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Finding Me

As I start on a quest finding self,
I must look very deep in my soul.
Here I will not find books on a shelf,
That will help me get close to my goal.

Clear I see as a child I was free
Brought to church I was taught God to love.
Where I walk tranquil streams follow me,
Down a path that would lead to above.

Twas my goal never wander away,
For my heart and my soul lived for God.
I would fall on my knees where I’d pray,
Knowing he was my staff and my rod.

Then a storm raged one day at my door,
I was angry at life’s awful turn,
All my faith it just crashed to the floor,
Now my hate strongly started to burn.

Blaming God never came to my mind,
Just my doubt had spread turmoil in me,
Now this dark hole inside made me blind,
All this hate in me screamed set me free.

Welcomed back like the prodigal son,
Jesus kissed all my sorrows away,
Wiped the tears I had shed dried each one,
I am saved by his grace every day.

As I end now this quest finding self,
I’m at peace and my spirit is free.
All my sins just like dust on a shelf,
Free to fly with these wings God gave me.

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
10.06.2014
For Pendleton Arkwright’s Contest:
Anapest Trimeter

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/8/2014 9:19:00 AM
This is another one I am not attempting. Love the message here. It has a beautiful sound as well, it sings.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/8/2014 1:51:00 PM
Thanks so much Maurice.
Date: 10/7/2014 12:23:00 PM
Your poem is wonderful Brenda :) breathtaking. Love it, SKAT
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/7/2014 1:56:00 PM
Thanks so much Skat
Date: 10/6/2014 7:10:00 PM
Brenda, your poem rocks and magnifies a grace that is essential to taste the full measure of life and life abundant!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 8:34:00 PM
So true Dave. Thanks for dropping by
Date: 10/6/2014 6:19:00 PM
Needless to say this is very beautiful, and here me and Tim was looking in the hot tub!!!! Lovely poem!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 8:33:00 PM
Sorry Arthur wrong room :-). Thanks for stopping by.
Date: 10/6/2014 4:54:00 PM
Dear Brenda, When bad things happen, many people DO blame God. Indeed, our faith is tested, but you found your way back to Him and now are "free to fly with these wings." Absolutely beautiful! What a talent you have. I'm not familiar with Anapest Trimeter, but I took so much to heart while reading this poem that it didn't matter. Hope you get a first place! Love and blessings, Carolyn
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 5:56:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind words Carolyn. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this.
Date: 10/6/2014 4:00:00 PM
This is an incredible inspirational write Brenda Guess he's always there to welcome us back with open arms - hope I find my way again one day- into faves and a 7 from me i am in awe my friend! good luck in the contest hugs jan xxx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 4:33:00 PM
Thanks so much my Kind friend.
Date: 10/6/2014 3:54:00 PM
Hey, you really are getting that anapest beat!!! Good job with this one and a beautiful message in it!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 4:32:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. I hope it's ok.
Date: 10/6/2014 3:53:00 PM
Such a beautiful and healing poem Brenda! Be fictional or not these verses are really a gem to me! Good luck in the contest! Give you a 7! God knows too that you deserve it my friend ;) hugs! xxxx D.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 4:32:00 PM
Thanks so much Dorian. Very kind, I am honoured.
Date: 10/6/2014 3:23:00 PM
This is absolutely magnificent, as faith is not defined in dictionaries or by Pastors on pulpits , but rather in peoples hearts. Bravo Brenda !!!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 10/6/2014 3:26:00 PM
Ah, thanks so much Jerry.