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A Resolution for This time

A Resolution for This Time (Based on Eccl. 3:1-15) ©2011 C. Brent Cloyd I long to see the beauty of my time Hear music from eternal bells that chime Enjoy earth, till this good life I sever Look toward heaven that last forever I’ll grasp my part in each life occasion Banish thoughts and deeds of ill persuasion Accept God’s design for each life season Submit that I need not know His reason I will celebrate life so wondrous born Understand that death is not always scorn Propagate goodness and wholeness in life And uproot that which causes pain and strife I’ll concede it’s sometimes proper to kill But until convinced I’ll promote goodwill Useless things I will tear down and destroy Then plan to build, and work efforts deploy I will comfort the hearts of those forlorn Together find God’s healing as we mourn Dare to dream, love, have hope, and take a chance Embrace the moment, laugh, and learn to dance I’ll speak with passion, let pieces scatter Gather the fragments, avoid the chatter Engage opinions, proceed with a shrug When acceptable, open arms and hug For things of value I’ll search at great cost When searching is exhausted count it lost When usefulness has ended, throw away But don’t allow important things to stray Now is the time to tear some things apart Then with care I’ll mend and make a new start Learn the lesson that silence is golden Of words fitly said men are beholden I pledge to hate what is cruel and unjust Teach that kindness and fairness are a must In war, anger and malice find release But I’ll use my voice to encourage peace Yesteryear’s events once again will be To measure their success we wait and see God’s deeds are good, lasting and without flaw Of Him and His works I will gaze in awe.

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Date: 1/7/2012 5:48:00 PM
Brent, this is a great poem. You have chosen the hardest type of rhyme to maintain. I extend to you a warm welcome to this site. I have only been here for around a month, but it is so rewarding to see the feedback. God bless you and keep up the good work! :)
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Brent Cloyd
Date: 1/7/2012 6:09:00 PM
Thanks for your kind words and feedback. I have read some of your work and like it very much.
Date: 12/27/2011 5:04:00 AM
A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Brent. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol
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