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My Bible Bio Of Love

To be taken from a house of neglect, and placed into a house of abuse.
To me love had no meaning, and I felt it was something I'd never use.
I could never fathom the true meaning of love as I wondered,
 if one loves a child how could they neglect them?
Or if one loves a child,how could they abuse them?

While young I was forced into religion where I was always reminded,
"Jesus loves you, and God loves you also!"
Well, if they loved me so much how could they let all these bad things happen to me?

As I grew I became so confused by love, 
 everything I loved was always taken away from me?
First my family, then pets, friends, and more family members!
Everything that I thought I loved was always taken away!
It began to harden my heart, no more was I going to be hurt by love!

At a final low point in my life, when I was about to just give up.
I sat sobbing in my bed all alone, afraid of life and this thing called love.
With tears in my eyes I finally prayed to God for Jesus to help me.
I prayed for forgiveness, mercy and love to guide me.

The next day I dug out an old musty bible a friend had given me, and I began to read.
I became lost in the old testament, because of the rules of the world that once was,
 and the different rules of the world that now is.
I found myself not reading as often, and slowly the book remained closed.

My life became easier for a little while, and the hardships were being kept at bay.
Then again, catastrophe struck! With no where to go,
 again I found myself running to the open arms of Jesus. 
Though this time with a new bible in hand, I was determined to finish reading that book!

Then came the New Testament, and my eyes were opened to a whole new world?
Reading a little each day, I gained knowledge and began to see a new outlook of love.
A different kind of love, a love that I wouldn't loose! 
I was finally in control of my own love destiny!

30 years later I finished reading the Bible, with a new understanding of love and life.
At the end of it all my only thoughts were "God, sorry it took me so long
  to realize you were there for me right from the start!" 
"Sorry for not realizing you were trying to show me the right path all along!

To get a glimpse within ones own soul
 is a gift not many are allowed to see.
Now seeing that I've been given this gift
 forever thankful I'll always be.

To be given a life changing experience
 is a gift all its own to me.
To be given this gift with eternal love
 forever thankful I'll always be.

Dan Kearley: 3-25-14   
Contest: Jesus Nebula & Visions of Mary
by Debbie Guzzi


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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 11:56:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win... and for finding God... Many would have missed that step toward peace...
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:10:00 PM

    Very philosophical and practical write. Congrats on the fine win, Dan
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 8:35:00 AM

    thorough piece, dan.. wishes on your splendid award.... huggs
  1. Date: 3/28/2014 10:57:00 AM

    I LOVED this Dan. Not just because of the honest and heartfelt excellence it was penned in, but because it echo's my sentiments. To live through real hardship, where a distant God is promised unconvincingly, and then to finally experience His real unconditional love is the most precious form of Grace and Love.
  1. Date: 3/27/2014 4:05:00 PM

    You have grown my dear, he always loved you he was just waiting for you to come forward, so he could show you JUST HOW MUCH XXX '
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 7:21:00 PM

    Dan I know we don't speak often but I must tell you your open heart is truly impressive, I admire you. Thank for the submission. Light & Love
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 4:33:00 PM

    Dan, This is such a transformation in one's life...I have no words to express my feelings about this testimony in your own life...I am so, grateful I had the opportunity to read your poem...It just took me at "Awe" the way you opened your heart to so, many of us...Thank you, for doing that...God bless you, I pray you win in this contest...It would be a well deserved win...Cinda :~)
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 4:46:00 AM

    - Wordless !!!!!! - But happy to see you !!!!!! - Good luck in the contest !!!!!!!!! - oxox f.e.f. // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 3/25/2014 10:03:00 PM

    Dan, Grateful to read about your transformational life experience. You have tasted the reality that truth sets one free. Well Done!