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Giving Godly Grace

Grace-full is the lily born of virtue’s milk Inspire me with petals pure in my hour of need - Vow and vim of passion vivid and empowering as I Imagine the strength of soulful surrender while three Nails were driven into a suffering so great -- selflessly You Gave Your mortal life so I may live despite thorns and thirst Grateful is my blossom watered with Your blood and tears Opened with a faith unfurled by Light I venerate Devotions trumpet from a callous soul once solus - jubilant the Lifeless root that stood futile in fertile remorse before I Yielded my yoke to the hands of merciful Love; please Lord Grant me the fortitude to face my sorrow - Your Resurrection reminds me of the sacred sacrifice endured Accepted with the courage I strive to possess.. though I Cannot conceive I believe in the circle of contentment; the Essence and embrace of God’s white whorl of salvation Susan Ashley June 1, 2021 ~ Tenth Place ~ Premiere Contest: Giving Godly Grace Sponsor: Regina McIntosh

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Date: 7/4/2021 7:15:00 AM
He endured so much for us that it makes our own sufferings and sacrifices seem petty in comparison. This is what this well written and well expressed piece says to me. Bravo my friend and this goes straight to my faves. God Bless, JB
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/4/2021 6:39:00 PM
Indeed, Judy, you express the comparison so eloquently. Thank you for your wonderful comments, they are received with my deepest appreciation, as is the high honor of your fave. I am uplifted by your gracious visit, my dear friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/30/2021 1:45:00 AM
This is so beautiful Susan. I have placed it in my Favs. It just resonates the praise of our dear and wonderful Savior. This should be placed in a church booklet of poetic praise. It is just amazing <3
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/1/2021 7:27:00 AM
Dear BJ, I relish your generous kindness and hold your beautiful comments in my deepest gratitude. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts with me and for the high honor of your fav. Your gracious visit is a joy to receive. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/27/2021 8:48:00 PM
Beautiful lines you have penned here.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/29/2021 8:28:00 AM
Thank you, M. L. I hold both your wonderful visit and lovely comment in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/25/2021 8:24:00 PM
I love this Susan, We shelter under His amazing grace, Wonderful write..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/27/2021 8:14:00 AM
Indeed, we do, Joseph. Thank you for your beautiful comments. I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/20/2021 3:37:00 AM
WOW SUSAN, HAD TO VISIT A 2ND TIME, THESE ARE NOT JUST POEMS YOU POST BUT ABSOLUTE BREATHTAKING WRITES - YOU ARE BLESSED WITH A TREMENDOUS TALENT - GOD BLESS YOU SIS. HUGS, JENNIFER.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/29/2021 8:25:00 AM
My dearest Jennifer, I relish your wonderful return visit. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me, my sweet poetry sis. My poem is fortunate to have your lovely presence gracing it, not once, but twice.. and I am fortunate to be blessed with your beautiful friendship. Warmest wishes and hugs to you, dear sis.. ~Susan
Date: 6/17/2021 10:53:00 PM
My dear poetry sibling, this speaks to me on so many levels, like a mural of faith. It speaks to my soul as it reverently paints the Savior's suffering as His language of love. It speaks to my poetry-loving side with your carefully crafted acrostic framework and delicate word pairs ("petals pure", "vow/vim", "thorns/thirst", "souls/solus", "white whorl" to name but five). Your immense talent was laser focused in distilling such magnitude into 16 lines. I'm in awe, and my soul has been touched.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/29/2021 8:20:00 AM
My dearest poetry brother, to know that I touched your soul is such a sweet reward, and I cherish how you've touched my soul in return with your inspiring presence. I am elated to read your beautiful response to my poem. Thank you for sharing your incredible thoughts and feelings with me. They are joyfully received into my grateful heart, John. Your heart ever shines with generous warmth and your golden friendship is ever appreciated. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 6/16/2021 4:19:00 PM
Absolutely glorious dear Susan.. A belated Congratulations to you! Definitely a Masterpiece, my friend.. Your incredible talent continues to shine! This is going into my favs! Many blessings to you..
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Date: 6/27/2021 2:39:00 PM
My dearest friend, Robertina, your presence is always so uplifting and always so very appreciated. Thank you for your generous kindness, and for the high honor of your fav. Your lovely heart ever shines, sweet poetess, and it casts an inspiring glow upon my poem and upon my grateful heart too. Please accept my apologies for my late reply. Due to personal obligations, I haven't been able to be here very much over the past few months. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 6/13/2021 2:46:00 PM
Wow! Stunning write. Great faith and wisdom. A fav!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/27/2021 8:17:00 AM
Dear Joe, I relish your thoughtful response to my poem and the high honor of your fav. Thank you for your precious comments and heartwarming congrats, my friend. I'm so glad to know you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2021 1:45:00 PM
All the shades of pain and grace of His giving soul are presented in your beautiful acrostic Susan, so eloquently. I am Faving this wonderful poem. Congratulations on your win. Blessings Connie
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Date: 6/27/2021 8:21:00 AM
Dearest Connie, I hold your heartwarming words of congrats and appreciation in my deepest gratitude. Thank you for your wonderful comments, and for the high honor of your fav, they are greatly inspiring, my dear friend. Please accept my apologies for my late reply. Due to personal obligations, I haven't been able to be here very much over the past few months. Warmest wishes and hugs, sweet lady.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 PM
love the beautiful thoughts behind this most beautiful poem, my friend
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Date: 6/27/2021 8:11:00 AM
Dear Jack, thank you for the heartfelt joy received through your gracious visit and beautiful comments. You inspire me, my wonderful friend. Please accept my apologies for my late reply. Due to personal obligations, I haven't been able to be here very much over the past few months. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/7/2021 1:16:00 PM
My dearest Rhyme Time friend, every line is a deep dive into eloquence and faith - each line is to be savored like "pure petals" in a "white whorl of salvation." Depth and deep do not begin to scratch the surface of the depth of your words and your faith. I stand at the open door of your brilliance in amazement. This is a masterpiece that gives then gives again when it is read repeatedly! Congratulations on your win! Blessings to you and your platinum gold pen! A FAV!
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Date: 6/27/2021 9:17:00 AM
My dearest Rhyme Time friend, I am overjoyed by your generous and elegant comments. Your gracious, golden presence adorns my poem's page with a grace beyond compare. I receive your beautiful thoughts and the high honor of your fav into the depths of my grateful heart, where your lovely friendship always resides as well. Please accept my apologies for my late reply, Sam, due to personal obligations, I haven't been able to be here very much over the past few months. Warmest wishes and hugs sailing to you.. ~Susan
Date: 6/7/2021 9:20:00 AM
Congratulations, Susan. Well done, Pangie xx
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Date: 6/26/2021 8:18:00 PM
Dear Pangie, thank you for your gracious visit and your heartwarming congrats. Your lovely heart always shines, my dear friend. Please accept my apologies for my late reply. Due to personal obligations, I haven't been able to be here very much over the past few months. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/6/2021 8:14:00 AM
i THINK YOUR POEM IS WONDERFUL MY DEAR SIS AND I AM SO GLAD YOU HAD A TOP WIN. YOUR POEMS HAVE SUCH SUBSTANCE AND SUCH PASSIONATE MEANING - I LOVE THIS ONE AND KNOW REGINA MUST HAVE LOVED IT ALSO. HUGS AND BLESSINGS, JENNIFER.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/26/2021 8:15:00 PM
My dearest Jennifer, your inspiring presence truly touches my heart across the many miles. Your warm wonderful heart shines in your beautiful comments, and I treasure your radiance. Thank you for sharing your gracious and heartfelt thoughts with me. your kind lovely wings uplift me, my sweet poetry sister. Warmest wishes, love and hugs to you.. ~Susan
Date: 6/4/2021 9:38:00 PM
The expressions of love, gratitude, faith and devotion within the lines of this beautiful verse, are so inspiring, Susan. Congratulations on your win, my friend. Blessings, Evelyn
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/5/2021 9:22:00 AM
Dear Evelyn, I hold your heartwarming words of congrats and appreciation in my deepest gratitude. Thank you for your wonderful comments, they are greatly inspiring, my dear friend. I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 6/4/2021 5:53:00 PM
You have penned a beautiful acrostic that brings out the true essence of His grace and love. Congrats on your win dear Susan. Keep well :)
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:27:00 AM
Dear Rose, I relish your thoughtful response to my poem, your shining presence is uplifting. Thank you for your precious comments and heartwarming congrats, my sweet friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/4/2021 2:22:00 PM
this is just incredibly beautiful. thanks very much for the kind message on my birthday blog - so sorry I've only just seen it
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:30:00 AM
Dear Jack, you're welcome for my birthday message to you, who couldn't help but celebrate you, my friend! :) I am touched by your inspiring response to my poem. Thank you for your valued comments and gracious visit. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/4/2021 11:49:00 AM
Wow! Many wonderful lines. Congratulations!
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:30:00 AM
Dear Rama, thank you for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/4/2021 8:50:00 AM
WOW. Love this Susan. You are a blessing. God bless you and Congrats, Love, Gina
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/5/2021 9:24:00 AM
Dear Regina, thank you for your uplifting comments and for the honor of my placement in your inspiring contest. It is indeed a delight to share the podium with such gifted poets and poetesses. Your sponsorship and kind congrats are greatly appreciated. Warmest wishes, my sweet friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2021 6:58:00 PM
Dear Susan, the depth and beauty of this profound verse would deserve the highest honor. I do hope you win top prize, my dear friend. Best of luck in the contest. Carol Louise
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:38:00 AM
My dear friend, Carol, your heartwarming appreciation is expressed with wondrous warmth that fills me gratitude for sharing in a shining friendship with you. I treasure your inspiring response to my poem as much as I relish your great poetic talent, my sweet friend. Thank you for your gracious visit. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2021 2:57:00 PM
... oops, I almost forgot, a great big favorite!!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/5/2021 9:35:00 AM
Dear Regina, sweet friend and esteemed poetess, the honor of your fav is both a thrill and an honor to receive. Thank you for your kindness. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2021 2:55:00 PM
Oh...my...goodness, dearest poetess, such rapturous Christian writing for the contest! So otherworldly beauteous in its words and message. My Very Warmest Best Wishes for the contest, sweet Susan. ~
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/5/2021 9:33:00 AM
Dearest Regina, that you found my poem to be rapturous fills my heart with elation. Thank you for shining your beautiful light upon my poem, your precious comments are held in my truest gratitude, my lovely friend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2021 10:29:00 AM
So profound, Susan! I am not able to express how touched I am when reading such a deep and inspiring poetic creation - creation of a truly gifted literary artist. Hope we see many more of such wonderful writes from your golden pen. Love and best wishes, Dearest Friend ~ Mala
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Date: 6/5/2021 9:42:00 AM
My dearest friend, Mala, you never fail to touch my heart deeply with the power and beauty of your words. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me, your treasured comments are held in my truest gratitude as is your wonderful friendship. Warmest wishes, love and hugs to you, sweet poetess.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2021 1:11:00 AM
Graceful are your very words, dearest Susan! Igniting my passion for a so fine poesy.. Voice of a fine Artist touching exquisitely the depths of an avid reader's heart.. Imparting an insight dipped into the beauty of Acrostics and the wonders of free verses and Rhymes! Natural flow of Faith felt not simply in words read.. Gratefulness, the essence of a unique fragrance of an abiding Love and fervent praise! Truly a treat to read your amazing poetry, soul sister! You genuinely and wonderfully impress hearts and minds with your poetry, form and substance! What a great delight reading you! Great beautiful souls reside in the heart.. My warmest wishes and deepest regards. Love and hugs.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2021 5:17:00 PM
My dearest soul sister, I am thrilled to receive your heartfelt thoughts that shake and stir my being from across the many miles. I have missed your graceful, gracious and beautiful presence, my sweet friend. Your generous light shines upon my poem in such a lovely way, Besma. I cherish your avid reader's heart, I appreciate the expressive beauty of your thoughts as true treasures given, gifts that are held in this avid recipient's heart with a gratitude that is deep and true. Warmest wishes, love and hugs to you, dear sister and grand poetess.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2021 3:18:00 PM
This is so deep and just a gorgeous poem of faith, Susan! I am always astounded by how well you weave your emotions into such descriptive and creative words! A fave and should ace the contest! :)
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Date: 6/3/2021 9:54:00 AM
Hello, my dear friend, Laura, it is truly so wonderful to see you! I am thrilled to know you enjoyed my poem. It's been a while since we've crossed poetic paths. Sadly, I haven't been able to be spend as much time here as I'd like as life has had many pressing issues. Such is the case for so many I think. Thank you for sharing your uplifting comments with me and for the honor of your fave. I cherish your gracious visit as well as your wonderful friendship. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan.
Date: 6/2/2021 9:27:00 AM
My dear friend, as you always do- you gift us such a wonderfully beautiful treasure in your poems! This one on faith and the Light it brings unto mankind simply so truly soars, imho. Definitely a winner and truly a great and magnificently inspiring new creation.. A fav- a jewel.. God bless..
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Date: 6/3/2021 10:01:00 AM
My dear friend, your heartwarming appreciation is expressed with wondrous warmth that fills me gratitude for both your shining friendship and your great poetic talent. Thank you for the high honor of your fav and for your uplifting support of my poetic endeavors. Your encouragement inspires me always, Robert. In your poetic light, I continue to grow. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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