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A Small Voice

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Below is the poem entitled A Small Voice which was written by poet Allen Braaten. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Small Voice

I see, but I am blind
I hear, but I am deaf
I taste, but all is bland
I touch, but I do not feel
I smell, but the scent is elusive

Our senses conforming to the world
Influenced and molded by that deceptive designer
So skillful and crafty in guiding us away
Ever so masterfully allowing us our way
That we become accustomed to being in the darkness

What was once Holy is seen as folly
Truth is eroded, past rules are just old-fashioned
Being modern, everything is acceptable
What fun, join the crowd, we are free
Free to experience everything the world offers

But we have this small inner voice
Almost extinguished by that smiling deceiver
Something inside whispers during our quiet times
That our way is going against the grain
Some unexplainable sixth sense speaking softly
Fleeting thoughts of some other direction
A pull in our hearts that will not go away

Another way begins to enter our consciousness
A way that reveals our freedom is actually bondage
And that true freedom is found when we come to believe
In that One who comes to us where we are
All faults known, we are accepted and forgiven
By that One who has waited so long for us to come home

An unknown kind of love shown by our Heavenly Father
Who wants to be in a relationship with those so undeserving
The veil is lifted and our senses are refocused on His way
We are accepted as a child of God because of One on a cross
We then know true freedom enjoyed with Him for eternity


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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:41:00 PM
    Allen, .:-) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the HOME PAGE.... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:24:00 AM
    Soothing and a good one. Congratulations on your feature. Best Regards, Bhavna

    Braaten Avatar Allen Braaten
    Date: 10/29/2013 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem. It is much appreciated. AJ
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Our senses numb by the god of this world. Praise Jesus we can come alive! Love it!

    Braaten Avatar Allen Braaten
    Date: 10/29/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Coming alive", I was headed north into the cold and darkness and without even realizing what had happened, I was transformed and I was headed south into the warmth and light. God works in mysterious ways. Thanks for the comment. AJ
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Great testimony of your faith..Sara

    Braaten Avatar Allen Braaten
    Date: 10/29/2013 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment, Sara. Much appreciated. AJ
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Allen, the lifting up the veil, reveals a very strong message. I'm very impressed with the way your poem spoke to me. thank you for the inspiration~ always & forever ;-) LINDA

    Braaten Avatar Allen Braaten
    Date: 3/2/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The words were written as guided by the Spirit to speak to the heart. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. AJ
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:35:00 PM
    This is an awesome poem with an amazing message...thank you for sharing it with me

    Braaten Avatar Allen Braaten
    Date: 2/28/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I knew when I wrote it that someone would be quite affected by these words guided by the Spirit. That one is you.