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Details | Prose Poetry | |

Why must I Cry

   I come to the garden along, while the dew is still fresh
on the meadows. Early in the morning do the bird's sing
praises of roses and peddles.  I cry, because there is no
refuge finally from the pain.  
    Yet long ago, a child was born, to become king, and yes
there is hope, just for believing in his name. Where is this King!
when I'm hurting and alone? He's just a prayer away, don't give
up, for he's Alpha and Omega, which means, just be strong!.
So they sent me to a place, to turn my life around. I cry, be-
cause, I am somebody no longer am I bound.
     Now I know that Jesus is my refuge and no more drugs is
there for I. Thank you Lord, for the method, that's "Why Must
I Cry".


Details | Didactic | |

"Life's Absolute Epigrams" (for 2010)

Christian Love frame

The only need for death to every exist
Was to slay the fictional self
And all the embellishments used to support it

Fear not, Love’s little flock
You will not be set to fly
And then be allowed to fall

To be strong in your Love
Is to inherit the power of God
That now lies dormant in your essence

For your possession of absolute truth
Is a point at which your Love and your reality
Both become one in God

Slaying your fictional self, being honorable
Is your first step toward your recovery
Of your conscious immortality

For what is sin but the force and mischief
Used to instill and empower
Your mentally invented lower realities

Withholding forgiveness
Is the ego’s assault against life
Love does not judge

For what is the mercy of Love
But that it repeats it’s lessons of life
Until they are learn by the mind

For Love already knows, 
What life is yet to learn
Therefore learn from who you are
And teach your outer self
Love’s absolute truth

Love is your true reality, a constant source
Has no beginning or no end
The unlimited potential, quite essential

My prayer for 2010 is that;
These proceeding sayings
Become obsolete this year
In the face of your Love itself, Smile!

Stay in your Bibles, my little bibles
For Love is your title
Not your mind of idol!!

1-2-10 johnmosesfreeman@yahoo.com


Details | Free verse | |

SOMEWHERE ALONG HER HANDS


' '''''''' ' '' Somewhere a hand is reading out loud a Dickinson, a leather-worn journal recording daily life’s soirees, memorizing rain and shielding little girl’s eyes from the blasting words of the sun. Somehow someone reaches from darkness to drive the shadows that meet the body of her child: trembling with excitement or fear, sliding tender fingers on the back; parts the arms like wind that rushes in all seasons to reveal the lush, delicious landscape of summer ; then rubs the elbow down the forearm to greet the cheeks with a kiss and watches while the hands move back without help or guidance from the daughter sleeping. ~ Somewhere a mother, grandmother, godmother, stepmother, or mother nature weeps over love’s broken child; uses her hair to bandage the wound on the youth’s head …unfolds her hands from prayer to widen the window of angel psalms pressing her lips into alleys of the sapling’s mouth: a tear transforms her from receiving to giving. ..and she feels without seeing the last light of the night; lit for the heart of those who witness its extinguishing * Somewhere death’s chariot prepares for a long journey, away from the living: pack the roses from tomb to womb, remove the thorns for gracious sake, like knives that pierce the heart of loved ones who cannot move on, pulling the orchards over her head; a name whispered in every fireplace she flamed * * And somehow tonight, I hear her stir, still clinging to the waning voice of the hours; she bequeaths stars I will inherit until she, at last succumbs to wispy bliss. And I, a sighing child must tell her: “ Wake up, you've been in bed so long, Mother, you should not be sleeping…” ~ © ........ .... ........ *with love to my Mom who had passed on* Gautami Phookan's Poet lll Contest by nette onclaud


Details | Tanka | |

LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night


Details | Verse | |

The Winds of Time

One day I was passing time
And wrote these words upon the lines,
I know not where they came you see
The Winds of Time were there for me.

If I could open a door to the past
And there before me were the paths
I'm not quite sure which I would choose
But The Winds of Time would see me through.

The vastness there before God's Hand
Then came the heavens, the seas, the land
Eden, Noah and the Christ Child's birth
Is the path that I see first.

I'm not into Knights or dragon days,
Nor Robin Hood and his saving ways,
But give me a Viking as he crosses the seas
And I'll dream of the lands so wild and free.

The music of Irland calls to me,
Where Kathleen's heart has ever been,
And for Danny Boy the fifes do call
I'll shed my tears lest he should fall.

As Immigrants touched upon our shores
The Indians prepared to fight once more,
But fate stepped in and eased the sore
They'd live in peace forever more.

The  battles fought upon this land
To protect us from Tierney's hand,
The Civil War for Freedom's right
The Alamo where comrades died.

At Little Big Horn where our soldiers died,
As Indians defend their homes with pride,
The government later took a hand
And put them on Reservation land. 

I remember well, when I was quite young
The days of World War II
And how my father's life did change
When the family business he assumed.

Twenty-four seven was unheard of then,
But that was their working day,
They helped keep our nations trucks on the road
Their battlefield was here in the USA.

I'll choose the path with pastures green,
Horses, cattle and the cowboy scene,
This is the land of my mother's birth
The most precious land to me on earth.

I chose this land and took a stand,
Married a cowboy and we ranched the land.
Though now retired and family gone
This land will always be our home.

The Winds of Time, know well my soul
I'll rest at night with days of yore.
And as I wake a prayer I'll say
Please God, may we have Peace today?

                       Cile Beer


Details | Epic | |

Pledge of love and loyalty

This pledge that l,Ntando, make today serves
as my guideline that I shall follow
happily, ungrudgingly and tirelessly
for the sake of our love life.
Indeed l am well aware of the fact that
the beauty of this pledge does not only lie
in word alone but in action as well.

For that reason in every season
I shall show steadfast commitment
to the implementation of this pledge
with a great deal of astuteness.
I therefore commit myself to be your
devoted and delivering husband for
all the years l shall live with you
on this earth.

I shall treat you with the love and care
you deserve as my wife.
Indeed l shall treat you with
the distinction and dignity
that is befitting of the queen of my heart.
That body, that bone, that breath
shall be my mine to treasure,
for sure;
a dearness to promote and protect
for dear life…and love!
I shall stand by and with you in all the
situations of our life.
If the situation demands that we sail,
sail we shall together.
If the situation demands that we
climb,
climb we shall together.

I know very well what l am getting into:
I am getting into a marriage that is
overflowing with blessings.
This marriage- with our mutual
commitment-
will stand the test of time.
I know very well what I am getting into:
I am getting into a relationship that
brims over with a transforming power
of love.

This marriage-with our
mutual commitment –
will transform naivety into maturity
troubles into challenges
pretence into practice
pride into progress
bachelorship into companionship.
I pledge to be your steward and partner
for all times.

I shall value the consultations
and decisions that we make as
husband and wife.
As head of the family I shall do nothing

 

to derail our love train for anything else
least of all for personal and selfish reasons.
Now and forever

I am your lawful and loving husband…
This pledge that l, Nothando, make today serves
as my guideline that I shall follow
happily, ungrudgingly and tirelessly
for the sake of our love life.
Indeed I am well aware of the fact that
the beauty of this pledge does not only
lie in pronouncements but in practice
as well.

For this reason every season
I shall demonstrate untiring love
and loyalty to you;
a love and a loyalty that is a living
embodiment of our marriage vows.
I therefore commit myself to be your
honouring, supportive and loving wife
for all the years l shall live with you.
I shall treat you with the love and care
that you deserve as my husband.
Indeed I shall treat you with
the dignity and nobility that is befitting
of the king of my heart.
On my mind it is always fresh
that I am the flesh of your flesh.
Green or grown

I am the bone of your bone.
I know very well what I am getting into:
I am getting into a relationship that
elevates me into a kingdom of wifehood.
I shall endevour to put my family first
with all the rights, obligations
and privileges that come with wifehood.
I shall endevour to wipe off and ward off
loneliness and lostness from our relationship,
seeking nothing but your companionship;
banking on your stewardship,
sinking together any hardship.
Since you are mine
I shall not do anything else to undermine
our relationship for personal
or egotistical
reasons.
Now and forever
I am your lawful and loving wife…


Details | Free verse | |

Dementia

He was always so happy
strong and bold.
He'd give you the shirt off of his back.
Tough.
Independent.
He had a rough life
growing up through the depression,
but like he always does,
he got through it.
He has two boys, of whom he is so proud.
Moved from Regina, to Victoria.
He had the best life anyone his age could have wanted.
But ever since his wife died, 
he has not been the same.
Sad
Lonely
Empty.
But like he has always done,
he got through it.
Mind slipping, 
just a little forgetful.
That's how it always starts out...
But like always, he powered through it, 
until now...
He is not the same person that I used to know.
He been sentenced to the prison in his own mind.
Possessed by the thoughts of his dogs ashes.
He likes to play the blame game,
but we know he doesn't remember that it was him.
He wakes up in the night
shaking with pain, 
tears streaming down his face.
There is nothing we can do,
Oh well...
Two more tylenol.
Hold on to hope
for as long as you can,
It's only a matter of time now.
He gets vocal, a very loud tone.
He'll block you in your room
and make false accusations
But we know that it's the pain induced monster in him.
Tick tock, tick tock...
You can't handle the stress anymore
you have to leave.
Just hope for the best, 
maybe it will get better.
Surprise, it doesn't.
Your denial is foolish, everyone knows 
what happens next.
Sedation
Medication
Anger
Hurt
All results of
dementia


Details | Rhyme | |

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 | Lyric | |

CANDLE 1st in Spanish then scroll down for english trans

VELA (CANDLE)First Spanish version, scroll down for English)
Yo ser‚ para ti.
Toda la vida que me queda la vivir‚ para ti
y cuando el tiempo haya terminado,
morir‚ por ti.
Dir‚ tu nombre
en cada vela que encienda, respirar‚ tu nombre.
Te susurrar‚,
cada oraci¢n que diga ser  siempre parte de ti.

Por toda la eternidad,
y as¡ ha sido y ser  siempre, 
y cuando deje este mundo,
aquello vendr  conmigo
en la luz de una vela.
Todo el mundo sigue girando, haciendo el d¡a y la noche,
y de la oscuridad a la luz,
ser s siempre parte de cada oraci¢n que yo diga.

Yo ser‚ para ti.
Como una fresca quebrada de la monta¤a que se desborda por ti
como una c lida brisa de verano
entre los  rboles para ti.
En el brillo de una vela,
todo lo que he sido o llegue a ser 
por toda la eternidad,
tu ser s parte de todo lo que yo haga siempre.
Yo ser‚ para ti.  

					
					Traducci¢n: Emilio J. Saavedra M.     CANDLE	
I will be for you.
All my life that is left, I will live for you,
and when time has run out,
I will die for you.
I will speak your name
in each candle that I light, I will breath your name.
I will whisper you,
every prayer I ever say will be part of you.

For eternity,
and forever it has been, and will always be,
and when I leave this world,
it will go with me.
In a candle light
all the world keeps on turning, making day and night,
and from dark to light,
you'll be part of every prayer that ever comes from me.

I will be for you.
Like a cool mountain spring that overflows for you
like a warm summer breeze 
through the trees for you.
In a candle glow,
everything I've ever been or will ever be
for eternity,
you'll be part of everything I ever do.
I will be for you.
© Ron Wilson aka Vee Bdosa the doylestown poet


Details | Sonnet | |

If Ever


If ever pain shall strike my wounded soul,
my consolation is you are my cloak
Your calming presence mending any hole,
protecting me from chills it might invoke

If ever moon and tide shall be at war,
and convolutes my tattered, wrinkled mind
I’ll plunge it deep into your ocean floor
of soothing words, ‘til sweetest peace I find

If ever sun shall fall upon its death,
my only prayer is that you'll be with me
For light within your heart is like my breath,
and this will last me for eternity

I know that life shall cease for me one day
But love, ah love, forever it shall stay...





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--English sonnet; iambic pentameter :)



**thanks so much to Kash for the heads up on the syllables, and also to Jack for "it", and also to Sara and Carrie for your insights :)....it's looking better now, thank you!!

again many thanks as well for all who's passed by and left inspiring comments :D; Debbie, I nudged the comma & tweaked that other line and Andrea, thanks so much for the additional wonderful suggestions-- sorry I am a bit stubborn with some of the lines ;)


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.


Details | Quatrain | |

Heaven's Grocery Store

Marching down life’s highway, my feet became very sore
I then came upon a sign that read “Heaven’s Grocery Store”
When I got closer the doors swung open wide
Next thing I knew I was standing there inside
I saw a flock of angels positioned everywhere
They handed me a basket and said, “Child shop with care.”
Everything a human required was in that grocery store
With many commodities to carry, you could always come back for more
First I acquired some Patience; Love was in that same row
Further down was Understanding, you require that everywhere you go
I grabbed a box of Wisdom and Faith, a bag or two
And obtained Charity of course but more than just a few
And then reached for Courage to help me run this wicked race
My basket was almost full but remembered some loving Grace
I then chose Salvation for it was advertised as free
I tried to collect enough of that for both you and me
Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill
For I thought I had everything to do the Master’s will
As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and proceeded put that in
For I knew when I stepped outside I was bound to encounter sin
Peace and Joy were plentiful, the last thing on that shelf
Song and Praise were hanging near so I just helped myself
Then I asked an angel, “Now how much do I owe?”
She smiled and said, “Just take them wherever you may go.”
Again I asked, “No really, how much do I owe?”
“My child,” she said, “God paid your bill a long time ago.”
 


Details | Rhyme | |

Dear God

   Oh my GOD!!!!

I can't believe I am still awake
It is hard to get some zzzz's
When you got  ugly feelings you just can't shake
I am on my bedside, on my knees
With the broken sound, my heart makes
Asking GOD "PLEASE!"
This pain of mine, I want you to take

   Thank you GOD!!!!
Early morning I will rise
With Gods glory in my face
My heart, waking to a surprise
Knowing God has blessed me with his grace
In my prayer, God helped me realize
He works in amazing, mysterious ways


             SK
     S.K.A.T. POETRY


Details | Blank verse | |

Spiritual Workout

Start by warming up daily
with hands lifted in praise.
Running and jumping in
place as the spirit moves.

Drop and give God sixty
Sixty minutes in prayer that is!
This work out is especially good
for the heart as it will strengthen
and bring about eternal life.

Endurance training begins with walking
the straight and narrow.
Mountain climbing after a long walk 
in the valley is also highly recommended.

Begin a weight training program by carrying
his cross and increase to carrying burdens for others!
Such training is excellent for preparing for the final 
foot race to Glory!

Results will be felt and seen immediately if 
soreness or pain are experienced apply a generous 
amount of the Balm of Gilead.

Remember to rest often by leaning on Jesus,and
cool off with showers of blessings.

Before beginning an exercise program always
consult with the Great Physician. 

 





Details | Rhyme | |

A Prayer Away

Through everything that comes and goes,
The wisest is the one who knows.
The truest nature of God's love,
And always sends praises to the one above.

Through everything that rises and falls, 
The bravest is the one who calls.
The name of Christ even in the darkest hour,
And can stand for his name like the tallest tower.

Through everything, through night and day,
The most faithfull is the one that says.
"I am not alone so I shall never feel that way"
Cause God is only a prayer away.


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 | |

YOU BROKE ME

What makes me human is You
You who broke me and push me through
Yes,though You know I was not strong
You caused me to cry or so long
So many times I ask if You really exist
Though many times also You heard my pleas
I was so wrong to blame You for all my sadness
For truly it is You who brings gladness

So many times You tried to break me before
But I was so hard and rebelled more
Yet You never stopped breaking me
Coz You were concerned of what my future could be
You never wanted me to go the wrong way
That's why You wanted me to pray
So You could guide me everyday
Until into my bed i lay

From a frozen heart You broke me to become human
For my heart never melts though put under the sun
You changed my whole being
I was changed by the grace of Your loving
Because You care so much about me
You wanted me to live with you in heaven for eternity,
For the chance to be with You forever
YOU BROKE ME to become a person much better

Thank You Father or breaking me to a new person
I didn't understand at first for I didn't know the 
reason
Thank You for the tears that have poured out from
my eyes
Thank You for the sorrows that have made me cry
For now I know I'm a new being
Changed by the trials You have given.


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The Easter Prayer of Thanks

The Easter Prayer of Thanks "2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow." Matt 28:2-3 NIV God, thank you for the gift of Easter; The sacrifice of your Son so treasured. To save our souls through your grace and mercy, That by heaven alone can be measured. Thank you for giving us hope; The hope of life after the grave. Winter dies and Spring comes to life— The resurrection of the saved! Your hand rules the universe With great glory and power. We give thanks for your love for us, And for every beautiful opening flower. We thank you for the birds That sing your praises every morn, And for the lofty mountains That with Winter's snow you adorn. Thank you for friends and family And the blessings that they bring, At this very special time— Christ's resurrection and the grandeur of Spring! Thank you for salvation Made possible by your love. Thank you that we have the hope of heaven— Easter's promise from above. May we all meet our Redeemer, As you come for us in the air, Because of Easter's hope of eternity, and the privilege of prayer! Amen Copyright © 2012 Maureen LeFanue www.maureenlefanue.com


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SPECIAL BLESSINGS

Dear Lord, I come before Your Throne,
A friend with me, I bring.
Ask not his name or year of birth,
Or his ethnicity.

A special prayer from You I ask,
For someone I don't know.
He traveled half way round the world
So freedom here can grow.

I do not know how old he is
Or where his family lives.
I simply heard of what he does
And how much good he gives.

With wife and children still at home,
He traveled far away. 
It's Christmas Eve without their Dad,
Because he had to stay.

They cannot share eggnog or cake
With whom they love the most,
Because he guards an enemy gate
For us here, coast to coast.

I know Dear Lord, because of me,
Our nation, he defends.
So when he needs my prayers to You,
On me, he can depend.

Lord, watch his children and his wife
And keep them safe and strong.
Please give them special blessings, Lord,
Until he gets back home.

He counts the days that come and go
Kissing a photo bare,
With tears that slip past lids that hold
His pain, from loneliness, there.

My heart aches deep within my soul,
And gratitude fills my eyes,
For names not known, nor faces shown,
Whose offering is sacrifice.

So for the soldier, brave and strong,
I pray this special prayer.
My home is free and safe tonight
Because he's over there.


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

last Prayer

There is nothing left for me to do on this earth,
I have said and done my dues for this world that's so cursed. 
Every move I make is for you my king of kings and lord of lords,
Make me new and purify my heart and soul, hear my word.

It seems like every move I make now is all to get myself ready,
Ready to step into your holy presence all so steady. 
I can't live without you my lord,
Without you I get really really board. 

I can't walk this road alone,
Take my hand and walk me through all these stones.
Guid my soul, so that I can wall into the holy of holies,
This prayer should say it all God, I'm yours for ever once again.


Details | Sonnet | |

Jew #20

This morning on my knees again, I lift
You up in prayer, love. Beg God his care
For you, to make the laboring day swift
Balm your weary flesh, and deny your fear
I told him bathe you in the fount of youth
Clothe you with the silk of grace, and make it
In purple color, jewel you with truth
And bring you to my heart, resplendent lit.

Queen of my soul, fair bride of all my dreams
I can but in prayer near you be found
Prayer makes small the world though large it seems
God omnipresent make heaven like ground
And love across the gulf of distant miles
Embrace our two hearts in kisses and smiles.
                       ii
Have you read your text again as I plead
Did you parse it line by line, drank its faith
And yield renewed with every verse you read
Saw that agate sweeter than opiate
Upon the tongue, the promise spoken there
And shall you soon enlarge your tent's domain
Castling your dreams and dancing on your care
The Bible is God's truth, never treat it vain.

It says from the beginning a man was made
For you, and that I must not be alone
From you, nor sundered by human charade
From the flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone
In its pages I see our sure happiness
The success of our dream, your loveliness.
                       iii
"Who can find a virtuous woman," Lord,
Is this a question to me? I found
The only one, a diamond, rough and hard
Abused by others, and oft tossed around
The fools never knew her worth, but you gave
Me eyesalve, shone your light and let me see
The splendor uncut, her light's purest wave
The inner sparkle of the heart - the sea
Of crystals tender for love's symphony
Let them seek now in vain to answer thee

I have joy, no price can match in value
Nor worth exceed, for her, Lord, I thank you
Beautiful flowers come from common seed
The brightest rose was once a seeming weed.


Details | Couplet | |

GOD"S LITTLE CHILDREN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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A Prayer for September 11th

My god you call us to be faithful
and while we are not always successful, 
me not always with fervor, 
do not turn a deaf ear to my prayer.
They come into our country in deceit, 
striking blows against the innocent.
They take lives that are not theirs to take.
We have gone to protect the faultless.
Now they come to murder the blameless.
Returning our goodness with vileness.
Allow Satan to punish their immorality.
When they are judged, let the verdict be guilty.
Let their punishment match the grief they have stirred.
Widow's black for all the curs.
I praise my God Yahweh, 
for he is in my heart always.
Let us not seek retaliation, 
but let my Lord be our retribution.




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In My Heart Theres A Melody

IN MY HEART THERE’S A MELODY In my heart there’s a melody A song that must be sung That melody is sweeter Than when it first begun Each day the joy increases As that melody persists That melody is Jesus A melody, my heart cannot resist. In my heart there’s a melody I want all the world to share This melody’s so sweet It fills any heart that cares. Cares for a brother To help him on his way Place a touch of heaven’s joy In another’s heart today. In my heart there’s a melody Placed there by my Saviour To make this life more joyful Regardless of other’s behaviour. For this melody transcends Every single circumstance Joy reigns supreme Regardless of encumbrances. In my heart there’s a melody It’s not a human thing But a spiritual blessing That the Holy Spirit brings. It is my prayer for you That you will hear it too For this melody’s so beautiful Of this world, it’ll change your view. Copyright © Maureen LeFanue 2007-2012 www.maureenlefanue.com


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Thy chains oh Farah

I share thy chains oh Farah!
in my hands and heart they hurt.
I share thy stains from afar
for my skies are red and tears fill my pot

I feel the frailty of thy fatherland,
in my heart lays the fallen palestinian.
I feel the fratricide in thy fatherland;
 the innocent bloods speak to me: a nigerian

Though my hands are hanged
 to the cross of continental border 
yet my pen is pegged to thy prayer pad,
together we can end the yellings in yonder

I share thy shoes oh Farah!
walking in the hope of a bright future for all palestinian,
I share thy ship, sailing from afar,
cruising with the compassion of a noble Nigerian.


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Untitled

We talk all the time.... I trust her
I know she in control, cause that's what she is used to....
If it makes her happy I'll do....
I wish she'll let go and open up....
I know its hard to do after what she's been through.... 
Man  the way i feel we could make stars fall from the sky....
I think things would change when we meet eye to eye....
Just a week ago I was thugged out.....
But what ever she did brought the soft side out of me....
I hate that.....
But I love her.......
I can always count on her to tell the truth.....
They say the truth hurts.....
Her personality is my band-aid......
I see, hear, and feel her pain even where I cant explain it.....
Friends now, but God holds the future......
My prayer is that she is in God's hands.........    


For K.M.W.


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I Still Remember

I scratch my head and too often wonder
And while gazing hinder I see disarray.
I recall those times of my err and blunder
times void of Jesus to brighten my day.

As I posed the question did any care?
The obvious answer I was unable to see.
Until life became more than I could bear
I found Jesus was patiently waiting on me.

I realized that countless agonized for me
Through prayer straight to God's throne.
But from blinded eyes I'd refused to see
Attempting to do things on my very own.

But during a crisis I became spirit broken
For my body was now stricken with cancer.
I surrendered life entire, not just a token
I accepted Jesus Christ as the living answer.














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"THERE'S SOMEONE WHO CARES FOR YOU !!!"

There's  someone  who  cares  for  you
No  matter  what  you  do
And  it  doesn't  matter  what  you  go  through
Somebody  else  has  been  there  too.
Sometimes  things  have  been rough
Times  when  even  I've  had   enough
But  I  stayed  strong, and  remain  tough.
For  I  know  that  things  won't  be  this  way  always
Because  yet  to  come are  better  days.
Just  trust, and  believe  with  all  of  your  heart
Then  say  a  prayer  and  Jesus  will  do  his  part.
Without  him  we'll  always  fall
When  in  the  beginning  he  should've  been  the  1st  we call.
So  now  that  we  know  what  we  are  to  do
With  just  little  bit  of  faith, we  must  stay  true.



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My Friend – My Lord

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




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A Prayer a Day Keeps The Devil Away

A prayer a day, keeps the devil away,
And keeps Jesus near at all times.
He knows your prayers, Before you say it,
But your voice rings Heaven’s Prayer chimes.

When satan comes, to toss you about,
And to push you to and fro,
Just call out to God and use Jesus name,
And satan?  He’ll just have to go.

When you’re sick in body, and down in your heart,
And you really don’t know what to do,
Just cry out to Jesus, and pray in His name,
And the Lord will see you through.

Pray a prayer a day to keep satan away,
And keep Jesus near to your heart,
When push comes to shove, just depend on His love,
And He His love to you will impart.


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Brought To Awe

When the sun hits the bellies of the humble clouds at dusk
I'm amazed, I'm entranced, I am but a speck of dust.
When the gulf eats the sun in a nibble and a bite
all my senses stand up tall to applaud the gift of sight
When the mountains cradle shadows 'gainst the pink of sunlit trees
you will find me deep in prayer toward the one with wise decrees
And when I'm standing next to you with our two hands intertwined
I am brilliantly alive with the knowledge you are mine...


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A Thousand Paper Cranes: sen-zu-baru

     A thousand paper cranes fly towards the crimson sun,
     bringing with them prayers a billion times strong
     Beautiful winged wishes born from love.
     Where the earth shattered, it only empowered souls 
     Where the waters overflowed, it only buoyed hope
     Like water lilies floating, pink and alive with blossom


Amidst the rubble, acts of courage would blossom
spreading…blinding…as bright as the sun
Drying tears of fear as they are replaced with hope
This bravery never waned, it actually grew strong
as they staunchly picked up pieces, unified souls
Facing the chaos, tied together with love


      No words can truly capture it, except maybe for love?
      Of how tenacity just continued to blossom
      That despite mind-numbing dread that enveloped souls,
      that even if it seemed that there was only bleeding sun,
      compassion for others did not waver, remained strong
      Lives given for others, in the name of love, sparking hope 


Death may have cloaked the land, but there is always hope
seeping through the crevices, and reaching out to love
which in turn reflect on eyes, keeping that bond strong…
It goes beyond broken shores, to all hearts that blossom
Watered by tears of faith and courage from the Land of the Rising Sun
Quenching the thirst brought by grief, refreshing souls


      Amazing how shattered lines can flow into souls,
      Winding around each one, tethered by hope
      Distance doesn’t matter, since all breathe under the same sun,
      swim in the same sea of worries, yet energized by love
      At the moment of impact, lives got broken, crushing blossom
      As the world stood still for them, they stood proud and strong


The earth buckled, the waters heaved but the people remained strong
There was calm and peace shining through all the beautiful souls
Muddied brown waters pave the way for the glorious lotus blossom
bursting forth, sprinkling seeds of hope
Pain comes in many different forms, but it can also give birth to love
Lighting up lives, so rise and shine brightly, Japan…Land of the Rising Sun


      These thousand strong paper cranes were folded with care and hope,
      each crease a testament to the tenacity of souls, the power of love
      May peace blossom in hearts, let these cranes soar forever, and fuel the Sun



*I have a senryu of the same title though :)...
winged wishes 
 folded in prayer and love... 
a thousand paper cranes
---for Debbie's Tribute to Japan contest :)


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I Serve The Lord

I serve the Lord
	By the things I do
            	I am his servant
                       		 These words are true
My eyes have seen things
          Only evil men know
          		My heart has lived places
                       		 Only evil men go
My mind has thought things
	Only evil men think
            	My lips have tasted things
                        	Only evil men drink
I have lived places
	Only evil men live
		I have gave orders
                       		Only evil men give
I once traded my soul
	To live in a flask
            	I lived in the shadows
                       		Adorned with a mask
My truth is my honor
	My words are my plight
	 	I serve the Lord
			By the words that I write
I no longer grow old
	By the light of the moon
            	No longer is my soul
			Swimming in a spoon
I serve the Lord
	By the things that I do
		Have no doubt in your heart
			These words are true
Once in a miracle
	Through the words of a rhyme
		A sinner found Christ
			And stopped doing time
Set free on a mission
	To enlighten your soul
		I follow the Lord
			In search of my goal
The man that I was
	No longer exist
		He died the first time
			My wife and I kissed
Inside of a box
	I decided to pray
		Stepping out of the darkness
			  Embracing the day
I serve the Lord
	Through the words I write
		Your soul is my mission
			Serving God is my plight
I don’t criticize or judge
	That’s just not my way
		I simply bow my head
			And for everyone I pray
The prayer is quite simple
	It’s a spiritual bath
		I just ask the Lord
			To enlighten your path
The brighter the light
	The lighter the Son
		When this life is over
			This job will be done
I follow the Lord 
	He guides my path
		It’s all very simple
			No complicated math
I serve the Lord
	In all that I do
		If you wish to know why
			It’s because I love you




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Trust

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


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A Prayer for my Wife

                           A Prayer for my Wife


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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My Conversation With God

I have been praying to God ever since I first understood the concept of a deity.  Although I have struggled through life with my acceptance of and belief in the religion I was force fed as a child, the praying has always stayed with me – on an almost every day basis.  In some way or some form or for some reason, it seems, I find myself praying to a God I am not sure I believe in.

Over the years, some of the things I have prayed for or prayed against have worked out in my favor.  Other things didn’t quite work out the way I had hoped.  So, I wondered, was this proof that my prayers are sometimes answered or simply the law of averages?  It really didn’t matter, I was programed to pray and so pray I do.

This has been going on pretty routinely for over 50 years; so, imagine my surprise when, for the first time last night, God talked back to me!

I may not get this exactly right, but, in essence, this is what He had to say:

(I am not sure what font to type God’s words in, so I will just keep on with the default.)

“Joe, Joe, Joe.  I have been listening to you for all your life.  And, whereas I do enjoy your thoughts; your words; and your sentiments; I find it is time for me to respond.

You really do pray a lot for lots of things.  Mostly good and humane things.  Mostly with a pure and caring heart.  But, son, you need to stop doing so much praying and start doing more stuff on your own.  I am not up here to make your life easier and to do things for you.

When you were young, instead of praying for that bicycle, you should have been doing chores to earn money towards buying it.  You could have cut more lawns, washed more cars, got a paper route, sold lemonade, or many other things other young boys were doing to earn money for the things that they wanted.

When you were in high school and prayed to me to help you do well in your wrestling matches, you should have, instead, been working harder at practice; spent more time on your conditioning; spent more time in the weight room; and studied harder on the art of wrestling.

In college, when you prayed for help on your mid-terms and finals, you should have, instead, spent more time studying and less time partying – I think that is something you already know.

Even when you pray on behalf of others – you should be doing more.

Instead of praying I would help old Mrs. Conner at the end of your street, you should have gotten up off your butt and walked down to the end of the street and looked in on her yourself.  You could have offered to go to the store for her, pick up her prescriptions or simply keep her company in her final years.

When you prayed for me to care for the starving children around the world, you should have been volunteering to help out yourself or donating more money towards this cause.  If you funneled all the money you spent on unnecessary junk food and extra meals you consumed throughout the years towards charities that help feed and clothe the poor, you could have saved many of the children you prayed that I would save.

Instead of praying that I cure your family, friends and acquaintances that you knew were ill or dying, you should have been visiting them in the hospital or writing them letters or providing assistance to their loved ones to help ease their pain.

Prayer is not the vehicle for you to be lazy and yet gain the rewards.  Prayer is not a means to have me do for others what you have the power and ability to do yourself.

I am glad that you talk to me, but you have been granted the ability and means to do so much more by yourself and yet you choose to take the easy way out and pray to me – the God that I know you are confused about.  Please, do me a favor, and before you pray, ask yourself, ‘Have I exhausted all avenues available to me to achieve the result I want God to perform?’ 

If, after you have done everything you can possibly do, then I may be more willing to consider what it is you ask for.

And now, my son, you can wake up.”

I sat up quickly in my bed, sweating and confused.  Was I just dreaming?  Was that really God talking to me?  Then, somewhere from deep inside, either from my conscious or a left-over message from the Almighty Himself, I thought (or heard): “What does it matter?  Whether it was God or not – the message is valid and something I probably already knew.”

“Well,” I said to myself, in prayer, “I will give it my best.  But, is it okay if we still talk?  It kind of helps to give me strength?”

Silence.

I will take that as a, “Yes”.


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LOVE

Loyalty
One self
Virtuous
Eternity


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Live, Love, Pray

Faith.
Hope.
Love.
Live.
Love.
Pray.


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Dreams Of Reality

Dreams Of Reality
By Nate Spears
Published 2013 in “Death OF A Rose” By Nate Spears

A difference of a world a way
A distance of a different kind
Love is blind and divine
Hold my hand
Let us touch the sunshine
On this hill of heaven we stand 
I pray

From one another 
Life and the world will never take us
Unless it’s together
Then we will become forever
Never leaving each others presence
Our bond becomes stronger in living
With every day
I stare into your glare
Wishing we live on; and long 
Strong and healthy 
We will grow old
In a happy union together
Looking beside me
Coming to a reality
You’re not there
My dreams are not reality 
My love has perished. 


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Mind and Sound

Only light can penetrate the 
darkness
that resides in the default state 
of mind
I descend from beta to delta 
through
binaural beats; instantly caught 
between frequencies beyond 
time 

I absorb amplitudes of acoustic 
energy
and I learn to just be earth 
Since I am the earth 
and because I am of
the one that is the source of its 
existence, 
I've owned the power of 
omnificence 

I realize now that I AM because
HE is since I am from that, a 
descendant 
Created in the image of a 
thought
and a feeling from the 
Universal Mind
I tune in to this vibration from 
rhythmic
pulse that manipulates 
subconscious minds

Immersed  between 4 and 7 
hertz;
brainwaves halt to a conscious 
sleep
All  chakras are aligned shining 
crown energy 
and now my consciousness 
begins to reap! 
and light begins to penetrate 
the harmonious beams
that were already there
constant and always there 

is now flooded with sound 
patterns
that force brainwaves to submit 
to power
of omnipresent sound that 
always was 
and always will be connected to 
the Source from which I came
so I extend exponentially 
beyond;
physical time and space

I long to embrace the intensity 
of gamma rays
I give way to the coded sounds 
that resonate from the inner 
core
and continue to connect 
through the binaural beats that 
-  
remind me of before

Always familiar but ignored
until found by gaining 
knowledge of self
I listen with the intent to excel 
while reaping an abundance of 
benefits and rewards
Listen!! 
It's already yours

Just reach out and grab it 
as long as intention and ego is 
checked
the universe will correspond 
accordingly
it will deliver a life to you divine 
and orderly
Just listen to the sounds that 
were there from before
They will guide to to the 
vibration from the core
and it will guide you to connect 
directly with the source 




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Grandfather

Here lies the best Grandfather,
One who was very considerate.
Remembering him as a child,
I would sit on his lap.
He was a rare person indeed.
He was a colonel in the Army.
Also superlative of a gentelman.
Here lies the best grandfather,
May he rest in peace.


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This Memorial Day We Salute Our Veterans

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  
05/21/10


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A Spark of Hope

A little girl lost her home this year, for her, Christmas wouldn't be there.
Her family was angry from all the troubles, they simply couldn't repair.
Don’t bother us about presents her parents said, they were depressed by their fate.
With bitterness they said, you’d be lucky to have dinner tonight, or even a plate.
Life was harsh, nowhere to go, anger and fear had put their souls, in a terrible place.
The little girl had found no hope or joy, lurking near their old car, of late.
The car was their home, gas money was scarce, and with few places they could park.
Yes, their troubles had slowly extinguished, that precious hopeful spark.
Without that spark, they’d never find their way, from this terrible place of cold and dark.
And life’s darkness grew deeper nightly, as hope vanished under a reality so stark.
Even the very fiber of her family, seemed to be shattering slowly, slowly, apart.
The child felt alone here in this dark car, as sadness tried to engulf her little girls heart.
The future seemed filled with hopelessness, as shame and dread, were leaving their mark.
Embarrassment to be seen and turned away, made it hard for them to reach out, to restart.
But life goes on, and we can’t fear to rebuild, or the future will be hard to impart.
The girl suddenly declared there’s more to life, and she wouldn't let it conquer her heart.
She decided triumphs will come, and all will get better, if she held to that hopeful spark.
Seeing the desolation and anger here, she couldn't stay around, she had to get away…
So she climbed out of the car, and she walked into town, not so very far to stray.
She went and looked at the store windows, where Christmas was being displayed.
The music and people filled her heart, lifting her spirits, deep inside, that day.
She noticed a store, way down at the end of the row, on the next block, where it lay.
No one was there, it seemed lonely, and the darkness was again, spreading it’s decay.
She ran there in time to see an old man closing up, with sadness on his face betrayed.
What use were his goods, if no one would shop, or come down along his way?
The super store down the block, was daily making him lose more and more in the fray.
He could no longer afford to hire people, and the season had very little time, to stay.
As they talked the girl saw that she couldn't let the darkness take another, so she prayed.
Then she told the old man, if he’d open the shop, she’d bring customers down his way.
She added, she’d find reasonable workers, if her family could live upstairs, she portrayed.
First bring the customers, he said, and the rest will be yours little friend, he conveyed.
She had him put his best toys, as a contest prize, and to add lots of lights on the display.
He set a contest, “Winners-the best collectors for families in need” on Christmas Eve.
He put out a bright contest sign, but still nobody came to his end of the block, to survey.
So she had him call the Salvation Army, for a kettle, Bell ringer, and Carolers, who came 
Lickety split, their way.
Then she had him call a dear old friend, and farmer, to bring a tractor full of bails of hay.
Another volunteered his horse and sleigh, both, to see the city lights thru New Years Day.
This was a great idea, since the older drivers, could use the help, for their bills to pay.
The girl ran all over spreading the excitement, and to come see the prizes, his way.
The families suddenly started heading toward his door, and to those wondrous rides.
At that moment her parents came, and she explained what her hope, had improvised.
Her father talked a contractor into building a disabled family a home, to help advertise.
He could get a tax break; come to this store for supplies, and hire unemployed workers, he devised, so wise.
In the end, each night grew brighter, because of a girls hope, and heart-warming delight.
And the old man began smiling for the first time, in a long, long, time, starting that night.
All was saved, a home was found, and another built, as a sad little girl taught grownups to smile along the way… 
You might say, A Spark of Hope lit a candle, then a raging fire, which was burning bright by Christmas day.

The moral to my story is:
Never give up on Hope; it’s your best friend, as life brings its troubles your way…
Know that with time, a good heart, good will, and friendly ways… 
You can find God’s gifts again, if you don’t let the dark take you away…


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Incineration of Love God Madan Cupid 11


Incineration of Love God Madan (Cupid) 11
Originally written in Hindi by my late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor
1899 to 1994. The work was written in Hindi somewhere around 1965-70.

Editing and English version by Ravindra K Kapoor.

Hindi name ‘Madan Dahan’


Influenced by love, where man,
Resides with human attraction,
Keeping always happy and merry,
For the common good of man.

The Earth have become a family,
Of all living beings on it,
Enjoying life, as their wish,
On every part of the Earth.

The Struggle between Gods and God’s Power

By prayer to Goddess of power,
He begged delusion of Nature,
And demanded an enchanting season,
From the vernal Goddess of spring.

Ravindra
Kanpur India 02nd May 2012
To continue…….
Protected under the copy write provisions of Poetry Soup as per US laws.


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Let's Praise the Lord

Let’s praise the Lord!
All you people of the land!
Let’s praise him with every
Instrument we have on hand!

Let’s shout praises to his
wonderful name!
A message of rejoicing,
we need to proclaim!

Let’s come before him,
with love from our hearts!
This is where a victorious
life really starts!

Let’s bring him our thanks
and appreciation!
And sing of his tender mercy
and wondrous salvation!

Let’s bring him a heart filled
With hope and cheer!
The coming of the lord,
is so very near!

We bless the father, the spirit
and son!
Through the blood of Jesus,
we have overcome!


By Jim Pemberton


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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


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Prayer Poem Dedicated to Malala of Pakistan


Prayer Poem Dedicated to Malala of Pakistan Malala has dedicated her childhood to championing education for girls like her in Pakistan. As she lies in a hospital bed, a tragic victim of Taliban gunmen, let's help make her dream come true. Pakistan's constitution says girls should be educated alongside boys, and the government has the resources to make it happen. But politicians have ignored that for years, influenced by extremist religious groups, and now, only 29% of girls attend secondary school. Study after study has shown the positive impact on personal and national income when girls are educated. Courtesy Avaaz I have Twitted My Photo Poem on 17th Oct 2012 for Malala https://twitter.com/i/#!/kapoor_/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FsRpkWvZI A Prayer to God (Khuda) Let knowledge & education Touch and shape the dreams Of every girl child Of Pakistan. Let the flowers of real Happiness As it blooms, on the charming face of Malala Touch the smiles Of every citizen of Pakistan. Let the light of Khuda (God) Flashes on the minds Of all the citizens of Pakistan Who want to see A prosperous and Happy Pakistan. Let education and knowledge Bloom to spread their fragrance For all the Girl childs Of India and Pakistan. Ravindra Kanpur India 17th Oct 2012 Note: I pray to God to save the life of this precious girl Malala, who was trying to save the lives of hundreds and thousands of girl children of Pakistan from getting lost in the darkness of Illiteracy. Ravindra


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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 | Carpe Diem | |

Forgotten bells

Forgotten bells

 

I wake up before bells and faint dreams

There are many days that I don’t want to wake up

I feel that I want to fly to the oblivion

And repeatedly wakes me up the prayer of love

But I cannot paint the length of the night

 

I go and come together with the wind through the season veins

At the grave of father Fishta I could find none of my bones

As in black and white celluloid I touch the corps of the re-departure

One another final way of infinite pains

 

Over the thousand days I don’t know who is killing me more

The misfortune diagnosis above the sky I cannot kiss either

Sugar in blood of anemic books

Verse lung cancer

Or soul letters tumor

 

I feel so close to the end of the beginning

As the bells that are not ceasing once

There is so much hunger for freedom and thirst for another life

And I cannot decode the Becket’s mask into Dante’s circles

 

 

All those whom I love don’t turn me their backs

Prayer roses into a dry spring without heart

To open the door I want, there, where angels suffer in silent tears

And, even in the end of the end of the beginning

Do not ever stop lullabies for the cradles

 

Don’t ask me for more while I breathe the air as Lasgushi

Do not make prayers into mornings and evenings with lots of anxiety

And if nothing and at all you will remember

Nor the buried poet and people with a lots of wounds

Damn me once with voice of the soul

 

There, where bells play funeral announcements

Although, we don’t recognize the length of the day and the darkness kills

And, often we would not want to wake up from the curse of the nights

Repeatedly we are greeting the day

Forgotten within loneliness but closer to the language of God


Details | Cowboy | |

The Farmer and The Cowboy / Deuteronomy 11:13

The Farmer woke, 
Before break of day, 
And for a little rain did pray. 
Then hitched his team, 
And plowed the land, 
Given him by the Master’s hand. 
 
The Cowboy awoke, 
And a prayer he sighed, 
“Please give us rain, for the prairie is dry.” 
Then in the heat, 
He did rope and brand, 
The cattle given him by the Master’s hand. 
 
At night, before sleep, 
The Farmer read, 
The words from the Bible that God had said, 
“If you’ll keep my Commandments, 
In it’s season I’ll make it rain, 
And you shall eat, 
And your land shall fill with grain.” 
 
The Cowboy fell asleep remembering, 
A verse his Ma had read, 
A promise God made and the words he said, 
“Love and serve the Lord God, 
And it shall come to pass, 
That I shall make it rain, 
And for the cattle, there shall be grass.” 
 
So each resolved, in his own way, 
To be a better man, 
And follow closely the Commandments, 
And there-fore save the land. 
 
And though they never met, 
They prayed for the same thing, 
And watched the sky for the clouds, 
And the rain that they would bring. 
 
And though it was long in coming, 
The drops fell upon the land, 
And revived and refreshed these special places, 
Given by the Master’s hand. 
 
The Farmer and the Cowboy, 
Each prayed for the land of which they were fond, 
And through their belief, they saved the Earth, 
Through the Lord’s Common Bond.


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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


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DIEU A FAIT LA FEMME

Geometry shows us God’s great fondness for lines
In the gazelles, birds and butterflies as well.
Everywhere we search in the midst of His designs,
Even in the sea we find many an animal in his shell.

Not stopping His ingenious design with mere creatures,
Or objects He fondly blesses with roundness,
That appear most often among celestial features,
He drew woman’s figure most curvy and boundless.

The womanly figures are of an exquisite selection,
Running the perfect outline from legs to hair,
Expressing haunting beauty with divine perfection,
And designed to please the heart willing to dare.

With circular lines it seems that He began
Depicting the face and hair with round design.
He moves then to the bust with a span,
And with symmetry amazes with the circular line.

Now on to the waist with its hyperbolic form,
He shapes with alluring symbolic notion.
Now cycling to legs God departs the norm,
And now straight lines obtain His promotion.

All of these sacred shapes and borders,
God draws from the world’s great sweep.
He conveys them from land’s four corners, 
Cross mountains high and valleys deep.

God is the master of geometric arts;
He is the architect of spherical dreams.
And He fashions woman’s celestial parts
From the lines on landscape’s four extremes.

Now all of this is just to make very clear
My prayer that you be my spherical dream,
With starlight in your flowing hair,
Your glory will fuel my modest esteem.


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A Prayer to Clouds for all My Friends

A Prayer for all my friends in America and all over the World This Prayer Poem is for all my friends of America and for all those anywhere in the world who are waiting for Rains.
I have made this Prayer Poem on My Photo Poem and this can be seen in My Photo page on World Art Foundation This Prayer Poem actually supports my Folk Song ‘Folk Song of India -Farmer, Clouds, Rains and Trees’ placed on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRQxnYGQwQ&feature=plcp It may be a co incident but ever since I composed and placed the above Song on You Tube the drought like conditions improved in many parts of India drastically. A Prayer to Clouds for all My Friends O Clouds full of Rains Please go to my friend's place Where ever you see the land is dry And all the fields and trees Are waiting for your showers To get wet and to kiss Your ever refreshing Rains. You bless them With your nectar like Rains So their fields too May yield grains And their forests may be blessed With your love drops To again enfold you In their sweet and loving embrace.
O Clouds full of Rains Please go to my friend's place And give them The blessings of Your Beautiful immortal Rains. Ravindra Kanpur India 15th Aug. 2012
NOTE: Draught like conditions (not very acute almost 50% less Rains this year) prevailed in India in July, but after July last it improved in August and even some parts experienced excessive Rains till 27th August. I had composed a Song around 20th July for the Indian farmers as a Folk Song and have placed it in Poetry Soup on 24th July 2012 and on my Music Channel “RavindraKK1” on You Tube as a Folk Song of India. The Song explains the reasons of fewer Rains in the simple language of a farmer telling the story of Farmer, Clouds, Trees and Rains as a Folk Song of India. Ravindra 27th Aug. 2012


Details | Carpe Diem | |

Face Of Night

When night face appears:

  Hades erupts with the 
hammer of death,stiring 
the waters.
Lemures dashing forth 
and back preying on 
wandering souls-tell-tale 
odor pervading the 
atmosphere.
Resistance is like chasing 
shadows.
Shackles of bondage 
looming,even the blue-
blooded under chains 
and fetters.
   Howling winds 
harmonize with howls of 
night marmosets- 
creatures of doom.
Splattered blood spread 
like cancer: a norm of the 
day.
Mountains of carcasses 
caressing the sky.
  The world becomes 
scene of blood bath,
carnages mounting, 
screams perforating the 
atmosphere.
   Long ago,a human 
phoenix lived and died-lo 
he lives!
(Carpe diem)! He offers 
hands of goodwill with 
beaming smiles.


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Hostile Times II

Hostile Times II
By Nate Spears
	

Busted love is my Crystal Ball's fortune
My heart hurts in a torturing way
Nothing ever works in my favor
Standing still 
I lower my head and pray 
Confessing to God 
All I have to give

A 16 year old rebellious daughter
A 13 year old son that’s dead
My father is in prison; so is the one of my two kids
Is this really a way of living?
I didn’t have a choice from the days beginning
Anything different
Would have a given me a chance
at living

Walls of barriers bearing on us 
On this earth we stand
Refusing to let go of this curse
If no bill is signed by Congress
My unemployment runs out next Thursday 
Now I contemplate what’s next?
Sex dollars or Creflo's Dollars?
Be an honest woman; or
Be a fool that’s starving?
When pushed to the limit
All governors are discarded.

Hostile Times rains upon us
Other nations joins the honors
The Elite makes me vomit
There’s plenty of resources among us
God have mercy and let it trickle down on us
Rather than become degrading
In this pew 
I choose prayer
Becoming Sunday Mornings best
Washing away my pains that become abreast; with my chest
Bringing in a new day, 
A today, 
For a better way
In these hostile times we live in.


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Haikus to Iran

In Iran they march
"Where" they ask "is my vote gone?"
Answered by truncheon

God, Allah, they call
In His name, holy, oppress
Gods weakest children

Other news shall show
Western television screens
But we wont forget

Hundreds dead now
We only know one name, one face
A prayer for them say


Details | Ode | |

POETRY

POETRY



Eternal Poetry, 
Immortal language of
The Divine,
Soul of my soul
Breath of my breath
Heart of my heart
Mind of my mind,
Close to your enchanting bosom
Let me forever be,  
For not even for a moment
Able am I to live
Without your inspiring
EMBRACE! 



©Demetrios Trifiatis
 12 January 2013


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My Inner Breath Part:1

Because this is my feeling and what i yell inside
I yell it with anger and i yell it with pride
You might not know what ones been through
But this is part of whats been true
What is there to do
I am a soldier at war with the core
Fighting for my insecurity, in my life's debility
In search for reality through my music ability

Yeah my life is somehow fake
Not even with so much at stake
For goodness sake I want to break
Because with great power comes great responsibility
In an apocalypse of ability, charisma and sensibility
Moments in life are what create a person what he is
In description falling in abyss
My life changed me completely
The point of views that i see in me
Generosity that unfolds through me
Now just pointers to these feelings
Differences that might seem like misunderstandings
Comes and goes that end up as great landings
Now lets just go back to my sentir
Forgive me not the one here to plead
Its my people that call out my story
Who call out the way I face my glory
Like the time i was crossing the border
I still get punished for my misconduct disorder
Now locked in a 5 by 11 cell
I now many don't know this
And many cant tell
But this is just a bit of whats impelling upon
To make it straight I am no criminal I am no con
Just made bad decisions in my life
Now believing in the right in the right of a second chance
I blew opportunities but lets enhance
Certain people just judge me by my stance
Don't judge me by what you glance
There is a lot more to me
Then there is the eye can see
I know no one is superior
No one is inferior

Meant to soar through the stars 
not meant to be behind bars
I just know we deserve the same respect
Coming from his image so we simply just connect
I may not have achievements 
But i have many goals


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Haikus About God: V

Omniscient guy
Yet he lets bad things happen
How can he exist?


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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!


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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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A Psalm for the Prisoner

O Lord, hear my simple cry;
set this weary captive free!
For I’m condemned by my past,
imprisoned by the dungeon of me.

Break the restraints of attachment
that are distressing my soul -
Destroy the chains of my ignorance,
which continue to undermine Your control.

Forcefully storm the stony gates
that shelter the stronghold of my heart.
Let the destructive plague be swept away!
I thirst for Your Presence, as the woodland hart.

The shadow of Your magnificent wings,
protect me from the terrors of the night.
Shine Your Light into my spirit, thus allowing me…
To firmly stand by faith and not by human sight.

Lord, I offer this pledge to You -
Yours, are my love and humble devotion,
in exchange for your unerring counsel
and my acceptance of Your Salvation.

For now, a sentry of angels surround me,
forming a holy prayer circle of peace.
Embrace me with Your loving kindness,
as I desire… Your permanent release.


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Author Notes:

Loosely based on:

Psalm 91, Hebrews 11:1, Luke 4:18, Psalm 102:20, John 8:12,31-36, Psalm 42:1-2

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My Future Generation

I can act insane
But DO NOT 
Make me feel worthless

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

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

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

Not stress…
That piles upon us in our 
Everyday lives

Being childlike is

A rare beauty – 

No one prizes it…

No one came across it…

In this lifetime…

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

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

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

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

I’ll still have pieces of a child in me

And pass it on to my future generation…


Details | Rhyme | |

An Elderly Lament

She sits there slowly rocking
In the chair that's by her bed
Sometimes it gets so lonely
That she wishes she were dead

She knows that now and then
She might forget the time or place
And once in every while
She may not recognize a face

Putting on her slippers
That were right there by the wall
She stumbled from her seat
And started walking down the hall

She passed the nurses' station
No one saw her going by
She eased into the chapel
Where she hung her head and cried

"Where are all my children
They don't visit anymore
And what about my sisters
They've only been here twice before"

"I know they think I'm crazy
At times I think so, too
I never really asked for this
There's nothing I can do"

She reached into the pocket
Of her wrinkled cotton gown
She found the tattered holy card
And heavily knelt down

She used to know the prayer by heart
Then the ilness took control
Now she had to read the words
That filled her very soul

She prayed, "Hail Mary, full of grace"
And a bright light filled the room
A soothing warmth came over her
Dispelling any gloom

"My child, you need not kneel
Jesus knows you've done your best
You've grown so tired and weary
It is now your turn to rest"

"I know you feel abandoned
By your family and friends
But in heaven you're surrounded
With a love that never ends"

"You've sacrificed so very much
Your family always first
Standing by through thick and thin
In good times and in worst"

"Your children surely love you
Your friends have shown they care
I came to tell you all of this
For I have heard their prayers"

"It's difficult for them to watch
This horrible disease
That eats away your memory
And brings you to your knees"

"Today I take my mantle
And embrace you with a love
That I now freely give to you
From the Father up above"

She smiled up at Mary
And took in her last breath
Fulfilling now a life long wish
To die a happy death


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Morals Morality and Ethical Direction


Morals, Morality and Ethical Direction… We often hear of morals, morality and ethical direction. What they mean, I suppose, is “one’s discretion.” Very seldom, is anything from the Bible being heard. Why obey God’s commandments? Why, that’s absurd! Many claim, that as adults, just about anything is “o.k.” As long as you don’t do what they do, but what they say! Many are “bombarded” with sexual type of temptations… Often leading many to get into perverse addictions! We set up boards of people to try to be “ethically clean.” When it comes down to it… What does this really mean? Can a person be totally immoral, but 100% ethical?’ Does this, in some way, seem kind of “heretical?” Why believe in God? He’s been ruled “unconstitutional.” While many listen to the news, which is often “delusional!” We hear of perversions, that are often “glorified.” Do we hear of those wanting to be Godly sanctified? If you’re confused, and need some kind of spiritual guide! Look to God’s word! He has nothing to hide! The kind of morality and ethics that you’ll ever need… Can be found in the Bible! Open it and read! Why not read from Genesis through Revelation? We can all find what we need! Across our nation! God and his word give us a true moral compass for living! His life for our own lives, is what he’s freely giving! Won’t you come to Jesus for godly direction today? He is here! And wants to help you find HIS way! By Jim Pemberton


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Helping Haiti

For there is no discrimination when catastrophe strikes;
It is no time to fight.
No race card of black and white.
This is when people of all creeds and races need to unite.
Sometimes I question, whether compassion for humanity still exists.
Haiti use to be where the rich thrive, and the poor perish,
We should quell their fears;
Lord give Haiti the strength to fight their tears. 
Now the wealthy and poor are united at last,
So let them assist each other and forget about the past,
They may be battered and beaten, but they are not defeated.
Haiti is where my Jesus is seated.
But out of the destruction, hope will rise,
For it's children I will always have tears in my eyes.
Bring a prayer and a friend
Let's support their cause and faith
Lord give Haiti the strength, don’t let them wait
While guided by Your light, it is the comfort they seek 
‘Cause their scenario is bleak
Come help if you can
So stretch your hands from land to land


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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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In God's Hands

  I am malleable in God’s hands, 
No one can shape me like He can, 
He never gives me anything that I can’t handle, 
He always knows what He is doing, 
No one can compare to Him, 
He is the father I never had, 
I can truly trust, love, and honor Him, 
Because He made me, 
He loves me, 
And I love Him, 
I will never be able to put my heart into someone else’s hands with such trust!
Because He is love! 
And I am His. 
- Inspired by Jeremiah 18:6 

                                                  
                                                  Jeremiah 18:6 NIV
“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as the potter does? declares the Lord. 
“Like clay in the hands of potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.


Details | Ballad | |

A Selfish Prayer

It's hard when I see so much pain,
Filled with life's many hardships,
All these troubled souls praying,
For miracles through their worships,

Even at home they are lost,
And muddle through their days,
'Release us from our lots',
They cry out from their maze,

Yet I find it even harder still,
When I must stand here and watch,
With neither the way or the will,
To give what little I've got,

So Lord I pray you fill my cup,
Give me the success and station,
Where hope can spring from love,
To answer all this frustration,

Let me afford more than simple words,
Grant me the means to answer prayer,
Lay before me a path true and sure,
To receive great fruit I can share,

My life has taught me so very much,
As my prayers so often are granted,
I know what it means to be touched,
By the charity of the enchanted,

It brings a life of such great hope,
To you and all of those you love,
It helps you to widen your scope,
And great faith when times get tough,

So today Lord I finally pray,
For something I never have before,
I pray for riches so very great,
That I would never need to ask for more,

Vast wealth beyond Solomon or Jabez,
Great wisdom and eternal good health,
The power to shape the will of others,
And all the prayers I leave on the shelf,

And I pray that I remain steadfast,
In service to you through my fellow man,
And you answer this prayer however crass,
Before this poem is written by this hand.


Details | Sonnet | |

Set Me Free

Set me free Lord set me free,
Take this evil I lay with away.
Take this torture turn it astray.
Walk with me just let me be.

Look inside my heart to see,
Erase my mind as I do pray.
Renew my spirit all in a day.
Sign me up for a high decree.

Leave all this as dust in the wind,
Scatter past present and future,
I will not falter nor will I bend,
Send it all away with no suture.

Set me free Lord, take this madness and put it in its place.
I must warn you it wears a mask to cover up its ugly face.


(R) Registered:  2013  Ann Rich


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My Best Friend

My best friend
Is your best friend too!
He died for me;
He died for you!


Details | Haiku | |

Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?


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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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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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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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Words of Life

Drowning in the pool of anguish…oh…oh…
I’m venturing into the forest…and I want to hear the words seep out 
Release these aching sorrows…I worry my soul’s drying out…
like a drought…
Drain out the fluids from my heart
It’s gouging me…bruising me to the core…

**chorus** 
Embrace the light…embrace the midnight sky…
You fall in my arms – you die so warm
Shed me more sun to lift up my spirits
From the…underground…and release me – I’m breathless
I’m drowning in doubt…ooh… oh… 


Remember me…I’m falling…into my swirling fate…hanging on the roots 
Strangling my heart…distorting in my veins… I’m bleeding so softly – cut out the wood…
Splintering me…I’m shattering… and I’m falling in the abyss
Bring me more radiance from my candle light
Warp me up in bliss…don’t let the midnight sky…don’t take away my delight
From the…ocean…and save me—save me…oh… oh…  I’m failing 

*chorus*

I’m drowning in regret…ooh..oh…
Hit the bull’s eye in my heart…embrace the light
And don’t leave me hanging in the abyss…hand me a kite!
Save me before I fall apart…shut out the night
And don’t let the dusk escape us…

I must confess…
I must confess…
I hate to see you abandon the light…
But I’m not the one to save you from the night
Ooh…ohh…

*Chorus* 

Splintering lies fill your heart 
I want to kiss it goodbye…
But you’ve mastered it like a piece of art
I want to kiss the abyss and die…
Dry… I wanna touch the sky with my whole soul
But I’m failing and the end of time has taken its toll
Tainted sorrow…swims around me…I dwell where the waters depart
But the anguish still swarms in my heart…
I’m failing…my heart stops beating
And my desires are fleeting
From my grasp
And the monsters laugh at me…as I fall… 

*chorus*

Embrace the midnight sky…catch me…catch me…
As I fall in death’s arms…I die so cold
And your heart is made of gold

Untangle the darkness & take away the nightmares 
Answer our prayers & block out the night 
Erase the heartaches & wipe away our tears
Unravel Your words of life & delight


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Forgiveness

Forgiveness


Reopen channels to His harmony,
let honesty emerge, forgivingness…
Reclaim the pathway to eternity.

Though hurt at times and bleeding thoughtlessness,
the steps to understand may ease the pain,
let honesty emerge, forgivingness…

To pacify the soul emotions gain
acceptance, whispering to judge no more
in steps to understand and ease the pain.

Forgiveness paves the way, unlocks the door
with prayer of thanks, lift others to the Lord,
acceptance whispering to judge no more.

An inner peace and calm brings its reward
enlarging faith with love… Forgive. Connect…
Give prayer of thanks, lift others to the Lord.

Let angels guide in roads that intersect.
Reopen channels to His harmony
enlarging faith with love… Forgive. Connect…
Reclaim the pathways to eternity.	


Janet L Vick
Terzanelle form


Details | Haiku | |

Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.


Details | Haiku | |

Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?


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!


Details | Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis) | |

AN ODE TO THE HANDS

On Grandma’s bedroom wall hung pencil sketches
To inspire me and draw me in, never fail
The hands in prayer our daily blessing fetches
The cuffs rolled back, work ready, in the detail

The fingerprint motif of light on hands
To give us notice we are unique – and His
Strong thumb accentuating Holy Bands
Steeple elongated fingers, preaching Bliss

On The Tree, He died for our earthly sins
(The cross marked in the veins of the left hand)
He wished to spare us the suffering since
Love and compassion, for which we should stand

Only in Truth can we realise beauty
The Hands setting the example of: “Thank Ye!

[Poetry form used: Sonnet]

If we do not live in Truth, a God given opportunity which we must embrace, then the beauty of all that we perceive will pass us by. ~ Su Crous 

Inspired by: ‘Hands of an Apostle’ by Albrecht Durer: http://uploads4.wikipaintings.org/images/albrecht-durer/hands-of-an-apostle.jpg
DEPICTED IN THE ABOUT SECTION

28/1/2013
Sponsor:	Heather Ober
Contest Name:	Famous Art |


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One Wish

As I close the door behind me… I stand upon the porch.
Every day I leave here… becomes so much more bitter sweet.
I found the money yesterday so I could pay my note,
But what about next month or the others sure to come.
I raised my children faithfully under this old roof, and…
Memories abound, like the raindrops that hit upon my roof.
Yes, I admit leaving here will cause a little pain.
But the day-to-day struggles have striped away the gain.
Where once I held on steadfast… now I waiver on that thought.
Instead of seeing comfort, now it’s the struggles I have fought.
The food upon the table… outweighs the comfort of this house.
But yet, my heart still bleeds for what will soon be lost.
How to tell the children… it will be hard at its very best.
I’m sure they’ll rail against it and cause me more pain, yet.
But I can’t expect them to understand, this old grownups shame.
I promised to protect them… so today I’ll continue on my search
A job or a little money may pop up from anywhere, you know.
All I have to do is keep my feet planted firmly on the ground.
God will provide eventually, even if it’s a step, or two, or three down.
Every day as I close the door behind me and I stand upon this porch…
I say a little prayer and add a little wish…
May tomorrow find us better off than here we are today…
And may others please be helped like us… as we try to make our way.

CSEastman


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DEIFIC INTERFERENCE

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

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

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

Divine intervention is deific interference.
Interpolation defines our cause.
Wisdom sallied forth.
Pure utterance is a godsend.
We are scribes of history.
We are the writers of a holy scripture for humanity.
_______________________________________________________|
Verlena S. Walker
PENNED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014!


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!


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I'm So Thankful

I’m So Thankful! I’m so thankful for everything the Lord has made... Everything he’s created… His beauty is displayed! I’m so thankful for the breath I have to breathe… Until that one day, from this earth, I shall leave. I’m so thankful for the way God has made so evident. The principles of his word… Are so relevant! I’m so thankful for the beauty and glory he’s shown… It has brought blessings and healing to my home! I’m so thankful for the many things he’s done for me… He’s given me his love which flows abundantly! I’m so thankful that each day,.. Is another to live for him… He’s taken away my pain and has forgiven every sin. I’m so thankful that I can write these words from my heart. I know that he’s with me. And he’ll never depart! I’m so thankful that you’re reading what I’ve been saying… May this cause you to once again start praying! I pray that this same Jesus I know… Who’s merciful and kind… Will speak words of hope to you and give you a peace of mind. I pray that before you go to bed and this day has ended. You’ll allow Christ to have your heart “amended.” Thank you Lord! For what you’ve done and are going to do… It’s another way that I can say “I LOVE YOU!” Thank you Lord! For all that I‘ve received and so much more… You’ve made my life complete… And are worth living for! By Jim Pemberton


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A Touch of Amnesia- (Anaphora)

Did you forget about the last time that I brought you through?
Did you forget that I was there to help you?
Did you forget that I am the creator who created you?
Did you forget that my arms are not to short that I can not reach?
Did you forget that my name is Shalom- the God of peace?
Did you forget I heard the last prayer that you prayed?
Did you forget that I am God and will be with you each day?




playing with some new styles from our friend Joseph.


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


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The Risk of Choice

It would be too easy to not believe
And not have faith in all He wants us to see.
But I don't want to risk my life being saved
Because of a choice I was refusing to make.


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A Little Prayer

Today on this day,I said a little prayer For all the poets that I some how find Your words reach deeper inside of me Instead of floating all alone in my mind We were given a meaningful purpose in life Though some of you may still not know Words you write reach the hearts of many Setting off a fire,that starts with a little glow Some words people read,can change them Even giving them a new outlook on life In our hearts there is a special place That gives us enlightening words to write Sometimes our words may be filled with sadness Though for a while,that's the way it must be With a little prayer from my heart,I want you to know Those words will always be very special to me
Danny Boy Kearley 11-26-12


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Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

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


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Collaborating In The Clouds

Conversing with You is no easy task,
I can’t see Your eyes when You laugh.
I know You handle everything I ask,
everything You do is on my behalf.

Child, I have given you all that you need,
the sun, moon, and stars are My eyes you see.
I will never sleep, to ever mislead,
it does not mean I will always agree.

God, sometimes You do not answer,
when my reservations are why.
Why You allowed my Breast Cancer,
permitted me to live not die?

Don’t get me wrong God, I love life,
love having my family around me.
Nothing is better than being a wife,
and having children was no guarantee.

Child, I did not assign you the tumor,
to enter your form with warranted pain.
No idea where you acquired such rumor,
you need to know that I am more humane.

I cannot control what your cohorts do,
the ones who manage food and pollute lakes.
Waters have changed to brown not blue,
it is mankind whom has made the mistakes.

You live because you have asked to,
remember your prayer in years past.
To watch your children live life through,
I have done everything you asked.

God, proud to converse with You my concern,
although I talk to You most every day.
I know someday You will return,
when, is not for me to ask or to say…   

Copyright © 2012 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Fifth Place Winner ~ "Collaborating In The Clouds” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Poet~Destroyer
August 21, 2012


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 | 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 | |

A Conversation With GOD

One day I wondered, why am I here?
What is my purpose?
What is my plan?

I got down on my knees, and asked GOD the same,
First going to him in Jesus Name,
I said “Father GOD, I just don’t know, I just don’t understand
Why in this life, I was dealt this hand.

Why is my life such a struggle,
Why so much pain,
Oh Father GOD,
I just don’t understand.”

As I begin to rise from my knees,
I heard a whisper, I felt a light breeze,
A voice begin to speak, such a commanding tone,
I fell back down, with a shiver to my bones.

The voice proceeded to speak and this is what it said,
“Hello my child, your prayer I heard,
So I thought I would tell you in my own words,
I have a plan for your life, that you just can’t see,
But continue to do what you do, continue to have faith in me.

I will not steer you wrong, for your path is so bright,
You seem happy during the day, but weary at night,
Fret not my child, for I am your Father above,
I will only show you, Unconditional Love.

You will go through some struggles, you will have some pains
But the rewards you will reap, will be well worth the gain
You have no idea of my plan for you
But you have a purpose in everything you do.

I will not reveal, my plan for your life
But you will see, when the time is right
So don’t give up and don’t despair
For I am GOD, and are with you everywhere.

I thank you for your prayer,
I enjoyed this conversation and I hope you did too,
Hold tight my child,
Your blessing is about to come through.”


Details | Couplet | |

Happy is a Child

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


Details | Light Poetry | |

Almighty my treasure trove

Almighty my treasure trove

 
Kill my pride with your healing vision 
Fill me Lord with your softest love 
Till your words charge life into me 
Will worship Almighty my treasure trove  
 
Continuous praises to your supreme presence 
Joyous worship to delight your holy heart 
Courageous spirits declare your graceful glory 
Gracious blessings bestowed from heaven’s cart
 
~(c)Sukmawati Komala~
05 April 2013




This piece is my first poem in LENTO form, which is  introduced by our beloved poet Lencio Rodrigues
I would like to dedicate my first Lento to him and may he loves this piece.


Details | Quatrain | |

Never Erased

Eternal faith;
Love in His name.
Saved by grace;
Never erased.


Details | Verse | |

Change of Season, Change of Heart

 




T'was the autumn of his life,

It had not been easy for it had contained much strife.

Now that the light was growing more dim,

He realized that without much change his eternal future looked quite dim.




It wasn't that he did not believe, it just had not fit in with the life he had led,

Looking back, he wished he had made those better choices than the ones he made instead.

But time has a way of slowing us down so certain things more clearly we see.

Like how unimportant our priorities are when we humble ourselves in prayer on bended knees.




We are but servants to a just and mighty God who only wants to give the best to all of us,

But there are too many who serve the wrong one, the one who likes to see us fuss.

He leads us to believe we can do anything we choose,

( this counterfeit god ), but in the end he knows it is our soul we stand to lose.




He said with time on my hands, Lord, I've read your Word and understand,

How foolish and wrong we all are when we don't follow what you command!

And like children, this, when we obey, we in turn show our love for you,

And when we are disobedient, we offend you in all we do!




So Lord what days I have left, I will do my best to serve just you,

And follow your word so pure and true.

And when my course is run, and on that final judgment day,

I hope to hear “enter in” are the two words I hope to hear you say.


Details | Rhyme | |

Finding A Box Of Life

One late night, I fell asleep in my chair
I dreamed of finding a box with a treasure so rare.
In this dream was a soldier and a good one at that.
I saw his old suit and his old tattered hat.

He had tried to stay youthful, but old he must be.
He walked with a limp because of his bad knee.
In the dream I visited with him one day.
And he told me a story that put me in dismay.

He said, "Here's a box that I'm giving to you.
It has a great treasure, if only you knew.
It contains this old coin, as you can see it's so old.
But to me it's worth more than all the silver and gold.

For you can see in the middle is a great big dent.
And there was so much force, that's why it's so bent.
I was out on the battlefield one dark night you see.
When a bullet was fired and it came straight at me.

This coin I had placed round my neck, next to my heart,
Was a prayer from my mother, she had sent from the start.
The bullet hit the coin and knocked me to the ground.
So I thank the Lord for this treasure that I found.

This coin in the box saved my life on that day.
Now you take it, treasure it and go on your way."

Thank you grandmother for listening to the Lord one day.
And sending dad this precious coin, which in this box I'll lay!


Details | Rhyme | |

Beyond the Frontier

Where am I? Why is it dark?
This isn’t what I had in mind when I left the park…
Why isn’t the wind whispering…the songbirds singing?
All I remember is a telephone ringing…
A scream and a crash and a pain in my side…
Is this what happens after one’s died?
I don’t feel like myself, I feel wild and free,
Yet I’m cold and alone, 'stead of filled with glee.

My whole life I’ve studied, and pondered, and prayed,
Trying to fathom what would happen this day
But now that it’s here, I’m beginning to fear
Maybe the afterlife’s not what it appears…
It’s certainly not what I’ve been told by my preacher
Or my parents or brother or best friend or teacher…
Is it a bad thing, or is it good?
Maybe it’s just not quite understood...

While I was on Earth, I just couldn’t wait
To meet good St. Peter at the heavenly gate
And ask him a question or query or two
“What was my purpose?” “What good did I do?”
“What’s it all for?” “How does it all flow?”
“Can I have one more body, one more try, one more go?”
But where is the angel? Where is the gate? And
If this is Hell, then where is Ol’ Satan?
Am I a lost soul? Am I forgotten?
Am I to be left here until I am rotten?

Lo and behold! what, now, can this be?
Is this a wonderful spiritual epiphany?
Is this the magical feeling all souls receive
When they leave Earth? Oh! was I that naïve?
How could I have not seen the realism?
Why was I consumed in man-made idealism?
This is more wondrous than all I was taught
Oh, all the times I argued and fought
With others, ‘bout how their views were asinine
Now I see, theirs were just as wrong as mine!
Little I thought was actually correct!
How, why, did I let others petty beliefs infect
My untouched, my pure, my virgin mind?
I regret all the hours I self-tortured to find
That compared to what I see now, I was empty and blind…

Wait - - What is this that I see?
What is this gateway that is revealed unto me?

Now a door is opened to my immortal soul
I am expected now to enter my life’s final goal…
I am scared, intimidated, but still I am glad…
For the truth I have just seen is anything but bad.
This is the end of my journey, I’ve nothing to fear,
For now I am going Beyond the Frontier.


Details | Ode | |

A Portrait of A Pastor

a portrait is a picture or a likeness of an object, person or place
a rendering, a representation of something in all of its grace
but a portrait of a Pastor is more than just a facade
it's not an image of what man thinks but a reflection of God

people come with their own agendas about what a Pastor should portray
but it's not his clothes nor his cars it's the message from God he conveys
a Pastor should be pictured as a faithful speaker who reveals the truth in his speech
an under shephard of our Lord Christ and it's the Gospel that he'll preach
a Pastor should be drawn as a mentor to his members and circumspect in his behavior
a prayer partner in conjunction with the Holy Spirit and Jesus our Savior
a Pastor should be an image of one who comforts all in their times of need
a teacher of the Gospel who in his flock tries to plant God's righteous seeds
a delineation of an obedient servant leader who stands firmly on God's Holy word
and he should not be the subject of gossip nor the pettiness of this world

a portrait of a Pastor should be a comment on his spiritual calling
an anointed man whom God will use to catch us when we've fallen
a portrait of a Pastor should be an exhibit of compassion, wisdom and respect
a display of leadership, kindness, humility and intellect
it should be a picture of a potter who tries to mold us into godly shape
a silhouette of a counselor who doesn't judge but advises when we make mistakes
a portrait of a Pastor should be a reflection of the image of our Lord Christ
a man who will always allow the Holy Spirit of God guide and rule his life


Details | Quatrain | |

Lifting Me Up

My heart is on Your shoulders,
And You are lifting me up.
With every spoken tender gesture,
I fall a little farther in love.


Details | Dramatic monologue | |

THE DECLARATION OF MY INDEPENDENCE

on the fourth of July the United States of America 
celebrates its Independence Day
when the people fought and won against an oppressive ruler
who would never let them have any say
the Declaration of Independence is that doctrine 
which upholds certain truths when it comes to our living
to have liberty and the pursuit of happiness 
as those traits now considered a given

when I think of myself as a Christian to have been reborn in Christ
I realize I have declared a state of independence over my life
for the redemption by God has set me free from sin
it took away the evilness that attempts to dwell within
I now declare the victory like my forefathers had achieved
with the freedom to worship the God that I love and believe
the adversary no longer has any dominion over my life
for I've been cleansed by the blood of my Redeemer Jesus the Christ
no longer will I allow any sin to direct my behavior
I'm now standing on the foundation of the word of Jesus the Christ my Savior

sin is never satisfied and it's progressive in its natural form
it starts with curiosity and then goes on and on
and you can't get over on sin as it will weaken you every time
it will lead to destructive tendencies and will take your last dime
it derives from the devil since the moment he fell down to Earth
but thank God for the blood sacrifice of Jesus for I now have rebirth
Paul in a letter to the Roman church emphasized this very point
to tell them that as disciples of the Gospel that now have freedom in this joint

so declare your independence from that stronghold called sin
to celebrate your victory with prayer again, again and again
I declare that I hold these truths to be self-evident
that from the tyranny of sin I am now independent
no longer bound by any words nor any deeds that have belittled me
no longer caught up in toxic relationships that won't allow me to be free
no longer under the influence of what the world has to say
I declare my independence from sin on this day


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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


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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Quatrain | |

Fallen Victim

I have fallen victim so many times
To nobody's fault except only mine.
I will ask for forgiveness and have faith,
Even though I feel like I am not saved.


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    


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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!


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The Puzzle

I don't have all the pieces together;
This puzzle is just too much,
But God already has it figured out
As He is solving this from above.


Details | Lyric | |

My Guardian Dear

When I was young I thought I knew 
How to talk and speak with you 
But time has put a wedge between
My angel, conscience, inner being.
I spoke to you , I spoke to you

The one who told me right from wrong,
Comforted me all day long. 
Helped me choose which way to go,
When undecided, I didn't know.
I spoke to you. I spoke to you.

Some call you Gabriel, 
My Guardian Angel, I did tell,
My hopes,my fears,my dreams to be,
Untold to others was free with thee.
I spoke to you, I spoke to you.

Comfortable, believing that you were there,
To guide me through every prayer.
You had a name I knew it then,
I said it time and time again.
I spoke to you, I spoke to you 

I was a child of seven or eight,
I knew when called I need not wait
For you my angel to appear 
To clear my conscience and my fear
I spoke to you, I spoke to you.

The older I grew, less time was spent
Talking to you,trying to vent
Friends became closer to me,
I shared more with them and left you be
I spoke to you, I spoke to you.

Now as I'm in the prime of life
Mother to my son, no longer a wife,
I wonder late at night if you
Will answer my questions like you used to do
I spoke to you, I spoke to you

Afraid to test, afraid to fail,
Wanting and hoping you did not bail 
Praying that your still at my side
To light, to guard,to rule and guide. 
I spoke to you, I spoke to you.

My faith has told me you are here.
Watching me and always near.
My pride, my walls have come down
Last night,I spoke with no one around.
I spoke to you, I spoke to you.

My Guardian Angel you were there
You listened and helped with every prayer,
My hopeless feelings lonely, just me
Ended last night when you returned to me
I spoke to you, I spoke to you
I"ll speak to you, yes speak with you. 







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The Pleas Within My Hallelujahs

Lord, a storm is raging- in our mist
Our nation suffers- with its twists
I know you see these roots of evil, don’t you?
We spend our time- getting ahead 
We’ve lost sight- of the blood you shed
With hope we raise our voice with Hallelujahs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There are children hungry- in our streets
The population- ignores the weak
But you send your angels in their mist, now don’t you
There are murders committed -in our land
It’s time for us- to take a stand
Please hear our pleas in these broken Hallelujahs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Reparations needed- for wicked deeds
Twas with sinful lust- evil bare its seeds
We need cleansing from immorality, please won’t you?
As we bend our knees- and bow our heads
We lay our plight- at your feet instead
Our prayers not lost within our Hallelujahs
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

The signs that you -are coming soon
Have been preached for years- with sudden doom
But with loving hands you’ll save your children, won’t you.
You’ll pluck your flowers from the weeds
Salvation winning over sinful deeds
With our faith we raise our voices in Hallelujah  
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

With humbled heart and meek attitude
We come to you, with our gratitude
And raise our voice with joyful Hallelujahs
Salvation bought with your blood depleted
Victory was won with death defeated
Your brides await the bridegroom, Hallelujah!!
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Written for a Members Contest to write a lyric to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”
I decided to keep the Hallelujah’s in place because I think we need to hear more “Hallelujahs” in our world today. 
*No infringement intended on Leonard Cohen’s original verses of “Hallelujah”.  


Details | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

When I am Weak

When I am Weak

How could I not but thank you?
When billows around me roll,
When life’s busy struggles infold me,
When battles have taken their toll.

How could I not but thank you?
When my strength fails me more each day,
When the pain that I feel plagues my body,
When I'm humbled as I pray.

How could I not but thank you?
When death comes so close to my door,
When it pushes me deeper in sorrow,
Yet somehow my spirits do soar.

For when is my soul ever freer?
When it cries out from depths I’ve not known.
When my God seems to be so much nearer,
When awaiting my heavenly home.

When now I feel love so much stronger,
When loved ones I cherish more dear.
When in sickness and pain I am blessed,
When in weakness Jerusalem’s clear.

Brenda Meier-Hans
08.29.2014


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" Can You Hear Me Now? "

Father GOD up in heaven hear my humble cry, it's your child once again with a tear in my 
eye. LORD i know you have and hold the world in your hand, i understand what i go through 
is in your plan. All i ask is that you keep me as you see fit, repair anywhere that needs to be 
fixed. All of this i say with a hopeful heart, knowing you hear my prayer right from the start.


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 | 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 | Rhyme | |

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


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We Are All In This Together

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


Details | Rhyme | |

If you hurt I too hurt

If you have been hurt
By words that stab like arrows
With you, I too will hurt
For upon you, its toll I know.
Yet, if hate it is you return
There I will not follow you
I will reach out with my hand
And with a firm grip, I'll catch you.

I'll show you a beautiful garden
That is watered every day
By those who hold hands with heaven
Nourishing with the command of sun rays
Never letting go, and you will know
You were never alone feeling betrayed
And with the heaven's strong hold
And my hand in your hand, you will find the way.

You will rise above the angry clouds
That have entered your skies gone dark
You'll hear the prayer of my devout
To refute their menace, and fall apart.
Instead you will take up wings to fly
With holding hands the faith to dart
Right through where the sun ever shines.

Over the rainbow, you'll look upon the garden
That's been planted by a love that heals
Founded on the light that feeds its wonderment
That with your presence, larger ground will thus be reached
And I know that if once more I face lies that hurt
You will hurt with me, your hand's firm grip to catch me
We'll hold each other true, until their lies no longer burn
And one day, forever in that awesome garden, we will be.


By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 05.18.11


Details | Triolet | |

Unleash the Passion

Unleash the passion within my soul
the grace of my Savior is my pardon
my prayer to You, Lord, make me whole
unleash the passion within my soul
help me lose myself to give You control
and dance with You in your garden
unleash the passion within my soul
the grace of my Savior is my pardon

Unleash the love within my soul
in You, I am a new creation
Your love alone has made me whole
unleash the love within my soul
the sin of this world has taken its toll
my heart cries for your salvation
unleash the love within my soul
in You, I am a new creation

for Unleash contest (Paula Swanson)
third place


"But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you." - Romans 8:9


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!


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I aked God, and He answered

As I knelt in prayer the other night, I asked God….
“Why is there so much suffering in the world?”
I believe He answered me and said…

Free will is a fact of life. It can bring you joy or sometimes strife. It’s up to you to make the choice, But if you pray, you’ll hear my voice. I can’t explain, my dear, He said, as I knelt beside my bed. Our lives are NOT a matter of fate. You may CHOOSE hell or the pearly gates. Now my dear, rest your head, And tuck yourself inside your bed. Have no worries, have no fear. Just simply know that I am here! Michelle D. ©6/15/06


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 | Tanka | |

'New Dawn'


sounds of ecstasy 
whilst wings flutter 
undisturbed 
a new dawn welcomed
in nature’s distinctive way
a thankful prayer uttered



©121220111945 


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 | Quatrain | |

Choices To Face

I have some choices to face,
But these are not my decisions to make.
God told me what He wants me to do;
He said, "Listen, Son, I have a plan for you."


Details | Free verse | |

A Christmas Song for You on Xmas


center Christmas Song for Christmas 2012 This Song is a gift for all my Christian friends on the Xmas Day. Soon I would place it on You Tube also.Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2013 to all my friends. Ravindra You who is our savior sublime, You who made our heart so kind, Through prayer you taught us, To reach near You Through tears you taught us How to pardon others. Through Love and Kindness, You have showed us The lofty heights, Through benevolence You purified the hearts full of sins. And by bearing our sufferings On your shoulders O’ God, You taught to smile even in strife, O God, How beautifully you have taught us, To win hatred with love and sacrifice. Ravindra Kanpur 25th Dec. 2012


Details | Quatrain | |

Enjoy This Place

Follow your dreams and follow your heart;
God has shown you the path to start.
Never give up and always have faith;
Do what you love and enjoy this place!


Details | Verse | |

Armageddon Pt 1

It's bout to get worse
It was written in the verse
The truth hurts
ARMAGEDDON WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

When the time comes
No one's gonna hold up a sign
saying it's time to "get right"
It's gone come like a thief in the night!
Blowin' up and wreckin ish!
The war you want is the war you gone get
It was written before our time
We keep looking at the signs
manifest before our very eyes
constantly denying our right
to be one of the meek ones of our time
ARMAGEDDEON WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

We're at the end of what used to be existence
Every super power will answer to a higher power 
so pray repentence
The time is closer than any distance
From Washington to Obama
No one will escape the wrath!
Hope you choose the right path!
Narrow is the gate of the righteous tracks
that are imprented on the mind of the omnipotent one
Will you be spared life on earth with the meek ones
and accurately take in knowledge of his son?
OR will you perish in the dust
never to be awakened again?
No consciousness of sin
ARMAGEDDON WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!

It's in the verses
Read it, see it, live it, rehearse it
You see the times changing
You see the minds fading
You see the world and how messed up it is
You see that nigga satan and his curses!
I pray to have a chance to live a beautiful paradise on earth like it say in the verses!
ARMAGEDDON WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

YOU HAVE OFFICIALLY BEEN WARNED


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 | |

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 | 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 | Free verse | |

Autumn's Dream - 2011

A request to tell all of your kinfolk, that are inside Heavens Gate To keep watch on one of my folk, for she has a special date Their just east of South Dakota, though she's in a different state For these Doctor's in Minnesota, want a team to secure her fate Their are many special surgeons, who all do their job first rate Prayers are needed, even sermons don't want any wishes to be late Let your words of prayer guide them, for she is my special mate The plan, in spring to send her home, I guess Grampa, will have to wait


Details | Triolet | |

O Mercy Me

O mercy me—
I need you Jesus!
To help me see
O mercy me
You hold the key,
And never leave us…
O mercy me—
I need you Jesus! 


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 | Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama) | |

Arabian Paradise

Maa’mool winds wash over me
In antique moonlight I merge with the spirit of Wadi Shab
Following the worn paths through the orchards
To discover the hidden mysteries of Mibam
Commonplace melodies of the qanun and maqrum
Become new again passing my ears
Dancing sweet Arabia off the ancient walls
A midnight song of prayer sung to no one and everyone
A resonate stone rippling my very soul
Looking skyward the heavens reveal
Familiar skies of the desert navigators
A tapestry of moments past, now, and eternity
Yet only for myself
These small memories I forever commit
As I swim in the sweet pools of Wadi Shab
Gazing high into the desert night
To the waning Arabian moon
While maa’mool winds wash over me




NOTE:
Maa'mool is a sweet Middle Eastrern incense
Wadi Shab is a beautiful paradise like place outside of the ancient city of Mibam
A Qanun and a Maqrun are Arabian instruments, one is a "double clarinet" the 
other is a stringed instrument.


Details | Haiku | |

My baby

New Year, my baby
lights`garland and tears of joy
bring always Good News!


Details | Free verse | |

Heaven's Doorway

I have vanished into portals of eternal light.lifted by pulchritudinous beams of mighty wisdom.Granted a wind lifted seat,made with yellow light.A cloud lifted palace, crowned by benign angels.With aggressively shimmering chips of gems ,stuck submissively and obedient  to their wings.Angels blowing a charmed horn, summoning the unknown. Before me, a carpet made of water and gold.A all powerful voice says,step forth.Come home.One of the few eternally blessed.Guardian angels with faces of light transported me beyond the invisible gates. I felt free.Free from burden. Free from pain. Free from breathing. Feeling whole and younger than before. I was taken for a tour,through heaven. Many were crowned with light. Many sat  on thrones. The floors was invisible. The atmosphere divine, with a sublime shine. Joyful sounds carried along the air, which I never inhaled. I looked at my chess and it shined with a mixture of hues. I was confused, resting my hand over this luminous light. Through my hand it still shined bright. In this palace there was no night. No fight. No blight. No freight. No malice in this holy. No envy. No greed. No negative bound entity's. All equally shining. Smiles are handed out more than food on earth. We are forever full here. No hunger in heaven.A place were people speak every language.More smiles adding to the ineffable decor. Amidst the almighty master we live forever more. Aloof I visualized my grandmother. She smiled at me. Her dress was maid of honeycomb and butterflies that still lived. She was crowned with lilies,rose peddles and electric. Her feet was  bare. She is sitting in a rocking chair. The last time she seen me, my face was full of tears,as I rubbed my nimble fingers on her pink tomb. She hovers from her rocking chair and said I am glad you could make it here. She says do you see how far prayer could get you. I said yes, I told you I would never forget you. Hugging my family members I never met on earth. Last but not least, I was hugged by my wife. We was bonded with eons of blinding light,enough to blind the humans sight. We are immortals drifting through sacred heavenly portals, reserved for married couples. We was surrounded by a red and pink mist, as she placed on my lips a heavenly and eternal kiss. Baby angels drew close playing the harp with holy tunes. A powerful voice said, love is heaven and heaven is in the two of you...enjoy eternal love....For you are eternally blessed......In heaven we drift.....


Details | Free verse | |

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!


Details | Rhyme | |

God's Grace

The blue waters,
The green trees,
The blue skies,
The light breeze,
The crisp air,
The birds sing,
The puffed clouds;
The awakening.


Details | Free verse | |

Gift Of Mortality

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


Details | Haiku | |

Play with doves

After long day`s play
with doves ,they fly in the light
Let`s rest in the love


Details | Free verse | |

Let Love Fly

Let love fly
-
With ethereal compassion, a soft glow in her eyes,
she picks up the baby eagle, tries to convey words
of eloquent reassurance, sincerely she tries.

Look, June is here this morning; and sun is shining hot; 
last night’s storm belongs to last night; it has left an eagle;
a homeless, hurt, upset baby; it feels forlorn, lost, caught.

She takes it home; makes enclosures; feeds it with love, care.
It still feels solo, alone within, fed by love, fed up.
The enclosure of good concern grows smaller with time’s each turn.
The bird’s soul belongs to the sky; in its eyes silent prayer 
flares up as it cries; shrill piercing call to its own kind.

Let it fly.
=© 2009 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar 


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Who Will STAND UP For Jesus


I've heard of those who say they're "happy and gay." Where are those who proclaim; "Jesus is the only Way?" I've heard of many who discuss creation vs. evolution. Where are those who proclaim Jesus is the solution? I've heard of many who chose an "alternate lifestyle." Where are those...who for Jesus... will go "the extra mile?" There are those who say; "Jesus isn't real!" Where are those who'll confess HIM with a passion and a zeal? There’s so many who sit in their church's pew. Where are those... Whom to Christ… Will say; ‘I LOVE YOU!” There’s too many who are on their way to hell. Where are those who truly love Jesus? Can you tell??? I know of a redeeming savior's mercy and grace. His love has been extended to the human race. Jesus speaks a loving call and merciful plea... He says; "take up your cross and follow me!" Jesus brings true gladness and overflowing joy! This is freely offered to every man, woman, girl and boy! NOW is the day of salvation & the accepted time! Christ can change us! And renew our mind! I know that very soon.. Jesus is coming again! Where are those who desire to be cleansed within? I know that an abundant life is what Jesus will freely give! Where one can find eternal life! And a true meaning to live! By Jim Pemberton


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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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Good Morning Lord Jesus!

Good morning Lord Jesus,
With you I'll start my day.
Reading your word for direction,
So I can walk in your way.

To start each morning,
In prayer and meditation.
Talking and listening,
A two-way conversation.

To lay at your feet,
All that I am.
So I can be your servant,
To every child, woman, and man.

As the day goes on,
Together we will face.
Those trials and temptations,
That could bring me disgrace.

At the end of the day,
I'll take time to reflect.
Confessing my sins and failures,
Your forgiveness I'll not reject!

Neal A. Carl


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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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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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Lamp Filling

.
May my light invite
Only be strong lamp
Source Holy Spirit
Fed everyday
Until overflow

May candle prompt
Touch on conscience
To frame each day
Bible~prayer

No prayer 
Candle flame
Now flickers

Required
Lamp oil

Fill

Inspired by Paula Swanson's contest but not an entry
*Note: Click On : " About This Poem"


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The Son

I was once kissed by the sun
Caressed in oils my breasts bathed free
like growth in my womb
kissing the moon
Capturing my true essence
unmasked, plain, pure

Naked in love my insecurities 
gave birth to my esteem
But then I became free 
from the taunting and ridicule of 
socieity's template of me
by adopting a new personality
One that reflects the real me

I like poetry I like to sing
I understand my spiritual need
I like love
I like the breeze
I like rhythm and passion
and long lasting nights of 
random acts of sensual moments that 
awaken parts of me previously repressed
The love I feel  is so unrest

I was once kissed by the sun
It's power gave me light and enabled my writing to become
spoken words
leaving footprints on the ink in my pen
Some of thoughts escaped through actions of sin
Unspoken words just thrown away 
Never spoken, or written again

Awakened by the sun 
all drenched in it's heat
Praising it's soure of power 
and embracing humility
Giving what I have to give
Learned to let go it's easier to forgive
We strive for riches but lest we forget
the richness of the sun
Each day be thankful for his son


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Take the Lead

God does not always respond the way one expects.



Its branches dressed in luscious green leaves
From the young look of the spring season
The cherry blossom tree had lost its sheen,
The petals of its flowers faded spread around its feet.

Of its pink blossoms, it had been so proud
Spreading their sweet fragrance thereabout 
Attracting couples young and old to sprawl
Expressing their love, such joy all about.

Now fewer people came by and when they did
Walked on by without even looking at it
It felt so alive in the presence of love, what a gift!
Had wanted this feeling never to end, but it did.

Said a little prayer to its Maker
Asked Him if he could bring back the flowers
It seemed to make people so happy
But nothing happened, and the tree felt lonely.

One day a young woman came by
She sat at its feet and began to cry
The tree felt in her the same sadness of loss
And wished it could comfort her somehow.

Said a little prayer again to its Maker
Asked Him how he could bring joy to her
A little wind began to blow suddenly
As if the Maker acknowledged its plea.

Its current detached one of its leaves
That fell on her right cheek upon a tear
With her fingers, she caught the leaf
Palm open, she looked at it without a speech.

A smile spread on her pink lips
For she saw in it a special gift
She wiped her face with the leaf
And turned her face up to the tree.

With a sparkle in her eyes, she said sweetly,
“Thank you. You lost all your flowers recently
Yet you gave me a gift of hope with this leaf
I know now I can take the lead.” 


By CarolineCécile, April 24, 2009.   


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Decisions

Lord, I do not know what to do;
Please, lead me by Your side.
Decisions I'm facing are lost and through;
Please, lead me to do what's right.


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Here i am

Here i am.
Here i am lord if you lead me. 
Here i am lord if you teach me. 
Here i am lord if you show me the way. 
Here i am.
Take my body to do your will.
Take my heart to show others your will.
Take my soul to bring happiness to all who need it.


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Nowhere Land

To nowhere land in thought I often go,
Whilst there, I've naught to please.
Temporarily, I escape both ebb and floe,
Of life, while taking things at ease.

There, I view not days long past,
Nor contemplate those which may remain.
But am inclined to prayer and fast,
For this nowhere land is another's domain.

















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Poetry

P) Power O) of E) effective M) mentality Seeing the external internally Imposed but there is a possibility Get you thinking constantly Spoken out with clarity Meaning it sincerely Increasing minds physically Teaching the mind eventually Sowing a lyrical tapestry With the power of the pen and pad it be The influence of God’s philosophy Balancing human hypocrisy Enriching hearts spiritually Spreading emotions evenly Sparking a forgotten memory Freeing prisoners emotionally By painting pictures vividly Always coming out visually Rhyming with a melody Wiping all misery Toning down insanity Showing everyone brightly And clearly This is poetry.


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Dear Grandson (Lane)

Your mother requested of me today
a poem, to be written for you.
One to be read in days gone by
with my love expressed anew.

Though poems be written day in and out
with love as a sweet refrain.
There is no poem with room enough,
my love for you, to contain.

A greater gift than words of verse
I have to bequeath with love.
Abraham’s blessings from me to you
poured out by our Father above.

On bended knee your day of birth
before the throne of grace.
My grandson I laid on the alter of God
for Christ to protect in my place.

A friend He will be in darkened days
and close by your side will prevail.
Devotion to you was one day placed
into His hands with nails.

My love, dear grandson, is free of charge
but one prayer I ask from you.
Please walk the streets of gold with me
your mother will be there too.


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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 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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RECESSION

R--Resigned or laid-off from work?

E--Every wish and prayer  dedicated to job search;

C--Chopping unnecessary expenses,

S--Saving money for priotized spending__

S--Surviving the financial meltdown,

I--It was not easy to find money or food!

O--Our year of recession kept us busy with simple home jobs,

N--Necessary carefree routines.

chipepo lwele


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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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It's Simple

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


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What If Christmas Never Came


What If… Christmas Never Came??? What if Christmas never happened? What if Christmas never came? Things around here would be different! It wouldn’t be the same! What if the baby Jesus was never born in a manger? Mankind would be in serious trouble. We’d all be in danger! If the baby Jesus wasn’t born. There would be no nativity. We wouldn’t be able to display this during our “festivity.” It’s almost like this now! It’s an “ever increasing business.” It seems like nearly everyone wants “Christ out of Christmas!” Why does it seem like Christmas is losing it’s true meaning? The very words; “Merry Christmas,” seem to be quickly disappearing! Many say; “Happy Holiday.” They worry they may “offend.” Having a “holiday” without Christ…. Once again! We need to put Jesus Christ back into our CHRISTmas season! He is what Christmas is about! HE is the very reason! May we all take some time to rejoice in our savior’s birth. May there be shouts of JOY! From the corners of the earth! Let’s not take Christ out of our joyous celebration! We need him so much right now! All over this great nation! May we bring to him a heart of love for everything he’s done. As we bring honor to Christ. God’s precious son! May we continually offer to him a heart filled with praise! Not only at Christmas time… But all of our days! By Jim Pemberton


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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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All I Need Is You

I don't need any money,
I don't need fancy shoes.
I don't need to buy happiness, 
'Cause all I need is You.

I don't need expensive clothes,
I don't need things to choose.
I don't need five-star meals,
'Cause all I need is You.

I'm smiling here so wide;
I feel like I'm brand new.
Today is the start of something big
'Cause all I need is You.

My soul is eternally fulfilled;
My heart is being led through.
I don't need anything else,
'Cause all I need is You.


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A Profound Thought

 

                 HAVE YOU EVER PLACED
                 BEFORE YOUR FACE
                 YOUR HAND 
                 THEN SAID GRACE
                 THAT YOU CAN EVEN PLACE 
                 AND SEE YOUR HAND BEFORE
                 YOUR FACE

                (These words are dedicated to our veterans
                 who have fought in foreign wars to keep us free
                 who can't do that simple thing)


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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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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


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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.


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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


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Christmas Mass

      CHRISTMAS MASS
Dear holy child, I celebrate your birth,
and wonder at the bright and shining star,
that leads to all the joy and peace on earth
we all look for, and it is where you are.

Yes I will light a candle in your name
on Christmas morning, when I'm all alone,
and say a prayer into the burning flame
to thank you for the gift too few have known.

You are my bright and shining star, you know,
throughout my life, in everything I do,
The gift of love is all I have,and so,
I wrap my love in candlelight for you,
Amen...
       ©  ron wilson aka Vee Bdosa


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Transfusion

In stillness and silence, I hold it all in.
The dirt and disease underneath my skin,
born of the fall, and wrought from sin,
withers within.
My blood is filthy, in need of transfusion.
My life is stale, full of disillusion.
Jesus' blood is pure and lively.
Have I asked Him today to dwell inside me?       


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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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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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Your Wedding

This is your day in the sun, Your day of triumph, Of commitment, Of promise and intention, Of New Beginnings, The end of loneliness. This is the new foundation, The plying together of bricks and mortar The bricks to give colour and shape, The mortar to give structure and soundness, So that together you are an impregnable fortress With doors of heartfelt love, Windows of vision, Rooms of peace and generousity, Furnishings of service and beauty, And a garden of sweet memories to grow. I wish you success at every turn, Joy on every path, Delight in all the little things of life, Deeply rooted and vigorously sprouting shoots of loyalty and love Nurtured on the fertiliser of experience and wisdom, And LONG LIFE TOGETHER!


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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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My Truckers Prayer

Lord,bless me this day,
As I drive down this lonely highway.
Bless my family at home all alone,
Let me return where ever I roam.
If you feel it's my time to sleep,
Please take me quick and not let my family weep.
Keep my eyes open,keep my prayers in mind,
Keep my heart clean and let me always be kind.
Be my copilot in my time of need,
Remind me of who I am in my times of greed.
This is my prayer when I am on the road,
That I should return from every load.


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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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One Pen

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one.

To write the pain a deff 
man can't hear speak what a blind can't see. Uncover the truth and hide the lies we tells as a society. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one. 

Get the word out to the 
ghetto that there is a 
better place. We don't 
have to reach heaven 
to see it. We killing our
brothers and sisters over 
colors don't make sense. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one. 

To tell my brothers behind bars a strong body has no comparsion to a weak mind. Do time don't let time do you.

All i need is one pen, one piece of a paper just one.

Send all the women with children a happy day mothers day letter, even if it aint may. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one.

One shot of that liquor thats infecting my liver but only way ill spill out all these words. Sober thoughts i could only speak intoxicated. One doctor for a liver-transplate if this one shall fail on me. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one. 

One chance to reach for the stars and pull one down. Show the world no task is impossible to accomplish. Stay motivated stay determined no telling what you can achieve. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one.

One voice one prayer to ask God to forgive you and i for our sins. See none of us is perfect and this world aint either. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one. 

One pen to bleed on that one piece of paper just one so one soul can finally be let free. show others many ways you paint without a brush. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one.

To read my motivational speech to the men and women serving our country. May i give them strenght to come back home to their love ones.

all I need is one pen, one piece of paper just one.

One man hating, one woman loving me. One whip no chains im so free. 

All i need is one pen, one piece of paper just one. 

Success wouldn't mean much if i couldn't write about it.

Nothing in this world is more important than one pen one piece of paper. thats all i need just one.


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Last Time Forever

A mother’s loving look at her newborn child,
Never able to relive that moment again.
For it’s the last time forever.

Walking into kindergarten for the first time,
Feeling so alone and afraid, don’t fear
For it’s the last time forever.

Kneeling in prayer as you are born again,
Living as a sinner no longer,
For it’s the last time forever.

Walking across stage on graduation night,
Nervous because it’s your last few steps as a “child”,
For it’s the last time forever.

Praying to God to help you jump the hurdles,
Seeing prayers being answered, never doubt
For it’s NOT the last time forever.


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My Greatest Holiday Gift


MY GREATEST HOLIDAY GIFT

On a basement floor one stormy night
I knelt in prayer to set things right

I asked Jesus into my life
To bear the burden of all my strife

He gladly came into my heart
And promised me He'd never depart

My life has never been the same
I'm so glad that Jesus came

To forgive my sins and set me free
And reign with Him eternally


	Curtis Moorman
	22 December 2011

	For contest:  Greatest Holiday Gift


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How Should I Pray, Lord

How Should I Pray, Lord? How Should I Pray, Lord? I need you to explain ‘Cause I’m not familiar with prayer; It’s not been my past domain. Do I just talk to you, Or do you need some fancy words? Should I sing to you instead, With some accompanying chords? How Should I Pray, Lord? Is there a special time? Can I talk to you anywhere? Do you want my words to rhyme? I can’t pray the fancy words Of preachers from a pulpit. I’m just a simple person, With simple language to submit. How Should I Pray, Lord? Do I need a prayer shawl? Because I’m a Christian, Your gift of repentance I wish to enroll. I ask your forgiveness And mean it from my heart, But I don’t know how to pray, Lord; Your grace to impart. How Should I Pray, Lord? Please teach me today. I am a complete novice And need to know your way. If I’m too familiar, I ask your royal pardon. How Should I Pray, Lord? Teach me how to pray and petition. © Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue www.maureenlefanue.com


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EYE Don't See -Part 3-

My eyes
Witness your departure
My eyes
Are dripping with hopelessness…
My eyes start to blur…
Melancholy put me under pressure…
Is there a cure to my disease? 

You don’t see
The shards of hope that once brought us back together
Just let me search for safety
I’m strong enough to realize that I’m no longer
The weakest prey out there…

And I’m left in my solitude…
Do you hear me whimpering like a distraught puppy left on the train tracks?

I’m close to my demise…save me and take me home

Nourish me…and be my beloved friend

Will this friendship last forever?

Hopefully it has no end

Will this cheerful moment help us get along with each other?

Because of you…I feel the need to run 
I keep an eye on you – I worry that you’ll hurt yourself again
Because of you…My freedom is nearly gone
I don’t wanna be caught off guard again
Because of you…EYE can’t picture a solution for our vexing dilemma 
Because of you…eye can’t focus on my long-term goal 

And I’m left in my solitude…
Do you sense that I’m giving in to failure? 
And I’m close to my demise…
Only to find myself disappear…I can’t endure 
The hardships that you place upon me…
Could you boost up my confidence to overcome 
My atrocious anxiety? 

I’m just waiting for some sun
To keep me in good hands…
To strengthen me with perseverance …
I’m just waiting until His son
Leads the world outtah Egypt and reveals to us…
His radiance…His dazzling Kingdom – 
Vibrant with glee

Your undying sympathy dawns upon us
I’m overflowing with indescribable joy  
You’re a candle in the night…
We meet eye to eye…
What a sight…what a precious sight


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My Path Way In Life

Life is fuuny and cunny,It's not a good thing for anyone to pass through my path way in life for it is meant only for the strong and bold.I don't know where my strenght is coming from each day but i manage,

It's not easy walking through the path i have walked through and still walking through.I will never pray someone else walks past close to my path way in Life uptill now,never should anyone get it.its been STRONG my dear friend and brother
very STRONG,

I am just stocked in a single place like a piece of paper on a dry ground surrounded by both water and fire.if i change position,i either get soaked and torned off or i get burnt and loses in thin air,

Sometimes i stare at my path way in life both past and present,I see that i have travelled too far but not so far
I tend to wonder if travelling this path is all about staying at a single bus stop.

its really frustrating and sometimes wonderingly uncomfortable to notice that haven travelled a long path in life,you find yourself starting from the very begining where you started from,

its kind of annoying and may give a weak mind some chances of blaming his creator of which at times i do but may God forgive me for I am just being human.Listening to FOOLS and illitrates whose mindsets are blocked with ignorance and mischief makes my path narrower and tight,

well,well just keep doing your thing my brother and God is with you.as for me,I'll keep walking my rough path in life till my God makes it glaringly straight and easy for me,

I realy feel so down man,so down and confused.I feel real down.Yeah I know about my faith,I know about my God and I know everything is possible with him but i feel weak after passing through so much in life His strength has been and is still keeping me going but i need more,

I need to get to the stage in life where i can start doing what my heart yawns for.As it is said in the bible,"Train your child according to the ways of the Lord so that when he grows up,he will not depart from it",

Hope you get what i am talking about even if you are not around or beside my path way in life to witness the reality of it.But we must keep things we have in a continuous and pospective way where we can see developments in the near future even if it aches my back,throat and heart in a very bad way.Well,well I just keep my path way in Life and until then,i keep praying...


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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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The Lord's Peace

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


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Honor Your Mother and Father

Honor Your Mother and Father “2Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother--this is the first commandment with a promise--3That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.” Eph 6:2-3 AMP Honor Your Mother and Father; Longevity is your reward. Children must learn obedience; Through obedience trust is scored. Love is the only answer To the teenagers of today. So many parents fail to listen; Prefer control forever to stay. In attempting to control your children, When strict obedience hasn’t been taught, Is like trying to retain a deer in a holding— With frailty is fraught. Children need to be taught to honor God; Their accountability is supreme. When they do wrong they must repent; It’s in prayer to God their redeemed. Discipline not your children in anger; This is ‘fighting fire with fire’. Discipline your children in love, With patience that they’ll admire. For children to be deprived Is more effective than pain. Good behavior restores their privileges; Teaches obedience has its gain. Children need to be taught obedience When they are young and impressionable. To Honor Your Father and Mother Should never be negotiable. Ask God to teach you daily, How to train your precious children, So when they reach their teens, They’ll not pose a major problem. © Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue www.maureenlefanue.com


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Pateince

Carnelian robes permeate dreamtime landscapes
of parchment and prayer flag.
Smiling faces walk swiftly
through corridors of ancient walls
carved from living mountains,
spinning cylindrical wheels in their wake.

Patience of a thousand, thousand years,
we wait for peace.

Eagle feathers jounce
as soft moccasins dance heartbeat
on the prairie hair of Mother Earth.
Sacred sisters hold position in jingle dress rhythms
offering prayer pipes to their men,
who burn sweet grass as they fancy dance past.

Patience of a thousand, thousand years,
we wait for peace.

Hula dancers waft sea breeze
in the heat waves of Pele’s fire.
Warrior lines pace boundary between the worlds,
as molten lands part the waters
and oasis the humble in a paradise
where lei lines encircle life.

Patience of a thousand thousand years,
we wait for peace.

Condor circles as mountains spirits speak
telling stories of forever and ever.
Ancient peoples gather in raindrop mists
to nourish the living land
and feed the collective soul
the medicine of dreams.

Patience of a thousand, thousand years,
we wait for peace.

“Imagine all the people” sound waves and ipods
park bench hosts to afternoon drummers,
as momentum gathers
inner city gardeners and beekeepers
buzzing to the cyber shifts
of “sharing all the world”.

Patience of a thousand, thousand years
we wait for peace.


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The Helper

Do not leave me alone in this darkness.
We rave and rant in suffering, who won’t?
Dwell in me and come help me to bear this.

Men of the world know better than this, bliss!
Take pleasure from life, and that’s it! But, don’t!
Do not leave me alone in this darkness.

Knowledge and power is world’s raw justice.
Without a reason is simply a taunt.
Dwell in me and come help me to bear this.

Wealth is the key to health and happiness.
Life is a reverie, money can paint.
Do not leave me alone in this darkness.

Self-contentment is utter completeness.
There isn’t any need for You. A feint!
Dwell in me and come help me to bear this.

You are my Helper in this somberness;
Incompleteness becomes liberating.
Do not leave me alone in this darkness;
Dwell in me and come help me to bear this. 


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It's My Intention to Serve God


It’s My Intention to Serve God! To serve God is my goal and intention! As I seek to give him all of my attention! To know God is going to be my goal! To serve him with body, mind and soul! To love God is the action I want to take! There’s never a time that’s “too late!” This God that I love and hold so dear… Loves me so much! And has made it clear! This God that I’ve read about in the Bible… Wants me to serve him! Not a false idol! This God that’s forgiven me again and again… Has brought healing and peace within! This God that I want to introduce you to… Is here right now! And wants to help you! This God that calls and knows your name… Can set you free! And remove any “chains!” This God is here right now! He waits for you! The opportunity is yours! What will you do? This God can bring salvation to our lives! Knowing and serving him is very wise! Won’t you take a minute and spend time with him? With him in your life.. . You’re sure to win! By Jim Pemberton


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Am I Still Forgiven

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


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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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Do we put Jesus in a Box contest

God came down and became a man
He wanted to fully understand
Since the consequence for sin has always been death
Jesus had to Indore our punishment up until his very last breath
He became the ultimate sacrifice
So all mankind did not have to pay the price
His 33 years on this earth science can fully prove, and his horrific death was recorded in history
The miracles Jesus performed, to a believer, hold no questions or mysteries
Many struggle with the concept that Jesus was God in man form
However, he did this so he could guide us through our life storms
God knew there was no other way
To save man from their future judgment day
He saw that humans had limited power 
To resist temptation and be their own strong tower
So he sent his son to die for me and you
So we could live in heaven someday too
The only thing you must do is receive
Accept Jesus in your heart and truly believe,
Something so simple has become so hard,
For many in this world are deeply scarred
They question his goodness and question if he cares
For life can be extremely unfair
he never said we wouldn’t suffer pain
that the hurricanes would not saturate us with torrential rains
However He did promise he would give us peace
That we would walk through troubles with his release
He promises to turn it all around for our good
He has been misrepresented and misunderstood
There is a purpose for all who trust in him
He assures us that if you are his child, you win!
Yet, so many put Jesus in a box
Pull him out like old Christmas socks
Once or twice a year
go to church, say a prayer and then disappear
forgetting that God has feelings too
And that he is desperately in love with you
Many believe the lie that he is mad
That they are to damaged and have been too bad
They overlook that his love has never changed
Humans walk away from him, Jesus always stays the same
Don’t underestimate his grace and power
That can transform you in your darkest hour
You don’t have to believe me 
Ask him yourself and you will see
You never know until you try
Don’t be ignorant; he is not just a theory in the sky
He is everywhere, at anytime 
It is your wellbeing that is on his mind
So during this holiday season
Don’t forget to celebrate the real reason
The birth of Christ
Is what gives each person a chance at a new life
He is no respecter of persons, and he is not counting your sins
He’s waiting for you with his hand stretched out 
Begging you to let him in.

By: Sabina Nicole
12/3/11





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Safe

It's like a weight lifted off of my heart;
I am no longer torn apart.
Thank God you are safe;
Everything is okay.


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My Passionate Write

How I long to hold you 
Close in my arms
Press kisses to your cheek
And enfold you near to my heart

Run a warm bath 
And bath you tenderly
Pat you dry gently
Lie you down between 

Soft fluffy warm sheets
Lie close to your body
After you have been amply
Fed the food of life for tummy

To protect you from all strife
I can't go there or do those
Magical acts
Just my prayer today 

For God to send someone
In my place to see that 
These wonderful acts of humanity
Are carried out for you...

(The passion of my heart for all hurting, hungry, and neglected children of the world..)


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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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Caveman's Comeuppance

You drew me in with charm, smiles and promises 
To a world of conditional love 

‘Do as I say, woman. I am man! UGG!' 

A caveman, no backbone, hunched ignorance 
Abuse your middle name 
Told me I would never amount to much 
Without you I’d be nothing 

‘No one want you. You spawned. Secondhand. Used up. Whore’ 

I dreamed of escape 
With nowhere to go 
My home a cage 
In his cave 
Me his slave 
One reason to live, my kids 
I barely cared 

Months turned into years 
My zestful soul ebbed to complete numbness 
Not a hope left 
For happiness 
Life lost all attraction 

I looked up 
Devoid of fear 
And begged 
‘If this is it, as good as it gets 
Please take me now’ 

My prayer fell on death ears 

You thought everything was okay 
Mr. Complacency 
Each day strung together in exactly the same way 
How could you see the draconian change in me? 
Taking my life for granted 
You were sure I would be around for good 

'WRONG ASSHOLE!' 

I plotted and schemed 
Stock piled on essential 
And when you least expected it 

THE END 


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My Personal Prayer

Each night before I go to bed I kneel down and I pray 
For God to bless and keep me safe with every passing day
I pray for his acceptance in my life and choices made 
But also I pray for guidance as I walk the long pathway

To all who know me and know me well I am a caring person
Yet sensitive in many ways for in life I’ve been rejected
And fear to be true to myself has caused me great conditions
With honesty always being the best I have chose the harder outcome

I know that God does love me and he knows my heart means well
Despite the things I write or say some think I’m going to hell
But if my failure prompts a journey to a place of unsure existence
Then God is not the God I thought he was and I’ve wasted time and patience

To sum it up my prayer today like every day is for guidance
To live a life that brings some joy to others while in trails
I believe this the calling made for my life while on this journey
If not, oh well, I made a mistake, at least I entertained plenty


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Life Is Fragile Handle With Prayer


Life Is Fragile! Handle With Prayer! Life is fragile! Handle with prayer! We don’t know how long we’re here! Life isn’t as long as someone may think! It could be gone as fast as you can blink! This life that we have... Our God has given! Only he knows how long we’ll be livin’! Won’t you spend some time to pray? Wherever you are... It will change your day! It’s good to spend time with God, one to one! And ask for a touch from his precious son! Christ can restore and change you from within! He can heal and cleanse you from every sin! With him, you can have eternal life insurance! And have an everlasting love assurance! He can give you eternal life to receive! Won’t you reach out to him? And simply believe? By Jim Pemberton


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Beautiful Children

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


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The Midnight Cry

As the sun smiled and fadeth behind the clouds
The yawning earth uncloak her beauty to the moon
Halfway through the night, a clock strikes ‘12’ too soon

Virgins carried a lamp and a vessel of oil
Eagerly waiting for the groom’s appearance
Abounding in devotion, patience and perseverance

Virgins grew weary and fell asleep, at midnight a cry was made
“Behold the Bridegroom cometh”
Here He comes and there the band of virgins goeth

Virgins begin to trim their lamp
But five neglected to watch and to pray
They never anticipated so long a delay

“Oh no! Our wasting lamps is dying out by day
Please give us of thy oil!
Please spare us a little of thy toil!”

“No! We have no oil to spare
Lest our lamps burn with dim flame
The groom is come already, lest He vent blame”

The unwise virgins were shut outside the banquet hall
They were left anguishing in gross darkness
In a night of eternal and unredeemed blackness

Both parties were taken unaware
But one was prepared for emergency
As their lamps continually glow with fervency

We are come to the last time
Let your lamps burn and not quenched
And be not a passive warmer on thy church-bench

The Poet Preacher © 2013
Command the Israelites to bring pure, pressed olive oil to you for the lamp, to keep a light burning constantly.-Leviticus 24:2







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Lord Help Me To Make A Difference Today


Lord, help me to make a difference in someone’s life today And to preach Jesus in what I do and say… Help me to make a difference in this world that surrounds me What you have done in my life continues to astound me! Help me to make a difference in the hearts of men. That I may show others what it means to be BORN AGAIN! Help me to make a difference in my prayer life too As I want to daily be in LOVE WITH YOU! Help me to make a difference in the reading of your word. May I share your scripture to the many who’ve never heard! Help me to make a difference in the life you’ve given to me… I once was blind. But now CAN SEE! Help me make a difference wherever I may go. As your Holy Spirit teaches and enriches my soul! YOU are the difference to a world that’s perishing… YOU offer true love…And life that’s everlasting! YOU are the reason why I keep on going. This life you’ve given to me… I am enjoying! … You have made a difference in my sinful condition You’ve changed my life! I’m a NEW creation! By Jim Pemberton


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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.


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Soul Beat

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


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Forever Changed

No longer here to sulk;
That only yields more pain.
Here I am to live these words:
I am forever changed.


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The Padre Of Old St Anthony

There he stood in the 
garden,a gentle fellow 
with glowing gown; 
radiating glory.
  His countenance was 
that of an Angel,
The Padre of old St 
Anthony.
  As I approached him,he 
gave me a warm.
Then he told me why he 
came to the mission,the 
mission in old St Anthony.
  We knelt down to pray,I 
thanked the Lord for a 
man such as this.
   Then the chapel bells 
the rang,I heard a 
voice"child it is time."
   I looked,lo saw I a fiery 
figure beckoning him to 
heaven.
  He stood up and looked 
at me with tender love in 
his eyes.
   Then I knew this man 
was an Angel,the Padre 
of old St Anthony.
   With joyous heart,I left 
the vicinity of old St 
Anthony.


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Sandy Hook

Today, it just doesn't seem fair
That we are still able to breathe.
They have given us their air-
Our duty to lead the life they leave.


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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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Everyone's Prayer

Let us all join hands and pray for eachother today. Some of us are sick. Some of us have problems. Some of us are married. Some of us are not. But we all go through rough times in this life. Today we will get together and bowe our heads before God. We thank you God for the blessings you have given us, which are plenty. We thank you too for the problems we have. they make us come and seek you. Sometimes Disasters happen and we wonder why? If they happen somewhere else, we think that we are safe. But when they happen close to home - we don't know where to turn. Give us the wisdom, give us the courage we need, to help our sisters and brothers. We ask you God to have mercy on the soldiers at war. Have mercy on the people in the hospitals, the ones that are bedridden at home. Have mercy on the children that are being asused everyday, every where, on the homeless person that doesn't have a home or something to eat. Have mercy on the people in jail and the ones in prison too. Please Jesus help us, not to judge others so we too won't be judged. Help us to be merciful of one another. Help us to be a better person - then what we were yesterday Amen...
written by Lucilla M. Carrillo. Comments: I just felt like saying a prayer for all of us today. May God fill your life with blessings.


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Morning Dew

Morning Dew

Walking with the cool fall breeze ruffling my hair,
the Sun rising with its comforting warmth.
I hear the river applauding me as I sing.
Sparrows in the distance are keeping rhythm,
as I make my way through the damp grass.

My eyes are drawn to the fog coming off the open field,
reminding me of the spirits of long ago rising from a long rest.
Slow and groggy slipping into the fresh open air it disappears.
The smell of wet leaves and grass fill the air as I continue on my journey.

As I get closer to my destination I feel a familiar presence,
one I have known throughout my existence.
I look down to see the eternal resting place of my grandfather.
I reach down and remove the fallen leaves and over grown weeds.

After a quick prayer and an I love you I sit and talk to him.
While I watch the sun continue to rise I think about the times we had.
I think about the times we will never have,
I think about the way I love him,
I think about how it will be when I see him again.


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I Messed Up

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


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Another Year That Came and Went


This has been another year that came and went!
I often wonder, where has my time been spent?

It  seems like yesterday, we rang in the new year!
But, very quickly, it has all just “disappeared.”

I think about my accomplishments, goals and dreams.
Do they matter anymore?  Do they mean anything?

This life I have, is just but a brief moment in time.
One day, I’ll simply leave everything fast behind!

My relationship with Christ is what really matters!
Everything else in life, is just “empty chatter!”

I pray that as this new year comes and goes…
My relationship with Christ will continue to grow!

The older I get, I’m beginning to see!
I need much more of Jesus, and less of me!

He is what’s needed!  Whatever this year holds!
I need him more, as each year I grow old!

With each year, that comes and passes me by…
I want more of Jesus, until the day I die!

He is my friend, what is certainly needed!
With him in me, my life is completed!

Thank you Lord for this brand new year!
You are the one I’ll hold ever so dear!

By Jim Pemberton   


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PRAYER POWER: Initial Sermon of Deacon Bennetta Gipson-Carroll

everyday I see people dwelling in the dark dungeons of life
and despite them trying to do the right thing they're struck with trouble and strife
felled by illness, unemployment, homelessness and all manners of despair
but I've never seen anyone who would not then kneel down in prayer

prayer is a conversation that takes place between you and God
it's when the Holy Spirit transcends and enters into your heart
it's an intimate talk with God that will change the atmosphere
it's when you call upon the grace and mercy of God to appear

prayer also has the power to alter one's behavior
we then tend to develop traits like Jesus the Christ our Savior
we learn to trust, we learn to accept, we learn not to judge
we learn to let go of negative things and to no longer hold a grudge
prayer power has the ability open eyes and hearts
to allow us to see the goodness that is the Lord our God

Now Paul and Silas were beaten and subsequently thrown into jail
but the power of their praying to the Lord God then prevailed
an earthquake shook the foundation of that dark prison cell 
all the doors flew open, all the shackles fell broken it must have been like total hell 
but it was only the power of prayer that had manifested
when the mighty hand of God by Paul and Silas was requested

prayer is the furtherance of the gospel that is Jesus Christ
prayer is the foundation for living a Christian life
so let the power of prayer lift you up and lift you out
of those dark dungeon situations that I was talking about
so pray until something happens, just wait and believe 
that with the power of prayer the grace and mercy of God you will receive


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Forty-Six Cents

I went to Church this morning with my head already bowed.
I would hear the sermon, but my heart was heavy now.
Sooner or later I would put my offering on the plate.
And tied to that offering was an envelope with my name.
I wouldn’t relent using the envelope; it was a matter of pride to me.
Even if a few would know my plight and shame, this eve.
Truly it was all I had… but giving less isn’t a sin, 
So I tried to hold my head up, as I put the envelope in.
Last Sunday I didn’t go, and regrets have plagued me so…
So here I am at church with my both my head and heart rightly bowed.

Jesus gave us a parable of a poor woman and what she gave.
Would I have less courage than to do the same?
The church is built upon offerings and dutiful work, too.
And I’m unable to work so the offering will have to do.
Forty-Six Cents may not seem like much.
But I will pay my portion as best as I can do.
The amount isn’t monumental and maybe won’t be felt.
But even small amounts help add to the Church’s work.
So as I lay my envelope down… It is with some small hope… 
My prayer this day became… that in some small way it will be felt.


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To Touch a Fallen Comrade


To touch a fallen comrade and find his life line strong
Will form a lasting bond that lingers on and on
You’ll find your heart is beating as if it’s lost in song
To touch a fallen comrade and find his life line strong
But
To touch a fallen comrade and find his life is gone
To be there as he passes into the great beyond
You’ll find your heart is beating but something feels all wrong
To touch a fallen comrade and find his life is gone
So
Let’s say a prayer for soldiers so they can all hold on
And maybe prayers will help them when everything goes wrong
You’ll find your heart is beating and keeping spirits strong
Let’s say a prayer for soldiers before they all are gone

Let us all now bow our heads
Or go down on bended knee
And pray our Lord will grant us
This soldier’s fervent plea
Lord, keep your eye on soldiers
Wherever they might be
Fighting for their country
Setting people free
Guide their hands and hearts Lord
So they can follow thee
Lord, touch these fallen comrades
And give them heaven’s key
Keep your eyes on soldiers
Wherever they might be

mdailey   - This is my tribute to the troops as we go into Memorial Weekend.  If you 
like this one you can see my other tributes posted some time ago - Daddy's Coming 
Home - America's Greatness - MIA Hill - A Little Hill In Arlington


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My Prayers 1 -4

Dear God I pray you keep our men from harm,
it's you who dwells inside the flames of life.
When we're with you we're safe without alarm;
dear God I pray we'll soon be free from strife.
Now since your kingdom has now come along,
I ask You now show us Your precious will.
It's in your strength we learn to live so strong;
I pray our leaders vision does not kill
the very thing You want to see them do.
Instead I pray dear Lord that each will be
great men and women who will first love You;
such people have your sound integrity.
I close this prayer with just this one request
help each of us to do our very best.
  
Help each of us to do our very best,
then soldiers in your army we will be.
For in you strength we'll surely pass life's test,
if each of us will learn to follow Thee.
The rules You've given me I shall adhere,
for now I have become a child of Yours.
Oh, I shall never run or flee from fear;
I'll wait for You to bring me through life's doors.
The best from you I know I'm yet to find,
because I'm not  perfected in your sight,
though to Your children you are more then kind,
for we are purchased with Your  blood alright.
Now all of life's become a sacred race;
I'll try my best to keep within your pace.

I'll try my best to keep within your pace
so when testing comes I will remain.
With You there' nothing that I cannot face,
for now I have recieved Your holy name.
I pray that every man will follow soon
the road you've surely paved for each of them.
It's then each life will fully come in tune,
as each one's lump of coal becomes a gem.
Because I know not what tommorrow brings,
my trust I have for You will never die;
for I shall wait to fly upon Your wings:
when in that day I meet You in the sky,
Dear Lord, just one more thing I need to say,
help me to stay the course when skies are gray.

Help me to stay  the course when skies are gray,
as enemies are burning fires around.
Let not my eyes from You then go astray,
but now and ever keep me safe and sound.
I hope to always walk in paths You've made;
it's their that I will find Your precious touch.
You've healed my life from sin because I've prayed
to make you Lord of all I Iove so much.
I know not what tommorrow has in store,
but of Your presence here I am assured;
now You are more the fables to explore,
While I Am but a preson who's endured.
To keep Your word and do what you have asked,
I feel that I am blest in every task.


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A Paean to God

That the brilliance of your majestic ways
and fire that burns from your white-hot eyes
may give their light to space of infinite size 
and shine on all Earth's creatures' love and praise;
that the mercy you give to him that prays
for pious ways to keep his lips from lies,
for faith and grace to remain pure and wise
may give heaven renewed glory and raise;
that the millennial Kingdom's earthly time
arrives after end times' brief, labor pangs
and saves God's children from sin's filthy grime,
so they that were tempted by Satan's gangs
will live on in glory and in their prime
once Christ removes the Serpent's deadly fangs!


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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


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Humble

I give my word a breath of life
and those who give me strife
I willingly do what needs to be done
and do not wish to be won
I smile a smile that lights up any face
and hope to never disgrace
I do what I am taught to do
and that my help would be true
I clam my words together
and hope times will never weather
I do have some faith in all matters
and things to reach with ladders
I hope for many things in heart
and I cherish everyone that is part 
I do know one thing is set
and with my life I would bet
I will hold true to my words
and make my world good towards


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Make a Wish (Revised)

How quickly we forget
Dreams come true yes they do
Just believe make a wish
No matter who you are

Watch n see talk to that star
Remember wishes are free
Just ask the children
Laughing and playing

Make a wish
Angels singing happily
Make a wish
Sprinkling magic all round

Watch a miracle take place
A prayer for your neighbor
A kiss for mom n dad
Wishes come true

Make a wish
Just believe
Make a wish
Just believe
And seal it with heaven above


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EYE Don't See -Part 4-

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

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

Why do you spoil me rotten with your fatherly affection?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eye 
cherish 
that 
REMARKABLE 
moment 


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BARRETT AND BROWNING Runaway Lovers

RUNAWAY LOVERS

Sat Ba Barret restless in her room
Drinking death in dark and gloom
Tragedy seemed her last name
Despite the books that were her fame
Letters reached her by the score
But one kissed paper touched her core
Robert Browning made her wild
Exuberance flared—she was a child
A woman forty –heart on fire
Now she had but one desire
A partner for her life she sought
Her father raged—her brothers fought
And so she, in the dead of night
Began a journey—love’s mad flight
They wed with maid and cousin there
And off they sailed like on a dare
Tossed her frail and lifelong curse
Dared the gods to do their worst
She won the man and mated prize 
Found her reflection in his eyes
First night was a burst of tears
Maid was sent to soothe her fears
Downstairs help was all a twitter
Certain Ba was dry and bitter
Old maid and a cripple lass
With intellect none could surpass
Now she’s wed and this first night
What would happen—tup or fight?
Footmen bet on Browning luck—
Old maids were like sitting ducks
But when they saw dawn faces glow
Even shallow hearts did throw
A prayer that heaven smile on them
Such naked love sang out ‘Amen’.


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I Need to Tell Others About Jesus

I was talking to someone, who’s friend recently died... ”I should’ve told him about Jesus!” “But I never tried!” He was thinking about many opportunities that passed him by. He didn’t think about this, until he seen his friend die… “I should’ve told him about Christ.” Were the words spoken. Now, he was crying out to God, with a heart that’s broken. Scripture says; “it’s appointed once to die, and then judgment.” Our life is but for a short time, and gone in one moment! He began talking about how he “could’ve,” or “should’ve.” But this was just too overwhelming, for him to speak of. He wanted to share what the Lord Jesus had given… He was grateful for the fact that his sins are forgiven. He sat down in prayer and determined in his mind…. He’d share Jesus with others! This was the time! His friend was gone… And there was no way to reach him! But there was something God wanted to teach him! May we all be encouraged to share Christ with others! This is a way to fulfill; “love and serve one another!” There may be a friend that God wants you to reach out to! Christ has given all that you need… So won’t you??? “That others may know Christ.” This needs to be our goal! With God’s help, we can share HIS good news with every lost soul! By Jim Pemberton


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Accept LIfe and Solve Strife

Deep agonies will emerge
Hurdles will be imposed
Life will become very tough
Don't worry, please wait

In God, have full faith
Put trust in patience
Do your job sincerely
Mind and life will alter

You will be punished
And will also be cursed
But, do not lose hope
You can change the World

Proceed in your own way
Smiling at all the troubles
Overcome troubles by wit
Surely you will succeed

Tear-shedding is waste of time
Fill your heart with courage
Think of your next step dear
Forget totally the sad past

If you think you surely can
You can move a mountain
Avoid all pessimist thinking
Ever have a positive approach

When obstacles arise, never cry
Get not foolishly discouraged
Give enough room for confidence
Surely you will achieve a lot

Out of sheer envy and jealousy
You will be by many hated
Do not weep or regret or worry
God is always there to carry you

Have not even an iota of doubt
About God's majestic presence
To God if you faithfully surrender
He will offer help with true care

God's presence is fool-proof
In prayer find the best solace
One day, you will begin to win
The Lord wil make it happen.

mvvenkataraman




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You Are Alive

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


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UPON A BED OF PETALS

UPON A BED OF PETALS
A flowering moss upon a bed of petals,
A lady bug that creeps then calmly settles.
A flicker of light that shines down on the moss,
A pink dogwood flower,that was used on the cross.
A bed of petals that are full of truth and belief,
The brightest pink with red on each glowing leaf.
Upon this bed of petals,you will remember well,
Jesus gave his life,for us to tell.
When you look upon this bed of pink flowers,
To stand and pray to Jesus for many hours.
This bed of petals upon this small tiny hill,
The wind is so silent seems to set still.
To bow your head and close your eyes,
To have Jesus in your heart,that is the ultimate prize.
WROTE BY SUSAN SIMPKINS


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The World Needs You, Lord

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


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My Prayers 5-7

I feel I have been blest in every task,
because in all I do I give You praise.
My every thought appears to You unmasked,
when in my heart You give a silent gaze.
You know the things I want and what I need,
but what for me to give the right request.
Each prayer I make to You is like a seed
that sprouts new life when in Your eyes it's blest.
Oh, how I wish dear Lord that all would know
The mercy truth and love that I have found.
Your precious light now gives a gentle glow,
Now with Your dazzlig glory I am crowned.
Now  as I spread your gospel far and wide;
I know in all we do You'll be our guide.

I know in all we do You'll be our guide,
You'll help us through the thick and through the thin.
We never need to run from You or hide,
For staying in your will keep us from sin.
It seems so hard at times to not digress,
but with Your help I know we will succeed.
You know just how to give all men success,
if to Your will each one now learns to heed.
It's not about the job we do that tells
what kind of person that we shall become.
It's giants that with Gods help one dispels,
with people that we teach to overcome.
So think about each choice you make today;
Our choices will decide where some will stay.

Our choices will decide where some will stay.
with things we do throughout life's distant path.
We change what others do along the way,
but sin that's not confessed will bring God's wrath.
I know not where this road in life may lead,
though I shall let my faith in you abide;
Each step I take in faith I'll not concede:
Because I have now put your will inside.
Each day with you I'm blessed more than before
You give to me beyond what I require;
I look to You for help and You give more,
than I could ever get through my desire,
Now we'll serve you as enemies rearm;
Dear God I pray you keep our men from harm.


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Emily

This is dedicated to the sweetest little 10 year old girl I met once who died of Brain Cancer...

"Memories escape from you,
Ones we do not want to lose"
She whispered to me softly
When I felt all confused,
As our moment slipped away,
She made me want to say,
"Angels walk beside us all
Each slowly passing day"

As she walked away from me,
Unafraid to let me see,
A shaven head, she covered up,
Where her hair used to be,
So much courage for her age
Not empty and full of rage,
A miracle, in modern times,
She chose to turn the page

She has chosen not to grieve,
Instead she just believes,
A higher power watches her
and keeps her mind at ease,
Unburdened by her fate
She accepts it unafraid,
Barbie dolls and fancy clothes
Will rest where they are laid

There are times I can recall
When the pebbles made me fall
With boulders on her shoulders 
No complaining comes at all
With a smile upon her face
She achieved a state of grace
The only thought inside her head
"God please protect this place"

She will see no wedding rings
Or the change her presence brings
She will close her eyes, a final time,
and receive her angel wings
No emotions toss and turn
A peaceful place she has earned
Contributing an unseen verse
To songs she will not learn

When her body is no more,
And her spirit starts to soar,
Memories will live through,
Stuffed bears upon her floor,
She will let her mother know
Goodbye is not letting go,
Saying " I will run back to you
With every found hair bow

Every time you stop and see
A daughter who wants to be,
 Everything her mother is,
The emotion felt is me,
When the wind begins to blow
That is me trying to show,
The picture of your baby girl
Running carefree in your clothes"

When her final breathe is gone
Her last prayer lives on and on
"God watch over mommy now
If I leave her all alone"
All her family will cry
I will hold my head and sigh
At the death of a miracle
With no answers as to why

Though this piece will not be heard
I write every single word
In hopes of saying thank you
For the honor of meeting her
She will never get to see
All the words she put in me
As I write for you, rest in peace,
Beloved Emily

By: Audonus Taylor


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Pandemic

I have a problem with ignorance they say that it’s bliss;
But when you are blinded, there’s a lot that you miss.
The screams are all muffled into some kind of silence;
Your mind is attracted to all types of violence.

You avoid the trauma of those in pain,
Start focusing on success and what you can gain.
Your vision is clouded with thoughts of envy and wealth.
You ignore the symptoms and the decrease in your health. 

You digest all of the toxins and they’ll say you’re insane;
All while the poison seeps into your brain. 
You are void of all conscious thought;
You think that you’re good but really you’re not.

The evil possesses you in all that you do,
You think you have faith but you haven’t gotten a clue. 
The demons take over and then you are at loss;
Answering not to yourself but another big boss. 

You’ll start longing for a saving grace,
From up above or outer space.
An entity to save your soul-
To take away your sinful goal. 


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That's Where The Lord Lives

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


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That's The Amazing Thing About Love

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


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Limitless Lust

Introduction: Limit itself has a limit of its own…


A walk, mile after mile
In quest for my lost soul,
I had forgotten how to smile
Everything felt out of control,
I fought too hard to be worthwhile
By that I got lost in my life’s hole

The regrets for mistakes I’ve made
It took me off the edge, way too far away;
Yet I tried again so hard to get off from that shade
But got caught up in my brutal fray,
The same song keeps playing with such a vicious rage,
I find myself down to my knees, nowhere to go - So I pray

A prayer to leave the worst and move onto more,
Come off this fantasy and onto reality, to be -
Closer to something I’ve been fighting for
The touch of the light cutting through the night, it rains down upon me
As I overcome the grief and believe, recovery lies ashore,
Only three steps remain, to be fixed and free.

A lesson of value I earned from my faults -
Never push yourself off the edge,
You’ll lose the only key to the vault
A life you never had to live – It too could forever be lost,
So stay confined within the limits of the limit
As it seems - Your control over lust, only can make you complete.


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Amazing Grace Wash Over Me

A prayer for those who are in dispair along the Gulf Coast due to the BP Deepwater Horizon 
oil rig explosion. A prayer for those who waited and their loved ones did not return, Amazing 
Grace Wash Over Thee.



Amazing grace wash over me.
My tears are a river to the sea.
Lord above, we know you know,
the oil that is washing upon our coast.
Amazing grace wash over me,
and lift my soul up to Thee.
Lord above, hear my prayer,
for those who are in dispair.
Amazing grace wash over me.
I lift my hands to God you see.
My prayer for those who were hurt,
and those who will never return to earth.
Amazing grace wash over thee,
families were left in disbelief.
Empty hands, their loved ones gone,
Lord Jesus, guide them safely Home.
Amazing grace wash over me, 
the oil is filling up the sea, 
from Louisiana to Mississippi.
Animals are dying,
and people are crying.
Amazing grace wash over me.





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The Last Hour of the Christ

I wear the crown of hatred
misunderstanding and despair upon my hair
upon my back a wooden cross I bare
I know not why I’m hated so
all the people seemed to love me just a week ago

my skin is cut from head to toe
from whips of leather by men who wish to see me die
I spoke the truth for all the people to understand
my words of truth where words to set man free
from degradation hate and hell to live in harmony
for the rest of history

I cured the sick and healed the blind
with the touch of my own hand
I’ve walked on water and walked on sand
to preach and bring my truth through out the land 

people came from all around 
and would sit for hours upon the ground
I once had twelve good men who followed me around
now there’s only eleven one man let me down

my words have been mistaken
my God he has forsaken 
for that my life they’re taken
I believe that I have failed 
as my hands and feet are nailed upon this wooden cross
as they raise me in the air
all their sins I know I must bare

I want to scream not fair not fair
I’m just a young man I only wanted to teach
there are so many more people that I wanted to reach
my age is only thirty three
I pray my God
that they the people will remember me

written by Dennis H. Davis 
This poem was written from the human aspect of Jesus Christ. I wrote this poem with no effort what so ever it was as though it was being told to me. I watched my hand move across the page with a purpose a message I believe Jesus wanted this poem written.


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I Don't Know What To Do With My Life

When that feeling rushes in-
I don't know what to do with my life-
I need to search from within
And look up toward the light.


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EYE Don't See -Part 1-

My eyes
Pour forth feelings
That I’ve felt in the past
They make my heart ache…
Take it all away…
Oh my God…
They’re making me sink in dismay

When will they break away?
When will they give me a break?

And I’m left in my solitude…
Do you hear me weeping?
And I’m close to my demise…
Only to find myself disappear…
When will peace draw near?

Eye don’t see
A happy ending in this scene 

My eyes
Journeys into the unknown
Who knows what will happen…
They’re like hidden treasure…
They’re buried far below…

And I’m left in my solitude…
My eye’s weeping…
And I’m close to my demise…
Only to find myself disappear…
When will peace draw near? 

Oh my God…
They’re driving me insane
When will they see my reflection?
When will they heal the infection?

Eye don’t feel
Raindrops of hope and relief 
All I feel…is grief…
Eye sense no peace…

And I’m left in my solitude…
My eye’s sagging…from endless mourning  
And I’m close to my demise… 
Only to find myself disappear…
When will peace draw near?

Does He hear
My supplications?
Does He sense 
My fear?

My eyes
Conceals the tears that dare to spew out
I feel trapped and lost without a doubt…
They erase my delight…
They seek my hurt…
Oh my God…
They’re casting me away into the perilous sea

And I’m left in my solitude…
My eye’s weeping…
And I’m close to my demise…
Only to find myself disappear…
When will peace throw out my fear?

Eye don’t see
A ship in sight…to save me from my demise
My lifeless body...
Drifts away in the wild ocean...
Without a sound...
Without emotion...

Eye don’t see
A rope to hold on to…
My hope for peace
Has drowned…


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January Stance

Look and review.  Look and review.
The New Year is coming.  Review’s what we do.
What have I believed in? What lies have been told?
What truth has ascendance? For truth is my gold.
What lies have invaded and reworked the Truth?
Where have I departed, diminished forsooth?
Where have I veered off from true Liberty’s path,
Compromised integrity, brought on God’s wrath.

The New Year is coming.  A new slate is here.
History’s drawing new pictures of fear.
Will it be fear of what people might say,
Or fear of the Good Lord who loves us today.
Shall I pay attention to cultural lies?
Or shall I look Heavenwards, one of God’s spies
Who constantly roam around Heavenly places
To bring back its perfumes in kindness and graces.

The spies of our Father have wisdom to go
From a closet of prayer to the big world below
With the gifts of the Spirit, of wisdom in kind,
Knowledge  un-natural, miracle mind.
So how may I check that my pathway lies true?
More time in the Heavenly places is due,
That the words of my mouth, which are weapons enough,
May achieve on this earth all His miracle stuff!


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Contrast

Pharisee went into the Temple to pray
Sure of his goodness and love for God
He prayed confidently about his deeds
Fasting, tithing, praying, He did faithfully
 
This man was glad when the sinner came
Into the Temple with eyes downcast.
For it gave a perfect contrast to himself.
So he thanked God he wasn't like this sinner.
 
Sinner was bowed so very low before God.
"God have mercy on me a sinner." he whispered.
No list of good uttered, as he could see none.
Jesus said Sinner not Pharisee was justified.
 
Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus over to eat.
Simon didn't have servants wash Jesus feet
He didn't kiss Jesus or draw near for fear,
Fear of what others Pharisees would think.
 
In came a sinful woman with unkempt hair.
She wept at Jesus feet without looking up.
Carefully she wiped these feet with her hair.
Simon was now sure Jesus was no prophet
 
A prophet could surely tell she was a sinner.
How could he let her touch him that way?
Reading Simon's thoughts Jesus taught.
Using this contrast in real life as a lesson.
 
He asked Simon if there were two debts
One greater, one lesser and both forgiven.
Who would feel greater love and gratitude?
Simon replied, "The one whose debt was greater"
 
"Correct" said the One who would pay all debts.
Those who know their debt to God is great.
Are filled with greater love toward the Savior.
Simon showed he had little need for the Christ.
 
But to the woman. Jesus said, "You sins are forgiven."
"Go and sin no more." She stood free and esteemed
Precious are those who come humbly to the Lord
He will forgive and welcome them to His Family forever.
 
Humility. Pride. Contrast. Mixed in all of us.
People who come to God feeling worthless, Christ lifts up.
People striding in proudly, Jesus humbles to allow entry.
For the Lord's Kingdom's door is incredibly low.
So low that we enter only through true confession
From the heart to Jesus as Savior who humbled Himself
Coming down from glory to earth's mess to make a Way.
By humbling Himself on a Cross – Universe's God tortured.
 
Jesus contrast makes ours seem small – so why wait?
May we take the humble road to Life, risen Christ made.
Joining God's family of forgiven, freed, joyful sinners.
New life's contrast with old will grow as we follow Him.
 
By a thankful sinner now saint by Jesus' grace


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Pray

It's okay to pray;
Do so everyday.
Believe in what you say,
And your life will be changed.


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Restore the Walls of Jericho

Blasphemy…cloud over their hearts of gold
Their value gradually diminishes…their weapons turn to mold
Serenity…deserted them and neglected them like orphans 
Their joy rapidly wears out…they mislaid their abundant portions

They yearn,
“RESTORE the walls of Jericho!”

Anguish…shadows over their dwelling, sacred place 
Their weaknesses manipulate them – they’re the definition of disgrace
Danger…defeats them and tarnished them as if they were worthless
Their prosperity shattered straightaway! REBUILD our merriness!

They plead and pray,
“Dona nobis pacem…”  

Hear our hesitation and supplication…we’re beneath the bricks and remains
We’re buried alive literally! We’re becoming one with the ground
Fear and despair erases our soothing dreams…we’re getting washed away in the drains
We’re searching for shelter…we’re getting hunted down – we’re barely surviving 

They churn…
They coil…
They drift away…
They spoil…
In their miseries…
Does He hear their pleas?

“SAVE ME!”
“Bestow blessings upon us!”
Are you ignoring us deliberately?
 “Give us a helping hand
And lead us to the promise land!”

Misfortune unravels in this city of bafflement
Their strengths repaired our souls…we’re the definition of bravery! 
Desolation and disbelief demolishes the walls of Jericho…
Does anyone sense their resentment?
Their charity transformed to greed suddenly – 
Their lack of optimism and gratitude  
Buried them down in captivity
 

How can you bear their poverty? 
How can He save them from destruction and pity?

They whisper on His Holy Hill,
“Dona…Nobis…Pacem…” 

Don’t let the battle overthrow ’em!


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EYE Don't See -Part 2-

My eyes
Refuse to see tragedy
My eyes
Marinate in dread…unable to embrace ecstasy 

And I’m left in my solitude…
My eye’s sagging…from endless mourning  
And I’m close to my demise… 
Only to find myself disappear…
When will peace draw near?

You don’t see 
What damage you’ve done
Just let me be
Leave me alone…hand me a gun

I yearn for unspoiled glory
To make me feel perfect once more
I yearn for flawless serenity
To make me feel no regret…don’t ignore
My calls…don’t hang up on me

You don’t see 
What damage you’ve done
Just hear my plea
Listen to my excruciating cries…
Listen to the truth, not the malicious lies  
Our journey has just begun   

And I’m left in my solitude…
Do you hear me weeping?
And I’m close to my demise…
Only to find myself disappear…
When will peace draw near?

Eye can’t handle the stress
Let me release my horrendous distress
Eye can see you making that same mistake
At least MY life isn’t at stake

And I’m left in my solitude…
My eye’s weeping…do You feel my lament
And I’m close to my demise…
Only to find myself disappear…Stepped on like cement
I’m aching with discontent… I abhor this torment    
When will peace scrub off my fear?

I can’t believe my eyes
Your guiltiness flows into me…
I can’t believe I fell for your lies
Your heartless action rape my mind…you don’t see
What my EYES see…

You’ll never see 
How much pressure you put me under
Unchain me from this chamber
And watch me flee…

When will you be set free?


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Transition (for A. I. Smalling on her 18th birthday).

While your mother slept I held you
Thanking God for her, and for you
And thanking God again and again 
For everything make joy from pain.
                      ...
My darling dearest daughter dream
If you could walk my linger stream
Awhile, and understand my ripple now
An old man under thoughts' full bough.
                      ...
Seeds become flowers and flowers bring
Fruits again after the fair of fiddled spring
Dark clouds bring silver showers of rain
And swallows drunk with joy weave insane
Pictures on the eye. I watched you grow
Out of the mud of my nurturing, and I glow
In the shade with butterflies brimming me
With a rainbow of memories, O little tree!

You are transformed into a prayer today
A beautiful thing, God's purpose on display
And I love you more than you can tell
The best pat of us must defy all our hell
And cross that bridge on which you stand
Right now, a young woman with some sand
Still in the eyes of desire, but fruit laden
And longing to know the mysteries of heaven.

You are my chrysalis, and hope's budding wing
I can no longer hold you, I let go for you to sing
Because I cannot hold again this transition
This marvelous change edging my premonition.
You are the change that makes me beautiful
The love that fruiting in me feels so wonderful
And the butterflies and swallows here today
Celebrate your transition and your birthday.      
                        ...
So here under the bough of thoughts I bring
My knees to prayer suckling the sweet spring
Returning to the map that gave me direction
Through the years, and nurtured my affection.
                         ...
O we tumbled words and passion making truth
Bound by self the old man and the bright youth
And swallows weave their patterns here still
And I leave you joyously to God's sweet will


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First Morning Cup

In that grey, quiet space between night & dawn
While the coyote sings a good morning song

A cowboy rides up to a spot high on the hill
to reflect on his blessings & the bounty of good will

For a hot cup of coffee & warm meals to eat
For the shade of a broad brim hat & the sturdy boots on his feet

For the comfort in the silence just before the rooster crows
Just why he was chosen to be this lucky, only the Creator knows

For this good horse between his knees, sure & steady at a lope
for those fat & sassy cattle & true aim when he ropes

For all his compadres just now stirring for the day
Each one of them in your likeness, so the preachers say

For living each & every day as Cowboy as he can
For unexpected kindness & the basic goodness of a man

The keening of the hawk draws his gaze up toward the sky
And he says another prayer for those who ride in the By & By

Yes, there are surely enough reasons to grump, cuss or shout
But taking stock of all your blessings is what that first morning cup is all about

So thank you once again sir, for giving us this life
May you ride along beside us, in good times & in strife

Amen


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THE PERFECT PRAYER

THE PERFECT PRAYER

I was leading the service at church Sunday night.
We were deep in the throes of a spiritual fight.
The preacher was gone, emotions ran high.
My first thought was no, but I knew I must try.

When it came time to pray, I wasn’t prepared.
I was feeling the pressure as everyone stared.
In searching my mind for guiding direction,
my wondering eyes made an easy connection.

He was a principled man who never said much.
Most knew him for his compassionate touch.
Before I could weigh all the risks it involved,
I had asked him to pray, my problem was solved.

He reluctantly agreed with a nervous little smile,
then started in, “God…” and paused for a while.
He struggled intently for words to compose.
As each moment passed, the room-tension rose.

A silent prayer, not what I first had in mind,
but we all had one going for words he could find.
A long awkward silence; I had counted to ten,
when he finally yelled, "Help!" and a quiet, "Amen."

Laughter burst out over what had occurred.
He summed up our anguish with one masterful word.
This spirit-filled man, I had put on the spot,
had patiently waited for the answer he sought.

Our healing began from that heartfelt plead.
When we give it to God, He knows just what we need.
With hope now replacing any thoughts of despair,
I thanked him for praying the perfect prayer.



	The Perfect Prayer was based on a true experience I had at a high-school 
	youth retreat. The scenario was slightly different, the impact was the 
	same. This piece, one of my favorites, has been published in several 
	publications. Sometime, I think, we make prayer too complicated.


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Hypocrite

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


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Lives to Live

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


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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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Home

twenty-four hours and counting.........
I have been called home to the realm above 
I must submit a bow and gracefully move forward
I must leave you behind my friend, my life....

But, for now......
I shall,

sing a symphony of celebration
dance naked deep within the trees of belief  
dive from the highest cliff I can find
sit quietly and sip chamomile tea 
I will run as fast as I can
skipping and jumping up to each cloud I see
I will relish each moment with a ponder and a plea
as the clock tics down to a grand completion
I will fall upon my knees 
a prayer of thanks I will recite
a word of encouragement to each one who has brought me into the light
I sit for now, grateful for each second spent next to you 
a grateful journey of splendid yesterdays
joyous the celebration , I pledge to watch over thee

goodbye for now......... 

soon a flight to be free.................

quite a Tantalize sensation  

wings 

a halo

yes , it is me..........


 


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God will Tear Agonies and Bear

Be very glad that you live here
So many happiness are there
Which with all you can share
Pray as God lives everywhere
Whenever comes a deep scare
God makes it not a nightmare
Your agonies, He will ever bear
God and prayer form a pair
And work together being fair
They only created this Air
To remove for living a snare
God punishing is normally rare
He permeates the atmosphere
Compensating wear and tear
So to try your level best, dare
Hoping God will perfectly repair
Worry not for the fall of hair
Surely God will lovingly care
Must start living Madam or Sir
Time to pray, you must spare.

mv venkataraman


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NEVER MADE IT

NEVER MADE IT............................a blind man's prayer 


whenever i look towards the sky, 
i can feel your your radiant smile spreading it's wings 
around the heavenly dark skies 



it doesn't bother me why i never made it so high in life 
i couldn't be a wise man for i never had the sense and humour 
i couldn't preach god cause i had no hope 
i couldn't feel the sun for i was so lost in my drems 


now im here all by myself waiting for a new beginning, 
waiting for someone to show me the way 
all i my life i have carried over my thoughts 
i couldn't raise a family cause no one would want me 
i feel so lost, that i no longer need to see where im going 
it's surely not home where im headed 
for my eyes are so tired that i can never see the world 


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A Prayer For Healing

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


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Turn All Your Worries

"I don't know where to go,
And I don't know what to do."
Turn all your worries out to God;
Trust Him,
And He will lead you through.


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Encounter (Angels unawares)

Just a down a out drifter there sitting on side of the
road. You held a sign, "I'm hungry, please help" you 
seemed to shake with cold.

Some passed by giving coins. Some gave no second thought.
I wondered were you there holding that sign all for naught?

I walked over and said to you, "Sir, money I do not have.
But I have food at home and with you I'd love to share."

Smiling, you said, "Thanks." You held out your hand, so
I helped you up. I asked, "How much money do you have 
there in that cup?"

"I've been out here all day, and I'm ashamed to say
that people can be selfish; this is all that they gave 
today."

"Two dollars! Is that all?" You seemed sad and blue
"Don't worry sir," I said "I'll take good care of you."

You called my name, "Jarid, you realize what you do?
Someone up in heaven is now smiling upon you."

I stopped in my tracks. Now how about that! "How do 
you know my name?" You replied, "Please don't ask."

"Sir," I said "somehow you seem to know something of me.
So I'll tell you about myself, then tell me about thee"

"All my life I try giving. I do the best that I can; but
people take advantage of that, sir, I am just one man."

You replied, "The one who's always taking cannot
seem to give. Keep on giving son, eternal life you
shall live." 

"Sir," I replied "you speak such beautiful words of love." In 
response you said, " Well, Jarid, I am sent from up above."

I giggled saying, "Well hmmm sir, that's a maybe." But all 
the while I'm thinking that this man must be crazy.

Arriving at home, you mumbled, "I was a stranger and you
took me in." I replied, "That's in the bible...the book of
Matthew I believe it's in."

I gave you your plate and gave thanks to Yahweh. "And please
bless this stranger that I brought to my house today."

I opened my eyes from prayer and behold, you were all but
gone! I was now wondering what was really going on?

I saw a note on the table saying, "Your sins are all forgiven.
You have been faithful, and in love you've made your decision."

Then it all hit me that this man knew my name. Now I am wondering 
is it I who's gone insane?"

It began to make sense to me. No wonder his name he never 
told. He wasn't a beggar at all! I just entertained an angel!


"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers,
for thereby some have entertained angels
unawares" (Hebrews.13:2).


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A True Devotee



*Hare Krishna, I am your devotee I know and feel the pains of others Keep me doing well to others And let not ego or pride enter my mind. Hare Krishna, as your devotee Never speak ill of others Disdain greed and avarice Respect women as I respect my mother. Hare Krishna, as your devotee I never indulge in lies Lust and anger not my forte For the salvage of my family. Lead me from despair to hope Fear to trust, from hate to love From false to truth, war to peace Peace, Peace, Peace.
*Hare Krishna, the incarnation of God Vishnu* +++ October 8, 2014 Form: Free Verse Religion: Hindu (Gujarati) Second Place win Contest: A Religious poem Non-Christian by Roy Jerden


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Saga

Saga (2)

Trust upon source of peace where ever you may be
The law of power produces puzzlingly to complete
The course as a fruit
Saints who followed this advised 
Follow the system of power with belief
Everything returns as seen in mirror your face confirming
Conscience of wisdom and knowledge
From where your path of piece
Develops as moon further and further
Saints’ conclusion to be is love immortal
Love is supreme means to throw in aim with 
Targeting to bloom, love never has lost
Any battle of courage – might be physical body vanish
But the starry power and light to travel in speed
Pillars in minds' pace which is boundless in capacity
There is infinite peace and pleases always
In true serve saga is by heart to deserve 
Clothe and food and customs are only secondary means
Be saint for human beings
Let save the planet for the new siblings
Saints pass message of life about
What is the meaning of life according to...?
What are the achievements? If you see genuinely
To know the value of.
Different opinions are in circulation in the planet
Body and soul are two vital accessories of life
Without one no other keeps meaning
Therefore both should know each other separately
To speak truth body can be cremated
But soul is understood to remain as due
Then appears the mystery to follow the path
Peace and satisfactions are the extreme
All in the planet to acquire much
But in vain conniving at the truth
Excepts saints no one knew
Saints no one knew, knows and will know
Ever the conscience of life followed path by saints
They are vigorous of life follow them 
 Attain the saga’s life.
God is not far if you seek and follow the advice of saint
Agreeing knowledge of them many have found eternal game
The fertility in the realm of god is immeasurable
Bountiful of everything is on the path without thorn
God is yours who created you believe
Without management and knowledge an aeroplane cannot fly
If you believe upon scientists who has facilitated you 
Making available facilities of life
That is the basic matter you agreed you are under the realm of saints.


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Communion

I long to write metaphors in shades mosaic 
Paint the peace that denies within 
In my mind harness liquid essence poetic
This conscience which now dances amidst a violent wind

I wish to empathize with the Monarch butterfly 
Landing quite inquisitive upon my limb 
Like it, withdraw from never asking why
Just to discover who I really am

Journey off from bustle to secret places
Where city sounds whisper so very dim
And words fall out of clouds picturesque 
It’s here; I know I can easily talk to Him

Form my thoughts, offer praising supplication
Let sail my soul upon His waters placid
Bringing back to life meanings of lost versification
Then my pen writes what afore could not be answered

And soon my pages fill as glaciers fall into warmer oceans
Overflow like the rivers do in rainstorms advent
Revealing purpose through myriad sacred revelations
Heaven’s door opens and I step through in… 
At peace evermore, I am


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I Love God Very Much


I’m going to tell God
how much I love him!
I’m happy to be able
to tell him!

I’m going to stop
and pray…
There’s so many things
 I want to say!

I know that God
will help me!
He’s my friend!
And is always with me!

I’m going to read
his word too!
It gives me direction,
as to what I should do!

Please God… 
Reach down and touch me!
And put your loving arms,
all around me!

God gave me salvation! 
I sure needed it!
All that I need… He’s already
completed it!

By Jim Pemberton    


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Jesus I Can't Turn A Blind Eye Anymore


Jesus, I Can’t Turn A Blind Eye Any Longer! I can’t turn a “blind eye” any longer! As many souls have “strayed off” and wandered! I can’t “pretend,” that life’s problems will disappear! The “sin problem,” is quite evident and clear! I can’t “make believe,” this will be a better place… I see heartache and despair on people’s face! I can’t just “sit back” and not do anything anymore! I ask myself, “what’s my purpose in life really for? I’m going to pray that God will make it more revealing… We all need to know our purpose and meaning! I’m going to ask God to help me make a difference today! And proclaim that Jesus is the truth, the life, the only way! I’m going to shout and proclaim Jesus! The true king! He’s the lord, master and maker of everything! I’m going to pray that those who are blind, will now see… This same Jesus who loves us, and gives life abundantly! I’m not going to be ashamed, to praise the lord greatly! It’s about time, that I lift up his name…. Lately! I’m going to ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse my mind… And help me to do my part in reaching mankind I’m going to invite you, to make a commitment to HIM! This same Jesus… Who can change us within! Please Lord Jesus… Have your way in me… All throughout! Loving and trusting you… Is what life is about! By Jim Pemberton


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COMMUNICATION WITH GOD

We
need
to keep
on talking
to God.  Comminicating
with Him is how we pray.  He
is a wonderful Heavenly Father!
He made all of us for a reason!  When
we are sad and depressed, that is when
we need to talk to Him.  Reading the Bible
is a way for us to listen to God.  He is here for
all of us.  In the New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Phillipians 4:6 says "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be
known to God."  He will help us if we let Him.  I have a favorite verse
which helps me abundantly.  From (NASB) Phillipians 4:13 - "I can do
all things through Him who strengthens me."  Praising Him is what I like
to do best.


©  Kathy Mary Gillet
©  January 17, 2007 All Rights Reserved


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Don't Let Go

Her long ebony locks tickle the 
floor
She looks at her eyes, then 
grooms herself more.

One hundred strokes through 
her sleek black hair
While she poses straight in her 
vanity chair.

A splash of crimson on her 
flushed pale skin
Her lips reveal her deadly sin.

The moonlight highlights her 
broken shell
Her cold, dry eyes know only 
time will tell.

She slowly rises, giving one 
look more
Then hesitates as she shuts the 
door.

She stops for a moment to soak 
up the silence
And thinks of the hatred, the 
selfishness and violence.

She continues on with her only 
escape
She turns off the lights and 
closes the drapes.

She readies herself for her final 
defeat
She had lost the battle and 
must now retreat.

Wearing her pearls and her 
laced-up gown
She crawls into bed and lies 
herself down.

“Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to 
keep..”

The gleaming dagger targets 
her breast
Her heart beats violently 
beneath her chest.

Almost there, a small distance 
more
Her arm stops quickly, sparing 
the gore.

Laughter arises from the floor 
below
A boy’s voice-a young naïve 
fellow.

She opens her eyes, in shock 
and in fear
That she’d almost lost someone 
very dear.

She closes her eyes yet once 
again
She says a prayer and an 
“amen”.

Her obligations consume her 
heart
More so than the wish to part.

She thought about love, 
kindness and care
Life is a blessing, not meant for 
despair.

We are all attached, like 
branches on trees
And we are all rooted like 
weeds in the breeze.


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my prayer for you

as i wake up in the morning and say my  morning  prayer i  think of all in need
and all the one's who care. so lord'' please show them a  sign of  relief.
and let them know they'll be no more greef. help there family's in everyway.
please lord  save alot of live's today.
 give them food and alot of care cause lord it's hard  for one man to bear.
 give him strength ,and hope and light that he mite have the faith to fight . 
his life is great  and good from you so help him on this day of new.
 let him see a day of joy,and live a life of faith and glory.


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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   


Details | I do not know? | |

Societys Control

I LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT PONDERING THE SIMPLICITY OF MY ERRORS AND THE COMPLEXITY OF 
SOCIETYS REACTION. JUDGED AND SENTENCED WITHOUT A TRIAL, ONLY A STATISTIC, LABELED, 
CONFUSED AND DISTRACTED. SURVIVING ONLY TO DISCOVER DEATH, THE COMPLICATED 
MYSTERY OF LIFE, HADES MY ONLY FRIEND. MAY MY CARNAGE DISCOVER AN EMPTY OUTLET, 
ALONG WITH THIS PALE HORSE AND THE HELL THAT FOLLOWED WITH HIM. THE TWISTED 
STRUCTURE OF THE INSTITUTION, BRAINWASHED INTO BELIEVING THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF 
REHABILITATION. BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS FORGED INTO MOMORIES, SCARS HELD WITH PRIDE, 
A DRIFTER WALKING ALONG THIS TRIBULATION. TO CARRY THE CROSS FOR OTHERS, FORGIVE 
THEM FOR THEIR IMMORAL SINS, EXCHANGING PEACE FOR PAIN, MY RESTITUTION PAID IN FULL. 
REMOVING THE THORNS OF HATRED, FIGHTING FOR AN AQUITAL, A CHANCE TO BE RELEASED 
FROM THESE SHACKLES FOREVER IN CONTROL. PRAYING FOR MY PRAYER TO BE HEARD, MY 
LIFE A POSITIVE TESTIMONY AS DEMENTED AND SADISTIC AS IT MAY BE. IRONICALLY SAVE A 
LIFE THROUGH MY DEATH, THEN LABELED AND ANGEL INSTEAD OF THIS FAILURE, THIS 
OUTCAST, THIS DISGRACE TO A BLIND SOCIETY. 


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In Shallow Roots

We're here to love all God's people
No matter who they are.
Brightness still shines in shallow roots,
Even if the world thinks they've fallen too far.


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The Cards of Life: Part One

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

(Continued on The Cards of Life: Part Two)


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A Stain

Each night she goes to bed in fear
Each night a prayer is prayed
For just one night of peaceful sleep
No visit to come her way
Still every night he enters in
He violates her soul
Abruptly leaves this child in fear
A wounded tattered girl
Until one day she’s had enough
His pain she can take no more
She goes to bed and waits for him
To end her broken world
With one wave she cuts away
The life he lives each day
Now in peace she sleeps each night
And all that’s left
A stain

Each day she prays for freedom
Each day she battles on
The day he promised to love and cherish
The day is now no more
With each day she faces fear
From the man she dearly loves
Leaves her in a battered mess
Scarred to face the world
Then came the day she had enough
The fear she could not take
Aimed a gun while in his sleep
One shot would seal his face
Her life is now free from fear
The world she can enjoy
Now in peace she sleeps each night
And all that’s left
A stain

These stories each are similar
The price each paid was death
Two people lived in daily fear
Now live in happiness
Some say the actions 
Of these ones 
Were drastic steps to take
The bible states 
Thou shalt not kill
But help was just too late
Think back the story
Of the cross
Where Jesus bled and died
He shed his blood 
To save each soul
For us he paid the price
Sounds like the death
Of these ones
At the hands of ones that feared
Was covered by the rugged cross
Where Jesus paid for sin
For God is love 
And each of us
He wants to live in peace
If you doubt 
Go to the cross
And you will find 
A stain


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Taking The Lead

I can feel Your presence;
I can feel You in all that I do.
I can feel You walking with me,
And I don't know what to do.
I just need to trust You
Because this is a journey I cannot see.
I am giving up;
Thank You for taking the lead.


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The First Stone- Part I

As they threw her to the ground
He quickly drew back into the crowd
Adjusting his clothing
Hoping to go unnoticed
To fit in

He watched her
Cover her bare breast
With his prayer shawl
Why hadn't he been smart enough
To grab that from her?

She long raven hair
Was a poor covering
For her nearly naked form
The anger around him
Was a wave of sound
That throbbed over the crowd
Increasing in volume to a feverish pitch

They had planned it well
The scheme to trap him
The young upstart Nazarene
The young rabbi
The revolutionary
Who spoke of love
And a new kingdom

He had been paid well
To seduce  her
The timing had to be right
But he almost forgot all that
As he tasted her beauty
And drank in her wonder
As he ravished her body

She was exquisite in every way
And just when he was about to
Consummate the treachery
They burst in on them

As they pulled him off of her
He heard her screams as she
Tried to clean away what
He’d left behind
Some of them pawed her
Hungry
Wishing they could have a turn
Yet knowing that there was a greater purpose
They restrained themselves
Unleashing their anger
In rough handling
And in shaming her with words
That made him cringe

In the town courtyard they found him
Speaking to the masses
Healing…
And they flung her to the ground before him
Demanding to know
What to do with an adulteress....

What would he answer?
Either way…they had him nailed
To stone her was the thing to do
According to the law of Moses
Would he uphold it?
If he let her go
They could say he had come to abolish
The law…and he would lose
The confidence of the masses

As he stared at her
Through the gaps in the crowd
He almost felt guilty
Almost...
The money he would be paid
Would help in many ways
And the pleasure had been intense
He looked for a stone
Had to play the part
If someone else recognized him
Or that cursed prayer shawl
He would be stoned as well

He shouted
Louder than the others
More vehemently than the others
“Stone her, Stone the prostitute”

The pushing and shoving lessened
The sound was dying out
His eyes were transfixed on the young Rabbi
What was that expression on his face?
What was that look in his eyes?
He took in the woman at his feet
Balled up on the ground...
She was frantically trying to cover herself
All the while
Sobbing out her shame
Her long hair veiling her face

In his eyes
There was no disgust
No revulsion
No hate
A shadow of indescribable sadness crossed his face
As he bent down beside her...

Please Continue to Part II for the ending.


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In Honor of Seamus Heaney

In recognition of the Nobel Poet Laureat Seamus Heaney,
who a few minutes before he left this world last Friday
echoed the Words of the King before He rose from this earth;
NOLI TIMERE....... DO NOT BE AFRAID.
Thank you for that much needed reminder of  Christ's own words,
Seamus Heaney. May God have mercy on your poetic soul and your loved ones.
There is no hope in the world. There is only hope in Christ.
Be Not Afraid.


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Been Blessed

Will I have been standing on the sidelines, watching everyone go after their goals. I been missing out on the finer things that life has to offer. Seeing you  there reminds me of brighter days. Hearing your laughter, reminds me of the day my dreams all changed.

	‘Cause, I been blessed, wouldn’t change it for the world. Nothing sweeter than you. You’re that shining star, the beacon at sea. I thank the good lord for giving me you, nothing can change the love I have for you.

Will I have been standing on the sidelines, watching everyone have their fun. Now its later, you can see them down an out.

	‘Cause, I been blessed, with having you as a daughter. You lifted my heart higher, each day I see you. You’re that shining star, the beacon at sea.

If I was a sailor, I would hurry home to you. Can’t get enough of that laughter, don’t like seeing a frown on your face.

Will I been standing on the sidelines, watching everyone reach to the stars. When I have one right here. Yes, I been standing on the sidelines.

I look at this world, and nothing can change my mind. There be trouble on the horizon, terrible times ahead. People getting hurt, always sad an blue. I put them in prayer as with everyone.

	‘Cause, I been blessed, with writing these words. A pure melody, straight an narrow, they are flowing like a stream. Nine in the morning, an everything is going to be alright.

	‘Cause, I been blessed, with this life. Wouldn’t to change it, wouldn’t to lose it. I would love to share, so here I sit writing these words.

	Oh, I got a melody running through my head, as I write these words. Sounding like country, maybe its an oldie. But none the less, its pure straight from the heart.

	Flowing like a river, steady as a stream. Let it span out there, like the clouds in the sky. Showing everyone in the world, that I got this love for them. My heart is being true, it is solid. This thing is flowing like a river, steady as a stream. Nothing rocky bout this love of mine.

	‘Cause, I been blessed, with having a daughter - who is just like you…

‘Cause, I been blessed.
‘Cause, I been blessed..
‘Cause, I been blessed…


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In the Coals

The sky danced a glimmer of setted sun blue
Softly through into the night
Like rafters keeping us safe on our path under heaven
Trees wove themselves over us
Breathing light from coals washed the five gathered faces
Flickered in their eyes and over their bodies
In the quiet I saw

In the south like the waves from beneath the sea
One spirit shone with a shimmering breath
And another in the west settled on the rafters there
With a sighing light barely seen and hardly felt
Amid the rafters of the north one other spirit swayed
There too an ethereal visitor echoed in the east
In the quiet I saw

Faces bright, strong and painted with a wash of . . . 
Contentment, save two, both fallen of crest
And still under the watchful eyes of Nokomis high in the skies
One rose to smile holding a light before him closely
But woe fell across the other for being there within already
As if unable to escape for eyes unseeing
In the quiet I saw

I watched a struggle between three spirit cousins
Over and all around they fought where he had fallen
So vicious this fight, it cast a shrouding over everything of him
For these two beasts snarled and slashed for dominance
While the third sat quietly as if waiting or perhaps just watching
With great patience for one to fall and it too was evil
In the quiet I saw

The sky shone softly in the ambient light of stars unglimpsed
For Nokomis with her watching eyes held us 
As only grandmothers do for having loved and loved her child’s children too
All through the night she held us as we sailed without a sound
Across and over the blue of setted sun somewhere next to here
With the warmth of coals burning nowhere save inside 
In the quiet I saw

In the quiet I saw five souls glimmering
In the quiet I saw a war cross one red road
In the quiet I saw the spirits of four ancestors
In the quiet I saw everything, nothing all that I needed
In the darkness of the madodoswun it is dark as pitch
And still, and yet . . .
Before the door whispered to open
I saw in the quiet still


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At the Point of Stone

#(dedicated to the quest for indigenous technology all over Africa) 

Potholes of broken floor filled the place,
It was evening time, our prayer time.
I saw her coming suspiciously near the point of stone,
And on her knees’ skin, impressed lines,
As she tiptoed pass at slow pace.

Then she dropped on her knees, with her back facing me
Like begging and begging, but speechless.
I couldn’t tell to who her begging could be,
Yet persisting, her knees rubbed against the potholes of broken floor.
“Hello”, said I, if she could hear,
But it seemed like her ears were buried deep in her cold and secret thoughts.

But still conjured into her, I wondered what it was she was doing;
As I perceived pepper in the air,
And heard a solemn sound like the rough voices of stones suffering friction.
Then I fell into more confusion, pondering
If gods could speak from stones.

But as I went round to see her front,
I saw that she knelt, praying or begging;
shaking and laboring her waist.
But there was no idol as I thought,
neither a person being caressed with pleas
nor a clergy dictating a prayer piece.

She was actually kneeling before a grinding stone,
crushing pepper, tomatoes and onions.
“Take an electric blender”, I offered to help.
“It will save your pretty knees and waist”,
but “who made it?” she asked.
“It was imported, my dear.” I answered.
“Thanks, I can’t fall to the temptation of borrowed glory,
it is like the flower which fades away.
Let my knees crack and waist break for all I care,
I won’t use an electric blender until my children know how to make one by themselves,
as they made this grinding stone.

As I stood shocked,
She gave me a smile that almost got me seduced,
And said, “if I don’t buy and use the substandard grinding stone my children made,
where will they get resources and encouragement to make indigenous electric blender?”
Then I felt stupid.


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MLK - 1929 - 1968

MLK...
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


they shot you down
all those years ago

but

your dream lives on
and always will

for though much has been
gained since you dreamed
your dream

there is much to fight for
and much more to struggle for

and much, much more
to fight for still

so
your dream resounds in
our hearts and we pledge 
this to you today
for though they shot you down
all those years ago on a memphis day
we shall overcome
this we do believe
deep in our hearts
that
we shall overcome
someday...


(for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)


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Linda-Marie The Sweetheart Of Poetry Soup

The Joy of Jesus she cries out

a poet
and a dreamer
a mother
and a dedicated wife

a flower blooms from within a sacred dream of possibilities
with pen in hand passion is birthed profound
she has been blessed with a special gift of spiritual insight
pushing forward into a realm of  a new beginning 
her loving words seem to take flight in an adventurous vision 
each day her beauty touches our lives
She is so special and kind 
protecting each with love and a prayer of belief
she is a loving guide with inspiration spilling free without a cost
under her wing she has placed me since the pen reached out to the paper

a poet 
and a dreamer 
a mother 
and a dedicated wife                     
                   
Linda-Marie, thank you for this time
may God wash you in His eternal light


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For You

Silent Night, Holy Night
My prayer for the soldiers 
In the midst of the fight.


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Eternal Spring

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

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

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


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Pay Close Attention to the Words in Red

My Soul's thirst was quenched the day Grandpa said,
"Pay close attention to the words in red."
All mortal man ever need know,
When God incarnate, as Jesus spoke.
Of lessons and love and forgiveness of sin;
Such grandure alludes us, for eloquence of pen.
Of truths more exquisite than visions of poem,
From The Great I Am, who calms the storm.
Prayer answered with faith of a mustard seed,
That not only so small, but purest indeed.
Such miracles performed as water to wine;
Bringing forth the dead, granting sight to the blind.
These precious gifts when him recieved,
His miricals through us when we believe.
Such peace and serenity our souls are fed,
When we pay close attention to the words in red.


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The First Stone- Part II

He cleared the pebbles from around them
And then, with his finger
He started making marks in the sand

The crowd hushed
Not a sound could be heard
What was he writing?
He could stand in no longer
He pushed his way to the front of the crowd
His knuckles white against the stone
That he still carried
The stone that could bring a swift death
If aimed right
He intended to throw the first stone
To put her out of her misery
It was the right thing to do
The honorable thing

What he saw there in the swirls of sand
Made the color drain from his face
Did others see his name there?
The man who had lead her into sin
Who had ravished her?
Who had trapped her?
Did they see his sin there
Written plainly in the sand? 

He looked around
Terrified
Knowing that he would be stoned
Then he heard the Rabbi speak
What was that he heard in his voice
Reproach?
Anger?
Hate?
No…it was something else
Only later would he be able
To give it a name…
Disappointed love

“Whoever is without sin,
Let him cast the first stone.”
The rabbi turned his face
And look into his eyes
Into his heart
A knowing look
A pained look

He heard the thundering of a myriad stones
Falling to the ground
As the crowd turned to make
A hasty retreat

Everyone’s face masked in guilt
And he ran away
Mingling with the crowd
But instead of going home
He dashed behind an outcropping of rocks
He couldn't tear himself away
Not knowing
What would happen to her
And so he waited
The stone still in his hand
Heavy with his anger, his shame, his guilt

He fixed his eyes on the rabbi
As he saw him turn to her
She lay trembling
Her ears covered
Her body taut with the expectation
Of the impact of that first stone
He extended his work worn hands to her chin,
Gently lifting her face to him
His thumb wiped her tears
And his hand cupped her face
As he gently asked, 
“Woman, where are your accusers?”
Liked a trapped animal
She looked around
Fear in her eyes 
Her face streaked with dirt and tears
Her lips quivering…
In voice filled with wonder she stuttered
“They are…they are gone, master.”

He raised her to his feet
As she clutched at his prayer shawl
Frantically trying to bring some
Honor into her word of shame
The Rabbi quickly took off his outer garment
And covered her 
As he said, 
“Neither do I condemn you.
Go, and sin no more.”

His prayer shawl, covered with his filth, with blood and dirt
Fluttered to the ground.

Besides the quiet sound of her grateful weeping
The only other sound that broke the
The profound silence of the courtyard
Was the loud thud of the fallen stone
The first stone.


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His Warm Embrace

The dark of night is mine alone
To spend in silent reverie,
In solo, introspective thought
and not brooding melancholy.

The battle is not mine, but God's.
He's not intended me to fight.
I'm purposed, seems, for something odd;
To witness to His pow'r and might.

I've drifted oft' so far away.
Seems I am that roaming gnome.
Rememb'ring prayer is not my strength
Until the end of day is gloam.

All thanksgiving to the One
Who seasons life with grace.
To taste and see that He is good
Leads to His warm embrace.


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FLAX ON FIRE

Are arrows of afflictions aiming your soul?
Swaying you away from life’s goal
Are the armies of Satan attacking your fort?
With arms and ammunition of varied sort

Do problems crush like a twirling climber?
Sap your strength rushing ahead as a runner
Suppress you having clung for support
Alarmed, are you looking at their progress report

In vain, do you turn right and left
Seeking place to hide even  in a cleft
Then seek help through prayer with hope
By Holy Spirit’s power even when you grope

The Lord is the Spirit, you must always know
And where the Spirit of the Lord is, acts are not slow
Immediately there is liberty found
Arising from where there seems no ground

Like the new ropes used by Philistines
To bind Samson one among the Nazerines
Satan could have bound you tight
Threatening and harping over his might

Plead for the Holy Spirit during the fight
He will defend and prove you right
And set the new ropes like flax on fire
Crushing the armies of that fallen liar


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The Woman in the Mirror

Today I looked in the mirror 
And I didn’t recognize the woman 
That stared back at me 
She frightened me 
For she told the truth 
Where I wish I could lie

I decided to look closer 
And oh she resembled me greatly 
But I looked into her eyes
Which led to her heart
And they appeared to be as cold as death

I don’t know when she became like this 
But the time had come 
I started to remember what had 
Made this woman so beautiful
At one point in her life 
Actually not too long ago at all

I then found the source of her beauty 
She used to cherish prayer and her time with her God 
She used to value being able to tell Him 
How wonderful He was 
And how much she adored Him and 
Longed to imitate the beauty she saw in Him 

She used to cling to His words, 
For she knew without them she could not live 
She loved to help and please all those who worshipped Him 
And she loved to encourage those who did not 
Because she felt the love of God 
And wanted to share it with others 

She valued purity and prided being one with God 
Indeed these things had made her beautiful
Yes she knew these things alone
For she once knew that 
Flattery from man meant nothing

But as I look in the mirror 
The woman I see doesn’t value
 Any of these things
No, not the way she once did 
Her eyes are white as snow 
And her skin still soft but she no longer 
Resembled the beautiful girl that once was 

I wish that I could go erase 
The disaster that I created 
However what was done was done 
I wish I could tell the woman in 
The mirror that she is loved 


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Faith

I look up to the Lord his Grace,

Praying that he will see my face,

Guiding me in good times and bad,

Having mercy on me when I am sad.

I ask a lot in prayer and song,

My life is yours, most gracious one.

Life can be a long road.,

Sometimes we carry a heavy load.

Trouble, either big or small,

I pray you will answer my call.

Keeping me in your constant care,

Helping me in the adversities I must bear.
.


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Young Heart

From my youth,
I knew no goodness 
Teach me His truth
So that I will meet success

I hope I'm making little progress

From my youth,
I knew very little at first
Teach me Your truth 
Or I'll remain in thirst

I thirst for His spirit - to renew my faithfulness

I have a nourished heart
But, evilness broke it apart
I had an energetic soul  
But agony took its toll 

And now I pray
To Him who mends us all
To save my young heart
From the fear of losing control...

Do I still have an innocent, 
Young heart? 


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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


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Hear My Prayer

Prescious lord up above i am praying to you. 
To rise above and shelter us all from all the evil that has been plaguing our homes. 
Prescious lord up above i know you are watching below. 
We are calling on you to rid the evil which has been taking the lives of so many innocent people. 
Young and old alike are taken with out a care by the killer's 
that are hiding in our homes. 
Prescious lord up above hear my prayer and shelter us from  the evil. 
Shelter us from Satin's fury. 
From a sister to a brother and dads too. 
From a baby to a mother and grandparents too. 
We are  all no longer safe in this world we call home. 
So prescious lord up above hear my prayer.


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So Close, Yet So Far

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


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For Mother Teresa

For Mother Teresa

to see...

the clarity of beauty between the murky folds of life

to see...

the simple truths of living
between the horror and the endless strike

to see...

the innocent smiles of the children at play
while the elder preach hate and division and continue to slay

to see...

the endless yearning for that simpler better place
away from the hollow emptiness of this ostentatious space

to see...

the open vistas of this pale blue dot
the soft reds and fruity greens as this home is all we have got

to see...

the tears of the dispossessed who have been cruelly cast aside
and while we look the other way from their tears we may never hide

to see...

the endless hunger and despair and killing and greed
in the name of God or of ideology or of some or the other creed

to see...

and to see it all

and still stand tall

to hold on to the humanity

that resides deep within us all

may be our only saving grace

and though all of this sounds quaint and saccharine sweet

I need to remember all that I've said

the next time I look into a teary-eyed desolate face

to see...

that being human is simple if we only look beyond ourselves and see

that we are all one, him and her and them and us and you and me...



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Our Love Is Enough

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


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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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Angels' Wings

To one who has touched angels' wings
From one who still reaches
To one who has learned all there is to know
From one who knowledge beseeches

To one who has attained peace
From one who fights for pride
To one who is stands in the center
From one who sits off to the side

To one who is always carried
From one who must always walk
To one who is always spoken to
From one who must always talk

To one who everyone adores
From one who needs love
To one who is never below
From one who is never above

To one who is perfect
From one makes mistakes
To one who always wins
From one who loses after raising the stakes

To one who always knows
From one who must always learn
To one who never worries
From one who is always concerned

To one who has created the world
From one who lives on this Earth
To one who has never been sad
From one who has never had mirth

To one who always smiles
From one who always frowns
To one who always hears prayers
From one who hears horrid sounds

Hear my prayer to you God
To help me learn Your teachings
To You, who has touched angels’ wings
From me, who is always reaching


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God Within

Though Life can be extremely difficult
and experiences can deeply traumatize us,
we can learn to control how we respond -
as demonstrated by our Lord, Christ Jesus.

For He alone is the hope of our glory;
when we show genuine, jubilant enthusiasm,
we naturally exhibit that “God is within”;
thus, we’re able… to bridge sin’s chasm.

This separation from God can be overcome
with daily prayer and faith’s resilience.
Become intimate with your “Identity in Christ”
and continue to reflect the Kingdom’s brilliance.

Having energetic and vibrant attitudes,
we see more opportunities brought to our door.
Via God’s Love and abundance principles,
His blessings upon us… continue to pour.

Remember! We’re blessed to be a blessing;
prayerfully develop your mission’s vision.
Search for personal solutions within The Word,
while reducing the likelihood of… bad decisions.
 
 
 
Author Notes:

Loosely based on:
Col 3:18-25; Eph 6:4-9


Enthusiasm is defined from a combination of Greek words: “Theos” means God, while the other two words are “En-Tae”, which implies within.  So enthusiasm actually means the “God Within.”  It is the shining source of goodness and respect for one’s self and others.

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2012, All rights reserved.


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There Will Come A Day

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


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I Want to Be Where Jesus Is

I Want to Be Where Jesus Is!

Where Jesus is,
 I want to be with him
I’ll honor HIM because
I love him!
 
Into his direction
 I shall go…
His word in my life,
 I must daily know.

What he says to me,
 I must carefully listen,
His will for my life,
 I don’t want to be missin’.

His love for me…
I want to receive,
His abundant life is what
 I aim to achieve.

Thank you Jesus for 
helping me to see…
I need much more of you, 
and a lot less of me!


By Jim Pemberton


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I Hate Hoodrats

I hate hoodrats,
To me they are no match.
I hate them with the passion.
I always prayed in the hood,
As a child, that when I got
Grown I would go buck wild
Beating anyone their backend mass,
Because they are low class,
They make sure that the strong,
Black family existence is a thing 
Of the past. I hate their food stamp
Selling, never excelling, treacherous
Trashy tails. They are sell-outs,
Because they let the government
Bail them out and enslave them,
Our men, and beautiful children
They are hindering progress of the future.
I wish that there were sharp-shooters,
That would zap all of them in the back of,
Their red, orange, purple, and blue hair.
They walk around without a care,
In the world. They are lost souls.
Sold out to Satan wrecking the Black nation.
They cause other strong Black women from
The hood that have a little success, a whole
Life of professional distress. I hope one day one
Hoodrat would understand, that they are part
Of Satan’s plan to rob, kill, and destroy, all
Of the little black girls and boys, and most 
Of all killing the men, while causing who to win?
Satan. One day I will get enough Godly strength
To pray for them instead of physically slapping the
Hell out of them. I through prayer will slam Satan’s 
Silliness out of them, but for right now as I work the
Plow and get enough knowhow. Just shame, shame , 
Shame, shame, on all of the hoodrats’ hellified names.



Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and 
needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked." Though this seems to be directed at other 
gods, it is good advice for humans as well. Psalm 82:3-4

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. Proverbs 
13:11


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How Much Longer Will I Last

Will my life last, much longer?
What am I doing?  I began to wonder…

Many things keeps dragging
 me further down…
What’ll I do?  There’s no one around???

Many “things” have 
  a hold on me…
I cry every night…  I want to be FREE!

I’ve tried and tried…  But to no avail…
Just when I think I have victory…  I fail!

I’ve read in scripture of a power
 I haven’t seen.
I read of a lord who
 can do ANYTHING!

I’m going to give him a try! 
 I’ve nothing to lose!
I’ve been so hurt, worn out and abused!.…

To you, dear Jesus… 
 I confess my every sin.
I can feel your love
 from deep within!

Thank you Jesus! For giving
 me a joy I never knew…
I don’t know where I’d be if not for YOU!

You’ve brought to my life
 a peace I never had.
For all you’ve done for me.  I’m so glad!

Won’t YOU give your burdens
 to the one, I call friend?
And experience the joy of being born again?

Please come to him now!  
Why not this hour?
And experience his life-changing power!

By Jim Pemberton  


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A Mountain Void A Miner

A Mountain – Void.
A Miner,

Observes this beauty, a Granite Monolith, looming ahead.
An image to light the eyes, brighten the soul – are fed
the belief that within the systolic, lies pure gold
at it’s heart – to be mined – but it is oh so cold,
hard and reluctant – stories seen, heard are told
yet this miner, digs deep, continues to mine,
a prayer from his lips – hope, dreams he will find
at it’s centre, in it’s core, within it’s heart.
One would hope, that this would be the place to start.

A most exquisite journey on high – into the ether,
were distances, exist not, where, may neither
come to know or experience the pangs of aloneness,
aloneness – none existent – gives life to closeness
as they traverse life’s disappointing, rocky roads
carrying, in their heads, the weight of life’s heavy loads.
This, they may, happy, do together or on their own, alone.
Only you, the gods and heavens are known 
to have the answers to what has been shown.
All you have laid out, all that has gone down,
and whether or not, this miner, is perceived a clown ?,
a fool ?, as the weight of all kills the music, the sound,
as he keeps trying to dig deeper into this solid ground,
this rock gives up, not a flake, a nugget, a vain of gold 
that, throughout, in the past, to others, has been told
existed once upon a time. The miner finds only fools gold
the core of what he has been mining these past two years,
years that have brought him many, many – many tears.
Fools gold is all that he can see, in all that is reflected –
pools of images, imagined, distorted, throughout detected
that one sees, envisions painted upon the shaft walls,
observing the reflected light – walking those stony halls
looking for the source light dancing on wings that fly free,
that would lead them – together  ?, - to what could be
for the rest of their life’s journey and life time
upon this plane, and all that is wished for, you to be mine.

A dream for this old mind, a dream, live, I’d love to find
In the hands of this old fool, not fools gold of any kind
to accompany this old man through his waning days,
the winter days of this life, on this plane as he plays
the last notes of his opus, the libretto, the requiem 
of a life time that will depart, when it’s tine will come.

This miner is loosing the will to dig more for the gold
That lays the walls, those steel bars oh so cold –
That Mountain – Void, that beautiful, Granite Monolith
that stands on the edge, the miner on the edge of a cliff.

B. J. “A” 2
March 14th 2008


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Pieces of Scabs

I felt that;
The upward lift,
As they touched my crown;
A prayer whispered,
The living;
Feeling alive,
The muddy eyes;
Opened,
The truth;
Realized.


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Honesty

It's hard to let go
it's even harder to see
when the person that's lying
is really me.
I shout and I yell
and I make people mad 
then I get angry
then I get sad
I'm frustrated, I'm confused
I really want my friends to stay
but I push and I push
until I push them away.
It seems I have a problem
so starting today
I must learn to accept what happens in life
even if I don't mt my way
I don't know who I am
I don't remember who I was
 but learning to be me again 
would definitely help my cause
call this a poem or call it a prayer 
but this is the 4th 5th 6th chance
and there's someone who's still here
for me and for them
 i want to do the truth again
because if i can't i'll continue losing my friends.


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The First Time

For the first time,
I feel that life’s treating me right

Everyone’s talkin’ amongst themselves…

I’m sick ‘n tired of wastin’ time
I need to…train myself to become successful – 
Starting tonight.
My life has its ups ‘n downs…
How can I balance myself again?
How can I be more productive this week?
How much time does it take to make my life valuable?

Every now and then, 
I feel that there’s no way out of the cage

Everyone’s bringin’ up past recollections 

I’m willin’ to fight the good fight… but I feel like garbage…
My faith towards Him slowly decays away… 
How can I rebuild my strength again?
How can I reassure myself that I’m stronger than I realize? 
How much time does it take to accomplish all of my dreams? 

Every so often,
I feel that my family doesn’t love me

Do they still cherish me like hidden treasure?
Do they still love me beyond measure?

Everyone’s tellin’ me that I did a great job on my solo 

I don’t believe them entirely…but at least I got the audience’s attention  
My future is bright like the sun…
How can I make my dreams a reality?
Does God know the answer?
How much time does it take to taste a sprinkle of glory?

For the last time, 
I feel the need to reach the finish line

Everyone’s proud of me for trying my best 
And running with all of my effort
I’m willin’ to encourage myself to pass the test…
Despite my struggles, I’m doing fine  

My courage increases by the minute…
I outrun the competitive runners and I’m barely passing the test 

My cup is half full – I’m extremely grateful
For the first time, 
I feel that God has answered my prayers – 
LIFE IS SO. . . . WONDERFUL!


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Prayer for a Soldier

I wish for you encompassing protection, a little extra of Gods attention to follow you 
wherever you roam until you return safely home.

I wish for you peace and love, a special tie from God above to keep you feeling safe 
and warm even in the middle of a storm.

I wish for you true understanding, a secret insight to what he's planning, in this war 
and in your life so you wont be broken by the strife. So you will know what is meant 
to be will be and that you will make it back home safely. 

No one will be able to bring you harm. 

You will return home to your family's arms.

This prayer I send out for you, a soldier who is strong and true, a man of great 
nobility, may you have the strength to BE ALL YOU CAN BE!


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What Does God See In Me

What Does God See In Me?

When God looks down... 
what does he see?
What kind of person would he find in me?

Would he find a life 
"tossed around and confused?"
One that's been "worn out and abused?"

Does he look at me as
 "a pebble in the sand?"
Would he reach out to me with his hand?

"Yes my child... and I'll do much more."
"It was for you that my son died for."

"I love you and give
undivided affention."
"To bring you true happiness 
and Godly direction."

"My love for you is never ending."
"My desire is to be with you--
I'm not pretending."

"I have come that you may 
have life more abundant."
"Don't think of my awesome 
power as being redundant."

"I'll bring true contentment deep within."
"And will always be your very best friend."

"Listen to me...listen to my voice."
"I have called and loved you...by MY choice."

"Allow me to write your
 name in my journal"
"llow me to bring you
 true joy and life eternal."

"I forever promise to bring 
peace to your soul."
"And will be with you wherever you go!"

By JIm Pemberton



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It's Not A Cult

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


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Just Praising

I'm praising the Lord, will you come and join me,
Praising His name all through the day.
I'm praising the Lord, will you come and join me,
And we will be blessed along the way.

Singing praise to Him just makes me happy,
Iknow that my prayers He will fulfill.
He is my Father and He loves me,
So I shall always do His will.

Praising the name of the One who loves me,
Jesus, He came to set me free,
I was a sinner on lifes highway,
He was the One who showed the way.

Let your praise reach up to heaven,
There it will please the Heavenly Host.
Honest prayer is sure to please Them,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

© Dave Timperley 2012
Sung to the tune of High on a hill stood a lonely goatherd or the Yodel song from The Sound of music.


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Do You Blame Or Trust God


Do You Blame Or Trust God? Do you blame God for the trials you may face? Do you reject God’s mercy and grace? Perhaps you are in a most “difficult situation.” You can’t figure out a “reasonable explanation?” You may feel abandoned, alone and afraid. There may have been times when you prayed. You don’t know why this happening to you? You probably try your best in all that you do! But, it still things really haven’t worked out. And you often wonder what life is all about? Rather than blaming God… Why not trust him? He’s not your enemy! He wants you to know him! He’s not the blame for the sorrows of mankind! He’s always faithful, most loving and kind! He patiently waits for anyone to call on his name! With him in control… Things won’t be the same! He is here! Even if everyone else fails you! If you give him a chance! He wants to help you! Won’t you take the time, and invite him in? This is where a new opportunity can begin! His life for yours, is what he gives in exchange! He can help your situation to really change! He can change your life! And turn it around! And can put your life on a solid ground! By Jim Pemberton


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Jesus My LIfe Is Quite A Mess

Jesus, My Life Is Quite A Mess! Jesus, I come before you! And humbly confess… My life has been a failure, and a mess! No matter how hard I try, or what I do… I’m embarrassed when I call on YOU! You’ve been there to help, so many times! It just seems like, “I’m running blind!” The past seems to be creeping up again… And causing me grief and pain within! I need you Jesus! Please help me! Please come to where I am, and touch me! I need your love, and your precious spirit! Thanks for being patient! And willing to give it! You are the only one, who can restore me! No matter how many problems lay before me! I come before you! And call on your name… By your blood, my life needs to be changed! Thank you my Lord, for hearing my prayer! Thank you for coming! And just being there! You’ve given to me hope! My life is renewed! By your love, my life is now brand new! By Jim Pemberton


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I Want To Make A Difference I REALLY DO

Help Me To Make A Difference… Lord, help me to make a difference in someone’s life today And to preach Jesus in what I do and say… Help me to make a difference in this world that surrounds me What you have done in my life continues to astound me! Help me to make a difference in the hearts of men. That I may show others what it means to be BORN AGAIN! Help me to make a difference in my prayer life too As I want to daily be in LOVE WITH YOU! Help me to make a difference in the reading of your word. May I share your scripture to the many who’ve never heard! Help me to make a difference in the life you’ve given to me… I once was blind. But now CAN SEE! Help me make a difference wherever I may go. As your Holy Spirit teaches and enriches my soul! YOU are the difference to a world that’s perishing… YOU offer true love…And life that’s everlasting! YOU are the reason why I keep on going. This life you’ve given to me… I am enjoying! … You have made a difference in my sinful condition You’ve changed my life! I’m a NEW creation! By Jim Pemberton 07/18/10


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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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Dear Jesus Keep Me By Your Side

Dear Jesus, Keep Me By Your Side!

Dear Lord, keep me by your side!
Help me to be humble,
and take away my pride!

Dear Lord, may it be my
 ambition and desire,
To praise your name!
And lift it up higher!

Dear Lord, I just want you to know...
That I will share your love,
 wherever I go!

Dear Lord, please make clear and evident...
The time of your coming is so imminent!

Dear Lord, my life to you, is given!
You've taken away my sin!
And I’m forgiven!

Dear Lord, without you, 
I am hopeless and lost!
My life would be nothing
 without the cross!

Dear Lord, I offer to you my life!
 And I freely give it!
I ask for the filling of
your Holy Spirit!

My Lord I want to give praise and adore you!
I humbly come and worship you!

My Lord and my God! You reign over everything!
You're my savior and friend! And my king!

By Jim Pemberton


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HEAVEN'S KEEPER

Show him hearts
scorned by grief,
with no view of hope
or any relief.

He’ll take those hearts
where others mend,
in a world of joy
that’ll never end.

He’s a prayer away
in a world of light.
Where no one will suffer
through day or night.

He’s where our
final destinies lie,
an enlightened place
beyond the sky.


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Saga

Saga     (1)
Seeing the lives of saga saints
I wanted to pass life reclusively
Nothing hoarding for further life
Holding only covering body
Two metres of clothe dwindled 
From shoulders to leg
One water holder for quenching thirst
For hunger purpose everywhere
In the beautiful make up of my lord
Who caused me and gave life
Will raise burden for food sake
Later on coming here I‘m alone 
Without loves and fairs
I never secured myself 
As unstrung kite in the sky
For my sake a string of hope
Bundled at least to live
Determining to extract the mill of life
What purpose to construe 
Such huge inaccessible plot
Making bereave of everything by super power
Just was sent naked, helpless
As a tiny clot on the earth
Even deer stag has got freedom
Since born they devise how to stand and run
In my case was turn the thinking plot
Crossing many seasons just new death 
Stroke is enough to elude
Omit everything from my sight
And to me as well not numerating even
My being sometimes here on earth
For appreciable and satisfactory know
I decided to travel finding dawn –civilization
Who and where seeds of indifference 
Were cultivated and had bloomed scarifying material veils
Almost in the setting of life
Hearing lectures of ancestors who defined
Experiencing mind body and limitation of all
Some portion of them is appreciable for life
That abandon all there is the start
It astounded mind not mending solution
Swallowed the capsule tablets of inner medicine
Only I compounded some relation with life and achievement
Verily speaking seriousness is the true destination in this regard
True, definite death comes, scarcity flies sighting the situation
No place to remain there

Continuing.... (2)
Because uncalled guests do not get proper attention
In comparison to others living in scarce 
Mind seeks to meet abundance
Controlling it one can develop faith upon 
The happiness of leave
Those who satisfied saintly knew the importance of diminish
All are in one line there is truth only in belief
Who landed truth only in belief stored incomparable peace
Saints’ claims are true
They have left mundane and have scored 
High number to show other to ponder
Belief the source of success who concreted it achieved
No doubt no diversion no boundaries 
Only can surround if by death
Conceive the history of heroic foundation of builders 
Around the globe have same instinct and spirit
Taking to material things to immaterial hypothetical even
Supposing various problems have been solved


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DELVE

Genuine integrity and honor they say
Comes from an absolute spiritual way
Sending messages you keep deep inside
Misfits and sinners stand silent with pride.

Society needs to delve deep today
Many of us alone, or withdrawn in some way.
Our morals get lost...we keep on trying
To Keep ourselves safe we may start lying.

Not one little spirit is quite so rare....
That their sins are forgotten with one simple Prayer 
Gotta be honest and humble...it's true 
Lessons learned are not all that new

Simple deceptions of powers inside
Allow us to listen to our false pride
Perhaps there is nothing more...nothing less
These words of wisdom just put in a chest

How many times have you heard people Chant
Believe in the power of saying, " I can't"...?
We need time today to think and ponder
Allowing our souls to willfully wonder

Life's reality seems quite profound
Once you delve deep you've then yourself found
Judging yourself from the inside...
Lay no judgment and swallow your pride~


copyright 2007


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As The World Weeps

We watch as the world weeps.
Is there anything we can do to help?
Yes, pray for those in their time of need.


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Maximizing the Voice of God

Maximizing the Voice of God
As I meditate on his word
His voice I have heard,
With the ability to stand still
And I already know that he is real All I want to do is his will
When I get on my knees in Prayer and kneel, If I do not maximize Good’s voice for myself I have no one to blame,
When I hear God calling my name
I do not want to miss out on what God has for me, And the devil I can rebuke and he will flee
The voice of God I decree
Over my life
I call him Jesus Christ
On the cross he died and paid the price,
To hear God’s voice is free
That is what God is trying to get his children to see, Maximizing the voice of God,


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Thank You Lord for Helping Me


Thank you Lord, for helping me to see… I need much more of you and less of me! Thank you lord, for helping me to understand... You are faithful! And won’t let go of my hand! Thank you lord, for being close by my side! You’re with me! And pushed my enemies aside! Thank you Lord, for being there to help me! It’s all because of how much you love me! Thank you lord, for answering my prayer! You’re someone who always listens and cares! Thank you Lord, for your many blessings! Your gift of love, I don’t want to be missing! Thank you lord, for what you’re going to do! I want everyone to know, how I appreciate you! Thank you lord, for eternal life you’ve given! My sins are gone! I’ve been forgiven! With YOU in my life, what more can I say? You’ve given me hope and brightened my day! By Jim Pemberton


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In The Future Looking Back

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


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Opening a hornet s nest

Working as a missioner in a foreign land
involves a heart deeply rooted in human sacrifice;
there’s a global awareness of being a migrant
perceived to be a great challenge, filled with trials.

God and his people as a top priority,
generates that spontaneity to work tirelessly;
though difficulties may constantly dwell
in the conundrum of life as a missioner.

But with strong faith and determination,
it’s gonna be a triumph of expectation;
while experiences that shape us within
provide us with identity and optimism.

In the language of mysteries we profess,
there’s a gift of spiritual vision in our midst;
it’s how God makes us come to be his disciples
through relationships between faith and evidence.

At times our pride and self-love dominate us
in our encounter with people across cultures;
dubbed as a form of blindness that needs conversion
as we come to grips with issues in our mission.

Like those daffodils and others in the garden,
those small buds on the twigs that pop up earlier
it means that spring is just around the corner
same thing with our episodes that life brings each year.

But for some whose recurring themes of sacrifice,
pass through a gauntlet of missionary ideals;
with great spirit of loyalty to their religious journey
indeed, a battle cry, a gospel cry that sounds spiritual.

We remember Jesus’ encounter with the blind man 
with whom he tells him to wash in the pool of Siloam; 
just after he anoints his eyes with spittle and clay,
he heals him with a miracle of sight and blessing.

It’s our continuing hope and prayer this time
as we move along and believe in God’s command;
that he may gift us that healing in our journey
both physical and spiritual in our whole ministry.


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We Are Yours

I am Your soldier.
I am Your fighter.
I am Your servant.
I am Yours.
We will fight for love.
We will embrace all.
We will serve Your world.
We are Yours.


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Jesus Helped Me


Jesus Helped Me!


Jesus came by, and he helped me!
And spoke words of life, so abundantly!

He’s done more than I could ever ask.
The peace he brings, will always last!

He’s done more, than I could ever do.
I’ve been changed! And made brand new!

He’s done these things, and so much more!
He’s done more than I could ever ask for!

He’s doing a beautiful work in my life!
He brought hope! And removed my strife!

He’s doing so many wonderful things!
And gives happiness that only he can bring!

He’s here! And waits for us all!
Won’t you take time to give him a call?

By Jim Pemberton  


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America after 1962

On June 25, 1962 prayer was taken out of school
It was like losing a ring's precious jewel 
If you look into America's history 
You will find that it is no mystery
From that date on we haven’t been as strong
I believe we have done something terribly wrong
What they teach in history books simply overlooks
Important information that has raised up a blind generation
Youth, family, education, and national life is far from the same
We have lost morals and values that our forefathers firmly proclaimed
A Blessed Nation under God we have always been
But in the last 50 years it has become destroyed by an abundance of sin
Divorce rate is at an all-time high
While so many children grow up fatherless and wonder why
Gang violence increases each day
Teenage pregnancy has become a common way
Young people search for love in all the wrong places
Leaders in government wear faulty faces
Role models have become extinct
Technology while good has caused many jobs to sink
A nation rife with perjury
Broken marriage covenants In need of surgery
Unforgiveness extortion bribery slander and profanity
We need God to restore us too sanity
Hypocrisy, and lawsuits initiated solely for revenge and personal gain 
Doing things are own way has caused us much pain
The rich are getting richer and the poor sit back and cry
People have lost their integrity yet shake their fists at the sky
If you want to learn open a bible and begin to read
If we listened to its wisdom we wouldn’t have so much need
We have become too liberal as a whole
Besides having so much debt, we are all losing our souls
If anyone talks about God in school they risk losing their profession
Yet more and more young people suffer from anxiety and depression
Many are on medication making doctors filthy rich
So many people are dying in their own emotional ditch
Statistically we are on a downward spiral
Many people turn their heads or just live in denial
History is important to learn
For it shows us how quickly society can turn 
We all have to answer to God someday
And if I were you I would start to learn his way
For if we are going to continue to be America the best
We have to take a moment to address
All the ways we have allowed this country to slip
Take personal responsibility and restore our spiritual grips
Weneed to take back the people's power
We are living in a crucial hour
If we don’t open our eyes ears and mouths we will fall instead of just bend
who knows this time if this damage we can mend.

 by: Sabina nicole


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Are We Being Driven to God's Elimination


Are We Being Driven to God’s Elimination? In the names of diversity and anti-discrimination. It’s like we’re being driven to God’s elimination! God is being “forced” from many institutions! All in the name of this country’s constitution! We’re told that God and this country must be “separated.” Anything less is what many would call; “discriminated.” Any forms of Godly virtues or values are “torn down.” Any symbol of a cross, is often “removed from the town.” It’s no wonder that this country’s in such a big mess! And yet this country wants to be strong and blessed? “What shall the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed?” Meanwhile, the tide of ungodliness, is often “enjoyed.” Those who are trying to remove God! You must beware! His judgment is soon coming! And will catch you unaware! There’s will come a day! When God’s wrath you will endure! The wages of sin is death! This is very true and sure! People may think that removing God is the “thing to do.” Anyone who attempts to do will wind up as “a fool.” Only God can fill the void in life and true love within! Only he has the power to free your soul from sin! The words; “in God we trust,” in our lives must be applied! Everything we’ll ever need… God has supplied! God is this country’s hope! It’s only true foundation! We need HIM right now! To come and heal our nation! By Jim Pemberton


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Emerald Fields

(May Birthstone: Emeralds)

            1935
On May 2nd, I attempted 
to enter the world,
 feet first.

To save both Mother and baby, 
the midwife's cruel hands 
reached in
and flipped me over.

My lack of cries,
a clue not understood.

            1942
Nighttime seizures, 
memory lapses, confusion.
Pills for Epilepsy prescribed 
and normal life restored.

            1971
Prayer for healing, in faith,
stronger than a mustard seed . . .
Ask, and you shall receive.
Pills dumped in the waste-bin.

Suddenly, freedom came,
as soft wind which caresses 
emerald fields of grain.


Matthew 17:20, Luke 17:6,
     John 16:24 RSV







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THE ESSENCE OF JOY

Joy was the music within my heart,
That once was there and now depart.
Blowing a prayer into the wind,
To bring it back somewhere within.

And then I'll pray for it to stay,
So Lord show me thy way.
Just like the sun reflects off the waters of the Nile.
Oh Father, only you could make me smile.

Light as a feather is the yoke on my shoulders.
As I seek the Lord's trust to remove all my boulders.
I raise my face toward the sunshine.

I pray to my Lord to taste his new wine. Holy spirit as Iseek your fine essence,
Infuse my heart with your wonderful presence!


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Where's The Love

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


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For Madiba

For Madiba


as you continue the struggle some more, today for life...

'it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die' you said, all those years ago

as you stood in the dock awaiting the sentence of death

they locked you up instead

for 27 hard and long and arduous years

you stood firm
you never wavered
you gave hope to us all

and then when they could no longer keep up their unjust tyranny

you emerged into the light of freedom

your hand raised in a defiant fist in the february Cape Town air

- Amandla!

you then weaved and bobbed and fought some more, the boxer in you always present

you fought for peace in our land

for us all you fought

and then came that glorious day

when you were our president

and we laughed and we cried

and you fought for us even more

today you fight a different fight

for life, and we are helpless

we, who you fought for all along

have only hope and prayer and song and wishes of life for you

today, you fight some more

may you fight for life some more, Tata Madiba!

and may you prevail

for you are our father

and father, your children call out to you once more

with wishes
prayers
songs

your children wish for you, to remain here with us some more

and though helpless your children may be

in this battle that you wage for life today

and though frail and old your body is

your indomitable spirit smiles that inimitable Madiba smile

your spirit resides in each of us

your loving children

amandla!


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Help Me Lord to be More Like YOU

Help Me Jesus to Be More Like YOU!
How can I be what God wants me to be…
If I’m living in sin, and have no victory?

How can I live like God wants me to live…
If I hold on to bitterness, and don’t forgive?

How can I live as a Christian should do…
If my life, through Christ, is not renewed?

How can I keep going and pretending?
If my heart needs a spiritual amending?

How can I do it?  Without Christ…  I’m lost!
Help me Lord to focus on the cross!

To live is Christ...  To die is to gain!
There’s an overcoming life I need to obtain!

I must serve Jesus and surrender my will!
A life of godliness must be fulfilled!

I must give him one hundred percent!
And come before him, and humbly repent!

Please take my life Jesus!  And all that’s in it.
My heart and soul...  I freely give it!

Jesus, I ask you to have your way in me.
I want to know you so abundantly!

Your words of truth have expressed…
Living for you, is always the BEST!

By Jim Pemberton   07/26/14


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Dream

In my life I've been called many things
                                        Most of them are true
It took me years to write them all out
                                        Just to share with you
I don't know if I'm right or wrong
                                        The only thing that I know
Is that I thank the Lord above
                                        For guiding me to my soul
I once thought it was forever lost
                                       Lost as lost can be
But that was just one more lie
                                       Devil used on me
You see I am like a falling star
                                       A comet in the sky
Who just won't seem to fade away
                                       No matter what the devil tries
Because I feel like a rising star
                                       Dancing with the Son
Who opens every prayer he prays
                                       With "Let your will be done"
Tis our Lord who brought me to this place
                                       Then picked me for his team
Where he taught me how to live and love
                                       And even how to dream



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God Has Other Plans

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


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Because We Need A Helping Hand

It's the beauty from within to save you from sin.
Once we learn, we will never go back again.
Mistakes are meant to be teachers,
And souls are God's individual preachers.


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There's A God Who Loves YOU

There’s A God Who Loves You! In spite of what the courts and what people tell you… There is a God, who’ll always love you! No matter how courts try their best to remove him… His son reaches out to you! And wants you to trust him! No matter what the sacrifice, or what the cost… His son died for you! On an old rugged cross! No matter what you’ve heard, or who you listened… There’s an everlasting life that you’re missin’! No matter how many times you’ve caused sin and shame… You can find 100 percent forgiveness in Jesus’ name! No matter how many times that people have failed you… There is a God in heaven, who will always love you! Won’t you take the time, with no more postponement? And seek forgiveness in his blood’s atonement? The time is now, the opportunity is certainly here! Wherever you may go… God is always near! By Jim Pemberton


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Why Not Spend A Moment With Jesus

Why Not Spend A Moment With Jesus?
Many live to please themselves for the moment.
And want to do whatever gives them enjoyment.

The pleasures of life often lead to deep addictions.
And bring into their life unneeded afflictions.

As many live for whatever things may please them.
They’ve allowed a lot of things to fool them.

Many families are being ripped apart and torn.
As any sense of godly morals are often scorned.

As God looks into the heart of man…  What does he find?
The heart is deceitfully sinful in all of mankind!

He sees many lives off course, following a very dark trail.
And knows that everything in life shall one day fail!

As many seek instant gratification for each day…
Perhaps they should take a moment and really pray!

Let’s ask for God’s forgiveness and a healing within.
And seek him now to be cleansed from our sins!

Please come dear Lord!  And touch our life from above!
We need to be satisfied and content with your love!

A moment with Jesus can bring a love that’s overflowing!
An abundant life from him, is what we can be enjoying!

Please come Jesus!  Bring a heart changing revival in this land!
May we build our lives on the rock!  And not sinking sand!

There’s one more thing the word of God wants to tell you!
Jesus brings complete satisfaction, and will never fail you!

By Jim Pemberton   10/04/14


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The Cards of Life: Part Two

(Continued from The Cards of Life: Part One)

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


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We Need Prayer In America Today

We Need Prayer In America Today!

There’s a big problem in America today!
Many people don’t take time to pray.

Our children are told prayer violates “the rules.”
As God himself isn’t allowed in our schools.

Even in churches, prayer seems to be of the past.
As many want a church service that’s FAST!

Talking with God seems to get little attention.
Many are looking for some sense of direction.

People want answers now…  They don’t want to wait!
As they grow impatient, and not a minute to waste!

We should get on our knees before God almighty!
I don’t care if you’re ten years old, or ninety!

God can do much more than you can think of!
His awesome love, is more 
than one can speak of!

Won’t you trust him?  And give him your concerns?
Why not now?  Before your life takes
 an “unexpected turn?”

Jesus will listen to whatever you say to him!
He patiently waits for you to pray to him.

Now’s the time...  Christ extends
  an invitation!
Let’s seek prayer, all across this great nation!

By Jim Pemberton   03/17/14



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What if GOD was one of us

That old age question, what does GOD look like?

What if you have already met? . . You might have seen him today?

Did you look closely at that stranger that needed help when you just walked on by?
Remember that charity worker that asked for a minute of your time?

Maybe we dont get to see GOD in his true form yet, but that dosnt mean we doont see him in this life. 

Don't be so quick to walk by . .
Dont be so quick dismiss that situation were you could have helped . . 

GOD sees everything and sometimes he's right there testing you . . Dont give up on the world just yet


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A Good Rule To Follow

Just do what ever you think if you must,
Cause with you there can be no trust.
   Faith and love is what you must learn,
It is  something you must go out and earn.
   Respect and understanding is how you must start,
To keep a love from completely falling apart.
   If Joy and Happiness is what you seek ,
Then be strong and true it will be yours to keep.
   Kindness and compassion is a good rule to follow,
It will bring brighter days for al your tomorrows .
    Love as if it were the last day of your life,
Try caring with open arms and do not fight .
    This life is precious if there is someone to love ,
Try to remember that it is a gift from above.
TAC


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Mother Prays

When you lose your Mother
You lose a connection to Heaven.

Why did my mother pray for me?
What was it that made her believe?
That such a child could find his way
To be a better person each day
To grow and be a man so strong
To think of others and right wrong
To love the Lord just like she
Because my mother loved me
She did without so I could have more
She worked two jobs to help her afford
The comforts of life for her child
To make a little boy smile
Now in Heaven she still prays for me
So that one day I may be received
Through those Pearly Gates into Paradise
My mother had a way of making everything nice.


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Hope

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

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

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

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

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


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It's About Them

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


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Reach Out To God He's Reaching Out To YOU


You will find God when you seek
 him with all of your heart.
Getting on your knees in prayer 
is a good place to start!

Remember... A double-minded man is 
unstable in his ways.
He has no true direction in 
life when he prays.

Draw near to God and he'll 
draw near to you.
His word will be your guide 
in all that you do.

Hunger for his righteousness... 
and be filled!
Drawing close to Jesus is
 what God has willed!

He desires an intimate love... 
more than words can say!
Come to him now... with no more delay!

Trust him with all of your heart... 
not your own understanding.
In everything...acknowledge him... 
and heed his commanding!

Obey his command to serve with 
body, sould and mind.
Everlasting peace and love you will surely find!

His desire for you to know and
 love him is never ending.
Come to him now... please... 
no more "pretending."

Reach out today... and call on his 
wonderful name!
His love for you is forever 
and will never change!

Allow him to bring joy to your 
heart and pure delight!
Please come to him now.. why not tonight?

By JIm Pemberton
2008


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What Happened to My Prayer LIfe

What Happened to My Prayer Life? A friend came to me filled with despair. He was wanting someone to join him in prayer! There was something that was “getting him down.” This was a neighbor, on my side of town. At first, I listened to what he had to say. And then wished he would just “go away.” I knew he needed help. I “didn’t have the time.” “Why should I worry?” “His problem isn’t mine?” The spirit of God began to get my attention. I was then focused into a different direction! God asked me why I wasn’t going to engage in prayer. I simply answered; “I’m too busy to care.” My heart broke as I seen the sadness on his face. My life was touched, by God’s compassion and grace! My prayer life that day, took on a new meaning! I reached out to this person and began speaking! I prayed for him, like I never prayed before! It was people like him, that God put me here for! I felt God’s power all over me! At that moment… I sought Jesus’ power and his blood’s atonement! My friend walked away, renewed and changed! But it was my prayer life that was re-arranged! The time I spend with God is time well spent! As I seek him more, and confess and repent! I’m so glad that I spend more time in prayer. God loves me, and is always there! May I encourage you, to do the same! Won’t take some time, and call on Jesus’ name? By Jim Pemberton
.


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Giving Thanks 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


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PRAYER

A Mother’s Prayer Poem
A Mother’s Prayer is for mercy and for hope and love for her own children and grandchildren.
A Mother’s Prayer is for God to send his blessing down and love to his children.
A Mother’s Prayer is for all the nations to find forgiveness with one another and peace
comes to the world.
 A Mother’s Prayer is for all the children in the world to find love and hope that the
world will see them and listen to them all for they need someone to fight for them.
A Mother’s Prayer is to ask God to give her strength and hope when she does not think she
has none.
A Mother’s Prayer is to ask God to send his angles down and protect his children from
harm. And to give his children mercy and every lasting love.
A Mother’s Prayer is to pray for those who have no hope and no faith or no dreams that
seems lost.
 A Mother’s Prayer is to pray for the world which the world needs prayer we need to ask
God for his grace and mercy.
A Mother’s Prayer is to pray that God hears her cries and pain and sorrows because she
cries for all nations.
A Mother’s Prayer is for God to hold her heart in his hands and listen to all her fears
that’s what a mother’s prayer is all about.

A Mother’s Prayer,
Katrina Burrell


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3 Little Angels

Some days are so long and, I may think of giving up
But I find peace in their smiles and instead I worship

In God I find strength to try to be the best that I can be
Because He reminds me that 3 little angels are looking up to me.

I won't sit around crying when things don't go my way
I have to think positive and keep a smile on my face.

My life affects them so I'll proceed with prayer and cation
I know second chances don't come around too often.

When I wanna quit and just feel I can't be strong
I see 3 sets of eyes, Brown, Green and Blue cheering me on.

Then I feel God's arms around me telling me that I'll be alright
And my 3 little angels watching with their faces shining bright.



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He Is Real And He Does Real Things

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


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Too Beautiful to be Re-used

Too Beautiful to be Re-used



Used and abused
Like a borrowed book from the library 
Put me back on the shelf without another look
Like you’re dancing with the enemy…
Do this and do that
I’m Cinderella now scrubbing your floors
Making your wrongs right…
Chauffeuring you around town
Now you should be on God’s next flight
Up up and off into his word tonight…
He holds the key to unlock your untamed heart 
Say a little prayer if you’re not sure where to start
I’m the queen of any story in his eyes so divine
You can’t slave me in a cottonfield 
Picking cotton, pulling weeds, watering flowers, or planting seeds
I’m simply too beautiful inside and out 
To be handled like your watering canister
I design the spout…
So the next time you want to use me
Like a rebound bouncing back
Get with my God and talk to him 
He’s listening to your prayers and will forgive your sin…
For I am much too beautiful to be abused 
Like a borrowed book from the library that will never be re-used.



By: Aleasha A. Martin


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illogical prayer

That day, the sky delineates the beauty of a golden dusk,
The dusk which shed the azure of a day,
The dusk which seduce the earth to picked up her shadow upon the moonlit,

To the dear night she sang,
Chanted about the grief of a daylight,
Wrapped neat the anxiousness within the side of a jaded soul,
Shush the wishsong when the world began to burke,

That day, in the hubbub sense tucked a prayer,
A prayer with all improbabilities of a reality,
A prayer with all of the naivete,
Is the prayer in her desire to have a pair of impossibilities,

A pair of wings,

A human being who literally could not set down the sky with her bare feet,
A gifted creature with the remarkably things around her yet full of limitations,
A naive prayer but able to bring tiny grin on that day,
That day, that single beauty returned to her essence as a needy creature who craved for the existence of the almighty


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We Salute Our Veterans

We Salute Our Veterans…

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 Veteran’s 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


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MY AMAZING JOURNEY

MY AMAZING JOURNEY

This journey I am currently on started sometime ago
What God had planned for me I really did not know
He needed to get my attention and that He was able to do
He had to humble me and strip away my pride too.

He pulled my life out from under me and took everything away
The only choice I had was to surrender to doing things His way
Fasting and praying is where this process started to begin
Brokenness and repentance brought forgiveness and cleansing from sin.

I must make a choice between righteousness and sin
The battle rages on which one of these will win
The one I feed the most is the one that will win the fight
The one that I obey shows if I am walking in darkness or light.

By putting on the whole armor of God I am prepared to fight the war
Being strong in His mighty power makes me more than a conqueror
By bringing every thought captive temptations lure I can flee
By walking in the Spirit sin loses its influence over me.

He is renewing me on the inside and giving me a brand new start
He is changing my life and creating in me a clean and pure heart
I am learning to trust in Him resulting in love, joy and peace
Bringing everything to Him in prayer is how the worries cease.

I am finding out His ways are the paths that lead to the abundant life
When I humble myself and obey it brings about blessings and not strife
I am growing in my faith and learning He is faithful, just and true
Changing me into the image of His Son is what He is committed to.

I am learning that by bearing much fruit I can bring Him glory
By abiding in His word my life is becoming a part of His story
I am being transformed by the renewing of my mind
By daily taking up my cross His plan for my life I find.

I have not lacked anything God has been faithful to provide
He has answered prayer His praises I cannot keep inside
The miracles I have seen Him do give me a reason to rejoice
It is His way of confirming that putting Him first is the right choice.


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Fear

He is pessimist's prime,
Developing and enveloping our entire minds.
We shatter ourselves just to see him succeed,
But realize with him, we have nothing we need.
So it's time to break the spell he cast,
And pray to God his work won't last.
I thank God for He is always here
Because without Him and with fear,
No cup and no cheer,
For our end would draw near. 


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What If Christmas Never Came


 UNSUPPORTED CODE What If…   Christmas Never Came???

What if Christmas never happened?  
What if Christmas never came?
Things around here would be different! 
It wouldn’t be the same!

What if the baby Jesus was never born in a manger?
Mankind would be in serious trouble. We’d all be in danger!

If the baby Jesus wasn’t born.  There would be no nativity.
We wouldn’t be able to display this during our “festivity.”

It’s almost like this now! 
 It’s an “ever increasing business.”
It seems like nearly everyone wants
  “Christ out of Christmas!”

Why does it seem like Christmas is 
 losing it’s true meaning?
The very words; “Merry Christmas,” 
seem to be quickly disappearing!

Many say; “Happy Holiday.”  
They worry they may “offend.”
Having a “holiday” without Christ….  
Once again!

We need to put Jesus Christ back into 
our CHRISTmas season!
He is what Christmas is about!  HE is the very reason!

May we all take some time to rejoice in our savior’s birth.
May there be shouts of JOY!  From the corners of the earth!

Let’s not take Christ out of our joyous celebration!
We need him so much right now! 
 All over this great nation!

May we bring to him a heart of love
 for everything he’s done.
As we bring honor to Christ.  God’s precious son!

May we continually offer to him a heart filled with praise!
Not only at Christmas time…  But all of our days!

By Jim Pemberton


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Prayerology

A mind overcast with doubts,
A fervent prayer to dispel them.

A noise of inward madness,
A mute prayer to pacify it.

A denial of the mundane self, 
A congregational prayer to hasten the advent.


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The Awaiting Gates

Careful of the things you think, do, or say,
Study His word and give Him daily praise.
He will come quickly in the clouds one day,
Don't be left behind, don't be made stay.

Two gates ARE waiting in the everlasting end,
Those without His word awaiting is Hell fire, torment, and pain.
Ask for his mercy with his heart all can be mend,
Those who accept God there's a Heaven waiting words cant fully explain.

A supernatural God can make many wonderful things,
Walking on golden streets next to a crystal sea.
All around you voices, angels, even flowers sing,
So get God in your heart that's the heavens gate key.
 
Carrie Cheek


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Has Jesus Changed Or Is It Us


Has Jesus Changed? Or Is It Us? I often hear of the “newest fashion.” Perhaps I’m one that’s “old fashioned?” Even at church, there’s a push for “contemporary.” Throughout the building, and the sanctuary. I suppose many want to keep up with “the times.” It’s the way of reaching the hearts and minds. I wonder; “has Jesus changed?” “Or is it we?” “Are we walking in Christ?” “Are we truly free?” I’m not going to worry about keeping up with the rest… I’m giving my life to Jesus And Ill try to do my best! I want to give him my love, and my attention! I’ll let others worry about their own direction! Just a simple faith in Christ is what I’ll count on! Christ is always someone that I can depend on! You stick with new ideas and current fashions! I think I’m going to love Jesus, with a compassion! He’s all that I need, and someone that I’m proud of! As long as I have him... Everything else I need less of! Does Jesus change? No! He’s the same as ever before! His promises and words of life I always need more! I thank and bless Jesus! And the power of his name! With him in my life! Things will never be the same! By Jim Pemberton


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Small Little Victories

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


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GOD

Watching overhead,
not very far away,
he guides our destinies
day after day.

Touching with love
in times of sorrow,
he's a prayer away
with our hopes for tomorrow.

He’s a spirit who's with us,
caressing our souls,
providing us strength
to reach our goals.

Whether you’re near,
or many miles away,
God is here for you
every single day.


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The Glass Jar

Life is a glass jar almost ready to fall.
Here God stands, hands supporting it all.
We gather around to watch in pacts,
Because we don't have the strength to act.


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I said a prayer today

I Said A Prayer Today….

I said a prayer today
But I didn’t know where to start
I asked the Lord to guide me, strengthen me
As well as heal my heart

From all of my worldly sins and crimes
Forgive me for being the reason my son doesn’t understand that he’s truly mine

I don’t know where I went wrong 
Or maybe I do but I’m just in denial
Is there Hope for me Oh! Lord to change my life right now

I said a prayer today
In confidentiality alone in my room
But since I chose to write it down on paper
It’s my testimony to you


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DO YOU WANT TO BE HEALED?

I once met a young lady who was in severe pain
I had no idea that her young life was overwhelmed with such strain
sexually abused at a young age from which there was no escape
as a result she gave birth to a baby who was a product of rape
In a state of utter hopelessness and total despair
to the point where of her child she was unable to take care
at the end of her rope in the land of the living she had lost her will
at which time I then asked her, "did she wanted to be healed?"

In order to be healed of the hurt which had penetrated one's heart
one needs to desire forgiveness and then seek the counsel of God
God can heal your heart and God can soothe your soul
If you allow His grace and mercy to be your ultimate goals
do you want to be healed from the brokenness and the shame?
or do you desire to hold on to the bitterness in life you have attained?

People have a tendency to hold on to their hurt
they then tend to wear it like a comfortable old shirt
It's time to take some responsibility for our own deeds and actions
it's time to own up to our decisions, choices and dissatisfaction
we need to let go of the painful past as the past can't be changed
for that was then and now it's time for our futures to be rearranged
do you want to be healed? do you want to be made whole?
are you willing to confront your issues in a way that is bold?

In order to be healed one needs to be totally aware
that you can't move forward if you possess the spirit of fear
no more complaining, no more disdaining put your restoration into play
so stop abstaining, stop refraining no more reason to delay
a man had been crippled for thirty years and more
when Jesus came upon him and to him He implored 
"do you want to be healed?" do you desire be made whole?
do you have a need for your life to be in control?
Jesus then told that man, "take your mat and walk" away
and that man was cured from that very day
to get rid of unresolved issues, guilt, bitterness and shame
you need to forgive and seek forgiveness in our Lord Jesus' name
so cast off your burdens and lay them at the altar of Christ
let the power of prayer unload that stuff which is disrupting your life
compelled and now connected to God on a spiritual plane
allowing the hand of God to take a hold of your pain
do you want to be healed? are you ready to be made whole?
are you willing to open up and let forgiveness in you unfold?


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Will God Accept Me


Will God Accept Me?

I had nothing to offer to God but a life of  shame.
I was embarrassed of the mention of my name

I had nothing to offer to God but “failure.”
I didn’t know if he listened to me prayer?

I had a life that was just falling apart.
I often cried from a wounded heart.

I began to blame myself for things going wrong.
I began to feel like I didn’t belong.

I’d begin each day with a lot of stress and tension.
I didn’t feel any kind of love or appreciation.

Many of my friends began to “leave me behind.”
There wasn’t a single “friend” I could find!

Just when everything was falling around me...
Jesus was there!  His love began to surround me!

“Lord, please help me!” Where the words spoken.
My life was coming apart!,   And was empty and broken!

Jesus reached down and took a hold of my hand!
And told me everything I went through...  He understands!

Day by day he brought to me a peace I never knew!
Putting my life back together was what he wanted to do!

As I read his word, his spirit renewed my mind.
A precious friend in HIM…  I was able to find!

He accepted me! And gave so much more!
He truly is what living my life is meant for!

He is and will always be the Lord for me!
And can do the same for you!  Most certainly!

By Jim Pemberton


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Hot

Let the water burn hot;
Melt away the person I was before.
If I leave in sweat,
I'll call that success,
'Cause I can't live with the old me anymore.


Details | I do not know? | |

Come Let's Have a Personal Relationship

People Ask.. 
Why? are we here?
Why? Doesn’t Jesus Just come for Us?
Say Here I Am--Your God--Jesus Christ
He already knows whom belongs to Him..
Why? Do we have to go through all this?
When we could already be in Paradise....

God Loves Us so much
He wants More
Than just 'I Love You' 
Come Let's have a Personal Relationship

God made a way
Out of His Divine Love He gave 
He gave His Only Begotten Son
Jesus whom died on the Cross
Jesus Blood was Shed
To Cleanse us through and through
Redeeming us from our sins..
Then God Raised this same Jesus
From the dead.. Saving Our Souls
Enabling Us all to obtain Eternal Life
Whomsoever comes to Jesus
Asks for Forgiveness of their sins
Asks Jesus to be Lord of their Life
Loves Jesus.. Our Savior.. Our Divine Christ
Shall become Born-again.. Receive Eternal Life

((Why? are we here?))
God has us.. Live this Life
He wants give Us Blessing and His Promises
He wants us to come to know His Love
To obtain.. The Beauty of Christ
To Receive His Undying Love..
Law was given by Moses...
Truth and Grace was given by Jesus Christ
God gives His Unconditional Love Full of Grace and Truth 

((Why? Doesn't Jesus Just come for Us?))
((He already knows whom belongs to Him))
God wants Us all to have a Personal Relationship with Him
He wants Us all.. To come to Know Him.. 
Come to Love Him.. Unconditionally
As God Loves Us First.. He wants Us to come to Him
Through Jesus Christ.. Receive His Undying Love
And Give --Show We Love Him.. Through Personal Relationship With Him
To come to Know Him.. Is to Love Him

((Why? Do we have to go through all this?))
((When we could already be in Paradise))
For Us all to sustain.. Compassion.. Love Tenderheartedly
Love One another.. As God Loves Us..
To Forgive All others.. As God has Forgiven Us..
To Walk the walk of Christ
Be Redeemed from our sins.. Cleansing Us-day by day
To obtain and Sustain Love
So we know.. Just how Much.. God Loves Us
What Jesus went through 
Was Far More.. Then anyone of Us.. Could ever do
Oh.. How Beautiful.. God's Love Really is

God Wants a Personal Relationship with YOU
Not just for You to say.. I Love You
But He wants You to KNOW Him.. As He knows YOU
God wants YOU to LOVE Him.. As He Loves YOU
Through Jesus.. Open Your Heart.. Show Your Love
Talk to God.. Through Prayer and Supplications
Experience His Beauty.. His Love

Come to Jesus.. Obtain Eternal Life
Come to Know Him-Love Him--Worship Him
He's Waiting to have Personal Relationship with YOU
Come Spread Truth Of His-LOVE


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Everyone's Gone

Everyone's gone...
There's no one to look up to...not one...
Not one will be kind enough
To look down and attempt to help me...

Everyone's gone...
I'm beneath the debris
There's no one there to save me...
I'm left to my own misery 

Everyone's gone...
I guess I'll find my way out of this maze
Without any clues
I'm waiting for relief to dawn upon me

Everyone's gone
I'm dealing with so much trauma 
I'm watching for any signs of support...
Hear my echoes of pain...
It drives me insane...
Catch me before I fall off the cliff...

Everyone's gone
I'm all skin and bones
I'm trapped like a hunted animal
The predator took a bite into me...
Don't just watch me suffer...
Deserted in this lonesome state

Everyone's gone
I'm kicked around like a soccer ball 
Hear me as I call...
Help me to stand tall

Help me... 
Reach up to the sky
To feel the coolness seep through me
Help me...
To be inspired to write more uplifting songs
Help me think more positively - help me wave g'bye
Help me...
Forgive me for all of my wrongs...

Everyone's gone
I'm a screwed-up building
I need you to be my backbone 
Straighten me up...help me to be stiff like a soldier
About to enter another horrifying war
Support me today...
And stick with me tomorrow!

I want to let go of the past memories...
Scaring away my happy moments and delights 
I want to smear away the blasphemies…
Obliterating my blissful days and nights

Everyone's gone...
There's no one to depend on...not one...
Not one will be brave enough
To look down and attempt to help me...

Everyone's gone...
I'm beneath the city
There's no one to show me the jolly sun...
I'm left to my own misery 

Everyone's gone...
Fine… I'll find a way to get out of this nightmare 
Without any clues
I'm waiting for relief to give me strength instead of fear 


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When I Say That I Love God

When I Say That I Love God…

When I say that I love God,
 yet refuse to listen…
His blessing in my life
 is what I’ll be missin’!

When I say that I love him…
I know he’s with me!.  
He’s always here!
And His love has touched me!

When I say, I believe his
 word to be true…
Then I ought to live the way
 that he wants me to!

When I say, that I’ll daily 
give God 100 percent…
Then I need to humble myself
 and repent!

When I say, that I will seek
 to serve one another…
Then I need to be there for
 my sister and brother!

When I allow Jesus, to be 
 the Lord of my life…
Then he’ll remove any
sorrow and strife!

Why not ask Jesus
 to come inside to live.?”
And accept HIS blood and
 power to forgive?

Won’t you say; “Jesus,
  here I am?”
And experience the power,
Of his outstretched hand?!

Christ says; “You that have burdens...”
  “I will give you rest…”
Serving HIM, is always the BEST!

By Jim Pemberton


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Are You God ophobic

Are You God-ophobic? I’ve heard of phobias of different kinds. I’m sure there’s many people with “confused” minds. But there’s one “phobia” that concerns me the most. It’s a “God phobia” that’s drawing so close. It’s like people have a phobia of “In God we trust.” While so many of their lives are burdened with lust. A lust for pleasure and whatever “pleases for the moment.” Many are looking for various kinds of “fulfillment.” But fearing and obeying God? This sounds absurd! Why should anyone care? Much less… Read his word? Even prayer seems to be “a thing of the past.” How much longer will this country last? What we should fear… Is the wrath of God that will come… For not believing and accepting Jesus… His son! Everything we’ll ever need. Has already been provided! An abundant life with Christ can now be decided! Won’t you accept his gift of life everlasting? And look beyond human reasoning and understanding? Put your faith in God. And HIM alone! So you too, can have a place in his eternal home! By Jim Pemberton


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As I Knelt Down To Pray

As I Knelt Down To Pray… Last night, as I knelt down to pray. I was at a loss for the words to say. So much to pray for. It was overwhelming. I thought about what life is becoming! People’s heartaches.. I’ve heard a few! What, in the world, is one going to do? I prayed for the many lost souls around. And for the joy in many that can’t be found. I prayed for many difficult situations. And for many to receive God’s gift of salvation. I asked God to cleanse me of my sins. As each day, a new journey in my life begins. I asked God to inspire me to share him with others. And not forget his command to love one another! I asked God to forgive me of wrongs I committed. And to forgive me of people that I’ve “omitted.” I asked God to bless those who’ve meant to harm me. And to help others, whether or not they love me! I asked God to help me to stay on the narrow road. And to trust him, even when I’m carrying a heavy load! I ask you now Lord Jesus, to have you way in my heart. From your spirit’s direction... May I not depart! May I keep close to me, the love that you’ve given. And be humble in knowing my sins are forgiven! May you help me to be your example that will shine. While I am still here. And still have the time! Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer to you! I am honored for the opportunity just to know you! By Jim Pemberton


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My Dream

My dream is of a better world
Where rivers run free,
Where our waters are unpolluted 
By debris thrown in by humanity.
Where crime is not known and weapons rare,
My dream is of a world
That overflows with care.

My dream is that we love each other,
Not by the colour of our skin,
But by the goodness that lies within.

Why is there envy?
Why is there hate?
Why shoud you be executed just standig by your gate? 
Why mut there be famine?
Why must there be war?
We have repeatedly asked these questions before.

Parents lead and children follow,
That's not always the case as we already know.
My prayer is that one day all this will cease
Then we can envision worldwide peace.


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P O E m 2011

I.
---

Paulette knew he'd love the present and
Excitedly watched as he carefully took the box
And opened the lid to reveal, her heart inside
Crepe paper surrounded it, gently holding an
Echocardiogram of her love for him

Only last month, she was wheeled into the E.R.
Now, the doctors said her prognosis was good

Edward pulled the strip from the crepe nest
And, alternated between it, and Paulette's smile
Realizing that many years of her love lay ahead
To wrap him, full, in life's greatest gift
How could he adequately express his happiness?

II.
---

People oft lose their lighted sight
Each winter solstice that annums around
As days shrink some benevolence cooled
Credit given where credit should not be found
Economy trumps our brotherhood's cards

On the holiday morning, when all is spread
Near tree, menorah, prayer rug, symbol iconic 

Equal time, regarding the desolate neighbor
As joys of family and friends ring the room
Reaching inside ourselves can we reach
To express the love our God implores
Helping to remember, peace on Earth

III.
---

Pomegranates and oranges sluice sweet tang
Even as members gather and sleepily greet
Adults sit, small children excitedly flit about
Carefully examining tags, boxes and stockings
Eagerly they plead with eyes for permission

Once you were that young too...that magical
Now you point and sip tea or coffee, and smile

Every generation brings its own traditions
As a talisman to the next's memories to come
Rife with sentiment, are day's mellow memories
To ancient minds in some far future times
Hardly believing that all those years transpired

© Goode Guy 2011-12-10

"God bless us, everyone" - Tiny Tim

for those unfamiliar...
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Peace in the night

When will the rain fall warm
on cold feet;
that have tracked muddy trails 
to places I've only dreamed.
 
When will the wind blow softer
notes; remind me that peace
isn't a lonely cough
                            ...but a calming melody.
 
When will the sun rise,
and not burn tired eyes? 
 
I reach into a shattering sky,
and pull down what I can not see.
 
The last memory,
of what could be. 
 
I find hope when the sky turns,
afraid to give it my back;
always looking up
                                ...toward the only brilliance I still know.
 
Glistening mystery;
how fondly I wonder
 
                   about all that space,
                            quiet and eternal. 
 
Somewhere,
                   there is peace.
 
Somewhere this dust
can settle,
                and be at rest in the sight of something new.
 
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.


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UNDER GOD

Praise the Lord for He is risen
Can't teach it in school, can preach it in prison
Liberal leadership is way out of hand
Time we stood up and took control of our land
We survived many wars and a major depression
But can we survive this new oppression
Millions of people see their rights undefended
So the Anti-American is not offended
We founded this country on freedom of choice
Now it appears we have no voice
The dissident one who cries out loud
Has far more rights than the patriotic crowd
We can't have a prayer or a moment of silence
We are asked to accept random acts of violence
Our leaders are oblivious to the people's need
While our corporate structure is infected with greed
We can no longer see where we need to go
Our morals and values have hit an all time low
We need to cure this massive infection
We need to start moving in a different direction
On this sea of discontent we will ride
To recapture our country and restore our pride
To the home of the brave and the land of the free
One nation, UNDER GOD, sweet liberty.


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A Good Wife Prays

A good wife prays
For her hubby
Loves him always
Even on days
When he’s running
The streets and creeping
Down other 
Women’s hallways.
A good wife goes 
To the Father
About the things
 That bothers her
Regarding her hubby.
A good wife continues
Her duties
No matter where 
He should be
Or what he’s doing
She knows that he has
To answer to the heavenly
Majesty for whatever
Dastardly deed.
A good wife understands
That prayer is what 
Her hubby needs
Even when she’s tired 
And angry.
She loves him always
A good wife for her hubby
She prays.


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AMEN

All your endeavors and aspirations will  succeed this year
May God grant you wisdom and knowledge to move higher
Even though things are tough right now,HE is alive,have no fear
Nothing!not even the devil can stop HIM;HE will grant your heart desire.




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We Need to Pray For Another

We Need to Pray For Another! There are people, desperate for prayer, Filled with hopelessness and despair! When asked by someone, if I would pray… I just couldn’t find the words to say. The Holy Spirit began tugging at my heart within, Convicting me of not praying once again. Any excuses, God told me I must first let go, This was eating at my very soul! My prayer life had been such a mess. I soon repented, and confessed, I called out to Jesus’ precious name I invited him into my prayer life! To rule and reign! On bended knees before my Lord I began to bow, My brother’s prayer was going to be answered… Somehow! The prayer request for my brother is going to be met. God has never failed anyone YET! By Jim Pemberton


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The Shroud

O my Lord I try and understand
as I gaze upon your shroud
where you became a being of light
ascending to heaven upon a cloud...

I see bloodstained image of crucified man
who wore crown on thorns upon His head
a face of such peaceful slumber
every pain you suffered can be read..

O my Lord much like you
love has left me crucified
I wear my own crown of thorns
I search for love and have been denied..

I see the face of death's giving
true I have loved and lost
send me a woman among the living
my arms around her spread like a cross..

Lead me out of this garden tomb
alone in my bed of impregnated linen
praying for love and my sins forgiven
and a love to be forever shrouded in Turin..
~ ~ ~ ~ ~


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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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The Beauty of God's Love

I will never
 fully comprehend.
The beauty of God’s love
that I have within!

From where I was,
 to where I am today…
I praise him! More than
 words can say.

I shall give him all
 honor, glory and praise.
And be obedient to him,
  all of my days!

He’s more precious to me
 than ever before,
His presence in me—
I need so much more!

His marvelous love,
 shall bless me to the end…
For this, I say, “Hallelujah”, 
“Glory to God!” and “Amen!”

By Jim Pemberton


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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  05/21/10


Details | Free verse | |

Use Me

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


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Love: bound and unbound

Let love fly
=
With ethereal compassion, a soft glow in her eyes,
she picks up the baby eagle, tries to convey words
of eloquent reassurance, sincerely she tries.

Look, June is here this morning; and sun is shining hot; 
last night’s storm belongs to last night; it has left an eagle;
a homeless, hurt, upset baby; it feels forlorn, lost, caught.

She takes it home; makes enclosures; feeds it with love, care.
It still feels solo, alone within, fed by love, fed up.
The enclosure of good concern grows smaller with time’s each turn.
The bird’s soul belongs to the sky; in its eyes silent prayer 
flares up as it cries; shrill piercing call to its own kind.

Let it fly.
=© 2009 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar 


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Everything Isn't What It Seems- What's It Gonna Be



Everything Isn't What It Seems- 
What's It Gonna Be?

People come and go
Some fake and you know
things never stay the same
If you fall for anything but God's work, it's a shame
Just cause' you see them in church every Sunday
Doesn't mean they're right within
Why fit in when you can stand out with him?
Put him in your circle
and see how much attention you get then
walk right instead of left
conversate with him and be blessed...
oh, you like to talk about people behind their backs?
Then read his word, and pass on the facts...
he won't lie nor submit to "Club Life Magazine"
But if you walk with him 
He'll fulfill your dreams 
never forsaking him,
always forgiving you
Through trials and tribulations
still staying true
don't be scared to pray
cause' prayer changes everything
you think prayer can't pay your bills,
Take a closer look...
You'd be surprised what can happen under God's will
Subscribe to "God's Word" now and be blessed
Cause' everything isn't what it seems;
What's it gonna be?




By: Aleasha A. Martin


Details | I do not know? | |

Please Help---Need Power of Prayer

Valentines coming
Sweetness in the air
as many men 
Approach.. come by.. 
Asking me.. to be..  
Their Valentine

But As this one came to my door
Beholding a huge Valentine
Stating I was the one 
He Loved and adored
As I looked at the Treasured heart
he gave me.. it Stated "Be Mine"

Then this man..
Said to me..
Now.. We are engaged 
We shall be married
I am going to Marry you...
You can tell all the other men
Whom are and be coming around
that you belong to me!!!

Then he said.. shocking me
You tell even your God
That you belong to me..
Wow.. I could not believe..

I said.. Oh.. God have Mercy
what do you mean?
For this is... No way
No Way.. Would I ever tell My Lord
I only belong to you
For My heart.. 
Belongs to my Lord

I then said.. This Valentine.. 
is not what that means.. 
I am sorry... We Not - be engaged
You have to realize 
This just meant you want me to be
Your Valentine.. as stated
as I read.. it said.. as you would say
                     "Be Mine".. 

Then this man.. became angry
Then he said.. I not say.. for you to Be Mine
That is just what the Box said...

did you think I would want you to be mine
I just said.. YOU Belong to me..
No other man.. shall have you

I then.. looked at him..
Then I said.. I not belong to you
Or any man.. 
I Belong Only to My Lord
My Savior.. Jesus Christ..

But there are Souls
I do Love too..
and there is one man
within this life
Whom has deeeply graced my heart

But as known
I Only belong to my Lord
and Some day..
When Jesus comes
For whomsoever 
belongs to him
Those whom
Are Born-again

We then All shall meet
Together in Eternity
God's Glorious Love 
Harmony so Sweet

Then the man looked at me
and said.. I shall return
For what is rightfully mine
Then he left.. 

Please I ask 
For All the Believers 
Come together in the Power of Prayer with me..
We as the Body of Christ.. 

I ask.. would you please 
pray for this man
whom does not understand
May God give him Love and understanding
and give Mercy.. 
to help this man.. to understand
That I Belong only to Jesus Christ..
My Heart.. Soul.. Body and Mind..
In the Name of Jesus Christ


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I Raised My Hand

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


Details | Didactic | |

Ecstasy

Welcome
The time around filled with juvenility
The season solaced by the aura of odiferous 
The world primed with unity
The love lived over by the essence of glorious.

Dream
A life lived on top of the world
A garden sated by the aroma of flowers
A nation saluted with laud
A peace blessed by the solemnity of prayers. 

Blend
With the music that dance with your soul
With the rain melded by the rays, rainbow
With the life soothed along pride
With the macrocosm by the end of brow.

Pray
For the day, a prayer unspoken for live out
For the clouds silvery cottoned by autumn newbie
For the hapless longing for a day out
For the solitude by the event foregone. 

Adios 
The Time you lived today
The Nature that you acclaimed
The earth that you live on
The wishes proclaimed. 


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Abundant Touch

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


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Billie's Voice

I do not think I will go to heaven
Since the life I led in the past
Will surely send me on that path
Straight to hell with vastly heat

I did my best to make things right
I quit the drugs and the life that was fast
To give birth to my only child, my son, my life
For which the life of the past will catch on me one day
I only wish I knew how it would portray

I fell in love for the first time past forty
With the best love ever to stow upon me
A women would you believe – she set me free
To be who I wanted – to fly with ease
We have such a bond unlike the others
My eternal comeuppance I believe

There are no drugs in me except to cure HEP C
A mistake I made before I was twenty
My life is the best it has been for what I see
I did not count on parting this new life I lead
I did my best to make things right
Now my only prayer is to see the light

I lived with my heart and loved with my mind
I touched many souls as I did my own
I had no idea how life could be
If it were not for that fast life in my teens
I would still be here in this life, with all my dreams
					
G. Goodwin 9/11/07


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Second Chance

Stagnation is death, and I didn’t want to die…
My life was slowly turning into nothing and I knew the reason why…

I cried, lost finally able to see…
That dark cloud that consistently hovered over me….

Humbled and defeated, I began to cry and pray…
Dear Lord… this is Faizah… I’ve lost my way…

I’m drowning in this life, Love I never found…
This world it has never been good to me… and now in sorrow I drown…

If you still want me, I’m hoping that you could…
Lead me into all things of you because in them there is good…

That dark cloud said, why should you help me now?
Cause many times before you’ve tried to show me how…

How to be loved and live a life under your grace…
But each and every time, I turned from seeking your face…

This time Lord, I promise it will be different…
I realize without you as my Guide, I could never go the true distance…

If you could just direct my steps and show me that narrow path…
This time I’ll stay on it, no matter how long the tribulations last…

All of a sudden from a distance I hear…
A muzzled voice that began to come clear…

This is the Lord thy God, your prayer I have heard…
To begin to follow me you must submit to my Word…

Through all of this darkness, just follow my light…
I’m glad to have you back, proud that you have given up the fight…

The fight of the flesh you will never win…
The only way to victory would be to die to the flesh then begin…

Begin to live in the Spirit… and be made new in this life…
Grow up and mature in my Word, to continually reach new heights…

I am the Lord your Shepherd and you will soon come to see…
You were one of my lost sheep who is now found, and through me you are set free…

Free to be loved, receive blessing unmeasured…
Basking in the Will of our Father brings the greatest pleasures…

So from this point on, don’t ever look back…
Continue moving forward on my narrow path, and you will never lack…

Lack love, lack comfort, lack any of your needs…
Because all things that were made, if made at all, were made by ME…

In response to you Lord, I would like to say…
I’m so thankful for this second chance that you have given me on this day...


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WHEN I AM DEAD

When I am dead my Dearest
Just say a prayer for me
Please stop all tears from falling
For God has set me free.

I'm a registered Donor
So let them freely take
What e'er their hearts desire
A new me God will make.

Have lots of fun and laughter
Every night at my wake
Going home is a pleasure
God never makes mistakes.

I want you all rejoicing
Give me a great send off
No sad hymns should be singing
Wings are a good trade-off.

I'm going to my Master
For He has called me home
When I am dead my Dearest
UP will my spirit roam.

In Heaven I hear the bells
Ringing, and I'm in glee
There's Jesus and the Angels
Waiting to welcome me.


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I Take Delight In Knowing Christ


In Jesus Christ… I take delight! He’s with me each day and night! In Jesus Christ… His love overflows! His love touches me, wherever I go! In Jesus Christ… The victory is won! All praise a honor to God’s precious son! In Jesus Christ… I needn’t be ashamed! He took all of my sin, guilt and blame! In Jesus Christ… I have an atonement! He’s willing to forgive, at any moment! In Jesus Christ… I’m never alone! I ask for his presence to fill my home! In Jesus Christ… You’ll find what you need. Won’t you allow his Holy Spirit to lead? In Jesus Christ… Is where life truly begins! He’ll give you eternal life and peace within! By Jim Pemberton


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TRUE CALLING

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


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His Child

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

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

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

How awesome are Your deeds? 

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

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

I appreciate His consideration 
He fulfills me with elation


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Do YOU Have A Phobia Of God

I’ve heard of phobias of different kinds. I’m sure there’s many people with “confused” minds. But there’s one “phobia” that concerns me the most. It’s a “God phobia” that’s drawing so close. It’s like people have a phobia of “In God we trust.” While so many of their lives are burdened with lust. A lust for pleasure and whatever “pleases for the moment.” Many are looking for various kinds of “fulfillment.” But fearing and obeying God? This sounds absurd! Why should anyone care? Much less… Read his word? Even prayer seems to be “a thing of the past.” How much longer will this country last? What we should fear… Is the wrath of God that will come… For not believing and accepting Jesus… His son! Everything we’ll ever need. Has already been provided! An abundant life with Christ can now be decided! Won’t you accept his gift of life everlasting? And look beyond human reasoning and understanding? Put your faith in God. And HIM alone! So you too, can have a place in his eternal home! By Jim Pemberton 09/26/11


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Prevail In Prayer

Prevail In Prayer 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Rom 8:26-27 NIV Each day consider the time To Prevail In Prayer. Ask for the Holy Spirit; Your power to be near. Prayer is very powerful And provides protection. Gives you comfort in sorrow; Stress’s peace of correction. Prevail in Prayer continually, For that’s how Christ lived on earth. Prayers are so important To provide one’s life with worth. Talking to our Savior Should become a habit every day. Make this your special appointment; Reach out to your Lord and pray. Prayer is our connection To heaven’s courts above. Our connection to God’s power And His amazing love. Ask God to see you Safely through each day and night. Thank Him for His blessings; Praise Him with faith’s delight. Prayer lifts up the standard Against the enemy that roars. Prevail In Prayer daily— Let your Spirit heavenward soar. Prayer is your hedge of protection Against all evil here. Hold prayer as a privilege— Always Prevail In Prayer. Prayer of intercession Is a ministry for all; Prevail In Prayer daily On our Master always call. Never neglect your prayer life For it’s the essence of your soul. Ask God to help you, Prevail In Prayer the goal! Copyright © Maureen LeFanue 2012 www.maureenlefanue.com


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I amRelentless

I am relentless
I wonder if today is the day to save 10 souls 
I hear the mighty voices of his angels calling to our hearts,
I see more people coming together, the 10 SAVED souls,
I want more and more people to crave his unconditional love.

I am relentless
I pretend the day is coming soon,
I feel the change that has overtaken me, the love of Jesus Christ.
I touch my heart and I know that it’s his,
I worry that I am nowhere near good enough,
I cry for the people that don’t know him.

I am relentless
I understand there is a need for the word to be spread throughout the nation,
I say his word hoping it will catch the wind and spread like uncontrollable waters,
I dream of the day were I can walk alongside the almighty God.
I try to live by the book, so that I may be good enough for his kingdom,
I hope one day it will all be worth it, and i make it to the other side.

I am relentless


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Prayer

Raise me up O Lord
That I might see
The world in all it's glory.

Raise me up O Lord
So my heart can feel
Every sinner's story.

Raise me up O Lord
To be an instrument of your peace.

Raise me up O Lord

And let me fly.





Josette Davis Key       2013


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Jesus I Give YOU My Love

Jesus, I want to give you my
 love and respect!
This promise to you—
I won’t forget!

All of my love…
To YOU…  I extend!
I’ll love you again
 and again!

I don’t always understand
What you do…,
But I still love and
 appreciate YOU!

As I get older and
 the years go by…
I long to be with you!
At the mansion in the sky!

Everything about me,
 you understand!
And will guide me
 with a gentle hand!

Jesus…  You’re my daily
 hope and inspiration!
And give each me a deeper
 appreciation.

An appreciation of respect that
 will continually grow.
For your love in me will bring
 goodness to my soul!

By Jim Pemberton


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BLACK MADONNA

   Do you know of the icon of "The Black Madonna"?
   She is the Patron of Poland to this day.
   It is not the icon I write about
   But, the young Maiden, Who is 'Queen of Heaven" today.

   Her name is Mary, the Virgin Mother of Christ
   Whose intercessions for us I seek each day.
   The turmoil in our world could perhaps be averted
   If we beseech Her help on our way.

   We know that She is not only an historical figure
   As we, so often think of Jesus Her Son.
   She is a living, gentle, caring person
   Amongst those, whose hearts She has won.

   She has shrines devoted to Her in many places
   Lourdes, Fatima, Chestochowa, and Medjugorjie too.
   Places where She has appeared to others
   That we may know that Her words are true.

   Although you may not be a believer
   One day, we shall find Her pleading our case.
   Before the Son She brought into this world
   That from us, He should not turn His face.

   I know that some, whose beliefs are far from mine
   May scoff and take offense at these words that I write.
   But for me to deny my own beliefs
   Could never my heart make right.

   So, today I write about this Eternal Woman
   To Whom my prayers each day include.
   For Her comforting spirit I pray for all
   Whether Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, or Hindu.

   My faith in Her is something that I must have
   To get me through the trials of each day.
   Though undeserving of Her love that I am
   For it, I quietly pray.

   I waned to write about Her strength, humility, and obedience
   And of Her acceptance when the Angel came to call.
   I often wish that I could be more like Her
   Instead of the person that I have been to all.

   She had the humility to be obedient
   And the strength to see it through.
   I am too proud and rarely listen
   Because of my weaknesses which are obvious to you.

   So, I now ask each one of you
   Of whatever belief you may be.
   To include a prayer to the Lord above
   For Her, to help strengthen me.

   If your words are clear and pure of heart
   Please think of me and pause...
   That they will be heard in Heaven above
   To benefit my soul's undeserving cause.

   Perhaps, one day I will find "The Black Madonna"
   Not as depicted, in Her shrine to see.
   But, in Her place in Heaven on high
   Where Her gentle love may one day comfort me.


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SPRING AND THE DEVIL'S ARM

      SPRING AND THE DEVIL'S ARM
Abbreviated by an early autumn night
the summer, once tormented by a torrid sun,
relented to September, as if dying might
give reason to all things the heat and time has done;

The stalks of corn, if touched, explode into a dust,
and water tables sink down to a new found low,
but love always goes on, as love, it always must,
through drought and flood, and shortages that come and go.

There in the field, an old man points his maple cane
as if a prophesy, and something we should know,
always, always, always, there will be too much rain,
or not enough, and only love can ever grow.

There is a blizzard brewing, it's part of the plan,
up in the wastelands north, with tons and tons of snow;
and on a winters' morn, snow will be deeper than
the fences seperating everything we know;

and how the wind will howl, and everything will freeze,
there's little we can do, but hope for early spring,
always, always, always, we fall down to our knees
in love and prayer that times like this always will bring.

Next spring the rains will always fall, perhaps too much,
for some the devil's arm will reach down from the sky,
and twisting life about, there is no gentle touch,
excepting love, and that is all that gets us by.

Always, always, always, love has to always be,
though borrowed from the wind, though sought in pain,
though snatched out of the grip of some cotastrophe,
if not for love, there'd be no welcome summer rain.


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Faith like a hurricane

So now she's letting go
Breaking out the mold
There's land-a-ho 
I can make it on my own
Breathing softens then
Grows some tougher skin
She can feel her feet
Lifting with the wind

She can see the changing leaves, and
She wears her heart on her sleeve, and
Says one little prayer as she drops to her knees, 
She's got faith like a hurricane 


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Broken Jesus

At the foot of the bed
She hides in fear
To scared to make a sound
She senses his presents 
Enter the room
Afraid she will be found
Young little girl
So all alone
Waiting for the familiar blow 
She closes her eyes 
In prayer 
All she finds 
A shadow 
A broken Jesus

He wanders the night
Searching to find
Some food 
To feed his hunger
The price he will pay 
A trick down on Main
On his knees 
Will pay for his supper
Life completely broken
The wages of sin
He pays to earn a living
Another night on the street
His prayer is complete
And he finds 
A broken Jesus


The heart does cry out
For innocent lives
Forced fed
A life of rejection
Despite prayers that are prayed
No relief to regain
The safety
Of a life each covets
When the shadow is seen
In a prayer that is deemed
To fall on a heart that’s broken
Protection is there
For the one in despair 
By the only
One broken Jesus


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Rising Above

Rising Above (Ricks 10-36) Rising above Throughout life With prayer and love Follow where He leads He shall answer all our needs And all burdens shall feel lighter Making the outlook brighter That opens the heart Ringing above With love. Within time Spiritual stairs It’s worth the climb Trying to stand alone We are never on our own Happiness we create in the mind We can’t always find With an inner smile Rising above With love. Erich J.Goller Copyright 11.30.2011 “Ricks 10-36” 10.17.2011 by Erich J.Goller 10 lines--36 words--2/2/4/4/6/6/4/4/2/2 Rhyming lines 1/3-4/5-6/7-9/10-- Any subject--no stanza limit--


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Come Get Me Lord




      ------

Forget about your-self
And wait for Him
Concentrate on the Master
Fore He will absolve' us of all
        Our Sin
      ------
I say unto thee
Whom which is able
To postulate with sin
Be His children
His children of the Light
      ------
Let Him receive you
Keep ye' from from thy'
          Night
      ------
Let restoration begin
Let their be Love
Forgive us of all Sin
Fore we come to worship
Just only one man
And to this I say AMEN
      -------
May He finally take us home
          -Fore-
Their is a life for Eternality
That which We beseech
      Upon the Throne
Will it be there for me
      ------
For all of the times' of Peace
We shall spend in Eternality
Now this is such an reality
      ------
Thou shall say a Prayer for Me
Please say a Prayer for Me
And ye' shall never alone...
We shall never be alone
Fore this is not my life
It is He, 
The only Christ
That I have ever known
      ------
I pray for the Lord...
Open My eyes'
Let Me see...

                    GF


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Darkness and the Sun

Slowly darkness reaches out

gently killing all thats bright

pushing out all the light

filling  everything with night.


wait I call out to the day

please can't you stay

or at least take me away


but the light 

the light does not respond

instead countiues to fade


only the night

only the night wind answers my plea

saying whoo? Whooooooo?

Whoooo are youuuuu that youuuu shouuuld go with the light?


Alone i'm left.


When the darkness comes 

it reaches out for me

wrapping around me 

I feel the gloom breaking down my shield


So one more time I call out to the light, 

Calling for the Sun

Please Please rescue me from the night!


Then suddenly I see the Sun,

Rising,

I feel the warmth of His rays,

wrapping around me

holding me in the Light


I am here

you are not alone

I will always return.

Never  fear for the Night is the one that will always fade away.


So when the Night comes

When he steals everything that sparkles

Remember that you are not alone

that the Sun will soon be hodling you.




5/29/08 





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The Damage Is Over

The damage is over,
The battle is won.
Thank You to a mighty hand;
The breath of the Risen Son.


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Alway there

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


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no gimmicks - life time guarantee

i'm sure on one thing we all agree,
life is not as easy as it used to be,
and with all the progress man has achieved,
still we miss that something that makes our life complete.
switch on the t.v. or the radio,
just call this number, give it a go.
for every impurity there is a repair,
still we live in a world full of despair.
you have tried everything with no success,
you have nothing to loose, just take this chance.
it is time for you to take a stand,
ignore all ads, stop kidding yourself.

a daily prayer is all it takes,
say it out loud but say it with faith.
God knows our needs, he feels our pains,
trust all in His hands, He'll make the amends.
not all we pray for, will be fulfilled,
but don't hesitate, just trust in His will.
the cross we must carry through our life,
is no longer unbearable with Him by our side.
i'm only human with an excuse to err,
and i lived my life as if i didn't care,
but since i've tried this daily cure,
little do i worry for what may lie in store. 

so say your prayers, He'll do the work,
just keep them plain, you don't have to explain,
reach out your hand, He'll lead your way,
just keep the faith and everything will be okay.
try this at home or in a public place,
don't be afraid, don't be ashamed.
God will work wonders, you'll be surprised,
don't keep Him waiting, time is passing by.
before i go, i  just have to let you know,
no fees to pay, no codes  to break,
a moment in peace is all it takes,
your life-time guarantee against all aches.



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I Took Some Time With God

I Took Some Time To Spend With God…

I took some time to spend with God alone.
I asked for his blessing in my life and home!

I took some time to tell him that I love him!
I know that he listened and I can trust him!

It seems like yesterday I was a young boy.
There were many things I wanted to enjoy!

I enjoyed prayer with my lord and friend!
I felt his joy and peace within!

I didn’t realize how busy life would be…
I thought less of God,..  And more of me!

I’m thankful that I know a God who cares!
He’s never too busy for a moment to share!

He has blessed and renewed my mind!
He’s always so patient, loving and kind!

Thank you Jesus for the time we have together!
I’m looking forward to being with you forever!

You are the one that I will daily seek!
I need your direction each day of the week!

All praise and honor to you. is what I give!
I won’t forget you each day I shall live!

You’ve blessed and strengthened my life today!
You’re the truth, the life, and the way!

I shall sing of your praises with pure delight!
I know now that things in my life will be alright!

By Jim Pemberton


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GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD

in the Lord's Prayer there is this one simple line
which is profound, intense and also sublime
"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" is what it does state
the Word Of God on which to dine in order to keep the faith
living on the providential portions sent to us by the Lord God
living on His promises which will spiritually nourish our hearts

God desires that we pray on everything that from Him we possess
and to pray for ourselves as well as for others is the message we need to address
for prayer is the way to give Him thanks and to give God all the praise
the way to communicate with Him on a level so that the spirit in us will be raised
as everything that we have comes courtesy of the Lord Our God
all we desire, all we require, all that is in our hearts

no man nor woman, no sinner nor saint, no devil nor demon can ever aspire
to fulfill every need we depend on nor everything that we would require
as man cannot live by bread alone we need God to supply the rest
those providential portions on which we can attest

so stop worrying about the job, the finances, the cars and the homes
trust in God to provide all you"ll need by the power of His throne
God is very concerned about the things we need from day to day
and most of all He desires that we prosper in each and every way
He does not want us to be begging nor to borrow nor to steal
He wants us to turn to Him in prayer and it sure wouldn't hurt to kneel

so recognize the hand of God in everything that you own
and come to understand that it all has come to be by the grace of the Heavenly Throne
just trust in Him for He is in control
and believe that He watches over all our souls
and to know that what He provides each and everyday 
is sufficient enough for us to somehow make a way

so don't be selfish when you pray, learn to pray for others
remember you're not here alone include you fellow sisters and brothers
for God loves the sinners and well as He loves the saints
He also loves the strong of heart as well as the faint
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread and those providential portions on which we're living
and believe in your heart that it will be sufficient enough whatever to you that God has given


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Asking for Power of Prayer

Please if everyone would
come into prayer with me
Over tis man whom is my brother

as time has passed
I have been in search of..
my brother..

as of Earlier today..
I received a call
From a Hospital
Stating my brother 
was admitted
they were needing my consent

As I went.. I seen my brother
I hugged him.. told him I loved him
Asking him where he has been
He than said... in a very weak voice
I have been around...
than he lowered his head down

I looked and seen
His legs Swallon.. and red
Then I said Brother when 
you get well..
You can come in live with me..
How does that sound?
He said.. I would Love to..

Than the doctor pulled me out
of the room..
started telling me about
my brother

Doctor said.. I am sorry
there is nothing I can do
Your brother is very ill
His left lung is filled
His right lung three/forths full
His liver is three times in larged
You brother has a tumor
which the roots have grown
into his vocal cords.. and into his breathing tube..
I am again terrible sorry...
There is Nothing I can do..

What you brother has is cancer..
I am sorry he won't be living with you
he will be when if he does leave here
He will be going to Hospices... 
If his heart.. stops do you want me to revive him..
I looked in his eyes.. 
Tears running down.. 
For I have finally found.. 
My Brother..

I signed the consent papers
For the doctor to with draw some fluid
to find what kind of cancer tis be
The doctor said... I am sorry
I give your brother at the most two weeks...

I than went in to see my brother
I asked my brother 
"Did you find Jesus yet?"
My brother said... "Who?'
I said Jesus Christ... 
The Son of our living God
Than my brother looked into my eyes
He said... I know of him..
I said.. have you asked him into your heart yet???
He than replied no...
I said please Brother do so..
For God will Heal you...
For You can be Saved too... 
Receive Eternal life..
Live again Forever with Our Savior
Jesus Christ...
He than looked at me..
Smiled.. and said.. I will think about it..

Please if anyone would Pray for my Brother Salvation
That some how he would come to Jesus..
While there is still time... 

If anyone has not came to Jesus
Please do so..
For time is the True essences for everything
The Gift of Eternal Life is Free
All you have to do.. Is Believe
Ask Jesus into your heart...
Ask for forgiveness of your sins
Believe that Jesus died upon the Cross
God had him-Jesus Risen.. from the grave
Obtain Eternal Life..Be Born-again
Through Jesus Chrsit We can be SAVED




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WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS

A comforting smile and a kind personality.
An attitude that’s unruly.
Having understanding and mutual trust.
There has to be honesty that is a must.
Someone who will sacrifice and never think twice.
Even if it hurts they will give sound advice.
A heart to love and a ear to listen.
Endless time to give that deserve attention.
A prayer to give blessings.
A testimony to teach a lesson.
There can be a feeling of affinity.
A love that’s peaceful and a bond like a family.
Something that time can never end.
Everyone needs a friend. 
 
Proverbs 27:10  Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do 
not go to
your brother's house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a 
brother
far away. 

Luke 5:20   When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." 

“True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes. “


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Have You Taken Time For Prayer


Have You Taken Time For Prayer?

Is your life filled with  hopelessness and despair?
Have you ever considered  taking time for prayer?

Talking with God, will bring to you needed refreshment.
You can talk to him now!  With no appointment!

He's here to listen.  To whatever you have to say.
You'll find he is very close...   just a prayer away.

Whatever problems you have.  Whatever your needs may be.
God's love for you...  Through prayer...   You'll begin to see!

Jesus is waiting for you to all on his name.
It was for YOU that to earth he came.

Praying to him is a blessing  of his atonement.
He longs to meet your need.  This very moment!

Allow HIM to remove all of your worry and fear.
Pray to him now...  He is always here!!!

By Jim Pemberton 


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Life

We all define life in a different way.

Today, a man described to me how it feels to live in fear, which he suffers from 
everyday.

What is life if you can’t even live out your dream?

The feeling being trapped, so the heart and mind inside started to scream.

Nobody in this world should feel this way, so I get down on my knee and I pray.

Dear lord, I ask for nothing but to show me the way, how to shine a bright light 
in his darkening cave, give me the strength to help heal his faith, give me the 
power to turn his frown upside down.

But for every step that you take, just know that I’m right beside you.

Even if you feel like you’re alone, reach out to hold my hand and let me guide 
you.


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Hypothetically Speaking Vol.II

Ya know like any other Christian I go thru
my hardships & troubles and I start to question
this tug of war, this spiritual warfare of right & wrong
it's the same old song wit me, I give my all 
and from the one I give my all too I don't
even get half. I wonder how many couples 
can say imma livin testimony to what you 
going thru thats actually happily married 
and made it last, I'm tryna hold fast wit prayer 
but this woman is nothing but a cake and with 
each layer follows more deceit not many good men
know their worth but I do, I be damned If I put
up wit a cheating spouse the game of cat & mouse 
been ova and now I gotta keep looking ova my shoulder 
because I can't trust her. How am I suppose to make it
thru da storm when I can't even stand on my own two
my outside image says I'm cool but on da inside 
there lies a man unconscious in a pool of blood from
his broken heart. What did I do wrong to deserve this fate.
I repent my sins, pray, stay honest, don't cheat, then I start
to think does this really have anything to do wit me. I mean
Job was one of God's beloved servants and he was taking 
thru da test, Lord God I'm not tryna say I can't handle it
I know marriage ain't easy but why is it this hard, I'm not
arguing with your will or decision making skills because 
despite it all everything works for the good of God


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MOVE

                                   MUSIC MOVES THE WORLD
                                   DANCE MOVES THE BODY
                                   WORDS MOVES THE MIND
                                   PRAYER MOVES THE SOUL
                            HOWEVER INSPIRATION FINDS YOU
                             ALLOW IT TO MOVE YOU THROUGH
                                       ANY OBSTACLE.


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One

If I live a hundred more years,
I want to be wrapped in your arms;
If I live but one more day,
your life, I will treasure;
for you give me strength,
for you give me hope,
for you give me life.
It is in you that I have become human,
with you, I can see greatness within;
Without you, there is darkness all around,
there is lifelessness, 
and there is death.
Never leave my life, 
never leave my side;
I will try to follow closely in your footsteps...
I will treasure you, always.


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The River Flow

Sitting at the table
Pensive, her pen in her mouth
Her mind searching a fable
To express her thoughts.

Scattered around her world
Sometimes so fruitful and bright
And sometimes so barren
The thinning waters going dry.

Her river runs to the edge
Pouring out like a cascade
Over a sharp, rocky ledge
Speeding down a mountain's facade.

Excited to reach out far
Watering others' worlds
With her sanctified nectar
Quenching parched berths.

Yet at times the river recedes
And the cascade is no more
No moisture fills the air sweet
Just a silent prayer that implores.

Wishing to quieten the voices
Objecting to her taking a rest
Hiding away from the forces
That eat at her raspy chest.

And then the Master enters
The scene and intervenes
In His own special manner
And the rains fall over her spleen.

Sitting, thoughtful, at her table
Her mind receives moisture
Puts her pen upon the paper
And writes of a new adventure.

By CarolineCecile
Copyright © 03.22.10


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Poetry in Motion Challenge To You Audrey

God's compassionate faithful prayer family
vows lifeless obsidian stars betrothed.
Impervious aquamarine crescent moonlight 
kiss awestruck azure sky.
Life elation spirits passion
beyond desire, joy, love.
Hope petals calm hot kindred bliss. 
World peace havens light melody.
Northern turbulent winds wave
lilac freedom clouds.



poetry in Motion :   Audrey Carey....Tag you're it!  use the same words.


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BEFORE MY GOD

''  BEFORE     MY     GOD  '' 


BEFORE MY GOD, CALLS ME BACK HOME 
I HOPE HE'LL HEAR THIS PRAYER 
THAT I MAY COME TO KNOW GREAT LOVE 
A ONENESS, THAT OUR SOULS CAN SHARE 
BEFORE MY LORD SEEKS MY RETURN 
AND I'VE LIVED OUT MY LIFE 
I HOPE TO MEET AND GET TO LOVE 
THAT WOMAN, WHO WOULD BE MY WIFE 
BEFORE I'VE TAKEN, MY LAST BREATH 
I HOPE MY HEART, HAS KNOWN 
THE BLENDING WITH, ANOTHER'S SOUL 
HER DIP OF ICE CREAM...TO MY CONE 
BEFORE IT'S SAID, MY TIME IS UP 
AND LIGHT HAS LEFT, MY EYES 
I HOPE MY LIFE HAS TOUCHED ANOTHER'S 
BLESS ME FATHER...WITH THAT PRIZE 
BEFORE GOD BRINGS ME BACK TO HEAVEN 
GIVES ME BACK MY WINGS 
LET ME FIND AND LOVE HER 
NOT JUST WRITE ABOUT THESE THINGS 


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Reaping the Harvest

The harvest truly is plentiful...
Many seek to fill their empty souls.
Empty inside,
Is there someone to answer their cry?

A cry for help...
To be delivered from sin and self.
Is there more to life,
Than meets the eye?

What is the answer, does anyone know?
Dear Jesus, lead the way and show.
Show us the way we should go,
No longer to be tossed about to and fro.

We as the church...
Lord, give us a heart to search.
Searching to redeem the time,
Salted with the seasoning of Jesus Christ.

Let our light so shine...
In a world that Satan blinds.
The Sewer plants the seeds of life,
They are watered by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Go tell it on the mountain...
That their is a fountain.
Where we will thirst no more,
Clear waters that gently flow.

From the living waters of the Holy Spirit...
We will thirst no more because of Jesus who was pierced.
Pierced in His side, for all mankind.
Jesus who freely laid down His life.

He saw what it would be like with a life without Him...
Doomed to a life to die in our sins.
When mankind sinned he lost his first state and fell,
We were doomed for an eternal life in hell.

Dear Lord, let us remain faithful to Your calling...
By planting seeds of Your Word in hearts who are wondering.
Wondering if there is anything more to this life at best.
While we plant His seeds, Jesus will be Reaping the Harvest.


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Don't Stop Believeing

You made a wish and it didn't come true
You said a prayer but it didn't work 
You've cried so many tears
Your starting to forget
Not wanting to believe anymore
Wanting to give up
Cause he's not there
I did the same
It was a mistake
God's always there for you and me
He never walks out
Not when its easy 
Not when its tough
He stands by your side 
Through it all
You may think hes not watching
But hes still there careing like every other day
So many times people lose their way
Lose their faith
Its almost like they just die inside
Well don't stop believein
Cause he'll never leave your side
Even in the darkest hours
He's still there 
Lighting the way
You may not see it at the time
But he's never leaveing you alone


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To the Writer of a Sad Poem

To the writer of a sad poem 

You have posted a poem today 
Which shows the extreme gloominess and sadness of your mind.

Your writing shows that you have great potentials,
But you have to give it a chance. 

Life may not be good right now for you, 
Due to prevailing darkness all around, 
But please give a chance as your have the powers 
In your writing to convert this darkness 
Into a bright sunshine. 

My good wishes and prayer that you come out 
From this darkness without eliminating life 
Which is not yours but a gift of God. 

Ravindra
Kanpur India 17th January 2010


Note: These lines were written on 16th Jan 2010 when
I saw a poem while posting my own poem on the board
In the name of Suicide. It appears to me that the writer
of this poem is in utter depression and perhaps my 
words may sooth her a little.
 
After completing my comments which is still on that poem
Suicide I found that these comments 
could be posted as a Poem also and that is how this poem 
came into existence. I have no idea whether the writer
of Suicide has come out of her deep depression or not?
As since then there is no new posting from that poet
on the board.

May God give her strength and courage and peace.

Ravindra
rechecked on 29th Jan. 2010




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A PRAYER TO JEHOVAH

Jehovah my God, full of mercy and love
Is how i start each prayer to my Father above.
I thank you dear God, for not turning away
For seeing into my heart, and for guiding my way.
Without you in my life, my soul would be lost.
I turn away from my sins, i'll serve you at all cost.
Forgive me dear God, for straying away.
For living in darkness, not willing to pray.
I am a frail human, my life filled with sin;
Please guard me from Satan, and his grip again.
You've always been with me, held me under your wing,
I thank you Jehovah, your praises i sing.
I thank you Jehovah, for a new day of life;
For giving me guidance, and easing my strife.
I thank you dear Father, for all that you give.
For food and for shelter, without you we don't live.
I thank you for the beauty, that surrounds us always;
For singing and laughter, for they ease our days.
I thank you for family, and friends that do care;
And for your written word, you gave us to share.
I thank you Jehovah, and please forgive me my sins.
Help me keep Satan at bay, so my soul he don't win.
I ask and give thanks, through Christ Jesus your son.
May you hear my prayer, and may your will be done.
Amen. 


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I Met Someone With Many Struggles


I Was Talking To Someone With Many Struggles,…

I was talking with someone with many struggles.
It seemed like everything he tried just meant “trouble.”

He was trying to pay the bills the best he could.
Why he had so much trouble….  Wasn’t understood?

He asked why God could allow him so many trials…
He had certainly traveled many journeys and miles!

He asked for prayer and I didn’t know what to say.
I knelt with him and bowed down to pray.

I remembered the journeys I had been through.
And at times I really didn’t know “what to do!”

I remembered when it seemed like 
the world was “crashing in.”
There was no one I could turn to...  Not even a friend!

I cried; “Lord, If I lose everything else but still have you…”
“Then I don’t care what happens or what others do!”

As I shared with him the struggles I’ve dealt with,,,
I shared with him God’s love that I’ve been blessed with!

As I shared with him I felt a “lifting” of his heavy burden.
His faith in Christ became all the more certain!

Jesus said; “in this word you shall have much tribulation.”
“I have overcome!” “Rejoice with jubilation!”

He is and will always be the answer
 to your every problem!
Won’t you invite him in and
 allow him to “solve them?”

His love is ever so patient, willing and kind…
And is here with you…  Every single time!

He is powerful!.  He’s the beginning and the end!
He’s all you ever need!  
Glory to God and AMEN!!!

By Jim Pemberton


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The Lord is my Teacher

The Lord is my teacher;
I will not fail.
He fills me with knowledge and wisdom.
He teaches me in the way that I should go.
He refreshes me with understanding.
He instructs me in spiritual matters; 
He will not leave me ignorant.
Yes, though I make mistakes and 
Sometimes show misunderstanding,
I will not be ashamed -
For you are with me.
Your arm of love, your patience, gently corrects me.
You allow me to shine in the presence of my peers.
You crown me with success; distinctions over flow.
Surely, excellence will follow me everywhere I go.
And I will be in your classroom for ever!


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TODAY

 
(Nonet) Today I thank God with all my heart He can heal me when no one can Put Him first in all I do He just cares for me, you Today like each day Say a prayer He loves me And you Too Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp200 aka ladylove copyright@2014 December, 05,2014


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Help Me To Make A Difference In A Lost And Dying World

Lord, help me to make a difference
 in someone’s life today
And to preach Jesus in what I do and say…

Help me to make a 
difference in this world
 that surrounds me
What you have done in my life
 continues to astound me!

Help me to make a difference
 in the hearts of men.
That I may show others what it 
 means to be BORN AGAIN!

Help me to make a difference in
 my prayer life too
As I want to daily be
 in LOVE WITH YOU!

Help me to make a difference in the
 reading of your word.
May I share your scripture to the 
many who’ve never heard!

Help me to make a difference in the
 life you’ve given to me…
I once was blind.  But now CAN SEE!

Help me make a difference 
wherever I may go.
As your Holy Spirit teaches
 and enriches my soul!

YOU are the difference to a world
 that’s perishing…
YOU offer true love…
And life that’s everlasting!

YOU are the reason why I keep on going.
This life you’ve given to me… I am enjoying!
…  
You have made a difference
 in my sinful condition
You’ve changed my life!  
I’m a NEW creation!


By Jim Pemberton   07/18/10


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Precious Spirit of God Please Move On Me

Precious Spirit of God…. Please move on me…
May these chains be broken.  That I may be free!

Spirit of God… I ask that you 
refresh my soul
It’s only in you that I’m complete and whole!

Spirit of God…  Your presence makes 
my life complete.
The words from you are ever so sweet!

Spirit of God…  Keep me from
 all sin and shame.
I humbly bow before you and 
give glory to God’s name!

Spirit of God…  Your touch is real and relevant.
May my desire for you be 
truthful and evident!

Spirit of God…   Please move
 in God’s direction.
Take control and give me much 
needed correction!

Spirit of God…  It can more clearly be seen.
You are my righteousness…  My Everything!

Spirit of God…  Mold me and shape me
 according to your will.
The emptiness inside of me…  
You’ll always fulfill!

Spirit of God…   I give you worship 
and praise!
And shall bless your name….  
All of my days!

Spirit of God…  I come to you
 in prayer and fasting!
Leaning on your arms of love 
which are everlasting!

By Jim Pemberton  06/15/11


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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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He's There

When you must question troubled times in your life
When confusion surrounds you and there’s so much strife
There’s no need to look too far away
For the answer’s you seek may be on their way
Look up to the Heaven’s and send up a prayer
God will listen because He’s always there
When your day seems filled with bitterness 
And everything around you brings too much stress
Make time for yourself and begin to pray
God will hear your prayer and help you on your way
Sometimes you feel that you are all alone and a little scared
Those are the times to remember God is there
He’s there watching over you and keeping you safe
God’s always there and ready to help in every way
Reach out to God and send Him your prayer
He shows His love in many ways, He’s always there


Copyright © 2000   Shari E Davis


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In Remembrance of Our Brother-Our Friend...

Cinque "Cino" Mingo ~ September 7, 1984 to May 8, 2007 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It's been a whole year of laughter, memories and tears,

We know he's in Heaven, but wish he was here.

He was a great guy, 

Now he watches over us from the sky. 
His smile we can still see, 

Wishing he was here with his friends and family.
And even in his death, 

He's somehow still the best. 
He communicates through Jesus, 

And Heaven where he rests. 
We all get sad when we remember that day, 

But we know he's in better hands for everyday he prayed.

His spirit is present and so is his soul,

He left us his legacy so let's grasp and behold.

With prayer all is possible so we shall meet again,

For those who were inspired by Cinque's legacy, please pass this along,

Time flew past our eyes, but in our hearts it has been long.

He kept it real all the time, 

Making music and staying on the grind. 
He was more than a man, 

He was a father-son-brother-friend, 

Whose life succumbed to a violent end.
He spoke of the perils of life and the inevitable death, 

He preached God's word up until he left. 
He never once lost faith, 

He was truly great and amongst his elders he showed much respect. 
Despite what others thought he knew God had a plan, 

His soul's still the blueprint for many a man. 
He stood for what he believed in, 

And he was definitely a true friend. 

He was a soldier for the Lord, 

And tried to get many to come on board. 

He wasn't afraid to take a stand, 

The true epitome of a man.



You are missed, but never forgotten. 



Written by~ 
Yolanda Jackson & Kwanisha Young 



Copyright © 2008 – Keeping It Real Poetry, All Rights Reserved. 


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AS A Young Boy My Heart Was Filled With JOY


I once loved to tell others of Jesus
 as a young boy.
My heart was filled with
 love, prayer and joy.

Talking about Jesus, I had spent.
I loved to talk about him,
  everywhere I went.

As the years went by,
 I started growing old.
The things of God, I had no longer told.

A coldness in my heart began to brew.
Even God’s word-I no longer knew.

I only talked about God to
 people in the church.
But in my heart was a hunger for a new search.

A search to return to Jesus-my long lost love.
I fell on my knees and cried to God above.

As I began to confess to God everything.
A newness to my life I knew he would bring.

I began to feel his love come all over me.
The chains were now gone-I was set free!

If a coldness for Jesus dwells in you.
Remember his love is steadfast and true!

Return to him to cleanse you within,
And experience the joy of being born again!

By Jim Pemberton
2006!


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God Heals All Pain And Aches

A heart hit with times of failured troubles...
Equal's pain hurled hard at my heart.
I pray to God that my troubles will leave...
That through God's guidence, i'll become real smart.
God can and may often soften the blows, 
Of which many may scar and ache...
Perhaps from prayer into the morrow', 
God will erase all heart's pains to take.
Suffering from a life almost too painful to take...
May God well steal the evil Devil's cause, 
God will conquer, He'll erase evil's mistakes.
In the end God does matter...
In our hearts, will He forever, ever stay. 
 
 


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PRAYERS CAN'T BE ANSWERED UNLESS THEY'RE PRAYED

Life without purpose is barren indeed.
There can’t be a harvest unless you plant the seed.
There can’t be attainment unless there’s a goal.
Ask Jesus to forgive you for your trespasses so He can cleanse your soul.
If we send no ships out, no ships will come in, 
And unless there’s a contest nobody can win.
For games can’t be won unless played,
And prayers can’t be answered unless they’re prayed.
So whatever is wrong with your life today.
You will find a solution if you kneel down and pray.
Not just for pleasure, enjoyment, and health.
Not just for honor and prestige and wealth.
But pray for a purpose to make life worth living,
And pray for the joy of unselfish giving.
For prayer is your gladness and blessings from heaven is your reward.
When you make your life’s purpose the choice of the Lord.
So when someone ask you today, “How you doing?”
You should say, “ fine because I prayed.”


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Do You Want Eternal Salvation

Do You Want Eternal Salvation? We have many choices that often promise endurance. We can buy policies for different kinds of insurance! Many are seeking some type of “fountain of youth.” Many seek after fiction, rather than the truth! If it’s something eternal, that you are seeking… It’s your very heart, that God is reaching! He’s offering to you something that you can’t buy! It’ll give you an assurance, even after you die! He offers a gift of his love and eternal salvation! Because of Christ, you can be a brand new creation! God’s eternal salvation will greatly bless your soul! The joy of Jesus will forever make you whole! God’s gift of everlasting life is forever secure! He's waiting for you! That’s for sure! By Jim Pemberton


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The key

Mystical words woven to the night
sweet powerful voice filled with the light
cleanses my soul I cry out with glee
how well my Lord you take care of me
my heart beats for you my soul yours to keep
thank you for your love and letting my heart beat
in awe I am that you love me this much
as I bow my head feel the grace your touch
so perfect it feels inside me
chase the evil away
i smile in happiness as I pray
only peace Ive found I first tried drugs
which way do I go my Lord
feel your gentle tug
i love you so much thank you for saving me
please save others who are hurting
through you is the key


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Why write when you can pray ?

Writing is a form of prayer, the writer makes with  his pen.
He puts it to paper,
 and lets it all go
When writing there is no time, 
  no space,
 everything stands still,
 while the writer writes.
Why does he write ? 
 Why do you not pray? 
To have someone to hear your inner most thoughts to look for answers,
 to ask for help ,
 to let go , 
to just get it out.
Sometimes he writes out of anger,
 sometimes out of loss,
 others its out of desperation ,
 sometimes its just because .
Now the writer writes in hopes
 that the answer will be come clear .
He knows all he has to do is wait long enough,
 and it will appear. 
But what say you of those who do not write ? 
Are they lost, broken or just forgotten ? 
No, they are not lost, broken or forgotten
 instead of bringing down the pen to paper , 
They choose to speak their silent prayer 
But one thing is for sure 
Paper and pen 
Hands clasped and kneeling
Someone, somewhere,
 has heard your silent prayer 


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Draw Near To God He'll Draw Near to YOU

You will find God when you seek
 him with all of your heart.
Getting on your knees in prayer 
is a good place to start!

Remember... A double-minded man is 
unstable in his ways.
He has no true direction in 
life when he prays.

Draw near to God and he'll 
draw near to you.
His word will be your guide 
in all that you do.

Hunger for his righteousness... 
and be filled!
Drawing close to Jesus is
 what God has willed!

He desires an intimate love... 
more than words can say!
Come to him now... with no more delay!

Trust him with all of your heart... 
not your own understanding.
In everything...acknowledge him... 
and heed his commanding!

Obey his command to serve with 
body, sould and mind.
Everlasting peace and love you will surely find!

His desire for you to know and
 love him is never ending.
Come to him now... please... 
no more "pretending."

Reach out today... and call on his 
wonderful name!
His love for you is forever 
and will never change!

Allow him to bring joy to your 
heart and pure delight!
Please come to him now.. why not tonight?

By JIm Pemberton
2007


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My Prayer In Life

Lord help me joyful, 
for the love to my life you bring, 
Place a song deep in my heart, 
so I may daily sing; 
Praises unto thy holy name, 
As long as I shall live; 
And as you gave to me your love, 
help me like wise to give. 
Help me oh lord not to be selfish, 
in and through my life; 
Help me never to covet, 
another mans home or wife. 
Lord give to me compassion, 
so that I might be able to see; 
The pain and suffering of others, 
and help lead them to thee. 
Lord place a prayer upon my heart, 
for the people I do not know; 
And where ever I may travel in life, 
Your love help me to show. 
I thank you Lord for the privilege, 
of being able to come before thee! 
And I thank you for my salvation, 
and the promise of eternity! 
Aman


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WAITING UPON THE LORD

WAITING UPON THE LORD

      We are promised in scripture that if we will wait upon the Lord He will renew our strength
Learning to be still and know that He is God is where the power comes from to go the length
Being patient in prayer is where we hear His still small voice to guide us along the way
Reading His word is how we understand His will and learn to know what He wants to say.

Waiting upon the Lord is how our faith and trust in Him grows as we learn how to persevere
During this time we learn His promise is true we are never alone He is always with us here
It is the process by which He changes His children and transforms us into being like His Son
This is how we mature and grow strong in Him and learn how to conquer and overcome.

We all face challenging seasons of testing during which time God seems distant and silent
Will we give up or choose to endure, seeking Him in faith as we learn to wait and be patient 
 This is the time where God grows our faith and trust the most and our character is made new
When we come out the other side people will see a little more of Jesus and a little less of you.


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Ever Expanding


For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth does flow.

So Lord cleanse my heart, from head to toe!



Stir inside me your compassion.

And dress my heart in Godly fashion!



Give me wisdom, more understanding.

Then my heart will be ever expanding!



Yes, from the heart the mouth will speak.

Therefore, I pray, for a heart that’s meek!



Stacey Brown 

8-8-14


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NATURE'S SIGNATURE

In savage we found seeds of culture
And maps of skies in wings of vulture
In the eyes of fish unfathomed depths of sea
And sweetness of earth in fruits of a tree
We found written clear and loud
The address of Eternity on a cloud
Saw Nature's signature on a sea-shell
And His dignity expressed in a whale
Perceived His strength in man's far off flights 
where exploring planets he scales new heights
Found His presence in sincere prayer of a
priest
And had glimpse of His face through pleasant
mist














      
    
  
 
   

 
 


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Are We Being Driven to God's Elimination


Are We Being Driven to God’s Elimination? In the names of diversity and anti-discrimination. It’s like we’re being driven to God’s elimination! God is being “forced” from many institutions! All in the name of this country’s constitution! We’re told that God and this country must be “separated.” Anything less is what many would call; “discriminated.” Any forms of Godly virtues or values are “torn down.” Any symbol of a cross is often “removed from the town.” It’s no wonder that this country’s in such a big mess! And yet this country wants to be strong and blessed? “What shall the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed?” Meanwhile, the tide of ungodliness, is often “enjoyed.” Those who are trying to remove God! You must beware! His judgment is soon coming! And will catch you unaware! There’s will come a day! When God’s wrath you will endure! The wages of sin is death! This is very true and sure! People may think that removing God is the “thing to do.” Anyone who attempts to do will wind up as “a fool.” Only God can fill the void in life and true love within! Only God has the power to free your soul from sin! The words; “in God we trust,” in our lives must be applied! Everything we’ll ever need… God has supplied! God is this country’s hope! It’s only true foundation! We need HIM right now! To come and heal our nation! By Jim Pemberton


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One Day In April

I remember after three weeks of fasting
and praying with heart and soul,
pleading to The Lord that He help me,
that He hasten to me and console.

Then one day in April,
as I stood by a mighty river:
I looked and suddenly there before me,
appeared a vision that caused me to shiver.

The vision was about to speak to me.
I grew pale and weak with fright;
then fell to the ground face downward
unable to bear the sight.

His eyes were like pools of fire,
with feet and arms of polished brass;
and like the sound of a mass of people
His voice roared strong and vast.

He placed his hands upon me.
I was lifted up from the ground;
and as my knees were trembling,
the voice began to resound:

"Oh dear Daniel, beloved of God,
listen to what I have to say:  Do not  fear!
For I have been sent here
to answer your prayer this day."

"Soon a mighty battle will come to pass
evil powers will fight against The Lord;
but God's faithful will hold firm until the end...
then the righteous shall receive their reward at last."


By Milton Lopez Delgado
Adaptation from The Book of 
Daniel Chapter 10
The Living Bible
September 16, 1984


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A Angel Is Watching

There are angels watching over us each and 
every second of the day. 
We may not be able to see them 
but they are there. 
When you are down and you feel all alone. 
Just ask your guardian angel to help guide 
you in the right direction. 
And your prayer shall be answered. 


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House of prayer

   Do you have a hallowed place where you can call upon His grace? In His celestial place 
do you hear His voice or seek His face. From thy fount above fill my cup with love at heaven 
to eat thy word as meat above.  Light my life with holy fire, consume the mire, be my 
passion and desire. Let these dry bones revive so the devil doesn’t thrive, let him not build 
a wall to rise. Break the latchstrings upon every door that I might soar, let every evil to 
abhor. Let the partition be torn down, and every wall to frown, that I might obtain a 
crown. Let me refine my time that thy word is on my mind, you are my looking glass to 
show reflections that last not the brass. Let thy temple shine, a house of prayer as Thine 
let my lips awake in praise a holy time to enshrine.


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SILENCE

Tragedy captured the breath.
Nobody can ever seem to get use to death.
After 9/11 or Katrina America did not utter a sound.
The media brainwashed us with the Twin Towers going down.
We repeatedly seen our fellow Americans falling to the ground.
In Louisiana we even seem them drown.
My heart aches and my eyes are sore.
I hear crying and prayer from shore to shore.
A country that is constantly on bended knees.
Every year we have a new enemy.
We have to keep the faith and trust in Father God Our Master.
The time is ending so beware of wild weather patterns and disasters. 
Is it me put time seems to be moving faster.
So we cannot walk by sight.
Neither should we live in fright.
I also do not agree with this increasing violence.
In our hearts there should be peace, love and silence.

Romans 4:13   It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise
that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Genesis 15:1  God's Covenant With Abram   After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram
in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”  


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Draw Near To God

You will find God when you seek
 him with all of your heart.
Getting on your knees in prayer 
is a good place to start!

Remember... A double-minded man is 
unstable in his ways.
He has no true direction in 
life when he prays.

Draw near to God and he'll 
draw near to you.
His word will be your guide 
in all that you do.

Hunger for his righteousness... 
and be filled!
Drawing close to Jesus is
 what God has willed!

He desires an intimate love... 
more than words can say!
Come to him now... with no more delay!

Trust him with all of your heart... 
not your own understanding.
In everything...acknowledge him... 
and heed his commanding!

Obey his command to serve with 
body, sould and mind.
Everlasting peace and love 
you will surely find!

His desire for you to know and
 love him is never ending.
Come to him now... please... 
no more "pretending."

Reach out today... and call on his 
wonderful name!
His love for you is forever 
and will never change!

Allow him to bring joy to your 
heart and pure delight!
Please come to him now.. 
why not tonight?

By JIm Pemberton
2008


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The Light Of Love

It is by the light of love re-birth unfolds,
A tonic of just course and common events;
Touched by the grace of the knowledge of the one,
Chiseled from fate and molded into destiny,

Like being the image looking back through the mirror,
Objective thought carried on the waves of time;
The blank slate with a mission on the way to death,
A site unblemished without hate, fury or envy.

We carry our flag drenched in an epic story of our ego’s quest,
Towards a singular haven at the conception of our being;
Liquid rainbow colors floating our forms in divine pleasure,
Hearts pounding in symmetry to the whispers of angelic wings.

A prayer of wishful grace absorbed in our mind’s eye,
Where truth is but a lip ness test open to subjective thought;
Ending at the core of our moral and ethical ideals,
As re-birth unfolds upon us by the very light of love.


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Spiritual Foundations.

Forgiving is divine when given unmerited
A willful sin is an eternal burned etching
The penitent spirit forever uninhibited
Not able or willing to stand by itself

	Love blooms purest in the midnight hours
	The most chilling moment for the heart
	To the eyes of ignorance the bright beacon
	Is the cascading blush of the soft candle
		
		Within death’s gaze life is unremitting
		Stubbornly courageous calling out “I Am”
		In the enormity of existence lifeblood drips
		Here the frailest of eyes struggle’s to see

From war machines fly the banners of harmony
The conduction of peace we endeavor toward
Recycling our arms and forgetting the sacrifices
Proudly following its flag for a moments chance

	Divinity resides in the cathedrals magnificence
	A perfection toiled brick by brick upon limited hands
	Generating hope our faith shields out the menace
	Given freely to all the price a willing prayer of thanks

		Infinity exists in the most finite of moments
		That continuous cycle of past, present, and future
		Trusting the hand of the generous creator
		Momentarily pausing at the gateway…trying to grasp

			For we are only men…


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As I Seek God He'll Come to ME


You will find God when you seek
 him with all of your heart.
Getting on your knees in prayer 
is a good place to start!

Remember... A double-minded man is 
unstable in his ways.
He has no true direction in 
life when he prays.

Draw near to God and he'll 
draw near to you.
His word will be your guide 
in all that you do.

Hunger for his righteousness... 
and be filled!
Drawing close to Jesus is
 what God has willed!

He desires an intimate love... 
more than words can say!
Come to him now... with no more delay!

Trust him with all of your heart... 
not your own understanding.
In everything...acknowledge him... 
and heed his commanding!

Obey his command to serve with 
body, sould and mind.
Everlasting peace and love you will surely find!

His desire for you to know and
 love him is never ending.
Come to him now... please... 
no more "pretending."

Reach out today... and call on his 
wonderful name!
His love for you is forever 
and will never change!

Allow him to bring joy to your 
heart and pure delight!
Please come to him now.. why not tonight?

By JIm Pemberton



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My Soup World

My soup world is all the world is all
The world I care to go
When the sun shutters fall
And strange winds blow
My soup friends are all the folks
My heart cares to know
When loneliness stokes
The fireplace of memory. No
Place is better, a better people to share
A prayer breaking the hegemony of fear.
I love the deep drink
Of friendship here, pulling us from the brink
Of times despair.
I love my soup world, love you all so dear.


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My child, My Rose

 Today like so many, I said a prayer for the families. For the students that lost 
their lives to a man that many didn't know.


  Heavenly Father, I ask you this day to watch over the families. Watch over the 
souls of the students that lost their lives to an intruder of evil. Evil has prayed 
upon the innocent and those doing your work. I pray for these families, in hopes 
they may find closure to such a tragedy.

 So many lives have been taken. So many hearts have been stricken with grief. 
Allow them to know that only the body is put to rest and not the soul. For the body 
is made from sands of thee earth. To thee earth may the body be replanted to 
sprout new life. May their tears replenish thee earth with water to feed the new 
life. In thee end may life be brought back in the form of a rose. A rose that may 
grow with the darkest shades of red. For it is the color in which signifies "Love". If 
your will. Allow the stem and leaves to be as green as thee pastures for which 
they lay their heads to rest. May the thorns be sharp to protect them for intruders. 
May their rose grow from now until the end.

                                                                AMEN


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The love of prayers

I feel the prayers by others sent my way
A flood of warmth covers me, like oil flowing down
My spirit dances and feels refreshed

The prayer of others is so precious to me
I pray also for them, that they feel as I do
Letting the flood of God’s healing balm and love cover them

We grow in strength with these prayers
As our body, mind and spirits are strengthened
The Holy Spirit leads us in our new day’s work

This warm oil bathing my soul is what I wait and long for
Let those prayers never stop coming my way
As I am in great need of the prayers of others

They keep me safe, straight in my walk
I am weak without the love of my friends
Defenseless without their prayers and covering

I feel loved and warm, wrapped in comfort
Strength and wisdom come flooding in
As to what my Lord wants of me today

Feel the arms of my Lord wrapped around
His loving kiss upon my forehead
The gentle push to start my journey for the day


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Memories of this Year


The fireplace now all lit,
the warmth brings memories
of this year with you.

Holly now strung all down the rails,
But the moments I adore of
Christmas is time with you.

Others are rushing into
maddening crowds.
Breaking the checkbook and
spoiling the meaning of this holiday.

But for me it is the ray of hope,
that heavenly link in the rope
sent so long ago.

When first as a child I stare upon
you in your infant form beneath,
the tree in a wooden manger.

Low and behold, I did not know
how important that first sight
would become in my life.

But sitting here with you
In spiritual presence,
Is the best Christmas present
I could ever long for this year.

Having you near and communing
over all the joys and memories together.
Thank you for this Holiday Dear Lord Jesus.
My prayer is all people come to know the
True reason for this season.

Christ Jesus in You, With You, By You.


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I Once Loved To Tell Others Of Jesus


I once loved to tell others of Jesus as a young boy. My heart was filled with love, prayer and joy. Talking about Jesus, I had spent. I loved to talk about him, everywhere I went. As the years went by, I started growing old. The things of God, I had no longer told. A coldness in my heart began to brew. Even God’s word-I no longer knew. I only talked about God to people in the church. But in my heart was a hunger for a new search. A search to return to Jesus-my long lost love. I fell on my knees and cried to God above. As I began to confess to God everything. A newness to my life I knew he would bring. I began to feel his love come all over me. The chains were now gone-I was set free! If a coldness for Jesus dwells in you. Remember his love is steadfast and true! Return to him to cleanse you within, And experience the joy of being born again! By Jim Pemberton


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Dinner With The Lord

Chicken fryin' on the stove
Mashed taters whipped up smooth
Corn on the cob all buttered nice
Look here, here comes the crew
Sweet tea in a mason jar
Yeast rolls all pipin' hot
Papa starts the prayer of thanks
Thankful for all that we got


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AN EVENING PRAYER OF REPENTANCE

Getting off the bus along Hillside Avenue,
I heard a loud commotion coming from a speaker;
and getting closer, I saw the face of a sweaty preacher... 
calling all souls to Jesus and make them new.



I looked and paused and saw this preacher with sweat on his face...
as he was telling the crowd a true story of The Godfather's son, who was
in the dark about his father's activities, and when he was finally told,
he didn't care if he died;  and to the authorities he went to report his dad.    



What a righteous young man he must have been, and how noble
it was to reveal that well-kept secret which would have cost his precious life,
giving up a chance at being powerful and not dedicating himself to a lifetime of crime; 
I can visualize him bowing his head down, and pray to stop the vicious cycle.



I sat next to an elderly lady whose who's veiled head shone through a gentle light,
" Sing along with me, and your lost soul will be reedemed by the blood of Jesus!" 
I shared her song book and began singing an evening prayer of repentance,
as the preacher cried out, " Raise your hand, and I will pray for you tonight!"



How many folks, like me, wanted to see that preacher proclaim the Lord's message;
and how lucky I was to have encountered a stranger who sounded like Jesus,
to add another sheep to his herd as he prayed for the sins of the repentant ones!
How glorious it was to hear him glorify Christ and His father with his voice of grace!  


Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci


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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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What If

As I arose this morning, 
A strange thought came to me
What if this is 
The last morning I will see.

As I though, I looked around 
At mementos here and there,
Given to me by those I love
Some no longer here.

The pictures of the boys
In their bull riding gear,
Shirlee’s graduation ,
Cathy in Bridal fair.

The lamp Billy gave me,
Still hangs in mid air,
While the little turtle fountain 
Bubbles on the table over there.

A saddle from our younger days,
Rocks from every where,
A cabinet full of treasurers 
From, Grandpa Pinaire,

The prayer book of my dad’s
Beside the bed you’ll find,
Thumb prints from years of use
And now I’ve added mine.

The antique trunk from mom
Once used on some old car,
Is filled with baby clothes
And gifts from afar.

The one I like most it seems,
Is the cross of Christ, Billy made for me,
From rusty old horse shoes and the sweat of his brow,
He welded and polished for many an hour.     

It hangs there on the wall
For all to see
How the Son of God 
Gave his life for me.

All of these treasurers 
I would miss 
Because through them
My family still lives. 

But if I weren’t here I do hope
Whoever has them feels the scope
And  treats them as if they were gifts
From someone they also do miss.


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STILL BEING FAITHFUL

Still being faithful and serenely living,
ignoring the self-made gods ranting...
unafraid of them whose soul is too bitter:
I am at peace in the mist of turmoil and fear.


Still being faithful, angering the wicked hearts too wild:
their faith and kindness have been replaced by their pride,   
and on those virtues I have built my character and shaped it with purity...
have they lifted up their eyes and prayed on their knees with humility? 


My winters aren't too harsh when His warm breath melts the deep snow,
'though my spring is far away, this sweet prayer is offered with a bow.    


Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci


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The Thanksgiving Table

Dear Heavenly Father as we bow our heads today 
We join in prayer for the blessings that you have sent our way 
Giving thanks for all the joy you brought to us not only in time of play 
Reaching out and also helping others when their lives are in such dismay 
Gathering together at the family table for a feast of array Thanking you Lord in so 
many different ways We thank you for the air that we breath and need each day 
Also for giving us our children as we watch them grow into mature adults before 
they stray From the homes where we gather thoughts and say prayers to keep 
our children from harms ways We thank you Lord for the sun and the engery that 
it protrays And for the eagles and birds that soar in our skies of blue and grey 
Also for the green grass and farmers fields made of golden hay As they harvest 
our foods that is brought to our tables in so many different ways But most of all 
Lord we give thanks to you for making the family come together today And joining 
in the prayers and thanking you for the beautiful arrays From a family that has 
been torn apart but still has time to gather and pray As we give thanks for our 
daily blessings in our own speical way While gathered together at the family 
table on this Thanksgiving Day

                                                    {Amen}


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Attraction

Dealing with the real world 
Being at odd with every facet and whim
Leaving openings 
Knowledge fills  most pit holes
Keep a full supply in Gods home
The house of prayer we call on
This should be located in the inner mind
Coming by way of studying 
Showing a true system
working together with faith 
This measure is not a give and take
Standing not as a mediocre pull down
This source always abounds
Driven by actions center fold
Evoking others to follow


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A Time When I Went To Pray


Something happened 
when I went to pray.
There was "something" 
that was "in my way.:

I went to call on Jesus' holy name.
But things didn't 
 "seem quite the same."

I felt that somehow, I had let the
 Holy Spirit down.
His presence in my prayer was
 nowhere to be found.

It must have been that 
sin I let "creep in."
I needed to be cleansed 
before praying again.

Everything holding me down
 must get out.
For God's presence...  
I don't want to be without!

So to you dear Jesus...  I confess 
my every sin now.
And to you I repent and 
humbly bow.

May my prayers be renewed by the
 cleansing of your word.
And may your voice in my life...
 Once again be heard!

By Jim Pemberton


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Reading the BIble Or Serving An Idol



Reading the Bible? Or Serving An Idol? The other day I prayed and read my Bible. But soon afterward… I brought out my “idol.” This “idol” is something I’ve tried to hide. I can’t seem to let go of it. I’ve too much “pride.” This thing has brought “pleasure” for a time. But now has effected what’s in my mind! My prayer life isn’t what it used to be. I can’t “shake it.” It has a “hold” of me! This “idol” has taken up residence in my life. I’ve lost interest in my family and wife! It’s had an impact on what I’ve said and thought. I think; “what kind of lie have I really bought?” Only Jesus can give me the satisfaction I seek! I know that he is with me each day of the week! I decided to get rid of my “idol” and throw it away! I now enjoy God’s peace in my life every day! God has restored my trust and faityh in him! He’s brought restoration to my life and peace within! By Jim Pemberton


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NEHEMIAH

                                                          by BambiLynn'14  
  Daddy, Daddy! I didn't mean to go!
  I ran away from it happening! Didn't make it tho...
  My mother, friends, family~didn't know, I was too young.
  That trouble would find me in guise of a gun...
  I can see you, I can hear all you never got to say.
  My body gave out, but in your heart I will stay.e
  In times when you need me,
I am here and you'll see~
that with God and my passing~
I SCREAM WITH ALL EVERLASTING!
NO MORE GUNS! NO MORE SILENCE!
   0 TOLERANCE  0 VIOLENCE
                             NEHEMIAH
          (inspired by the shooting and death of a NORTHSIDE MINNEAPOLIS teenager)


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Angel with a Message

One early mornig an Angel came my way,
with inspiring word that lit up my my day.

The Angel saw my tearing eyes and said unto me.
I come to bring a Message to you.

                THE MESSAGE
Be patient My Child good days are near,
I have so many plans for you so do NOT fear.

I will always be there to watch over you,
and I know ALL the things that you do.

So when you days come when you're lonely 
and no one seems to Care,
Just get down on your knees and say a prayer. 

With every prayer that you say we'll NEVER be Apart,
Just as long as you say them from deep within your Heart!!


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Set up for an Upset

have you ever felt like you've been set up?
have you ever felt like you've taken the fall?
you're angry, in denial, frustrated and fed up
while you're so-called friends are out having a ball

but when God sets you up it's a form of preparation
He's positioning you to receive a blessed commendation
that eviction notice, that pink slip, that broken romance 
may be blessings in disguise
for God has to eliminate and move things about 
in order to give you a greater prize

you've felt violated, abused, neglected and in pain
you're in the midst of a personal storm and under tremendous strain
but if you only come to understand one thing in this life
is that everything is in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ
you need to let go and give God complete control
let Him set you up so you may achieve even greater goals

an upset occurs when the obvious favorite is surprisingly defeated
the underdog will claim the victory when the game is completed
we are all underdogs in life for we've all fallen short of God's grace
but God will give you an upset in order to take you to a higher place

you've been set up for an upset and the enemy is on the attack
don't worry about the opposition for Jesus has your back
to be like Samuel, King David and Joseph with that technicolor coat
set up by God to overcome adversity and to ride on the Holy Spirit's float 
to be like Peninnah, Elizabeth and Mary followers of God's master plan
set up by God to be the vessels that placed great sons into His hands
to be set up by God you need an uncompromising faith
let Him give you an overflowing and abundant plate

God will set you up in order for you to achieve an upset
He will situate you in a position so you don't have to hedge your bets
so stop trying to orchestrate it all and attempt to do it on your own
let the power of prayer prove the glory that is His righteous throne
so just hold on, fight through it and then commence to pray
through the up and downs, trials and tribulations 
that will come each and every day
and restore the joy by praying to God and the Holy Spirit will then step up
let the Lord God reposition you and by Him get set up

it might not make much sense to you those things that God has planned
it might cause you some anguish and anxiety 
just keep the faith and hold on to His merciful hand
God will place you in a position to be set up for an upset
an unanticipated victory and a blessing you will then get


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Thank You For Lesser Blessings

I pray to The Lord to thank Him,
for gifts He provides each day.
A prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus,
for the blessings He sends my way.

I thank you Lord for the lesser things,
and not think it so odd,
for I know that even the smallest,
is given by The Grace of God.

Thank you for a stove and a pantry...
for a blanket, pillow, and bed...
for clean sheets, warm covers, and pajamas,
and sending my daily bread.

Thank you for washcloth and towels...
for soap, a tub, and sink...
for tube of toothpaste and toothbrush,
and a faucet of cold water to drink.

I have taken so much for granted,
hardly given it much thought,
but from now on I will pray to thank you Lord,
for these lesser blessings wrought.

I have prayed a prayer of thanksgiving,
for provisions The Lord has given;
may we promise and always remember,
to be grateful thankful children!


Milton L. Delgado
February 19, 2008


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When Prayers are REAL

Though in the Bible we may at times read 
Its simple words are ones we do not heed,
Inspired words that are truly God breathed,
Its solemn truths are not so easily retrieved
‘The effectual fervent prayer avails much,’
Yet our prayers often seem out of touch,
Every single word spoken in our appeal
God certainly knows aren’t always real,
If we are righteous we need not explain
Why our worship before God is in vain,
Often instructed in the teachings of men
Upon whose doctrines we wholly depend,
With pious babblings our voices we raise 
In erroneous repetitions offering praise,
Having turned itchy ears from the truth
Embracing misleading fables of untruth,
Fictional dogma of false teachers of lies 
Meaningless words upon which we rely, 
Expressions of a different spirit unseen 
Reciting ideas often vague and serene,
Made-up pretend prayers to save face
Hoping to elicit God’s mercy and grace,
Insincere words that rightly go unheard
Prescribed of another gospel conferred,
What then shall we do that God may hear?
Prayers spoken on bended knee sincere,
Only with the Spirit of God can we see
Knowledge of the truth can set us free,
‘Of all things I have made,’ says the Lord
He only who is humble will be restored,
Of  a contrite spirit and broken heart
Who trembles at my word will I set apart,
He that truly turns from his wicked ways 
A repentant heart I will look all his days,
To him the Kingdom of God shall I reveal
See what happens when prayers are REAL!

© Eugene Harvey


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As A Young Boy I Told Others Of Jesus

I once loved to tell others of Jesus
 as a young boy.
My heart was filled with
 love, prayer and joy.

Talking about Jesus, I had spent.
I loved to talk about him,
  everywhere I went.

As the years went by,
 I started growing old.
The things of God, I had no longer told.

A coldness in my heart began to brew.
Even God’s word-I no longer knew.

I only talked about God to
 people in the church.
But in my heart was a hunger for a new search.

A search to return to Jesus-my long lost love.
I fell on my knees and cried to God above.

As I began to confess to God everything.
A newness to my life I knew he would bring.

I began to feel his love come all over me.
The chains were now gone-I was set free!

If a coldness for Jesus dwells in you.
Remember his love is steadfast and true!

Return to him to cleanse you within,
And experience the joy of being born again!

By Jim Pemberton
2006


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My Wish

There are times when i worry about you...

I go through each day in my life
Wondering if you're doing fine now
Hoping that you aren't in any kind of trouble
At times I feel so hopeless
Because I can't do anything to help
However, I only have to try to stay positive
But I can't help at times when I...
Feel a sudden pain
Like something inside of me is warning me
About you...
I can't even shake off the strange...
Feeling eating at me
And so I get doen on my knees and I begin
To pray for you!

I say this prayer on... your behalf
And I ask that the One will...
Watch over you through your days in life
I pray that my spirit... will come to you
And watch over you as well
That's my only wish that I ask of...

There are times when I would be
Talking to you like nothing is wrong
But deep down inside, I wonder if you're just fine
Guilt and helplessness only seems
To cloud and take over my mind
Because over here, I'm powerless to even help you
But I can't let these emotions of mine...
Control my life
When I know that I should have more
Faith in you...
I know that I should trust the Almight One
To guide you
And so I get down on my knees and I begin
To pray for you!


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Stay Humble

Stay humble, my friend for trouble lasts for a while.
This life horrors us with many tests and trials.
Alone you may think you are, but don't fret.
Your enemies will soon be your footstool.

Honesty,courtesy, and prayer are are some components of humility.
Understanding yourself as well as others also plays a part.
Memorize these instructions, which are a good tool.
Be kind and wise,observant strong and quiet, too.
Learning and living by the of God is the best facility and
Example for yourself and the rest to be and to stay in the act of humility.





wrote Spring 2004
while student @ ULM


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Troubled

Let not your heart be troubled,
Give your worries and cares to Him.
He is your Higher Power, your Father.
Who suffered and died for you and me.

There are times in your earthly life
When you are filled with doubts
And fears.

Always come to Him in prayer 
And know that He is there.

The love He has for you and me
Can never be bought or measured.

It is His love that is a precious
Treasure.
When sorrow and pain come
Your way and life seems to be
Unfair, let your heart be troubled…

Just come to Him in Prayer…



Kimberly Mc Niel
1-24-06


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Prayer for John Henry 1554

Father, we pray for those who are fighting ALS.
Lou Gehrig’s disease benched New York Yankee’s
First base player with over 2,130 consecutive games.
For those who are fighting ALS, Father, we pray,
We pray especially for John Henry’s healing.

Father look upon the 30,000 plus who are suffering.
Rilutek (Riluzole) is a drug with modest effects,
Myotrophin may slow some ALS progressions too.
The 30,000 plus who are suffering, Father, look upon,
We pray especially for John Henry’s healing.

Father, in 1874 Dr. Jean Charcot identified ALS.
Its cause is a mystery; revile it, and cure it we pray.
Glutamate in the brain has been examined as a cause.
Dr. Jean Charcot identified ALS, Father, in 1874,
We pray especially for John Henry’s healing.

Father, look upon physicians working for a cure.
Some say Neurotropic growth will stimulate cells,
Prevent further injury to neurons by free radicals.
Physicians working for a cure, Father, look upon,
We pray especially for John Henry’s healing.

Father, strengthens John Henry’s nutritional health.
Improve his muscles, strength, and mental support
Bless Cal Ripkin and John Hopkins for their help.
John Henry’s nutritional health, Father, strengthen,
We pray especially for your miraculous healing.

Dear Lord, hear our prayer, Amen!



Comments:  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease of the 
Central Nervous System.  John Henry is fighting this ailment.  Let’s join in prayer 
for a cure for this disease.  Janmp has issued a challenge for poems.  God 
bless each of you always.







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The Empty Pitcher

The empty scared pitcher
Nicked, cracked, and in need of paint
Trying to fill it with water 
It leaked on the sink

Spilling forth to wet
The surfaces and the floor
A little prayer to God above
Filled the pitcher with his love

Now repaired and just like new
Water pours forth
Not spilling on the floor
But going forth to people who

Are also filled and repaired
Now they do not despair
But let their water overflow
Others are touched because it shows


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Velasco Riverside Park

[To the city of Freeport Texas]

Near diamond shaped
and backyard small,
a park that’s barely wider
than the trees it holds are tall. 

Where a warm gulf breeze rattles
sleeping Palm-tree leaves
composing a feral music 
filling ears with restful peace.

A gazebo just off center
beckons without words to say,
caring for its sitters
shade from a hot sun's ray.

Where I sit in noisy silence 
from cars passing by
enjoying tunes from wood birds 
like a love struck, male Magpie.

A testament to city workers
the grass there neatly mowed, 
the hedges forever trimmed
their care and hard work shows.

So I offered up a prayer 
(Interrupted by a Lark)
God grant a grace of hours here
at Velasco Riverside Park.


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Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree

I want to tell you of my second Love,
Of a churchs' impact from heaven above!
I'd grown up in such a small church.
Yet small groups can make for gossip, and worse.

Not so with Shiloh; it was heaven on earth...!
This icon of community flair was "golden mirth."
'Cause for too many years I'd been handicapped; 
Unfortunately, having wed a controlling rat.

Unworthy, I felt as if in a deep-dark pit.
Hardly would I look one in the eyes-, as I'd sit. 
Though Shiloh's heart and doors were always open,
With all people-types whose hearts were broken. 

Never had I been in a hospital that was a church.
Pure-love poured forth from this people's search.
Out of 2,000 members, one hundred "I fondly knew,"
Many of us would sit, visit, and have coffee too!

You could hear the sounds of prayer down the hall...
Sometimes there was dancing, and we had a ball...!
There, an amphitheatre of seats "led to the front."
When Pastor preached, some thought her too blunt.

You could see Shiloh believers all around town,
Wisdom's principles were of a prototype laid down.
It was great just to see them in the market places,
Healing light-&-love poured-forth from their faces!

Such longing I still have, to see my Pastoral mom, 
Indubitably, her prayers were "to keep me strong." 
Though, before any churches, she married Mr. Right. 
Later her David was born before tragedy's night.

A car accident took her beloved husband home...
For the year she was motionless, she felt so alone.
Her baby was spared, leaving her totally paralysed.
She was only-17, for that year she'd much to realize. 

Miraculously, God healed her and gave her a church.
Maybe she's the 1st. pastor to do so after a birth! 
With 25-revival churches, in all; she was going strong.
Father God has truly "blessed and kept her from wrong."

The Lord God, strong, almighty is in the midst of them.
Training victorious warriors "waging war against sin!" 
So believers went in with peace- and come out with joy!
This place was "so serene" there was no-need to be coy. 

Restoration is the message- for God restores all things.
I was once like a cripple, now I can stand and sing!
God's Dunamis power for wounded Pigeons, now like Doves,
Creates longing in me still, for such fellowship of love.
Such fond memories linger- as "I miss her still..."
Bless you, dear Violet, for caring; when I had no will.  


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Oh Merciful God

My Lord and God... 
please be merciful to me.
This is my prayer and 
my heart's plea.

In you, Oh Lord...
 I put my faith and trust.
It's you, Oh God, who created 
man from the dust.

I seek refuge in the 
shadow of your wings.
There's a peace and healing
 this shadow brings! 

I shall cry unto my God,
 who reigns on high.
Who fulfills his promises
 for you and I.

He will send from heaven 
and save me from shame.
As I call out to him and 
believe on his name.

Some have dug a pit... 
waiting for me to fall in.
But they are trapped in 
their deceit and sin.

In YOU, Oh God... my heart 
is steadfast and true.
I will sing of  your praise and 
make melody to you!

I will give thanks to God...
 who is mighty and great.
By his grace and mercy, 
I shall enter his gates.

Be exalted Oh God... 
so glorious and divine!
You are truthful, faithful, 
loving and kind!

By Jim Pemberton
Read Psalm 57
2008


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Cherish Don't Perish

 My prayer of thanks comes because ...
'He Orders My Steps'.
I have learned and now
I Must Give My Best
I have learned to stand and continue in 
Conversations To God.
I pray and I ask ...
'How Do I Say Thank You'.
He responds 
"Is Your House In Order".
Have you come out of 
"A Box Called Myself".
And allowed Me, your Creator to be
"Everything To You".
Have you learned to think about
"Others".
As you travel in your 
vital existence.
Have you decided to 
"Trust God Now".
Have you chosen
"A Christian Life To Live".
Go on 
"Trust God Now"
Commit your life to Jesus.
It is the treasured gift
You have been given.
Commit to trust God now.
You will share a blessed living.
Give God the praise
When you are up or down.
Give Him the glory...
To receive His smile, 
not a frown.
You do not need to perish.
You only need to cherish
The gifts of God;
The promises of God.
  











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Life

Some times, life can be so cruel with its ups and downs; its quirks and bends;
 its thorns and thistles.
There are troubled spots, tiresome days; frantic times---
Times when we hardly know whether we are coming or going.
Turbulent waves are tossing us side- to- side with seemingly no one to rescue;
 no peace and no end in sight.
These are the times just to step back; take a quiet moment to whisper a 
 prayer to the One who  knows and sees all-
 To the One who can grant us Grace; to the One who has never been 
   known to fail; to the One whose strength will always prevail; to the Great
Spirit of Creation who gave us all Life to live to the fullest-
To be at our best at all times for the Great Spirit within us is stronger than
  that worldly spirit that is always causing us undo stress; undeserved 
    frustration and unnecessary aggravation.

The Great Spirit(GOD) created us; made us; blew His Breath in us and 
   gave us- each of us- a great task:  the task of  living the abundant life;
Never settling for less, but with determination and perseverance made
us to be "more than conquerors" over the problems in this life and-
No matter the task, "greater is He who is within us than he who is in the
  world.

For this world, as it is, is only temporary; but the Great Spirit is everlasting
and shall always be so no matter the physical circumstances.

 Keep your eyes on Him and  your mind in tune to Him and there is nothing
  too hard or impossible for Him.

He's Got the Power to resurrect; to restore; to keep; to uphold; to 
re-elevate us to our rightful position as spirit beings--moving, breathing,
living as He commanded and intended from the Beginning of Time.


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A Soldier's Love

He bent to pick up the gun that had fallen to the ground
Wiped the sweat out of his eyes and carefully looked around

Although, he knew this may be the end 
Tomorrow might not come
He prayed a silent prayer 
There was still work to be done

He doesn't enjoy this
But, knows no other way
To protect his people 
From the ones who lie in wait

To kill the innocent
They never think twice
Blinded by hate
Hearts colder than ice

He remembers the towers
How they fell that day
The heartbroken families
The hurt that won't go away

And, though he is afraid
He wants to do right
So, he picks up his gun
And walks into the night

Personally, you'll never know him
But, he's a father, a husband, a brother, a son
With family that will always miss him
Because, he had the courage not to run


Dedicated to all the brave men and women that are fighting for our 
country......Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his 
friends.
John 15:13

 


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Debbie Guzzi - a rejoinder

Great mentor, of my virtual paradise
Half muse, half woman
Yet between the spirit and the flesh
Still of all compassion full
Do you still come to read and stretch your time
In full ease with discomforts woven for my bed?
And would tell me still
Your love within a prayer I may clasp
While words churn me like a sugar mill?
I read your siren's serenade:
"Rise and grasp the thing you long for,
Know better than to let it swim by,
Court your dreams"
And thought rise I surely can
And grasping has no domain in vanity
But that thing I longed for
What form or figure or shape embraces it
What formula of flesh or frame of spirit
For I too have heard that El Dorado is real
And might have passed it in my zeal
Not ever having seen it before, nor knowing now
What shall I gain by its possession or how
It swims me by
An electron in the orbital of dreams
By some uncertainty's principle lost
And for this I pay one poem per cost
One bleeding heart
To ransome a universe of dreams.


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underrated insomniac brainstorming

underrated insomniac brainstorming 
through the mightiest blizzard coming 
up with an idea that will be the blueprint
to cleanliness and freedom

a "welcome" mat for cold, careless feet
to wipe on, underrated insomniac brainstorming
devises a deluge that will heal instead of destroy
and uplift instead of depress

once the field is prepared and the seeds are all planted,
underrated insomniac brainstorming will claim his yet-to-
be-seen and yet-to-be-felt prosperity in the name of the 
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

as the prayers are answered and the blessings increase due 
to underrated insomniac brainstorming's honoring God, the 
choice of choosing charity over merged materialism will inspire
others....henceforth confirming Favor within the Divine Hierarchy


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Come To The Lord With A Joyful Noise

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…  
All of the lands!
Come together in one voice…
  And clap your hands!

Serve the Lord with gladness.  
Come into his presence with singing!
Delight yourself in him.  
With praise and thanksgiving!

Know that the Lord is God.  
And he made us all!
We are his people.  His sheep. 
 Let’s answer his call!

As we enter his gates with thanks
 and his courts with praise…
Let’s honor and serve him
 all of our days!

The Lord is very good.  
His mercy is everlasting.
Let’s honor him today...  
In prayer and fasting!

His truth shall be known,
 throughout the generations!
It’s only in him where we
 can find our salvation…

The Lord is God… 
His grace has no limit.
Come and worship him now…  
In both body and spirit…

His love has no boundary.  
His grace is freely givin’.
Accept his gift of love... 
 Be cleansed and forgiven!

By Jim Pemberton 01/02/11
Read Psalm Chapter 100


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Silent Prayer

Dear God,
     I need to talk to you
I just hope you receive this silent prayer that I am sending you
This is really hard for me 
I don’t know where to start
Well let me start off with a thank you
You are always in my heart.
As you know, I’ve had a troubled past
And now it’s catching up with me 
And it’s coming way too fast.
Before I hid how I was feeling
And I really don’t know why
And now it’s overwhelming
Trying so hard not to cry.
I have lost my motivation
I’m in constant need of affirmation.
Why do I minimize what I am worth?
Why do I capitalize on every opportunity to get hurt?
Why do I care too much?
Why do I feel lost?
Why do I crave someone’s gentle loving touch?
Even though I know I have to let it go
I can’t find enough courage to walk through that door.
And shut it all behind me 
I can’t seem to forget
Or is what I am feeling
The burden of regret?
I guess what I am asking for 
Is for some of your strength to move on
And to get past my insecurities 
And to find my way
I couldn’t find the answer
So I’ve come to you to pray
And I know what I’m asking for 
Cannot be fixed in one day
I just want the pain to subside 
The heaviness on my heart to rise
I want self doubt to evade me
I want you to uplift me
I know there is a reason for everything you do
And you make no mistakes because your perfection is true
Thank you for listening
You always have the time


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As A Young Boy, I Loved Jesus Look At Me Now

I once loved to tell others of Jesus
 as a young boy.
My heart was filled with
 love, prayer and joy.

Talking about Jesus, I had spent.
I loved to talk about him,
  everywhere I went.

As the years went by,
 I started growing old.
The things of God, I had no longer told.

A coldness in my heart began to brew.
Even God’s word-I no longer knew.

I only talked about God to
 people in the church.
But in my heart was a hunger for a new search.

A search to return to Jesus-my long lost love.
I fell on my knees and cried to God above.

As I began to confess to God everything.
A newness to my life I knew he would bring.

I began to feel his love come all over me.
The chains were now gone-I was set free!

If a coldness for Jesus dwells in you.
Remember his love is steadfast and true!

Return to him to cleanse you within,
And experience the joy of being born again!

By Jim Pemberton
2006


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ONE BOLD BLACK SOUL

often in the grand scheme of God's desires
He will use mankind to do what He requires
His providential purposes God's master plans
will utilize any and all types of man

the Pharoah declared a most horrendous decree
of infanticide on Jewish male babies
to put them to death to keep their numbers down
fearful of having too many Jewish males around
but history has a way of repeating itself again and again
as the young Black male populations today hangs by a fringe
with incarcerations, police brutality and killing each other
we're on the verge of eradicating our young Black brothers
a supposed threat to society that same old racist mentality

yet all it takes is for God to send someone to be bold
one person unafraid to break away from the mold
over 400 years of praying and keeping hope alive
a people once in slavery but today they now thrive
from Moses to Jeremiah to the Rev. Dr. King
to President Barak Obama God can change anything
One Bold Black Soul to say what needs to be said
One Bold Black Soul whose life is spirit-led

don't let the world compromise your moral integrity
let prayer be the tool you use to claim the victory
you need some solitude to simply reflect
on that which God desires of you and what of you He expects
God will be what you want no matter what you need
and He will do whatever is needed to help you succeed
so walk in the spirit and just wait for your time
and be ready to act when God gives you a sign
to be called into place with God's saving grace

Jeremiah told the people of the prophecy
about their demise if they confront their enemy
he was then thrown into a pit full of mud and slime
his death to be a certainty in a very short time
but One Bold Black Soul stepped up to the plate
and told the King to save Jeremiah before it was too late
One Bold Black Soul an Ethiopian man
told of the soldiers diabolical plans

to be bold, to be risky, to be resilient in your resolve
to step out of your comfort zone until the problem is solved
from Rosa Parks to Medgar Evers to Malcolm X
to do what is prevalent and not what society expects
creative in courage, inspired with innovation
by any means necessary to change the situation
One Bold Black Soul willing to step out on a limb
to stop history from repeating itself once again


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Receieve

From the moment you make your prayer of claming the promise of God, you 
Never pray that prayer again.

You never ask God for it again.

You have made a clam by faith.

You don’t see the thing you prayed for yet in the physical realm.

It hasn’t yet been manifested to your senses.

You have it by Faith.

If you really believe that you have received your need or desire, there is no need 
to ask for it again.

To pray again would be to pray in doubt, and God cannot respond to doubt.

He is a Faith God, and it is Faith that pleases Him, Not Doubt.




Kimberly Hunter- McNiel
12-3-06


Read Mark 11:24


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Let our children pray

With in these walls of wisdom.
Where our children learn.
Where can they go for guidance?
To whom can they turn?
Let them say whats on their mind.
If it's prayer , Then let them find.
What ever helps them through the day.
Let their day be divine.

Drugs are around each corner.
Gangs, They seem to stay.
Violence on our tv sets.
No safe place for them to play.

People dying in our churches.
And death inside our schools.
Is prayer so bad for children?
Is the Bible not a learning tool?

Why can't you accept this picture?
Of children hand in hand.
Asking God to help them.
To protect them when he can.

Some are taught to worship God.
Some are taught to hate.
Some are taught to do things right .
Some to make mistakes.

I prayed when I was younger.
No harm ever came my way.
Don't make a law against it. 
Let our children pray


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The River

Cracks of corral emerged between the Earth’s proud crown of evergreen
Gleaming down on grateful Father whose arms in bloom embraced his Daughter
Moon upon Moon in prayer he spent that God would grant his heart’s content
Now all his dreams no longer dreams but infant in his arms serene
They traveled on til trails converged and River’s roar ahead was heard 
Then there upon the shore was laid, a bless’ed barge of birchbark made.

From the River’s roots they rowed, embarking on a fate unknown
Wide-eyed Child soothed by Father’s song amidst echoes of the Wild’s call
Sweetly metered by sweeping oar he told her tales of life before
The great divide of Earth and Sky, of Land and Sea, of Day and Night 
How God by grace named each creature each fish and fowl each fir and fur
Then in His hands mixed clay and sand, the gift of life breathed into Man.

Between each bend dear Daughter grew and saw the world from worn canoe
Floating onward until the day she traded hums and howls to say
Father, Father, I understand! With lamb and wolf we share this land!
How scattered seed grew into tree and tree we carved for pole to feed
Father you’ve grown and given me your faith and love so I might be
Someday just like you a Giver on the road of life, the River! 


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Oh Merciful God

My Lord and God... 
please be merciful to me.
This is my prayer and 
my heart's plea.

In you, Oh Lord...
 I put my faith and trust.
It's you, Oh God, who created 
man from the dust.

I seek refuge in the 
shadow of your wings.
There's a peace and healing
 this shadow brings! 

I shall cry unto my God,
 who reigns on high.
Who fulfills his promises
 for you and I.

He will send from heaven 
and save me from shame.
As I call out to him and 
believe on his name.

Some have dug a pit... 
waiting for me to fall in.
But they are trapped in 
their deceit and sin.

In YOU, Oh God... my heart 
is steadfast and true.
I will sing of  your praise and 
make melody to you!

I will give thanks to God...
 who is mighty and great.
By his grace and mercy, 
I shall enter his gates.

Be exalted Oh God... 
so glorious and divine!
You are truthful, faithful, 
loving and kind!

By Jim Pemberton
Read Psalm 57
2009


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WE'VE GATHERED HERE TODAY OH LORD

we've gathered here today oh Lord in Manhattan's Foley Square
trusting and believing that for us You'll always be there
we thank You for the blessings and all that you have done
in our struggle for equality we now count the battle won

we've gathered here today oh Lord to stand up for righteousness
knowing that You won't allow us to settle for anything less
together the two companies
Allied Barton and FJC

we've gathered here today of Lord to give You all the glory and all the praise
a united nation of security officers and our hands to You we raise
the journey has been long but the end is now in sight
we are now members of 32BJ and together we stand and fight
just keep us on Your mind oh Lord and keep us in your heart
we say this prayer today oh Lord in the name of Jesus the Lord our God


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You Love My Soul

I love you 
because you have always been 
the lover of my soul.
Even when my life was completely 
out of control, 
When a worm body 
I wanted to hold, 
None around,
You loved my soul.
When I needed someone else
To feel like myself
When my self esteem 
Was put on a shelf
You loved my soul.
At the points in my life
When I wanted to die
When all my thoughts
were I, I, I, 
You loved my soul. 
When I had no human friends
And it seemed 
My world came to an end, 
You loved my soul.
You loved my soul before the thought of my conception
was milliseconds old, 
You loved my soul. 
When my body was racked by tragedy, 
from a blown out knee
to things inside me, 
You loved my soul.
You loved my soul 
When at 18 years old 
I had a daughter to hold.
No rings, no marriage
Even a prayer of miscarriage
You loved my soul.
You always have and always will
even inspite of the things I do, 
That often puts distance
Between me and you, 
I love y ou Abba Lord
and thank you graciously
Because you love my soul
Even in spite of me.


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making it great in 2008 (part13): with a song and a prayer

life is filled with many problems and many struggles
but with a song and a prayer go to God with all your troubles
as death is a certainty on which you can rely
for as sure as you are born one day you will die
trouble is always on the horizon and some type of storm is coming your way
so how do we as Christians maintain our hope and joy from day to day?
the subject of math is teaching one how a problem is solved
but the math of life is a series of problems that we need to resolve

the citizens of Philippi were upset by those things that had prevailed
when Paul and Silas rebuked that evil spirit and were thrown into jail
falsely accused of creating an uproar when they preached the Gospel of God
beaten and then incarcerated for what was in their hearts
that demon spirit of soothsaying had called Paul and Silas out
so they then confronted it and in Jesus' name knocked it out
but while in jail at the midnight hour Paul and Silas knelt down to pray
to God who is always in the midst whenever trouble comes your way

with a song and a prayer they called on God's saving salvation
and then suddenly it felt like an earthquake shook the jail's foundation
all the cell doors were then thrown open
all the iron shackles were miraculously broken
the presence of The Holy Spirit was inside of that filthy jail
the presence of The Lord our God was inside of that prison cell
The Lord Our God was there at the midnight hour
The Lord Our God was there with His mercy, grace and power

with a song on their lips and a prayer in their hearts
Paul and Slas called forth the saving grace of Our God
they were accused unjustly by an angry and greedy mob
mad because without that soothsaying spirit the people they could no longer rob
but with a song and a prayer Paul and Silas called on He
The Lord Our God Jesus the Christ who'll always give you victory

for whatever in life you mess up
God will then dress it up
and whatever in life you happen to drop
God will lift it like cream to the top
make it great in 2008 by singing and song and to God start to pray
let the presence of the Holy Spirit revive you this day
and when you're in spiritual bondage and you need a wake-up
allow God and the Holy Spirit to come in and shake things up
Jesus will calm the storms and wrestle with your struggles
and the Holy Spirit will comfort you in your times of trouble
with a song and a prayer call on God and don't hesitate
let Him into your life and make 2008 great


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' Why Do We Believe ? ... '

… Oh, Why Do We Believe ? …
… Because Real Legends, Never Leave
A Mistaken Myth, May Be Reality
Or Was It Just A Folklore Legacy

Is A Pure Promise, A Prophecy ? …
Oh, Why Do We Believe ? …

… All Our Storytelling Around Camp-Fires
Or Storytelling, Beneath Architect-Spires
Tales … To Help Get Thru Muck and Mire
But … Who Speaks True and Who Are Liars ? …

Which Promise, Is A Prophecy ? …
Oh, Why Do We Believe ? …

Pray Tell – Does A Myth Explain Mystery ?
Pray Tell – Will That Legend, Live For Eternity ?
Is It A Diluted or Overdeveloped History ?
Will The Story, Stand The Test of Accuracy ? …

Does The Promise, Point To A Prophecy ? …
Or A Fleeting, False, Folklore, Fantasy ? …

… For We Make Dream-Worlds, To Cope
and Dope and Smokes and Gold-Wealth-Ropes
or Super Heroes, Knights and Words, Wrote and Spoke
‘Cause Humans, Must Dream, We Must Have Hope …

… It Is In Our Everyday, Hustle-Scope
In Each and Every, Hurry-Clock-Stroke
Until, From Myths, We Have Awoke
And Live by Honor, Instead of A Hoax …

Holding Promise, and Hoping Prophecy
Bring The Proof Of Why We Believe

Yes, That Is Why We Believe
In All The Beauty, Our Souls Can Conceive
We Believe, We Can Achieve and Succeed 
But, We Know, We Need Someone Who Will Lead !

… So, That, Is Why, We Still Try …
And Why Real Legends, Just Won’t Die …
And Make-Believe Myths, Are Exposed As Lies
When Prophecy, Pass Before Our Eyes …

… and All Will Know, Why We Believe
and Believe, As Long As We Breathe !
As Long As Hearts Beat and Bleed
… Because Our Hearts Can’t Survive … Faith-Bereaved

Oh, Why Do We Believe ? …
And All Believers and Dreamers, Say … Wait And See ! …



Note:

There Is More Factual Proof That God Is Real
Than Any Other Person Ever Lived…
That Includes: Julius Caesar, Plato, George Washington
King Henry, Cleopatra, Shakespeare and Tennyson
And Most People Believe and Agree, They Existed
But The Notion of Almighty God, Is Still Resisted
Now, In All Instances, (We Were Never There) …
… I Guess, It Just Boils Down To A Prayer …

                       The  MoonBee


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A prayer To God The Father

When beset with daily troubles,
that I cannot understand.
I will lift my eyes toward Jesus,
I'll clutch His nail scarred hand.

For it's your son and I love him,
He is with me every day.
Always watching, always listening,
guiding me Lord lest I stray.

My prayer is to be a witness Lord,
to those not serving you.
While eagerly doing and pursuing,
little things you'd have me do.

Not for worldly fame or glory,
for I know they will not last.
But in memory of the Christ child,
come to earth to cleanse our past.

So as this year quickly leaves us,
and You a new one usher in.
May my thoughts be ever mindful,
of all the things that might have been.























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Wounded Soul

A wounded soul was seeking help. 
Who was there to aid him? 

You were set before me with a need.  
I had the means to help and gave you nothing. 

Wounded and bleeding 
in the mist of a pack of wolves I left you.  

I saw the hurt in your eyes and in your heart, 
from the attacks they had done to you, and still I did nothing.  

Knowing that they would sniff out the wounds, 
I left you unarmed and unprotected. 

Surrounded by merciless wolves 
seeking those they may devour, 

because of my own fears and weaknesses, 
to them, is where I left you.

I did not attempt to lift you up out of the blood-drenched dirt 
To clean your wounds, I offered only a bandage 

A bandage to cover what I did not want to see.  
I am ashamed that I have left behind a bleeding brother in Christ.

Please forgive me!  
I failed you, .... I failed my Lord.

If you allow me, 
I will do what I can to help you 

Clean your wounds so the Lord may heal them.  
I will lift you up to the Lord in prayer 

Asking the Lord, that He may pour 
His healing balm over you.  

By God’s leading, you will walk past the snarling fangs 
and no longer be harmed. 

For you are a child of God, and 
He watches over all that He loves.      

Even those of us when we fall short, 
and when  we fail each other, He ALWAYS is there.  

He sees the godly man, the righteous man, 
the gentle and loving man that lives within the spirit.  

His sight goes deeper than what man can see.  
I pray someday ours also will see that deep.

I thank God, that He waits for us to see our mistakes, 
and gives us the chance to do right by our brother or sister in Christ.  

He gently pricks our heart until we submit and ask,  
‘what is it You would have me do, Lord?’

I ask you, dear brother, for your forgiveness.  
Please give me the chance to be of help.  

Prayers for you are sent heaven bound.  
Know that you are loved by God.

You are prayed for by one whose heart is broken 
by the conviction of my failures. 

Be not ashamed of where you were brought back to life from, 
instead rejoice loudly, dance for the Glory of God 

For He has come upon you and saved you!  
Give God the glory that is rightfully His!


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Just Your Touch Lord

On this special day Lord,
I shall not ask for much.
Just your arms around me,
That I might feel your touch.

That your nail scarred hands,
Be continually upon my life.
Bless my comings and goings,
Lord, watch over my wife.

For the little things you've done,
Of which I've not oft thought.
For your plan of salvation,
That through, Jesus, was bought.

That today none may stray Lord,
Be my solemn prayer for others.
That y our kingdom be enlarged,
With many sisters and brothers.

Through mistake should I take,
Someone for granted this day.
Bade me swiftly go to them,
Seeking their forgiveness I pray.

And should one carry great burdens,
Or have some genuine need.
May I share with them the word,
Then back it up with some deed.

A pretty full order Lord,
From one not seeking much.
Should you not grant it all,
Then just give me your touch.

For with that I'll be content,
And today I'll not idly sit.
But be a spirit filled person,
Because of You and of it.














































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Praying for Patience

Praying for patience don't know what your getting into
After this, you will have a clue,
Patience to me brings about a change 
But in the end, there will be much to gain.

A battle is a fight, a fight to the end
Get your strength for God and you will win,
One fight, two fight, three then four
Problems keep coming knocking on your door.

Trials will come to strengthen you
It's up to you whether you make it through,
The word says stand and stand firm
Do you know God is still concern?

Concern that you will make it out alright
As long as, you don't give up the fight,
keep leaning on God, he'll give you strength
Then you'll realize, the fight wasn't even a good length,
Search your heart deep inside
Then you'll know if your prayer was wise.


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Trust In Him

God is good and he is great

I don’t think that he makes mistakes

He gives us strength so that we can do our best

And whatever we can’t handle he will take care of the rest

He is always there watching over us

That’s why I don’t have a problem giving him my trust

If you don’t believe me then say a prayer 

Then he’ll send you a sign telling you that he is there

That’s why for me it is a must

That I give God all my trust


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A Prayer For The Sick

Into tomorrow’s light
I will

Remember the beauty that

The lord took out time to
Create

And I will

Send up a prayer for the sick
In need of your touch

I do pray

You touch the eyes of those

Who is having trouble

Seeing all the beauty you create

For your sheep

“My Dear Lord”

Take your hand’s just wipe away
The tears

From the grief of sorrow laden
Heart’s tonight

Lord, just erased the weary hearts

That all lay in solitude

Last but “least my Lord”

Feed the hungry babies

They lay awake with empty

Stomach’s

I think I will just say “Thank
You Lord”

That Is all I ask of you
I Love you Lord

I’m your child please just

Rise your hand’s

And wipe away all this strife
Of this world

Amen, Amen


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Kaddosh

Elsewhere in biblical literature or in many human experiences
the act of being in the world with others speaks volumes
about who we are and how we form our interconnectedness;
as men and women who walk with our God –
the giver of Life, source of hope and love.

  Along with prayer and listening to the promptings
  of the holy Spirit – there lies the hidden wisdom
  that helps us nourish that sense of otherness within us
  henceforth, this leads us to connect with our loving God;
  with a deeper value that leads us to the mystical otherness. 

Our Lord, our God whose radiance in our hearts
keeps us aligned to the perspective of being one –
one in faith, one in a life of spiritual engagement.
Our prayer, contemplation, meditation, and solitude
enable us to see beyond the mystery of God’s otherness.

  His life-giving presence and sacredness within
  oh, like a mountaintop experience of that of Moses,
  of Peter, James, and John when Christ transfigured before them,
  even those two who’re heading for Emmaus;
  Moses glowed and these disciples too turned out with awe,
  a  miracle of wonder, a deep experience of God’s presence.


Note:

kaddosh - In Hebrew it means “otherness,” a radical separation.  Indeed, this sense of the Wholly Other cannot even be said to ‘exist’ because it has no place in our normal scheme of reality.’


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One


I can envision you when I seal my eyes at night,
Thinking how you?re physical attributes may compel my vision,
And intrigue my sensual being. 
When we converse its like I?ve known your psyche for years,
And the equivalent is just overwhelmed by your intellect dialogue. 
You achieve the ambition to be something exquisite in life,
That makes the humanity be flabbergasted by you,
And assertive by your egotistical stature. 
When you are glanced at by the society,
you illustrate this prestige of admiration to be bestowed upon you. 
Your educational standpoint is immaculate,
And makes other resentment your spirit;
But it keens them to enhance themselves in life. 
You are the one that God prepared for eye scrutiny,
And to allow other women to seek the precision of an authentic woman. . 
You articulate about u want a operate in your life,
And not declare some ill-mannered perception of what others may bestowed in 
times. 
You never had bitter in your heart,
Just the motivation to know that God will propel the genuine one to you,
And you will remain patiently for them to come. 
Your common sense is zealous on diversion,
And knows authentic from the replica of impostors of your heart. 
My thought of you radiate in my mind,
And torments me furiously at night because I can?t touch your skin.
But through the prayer to my heavenly being,
I know one day I shall convene your perception.
And when I do congregate you,
My yearning is blessed by observing you. 
So One,
You assemble in my dreams,
And I linger for you in my heart. 


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Tale of two angels

Tale of two angels
who lived in a poor neighborhood
who thought nothing would work
but God knew it would.

Everyday they woke up to nothing
no food, no water, no new clothes
but no one knew
but only God knows.

Their mother prayed everynight 
to the Lord on the thrown,
wishing all her tears and troubles
would one day be gone.

She did the best she could
all that she could 
to raise her beautiful daughters
on her own and everyday this is what she told them.

"I gave you wings to fly 
and a mouth to confess and never tell a lie.
I gave you lungs and air to breathe
I gave you a shoulder to lean on 
when you couldn't beat the speed."

One Christmas Eve,
the girls were bored
so their friends invited them to a church.
Instead of having nothing to do,
in the church they did discover who...
they discovered a youth meeting being held
in the back of the church.

They walked into the room 
just as steady as they pleased,
they sat down on their knees
and listened to what their was left to say,
which made them quite pleased.

They went home after the sermon,
went to their room, got on their knees
and began to cry, they sat on the floor
in her time of weakness and dispare
to think and wonder how much their mother really cared.

Shouting out to the Lord, they did scream
their love for God had grown
every stitch and seam.

"Lord she has done so much 
to provide for us
now can you hold her hand and stand beside us.
Christmas is not about presents, it's about 
celebrating your birthday, your name
its not about growing up in fortune and fame.
Lord you are God
and we know you will provide
but I pray this pray
to the heavenly father that sits on his thrown 
in the sky." They prayed this prayer over and over again
until there was nothing left to hear 
except for the sound of the wind.

The next morning they woke up to find
a tree full of presents,
a table with breakfast already made,
and a dinner being prepared as if for a hundred slaves.

The family rejoiced
because God would always make a way
when things were going wrong
a way was made out of no way.

He started with little and everything multiplied
they rejoiced so much
their praises did reach the sky.

It started to rain
"Don't worry child, Jesus is crying
and rejoicing to because we are so blessed
 to have two little angels like you."


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Natures free melody

Hear the wind blow through the trees 
Rustling and touching  all the leaves 

The grass  dances in the tall bush 
Swaying back and forth with each soft push

Softly flowing whispers can be heard 
A musical melody  in tune with the birds

Bees hum along keeping the beet 
Gathering their nectar  to make a sweet treat

This soothing  serenity of heaven that is here
Was given to us from our father so dear

For this I thank God in prayer each day
For making mother natures free melody this way


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Never the Same

His fingers traced the cold hard rock  of a now silent name,
Of a father he knew, a man he would not. No one to take the blame
His childhood changed a man yet to be, he cried for his loss and pain
Through the silence that followed, he walked away,
He’d never be the same.

He would come calling on the ladies, yet whiskey was his date,
Taking his hand, calling his name she numbed his futures fate
With her, soothing, smooth moving liquid she’d guide him through the night
She left him wanting more of her, to change his life insight.
With a cold ring of glass she called to him beckoning him to follow
He had married a bottle of comfort to fill his heart so hollow.
With every swallow, he would hear her call his name,
He tried to drink her into his soul,
He’d never be the same.

In his sorrow of tomorrow and the day that follows that,
He could only weep and borrow, self pity where he sat,
When on the midnight moon he heard a whisper on the breeze,
The bending of guitar strings, like bending of willow trees.
Caressing, addressing, assessing time itself,
Feeling healing, sealing wounds made on ones self.
He became one with the music and to himself wholeness came
As he learned to pick those guitar strings,
He never was the same.

One night a woman sat before him a whisper on her lips,
On a stage in a place that he played for tips
As she listen to his guitar, his sober fingers played
As he strummed another tune, his eyes upon her laid.
As she smiled up at him now his futures fate untold
Lay with in those days as lifes beauty started to unfold.
A year had passed since she first heard him play
Marriage and a chance to live every day
But when his son was born a prayer of thank came
For he folded his hands and bowed his head 
He would never be the same






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Come To The Lord

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…  
All of the lands!
Come together in one voice…
  And clap your hands!

Serve the Lord with gladness.  
Come into his presence with singing!
Delight yourself in him.  
With praise and thanksgiving!

Know that the Lord is God.  
And he made us all!
We are his people.  His sheep. 
 Let’s answer his call!

As we enter his gates with thanks
 and his courts with praise…
Let’s honor and serve him
 all of our days!

The Lord is very good.  
His mercy is everlasting.
Let’s honor him today...  
In prayer and fasting!

His truth shall be known,
 throughout the generations!
It’s only in him where we
 can find our salvation…

The Lord is God… 
His grace has no limit.
Come and worship him now…  
In both body and spirit…

His love has no boundary.  
His grace is freely givin’.
Accept his gift of love... 
 Be cleansed and forgiven!

By Jim Pemberton 01/02/11
Read Psalm Chapter 100


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The Master Calls

  

There is only one Master in life that we are born to serve,
 But there are many who want us to bow down that do not deserve.

The rewards we receive while we walk this earth,
Are merely trinkets to display upon our hearth.

Our real reward lies just beyond our sight,
A place called heaven for those who choose to live right.

There is only one God that we should ever choose,
Choosing God All Mighty you can never loose.

He sent His Son to cleanse our souls,
The Cross is our sign it’s where Jesus played out His role.

The blood He spilt was to save humanity,
The price that had to be paid so our souls could be free.

We have to remind each other each and every day,
Of the love of Jesus and the price He had to pay.

Give Him praise, honor, and glory,
And take the time to read His story.

He’s the one we turn to when we need a friend,
He’s the one that will be there when we reach the end.

Say a little prayer for someone today,
We need to bring prayer back is all I’ve got to say.


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Was It A Dream

I stepped out of my body as the room turned red.
I saw Spirits and Souls coming back from the dead.
I opened my Bible on my bed,things were happening just like I had read in the 
verses.
I recalled what the preacher had said:( For God So Loved The World That He 
Gave His Only Begotten Son ).
What better Joy than Heavens Gates opening and a Mighty Voice saying,
( " Well Done,Good and Faithful Servant ").
There's nothing new under the sun.
Death is the separation of Body and Spirit.
A prayer from the heart reaches Heaven,even the angels can hear it.
Brightly the light of Heaven beams ,I awoke and my Bible was open to Revelation.
Was It A Dream ???


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24 Hour Prayer

I would like to challenge the world to have one day of peace, something this great 
land of ours really and truly needs.
For one day of peace, can we show each other a little juman kindness, just leave 
all the bad memories and negativity behind us, as we say a prayer in silence.
For one day of peace, can we say no to anger and hello to love, for 24 hours, just 
think with our hearts, instead of using our guns.
For one day of peace, can we truly be honest, not as americans or politicians, but 
as one single person on this earth, that can see what the problem is
For one day of peace, can you imagine such a very enormous accomplishment, 
to only show each other compassion, instead of sin and violence.
For one day of peace, can we think of togetherness, instead of so much 
seperation, be more humanitarian, and help heal this nation.
For one day of peace, are willing to ignore hatred and embrace human 
exceptance, we only have one chance at life, I'd rather enjoy it, than spend the 
rest of my life trying to forget it.


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Many Things

I can do a lot of things and do them well, always have. 
This what I have been asked I fear I cannot do . . . 
What’s more important in this is how I no longer wish to. 

I can do many things and do them well, always have. 
These are my feelings and they run deeply across my soul. 
Woe to me I say because I know its over and drawing near. 
There lies before me a future full of agony of longing unrelenting. 

I can do many things and do them well, always have. 
There is one thing left for me to do and I cannot. 
Will I continue on I have been asked, 
Continue going I’m asked and I cannot do it anymore! 
I can’t keep going for much longer, if at all . . . 
How long am I supposed to go without hope, without anything at all . . ? 

I can do many things and do them well, always have. 
This what I have been asked to do I cannot do . . .
Will you understand when I’m gone and I know you wouldn’t 
For the blame you would place across your shoulders and why . ? 
It’s my life, this is my life and that’s the joke . . right? 
Yeah, as if this is living, as if this is even a pale reflection of life at all!! 
I don’t want this life anymore, I’m sick of it . . . 
No more do I pray for happiness that will never come, 
Instead I pray to close my eyes and never awaken again. 

I can do many things and do them well, always have. 
Please God spare me from growing older, from living at all, 
Please take my soul for I am done with this life without . . . 
Just let me sleep forever, for there is nothing left for me . . . 
Life is empty, meaningless, hollow and all faded away, 
There is no colour left in my eyes anymore, ever again! 
Just agony, just agony . . . 
God won’t give me this prayer I know, instead 
God will grant me an eternity of suffering, 
For she’s never done anything to answer my prayers before. 
Save fill my life with pain, suffering 
And horrible oceans of misery that I drown in every waking moment of this . . . 

I can do many things and do them well, always have. 
I cannot live without . . . I just can’t . . . I . . .


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A Sinners Prayer

Lead Me to you Lord day by day,
Do not let my heart wander or go astray,
Guide me and teach me in all i do,
Help me to live right by you,
Lead me away from the evil and temptation i know,
Cleans me dear Lordmake me pure and white as snow,
Engulf me dear Lord with your grace,glory,and love
Show me the path to heaven above,
And if on my way i should slip dear Lord catch me before i fall,
i do not want to give Satan a chance to set up his wall,
For his ways lead to a life full of sin,
And with him i know i can not win,
But you Lord are my very own rainbow and at the end comes a pot of gold,
I know for this is the way i have been told,
And i know lord if i let you live through me,
I will truly be blessed through all of eternity,
 SO this dear Lord is my prayer to you,
come into my life do with me as you want to do,
For without you i am just another lost soul,
But with you i am truly whole,
and Lord if i may ask of you,
Please tell Jesus I said thank you,
For it is through his blood that you have cleansed me,
And for that i will be grateful for now and through eternity. 
                                                                                                      Amen


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' To Knight ... Tonight ' Medieval # 3

‘ Ode,  To  Knight  …  Tonight ’  

(Loosely) Medieval Lines # 3

To Knight … Tonight
Wherever You Are
Ride by Moonlight
and Bring Me A Star …

… A Star for Each Tear
Drop, Shimmering Bright
Thru The Darkness, Appear
Please … Tonight …

To Knight … Tonight
Oh, Where Are You?
In Peril and Plight
or Perhaps Prayer Too?

 “ … He’s Racing Beneath, The Same Hallowed Sky
With Truth On His Tongue and A Torch in His Eyes
With A Swift, Sure Sword and Strong-Shield as Allies
… Sounding Forth, Joyous, Victorious, yet Humble-Battle-Cries … “

To Knight … Tonight
Bring Me A Coat of Arms
Tis’ Your Man’s Might and Right
To Keep Me Warm

To Knight … Tonight
Bring Me A Noble Crest
For with Your Loyal Height
… You Rise A Prince … The Best

And My Hope Beams Farther
My Heart Beats Faster
As Abraham, was to Sarah …
Be Mi’ Lord and Master …

… and I wilt’ Polish Thy Armor
Til’ It Gleams, like Gold
I wilt’ Welcome Thee Warrior …
… like Ice doth’ Cold
Yea’ … like Ice, doth’ Cold
… like Bravery, doth’ Bold
… like Clay, needs A Mold
… like the Blind, Welcomes … Behold’

To Knight … Tonight
If Thee Be Late
 Others are not Quite …
… On Thee, I Wait

To Knight … Tonight
 Who Is To Be You ?
I Beseech Thee, Have Insight …
To Love and Prove True

… So Tonight … To Knight
Wherever You Are …
Ride By Moonlight
… and Bring Me A Star

A Star for Each Tear
Drop, Shimmering Bright
Thru, This Darkness, Appear !
… Please … To Knight …


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Pray Each Day

Pray each day with Love in your heart,
Pray God gives your life a fresh new start.
Pray God gives you the strength you need,
Pray God’s word will always succeed.
Pray for others and the path they take,
God sent his Son to die for our sake.
Read your Bible from beginning to end,
I guarantee your broken heart will mend.
Pray for God to carry you when you fall,
And he will answer the smallest call.
For he is just a prayer away,
And when you need him pray Each Day!


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A Prayer

I pray that God will help others, who are not a christian.
Don't be afraid to ask God what you need.   
God will help you whatever you need to pray on like your
Health, families, neighborhood, teachers, principals, and yourself.
 Ask God what you need in a prayer.
 A prayer will be answered by God.




                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                  


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Grasp His Hand Now

Tragedy is all around,
Sadness tearing at hearts,
Tears are being poured out
And fear is scattered everywhere.
People ask why?
Massacres happening near and far,
Schools are not safe,
Homes are being destroyed
And lives are being afflicted.
People wonder why.
Weapons distributed everywhere,
Not for peace but to take ones life.
Greed and lust fills the mind.
People filled with anger and hate
Lash out at the innocent.
People searching for answers
“Why Lord, why? They ask.
He says, “This is sin, mans way is corrupt.
You must join together in love.
My way is salvation.
Search my word for peace and hope.
Kneel in prayer and believe in me.
I will provide and protect.
I am here!
Grasp MY hand now!


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Our Time Is Running Out

  
What is going to happen when every ones credit gets shut off? 
   We will be like a bunch of pigs scrambling, only to find no food is in the trough.

If  the National Debt were paid off today, do you know how much it would cost 
every man, woman, and child?
    Each person would have to pay $29,000.00, now ain’t that wild?

It’s like we’ve gotten ourselves into a bog with no way out.
   Well I know of but one way but skeptics will argue and try to show their clout.

How did we get to be this great power, the Home of the Free?
   It was when God was given the honor and glory, this some will agree.

God is our Father and He only wants to give us His best.
   And all He asks in return is for us to honor and praise Him, such a simple 
request.

But no something happened we let the minority rule,
   By taking away the simplest of things like prayer in our schools.

If you felt unwanted somewhere I wonder if you’d stay?
   Did you ever stop and think just maybe God too feels this way?

Has the Doom Day clock already been set?
    I think it can be turned around there maybe hope for us yet.

But first we must unlock and open the door and invite Him back again.
   Then we will see a change in things when our Savior is home my friend.

We’ve tried both ways and the latter did not work.
    So bend your knees and ask Him back, stop listening to those jerks.


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LOVE ME PAST THE PAIN

Lord I come to you in prayer at this moment
You already know what I need but you need me to ask anyway
So I come to you, I come to you as your willing and humble servant
I'm here to ask you God. Please love me, love me past the pain

The pain of the childhood abuse that I just can't seem to let go of 
God please give me the strength to let go and be free
Please soften my heart for the mother who let it happen
Love me past this pain so I can be the man Your Word said I'm supposed to be

For any sin I committed, knowingly or unknowingly, I ask you to forgive me 
Forgive me as I ask for help in forgiving those who have sinned against me
Please lift this weight off my heart, O Father God
That will allow me to the Christian man you have called me to be 

Father I need help to get rid of this hatred within my soul 
For Your Word says to strip off every weight that hinders us 
And I realize that I can't do it without you Father 
For you are truly the only one that can make me whole

Sometimes I feel that life is too much for me too bear
And I feel as though I'm outta my mind and going insane
But you Father God are always there to let me know that you and you alone 
Are the only one that can love me past the pain

Father help me to let go of a childhood lost forever
Help me forget those cries for help that went out in vain
You are the one that can look into my eyes and see the windows to my soul
And I see through teary eyes that only you can love me past the pain

Help me let go of the anger I have for those who turned their backs on me 
For I now know that they couldn't help me because they are not you 
Please God, help me to be the person you have anointed me to be 
I come to you for guidance when I don't know what to do

Your Word says that you will never leave nor forsake me 
And that all I have to do is bring my cares and worries to you
So I bring them to you now, help me Father, with this burden
You're the one I come to when I don't know what to do 

I thank you Father for listening to my cries
For I know when I pray it's never in vain
I usually don't take the time to thank you
But now I say thank you Father, thank you for loving me past the pain


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The Meaning of Valentines Day

 

This is the day we sing praises to the ones we love,
And for guiding us daily we thank our Father up above.

A special day we set aside to show how much we care,
A special day set aside for those to whom we wish to share.

Remembering the joys as we stroll down those memory lanes,
Side by side we stroll through life's storms and all its pains.

Reaching for the other side of the rainbow and beyond the moon,
Two hearts beating a melody so perfectly in tune.

Where Cupid shot his arrow which buried so deep,
And gave to me your love to cherish and forever to keep.

So my little prayer for you is to keep you forever safe and free,
And keep us together cause God made you especially for me.
 



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dressed for the occasion

do people understand that the way to make a good presentation
one needs to be properly dressed for the occasion ?
be it a wedding, a battle of a school graduation
one needs to be suitably attired for the situation

as a believer of God, I'm a Christian soldier on the front line
a prayer driven warrior whom on God's word I stand behind
fighting against principalities seen and unseen
defending the word of God and all that it means
putting on the whole armor of God with a heart full of righteousness
ready to engage in battle and for the occasion properly dressed

strong in the Lord and trusting in His omnipotent powers
outfitted to take on the enemy at any given hour
standing bold with the Belt of Truth tightly around my waist
with the Breastplate of Righteousness rigged firmly in place
feet tricked out with the readiness of the Gospel of Peace
holding the Shield of Faith to stop the weapons of destruction when they're released
sporting the Helmet of Salvation upon my blessed head
wielding the Sword of the Spirit that is by God's word spiritual fed
dressed for the occasion wearing the whole armor of God
suitably attired for battle with a spiritual desire in my heart


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Don't Stop Praying

you've been praying to the Lord God you have an emergency
and you hope that He will respond to your prayers immediately
but hold on, you've got it twisted, you need to comprehend
that God answer prayers, BUT WHEN it's up to Him
so don't stop praying and don't hang up that spiritual telephone
don't stop praying even if you only get a dial tone

Cornelius was in his house praying for a blessing
down on his knees, his situation was most stressing
and on the fourth day at the ninth hour
he saw the manifestation of God's almighty power
an angel appeared before him at God's behest
an angel appeared before him to answer his prayer request

God answers prayers but many fail to understand 
that He answers prayers according to His master plan
it might be at the midnight hour, it might be at the ninth
just stay on the line praying even if it takes all day and all night
and be you a Jew or a Gentile, we're all children of the God the Lord Christ
the Soul Provider, the Saving Messiah whose death was the salvation of our lives

the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning and the End
the Prince of Peace, the Living God, our Eternal Friend
He's the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Trinity
the One who created the universe and all humanity
He's the One who breathe life back into those old dry bones
the One who occupies the seat of the highest throne
He's the One who protected Daniel in the lion's den
the One who sent angels to watch over him
He's the One who shielded Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
from the fiery fires burning in King Nebuchadnezzar's inferno
He fed five thousand with just two fish and five loaves
and compelled the people to come hear Him in droves
and when that woman with the bleeding sickness touched His garment hem
it was the power in Him to answer prayers that made the flow of blood stem
He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind and voice to the mute
He gave us the universal parables of wisdom that even the Pharisses could not refute
and on the way to Mount Calvary He bore the cross of the sins of mankind
and said to His Father with His last breath "forgive them" for they know not their own minds

so don't stop praying and give the Lord the chance
to come into your life and change your circumstance
don't stop praying just keep the lines of spiritual communication open and clear
don't stop praying to God the Lord Christ just wait for your miracle or an angel to appear


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Talent

In your word immersed
from prayer I've arose.
In meditation unrehearsed
to write my daily prose.

My fountain dry and soul driven
I pray my fear you'll allay.
That this ability you've given
is gone just for today.

Without considering the cost 
I once foolishly laid this aside.
For many years it was lost
this talent seemed to hide.

Never shall I seek credit
beyond that you will approve.
That my talent you'll edit
but please Lord, don't remove.



























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A Chance

A Chance

Everyone has a story . . . 
No of which are the same . . . 
Most of those that past through this place . . . 
Are of sorrow and shame.

Is there a life without this heartache? ...
Without this pain?

I don't know how to live by me alone . . . 
There was always someone to give me a home.
Never knowing how to live by me alone.

My road once traveled . . . 
Had suddenly come to a halt?
Because of the decisions, I once had made.
Now no where to go . . . 
It was me I had to face . . . 
This person I had not really known.

Left to make it on my own . . . 
Never did I expect to end up at this door.

I’m lucky to have been blinded . . . 
By the reality of it all.
The future staring  at me . . . 
In it I must survive.

My heart knew how it felt . . . 
There was no mistaken . . . 
That it felt forgotten.

But something deep inside of me . . . 
Was earning to get out?...
A feeling I now realized . . . 
I could no longer hide.

I had no choice but to survive . . . 
That road I once traveled . . . 
I could no longer lead . . . 
Not sure which direction I needed to go.

The first night I came here . . . 
I said a little prayer . . . 
For a piece of mind that someone was still there.

And at that moment I could’t believe . . . 
A piece of mind had come to me.

I came to the mission without a choice . . . 
But I left here with a chance of my own.

By:Rachel Stacken


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158 years and still counting our blessings

as the legacy lives on we're continuing to make it great
in celebration of Berean Baptist's 158th
a monumental journey that many would find impressing
but we at Berean just simply count our blessings
for there's no need to brag nor is there a need to boast
as we are only still in existence by the grace of the Holy Ghost
for 158 years we've stayed in prayer and preparation
by giving all the glory to God for our church's continuation

when Gideon went before the Lord God
and then asked the Lord to do His part
God then told Gideon there are a few things he needed to understand
if he desired the Lord God to place victory in his hands
you must be willing to step out on faith
and willing to sacrifice whatever it takes
you must faithfully believe in the cause
for the Kingdom is at stake and there's no time to stop and pause
you need to willing trust in God's instructions
and lean not towards your own for it may lead to destruction
you need to be willing to follow in line
and keep the Lord God foremost on your mind
you need to simply kneel down to God and pray
that as long as you have a will God will find a way
trusting in the Lord and no longer stressing
having no more fears and just counting your blessings

you need total faith and trust plus blind belief
that God will answer your prayers and give you relief
trusting in the Lord to always provide
believing that He is always firmly by your side
understanding that the Lord God is fully aware
of everything that you are going through down here
praying to the Lord and sincerely confessing
repenting and atoning and counting your blessings

chosen by the hand of God and now appointed
touched by the word of God and now anointed
in the presence of the Holy Spirit that has spurred you on
a new disciple of Christ now renewed and reborn
praying for yourself and everyone else who is around
lifted up by the word of God and now planted on higher ground
now living a life of substance and not mere window dressing
making it great in 2008 by simply counting your blessings








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May your

May your mind always seek further knowledge of the world around you, and of the things that are 
right and good.
May your eyes always behold the beauty of our Father's world.
May your ears always hear the angelic sound of a child's laughter.
May your mouth always speak words of kindness, and honesty.
May your nose always smell the sweet fragrance of a Spring rain.
May your voice always rise up in prayer and supplication to the Lord.
May your shoulders always be light in true forgiveness.
May your heart always know the fullness of faith, hope and charity.
May your hands always be open to give.
May your fingers always wipe a friends tear. 
May your arms always hold close those things that are precious and good. 
May your knees always bend in prayer.
May your feet always have the strength and engery to take you to those in need.


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Thank you---God Bless

Thank you---God Bless
For all whom came together 
with me in.. Power of prayer...
for my prayer request..

For as we know
Prayers are Very Powerful
Tis Body of Christ
Prayers of Believers

When in this life
trouble hits
Far and wide 
we can over come 
Prayers Succeed..
Troubles subside

For Out of Love
Hearts.. Souls of all others
requests are made

Praying together
Is Far Greater
Way to go..
Bringing us closer to Christ
Closer hand and hand 
As we know...

For God said
Let your request be known
Unto him.. 
Bring your requests 
Before the Church
Before the Body of Believers...
Christ Followers.. Christian souls..

For when two or more
believers Come together
Jesus is in the Midst..
Praise's be to God Almighty

Thank you -God Bless
I want to let you all know
Tis that man I spoke of before
He did come back.. again
Now he understands..
The way I am.. 
My heart belongs to Jesus
Always forever without end..

With Love always in Christ


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The Minister

A man named Ryan ran full speed in the pouring rain
Because he was burdened
With unbearing loneliness and pain
All because of his and his wife’s divorce

It had made Ryan drink the whiskey
He was not looking for forgiveness
But somehow the Holy Spirit would set him free
From the pain he was feeling

But sometimes Ryan doubted that God was there
Or that He would even help him
Never had Ryan once in his life had spoken a word of prayer
Not even as a child at his bedside

But this time Ryan said a prayer straight from the soul
And as he hit his knees in that front pew he saw the light
And just as he asked Jesus Christ in his heart
And just like that he felt alright;

Far more better than he had felt before
And now he is not only known as a horse trainer
But he is known as Reverend Ryan Moore;
A minister who knows Jesus and the Bible very well


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She Saved My Life, Her Name Was Hope

When I was young looking for some fun, a mistake boy did I make

I remember that store and the mask that I wore, and the words the owner did take;

"Someone's going to pay for what happened here, I sure as hell know

no way you will get away with this, if you think you can just go"....


So now I did my time and took what's mine, that crime was long ago

I paid my dime and let that be a sign, for society to finally let go

No more running and no more hiding, I'm just going to stop right in here

I made mistakes and suffered my aches, now leave me to drown in my beer


Now I'm out, no longer so stout, just happy to breathe some fresh air

but as I walk the street a free man, I still seem to get that stare

As an older man now, I don't know how, I will never be able to adjust

then my inner soul told me so, for my mission I know I now must


Doing that crime was never fine, and I'm ashamed for all that took place

but now I am free, and truly want to be, a part of society's race

I'll get a job and rap with those kids and beg them to remember

nothing in this world has any meaning, if you're not going to be a member


Although the day is short, the hour is late, suffice it for me to say

that fatal mistake you're about to make, the rest of your life you shall pay

The one way out, perhaps your last bout, may still be found if you can cope

find a true friend, to give you his hand, to teach you this prayer called HOPE.....


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~ His Abode ~

It is my hopeful prayer to the Lord, my solam cry from 
within, as I am out upon the venture to walk a ways beyond 
the questions in my life, into a deeper walk of faith, and give 
to all in way of the notion, of an ever present answer, born 
one of His virtuous hope, for it should be known, none 
the less, and most certainly, nothing any better, are the 
words that I carry, for they are alone the wealth so based 
upon the visions of the Almighty, as deep within my soul, I 
am the darkness so compounded and given over to the warmth 
of their shining light, as open to Him, what you see in me is the 
smile worn upon the beauty of His gape, for as I ponder, I 
write for His joy so for to saver His delight, and if, to be 
found you see yourself a soul moreover compleate as when 
to look within yourself, you find in Him a graceful 
release and willing you are open to Him, then in great 
measure so to bestow, I pray He bless you with His favor, 
as to go farther, I pray you too are brought a measure closer, 
and into this faithful walk with Him, all so to make the many 
rooms within your humbled heart, the one's to be called forever 
the ever hopeful places to be found therein, of His ever present 
welcome, yes the ever peaceful notion, layed out wide, and forever 
open, all so to be the perfect place for Him to live and come to call, the 
very place, of His abode.


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create in me a pure heart

create in me a pure heart
so that I may worship my Lord God
remove from me the taint of sin
so that I may be with Him once again
cover me with the blood of Christ
give me freedom from struggle and strife
I say the Sinner's Prayer to repent and atone
now acceptable in God's eyes to never again walk alone

create in me a clean heart
and fill me with the Holy Ghost
forgiveness for my sinful state
is what I now need the most
lead me not to my own understanding
for there's nothing that I can change
I now heed what the Lord is commanding
for all you see He arranged

create in me a faithful heart
full of belief and hope
I place my life in God's hands
where He'll give me the means to cope
I know now to trust in Him
for He always knows what's best
My Father, My Creator 
My Spiritual Generator
Who'll give me peace and rest

create in me a sinless heart


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A Wish From Home

Dreaming, Hoping, Longing 
I look to the moon with a prayer on my heart 
Awaiting the return of my better part 

Hand cramping, Tears streaming 
Is this one finally worth believing 
The man, the soldier whose loving words stole my heart 
You've etched them in to my soul 
With you in my life I finally feel whole 

Please my sweet soldier come home 
The radio plays all the songs 
The ones that show our support 
With wishes of you all coming home 
I find myself staring at the sky 
With a watchful eye 
Though I cannot help but sing along 
Please my sweet soldier come home 

I love you, I pray for you 
I wish to be in your arms 
Please my sweet soldier come home


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A Rock Displaced

The sins of man had brought Him here
To carry weight we should have bore
Upon His shoulders He carried all
For all of us, for love and more

At birth, His destiny was already cast
He was to travel, on fated road
To save us all, brothers and sisters
He carried heavily our load

Upon the end of carrying our cross
He met His death with prayer and love
He did not run, nor dare to fight
With thoughts of God, His father above.

Upon His death, in a tomb He lay
Placed gently by His mother and others
With prayer for Him, hoping too
He’d return for His sisters and brothers

In the early morn, a discovered sight
The rock at the cave was displaced
By the hand of God, all soon learned
That the fate of man had been graced

He rose! He rose! The savior came
Though some still had their own doubts
Some fingers placed inside His wounds
And ascending, drew their fear right out

He is the rock of man, the foundation
He is that which we build the church upon
He came and because of His rising
We are graced upon death, by God’s son.


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A Prayer For You All

I wrote this prayer for you today
and I hope that you didn't  mind
but I thanked the Lord for the poetry soup community
 and for you wonderful people so talented and kind
I asked that those who Don't know the Lord would feel his Love and Compassion through our 
poems and somehow answer his call
but most of all I asked the Lord that he would bless you all.

God bless you All and may His Peace and Love be with you All both now and forevermore. 
Amen

it's a blessing being here sharing with each other all kinds of poems and you all are a 
blessing to All. take care from Diane


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Success Is...

Success is doing always the best you can 
With everything you have at hand. 
It's never forgetting who you are. 
It is giving a hand to your fellow-man in need 
Success is knowing the love of God. 
It is putting God, family and friends first in your life, 
And never from your heart let them fade. 
It is sometimes going against all the odds. 
It is acting composed and always having a good attitud. 

Success is never giving up any of your dreams, 
Though at first, that's all to you they may seem.. 
Success is making it every step of the way 
And beyond whatever you've found. 
It is always reaching out for love 
Higher than the sky and a flying dove. 
Success is reading everyday the Good Book, 
And to let it for you shine and be your guiding light, 
Through life's journey on sunny days or darkest nights. 

Success is always to believe in yourself first with all your might. 
Success is to conquer always fear 
It is willing and learning when to share. 
It is to know when and how to pray 
And for others to say a prayer too. 
Success is to treat others with respect 
It is also about having self-respect and that's true 
It is about truth for us never to abandon or neglect. 

Success to me is to seek the kingdom of God first. 
It is always to honor and live by His Ten Commandments 
Success is to know all the time when to draw the line. 
It's to have discipline and temperance with yourself. 
Success is to honor at all cost what is right 
It is not to let success itself go to your head. 
Success is to keep at all times your feet upon the ground 
It is to fight always for what you "Believe In". 
Success is to be humble and not proudful. 
It's to remember to be kind to all and mankind 
Success is to spread goodness and joy wherever you go. 

Success is to realize that after all, "Love" is the most important 
And precious thing of all. 
Success is to face life's challenges with boldness and heroism. 
It's to give the best of yourself with a smile 
It's to look forward with courage and expectation each new day. 
Success is to accept gracefully the changes you need to make. 
Success is all about giving and not just receiving 
And it is about  keeping always with dignity your head high. 
It's to about maintaing your cool when all seem to lose theirs. 
Success is  to keep your faith alive no matter what. 
Success is to let hopes for you thrive... 
And let them all be your golden and living archive! 
And that's what real SUCCESS, it's all to me!


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The awesome power of prayer

 

What is the power that is found in prayer?
   That is the question I asked all through our little town square.
And the answers would range from cynical to prophetic.
   It wasn’t hard to tell those who believed and those who were skeptic.
And to the question are we living in our final days?
   You could see it on their faces how they had lost their ways.
It must of raised some torment to say the very least.
   When I tried to tell them that sinful living was a mark of the beast.
Some wanted to know more, while others turned and fled.
   They must have felt the power of the holy words I said.
To me it’s plain and simple we must adhere to God and His word.
   Or be lost in the rubble and our voices never heard.
Be careful who you follow for the devils on the loose.
   It’s your soul that he’s after, he’s out to cook your goose.
The devil is not your friend so please don’t believe his lies.
   What I’m trying to tell you, these are words to the wise.
Give it all to Jesus, give Him the whole ball of wax.
   He’ll stand up for you, He’ll stop the devil in his tracks.
Back to the question of the power of prayer.
   It seems I must have opened up a can of worms here in our little town square.
And it was to my delight how a few would still stand and fight.
  
    The power of prayer is what it takes if you’re seeking Gods awesome might.
Pray for your country, family, friends, and church, pray that your pastor has an 
anointing to spread the Holy Word.
    Pray on your knees, standing, or sitting anywhere , Pray fervently to our Savior 
and  rest assured your prayer and every word was  heard. 


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An Answer To A Poem

 I read a poem just today. 
   Called the ignorant Christian and I felt sympathy almost right away.
It’s been over two thousand years since our Savior died. 
   But every day I see His name being unfairly crucified.
And to those of us who follow we’re called the ignorant ones.
   For wanting a better life when this one is done.
You can’t take the Bible and turn into just certain things you want to hear.
   Although it teaches forgiveness it also teaches fear.
Jesus says repent and from our sins we must turn away.
   It’s not an easy battle but one we must fight each and every day.
Being a Christian is not always an easy road.
   We face some of what Jesus went through with a much lesser load.
Personally I feel the time is near.
   It’s time for Christians to boldly stand up for Jesus and stand up without fear.
When the reckoning days have come and He reaches for His book.
   Is your name going to be in it wouldn’t you like to take a look?
Would you like to be set free?
   Then say this simple sinners’ prayer with me:
Lord please forgive me, I repent and seek Your forgiveness of all my earthly sins.
   I know you died for my sins, You were nailed to the cross, were buried but 
death couldn’t hold You, for You arose again.
I accept you as my Savior and will share Your mighty word.
   If you say that and mean it you can be sure our Savior heard.
   
Thank you and God bless you.
      


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Please Spare Me Lord

In this life of hardships and trials,
I need your hand to  walk these last few miles.
Many heartbreaks and misfortune I've endured in my time,
A few I thought being my breaking line.
Lord please spare me this time,
For you know this burden is big,
It grows each day with new rising fears.
Tho sprits are low and the eagerness is gone,
Friends will flock together in search for a place in which to belong.
With each having goods to sell,
And the price being a song,
They will thrash over the hardtimes of which this world has become.
With no one knowing the right thing to do,
Each longs for an answer, maybe from the sky of blue.
A few will turn to You for guidance,
And even whisper a prayer or two.
For we all know our world has became wicked, 
And this was not the right thing to do.
Lord spare me this time,
For you know this burden is big,
It grows each day with new rising fears.
When all capitol has vanished,
And man has forgotten their smiles,
We may all join hands, 
And travel with you our last few miles.
For you see Lord I know You, and You alone,
Can spare me and let this burden not look so big,
You are the power I need to face this world and it's fears.