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What I Was Given

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What I Was Given

I had a little talk with God,before I sat down in front of my computer today He told me how much He loved me,and showed me all the different ways When you were in a car accident with your parents,and still quite tiny I gave you two broken legs when you really shouldn't have any When your mother left you,and they came and took you away I gave you loving parents,with a mother that still loves you to this day When I wanted you to see the world,and all of it's beautiful scenes I gave them time to take you,to see the places of most peoples dreams When you needed friends in life,with so many wrong ones you could choose I gave you wisdom on how to treat them,giving you friends you wouldn't loose When you were drunk and being foolish,which to me was too many times I allowed your mind to heal,so you could write messages with these rhymes When you needed a wife because you felt you were running out of time I gave you a loving woman,the closest,and most honest one I could find When it comes to family and friends you have more then most people need I gave you them all because of your love,and for living without the sin called greed Now if your mind should grow weary,look for me within your heart It's there that I have always been for you,right from the very start With love your life was given to you,as well as with all the people you see It's the one thing that evil can't tax,and it will always remain forever free

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 11:07:00 PM
    This is beyond uplifting Dan. It inspires me to think beyond myself. And know that the trials that we face are for a greater purpose. God has always been there from the start. Beautiful rhymes. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:17:00 PM
    You story is such a great testament to the plan of God unfolding in your life, and guess what my friend, its not over yet, Blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 6:27:00 AM
    I luv the light shining on you..and you deliver the LOVE OF GOD to every reader..awesome share Dan..very inspiring <3<3<3 ...:) SK

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 9:22:00 PM
    wow, DAn, what a life you have had!! This could be entered into that contest of Sydney's maybe. On getting to know more about a person! I love this one. Glad to have found it.

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 8:02:00 AM
    :)~

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Very beautifully thought out poem. An amazing write. Very unique and uplifting.

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Hi Dan - Thanks for sharing this. You have definitely lived through a great deal, but there is a strength that shines through in your poem. - Gail

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 4:21:00 PM
    what a testimony!!! most people can't see this dan

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 4/13/2012 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you,that is why I put it out there!So other people will take a good hard look at life.
  1. Date: 4/13/2012 12:50:00 AM
    Great poem! Much thought was put into this! Thank you for the wonderful poems that you share! God bless! JP

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 4/13/2012 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jim....For your wonderful poems also! I believe that a light shines on you always.
  1. Date: 4/11/2012 9:27:00 PM
    Well...this is so emotive, Dan. I have something in my eyes...

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 4/12/2012 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    To the heart! Where it was ment to reach.
  1. Date: 4/11/2012 9:27:00 PM
    And it's going to my FAVs! Ruben.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 4/12/2012 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That makes me very happy to know I reached someone with my poetry... Thank you very much Ruben... :-)
  1. Date: 4/7/2012 7:43:00 PM
    a good write Dan enjoyed this too. Free indeed!

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 4/12/2012 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John, And free it shall remain!
  1. Date: 4/1/2012 11:49:00 AM
    So much is going on in your life Danny boy, I hope it all gets sorted out and you find the peace you need to function. I think about the situation with your mom and hope some headway is taking place. Take care and know that so many of us here care very much. Love, Elizabeth

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 4/1/2012 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you,Elizabeth :o) It's in the begining stages.But I'll make it thru.Thanks for your care,and love :o)
  1. Date: 3/30/2012 10:03:00 PM
    Thank you, Dan, for sharing your feelings so honestly today. You have touched many including me. This is the kind of reflecting we all should do with God. I am counting my blessings tonight. God bless you, Rhonda

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 3/30/2012 11:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rhonda, :o) I agree with the reflecting! May God give you many blessings to count :o)
  1. Date: 3/30/2012 9:06:00 PM
    Your poem touched my heart, Dan. Definitely one that causes me to reflect on my life as you have done. I'm so pleased that I took the time to read this. Love, Kim

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 3/30/2012 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kim, :o) I'm so pleased to know that it touched your heart,and also very happy that you took the time to read it. :o) Love right back to ya <3
  1. Date: 3/30/2012 3:55:00 PM
    Dan this has got to go on my list of favs this is the best poem I have read from you straight for the heart my dear man, straight for the heart, it is honest and sincere. Thank you for sharing your private world with us, love always Vienna. p.s. I rejoice as I watch you grow my friendxxx

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 3/30/2012 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sooooo much for your sincere comments. :o) I am honored the you enjoyed it. :o)
  1. Date: 3/30/2012 3:47:00 PM
    I was completely without words Dan...deep thoughts....strong words.... - I have S-mail you.(and I have a new poem). f.e.f. oxox Anne-Lise

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 3/30/2012 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise :o) xoxo I loved your poem also,it touched my heart with love.My f.e.f. :o)