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Discernment

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Discernment

Lord, help me to discern
To know truth from the lie
To learn to question why
On wings of truth to fly
And not with lies to lie
Lord, help me to discern

Lord, give the gift of discernment
To know friend from foe
One brings untold joy
The other only woe
I’m gullible, Lord, you know

Open my eyes to see
The one who seems to please
But secretly wishes me ill
Who wants the dreams to kill
With doubts my heart to fill
Help me to discern…

Lord, I am weak and confined
At times my eyes are blind
I accept words that “seem” kind
Deeper motives not to find
Lord, help me….help me to discern

Take me under your wings
Though I often go astray
I don’t do what you say
Like a little child at play
I think all will be OK
But….dangers hover near
Lord Jesus, do be near

Though riddled I am with sin
You died my heart to win
Lord, help me to discern
That your love I cannot earn
My love, YOU’LL never spurn
Lord….Lord…help me to discern

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 6:43:00 AM
    I enjoyed going through the comments Eileen.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/15/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Added to my lower comment.
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:52:00 PM
    He must be thinking, Oh no, not you again, what's the matter now, lol. Sometimes we have to stop and think about this, work things out, especially when we're riddled with sin lol. Discernment, a grown up word that is. Great write. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/15/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I really enjoyed this reply lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Richard...He NEVER thinks that. I don't go to Him enough, if anything! YUP...riddled is the word...But...he does say, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they can be as white as snow." My problem, Richard....I hold on to what I hold dear...even when I know he wants me to give it up....I'm not ready. What to do? Yes, Discernment is a BIG word...I'm a BIG girl....in more ways than one! Take care of yourself, Richard....
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:02:00 PM
    You are good! If you see good in someone who you find out is not good well...maybe you really did see it, maybe because YOU saw it..YOU make them think!! perhaps I'm NOT all bad! Eileen sees it! maybe YOu were sent by God to see GOOD in folks!!Thank you for stopping by and reading my verse. Light & Love

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie....I'm so so humbled by your post. You have touched me profoundly. I wish...I wish I could live up to the words here....I can be spiteful at times.... :( Thank you for your kindness to me. It is so well appreciated. HUGS...and the way you end each post...LIGHT & LOVE...what could be better! :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 12:12:00 PM
    soulful write; i like how you treated this... so lovely, eileen!...:) huggs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Nette. I'm so happy that I get visits from you often! :) Gives me a nice boost! :) Hugs
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 7:53:00 AM
    A strongly necessary set of lines. Very beautiful.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mind you, those programs were religious ones, and in another language, so....I've given my voice talent to some promotional material done by my husband's TV ministry...Voice of Hope..(Arabic channel). I LOVE doing that. In fact, I've asked him if he would video tape me reading one of my poems. He is too busy, also, doesn't want to get criticized for doing personal stuff in the studio... :( Oh well.....
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Necessary indeed, Drake. Thanks for the comment. Drake...I SO want to be part of your show....Hmmmmmm...I'd love to read something, but I'm so challenged with time differences and a bit shy...Why if I hang up on ya in mid sentence! HA HA! I've produced radio programs for years and have been told I have a great radio voice...Oh well...maybe I'll pluck up my courage soon!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Change one line to " I don't do what you say." with the and it sounds like your asking him to not do what he says when you read the poem in reverse. This is quite amazing that you were able to write such a long one and have it work so well both ways.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/15/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the input, Richard.....
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/15/2013 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This one is really good but as a reverse poem the other one has a little something extra.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Done! Thanks for pointing that out, though, to be honest with you...this wasn't meant to be a reverse poem. If it reads great both ways...ALL THE BETTER! ;) If you think it is better than the actual reverse poem I did, give me a holler and I will submit that one instead. Thanks for your help, Richard. Much appreciated.
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:20:00 AM
    No silly stuff this time... all I have to say is BEAUTIFUL! One of your best dear Teach! Big warm snuggly hugs xoxoxox

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, Teach is all aglow! Thank you dear sweet Kenny! You are a ray of sunlight in my life! Hugs!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 4:29:00 AM
    enchanting and elegant poetry ! well done Eileen !! Love , Saanvi <3

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Saanvi. I will get to your poetry soon! Today is last day of the summer session and I've got to get going to give the final exam to my writing class. See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:14:00 AM
    well written outpouring of the heart

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Justice....thank you for visiting. I enjoy the visits. :) Have a wonderful day!