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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

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Faith In God Makes A Difference

                                            Commitments are hard
                                        Time is swift and life is short
                                              Misfortunes happen
                                      Faith in God makes a difference
                                         Times will pass much easier

                                           By Eve Roper 11/14/2014

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Three gifts from Heaven 
All priceless in their appeal
Yes.. Faith, Hope and Love
They descend on us like rain
And the greatest of these.. Love!

Contest: Regina's "Faith, Hope and Love Tanka"
Date: 8-27-14
Poet: Lyric Man

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Blessed Trio

“Hope springs eternal” a wise elder said to me I never forgot a strong cornerstone of faith hope is found when needed most I did not “find God” faith was always part of me in good times or bad faith allows us to feel love even for those who are foes love is amply strewn by all who have hope and faith the blessed trio travel lifelong together escort us to heaven’s gate
*Written August 25, 2014

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My soldier is silent Waiting for the world to change Fighting for freedom The enemy at the door Faith and hope you will come home
For Contest: Faith,hope, love Sponsor: regina riddle Date: 08-24-2014

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Benefits Denied

expendable lives our elderly, sick and poor benefits denied D.C. may call the shots now God is the equalizer
*Written in honor of John Freeman for his contest "Sayings of Wisdom"

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Key West Sunset

Celebrate the joy

You have lived another day

Spectrum in the sky

By the grace of God, go I

Join the sundown revelry

*Each day in Key West, they have a party outside to watch the sun go down.  It is 
quite a magical moment if you are able to participate and offer thanks.

For Rick's "beautiful memory" contest

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Lay your sorrows down
Upon my healing altar,
Walk with me a while
And I’ll tell you of your worth,
So much more than you believe.

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A Ghost-Town Church

Beside the last pew, 
a chipped white collection plate.
A ghostly blessing
if you toss a modern coin
through time and the barred front door.

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Rejoice (Tanka)

Rejoicing in life
soul’s jubilation singing
raising of voices

Praises of joy unto Him
uplifting mortal spirit

Comments:    The Japanese tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of 
five lines:  the first has five syllables. The second has seven syllables. The third 
has five syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The 
pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 for a total of thirty-one syllables.  This one is about rejoicing.

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Crossing the Line

Fear not, wayward soul Lines are drawn only to cross Emerge from shadows Leave all bitterness behind Forgiveness waits in God's light
*Entry for Rick's Shadows and Lines contest.

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nightfall comes again

howls wander like a lost cloud

shattering iced air...

until hymn of stars rises

to kindle faith’s melody

Regina Riddle's Hope, Faith And Love 
Tanka Contest

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Dance for Dionysus

Tanka/ Haiku

Drunken Roman Bacchante (1)  footnotes 
God of the Maenads'  (2)
Female appreciation
Tainted murderous servants

Maniacal twist
Hold each- a sensuous kiss
Trained not by hubris
Phalli held in revere
His spirit flows through rapture

Beloved Bacchus
Honors Ancient Helena
Amathia(3) scorns-                  
Succubus eat them alive
Gynarchy apothesized

Bacchanalians' (4)
Hold wild dances- Worship
Drunken honored god
Children and men torn apart
In a sensuous moment

Oh! Oh how we sing!
Dionysus flows his wine
How we rhyme and chime-
Frenzied ****ing in circle
Prove to Him our Miracle

"Your desires speak-
My beloved enchantress
Sweat, dance, Love for Me
Use My phallice, drink My wine-
Worship Me till end of Time"

Merry speak, Father
As life sprouts forth within spring-
   Priapic flower.

Mythical Treasure
Is the lie of unbelief
Common man’s relief
Under torch in deepest wood
Ladies did dance unrestrained
In religious ecstasy.

1. Bacchante- Greek & Roman Mythology A priestess or female votary of Bacchus

2. Maenads-Greek Mythology A woman member of the orgiastic cult of Dionysus.. A frenzied woman.

3   Amanthia-Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus
 it is roughly wisdom's opposite. It means recklessness, deep ignorance about oneself and the nature of the universe. It leads to 
 excess, impatience.  He irrationally rejects Dionysus and the new religion; his unthinking and uncompromising scorn for popular 
 piety and the new teachings is neither rational nor open-minded. But he is also very young, and his youth in part excuses his crimes

4 Bacchanalian (Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus

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The discussion point—
I Be, I Am, I Exist.
Being is presence.
	 Philosophers Rejoice, Yes . . . 
The mortal plane is confirmed!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 

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Dying Daily

I must die each day  
die to remorse and regret
die to yesterday
then I must rise up and walk
then I must take up my cross
1st Corinthians 15:31
Acts 3:6
Matthew 16:24

Submitted for: Regina Riddle’s Hope, Faith and Love Tanka contest

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Hope, Faith And Love

Love is like water I have poured it always in Size, shape and color With fervent hope and with faith In the glass of own my choice
+++ August 25, 2014 Form: Tanka Fifth Place Win Contest: Hope faith and love by Regina

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Prayers Answered

True all prayers
Are generously answered
Does He also
Permit returning treasures
Once He took back?

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Hope, Faith, Love

hope perched in my heart
small bird, joyfully singing
fragilely balanced
feasting on faith's mustard seed
contented with Love's promise
August 24, 2014

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God Painted A Sunset

I closed tight my eyes And in a trance I saw God He painted the sky Picking up a brush pure blue He swirled a slash of azure Hesitating long He dipped a brush rosy pink He held a brush gold Gazing and pondering long He painted an orb of gold July 23, 2012 Featured poem September 30, 2012

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In Praise of the Holy Spirit

Oh, Holy Spirit, Your leadership heals our souls. When mankind finds You ever ready to grant peace, Your light is felt in each heart. War, famine, illness -- all these maladies you purge. Blessed Dove of peace, You give love to all nations, hoping for benevolence. When kindness prevails, it’s Your spirit that we praise; we have You to thank. Your light leads the way for us. We are blessed with Your deep love. We are but sinners, seeking Your divine guidance. We’re given choices, but only You can lead us to everlasting accord.
*Written October 4, 2014

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Because He Is Love

HOPE    sees paradise
FAITH   trusts in His saving grace
LOVE    gives wings for flight

Hope, Faith, and Love are His gifts

              ~              ~
          ~       ~ *  ~       ~
          ~       Given        ~     
            ~  because He ~
              ~      is       ~
                ~  LOVE  ~
                    ~   ~

New International Version
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the 
heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1: 17)

For Regina's Faith, Hope, Love Tanka Contest
August 26, 2014

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'A depiction of Love'

each lungful of air a reminder of God’s love depict love and care promote and embrace His will every moment you get

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On December 1st
(even before)    lights go up
A celebration?
Take a moment for some thought
A celebration of what?

Not of neighborhood
Certainly not group concern
The lights are patchwork
Standing alone in the dark
A few proclaiming their faith

The rest are not sure
Not certain what it all means
Alone with their fears
The clear night sky filled with stars
Yet the rest are not certain

HE giver of life
Has sent us a messenger
A Divine poet
Gatherer of neighborhoods
The message   “Let there be LIGHT”

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From with-in earth boils
Violent eruption explodes
The sky filled with ash
Molten lava starts to pour
In death new life will be born

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The Scent of your Soul

The scent of your soul

Love beyond measure,
Howsoever far you go,
Having strong belief,
In the imperishable,
The scent of your soul will stay !

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written October 13th, 2014
For contest 'The scent of your soul' by Anthony Slausen

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Valley of Love

Lost in love’s valley
Like fragrance of a rose 
In the morning breeze
I’ll not be I then
I’ll then be you.

(Inspired by the seventeenth century mystic poet
 of Sindh Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry)

Sintra, Portugal 25/01/15

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Fishing in Black Sea

Fishing in Black Sea
We found the old emeralds
The tears of lovers
In hope to cover the Earth:
Adorno`s  imperative

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Small Things

With faith... lies
all hope
be thankful for all
we have
***we are truly
It is the small
things in life
that we should
cherish the most.


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Miracles happen
The world is not made up of
Sciences and Med
Powerful things are out there...
Beyond our understanding.

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Snow White

Snow white Dogwood dots the spring green forest's deep wood petal tips blood red Cold raindrops wash clean pollen Blood drops wash sinners' worse sin
There is a legend of the Dogwood.. It is said that it's wood was used to Crucify Christ.. After that it because the gnarled twisted little tree that it is know as today..The blossom has four petals and each is tipped with a red scarred looking tip for Jesus' head, hands, and feet...The center of the blossoms looks like the crown that was placed upon Jesus' loving brow..