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Be not forgotten faith that bids me stay When darkened hours come bringing heavy rain Flood waters ominous rising delays Foreboding storm cease or I'll go insane In selfish pity I could lose my way Controlled by circumstance not dreams I've prayed Be not caught up in struggles of this day And miss the joy and passion of plans laid Rise my soul hear the whisper of His voice He'll calm the storm and waters will recede You'll cross dry land so let your heart rejoice You had faith to stand and now to proceed So stay the course your treasured promise land Find your child your awesome little man ~Lyric Man Note: This is a Sonnet (yep, I tried one) about seeking and reclaiming a childlike faith to believe God, even in the midst of great difficulty! That awesome little man within.. is that belief that no matter what, God has me in his hands and I can trust him always!

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Date: 9/17/2018 6:28:00 AM
So stay the course your treasured promise land Find your child your awesome little man Sure, dear poet, do stay the course and keep penning lovely sonnets
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Date: 8/31/2018 7:21:00 AM
This is a great sonnet and so well crafted. Inspirational and a pleasure to read. There is peace in the hands of God. Have a wonderful day my friend. Robert
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Date: 8/24/2018 12:35:00 AM
Little Man, ah what a beautiful sonnet! Very well writ. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 8/22/2018 10:39:00 PM
awesome piece my friend.You have a west indies tongue
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Date: 8/17/2018 11:49:00 PM
Inspirational message. I truly admire the depth of your talent.
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Date: 8/15/2018 6:49:00 PM
G'day Lyric Man … nice sonnet considering you rarely write them - a good job indeed - Lindsay
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Date: 8/14/2018 9:59:00 AM
Shades of the Children of Israel crossing the Red Sea on...pure faith. Nice write, L.M! ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/8/2018 9:19:00 AM
Excellent sonnet. Sometimes sonnets read like they are forced but yours is very smooth. RD
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Date: 8/8/2018 1:37:00 AM
Very innovative and original piece. Hope gets read by many. Best regards David
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Date: 8/7/2018 7:11:00 PM
Lyric Man, your sonnet is absolutely magnificent.. So happy I read this gem shining beautifully! Bravo!! Many Blessings..
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Date: 8/5/2018 9:54:00 AM
lovely sonnet
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Date: 7/29/2018 9:00:00 PM
I truly admire your great poetry. This sonnet is a gem and a very inspiring piece! A fav.. a light to those crying in darkness!!!
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Date: 7/29/2018 8:29:00 PM
Dear Lyric Man: It's not easy to write this Sonnet. You did good. Enjoyed. Leon
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Date: 7/28/2018 4:27:00 PM
What a change from your usually pen, your skill is showing through. Well done.
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Date: 7/28/2018 2:57:00 PM
It's a good try too with a great message but since you've stepped into poetry I can relate too let me make some suggestions. Line 2 is 11 syllables long "hours" is a 2 syllable word and line 14 is just 9. Both easy fixes. I personally don't like starting a line with "and" as there are better choices. In the last line the second "your" should be "you". I'm nit picking but I try to be a perfect in poetry, it's not uncommon for me to revise my work after submitting it. Overall though great job.
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Date: 7/29/2018 7:46:00 AM
Brandy's reply needs to be on an infinite loop!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 7/28/2018 9:35:00 PM
How many syllables in hours? 1 syllable. This is found online, if you look. Also, beginning a sentence with "And" is perfectly okay. Checking for mistakes, a message should be sent privately to the poet. This holds many emotions, in which you need to honestly read. ~ Brandy
Date: 7/28/2018 11:52:00 AM
I love the old language you used here, and it is a message of faith you deliver, Thank you for sharing , have a great weekend
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Date: 7/28/2018 8:20:00 AM
Awesome sonnet!
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Date: 7/28/2018 8:19:00 AM
Ah, a little modern twist added to an ancient theme ... nicely pen played, Lyric Man. Excellent sonnet offering. No fear, your lyrical words made this hummingbird sonnet sing. Love and smiles always.
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Date: 7/28/2018 6:59:00 AM
Yes, in god we trust...wonderful write, LM...I didn't know where you were going with this at first, but when I got to the end, it was perfect!
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Date: 7/28/2018 6:13:00 AM
A triumphant sonnet exalting the "little man" within who decrees the kind of man the "big man" would be! Heavenly language fit for angels dear, Lyric!
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Date: 7/28/2018 3:37:00 AM
Man, you said TRUTH lyrically! You got it .... the vehicle is made of different material than the littler-r driver. amen - and thank you LM, Anil Deo. shalom shalom
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Date: 7/28/2018 12:31:00 AM
Most precious write honoring the child within. Thank you for reading me, Lyric Man.
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Date: 7/27/2018 8:43:00 PM
Wow, a Sonnet by Lyric Man! I came to see your secret (as you recommended in your comment to me) and it's a very good one that offers such a sincere message of faith. I really enjoyed reading your lovely poem! Well done! Sandra :)
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Date: 7/27/2018 8:23:00 PM
the message is very beautiful, Lyric man. I am very pleased you are back here at Soup with us.
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Date: 7/27/2018 2:11:00 PM
that is an excellent sign....that Faith must remain blind....otherwise what could it be....thats if you believe you determine your own destiny....because God Has Already Designed The Maze....where each of us will travel through our Earthly days....the final destination can be either, good or bad....but remember to have no regrets of how you handled the chance that you had....very powerful write lyric man....
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