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I chose this poem as my first to post here on Poetry Soup for a number of reasons. First and foremost to give profound thanks to Allah/God for His bountiful blessings He has blessed me with, including my Gift as a poet and an artist, including blessing me with some awesome people in my life with Qazi Qamaruddin being one I am so blessed to have in my life.

In the first verse, I was stuck as to how I wanted to word the verse. I wanted to acknowledge Allah/God both as naturally being in my heart/life AND that He is most welcomed as well. I was stuck on the word "Guest" but this word wasn't appropriate to use in reference to Allah/God, too commonplace and ordinary. This is how the first verse was originally written:

God Lives Inside My Heart as a Guest and as a part
Of my truest place, of my beating heart.
He lives in my heart as a Guest I Exalt,
But also as a part of me, naturally by default.

I shared the poem with Qazi with this verse and he helped me find the much better, much more honourable and appropriate words for reference to Allah/God, the Most Merciful, Most Gracious. ..And so, I credit Qazi with profound thanks and regard. ♥

Also, my works, both poetry and art are always signed with "Artsieladie/Sharon Donnelly" because I am widely known across the Internet as "Artsieladie", a name my daughter created for me since 2005 when I first began using a computer and began my online presence.

Thank you very much, Poetry Soup, for all of your assistance with helping me to set up my Artsieladie account here and I am delighted to be onboard. ♥

God Lives Inside My Heart by Artsieladie/Sharon Donnelly

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God Lives Inside My Heart, Most Loving is thee part, 
My truest, deepest place, of my beating heart. 
He lives in my heart as thee One I Exalt, 
But also as the part of me, naturally by default.

He speaks to me softly so that I may hear,
To know He's always with me, that I needn't fear.
To listen to Him speak, silent I must be,
My attention only focused on the Voice of He.

Guiding my heart and soul, is His Presence so Divine,
By Intuition and Conscience deep in this heart of mine.
He speaks to me with Truth. He speaks to me with Love.
He speaks to me with Wisdom, from within, around, above.

God leads my heart. God shows the way.
God shines His Light both night and day.
With God leading my heart and so, leading my way,
His Words of encouragement, His guidance for I Pray.

So following my heart, is my only choice,
That I may be close to hear God's Holy Voice.
When I follow my heart in accordance to His Will,
Then I'm following Him, whether down or uphill.

I know He tests my Faith, even lets me go astray,
So the feeling lost from Him, I will know and feel dismay
And lost from His comfort, His Abiding Love so Great,
I'll desire to return to Him. I will not hesitate.

God resides in my heart, keeps my lantern burning bright,
That it may radiate and to others show my Light.
So other souls lost can know and hope and see
There is a better path for them to from darkness be set free.

God Lives Inside My Heart, gives His Blessings so profound,
Gives that I may share them, with Love, spread around.
God Lives Inside My Heart as my Master, as my Lord.
His Truth is my shield. His Love is my sword.

By Artsieladie/Sharon Donnelly 
©2014-09-12 09:00:00 (EST)
All rights reserved.
Inspired by God. -Love-
With deepest felt thanks and profound gratitude to Qazi Qamaruddin, my amazing friend, for helping me find the appropriate words needed in the first verse. -Love-

Featured: 2015/09/06 (On my beloved Mom's birthday! -Love-)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 4/30/2018 4:08:00 PM
Hi Artsie, so beautifully penned :) normally I would not read a long write but your so good :) God bless~~~Niall
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Date: 4/30/2018 5:31:00 PM
Hi, Niall. Thank you for reading and your generously kind comment. God bless you. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 9/5/2015 1:49:00 PM
SHARON.. Your fabulous write is featured this week on the Soup homepage.. Huge congrats and the tip of my hat! -LYRIC
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Date: 3/28/2018 3:58:00 PM
Thank you, Lyric. All the best! - Artsie
Date: 5/3/2015 8:59:00 PM
Sharon, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love
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Date: 3/28/2018 3:57:00 PM
Thank you, Skat. All the best! - Artsie
Date: 5/3/2015 7:53:00 PM
Sharon, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. ~Always & Forever~ LINDA
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Date: 3/28/2018 3:53:00 PM
Thank you, Linda. I apologise for being so delayed with my reply but due to circumstances beyond my control, I was off the Internet for a long time and now I'm in the process of trying to get myself up to speed and get to at least some of what I've missed. All the best! :)
Date: 4/5/2015 10:30:00 PM
SHARON, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Have yourself a Happy Easter Love LINDA
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Date: 3/28/2018 3:54:00 PM
Happy Easter! :)
Date: 9/24/2014 4:56:00 PM
lighting beautifully drawn piece god bless
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Date: 9/26/2014 11:28:00 AM
Hello Liam :) Thank you. God bless you too. ~ Artsieladie
Date: 9/20/2014 1:43:00 PM
Sharon, this is such a deep powerful spiritual piece! Excellent write! I extend a warm welcome to PoetrySoup and wish you happy writings. Pandita
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Date: 9/26/2014 11:27:00 AM
Hello Pandita :) Thank you for your kind, encouraging words, welcoming me, and your wishes. ~ Artsieladie
Date: 9/18/2014 4:19:00 AM
Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Sharon - I choose your first lovely written poem in rhyme - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you for posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/26/2014 11:24:00 AM
Hello Anne-Lise :) Thank you for your kind words. Nice to meet you as well. I am pleased with and happy to be onboard here on PoetrySoup. As with most new experiences, it will take a little time to familiarise myself but I see this as something to embrace, an adventure. I'm not comfortable with being critical but am more than happy to compliment. ~ Artsieladie
Date: 9/16/2014 5:52:00 PM
Hi Sharon, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry:) Here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 9/26/2014 10:58:00 AM
Thank you, Linda :) Very nice to meet you. I will check out the Contest Page. ~ Artsieladie