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In childhood's wondrous realm I'd learned How Your bright flames inside me, burned, And knew, while those fires cooled or grew, Thru faith, my heart was bound to You. With youth's hard lessons, gains and errs, I'd shared my dreams to life's sweet cares, And though oft' times, they'd find me blue, Thru faith, my heart was bound to You. I'd worked to see those gains that meant Most things folks deemed as heaven-sent, For 'midst self-doubts and failure's queue, Thru faith, my heart was bound to You. I'd searched thru substance, flesh and pay, I'd searched 'til hair and hopes turned gray, Though what I'd found, God, tried-and-true, Thru faith, my heart was bound to You. I shan't e'er know what next should come, What shadowed depths I might yet plumb, But this truth stands ... past what I'll do ... Thru faith, my heart was bound to You. ~ 1st Place ~ in the "In Praise Of God" Poetry Contest, Kim Rodrigues, Judge & Sponsor. ( Syllables = 20 lines with eight syllables each, counted at HowManySyllables.com )May 30, 2020 ~ 3rd Place ~ in the "Brian's Choice 11, Any Form, Any Theme" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 5/31/2020 10:14:00 PM
Your journey, and choices, are wonderfully juxtaposed with your statement of faith, Gregory. Thank you for sharing your life story and faith journey. Congratulations on your winning placement!
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Date: 5/31/2020 1:57:00 PM
Offering another congratulations for this faith oriented kyrielle. Such poetic musings on God and faith, my friend. Beautiful. A fav for me ~ John
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Date: 1/19/2020 9:57:00 PM
Faith can move mountains. I love your entry Greg. Congratulations on your deserving First Placement! xxoo
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Date: 1/18/2020 8:32:00 AM
Dear Greg, like Andrea Dietrich, I’m not surprised to see you at the top! Congratulations on first place! You are an attentive wordsmith, the kyrielle flows nicely and has a strong refrain. Hugs...Kim
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Date: 1/10/2020 5:22:00 PM
This is incredibly beautiful Greg. I am sure Kim will adore it as I do. xxoo
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Date: 1/10/2020 12:50:00 AM
Gregory, I was hoping I'd see you enter this contest! Such a lovely thought that our heart is bound to God even through all the ups and downs and doubts of life. Love the line "For 'midst self-doubts and failure's queue". Blessings ~ John
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Date: 1/9/2020 7:19:00 PM
And now I can in totality say, "Well done." Lol...seriously, it's better than you had originally intended.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 1/9/2020 7:32:00 PM
Thank to YOU, my friend ... I like it better, too! Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 1/9/2020 3:08:00 PM
Lovely, Gregory...
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 1/9/2020 7:33:00 PM
Thank you so much, my friend! :o)
Date: 1/9/2020 9:43:00 AM
Beautiful words Greg, I'm stuck with my inactive muse, but this one might get it going, I have to fave this one!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 1/9/2020 7:33:00 PM
Thanks, Brother ... yes, get that ball rolling again! Blessings! :o)
Date: 1/9/2020 4:51:00 AM
I am enjoying the tribute and the continuity in this gorgeous missive, Gregory.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 1/9/2020 7:34:00 PM
Many kind thanks to you, Caren, I'm so pleased you like my poem. Blessings! :o) <3