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LYRIC MAN-CHAPTER 5

Many times that summer he thought, if only God were a genie and the moment you surrender to Him, everything would fall into place, but that certainly didn't happen. In fact there would be many long, sorrowful days ahead.

But at least something had changed. The writer now had an undeniable inner peace that did not seem to diminish, or even wavier, in spite of his difficulty and pain. Over time an incredible sense of gratitude flooded his person. God in his grace had reached and rescued at just the right moment and now this lyric man was being made new from the inside out. Everyone around him, including those closest to him, noticed the change. It was as if the pressures of life had lifted off of him and he was free to fully care about others. 

This amazing peace and gratitude was not on the back side of his storm, but in the midst of it. He would lose his music gig, and then his writing gig.. at least for a season or two. And the dark and ominous clouds the buffeted his wife would in some degree continue to this day, as she has never fully returned to the free spirit that she once was. 

It was her idea for him to check out a poetry site. Through all the travail the one constant was his Muse and she wanted him to write. She almost demanded it! This was a depth of uncommon love that offered him this outlet when she couldn’t find one for herself. And so, with her encouragement, on a February night several years ago.. Lyric Man was born on Poetry Soup. To say it was therapeutic would be a massive understatement. Both the writings and the friendships were extremely healing. 

Sadly, around three years ago this all came to a screeching halt when two Soup stalkers made predatory hacks into his personal life and media accounts. Harassing and threatening, not only him, but his wife and children. Forced to quickly exit the Soup was an indescribable agony.

To wrap up the story.. A few months ago Lyric Man returned to Soup. No longer for healing, as things have never been better, but simply for the love of writing. And not just his, but the pleasure of reading others works and encouraging writers to fulfill their dreams!

I can honesty say that this writer feels like the most blessed and highly favored man on the planet. God has allowed me to chase and live out my dreams. I have lots of time that I can devote to those most vulnerable in our world. I can’t help them all, but I try to do for a few what I wish I could do for all those who are vulnerable!

~Lyric Man

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/29/2018 6:25:00 PM
Hi Lyric, What a good conclusion to a amazing story. I am so happy to hear that you are in a better place. God always seems to come right on time. I am so glad " Lyric Man" was born. And I get to partake of your amazing gift:-) Alexis
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Date: 10/1/2018 5:59:00 PM
well, I missed some of the other chapters, but I sure was glad to see the last part which tells us so much about you. I enjoyed this, Lyric Man. Your family sounds awesome and your wife so supporting
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Date: 9/30/2018 11:41:00 PM
I'm so, thankful to the Lord that you can share your trials at this time in your life and be able to give God the glory. Very impressive story and I pray that God will give you His peace and love though all you say and do. You are a blessing in sharing with others to help them and encourage them along the way. Thank you for sharing with all of us here at Poetry Soup.
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Date: 9/29/2018 11:44:00 AM
Glad your wife insisted on you posting your poetry and sorry for people who threatened your family. Not a very nice thing to happen. Glad you have returned and thanks mostly for sharing your journey. They say everything happens for a reason and somethings we will never know why. Blessing to you. love phyl
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Date: 9/20/2018 6:05:00 PM
Lyric Man,I am certain that you will help many people along the way, with your special poetry. Have a nice evening my friend,
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Date: 9/12/2018 12:05:00 AM
lovely and deep sharing. of your story. Look forward to more of your poetry
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Date: 9/8/2018 9:02:00 PM
Lyric Man, I know firsthand the all encompassing power of surrendering to Him and the gifts of amazing peace and gratitude that enables one to recapture a heart full of joy and the inner peace to weather the fiercest storms.. Your intimate memoir stirs and strengthens this appreciation in my heart and for your personal and emotional journey as well. Thank you for sharing your inspiring life story with me.. Warmest wishes and hugs my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 9/3/2018 6:17:00 PM
You have recaptured your joy, may it be everlasting! Thank you for sharing the story of your emotional journey. Best wishes, always
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Date: 8/29/2018 9:46:00 AM
Glad you are here. Poets are humble, self deprecating and should be only constructively critical but of late, a meanness has found release. Perhaps some are hurt beyond understanding but the rest of us, struggle bravely, boldly, unafraid on.
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Date: 8/27/2018 12:04:00 PM
yes, D..somehow , we need to find the light in darkness...and when we face tribulations head on, we are redeemed... i am so proud of you and glad you are once again part of this family... you are not alone; we all seem to have gone through tight knots on this site... beautifully done with such integrity..huggs
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Date: 8/26/2018 10:57:00 AM
Thank you for sharing and sorry for your bad experience... I am happy you are back, you have always been a great asset to this site and sadly a minority can spoil it for us... Keep on writing my friend for the pen is mightier than the sword...
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Date: 8/26/2018 12:10:00 AM
Lyric Man, I've enjoyed getting to know you a little better through your bio poems. I'm sorry for what you went through. I too had some bad experiences here on Poetry Soup. Being here was kind of a wake-up call for me, that people can't be trusted. Especially on the internet. Anyway, I love your openness about your experiences. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 8/24/2018 4:22:00 PM
You give hope for all going thru life's tragedies beyond our control. Thank you for sharing with us. Your openness is verification that the darkness within us needs light to heal and remain healthy. God bless you and yours. :)
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Date: 8/24/2018 8:15:00 AM
When God is involved in our lives nothing is impossible and always the result is the same: A better man one becomes filled with love for others and for God! Inspiring writing dear, Lyric! Know though that the Lord has many agents out there and He is looking for more! Remain blessed my friend!
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Date: 8/23/2018 10:08:00 AM
I had no idea. Wonderful comeback and great story. We are all better for it, congratulations Lyric Man...
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Date: 8/22/2018 7:36:00 PM
I am glad that you are at peace Lyric Man and I am glad that you are getting such enjoyment out of sharing . I just got back from my mom's funeral, She was welcomed in heaven finally after much suffering. At the age of 91 . My heart is broken but rejoicing that she is with my dad. I return after a 10 hour trip to read some comfort poetry. Thank you
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Date: 8/22/2018 2:38:00 PM
Wonderful testimony!!! beautiful verse ~James
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Date: 8/22/2018 7:17:00 AM
I am so glad you are back, and you gave Poetry Soup another chance. It sounds awful, and I am sad you had an unfortunate experience. So glad you tried it again! So very glad, my friend. The heart knows, and the heart said return, and you did, and it was good.
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Date: 8/22/2018 2:07:00 AM
I am just stunned n felt so sad going through your narration. I can't imagine so dirty things really happen. Glad to know that you have overcome. Best wishes on your journey of life. Stay strong happy n healthy.
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:48:00 PM
Dear Lyric Man: I like this write especially. Now I know why you left so suddenly. Glad you came back. You were certainly missed my Friend. Hope the stalkers are not harassing you anymore. Blessings to you. All the best then, Leon.
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:18:00 AM
Lyric man, I am so happy to read your words of gratitude and of your well being. I wish you continued happiness and all things good !!!
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Date: 8/21/2018 8:12:00 AM
Nice to finish on an up note. I enjoyed this heartwrenching series.
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Date: 8/21/2018 7:35:00 AM
Thank you LM, for sharing your story. I must say this chapter is uplifting, as all is well now. Didn't know about the harassment you endured. Nothing but the best for you, my friend!
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:01:00 AM
Superb writing my friend, about a bad segment of your life and the trolls of the soup...unfortunately they are everywhere...love & repect...^WW^
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Date: 8/20/2018 10:02:00 PM
So pleasant and interesting to read your prose, you are so awesome and sensirive, with great and grateful heart, Lyric Man! My Fav
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