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My Father Your Father Our Father

My Father  Your Father Our Father

My guardian and protector from the evils of deception
I thrive in your presence by learning from your correction
The past present and future, you are the connection
My life has purpose, when others see your reflection

I lift my hands to the “Ancient of days.”
Allow me to walk in the counsel of your ways.
Accept my offering as I give you praise.
Let my tongue be honourable in every phrase.

I have strayed from the path, that you gave
Without you I’m destined for the grave
To my desires I’ve been a slave
Transform my weakness, please make me brave.

I am unworthy, I know it is true
Nothing in this world compares to you
Seeing through your eyes the world in new
You are perfection in all that you do.

Some seek to find you, through the words of the Koran
Others choose the Bible  to learn of your plan
My understanding is finite for I am just a man
Help me to be humble, please reveal all you can

Fulfill my desire exchange bitter for sweet
At the waters of baptism we shall meet
My direction each step please guide my feet
You give me breath you make my heart beat.

This piece was created with my friend and Poet Mohammad Imtiaz. A praise poem from a Muslim and Christian Perspective.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 10/24/2018 9:30:00 AM
Hi Richard, this is a wonderful collaboration of Faith. It is so well written by you both. This write shows that we both believe in the same God. In the end, there is one God. I really love the content of this one. This is an excellent write, as I would say, a poetic jewel. A fave. Have a wonderful Wednesday Richard. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 7/7/2018 11:40:00 AM
A really nice collaboration by both of you, I can see a mutual understanding here and the desire to know the truth, that is what Jesus say, search the truth and the truth shall free you, secondly Quran says in chapter 2(baqarah) that O people of book ( jews,Christians) come to the common terms, then there are terms, so instead of fighting, we should respect or if given chance try to resolve the issues, good luck and have a reslly nice day
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Date: 5/6/2018 12:54:00 AM
A nice collaboration from two 'people of the book'! A great example of how even though we may refer to Him by different names, we still pray to the same God. No need for all the tension and strife between these two wonderful religions! Nice work! MC
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Date: 4/3/2018 8:37:00 AM
Thanks to all who have commented. My time will not allow me to respond today but I will be back to read some of your artistry.
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Date: 3/28/2018 6:51:00 AM
Amen and Ameen :). Sweet interactions.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/3/2018 8:34:00 AM
Thank you.
Date: 3/27/2018 1:19:00 PM
A meaningful and inspiring collaboration. Religions, when not being misused, have a lot to offer. Regards // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/4/2018 9:08:00 AM
Thanks Paul.
Date: 3/26/2018 10:39:00 PM
Great collaboration! I try not to label myself except to say that I am a believer... I think this piece definitely expresses the greater good :) great write Richard and Mohammad :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/4/2018 9:24:00 AM
Thanks Chris.
Date: 3/26/2018 10:09:00 AM
I agree totally w/Akkina ... Beautiful and spiritually elevating poetry, Richard and Mohammed. We all come from One Branch. Such an enlightening poem. Love and more love always.
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Date: 3/25/2018 7:03:00 PM
This is beautiful and inspiring. Great collab Richard! Hugs :)
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Date: 3/25/2018 4:58:00 PM
what a soulful poem gloriously handled.. great collab, rich... timely for the lenten season.. huggs
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Date: 3/25/2018 10:18:00 AM
There is one God he just has a lot of different names, lovely collaboration...
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Date: 3/25/2018 2:03:00 AM
Excellent collaboration, and a welcome breath of harmony in this increasingly fractured world, Well done both. Regards, Viv
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Date: 3/24/2018 6:47:00 AM dialogue is what we need with believers of other faiths. This poem is testament to that. I've missed you at my page. Hope all is well.
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Date: 3/21/2018 8:02:00 AM
A wonderful collaboration again Richard and Mohammad, you two write so well together. Such a fitting poem for this Holy Season....Maria
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Date: 3/20/2018 7:47:00 PM
Fantastic collaboration! I agree with Catie this piece is inspirational. Richard have you seen Armand’s latest poem. I am trying to garner support for him and his new adventure. If you get a chance check it out. :)
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Date: 3/20/2018 6:35:00 PM
So beautiful Richard. It could be my prayer, too.
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Date: 3/20/2018 4:18:00 PM
Hi Richard: What we need is less tribes and more diversity GREAT POEM!
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Date: 3/20/2018 2:46:00 PM
A praiseworthy and prayerful petition to our Creator for guidance , peace and fellowship. Inspiring collaboration Richard & Mohammad ! George
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Date: 3/20/2018 2:41:00 PM
Your poem is a great exhibit for harmony among people and cultures..kudos to you Richard and Mohammad!
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Date: 3/20/2018 12:50:00 PM
Thanks are Lion Heart
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Date: 3/20/2018 11:47:00 AM
A beautiful collaboration Richard. You both compose well together. Tom
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Date: 3/20/2018 9:50:00 AM
This is really good...I like it...All the best Richard...
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