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God Saw A Prize

God Saw A Prize
By Valerie D. Staton


My world a chasm of utter darkness
Dreariness enveloped me like a cloud
Bound by chains in an abandoned fortress
tormented body - a field freshly plowed

Accomplishments ignored; voice never heard
Wondered why on earth was I even born
Treated like clipped wings of a fallen bird
Ripped to shreds – I could no longer be torn

Unsettling to be disliked by your kin
When all you do is exemplify love 
Bullied because the color of their skin
Is pigmented a shade or two above -

Tried so hard to find favor in their sight
All efforts unfavorably received
I began to pray and was bathed in light
Chains started falling, my sentence reprieved

God looks at me and sees a worthy prize
The Lord loves all of his children the same
I’m no longer concerned about man’s eyes,  
Ill-conceived judgments nor secular names

The name of the Lord is a strong tower
His mighty name is worthy to be praised
I thank him daily for his redemptive power
For being my light on the darkest of days

To those who mistreated me I hold no grudge
I wish them peace, hope, joy and abundant love

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/13/2019 6:51:00 PM
Very inspiring & uplifting write.
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Date: 1/4/2019 7:59:00 AM
Hi Valerie, dropping by with belated congratulations on your Poem Of the Day honour with this wonderful write. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/5/2019 9:27:00 AM
Thank you so very much for your kind response. God bless you and keep you!
Date: 1/3/2019 1:09:00 AM
Wonderful verse, Valerie. Congratulations on POTD! Hugs Eve
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/3/2019 9:50:00 PM
Thank you! I am so pleased you like it.
Date: 1/2/2019 10:54:00 PM
I am back again to congratulate on the POTD, Well done, my friend....peter
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Date: 1/5/2019 9:28:00 AM
Thank you for your kind response. Have a pleasant day. God bless you!
Date: 1/2/2019 9:57:00 PM
Superbly done Valerie ...Congrats!!! on POTD!..love & light...^WW^
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 10:05:00 PM
Thank you so very much. Wishing you a Happy, healthy New Year! God bless you and keep you.
Date: 1/2/2019 9:39:00 PM
"The Lord loves all of his children the same" I completely agree. This is deep, powerful and emotional. Your thoughts touch my heart. You are such an inspiration to us all. Congratulations Valerie, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 9:49:00 PM
Thank you so very much! God bless you and keep you. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 8:37:00 PM
This is a really good poem Valerie. I have gone through this kind of life myself, I went through hell for most of my life, but then I learned how to accept myself. Congratulations on your Potd. You deserved it...peter
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 9:11:00 PM
Thank you so very much for your kind words. I greatly appreciate your feedback. God bless you and keep you.
Date: 1/2/2019 12:40:00 PM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Valerie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 12:47:00 PM
Thank you so very much Anne-Lise! Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 11:49:00 AM
Your poem expresses beautifully how we are all in the same family and what a blessing it is to know of God's love. Your lovely poem is very deserving of the honor of POTD Valerie. Congratulations! Very nice to meet you. Aloha, Connie
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 12:35:00 PM
Thank you Connie for your warm sentiment. God bless you and keep you!
Date: 1/2/2019 10:28:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, Valerie. So well deserved. Warmest Wishes~ Warren
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 11:10:00 AM
Thank you Warren! Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 9:53:00 AM
The journey of your insightful introspective brings us to a beautiful destination, Valerie. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors for your brilliant poem. Warmest wishes for a happy new year.. ~Susan
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 11:13:00 AM
Thank you Susan for such kind words. Wishing you and your love ones a Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 9:43:00 AM
Wonderful, inspirational to everyone who might be seen as "different." Congratulations!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 11:05:00 AM
Thank you so very much!
Date: 1/2/2019 9:12:00 AM
A wonderful poem, Valerie, so glad you found strength in the Lord. Congrats on POTD. John
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 11:04:00 AM
Thanks you so very much. God bless you!
Date: 1/2/2019 9:01:00 AM
Excellent! Congratulations on your honor...
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 10:50:00 AM
Thank you so very much. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 8:58:00 AM
Yes my dear...A lovely write...Praise be to God...Congratulations Valerie...All the best for 2019
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/5/2019 9:29:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind response. God bless you and keep you!
Date: 1/2/2019 7:47:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD Valerie :)
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 10:49:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 7:21:00 AM
Beautifully written, Valerie, people who mistreat others have issues that don't belong to you. Forgiveness is grace and these words prove you have an abundance of that; it is precious.
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 7:34:00 AM
Thanks Phil. I appreciate your feedback. God bless you and keep you!
Date: 1/2/2019 7:07:00 AM
Congrats Valerie on POTD--so well deserved!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 7:36:00 AM
Thank you! Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 7:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful, Valerie. Congratulations on POTD...Happy New Year...Charlie
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 7:43:00 AM
Thank you Charlie! Your opinion is greatly appreciated. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 6:41:00 AM
Wonderful poem Valerie, congratulations on POTD, happy New Year! xomo
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 6:45:00 AM
Thank you so very much for the sentiment. Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2019 6:10:00 AM
well said my friend, congratulations on POTD well deserved for this poem, Happy New Year!!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/2/2019 6:39:00 AM
Thank you Bobby for your reply. Wishing you a blessed New Year.
Date: 1/1/2019 7:37:00 AM
Brilliant poetry Valerie..
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/1/2019 7:40:00 AM
Thank you, my friend. Happy New Year!