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V alentine's Day origin is
A ncient Romans
L upercalia Feast
E mperor Claudis II executed 2
men both name Valentine
N ormans celebrated Galatin's
Day- lover of women
T radition that the masses
adapted into their beliefs
I s now a big business
Nevertheless love should be
Everyday not just on Feb 14th
Shakespeare wrote about
Valentines Day in a glamorized
way but didn't really
acknowledge the origin of this
NOTE: To whomever reads this
poem I'm not against sharing
love but what I'm against is the
masses choosing to pick one
day to buy gifts for this
particular day for that special
someone. When there is 364
other days to celebrate their
love with that special someone.
MY QUESTION to you would
So why do you chose to use
one day to give gifts to express
Shivery is not dead!
My love I am happy to know
that shivery is not dead for you
In today’s society young
mothers and fathers have a
tendency to not teach their
children shivery, leaving it to
die out. But I write this poem in
such few words knowing it will
make an impact once it’s read
to have individuals to discuss
what shivery really is and how
it’s connected to our savior.
When we go to the car and you
open my door and then I open
your door for you
When I dish out the dinner and
you feed me
When I cook the dinner and
you wash the dishes
When we sit down in a
restaurant and when I get up,
When we take a walk and we
hold each others hand
When I wash the clothes and
you fold them
When I want to sit down you
pull out my chair
For only if we teach our
children to understand that the
spirit of savior resides within
us. Therefore we should love
each other and treat each other
the same, as our lord and
savior loves us! From what I
read our savior is not bias. He
rains on the just and the
Hearing your first born cry..
Seeing your first born child take his or her first steps..
Hearing your first born say I love you mommy...
Seeing your first born child graduate from kindergarten..
Hearing your first born child say mommy your going to be a grandmother...
Seeing your granddaughter being born...
Hearing your granddaughter cry for the first time..
Seeing your granddaughter reaching out to you because she smells your scent..
Just think if we didn't have these two senses we would miss out on a lot !
Or would we?
If we just would take out a moment and realize the simpler things in life and not take our senses for granted we would appreciate way more
M any deities are used to try to
A lmost everyone on this earth
heard about you
S hepherds have been created
T ons of testimonies have been
what you do
E veryday I worship you
R epent is what you give us All
time to do!
Written by Patricia Lewis
Before it's Too Late
I want to say Thank you
For the roses you bought home when it was not a man made holiday
For my favorite candies you brought home when I mentioned them in the midst of our conversation
For the unexpected dinner date you arranged for us to have when you knew I was craving for time alone with you
For the text in the middle of the day saying that you love me and you appreciate my smile
For the spa day that you set up for me when I was stressed out from the work week
For accepting me for who I am..( a little over weight and now a little skinner than when you first met me) because I got sick.
For listening to me even though you had a lot on your mind and I said I would rather not talk about it because I knew you had a so much on your mind but took out the time anyway to listen
My love I decided to write this poem to you before it's too late and I don't get a chance to say it as much as I should and/or if I should depart this place called earth before you I want you to know that I appreciate and love you with all my heart
Just because of who you are!
When you accept that Jesus Christ is your savior
and truly understand what it means you will face nothing alone.
For when you believe He died to set you free
you can face anything -tribulations
When you accept that Jesus Christ is your savior
The words that you speak have the power to change the atmosphere
When your sick in your body and you take medical test and the results come back saying that your sick as a child of God you have the power to believe you are healed by His stripes
When you surrender your life to Christ you are given the spirit of the Lord to guide you on this place called earth
Yes a spirit! When you hear something telling you don't do that or don't go there and you find out after following what you were told to do you become amazed that if you didn't listen you would have gotten into problems
For when you believe in Jesus Christ, He will never leave you nor forsake you
When you surrender your life to Christ that means you have asked him to chisel your mind, your heart and soul to become more like Him and less of yourself
For when you accept that you can't live in this world without Him and you surrender your life to Him you can get through all things!
The simplest things that bring a smile to my face
Hearing a new born cries
Seeing a father cut his first born child umbilical cord
Seeing a butterfly breaking out of their cocoon
Seeing ants work together
Seeing a child ride his/her bike for the first time
Seeing my child graduate from Kindergarten thereafter first grade & now out of High School
Seeing an adult get baptized
Seeing a man and women get married in this day and age
All of these are beginnings of transitions that constitute for new situations to be made
For I prayed to God to have a
man such as yourself to come
into my life
For the qualities that you have
I know these are the
characteristics that Jesus
displayed for I asked for God to
send me some one like you this
way I would know your truly a
gift from Him and not just Flesh
I desired once upon a time.
You love God the way I do
We can talk for hours about
You are a giver
You Respect your mother and
whomever is around you, you
expect them to treat their
parents with the up most
respect the same.
You are willing to depart the
Wisdom that God has departed
into the spirit that resides
within you with anyone. You
But most importantly is we
have decided to become
covenant partners for life and
standing on our word that we
will not consummate until we
take our vows.
You promise not to rush me to
get married just so we can
copulate so we can be true
This to me is priceless.
For I prayed for years for
someone like you and I even
started to give up thinking that
such a person like you even
existed but I am happy to say I
know and understand that God
doesn't work by mans time but
HIS time! Therefore I know the
best is yet to come.
We start our days with HIM! and
We end our days with HIM!
Our conversations always mention HIM!
Our bond is unbreakable our understanding is untouchable!
Others wonder about our secret to friendship when our solution is not really a secret at all! We both understand being equally yoke is priceless!
Therefore we have the never ending solution to many relationships putting our master (Jesus Christ) first and last no matter where we are in this world!
We may not always agree on things but we both have an understanding that we will both pray together to receive clarity and respect each other views.
For we both understand that we accept the honor of being each others covenant partner.
It's been almost a year and I can truly say the love I have for you is truly unconditional
From the very beginning we would speak on the phone for hours not paying attention to the time
I enjoyed that we never spoke about copulation and/or discussed negative topics
We were open from the very beginning not hiding things from one another
Seeing eye to eye on so many things...
We have even given each other the passwords for our phone and e-mails
We have spoken about our past acknowledging that we will not bring up each others past to hurt one another and/or to make a point
We enjoy that we are equally yoke because we go to the same church and have the same belief/faith!
We both agree that we met by God's Grace
For we didn't meet in church but came to find out we have the same God child that resides in New York! It just so happen you missed the christening.
For I appreciate that when we don't agree we agree to accept that once we express our thoughts we come to an agreement to pray and ask God for clarity and not in a bias way
For I truly love you unconditionally for I know I would do anything for you within our faith standers to make you happy.