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The List

How do I love thee,,
Let me count the ways
That seems even hokey for a poet to say
But hearing your voice and feeling your heart
Brings the lists alive that I’ve had from the start

As a young girl watching Cinderella
The prince such a handsome, loving fellow
You learn to wish, you learn to dream
But as time marches on its not all as it seems

The young girl chooses her first beau
She falls in love and wants the fairy tale to be so
But the pain and torment of unequally yoked
Soon shows on her face,  she tries to sugar coat
Her family can’t know the sadness she feels 
She must lean on God and learn how to heal

Three decades have past, her heart free at last
No longer a prince charming to be in the cast
The list packed away as a young girl’s obsession
She realizes she needs no one save for God’s own affection

Then quite unexpectantly God turns her around
Could the love of her life still be found
She doesn’t want to wish she doesn’t want to dream
Can this man really be what he seems
His heart full of God, his words full of truth
All of her boundaries just started to poof
She tried not to love him, she tried not to care
But this man was offering his life now to share

The list she thought gone, now came to the light
But by the guiding of the Father she had to rewrite
What’s important to her now so different than before
Its okay to trust now but trust in the Lord
For He has shown what love truly is
And the man in her life she now wants to be his.
The man oh so loving, his heart full of God
His words are so precious on life’s journey they’ll now trod

A list is okay when God tempers your hand
Just give Him your heart and on His word always stand

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 5/5/2009 3:45:00 AM
Your final two lines say it all... this is so well written and rhymed; what a wonderful story! Blessings and hugs, Keith (PS you got mail!)
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Date: 2/13/2009 8:10:00 AM
All my poetry 'comes' offline mostly when I not near a pen! The footles type seem to come in a stream out of nowhere.My wife doesn't understand me either Laurie ..It is an intriguing thing this inspiration thing as you may have noticed in my blogs.Have a good weekend and thanks for your interest.Rgds Brian
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Date: 2/12/2009 8:36:00 PM
This is an awesome write and an awesome testimony of your faith and love for our Heavenly Father. I hope that your love lasts till the end of times, God Bless, Ron
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Date: 2/7/2009 6:44:00 AM
This was so well done.. and let me count the ways on how well it was done 1> LOL let me stop right here Very well penned
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Date: 2/1/2009 4:34:00 PM
Amen! Thank you for sharing this inspirational poem with us. I chuckled at the opening stanza and never expected to develop the way it did. Blessings to you for sharing your talent with us. Karen
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Date: 1/22/2009 2:39:00 PM
Congratulations on this wonderful work of art being featured this week..God Bless*Tyesha
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Date: 1/22/2009 11:55:00 AM
Congratulations Laurie, on the featuring of your poem "The List." Keep writing. Vince
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Date: 1/22/2009 9:30:00 AM
Laurie - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ
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Date: 1/19/2009 5:27:00 PM
I really enjoyed this Laurie. Glad I didn't miss it...didn't catch it the first time, so well deserving being a featured poem this week. Loved the way it begins!!:) ~ Carrie
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Date: 1/19/2009 1:04:00 PM
Congratulations on this beautiful write being featured this week, Laurie! Your words touch my heart with their truth. Love and hugs, Robin
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Date: 1/19/2009 10:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. May you have many more Laurie. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/19/2009 10:00:00 AM
Beautiful write! Congratulations Laurie on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar
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Date: 1/14/2009 9:20:00 AM
We are lucky when it all comes together. Beutiful combination of love and spirituality in this one. God Bless. Vince
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Date: 1/10/2009 3:31:00 AM
From some of your posts I gather you live in Kentucky right? I have friends that live there. Are you close to Louisville? WW
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Date: 1/10/2009 3:21:00 AM
Thank you for your comments on the other poem. I think it somewhat odd because of the wonderful talent on here though. But I appreciate your thoughts.
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Date: 1/10/2009 3:07:00 AM
Do you still have your prince? WW
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Date: 1/5/2009 10:55:00 AM
Hello Laurie, In answer to your question Christmas has been a very busy time : ) great isn't it ! Thanks for your comment on Rhythms of Glass. I really liked this poem Laurie, it reminded me of work by Michael Torres, the open honesty, the simple truths. It is also a small peek into the minds of women and their dreams and how we all ( men and women ) hold onto them, even though they are buried away under hurt and sorrow... I am happy the Princess found her Prince
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Date: 1/5/2009 8:02:00 AM
Nice tribute Laurie.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments
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Date: 12/1/2008 6:59:00 PM
Excellent poem you have here Laurie, God Bless...Raul
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Date: 11/28/2008 2:57:00 PM
So Extremely Beautiful!:) "Hello Dear Laurie Ginn!"~What a lovely lovely write here blessed & gifted lady!~It was written so very well, but what made it so wonderful, was the content within its precious words~"Jesus Christ!"~Yes, to wed this "Man," its the greatest wed of all~So much so, that even the world, could contain the true joy of ones heart & soul, which would then, forever flow!~"Beautiful!"~"Love & Warmth Always, John!:)
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Date: 11/27/2008 6:04:00 PM
AWWW!!! It's the most beautiful thing I've ever read and I'm putting it on my Fav Poems List. . . :) Love Alexz P.S. Thank You. . .
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Date: 11/27/2008 10:41:00 AM
Laurie this is a wonderful poem of caringness and love. I'm sure there is no doubt this man would feel your love through these loving word's you have written. God bless you and God's will, will prevail
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