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Jesus I Want to Thank You

Lord, I Want to Thank You!

Lord, I want to thank you
 for helping me along.
There were things in my life 
that didn’t belong.

I want to thank and praise your holy name!
By your mercy and grace,
 I’ve been changed!

I want to thank you for your 
blessing as well!
You’ve given so much! 
 More than I can tell!

I want to thank you for the life I received!
This happened the moment that I believed!

I want to share your love and mercy to others!
You commanded that I should “love another!”

I want to daily follow you! 
That I may be blessed!
So when I am weary, I may enter your rest!

Jesus, you’re so good, what more can I say?
You give me strength to make it each day!

Thank you for the awesome love you’ve given!
I have been cleansed and totally forgiven!

By Jim Pemberton   08/04/14

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The Hypocritical Christian

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

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Lonely Dreams

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

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None Above God

Oh God there is no one above You.
We exalt You to the highest view.
We sing Your praises everyday anew.
Thanking You for everything You do.
Oh God there is no one above You.

For Adeleke Adeite's "Golden Gratitude!" contest

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The True Love of a Man

When I was just a little girl, I dreamed I’d meet a knight. He’d proudly wear his shining armor, and guard me day and night. I kept on dreaming half my life and searched as I grew. Until I found my knight one day, I found my knight in you! Before our paths crossed that day, my struggles had been great. But when I laid my eyes upon you, I thought it must be fate. You gently got to know me and embraced me as a friend. And as our friendship grew in time, we knew it wouldn’t end. As our lives were set in motion, we climbed mountains and sailed seas. And as we’ve shared our lives together, we’ve blended with such ease. Our friendship grew as years passed by into such an enduring love. This thing we have together now was blessed from God above! I know we both have said it. We feel it in our souls. We’ve devoted our lives to each other, and together we’ll grow old. The love we share is very rare, and should be held with high esteem. For some may only find this kind, only in their dreams. This is what God planned for us, to live here on this land. To be the best we both can be, walking through it hand in hand. Even when our roads seem rough, we must have a faith that lasts. We’ll smile as we share many today’s, and reflect gladly on our past. I hope I’ve touched your life my love, as much as you’ve touched mine. For this is the love I’ve always dreamed of, a love both gentle and kind. I believe we meet our “soul mate” only once in our lives. This blessing from God has come to us, I’m proud to be your wife. With all this said my poem will end. A poem for my love, who is also my friend! I want to thank you with all that I am, For showing me Darling, the true love of a man!
With all my love, Michelle Merry Christmas – December 2006©

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By the Poets Listed in the first comment
Life is full of wonderment and blessings well received.
The greatest gift, so well conceived, the freedom to believe.
Thanking God that in this glorious world He perceived.
There, stands today beauty and grandeur that awed we can achieve.
Our ancestors, many moons ago, the motherland did flee.
Enriching lives, harvest, and family in this land of milk and honey.
Gratitude after we gathered the fruits of our great labors.
Holding hands with love we pray with family, friends, and neighbors.
Thankfulness for waking to feel warm sun on our face, all hail.
The wind's breeze, melodies in green trees from sweet nightingales,
You cast off my chains; you set me free, through true eyes, now I see.
Each dawn I give thanks I am free!  Thank you, Lord from the real me.
Thank you for my mind and heart and trusting me from the start.
For the sun, the moon, the stars, and all your creatures who take part.
Also for things in me once damaged, now mending a new start.
To live this life, day to day, with the minimum of fuss-
We believe in many things, that the joys of life bring us.
From majestic mountains, to the tiniest of bugs,
Wondrous bountiful God, created these for poetry.
I am sending GOOD energy, to my friends, and hugs.
My thanks are carried on waves over the November seas. 
To friends from afar who grace my life with comfort and ease.
One unending relationship with God and His wonderful love...
Four sons, the gifts given to me from Heaven high above,
I am so thankful to be gifted with so many different things.
And being healthy under loving angel's caring wings
One great blessing: I begin to see the world was more than me.
Methodical.  Prodigal.  More logical, I found the great light love.
Within our thankful hearts today, a prayer is softly said,
Blessing all who join with us as we eat and share our bread.
Our lives are enriched by family and friends that we love.
With grateful hearts, we thank our generous Father above.
The wonders of your world, Lord, Earthbound and on the wing,
Our hearts are filled with happiness for every blessed thing.
So, thank you, Lord for everything that upon us you bestowed.
Especially for your love dear, Lord that bountifully has flowed.

CONTRIBUTING POETS in alphabetical order: See the first comment.  We had great 
participation.  Thank you, my poet dear friends for your contributions to this Thanksgiving 
poem.  Lovingly, Dane Ann

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She prays; gods halo again brightly creeping from underneath the shadowed covers of comfort. Slowly awakening her blissful HEArT re*collabrated and re*juvinated to start the day quietly tip-toed inside  her peaceful home. A plantation thats shown to be told,firmly planted is all she'll ever know, thank you god my almighty straight to the LION'S den's mouth, as her heart is poured out in extreme greatness. She announced her DOGS EYE is not in pain anymore. So Thank You god for you are my only GOD!!!! You've engaged this HEArT strongly SHAPPED, I do love me; and the WOMAN I have become. In these last few weeks she has learned GENUINE SOULS do care like you, as parents we will keep her fruitful n' clothed. She'll learn that LOVE IS: more powerful then anything imaginable as you have, you image this world through a precious eye;(my DOG) across the sky in colorful RAE'S of skittles I can taste the RAINBOW... COLLABRATING IN THE CLOUDS... Watching SUN~SET DAWN DOWN fast asleep holding on to those DREAMS along side my dog. Teaching everyone to LOVE with/out SELFishness, just against GRACE For her HEART Is BIGGER Than the UNIVERSE.... As she chooses FREE~WILL!!!!!!
WILLINGLY!!! I Know now her Entire FAMILY HouseHold is in good HEALTH, SAFEly hidden from DANGER N' HARM,and has had A Peacful nights rest beside the warm fire I will lay;as she closes her eyes during nights break.


Written by: Carma SWEETHEART; and

06-21-12.          Thank you BRITTANY for letting me do this I am truly honored*ENJOY!!! ;D

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A Story

It was on a Christmas Eve
early in the morn
into a world so often cold
a little girl was born.
Her parents, they did love her,
the way that it should be
but her father, who's a good man,
had been raised with cruelty.

When he doled out punishment
for all her childish ways
the lessons that he taught her
would stay with her all her days.
Growing up was never easy
and she grew up so confused.
Other kids did more than tease her
and at home she was abused.

But she grew up all the same
then came to that time of life
when she thought she was ready
became a mother and a wife.
They faced a lot of hardships
but tried to love anyway
and her husband, who does love her,
has been so mean along the way.

Yes, life is hard for everyone
this woman surely knows.
Hate and misunderstanding
seems to follow where she goes
with so many quick to tell her
that she is always wrong
so many times she has been shown
that she just don't belong.

She tries so hard to understand
the reasons for her tears
and is punished for her feelings
as she has been all her years.
She knows that there is more to life
than what always seems to be.
All she wants is to be loved
without the cruelty.

Note:  My dear friends, this is not an easy write for me but a necessary one.  I was at a very 
low point in my life and I prayed for God for direction or to let it end.  I wrote the poem I Am 
then joined PoetrySoup.  I know God led me to this wonderful site for a reason.  I may still 
have a long way to go but I am starting to move forward.  I want to thank you all for your 
encouragement and kindness.  Being able to write again is helping me and as fellow writers, 
I know you understand.  Thank you for sharing with me and teaching to become a better 
writer.  God bless you all and Happy Holidays!  Love, Robin.

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   Blessed are the Moments spent with YOU,
   Blessed is the Time to be with YOU,
   GOD you are Alpha and Omega,First and the Last,
   Beginning and the End,
   That is why we Pray unto you, with our Knees Bent.

   I know you are watching over me,
   And I am feeling truly Blessed,
   for no matter what I Pray for,
   YOU always know what's Best.

   I'm so blessed that I've an Eternal Life with YOU,
   Cause I'm Saved always as i Think of YOU

   I Thankyou GOD for each Days Blessings,
   Cause you are the GOD Almighty
   Nothing can change my LOVE for you
   Cause your Angels has lift me Through.

   You are my Blessed Story,
   Which I'll share it with ALL,
   JesusChrist you are the Only way to Heaven,
   Which rare People are Known.

   God Bless you all is My Prayer Today,
   I'm honored to call you "friend","family",
   I Pray GOD will Keep you Safe,
   Until we Meet Again!!!

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Healing comes from God above
Just one of the miraculous things that he does
some healing can be slow
some healing comes fast
But Gods healing is a healing that will always last
if there is any area that you need healing today
the answer is just one prayer away
God is faithful God is true
God is the one that can heal you.

For James my son,  Lord thank you that his healing came fast
others dont quite understand how he had an operation and was home just 5 hours after 
surgery, it was so awsome he experienced your presence, your Great love, your healing 
power and you helped him beat all his phobias in just a click of a finger, he was scared of 
going in lifts, scared of the though of a needle and scared of the thought of operations but 
when he had to go you took it all away, he was free he trusted you with his little heart and 
you pulled him right through with out any pain, just a simple sore throat from the tube to 
keep the air waves open. THank you Lord and may many others come to know you and 
experience your healing power Amen.  
 psalm 50; 15  the Lord says Call upon me in the day of trouble, I shall  rescue you and you 
will honor me.
genesis 28;15  what's more, I am with you and will protect you wherever you go.  

God never breaks any of his promises amen.   God bless you james your faith is strong well 
done for holding on to Gods promises keep them carved into your wonderful heart.

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I love you

I love you, and I thank God for bringing you into my life.
My life is so happy, and it’s because of you.
I might never found another like you, that why I don’t never want you to go.
I love the way you make me feel, and how you treat me.
You’re my friend, and that’s so important to me in a relationship.
I don’t want to lose you, so I hope you’re always be by my side.
I love you and I want you to know that.
I never have loved a man like this, and I’m happy to say that you’re my man and 
my friend.
God bring things in people lives for a reason and he brought you to make my 
days better.
If we ever part I want you to know that I’ll be happy that I had a share of your love.
And I’ll be happy that I had a love that made me feel so beautiful.
I love you, and I thank God for bringing you into my life.

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The King Of Pop

from his abc's
to that freaky billy jean

came a pop star 
for all to love and see

from the apollo's stage
wondered if you were ready for screaming rage

for you never had a childhood of bliss
only done what was on joseph's list

a studded white glove 
and white socks just because

a star on the hollywood walk of fame
for you sang and danced showing no shame

scandals of twisted truth
did not detour you from your missing youth

neverland was your own safari escape
who would figure your best friend would be a chimp of faith

michael may god cradle you in his arms
and basked in your king of pops worldly charm

will forever miss that porcelain smile
and always think of you on my radio dial

for now your at your heavens trial
may god forgive this lost and lonely child

In Loving Memory Of
Michael Joseph Jackson
Aug 29th 1958 - June 25th 2009


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

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Live, Love, Pray


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Many years ago as we've been told 
Pilgrims landed on America shores
Remembered for their gifts of love
Shared with natives living there
Surviving those long winter months
Who would have thought
Their kindness would cross the seas
To our small Bahama Land!
We celebrate Thanksgiving
With turkey and pumpkin pie to!
It is a time to give God thanks
For richly blessing our Bahama Land!
The adoption of this tradition
Inspires us to reach out to those in need
And draw closer to our divine purpose
To be sincerely thankful for all God has done!

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Fellowship and Love

It is a wonderful feeling when we come together in love and fellowship.
psalm 133:1 says Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethern to dwell together in 
It is also better to give than to receive, that's why this is such a special day.
we give to you our fellowship and love, always remembering that to God be the glory in all 
that we do.
Fellwowship and love lift's the spirit and makes the heart glad.
In our giving we want to show how special you are, and the love we have for you.
giving is a gift and let us not forget the greatest gift of all.
John 3;16 for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever 
beleiveth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

we give our fellowship and love to you!

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*NOV. 13, 2012. 

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Soul Sisters

Such an Amazing girl god put into my life.

He knew i needed you at that exact time

Funny when we met I thought you were to good for me

But when you approached me the sweetest girl I did meet.

From that day on we have never truly been apart cause I

carry you around everywhere in my heart. You have been the

rock when I needed a friend around, you have been the light

when the darkness consumed me and took away my sunshine

Even when were miles apart the phone connects us and keeps

our strongest bond. 17 years feels like such a short time but

I feel I have always had you in my life. Soul Sisters we were

meant to be.. You my beloved friend are such a fresh breeze

Even after a year apart it was like yesterday that we did part

so through the many miles and through the long hard road

I know this friendship will always survive. Your a burst of joy

to me each day I thank the Lord for the sweet blessing he gave!

BY:Christina McCullouch


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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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A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

It's hard doing something different.
It's difficult staying yourself.
In a world so accustomed to conformity,
It feels nearly impossible to be unique
As the one He created you to be.
How do we find the strength?
How do we find the courage?
How do we find the bravery?
Where do we defeat fear?
Well, He's hanging on The Cross
Giving life to you and me.
Thank You Jesus!
Let us not forget
With Christ,
Nothing is impossible,
For with God,
All things are possible!
Thank You Father!
Thank You!
We give our lives to You!
We are Yours!
Praise You forever
And forevermore!
In Jesus' Name,
We pray,

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Everything Will Be Alright

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

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Who Can Find A Virtuous Woman

Who can find a virtuous woman?
She is worth far more than rubies.
She is not a possession but a partner.
She is a fantastic conversation starter.
My wife found out that her brother drowned and that she was pregnant with our first child on the same day.
My wife had a husband lose his mind and her father shoot himself in the same 3 months.
Who can find a virtuous woman?
My wife rarely complains, walks clothed in love, and has a sexy smile like Sophia Lauren.
My wife giggles and laughs at stupid jokes out of sheer hilarious kindness.
Who can find a virtuous woman?
Women turn to my wife for advice and direction.
Men turn to my wife for encouragement and affirmation.
She is not a possession but a partner.
She is a fantastic conversation starter.
With her I will grow old.
With her I will travel back to the innocence of my childhood.
Loving her has not been easy as obstacles have come against us from day one,
But when I think to faint or run I dream of her soul and find strength.
Who can find a virtuous woman?
Her children arise and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her.
My wife’s love for our children manifests in busy days and restful nights,
And through her love my children never doubt the presence and reality of God’s affection.
My wife sees the best in me when others can only see frivolity and failure.
My wife beats back adversity with a conscientious smile and perspicacious laughter.
My wife knows God but does not flaunt her holiness as if it is on display for the world,
And my wife’s motivations are purer than the running water of mountain tops.
I seek not to exalt her to a place of codependence where all of her humanity is crushed beneath the pain of my subjective worship.
No, my wife is no God and she is constantly forgetting to lock her car,
But when I think of King Lemuel and his question for the ages,
When I think of King Lemuel and his somewhat chauvinist question,
Who can find a virtuous woman?
My response is always the same, I can!

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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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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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You are my Proverbs 31

I thank God for blessing me with you,
I scream the Lords name out with gratefulness,
I close my eyes and I cry to the Lord with appreciation,
I smile as I pray to the Heavenly Father for the greatest gift I had ever recieved.
Thank you Lord for giving me my Proverbs 31.

When you came into my life on the 5th of December 2011,
I knew you were something special,
I knew there was a reason why God hasnt taken me into the Heavens above,
because He had blessed me with something far greater than Heaven,
It was you.
My Proverbs 31.

I knew you were the one from that moment I saw you,
from that moment when you paused my whole life through one touch,
from that moment when I couldn't believe that you were real,
and not some hope in my imaganation.
I knew you were the one when every bad thing in my life was out of mind
I knew you were the one when God blessed me with my own Proverbs 31.

You showed me real love,
you showed me happiness,
you showed me that the two of us can fight and we will grow stronger together,
you showed me that life can be amazing even through the grey days,
you showed me that you are my Proverbs 31.

I will love you even when my heart stops,
because it will always beat within yours,
I will always protect you,
that I promise you,
I will always have your back just like you have always had my own,
I will cherish the love we share and the moments together,
I will always be there for you
because you are my Proverbs 31.

So I thank you Lord for Lisa,
I promise you I will love her through everything and I will protect her,
because she is Your daughter,
and I promise you that she will be forever safe and forever loved and forever happy.
Thank you Lord for my Proverbs 31.

*this poem is dedicated and inspired to and from Lisa Ndlovu, my first and only love. Thank you for showing me happiness.

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My Best Friend

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

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Last Summer Saturday

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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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Friendly Memories

Friend that listens and cares
Real  communication and conversation
I know there are many good memories
Eternally there guiding and keeping us safe
New liasons that enhance our lives
Divine guidance from God
Liking that person because there are very special
Yesterday the memories linger on

Mention the excellence
Everyday friends guide us and nurture us
My wish to always have friends
Occaisionally visiting and blessing us
Reality of kindness and love
I appreciate friendship
Evergreen and new and refreshing
Sophisticated all the while humble

Author: Gwen Meyer-Erlach Schutz

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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:
Love is the outcome;
Forget the wrongs,
Love and move on!

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Ode to David

an English Ode 

A shepherd-boy composer sang of hope -
pastoral psalms were first heard by his lambs,
his soothing music helped King Saul to cope,
distressing psalms related rival's scams.
Young David, you respected God as Lord
and recognized that giving thanks is praise.
Recalling God's own mighty triumphs past,
you wrote of vict'ry, friendships with accord;
you shaped forgiveness, faith, your Father's ways.
As king, you wrote of blessings deep and vast.

Oft-quoted, sung and prayed by millions wide
Psalm 23, perhaps the best-known psalm.
And "Bless the Lord, my soul," we've gladly cried,
Psalm 1-0-3 are verses penned to calm.
We lift up praise, "majestic is Thy name,"
to God from both Psalm 8 and 21. 
"Create in me a clean heart, Thou my God," 
writes David when confronted with true shame; 
Psalm 51 recounts how cleansing's done.
King David's psalms, sweet music to applaud.

Taking other's estimation of you, David, as enough justification to write of the biblical King David in your honor.  I know you will miss your friendships here.  May God bless your future plans as only He can. 

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

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T houghtfully open heart in thankfulness
H onoring God for graciousness, unlimited access

A nd remeber all things in appreciativeness
N ot forgetting air we breath, blue sky we have in excess

K nights and princesses; children of the Living God
S ing a joyful song praising Him don't put on grand facade

G ive of yourself in thanks and rejoice in His love
I nvite the Holy Spirit to dwell within your heart dove

V ictory can be yours each step of the way my friend
I f time in God's presence in praise and worship daily spend

N ow is the time in His presence and purpose to remain
G ratitude said for all of life's pleasures even life's pain.

S tillness and quiet each day spend time thank God for each and everyone

This is a combination Acrostic and couplets..
My understanding that Acrostics do not rhyme but mine is actually couplets written in poulter's measure..A person who sold eggs would sometimes give a dozen eggs for a price and sometimes if the hens were laying extra good a person would get 14 eggs of the same price..Lucky them..So 12/14 in rhyming couplets..

Sponsor: Kim Merryman
Contest: Count Your Blessings
Date Written: Monday, November 19, 2012


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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

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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?

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Earths people, it is time to wake up, the ‘Prince’ is alive! 
Ascension available, access through your heart 
Seek and you shall find! 
Time is short, personally unite, connect as one
Eternity given
Rise to the occasion, celebrate the gift of life, bond, with ‘our lord Jesus’ and ‘our Universal Father in heaven, building a bridge, experiencing kinship, between human and spirit

                     ***Happy Easter Everyone***

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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!

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My Sins

My Sins – Zamreen Zarook

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

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

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

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

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The Truth About Love

Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is time apart
Trying not to drown
Praying to stay loyal
Holding on to lover's promises
Dreaming of reuniting
Crying tears of hurt and joy
Thinking of you constantly
Asking God for all the best
Love is difficult
Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is faith
Love is hope
Love is trust
But love is beautiful
Oh, so beautiful
And love is worth it
Oh, so worth it
Love is in God's Hands
Love is protected
Love will come back again
Reunion again
For God is love
In Jesus' Name
We pray

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Jesus you keep me breathing
You are my reason for living
Every breath I take to you I’m giving
Thanks to you I’m still surviving
I have very subtle moments between the inhale and the exhale
But I won’t let stress provoke me to scream and yell
My every breath has become like the metronome that centers my gravity, it gives me a beat
That metronome I have is giving my spirit rhythm now I’m moving my feet
In my breathing I sometimes find internal rhythm
Lately my vision has given my pen wisdom
So every word I write from my insightful vision I will inspire
From the words I recite that I write, to uplift you and spark that fire
Let me catch my breath because I have so much to say
I cannot seem to stop because I keep penning it every day
Every breath I take is very valuable to me
When I breathe my body feels free
So every breath I take is words that I say
But with those words I rather say I love you to Jesus when I pray


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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.

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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.

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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.
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!

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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.

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Thank You--God Almighty-- For Everything

As I see..  Earlier morn
The birds fly... by... then gather together
Bird?s swarm... chirping... and singing
Tis Glory... onto Our King!!!
Thanking and Praising God... for everything

Birds not worry what they eat
Nor what the drink
For they know
God shall take care of them
They sing... chirping... delight
For they know... they are taken care
Day and night
In every which way... tis right

Our Heavenly Father... feeds all the birds
Takes care of them... Always
We are His Children... 
God Loves Us so Much
That He gave His Only Son... Jesus 
Whom died... on the Cross... just for us
So we can obtain Redemption for our sins
Tis same Jesus... Whom risen... for us...
So we can obtain Eternal Life
Live for Forever with Our Savior
Jesus.. Our Divine Christ

All in all.. God takes care of the birds
Every morning the birds Give Praise's to God
With singing and chirping... Thanking Him

Don't you think God would feed. Clothe.. Shelter you and me???
Take care of everything we need.. Day and night?
Trust and Believe.. Then Receive...
Thank God for Everything.. All-time...

As I listen in hear.. The Beautiful birds sing... 
Praise's unto our King
Shouldn't we do the same?
But with our words

Thank You... God Almighty... for everything
I Praise You... Jesus... Thank You... 
For taking care of us... in every which way... tis right
Every day... and night... 'I Love you... Jesus"

Thank God for everything you do... 
For without Jesus... we can do nothing

Come to Jesus... obtain Eternal Life...
Always Thank God... For Everything...

Love always in Christ.. *Star Light

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These Walls I Built

Stuck in the prison of my own life,
I dodge behind these walls I built.
And inside is a demon covered in guilt
And shame so thick you can't see his eyes.
God, please help me to see
No matter what, You will always love and be with me.
Thank You Father for everything.
In Jesus' Name,
We pray.

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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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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."

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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!

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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!

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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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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.

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Thank You Lord For My Wonderful Wife


Thank you God for my 
beautiful wife.
And thanks for bringing 
her into my life.

Through every mountain
and every canyon...
She's been my faithful 
friend & companion.

From the time we met years ago...
Words alone cannot express
how I love her so.

I call her "sweetie" and she 
calls me "honey" too.
And I still like to say,
"... I LOVE YOU!"

When I've been wrong 
nd "out of place."
She has a word of wisdom 
and a special grace.

I wouldn't trade her for anything 
this world could offer.
Nothing in this whole world 
could ever "top her."

Thanks to God for this 
gift you've given.
She' s  brought joy 
to my way of livin'!

If not for her...I don't know 
where I would be.
This is why I call her

Thanks for her love, 
and being so very kind.
Special people like her 
are hard to find.

A special present 
sent from God above
My wonderful wife...
I will always love!

By Jim Pemberton 

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A circle of friends

God has given us a cirlcle of friends, 
where his Love has no ends, 
in our cirlce of friends we can thrive and grow, 
and more things about God we can come to know,
 in the centre of our cirlce the Lord will always be there,
 as we pray and as we share,
thank you Lord for heather and mac who always show that they care, thank you that they always welcome us there,
 thank you Lord for your Love that has no ends,
 thank you that we have been blessed with our circle of friends. 

this was writen for my small group at church, but  I also feel the same about my poetry soup friends right here, we can thrive and grow and encourage each other to grow and just be there spuring one another on in God's Love and the gift he has given us to write poetry  for him. Amen.  God bless all  my friends here on poetry soup from diane  xx all you are special treaures and have great value, even if  some don't let it show, but always know that  God loves you and very greatly so.

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Like a cherry tree in the spring,
God if this is meant to be,
Please let this blossom.

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Happy In Traffic

Always running late;
Just taking time to enjoy it.
Life is a car speeding fast,
But it's better to be stuck in traffic.

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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!

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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.

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Jesus Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me

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

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God's Heavenly Mountain

Skeptal I still followed others up the mountain
Voices said do not fret for God speaks from this mountain

Valley and creeks and eagles that soar
Suitable for a me to continue climbing this God forsaken mountain

Time can be at nil for there my destiny awaits 
Tranquility bliss and solace of it's mountain

Relish with me if you will if you must if you can
Shout from the highest peaks of this skeptal mountain

There is a new day a new beginning and a new you
Only if you take this journey beyond God's Heavenly mountain

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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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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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The Heart Of The Ocean

You pick me up and fly me away;
Oh my baby, what a beautiful day!
Like a rock, you are strong to withstand the motion,
And your love runs deep, the heart of the ocean.

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Dead On My Own, Alive In Him

Faith is not failing me,
I am failing Him.
Why do I refuse to accept His grace?
Why would I rather live my life on my own
When He is extending a helping a hand?
I am depressed,
Dead on my own,
But I am alive in Him!
I give my life to Him for real;
I give Him my all,
And now I'm alive
Because He gives me life!

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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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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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A millionaire,

By now, 

I should be.

No thanks,

To haters,

In my family,

And my community.

Big ups,

To all, 

Who supported me.

A millionaire,

Yes, it should've happened

By now.

Seven books,

In one year,

And working too, wow!

But no, now,

I had to start over,

From dealing with,

People who I knew,

Dearly who clearly,

Messed over me.

This time last year,

I had no money,

No Christmas gifts,

No home.

But the year before,

I happily walked back,

Through my familiar,

Front door to get nothing,

But the utmost disrespect,

By people who should be,

Attempted murder prime,


People who lied 

On my intellect, credibility,

Talents, and gave me hell,

Because with gifts God,

Treated me well. 

I will say again,

Whoever and wherever,

thank you to my true

Friends and family,

Not at home, you see.

How in the world would

A sucess end up with so

Much tragedy? Well, it 

All happened to me.

I see all of this now

As part of a testimony,

A temporary tragedy,

Which permanently

Uplifted me. Yes, indeed!

A millionaire,

By now,

I should be.


In fifty countries

Globally and counting,

Made it to major

University libraries.

Monroe, LA,

No thanks to thee.

No thanks to many members of

My family and community.

Thanks again to those who

Really truly supported me.

Thanks so much to God

My true deity.

A millionaire,

Soon I will be.

The poverty, abuse,

And racism that

Once cursed me

Will forever be erased.

I thank God finally,

For being in a better place.

A millionaire,

I will be.

Not because of me

But what God wrote in my destiny.

copyright 2012- Nicole S. Brown- All rights reserved.

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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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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.

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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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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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Refusing To Listen

Everyone telling me where to go:
Turn left,
Turn right.
I don't even know who to listen to anymore;
I don't even know who I am anymore.
God, please speak to me
And tell me where to go
And show me what to do
Because Your voice is drowning out in the madness
Or maybe I am just refusing to listen.

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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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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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King Solomon's Advice

Wise King Solomon had something to say,
About how man wasted his day,
He warned us long ago of the emptiness 
chasing things brings, things like:
Multiple advanced degrees,
Fancy wine and brie cheese,
Deep tissue massages,
And big houses with boat garages,
You may ask: 
Then what shall we do with our time and such?
Be thankful to God
whether in little or much.

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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,
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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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;
In Your Holy Name!
We pray,

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Only You

Who can create this perfect land?
Who can give us all we need?
Who can save us from ourselves?
Who is the basis of our time?
Who is the author of all history?
Who is the center behind our calendar?
Who is our hope?
Who is always true?
Who leads us were we need to go?
Who sustains our lives here on Earth?
Who always answers our prayers?
Who always answers our calls?
Who creates this feeling in us we cannot describe?
Who determines our morals?
Who has a plan for us?
Who sets our paths?
Who guides us all of our days?
Who is our faith?
Who is our hope?
Who is our love?
Who is our truth?
Who is our joy?
Who is our trust?
Who is our belief?
Who is our Father?
Who is our Son?
Who is our Holy Spirit?
Who is our Redeemer?
Who is our Savior?
Who is our Creator?
Who is our lover?
Who is our best friend?
Who is our relationship?
Who is the only One?
Who is the only true One?
Who is our only One?
Only You!

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No more invisible speechless, deaf and blind child
With neglected pleasures being addicted to denial
Floating through time, gravitating towards a warm arm
With an appetite for the emptiness that promises no harm

No more uncontrollable eruptions of emotional depression
A primal S.O.S. from the barren prison of selfless expression
that only the guilty with the innocent
Souls-know buried in social scar tissue of defective ego

No more relentless sifting through bodies seeking self
Settling through competitive combat for what's left on the shelf.
A mad melee of supply and demand driven by gullible pride that
leads to sedating the you that suffocates inside

No more - forever no more - because I've unshut my eyes
And the differences between God's word and Man's Wills was realized
Seeing opposing parallel lives some liquid, other frozen. Let me to never
seek from man what God has chosen.

Then the negative whispering subsided and the panicking ceased
the undercurrent suppression of pent-up terror was released as the
mystery of the unknown manifested pristine clear A positive message
of truth entered my ear

Now, across my face is a brand new smile
With a newly revealed meaning of a "Destine Child"
A message of hope is being released from my Heart
And I am overwhelmed with dedication to do my part

All I ever wanted was to be as I once was - Unbounded
Somehow it got all twisted and before long sounded
As though life was continuous connive-thrive-drive
Choking out the simple joy of just being alive

Now I am filled with love and I sing a love song
A song for yesterday, today, tomorrow, and beyond
My new prayer is - Thank You God for setting Me Free
And Thank You God - For Giving Me back Me

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Please Come Lord Jesus And Hear My Voice

Please Come Lord Jesus,
And Hear My Voice!

Please come Lord Jesus,
and listen to my voice!
In all I do or say, may you
 be my first choice!

Please come dear Jesus, 
and listen to my cry!
Give me your living water,
 that can satisfy!

Please come dear Jesus,
 and renew my mind!
You're so patient, loving
and very kind!

Please come dear Jesus,
and renew my spirit!
Your words of life...
May I daily live it!

Please come dear Jesus,
I need you this hour!
I need your strength,
and your power!

Thank you my Lord, my savior
and friend!
And thanks for answering me...
 Once again!

By Jim Pemberton   

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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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a special welcome mat for happiness

so easy to be happy right now
worked really hard to get here
remember the smell of stale sweat on the tattered backseat pillowcase
the moon was as blue as i was
the sun was weighed down with icicles
so refreshing to smile right now
struggles like mad to set up the stage for its return
remember the tick crawling amongst the hairs of my genital area
images of the devil himself toying with my emotions and self control
the rain was merciless
the sun had no conscience 
such a relief to afford affordability today
wonderful to know God does not judge....

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A Better Me

My heavenly fathers love is my Protection...
As I walk his path for Perfections...
A few times I lost sight of which Direction...
Yet I keep stride and looked for my Corrections...
Learning that life goes on after Rejections...
The devils work spreads like a horrible Infection...
Trying to stay true to God with No Objections...
Sorting out the positive and negativity in different Sections...
I've gotten rid of the worst like a Disconnection...
I shall judge NOT on ones Imperfections...
I see the BIG picture of Life, through my life's Projection...
Doing unto others as they do unto me with Affection...
Staying true to myself I don't worry about Impressions...
In life there will be a point of Intersection...
With God in my life is Greater than a Collection...
So I just play things cool with circumspect ion...
I will receive his Love in a Great Reflection...

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Beautiful Soul

Feel the peace again
Inside your beautiful soul.
Trust in the Lord all your heart;
With Him, He makes you whole!

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unconditional love with utmost sincerity haiku

God never fails me
He loves me despite my flaws
Tonight I Thank Him

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Rain And Sun

 The rain fell down hard yesterday. 
 Did Your anger provoke that display? 
 Did I do something so terrible? 
 The weight of sin is much less bearable. 
 Does the pounding, relentless rain 
 fall upon the righteous the same? 
 The sun shines today so freely. 
 Are You quite pleased with me? 
 Or are these the same rays that touch the evil? 
 Is Your grace so great to conquer the devil? 
 You woo sinners with gifts small and great. 
 You love us to death, crucifying hate. 
 Rain or sun? 
 What have we done? 
 Not of our merit, 
 but by Your Son. 
 Rain and sun are both gifts. 
 It's just a matter of perception shifts. 
 Both are needed to survive. 
 Lo, and behold, when both collide! 
 Put them together, witness a promise. 
 The sun through the rain isn't hard to miss. 
 Look at the sky. Smile as it hits. 
 With childlike innocence, a rainbow sits!

 by Juliet Ligon
 Motif: spiritual

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There's Something Special About Sundays

There's something special about Sundays
A lovely joy that's hard to describe
The perfection of this beautiful life
There's a peace on Sunday unlike the days of others
Where calm reaches the wind and hope uncovers
Mountains of grace in simple, true beauty
The love of the Father in a heart ever-warming
On this day all our problems seem to flutter away
And even if for a moment, everything is okay
Nothing to worry and no one to fear
For our Comfort has risen and He is here
There's something about Sundays that brings the soul to life
A Heavenly connection no opposition can divide
The strength of unity is a bond unbreakable
All our sins shaken, only love unshakable
The sun even shines if there happens to be darkness
Fireplaces warm even in cold, dark trenches
Heartache won't break us for He alone saves us
His love conquers all, igniting love in us
As we say another prayer over a beautiful Bible verse
Attend another church service
Serve another meal
Read another book to children
Fight another fire
Heal another patient
Write another assignment
We know God is with us
Everyday and evermore
Look up to Heaven and thank Him again
For a beautiful day and fall into bed
Lay on the pillow and rest sweet head
Praying above it would only be Sunday again.

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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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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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Behold the Love of God

I’ll never fully understand, 
or comprehend.
The power of God’s love
in the cleansing of sin!

From where I was,
 to where I am today…
I appreciate God!
 More than words can say.

I shall give him 
 glory and praise!
And seek to worship him!
  All of my days!

He’s more precious to me
 than ever before!
His precious love…
I need so much more!

His marvelous love,
 shall bless me to the end…
For this, I say, “Hallelujah!” 
And “Amen!”

By Jim Pemberton  

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My Lifeguard

I stood on the mountain top I wanted to see all that I can see I looked down in the valley I saw my life unfold before me I looked up at the sky I saw GOD smiling down on me I said thank you LORD for showing me how my life use to be I streched out my hands for GOD to take hold I said thank your LORD, I saw my blessings unfold I walked down from the mountain top with tears in my eyes I said thank you LORD for being my LIFEGUARD

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The Qualities That a True Friend Must Have

What are the qualities that a friend should
have – that which would make a true friend so true?
A friend is one whom you like to be with
while a true friend insists on being with you.

A friend likes you when you have so much in
common. True friends like you who for who you are.
True friends make you feel as though they are at
all times near, although they are very far.

A true friend is one whom you can always
talk to, even at night when it is late -
when loved ones are asleep, a true friend is
always there to hear what you have to say.

Friends like to share, but a true friend always
gives you – not what you want, but what you need.
The feelings you hide, as well as your thoughts,
and your dreams,  a true friend can always read.

A friend may forgive you or they may not
forgive, for something wrong you’ve done to them.
A true friend forgives even when you don’t
ask. True friends forgive - again and again.

Friends are close when you are close to them. A
true friend wants your friendship to be closer.
A true friend does what is best for you, and
hates that you would end up with the losers.

A true friend teaches you lessons to help
you grow – lessons that are hard and easy.
A true friend is always there - having a
true friend can never make you feel lonely.

Friends may sometimes make mistakes, but a true
friend is always careful not to hurt you.
A true friend is a guide and a teacher.
A true friend knows everything you go through.

The true friend I mention is our God,
who kept you company before you were born.
The friendship of God, if you truly keep
and cherish, you will never feel forlorn.

The true friend we all need is God (Allah) –
the One who guides and can teach us lessons,
the One who hears our calls and understands,
the One always near – in every season –

Allah, as a Friend, never judges us
by the way we look and how we appear.
Allah, as a Guide, if we ask Him for
guidance, He guides us and makes our paths clear.

Allah is with us – each day and each night –
He is always there when all are asleep.
Allah always listens when others don’t.
He gives you comfort when He sees you weep.

Fortunate are those who have Allah as
a Friend. Friendship with God is friendship true.
May Allah bless me with His Friendship and
May Allah’s Friendship be shared with you too.


Miriam / Mariam Mababaya

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My Gift

Things in my life haven’t always been easy
They haven’t always been happy
They haven’t always been good
We have been lost
We have been devastated
We have been to our breaking points
We have been broken
I feel like my worlds gone dark
And there just nothing I can do
But when that happens
I realize this gift 
This gift I have been blessed with
This amazing angel
That god himself 
Created just to take care of me
This angel has taught me how to love
How to care
How to understand
How to be a friend
How to be a true friend
How to believe
How to dream
How to get through the tough times
Because she does it
Most of all 
She taught me how to get up
To stand up
To never give up
She taught  me
That yeah life gets hard
But I have to be stronger than that
She taught how to be an amazing person
Because she is the best person I ever met
Now our lives haven’t always been easy
Or happy, sometimes not even good
We have been lost, devastated and at our breaking points
And yes we have been broken
But when it gets dark
And I think I wont be able to get up
There’s my mother
Holding my hand
And showing me the way
I only wish to be her
Only dream to be her
But at least I have her as my angel
Yes my angel
That’s all I ever would ask for
Thank you God 
For creating her
Just For Me….
*For the "My Hero" Contest by Crystal Wilkins*

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For Those Who Have

Burning through quite some oil of life
I remembered over what all had been,
There were some moments highlighted in my mind
Where loss and pain filled up the entire screen

Even though the present was wonderful not fine
I gave into my mind’s simple little tricks,
Thoughts jumped back to time when there was little money and
I remembered the car that wasn’t gifted when I turned six

This made me sad and I just sat thinking over
Why for small little things god made my mind wrestle,
I had forgotten that I drove my own car now
And lived with my family in a sweet little castle

Refusing to lament the things that were not
I remembered all the treasures with me that remain,
Wondering if I really enjoyed them all this time
Would there have had been any stings or pain

This glorified my journey of what it was till now
And that moment decided what I was going to be,
My life might take me through some unplanned waters
But I must thank god for whatever I see

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Eternal Father
Almighty God
Everlasting Love


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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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Do You Appreciate What God Has Given

Do You Appreciate What God Has Given?

Think about the days you’ve been livin.’
Do you appreciate what God has given?

He’s give to us all a beautiful earth!
And provided the opportunity for your birth!

He sent his only son who bled and died!
His life for yours, the day he was crucified!

He has even given to you, his Holy Spirit!
An everlasting life with him, he freely gives it!

He’s given to you, his word, so you can read it!
Whether you want to or not.  You need it!

What more could one ask of a God who’s kind?
His faithfulness has stood the test of time!

Won’t you accept the fact, that he loves you?
He offers eternal salvation, because he wants to!

Won’t you come to him with an appreciation?
And receive his mercy, love and redemption?

You’ll be thankful and grateful to know…
That day you allowed God to make you whole!

By Jim Pemberton    

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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,

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Crazy Attachment

Lord I'm attached to this man.
I dont talk to nobody about this.
You the only one who understand.
He is a really nice guy.
We seem to have a lot in common.
I really really care for him. 
I could even say I love him.

I want him. I dont want him.
He cares for me but dont want me.
I don't want him to want me or care for me.
It's a lot of confusion on my end.
Sometimes I get frustrated and go anti socail on men.  
Even though it has nothing to do with men
but really has every thing to do with me.
I feel selfish because I dont want him with nobody else
BUT I dont want him with me either.
I feel crazy,Maybe I am
I fear that he may be a blessing that I will miss out on.
Right person at the wrong time
It seems like he has my heart and we JUST  friends.
He dont know this. I dont want him to know this.
Nobody knows this but you Lord. Nobody!!
 Just One night,strong connection with him
 Lord please unattach me from this man. 
I think about him all the time.
I'm just divorced,2 kids from the last guy, 
want him not ready for him.
Its like want I him now vs not ready to be with ANYONE anytime soon.
It was just one night with him!!!Dam I hate him! Lord help me. Please give me strenth in the name of Jesus. Thanks for listening lord. I know you hear me. I love you. 

(I just ask him to go to the movies today,what the hell was I thinking? I need to stay way from him. I like him too much. Pray for me)

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A Prayer For Healing

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,

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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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I've Got to Give Him Thanks

the conduct that codifies the laws of human behavior and such
involves phrases that are mandatory or by your parents you will get touched
to be mannerly, to be courteous and to act like you've been raised right
to use those phrases that society deems as being polite
excuse me, pardon me and of couse may I and please
words that we learned as children and as adults should use with ease
but the most important are the words thank you
the obligatory phrase that God our Creator is due

now Jesus was on His way to a town called Galilee
when He encountered 10 men afflicted with leprosy
now Jesus was One who would meet you wherever you are
no matter how high no matter how low be you broken, whole or scarred
He came not to save the saints but to help those who needed Him more
the sinners, the sick, the hurt, the lost and those who needed a cure
so when those lepers saw Him they cried out "Lord have mercy on us this day"
Jesus replied"you are now cleansed so to the priest go on your way"
but only one man came back and said in a loud voice "Lord thank you so much"
Jesus then reflected "were not all 10 men cleansed by My healing touch"

I've got to give Him thanks is what that Samaritan felt in his heart
I've got to give Him thanks for I've been healed by the hands of God
so why did the other 9 men not give Jesus what He was due?
why did they not show Him an ounce of gratitude?

we act like God is obligated to make us happy and whole
but what people fail to understand that in this life what is their role
we've got to give God thanks because He gave us the breath of life
we've got to give God thanks even during times of heartache and strife
and comprehend that God will always deliver if we have only a mustard seed of faith
and never to forget after being delivered we need to say to His face
thank you Lord, thank you God, thank you Jesus the Christ
thank you for everything that you have done in my life
it's not an option, it's not a choice, it's and obligation that is due
for everthing that we are to Jesus we simply say Thank You

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Happy New Year

As I look back upon another year gone by,
I can't help but remember the moments that changed my life:
The people, the faith that fueled this fire;
If I had to describe this year in one word: Inspired!

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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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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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Thousands of homes on the East Coast were
not spared from the ravages of Randy in late October,
the misery of devastation was everywhere:
Hamilton Beach was flooded by feet of water,
so was Old Howard Beach and Lindenwood
got its share, too when lights started flickering;
my apartment could have been flooded to the ceiling,
lost everything and going back I would have smelled mold!

The first thing I did was Thank God for His endless mercy,
realizing that other survivors weren't that lucky as I.
Why are these storms more frequent? Are we messing with Mother Nature?
Global warming is too scary...winters in New York are getting much warmer!

I have witnessed the scariest storm in my lifetime,
Glory and Irene compared to Sandy weren't that wild;
what's predicted next? It can't be a Universal Deluge,
because God promised there wouldn't be another...
and where, if that happened, could we find refuge?
We'll be swallowed up alive by massive tides and carried far!

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One of those, whom I remember!
Even if; I go on slumber.
Is my Mother?
Who is a legal member!

She was called to bar, 
In a month of ember. 
And works, in an associate 
For years now, without number.

So many works does she 
Soliciting, consultancy and also 
as a mother. 
Little time does she have on her 
Though, she clears task, from 
one to another.

Even in her car, 
She does not retire. 
But works, even harder, 
Cos that’s why she has a driver.

Mummy does things 
Even when not fit, 
But you’ll notice not, 
For her face reveals it not.

She accomplishes tasks without 
a mobile reminder. 
Cos God is her helper.
For He has always been her 
In all her affairs endeavor.

Being a mother, 
She is the best and you not 
But if you bother, 
See her and will realize I’m not a 

In her works, 
You will know how dedicated 
she is. 
And in her worship, 
You’ll know how religious she is.

She is blessed in many ways. 
Her husband alone is 
outstanding to show. 
People she helped, has many to 
And GOD knows all her lovely 

To dot the i, 
She is living library. 
And to cross the t, 
She is a living mother!

May she live long to reap. 
The fruit of her labour. 
For as for many, 
She is more than a mentor.

If all mothers 
Could be like my mother. 
No child will turn a robber! 
And No marriage will turn 

My dreams for her, 
Are pleasant to hear. 
And from ALLAH, the maker!
It shall come as favor

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It Took A Lot of Faith

If they ask me how I did it,
How I got here today,
I will love and laugh and smile
And say, "It took a lot of faith."

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Circumstances, we must live through..
it maybe happy or sad; even people untrue.
Pray unceasingly,God cares and dears..
He understands; provides and hears...

offer praises and gratitude to Him..
even in abstract not without theme..
Trust our God, He will in everyway redeem..
One Unbeatable above all God, never a scheme..

by: olive_eloi
SEPT. 06, 2013

dedicate to: all believers to one God

---:grateful me to my one and only LIVING GOD..

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For My Husband

I love you for being my husband.
I thank you for all your love.
I thank you for being there,
A special person sent from above.
I thank God for sending you to me,
For giving me a life with you.
And our children he entrusted me.
Your acceptance, guidance and care,
Given so unconditionally.
Together with my love and certainty,
Give us so much to share.
I feel a special bond not there before.
It gets stronger every day.
Making within me such awesome happiness,
My heart longs to soar.
I know that I am not always perfectly undoubting.
We both have our failures and imperfections.
I think, however, our short comings and trials
 Build between us stronger connections.
I believe that God has brought us together,
Because each has a lot to offer the other.
You, as the father and husband,
And me, as the wife and mother.

                                                                    Summer Gratias

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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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Thank You For Everything

~Thank You For Everything~ 

 I share with You more than my heart and mind 
 And in You the most radiant light I can always find. 
 When sometimes I feel alone and I am all in the dark 
 You bring me hope and dreams that make my heart spark 

 Since I've found You I can clearly see 
 That there isn't anything impossible with you. 
 You've made my life much better... complete... 
 No matter what you've made it for sure more sweet 

 Your strength is more evident to me everyday. 
 You give me sunshine and rainbows after a rainy day. 
 I know that your love never stops not even for a second 
 And that You'll always be next to me in this life and beyond 

 I am so assured of all this with You right deep into my soul ... 
 Thank You Jesus for your salvation and thank You for making me whole… 

 Dorian Petersen Potter 
 aka ladydp2000 


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The Hike

We cannot give up;
We still have life to live.
The hike may not always be easy,
But the view must be seen to believe.

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Give it all you got

Thinking back on bumps
No time now, here I come
Give it all you got!

Today must be good
Thanking God for all of you
Bring it on R&S!

No time to feel sad
Go home now and share a glass
Be happy today!

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The Gift

Thank you, Thank you, for blessings
Sent down in love
Thank you for healing of the soul
Thank you for miracles I have seen today 
Thank you God for not giving up on me

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Living the Dream

I am living the dream.
I stand here today,
Cannot believe what I am about to say,
But I am living the dream.
At times, it's tough
And it is not always easy.
I might be condemned
For choosing this path in life;
Some may think it's too bag of a risk.
When we give it our all,
Our passion and our might,
We can overcome and forget the fear
To become who we are meant to be.
I stand here today,
Another tear ready to wipe away:
You can do all you aspire to do!
Set your mind and never give up!
If I can do it,
You can too!
I can't believe I'm about to say this,
But I am living my dreams.
I am living the dream.

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Glory Be to Just One God

Glory Be to Just One God

SubhanAllah – Glory be to Allah 
Glory be to Allah who created –
The lands, the mountains, and flowing rivers,
The skies and planets He decorated.

Glory be to Allah who made the moon,
Shine at night and change to many phases.
SubhanAllah – God’s signs are in us too –
Humans with various heights, looks and voices.

SubhanAllah – see how God made us all,
And all the things that surround us on earth –
From tiny atoms to high waterfalls,
And feelings of creatures like fear and mirth.

Glory be to Allah who owns all Glory –
SubhanAllah – how God made you and me.

Miriam / Mariam Mababaya

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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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Romans 7:24 : My Birth & Rebirth

'O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?'

      None have I yet, from my days so young, met in the pastures of my life and its 
weeds. None hat met my plead nor steer for righteousness to bring me to the 
light from this shaded skin and flesh. 'O wretched man that I am! Who shall 
deliver me from the body of this death?'
      That is my plead in motto; My forefront from sin. Sin - the wrong introduced 
from the law; The law that shames the gospel; The gospel of Jesus Christ. Back 
at when the day of Pentacost came and at when the Crucifixion Day fell; Hope 
rose. The law was appended, but God's word never died, it prevailed.
     Back at 'Day 1' in my life, I was born of a natural birth - A sinner. Just a fat little 
sinner. I would toil with my birth parents and just get on their nerves! To cry 'n fret 
when nothing's wrong. To eat and eat and eat and eat. And as we all know, when 
we eat a lot, we "leave a lot" behind. But sneaking past the early years, to about 
the 5-7 ages, I'd do the most craziest things, and boy did I get some whippings! 
But those whippings led me to myself, and someone opened my eyes and found 
me. 'O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?'
     That question empowered me - and had me wondering. But someone had 
found me. He saved me from a life of destruction. On June 17, 2001, age 8, I 
went down in the Water of Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and that same 
day, I spoke in tongues - God filled me and delivered me.
     June 17, 2001, God wrote the obituary of Gavin D. Sumter - the sinner, and He 
wrote the birth certificate of Gavin D. Sumter - the Holy Son & Child of God. 'O 
wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?'
     I'm proud to say that God has delivered me!

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Time drags on in this chair, 
 As I wait for the brilliant one.
Each time the door swings out, 
 I look for him to say he's done.

Minutes turn into hours, 
 and all I can do is stare at the clock.
Finally, after what seems like forever, 
 Here comes my son's Doc.

As if in slow motion, I stand.
 Anxiously, I await him to say, 
"The surgery went well, but 
 of course in the hospital, he'll have to stay."

"When can I see him?"
 is what I quietly ask.
"Within the hour," he replies
 "But be warned, it'll be no easy task."

As I walk in the recovery room, 
 He lay so still on his hospital bed.
If I didn't know better, 
 I'd have thought he might be dead.

His recovery takes, oh so long and
 the first time my Angel opened his eyes, 
I realized that prayers are answered,
 And God had heard all my cries.

My gratitude for God and Dr Carson swelled, 
 when my son took an non ventilator aided breath.
We had won the fight for my son's life, 
 and we actually cheated DEATH.

We had to repeat this trying
 scene for a total times of three.
It kept me bitter and stressed. 
 Why couldn't He leave my Angel be?

I see now, what's done is meant to happen.
 And I have learned my lesson in GRATITUDE.
To not be trusting that HE knows best, 
 was not only wrong, it was just plain rude.

I'm understanding now, 
 more than you'll ever know.
And when I see my son alive and breathing, 
 my heart and soul radiates for God, a special glow.

*This is a true story, my son went through 3 heart surgeries before 5 months old and this
is dedicated to God, Dr. Carson, Dr. Dooley, and Dr. Willis Williams*

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Lost Love Found by WLM on March 29, 2011

I need not scream
For the return of my dream
I feel so much better
For from her I received a letter
Her feelings were not of being mad
But of making me feel glad
She still wants me
And that is the way it should be
There was never a great cost
Nor even a feeling of being lost
When I heard from my love
All was still sent from heaven above
She finally did show
And my face had such a great glow
For me she does still need
So for now I will not concede
She still loves me so
In my heart I will always know
To me she will still marry
Now my head is not in a flurry
And a family we will still start
In mine heart I will sing like a lark
As God meant us to see
Together we will always be
In the simple breeze
I will hold her in my arms to squeeze
Now that I have my dear
I will lose all my fear
I have my best friend back
Oh God thank you for that
For with her I have no doubt
Thank you God I will never be without
She has made me so happy I still cry
For in my heart I do not want to die
All the feelings of dread
Have been put out of my head
To her I have so much to give
And for all of that we will always live
We must always treat each so well
My heart can only swell
I feel so young again
And that is where she will begin

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Fearful Calling

fire, fire
now is the hour
where valor is required
of men who were called and desired
a higher calling when called to fight fires
fire burns 
and what we learned was 
a fireman was like a mother 
who runs water on the burn
mysteries are awakened
by the calling they've earned
why risk death in a burning building 
we spurn
the soul of a fireman we may never learn
God bless the fireman who in their final hour
that did what  God required
with faith God inspired

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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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God Knew Me Before I Was Born

God Knew Me Before I Was Born! God knew me, before I existed! He was there, before my name was listed! Before I was born, he had a divine plan! He was there, before I reached out my hand! Before I knew who I even was, or my name… His life for mine, way why his son came! Before I could put on my shoes and clothes… He had called me! It was I… That he chose! Before I was old enough to make up my own mind… He was there waiting! So patient and kind! Before I became an adult… I refused to believe! Whatever God offered... I didn’t want to receive! Before too long… I had my own family and home. But then family left me... And I was alone! Before God… I came, and cried and repented! The inside of my mind felt confused and tormented! Before I really knew what was actually going on… God reached inside and forgave me of past wrongs! Before the next day was coming about… I found a new love and peace throughout! Before God, I know that he’s changed me! I have found a new life for eternity! Won’t you come before God and accept him too? You’ll never know what he can do for YOU! By Jim Pemberton

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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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Like Father Like Son { Essay }

I know now I'm no longer who comes first
When I stare into my newborn baby's eyes
Dear God show him your love through me
this little bit of heaven I hold in my arms tonight
it all became so clear we're an ultimate team
that cannot be broken for this I vow 
giving you my  love for all eternity 
as I stare and rock you gently off to sleep

tiny fingers curled up to make a fist
 lips curled looking like your mad at the world
cowboys and Indians blanket wrapped around you tight 
thumb sucking and singing sweet lullaby's
I watch you gently close those brightful eyes
wondering was it  me but only in a smaller size
have no worries my newborn son 
your new daddy will keep you safeguarded from any storm

How will I explain the birds and bees
or monsters hiding under your bed that you see
will you take my hand when your afraid of the dark
or be a brave little soldier who's marched off to war
never fear for your daddy will always be here
will ask God to watch over you each passing day
for there's alot of things I still must teach to you
like your abc's and your 123's 

taking you to your first ball game
eating  your first footlong hot dog
cheering for the hometown team
and just recanting the past  when
you were tightly wrapped in your daddy's arms
looking at the world like  you were so darn mad
but fell fast asleep to a lulabys sway
of daddy  rocking his newborn son on that first father's day

Though I  Only Have My Jenny
Would Not Trade Her For The World
But Would Of Loved To Had A Son Also 

Tribute To All The
Wonderful Father's 

Happy Father's Day
RIP Daddy  {1925-1981}



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Outstanding Mother by Kenny Davis

“Outstanding Mother” by Kenny Davis

Outstanding Mother
A woman like no other
Who is willing to give hugs and snuggles
To help you pull through the struggles

An Outstanding Mom
So gentle and calm
Who makes all the pain go away
With just a touch of her palm

An Outstanding Mama
Through all the trauma
Is willing to love and guide me
Despite all of my drama

No matter what I call her
She is still a mother to me
She is still outstanding
Beyond understanding

Mother, dear Mother
Speaking for me
Thank you for giving me wings
And setting me free

Wings to fly
And the strength to survive on my own
For keeping a means of sanctuary
One I can gladly call home

You are an angel in your child’s eyes
That’s why you don’t use your arms when we hug
You use the feathery wings God gave you
So warm and snug

You tightly wrap them around me
And gently wipe away all the tears
With the overwhelming blanket of security
You do away with all my fears.

For all you’ve done for me, I know of your love
And I love you too
It’s so obvious God loves me
Because he richly blessed me with a mother like you.

© May 2009 k.davis

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My God 
Help me to touch my rainbow 
Today I am feeling blue. 

Give me your hand to climb to the sky 
to see my life from an other site. 

Give me some colours 
To change my blue, 
To take the sorrows, 
To make new hopes 
For better tomorrows. 

Give me more sun to shine my soul 
To clean my fog,the blue never follows. 

I smile to you but I hide the cries 
That make my heart to close my eyes. 

I know the days will change my nights 
And give to my heart ten thousands smiles. 

My God 
Today I am feeling blue 
But I am not alone anymore. 
I hold your hand.

Copyright Constantinos Grigoriadis © All rights reserved

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travel agent praise haiku

this view is stunning
money cannot buy this peace
i give God the Praise....

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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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God you smile down on me with such golden eyes,

God you smile down on me with such golden eyes,
you shine my heart with rays of golden sunlight;
you make me ever so thankful, another day with
beauty in my sight
and air in my lungs,
and passion and love in my heart,
oh God you smile down on me with such golden eyes
watching over me and family and my love,
you smile and the grace of such loveliness I feel deep in my heart.

Take it to the grave,
where flowers mark where I have to lay
near the winter lands in white clouds of snow,
in the lowlands,
I shall walk in the valley,
where dark shadows run and hide from sunlight;
oh God thank you, thank you ever so much,
for making me smile and watching over me with such golden eyes.


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Another beauitful Lords day

 I thank you heavenly father for another 
beauitful Lord's day that only you can give,
it never ceases to amaze me this world in 
which we live.

A glourious masterpiece filled with splendid 
vibraunt colors like a rainbow after a cool 
spring rain,reminding us that our God never 
changes and is forever the same.

As the sun peeks over the mountain tops like 
a blanket of wormth upon my face,awakening 
sights with new beauity with it's stature and 
such grace.

This magnificent earthly portrait Lord you have 
crafted is only just a sample of what awaits for 
me,it surely makes us long for heaven where we 
shall forever live with thee.

Sometimes we get so busy and turn our eyes away,
from all that our God has given us and the many 
blessings he has sent our way.

This world and all within it was created by the 
masters hand,but it cannot compare too what 
beauty awaits for his saints up there in glory land.

While I then stand totally amazed in awh of such 
splender,it almost takes my breath away,I can then 
end my prayer and do want to thank you father once 
again for anothjer beauitful Lords day.

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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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Where God Leads I Will Follow

Where God Leads…   I Will Follow

Where God leads me,
 I shall follow.
I will honor HIM both today
 and tomorrow.

Where he leads me,
 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 blessings for me—
I want to receive,
His crown of life is what
 I aim to achieve.

So thank you God for 
helping me to see,
I need so much more of you, 
and a lot less of me…

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THAT NEXT PLACE (Eulogy for (Lolo) Major Roberto Inigo 1916-2006)

There is a kingdom inside all of us,
That follows us wherever we go,
It was God that put us here,
It is God that takes us back,
We don’t know when, we don’t know how,
Our beloved Lolo, will take our love and our memories along with him to heaven…

There is a soul inside all of us, 
That tells us what to do, 
And tells us what to say,
He filled us with passion,
He filled us with purpose,
Our beloved Lolo, has fulfilled God’s will,
And blessed us as witnesses upon his farewell…

As his time to return to heaven has come. 
Let us embrace his wisdom, through the time we shared with him in existence. 
For we did not only exist with him here; we survived, we lived, we cherished.
In the days, across the seasons, beyond the years, and throughout this world, 
We shall be parallel with him defying time and space.

For his very peaceful soul has given us the courage to see what others wish they could
have seen, 
To notice what others wish they could of noticed, to grasp what others wished they could
have grasped,
And to conquer what others wish they could have conquered.

The beginning of the journey, the middle of the story, the end and the history...
Let us have just one long obedient commitment to Lolo...
That we pledge we will use the gifts he passed onto us in serving of the Lord our God,
Let us rejoice in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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God The Great Provider

All we have on earth
is provided by our God
every need is given
by our gracious all knowing Lord

But we do ask the question
how does God know?
but God is God alone
for His giving is never slow

So we must trust by faith
believing God’s loving care
will always be with us
for He will hear our prayer


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Always Walk in Truth - Love

As we know here in life
Love within hearts show
Truth Prevails
We should always walk in Love & Truth

As God wants us to always 
No matter what we do.. 
No matter what we say...
Always speak Truth.. 
Loving ways... 

As here on poe soup
I have written many writes
As my heart speaks 
Truth & Love... 

As a Blessings from an Treasured heart
Beloved Tristen Temple.. 
whom came unto me... 
Speaking Truth 
out of his Love 
from his heart

as I gazed at what His heart spoke.. 
and I seen.. moments of time
His name... in Truth
and written upon his writes
True Name.. not aka name.. 

As God revealed unto my heart
Oh.. Lord please forgive me
for I not know... 

Now I understand
for in Truth 
who would believe me...
who I am... 
I am a Witness for Christ
and for on what I say... 
Come to Jesus.. obtain Eternal Life
for it would not be good if I kept.. 
under an aka a fake name.. 
For as I speak in Truth & Love

Now my writes are given under my Real Name
No longer shall my writes be given under aka Star light
I want you to know...
Always Walk in Truth & Love to behold

Come to Jesus
For He is The Way... The Truth.. The Life

Ps.. Thank you...  Precious heart... Tristen Temple
           God has His Reasons all things to be...

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blessings of each day haiku

blessings of each day
are truly treasured by me
when i awaken....

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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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Be Always Thankful Every-day--In Every-way

In some way
Always be Thankful

In the morning
The birds know what to do
They always chirp... and sing
Onto our Magnificent king

Why doesn't us human
Do the same thing
We should all.. Sing glory too!
Always be Thankful 
In everything we do

In the morning
Flowers open wide
Expressing their Love
To Our Lord... deep inside
Why don't we do the same?
This is No game
Always be Thankful
Always give Praise
Every morning
Every moment 
of Each and Every day

We are God's Children
They just animals
And plants
How come... All God's Children
Don't Sing in Dance
Onto Our Lord.. Our king
For He is the One
Whom made US
Whom made Everything
Always be Thankful

Think of the Beauty far and wide
Just Think.. Of how God's Love is
He gave All.. His Divine Love
For You and Me...

Aren't You Thankful?
I sure am
For God gave His Son.. Jesus Christ
Whom died on the Cross.. whom gave His Life
For Us.. To be redeemed.. To Save Our Souls
To Live Eternally Reborn.. With Him
This Time... Eternity... Shall Soon Unfold

Are You Not Thankful for Everything?
For God gives You life.. Here on Earth
Even gifts of Blessings 
And Promises... with Eternal Birth

Come to Jesus
Raise Your arms and Sing
Dancing Praises onto Our King
For Everything always be Thankful

I do.. I sing Praises al-time.. 
I dance.. onto my King
I swing.. My body around and around
My Long hair.. Fly’s in the wind
Sing Praises with my arms rising...
Singing Glory! Glory! Glory!
             Thank You Jesus...
     My Mighty King!!!
                 Thank You Jesus...
 My Lord and Savior... My God...
            For Everything...
I Love You Jesus.. 
Come Lord Jesus.. Take me home
       So I can Worship and Sing
     Dance Praise on to You
My Mighty KING of all Kings..

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Just Pray

Stand strong for all your fears have been washed and carried away.
Today is a brand new day!
Just pray.

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God, You are so powerful

God I am sitting here realizing the magnitude of your power
God you have millions and millions of people in this world
And you take care of every single one of us
Each with a unique set of problems 
And you come up with each a solution 
You arrange things 
You order things to appear in the order that you want it
Each individualized for each person
You think ahead of time
And know what needs to be done first
How can You do that God?
How can Your power to do all that?
It’s awesome God
It’s beyond unbelievable
And we don’t think it
We thought that everything happens by chance
By our own doing
But you are doing it
All for all of us
Do we know that God?
Or do we sit here groaning
At the occurrence of chance?
Or do we give You glory
And let it rest on You?
The Solution Maker
The Inventive Helper
The Magnificent Arranger
In charge
And at work
For your seedlings
Who you see scatter throughout the earth
That need You
You with Your compassionate eyes
Watching over 
And take care of business
Our business
Do we give You glory enough God?
Praises enough?
To magnify You
The Incredible 
Glorious You
Help us Lord
To bring happiness to Your heart
To have a smile on Your beautiful face
When You look upon us
Love you Father
Dynamite You

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I thank You God

Lord I thank You for all You have given me
It’s absolutely wonderful God
You have given me everything I need
Or ever dream of 
More than that God
You have thought of things I had never thought of
Thank you
I know that leaving up to You 
Is like being in safe hands
I have nothing to worry about
You shall take care
Of my needs and everything else
Wonderful You God
You are incredible
And so amazing
And I love you

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Let This Cowboy Ride

Today was one of the most wonderful days of my life
I love the Lord, love my kids and God I love my wife

In the story of my today man it sure is looking bright
For years now I’ve been on a path headed to the light

The path is not too hard to follow; it’s one step at a time
And you know me; I map the way writing my little rhymes

You know, I can truly feel a spirit growing inside of me
By the Blood of the Lamb, my God I am feeling free

Today was so beautiful I had to break down and cry
All our children were at home with my wife and I

The time has finally come in life that I am truly able to see
There is a pretty good man in the mirror, looking back at me

I have overcome so much to be sitting here where I’m at
By the grace of the good Lord above, I’m truly living fat

By living fat I don’t mean that I have acquired a lot of wealth
I simply mean that I’ve finally pulled all my covers off the shelf

With the covers all pulled off the shelf and nothing left to hide
All I can say,” load the bull into the chute and let this cowboy ride”

After several days of delayed flights I picked our 
son up on the 23rd. God truly blessed our family 
this year, brothers met sisters, aunts and uncles 
met nephews and my wife and I took us about a 
thousand pictures of it all. I  never dreamed life 
could be like this and you guys know what, your 
encouragement, love & support you have given to 
me these last two years have helped make this all 
possible and for that I thank you, I do hope your 
Christmas was as blessed as ours was, God Bless

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The Expression of My Poetic Testimony

i never become a victim of my trials' aftermaths
i choose to shake them all off and allow the calmness of my sanity to guide me
where that direction has taken me untied the noose that stunted my personal growth
steady i do go, and the True Vibes Of Positivity flow smoothly under the soles of my feet
where i am Truly Blessed is where my WonderFull God doth taketh  me....
All Colours Shine Brighter even in inevitable days of clouds and gloom
as a Direct Result, i eventually become a representative of The Latest Example....
an extension to My Self Knowledge Gained, easier is The Expression of My Poetic Testimony....

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It's Ok Mama To Let Go

it's ok mama to let go
for the angels told me so
i'm no longer afraid 
to be on my own

it's ok mama to let go
go be with daddy 
so he doesn't feel 
so all alone

it's ok mama to let go
you've earn your wings
for god has told me so

it's ok mama to let go
i'll be waiting and watching
for your spirits aglow

it's ok mama to let go
for god exponged that cancer
and now lets you travel to and fro

Happy Mother's Day Mama {1934 - 2005 }

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~ Cry of the Muse ~

Of-gentle beginning-and tender song ... ! That we would gratify love in its truest affection. Stand stead fast- uphold it yield to no other-duty ... ! To-have our-souls' so-identified-unified coexisting- exclusively-mid-this ... . To-live, would I die to give the measure of my-soul- just-to-have this ... once ... ! So place me within, make me the-essence of-the-art- lay me down carry me off- as I would be a child lost amid the grandeur- of its promise ... ! Allow this ink to consume us be the genuine eminence, what we reach-for through the humble virtue, heart-of this quill ... ! So all may view soar higher, and even higher still. Be captured, taken within deep- far and away beyond- the bitter part of this world, into the true benignity, flourishing and forever evolving, amid themselves ... ! Yes help me build me up, mold me-yes- come find me ... ! Trick me friend by slight of hand bend me- yes break me down shatter me again, and again truly I care-not ... ! Fill this paper in-its preparedness ... innocence ... verity, hope ... with the sweet passion elation of our souls ... ! Yes carry me before this-vision ... ! Restrain me-not ... . Set our-soul-free ... ! Please ... ? That we may gratify love-uphold it. Yes yield-then ... only-beauty ... ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Author notes Written to the (Braveheart) theme By: Enya The expression of this poem was written from within the greater depths, of my soul. It was a cry of my muse. The passion beside which I stand and the hope through which I write. The joy we both carry for the other, and peace and faith in each other, in which we abide. Before this writing my muse had taken a vacation. So willing, I am open to suggestion. ~ Thank you for reading this piece of my work ... God bless you ... (The reason that there are Hyphens "so many of them") is because I have a computer that speaks them with a faster and slower and higher and lower pitch of voice, giving a certain kind of ebb-and-flow to the work with a softer more fervent and realistic and consistent tone, when I use the hyphens and other punctuation in the certain places that I do, when in telling it what to do. Allowing it to speak in even a moderate voice if I choose. It sounds very free flowing when I hear it, and I can only hope that you will be able to here it in the same way. Thank you for reading and God bless you ... ~

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Amen Slumber and The Ascended Aftermath

the time for struggle is over
rest your head and let the coolness of the end quietly arrest your body and mind
allow the effervescent smiles of blankness to set your soul free and turn your stressed out being into vapors in past tense
when the New Day comes, all mirrors of life are fixated with renovated spotlights
 the time for Thanks is Here....again....

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yet and still it's alright

my mind is not here tonight
my body is in the cosmos 
my thoughts as a whole is in a state of free fall
yet and still it's alright, i am still alive and thinking

there was a time when i thought about the less
desirable side of decision
there was a time when i looked out the window and 
thought about the end of reflective pages
there was a time when i wanted to dive headfirst in
an empty swimming pool
yet and still it's alright, i am still alive and thinking

i remember when every parking lot i loitered in was 
flooded with my unshed teardrops
i remember when every uncooked lunch bucket i ate
was like a five course meal
i remember when the water i drunk gave new meaning
to temporary
yet and still it's alright, i am alive and thinking

one woman wanted me to be ready in two years
one woman wanted me to refer to her as a male god
one woman was indecisive about what she wanted
there rest of the women were spinning tops going around in motions
yet and still it's alright, i am alive and thinking

God reassured me in soft conversations in the middle of many moons
God comforted me in blanketed methods in the heart of a few late autumns and full winters
God never stopped care for me or loving me despite my falterings, sins, and flaws
to Him and am always alright, and as a result i am alive when i am thinking....

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can it be that we are just floating

can it be that we are just floating
happy we are without care as we journey
the carolina blue skies provides the motivation for each mile we cross
where we go is the camera to the picture of more
we never thought we would be here for we know what we would be doing if we were still alone
however we do not think about that as we cross a certain state line
the back roads only excite us more
all sadness, though a thing of the past, defines who we are and is still the reason that we are doing this
we know that we cannot wish or regret our past away, so we just accept that it was and move forward from there
as we get closer, we take a moment to just be silent and let it all sink in
see, a short time ago we were overexerting ourselves on outlets and denial
without knowing it, we were only increasing unneeded toxicity to our individual selves
now here we are, full of natural spring water but still remaining thirsty
can it be that we are just floating
so at peace we are in the warm aftermath of essential repentance 
God opened this door that we are carefully bursting through
however we laugh despite ourselves because we know good and doggone well that we, for once in our lives, are not trying to be careful....

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finally finding that light in the darkness

you see the good in me, and that is good enough
my one track mind once had a one track mind, and to crack through it was mighty tough

however i got older, and my being experienced some scars
at the time that you entered my life, i was beginning to grow under the sun and stars

i learned to appreciate the beauty of being admired for self
for when God's Blessings are truly accepted, one does indeed gain Great Wealth

ever since i allowed my mind to open, i have seen things only realized in my dreams
i now pray for many more experiences with you, and all colors are brighter so it seems

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first daughter

I remember the first day i saw your blue eyes.
you gave me such a big hug as i told you and and your mom love you guys.
as time went on you called me dad.
then and there i had the biggest smile because i was so glad.
you are my first daughter its true.
because of you my life started brand new.
your so beautiful and so special to me.
i am glad you are my daughter and all can see.
you are my first daughter no one can say other wise.
if they try to say im wrong i will tell them prove it go ahead and try.
my first daughter how you light up my day.
because of you thanks to god i must say.
every night i say a prayer before i sleep.
i thank god for creating you and being mine to keep.
my first daughter and for you theres nothing i wont do.
all you have to say is dad please and look at me with your eyes so blue.
thank you for being the first daughter i have ever had.
you make my life and the world a better place and im glad.
thank you again my very first daughter for all you say and do.
even when im old and grey i will still love you like i now do.
this is true.
first daughter i love you.

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Thank you God for making me capable of doing almost everything,
All I need is to find my hidden my hidden capacity.
Thank you God for giving me organs,
All I need is to use them judiciously.
Thank you God for making my sense of humor worth it,
All I need is to speak after giving my speech a thought.
Thank you God for giving me a lovely smile,
All I need is to smile unconditionally even in my hard times.
Thank you God for giving me feelings,
All I need is to not hide my emotions
Thank you God for making me a healthy and wealthy one,
All I need is to strengthen myself in a good way.
Thank you God for making me what I am and giving such wonderful people in my life,
All I need is to THANKYOU for all you ever gave me and did for me without expecting back from me EVERYTIME!

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i am saved

i was a shadow of another 
now a shadow of myself
when i look in the mirror
i no longer feel ashamed
of who i am
or who i became
i feel brave now
brave enough to say what i am
not scared no more
i shouldve never been
i stepped out of the darkness
now all i see is light
you shine in me lord
 you make my eyes bright
when all i new was pain 
you came and renewed me out of the pain
i am no longer what had remained
so thank you lord for being there
because now i am saved

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Thanksgiving Day is Near

Thanksgiving Day is Near
This is the time of the Year
Where Everyone will come Together
In any kind of weather
Being Thankful! We're all here!
With Our Loved ones! And Those so Dear!
There will be a Great Feast!
Turkey - Ham - Pies and Sweets
Everyone's Ready! Sitting in Place!
While Someone is Saying Grace!
Giving All the Glory! With Praising!
To God Almighty! His Love is Amazing!
For God gave His Only Begotten Son
Jesus Christ! The Anointed One!
Who-so-ever Believes in Him
Shall be Born-again!
Will Obtain Eternal Life!
With Our Lord! Our Savior! Jesus Christ!
On This Day of Thanksgiving! Life IS Worth Living!
With God's Love and Grace! We'll always have a Place!

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You Should Thank God

You should thank God for all that he do
Esspecially for allowing Jesus to die on the cross for you
He gave his life so we could be free
So with od in you life you will be able to see
A lot of people don't know how to pray
But all they need to do is try and let God lead the way
God can see you laught and he can see you cry
He knows your way of thinking as the day passes by
Some people are scared to tell God how they really feel
Some people don't believe that God is truly real
As Christians we need to spread God's word today
Because people are walking around like there is time to play
Jesus has a job and he does it very well
I don't about you but my God is not for sell

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God's Grace (2002)

He can’t do miracles in front of your face,
So he sent you to do them through in his place,
That’s the only way you see God’s grace.

When someone helps you through the struggle life can bring,
Its God that protects you under his wing.

Helping me may have been just a job to fulfill,
But to me it was God’s will.

A journey of struggle, But I eventually won,
From the bottom of my heart I thank you for all you have done,
Thank you God for sending me Ethan.
(For my tutor Ethan)

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Who could forget what happened on that unsuspecting and sunny day,
when no visible clouds drifted over the Twin Towers?
Little after midnight, the cool rain adds to the melancholy 
of the descending angels; and I join them in prayer to remember the tragedy! 
This should be a day of remembrance, not of hatred for the ignoble acts 
the wicked committed, but would God accept unkindness instead of merciful deeds?

They called it another day of infamy,
and like Pearl Harbor we were taken by surprise;
that was an attack aimed at the military,
but on September 11 the terrorists attacked the civilians!
It seemed like lightning striking down sturdy trees,
and then fire broke out with smoke trails of a thousands feet;
" O my God! ", every employee screamed...quickly running down 
the stairs engulfed by fire...causing an indescribable chaos everywhere! 
" Take my hand, I will lead you to safety! " the firefighter said to the coughing woman. 
" Hold onto my arm! " the policeman yelled out to the frail man,
who had dropped his eyeglasses and couldn't see! 
Every firefighter and policeman acted like them, rescuing many without fearing death;
and hundreds of them, that awful morning, never returned home alive...
what a tragedy for their families that watched in horror and couldn't help!

Who wouldn't remember the courage of their noble and willing hearts?
And furthermore, who wouldn't engrave their valorous names on plaques and monuments?
Up above, by the gates of Paradise...Christ and His Father awaited them to accept their souls;
while archangels surrounding God's throne, sung hymns that humans couldn't sing...
those hymns that all the earthly heroes will sing with them when Heaven mourns again! 

Their portraits, pictures and memorabilia hang above the fireplaces,
and on the decorated walls of the victims' homes, precincts and firehouses;
how could anybody take them down as they were worthless items?
Prize them more than gold or diamonds, o friends grieving that tremendous loss even today;
don't hate those who caused you sorrow and unbearable pain, be forgiving and show mercy...
as God does toward us; o friends remember your heroes for their valor and sacrifice!  

My poem is dedicated to the victims and survivors of the September 11 attacks on America.

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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Just Pinch Me

Just Pinch Me

I write this poem as I depart
Thanking God I have given you my heart

I know he will shine on us for rest of our life
Only God knows my joy that He made you my wife

I want to shout to the universe how I really feel
As I lay down beside you and before God I kneel

Graditude,love and joy in you is all I see
And in my faith and knowing I ask would you “Just Pinch Me”

Copyright 2011                         6/21/11

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The Tool to use ( when people are saying or doing things bad to you)

Dear Lord if people did or said bad things about me today
I would sit down and to you I would pray
for I know you would take all my worries and fears away
whatever things troubled my mind or my heart
just talking too you would remind me that nothing can keep us apart
 Prayer is a gift from you
it helps us with  anything  that we  go through
we thank you that you always listen
we thank you that you are always there
and dear Lord  we thank you for the power of prayer.

Prayer is a very powerful tool when others persecute you or try to do you wrong, but  God  
takes care of everything, trust him, believe him and see what happens. thank you Lord for 
your wonderful gift of prayer.   I pray in all situations first and formost but  this poem is for 
any one who may be getting persecuted in any way or form,  Prayer is the answer to every 
situation good or bad , Trust Him,  God said it I believe it that settles it Amen.

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Standing On The Corner

Standing on the corner,
All alone,
Church across the street,
Devastation surrounds,
Tears flow from years of emotional starvation,
Losing it all,
Can't take it anymore.
Throw up your hands,
They shout,
"I Need A Miracle!"

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Dear God

Dear God give us strength to do things that are right
give us courage in our lives, teach all not to fight
give us wisdom for our children to practice each day
teach us to be like Jesus in each and every way

Dear God help us not to be jealous of others
help children respect their fathers and their mothers
help us bite our tongues when words need not be spoken
help us to never tell a lie and keep our promises unbroken

Dear God show us how to keep our earthly bodies pure
keep us free from addictions and any other sinful lure
give us the knowledge to remember to kneel down and pray
not only when we need you but each and every day

Dear God let us not use your name in vain
when bitter words enter our minds help us to refrain
give us strength to withstand the devils temptations
give us peace in our homes and all through the nations

Dear God I do thank you for the miracles I've seen 
I thank you for giving me a life so serene
thank you for the gift of family and friends
thank you for your love that never ever ends

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The cry of the soldiers

          The Cry Of The Soliers

         The cry of the soldiers I hear so loud 
    and so clear, praying that the day light would 
     soon appear.
     I say to my self how lucky I am to have these 
   men and women risking their life so I can keep mine.
   As they do battle from far and wide I pray to god 
    to keep them alive   I wonder to my self how I would feel if I were in
 their shoes not knowing if I was going to becoming 
  home or stay there until things were through
  We take so much for granted the freedom we have,
  that we forget the men and women out their,
   So as I lay down at night and it peaceful and calm,
  then I hear that cry of that soldier in my mind,
   I place my hand over my heart and pray to god 
   to wipe the tears from their eyes.
   So to this day ill never forget the cry of the 
  soldier that led me to this,

   I take off my hat and salute you my friends
  for standing tall and not giving in,

   The cry of the soldiers ill never forget.,

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Thanks PoetrySoup Family (Kyrielle Sonnet)

Thanks my PoetrySoup family
You have shown great humility
By lifting up Epulaeryu
May God always bless each of you

Your endeavors are very strong
Sticking with you I was not wrong
Your bond of friendship is so true
May God always bless each of you

You’ve demonstrated fortitude
Like Christ feeding the multitude
With your kindness I feel brand new
May God always bless each of you

Thanks my PoetrySoup family
May God always bless each of you!

© Joseph 11/6/07
© All Rights Reserved

Dedicated to the Knights in shining armor and ladies standing up for the 
Epulaeryu poetic form, may God bless each of you always.  All of you are 
ambassadors of poetic goodwill.  Continue to lead on with your angelic host and 
my God expand your blessings.  Thank you for not asking can God, and for 
affirming God can.  Thank you always for standing up and winning the victory! 

The Kyrielle Sonnet is a French form from the Middle Ages. It has 14 lines (three 
rhyming quatrains and a non-rhyming couplet). It has a repeating line or phrase 
as a refrain in the last line of each stanza.  Each line within the Kyrielle Sonnet 
has eight syllables.  There are times when a French poem links back to the 
poem’s beginning; therefore, a common practice is to combine the first line of 
the first quatrain and the refrain in each quatrain as the ending couplet for the 

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the buzzards are probably circling but with you God's not done

it's another year and you've gotten a little older
and your faith in the Lord God has gotten a little bolder
you might have a little bit more of a middle age spread
you might even have a few more gray hairs on your head
but don't sweat the small stuff Pastor it's going to be okay
for you have made it through to another birthday
the buzzards are probably circling but with you God's not done
just stay in the game of life until the victory has been won

you've preached from many a pulpit for over 30 years
you've always say that God is real and in your heart you hold Him dear
you've given us the word and have moved us in a good way
and that's why we're gathered here in love to celebrate your birthday
yet the buzzards are probably circling but with you God's not done
so here's to you Pastor Griffin on your fifty-first one

you raised two good daughters, one's in college and the other is about to wed
you might feel like you're losing a child but you're gaining a son-in-law instead
you've been married to a beautiful woman of God for more than half your life
and for that accomplishment alone you should give all the glory to the Lord Christ
yet those buzzards are probably circling Pastor but with you God's not done
and may you continue to preach the gospel of God for another fifty-one

Details | I do not know? | |

My Way (Dedicated To: SS)

How deep in love I am with you
Each day this feeling becomes even stronger
Every time I kiss your lips
And every time I look into your eyes
I find my heart beating faster for you
I believe God made me to be with you
That ever road I been on
Has only brought me to you
And finally now I've found the place I belong
You bring so much joy to me
And so much direction to my life
You make me love, love
And appreciate the bond I have with you
You put that sparkle in my eye
And the chill in my spine
You’re so perfect to me
I'm so in love
I’ve never been more in love in my life
You truly make me happy
I wish I could thank God every second of everyday for sending you my way!!

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Please Say A Pray For Carl

I have a friend that called me last night
He called to tell me the biopsy had came back
Hearing the hesitance in his voice
 I tried to braced myself for what was about to be heard

As he began telling me the bad news
I felt my body weakening 
I felt my hands began to shake
I felt my tears swelling up inside
Oh God how I needed to cry

He has fought so hard the first time around
Doing each and everything he was told to do
Obeying his doctors
Abiding by all the rules
His desires to conquer
This thing called "cancer"
Never failed to show through

But this time his spirit doesn't seem the same
The eagnerness in his voice has not remained
Being the man of which he is
Has dealt  with misfortune
For many years

His childhood days brought him "polio"
Slowing him down
But once an adult
It never stopped him from carrying 
Life's heavy load

His adult years has been spend
Working and striving to pay his bills
Wanting hand outs was not his will

Now that the "cancer" has spread
To other parts within
I pray that God will spare him
For this is a good man

I ask of all who may read my words
Please say a pray for Carl
And may our voices all be heard
          And to Pam, Carl's girlfriend, may I add
                   Thank you for being the kind
                       And loving person you are
                           And thank you for loving my dear friend.

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Inner Faith

I was baptized into 
The Anglican faith when I was a baby,
Therefore I have always been "saved"
Through how Yeshua (Christ)
Long ago set a magnificent 
Example of how mankind 
Should be; in harmony with both
His divine side and human side,
Through long awaited everchange 
in my thoughts and feelings,
Thanks to the Holy Spirit
(which is in all of us).

I am grateful for what I've learned in life,
So far, I have gained much
 introspection and perception, 
and it is thanks to the Lord of all lords,
The God of all gods
For making me who I am, 
believe I am, think I am, feel I am, 
and who I was always meant to be.

If God once said "I Am That I Am", 
then we all truly are all "God's Children". 
We are all equally imperfect,
But also equal in potential to be like Him.

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If Not For God Where Would I Be

If Not For God… Where Would I Be? If not for God… Where would I be? I’d be as lost as a ship wandering the sea. If not for God… And his amazing grace… My life right now… Would be in a dangerous place! If not for God… I’d feel emptiness all around. It would be as if everything “came crashing down.” If not for God… Being with me each day… I’d be lost. And stumbling to “find my way.” If not for God… Whose son bled and died… Only sin and darkness in my life would be applied. If not for God… Who took away my sin. I’d never know the joy of being born again! If not for God… I ‘d be alone. And wouldn’t have his love in my home! May this same God help you to clearly see… How much he loves you. How much he loves me! Won’t you give God a place in your heart? So his power can give you a FRESH START? God’s love, joy and mercy will astound you! It wasn’t me… But HIM that found you! By Jim Pemberton 11/23/11

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A man quite gleefully pointed out to me that JESUS is not a dumpster JESUS 
however eye shot back at him gleefully is GOD and iff there is SOMETHING in 
that dumpster that HE wants me just to have then SIR oh eye will have it see eh? 
A survivor is the eye. 
John 6:35-36 
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go 
hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you 
have seen me and still you do not believe." 
On the way to this cold freezing day eye found my strength lies not in my right 
hand or arm but in my faith eye walk. Eye find things that no one else wants, as 
eye walk eye soon survive. Pizza sometimes fish sometimes coffee on my list no 
cokes no tomatoes SOK eye have some tomatoes in a can 
The list is endless in my mind and desire comes from a man and coffee is the 
plan. Cups are full or half empty is it half full or empty? Pizza is okay when found 
in cold weather a man can be the judge of whatever food he finds eye do not fill 
mee up with unpleasentness or brine eye drink but not the water that eye find OH 
FAITH will end my misery OH FAITH will feed me too bread is in the pizza that eye 
When Jesus saves me at the final trumpet and eye make my last ditch stand at 
that time then he is not going to say WHY oh little man did you eat the scrounge 
pizza on the way but iff a loving GOD did ask me this is what eye say 
PIZZA is food and leftovers is fine my mind works much better with some eye can 
find. FOOD is never a sin or a problem to me. The eye does not eat strips of left 
over pieces he eats the entire pizzas. Eye am good at what eye dew eye can 
survive. And iff ewe ever get the word out to the people in the twilight zone just tell 
them scrounging pizza is better than the bone of chewing fat from steaks and 
living high on Hogg eye am better off alone and living with my love she knoes just 
who she is she knoes just who she loves. 

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Through My Eyes

I saw someone the other day, I think you know who he is,
I don't know him that well, but I wish that I did,

It got me thinking, what if, I don't get to see him again?,
Do you think he'd know, that he's still my best friend?,

He's a really smart guy, he's more selfless than any man I know,
He'd bend over backwards for anyone, he gives people hope,

He's forgiving, and kind, and gives everyone, the benefit of the doubt,
Friend, family, or a stranger, he's not bias, he'll help anyone out,

He's old, with plenty of memories, and fewer regrets,
He'll forgive almost anything, but he won't forget,

I've learned a lot from him, even though, I don't know him that well,
Very pleasant man, and he always has a story to tell,

He may seem tough on the outside, for those who don't know,
But inside he's filled with compassion, straight down to the bone,

Full of advice, and if you don't want it, you'll get it still, he don't care,
But if he does anything, he tries his very best, to be fair,

I'm told he once was a lot different, but it's hard to believe,
Because I've never seen him any other way, since I was three,

That's good though, he's put his demons behind him,
He's found himself peace, now with God there beside him,

No one chooses, how life turns out, or what God has in mind,
But I know if I end up like him, I'll be just fine,

He's my one piece of evidence, that it's true, people can change,
I promise you, Dad, one day, when I'm ready, I'll do the same

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I'll now grab your hand 
And pray to God thanks
I'll tell him thanks for sending
You from the heavens above
And blessing me with someone to love
I'll be the best wifey that I can be
And love you truely
I'll marry you
And love you with all my heart 
And most of all I'll grab your hand and tell God thanks once again

I love you baby

Details | Free verse | |

cinnamon toast aftermath blessings

milk and honey sincerity 
the procurement of a proper smile
many lifetimes in the making
the realization of promise made long ago

four walls listened
rain remnants glistened
blues sitting solid still
iridescence achieved

incandescent snowflake happiness
effervescent blissfulness achieved
the joy of spectacular specialness rehabilitating to calmness
Prayers Answered In God's Time....

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Hope from a Stranger

I awoke that morning, in the back seat of my car,
Homeless, cold, and alone, this time, I fell pretty hard,

I had no one to turn to, I'd burned one bridge too many,
I could have turned to a friend, if I still had any,

A car isn't a home, but I lived in my car, rendering myself homeless,
At that moment, for the first time in my life, I truly felt hopeless,

That feeling is still so vividly scary, it's something I'll always remember,
And it's been in the back of my mind, every single day, since September,

But life's kinda funny, the feeling didn't last long,
Because soon after, I found hope, when I met Jen's mom,

She barely knew me, but didn't judge me like most do,
She opened up her home to me, God Bless you Sue,

Words can't explain, how thankful I am, to have you in my life,
I ask God to bless you, ever single night,

You'll never be forgotten, you've done more for me, than you'll know,
You're the antidote to hopeless, you gave me hope

Details | Narrative | |

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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Pass It On

a piece of bread
is what god had said

take it for it is I through the body of Christ
now to me that is quite a sight

as it lays amidst 
my hands tonight

for I often think of my brothers and sister in africa
and often think of them not being tucked in their beds

I often think of their innocent children 
who are lying dead

and I often keep thinking
of what God had said

so tonight I come to 
share my wine and bread instead 

with those others who may
have not been watered or fead

as my tears start to now shed
and start flowing beads of red

for it's the blood of christ
lost during his plight

so as I stare at this cup also tonight
I sip and pass it with being so polite

to my brothers and sisters in christ
for it leaves me feeling sheer delight

Tribute To Our Lord

Also Entry To Sami Al Khahli's
A Piece Of Bread Contest

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She's a Blessing

She could've been died
She could've been pearlized
She could've been torn in between the two
She didn't know what to do but,
I know one  thing I will always love this person
This person is my mama 
I'm glad god kept her on earth
To show me things that I never seen
God Thank You for letting my mama live to see each an everyday
I'm glad God kept my mama on earth to show me the steps an every each way
I love my mama with all my heart
Without her my life would be in the dark
She's not gone, I want no longer be alone
It was hard at first but,
I learned it was for better or worst
That's why she is a blessing to me and everyone
She's a living testimony
Without her my life is incomplete and lonely 
I learn my Lesson
My Mom Is A Blessing

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The Beauty In You

I seen the beauty within you
you unfurled it and let it flew

touching all each passing day
heart of gold when it came to a childs play

god sent down his special angels
and saving that dance to a heavenly tango

guess God needed you more then I
but do not fret sis for my heart now sighs

just knowing your with our family above
someday we'll rejoice on the wings of a dove

for the wolf and shepherd may cross my path
but it is I that shall have its last laugh

for one can not take away those loving years
even if I'm the one left standing alone in tears

for time we shared together was given few
I was honored to see the inner beauty in you

your loving daughter and son will be alright
as they look upon the land and see the stars shine so bright

so as you travel above the high drifted planes
Ill be waiting for god to someday explain

How can one so young and free
Be taken away from somebody like me

but I will be thankful for having a sister like you
who shared her passion and beauty for life and for all she knew

In Loving Memory Of My Sister 
Phyllis  {1951 -  2009 }

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the Gift of life

Lord I thank you that i'm alive
it's a miracle i'm here as two syblins either side of my birth did not survive,
some of my family used to be cruel
and some people tried to make me feel it was a mistake that I was born
but I know you'd never leave me  alone or forlon
you brought me into the world for a purpose
and you're the reason that I live
and my life and my heart to you i'll always freely give
some words hurt they can cut deeper than any knife
but regardless of what things they did  do or say I thank you for the Gift of life
Lord you're the one that I adore
you are my rock and my strength  and nothing can hurt me any more. 

Lord thank you for your gift of life and now my children are set free too
we belong to you and nothing can seperate us from the love of you. thank you that my 
children are born of you, they gave their life to you today   Amen

we are all here for as purpose, each and every single person is special to God he loves 
every one no matter what, don't let others tell you that you were a mistake, God brought you 
here for a purpose and you are his world he thinks the world of you, he gave you life and he 
will give you eternal life, and his peace he leaves you.  SHALOM means peace but  also 
means total wholeness  nothing missing nothing broken. Amen.

Details | Free verse | |

Color Of My Shadow

Color of my Shadow
Once again the answer to my prayer was me
The thing most taken just for granted
Life itself in the physical was given
The flowers were chasing colors as eye walked
Changing from dark purple back to dull blue
Its when eye turned and thought of ewe
The love GOD gives to us is hidden in our Hearts and my love for ewe is in there 
Never ever to depart though they slay me on a thousand hills of skull on a 
thousand different planets made of GOLD eye will always have my LOVE she 
loves me so she is mye silver and mye GOLD and my GOD above HE still loves  
me and makes me understand in shadows given.
The Colors of mye LOVE are different shaded hues of light beams from the sun 
catching and reflecting and refracting all to be so bold to be so in the corner of 
mye eye to give me LOVE. In the shadow passing bye.
Once again eye found mye GOD and saw mye LOVE. In the shadow passing bye.
She is with me now for ever and a day.
In the shadow passing bye.

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Red White and Blue for God

Red for America and French and Glory Hail to the
Hail to your men for colors like fall the many colors
to your forlorn heart muluct not here never, We 
Stand and white of our eyes we sir we aren't Rome
we Sir aren't England Sir Know Sir we our his
Daughters and we on our knees for blast and all
on the 4th of July and we are your Son with guns
NRA we Sir are America and we stand, Give
US our God or She rides a horse of Glory and
WE our America and we don't die easy and 
we will always fly that flag don't make another
Don't make a new Law we like the old ones
WE Stand for Liberty the divine our Father
RED for our Children Blood Blue for skys
we knee to for your return and the whit for
his spirit and yes the stars in our eyes for
stonge men and women.

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physical blessing result

i never thought we would
but here we are in action
i never thought we could
however we are making whole every fraction
i never thought we should
and here we are satisfying our satisfaction
with lady gps leading the way,
let all destinations come as they may
i always thought we had
at least one journey in this vehicle we now drive
i always knew it would not be too bad
we depart from ourselves the instant we arrive
we used to be so lonely and sad
but now we are renewed and eager to strive
with lady gps leading the way,
let all the attractions within be experienced as they may
we know the actual essence of the Truth
we realize the revitalization of a good bit of our youth
we aspire to merge the fusion of the acute, the straight, and the obtuse
though we could always change our minds and backtrack, but what would be the use
we instead choose to wallow in the Blessed Bliss
the reason being....God is doing this....

Details | I do not know? | |

Love Ya

Have you ever loved
Someone so much it made
You cry when you thought
Of Him.

Have you ever been so
Thankful for having someone
You can talk to when ever
You need or wanted to.

Tears of joy run down 
My face, because I have
My Father, God in my life.

I thank you God for all the
Good times and bad…

I thank you God for paying
The price for my sins…

I thank you God for teaching
Me how to love again…

Love Ya…

                                                          Kimberly McNiel

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Guts, God, & Glory

A tribute to the women and men who fought and died and never received their 
just honors or glories.
   And to the mommas and daddies that lost these children, this is their stories.
To say the least war is hellish, ghoulish, and sometimes the last resort to settle 
irreconcilable differences.
   For it’s during these times the devil is let loose to wander freely, disguised as a 
mighty leader is just one way he can alter his many appearances.
War is always given a just and noble cause, but I often wonder sometimes how 
much truth is in all of that.
   What it really boils down to is that someone is trying to push their ways or ideas 
on you and it eventually leads to combat.
So what do you do when you are challenged with these issues.
   Pray to God for wisdom, seek strength, and courage, and hand momma the 
It’s always our children who are the first line of defense against these causes of 
   Freedom has never come cheap, and that is the only explanation you can give 
someone who loses a loved one on some foreign shore.
Could be we might be praising budda while eating that bowl of fish eyes and rice.
   Had that son or daughter of ours not paid the ultimate price.
War should never be condoned but used only as a necessary tool.
   Only for God and country should it ever be used and never allowed in the hands 
of a fool.
So I thank God for my country, and bless the ones that had to fall.
   Where would we be if these brave men and women had not answered the call.

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Prayers are answered by choice or creed...
if faith is stronger than belief;
put that glimpse of imagination to work,
and simply believe in yourself:
it will come to pass while you're awake, 
because determination leads everyone to believe!

Ask for an abundant harvest,
and be specific in your request;
and if it is earnest and motivated...
your wish will be granted!

Look out to the lulling grain and corn fields,
someone has planted their seeds...
soon to be sawed in an abundant harvest;
no one but God has the power to bless!

This truth was egoistically hidden from me,
hypocrites and deceivers told me otherswise:
to try my luck in gambling and giving money away;
what grief and disappointment I accrued from their lies!

Ask for an abundant harvest,
knowing that everything given
won't ever be forsaken;
but don't let folly make you one of the least!

Curse is equal to deserved pain,
because it has the same result,
and guilt is even greater than sin;
consider all before you answer your call! 

Ask for an abundant harvest,
with hands and eyes lifted up;
He will hear you...though you speak in a whisper:
distance won't stop God from opening His door! 

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Guardian Angel

You are like a guardian angel
Sent by God above.
You helped me realize
True peace and love.
I wish I could say
How much you mean to me.
Words alone can't say this,
But I know you can see.
The rainbow and the sunshine
That overcame the rain
Symbolize the ways
You've helped me through my pain.
I pray to God each day,
Thankful for all He's done,
Especially for sending you
To be such a caring one.
I know there are many,
More than I can name.
You're the first I recall
Looking past my doubts and shame.
Thank God for all His angels,
For no matter where I go,
You'll be right there with me,
Supporting me, I know.

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Like You

Everyday I thanks God for 
Having a mother like you
I wish everyone was fortunate to
Have the gift that God has given me
You are my role model
And I look up to you
I wish God would bless me
The way that he has blessed you
When I have kids, I want to 
Be a great mother like you
I want to share that love
That you have always shown me
I want to be a success in life
I want be just like you
You are my inspiration
Thank God for a mother like you 

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Just A Little Thanks

Thank you for your care
And Thank you for your love
You were a gift brought to 
this world from heaven above
I Thank God everyday for what he has given me
I love my family and friends
And I hope the fun never ends
God watches over me, guides and protects me
He helps me in times of need
He there when I am happy, sad or angry
My mother is my mother and my inspiration
She has been there through trials and tribulations
She has always been there through the thick and the thin
I thank god for all of those wonderful men and women 

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I write these words to let you know of my thanks and gratitude
for this letter is only an expression of the love I have for you
you are in my heart, even though I'm locked up and bound in chains
you are on my mind, as our shared belief in God still remains

let my time being chained for Christ advance the Holy Gospel
let It not discourage you, know that with God all things are possible
and whatever happens continue to act in a manner worthy of Christ
be of tenderness and compassion with a humble heart in life

as Jesus Christ is our master, he is also our servant
let every knee bend and every tongue confess that He is most deserving
keep on working towards your salvation and in faith understand your role
obey and resign to the will of God, as He is the one who in control
and no matter what the Lord requires of you, just respond with a yes
live as blameless and pure children of God, let your testimony progress
watch out for the adversary and the evil that men sometimes do
worship and glorify the Living God, let the Holy Spirit dwell in you

just press on forward towards that eternal prize
and the Kingdom of God to you will be realized
rejoice in the Lord and relinquish all of your fears
give God all the thanks and gratitude for always being there

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mama and papa

your my queen
my heart
my soul

you never doubted me
you always cared for me
your always here for me

you know i love you
you know i care for you
you made me in to a girl into a women
thank you
im glad im just like you

theres no words to explain how great your are
my feelings for you are Extraordinary
with out you there would be no me
i just want to thank you
and i want to thank God for bringing me you

your my king
my heart
and my soul

you protect me
you love me
your always there

i hope i find some one like you
even tho im getting older i'll always be your lil girl
i love you
thank you
and i thank you God for bringing me you

thank you God that my mama and papa is still togther going strong
thank you for bringing me to them

i love you my mama and papa

love joanne xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Turning It Over To Him

I want to be able to care for my child
And maybe just maybe feel normal for a while
I haven't felt emotionally right
When I lose my patience my guard goes up and automatically I want to fight
Why do I feel like I have to have the weight of all on my shoulders
And to feel as if I should be able to move boulders
I tell myself I have to do all
And to do it better than any of you all
To be precise and perfect in my ways
That's my biggest downfall, I'm so set in my ways
To be the best at everything I do
I need to do it all for me
Not just for everyone so they will be pleased
I have to impress myself in life as well as everything I do
To love myself like I do you
To be a good person and show the real me
Would get me on the path that I really need to be
Stop thinking I owe everyone my soul
Not to blab and act like a fool
To my God above I pray you will help
To help me be me and feel the love I once really felt
So I ask you to give me grace,patience,and peace of mind
To know when I come to you, you will tell me i'm in your line
You have got me through all the hard times so far
So keep me going by helping me get back my fire
I can do this,I've been through many things some couldn't handle
I want to live a normal life, once in a while take it as a gamble
Be the woman I want to be with your guidance and loving ways
I turn my life to you God for all of my hard dead set ways to guide me through the 
things to come
So that I am victorious and can say that I have won

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To God Who Is Everlasting

To the God of everlasting love, 
may you shine your grace on me; 
Open my eyes that once were blind, 
so that your' blessings I may see. 

Cover me with your feathers, 
under your wings let me find peace. 
Fill me with your love today, 
your' love that will not cease. 

To the God of everlasting joy, 
please give to me today; 
The courage to stand upon your word, 
and to walk your holy way. 

And when I find that I am faced, 
with temptation and filled with doubt; 
Help me never to turn from you, 
even when I seem down and out. 

To the God of everlasting life, 
to you I sing sweet praise; 
For walking side by side with me, 
each and everyday. 

I'm thankful that you are there for me, 
always willing to accept my call; 
For being my strength when I am weak, 
for picking me up when I fall. 

I thank you God for everything, 
that I must face today; 
Im thankful that in my darkest time, 
You never turn away! 

To the God who's everlasting, 
I thank you with my spirit and heart; 
I am thankful that in my daily life, 
You are the most precious part!

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~ What then Could Be? ~ Part #4

~ This is a form of poetry called "Concrete" or form poetry or given another form name, it would be or have some of the characteristics as well of a form of poetry called, "Dirty Pretty: Where the words form a picture pertaining to the main theme or idea or themes of the poem itself, thereby giving it a more encompassing view or understanding for the reader. ~ ~ There was a liberty bell representing freedom. A Key that represents the way to freedom. A man of hatred representing hate itself. An exclamation mark, representing the main idea of the poem itself, and a bird of peace carrying and an aeolian liberty in its beak! ~ ~ In this poem, the man of hatred, placing himself above the needs of the world, and- an eternal peace and love, trying-to-know liberty, in turn, sadly through his fear and envy, his growing distrust of God and man blocks only himself and others from the key. Which has always been accepting through the example of Jesus Christ in love fully its-part. The honest and spiritless truth-of-its hand, the true Achilles heal of man, living in darkness through the rejection of God its bitter greed, and blind indifference of another's cry for freedom love and peace. ~ ~ So may your genuine movements of the heart secure for yourself, and for another always, a perfect peace, leaving its joy with another and you, and may then your love for life, be as generous, allowing your spirit to fly in freedom in grace. As you grow in faith and trust, to know her well, soaring higher and higher moving in perfect harmony with her ... the world, God, forever inspired through this;- and living-eternally;- free ... ~ ~ Thank you for reading ... bless you ... ~ ~ The reason that there are Hyphens "so many of them") is because I have a computer that speaks them with a faster and slower and higher and lower pitch of voice, giving a certain kind of ebb-and-flow to the work with a softer more fervent and realistic and consistent tone, when I use the hyphens and other punctuation in the certain places that I do, when in telling it what to do. Allowing it to speak in even a moderate voice if I choose. It sounds very free flowing when I hear it, and I can only hope that you will be able to here it in the same way. Thank you for reading and God bless you ... ~ James ~

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song bird

Raven all around, beautiful, for God must have love you, once again,
saw beauty, love isn't in the eyes of beholder,  but in the heart, 
Red bird with one white wing, God must have seen your beauty.
awesome would like to many of you, Heart of gold but slow in
mind you see with your heart not your eyes or mind how profound
you are different with the Raven so many but know one see its
true beauty, wishes at the wishing well, a raven drop a penny
in for you, a angel send a penny from apon just to kiss your sweet lips the 
golden heart of a different kind of love. bye and bye how they love only
to say good bye from above like the dove pure in heart and mind from
the most high on a throne of love.

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thank you for being in the midst.

Lord looking back at my childhood

I see I sometimes tried to go my own ways

sometimes when I felt so alone

I ran up bills on the phone

when the house was empty

and i was in dispaire

I am sorry I failed to relise that you were there

the day my mother left home and went away

I saw my dad breakdown that day

he got well again and had great faith

he had a new life and a new friend

but thats not where the pain did end

when every one  went out I was left by myself

like an object just stuck on a shelf

theese times where no one was around

was the times I most rebelled I have found

but looking back I see I was safe

and although I did not know you then

I was still in your book  on your list

and i thank you lord

that you were always in the midst.

he was there for me  even though I did not relise it at the time, I felt lost alone, helpless and 
like no one wanted me I was only about 13 years old I knew about God and I always 
believed from a  young age I  went to sunday school but I  only knew of him it was not until i 
was older that I learned how you have a personal relastionship with Jesus and how we get 
saved. my prayer is that all children know they are all special they are all equally loved and 
God will always be by our side no matter what we do he never gives up on us, never will he 
leave us and never will he forsake us.  thank you Lord that you opened my Eyes to see you 
and you opeend my ears to hear you but most of all i thank you for opening my heart to let 
you in and to Love you Amen, I AM FREE FROM ALL MY PAST PAIN AND SUFFERING  so you 
can be too trust in God and trust in Jesus.I know God always listens and always answers us 
when we are talking to him we just have to learn to hear his voice. Amen.

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Katrina came in with fury
Spreading devastation throughout 
No discrimination was used 
When she tossed their lives about

As the flood waters rose 
People scrambled to the attic
Crashing through the roofs with fear
Knowing their mission was chaotic

They raised their hands and signs
Waving them in the sky
Hoping the rescuers would see
Their plight while passing by

Bodies floating in the sludge
That used to be their streets
Waiting for their own rescue
Where their souls can get some sleep

Days and days they waited
For food and water to arrive
They huddled together to keep safe
Thanking God they were alive

Distant cries of pain and despair
For miles you could hear
People scrambling with conviction 
To keep their families near

Planes touched down on tarmacs 
Filled with hope from far away
Thousands unloading goods
Not many knowing what to say

A woman stepped into their hell
A crew she brought along
To aid our huddled masses
With food, supplies and song

She hugged and comforted the weak
Bringing forth her enormous love
Telling all who would listen 
That God was watching above			


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a moment in physical phase actuality

never necessary
is a full cup of hate
my movements are
my medicine
my choices are my health food

watching you sleep on the
passenger side as i avoid 
the highway admiring the scenery,
i shake my head with a smile because
i have never met one with quite the 
personality such as yours

as we arrive to our destination, i cannot
help but think back again to a time when 
my only travails were the occasional daydreams
in the back of a dark movie theater

now here i am....a participant in a picture....
experience being the ultimate autograph....
i find myself thanking God without knowing,
which brings me back to earth

checking in to this hotel once unaffordable,
i, for some reason, become a nervous wreck,
oh what the heck....then i look at you....holding
the same oar as is then that i realize that
i am not the only one posing with movement

never necessary 
is a whole pint of regret
my plan making is my rehabilitative scrapbook
my decisions from here are my mirror image results

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always happy and laughing, you lit up the room with your smile,
god used your expressions of love towards us lasting only for a while,
i'll never forget you, or the impressions you've made,
knowing you were dying, but in your heart the foundations were laid,
you knew where you'de be when your life here would end,
your memories touched my heart, a most cherished friend,
i was small when you left, but i knew where you would be,
a life now lived with god forever in the comfort of eternity,
you taught us each week with such enthusiasm as you read to us god's word,
you explained how to let jesus into our hearts with a smile that reassured,
you may have left us physically, but in my heart you are not gone,
your love for god was beautiful to me, and your memory still lives on,
how could i ever forget you,
i know i never will,
you were truly an angel sent from god, and his purpose you fufilled,
i remember asking my mom "why is she so happy, knowing that she is dying?"
"shouldn't she be very sad, shouldn't she be crying?"
my mother replied in a sweet tone of voice "that's because she has jesus living 
in her heart."
"he makes her so happy, she forgets all her pain, and anticipates seeing him 
when she'll depart."
i tried so hard to understand, as i watched her lift her hands, and praised god 
while she was singing,
this truly was not the very end for her, but a new chapter and a new beginning,
god used an extradinary woman in my childhood to stir the curiousity in my heart 
and mind,
to pinpoint the direction on where he wanted to take me, showing me there was 
a love i'de soon be able to find.

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The Truth

When I think over my life and see how blinded that my eyes had been how the 
truth of my Lord and Savior had been hidden within, within the hearts of these 
vicious men, the ones whose motives were to keep the spirit from living within.  

I say I love Jesus but just who is this Jesus to me.  I've learned to know him 
personally, to know him intimately, to know that he lives in me.  To hear the 
sound of his voice and feel his touch was one of the greatest gifts that this Jesus 
has given me.  I love this Jesus, because he died for me and arose of the third 
day.  He was crucified not just for me but for each and every last one of us.  

You see before the Holy Spirit visited me I thought my life was so complete didn't 
know that it was food hidden deep down in this book that he left for me.  I never 
thought that I would be worthy of much of nothing but my God, Jesus my Lord 
came and gave me this special something.  

Throughout my life he has given me bits and pieces of this puzzle we call life, 
hidden treasures that he has stored within me. Gifts that would flourish and help 
uproot a ministry. I thank God for all that I have been through and how he have 
allowed his truth to be revealed to me.  To open my eyes and see how many 
miracles that my God has performed for me, makes me stop and think how is 
God going to use me.  I thank God for his truth and I pray that each and every one 
of you know his truth! and see this evil world for what it is.

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Thank God

A famous preacher said that when we pray, we should thank God in advance.
That way the chances of our prayers being answered will be enhanced.
Thank God if you're praying for a sick friend to heal.
If you thank him for going to answer your prayer, he most likely will.
After you thank him, have faith that he will answer your prayers.
God loves all of us and no matter what the circumstances, he'll always be there.

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Thanksgiving Day

Thank you God for the many blessings
Heaven is uplifting and enormous teaching and learning
Ate beautiful turkey meal with all the fixings
Need to hear and answer of prayers
Kiss the cooked that prepared the meal
Sit down with family 
Get-together and fellowship
In love and memory of those that fight oversees
view of butter laden turkey
Impressive memories and meaning
Notwithstanding numerous bounty
Giving thanks to God for he made us

Delightful and delectable  feast
Answers prayers
Yesterday, today and future

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I look from a distance,
at the man that I love.
Oh God will you help me,
my God from above.
Please god will you tell him,
just tell him I'm here.
That I'm not just in the same room,
upstairs or just near.
But tell him I love him,
and that he is my life.
Oh and God thank you so much,
for making me his wife.

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Eye Have Five

Eye Have Five
Eye was looking for three days looking everywhere no snail mail is coming no 
money could eye find upon the ground eye was getting frowned upon in thinking 
wrong and finally let it go and eye stopped mye looking for mye five a bad time at 
the store no one gave a second look at this old bum and so eye walked and 
looked no more upon the ground and then a passing stranger in his haste to 
conceal his giving grace handed me a crumpled bill it was mye five as he left eye 
tried to thank him he quickly turned away and tried to hush me up reinforced my 
faith in people if they believe in GOD above eye quickly thanked my Jesus and 
then gave the thing away again to someone else to pass the gift along smiling off 
to the side that the stranger believes in JESUS at least enough to let a five dollar 
bill go bye eye passed it on in letting go eye have it now in GOD above that man 
gave me hope and eye passed it on to give some hope to another someone he 
gave to me he gave to ewe he helped someone a stranger too.

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God's Delight

do not be afraid for you are God's delight
Her only wants you to serve Him like His son Jesus Christ
for God would like to have with you a tete a tete
a little chat with Him that is intimate
it does not matter when, it does not matter where
it only matters that it's from you He wants to hear
and when you talk to God don't be like those that think they know it all
don't be like those who brag about their financial windfalls
and don't be like those who think to show off their unearned power
just tell the Lord God thanks for the blessings on you He has showered

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I prayed

  When GOD first took my dad away
      I turned my back
     Now I know that might sound controversial
         But you'll see what lead me to take him back
            You see I cried so many nights
               Cause no one understood
               GOD why couldn't you put some sense
                   into those ignorant teenage minds
                   They teased me before his death
                     and talked behind my back when he was gone
                            I was alone 
                                   I prayed for so many nights
                                   For somebody to make things better 
                                     and I don't know who 
                                       But someone up there 
                                         Turned my life around
                                           It made me realize that he was there all along
                                                                GOD I'm sorry...   
                                                            I should've known