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In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light

In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light World is dark and racing fast into hell grab a coin, toss it in a wishing well have some faith that our Father sees and hears sad voices crying out in deeper fear and will always with Love do what is right be it light of day or darkest of night. Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet. Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat. World now seems to spin so out of control now fear seeks room within our weeping souls future is uncertain and outlook grim yet one must have faith in Light and in Him for purest Love that gives and never fails even if calm has now gone off the rails. Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet. Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat. World has in the past looming dark beheld mankind has too oft catastrophe spelled yet survived to go on to live and strive so thank God we are here and still alive living, breathing and asking all the more for divine hands to save us, we implore. Hold fast, precious Life is so very sweet. Eternal mercy comes from Heaven's seat. Robert J. Lindley, 3-20- 2020 Rhyme, ( When Faith And Hope Are The Keys To Sanity ) Note: Friends, the refrain in this new poem came to me while I was writing the start of a new poem for my, "Lesser Known Poets Series. I immediately wrote it down and stopped writing the new poem for the Series. I decided to write this poem to address the uncertainty and immense fear that is so very prevalent in our world. And give the message that as grim as it may seem now, our loving Father will not abandon us! Have faith and know no power in this universe supersedes that of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Trinity. May God bless and comfort you, one and all.. Poem Of The Week March 22, 2020

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Date: 3/26/2020 3:39:00 PM
Congratulations Robert on POTW with your powerfully penned poem!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/27/2020 8:24:00 AM
Thanks my friend. I am so truly delighted that you found this piece to be powerful and well penned! God bless...
Date: 3/26/2020 3:28:00 PM
Very true for this day and time. Looks like your muse wanted this printed now. Great work in my eyes.
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Date: 3/27/2020 8:23:00 AM
Thanks my friend. Truly appreciate your reply and observation. God bless..
Date: 3/24/2020 1:30:00 AM
I am back to congratulate you on having this wonderful poem honored with POTW Robert. As you know already I faved it! xxoo
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Date: 3/25/2020 9:41:00 AM
Thanks. May God bless and protect you and yours my friend.. And special thanks for fav'ing this one... God bless...
Date: 3/23/2020 7:35:00 PM
Hi Robert, your pen sings the true glory. Yes, gear is prevalent at this moment and we all need our Faith to see us through. We all have to believe that the light shall come again. This excellent poem does show the depth of your faith at this time, my friend. Words from the heart that sing through the fear. It would be better if all would heed the advice given. Have a wonderful tuesday, my friend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/25/2020 9:40:00 AM
Thanks. We should understand that faith is a requirement in more things that just religion. And that Life has always been fraught with perils. We are not the first to face such as this. And we will not be the last either. Storms come and they go my friend. God bless..
Date: 3/23/2020 5:41:00 AM
Supreme writing from a gallant poet...unfortunately, this is your cup of tea...we all need our prayers now...Congrats!! on POTW!! Sir Robert...all the best from the Wingster...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 3/23/2020 9:34:00 AM
Thanks. So true, we do need prayers and wisdom. Caution is called for --but this non-stop over promoted fear-fest is too much. As I see it, fear is being used to get certain political party and personal goals advance over that of putting 100% into solving the great problem at hand. Take care.. God bless...
Date: 3/22/2020 8:19:00 PM
A Mission Statement of faith, Robert, it comes across so well.
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:34:00 AM
Thanks. Yes, t is indeed a mission of faith to face these very trying times and understand that God will see us through it.. God bless...
Date: 3/22/2020 5:34:00 PM
Congrats Robert on POTW. Tom.
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:32:00 AM
Thanks. Always a great surprise to me when any of my poems are chosen as POTD or POTW. I am truly delighted that this one was so honored. God bless.
Date: 3/22/2020 5:06:00 PM
Congratulations Robert on POTW...I like it
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:29:00 AM
Thanks. I am truly delighted that this poem and its message has been so well received. God bless.
Date: 3/22/2020 10:00:00 AM
I have Faith! We will get through this trial that has been placed before us. There is peace in understanding the Word of God. Take care my dear friend. Be safe. Congratulations Robert, on Poem of the Week. ~ Brandy
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:27:00 AM
Thanks. Truth is greatest shied one may have is the faith that God we see us through this very destructive time and protect us from harm. Modern science may eventually find a vaccine and successful treatment but that takes time. God bless.
Date: 3/22/2020 9:32:00 AM
Robert, congratulations on POTW, enjoy the honor, so happy for you _Constance
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:23:00 AM
Thanks.. I am shocked and happily surprised both. As I wrote this hoping its message would be well understood and received. God bless..
Date: 3/22/2020 7:29:00 AM
I thought I'd commented on this one, now potw, but it seems I did not. We talked about it in emails and now I'm delighted to see it highlighted. Well written, Robert.
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Date: 3/23/2020 3:22:00 AM
Yes and your kindness in giving such great advice is also so greatly appreciated. As we face this ever growing dark, we must come to realize that faith and light are the keys to living through such a terrible destructive time. God bless..
Date: 3/22/2020 1:22:00 AM
Such an inspiring verse write. Yes we should all uphold and cling to the light for it is right, it's right Jesus is the light. . Write on, there's words in praise and praise in words James:D
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Date: 3/22/2020 5:14:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Although these are indeed trying times, we must have faith in the knowledge that this too shall pass. One thing that we must control in times like these is fear. For fear itself is too oft a very grave threat to life, happiness, peace and sanity. God bless..
Date: 3/21/2020 5:32:00 PM
Very uplifting... especially for the times we are living in. I really liked the refrain. It held it all together beautifully.
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Date: 3/21/2020 8:36:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am very glad to see you here and commenting on this piece. These are indeed very sad times we are living in. Yet at some point the future will again be bright. Darkness will be pushed back into its hideous abyss and mankind carry on.. God bless..
Date: 3/21/2020 2:26:00 PM
The younger one finds and gets to know Jesus, the better, especially with our current times. Belief is just the beginning, we constantly need to increase our faith, knowledge and trust in Christ. I enjoyed your poem my friend.
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Date: 3/21/2020 3:15:00 PM
Thank you my friend. So true, this world forces one to operate with a constant vigil. As evil never sleeps and is always eager to claim another unwary soul.. If one walks in the light the darkness can not come in to vent is true anger and destructive goals.. God bless....
Date: 3/20/2020 9:17:00 PM
Great poem, truly works the emotions!
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Date: 3/21/2020 3:12:00 PM
Thank you my friend. One must ever seek truth and light for darkness rules this world and its claws are always waiting to slash into another victim.. God bless..
Date: 3/20/2020 7:16:00 PM
Nicely done, Robert. Thank you for the encouragement! ~Mark
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Date: 3/20/2020 7:53:00 PM
Thank you my friend. We all need encouragement and truth to be told to us about this new threat. Seems to me some politicians have been using this real thereat as handy way to promote themselves and their own political, self-serving agenda. When instead the primary goal should have been to quickly find a vaccine and the best way to treat this grave threat. God bless....
Date: 3/20/2020 3:40:00 PM
Compared to the present situation, your poem tackles the uncertainty and fear with calm, faith and hope, Robert. Unfortunately certain people are not being very cooperative...just saw an interview with some Spring Breakers on WTSP ( https://youtu.be/IB44ZZda2G0?t=3 ) ~ Best regards, my friend. // paul
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/20/2020 7:49:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, I saw those young people gathering together and partying as if oblivious to the current ongoing threat. I remember in my own youth -thinking I was invincible and bulletproof. Got stabbed and hit several times with on a few other occasions by others using other useful weapons and I found out different. Yet lived through that phase of wildness. God bless...
Date: 3/20/2020 2:14:00 PM
This is a very nice poem, Robert. The faithful I am sure will be taking this advice already. I do not think it is quite as terrifying as something, for example, like the Black Plague. However, I fear people will not take proper precautions and that can end up making this dang thing linger for a long time!!
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Date: 3/20/2020 7:44:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Sad truth is the fear is in itself a huge problem that is detrimental to the better and proper way of tackling this serious illness. Over reaction by politicians can in itself present long-term damages. What is needed is a more rational,calm and scientific approach to the spread of the current and dire problem the wotld faces.. God bless...
Date: 3/20/2020 2:05:00 PM
God's Mercy is boundless! We have only our prayers.. A message of great value! Humanity needs such positivity and beauty! We need the light of words spilled from a golden pen and an insightful heart.. Thank you so much, Robert, for sharing your deep thoughts and kind feelings! May God bless and protect Humanity.. stay safe. Best regards and blessings.
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:42:00 PM
Thank you my friend. As fallen creatures we are helpless but for the love. Light and Salvation given by God and his infinite mercy.. God bless..
Date: 3/20/2020 1:58:00 PM
Faith has its very logic which is beyond any other limited logic! Love outlives hate and evil hearts! God's wisdom is beyond our insight! What is seen and felt as bad and harmful is meant to be good and beneficial to Humanity! That's what I have read and learnt from God's Holy words.. Human is fear! precious is life! enlightening is what we are going through! We learn to care, share.. to be patient, tolerant.. and those whose hearts filled with Faith and Love bleed less and help more..
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:40:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Faith, Light , Love -- are divine gifts given by to be had by any person that seeks truth and asks for them.. None are denied the blessed promise that God's word commands and eternally protects. As no power in the universe can stop that Truth, that Light that Love and that Divine Promise. God bless..
Date: 3/20/2020 1:26:00 PM
Faith will get us through these dark days Robert, I agree. Your wonderful faith filled spirit shines in this lovely divine poem. A Fave my friend! I hope you are better and that you and yours keep safe. xxoo
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:36:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am now so very glad to finally have the time to reply to comments. Faith and the light/wisdom it brings are gifts that come from Heaven's seat and blessed are those that have found such blessings and immense rewards. God bless...
Date: 3/20/2020 11:45:00 AM
It is what we all strive to see, the light in these dark times. Well written. Tom
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:22:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Nothing stops the dark and its goal as does the Light. Without the Light too oft darkness overwhelms and destroys.. A sad reality in this ever racing and wickedly destructive world that we all are living in.. God bless...
Date: 3/20/2020 11:06:00 AM
My dear friend, your magnificent poem's inspiring and comforting beauty is like a soothing balm for one's worried heart. Faith is ever important as is looking to the True Light. Your precious poetic talents shine brilliantly in the eloquent elegance of this piece, Robert, and I hope this receives POTD or POTW honors. A fav! Warmest wishes and please stay safe and healthy, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/20/2020 5:19:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am so very glad to see you are on and reading /replying here. Always look forward to new poems that you and your talented poetic soul so gifts us. Praying you and yours are blessed with health and great happiness.. Faith is certainly the key that one must have to avoid so much of the fear that is being promoted now.. God bless...
Date: 3/20/2020 9:09:00 AM
Robert, we have to have faith that there will be better days, great poem _Constance
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:15:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, better days will come again. God has not abandoned us. Evil rules for but a short spell --then light returns to banish it back into the nether regions that it uses to hide.. God bless...
Date: 3/20/2020 8:00:00 AM
Thank you, Robert, we all do need to realize to have faith. A fav my friend. Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:13:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Light, Faith , Love and Hope -- those are the greatest shields against the looming darkness and its always raging evil.. God bless....
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