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THE CHILD WITHIN

People grow up wanting things,
They never had as children;
And so remembering "empty spots",
Constantly strive to fill them.

Acceptance, love, material gain,
Small hands reach out to grasp them,
Too often finding once in hand,
It's not enough to last them;

And so we work to fill the need,
Still finding more to strive for.
It isn't greed or selfish pride,
Oh No, my friend, it's much more;

And though we strive for all our years,
The child within will hunger,
Still reaching out for solace as,
The need inside grows stronger,

Until at last we understand,
The reason for our hunger,
For if you want a child to grow,
Then feed the entire youngster.

Feed body, soul and spirit too,
The whole child must be fed,
Or else you'll starve yourself to death,
By simply eating bread.



"AND HE HUMBLED THEE,AND SUFFERED THEE TO HUNGER, AND FED THEE WITH MANNA WHICH THOU KNOWEST  NOT, NEITHER DID THY FATHERS KNOW; THAT HE MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THAT MAN DOTH NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD."
                                                       Deuteronomy 8:3

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  1. Date: 2/17/2012 1:44:00 PM
    This touched a sad spot inside Judy, wish I had known my inner child. You rate a 10 with this luv.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/17/2012 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Liz. Glad you liked it so much. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/16/2012 6:52:00 PM
    Just awesome, the entire thing, start to finish, Judy. This made my evening. Been a tough day. Thank you so much. Hugs to you. Cyndi

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/16/2012 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Cyndi. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/16/2012 4:58:00 PM
    one of my favorite verses. lovely poem, Judy. hugs, Catie :)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/16/2012 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Catie. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB