Globally I trek.  My wandering is to inform a greater determination, incite recognition of the Lord Almighty, and bring about worship and praise via supplication.  My hope is justification.  My beliefs are as all.  My mind does not negate other thoughts.  I am an adviser for progression in which I am evolutionary and advance in meditation.  To the Lord, I give my soul.  Amen

User Name; Verlena 
Pseudonym: Oblivion Dark Sunshine
Motif: Pastoral/Religious/Spiritual/Philosophical (Please read About this Poem...)
For: Contest: Impress me with a small poem! (New / Old) 
       Entry Date: February 25, 2014


Details | Rhyme | |

Whispers From A Crescent Moon LGT

In the shadow of the mountain, I've watched the sun go down, and the heavy weight of evening's mood, is a mirror of my own. My eyes are drawn to solitude, where the only light I see, is reflected from the crescent moon, which whispers down to me. In the shadow of the mountain, my words are wanting free. With pen in hand, I scribble down, those secret parts of me. My thoughts become like shooting stars, reflections one can't see. The secret dreams I've longed to tell, escaping eagerly. In the shadow of the mountain, I lift my pen to write. The fantasies, both dark and light, are tossed into the night. Flickering sparks, like fireflies, are the dreams I know are real, and acceptance from a crescent moon, has lightened what I feel. I strain to take a second look, as if I'm in a trance. The midnight moon, that smiles at me, has offered a new chance. With whispered songs, and moonlight's glance and amber arms to keep, my head will rest, and I'll be blessed, until I go to sleep. ______________________________________________________________


Details | Epigram | |

Like A Sytematic Automatic Replay

This record player has a switch
Then there is the pitch and ditch


Details | Didactic | |

Didactic Quotes II


Behaving according to values leads to euphoria and inspiration. And as I (smilingly) say sometimes, this is what saves the soul.

Selecting to be alone if you should, fight and stand tall, saves the soul and mind.

Selecting to be smart, refusing to compromise without reacting foolishly, saves your dignity and spirit.

Being a winner in your perceived world by just applying your aura and presence, makes you a master.

Winning the needs of your own self and those your perceived world imposes upon you, makes you an Overman.

© G. V., 08-18-2013 All rights reserved


Details | Rhyme | |

God Knows Why We Need HIM

God knows why we really need him!
He has put the enemy beneath him!

He knows that without him, we shall fail!
We’re like the blind following life’s trail!

He also knows, that his son bled and died…
That day on the cross, he was crucified!

He knows that his son arose from the dead!
He’s alive now!  And is our daily bread!

Do you know how much God loves you?
How much he wants fellowship with you?

Do you even think about for just one moment..
Of Christ’ love?  And his blood’s atonement?

He did all of this with one purpose in mind.
To offer his salvation to all of mankind!

No matter what you may say, 
or think of him…
It’s all of us, that need him!

Won’t you join with me,
 before God, in prayer?
Wherever we are…
  He’s already there!

Won’t you join with me, and receive him in?
To cleanse us, and take away our sin?

Won’t you begin today?  And feel his power?
You can be a new person! This very hour!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

My Brother Needs Prayer

I Have A Brother That Needs Prayer!

I have a brother that really needs prayer!
When it comes to God, he doesn’t care!

He’s living a life by his own set of rules.
And thinks Christians are a bunch of “fools.”

The only thing that seems important to him…
Are the things in life that are close to him.

Wandering down a path that he chooses…
The one he’s chosen… It’s him that looses!

Please, dear Jesus, keep him in your care!
Wherever he goes…  I know you are there!

You are the one that my brother needs to come to!
No matter the false “dreams” he may run into!

Please dear Lord…  Protect from all harm!
May he seek the strength of your loving arms!

May your voice beckon the master’s call!
He really does need YOU after all!

By Jim Pemberton   




Details | Rhyme | |

I Was In A Place That I Didn't Belong

I Was In A Place Where I Didn’t Belong!

I was in a place where I knew I didn’t belong!
God’s spirit was there…  But the flesh was strong!

I felt alluring voices almost “overwhelm me.”
There were so many temptations that surrounded me!

I could feel the pull!  The tugging of my heart!
I knew this was going to happen! From the start!

As I began to feel many voices, pulling my spirit.
I wanted to run, but could not seem to do it!

In one moment of hopelessness, to Jesus I cried!
I couldn’t run from this!  No matter how hard I tried!

Just when I thought that there was not a way out!
I remember what some of the Bible was about!

I knew that if I cried to Jesus, he’d be there to help me!
No matter the temptation!  And how it tries to “trip” me!

Before I was going to do something, I shouldn’t do…
I heard God’s voice say; “My son, I’m here to help you!”

I felt the hand of God, reach down and touch my soul!
I knew that God was there, and it was time for me to go!

I jumped up and out of there, as fast as I could run!
Any “excitement” was gone.  I was not having “fun!”

Whatever temptation I gave up, was worth avoiding!
A life with Jesus and family is what I’m enjoying!

Thank you my Lord! For your patience and kindness!
You’ve filled my life with your love and brightness!09/04/13



Details | Haiku | |

SPRING'S HAIKU

beautiful sunset
incredibly few brush strokes:
aha, Spring's haiku

Contest: Regina's "Aha Haiku"
Date: 7-31-14


Details | Free verse | |

spectacles

Show me who you are and i shall paint out broken columns on the valleys of her back as if such figure is un-common
i have found no beauty bending as the vines that are her hair and the frailty of man upon her back is what she bares
bleed her body for the harvest let them feast upon her soul for the nurishment of mother is leaps beyond so bold
she is like the flower growing in the deepest of dark forests,amongst the ivy and hemlock but her skin is much too porous
to concern herself with games that tantalize the men, as they marry on crusade it is her children that she tends
sheath your swords with her ambition and tip your arrows with her will, craft your armour from her strength and in the battle you will kill
come now children from the pasture and lay each upon her side, suckle gently at your mother although theirs pain she does not hide
though the water leaks from rooftops her leaves are thick and block the rain, as the water level rises cling to her branches with no shame
she is the stone upon the beach, once a mountain pound and breached
yet still her disposition clear to love her children that are near

inspired by Roots Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954


Details | Romanticism | |

A Dedication to my Darling Mystic

Dedicated to my darling Mystic Rose...


For my everlasting rose,
for my darling Mystic Rose,
Charished deep in my heart,
for generations to last lifetimes,
on this Beautiful gift,
we all call Mother Earth.

Oh now my dear
come now and do not fear,
I shall take you by your sweet and loving hand,
as we set out in a band,
of two lonely hearts
that both need to be loved.

At first when I came
to this desolate Wasteland;
I was a lonely heart
with poetry that was my art.
You were the first to come to me,
with a smile and a hug.
You read my work,
I won your heart
and you praised me,
looked at me in anew
and treated me diffrently than any other.

My darling Mystic,
Oh how you make me feel;
so grand, so new, so happy.
As I lay my head to rest
I reminisce on your loving words,
that spoke such truth to my soul.
As you praised me through my heights,
and weaped with me through my sorrow,
as I uplifted your soul with the arrangement of words
I wrote from deep down in my weak and weary soul;
You were there always to touch my heart
and cure me of sorrowed tears.

It is impossible to express my love for you,
but see me, to feel my love,
for you my darling Mystic
it tears me apart to not
see your face, to hear your voice,
only to read your loving words
comments on a poem
that was written on a page;
It tears me apart.

Oh, my sweet and everlasting rose,
Blooming in every season,
at every hour,
a beautiful poetess at her midst of an evening twilight
as the nightingales sing outside your window,
I come and show you love and compassion.

Let us go, you and I,
I take you by your hand
and we sail off,
two poets writing of beauty
both in ink upon a blank piece of paper.
To write of love,
My compassion for you
my beautiful rose,
my darlin Mystic.

We shall part seas,
bloom in gardens of beauty,
roses and violets grow tall
around us,
reminding us of our everlasting friendship.
Lilacs and tulups stray long away,
to show my love to a stranger,
but you are no stranger to me.

You are an everlasting rose,
which blooms evertime at the stroke of nine,
and there you stay,
growing in a large and beautiful garden,
that is located deep in my heart.

Now take me, my darling Mystic
your LoveSlayer,
and charish this beautiful write
Charish it at all times,
every hour of the days! 
In honour of your beauty and inspiration
I am a fool in love,
intoxicated with your beauty at heart.


Details | Lay | |

Plight Or Divined Flight

This is confusion at its best
One's will has been put to the test
This concerns the crossing of line
Events all do play out just fine
Consider this before you whisk
The reward is more than the risk
No matter how we scream and shout
Lacking faith always carries doubt
Feelings of love never taken
From those who have felt forsaken
The condition of heart and mind 
They really put us in a bind
Yes, true life is all about change
Though we try not to rearrange
Sometimes we try do what is right
Knowing it is well beyond sight
Whenever you feel the wind blow
Try to understand this and know
No matter how we scream and shout
Lacking faith always carries doubt
Feelings of love never taken
From those who have felt forsaken
Baby eagle steps off the cliff
Spread your wings sweet baby for lift
Soar the heavens way up above
Along side his heavenly dove
No matter how we scream and shout
Lacking faith always carries doubt
Feelings of love never taken
From those who have felt forsaken
Remember the climb of trunk slow
For those of you whom in the know
Again the spreading of wings
Sailing upon wind as though sings
No matter how we scream and shout
Lacking faith always carries doubt
Feelings of love never taken
From those who have felt forsaken


Details | Free verse | |

This Is The Love

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


Details | Rhyme | |

Looking Down From 41 Above

Looking down from 41 above,
I only wish I was below.
The sights and sounds so clear to see
Glitz as white as snow.
The lights are distant to the mountains
And the cabs travel around.
The brightest city in the world
Beams into the heart of this little town.
God please give me the grace to see
You are all I need.


Details | Rhyme | |

I'm Coming Out And Am Proud Of It

There are proud people “coming out!” Yet, they have no idea what real life is about! Many brag about a lifestyle that’s revealing. Yet have lost God’s purpose and meaning! I’m coming out for Jesus! I’ve nothing to hide! I’ve asked him to take away my sin and pride! Of my own accomplishments... I’ve nothing to boast! But I’m proud of God the father, son and holy ghost! Whatever pride we have… We’ve all sinned! Jesus told us; “you must be born again!” Nothing that I’ve done is worth “bragging of.” Rather, I’ve done things that I’m ashamed of! But God reached down to where I was standing! And filled my life with his peace and understanding! The more I have of Jesus, the less I need of me! His power alone is what can truly set me free! I’m coming out for Jesus! The redeemer of my soul! I’m going to shout it! So the whole world may know! I’m not ashamed of Jesus! I am NOT! By his mercy… My sins have been blood bought! For each step you take to God… He takes two! Won’t you allow him to do his work through YOU? A life of righteousness and holiness is what God is asking! Come now! And receive HIS life! It’s everlasting! By Jim Pemberton


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LIBERTY

Today in New York's harbor 
I saw a majestic lady 
With her torch raised for all to see
The millions who've seen her 
Know she stands for 
Not what is but what can be

Passed Ellis Island on a dreamer's ferry 
When an old friend walked up to me
A heart's hope question 
Life's in the daring 
Climb the mountain 
Live to be free

People lost and hiding 
Energy spent disguising 
Seemingly progressing 
But it's just fantasy 
Existing not living 
Longing but not loving

But it can all change 
That's my hope 
That's my heart 
That's my.. Statue of Liberty!

*For Isaiah's "Patriotic Poem" Contest 


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A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter A chance encounter the other day Got me chatting to a stranger Just for some time to pass away. He was very well groomed, very smart. Spoke well too, seemed a decent sort. I told him a little tale I had learned whilst at work. Outside a building that’s up for sale Close to the centre of the town A queue of people gathered. Old clothes, hand me downs. Inside people of good heart and souls Were behind tables long. And a kind of soup was poured into bowls. A slice of bread was added to each one poured. As the hungry-eyed came through the door. As each one passed a thank you was heard. Grateful for the meal today. A simple reply least we can do. All was silent no complaints from the poor. Till a young voice said, ‘Please Mummy I want more.’ I sat back in my chair waiting for a reply. The guy opposite gave a big sigh. He said, ‘Things were tough in those days Very hard for the poor in the Victorian Age. They were ignored, did not count, How could others treat them like that?’ No-one should be without the means I say, To feed and clothe their children today. I looked at him and shook my head. My dear friend you misunderstand The tale was not yesteryear or a foreign land. I visited a local food bank the day before last. And like you I was taken aback. Unless with my eyes I had seen, The myth about scroungers I would still believe. Some get the dregs, others get the cream. This is Great Britain in 2013. But the people of our Nation are strong In times of strife they speak as one. ‘We are mighty as Caesar, mighty as Rome.’ ‘ NI CARBORUNDUM BASTARDORUM’


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Life and it's Constant State

Life and its constant state
With a world trying to survive on passion and love
Some try to force other to believe it is fueled by hate.
What a misconception,
A twisted mind in an unfortunate state.
Having the choice of ignorance could be peaceful;
A way to cope.
Yet the knowledge of the truth in experiments, 
Mistakes and living life will bring you wisdom.
No you cant learn the answer to everything 
And likely never will. 
That is what makes so many things in life as beautiful as they are,
A little bit of mystery leaves the mind to wander off into its own
And truly attempt to make the best of it.

March 2013


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Blossom

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


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The Blood Of Jesus Still Sets Men FREE

The blood of Jesus still sets men free!
So we can live with him…  For eternity!

The power of Jesus and his resurrection…
Brings his presence and a holy conviction!

The love of Jesus brings sweet relief!
May his way of living be our belief!

The glory of Jesus outshines the rest!
Whatever he gives, is always the BEST!

The words of Jesus give much
 needed direction!
It sustains our lives and gives
 godly correction!

The voice of Jesus speaks to everyone today!
May we listen to what he has to say?

He beckons one and all to receive his salvation!
He’s already called, 
and given the invitation!

His blood can wash and cleanse every stain!
You can find it all… 
 In the power of HIS NAME!

By Jim Pemberton    07/23/13


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What God Has Done

What God Has Done!

As I look back on what God as done…
There have been battles lost and won!

I think about the many times I’ve been defeated.
At times, I feel like my life isn’t completed!

There’s been times I didn’t feel like I belonged.
And times when I feel like I’ve been wronged!

In these times of uncertainty
 and hesitation…
I encountered a visit! 
 A heavenly visitation!

I received a message from God above…
A message of peace, hope, joy and love!

The message was powerful and very clear.
I needn’t be afraid!  God is always near!

Jesus has done many wonderful things!
There’s so much to life, that he wants to bring!

I’ve opened up my heart and invited him in!
I have a new hope and security within!

What God has done, has been incredible for me!
An opportunity to be with him, for eternity!

Thanks be to God for his awesome power displayed!
Salvation through Christ,
 has already been made!

Thanks be to Jesus!  All glory and honor is due!
I now know how much
 I really do need YOU!

By Jim Pemberton   10/14/13



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Stuck In The Struggle

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


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Worry Not

I re-dedicate this poem to my sweet friend, Stephen Pettye, who is full of power and strength as he travels this lifetime in a number one status to reach the goals of his full inner growth.  This poem is to help clear his path along the way:

Take those piled up worries And let your troubles go They always go back and forth In our minds to and fro On a clear day With no clouds in the sky Cast you worries away Leaving no questions to ask why Giving more time to count blessings And be thankful for what you’ve got It feels so gloriously wonderful To truly and completely worry not Just clear your mind Away from all thought And enjoy the great feelings That fill the space you’ve caught There are messages to read When the clouds are out That’s when we’re given Something to think about On a clear cloud free day Leave all worries behind Well that’s what I do To clear my mind Yes, it feels good To be worry free And to leave it all With the one Almighty So when the sky is clear I will always worry not And thank our dear Lord For all the blessings I’ve got Florence McMillian (Flo)


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Will You Travel With Me To Heaven PART ONE

Poem: Will You Travel With Me To Heaven?

When you wake up in the morning
From a dream you think is okay
You see your spouse and family
Get ready for another day


The dream you saw, the things you see
The bed on which you soundly sleep
Your kids all grown up, your husband
And old memories that you keep


Who do you think created them?
Were they created from nothing?
If there is no god who made these
All, then what's the point of living?


D'you think we were made from nothing
Then from nothing we live for fun
To eat and drink, to love and hate
Then when we die, what comes is none?

The eyes with which your body sees
Those sockets that keep your eyeballs
The mouth you use for food and speech
The way you answer random calls


The languages you use to speak
And another –your mother tongue-
The way you carry yourself, and
How you breathe through your heart and lungs


The muscles that stretch when you smile
Your friends who often make you laugh
The words you try to understand
And how you sign your name so fast


Your kids who once stayed in your womb
The months you carried them in you
Your feelings when you saw their first
Walk and when they smile back at you


The food you eat and cook each day
The rainfalls that fall from above
The earth you walk on each night and
Day, and the things you've learned to love


The blood that flows 'neath your skin each
Hour, the foods you eat, sweet and sour
The clouds you see above your head
The scent of various plants and flowers


The many colors of people
You see, and many sounds you hear
All things in this universe make
You think that a God must be near


A God who is not in this world
But because of Lordship –Above-
Above the skies and on His Throne
Above anything you can think of

A God who is the Most Powerful
A God who does not eat or sleep
A God who is Above all things
A God who does not sweep the streets


A God who sees us all the time
A God who knows our hidden thoughts
A God who hears us all the time
A God who gives us lots and lots

A God who made this universe
A God who is the King of all
A God who knows the good and bad
A God who causes rain to fall


A God who made all kinds of colors
A God who rotates day and night
A God who knows all languages
A God who gave the moon its light

A God who knows the past and present
A God who sees the future of all
A God who gave all kinds of sounds
A God who gave all forms –short and tall

--->PART TWO


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You Are Rich

Festered lament maddens me
Why must the despair of my heart’s desire
Truly enlighten me? 
I rested among the sick and lame
And found myself no different from the rest
For a troubled mind holds endless poverty
Penniless regret marks as a sickness no doctor can prescribe
For the bottles of balm are empty
And medicinal hope grows angry
I derived my madness from creativity
Revealing the remains of my humanity
‘Cool off, child’, I heard a soft voice whisper
But can’t you see I live off the flame?
It asks for no nickel or dime!
But it seeks to destroy all the same
The small voice returns at times
And often my heart listens
But we all listen
And only believe in the inevitability of pain 
I speak of the majority
Not of you
For you are blessed and beyond disgrace
You have a life—a beautiful face

And most of all, you are rich
With attributes I can only dream of 

You are rich with life and purpose
Holding inscrutabilities I can only wish to understand
You lift me without touch or care
Disposing me from your treasures
Because though you meant no harm, 
You are rich with blessing
And must remove all possible threats
So my festered lament
Remains an enlightenment

I can say I am rich in poverty
But you are forever rich
In Mystery

What hurts the most is knowing
I may be wrong about you
For you are so obscure in this mind
And as empty as I am I wish to be filled
In your richness
But we all are filled to the brim in the end
And sometimes I cannot distinguish the good from the bad
There is nothing I wish to discard
So I hoard in constant deficiency and despair  
And I hoard the idea that you are beyond compare

That you are rich
And always will be richer
Than me—or he


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Trust in destiny

Trust In Destiny

Do your best then trust in destiny,
It’s the only valid thing that you can do.
Cause there ain’t no use in worrying,
It’s a fact I’m telling you.
It wears you down and makes you sad,
Or boils your blood and gets you mad
No worry’s not the proper thing to do.

You found a lump or your children get ill
Or you’re out of dosh and cannot pay your bills,
Or death has shadowed your poor life
Or you think someone may steal your wife,
Your kids are causing too much strife,
It’ll all work out when the time is rife
 It will work out I’m telling you.

So throw them, Ditch the bloody lot,
And look right now at what you have got,
For worry causes love to die and rot
It does, it does I’m telling you.

So watch the Sun come up every day,
In nature everything’s is just okay.
The Earth keeps turning steadily,
And the birds still sing in ecstasy,
And deep within your soul you’re free,
And it all depends on destiny
No matter what you try to do.


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I Choose To Write

I
Write
I Write
I Choose to Write
Because in writing I can share feelings never felt
In writing I can live dreams dreamt 
In writing I express emotions felt and feared 
I can feel high, no need for weed
Just sincere expressions only expressed through my thought to my fingertips
For every pain U caused me, I just choose to write
Because in writing, I release my uncontrollable anger
And offend no one, just a pad, a keypad, my keyboard and my touch screen

I 
Wrote
I wrote of my victories and failures
Wrote about those sweet times
The bitter sweet
The ugly
Ups and Down
Rejections
Appreciations
Heartbreaks 
Breakthroughs 
I wrote in an attempt to fix the wrong 
Even though I have never been right 
So for all these moments I kept writing 
And I wrote 
And narrowed my pain to none
Just a Pad, a keypad, my keyboard and my touch screen

I have Written
And for all those moments I wrote
I built a virtual relationship with myself
In writing , I shared my pain 
Celebrated my gains
The Rise and fall
And how I kept rising after every fall
All this I shared
With none but myself
I have written 
Because I wrote
And I would write
Because,
I just choose to Write.....


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Am I Really Happy

Am I Really Happy?

With everything I’ve acquired and got...
What kind of happiness has it brought?

With everything I have or can name...
Has it given me joy or brought me shame?

With all that this world can give me…
What kind of life “lies beneath me?”

With all of my possessions and wealth…
Do I have contentment and “true” wealth?

I want it to be known and wish to express…
I’m not so sure, I’m what you would call “blessed.”

There’s something I know to be certain.
Tomorrow could be life’s “final curtain.”

There’s something that’s been on my mind.
Have I given God just some of “my” time?

There’s one thing I’m going to do… And do it now!
I’m going to come to the Lord and humbly bow.

This is something I need to say and do...
Give it all to God!  And tell him;
 “I LOVE YOU!”

Something that I should have done already...
When Christ comes again…  I want to be ready!

God’s joy and happiness is true and very real!
The presence of God..,   I can already feel!

What God has given to me, no one can take away!
For he comforts me and is with me every day!

By Jim Pemberton   


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The mustard seed

A mustard seed

Our savior told a story
In his usual way
He tried to make folk understand
As he did on many a day.
He said with voice all soft and calm
“What be it like? God’s heaven
What story can I use today
How can I tell you then?”

“It be like what happens then
When a mustard seed
Is planted there beneath the soil
It be so small indeed
“And yet” he said “once it be planted
So large the tree does grow
And spreads its branches all around
Gives shade where birds can go”

Our Lord, he used these stories
When he did talk to folk
And all that then could understand
They gained from words he spoke
He told folk naught without these stories
Yet to his twelve disciples
He explained then everything
To them he told it all.

2005





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The Corner of Madison and Huron

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


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GENUINE PINOY

7,100 islands, you are made up..
Pearl of the orient seas, that's how you are..
Cradle of four civilization, historians says..
Only Christian nation, even they speak..

Abounded with vast green forests..
Surrounded by shallow to deep trenches...
Choose wether to white and black sands of beaches..
Each island is an enticement...

Every province has it's own native delicacy...
Each one is known for its festival felicity..
Poor as it may seem yet great in hospitality..
Enabling each tourist to feel welcome in grandiosity...

Look around, you will see a smile..
Scattered genuine friendship in mile..
Wether you are black, white or yellow skin..
They don't care as long as you're clean...

Clever and intelligent...
Creative and truly magnificent..
Small probably by height..
Yet, if known you'll be full in sight..

God fearing - spirited by nature..
Responsible enough for the future..
Families implants love to nurture..
Obviously seen in each Filipino creature...

By: olive_eloi
26/09/2013
10:29am


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The God That I DO Believe In

The God That I DO Believe In!

There’s a God that I really DO believe in!
I knew this the moment I received him!

This is the God whom I hold special and dear!
He’s always with me!  Always near!

He’s the God of the glory of heaven above!
He’s also the God who’s given us his love!

He’s the God who doesn’t
 want anyone to go to hell!
His son gave his life! 
 So your soul can be well!

I’ve given him my life with a renewed commitment!
He’s brought to me peace
 and a godly contentment!

He’s God!  And can’t be ruled
 by someone’s theology!
He can’t be explained by science or biology!

He’s given us his word for a godly inspiration!
Let’s not twist it, into our own “interpretation!”

He’s alive and powerful! 
 Let the whole earth proclaim!
The majestic wonder and glory,
 there is in HIS name!

Jesus is alive today!  He reigns in resurrection power!
You too can know him! 
 And be changed this very hour!

The God that I believe in,
 can be your God too!
He’s done his part!  The rest is up to YOU!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Star-Bound

February 02, 2014

Star-Bound

As I lay me down to nourish my sleep,
I am Star-bound with my heavenly light.
I can touch one then two come into sight.
I search midnight skies for a Star I keep.

I pray Thee Lord my Soul to seek!
I pray Thee Lord my great Sunlight!
I pray Thee Lord my only Moonlight.
I pray Thee Lord my Grace I speak!

It’s just so bountiful,
Down to Earth Justice!
So, So, So, plentiful!
I just can’t scratch a surface!

Star-Bound I am stuck in this traffic jam!
Star-Bound I am just as I truly, truly am!

© Copyright: 2014 Ann Rich


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Instruments of Love

I recite your name in              the whispers of the wind
for bonded to my heart          are you until the  end
I lifted the chalice                   drank deeply of its wine
I felt of its effects                    the fullness of divine

Like the chords of piano        and dulcimers delight
your melodies do waft            through every thought at night
a master plays the chords     a violin with strings
plays my heart like a harp     whose music on it rings

Your fingers play me like       the stroke of piano keys
every touch I enjoy                your heart it aims to please
you are a symphony              whose chords have touched my heart
a birth cries transmission       of transformation every part

Songs like an aria                  may yet I learn to sing
whose vocals resonate          the inmost of my being
You left no line untouched     no strand is mine alone
made sure you did I knew      would make you me your own
 
Somewhere I lost myself        I gave it all to you
things I don't understand       reasons appear askew
I inhale you my breathe         to deepest parts within
need you to embrace me      as close as your own skin

We retire together                 speak 'neath the baleful skies
of every trial in life                 and those who live in lies
greet me in the morning        curl around me at night
sing to me of love songs       of futures very bright
 
The wedding of my heart      tears away my mind
I want to    forever                 hold you for all of time
Are not your words a bath     that removes the worlds dirt
a balm of medicine                to heal the deepest hurt

Its surpassing sweetness      a palate of good taste
love so intoxicating                no drop will go to waste
the adversary's here             and tramples the flowers
but you oh my beloved          too freely roam my hours

My life is but a breath           an instrument of song
music tells the stories           of lives and right and wrong
The scent of yesterdays       the pathways of the past
forward now the future          into the everlast

Proverbs 16
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

COPYRIGHT © 2013 C. Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC 


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A Eulogy To Poetry-Soup

I extol your virtues.

I lean back,exulting at 
your innovation and 
achievements.
A dream come true-I 
salute you.
   I salute your inventive
Mind.
   Paragon of excellence.
  An out-let for display of 
emotions and feelings in 
tangible form.
   Limitless quiver 
housing the enlightened
expanding arrows.
   Your ship of knowledge 
ferry talents from 
obscurity to lime-light.
Giving preference to no 
race or gender.
   I salute you sunlight of 
poets.
  A safe haven for 
wandering minds-
bringing imaginations to 
reality.
  Kudos! I pray:
  The spread of night 
shall not over-shadow.


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Jesus Chose Me to Follow HIM

Jesus Chose Me to Follow Him!

Jesus chose me to follow him!
And called me to be;
"a fisher of men!"

He's given me his Holy Spirit,
for needed assistance.
He wants me to reach the lost,
with a Godly persistence!

Others need to know
of the forgiveness he brings!
They need to know that he
can do anything!

They can be transformed,
by his resurrection power!
This can happen to anyone!
This very hour!

Please help me dear Lord,
to do my very best!
I want to do my part!  And let you
take care of the rest!

It's only in YOU, Jesus, that one
 can find life everlasting!
It's freely given!
Just for the asking!

Please dear Lord... 
Come and direct my path.
I need your mercy!  And spare me
from your wrath!

Please guide me, by your loving
and gentle hand…
Help me to obey, listen,
and understand!

Following and trusting Jesus
is the best thing I can do!
To surrender my life,
and daily follow YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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A Friend

A friend is someone special
One that loves you for you
Loves you for your mistakes
And picks you up
When you don't know what to do
Life is a lesson
And lessons are to be learned
A friend is a blessing
When you feel you've been burned
You Are You
Never be anything different
Even when you've acted a fool
A friend is there
And picks up your pieces
Even if they are
Unsettling and Unpleasing
A friend is someone special
Forgiving and Understanding
True and Honest
So always remember,
Be You!
Don't Be Blue!
And Always Be True!


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God Told Me That I Need Effective Prayer

God Told Me That I Need Effective Prayer!

God told me, in order for my prayer to be effective.
That I should not choose to be so “selective.”

I asked him: “what do you mean by this question?”
I wasn’t quite prepared for the reception!

God said; “You’ve chosen to be selective in how you live.”
“There’s only so much, to me, that you want to give!”

“You said that I’m your Lord, by your way of living.”
“But a life of holiness, is what you’re not giving.”

“You want the prayer answered,
 but have nothing to show for it.”
“You claim to accept my grace,
 but aren’t willing to share it.”

“How can I answer your prayer,
 when it’s only convenient?”
“Haven’t I been patient with you?”
“And most lenient?”

“Give up all that you have, and give it to the poor!”
“Then you’ll know what prayer life is really meant for!”

“Give me your heart!”  “And take time to really listen!”
“There’s so much more of me, that you’ve been missin’!”

“Obey my words and experience the life I have given!”
“Know what it means to be cleansed and forgiven!”

“Than your life will change, and your prayer time too!”
“I will give you the strength to make it through!”

“You will know what it means to spend time with me!”
“And your prayers will impact you for eternity!”

By Jim Pemberton   10/21/13


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LIKE A VAMP

I stand infront of a mirror...
Beholding my reflection in an hour..
As Slowly, I am amused to devour..
I notice changes more and more..

Have I grown old that fast?
Stressors and problems that pass
I sighted it's effects that may last..
I do not like to gush and rush..

For I want to enjoy in as much..
Tic tac! tic tac!, says the clock..
Don't get stuck, Don't get stuck..
Liking myself from a boulder or a rock..

Though a wind flows strongly aghast..
There's assurance it will not break or crack..
outside, I wanted to be like that..
yet inside, nothing but a soft firm lass..

Good or bad experiences, I have..
Not that I don't care as long as I'm love..
I don't want to rough but definitely tough..
Fearless yet Heart-full like a vamp..

(C) olIVE ELOISA
cONTEST: A POEM YOU HAVE NOT ENTERED #5
sPONSOR pOET DESTROYER
8TH PLACE


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Happy In Traffic

Always running late;
Just taking time to enjoy it.
Life is a car speeding fast,
But it's better to be stuck in traffic.


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THE WILL TO WIN


The will to win will ebb and flow throughout our lifetime.

Where the will to win settles is determined by the purity of the heart and mind.

The will to win can be compelling, stout, and awesome as a redwood tree.

The will to win can be insignificant and unimpressive.  The size of the will to win is individually controlled by you and me.

The will to win can move with grace, dignity, and magnificent fortitude.

The will to win can be noticeably clumsy and overbearingly rude. 

The true, respectful, and heartfelt will to win may bend, but always refuses to break.

The will to win may crumble from the least bit of negativity, losing all progress it has made. 

So, let each of us make a vow that will be etched in stone for the duration of time. 

Our will to win must never falter or descend.  Our will to win must always radiate, by being nothing short of sublime.
          
Al Johnson, aka Alfredo Leon
       


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LIKE A HIRED SOLDIER

who can tell a person is wrong or right?

day-to-day each one is a hired soldier..
fighting in their own battlefield..
not to kill a criminal or a terrorist..
rather a person striving for better life..

who can definitely say one's reason for living?

allow me to say that each one is struggling so..
one reason maybe is to earn a living..
one reason maybe is to gain power..
or this maybe one reason to share God's love...

who can tell hundred percent that such person can do harm?

isn't it, only by giving into chances that you can know one person..?
isn't it, through God's eyes we are all equal despite who we are here on earth..?
isn't it , through genuine acceptance that divisions and differences are broken?
isn't it reaching out is fine but alright?

sad to say that persons judge without knowing..
sad to say persons can conclude without even investigating..
sad to say, persons who are educated will look at others just by their race..
sad to say, persons outcast and demeans another person because of looks..

hired soldiers we maybe everyday..
true to say, we must on guard to others..
we must be vigilant to stay protected..
we must use all resources in us to keep living..

however, must we be hired soldiers to condemn and persecute innocence?

by: olive_eloi
19/10/2013 2:12pm


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Flying High In The Aqua-Blue Sky

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I see a black and white checkered kite…
floating higher and higher than I, myself…
But, I was shoved 
Into another shelf…

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
2 birds were flying together in harmony… it made me smile 
If only…I could fly another mile…
If only…I could higher my smile…
If only…I could fly higher
If only…I could taste ecstasy…
people would accuse me as a liar
If I experienced the best day of my life…

But, I don’t wanna live with undying strife…
I want peace…
Hand it over, please…
Hand me the keys
So I could experience perpetual peace 

I took flight like those bird couples…
But, I was on an airplane…

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I wouldn’t be greedy for gain…
I’m trying to act sane…
But, I’m actually insane
In many ways…I love my uniqueness…
And my stubbornness… and my gladness…
And my madness… my imagination goes wild
But, I need to put it on a leash…so I could remain mild

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I’d feel the rain
Trickle down my hands…my wet, wrinkly hands

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
No one would understand
How awesome and wonderful I’ve felt that day…
Up there…
up there…I felt like a king…
But, now I lost that memory…I lost my ring
To success…but I’m willing to pick up my progress…
My pace…is slow like a snail’s pace
Do you see me crying? Just look at my face…

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I’m the clouds absorbing tears

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I’d be willing to release them…

but they’ve been stored up forever it seems
And…hell – I have been 
Shaking with fear…
Breaking by the seams 

High…way up high in the aqua blue sky,
I was……..
Daydreaming again…
My mind was stuck on cloud 7…
Thank heavens
That I’m still alive – staring into space
Just look at my sopping face…

I see no grace…I see only a pathetic face
In the mirror…….

This little dream of mine
Was rather sublime
I was a sweet boy, 
but now I’m sour like lime


If I were a bird, 
I'd fly away from my problems...

I'll flutter away
Without a care in the world...

I want to be happy-go-lucky...
But, I'm bound to submit to my 

Misery.............................


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I Knew Someone Who Wanted to End It All

I Knew Someone Who Was Ready to “End It All!” I knew of someone who just wanted “to end it.” Giving up on life, and did not want to “defend it.” It was a heart wrenching and difficult situation. He said what he wanted to, with no explanation! I could see his face and the sad look in his eyes! What he was going to do next, was anyone’s surprise. He turned to drugs and encountered addictions. With this brought much disease and afflictions! He gave up on the wonderful family that was given. And turned to a pretty wild and crazy way of livin’! I told him about a God who loves him very deeply. As he listened, he began to grow restless and weary. I reached for his hand and began to pray for God’s power! It was a miracle! The blood of Jesus changed him that hour! The spirit of God brought healing and hope to his body! He was so excited! He rushed out to tell everybody! The “end” that he wanted, seemed to just fade away! For the son of the living God, changed him this day! The glory of God, and the power of Jesus’ resurrection… Changed him! And got him going in a NEW direction! He’s so thankful for the blood of Christ’ atonement! And is a different person now, because of that moment! This same Jesus loves and can do the same for YOU! Through the problems of life… He will see you through! By Jim Pemberton


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I Noticed the Words Jesus Loves You above Your Door

I Noticed; “Jesus Loves You,” Above Your Door!

I noticed a sign, “Jesus Loves You,”
 above your front door.
I want to know about him!
I want to know more!

Could you tell me without 
any hesitation...
About Jesus and his plan 
of salvation?

Could you tell me about
 being born again?
And share with me how
 much you love him?

What is it like to become
a Christian?
And to serve Christ,
 As a daily mission?

I want to know how God 
has changed you!
I don't really know whom else to turn to.

Are you one that I can
 really depend?
I assume that Jesus is 
your best friend?

Please listen to what 
I have to say...
And spend some of your time
 with me today!.

By Jim Pemberton    


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Please Come Lord Jesus And Hear My Voice



Please Come Lord Jesus,
And Hear My Voice!

Please come Lord Jesus,
and listen to my voice!
In all I do or say, may you
 be my first choice!

Please come dear Jesus, 
and listen to my cry!
Give me your living water,
 that can satisfy!

Please come dear Jesus,
 and renew my mind!
You're so patient, loving
and very kind!

Please come dear Jesus,
and renew my spirit!
Your words of life...
May I daily live it!

Please come dear Jesus,
I need you this hour!
I need your strength,
and your power!

Thank you my Lord, my savior
and friend!
And thanks for answering me...
 Once again!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Thanks For My Wonderful Wife


I remember the first time I
 and my wife first met.
The beauty in her...  I'll never forget!

I won't forget the day 
and the place.
I'll never forget the look
 on her face.

The feeling I had was
 hard to describe.
I knew she was going to be my bride!

I'm thankful to Jesus for 
bringing us together.
Binding us as one... 
Both now and forever!

Twenty years have passed...
 since our wedding day.
She's still my beautiful wife!  
I'm proud to say!

Thanks be to God,
 for making us one.
I pray for his blessings upon
 our daughters and sons.

May God be the unifying 
love in all that we do.
May we never forget the meaning of...
 "I love YOU!"

Each day I look at her... 
what do I see?
This wonderful wife God
 has brought to me!

I'm thankful and honored
 to have her as my wife.
She's been such a blessing...  
A great part of my life!

By Jim Pemberton 



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Swallowing Colors

Swallowing colors from a new day 
replacing the moon
Affecting my soul as it orbits this 
world I find you
Never have I seen such a beautiful 
sunrise
Until I saw one ignite the passion 
deep inside of your eyes

Turning the beats of my heart into a 
sweet melody
As I listen to your voice then your 
lips begin melting me
I can feel myself longing for the fire 
that once consumed all of my love 
It was like eating the sun so it 
scorched the taste of your kiss from 
my tongue

Quietly the day falls away with little 
drops of rain
Separating horizon from the 
sunsetting behind colors of gray
Now even beneath a black sky I can 
still see your radiant face
Tracing a silhouette of your world 
embodied with heavenly grace


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HEALING

no more adding insults to the injuries;
for now is the time of healing,
no greater comfort than under wings.
no more sacrifices;
for by His stripes,
we are new in every morning,
rejuvenated and healed with new mercies,
not just physically but spiritually, too.
time to trade your sorrow to joy;
cause there's relief in every new mourning,
shelter in every storm,
solutions in every weaknesses.
answers born in every convictions and goals;
that through trials and sufferings,
He has greater plans for His glory.


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What A Friend Really Is


Have you thought about what friendship is? Is it someone who loves and forgives? I’m sure many people have a different meaning! There’s many directions to be leaning. Friendship comes in different forms and kinds. It develops a kinship among hearts and minds! I’m sure that many want to be a friend to another. But there is one, who sticks closer than a brother! This one is the very best friend, that I can speak of! He brings the best friendship, that I can think of! He brings to friendship a new purpose and desire… To bring eternal love! And lift you up higher! He is the very definition of what a friend should be! He’ll be your best friend now! And for eternity! His name is Jesus! I encourage you to invite him in! Won’t you allow him to be your savior and friend? His faithfulness and commitment are 100% true! He’ll always be there for me, and for YOU! Friendship with Jesus, is fellowship divine! He’ll never let you down! Not a single time! Friendship with Jesus… Without a doubt! He is what being a true friend is all about! By Jim Pemberton


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My New Way

My New Way –  By Shawn Chadwick Sackman

One day I woke up 
Feeling sorry for myself
Not what I wanted for me
And then it hit me 
Realized I was free to be anything
Had big dreams before, but where had they gone
From that day on I said come-on 
My true test 
Never lose this feeling, feel so blessed

(Pre Chorus)
Heard the choir singing
Oh man I am reeling
Looked up winked, said thanks for the healing

(Chorus)
It’s my new way
It’s the same me, just a new way of trying 
I’m not letting a thing stop me 
From believing, not deceiving 
I know the way, know how it should be, there just for me
Trick is don't lose faith in believing, in the gift of receiving
It’s clear now that it’s a really new day
For my new way

I now want to try, to see what’s next
Got list of things to do, from my new view
I’m so okay, think I’ll stay

(Pre Chorus)
Heard the choir singing
Has me really reeling 
No no’s, just say yes and go
It’s a great feeling, want everyone to know

(Chorus)
It’s my new way 
It’s the same me, just a new way of trying
I’m not letting a thing stop me
From believing, not deceiving 
I know the way, know how it should be, there just for me
Trick is don't lose faith in believing, in the gift of receiving
It’s clear now that it’s a really new day

‘Cause I know this feeling helps me
Help others who can’t see
Not like before, no gray days for me
Oh what a day

My new way
Oh, I know it’s not just my new way
My new way


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Who Or What Can Fill Life's Empty Void

Who are what can fill your life’s “empty void?”
In spite of the many things
 that you have “enjoyed.”

Drugs… Sex…  Money…  Are you concerned?
Has your life been one that’s
 taken “the wrong turn?”

There’s many choices to make.  
I’m fooling you not!
But there’s a godly principle
 that must be taught!

The void we have.  Only the presence
 of God can fulfill!
Bringing you true love, 
is God’s purpose and will!

Won’t you take a moment
 with the king of kings?
And allow him to take control of everything?

Jesus will never disappointed you!  
Not now or ever!
He wants to be your friend! 
 Today and forever!

The God of this world and universe, 
wants to come in!
A Brand new way of living…  
Is waiting to BEGIN!


By Jim Pemberton


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Sometimes

Sometimes there is silence,
Sometimes there are words,
Sometimes there is meaning,
Sometimes it's absurd.
Sometimes you are near me,
Sometimes you are far,
Sometimes there is darkness,
Sometimes guided by a star.
Sometimes we are up and 
Sometimes we are down,
Sometimes we are slaves,
That wear a holy crown.
Sometimes we are arrogant,
Sometimes we are proud,
Sometimes we are someone,
Lost in the faceless crowd.
Sometimes we are rich and 
Sometimes we are poor,
Sometimes we are angels,
Scratching at the door.
Sometimes I'm living and 
Sometimes I am dead,
Sometimes there is no thoughts
Turning in my head.
Sometimes looking forwards,
Sometimes looking back,
The circle still unbroken,
The train still on the track.
Sometimes we are caught and
Sometimes we are free,
But we always come back praying,
Under this olive tree.

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meditation-soul awakening

All we need is meditation
so don't go calling for no medication
The truth has been waiting for resurrection
so do it some justice and pay attention

The time has come to for our true self projection
so make sure you hold on, cause the ride will get bumpy and cause for some - ejection
as long as there is no self rejection
we will all find our selves in the right direction
for our unique soul prescription

so be strong and roar
roar your loudest roar
make them wonder whats new in the air
and then you quietly say
oh nothing my dears
just a soul awakening over here


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Looking Within, Looking Around

Looking Within, Looking Around

Copyright Marie Louise Nickerson 2013

A:  O, How can I now Be more Kind ta Me, and Kind and Loving be to All aRound?  B: Man, If you Look, some Glints of God yuh’ll See, so You must Seek unTil those Sparks you’ve Found!  Ta Bring ta FLAME the Spark withIn a Soul, that Holy Glow you’ve Gotta Feed and FAN; with PerseVerance, You could Reach your Goal – and You may Be surPrised ta Find ya CAN!


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Beyond Perception and Imagination

Today we view the sky,
going upon the idea of reality
and the veil of imagination,
Today we view the sky.

We dont wish, we dont dream,
we dont take a look upon the clouds,
but amongst the truth,
We dont wish, we dont dream.

I see what I am
amongst the skies I view,
they hold an essense used so that
I see what I am.

I take upon this elixer,
indulge myself in truth,
discover the white in all colors as
I take upon this elixer.

I know of you and I,
of boys and girls who want to dream,
of men and women meant for truth,
I know of you and I.

I wait with the sky
for the realization
from the world that I am right about the truth,
I wait with the sky.


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I Remember When I Used to Pray

I Remember When I Took Time to Pray!

Our family would gather for dinner each day.
Our dad would first take the time to pray!

As kids, we thought it was important to do!
I remember praying over my food in school!

I was taught that we should give God thanksgiving!
And be grateful for how he blessed our way of living!

I remembered praying in the restaurants for the food.
We wanted to honor God!  And not be rude!

But as the many years have come and went…
I think about where my time is now spent.

Prayer doesn’t seem like it used to be!
I often try not to let this really bother me!

But as I get older, and think about the past…
Father time has a way of creeping up fast!

This God I once took the time to speak to.
Is the one that I seldom take time to pray to!

I need his help right now!  More than ever!
I’m not going to be on this earth forever!

I’m going to focus on Jesus in a new direction!
And give to him, my desires and ambitions!

Talking with Jesus is the best thing I can do!
Prayer can change my life!  And be renewed!

Won’t you take the time to talk to God in prayer?
He’s waiting for you!  And really cares!

By Jim Pemberton


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What Do We Expect As We Seek to Remove God

What Do We Expect, As We Seek to Remove God? As so many people are seeking God’s removal… It’s like anything from him, we’ve given a refusal! Many have tried to ban just the reading of his word! There’s so much truth, just waiting to be heard! Many anti-God societies have quickly formed! Even the ten commandments, are often scorned! We’ve built large cities, many schools, and homes! But when it comes to God, we’ve often left him alone! One can try their best to push God back in the corner! But if you do, things in your life will get “warmer!” The pleasures and truth you seek, will come to an end! And then eternity without God, will just begin! You’ll wish you chose to live for God, that eventful day! You’ll wish that you took the time to study and pray! It’s the word of God that you need to study and read! God knows all about you! And knows your needs! He deserves all of your praise and full attention! We need to seek him, for much needed direction! Please come dear Lord, and cleanse us within! May we humbly confess our faults and sins! We need YOU much more, than words can say! Please be the God we serve! May we start TODAY! By Jim Pemberton


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I Cannot See You In The Fog

The tides roll in; I do not see them,
As the fog breathes in, obscuring the sun,
Just a moment ago, you were here beside me,
But the fog stole in, and now you’re gone.

In the daylight, we were so very bright,
As diamonds sparkling in the sands of time,
Two pearls together in a single shell,
We left to see what lay beyond.

And somewhere upon our newfound shores,
We let our eyes wonder for a moment's glimpse,
To see if what we shared was true,
And ignored that fog growing ever dense.

Yet sometimes the fog is what we need,
To teach us how to walk alone,
So when our daylight comes breaking through,
It's not the WHERE, for which we care...

But for the WHO is our true home.

So meet me down on the shores of time,
My darling, when the daybreak springs,
Lay your soft head on my wearied chest...
Let the tides roll in and do the rest...

They’ll sweep us back into forever,
That together, forever we shall never loose,
Except again, when a fog rolls in...
And the home we are, is the one we choose.

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I Was At the End of LIfe's Road


I felt worn out... discouraged and defeated.
Nothing in my life right  
seemed to be completed. 

I felt alone, knocked down and betrayed!
I never thought I'd feel this scared and afraid. 

In this very dark time, where would I run?
Where would any help actually come from? 

I felt utterly worthless and quite alone...
With each passing day, in this place I called "home." 

As I got up, each morning and opened the bedroom door.
And wondered if anyone cared about me anymore?

I felt a "tug" on my shoulder and looked around.
And noticed a bright light, shining toward the ground. 

"I love you my son." Where the words I heard.
Excitement and hope within my heart was stirred. 

I looked up and couldn't began to explain.
The love I felt when I called on Jesus' name! 

From my ceiling, I saw what looked like an angelic being.
He said, "I am God! “ I can do anything!" 

He reached down and gently picked me up out of bed.
Words of mercy and hope where what he had said. 

"I am here so that you may rise up and live."
"All of your failures and sins I will forgive." 

Everything inside of me... God did understand!
With him here... I knew victory was at hand! 
This particular day, this was certain. 
He took away my sins and heavy burdens! 

Look at me now and it's so plain to see!
He can do for YOU, what he's done for ME! 

By Jim Pemberton


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Paragon Of Excellence

Here stands a fair beauty 
Queen with poise and 
Dignity.
The daughter of an 
Erudite,an erudite herself
One of the three central 
Spoke-persons in the 
Assembly of law-givers.
The defender of the 
Helpless,mother of the 
Motherless. As fearless as 
A lion,who dared the 
Gunners in power,time 
Had she spent in jail, 
Thrown in by the most 
Powerful.
One thought she would 
Cower down,yet more 
Resolute she became.
For stonewalls do not 
Make a prison make.
She still the people's 
Mouthpiece.
Champion of war on 
Gender in-equality,a 
Visionary leader,hope is 
Rekindled-hearts rejoice, 
Tears of joy pour freely as 
She mounts the podium 
Of power.


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The Joy That God Brings to Me

The Joy That God Brings to Me… 
God gives me strength
 and everlasting joy.
His words in my life,
I need to employ. 

His joy brings strength
to my very soul,
giving comfort no matter
where I may go. 

His joy gives a security,
this world can’t give!
It is with me, every day I live. 

In my God, I will take delight!
For he is with me
every day and night!

From the appearance of evil,
may I  abstain!
And live in the joy of Jesus’
precious name!

In Jesus, my life is complete!
As I lay my burdens at his feet!

Over life’s adversities,
I’ll rise above!
And rest in the joy
Of God’s abiding love!

By Jim Pemberton


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Your Love Is The Strongest

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


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I May Change, But Jesus Remains the Same

I May Change, But Jesus Remains the Same!

Jesus remains the same! 
 Even when I’m burdened!
He loves you and me! 
 This is most certain!

He’s the same yesterday, today and the future!
Because of him, my life is a “bright picture!”

He’s committed to do what he’s promised to do!
It was he, that bled and died, 
for me and YOU!

He remains the same!  No matter
 how many fail me!
How many have let you down? 
 Can you tell me?

I’m so thankful for his blessings
 that come my way!
Words of encourage and hope,
 are what he has to say!

He’s the lover and redeemer,
 of my weary soul!
He cleansed my sins!
 And made me whole!

I’m so thankful for him!
 And all that he does!
He reigns with God the father,
 in heaven above!

Glory to Jesus in the highest! 
 Peace toward all men!
He will always be the same! 
 Hallelujah and AMEN!

By Jim Pemberton   


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I'm NOT Ashamed of What Jesus Has Done


I’m not ashamed of what Jesus has done for me!
He took away my sin, that I might be free!

I’m not ashamed of the love that he brings!
He’s brought to me true life! 
 He’s my everything!

I’m not ashamed of his sacrifice on the cross!
He picked me up, when I was utterly lost!

I’m not ashamed of his glorious good news!
Jesus brings the victory!
 He’ll never lose!

I’m not ashamed to introduce him to YOU!
He can change and make
 your life BRAND NEW!

I’m happy to know him as my Lord
 and shining light!
His spirit is there to guide me,
 each day and night!

I’m happy and thankful!  Yes indeed!
Jesus has come, and met my every need!

I’m thrilled to know him! I expect him any day!
I want to be attentive to what he has to say!

I’m glad to know Jesus!  He’s beautiful to me!
I’m happy that I’ll be with him, for eternity!

By Jim Pemberton


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God Says Come All Who Are Thirsty

Come, all of you who are thirsty! Whose life has run dry! Come to God’s living waters. Your needs, he shall supply! Come, those without money! Come, buy and eat! Buy wine and milk without money! That you may be complete! Why spend money on what isn’t bread? And labor with no satisfaction? Behold the glory of the Lord! He offers his wonderful salvation! Listen to God! And eat that which taste so sweet! God brings everything to the table, so that you may be complete! Allow your soul to delight, in the riches of God, most fare! Allow his goodness and mercy to keep you in his care! Listen to the voice of God now! That your soul may live! Won’t you come and receive all, that God has to give? He’s the God of creation, and is waiting for YOU! Come all who are thirsty! That your life may be renewed! By Jim Pemberton 07/14/13 Read Psalm 55:1-3


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The Lord Is My Salvation


The Lord is my light and salvation. Whom shall I fear? He is my protector and friend. And is always near! He’s the stronghold of my life... Whom shall I be afraid! He is clothed with righteousness. His majesty is displayed! Though evil men advance, and my enemies attack me… They will stumble and fall! For the Lord is with me! Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear! The Lord will fight for me, and they shall disappear! In the day of trouble, the Lord will keep me safe! He will hide and put me on a solid resting place! At his tabernacle, will I sacrifice shouts of joy! Singing and making music to the Lord, I shall enjoy! I am confident in the Lord’s goodness, in the land of the living! I will enter his gates with praise and a heart of thanksgiving! I shall wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart! Being in his presence, is a good place to start! You, my Lord bring goodness and life to my soul! I shall sing of your love and mercy, wherever I go! By Jim Pemberton 07/14/13 Read Psalm ch. 27


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Everything must count

       Everything Must Count...

Everything I do and say must count,
Even if; it is only a small amount.
Everything must have a positive effect,
For the image of God I must reflect.
The lives that I help to rearrange,
All must be definitely, positively changed.
The advice that I give, must enlighten;
The future and lives of people; brighten. 
Because I know the solution to every problem,
Jesus, He alone can solve them.
                                    End                                                                                                                    
                        By: Dion Penville


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I Rejoice In Knowing God

I Rejoice In Knowing God!

I will cry out to God with my voice!
I take safety in him and rejoice!
I shall seek him in the day of trouble!
He’ll pick me up, when I stumble!
I know that he listens, and is always there!
I shall seek each day, alone in prayer!
I shall remember the Lord’s faithful deeds!
He gives me strength, and meets my needs!
I meditate on his words, and wonders performed!
He picks me up, when I feel defeated and scorned!
He is God and shines with an awesome brightness!
He brings everlasting love, peace and kindness!
Behold!  He is God!  His power is demonstrated!
His beauty among the heavens, has been demonstrated!
He is God!  And shall forever reign supreme!
He is my God!  My righteousness and everything!

By Jim Pemberton   09/09/13


Details | Quatrain | |

The Heart Of The Ocean

You pick me up and fly me away;
Oh my baby, what a beautiful day!
Like a rock, you are strong to withstand the motion,
And your love runs deep, the heart of the ocean.


Details | Quatrain | |

The Robbery

Rob me of my purity,
But once again it's all my fault;
Fell into the trap of false promises
Because I pressed play instead of pause.


Details | Rhyme | |

Everyone wants to know

Everyone want to know why
but it is not so simple
unless you want a lie

Everyone wants to know
the truth of the matter
I can no longer disguise

Everyone wants to know why
and all i can say
I put my heart in the matter

Everyone wants to know why
and I wonder why they constantly ask me
What I do shouldn't be their matter

Everyone wants to know why
and simply I utter
the changes in this body
could stand the clutter no longer

Finally I ask myself why
and answer is clearly shown to me
The changes in this body
ask that I seek my true story
ask that  I be my own history
ask that I shine this light of mine unendingly.


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Our Security Is In God Alone


Our security is only in God alone!
Not in the things we have,
 or what we call “home!”

True joy can be found in God himself!
Not from the things we have ourselves!

True contentment can be found at the cross!
Jesus’ death paid whatever it cost!

Eternal love comes from doing God’s will!
Any emptiness, his love shall fill!

The love of God is truly worth finding!
His eternal life is forever binding!

Won’t you take a moment and invite HIM in?
And have total forgiveness of every sin?

God rewards those who diligently seek him.
Won’t you reach out to him now? 
And receive him?

By Jim Pemberton     


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Love is not a science

Love is not a science 
Nor a story of self- reliance 

It does not lay claim
To those who place blame

More than a perfect first date
Or what was once thought to be fate

Love is sadness in a mothers eyes
As far away her son flies

Dropping it all on a dime
For a friendship impossible to define

Love never looses sight
Of what it knows to be right

Impossible to ignore
Like waves crashing upon the shore

It surprises us all
Like a child's first steps from a crawl

It will break us down
But only then can it be found


Details | Free verse | |

8:15 To Freedom

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


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Jesus We Ask for Your Protection

Jesus… We Ask For Your Protection! Jesus… We ask for your protection upon our home. May our family sing praises around your throne! May you be honored in the things we say and do! May our hearts be as an expression of YOU! We pray that your blessings will be received! May your spirit of loving, be what’s achieved! We pray that we’ll strive for a Godly way of living! And walk before you, in a spirit of thanksgiving! We pray that our vows to one another will be ”reinforced!” Help us to stay strong, and not drift “off course.” May your peace be what binds us together! Allowing you to be our lord… Now and forever! Please bind our hearts together as one! May your words guide our daughters and sons! We thank and bless you! And praise your holy name! An abundant life with you, may we seek to obtain. You are and will always be the Lord for us! We give you our love, and all of our trust! You give us everything we have ever needed! With you, our home has been completed! By Jim Pemberton


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God Saw My Distress and Healed Me part 4

This question drives me up and down the walls
I know for certain that God has answered my calls
I can’t hang up on Him…He’s so brilliant
And I’m so little compared to Him…
Maybe I’m little in size and very insignificant compared to the most High
He gives me quite a natural high
He brings me back home and kisses me good night
Without His love, I’d be lost like a sheep losing his shepherd
I feel like I’m separated to God
As if God and I are on both sides of the coin…
Our oceans don’t collide with each other,
But He does make huge tidal waves…
And I make baby waves that swerve up and down
Like a wave’s movement, my life seems to have its low points and high points
But, when I build enough energy, I glide higher than the clouds
Though, unfortunately, I’ve only been dreaming this
Then, I collapse into the sand...my face rubs against it and I have scrapes all over
Sand and water do mix well, but afterwards, the sea shore’s weight will pile up on the bottom of the ocean floor
I can’t imagine how many grains of sand there are on Earth
There are countless amounts of ants on Earth as well
Trillions and trillions of them are in existence
It’s amazing how plants take in Carbon Dioxide
And we breathe in oxygen…
God is a fantastic creator and He did carve His creations pretty well
God saw my distress and He healed me
When I think about Him, I’m speechless and can’t say much
He’s made out of love and He bubbles me up with excitement
I haven’t given Him the credit of working miracles in my life…
But, I don’t want to divorce God…I must propose to Him like a wife
Does to her husband…I want to submit to Him
He made the sunset, the moon and stars
Look! He even made the planets and He healed our scars
He made the flowers, the roses and the creeping bugs
Look! He even made leaves for our eyes to see…
He made the change of seasons
God saw my distress and healed me
God made the wild cats, bears, reptiles
He made us have a brain that is as neat as black and white tiles
God healed me…and I’m simply glad He did so
God wiped out my distress…and He simply dressed me with happiness and He’s in high spirits to see me grow

 ~ Inspired by the band of Evanescence’s song: Never Go Back 
~ God inspired me to write this poem…


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My cobain smile

I want to drown my urge to die
I want to kill my pulse inside
I can't breathe, I'm paranoid
Everything in life I avoid

Don't speak to me, I'll look away
Inside my eyes is just decay
 I'm already dead, but have yet to die
Why do I keep my body alive

My soul is dead, eyes are lies
So is the smile I hide behind
Pull the plug, I'm a fake
In a nightmare and I cannot wake

Drown me! I'm flooded in pain
Please help me regain
Some peace, some rest 
I want to die to live again

Set me free 
Slitting my wrists isn't working
The more stares I get
The more I become numb
I just need to be gone
Eliminate my pain, 
I'm already out of breath 
Suffocating on my hopelessness

Every day I am alive 
But I'm craving to die inside
Curved smile because your so naive
You think I'm happy 
Yet I'm being crushed
My head is overflowing 
With these thoughts that are too much

One word, suicide
Sparks a light inside of my eyes

I don't want to pretend to live
Let me go, flood me in sin
There is where I want to swim
Six feet under the ground

Don't be selfish 
And keep me in pain
To tourture my lifeless body again
Let my body float soundly
Rushing water, ocean salt
I promise I won't feel it at all.

End it, hold me under 
Then bury me so I can slumber
Goodbye lifeless eyes
As I'm dying I'll be coming alive
Haunting images 
Deleted from my mind
Laughing 
As I leave this world behind

Water 
Floods my lungs 
Death 
Leans in for a kiss

Together we sink into insanity
And drown in infinitys abyss. 


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Do You Feel There's Nowhere to Go

Do You Feel Like There’s Nowhere to Go? I know that it's easy to get discouraged and upset. Feeling “trapped” ... But can't escape "just yet." You've tried everything. And not sure what else to do? Is there someone who can help you through?" Many things you've done. You’ve wanted to be forgiven! Yet struggle with this each day you're livin’! You meet people and wear a "smile." And sometimes wonder if living is really worth the while. You may have prayed over and over again. And yet constantly feel Like you’re “trapped within.” You may have tried to call on Jesus' name. Yet find yourself in "guilt and shame." Jesus is here now! And wants you to know… He can bring peace to your troubled soul. Rather than thinking of things done in the past. Come to Jesus now! His love will always LAST! Allow HIM to bring to your life the needed victory now! He'll make you a brand new person! And HOW! By Jim Pemberton


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Turn On The Love

Turn on the love to motivate me;
There's no energy on hand.
When work to be done is shadowed by rest,
Remember you were saved by a crucified man.


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I DID IT MY WAY

God could have made us cookie cutter
where everyone looked the same
If cloths and food had to be identical
how horribly boring, how sadly plain

Society tries so hard to program us 
everybody look and act the same
Maybe I am just a rebel boy
But cloning the culture feels insane

God made us all to be one of a kind 
totally unique from all the rest
Diversity should be celebrated 
It's from our difference we get the best

So I will take that road less traveled
behind the locked door I want to see
I know looking back I did it my way
My spirit man was made to be free

Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton
Contest: "I Did It My Way"
Date: 6-14-14


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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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Surreal Love

I pray to God that it will be a brighter day; 
I want his warmth to clothe me day after day 
Someday, the sun will erase all of my doubts
 and push away the clouds…
I want to be a positive schoolboy – but the clouds 
Cover me like mesmerizing, despondent shrouds  
I want to be a positive youngster – I need to stay
 True to my unaccomplished goals everyday

Lord, I know life has its ups and downs – but, I must keep a steady pace…
I want to develop a stable mentality with no trace of pity 
Lord, I know life gets problematic in the long run – I FEAR I might fall on my face
I just want to be content – I want my dreams to become a reality 

I'll be loving you forever… 
for you’re the last thing on my mind before I go to sleep at night
I’ll take a moment just to ponder… 
About you and our time together – thinking about you restores hope, joy and might

our love is wholesome and so much more…
our love will grow on forevermore…
our love is real and it’s a great deal…
our love is beyond measure and it’s totally real…
Our Love is oh so surreal 
You melt my anguish away…
Our love can heal a broken heart
You cherish me in the month of May 
You blow away winter’s dismay

I pray to God for a more optimistic mindset…
Hopefully it doesn’t result in forfeits  
 Push away the gray…and laminate it with a striking sunset, 
I’m drowning in his inclement, rainy regrets

I’ll make sure to embrace competition…
for you're my reason I run the extra mile, winning honor and applauds
I’ll take a moment to pursue my ambition...
Of being with you always and forever – I fear I might lose all of my odds 
With you…your heart isn’t pumping with vile frauds 
Every single second spent with you…
Makes my spirit soar anew...
I never experienced such surreal love
Our love flourishes rapidly from up above 

I’m sick with a love flu *cough* *cough*


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Reflections Of You

When walking a path that you wish to take
A memory of love that never was a mistake
Holding hands with the most of caring person
Gave a virtue of different emotions and lesson
Now you share and grow to care for another
And you have created a family with no other
It shows through generations that you have virtue 
Of whom you shared your love and faith in is true
The image of both of you comes to make a new
A new creation of a reflection of you


Details | ABC | |

Metepora

What lies beneath 
The flooding drains
A spiders web
Spawned of rustic chains
If you ask me how I am 
I'll reply that I'm ok
Hiding behind this mask
As I resume to face this day
Then theres the sights
A synonym of what I cannot find in you
But I have found
Sometimes hunger is the only kind of food
Have I lost my Faith?
Its something that I could never see
Then theres your eyes
Still falling away from me
But if I was a better man
Would your rivers run deep into outer space
While all along your insisting
That we are both two worlds away 
Behold this longer list of denials
And uncertain hope
Reflecting fears of affection
And you still keep your eyes closed 
Then by my own admissions
My heart has grown from cold to colder
And by my own submissions
Losing your love has bled me sober


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Living A Life That's Pleasing to God

Living A Life That’s Pleasing to God!

We must live in a way that's
 pleasing to the Lord
Neglecting his word... 
we can’t afford!

It’s HIS will to be sanctified 
and avoid immorality.
If we don't…  It’ll lead to 
a spiritual fatality!

With God's help...  Our body... 
We must control!
God's instructions for holiness,
we ought to know.

The sins against the body 
will not go unpunished!
Our spiritual life needs to
 be daily replenished!

God has called us to be holy, 
and not impure.
His word in our life, 
we must daily secure!

Whoever rejects his instruction ...
also rejects HIM.
And will lose out on what it means
 to be free from sin!

Let’s seek a Godly life!
As our goal and ambition!
Having Jesus in us
 is a great addition!

Living a pure life is 
what we must do.
He has the power to give victory
 to ME and YOU!

By Jim Pemberton
Read 1 Thess. 4:5-11


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Freedom

Invisible walls with powerful claws,
Limited chances, avoiding falls.
Browse the news create the blues,
Raise the spirits indulge in booze.
Disco lights blinding sight,
Stars above connect at night.

 Shallow voices destroy our dreams,
Follow the road to make believe.
Requesting answers feel the force,
Lot of power commanding source,
Open your eyes until you see,
See the truth set you free.


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Good Change Coming

Written October 7, 2012


My soul burns inside
And it comes comes out to hide
When its so shocked to hear
That the darkness is here

Would you believe in the words that I say
Even if they aren't diamonds and pearls
With a paper in front and a pen in my hand
I just want to change the world

Is it too much to ask
Too abstract to grasp
This idea that's been running
I promise there's good change coming

With a bullet and a gun
You'll get any man to run
But it takes diplomacy
To get a real man to see

Would you believe in the words that I say
Even if they aren't diamonds and pearls
With a paper in front and a pen in my hand
I could really change the world

Is it too hard to be
The man I want to see
When I look in the mirror
Lord I pray it was clearer

With a permanent marker
I color in darker
The world that I see
Ain't what it should be

Would you believe in the words that I say
Even if they aren't diamonds and pearls
With a paper in front and a pen in my hand
I am going to change the world


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Jesus Picked Me Up When I Fell Down


Jesus Picked Me Up, When I Fell Down! Jesus picked me up, when I fell down. He planted my feet on solid ground! There was a deep pit, that my life fell into! At first, I wasn’t sure who to call out to! When it seemed like life was overwhelming me! Christ was there! And said that he’d help me! He reached down with an outstretched arm. And pulled me out of danger and harm! I’m thankful that Jesus was there! And he found me! Now each day… His love surrounds me! Thank you my lord, for being my friend! And rescuing me from the deep pit of sin! Jesus is my savior! And shall forever be! The only one who can truly set me free! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Villanelle | |

Remain in the Darkness

Remain in the darkness, though full of fright,
Children of faith do not fear;
I will find you there, it is a sure sight.

When the night comes, don't seek the light
Tho uncertainty is so hard to bear;
Remain in the darkness, though full of fright.

Blurred vision causing men to suffer blight
Be still, for it will be steered clear;
I will find you there, it is a sure sight.

The night, don't turn to a day bright
For brilliance is yet insincere
Remain in the darkness, though full of fright.

Blinding darkness overnight
Is all you have to bear;
I will find you there, it is a sure sight.

Tonight you should not spite
Open your heart and you will hear
Remain in the darkness, though full of fright.
I will find you there, it is a sure sight.


** inspired by st john of the cross’ the dark night of the soul
7/15/14


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Christ Stepped Down From His Heavenly Throne

Christ Stepped Down From His Heavenly Throne! Christ stepped down, from his heavenly throne. He came to earth… For 33 years, he called it his home! His mission had one purpose and desire in mind! He was to one day, be a sacrifice for mankind! He taught and gave us his words, powerfully spoken! He knew that one day, his body would be broken! He desired that all, would one day, come to know him! Because of his resurrection, all can receive him! He’s alive today! And reigns from heaven above! And desires to touch us, with his endless love! Won’t you humbly come, and accept what he’s given? And experience the power, of being forgiven! This can be your moment! This can be YOUR day! He loves you much more, than words can say! All honor and praise, to Christ Jesus, our king! You are our righteousness! Our everything! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Called Me to Follow HIM

Jesus Called Me to Follow HIM!

"Come follow me" was the voice I heard.
As I began to hear Christ’ words!
I was humbled to receive a heavenly invitation.
 I accepted Gods wondrous gift of salvation!

"Why me?" was the question I pondered.
 For so many years… I had wandered.

 I knelt down and invited Jesus to come in,
He took away my guilt and my darkest sin!
He's brought a new life! And a love worth finding!
His joy in my heart is HIS perfect timing!

I cry tears of joy I once never had…
I now have peace inside! I’m so glad!

Why not invite him in to your life as well?
He loves you much more than words can tell!

"Come follow me!”  Is the master's call!
Eternal life is freely offered to all!
Jesus waits for you, each day and night!
He'll bring to your heart true delight!

You'll find a true love you can only obtain…
By inviting him in!  Just call on his name!

By Jim Pemberton


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I Can See The Need

My heart said reach out to someone
 It said don't just try but do
Said there’s a great need
I could see its truth too

I listened and searched deep
Searched deep down inside

I can see the need
All around it surrounds
Runs through me
Maybe others can be found 
They will see the need
It’ll make a difference you will see

A first step let’s agree
Know it’s easier just to live
Let’s start just you and me
We’ll get much more than we give

It’s a different kind of love
But it’s nice to take a lead

I can see the need
All around it surrounds
Runs through me
Maybe others can be found
They will see the need
It’ll make a difference you will see

Help someone smile each day
Will feel like it’s worth it to stay
Be part of a new way

Yeah..

Umm, I can see the need
All around it surrounds
Runs through me
Maybe others can be found
They will see the need

Umm…

Cause I can see the need
All around it surrounds
Runs through me
Maybe others can be found
They will see the need
It’ll make a difference you will see

A difference you will see


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Jesus, Please Renew My Mind



Jesus, Please Renew My Mind! Jesus, may my mind be touched and renewed! By your grace, may it think on thoughts of YOU! May my life and mind be restored from within! Help me to be free from the bondage of sin! Please help me to think on things that are pure! And focused on your words, which are secure! May there be thoughts inspired by your kindness! Without your light, I’m walking in blindness! The beauty of YOU, Jesus, is what refreshes me! It’s your Holy Spirit that daily blesses me! Thank you, my Lord, for being loving and kind! By your strength, you’ve transformed my mind! You’ve given to me hope… Once again! You’re one that I can always call a friend! In you, I have a mind of peace and security! And look forward to being with you for eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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Our Silver Anniversary



From the day I promised to be with you forever… It’s now been 25 years together! Through the trials, laughter and many miles We’ve had our share of joy and trials! You’ve been so loving patient with me. My beautiful wife— my lovely sweetie! This anniversary, I am so very proud of you! You’re a wonderful wife! Faithful and true! With you, God has given me the best! My love for you is so hard to express! I Love YOU! Is what I will always say, This very special anniversary day!!! Love, Jim


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God Gave Us His Truth But Many Reject It

God Gave Us His Truth, But Many Reject It!

God gave us his truth…  But many reject it!
Many have chosen a lie…  
And accept it!

God gave us his word, so we can live by his rules.
Without God in our lives, many have become “fools.”

Refusing God’s holy truth,
 and accepting a corruptible lie!
They believe whatever untruth can “satisfy.”

For this reason, many have
a very confused mind!
As many look for answers
 of various kinds!

God’s word is the only truth to securely build on!
But many have brought confusion
 to build their lives on!

The principles of God’s word, 
give true freedom to all!
Won’t you “wake up?” 
And heed the master’s call?

God is calling everyone to listen to what he’s saying!
It’s time we seek his truth! 
 In humbleness and praying!

The truth of Jesus Christ is the most important thing!
He has the answer to whatever life may bring!

Please allow his precious truth to touch your life today!
He can remove and take
all doubts away!

The words of Jesus Christ ring loud and very clear!
He’ll bring the sunshine in! 
Any darkness will disappear!

By Jim Pemberton    


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To You My Soul Is Bound

I have wondered long on how it would feel
If true love I ever found
Would I know in my heart that this is the one
To whom my soul would be bound -
Is it to you that my soul is bound?

How should I respond to the words you speak
Can I know whether they are sincere
Am I able to tell by the sound of your voice
As you whisper in my ear?

When you look at me so lovingly
With that twinkle in your eye
It stirs my heart and lights my soul
There are times it makes me cry

I am overwhelmed at the depth of your love
How tender you are to me
And I think to myself - can this really be true
Or is it just fantasy?

Are my fears misplaced -  Do I wonder too much?
Am I using my doubts as a crutch?
Should I open my mouth and reveal to you
Just how deeply my heart has been touched?

I'll let fear and doubt go now - and trust in our love
For I know I have finally found
A treasure of love burning bright within me
And to you, my soul will be bound
Yes.  It's to you my soul is bound!


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In the hills of Crystal Haven

In the hills of Crystal haven.


In the hills of crystal Haven
Roams a lady of real beauty
Who wanders with the wolves In liberty.
She has left the town of Brookville
To seek what Can't be found
Now she likes to hear the wind among the trees,

She had met this wise old hermit
Poorly washed and all bedraggled
And he had told her what could not be known
As she listened like still waters
In that space that feels like velvet
And now that mystic lady she must roam.

So she wanders all the hillsides
As she listens to the silence
And she talks to her good friends the forest folk.
While meanwhile all the townsfolk
They just laugh and call her crazy
As they point at her, and treat her as a joke.

For none have heard that whisper
That murmurs silence softly
As it comes from somewhere deep within ones soul
Drawing forth the butterfly
That flies one to the mystic
And with a soothing flutter makes one whole.

Dec 9 2003


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God Said I AM


God Said;  I AM

God said;  My provision for you
 is more than enough.
I'll see you through when the going gets tough.

I'll give you joy unspeakable and the half hasn't been told.
I am Jehovah!  Your provider! 
More precious than gold!

I am the sufficient one who's able
 to meet your need.
Come to the table I've prepared for you...  And feed!

Eat of the Bread of Life that
only I can give!
Allow it to enrich your soul
each day you live. 

Come and drink of my water which
 never shall run dry.
I am the eternal one... I am El-Shaddai.

I can quench your thirst in a dry and barren land.
I am here for you!  Give me your hand!
Let me do what no other power or God can do.
I am that I am!  I am God.!  And I'm here for you!

By Jim Pemberton 


Details | Sonnet | |

Sonnet Slow Net Connection

I’d rather read something for minutes eight
Than wait eight minutes for this site to load
For this slow net service I cannot wai
tI’d rather nap or simply stay at home

What makes this service too slow I wonder
Too many users online at this time?
Too many files on this old computer?
Way too many downloads? From many sites?

‘Tis time to stop wasting hours on the Net
‘Tis time to memorize from the Qur’an
Time to study for school, to be the best,
Seek knowledge offline as much as I can.

Farewell, Internet, I’ll come back later
When the net connection’s a lot faster :)


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Behold the Love of God


I’ll never fully understand, 
or comprehend.
The power of God’s love
in the cleansing of sin!

From where I was,
 to where I am today…
I appreciate God!
 More than words can say.

I shall give him 
 glory and praise!
And seek to worship him!
  All of my days!

He’s more precious to me
 than ever before!
His precious love…
I need so much more!

His marvelous love,
 shall bless me to the end…
For this, I say, “Hallelujah!” 
And “Amen!”

By Jim Pemberton  


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Rumours

All that happens is really inside,
From the love and desire, 
To the cosmic tide.
The coming of Christ,
The going of God,
The devil's rise, 
The morning fog.
The dark naked nights,
Of torment and fear,
The atomic bomb and the rumours I hear.
From the beginning of time,
Till the end of space,
The prison bars in front of my face.
The labyrinth of lies,
The weaver weaves,
The kaleidoscopes patterns,
Of the autumn leaves.
All born of tears and blood and guts,
Of suffering children crying for love.
The inside is real,
The outside is dead,
An empty shell,
I dreamed in my head.
The you and me, 
Are forgotten and gone,
In the rumours I hear,
In the atomic bomb.


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Jesus Knows All About Your Pain


Jesus Knows All About Your Pain!
 
"It's hard to see someone I love,
go through so much pain."
These were the words I spoke, 
When I called on Jesus' name.

"This person whom I love has 
gone through so much."
"How I wish to bring my peace
 and a healing touch."

I cried and wept as I heard 
the master's voice.
His gift of love is for us all...
it's our choice!

His body was broken. 
A sacrifice was made.
His love...  For our sorrow and pain... 
is what he gave!

His grace is more than sufficient,
 for the pain we often endure.
His love and commitment to you,
 is steadfast and secure!

He loves you so much!.  
And waits at your heart's door.
He gives peace and comfort!
And so much more!

The pain and suffering you're 
going through today.
Please listen to the words 
Christ has to say;

"I am God!“  “I’ll be with YOU... 
until the end!"
My love and devotion to you
 will never end."

By Jim Pemberton   


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There's A God Who'll NEVER Fail You

In spite of what you hear, and what others tell you… There’s a God who loves and will NEVER fail you! God is powerful! Much bigger than our constitution! He’s more solid than any government institution! His wisdom what lays the groundwork for a foundation! Without him, we simply become a godless nation! He gives true freedom, when there’s none to be found! His principles of life, are what provide a solid ground! Won’t you give him a chance, in your life today? And listen to the words of love, that he has to say? His gift of salvation… You too can receive it! An everlasting life with HIM… You can achieve it! His son Jesus has brought freedom from sin! By his shed blood... You can be born again! Thank you my Lord! For the life you’ve given! You’ve never failed me! I am free and forgiven! By Jim Pemberton


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A Sinner Like Me

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


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Disillusioned

Now I'm just a failure
Too afraid to make a mistake.
I've already been there,
Stuck in a route that leaves no breaks.
What is Your plan for me Father?
At once I thought I knew.
Now I'm disillusioned;
Please bring me back to You.


Details | Ballad | |

DIP INTO DEEP

we have grown a little older..
by age, by appearance and by maturity..
gone are the days of innocence...
these the days of patience along hindrances..

we look for suitable occupation..
thinking it will enough for our satisfaction..
pleasing each passing incoming generation..
totally aiming for progressive transformation..

all are taking some turns and risks..
hoping and praying these for keeps...
even if it weakens the arms and hips..
vigorously, still one must try the dip...

BY: olive_eloi
aug. 28, 2013
5:25pm


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Happy Thoughts

1 2 3 Rest your head Take a breath Lay in bed Close your eyes Your work is done Hold the trigger And drop the gun Wipe your tears Dry your face Leave this path It’s not your place Sit back up Count to 4 Relive the pains Re-fight the war Look in the mirror See your veins Clench your fist And drop the blade Thing again Count to 5 I know it hurts It’s not your time Count to 6 See yourself See the pain See the hell Run the water Fill the tub Up to 7 You've had enough Let tears fall 8 9 10 Think happy thoughts instead.


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A Missed Poem

=Pulpit and the Pews=


When she bends
She needed you most.
You reposed
And labelled her-
Flagrant eloquent noise.

Now perceives wide-awake
There and then mews- 
Nothing to say.

Who’s fooling who? 
On whose folly
In this case?
Thorny woes
Or woes tangle?

Oil and canvas
… Instrumental madness;
Can grab Peter
To play Paul.

Viva, 'tis okay, 
She has no objection,
No grudge,
No hocus-pocus.
Only that her burdens are
Itchy crosses to bear.

A petulant-
Entity enticement,
That knits her brow.
To her,
Not needed they are
In the free air.
We meet, we mix or miss.

Tangle that mangled,
Phantasmagoria:
The phantom in their
Framed mirrored lid.
Tattering she mends
“Not mine and never 
mine”.

Behold her for her stand.
“Cynics’ labels are nothing
Should you hold within yourself.
You’re something
And anything
You believe you are.
While God’s tag is 
everything”.


Details | Free verse | |

Simply not infatuation

When I first met you 
you were so cute that
my brain just couldn't compute 
so I went mute
 As I stared in awe 
Wanting to know you
Noticing that 
the reason my heart ached was 
 because of you
A girl much more than a pretty face 
I never wanted to make love out of lust
but then I realized 
that it was in you I trust
So I must change 
to show you
this isn't simply a fascination 


Details | Rhyme | |

I Bless Your Name My Lord

I Bless Your Name, My Lord! I bless your name, my Lord and friend! I shall sing of your praise again and again! I bring a heart of worship and thanksgiving! May I honor you, in the way I am living! I shall tell others of your mighty acts and deeds! It's in you alone, who can supply all of our needs! I want to let you, and the whole world know... Of your love and grace, in reaching the lost soul! I’m delighted and grateful, just to know you! Each day that I live, may I take time to bless you! Your name is worthy of praise! Glory in the highest! I'm here today, because of your mercy and kindness! You've given to me a life that I never had! I'm so honored to know you! And very glad! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Soul Beat

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


Details | Rhyme | |

The Beauty Of Jesus

Jesus... You're beautiful and good to me! You've opened my blind eyes! Now I can see! I've seen your love in my family as well. You're so faithful! More than words can tell! All my sins... You’ve forgiven, And are patiently showing me your way of livin'! Living for you is so very precious! And your love is so very nutritous! Your blessings to me... I haven’t deserved. Your peace to me has been served. You've been so patient with me and kind. Your promises have stood the test of time. Thank you Jesus! You're my best friend! And have been there for me again and again! How precious you are! Words alone can't express. Calling “Abba father...” I’m so blessed! I long to be refreshed by your presence each day. I love you more than words can say! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Ballad | |

POWER OF FAITH TO ACTIONS

before, i have been chasing the future...
true, there is a must & need to prepare..
yet, who knows what tomorrow can bring..
Wisdom and A heart to decide, our gifts from God..

It lies within us...
Within our own very selves..
How our life will be..
How our future will be..

It's wrong to lay it in all to God...
It's wrong to say: He always there..
It's wrong to depend it all to Him..
why o why????

Cause it us who is living..
It is our duty as humans to go striving..
It is in us to not never give up..
Instead to pursue believing...

Doing progressive productive actions..
not to sit and fool around...
not to be lazy and to be as like parasites..
nor be like also gold - diggers...

It is our cumulative deeds that will lead us..
It is by our most definite specific decisions...
It is by our first step and the risks..

above all of these efforts and foregoing acts..
God will see; God will do His way..
He will touch whatever is in us...
In His God's grace and time, He will make all fit...

BY: olive_eloi
sept. 14, 2013
12:23am


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God Gives His Very Best

God Gives His Very Best! God loves YOU! And always gives his best! He offers his love! Why settle for less? He provides everything you’ll ever need! And has given his word to direct and lead! He gave his son to be sacrificed for us! And asks us to give him our heart and trust! His son came to you may have life eternal! So that your name can be in heaven’s journal! Won’t you take this time, and accept him? There’s no reason to refuse and reject him! Won’t you allow his presence to fill you? Before the problems of life “overwhelm” you! He’s God! He can do more than what you can think of! And he loves you more than any words can speak of! By Jim Pemberton


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May Jesus Be Glorified




May Jesus Be Glorified!

May Jesus be glorified! 
His enemies scattered!
He’s everything to me!  
And all that matters!

Every battle in life… 
 He’s there with me!
He is my protector…  
Because he loves me!

He is my rock, high tower 
and my shield!
Every evil sprit, to him,
 must yield!

I’ve decided to join his army!
  The battle is won!
Victory is assured! 
 Through God’s anointed son!

My life with him,
 is eternally bliss!
For he is mine! 
 And I am HIS!

By Jim Pemberton  


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Their Cries

Can't you hear the peoples cries? 
But, wait. 
Does it even matter to us? 
If we aren't the ones in distress?
Do we take the time to ask?
Or is that too much of a task?
Would we make a difference,
If we didn't worry about convenience 
And took time to comfort them?
Not to condemn
But to listen
Because it's time to take action
Their hearts are crying out
They're screaming out 
For ?love, for attention
They think they are done
With life, with everything
But this is just the beginning 
I'm done standing on the sidelines
Because there is a deadline
I don't want to be too late
We need to spread love into the hate
It's time to start
Speak to their hearts
Join me in this mission
It's time for you to listen
Because we're not done 
We need to help someone
Open your ears, and open your eyes 
Can't you hear their cries?


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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh And Blood

We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood!

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but powers in a high place!
It’s a battle that continues each day! It’s evil vs. God’s grace!

There are powers of good and evil fighting for you and me!
They’re fighting for where your soul will be for eternity!

The Bible clearly speaks of this, and makes it very clear!
This world, as we know it, shall one day disappear!

This battle is not ours, but a spiritual one that rages!
It’s been going on, since the beginning of the ages!

Satan has unleashed his evil demons to run “here and there.”
His ultimate goal is to see you dead! HE DOESN’T CARE!

Jesus came, to sacrifice his life, to purchase your soul!
He loves you so very much! More than you'll ever know!

If you see yourself “wrestling,”
 against another person…
Let this be a reminder to you! 
And an important lesson!

The truth of God’s word is relevant! 
May it speak to you today!
Where there is a spiritual battle… 
Christ has made a way!

He’s made a way to flee! And accept his salvation plan!
The best thing you can do,
 is to put you life in HIS hands!

Jesus is the best reason for you to accept him! 
Won’t you do it?
Through the struggles and battle of life… 
He will see you through it!

Please come Lord Jesus and touch us 
with your glory that shines!
For you have already won the battle!  And victory can be MINE!

By Jim Pemberton     Read Eph. 6:12


Details | Light Poetry | |

I am the One

I am the one you said will never be anything in life, but those same words taught me how to fight.
I am the one you called ugly, but I have grown to know true beauty is concentrated and embedded deeply set firmly within me.
I am the one that cried the most, but those same tears watered me to grow.
I am the one you could not fully love despite your feelings for me; I learned you have to love yourself before being able to love anyone else.
I am the one that is determine to be accomplished in life no longer, discourage by your obvious lack of confidence.
I am the one who suffered the most pain, but with that same pain knowledge, I gained.
I am that one star that you glaze up to when daylight no longer shines through.
The twinkle in God eyes his prize possession I am dominance as I continue to rise.
I am the one you secretly want to be, but there can only be one you, and one me.
As I grow old, my wisdom will continue to grow, and when they lay me to rest, I will be the one known best. 
Known for whom I was and what I became, not giving you the power over me brought out the very best in me.
Sincerely yours truly me, I am the one.


Details | Ballade | |

My Tongue on Fire

He set my tongue on fire!
So I must not retire
But speak His word in season and out of season

He set my tongue on fire!
So I must always desire
The fullness of Him who dwelleth in bodily form

He set my tongue on fire!
So I must inspire
A crooked and perverse generation

He set my tongue on fire!
So I can be like a Holy Ghost Naked Wire
Unleashing from within me the power of God

He set my tongue on fire!
So I must speak the language of my messiah
For I speak not unto men but unto God

He set my tongue on fire!
So I can never expire
But speak with inspiration

He set my tongue on fire!
“As it is written He maketh Angels Spirit and His ministers flames of fire”
A secret that all Speakers of His word know

He set my tongue on fire!
So in His Word I will deeply inquire
For the words we speak are spirit and life


Details | Rhyme | |

Do You Listen to What God Has to Say

Do You Listen to What God Has to Say? As I often watch the daily news. I hear about different stories and different views. I can't help but to wonder when some complain. Anything of God, many want to "contain." Many of people’s thoughts bring a concern... When it comes to God's word. They have "their backs turned." While often, they speak of "tolerance" in their living... Only what they want to believe... Is what they are giving. This isn’t a picture of "doom and gloom." But a "day of reckoning" is coming so very soon! God's word... Will you choose to ignore? When he comes knocking, at your heart’s door? What will you believe, when God calls your name? Will you come to him? Or simply complain? You'll be by yourself at God's judgment day. When your name is called. What will you say? God's says: "My love for you will never end." Allow his word to guide you... And to be your friend! By Jim Pemberton


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Signs

The signs are here, for all to see,
The thunder clouds, the dying tree.
The shining lights, that draw you near,
Loud heavy music, in your ear.

By word of mouth, or through cyber space,
The hidden pictures, of your face,
The northern lights, are dancing south,
The rumours you hear, by word of mouth.

The sign are falling, from the sky,
Raining stars, on the passers by,
While the battle rages, on underground,
The innocent dying, without a sound.

The cries of heaven, the screams in hell,
That no one hears, down in this well,
The terrible beauty, the open wound,
The innocent babies, in open tombs.
For all to see, for all to hear,
The blind man's painting, the deaf man's ear.

The birds are falling, the fishes drowned,
What once was up, has now become down,
The tender and loving, an empty shell,
The gross and the ugly, now the rallying bell.

The signs are here, for all to see,
Titanic sinking, on a blood red sea.

More poems at http://labyrinthoflies.com


Details | Didactic | |

A Gallant Bride

Tomorrow’s history makers
Future record breakers
Are the infants of this day
They should be taught well
In order to lead the way

They should be taken forward
In the fear of God 
By the responsible one’s above them
Ye parents, guardians and lecture givers
Train them to keep of boozing 
Instruct them never to go logger heads

Improve their knowledge of moral uprightness
So as not to make their regime
Bite the just

Our guardians of later days
Subtract yourselves from the disguised devils
Less they turn you into a bag of disgust
Make yourself confident in yourself
And keep a cold shoulder 
Of relying on them
Or at last you become failure’s hosts

Disembark from the plane of the unjust
And board the plane of the just
Desist from hitting below the belt
And permit fairplay to rule
For it is a praise worthy value

Let the truth prevail in all you do
Let your attitude be reflected in your records
So as to be known as an accountable man
And a scrupulously honest woman
Always be on the level
So that they would be your face saver
When the doubting Thomas talks

Deprive yourself from going against the rules 
Even when you fail 
But move on gallantly 
Till you win the race 
Lend a helping hand 
To those who lose 
When you win

Cease to get satisfied 
With where you are 
Escape from the clutches of laziness
For it hinders your success
Put your best foot forward 
And work as if your whole life depends on it

Don’t mask yourself from your responsibility
Express love and care to your mother land
Show her all the beauty
She possess inside her
Give her the strength of pride 
To be a gallant bride.      
                                    Omebe Rita


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I Don't Want to Forget YOU Lord

I Don’t Want to Forget You, Lord! Lord Jesus, I don’t want to ever forget about you! I just want to take some time, to praise you! During my life, I want the past behind me! When I was struggling… It was you that helped me! The many times you listened to my cries… I knew you’d help me! I didn’t know why! I want to cherish the promises you made. I want to enjoy this life, that you gave! I want to remember the times we’ve had together! I don’t want to leave you! Now… Or ever! I want to think about the good times, that we’ve had! You brought joy to my heart! I am so glad! I want take each day and keep “moving on.” I know that you are with me… All the day long! Thank you Jesus! For the times you’ve been there! Always a friend I need! Who truly cares! An abundance of life, is what I received! That moment I trusted you, and began to BELIEVE! By Jim Pemberton


Details | ABC | |

A Love Story in ABC format

All I will say is how I did my best ever day to say you are my love
Before I go to bed and before I wake up I pray above
Cluing you with the best of my affections that I hope you see
Did you know that everyday I look at you my day is pleasant and that is the key 
Everyone that knows me knows that you are the one for me
Friends and family love you as much as I expect to be
Going forward with all my heart I give you my love unexpectedly
Holding your hand while walking and whispering to your ear I love unconditionally
In my heart I expect in return is a smile of faith
Just when we look into each others eyes in love we bathe
Kindly we speak to each other with passion
Life we have together we love our every hug and kisses in occasions


Details | Rhyme | |

A Perfect Painting

If one is compelled to stay longer,
If one’s senses are assailed,
If one is driven to suppose its motivation,
If one is urged to seek detail,

If the palette makes its statements,  
If each stroke helps one define,
If the subject can be seen anew,
If one seeks to know the artist’s mind,

If one sees therein a beauty,
If one somehow identifies,
If one feels their heart is touched,
If one is thankful for their eyes,

If one is moved to remember,
If one can see it in one’s mind,
If one is pushed to revisit,
If one seeks out more in kind,

If the painting is acclaimed or 
If it's “art” to only one;
Then it’s a perfect painting,
And its work is done.


Details | Rhyme | |

God Knows About Tomorrow




God Knows About Tomorrow!

I don’t know what tomorrow
will bring!
But I know that God will
take care of everything!

God has promised to
take care of me!
He promises to always
love me!

If tomorrow brings
 uncertainty!
 God will always be
my security!

HE holds today and tomorrow
in his hands!
Everything I go through…
He understands!

Whatever I face, 
I don’t face alone!
God is with me!
When I’m away, or at home!

I’m reminded in 
the days ahead…
God’s children aren’t forsaken!
Nor begging for bread!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Rhyme | |

Do We Share the Hope Christ Gave to Us

Do We Share the Hope Christ Gave Us?

The Bible says to “give reason of the hope within us.”
But too often, we drag a lot of weight beneath us!

Christ wants us freely to share his hope with others!
We need to willingly share his love with another!

How will others have hope?  Unless we share it?
Christ told us to pick up our cross, and bear it!

We need to be his example, in the world’s madness!
We need to do it from a heart of joy and gladness!

We needn’t be ashamed of the work God has done!
All glory and honor should be given to his son!

He gives joy unspeakable!  
And the half hasn’t been told!
May we be an expression of his joy!  
Both young an old!

Let’s bless the lord! In what we say and how we live!
He’s patient with us!  And so willing to forgive!

Please come Lord Jesus!  And take self pride away!
Bring your holy conviction, 
and give us the words to say!

This may seem odd!  And to many…  Old fashioned!
Stir our hearts to share 
with a godly compassion!

Please come Jesus! And stir our hearts,
 from within!
That we would love to tell others about YOU! 
Our best friend!

By Jim Pemberton   


Details | Ballad | |

CASTLES AND DREAMS

In a written note I tell a thousand words,
Words which talks of a soul so free,
Everyday my diary is filled with words,
Telling of a life lived in ups and down.
The down side doesn’t bring me down,
But the up side keeps pushing me up,
Because I refuse to let them push me down.

I have been there and done that,
With every breath my lungs became dry,
 I lived a life larger than life itself,
Where I was the king and the servant.
With this my kingdom became bigger,
For no one but I lived in the castle,
A castle that I built in the air.

The castle was blown away by wind,
Because the foundation was weak,
For nothing was there to support it,
And loneliness even made it worse.
It was like a dream torn apart,
Gone with the wind never to be back,
As the high walls falls down bare.

With all this I turned to my ups,
I stopped building castles in dreams,
And made them in reality of this life,
Where foundations are never shaken.
The wind could not blow them away,
And the wall did not crumble again,
Because I lived a life of reality and truth,
Filling my diary with a positive vibe.

BERNARD WACHIRA
ORIGINAL POEM.
EMAIL: benniekings72@yahoo.com


Details | Rhyme | |

Where the Wind Blows



Where The Wind Blows


Where the wind blows, I do not know.
I can almost feel it’s breeze, beneath my soul.

Where the wind takes me, 
I don’t know the place.
As it breathes it’s gentleness across my face.

As the wind blows, and the frost disappears.
I know that the spring season shall appear!

The strong wind from the ocean beyond.
Causes me to dance
 at the local pond.

As the wind brings in summer’s grace…
Beautiful flowers bring a smile to my face!

This wind blows, and the autumn leaves fall.
Nature gets my attention,
 as the birds soon call!

The breeze continues as the cool winds come.
I see more stars in the sky, and less of the sun.

This wind brings peace, and whispers me name…
Whatever direction, it remains the same!

It brings strength and refreshes within.
May this wind blow on me once again!

By Jim Pemberton


Details | Free verse | |

Beautiful Black Woman

Beautiful black woman 
You're a Queen.
Beautiful black woman 
You have to dream!

Beautiful black woman 
You're worth more than the finest gems.
Your love,
Holds the presence of God's healing hands.

Beautiful black woman
You're the reason why I breathe.

In this follow follow society
Zombies follow I gotta lead...

Beautiful black woman whom,
birthed me into this crazy world,
I came from your womb 
not to be cast down and quietly consumed,
By the rage and fury of a people in a hurry.

You born me...
To be a catalyst of change!
To stand against rape!
To fight for your freedom!
To bring on the new Kingdom!

Beautiful black woman
You're a Queen.
Beautiful black woman 
You have to dream!

Beautiful black woman 
You're worth more than the finest gems.

The world is starving for LOVE. 
We need you ...
For you are LOVE.
Your Unconditional Love holds the keys.
As a matter of fact you have the power to put the world at ease.
Create Peace.
Please forgive us men who fail to understand that
Your LOVE holds the presence of God's healing hands.

Beautiful black woman
You're a Queen.
Beautiful black woman 
You have to dream!

Your LOVE holds the presence of God's healing hands. 


Details | Rhyme | |

I Owe Everything to Jesus

I Owe Everything to Jesus!

Jesus’ death paid it all!
What have I given in return?
His death on the cross… 
Was from love and concern!

His life for mine… On Calvary… 
 Has been paid!
His offer of eternal life,
 has been made!

Through God’s word,
 he’s been talking!
And stands at my hearts door… 
 knocking!

I’ll invite him in?  As my guest!
Then, your life will be totally blessed!

He brings health and
 healing to my bones!
He can bring his love to
 my family and home!

“Come unto me.” Is the 
  the master’s call.
Living for him
 is worth it all!

He’s here right now! 
 In this very place…
And extends his 
mercy and grace.

I accept and receive him today!
I love him more, than words can say!

				
By Jim Pemberton


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Are You Satisfied With the One You Love


My friend thought after getting married, 
his “satisfaction” was solved!
His wife had no idea how deeply he was involved.

On their wedding day, she was a beauty to be seen.
She was the twinkle in his eye, 
his partner—his everything.

The lust he craved, she alone could not satisfy.
As other women caught his wandering eye.

As time went on, he'd make excuses in my mind.
“I'll make up with my wife.” “Not now.” 
“Some other time...”

Adultery was something he swore he'd never do!
He promised “to always be faithful and true.”

One day he allowed his guard to fall down.
Then his whole life “came crashing down.”

The guilt he bore was difficult to explain.
He'd feel guilty at the mention of my wife's name.

One day she found him in a compromising situation.
He tried to give her some kind of an explanation.

She said she'd stay with him ... if he'd 
give up his lustful deeds.
“Repent to Jesus,” she said, 
“He'll meet all of your needs.”

To Jesus, and her, he confessed and asked for forgiveness.
In Jesus, he found true joy,
 love  and happiness.

As he looks back and think about how he lived.
He's thankful to Jesus!
 Who’s willing to forgive!

He alone has brought true satisfaction to his soul.
And is with him now! Wherever he goes!

By Jim Pemberton


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Sicklied Breezes

Here comes that familiar breeze again Emptied of hope, it always returns to refill Some other abandoned soul A soul that delves deep into my own, Drifting in an almost shameful stance Festered ignorance, time, and thought Resting under the wing of frightened hope It is cool, like any ordinary breeze It pleases all that feel it, save I For I know it longs to take all that I have In one…single… swoosh You overlooked demon! Why are you so gentle? Why must you manifest in sorrow and woe? Sleeping in the convent of my soul As others praise you and thank you You take me under tow Forever more, lost in this sicklied growth With a silent tune of rests within notes I remain where the breath is taken I remain your host The breeze grows painstakingly warm Filling all with passions unfolding Each soul finds its home Leaving me alone with a soul untold Always awake and crawling… and screaming Bold, all-knowing and thoughtless Wingless, tainted…filled with dread It is warm and hated by all that behold it And I grasp it, and hate it, and LOVE IT For it takes nothing and gives me all In multitudinous shrouds Beloved angel—why do you burn me so… Leading me into your sick embraces As others curse to your face You forever release in me A despairing freedom that I know longer wish for The melody caught—no room to breathe Harmony caked with ignorance does seethe For all no longer see… I was always the caller


Details | Rhyme | |

Living In Accordance To God's Will


I won’t be happy with my life, until…
I live in accordance with God’s will!

I need to seek his will, in all that I do!
All that I face in life…  
He’ll see me through!

His will is the best design, that’s in place!
He designed me, because of his grace!

Seeking the will of Jesus,
 gives a peace of mind!
And helps me to be successful
 with my time!

Serving HIM gives my life a true meaning!
It’s in HIS direction,
 that I need to be leaning!

HE is what true joy and peace are about!
He knows my life!  Both inside and out!

Thank you dear God, for being with me!
It is no secret how much you love me!

You are have come, to nourish my soul!
By your will, I’m complete
 and whole!

I bless your name! Forever you are praised!
I shall seek your will!
All of my days!

By Jim Pemberton


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Garden of Enlightenment

it itches
it burns
it makes me yearn
for things i seem so unsure of
yet sure they are for me
how confusing and revolting that must be?
a lady who just cant make up her mind
on what she wants to be!

Perhaps a dancer, a singer, a animal lover and trainer or even engineer
idk, the path just doesn't seem very clear.
And with all that inspiration floating in the air
its pretty hard to put a finger
on what exactly is my passion
but i know it's around here somewhere

I suppose i could be an artist
an artist of spiritual awakening
an artist of the soul in the making
an artist who holds creativity and inspiration in much regard
an artist who is grateful that she might have just found the spark!

spark of passion
spark of joy and fulfillment
spark that embeds in daily environment
 
pleasant surprise
presents itself as the garden of enlightenment


Details | Couplet | |

Where inspiration comes from - Contest

From hearts and flowers
the gaps between thoughts

moments within hours
gifts given and bought

dew drops on lotus leaves
skeletons of fish

smiles of old wise men
a reality from a wish

deep ocean currents
volcanic lava and ash

letters from the postman
a sudden increase in cash

a photographic image
words jumbled on a page

the formation of clouds
a bird outside a cage

sweet laughter of a kiddie
sad cries from those who’ve lost

hard lessons learned
and the price that it cost

spectacular sunsets
to snowmen who melt

rain dripping from gutters
life’s cards you’ve been dealt


4 September 2013


Details | Free verse | |

The Black Abyss

Sinking in deeper,
No way to escape,
The dark and scary Reaper,
Fore told in the Book of Life.

Is this my end?
Will I ever see the light of day again?
No. My wounds, I must mend.
I must find my strength.

Stand my ground,
Face my fears.
Only then will my voice be found
I must survive.

Break the suffocating chains,
Run from the darkness.
Power will fill my veins.
I will Fight!

Fight the painful names,
The horrid memories,
The demented games 
And escape My Black Abyss.


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There's A Healing Jesus


There’s a healing Jesus!  
He’s alive today!
He’s here now!  And can take
 all sickness away!

There’s a loving Jesus!  
He can cleanse your soul!
He is more faithful, than 
you will every know!

There’s a merciful Jesus!  
He can change you within!
By his blood, you can know 
you’re born again!

There’s a powerful Jesus!
 He alone reigns supreme!
He’s the alpha and omega!  
And can do anything!

There’s a gracious Jesus! 
 He’s so loving and kind!
His dedication to us all, 
has stood the test of time!

Won’t you come to Jesus! 
 And receive him too?
He’s knocking at your heart’s door…  
Waiting for YOU!

Won’t you experience Jesus!  
And all he has to give!
He can make you a new person!  
Each day that you live!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Unknown

The world, once a seemingly small place, expands and grows with you.
Bigger, more vast, scarier.
How is one to find their place?

Searching for motivation--forward momentum, I crumble.
I sink into the abyss that is my life.
Smaller, more secluded, scarier.

I scream, but no one hears me.
This is what it feels like to be one mere person.
A dot in the universe.

Smaller.

Ah, I rebut.

I refuse to go unnoticed.
I refuse to live a life afraid of chance.
I refuse to not make my mark in the world.

I run, head first, towards the bigger, most vast and scarier.
I welcome myself to the unknown. 
I look fear in the eyes.
I search;

For my place, my purpose, my mark.


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Man's Afflictions And God's Salvation

Man’s Afflictions and God’s Salvation!

I’ve seen and heard of many afflictions!
Things happen in life, that need our attention!

There are things that happen that bring despair.
Wondering if anyone listens or even cares!

There’s a God in heaven who sees what’s wrong!
There are many things that don’t belong!

Evil moves with a power and destructive force!
It comes in many forms, from an ungodly source!

God knows what is happening and offers a plan!
His gift of salvation is freely offered to man!

His ways of living are at odds with this earth!
Anyone can come to Christ,
 and receive a “new birth!”

If life’s heartaches and worries
 are pulling you down…
There’s a new life for YOU! 
Waiting to be found!

Your afflictions, for God’s healing,
 is for you to receive!
Won’t you reach out to him now?
 And simply believe?

His gifts of mercy and hope, is what HE can give!
He can totally transform you! 
 And the way you live!

His salvation, for life’s heartaches, is freely yours!
A new life with Jesus can be true
 and secure!

By Jim Pemberton    


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God Gives Me the Strength I Need


	God Gives the Strength I Need!

God gives me strength,
through his wonderful joy!
As his word in my life,
I daily employ.

His love brings sweetness,
to my very soul!
And gives my comfort!
Wherever I go!

His love brings contentment,
this world could never give!
It sustains me every day that I live!

In HIM, I’ll take delight!
For he is with me,
each day and night!

From everything evil,
may I daily abstain…
And live in the power of
Jesus’ name!

In Jesus, my life is complete!
As I leave every
burden at his feet.

Over the trials of life…
I’ll rise above!
Resting in God’s strength,
 and his love!

By Jim Pemberton  


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Allow Yourself to be Free

Open up your heart to receive the love that you deserve.
Let your past mistakes make you stronger and wiser.
Forgive yourself and be at peace.
Love yourself and see the best in yourself!
Respect yourself!
Be good to yourself!
Take care of yourself because YOU are important!
 
Leave your comfort zone behind.
Get out and see new things.
Experience all that life has to offer for you.
Be spontaneous!
Let down your guards!
Do things that bring happiness to you!
Smile and laugh, laugh and smile.
You’re on your way to being free!
 
LIVE and don’t just exist.
Make everyday count for something.
Create memories that will live after you’re gone.
Love, love unconditionally.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable, because it’s okay.
Communicate your feelings, don’t hold them in.
Be bold and stand up for what you believe.
 
Don’t settle for less than what you deserve.
Always remember how important you are.
Don’t allow anybody to keep you down.
Stand tall!
Keep your head up!
Never lose confidence in yourself!
 
We all make mistakes, nobody’s perfect.
Learn, grow, and do better.
Pay attention to life and life will show you many things.
Increase your knowledge and be open to learn.
Never underestimate what you can learn or do.
Give yourself chances and don’t doubt yourself!
 
To be free is to really live.
Live your life and live it well.
No more regrets!
No more shame!
No more thinking about what you should’ve done!
NO MORE!
 
LIVE! That’s all. LIVE and be free!


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TO QUIT, I WILL NOT

Time is passing by in a toll..
My heart aches as I recall .
How could I have easily fall..
To somebody so different and tall..

each day and night, I'm alive.
All, I'm doing good is to strive .
When will that arrive?
Living to my dreams, my drive..

You uttered words seemingly true..
Thus, I learn to trust you bieu..
Thought, It could be us -- I and you..
Yet, I was wrong to take such cue..

Freeing from a built barricade.. 
I plea: "please stop the charade.."
I do not want to bargain nor trade..
Avoiding signs to be left afraid..

Not quitting...
Not quitting...

by: olive_eloi
sept. 22, 2013
9:32pm


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Portrait of the Soul

The blank canvas lies before me,
as I pondered how to begin.
What should I start with?
Start with drawing a picture,
perhaps add some color to the borders?

The more my mind wondered,
it makes it hard to describe
how to create a masterpiece
that represents my well-being.

Fear eludes my judgement,
judgement eludes my fear.
Will I love or despise it?
What will others think?

The canvas of my heart
Stares me right in the eyes,
Looking deep within my soul
Spoke softly to me as she said,
"Just let it come and leave fear behind."

I slowly picked up my paintbrush,
Dipped it in one of the buckets
Then I began to stroke against the canvas
Waves of blue appeared like ocean waves.

When I finished with the waves,
I continued forth with another color
My mind focused on the canvas
While my hand continued to move,
as more colors appeared before me.

Before I knew it
I stared at the canvas
No longer white as snow
It was full of beauty.

The calm ocean
Bright sun above
Clear blue sky
Whimsical clouds shift.

The beauty of the land 
That nestled at the end
With a kingdom resting within
Where lovely flora surround it so.

Canvas once blank
Now full of life
Beauty and grace
The art of one's soul
That came from within.


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STAY ON CHEER

These pass years, I have been in a quest..
There are times I want to stop but I guess..
If steps and risks aren't taken, I'll be waste..
Thus, I try and try slowly not in haste..

To become a Saint, one must be chaste..
To become a hero, must death be faced?
To become renown, must fame be chase?
However, to be love, must one be on same race?

Building long lasting & steadfast relationships..
Will require from you more than stewardship..
Even more than a deal of companionship..
And more than just friendship..

It takes the right time...
Sometimes months extending to years..
Or a whole of a lifetime..
Only God knows yet stay on cheer..

By: olive_eloi
5:29pm
10/10/2013


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Please Touch Me Lord Jesus

Please Touch Me, Lord Jesus!

Please touch me, Lord Jesus! 
 I need you!
I come now, because I want 
to be with you!

 Bless me with your presence! 
 I patiently wait!
I need your now!  Before it's too late!

Touch my life with your Holy Ghost' fire!
Move me with a godly passion 
and holy desires!

Come now! And bring a revival within!
Show me your ways!  
And cleanse me from sin!

Thank you my Lord!  
For doing what you do!
I am so honored and blessed 
to know YOU!

By Jim Pemberton


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His Likeness

C onsider how unique God made MAN
A dding vision and emotion, there IS
S o much man has invented and MADE,
T hose raw ingredients mixed IN.
N ever picture a big eye in the sky, GOD'S 
E specially not a bloated brain, Love is his IMAGE
T ake care to nourish, preserve, AND
S ustain your body. It is his LIKENESS.


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If I Give God Everything

If I Give God Everything…

If I give God everything,
 what have I to lose?
He’s been calling me… 
 I don’t want to refuse!

I need to give HIM control of everything I do…
He promised to change and make me brand new!

I must confess and humbly
 come before him!
I need to take the time, to love
 and know him!

I’ll try to give him, all of my burdens
 and troubles.
He’s there to pick me up, 
when I fall and stumble!

God is merciful!  And is waiting with open arms!
His arms of love, will shelter me,
 from all harm!

As I give God what I have,
 I know I need more of him!
I need to experience Jesus’ blood
 to cleanse my every sin!

I’m so thankful and grateful
 for all that he has done!
I shall praise and worship Jesus! 
 God’s precious son!

I Praise you father!  I bless and honor
 your name!
As I give you my life…  
I am forever changed!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Captain of the Arrogant

The Captain of the Arrogant


I wonder where that old man's from
who looks out from the glass,
The history that's on his face
Reveals a troubled past

His weary eyes though bright and blue
Are burning full of tears,
As if they're overflowing
With his sin throughout the years

I wonder if he knows the pain
Of all he's said and done,
To others whom he claimed to love
Who's lives he left undone?

The captain of the arrogant
And master of his pride,
He's just like all the rest of us
If we would look inside

His flaming, sinful, passions of his youth
Now just an ember,
I wonder if this old man
Has the courage to remember?

That everything you say and do
In this life has a cost,
And the future is forever,
But the past forever lost...

As I look closer at this man
And ponder at his past,
I realize this old man is me
Inside the looking glass

And yes, I do remember
All the wicked things I've done,
But I've given them to Jesus
And He's forgiven every one

The tears I shed are tears of joy
That I let freely flow,
Because I know my destination
Is where He would have me go


The Destroyer of my arrogance
The killer of my pride,
He took away my heart of stone
And put a heart of flesh inside

Yes I know where the old man's from
Who looks out from the glass,
But he's heading toward the future
And letting Jesus have the past


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The blood you were given

Never throw punches at the rain,
don’t doubt the pain of the sane,
nor the deranged.
 
Never toss change into a fountain,
and hope for a wish that you haven’t 
earned just because you have a 
nickel to spare.
 
Never dream without company,
lies are most easily revealed with
another set of eyes.
 
Never rise out of bed,
without thinking of the consequences
of getting out of your own head.
 
Don’t fret about the chaos,
let it flow past your bones
and sizzle at your feet.
 
You are alive,
now prove it to the world
before you become a memory.
 
Make sure that you raged,
that you were boundless.
 
Become not just a memory;
become a living legacy.
 
This is your story.
 
Write it in the blood 
you were given.
 
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.


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WORKMANSHIP

the true art of serving,
according to your heart's content.
works that requires no payback;
ministry with no lay of shame,
where the effort itself can endure,
labors where you can rest assure,
you can be true to what you are going through.
serving with a purpose,
worship with true meaning of worth.
daily living with convictions of righteousness,
fellowship with meaning.
fruits of grace that can't be replaced,
genuine and new every morning dew of it's taste.
like exotic tapestry;
eloquent with every new form of pattern,
always has a message of fresh fire and hope,
enough to gain mercy from what you have lost.


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Do You Seek God's Holiness

Do You Seek God’s Holiness?

There are many in church
That don’t seem to be concerned...
Holiness in their lives must be learned.

Many attend each Sunday,
 and go to every class.
But outside church, their spiritual 
life burns out fast.

Many think they're doing
 fine and “o.k.”
As long as they give money 
and sing and pray.

They listen to God’s word, 
and read the verses...
You can see their Bibles 
under their purses!

A sense of excitement stirs 
each Sunday morning.
But many fail to heed God's somber warning.

Without holiness, no one shall
 enter God's throne.
If Jesus came today...
Many would left alone!

God knows the heart of man 
is wicked deep within.
That's why Jesus said: 
“YOU MUST be born again.”

Be separate from the world's 
wicked and sinful ways.
“Be ready for my coming” is what Jesus says.

At God's house, his divine judgement shall start.
Live for Jesus NOW—love him with all of your heart.

Keep this important thought in mind.
If he came now...  Would you go?  Or be left behind?

By Jim Pemberton  


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Nighttime Wonders

There is a place,
a magical wonderland
that sits at the end of your mind,
and everybody dead and living
goes there when they are tired.
It is a place that is special
and is diffrent to stand to your approval.
It is a nighttime wonder
only open from eleven to five
and you can only come,
if you truely believe.

It is a place
where the streets are paved gold,
peace runs through every corner and avenue,
no jails, no hospitals
because there is no crime and no sickness.
The skies are always blue,
and the clouds are all white,
the sun is blazing hot
and the woman all give you a wink of an eye
and all blow you kisses,
where the men want to be you,
and where the women want to sleep with you.
It is a nighttime wonder,
a special place,
in the back of your mind.
It is real, not imaginary,
nothing is fake about this place,
this is where dreams come true,
where there are no cancers, headaches, toothaches,
no wars, no enemies, no hangovers,
no schools, no politicians, no lawyers, no greed,
no sin, no temptation, no demons or devils;
everything is beautiful, and everything grand.

A piece of Heaven on Earth.
Everyone is happy,
all with a smile on their face,
not a frown in sight.
Songs are sung with the most beautiful of voices
and the sweetest of songs sung.
This place is a nighttime wonder.

When you tuck yourself under the sheets,
grab your pillow, or girlfriend, or boyfriend
husband or wife, or even your favorite stuffed friend,
we all go to this special nighttime wonderland.
A place of joy, a place of happiness,
a place where you go to forget
and enjoy,
a mini vacation.
Till that alarm clock's annyoing buzz comes on
and pulls you out of that nighttime wonder
and places you back into reality.


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Holiday on ice

a corroded goblet on the cabinet 
owned by people being passionate
celebrating their optimistic art of living
remembering that unique thanksgiving

despite the freezing moment and cold
a moment growing beyond twofold
their happiness eternally inspirational
their continuing story confrontational

both seated in wheelchairs
but non of them cares
the mother and her son
obviously having so much fun

their wheels kept on turning
hot wheels without burning
not feeling disabled for a moment
lamed legs or back yet enjoying enrollment

sharing laughs loud and clear
feeling so very happy and near
their wheels slip sliding on black ice
moments so unique and unforgettable nice

they won the local gliding contest
being simply  both ex aequo the best
for one moment king and queen on the ice
treasuring their once in a lifetime first prize

(c) Elly wouterse


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Thank You Jesus



Thank You Jesus!


Thank you Jesus, for making my life complete!
You’ve blessed me, from my head to my feet!

Thank you Jesus!  For you mercy most fare!
And for keeping me in your love and care!

Thank you Jesus!  For your wonderful love!
And for your peace…  Like a very gentle dove!

Thank you Jesus!  For all that you’ve done!
All praise and honor, to God’s risen son!

Thank you Jesus!  For this, and so much more!
You’re the way to heaven!  The only door!

Thank you Jesus!  For listening to my prayers!
You’re willing to help!  And always there!

Thank you Jesus!  You brought me hope!
Just when it seemed I was on a slippery slope!

Thank you Jesus!  For forgiving my every sin!
I humbly come before you!  My lord and friend!

I love you Jesus!  You’ve blessed me today!
Whatever I’m going through…   You’ll make a way!

I worship you Jesus!  And I bless your name!
I’m so glad you’re here!  I’m glad you came!

By Jim Pemberton


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Resting

“Resting”

It is as if the world stood still
A moment froze in time
No sound of water rippling through a stream
For peace possess my mind
I lay alone, my time to rest
A cloud beneath my head
My thoughts my dreams
Of pleasant things
My life is at its best
It is as if the world stood still
Of a time only I could know
As I have laid in a bed of peace
Like sand upon the shore
Escape the scorns of worldly test
My eyes are gently closed
As the scent of roses fills the air
My worries are no more………I rest


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The Lord Is Good His Mercy Is Divine

The Lord Is Good! His Mercy Is Divine! The Lord is good! His mercy is divine! His goodness and love have stood the test of time. The Lord is the ruler of the heavens above the sky! And gives rivers of living water, that’ll never run dry! The Lord is God! Awesome and glorious is he! His awesome power will be for all eternity! Praise the Lord God! For everything he’s done! All honor to God the father, the spirit and the son! How beautiful is this Lord, who has blessed me… His son Jesus reached down and touched me! Thank you my Lord, for your precious Holy Spirit. You have so much love, and are willing to give it! Because of the cross, I have a new hope within. Jesus has come! And totally cleansed me from sin! Thank you my God! For the wonder that you are! You’ve made us all, the planets and the stars! May we seek your redemption to make us whole… You love us much more, than we’ll ever know! This same Lord extends a heavenly invitation. Through Jesus Christ… You can be a new creation! Please Lord God, touch our lives with holy fire! That serving you, will be our daily desire! By Jim Pemberton


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God Speaks Peace to Life's Storms


God speaks peace to life’s stormy seas!
He brings quietness and a “gentle breeze.”

He calms the raging waters and says;
“peace be still!”
This is what he wants for you!
 And his will!

He brings victory to the battles within…
And takes away the darkest of sins!

He’s what you need!  This very hour!
He wants to do this for you! 
 He has the power!

He’s our refuge!  
 A present help in trouble!
Though the oceans shake 
and mountains rumble!

Why not steer into God’s harbor
 of safety during this time?
You’ll find he is loving, 
caring and kind!

He’s is calling you now! 
And knocks at your door!
What In the world… 
 Are you waiting for???


By Jim Pemberton    


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inspiration from the pain of another

once you get inspired
you realize you got to admire
and you got know and see
what you done to somebody
like once or twice
i remember myself saying these lines
" you aint worthless
your full of life
dont give it up
but live for the time"
i told that to a girl
who was emotional scared
brothers died in a fire
and mom didnt want her no more
true story folks
no made up lines
and the last message made me cry
her brother wanted to see her
and so did the dad
the mom i dont know what happened
just wasnte said
but last she spoke to me
made me realize what i could be
she said all this and then left
deleted me and said good bye
she said these words i will repeat"
Dylan man i love you and thank you deeply
my mom now wants me
she realizes i am something
i am the train now
wifi is going low
i cant this is happening
thanks for making my dream come true
i wish you the best
got to delete you
mom doesnt like stranger on my wall
or in my friends list after all
good bye Dylan for ever
i will never forget you
love you bye"
thats all she wrote
hit my heart like a note
saying keep doing this it is right
you helping the world not only in Gods eyes


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God

He is like sugar in a cake;
spices in gravy; DNA in our bodies;
He is inside air, and outside air;
He never comes nor leaves;
He is not in the heavens, nor deep in the abyss;
He is the past, present, future and eternity;
He is All…..


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Jesus, Give Me the Strength to Make It Through


Jesus, Give Me the Strength To Make It Through!

Lord Jesus, please give the strength and power.
To help me to make if through my darkest hour!

In the midst of this darkness…  
I need your guiding light!
With your help…  Everything will be alright!

  I need you now! Like I’ve never needed you before!
Through life’\s difficulties... 
 I need you so much more!

By your strength, and gentle loving hand…
Everything I go through.  I know you understand!

Thank you for the work, in me, that you want to do!
I’d be totally lost right now.  If not for YOU!

You are all that I could hope for!  
 All I ever needed!
With you in my heart…  
My life is totally completed!

You’ve brought me strength and peace within!
I love you so much!  I don’t know where to begin!

You’ll be there for me! Even when everything seems lost!
You sacrificed your life for mine,
 by your death on the cross!

Yes!  Victory over my darkest hour
 has been overcome!
By the power of God! 
 And his risen son!

Thank you Jesus!  In you, my life is totally secure!
You’ll always take care of me!  That’s for sure!

By Jim Pemberton


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Art Of Living

Life is too short to be lived and only one we get. 
So cheer up always and don't live it with your eyes wet. 
Try to scatter the pearls of smile all around you. 
As pains are short-lived,for dark times as dew. 

Make yourself detach from every negative thought. 
Forget every moment when you were sad or fought. 
Real pleasure of life is experienced only by smiling face. 
As smile comes when you prove yourself & win life's race. 

Inspite of being best,you should learn to be good first. 
'What can i learn from him?' this should be your thirst. 
Never hate others for the things they have not. 
But love them for the qualities that they have got. 

Failures never come to desperate or make you weep. 
They come to teach us how to stand before we leap. 
What we lost is not as important as what we are going to gain. 
Work hard without losing hope as your efforts never go in vain. 

Tension,tears,sadness these all kill your precious time. 
Prefer sweetnesss of happiness & coolness to the sour lime. 
So always be happy and try to be the reason for someone to please. 
Now relax your mind & atlast click your smile by saying 'cheese'..  


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Endless

Long going and everlasting is my suffering you see while I've waited upon the hands of destiny 

walked on faith and not by site along the lines of the enemy is where i shall rest for he is with me,and as the story goes he will lead me and to there i shall go where ever it is that he delegates me to be and at the right moment.

you'll see me walking into your life so look out for me and remember to think twice
because walking in the will of the lord could lead you a many places,and although long suffering seems to be the way an endless journey is what your and a home with 
                                                    god to stay
                                                            keep going.


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What His World Can Never Give

What This World Can Never Give…

What this world can never give,
 is life eternal!
Jesus can guarantee your name,
 in heaven’s journal!

The world can never bring to you, 
what Christ can give!
Jesus will never fail you,
 and can give a reason to live!

This world can promise you a whole
 “field of dreams.”
But can never give the joy and peace
 that only Jesus brings!

The world shall one day
 be totally destroyed within!
Only Christ can help you!
And will always be your friend!

Heaven and earth shall one day pass! 
 God’s word is forever!
Christ loves you so much! 
 You can be with him, together!

Won’t you follow Jesus?
 And leave this world behind you?
Allow his Holy Spirit and love,
 to totally surround you!

Take this world!  But give me Jesus! 
 Is this your plea?
Won’t you make plans to be with him,
 for all eternity?

By Jim Pemberton   


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God Asked Come Unto Me

 God Asked; “Come Unto Me…”

God called my name…. 
I didn’t know what to expect!
The words he spoke.  I won’t forget!

What he said to me….  I remember so vividly.
I woke me up in the night so unexpectedly!

As I heard the words, I jumped out of bed.
I wanted to hear what my Lord said.

He spoke, and wanted me to follow him!
I decided to obey and trust him as my friend!

What he desired, was to have a servant’s heart!
He was there for me!  
Right from the start!

My worldly possessions…  I left behind!
A new treasure in Christ…  I did find!

Many of my “past habits” began to leave me!
As I felt God’s awesome love all around me!

My life and attention were now decided.
Everything I needed...  
 God provided!

I chose to follow him 100 percent!
Fellowship with my creator,
is time well spent!

He’s my blessed savior and I am his!
And is with me each day I live!

Won’t you beckon his spirit’s call?
Living for Jesus makes it worth it all!

By Jim Pemberton


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God Brings Hope When There Is None

God Can Bring Hope, When There Is None!

I heard of another “hopeless” situation.
This one needed a divine intervention!

A person with no way out of what they’re into.
Any kind of love?  
They don’t know how to!

God has given to us his principles of living.
But hate vs. hate, is often
 what we’re giving!

It’s no wonder why some people seem hopeless.
They often haven’t been shown God’s kindness!

They often make decisions without knowing…
The path of abundant life, 
God’s word is showing!

God can take any hopelessness or despair…
And replace it with his mercy and care!

He can restore, a life’s “dead end road.”
He’s here to help, with out “heavy load!”

Won’t you allow him to bring hope and healing?
He brings a true purpose
 and meaning!

His son Jesus can bring a love, you never had!
Even when you seem discouraged and sad!

Hallelujah!  Thank you Jesus,
 for what you've done!
In you, a brand new person,
 we all can become!

By Jim Pemberton    06/17/13


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Way to lace the blues

Way to lace the blues

They could be so hard in your care,
So leave the burdens to their bear’.
Then watch them disgrace?

Should them in their lots are the God,
So will the heavens know no shod?
Thus uphold His grace!

Live life and withhold not your love;
For your mode models you a clove.
Mean well to all race!

Blues as they, are must overcome.
Walk your light heart through earned welcome.
Way to tie the lace!
 
4th of March,2014.


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I Want to Give God My Best


I Want to Give God My Best! I told God I want to give him my best! He said to trust him to care of the rest! I asked him; “where is a good place to start?” He said; “Come to me with a humble heart!” I confessed to him my sins the best I could… Everything I’ve done. He already understood! He called my name and whispered into my ear… And said; “I am with you!” “I am always here!” It was like his hand reached down and touched me! I could hear him say how much he loves me! I was so excited, I called on Jesus’ name! Since then, things have never been the same! Giving him my best was what I decided! His best for me… He had already provided! He’s my protector, defender and my shield! To his spirit’s will, I want to daily yield! He’s my solid rock! Like the rock of Gibraltar! Everything that I have… I bring to HIS altar! My best for God’s best is what I’ve given! Now his love blesses me, each day I’m livin’! By Jim Pemberton


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Come Up Higher

I write of a dream
Out of the body, alive in the spirit
It begin on a slipping bare field
Intriguingly, there is nothing to shield

A feeling of fear run through me
As the enemy approaches
A mass of fearful thoughts
As the foe runs across

Running, racing, gasping for breath
Climbing steeper slopes
Running endless races
Racing to dreadful places

For one glorious moment
It dawned on me I can fly
I can fly on wings of Angels?
Even on wings of archangels?

Then comes a voice…Echoing
Come on fly!...Come up higher!
In awe! My feet was high above the ground
This left the enemy confound

I begin to soar and to glide like an Eagle
High up am safe and secure!
High up I can reach for the stars!
High up I can reach for the mars!!

And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come Up Here [Higher]”. And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them [no more]. Revelation 11:12


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What If The World Was A Better Place

What If This World Were A Better Place?

What if you knew this world would be a better place?
Would this bring hope and a smile on your face?

What if I were to tell you that things will get better?
I could give you this message, with a signed letter.

What if you woke up tomorrow, with no more worries?
What if you could get thru life, with no “big hurries?”

I think we both know that this just isn’t meant to be.
There’s an evil world out there.   It’s plain to see!

We often grow up with many dreams and ambitions.
This often brings out in each us many good ambitions.

But we too often see the world around us fall apart.
And this often leads to a broken life and heart.

There is a life like no other many fail to find.
It can bring true joy and a Godly peace of mind.

This life is eternal, and there’s few that’ll find it.
If you’ll read God’s word, his words do remind it!

A life everlasting with Jesus can be yours!  For sure!
A place to live in heaven…  Forever and secure!

Won’t you take the opportunity to live in a better place?
And enjoy the kind of living, in God’s abundant grace?

The blessings of life with Jesus, 
are the best ones to receive!
Won’t you put your faith in HIM?  
Simply trust and believe!

By Jim Pemberton   07/17/14


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Is Your Foundation of LIfe Being Destroyed

Is Your Foundation of Life Being Destroyed? Very seldom do I hear any complaints. Regarding the lacking of moral restraints. It seems like many are under some kind of a "spell." What's right or wrong? Many can't even tell! Where are the moral leaders this nation needs? As the heart of this nation continually bleeds. Many churches provide very little discretion. Pretending to be Godly… Yet little Biblical direction! No wonder many people don't know what to believe. A lifestyle of lying, drugs and sex is what they achieve. In their lives, they have no "moral boundary." Many carrying a load of "dirty laundry." To those of you who want satisfaction and victory too... There is a "moral compass" that's freely offered to you! " God's word is a solid foundation! Which speaks of HIS love and his gift of salvation! If your life is filled with hurt, and has no true meaning. It's in the direction of Jesus you need to be leaning! You don't have to live in despair and defeat! Jesus' grace and love can make you complete! By Jim Pemberton


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Cinqku One

Action
 ...intention
Is starting point
To a remarkable
Outcome.



17/5/2013



Inspired by Richard 
Lamoureux Cinqku poems.
And Specially dedicated to 
him.


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Shadows Cant Hurt

Chained by a past that would not let me fly
Wings of insanity floated ruthlessly by
Clouds of disorder drowned out the way
There was no hope until Jesus lit up my day
Injections of madness dripped through my veins
Alone in the sadness and rejected by the pain
If I had a bullet for every tear
I could have made the whole world disappear
Cold-blooded killers masked around as my friends
Beat me with kisses again and again
Where can one go when fire turns to ice?
Only to the healer who paid the full price
Now when the shadows call into the night
I smile and look up to my shining light
No one can take away what has already been done
I give thanks that the battle has already been won.

By: Sabina Nicole


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There's Sweetness In the Name of Jesus


Jesus… Your name brings sweetness 
on my tongue!
My soul soaks in your love…
Like a dry sponge!

My soul continues to hunger
 and thirst!
Until I let you reign in my life!
Always first!

I give my life to you!
On my knees I yield!
YOU are my rock, fortress
 and shield!

You’re my protection!
A sure foundation!
For only in you is there 
TRUE salvation!


By Jim Pemberton	  


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GLORY TO GOD

Circumstances, we must live through..
it maybe happy or sad; even people untrue.
Pray unceasingly,God cares and dears..
He understands; provides and hears...

offer praises and gratitude to Him..
even in abstract not without theme..
Trust our God, He will in everyway redeem..
One Unbeatable above all God, never a scheme..

by: olive_eloi
SEPT. 06, 2013
12:53pm

dedicate to: all believers to one God

---:grateful me to my one and only LIVING GOD..


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Invisible Shield

The Ashanti, of Ghana, say that "rain beats down
upon a leopard skin, but it doesn't remove the spots".

Methinks that right they are, if we imagine rain
as everyday challenges, risks and dangers,
and leopard skin as our inborn faith.

As long as we look upon God as our "shield",
we will always be "dry", as we walk in this path
that we call life; a journey with no end......


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Jesus Christ Went Above and Beyond

Jesus Christ Went Above And Beyond! Jesus Christ went above and beyond! He forgave all of my sins and wrongs! He loved me! When nothing else mattered! He picked me up, when my life was chattered! He gave me his life, when no one else could! All of my sins and failures, he understood! He’s blessed me, with his love and assurance! And gave me salvation! His eternal “life insurance!” He’s given me strength, and all I needed! With all that he’s given, my life is completed! He rescued me from the awful pit of sin. And brought hope to my life, once again! He’s given me a love, that I never had! I gave him my life! I am so glad! To Jesus… I’m forever thankful and grateful! He’s my guiding light, and an awesome example! His word helps me to have victory today! And guides me, along life’s narrow way! This same Jesus can do the same for you! The opportunity is here! What will you do? Friendship with Jesus! HE brings life divine! I’m so blessed, that he’s a friend of MINE! By Jim Pemberton


Details | I do not know? | |

Helping Hands

We all need a little help
now and then especially
during these times of uncertainty
where jobs are scarce and
money is hard to come by
the nation is suffering
from greedy politicians 
who want a little extra in their pocket
for what? I ask
when you have money
you greedy bastards
your time will come
but for now let's focus on 
helping ourself 
and our neighbor
get back on track
I know it's hard but we gotta try 
because at this rate 
we won't last much longer
that's why I'm stressing this message
hoping that my words will 
inspire someone to do something great
something that would inspire us all
Who am I? 
You ask 
I'm someone just like you
struggling everyday to make ends met
to make sure that there's food on the table
that's who I am and 
that's why I'm stressing 
this message because at the 
end of the day
 we all need a little help


Details | I do not know? | |

The Way

The world is very easy
though too tough!
it'll make u cry,
it'll make u laugh,
and shape your thoughts
to destroy you all.
you ought to be clever,
you ought to be smart,
you ought to be bold,
these are the things, 
that'll prevent your fall.

The world is full of obvious things,
that nobody ever observes.
we keep finding ways,
to win over the world, 
though we always fail.
Men are suffering,
men are dying,
but they never observe,
that the most obvious way,
is to fight with their own.

God has Planned everything for us,
yeah! it's true.
but the result to a situation,
may sometimes be harsh,
sometimes it may,
broke us apart.
We got to be bold,
we got to fight,
we got to mend our own ways, 
and how we observe,
we got to put all our effort,
everything on stake, 
as The Plan can be changed,
for what we Deserve.


Details | I do not know? | |

Little Girl

Little girl
With her visions and prayers...
Suffering in silence from endless nightmares. 
A broken family
So much responsibility... 
Hurting deep inside so other's can't see.
Giant, gentle eyes
Penetrate the soul
The little girl sees more than anyone knows.
Empathic virtues
Create bountiful waves
Breaking these chains the pitiful enslaves
Wide open heart
Locked up and jailed pride
She's able to let go of her anger inside.
Unable to stay
Trapped in time
She knew to go forward, she had to stop 'rewind'
Frozen for a moment
The ice melts away
The sun warms her heart in a motherly way.
Infinite excuses
Become lessons learned
Gratitude is given, and so it is earned
Innocent little girl,
All hope invested in Heaven
Learned the secret of her life before she was 7
Her lesson was hard
Fighting darkness with a match
Finding the spark that ignites with nothing to scratch
But through all the bad
She searched for the good
And finally she found it upon where she stood
So listen to me close
And take this seriously
I know for a fact this is fact...because that little girl... was me.


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LOVING YOU FRIEND

I love you as my friend..
You make me laugh & smile when I'm sad.
You lend me a shoulder when I'm bad.
You keep me up whenever I'm down.

I love you as my friend..
We share anything through thick and thin..
We correct each other in every sin..
Still, we maintain such friendship dear..

I love you as my friend..
Thus, I wish however things may end..
We remain true and undeafeatable trend..
Breaking and surpassing curves and bend..

By: olive_eloi
sept. 15, 2013
4:34pm


Details | Free verse | |

On the Path of Tears


On the path of tears I look back to learn from past mistakes and sorrows. One foot steps forward then two slip back. My inspiration comes in the faces of family, in the memories from within. The earth's layers crack beneath me. The sky in color moves above me steering my spirit as it rises and falls with my breath. On the long journey, God whispers in a song on the breeze. I search hills and valleys for enlightenment. I look back to learn from past burdens and struggles on the path of tears. Loved ones are remembered as new friends come take my hand. The aged weaken and die with a kiss and new life is nurtured. My inspiration comes in the beauty of creation, the earth and sky and the miracle of life - all in motion around me. In the clearings, my final destination comes into view, surrounded by light, a place to call home, divine inspiration. At the end of the path, I look back to learn, I have no regrets. Love is the true inspiration. God wipes my tears. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, June 5, 2012 for Inspiration Contest (Diane Christian)


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The Dance

The Dance

My mother died some time ago
And God took her away,
To begin her dance with Jesus
That continues to this day

She wasn’t her old self that day,
Her memories had flown
He invited mom’s new self to dance,
And the Father took her home

Mom never was a dancer
That I ever heard her claim,
But the steps she does with Jesus
Would put Fred Astaire to shame

Perfect mind in perfect love,
With perfect memory,
As she whirls and twirls with The Lord of the Dance,
And waits with Him for me

My Brother’s up there with her,
I’m sure he cheers her on,
And does a jig or two himself
When Heaven plays the song

My other brother’s with me still,
And our sweet sister too,
The three of us with our dear dad,
Believe all this is true

Mom is up there dancing,
All over Canaan Land,
Perfect in the arms of Jesus,
As He strikes up the band 


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A Photograph

There is something about photos...
They freeze a moment’s time forever.
You see decades as though it were yesterday.
Images of good memories shine in our hearts,
like fresh roses in spring.
Photographs capture emotions in an instant,
disclosing envious eyes, secret admirers,
and lasting friends.
A photo is a single jigsaw puzzle that unravels
many secrets.


By: Teddy Kimathi

Choice of Motif: Philosophical


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What If We Had Prayer In Schools Today

What If We Had Prayer In Schools Today?

What if we had prayer in schools today?
And the students were allowed to pray?

What if the students read their Bible in class?
Perhaps they’d have a foundation that would last!

What if the students, in the classrooms,
 across this nation…
Knew that Jesus can make them a NEW creation!

Isn’t it about time that we invite
 God into our schools?
Instead of living by our own set of rules?

Isn’t it about time that we confess our wayward sins?
And allow God into our lives…  Once again???

Isn’t it about time that we call on Jesus’ name?
Only he can remove all of our sin and shame!

Isn’t it about time that we think about our eternity?
And find true love and joy! 
 And a godly security!

Isn’t it about time that we get on our knees in prayer?
And talk to a loving God
 who listens and cares?

The time for change, we need to understand!
We need a Godly revival across our land!

We need to listen and follow God’s instructions!
Or we’ll soon find our society’s destruction!

God is the only one that we can depend on!
His word is what our nation must stand on!

By Jim Pemberton


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God Brings LOVE and KINDNESS


  

God is merciful, with love and kindness!

He brings his majesty,

 in wholesome brightness!

 

He is powerful and his holiness

 he brings!

He is omnipotent and rules

 over everything!

 

All praise and glory through

 Jesus his son!

He’s brought victory over sin! 

 The battle is won!

 

Let’s give him our hearts

 and make it clear…

The return of our Lord 

draws ever so near!

 

Without God here to help us,

 what would we do?

His promises are his assurance, 

and always true!

 

Thank you God for the life

 I’ve received!

You’ve given me hope

 and a reason to believe!

 

By Jim Pemberton   06/27/13

 

 

 

 

 How I Love God!

 

 God…  You never fail!

 I will trust you!

With my lips,  I shall 

praise you!

 

Though others leave and forsake me…

I know that God is here…  

And is with me!

 

If my life comes

 to a “grinding halt…”

Joy and peace inside of me…

God has brought!

 

When others criticize me 

for honoring God’s name…

I know that one day, 

 HE will put them all to shame!

 

God is all I’ll ever need,

 and much more!

It is HIM that I praise, 

worship and adore!

 

 I offer to God a heart 

of thanksgiving!

For everything he’s done…

 And the love he’s giving!

 

God meets my every need!  

The all sufficient one!

All praise and glory through 

Jesus Christ…  His son!

 

By Jim Pemberton     

 


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Do You Treat Others As Christ Would


Do you think of yourself…,
But not others?
Do you take the time
for your sisters and brothers?

The way that you live, 
people may wonder.
Is there a tendency to,
 put some “down under?”

You don't know everyone’s problems…. 
Don’t act as if you do.
Only God knows their hearts...  
Not you!

Jesus loves everyone A LOT!
Pray for others and
 think Godly thoughts!

Didn't the same Jesus die 
both for you and me?
Will those you meet, 
have a home in eternity?

Don't give up on people….  
We all deserve a chance!
We should love one another...
 beyond any "circumstance."

How will you treat others…,
 When all seems lost?
Christ left the 99 sheep to find
 the one which was lost.

Often, the "unlovable people" 
need love and attention...
If being a Christ follower, 
is truly your intention...

By Jim Pemberton   



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I'm So Glad That Jesus Lifted Me


I‘m so very glad that Jesus lifted me!
And am grateful that he
 also set me free!

I’m grateful of the happiness
 he brought!
And know that he loves me,
 a whole lot!

I’m also thankful, for the life that he brings!
He understands me! And can do anything!

I hope that you’ll take some time today.
Spending time alone with him, and pray!

He rewards those who earnestly 
seek him!
Won’t you give him a chance? 
And receive him?

This same Jesus, 
also wants to help you!
Won’t you open your heart, 
and let him touch you?

By Jim Pemberton   08/15/13






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Blessings

Blessings

		By Ayesha Karim

God has blessed me with so much.
A mother who is there for me,
A grandmother and a close knit family who love me,
Friends who I’ve shared my sorrows, successes and trials with;
Friends I can call on the phone go to the mall or catch a movie with. A cute guy named Mike who I am dating the first guy that treats me really good that I’ve been on official dates with.
Mike always pays on our dates.
I have been blessed to have my education especially beyond high school because of my Madness(mental illness) since I was fourteen.
I have an Associate’s degree and next May I will graduate from college with my Bachelor’s degree.
I count my blessings as the expression goes “(Count your blessings)”.
I the Poetess Ayesha Karim will become a known Poet and a children’s book author.


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How Do I Know That I've Been Blessed

How Do I Know That I’ve Been Blessed? How do I really know that I’ve been blessed? Throughout life, I’ve tried to receive the “best!” I’ve experienced the pleasure of “good things.” And have received whatever joy they may bring! But whatever I’ve tried, even if it’s brand new… They don’t always give the “pleasure” they promise to do! There’s many things, I thought had “blessed” me. But they end up greatly disappointing me! Wherever I go… And the many places I’ve been... Their “attraction,” always come to an end! The true blessings in life are not what I’ve achieved. Or the great many things that I have received! The real blessings that I have recently discovered… Is asking for the blood of Jesus, to have my life “covered!” His blood can bring a true cleansing deep within… And brings me the joys of being BORN AGAIN! The blessings of God, is what I need to surround me! For I once was utterly lost! But Jesus found me! Glory to God! For the eternal blessings he’s given! He’s totally changed me! And the way I’m livin’! I know that I am blessed! For Christ lives in me! I’m building up treasures… For eternity! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Please Use Me

Here I am Jesus!  Please use me!
I know that you’ll never refuse me!

I ask you to fill me with your compassion…
Even if this seems “old fashioned!”

This world is lost and dying without you!
There’s so many that really need you!

May I be an instrument in reaching out…
This is what being your child is all about!

You are the potter...  I am the clay.
Please give me the words to say!

Touching others, I know is your will!
May I listen to your spirit, and be still.

Teach me to be your light, as I go along.
In your arms of strength, I do belong!

May others be stirred from God above…
Help me to be an example of your love!

To be used by God is an honor and joy...
HE gives eternal life for all to enjoy!

By Jim Pemberton   


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Lord Examine My Heart And Mind


Test me, O Lord, and try me.  
Examine my heart and mind!
I trust you o Lord.  
You’re so loving and kind!

Your love is ever before me,
 I shall walk in your truthful ways!
It is my prayer and desire
 to honor you all of my days!

I will not sit with deceitful men, 
or those hypocritical of your name!
You are the God who is powerful!  
And will bring them all to shame!

I shall proclaim aloud of your praise,
 and tell of your wonderful deeds!
For you have given me everything, 
 And supplies all of my needs!

I love the house where you live, O Lord, 
and where your glory dwells!
I am thankful for you! And love you more
 than words can tell!

By Jim Pemberton   07/14/13    
Read Psalm Ch. 26




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Persona

We all wear a mask
No matter how we shape or mold it
It stays the same way even with a slight change
For the mask is a part of us
Just as we are part of the mask

When we hide a hidden side
Deep within our hearts
It becomes a shadow
Something we try to deny
Something to forget

But it always comes back to haunt us
Trying to engulf us in its darkness
To show others what their really like
As they keep denying it gets stronger
Shifting and molding into something terrifying

The shadow becomes a beast
A monster of our dark side
Because we've denied it
For thinking it isn't a part of us
But it is a part of us
Like we are a part of it

The only way to combat it
Is to accept it as it is
For that shadow is you
You are the shadow
Your persona that is in your heart

Don't be afraid
Just face it
Show no fear
Accept it

The shadow is you
You are the shadow
You wear the mask
Wearing the mark
On your heart

Once you accept it
It becomes a great ally
A powerful persona
Right by your side
Always there to help you
When things get tough

Most important of all
Never forget the friends
That help you through
The hard times you face
For they will help you

They are the light in your darkness
A shining glow at the end of the tunnel
A hand extended out to grab you
If you are to fall 
They will be there for you

We must learn to accept ourselves
For who we are
Hiding our other selves
Will just make problems grow

Just be yourself
Be proud of who you are
As you wear the mask
Keeping your head up
With full confidence

Your persona is a special one
Never forget that
It is your ally
Your friend
Your other half

Your shadow
Most of all
Your mask
Its your persona
Be proud of it
As it is proud of you
To accept it as it is


Details | Blank verse | |

Beloved Alphas

Beloved Alphas
Welcome legged little alphas 
happily running through this page
Doubt threatened to en-sneer
Wanted to tangled my dreams with fears
All up in the rafters of impatience 

as if I’d let negativity stray
alas not this day
come little alphas
to the shore with me 
I’ll promise to smile as you play 
In the sunshine of this summer day
All of us lounging on the bay

You’ve maintained sanity
Threatened by unpunctuality  
MY beloved little alphas
here we’ll sit 
rejecting those illusions of fear
How dare I waste imagination 
on what may or may not be

Fear you can’t hold me
If I let you 
you’d scold me
Instead I’ll let divinity mold me
I’m the creator’s child 
destined for greatness
Each fiber permeated with blessings

Success
In this moment
I claim YOU
I see you out at sea
Gingerly washing towards me
years filled with abundance 

through writing
 for this each night I pray
for that fateful day 
when I live 
my life
on my terms  
MY way


Details | Light Poetry | |

Love rocks people sucks

 I am tired of people making excuses
 And giving love a bad name
 When they lie, cheat, be unfaithful 
 Then say love is to blame

 Love is really inspirational
 And love is pure and innocent
 Its god’s gift to mankind
 From heaven true love was sent

 Loneliness, rejections, betrayal hurts
 Some confuses these with love when hurting
 But love is the only thing that takes away the pain
 And makes us breathe and feel alive again

 Love is the most beautiful, amazing feeling
 If can make you fly like an eagle so high
 Love is the reason we wake in the morning
 Love only bring tears of joy to your eyes

 They say that love is blind
 But that is not true
 In fact love can see quite well
 It’s why it bring me to you

 Life is a lot of hard work 
 And love gives us strength to continue
 Love shines a light on the future
 And plays a big part in all that we do

 But some use love to hurt others
 Some hearts are made of stone
 And blame it on love 
 When they are miserable and alone

 Love is just a game to others
 And for some love is everything 
 Some say I love you, just to use you
 And we blame love when in pains

 Crying, cursing, condemning love
 But never blame the person who sucks
 For giving love a bad name
 Because in true honesty Love really rocks

 Love never hurt any one
 Its people who hurt people everyday
 Love is not the reason there is pain
 Love only comes to take the hurting away

 Love is a blessing on us
 Love is not a prison, rather a bond
 Love is honest, strong and magical
 That makes two hearts beats as one

 Life is like a ship on a voyage 
 Taking us to the edge of the unknown
 And the seeds that we have planted 
 Won’t always be the fruits that’s grown

 And people will continue
 To abuse the meaning of love
 But when some one truly loves us
 It’s our gift from the heavens above

 Love stays with you against all odds 
 For true love is for infinity
 I wish to be hug by the girl I love
 From now until eternity

 When we will find our self’s alone
 Standing out on jagged rocks
 Just remember not to blame love
 For love rocks and people sucks


Details | Imagism | |

RIYADH: HAVEN OF LIFE

RIYADH: HAVEN OF LIFE

R - Riyadh, a city and capital of Saudi Arabia
R - "Raining Men" as lots of scattered everywhere..
R - Raging from other Arabs to Caucasians
R - Real masculine, maybe yes and maybe no..

I - I'm here about a year & 6 months
I - Interesting at first as all is new
I - In few months, I began to think twice
I - Inwardly, I feel imprisoned and treated inhumanely..

Y - Yielding me a greater awareness of life .
Y - Yes, it was my ambition to go out..
Y - Yondering all obstacles and trials...
Y - Yelping nothing but full determination.

A - Admitting,I did get what i like from here
A - Accounting from the fact that saving here good.
A - Allegiance to my family as well as my country calls me back..
A - Admirably, some nationalities prefers us..

D - determinedly, I suppose not to give up..
D - Death could only stop me from life..
D - Diligently, I'll walk each day with faith and hope..
D - Dainty, i must still appear to be..

H - However things are.
H - Hope rise up burning afire..
H - Hunterlike aggressive and brave
H - Honesty deep down in contentment.

by: olive_eloi 
aug. 22, 2013
@2:30pm


Details | Couplet | |

A Land of Mystery

Far away, across the sea,
Lies a land of mystery.
No streets of stone can there be found,
No paved roads along the ground.
A jungle holds these things at bay,
Only a native can lead the way,
To the riches at its heart.
Yet from the very, very start,
One begins to wonder and to think,
As through the leaves the sunlight winks,
With the wonders that appear along the way,
Why anyone would want to stray,
All the way into the heart,
And just with material riches depart.


Details | Light Poetry | |

My inspiration's you

 
You're the inspiration I need, 
the determination I feel. 
The motivation to write, 
the foundation of my life. 
You're my poet and I'm 
the instrument used to 
write. Now I've felt my 
dream from you my 
earthly being.

As you inspired me, you 
fulfill my dreams. Lost 
without you, I cannot see, 
the inspiration I feel, I 
cannot dream. Then you 
opened my sight through 
a window of light. Now it's 
clear to see, the determine 
inspiration you bring to me.


Details | I do not know? | |

At Last

You had your side of the road, 
I had mine. 

You walked with friends, 
I walked alone. 

Occasionally you all threw stones across the road, aiming them my way. 
I'd do my best to dodge them. 

Occasionally, you'd yell ugly mean things across it at me. 
I'd put in my headphones. 

You'd pass several strangers, telling them ugly things about me that weren't true... 
just because I walked alone, differently than you. 

Eventually, the road ended and we were left standing face to face. 
Up close, you actually look human that I almost forget... almost... 

but I remember the days when the road ran between us.
 I still carry the scars from your sharp stones. 
And just because this road ended, 
doesn't mean the pain did. 
My scars from the sharp stones you threw didn't go away with the road. 

Just because you think you've learned, 
doesn't mean you won't have karma to pay. 

So while you stand there and stare,
 frozen in regret,
 pretending you were never the sidewalk bully,
 waiting for them to pave a new way for you, 

I'm moving forward... 
barefoot in the grass... 
at last.


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Matutinal Features

Another dark warm day with an heavy atmosphere/Humid
Not into dark days and my washing machine is noisily killing me, 
Coffee the life hike up
The always nice counter persons/English, Spanish, Portuguese/I always try to focus on something/A newspaper/Then seeking for my needs/ as a conversationalist I like to see what's going on and the exchange of views, ideas and information/ Today the chitchat was
Immigration/Vibes from educated people/Sincere desire for the other welfare and wellbeing I think

O Variety! 
O Benignant Good-Hearted Goddess!  
O Bless, Boost Bless Boost!
Togetherness/Support/Encourage 

My Bus
My matutinal route/Beautiful faces/ African-American women/All beautiful shinning souls/After a certain age they look epic to me/ There's a mystic that I cannot explain/Even risking an overstatement my perception is clear/Larger-than-life women/Eyes nose mouth chin,Faces of charisma.
The physiognomy in different moods and perspectives the art of judging facial features is one of my hobbies/Indicators expressing person's temper, character
Returning/Same Bus/Mix of cultures/5 most spoken languages in the planet were certainly represented/Creole that I try to understand but due to the mixing of semantics and dialects the understanding is disperse/Arab phrases/Compliments/Outside someone with a lost insight a disoriented soul shouting, crying out something/Preoccupied I made a quick prayer/ The connection with deity always brings Peace/Mother and daughter getting out pampering and nurturing each other and my sense of wellbeing/ ANOTHER STOP/There is always someone yelling on the phone in a larger bus stop/Commuters generally respond with hungry and startled faces/Some look comprehensive and complacent/I reaffirm my decision not to go mobile/It's about human behaviour/ An obvious addiction/ I lost several friends because of mobile intolerance/It's something imbibed in our culture to an extreme like coffee, tea, sugar, alcohol /With a liability/To alienate communication beyond the bounds of what is acceptable/A compulsive addictive behaviour that is killing conversation, the rules of etiquette and killing/BROAD AND MARKET/People greeting one another with genuine satisfaction on the rush to get inside, entrepreneurs and employees in business suits/THE IRONBOUND/Where a great part of the gastronomic world tastes are represented, construction in each corner "Lets Move Forward"/ People jogging in the park/destination/John Paul II Plaza


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Please Come Lord Jesus And Listen to My Voice

Please Come Lord Jesus, 
And Hear My Voice!

Please come Lord Jesus, 
and listen to my voice!
In all I do or say, may you
 be my first choice!

Please come dear Jesus, and listen to my cry!
Give me your living water,
 that can satisfy!

Please come dear Jesus,
 and renew my mind!
You’re so patient, loving 
and very kind!

Please come dear Jesus, 
and renew my spirit!
Your words of life…  
May I daily live it!

Please come dear Jesus, I need you this hour!
I need your strength, and your power!

Thank you my Lord, my savior 
and friend!!
And thanks for answering me… 
 Once again!

By Jim Pemberton   08/01/13


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God Is Awesome and His Beauty Displayed

God Is Awesome and His Beauty Displayed!

God is awesome and his beauty displayed!
He’s my protector!  I’ve no reason to be afraid!

God is wonderful!  And his glory never ends!
He is my Lord!  My provider and friend!

God is magnificent!  And his glory is real!
Behold the God of Abraham, Jacob and Israel!

God is omnipresent! 
 He’s wherever I go!
His son Jesus, has totally
 cleansed my soul!

He’s the reason that I am here today!
I love him much more, than words can say!

He’s the reason why I can face tomorrow!
He’s removed my pain, guilt and sorrow!

His word is my guiding light as I travel on.
It shows me what is right..  And what is wrong!

He put his love, like a shield around me!
I once was lost, but his spirit found me!

He’s given to me his faithfulness!  Forever true!
And spoke to me; “I’ll forever LOVE YOU!”

He’s my rock, my hope and salvation!
Through Jesus, there is no separation!

He can be your God too! 
 Why not come to him?
Through Jesus, is where
 a new life BEGINS!

By Jim Pemberton


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Holly

                                              Holly

As I look deep into her eyes. I see the love waiting there.
Like the most beautiful sunrise. It warms my soul and removes the chill from the air.
She lifts my spirits with just a simple smile. She heals my heart with her warm embrace.
She helps me forget my worries for a while. She does all this with her style and grace.
All too often I let the world get me down. She seems to share all the pain I feel inside.
It breaks her heart to see me frown. She’s the only one whom I can confide.
She found me in the dark. She led me to the light.
When my world was torn apart, she held me so tight.
She is my Reason 
She is my Purpose 
She is my Life.
In fond dedication to my wife Holly ^^


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UPLIFTING GRACE

new every mourning;
outpouring every morning,
mercy for the forsaken,
blessings for the poor and weak,
reasons enough to fight for the righteous.
miracles of winning souls,
divine temperment and justifications.
a way for HIS works to happen,
force that brings us to live for HIM.
power through humility,
goodness without asking anything in return.
true faith that inspires;
worthy of a christian life,
discernment every moral decision,
strength that gives firm foundation.
given no matter who you are.


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David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Goliath challenged Israel,
 and brought disgrace.
He asked if any man would meet him... 
 Face to face!

The men of Israel were scared.  Not this brave!
If they lost…  They’d be the Philistine’s slave!

King Saul asked if anyone would challenge this man!
David accepted.  Knowing this was God’s land!

With a small stone, that he chose from a river bed
He faced Goliath.  
God put the stone into his head.

Down came the giant!  He took a big fall!
He wasn’t so great and mighty, 
 after all!

Is there a giant in you life?  
That’s causing you problems?
Why not come to Jesus!  And let him solve them!

 Whatever your “giant’ might be!
With God’s help…  
You can have the victory!

Whatever “giant” there is… 
 All must bow at Jesus’ name!
Won’t you stand up!
 God’s message, do proclaim!

The enemy’s already defeated!  
Victory is here!
As God is lifted up!  
Your enemies will disappear!

By Jim Pemberton


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Glow From Within

I thought I lost 
What made me unique
Torn from my heart,
Locked away in a box
With no key to open the lock.

Lost within my thoughts,
A well with a drought
Mine felt half empty
It nearly ran out.

The nostalgia of my youth
The clue to learning the truth,
Reflecting in a mirror
To see things clearer.

Just need to take a step back
To reflect on my past
Recollect what I knew
Remember the things I've loved
That made who I am.

Then it came to me
Like a spark of a flame
That grew into a fire
Started to rise within me.

A special glow of the heart
Deep within the soul
Luminous light from within
Shining bright like the sun.

Glowing brighter than before
Helping me to unlock the door
What was once lost long ago
Is now found once again
Stronger than before.

Fears blowing away in the wind
Worries wash down the river
No more holding back 
Going to take the leap.

No need to hide myself
Time to test my limits
To learn what I can do
I won't know until I try.

Trust the glow within
To lead me down the path
Dreams waiting to take flight
Ready to make the jump.

Free to be myself
No more hiding
Let the glow shine
For the world to see.


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Patience

Many times we
set our priorities
right,
but fail because of
not waiting for
Nature to take its
course

We look at the stars
for answers
which can only be
answered by
our present actions
and different reactions
through time

We look for quick
solutions to problems
with our own understanding,
yet it is a slow-boat-to-China
paced meditation
that gives us a vision
of what to do
correctly and effortlessly

……….And by meditation,
we realize that everything
in the Universe is
connected by the web
of Patience

To blossom to a rose,
a bud will have to
wait for days

To soar in the skies
once again,
an eagle will have to
persevere the pain of
plucking out its old
feathers in the glaring Sun,
and also break its old
beak against the still,
silent rocks,
then later wait for
its rebirth as the King
of the skies
with new wings and
a new, powerful beak

To become a beautiful,
radiant butterfly,
a caterpillar will have 
to turn into a pupa

If we want to
enjoy a clear, night
sky of constellations
and a happy moon,
we’ll have to wait
for daytime to end

To become better people,
we’ll have to pass
through the seas
of mediocrity and challenges
in order to understand
our selves more,
and fulfill our role as spiritual beings

I know it is hard to wait,
but the fruits of Patience
are worth it



NB: The poem is featured in my book, "Painting of Life in Poetry"


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The Torch

Every now and then
appears a torch
a guiding light

This torch inspires
and warms us to the core
its flame encourages

To only a select few
is this power granted
by its light we are nourished

When it appears
our hearts are gladdened
and our souls truly inspired

Long may the flame burn
filling up empty spaces
removing the darkness

Gather close yet even closer
its flame will not burn you
long may you be incandescent 

         ~~~~~~~~~


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Faceless

I sit down in each class
As time rolls past
Think my life is one big hour glass

For no test knows my dream
No quiz knows my future
Of all this are you sure
Is it all what is seems?

Do we question this path?
And face society’s wrath?

Of a world built on papers
With faceless names
Without that paper
Would we face the shame?

Should we slave away 
On these classes for which we pay?

Or do we step aside 
And in ourselves we confined

So not to measure our success 
By a title on our desk

But the satisfaction we receive
Because only then will I believe

That the world is not full of faceless papers
But a clay ball and we are the shapers


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Do You

Split decisions dance with time 
and as each one intertwines 
they align 
with the story of God’s design 
the medley of your memory trace 
promotes your enduring shape 
Like fossilized bones 
Or data lines on a disk 
Each encoding depicts history 
And how you created it 
If thoughts beget actions 
And actions engender waterfalls 
And integral 
Pieces of your life 
Then its up to you to conquer 
All your strife 
For no one else controls your destiny 
Your apex 
Or your valleys 
Crawl along slowly 
Or live for the day 
Its almost like Burger King 
You can have it your way 
Of course there are setbacks 
And complications 
But each one contains 
A valuable lesson 
To resolve to evolve and grow 
With grace 
Never forget to look to coach God 
To monitor your pace 
Prepare wisely and move along 
Just remember this isn’t a sprint 
It’s a marathon 


Details | Light Poetry | |

Special

 Some times People comes in our life
 When we are lease expected
 And some thing special, about them
 Spreads over us and gets us infected

 It was just an ordinary day
 Nothing different, nothing strange
 But didn’t know before the night was over 
 That everything was going to change

 And it all was just by mistake
 Nothing hidden or in disguise
 It was right there in plain view
 The gift of friendship in front my eyes

 Sometime angel’s disguise as people
 And people comes disguise as angels
 Which ever one she came as 
 Tonight I really cannot tell

 All I know is god is everywhere
 And only open eyes can see a miracle
 And it takes special people to inspires us 
 To highs we never though was reachable

 Since having you as my friend
 My life has risen to a higher greater level
 And it’s true that the people around us
 Will shape the path that we will travel

 Simple words of encouragement
 Can find and open the close hidden doors
 And can make us search in my hearts
 To find the person that was lost before

 And it’s just the simple things
 Like that you would do
 And special friends like you
 In this world are very rear and few

 And this isn’t about love I swear
 It’s about your act of kindness
 Because of you now
 My life longer feels worthless

 Some friendships only last for a while
 In your life many friends will pass thought
 I know our friendship will last a life time
 For I can never find a friend special like you

 The rain is a blessing from god upon us
 That gives us life and make the flowers grew
 And I must have done some good deed
 For god to send a friend special like you

 Our friend ship and meeting was written
 By the hands of the almighty
 And the roads of uncertainty that awaits ahead
 They can no longer frighten me

 For the dark corners that I find my self in
 A light of hope will come shining thru
 And that light my beautiful friend
 Is the kindness from the heart of you


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Jesus Love Is Overflowing

Jesus love is abundant 
and overflowing!
His love, in my life,
 I’m now enjoying!

Jesus’ abundance of mercy is sweet!
It’s changed me!  I’m now complete!

Jesus’ blood has washed away 
sin’s stains
It set me free! 
 And broke life’s chains!

Jesus has brought his awesome
 redemption!
He loves me so much! 
 There’s no exception!

Jesus can do the same for you! 
 Won’t you let him!
Remember he cares for you!  
Don’t forget him!

Thanks be to Jesus!  
And his majesty displayed.
Through him, a way to heaven,
 has been made!

By Jim Pemberton


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Miracles

We have heard about wonders that great
men from history did – Jesus walking on water;
Buddha calming a wild elephant; levitation of Saint
Joseph of Cupertino; Andromeda, wife of Perseus,
placed among the constellations, and many more
unfathomable happenings.

In our present world,
we still wish and hope for the extra-
ordinary in the ordinary when we pray
for rain to rain down from a clear sky;
pray that a good Samaritan to give you a ride
when your car runs out of gas;
myself winning that I can win a Nobel Prize,
even though my grammar may be wanting.

I will understand when you tell me
that you believe that you can pass through a wall,
without hitting it, if you also believe that a rose flower
can sprout in an earth-scorching desert……


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Confidence

Every day I will excel,
Where I end up,
Only time will tell,
I hope to succeed in life’s hardest times,
And keep my problems inside these rhymes,
Every missed moment is the shutting of a door,
Luckily I know that will open plenty more,
The chances I’ve gotten in the past,
They don’t tend to stay,
They don’t tend to last,
The future ahead can be very bright,
So much of course I may lose my sight,
But only of course if I stare too long,
I need to take action,
I can’t go about it wrong,
The goal is to focus on the task at hand,
My attitude will not turn bad,
I will take a stand…


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Jesus Is GOOD NEWS


Jesus Christ Is GOOD NEWS!

I want you to know, that Jesus Christ
 is GOOD NEWS!
Without him, in your life… 
 You will LOSE!

He’s alive today! And brings tidings
 on great joy!
All of his blessings.  
He really wants you to enjoy!

He is the difference, in a world 
“turned upside down!”
He’s there to help, when life comes 
“crashing around!”

The good news, is that he reigns,
 in his awesome power!
He is a mighty fortress, 
and a strong tower!

He reigns in heaven, with the earth 
beneath him!
And is waiting for me and you,
 to receive him!

Won’t you allow this good news to change you?
And allow his sweet love to “rearrange” you?”

He wants to do glorious and
 beautiful work in you!
It is no secret how much
 he really LOVES YOU!

By Jim Pemberton   



Details | I do not know? | |

Road Trip

...Just because the road got a little bumpy, 
That didn't mean I was going to pull over, 
                 get out, 
and sit on the side of the road and give up. 
                                            I kept going. 
And at the end of the road, there was a dead end sign... 
                 but did that stop me? 
                           No. 
I parked the car, 
     got out, 
and continued on foot. 
Eventually I came to the brink of a huge mountain 
and looked up 
and thought it was impossible to climb. 
           But did that stop me? 
                       No. 
I tried anyway and started climbing. 
Once I got to the top, 
I turned around and looked over the mountain 
and I could see the smooth road 
     that turned into bumpy gravel 
          that came to a dead end 
               that came to the bottom of this mountain... 
everything that has tried to stop me. 
And suddenly, I realized 
that I now stood higher... 
       above it all... 
and now look how little it looks...


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Equality

An undisputed truth , that all of mankind is 
similar,
Shared goals and ambitions, the dream of 
a peaceful land,
For all to stand against waves of burning 
hate , hand in hand,

Differences force a barrier between 
understanding,
Aggression arises, and innocents are 
thrown in turmoil, unwilling,
Violence tears through the living , turning 
the peaceful into machines intent on 
killing,

The time is now , for us to change the 
world,
To exorcise the ghosts of discrimination,
and to end all frustration,
A time of peace shines upon our land,
A promise of salvation,finally at hand.


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Simple Poem

All I ever wanted was a simple dance,
But your eyes left me in a trance,
I know long for a chance,

A chance to get to know you,
And show you what I can do,
If I was your man and ill be true,

True to my word,
And ill love you like mad,
Always keeping you happy and never sad,

Sadness will never touch your face,
Our hearts will beat in the same pace,
Loneliness shouldn’t bind your hearts like a lace, 

5 minute challenge
13th 03 2013


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Searching for the Spirit of Christmas

They searched for it in a Christmas tree, Christmas sock,
chimney, between the Christmas cards, but couldn’t find it…..

They went out and split the Snow Man 
into two, but it wasn’t there;
“It has a funny way of playing hide and seek in such a serious day for celebration,” they quipped in their thoughts.

Little did they know that the Christmas Spirit was sitting
in their hearts, waiting to be discovered, and shared
to other seekers.


Details | Light Poetry | |

IMAGINATION HUES

Drops of sweats hovers my face..
As i walk ahead slowly through a phase..
In a whirlwind like the maze..
I find myself dreaming amaze...

Glued deeply buried on the ground...
I wonder how a melodious music sound...
I drum and twirl my fingers in round..
Fidgeting strings of triangles I found...

I fall back in a convergence of scenes..
Leaving away footprints that don't dim..
Beaming with meeknes of it seems..
Mimic the yonders and let eyes gleam..

Vibrantly shining in a spectrum of rainbows...
Vigorously rejoicing loud in the meadows.
Reflecting through vivid shapely shadows..
Amusing and beckoning, one will follow...

By: olive_eloi
sept. 09, 2013
1:27pm

Dedicated to: one who imagines

------>>> 

Gonna be a happy day, i hope

Blessed are those who have found in their heart that place called happiness...

Extend kindness...
Share a smile...
Project uniqueness..


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District 13 Revolution

Fireworks slide down the back of my tongue

Some went north to imitate stars, 

knowing all to well they wouldn’t even make it to the stratosphere

A fire can’t breathe with no air

Ask that man in the alley why he has to shoot black skies into his veins to see them.

You probably have more in common than you might think.

Satellite transmissions making waves like the oceans they cover

Healthy food is expensive, while poison is damn near free!

There is a storm coming

Grab your blankets and I will tell you how it ends with a new beginning.


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Jesus Has Come That I May Know HIM

Jesus Has Come! That I May Know Him! Jesus has come! That I may know him! I want to serve and know all about him! What an opportunity I have! He’s right here! He speaks words of love… True and sincere! I’m going to return the love, he’s given to me! And the life he’s given, so abundantly! The time is now! My choice has been made! There’s nothing for Jesus, I would ever trade! He’s worthy of all praise and honor I give! All of my failures… He’s willing to forgive! Glory to Jesus! Praise him most high! I want to be with him! At the meeting in the sky! Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Set my heart on fire! That knowing you, will always be my desire! By Jim Pemberton


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What A Wonderful Savior


What A Wonderful Savior!

What a wonderful savior, 
in Christ, I have found!
He picked me up, when my life 
was crashing down!

What an awesome Lord, I
n Jesus, I know!
His blessings in me, 
he wants to bestow!

What an example in him, 
I have to live for!
It was for us all,  that Christ 
chose to die for!

What a joy and happiness, 
to my heart, he brings!
He gives me a reason to live, 
shout and sing!

What an opportunity you have, 
to also know him!
Won’t you confess your sins?  
And bow before him?

What a wonderful gift!  
You can receive his salvation!
The past can be gone!  
You can be a NEW creation!


By Jim Pemberton    





Details | I do not know? | |

Delusions of a phantom life

I wont lose a moments sleep over the loss of you,
I will not miss the broken promises shattered dreams and lies,
You took my heart on a journey that left me homeless,
Root-bound, empty,
I was given over by the luster the sparkle in your eyes,
But now I see you for what you really are…..

My false self, my brokenness, my twisted world view,
The whispered doubt in the ears of a child,
No longer have you sway over me,
I have been convinced of the truth seen in the eyes of forgivness,
The door to the hidden places kicked down by fierce Love,
I am free, I am free, I am free.
Now you flee, now you flee, now you flee,
Your not me, your not me, your not me, 
But the delusion’s of a phantom life,



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The Tortured Soul

What think you now my tortured friend?                                  
That thy clothes you fiercely rent
Through painful eyes and tearful cries
You feel you must repent

Do thoughts of past that hold you fast
Bring pain that will not cease?                                                              
Does guilt from acts and evil pacts
Provide your heart no ease?

Is it your secrets of the past
For which you must repent?
You think that guilt is your reward
For how your life was spent?

You must not fret, you must forget
The pain of things gone by
The pain you feel that will not heel
And makes you want to die

The force of fate has pushed you 
To do the things you’ve done
It’s your karma that has pulled you
To what can’t be undone

There is no blame there is no shame
To learn from your mistakes
But learn you must, your peace to earn
For that is what it takes

It is not yours to sorrow
For every lesson that you’ve learned
Is one step closer to perfection
That your growing soul has earned

Do you not know we’re here to grow 
Your guilt is their control
Take back your life to ease your strife
Be master of your soul

Your soul’s on Jacobs ladder
And goes from life to life
Each lesson here provides you
Relief from pain and strife

You have your life before you 
And a mission to fulfill
Fulfill your dreams, your joyful schemes
Maintain a steely will

There is no sin, it’s in your mind
It’s yours to take or leave
You bring it on with thoughts impure
You reap as you believe

So go your way beloved friend
Choose to do your best from now
Do as you please and hurt no one
Your God within will show you how

Forgive yourself the future’s yours
Just do the best you can
Do lofty deeds, fulfill your needs
And you will be a better man


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Don't You Cry

Well, my mother, she lay sick in bed;
And I can hear the words she said:
Don't you cry little boy,
Don't you cry little boy,
The Lord is near
Well, the doctor said he give her a weak;
Because she is so very week.
Don't you cry little boy,
Don't you cry little boy, 
The Lord is here.

Well, my father, he lay dying in bed;
And I can hear the words he said:
Don't you cry little girl,
Don't you cry little girl,
The Lord is near. 
The day has come and he's with me no more;
With wings in Heaven he will soar.
Don't you cry little girl, 
Don't you cry little girl, 
The Lord is here.

Well, our baby brother lay in his crib;
And these are the words we said:
Don't you cry little baby,
Don't you cry little baby, 
The Lord is near. 
He struggles for breath and cannot rest;
His hearts beats hard on his chest.
Don't you cry little baby, 
Don't you cry little baby, 
The Lord is here. 

Don't you cry little children, 
Don't you cry little children, 
I, the Lord, am near.
Don't you cry little children,
Don't you cry little children,
I, the Lord, am here.


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RECOLLECTION

Trying to gather up your senses,
to make the faint memory better.
render the logical to illogical,
winds up totally bitter to the last taste.
shattered thoughts of mirror expressions;
imprinted suggestion,
with a long lasting impression,
dulls your wits about,
intoxicates your blood clot!
purely leaves you questioning,
is this the right kind of reasoning?
like a distant faint total recall,
you wind up with the struggling toll,
The unreal fascade of recollection.


Details | I do not know? | |

men are becoming women

The tire was flat 
Imagine that 
What should we do 
Call AAA 
was all he could say 

Afraid to break out a jack 
did not want his fingers black 
He said "I pay them top dollar" 
I was not impressed 
He did not know how, I guessed 

Where are all the real men 
I do not want Barbies Ken 
A strong secure man is what I need 
That holds me tight in his arms 
and sets off alarms 

A man that is not PC 
Speaks fluently 
Not a limp biscuit 
Firm handle on my rear 
Kisses that get me in gear


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Jesus Wants to Be YOUR Lord

 
Jesus wants to be your lord! 
In all that you do!
He desires this, because of his love 
for YOU!

He’ll be there for you, 
when help is needed!
He’ll bring the victory, 
when you feel defeated!

Whosoever will, can receive the life he gives!
He’s so patient, kind and willing to forgive!

Won’t you make Jesus the focus 
of your attention?
He’ll turn your life around!  
Into a Godly direction!

He’s our righteousness!  He is everything!
He’s the master of the heavens!  
And can do anything!

Won’t you accept his invitation? 
 And listen to his call?
Won’t you invite him in, to be the lord of ALL?

He’s the answer to your problems!
And whatever you need!
Why not give his spirit,
 the opportunity to lead?

Please come Lord Jesus,
 and be our Lord today!
Please come and lead us
 into your righteous way! 

By Jim Pemberton


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JOURNEY

a walk in faith,
your works with his with no hate.
journey of truth with the spirit,
blessing with no limit.
no troubles with the right,
so you're not left with the wrong.
taking more than a stand in the light,
u[lifted with a song.
standing firm in righteousness,
blessing with every footprints.
outpouring of grace with every move we make:
a race for salvation,
that we be a witness of miracle of all age.


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Samson of the Bible


Samson Of the Bible From the Bible, is the story of Samson. He lived an incredible life that really happened! He was to be a Nazrite, and set apart! His hair was to grow long, from the start! He was to deliver Israel from their enemy throughout! This was what his mission was all about! He destroyed the lion and bear with his bare hands! And sent burning foxes throughout the enemy lands! He destroyed a thousand! With the jawbone of an ass! God had given him such an incredible task! With his strength, came temptation’s call! And soon, his whole life took a fall! The strength from God had departed from him! Now, there was no one who could help him! Ridiculed and mocked, he became a slave. He couldn’t free himself, no matter what he gave. He was brought before the Philistine’s temple. Mocked and whipped to set as an example. He cried out to God, for help that hour… God gave him the strength and the power! The temple came crashing down all around him! Now, there was just rubble that surround him! May this be a lesson, that speaks to me and you! God is not fooled, no matter what we try to do! We can act like we have everything we needed! Without God, our life is never completed! May we not compromise what God has given! And walk in his strength, each day we’re livin’! By Jim Pemberton


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Tears Of Success

We told at a young age
You can make it as long, as we get good grades
If we behave;
We told hard work and dedication prevails
We not told what will happen if we fail

A life time's Aim for Lusting for fortune and fame 
Just to have it, so abruptly taken away
We not told have much life can strain
Drain every single bit of life away
Have our dreams crushed to a size of a dusty grain
Have our wounds cut openly, so the world can see our bloody mistakes

Emotionally and physically scared
But those scars 
Make you the person who you are
For them critics to tell you, they don't like your art
Its like having a rusty dagger put through your heart
Your dreams and self believe torn apart
To get right back up and march 
On regardless of your past
Gives you heart

So dream bigger
Don’t be afraid to look at yourself in the mirror
Get the courage to not be a quitter
And stop yourself feeling bitter
Through literature I paint them the picture

I painted my own Self portrait
I portrait-ed 
me as I see myself, a distraught face
glum misfortune fate
but looking back in mirror is a gorgeous face

You got Self esteem problems your not being honest 
Don't listen to your sub conscience
Fear is what kills dreams, just think positive 
Don't listen to these critics there talking nonsense
I've taken loses I've taken being at the bottom
I've promise 
To myself to never doubt myself by there comment
In the hope one day they pay homage
To the pain of my voyage...

But the chilling truth
critics only start hearing you
the moment death is nearing you. 




 


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FREEING FREEDOM

Set free the caged dreams and ambitions,
let it swing freely alongside with inspiration into the freeborn kingdom of stardom.

But this is frighteningly difficult,
because the free will that freely stimulates the free world of the freethinker, rich, poor, arrogant and elephant minded humans, has out-weighted the stimulus of human free ideology, to freely understand, conceive knowledge, and regulate in times of freezing stress.

This has freely transformed most humans into free-floating educated duckling, living as freelance hustlers, in an untitled free world,
Where the wise:
freely fish less, but catch more,
freely hustle less, but gather more,
freely talk less, but solve more,
freely take less, but give more,
freely run less, but arrival fast

While the fool:
freely eat with the longest spoon, but still stave of starvation,
freely move with the wisest idea, but still sink,
freely hustle more, but tumble fast,
freely run and act fast, but shun fast,
freely have the most stardom, but still lack absolute freedom.

Freeing Freedom,  
Is freely achieved, by nesting patiences, control, and not aggressively wrestling life; 
But by having the tendency to bullying struggle, and make it dropout of college. 

Freeing freedom,
Is freely achieved, by adding more strength in developing intellectual power, free-living, and free acceptance of who you really are, rather than that of rage and free falling into discontent aggression.

Freeing freedom,
Is freely achieved, by forever caging doubt, and letting inspiration free-for-all like free vote, and also letting love run innocently barefooted into the gates of Bill Gates brain, to reap inspirational freedom.


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My Little Boy Lost

My Little Boy Lost
by Katherine Huffman
Hello? My son, are you here?
I can't see you, I can't find you, why aren't you near?

As I walk the streets in search of you, 
I feel a pull, a tug, not sure what to do.
I passed the park as I looked for my boy, 
Even passed our play spot, but in my sight, not even a toy.
After everywhere I thought that I could go, 
There was one place, but it can't be right, this is all I know.

Hello? My son, are you here?
I can't see you, can't find you,
Why can't I feel you near?

This evening begins as I lay to rest my head, 
There are some things I'm unsure of, 
Like making your tiny bed.
Oh God, whats happening, haven't I counted your toes?
What about cradling your head or kissing your little nose?
What are these things I am unsure of, have I even done? 
Where are you, where are you my precious son?

Mommy lays here, in tears, her face on something cold.
Where are you my son, it's you I need to hold.
I've searched all day, it's turning into night,
I'm tired, I'm lost, but I still won't give up this fight.
My eyes start to close, slumber is far too near 
If I fall asleep, I may miss seeing you my dear.

Next thing I know, as I wake to the sun.
Wondering what it is, what has been done?
As I sit, my eyes focus, I start to look around.
Then, for some reason, they are drawn to the ground.
As I look, I see what has become,
This can't be, what's happening, where am I my son?

That cold my face last night laid upon, 
Was a marker, with your name, 
Of your body my little one.
Those things I wasn't sure if I'd ever done, 
Were but the memories, I'd hoped to make with you my son.

You were here, I know you were here 
My beautiful, precious son.
You were in mommies arms, such a little one.
As though it were as simple as reading a book,
I start to realize
These tangled webs have become unhooked.

That tug, that pull that led your mommy here, 
It was your spirit, it was your soul, 
It was your heart my little dear.

Here you were, here you were, 
Right with me, so very near.
My little boy, my son, 
Mommies little one was here.
You see? You led me where I needed to go.
For it was well past the time,
To accept this I know.

I feel a tug, I feel a pull.
I feel like I need to hurry, 
Like I have to go.
There is someone I remember,
I need to get to I know.
He's a small one, a little boy. 
He's your brother, my son, 
He's pulling, he's tugging, 
Needing mommy my little one.
I have to leave, I have to go, 
To find my baby, my son.

Oh Thank You my boy,
For bringing me here.
For letting my mind begin to see clear.
You showed me the way, 
I now see the light.
I am so close, so near in this dark night.

So here you are, here you are, 
With mommy, my baby is so very near.
You are in my heart, my mind, 
And this little brother of yours, my dear.

My little boy lost, my little boy lost, 
it's you I have found.
You were there with me,
as I slept on that ground.

Hello? My son, are you here?
I can see you, mommy found you, 
In my arms I hold you so near.
I've bathed you, I've clothed you, 
And cradled your head.
I counted your toes,
I bent in and kissed that little nose.
As you fell asleep in your bed.

Without him, 
Would these be memories
we are making my dear?
Without him would mommy, 
Be able to hold you so near?

We have a little angel to watch over us for all nights.
In spirit, with us, his soul,
Our endless guiding light.
He's your big brother, my son, my precious little one. 
He's right here, a part of you, 
Never again to be gone.

My little boy lost, my little boy lost,
It's you, I can see.
I have to Thank You 
For guiding me!


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Would You Be Ready If Christ Came Today


Would You Be Ready, If Christ Came Today? Are you one who’s ready for Christ' return? The way you’re living... Are you concerned? Many try to find a love that will last... But outside church, their spiritual candle burns out fast. Many believe they're doing good and “o.k.” As long as they give a little time and pray. Many have God's word and don’t know the verses. You can see their Bible on Sunday, underneath their purses! A sense of excitement stirs each morning. But many fail to heed God's somber warning. Without holiness, no one shall enter God's throne. If Jesus came today... Would you be left alone? God knows the heart of man is wicked deep within. That's why Jesus said: “YOU MUST be born again.” Be separate from the world's wicked and sinful ways. “Be ready for my coming,” is what Jesus says. At God's house, his divine judgement shall start. Live for Jesus NOW! Love him with all of your heart! Keep this important thought in mind... If Jesus came today... Would you go, or be left behind? By Jim Pemberton


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Children

You came here children to save a marriage, 
that couldn't be saved. 
You were delivered with all the hope, 
humanity can bring to a new day. 
You came and life was better, 
the childrens faces answered so many questions. 
You came expecting nothing, 
deserving the chances only we can give. 
You came, we failed! 
Now we must all see about tomorrow.


By William P. Darnell Sr.


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An Inspiration to Each Other

My daughter posed to me a curious question.
She asked, “Dad, where do you get your inspiration,
To get up each morning before the rising sun,
And put your garbage collector’s clothes back on?

I know you told me about your years in the state prison,
And how that restricts the opportunities that you are given;
But there is not one single time that I can remember
You missing a day since I was born on the tenth of December.

And I would really like to know just how do you do it
Without ever complaining or threatening to quit?”
So, I looked at my daughter in her beautiful blue eyes,
And I tried to explain to her my reasons and give her my whys.

“Well, you see, eighteen years ago this beautiful baby girl,
By your dearly departed mother, was brought into my world;
And for the first time in my life, I had a reason to live;
So to this jewel I was granted, a little bit I could give.

With every garbage can I lift and empty into my truck,
I thank God for my job and giving me this luck.
So I give you this answer, and swear that it’s true,
All the inspiration I need, I get straight from you."

Now I sit with other parents in a late May celebration;
As my daughter and her classmates enjoy graduation.
And I watch with pride as she starts giving her speech;
As first in her class, my daughter did reach.

She ends her speech saying, “People ask me about my persistent study habit,
Well, my inspiration is my father, who taught me never to quit.”
Even with her scholarships, there are still expenses to pay,
So the next morning at 4:00 I start another work day.

by, Joe Flach


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Motivation

 I awake one morning
 And couldn’t find my poets pen
 All I had was a plain peace of paper
 So I tell my self I will not write again
 
 My mind were full of ideas 
 But how can I express them
 And when I sad I will stop writing
 friends think I had some kind of problem

 I needed to find my way back
 But I had no inspirations
 I keep having too many setbacks
 I seem to run out of motivations

 At times we will lose our motivation
 We are just humans after all
 But doesn’t because mean we stumble a lot
 We must take for granted we will always fall

 There, s a lot pressures on us all
 A student who’s worried for a test result
 Or a father who’s son was bullied so bad
 And will for ever think it was his fault

 Every one cant be a doctor or lawyer
 who will make the eggs and sausage
 Now all can be all a pilot or Wall Street executive
 Because who will pick up our garbage

 Every one of us starts with a dream 
 We all sets out with a life quest
 And we have this fire burning in out hearts
 And we won’t stop till we are the best

 But we are just flesh and blood
 We might stumble, fall and lost our way
 But No one in the world is perfect
 So let’s get up and try another day

 Forget the mistakes of the past
 For greater achievements awaits you.
 Look at the sunny side of everything
 And make your optimism comes true

 For After the sun goes down, 
 The moon and stars comes out
 We must never lose our hopes 
 And in our hearts we will keep no doubts

 I have the best friend in the world
 And she is my sauce of inspiration
 Just knowing she’s part of my life
 Has given me so much motivation

 So I start to write poems again
 Using an old broken pen
 And just like my love for her
 The words of my poems will never end

 It’s okay to fall and fall again
 It’s not the end of the world
 For as long as you keeping getting up
 You have motivation in your soul


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The Presence of Time

The Presence of Time
By Josie Parrelli

Where the clocks are beating
The journey starts
Time
Life is a sense of timing
Who we meet, who we see
What we do
Each step we take
Guides us upon our path 
Confused, we question
The clock keeps beating
With no rhythm or rhyme
That’s where the confusion has started
We fear the clock beating
As if it’s a mocking call
Eyeing your every move seeing your falls
Be still in the moment, the clocks are not your foe
They are beating
In your rhythm
Your time
For the clock beats differently for all of us
Our steps, our journey
The presence of time is your friend
Listen to it, hear the beats
Dance
For when the time hits 
You realise that the clock was always beating
In your time, your tune
Sing
For the presence of time is never to be feared 
Never to be questioned; never to be argued with
Listen to it, hear the beats
Hear the melody, sing the song
Strum the beats
For within the melody is where your destiny lies
Believe and trust
For the presence of time
Is a gift, unique to us
This is Your Life Purpose
For here is where your story is told

(c)2013


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Message

The silent water gives a lot of message
The flowing water exert  the pressure of courage 
when the drop of water is caught in stones and  
mud 
It gives message how to move ahead like a flying 
bird..!!!

When the water is falling from the tip of mountain
It inspires, if you lose but success you must gain
Never leave the path kill all the thorn
And say cheerfully that, the success is own
Water is not only a river but an ideal
Learn it and be the best among people..!!!


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A path to a road

i can see myself now 
few years i'll be sailing 
looking from the sea
the ease and comfort i feel
being alone and not afraid
able to understand the years gone by
come to terms with peoples decisions
but i still feel grief
i still feel hollow
i still feel alone 
its the time where i think 
we can only have one life
lets not make it in vein 
so i ask myself often 
what is your challenge ? 
what do you strive for?
what will it take?
and at times i feel its all too hard
it cant be done 
then i ask, what is stopping me?
why cant i do it..
one life is what one makes it
i can make a difference 
a small one but at least its a start
i can make my own path 
pave my way through the obsticles
and maybe one day look back 
and look how far i have gone 
because we all are challenged
we all have grief, heart ache 
and struggles 
but its the distance we go 
to make the journey worth fighting for
will you fight for it?
will you fight the next person beside you?
will they fight for you? 
will there path co-operate with yours?
friend or lover we all learn with one another
and seek our paths 


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Miserable Farewell

The day we will apart, and go too far, 
We will be forgotten where we are, 
Love emotions will never survive forever, 
Air absorb the smoke from burning bar, 

Beauty of love, purity of sincere ness, 
Will become ancient tale of fairness, 
Walking on footpath, sitting across road, 
Time turns these all into foggy memoir cheerless, 

Cold breeze turns to warm blow, 
where we will apart, soul wander to and fro, 
Tears of pain, fear of gone, 
Carry on, silent stream flow, 

Hurting of being alone, 
Is like a flower with single thorn, 
Miserable farewell made me alive dead, 
Might we never born, 

Panicked memories seems so teasing, 
But tiny flame of reminiscence will remain blazing, 
If the ray of hope is alive, 
We will never get too far, though amazing.

M. Shahid H. Chouhdry
Bahawalpur, Pakistan
All Rights Reserved.


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Please Take A Moment For Jesus

Please Take A Moment For Jesus!

Please take a moment for Jesus!  Why not today?
Isn’t this a good time to kneel down and pray?

In this “crazy and busy” world, that we all live in…
Isn’t this a good time to honor Jesus and thank him?

Thanking him for his all that he’s done for us!
He’s given us his life, because he loves us!

Many have the time to make a lot of choices.
So much to choose from...  
And many voices!

Spending time with HIM, is a good way to live!
He has so much to offer! And much to give!

I think if we could listen to HIS voice, and be stirred…
We would realize how important it is,
 to read his word!

Living by his word, and the truth that can be applied…
Will help you to know, that your needs, 
Jesus has supplied!

Won’t you take a moment, to spend alone with him?
Simply reach out him now,
 and let your heart touch him!

You can be blessed, encouraged,
 and be made whole!
HE wants to strengthen
 and bring love to your soul!

He patiently waits for you to call out to his name!
By the blood of Jesus…  
You can be forever CHANGED!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Pastor's wife

She holds his hand
In support she takes his stand
She holds his fears
Inside her tears
When she cries for her man
Who inhabits a spiritual land.

She winces at his pain
When flesh and blood fail him
Again and again
And the critical arctic blasts
That bring a coldness in his soul
Try to freeze his bones until they cannot move.

The headlights flow into each other
Heading home after locking the late night door
He stares down the headlights
Then looks into the future
Across the centre, she holds his tired hand again
Knowing the highway will never end.

The curtains light up again 
She puts a brew at the side of his bed
He turns the page and refreshes his spirit
And drinks in some heavenly wisdom
Spirit to spirit, Man to man, Deep unto deep
Here he goes again, so here she goes again too.

Refreshed, refocused, reassured
Their bones thaw
Their spirits are full
They embrace their source
But she'll keep an eye
On the one whom she shares with the world and heaven.


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I Want to Be With Jesus

 

I Want To Be With Jesus!

With Jesus…  Is where I want to be!
I want to be with him for eternity!

I want HIM to be the Lord in my heart!
I want him living in me, 
till one day I shall “depart.”

Where HE leads…  I want to be in this place!
I’m so thankful, 
for his mercy and grace!

What HE does…  I know it’ll be what’s best!
As long as I trust him, 
I shall be blessed!

What HE says to me….  
I want to be quick to listen!
Anything he has for me…  
I don’t want to be missin’!

Whatever HE wants me to do…  I want to do it!
He’s given me many chances.  But “I blew it!”

What HE wants to give to me…  
I want to receive it!
He promises to always be with me!  
 I believe it!

All that I have…  I give to Jesus my king!
He’s my righteousness! 
My everything!

No matter what I may posses…
Or what I own…
I know that one day, I’ll be 
in Christ’ eternal home!

By Jim Pemberton


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YOU WEREN'T BORN A BULLY

You weren't born a bully, what happened along the way?

Did you just, all of a sudden, declare that you were going to be a bully and get joy from 
making other kids fell lousy day after day?

Were you bullied yourself, so you decided to be the big bad bully too?

You find kids that you can easily intimidate because you know they're not as physically or 
mentally strong as you.

You weren't born a bully, you allowed yourself to become one because you wanted to.

You can just as easily change and become a nice kid, not bullying anyone anymore;
it's not that hard to do.

I'll gladly help, be your friend it you like.  Maybe together we can find a way to end your 
bullying ways.

You weren't born a bully, you were born to be a nice an kind kid.  Why not start today!


Al Johnson


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Where the Blazed Trail Ends

In the middle of the forest, 
Where the light is at its least, 
Where the darkness does abound,
Is where the blazed trail ends.

Until now we've had a guide, 
To help us on our way;
But here and now we stand alone,
Where the blazed trail ends.

We cannot take the paths before us,
For they cannot be taken twice.
We must make our own way beyond
Where the blazed trail ends.

The paths before us give us hope
That we too can succeed.
Our new journey has just begun,
Where the blazed trail ends.


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Breakthrough

I'm close to a breakthrough
that's why I'm gonna give it my all
I'm close to a breakthrough 
won't stop til I make it

No one on this earth is gonna stop me 
from reaching my breakthrough
I'm so close I can fell it within me
I'm so close I can fell it within me

YEAH, my breakthrough is on the way 
so I'll just have to hold on
until it arrives
but I won't stop until I get my breakthrough

(This is my first quatrain so tell me what you think)


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When All Else Fails There's Jesus

When All Else Fails…  There’s Jesus!

When everything has failed all around you…
And the problems of life seem to “surround you.”

When it seems like life has come “crashing down.”
And you may wish you could just “leave town.”

Perhaps it seems like your life is going “off course.”
Driven by some kind of “turbulent force.”

I’m here to let you know…  Jesus will never fail you!
He is here!  And knows everything about you!

He’s given his promises spoken with true love.
Won’t you seek to get some help from above?

He extends to one and all an open invitation.
To come freely, and accept his mercy and salvation!

Whatever situation or trial that is before you…
Jesus is here, and is always willing to help you!

Won’t you come, and give Jesus a chance?
He can help!  No matter the circumstance!

You can ask for him to have a divine appointment.
He brings hope and peace…  Not disappointment!

Now is the time!  This can be your special day!
When Jesus comes...  All the dark clouds roll away!

He brings hope and peace within…
With him in your life, healing begins!


By Jim Pemberton  03/22/14


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Jesus Is HERE

Jesus Is Here!

The same Jesus who died on the cross,
 is right here!
I don’t need to worry,
 doubt or have any fear!

The same Jesus who walked
 on this earth long ago…
Is the same one, who can redeem
 and make me whole!

The same Jesus who arose
in his resurrection power…
Can meet all of my needs! 
 This very hour!

The same Jesus who defeated
 Satan by his word…
Has spoken his marvelous grace,
 for all to be heard!

The same Jesus is the one
 who wants you to know him!
One day, every one will confess,
and bow before him!

The same Jesus could return this very day!
For HE is the truth, the life,
 and the only way!

Won’t you accept everything
 that he has given?
You too can experience the power
 of being FORGIVEN!

By Jim Pemberton


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Until It Does

Deep in silence I focus on my pain
I've kept it buried below and softly away
Disabling all of my false and insecure pride
Filtering through the faces I keep disguised
Its been well overdue for me to make a change
While my words become like rotting fruit and falls away
Searching for something to mend a shattered heart
Insearch of inspiration, but instead I fell apart
Give me a pair of wings and watch me fly
Then watch me crash and burn out of the sky
I know that my plate is made warm for me on the table
As I begin to wonder if I will change at all
Honestly I'm not sure that I can
Behind a box of excuses you will find a man
With a heart so big and wants to save the world
But yet so selfish that my punishment is well deserved
I'm so tired of defending what I'm not and have become
And still I keep pretending that nothing is wrong
Throw me the obvious and I will wear it on my back
As the summer night illuminates memories I can't have
I know that my dinner is getting cold as I grow unstable
Uncertainty has become all but a poetic fable
But I will keep on digging until the whole is dug
As the hole keeps getting bigger with every plunge 
Tomorrow doesnt exsist until it comes
So tonight I light a candle for hope until it does

*JJF*
4/18/2013


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Loudest Words Spoken

There was once I knew an eccentric woman,
Though some may have called her strange,
Her actions were the loudest words spoken,
Each person she met experienced a change.

For some it may have been passing,
For others a lifelong trek.
For help she never was asking
On others she’d rather check.

Her love for her family and friends
Was more than words can express
To each event she was bound to attend
And she always had the best dress.

Though she is in heaven, smiling from above,
I’ll always remember that eccentric woman
Who taught me that family was a labor of love
And that actions were the loudest words spoken.

~ In loving memory of Mary Lee Weiler


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Greater

Let us change ourselves for 
today so we can proceed to be 
greater for tomorrow.  Live this 
life not for only you but a 
generation that needs more 
leaders and creators. For the 
mind is a dormant place that 
needs to be awakened to see 
it's full capabilities. For who are 
we to hold ourseleves back and 
who are they to deny us the 
right to achieve, For we are 
made in his image and he has 
given onto us an understanding 
and the mindset to seek 
knowledge, and from this 
wisdom is built to strengthen 
our foundation. So rise up kings 
and queens. For it is a fine 
thing to place your castles In 
the sky, but without seeds from 
the soil how can one really 
know what it is like to truly fly. 
So be afraid not to think 
different take control of your  
destiny be creative through 
your visions.


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Why Not Trust Jesus


Perhaps things in life have
 taken the “wrong turn.”
Life is passing you by…  
And you’re not concerned?

Things that were important,
aren’t important anymore.
Life just seems to be like one big “revolving door.”…

Your love for people close to you, seems to be gone.
Almost everything you do,
 seems to turn out wrong.

Your life seems to be like a ship
 that’s lost at sea/
You wonder; “why lord, has this
 been happening to me?”

Jesus loves you very much!
  And he understands!
He’\s waiting to pick you up,
 with his outstretched hand!

He’ll replace your loneliness
 with a satisfying love!
And put your life back together,
 fashioned from above!

His perfect love will give you hope
 and a peace of mind!
Why not trust him now?  NOW is the time!

By Jim Pemberton


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Spirit Strong

Spirit Strong (Whitney Trio ) Chosen words That can interpret The answer For the guidance To achieve What is expected With peace in the heart and mind Thoughtful deeds Freely impart With blessings Reaching out and Rising above The stepping stone For a brighter tomorrow Spirit strong Finding the way With patience Through it we grow Faithfully Form day to day On wings of prayer and love


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I have a Dream

To be the greatest 
That's why I 
Won't stop
Can't stop
But before I go 
Any further let me thank 
The lord for letting me 
See another day 
This day promises to 
Be a day full of 
Happiness and excitment
Now let me thank Dr. Martin Luther King
For everything that he did
Because of what he did
I have a chance 
To have a dream
Sorry if it sounds like a rap
But it's not I swear
I'm just trying to 
Bridge the gap between 
Rap and Poetry 
like he bridged the gap
Between black and white I swear
I have a dream
In my dream 
Everyone 
Everywhere
Is treated equally
In my dream there is 
No more racial discrimination 
No more killing 
That's my dream 
World peace
Maybe
Oneday
Someday
We shall overcome
I have a dream


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if we open our eyes


 If we open our eyes 
 I know that we will see
 There’s some one
 Who’s less fortunate than we?

 And if look in our hearts
 I know that we will find
 There’s some one
 Who’s compassionate and kind?

 Just look around the world
 It’s not what should be
 And we can change it 
 But it’s up to you and me

 And if we all reach out a hand
 We can put a smile on some one face
 And if we open our hearts
 We can make this world a better place

 And if we all believe in the lord
 Then we know he love all of us
 So let us spread love and joy
 Like every day is Christmas

 It’s hard, so hard
 But we can make it if we try
 It’s sad .so sad
 If we don’t hear the children cry

 If we throw away the guns
 Then maybe all the wars will end
 And if we take time to talk 
 I think every one will be a friend

 And if you think I’m wrong
 Then just turn and walk away
 But if you think it’s worth a try
 Then let us make a difference today

 Many thinks that the holidays
 Is the only time for us to give?
 And for the rest of the year
 Our minds has no prerogative

 We all are humans first
 Before religions or race
 Some of us are fortunate
 And some life’s are displace

 We say we can’t fix the problems
 So we stand a side and wait
 So let’s make everyday like Christmas
 And love will over come the hate


Details | ABC | |

Things Change

Love hurts and people change. Things go wrong and things get strange. But life goes on and you only life it once. Be strong cause things will get better over the months. I thought I was heartbroken, I thought you were my world. You fooled me though, made me think I was your only girl. But all along, you didnt care. Im not sure, your were even completely there. But now I've moved on, when I thought it was impossible. I had to be the bigger person in this breakup, I was responsible. I let it get to me, but I didnt let it ruin me completely. I didnt do anything about the hurt you caused me, I acted so sweetly. I let you walk all over me, I tried to ignore how you disrespected me. But when I ended things, the pain was easier to see.


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dexterity

Hands down, perhaps a more sapien trait
than most of the usual attributions of
what it is, that distinguishes humans.
I listen to a prime example of Sondheim
samples on a Steinway & Sons eighty-eight.

Balancing between enchantment and amazement
contemplating the purveyor of sounds and 
the craftsmen necessary for such synapse sublimity. 
Nimble is a word oft applied to such 
vocations equally as well as with magicians, 
cake-decorators, painters, surgeons, 
bomb defusers, and a good seamstress.

The dexterity of mind is just as amazing 
as dexterity of digits. the juggling act 
of keeping in the mental air so many 
separate thoughts. Wandering only briefly 
to the another tangent only to return 
the instant before the thought fades 
to invisible shards on the floor. 
How quickly the supple mind guides 
the supple fingers.

Primarily, it's about placement of details, 
in space and in time. I hear 
the gentle trepidation of the protagonist 
through the skill of the pianist, vocalist, 
the composer; each displaying their dexterity 
by dropping just the right, the exact amount, 
of emotion into, my senses. I close my eyes 
and imagine I see visions of nimbleness, 
fingering a dexterity of my own.

© Goode Guy 2013-05-23


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I Need More of Jesus

I Need More of Jesus!

I need more of Jesus in my life today!
May I humble myself
 in a Christ' like way!

I need more of HIM, 
as my life goes along.
Though I am weak…  
He remains strong!

I need more of his word to nourish my soul!
It will strengthen and make me whole!

I need more of HIS love to flow 
ever so gently!
He's done so much for me…  
Evidently!

I need his spirit's guidance,
for needed correction!
May I heed his voice,
for the right direction!

He is and will always be the Lord for me!
I need much more of him…  
It's so plain to see!

Come sweet Jesus! 
And touch my heart!
May my love for you….   
Never depart!

By Jim Pemberton   07/31/13


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May We Trust And Obey God


God won’t give you a task that you cannot do. Obedience to him is what he asks of you! Simply trust him and his divine plan. Remember his promises and hold on to his hand! His gentle voice is what Can e heard. His will for your life, is in accordance with is word! He’s given his spirit for divine wisdom. To help show our place in HIS wondrous kingdom. As we continue, down life's "bumpy road;" God will help with our heavy load. Trusting and obeying him, Is the key to success. If we want our lives to be BLESSED! By Jim Pemberton


Details | I do not know? | |

of course the butterfly

They are flying colors in the sky, 
We see them by the pupil of our eye, 
Bright, colorful and they fly so high, 
Who are they ? Ofcourse the Butterfly. 

Children get flabbergasted by seeing them, 
Becuase they are like a precious gem, 
They fly around the flower's stem, 
Who are they ? Ofcourse the Butterfly.  
  
They carry out the other generation by metamorphosis, 
And give their baby butterflies a sweet kiss, 
To make them live their own life as they wish, 
Who are they ? Ofcourse the Butterfly. 

If you love them,their population will reach high, 
If you pollute, they will sadly die. 
"There are many !" Dont you lie !, 
Who are they ? Ofcourse the Butterfly. 

They have two bright mesmerizing wings, 
And the beautiful surroundings make them sing, 
They look like magnificent kings, 
Who are they ? Ofcourse the Butterfly !


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Jesus Is Concerned About YOU

	
Jesus Is Concerned About YOU!


 Jesus is concerned about YOU!
The struggles you face…
 the trials you’re
 going through!

When trials in 
life begin to arise…
Think about the love 
in your father’s eyes.

With every trial…  
Jesus makes a way to escape
He’s here to help you!
Never a moment too late!

When life’s problems seem so
 difficult to solve…
Give them to him!
He’s there to resolve…

The future may be uncertain
 in the days ahead.
But Jesus is the river of life…
And your daily bread!


By Jim Pemberton


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Just Be You

   I try to hold it in, but I couldn't let it go
   Pushing my pain aside to heal
   Yet my anger would only grow.

  Asking myself, "Is this all I will ever be?"
  Afraid of my own shadow, a freed man, who doesn't feel free.

  Is this a curse, my fate, or destiny?
  Or maybe all this was just meant to be.

  But even though the sun will set,
  and the darkness will close in.
  There is one thing I am sure of,
  That the sun will rise again.

  If you feel alone and neglected just remember this my friend.
  There is nothing in this world you cannot do.
  People will always put you down, but just remember to just be you!


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My little English

My little English is a Doll
who can say ”Ma-ma I'm so small”
and every word inside her Head
is just a temporary Star
a hot spice in her plastic Bread
that can not be eaten so far
but yet there is a secret crop
of dormant herbs under the Seas
and I expect the seeds to POP
in all my empty cavities
the holly matter of the Speech
will make Lost Objects float again
and I will be the Happy Witch
who keeps them on my shiny Pen.


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Looking Forward

Believe in yourself
No matter the cost
Even if it means
Being ‘lone and lost.

Be true to yourself
Honesty is key
Don’t lie or make fibs
Hold integrity.

Dream of the future
You want there to be
And try to make it
A reality.

Inspire others
To follow their dreams.
And to be the best
people they can be.


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Walk the Dream, Fan the flame

This facade that we build
around our bones;
this walking dream

Shouldn’t be any different,
than what we keep in the night,
where the stars burn as freely 
as our hearts.

I say we stoke the fire,
throw it all in.

Watch the sand turn to glass,
peel the skin back
                    swallow the marrow of promise.

Let the light reflect.

-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.


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Jesus I Really LOVE YOU


Jesus, I Really Love You! Jesus, I want to give you my love and respect! This promise to you… I’ll never forget! I give you my life! My dear friend! I love you again and again! With my lord, what Would I do? Dear Jesus… I still love and appreciate you! And as I get older and the years go by… I’ll be with Jesus, at my home in the sky!. Jesus brings hope and Inspiration!, And brings to my life his love and appreciation! A humble love that will continually grow… For Christ’ love in me, brings goodness to my soul! By Jim Pemberton


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Just Loving Jesus

Just Loving Jesus!

Just loving Jesus...
Have you missed out?
On what being child of God is all about!
Some think true love comes from
laughter or a “funny feeling.”
Getting involved with things not of God,
but are appealing.

Twisting the true joy of God,
with the empty joy of man.
Forgetting what God’s word says—
failing to understand.
LISTEN! Godly love is not based on
an “overnight experience.”
Nor based on what may have a
“Godly appearance.”

It comes from falling in love with
Jesus and his precious word too.
Simply enjoying Jesus, and his life
that he gave for you!
Don’t forget… Everything you have…
from Jesus it came.
Be careful not to reject 
the love in his precious name!

By Jim Pemberton 




Details | I do not know? | |

Appreciation

Have I ever told you how
wonderful you are? 
well if I didn't now I'm telling you
your wonderful I wouldn't 
be the person I am today
if it wasn't for you 
the way you stay on
me about doing the right thing
the way you curse me out 
if I get on your nerves or if I 
just catch you on a bad day
not to mention the fact that 
you went above and beyond 
for me, past the call of duty
and for that I am forever grateful
so the only thing I can do
is to help you in anyway possible
anything you want
you can have it
I would move the stars
and the heavens for you if I could
so thank you for everything 
that you have done
and are still doing 
so don't ever say that I don't 
appreciate you when I do things
that don't make sense
because I am only human
and I will make mistakes
but one thing that I wouldn't do
is take you for granted
because without you I 
would be lost like a needle in a haystack 
so just bear with me a little while longer
and I promise you that I 
will make you proud of me
and that will be my way of 
showing you just how much
I appreciate you and what you do 
thank you for being who you are 
because no one can do you
better than you


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Gathering Pieces of Me

So many times you have hurt me,
creating an emotional shrill
that disintegrates my joy
in a hiccup speed.....

It is by holding onto love for you,
that I have learned how to join pieces
of my broken joy again. I tried alcohol,
bungee-jumping, and sky gazing
to repair my joy, but alas! alas!;
I discovered that love was the easiest
way to my joy's pieces again!


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I'm Pressing On For Jesus

I’m Pressing On For Jesus! I want to press on for Jesus today! May I be attentive! To what he has to say! I want to seek the cross, and it’s true meaning. May HIS will in my life, become more revealing! I want more of Jesus’ love to daily surround me! It wasn’t I, but the Lord Jesus that found me! I want more of his word, to nourish my mind! May his example in me, be what others find! I want to seek his forgiveness! I always need it! His blood can wash away any sin! I believe it! I want you Lord, to come and fill me up! Take your spirit’s oil, and fill my empty cup! Thank you Jesus for this! And everything you do! Help me to press on! And keep loving YOU! By Jim Pemberton


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Emptiness

 how do you stop missing someone
 when they,re always on your mind
 How to stop a heart from hurting
 These answers are so hard to find

 We always thought that we’re in control
 To avoid the pot holes we come upon
 And we’re careful to only pick the roses
 And not to get entangled in the thorn

 But within the seconds of a minute
 A whole life can change
 And you can find your self lost
 in the middle an open firing range

 You can go from under the sheets
 To the freezing cold
 And the life that you accustom living
 You begin to slowly lose control

 When love comes in your life
 It falls on you like the rain
 And all your careful assumptions
 Gets wash away like leaves in a drain

 The invisible force of love
 That grows in my heart wont stop
 And every time I think of her
 The emptiness just fills me up

 I was contented in my darkness
 But I welcome the sunshine
 Before she came into my life
 Happiness never crosses my mind

 And though I was lonely
 I never notice the emptiness 
 For it just never bothered me
 To make it any of my business

 But when she came into my life
 It’s like a new person was born
 I open my windows
 And all the dark clouds was gone

 And she takes residence in my heart
 With out I even knowing
 And soon my heart was alive again
 With all these emotions over flowing

 And happiness was now in my life 
 But the emptiness was here to stay
 For the woman I so madly love
 Are still thousands of miles away?

 The wings of love can carry you
 To the corners of the world
 To the very heart of the person
 That will forever live in your soul

 And thought I have found love
 To fill my life forever
 This emptiness will always remain
 Until the day we are together


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Inspired By You

 
 Just because it is dark, it dose not mean that light does not exist
 with all your troubles, it does not mean that there isn't a way out
 even when he tells you that are selfish
 just know that you are not
 you protected your siblings and forgave your mother
 your voice rose high in the house of secrets
 pulling off the sheets, you saved all the others
 you closed your eyes and took a deep breathe
 and ended all the fear
 where
 for the first time
 you Believed in me
 
 As the months followed, nightmares began
 awaking from the misery, and crying in reality
 you smiled to the surface and grew big in your heart
 you held your hands up high and said
 this, will not define me
 I am no longer a victim
 but a worthy hearted child
 always trying to make ends meet
 even when they all tried to help you
 their gentle hands still couldn't save you
 but then you remembered one important thing,
 when you believed for the end
 there was no doubt that it came
 you sprung up high and saw that you were free
 no longer will he hurt you
 and no longer will your creativity be wasted
 now that you are free
 for the first time
 you can Dream

 With the memories, life became hard
 when everyone judged
 your heart became nothing
 when man tried to use you
 your tears became nothing
 when no one could not love you
 your depression became nothing
 and when they all left you
 you became nothing
 stabbed in the back by the one you loved
 he lacked the idea of his selfish deeds
 by the range of a wife
 your mother loved more than thee
 you saw that you were falling
 and thought that the great and powerful was no longer with you
 but then you remembered that
 the dreams that made you
 were what kept you going
 that you, in your youth
 over came the broken past
 and when God created you
 he knew that
 you would be the one
 to Inspire many

 So
 believe that your hurt will end
 and
 that the best is yet to come
 Dream right now
 with all  of your present days
 that are soon to come
 and
 Inspire yourself
 because
 there will be those who will be
 Inspired
 By
 You


Details | Quatrain | |

Broken Eggs

Humpty Dumpty cracked my eggs
Theses pristine solid becomes a liquid mess
With The yellow fat yolk jostling wet
In a bowl like a squabble comic pair yet unset

Humpty Dumpty left my eggs broken
As delicate as a fetus whirling for life
Helpless at birth yet destined to live
Wrapped in the womb and silent as such

Broken Eggs shatters the hope of life 
Yet a hope to save another; may be from hunger
I found it utterly pleasing and truly, very yummy
Perfect in beauty in sauce like my honey mummy

Humpty Dumpty cracked my eggs, yet
Daddy spiced my broken eggs into an omelet
He turned those broken eggs into a jellyroll
And poured it in a golden bounteous-bowl




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God's Word Gives Truth and Meaning

 God’s Word Gives Truth and Meaning!

As many are seeking truth and life’s meaning.
It’s a lot of garbage that they’re often receiving!

Many have refused God and what he commands!
And have brought a great sin over the land!

As many indulge in whatever seems “cool.”
They tend to live by their own set of rules.

Many don’t know any of the 10 commandments.
As they turn to man-made establishments!

The answer to life and the truth is out there!
It’s the word of God, that he has put there!

In God’s word, can you find the truth which you seek!
His word brings comfort and strength to the weak!

His word is the most powerful truth you can get a hold of!
It gives a purpose and meaning that you can speak of!

I’m so thankful of his words so powerful and truthful.
I’ve found them to be encouraging and helpful!

Won’t you take a few moments in sincere prayer?
And come to know the God who loves you and cares?

God rewards and blesses those who want to seek him!
Won’t you take the time to really know him?

Time is short!  There doesn’t need 
to be a postponement!
 God’s word can change you! 
This very moment!

By Jim Pemberton   02/12/14


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Jesus Can Take Care Of ALL Your Problems

Jesus Can Take Care Of Your Problems!

Jesus can take care of all your problems!
Won’t you invite him in?
 And let him solve them?

He alone can take of what may troubling you!
He is God!  And will never disappoint you!

He can turn any of your situations around!
And can pick you up, when you’re down!

He’s waiting to put his loving
 arms around you!
No matter what circumstances
 may surround you!

He’s the master of life’s rough
 and stormy seas!
He brings true hope and
 everlasting peace!

Behold his beauty and forgiving grace!
He brings stability and a firm resting place!

He’s clothed with glory and awesome splendor!
And wants to be with you in heaven… 
 Forever!

Let’s come and humbly honor
 and kneel before him!
Let’s give him our life! 
 And completely trust him! 

Thank you Lord!  For everything
 you do for me!
You have come and brought
 life abundantly!

By Jim Pemberton


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government of embarrasment

They lie to us to make votes
Feed us with false promises and fake hope
They protect paedophiles and make rape jokes
Most the problems in our country the government create those
You don’t matter unless you want to be a police or fireman
Any wonder I want to leave this environment
I’m 21 so I’m expected to get drunk and chase hoes
But I’ve got too much to say for me to back down and not to speak
We may as well **** for virginity as the government fight a lot for peace
Politicians don’t care if our kids have shoes and socks on feet
They make us send our kids to school
Yet they allow a convicted paedophile with a secret identity to live across the street
They act like he’s a changed man
But when he gets convicted of the same crime
Politicians say my child goes to a private school. At least it ain’t mine
I could get a few years for assault. Paedophiles and rapists get a little over five years
So I can see how women might fear
I’m trying to make sure justice is done right here
Losing is strictly off limits
Feel like Martin Luther King I have a dream
But in mine Pixie lott’s in it
It’s funny cause if I kill in self defence I’m a guilty murderer
Government kill thousands daily yet they’re considered innocent
This country is filled with immigrants
And they will be considered for a job before me
Now that’s what I call robbery
Government say they’re here to stop knife crime
But all they do is blame rappers and the way they write rhymes
I’ve listened to hip-hop since age 10. I’m not drug dealing
I’m not another thug killing
I’ve got no problem putting my name age and where I was born
But why do I need to put my sexuality religion and pointless BS in these forms?
I probably shouldn’t even be saying this but it’s more than opinion and views
this is the truth
The government won’t take an inch of fault
So you need to take what I say with a pinch of salt


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U Love U

A lot of people are searching for love
Looking for a mate to compliment themselves
Feeling unfulfilled, incomplete, the worst half
Looking for that other half to feel complete
But some of those people searching for love
Don't love themselves half as much
Looking for someone to love them
Because it’s hard to love the one in the mirror
The world tells you that you’re not OK
You're too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, 
Too black, too white, too flashy, too plain, 
Teaching that an hourglass figure is the goal
And a muscular frame is the key of happiness
If you don't love you, nobody else can
Because people love confident people
People that's confident in themselves
The key for confidence is in loving self
Once you love yourself, you go for the best
Not for last place, but first place
Many must learn to love self
Or at least force yourself in that love
Learn yourself, trust yourself, and believe in you
Motivate yourself and no one can stop you
So smile, you deserve it and much more
Spoil yourself one a while and enjoy
Put that chest out, stand tall and walk
You're excellence, magnificence, elegance
But first love you, trust and be pleased
So love that person in the mirror
And watch a new you bloom!


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I Want to Know Jesus


I Want To Know Jesus!

Jesus, please cleanse me from every sin.
That I may know what it means
to be born again!

Jesus, please deliver me from temptation.
That I may enjoy your gift of salvation!

Please come and bring your healing now.
I come before you!  And humbly bow…

I invite you to be my lord,
that I may be whole!
I need your love, to enrich my soul!

I need you now!  Like never before!
You bring true love, and so much MORE!

I want to know and listen to your voice.
Above all others… May you be my first choice!

I need the beauty and peace that you bring!
If I know you…  I have everything!

Fellowship with YOU!  A brand new start!
I give you my life, and all of my heart!

By Jim Pemberton


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One Hell Of A Woman

My mom certainly was a credit to all Humans.
She was wonderful and one Hell of a woman.
Everybody loved her because she was kind and sweet.
She would've loaned you money for rent if you were about to be thrown out into the street.
And if she hadn't needed the money, she wouldn't have made you pay it back.
She was terrific, morals and humanity weren't things that my mom lacked.
She gave donations to help the homeless because she was endearing.
My heart was broken in February of 2013 because the end was nearing.
In 2001 she gave a hundred bucks to help when New York City was attacked.
She was one Hell of a woman and that's not an opinion, that's a cold stone fact.

[Dedicated to Agnes Johnson (1948-2013) who passed away on March 6, 2013.]


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My Maasai Sculpture

I have a companion
in my house
who doesn't talk,
eat, drink or move

No, don't think it's
an apparition
or a television....

....don't think it's
my rusty-aged bicycle
that's about to head
to the recycle
plant.....

Yes, it's my Maasai
Moran sculpture,
beautiful in nature!

Though I eat, drink,
laugh, think and dream,
my companion's 
smile gleams
with radiance that
will last throughout its
sculpture life

A smile that will never
in any single age
turn into a frown,
solemn or angry expression

A smile that
always will be
as steady as the Sun,
and as dazzling
as a rainbow
enveloping a waterfall....



NB: Published in my book, "Painting of Life in Poetry"


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The principality

Some deal with principalities 
To leave them alone
Others fight principalities 
In the war of tongues and fangs 
Others
And I am one of those 
Chose to be
Principalities to the principality,
when the devil sees them he shouts..
"blood of Jesus! the stronghold attacks again

Just like our mountains

Some look at it and withdraw 
Others just walk around it for years
Some pray for strength to climb to the top
Others 
Who am not part of
Speak to their mountains and they despair
But
Those of my faith
When the mountains see us
They flee and we walk on flat ground

Just like soccer

Its not about your smart boots
Nor your breaded hair
Its much about what is hidden in you
The God that reigns in me
Is too much for the loser
In the world

What you have leads you to what you want 
But what is in you gives you what you need


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THE MEANING OF LIFE

           This is why I believe we were put on this Earth
                                                                By Dennis Davis
 
            TO LOVE   
            (Too love God, yourself and all of God’s creations)
           
            TO LIVE
            (Too live with joy and purpose and achieve your full potential)
           
            TO LEARN
            (Too learn your life’s lesson and knowledge)
           
            TO LEAVE
            (Too leave the world a better place and your present
              Life behind with out fear)


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Awakening

Silent and still, our wasted strength
waited for the dawn
to pry open day’s magnificent creation.
We waited for morning’s breath
to kiss the daylight into us
and take the star-light from our eyes.
You were a contagious infliction
for which there was no cure.
We were two lovers laying in the wilderness,
comprising the night.


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Rewrite

Rewrite
You have been broken down to believe you deserve no better
But you do and you forgot so now I write this letter
The strings were cut free to be the woman you know you are
Fear the secret tether keeping you from going too far
The game replayed and still you chose to be the willing fool
Knowingly a pawn knowing they will break the rule
You strove to rekindle your flame to reclaim your soul’s fire
Don’t deny yourself the respect or deny the desire
That familiar face in the mirror longs to understand the why
Love should bring you a smile not more tears to cry
Cast away self doubt and that lingering fear of the unknown
Left to the dark the flower would have never grown
Revel in your strengths as you relish what keeps you smitten
Freed from page your story’s end is yet to be written
Drakavai2013


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My prayer

                    MY PRAYER
                                        by BambiLynn '78

How sad are the people who walk the street
How poor are those with nothing to eat
How loved are the children whose parents fight
How mean is the dog with the known bite
They say we should be happy for what we've got
But those who say it have got a lot
God give me the strength to ignore the greedy
And look away from eyes so beady
Let me see the beauty of those who stand tall
And live for my pride, not my gull


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We Need to Be Orientated to Jesus

We Need to Be Orientated to Jesus!

There’s often a lot of speculation…
Regarding a person’s “orientation.”

As each day goes by… One can clearly see...
Many are confused as to what they want to be.

Which direction one goes…  Is “anybody’s guess…”
No wonder this world’s an “upside-down” mess!

The Bible says; “straight is the way.”  
And “narrow is the gate.”
One needs to make up his mind. 
 Before it’s too late!

If one is confused.  Let God’s word
 give a clear direction!
It’s the word of God that gives
 much needed correction

A “Jesus orientation” is 
what needs to take place!
There’s a savior who loves us!  
And offers his grace!

If one is still unhappy with the way
 They’ve been created…
We’re wonderfully designed by God! 
 This shouldn’t be debated!

Allow the power of Jesus,
 to orientate your life today!
And listen to what your creator 
really has to say!

Where there is emptiness…  God’s love does
 much more abound…
Allow the Holy Spirit to turn 
your life around!

Jesus alone can change your 
whole way of living!
His life for yours…  
Is what HE is giving!

By Jim Pemberton


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In Between the Rests and Silences

Rest, stirring heart,
Narrow-minded in your fears, courage close awaits
Though bold your words be, 
Your lack of action gives you away and despairs you
I am amused by your imaginings, 
For simple these worries be,
And strange is your heightened sorrows,
A sadness fit for the about-to-die children,
Begging the snares to let them go...
And yet you have that sorrow...and lovely and safe you be...

Rest your head not on man's shoulder
Instead, lay upon the golden cushions of My word-
Where rains of treasures and fruits gently fall,
Laced with peace-garnished with happiness...

Your brothers share deeply in your concerns,
Alone you never are,
For look! -out upon the beads of leaves,
How they rustle playfully and sway with the breeze
My breath gives them life-
How much than shall I give  thee? 

This I tell you, daughter,
Each lonely soul shall find true love,
In between the rests and silences,
On the very off-beat... on the tip of quietude,
True music tremulously trills,
Flattening all mountains and hills,
Kissing their lowered heads and wiping their glacier tears-
Long-patiented love insatiated


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Inspiring Idol

A beauty who walks an extra mile
To see my face shining with smile.
My inspiration for and beyond life
My mother taught me all to thrive.
As her selfless attitude stirs all time
To give the best even when not fine.
Mother you are an incomparable soul
Better than the best be it any role.
You are the source to make me move
Do good always and not just to prove.
Lose no hope when clouds are dark
Mom helped me trust positive mark.
Inspires in all strands without saying
24 by 7 active support system praying.
Words do fall short to describe my idol
Not just my inspiration but vitally Vital.


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A Phobia For Adrenaline

We're together in this, the fault is ours withhold the explanation we'll share the blame. "Not in this life! my take is already on the billboard" Now is the time to stick together holding each other, sharing one umbrella until this trying moment is over. "No way! I'm definitely leaving the squad". On the first sight of danger and an unpleasant situation of horror. 'Forgive me! but I'm stepping backwards" Persistence pays refined is the product coming through thick and thin be a risk taker and have guts. "Please, I don't need the award". Now is the time let's seize the moment a fool is the person who kicks opportunities away. "You go ahead, I'll do that afterwards" It's all about sacrifices subject yourself to undue limitations for the benefit of your next generation. "hell No! I'm definitely going overboard" The battle may seem bigger but you're more than capable examine the challenge, but focus on your strength. "Thank you! But I'm dropping my sword" Be unique, be different don't follow the crowd be a trail blazer and a pace setter. "So that I stand odd?" On the road to glory and a monster appears despite the capability to overcome he deviates from going goalwards. His achievements make neighbours bored his fury towards strain makes him seem awkward and his strong will becoming flatter than an Apple Keyboard What a being! His excellency, Mr. Coward.


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All Glory to Jesus


All Glory to Jesus!
I'm on he winning side!
He is powerful and turning
 back the evil tide!

Glory be to Jesus!
 He's my Lord and friend!
By his grace and mercy,
 I am born again!

Glory be to Jesus!
Let the hallelujah's role!
I'm complete in him!
The redeemer of my soul!

Glory be the Jesus!
 He can be your savior too!
He offers free salvation!!
 What are you going to do?

All praise to Jesus!
 God's precious son!
He's all we ever need!
The all sufficient one!

By Jim Pemberton   



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God's Children


We live in a human world and He lives in His now is't it a shame
with all you can have and do with Him you chose to live in the world  
Two worlds exist that will not be the same   
Walking together hand in hand through the rain    
In God's land where everything is planned for tomorrow
we have His love, we have His heart, we have Him guiding us 
it's never too late to turn away form your LIFE to start agai  
In stead of running through the rain looking for nothing  
In God's land where everything is planned for tomorrow
How happy we would be if only we were truly God's children
Why can't we be more like God's children 
Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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What Will You Do With God's Love


What will you do with the love
 that God has given?
His love can transform
and change how you're livin'!

What will you do with the sacrifice
 that Jesus paid?
A way to everlasting life,
 has already been made!

Who will you listen to, when the roll
 is called "up yonder?"
With God's will, you will
 stumble and wander!

When will you spend some time
 with the Lord in prayer?
He'll always listen to you!
 And is always there!

Why not come to Jesus?
 You can know him tonight!
He'll bring hope and make
 the darkness bright!

Why not give Jesus a chance
 in your life this hour?
So you too can experience
 his resurrection power!


By Jim Pemberton   07/27/13




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Beacon of Light

As shadows dance in the night
I pray for a light to shine bright
Words to guide and protect me
You have a gift can’t you see?

Whispers cut in the dark
Doubts creep in to cut and tear
Words will guide and protect me
You have a gift won’t you see?

Misguided intentions become inventions
Of the mind heart and soul
Must believe words can guide me and protect me
You are the gift wish all would see…

Beacon of light shining bright…


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Muse

We search for it from tunes
oozing out from a violin;
the divine beauty of a clearly, night sky;
the yolk-like appearance of the setting sun…..

The adventure that we poets get into,
is akin to that of searching for the Holy Grail;
exhausting our energy, sanity, and peace,
until we get it.


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Backwards Thinking

Sometimes how you feel can change as often as the weather 
Sometimes out of sight and out of mind don't go together 
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder 
Perhaps that depends on which thoughts you ponder 
With all that happens there is good and bad in everything 
To every situation it all depends on what you bring 
We all want to come out remembered for good 
But we don't always act and speak like we should 
The deepest thoughts weigh heavy on our mind 
But our biggest worries should be left behind 
Whatever you do, don't live in the past 
Your present and future move way too fast 
Regret is a shield from experiencing new 
Opportunities that quickly become too few 
Grasp each one but with open arms 
To be open and free never harms 
See with your soul, not your eyes 
Indecision and regret you should despise 
Your time to live is now. 
Whether or not you know how 
Learn along the way 
Better you will be each day 
Stronger inside 
In others confide 
The true path 
Follows aftermath.


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Recognizing Power

Cutting through the doubt and fear,
I found my “self” in a wash of enlightenment.

Flooded by my own awakening I am renewed; 
spirit in materiality; power in a box.

Packaged dreams await production;
Manifest in their own time.

“Miracles” some say;
“Talent”, observe others.
I am a channel,
Pouring light into a world so unaware…
so dark.

Illusions for an un awakened world 
are imagination, fiction dreamed 
by a child’s mind and the world sleeps on and on.


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Warm to Touch

Warm the touch, gentle the breeze
Guiding the path on which we believe
Fortunes that encumber stand firm to tether

Consume my heart the flames that gather
Upward eyes stare at stars that surround
We blend to belong, hold back our disguise

Fold around endlessly entwined


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I am

I am who I am not because you think I am.
I am who I am because you say I am.
Your words do not define me, it only motivates me to be different.
There was a time your actions would infuriate me,
suddenly my actions is all you see.


I will do what I must than to be a burden,
for people are nice to your face and devious behind curtain.
If I am silent then I have nothing to say,
I've learned well the formula for trouble 
also how to detect when discussions go astray.


I will share with world though some things I hide,
like why am I the Black sheep, Z' Traveler and why I hold them with pride.
My memories are misery it's almost a strain,
My past lets me forget nothing especially the pain.


If I am not too forthcoming then you need a new plan,
for skeptic and distant is definitely my intention.
There are times I think that I am the only one 
but the years made me strong and I say thanks to you,
for it is you who made me who I am.


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Voyage across the stars

Snowy field full of cold whispers,
Lies and truth all but disappear,
A voyager endeavors to find a path,
Years spent in an agonizing search,
The white of snow blankets all that can be seen,
The path seems lost,
not even a place for the weary voyager to lean,
He then looks up to the stars , stars dancing in defiance of night,
Within the vast dark sky, stars shine pure and bright,
Above all humanity and the earth itself, their sparks spread a hopeful light,
The voyager's heart fills with hope and determination,
Stars, one of the smallest of god's creations
Like the stars that find their path despite the burden of dark skies,
The voyager musters his strength, to find his path and face what lies..


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Destiny

As I lay here in a prison cell of my lost dreams and imaginations. 
The many ambitions and passions that I once held so highly, slowly start to slither away. 
As I stay locked away because of the many distractions and temptations that behold amongst the outside world. 
I slowly curl my eyelids shut from the realities that are of today. 
Though I may dream amongst the heavenly stars that illuminate the nightly sky. 
Even in my dreams I hide from my own thoughts and fears. 
But when my heart comes near to the idea that generates the motor area of my brain. 
I suddenly refrain from my own dream as the words doubt and fear quickly become my vocabulary ally. 
And as I awake I look to get high just to start a chemical reaction with the neutrons to create a temporary distraction to my very own time. 
For you see its time that I battle with on a daily basis. 
And as the faces of the clock slowly move in a circular circumference. 
My reluctance to disagree that time simply waits for no man is acceptable. 
When it is actually regrettable to think time is simply on my side. 
But I still hide from the happiness that is destined to be. 
I can literally hear it call out to me through the vibrations thumbing off my cell block wall. 
Yet I sit here like if I need destiny to call and give me every instruction on how to reach her. 
Why am I so fixated on words instead of actions? 
And why are distractions so pleasant while dreams are so feared. 
For you see its fear that tells me to come near. 
And as a tear rolls from my face. 
I sit here mirroring the father sun until it's replaced by its sister darkness. 
Because in all honestly fear to me seems so heartless to my very own heart. 
But then I realize it's fear that simply wants to break me apart and put me back together again. 
Then fear will call herself friend and change her name to dream. 
So I can ride this bumpy road to finally reach my destiny.


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Down the Aisle

Holding on tightly- 
open to the dreams, 
pondering produces pain- 
enduring engages entitlement. 

Along the way- walls, 
novels not yet written- 
dying in the corner. 

Calligraphy conserving life- 
holding on dearly, 
a frame for future fragrance- 
neither scars nor wounds- 
grandeur grants greatness, 
especially once hope is found.


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Very Soon I'll Be WITH JESUS



Very Soon, I’ll Be With Jesus! I know my life on earth shall one day end… This body will turn back into dust again. I hope that in my life’s remaining days… I’ll be careful to give God glory and praise! I hope that with the opportunities given… I’ll walk in the joy of my sins being forgiven! I’m thankful that Jesus has shown to me… How much he really cares and loves me! If not for Jesus… Where I would be? He offered his body as a sacrifice for me! Because of what he’s done, I’m living today! He’ll be with me! Till the end of the way! When my life closes, and a new life begins… I’ll be with my savior, lord and friend! Thank you Jesus! As a new day starts! You’ve brought love and joy to my heart! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus Extends A Heavenly Invitation

Jesus Extends A Heavenly Invitation!

Christ has made a way to heaven! You can be with him!
He's done all of this... So that you can know him!

He died on a cross.   A sacrifice has already been paid.
A way for you to be in heaven has been made!

The blood of Jesus is the ticket for a heavenly ride!
With Christ as the conductor, you’re on the winning side!

He is the only way there is!  On a heavenly route!
It’s only through his salvation!  This is what it’s about!

Please come now!  Won’t you accept the Lord’s invitation?
You can, at this moment, have a Holy Spirit visitation!

Time is running out!  Make your time well spent.
This is the time to come before Jesus and repent!

Your life, for his, is the best trade you’ll ever do!
You can be changed, and have your life renewed!

You’re trip to heaven can begin this very day!
Jesus has left his instructions.  Simply trust and obey!

An abundant life with Jesus can certainly begin.
By having a relationship and serving him!

A new life in heaven is available for you and me!
We can be with Christ! For all eternity!

By Jim Pemberton   08/08/14


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SANITY

To limit one's intelligence,
only to gain level headedness.
to question one's pride,
only to hide what is unright.
N'sync with insanity,
time only borrowed by your intellect.
Mere hints of suggestions and gestures,
of your world that is not too sure.
lies to conceal the freak in you:
bounded by the seclusion and anger,
across a horizon of shame and guilt,
a crossroad of good and evil,
never turning back on my own thoughts,
trying not to loose myself on a loosing streak,
fear of ending up on a dead end road.
trying to convince myself:
I'm still headed straight to the right direction!


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Love

How many of us have been in love
Love is wonderfull
Probably the greatest feeling
In the universe
I'm not talking about that
Wham
Bam
Thank you kind of love
I'm talking about that 
Agape love willing to put
It all on the line for 
The person that you love
Willing to go to hell 
And back for that person
That's the kind of love
That I'm talking about
Love is special
You can not by love
Instead you have to find love
And once you find it
You will be a different person
Love is marvelous
Magnecific 
But it is also
Hard to keep
You have to fight for love
If you want to keep it 
It is a rare sight 
Now-a-days to see a couple
Happly married for 30 plus years
Most marriages Now-a-days
Ends within the first 5 years
So anything beyond that is amazing
I'm looking for love myself
I had it once but lost it
Now I'm on a quest to find love
Will I find what I'm looking for
Hopefully 
Maybe
Have to keep moving
Love is powerful 
Love will make you 
Do strange things
Love is the greatest weapon
Ever created and for those who
Haven't experienced love before
It's awsome trust me
Give it a try some day
And you will see how 
Awesome love is


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keep on keeping on

You gotta keep on holding your head up,
and your shoulders high.
You gotta keep on refiling your pride,
raising the bar on your self worth.
You gotta keep on walking tall despite the potholes.
yea!
You gotta keep on making those lemonades,
add a little honey and enjoy the flavor.
 
You gotta keep on keeping!


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PRAYERS AND BELIEFS

BY STREET CRIES

I pray for savlanut that's patience in hebrew
Asking God to protect me from people that's see through
Cause I know on the right path he'll see me through

Now I know I am not perfect I still have faults
But who does not
Even the ones that make it to the top

So I am going to keep my Prayers and Beliefs
Knowing that he will bless me and my seeds
Knowing that he still hears me even if I am not down on my knees
To him I put my heart on my sleeves

I am only human

I still feel pain and my heart still bleeds
Passing by the homeless knowing that could be me

But instead there's a address where I sleep
Shoes on my feet and food in the fridge if I want something to eat
People say my poetry is deep

So I have to thank God for the ability to speak
Thank you


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Expectations

 In every loving relationship, 
 There are often hurt feelings involve
 We all have certain expectations 
 We expect our partners to resolve
 
 And when they don’t live up to them
 We can feel a sense of betrayal
 But if we don’t know the expectations
 Then how can we fulfill it after all?

 But if we take a moment to think
 We are really hang over some fantasies
 Of how a perfect lover should be
 We see on some romantic movies

 True love are shown in many ways
 And its don’t carry a price tag
 Love don’t come in a size of a diamond
 Or in a Victoria's Secret shopping bag

 Love are shown with little actions
 Like holding you close when you are sick
 And running out to get what you need
 Coming back home with it very quick

 Love is bringing a tear to your eyes
 By missing your love one from far 
 And telling her how sweet she is 
 While she eats lemons that’s very sour

 Love is like the wind of a hurricane
 It can travel across the universe
 And it blows on all ages and colors
 Love is very unique and diverse

 I love the some one with out fear
 And will accept her without restrictions
 And I trust her without questioning
 And I desire her without inhibitions

 I though I would never find love
 Love and I never had an understanding
 To me love was like a hot air balloon
 That will always results in a heavy landing

 So I try to convince my heart 
 To give up on love already
 Then god opens up the heavens
 And send an angel here for me

 Now I find a new passion for life
 That’s full of hopes and expectations 
 It’s just like the seeds in the orchards
 That will soon comes to full fruitions

 Love makes you wake in the morning
 And see the world for the first time
 Love can make the highest mountains
 Seems possible for you to climb

 And it will take a miracle to be her
 For she’s an angel and I’m just a man
 But god who made us meets 
 So I have a lot of expectations


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Forgiveness

Would you be able to forgive a murderer? 
Someone who has killed a person
Who was dear to you 
Could you forgive your brother
If he stole from you?
Would you forgive your friend
If they stole your date?
Huh would you?
Be honest would you?
Could you forgive a colleague 
If they took the credit for
Your accomplishment?
Huh would you?
Be honest would you 
Could you?
Forgiveness is probably the 
Hardest thing to do on Earth
Simply because we will not let it go
But when we do something wrong
We want forgiveness
But we are not able to forgive someone
Who has done something wrong to us
The lack or unwillingness 
To forgive can be associated 
With pride 
Yes that's right pride
But I already told you 
About pride in my sin series
Now I'm comming to a close
My final question is 
Would you be able to forgive
Someone who has given you 
The worst disease known to man
A disease known as AIDS? 
Huh would you?
Be honest would you 
Could you?
Forgiveness is hard to do 
But Jesus forgave us for 
All of our sins
So why can't we forgive each other 
Huh?


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Calling

Calling

Father God is calling
He’s calling you by name,
He’s calling through confusion
And He’s calling through your pain

He’s calling through your loneliness
And through your sorrow too,
Father God is calling
He’s calling out to you

He calls through the destruction
He calls you through your shame,
His call cuts through the wreckage
And wipes out every stain

His call is not mistaken 
For any earthly sound,
And all the lost that heed the call
Will then become the found

For when the Father calls you
His call will not relent,
His call continues, tireless
He calls you to repent

God’s call brings down the mighty
God’s call lifts up the meek,
But do not be mistaken 
God’s call is never weak

His call lifts up the feeble arms
And strengthens trembling knees,
Turns cowards into mighty men
His call sets captives free

Now you don’t have to listen
It’s up to you to choose,
But turn your back – ignore His call,
You’re guaranteed to lose

God’s call can heal your sickness
His call can make you well,
He’s crying out to save you
From eternity in hell
This call can make you holy 
And lead you into grace,
He calls you to his throne room
And meets you face to face

Father God is calling
Through all that you’ve done wrong,
His call will break your aching heart
And place inside a song

His call can be a still, small voice
Or frighteningly loud,
God’s call lifts up the humble,
And humbles all the proud

Now what will your decision be?
What exactly will you do?
For Father God is calling,
He’s calling now for you.


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Hope

 What is life with out hope?
 What will we do without it?
 Hope is what keeps us going
 with the courage to never quit

 We reach out and hold on to
 Any hope that we can find
 To bring temporary comfort
 To our over crowded mind

 It’s natural for us to lose hope
 And walk around with a despair face
 But then logic is if we never found hope
 How can we lose it in the first place?

 But still we keep holding on
 Looking ahead for the greener pasture
 And the moral strength of our past
 We will pave the road to our future 

 Hope comes in all forms and reasons
 Many hope for different things
 Some hope to see or walk again
 And some to fly with broken wings

 Some hope for wealth and power
 Some just hope it rain from above
 Some hope for health and food
 And I just hope to be with the girl I love

 When we see someone with despair
 It’s like looking in a mirror
 Its either we been there before
 Or it’s waiting for us round the corner

 Some are born with golden spoons
 There forks never got stuck in the roads
 And the never had to hope 
 Because they carry no heavy loads

 Not all carries kindness in their hearts
 And that is their purgative
 But without kindness and compassion
 Then you have nothing to offer or to give

 And although not all will admit
 But every one hopes for the best
 And some succeed without even hoping
 And some just face a lifetime of test

 Parents wish the best for their children
 And pray to keep them safe from harm
 But sometimes things just happens
 And the sea can no longer be calm

 And it’s only who in the kitchen
 Can really feel the heat
 And hope gives us courage to fight
 Until our victory is complete

 And sometime we will reach our limits 
 Pushing, pretending, getting frustrated
 Tired of falling down and getting up
 But still all we can do is hope and wait

 And no matter how bad our situation
 There is always some one worst than us
 Just look around and you will them
 On the streets, stores and city bus

 And if they reach out a hand to us
 Then we must pull them of the slope
 And For that moment to them 
 We become a shining light of hope


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I Read About God In The BIble

I Read About God In the Bible… I read about God, when I read the Bible. And read about many, who worshipped a false idol. I read about his eternal love and grace displayed. And how many sought his help as they prayed. I read about God’s mighty wonders and power! And that his promises remain the same each hour! I read about good and bad nations being shaken! If they trusted God, they were not forsaken! I read about how the Old Testament foretold. Of a wonderful savior, for all to behold! I read about this savior’s death on the cross! He was the sacrifice for the dying and lost! There was a message of God’s redemption! And the power of Christ’ resurrection! This book foretold the signs of the end times! And how there’d be many lost minds! The book of Revelation makes it clear! The return of our Lord is very near! God gave us his word, and is alive today! Please listen to him! Simply trust and obey! He’s here! And patiently waits for all to come! And accept salvation, through Jesus, his son! Glory to God! To him, may we give our praise! And serve him as our God! All of our days! By Jim Pemberton


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Inspired

Hell ya I'm inspired
that's right you heard me
but for those of you'll 
who didn't hear me let me
say it one more time 
to make it clear
hell ya I'm inspired
Inspired for what you ask
Hmm..
I'm inspired by my 
trails and tribulations
that's why 
I'm spitting this rhyme
saying this poem tonight
I'm inspired by 
those who said I couldn't make it 
those who said I wouldn't make it
but for real
one the real 
I'm inspired by the youth
because there's hope
for the future 
despite what they say
now let me ask you 
what inspires you
yeah,I'm talking to you 
hey you in the back 
I'm talking to you
well come on...
I'm waiting oops 
time is up 
the show must go on
check it everybody has 
someone or something 
that inspires them 
eventhough they won't admit it 
one of my biggest influences is 
the ones who came before us 
who gave it their all so 
we can have it all today
and for that I want to say thank you 
because you gave it your all 
so we can have it all today
now the time has come
to end this poem but
before I go 
my biggest inspiration is 
my lord and saviour 
Jesus Christ 
because he gave his life 
to save the world 
that's why I'm inspired 
and that's why I won't stop
until he comes to get me 
thank you that is all for now


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SAVIOUR

only through him,
not by out merits.
but by His love and mercy,
he showed us the way.
with one accordance to God's will;
the truth of His one mighty act,
He showed us the blessings of obedience.
by His grace,
we came to know His kingdom in heaven.
His power no one can ever challenge again,
His true love, compassion, and kindness is true power.
by Hs humility,
he showed how to reign righteous.
friend to the lost;
even to his last breath,
He conquered sin and death.
he gave us a chance of hope,
to bring us back our rights to salvation.
he became one of us:
by lowering Himself,
He lifted us up,
bringing us ever closer to Him,
below and up above,
all earthly and heavenly creature should bow,
only to know more about true sacrifice and love.


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encouragment

You are my tower and refuge in times of trouble. 
You lift me up, when I fall down.

You open my eyes to see, when I cannot break through.
You are my shelter, when I need covering.

You are my strength, when I am weak.
You are my comfort, when everything else fails


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WORSHIP

thy soul longs for,
thy body needs.
unmeasurable measure of your worth,
where praises and uplifting meets.
in your own words,
sanctified in in HIS presence.
working for and in HIS ways,
worshiping every day:
we are made to do so,
so we are not lost,
reminding us,
who we should trust,
partaking in His glory,
revealed in HIS justified righteousness.
for few are called;
nowadays, even fewer wants to hear,
so hasten not your hearts,
casue even fewer are chosen to lead the worship.


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Renewed Purpose

Life is short,
Fame and fortune i sought,
Only grief and chaos it brought,
One mornings wake, my mind harbored a thought,
To live a fruitful life and to use all talents god gifted unto me,
Looking forward with renewed purpose , i slumber with humble ambitions,
the same that great men so passionately sought...


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Wings of Belief

We were given wings
Though their not seen
Their right there
Without us knowing
Yet we are aware.

Those unaware are grounded
Others begin to notice
They have a choice
To take toward the sky.

At first fear sweeps over
Legs begin to quiver
Heart begins to race
Staring up into space.

First step is always the hardest
As I wonder if I can reach it
To touch the cotton candy clouds
Gaze upon the setting sun.

Will I make it?
I thought to myself
Will I be able
To make it up there
Will this be a piece of cake?

I have to try
For me to fly
Toward the sky
I shall take flight.

Spread my wings
Swallow my fear
Take a breath
Time to take off.

Wings begin to flap
As I feel my body float
Feet no longer touching dirt
I was no longer on Earth.

Slowly I open my eyes
And to my surprise
I was high above
Endless sky surrounds me
The land below was smaller.

This must be what its like
To feel so free and bold
Once fear was discarded
There was no more worry.

With these wings
So strong and beautiful
There's nothing hold me back
I'm free to fly where I please.


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inspiration

yes this may seem similar
or may sound the same
but inspiration has stuck me
in so many different way
i was inspired
by this girl i admired
to keep n moving
and never give up
in doing so
i got other hipped up
they were inspired by me
i dont think this would ever happen 
or it wont come occasionally
but after time
i had to realize
that i made a difference
in the others eyes
i showed them what was like
me a beaten down boy 
problems beyond the physical state
making a difference
and show new ways
to think of life
and to never back down
i was literally one man down
i was always sad or in a mood
but she changed my life
by giving me food
not food literally
like mentally
she said if i could be a scientist
i would be the greatest
and if i were an racer
i would be the fastest
and if you wanted to me the boss
you could do it with out a sound
inspiration is a key to life
you live off of it
with out even noticing
it is there always
so this is the meaning
when your inspired 
you inspire
and thats how the web works
but a bit smaller
it starts small
but become big in the end
soo keep on moving
keep you heart pumping
for you always inspire some one else
with out even noticing.
she changed me
to become happy
now i change others 
to be like me
not in the down fall
or over the edge
to be happy with live
and dont let it end
you keep some one from inspiring
if you stop writing
or doing what you do
some inspiration is lost
when you stop being you
be yourself
and do as you must
for you inspire other
to become like you


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Spirituality

The whirlpool
of confusion tries to sink it,
but it firmly remains afloat

The winds of logic try to blow
its supernatural nature away,
but it still remains firm like an oak tree

The flames of selfish ends
try to burn it into bursting flames,
but it still remains fresh and beautiful

The sands of time try to hide it,
but its essence of Truth resurfaces
in our hearts, regardless of our culture
and beliefs we are born in


By: Teddy Kimathi

Choice of Motif: Philosophical


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Glimpse of Light

Glimpse of Light

When sorrow and pain set in,
And storms came all of a sudden
Surely a glimpse of light rays
Because Jesus is on our way!


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Tested Hope

It is when the Allies thought that the Nazis
would win the war, at one moment.

It is a Cancer patient thinking that her future
to live is bleak, only to break through the chemotherapy.

It is a child fearing to drown in a swimming pool,
only to find himself swimming without help.

It is a writer being haunted by “writers’ block” for days,
later managing to publish a bestsellers book.

It is you losing hope on humanity,
only to realize that you are one of the realized souls,
destined to guide mankind to the path of light.


Name: Teddy Kimathi


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Broken Wings

  It’s like I was a miniature bird born to fly in significant winds instead
I stood quietly on earth, lost my mirth, and didn’t know where to begin.
    
   My hesitation was physical frustration from all the brokenness and 
sadness engraved deep from within…
    
   My love of life became the longevity of a fight that I had to eventually 
win. With powerful determination lead to resilience over damnation that 
was lingering over me all this time…
    
   Healing dawned brightly on the horizon like a new day, as I began to 
slowly eliminate obstacles that obstructed the way.
    
   Coming face to face with the situation and circumstances I could never 
change, gave me the gift of recognition and self acceptance that not all 
disadvantages are lame.
     
   Even though I know I will never be completely whole I will depart 
anyway and fly with my entire heart and soul.
     
   My destination surpasses earthly things and as I aim high towards heaven
everyday I get closer and closer
                                               ….Even with Broken Wings


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Jesus Please Take EVerything

Please Jesus, take everything
that I own!
I humbly give you my heart, 
                                     my family and  home!

I know now, that without you,
 I’m nothing at all!
I chose to come to you in prayer,
 and give a “call.”

You’re more precious to me, 
than I never knew!
Where would I be today,
 if not for YOU?

You’ve brought to me a joy 
that I never had.
I have true happiness! 
 And am no longer sad!

I thank you for blessing
 and being good to me!
You have come, that my life
 may be free!

I’ll forever glorify and bring praise
 to you name!
By your mercy and grace, my life 
is forever changed!


By Jim Pemberton  07/29/13



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keep your head up

Sometimes I think I’ve gone crazy
Things go wrong daily
Not feeling as strong lately?
You’ve got to keep your head up

Your loved one was caught cheating
It left you bleeding
Think you can’t do anymore grieving
You’ve got to keep your head up

You lost a loved one
Keep their memory alive help them live on
And it’ll be like they’re not really gone
You’ve got to keep your head up

So you got rejected by the girl you like
There’s plenty more who’d be happy to be by your side
Doesn’t make you weak if tears leave your side
But you’ve got to keep your head up

Didn’t get the results you needed then try again
Take strength from the bird with a broken wing trying to fly again
He will soon reach the sky again
You’ve got to keep your head up

No matter how bad things are
Better times are never too far
Time will heal all your scars
You’ve got to keep your head up

Pain won’t last forever
You will find your treasure
Today was bad, tomorrow will be better
You’ve got to keep your head up


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Writing Casarah

To My friend 
Writing Casarah

Write about a bird, with a broken wing
Write about a Crown, without a King
Write about a guitar, with a missing string
or
Write about nothing 

Write about the sand, without the sea
Write about our future, without a history
Write about the stinger, without the bee
or
go on a writing spree

Write about Having, not much to lose
Write about a rockstar the sings the blues
Write about sadness, then Happy news
or
How you lost your Muse


You didn't lose it----it's just taking a break


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Serenity

 Not broken..not stolen..
Not lost..not misplaced..
 Not hurt..not forgotten..
    Not hated..not erased..
                 Climbing against the odds..flying without wings..
    Taking the time..to wait..
           Making a perfectly.. imperfect moment..
      Not trying..yet finding success..
            Discovering beauty..in the ugliest places..
    Finding yourself..losing yourself..discovering what you were made for..
             Stopping time..erasing your past..lost in the moment..
       Forgetting the future..looking at life in motion..standing still..
          Making history..making memories..bigger than life..
     Making dreams come true..overcoming failures..
      Wise beyond your years..young at heart..
           That's not who you were..That's not who you will be..
       That.... is who you are!


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Live to Breathe

Have you ever been a stranger to your own mind, a pioneer of your own time? Did you waste a second pretending to be dead when you could have been living? Tell me what it’s like to live, to live in your cage, your stage. Tell me the secrets that lie between the bars and past the stars. Let me know what it’s like to walk in your shoes and sing your sad blues. Bring me a new measurement of what time once was without the one you loved; without your mom, your friend, your brother, or your heart. Cry for me, my shoulders hold yours and a thousand tears. Scream to me, about all your fears and all your anger from those who did you wrong. Breathe, breathe, and sweep up the memories you once lost long ago. You forgot how to swing on a swing or how to dance in the rain. Don’t be afraid to get wet when it rains because the sky just wants you to look up again. Remember that children still play like you once did. And I still stay, listening to you because I want you to fight for what is yours. You are yours, no one else’s and if anything this social media has taught me is that they lie. I will not lie. You are beautiful because you breathe, you are wonderful because you are alive, and you are unique because your eyes tell me a story. So look up, be the pioneer of your time. Live to breathe.


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my perfect day

Woke up this morning nothing different, dog licking my face
Got up made a cup of tea, then used the toothpaste
Need the hunger in my stomach to vanish
So I made a bacon sandwich

I see the sun is shining
It’s beautiful outside
Today its Manchester United vs Man City not that I need reminding
Wearing my United shirt with the most pride

Then I receive a text
It’s from a girl I’ve liked for a while she wants a date
I reply asking when she is free next
She says “let’s do it tonight I don’t want to wait”

I reply that sounds good to me
Give her a time and place
She replies that’s good for me
And ends it with see you tonight babe

I begin to proceed with my day
Give my dog a kiss goodbye no barking comes my way
I left the house a s I had a few things to do
Before I watch United and City play

I see my friend who I’ve not seen in a while
He looks at me and asks why do I have such a big smile
So I tell him the news and have a quick chat
So I proceed with my day after we have a laugh

Last night I had writers block
Today I’m writing more than ever before
Maybe I needed a night off
Now I’m writing like Marshall Mathers and Tupac Shakur

Loving everything that I wrote
Now at the pub I order a coke
As I’m feeling thirsty
And we happened to beat Man City with a winner from Van Persie

Now I head back and get ready for my date
Usually takes me 45 minutes to do my hair
Feed my dog & give her the left overs off my plate
Now I have 1 hour until I have to be there

My friend calls to wish me well
She looks gorgeous it’s a lot to take in
I don’t usually kiss and tell
But last night was amazing

Ended up staying the night
Having the most amazing session of passionate love making
Wake up with her by my side
And decided to start dating

What happened next no one needs to know
I don’t need to say
I have nothing more to show
Because this was my perfect day 


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Faith

Faith is believing in the unseen
Believing with all of your 
Heart and soul that something
Will come to pass
But we are quick to lose
Our faith the momment
Something goes wrong
We are quick t lose 
Our faith 
We tend to look for 
A quick fix when all
We need is faith 
Faith will bring us
Out of the storm
And into a bright new day
Where happines and joy await
Faith will bring us 
From those bad times and 
Into those good times
Where peace and prosperity await
We all face trails and tribulations 
And go through the storm
But it is at these times
When our faith must be at it highest
In order for us to face
Our trails and tribulations
And go through the storm
Having faith is not that hard
We have faith in our favorite athlete 
So why can't we have faith 
In our everyday life
That's a good question so let 
Me ask that again in 
Case you missed it the first time
Why can't we have faith 
In our everyday life, hmm
I wonder but let me tell you a secret 
By having faith we are one step closer 
To the almighty yes
You guessed it God
By having faith we are one 
Step closer to God, but how can you believe 
In him if you haven't seen him before
It's quite simple actually 
We must have faith


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His Heavenly Land

For human was born unto this world, 
as He so chose to be. 
This God of our's, now Jesus Christ, 
is great Blessed love to see! 
We build our homes and decorate too, 
for all of us to be. 
The very ground you sit upon, belongs to Him, 
not you or me! 
As the wind blows softly, 
through the leaves of trees. 
The flowers dance mirthful in thier beds. 
The harvest of the field grow by day, 
while the wind blows through their pads. 
To see the harmony of the nature grows, 
Mother land plays in this part. 
Thus we see that God had made, 
this great world we live apart.


By William P. Darnell Sr.


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me against the world

It is what it is
Why try and put it any other way
I’m just trying to live
This is just another day
Love, hate and pain in my heart
Bad memories remain in my scars
Look to the sky, no change in the stars
No light came in the dark
But I decline to defeat
Tied the Nikes on my feet
Mind on my dreams
Follow my heart. But my minds in the lead
You will find if you believe
Wear my heart on the inside of my sleeves
Weak people focus on others weakest moments
We can’t always fix things
Sometimes it’s best if you leave it broken
Left my tears in the deepest ocean
My boat was lost
Still you couldn’t make me sink
You wrote me off
What a waste of ink


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Everyone has a story

So many different people
Sharing only one world
But every one of us
Have a different goal

just like every mysteries
That’s waiting to be unfold
Everyone has a unique story
that’s waiting to be told

But some voice are silenced
By the evil plans of man
Some voice can only be heard
By holding a gun in your hand

some are stories of courage
That will make us cry
and Stories of brutally
That is cover up with lies

Stories of happiness
That would touch our soul
And of the evils of wars
Making orphans across the world

Stories of Man made islands in Dubai
And one child laws in china
Of 15 years old surgeon in India
Bombs on commercial airliner

But everyone has a voice
It have the right to heard
And everyone wants to free
Just like a flying bird

Every heart hurts the same
Regardless the color of your skins
We share the same joy
When our favorite team wins

And in Trinidad and Tobago
The land of unlimited wealth
Still crimes are out of hand
And the hardship of life is felt

So tell me your story
I will share mine too
We could be best friends
By the time we are trough

We have so much to learn
About so many cultures
We all share our own history
Of great adventures

Some tell stories – to start wars
Some tell stories - to destroy mankind
Some tell stories – and steal your land
Like they did in Palestine

And it have me thinking
As my truck pull in to park
Won’t be long now before
God want us to build another ar


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Non-recyclables

I tried to hold my breath,
lacing plastic together with curdled finesse. 
Days of remnants rolled around in a heap
and awaited it’s pallbearer. One final destination.
A graveyard necessary for human greed. 
I guess everything has an expiration date.
We find these things, and love them
desperately until they die.
Enjoy it’s taste or fiddle with its edges. 
We soak ourselves in their worth,
and hope it settles in our stomachs.
We need to know it’s money well spent.
We have to make ourselves believe that
we won’t end up alongside everything we’ve bought.
Like we’re something greater.
And yet, we will still rot under the same dirt
that we place the husks of our misguided and fickle creations beneath.
Burn me when I die,
I want to fly on the wind 
and escape the sin that I’ve been living in.
I want to visit the trees and breath new air.
I want to be better than I’ve been.
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved


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Listen And Act

Try to grasp my words, my friend
And see the soil in desert and street
It flow it blow and lay on the bed
And with the air still rise!

Try to grasp my words, my friend
And see the nature of sky
It lights after dark seems step after fall
And enlight the world without demanding something

Try to grasp my words, my friend
And see the trees that stand
Bearing the evil from nature and us
And stand to help with love!


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Walk with the Lord

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


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Change

Life is a change of time and moment
After months nature too change
Then, why our heart remains in past?
And think the black alchemy occurred in life

Life is a change of dark and light
After year our age too change
Then, why we live and expect from others?
And believe that one will be with us till last

Life is a change of doing sin and bliss
After getting betrayed our nature too change
Then, why we deserve good from others?
And trust other beyond love.!


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Your Love

Your Love is your Heart.
Your Heart is your Spouse.
Your Spouse is your Future.
Your Future is your Destiny.
Your Destiny is your Ambition.
Your Ambition is your Aspiration.
Your Aspiration is your Motivation.
Your Motivation is your Belief.
Your Belief is your Peace.
Your Peace is your Target.
Your Target is the Rich Fulfillment of your Purpose.


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My time has come

Through the early stages of my life I have been baffled of my gift and, the meaning of my purpose. Not knowing the paths to take or, the roads to travel; I suddenly became unfocused. Leading to a world of destruction and, desolation my chances of being great was none. Focusing on the only thing pleasing to me; having fun.
Having that gut-wrenched feeling within my heart and soul, that I’m destined for more than I’m applying! Yielding to the evil spirit thoughts,
Which has oppressed me; until there’s no denying?
Crying within myself asking for someone’s assistance, digging deep within my thoughts, praying for more persistence. Then suddenly! A voice calling my name saying, not to fear. For I the Lord has heard your cry! And, now I am here. I have been with you since the day of your birth, and only I know the extent of your worth.
I only allowed you to endure the things you’ve gone through in the past to show you the depths of your heart.
How I’ve created you to care and, love from the very start.
You have endured and sustained a great deal only the things you’re meant to bare. And have quite a testimony to share.
But now the time has expired and, I must truly say; Job well done.
Arise and live my child!
For Your Time Has Come!
By William, T Murphy.


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coming out of the shadows

coming out of the shadows
were the rest lay 
down in defeat
i raise with a mane
i am powerful
and therefore you must be too
for we all survived 
the big feud 
we should raise our head high
for we are all alive
and when we are alive
we must got to fight
fight for who we are
and who other must be
but other are weak
so we got to make them strong 
with what you may say
with our inspiration
and with our pain
we all went through tough times
but made it through
so we got to pole some from the dirt
and make sure we make them through
we all deserves
a better life i must say 
we got to get up
and take aim
we got to show who we are
and let nothing differ from one another
we are different
fighting for the same cause
and that cause
is to stay strong
no matter the war
we got to fight through the darkness
out of the shadows
and save the planet 
from a bigger war
drug  alcohol 
abuse and war
we got to fight them all
that is for sure
we walk the the shadows
no one see use coming
no we wont fall
we will fight
for what is our right
safer environment
child right
non war
and peace for all
we all got to walk out of the shadow 
out of the darkness we all laid 
to show what we are made off
and make us great
for we are all the same
amazing at heart
and wonders in the mind
WE ALL JUST NEED TO FIGHT
fight for who we are
and fight for what we should be
out of the shadows
and out of the darkness
we will walk 
we will stand
stand up to the man
to show who i am
we need to show who we are
and not slave to who ever
for we were lacked for so long
in the dungeon of darkness
and the shadows of sadness
we will walk though
with a smile of gladness
walk through hell with a smile
walk through the shadows
with  us we will stand
we will show it to the big man
that we are one and we are better
we are all the people of God
and we should show it
we fight for who we are
and what we are made of
so stick it to the man
and show what we are
for we are all one
as we are all stars
walking through the shadows
and through the darkness
we will make a fight
for it is worth it
we are all something
not just slave to the man
we need to show we are something
first by walking
were you ask
through the shadows of forbidden land 
were we are slave
and nothing more
not anymore
we are something more
we are human
not dirt like they treat
we will fight for who we are
and keep walking
walking through the shadows
and walking we do
we fight
so fight for you to 
we fight together
for one another
we are all equal



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Back from the dead: Individuality

Individuality-noun, Total characterization peculiar to and distinguishing an individual from another.
In a word full of close minded ways and being yourself never stays. Change yourself for a peers embrace just to be accepted into a world of similarity. Why can’t anyone just be themselves? Give up your own ways to be seen differently from people who will never really see you the way you want to be seen. Everyone giving up what they believe in to have friends.

I think everyone should be themselves. Who should care what others think? You are yourself, always believe, no matter what you think, all they will do is deceive. Your life is your own, your time to see, no matter what you do the people around you will never act the way you think. Lie to you, stab you in the back.

I’ve had the unfortunate opportunity to see this personally. My whole life I had tried to be myself as much as I can, no matter how much of a reject, I spend my time around fake friends, who talk of nothing but girls, drugs or alcohol. All around everyone is associating themselves with fakes. Is it worth changing who you are for someone you don’t fit in with? High school is a complicated time, full of sociality instead of school. I believe finding yourself is what high school should be about, but in this time of judging people for who they are, how can someone decide who they want to be, when other people choose it for them?

I believe being yourself is the most important asset a person has. Being yourself means dressing the way you want to, talking the way you want to, acting however you want, without caring about the way other people judge you. If someone chooses to go out of their own way just to judge you for the way you are, then it just means someone has done the same thing to them. They are just treating you the way they are treated. Let people judge you just the way you are, because chances are they are the kind of person who just wants to be like you. Don’t let yourself be bullied over something as silly as your individuality.

In a world full of close minded ways; and being yourself never stays, why can’t we all just be ourselves? Instead of all one of the same? Don’t give up your own beliefs for someone else. Your life will be better off that way.


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Standup Blackman

Standup my Black Brother and walk that extra mile, because we now have a reason to stand tall and walk proud. Continue to Live, and dream the dream that you’ve hoped for, because in due time that dream would have become a reality. Knowing that within the debts of your hearts you’ve maintained your spirituality.
Believing in the one that has formed you without blemish , who has loved, cherished, and created you in his own image.
For Generations we have been brutally beaten, and treated as out casts.
And even as in today’s time we're still repeating the past.
No matter how hard that road is to travel, nor how rough that storm gets.
Our gloriously victory will arise, and just over the mountain-top I can see the sunshine.
Once again standing in the awe of harmony, singing and praising the sweet hyms of victory. Knowing that the battle was well worth the fight, and to all who have endured from the time of our grandparents continue to let that light shine so bright.
Stand Strong Blackman and recapture your character!
Proclaim the gift that was instilled in you and re-master
Continue to strive for nothing less other than profection, and you will have accomplished a great deal and gained true satisfaction.
And then you will have known that you’ve been put through a great test,
Knowing truly within your heart and soul; you have done your very best.



By William T, Murphy


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A New Light

A New Light
Every day I had the same recurring nightmare
The same one every night
To be alone always and forever
Is not great in any manner
Whoever states that being alone and single is great
Does not face what I face
They have people running to them
But they say no
This was my nightmare
That I would never have anyone that likes me
That I would never have anyone that wants me
So far the nightmare is strong

Finally it is losing strength
I see a new light
I see someone coming forth
A person with goals and interests like mine
She is educated
She has talent
She wants to go into further education
She wants to gain more talent
She likes what I like

Maybe this is the new light
Or
A sign from Allah that I do not have to worry
Everything I have gone through is a preparation of the future

Allah be praised!


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ready to die

I used to be ready to die like Tupac and Big
But now I want to enjoy life and live
Focused on what I’m doing, forget what I did
Had a lot taken away from me, but still want to give

I still have a few down days
Sometimes you’ll see me with a frown face
But I’m moving away from all the negativity
And I’m now safe 

I can feel it in the air
I can heal with your care
Look in my eyes, see the real in my stare
Learned to deal with being scared

Happy to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders
I know I’m strong enough
Have a lot to prove and achieve before it’s all over
I just hope I live long enough

Seen people laugh, seen people cry
Had people leave, had people die
Felt people’s hate, but also felt love
Had a few fights but also had hugs

I’m still learning
Still going to improve
I make mistakes daily
But I will not lose

The world is mine
As long as I’m here
I lost my mind
Which was a blessing cause now I don’t know how to fear

I used to be ready to die like Tupac and Big 
But now I want to enjoy life and live
Focused on what I’m doing, forget what I did
Had a lot taken away from me, but still want to give


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Let Not Your Soul Be Burdened

The soul is where the mind doth dwell, it's never in limbo -
Your soul is filled and never void. So think of life abundantly; 

"may i enjoy you today"

So that you may live life rich and full, 
Think of what good you can do for self
And be not dull.. Think of good health.

"may i enjoy you today"

For frogs will croak and crickets will chirp with the birds.
Your soul is wherever your mind doth dwell ;
All good, or all bad. All in or All out.

"may I enjoy your company today"

Think of water when thirsty-Think of sheabutter 
When your gears need oiling.Life is a living well -
Draw from your wealth of friends.

"hope you enjoy my presence today"

Think of living life well, rebuke those 
Who try to make it a living hell. Practice your gift
And do it well. Think of where you want your soul to dwell

"may I laugh with you today"

Speak gratuitously of life:Leave croaking to the frogs.
Allow Birds and crickets to their jobs.
Think of life fondly. As death will speak for itself !

"may we celebrate life today"

Death is not a consequence,it is inevitable...
So let not your heart be consumed of it
Be about the business of thinking life better
And living each day as it comes

Did we create fond memories today ?

© Vicki Acquah. All rights reserved,

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Destiny

Writing on blank pages in the book of life with the pen
of destiny Man writes his own future
written by Keith Edward Baucum aka Mr Seven aka The Poetic Philosopher aka The Green Poet


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The eyes begin to change

If you look at his face
You will see a smile
But look into his eyes
And see the emptiness
His soul is numb
Not even a crumb
From life's table 
Left for the dog.

Without hope
Anesthetic emotions take control
Put out the fire
Numb the dream
That filled the pupil of the eye
Suboxon prescribed just narrows the pupil
Until the only thing seen
Is the next meal and prescription...

Nothing else.

The chaplain comes into his sight
Looks at the eyes and not the smile
Relationship established inside emotional bars
The chaplain begins to open some doors
Says "you have some intelligence and an ability to discern"
The surprised prisoner says "no ever told me that before"
The pupils begin to widen and the whites turn a little red
The eyes begin to change.




* Suboxone is prescribed to prisoners. You can tell they have been prescribed this because 
their pupils narrows dramatically.


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The Broken World

We beheld the beauty of the first garden in originality
Life in its simplicity
An egalitarian world
Needs and wants afar us
We neither pray nor fast to feed belly 
We commune and fellowship face to face
Flesh and spirit is one
Death abortive

The proclaim wisdom acclaimed by man
Hamper it intended mission
Placed us amidst mess
Deviation from the state of merriment, rest, respite, jollity 
Who is to be blame?
The creator, the created perhaps the mediator
The blameless remain irreproachable
They’re will wheel us to this end
Selfish being
End of discussion hope for a new heaven

Behold you are the garden  
The seed to design second palace
Feed the feeble
The tree that shelter the vagabond yet build bridges
The river that giveth life
The Peace that accommodate conflict yet combat evils
You’re second Adam
Special breed ordained to bring heaven on earth

Awake!!!
The mediator yet live
It intended mission yet live
Steal, kill and destroy
Girdle your heart and take your position
Now you are gods.
Build your dreamed world 
Habitable for all


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Climb the learning curve of gratitude

When life gives you all you need
And you fly to the highest altitude,
Before you run out oxygen
Climb the learning curve of gratitude.

When life withholds all you need
And you start to get an attitude,
Before you drown in despair
Climb the learning curve of gratitude.

When you don't live up to your own standards
Give yourself some latitude,
And walk your way out of depression, and
Climb the learning curve of gratitude.

When you're losing your direction 
And noise replaces your solitude,
Walk back to the peace and still, and
Climb the learning curve of gratitude.

When you feel you can't get lower
Just remember His beatitudes,
It's the humble that inherits all things, so
Climb the learning curve of gratitude.


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Patience

I'm looking wondering
where can I go 
what can I do
how can I survive
I pray but it
seems like God
Isn't listening or 
 if he is
he just hasn't 
gotten to me yet 
so for now 
I am on my own 
in this world trying to make it 
I'm starving 
desperate for chance
to shine bright 
brighter than any other star
I'm struggling
avoiding bill collectors
trying to put food on the table
jobs aren't like they used to be
it's hard to get a job
even if someone has their college degree
it's still hard to get a job
but I won't go down 
without a fight
I will rise 
just like a phoneix 
I will rise and overcome 
any obstcale in my way
I have a dream too
my dream won't be deffered
 I will make it out of opression 
and fear
I will go the distance
that's why I am hopeful
for the newday
the day when I no longer
have to live in opression
and fear
the day when I am no longer looking
and wondering
the day when I am no longer starving 
and desperate 
the day when I am no longer struggling
and avoiding bill collectors
that's the day I am 
looking for
so for now I'll be patient
and wait for God to answer
my prayers because he is 
the only one who can take me
to the promise land 
but until that day comes
I must not give up 
I have to go the distance
in order to see that day
the day that I am searching for 
in order to see the promise land
in order to do those things
I must be patient and wait on the Lord


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A Bum's Blues

Street walking all day,
same clothes all winter,
people look in disgust,
they think you are temperamental,
why so judgmental?
the American way,
nose high in the air,
forgetting you were broke the other day,
homeless beg and plea,
spare change please,
as we walk by and laugh,
tossing our new car keys..

once upon a time,
it was a different story,
that bum,
was a doctor,
gained much respect and glory,
his story,
can revert to your story,
he gave all of his glory,
to his material inventory,
he soon felt he was invincible in every way,
so he began doing drugs everyday,
hookers came every way,
blowing money everyday,
he blew his life away,
soon the wife walked away,
that's how he became that bum today,
never judge,
you may have to overcome,
but if you can't,
Soon you may be that bum..


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Day By Day - Sonnetina Rispetto

(Sonnetina Rispetto) Day by day with God make my way And to him I can always pray Doesn't matter wherever I go Life can be very hard at times But with God I can hear sweet chimes With his love my heart always glow Day by day with God make my way And to him I can always pray. Here on earth till see promised land Life rests in the palm of his hand Doesn't matter wherever I go With his love my heart always glow Day by day with God make my way And to him I can always pray. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2014 09.17.2014 Authors notes : Sonnetina Rispetto The "Sonnetina Rispetto" is a new poetry form created by Dorian Petersen Potter on September 8,2009. This form has 14 lines with 8 syllables each. It can be written in 3 quatrain stanzas and a couplet or with an Octave(8) and a Sestet(6) lines. The rhyme scheme is as follows: A1,A2,B1,c,c,B2,A1,A2,d,d,B1,B2,A1,A2. The capitals A1,A2,B1 and B2...stands for the refrain lines in the poem. Specifications restated: Stanzaic: Either 4 quatrains and a couplet or a sestet and an octaveI Isosyllabic: Eight syllable per line Repetitive: requires two refrain lines, each repeated twice. Rhyme pattern: A1,A2,B1,c,c,B2,A1,A2,d,d,B1,B2,A1,A2.


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Minnis Downhome Pharmacy Part III

Minnis Downhome Pharmacy has reopened its doors.
They're not afraid because of the tragedy that happened before.
When those four innocent people were shot, it was a damn shame.
I'm glad they've reopened but without Stephen as the pharmacist, it won't be the same.
Stephen's widow has reopened the pharmacy to continue her husband's dream and I don't blame her.
The deranged maniac who shot Stephen and the others will most likely get the gas chamber.
Minnis charged my mom less than forty dollars for her Risperdal.
Walgreens asked four hundred for the same medicine and Mom was appalled.
Minnis cares more about people than profit, that's why some of their meds are cheaper.
People are getting their meds there again because that pharmacy is a keeper.

(Dedicated to Stephen Lovell, Richard Sommerville, Alexia Wilson and Janet Clift who were shot on May 23, 2013.)


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A Sinner's Prayer

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


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Writing is Magic

Wings take flight
Right off the page
Flying toward the sky
As the words escape my mind.

Pen touches the crisp paper
Magic begins to glow
From the tip of my wand
Bringing thoughts to life.

Imagery imprints the mind
Visualizing words to picture
Transforming into a story
Becoming a part of the tale.

Each word written
Is like a verbal tale
That becomes a spell
Hocus pocus, abra-imagia.

Reading each line
The eyes chow down
The mind digests
As the soul feels.

Words speak more than action
Strikes harder than a sword
Touches the soul from within
Can bring tears to the eyes.

Words can be used good or bad
Its just how we use them
To inspire or dispire
Help or ignore.

They can inspire us
Intrigue us with mystery
Make us laugh with joy
When their arranged oddly.

Words can heal us
More than medicine
For stories and poems
Fascinate and lure us
Like sirens singing to sailors.

Words formed together
To form a sentence
Like a spell forming
To create a crystal
Letting it shine bright
In the sunlight.

Words are magical
That change and inspire
Those that take the time
To read and find meaning
In what magic each holds.


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Silence is the Enemy

I won't be held back anymore
I won't be afraid to speak my mind
I'm gonna scream
And shout it to the world
Because Silence is the Enemy
Tired of being quiet 
Tired of everyone walking over me
Won't take this anymore 
Refuse to let this continue
Have to put a stop to this
Have to take charge 
And grab life by the horns
And in order to do that 
I must not be afraid to speak my mind
I have to scream 
And shout it to the world 
Because silence is the enemy
I know a lot of people feel 
This way that's why I am
Writting this poem because
We all have felt
This way at some point
In our life
No matter who you are
Wether you are the president
A celebrity
Or an average joe
Just like me
We have all 
Felt this way before
That's why we have to get 
Our voice heard
We have to scream
And shout it to the world
Because silence is the enemy


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LONG WAY

 At times words are less to say,
Time seems to slips away like Hay..

Life is not easy without struggles,
Yet this Heart says to fight back being Humble.

Not knowing the Road  is leading me where?
but Will says im going to walk till the end  without any Fear.

Even if the way ahead is not clear,yet i will walk ahead with
a believe that somewhere the destination is Near...

Even if the Nights are Long and Dark?
Believe to be strong enough to leave your marks .

Let the way be full of Rocks and thorns,
Wear that smile on face,so that u get to walk all the
miles ahead with all the  grace..

Its a long way to Go,,,
Yet there is lot more to know....


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Three Become One

Mind thinks
Heart beats
Soul ignites

Blending like a smoothie
Swirling like a twister
Becoming as one
To bring creation to life.

Three elements
Make up the being
Working as one
For life to be.

Plucking the thought
From the source
Flows to the heart
While the soul guides.

Together the three
Set the idea free
Giving it form
For all to see.


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It Has To Be

Right down the line, 
the spark of a little hope, 
someone is reminded. 
Don't forget about tomorrow, 
as I heard a man say. 
I remember when tomorrow, 
was not a word in my vocabulary, 
only for that day. 
We come back to tomorrow's promise. 
Must be God-given, 
must be, has to be. 
Change comes always, 
with it hope. 
And the new ways, 
God-given, has to be.


By William P. Darnell Sr.


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O, Sun

O, Sun

Take my soul
and burn it into your belly;
purify it, 'til no more impurities
of pain and worry are visible in it.

O, Sun

Make me to glow
like you do;
shining in everyone's life,
as you shine on us......


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I Only Want To Give You

I only want to give you
everything you have.
that if you're rich with money
then more would serve to salve.

and if you're poor; not privy
that money would mean more
Your soul would still need comfort
and I would keep from horror.

If you should be successful
A spirit flinging wild
To smile upon your vessel
would serve your inner child.

But if you be a failure
to waste in peoples eyes
I'd turn my head away
while you would learn to rise.

and if you seem the happy
I'd long for us to meet
For me just being lucky
is friends come out to greet.

But if you seem unhappy
You're spirit going dim
Then I will share discomfort
in words leading to him.


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Every Day A Harvest

Every day a harvest, 
every man, every woman, every child. 
Looking back harvesting, 
the trail of daylight for laughter, 
brought from life. 
The successes, bring you joy, happiness. 
Stay away from the corners of despair, 
for some times it can shame you. 
The disappointments, 
for they may only burden you. 
Every day a harvest, 
every man, every woman, every child.


By William P. Darnell Sr.


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A Stranger's Glance

Aware of me
I notice you
A golden heart
with eyes of green
your soul intrigues me
your mind sparks a curiosity with in me
your body says no
your eyes can't hide the desire with in you to break away ignore the standard
seek the unspeakable
a captive i am with in your eyes wanting so much just for a simple glance


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