I am a coward with open sores.
I write and wonder who it bores.
I hear my heart and mind argue repeatedly.
I see others carrying out my dreams;
that’s what’s defeated me.
I am a coward with open sores.
I pretend open doors are closed, and walk the other way.
I touch base with the fear in my heart, tearing me apart,
leaving nothing to say...
I worry the world will leave me.
I cry because no one believes in me.
I am a coward with open sores.
I understand nothing comes easy.
I say I’m happy, but even I don’t believe me.
I dream I am healed and brave.
I try to overcome my weaknesses before I’m in my grave.
I hope you hear me.
I’m on all fours.
I am a coward with open sores.
© 2011 ~JSLaM
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Copyright © JSLambert Mister ROBOTO | Year Posted 2011
Opens our hearts and our mind
Delivers us from sin of every kind
Savation he gave us for free
Abiding in you and Abiding in me
Victory came when he conquored the grave
Every life he came to save
Saviour of the world
Unique in every way
Strength he gives us to face every day
if the son has set us free we are free indeed
never will he leave us
never will he forsake us
Copyright © diane christian | Year Posted 2014
Vast oceans of light
In the night flowing over us through you and me cant you see
Now there it is again light light love so faithful
Ever seeing clearer there is again light light light treasures so unmeasurable in
Small weak vessel there is again light light light light
Oh ignites a fire consuming all
There yet nothing lost light light light light light
Rising brighter than yesterday will ever be light light light light light light
Under his guiding care
Everlasting so good there is again light light light light light light light resting in
Copyright © John Beam | Year Posted 2005
Regret for my sins, a godly remorse
Effect is that I start to change my course
Penitent over my sinful infractions
Elicits modification of my actions
Needing God’s grace, my ways to amend
Trusting the Lord, His help He will send
Avowing to turn my back upon sin
Now a fresh start, I can begin
Confessing my wrongs and them forsaking
Ever the path I need to be taking.
Copyright © Carol Connell | Year Posted 2017
Reassuring Eternal Salvation Union with God Receiving Rewards Election Completely made whole Time Is Over No more death sorrow or pain
Copyright © John Beam | Year Posted 2014
L Long ago travelled Kings
O Opened their minds to prophecies
V Visiting from afar they brought gifts of Gold, Fracincense and Myrrh
E Eastern Star guiding them lighting the way
C Company of Heavenly Host
A Allelujah! Angels appeared to Shepherds, telling Savior born
M Manger for bed wrapped in cloths in Town of David
E Evangelically proclaimed Christ the Lord
D December 25th designated day
O On which we recollect
W Why/way Christ entered our world
N Nativity only part of His story
A A new testament
T Tells of new covenant between God and His people
C Christ's coming to Earth
H Hailed as new born King, Holy
R Risen Lord, righteous redeemer,
I Intercedes for us as
S Spiritual Saviour to save sinners souls
T Time for Truth, Trust, Trinity
M Man's belief in God of Love,
A As Father Son and Holy Spirit
S Shall be saved
Copyright © Anna-Marie Docherty | Year Posted 2009
Judas betrayed Jesus’s whereabouts
End, was near
Son of God, knew this
Universe of the Son of the Divine Father, restored
Sins of man forgiven, Prince of our Universal domain, alive in the hearts of his children
Copyright © Amy Rose | Year Posted 2013
(Dedicated to Folake)
Your eyes, woman
are like twilight rainbow
amorously bearing aloft passions of mine
toward androcytic ecstacy.
They tell of endless lights.
Night skies clarion the warmth of you
keep me balled-up till
i am tilted to your adorned essence.
May I call up words to adore you,
agglomerate them into a panoply of worshippers
unsandalled before you
like Moses at the burning bush.
And now you seem to fall asleep
but you tell me it's the heavy night
bidding toward a sunny dawn
wherein our love is lighted.
Slowly I let you fall asleep
impatient with the long night
waiting to gaze once more
into the eyes of my lovely love.
Then a lip is placed on yours
and you rouse up wide-eyed
smiling at my romantic move.
We enjoyed the night, cruising on.
Copyright © Onis Sampson | Year Posted 2013
Holy One, God's own Son, PIERCED for me
Every sin, put Him there, on that cross
What love, I know not why, SAVING Grace
Alone, apart from God, The Father
Separated, by your sins and mine
Pardoned, by His sacrifice, He GAVE
I, so unworthy, yet so grateful
Everlasting assurance, FINISHED
Restored, through Christ's shed blood, I AM FREE
Conquering death, Jesus ROSE again
Even now, sitting at God's right hand
Day and night, I thank Him, PIERCED for me.
Written on 2/25/2015
Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2015
Have you seen the poor, giving, putting others first?
Anyone who choose to give, learns to live
Perhaps you see so many gifts in life
Priceless gifts exist for you to pose with
I say compassion, kindness, and gratitude are features of gifts
New Agers know, one and all own gifts bestowed
Even your wealth, is with features other than dollars
Smile! canopy of sky holds time set candid cameras
Sleep, eat, pray, and play in smartest of ways.
I shall hold to the belief, that forgiveness, too, is key
Smell the very air you breathe; isn't it friendly?
You and I can climb to see of life's opulent amenities
Out of many, one color called love
Upstairs is cleared of cobwebs, lottery is shared, happiness is you.
Copyright © Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis | Year Posted 2015
If this night you suddenly find
you have lost all faith in mankind,
need I say anymore, I care.
A resourceful comrade, I’ll be -a
friend in your dreadful green se-a.
I'm willing to help guide your boat;
sailing wild, can we keep her afloat?
Right now, waves seem brutal, unfair,
behind us spite-filled ships bear down
like dead weights leaving us to drown.
A quick look to heaven reveals
bridge of mercy for such ordeals.
Overwhelmed, I found when despair
troubled me, then I learned to tread
water - a sure hand ‘neath my head.
I know the pardon He can endow;
will faith in mankind help you now?
Ease into this slowly and share
your forgiveness with stormy souls.
Mind, you must give God the controls.
Roy Jerden's word acrostic contest, judged 3/10/14
Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2014
F ailing to do this is simply detrimental to one’s own health.
O ften it’s done as a very last resort before madness sets in.
R eality dictates that vengeance is venial and vindictive.
G oing forward on an ethical and moral journey towards a more sublime goal
I nvolves practice in this humble virtue as well as others.
V erily it is the key to releasing one’s self from a prison of one’s own making.
E ventually, I’m told, practice of the virtue with prayer makes for a happy life.
Copyright © Robert A. Dufresne | Year Posted 2011
I can't believed I
Missed all the
That You gave me!
I know now that I can't live my
Life without you!
Living here knowing that I
Can still have you in my heart is my
Only joy. I'm sorry I didn't believe in all your
Messengers until it was almost to late; but
I'll try to live the rest of my life for you
God, be with me and help get through these last days!
Copyright © Brandee Augustus | Year Posted 2010
Surrender all to the son
Unity three in one
Revel in his love
Redeemention from sin
Entrust our life in him
Nurtures us as we grow
Deliverance from our foe
Erase our past
Rejoice in his love that will last
1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Psalm 13:5 ESV
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, so that “they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.”
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Amen
one of my favourite songs is I surrender all by Lincoln Brewster
and take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee by Chris Tomiln.
Copyright © diane christian | Year Posted 2015
If You Think...
If you think a love like a mother will exist, there and then
You must have been building castles in the air and thus
Need a medic or an injection to kill that feeling of an outcast-
A shadow of falsehood you’ve been chasing.
Friends like mothers will exist no doubt about that
I'm but particular about if boldly will exist in instant world, where
Sailing through has no backfire or low indignation, where
Right to freedom and possession would not be denied, where
Behind your backs, you would have all sides’ safety
Like the baby in the mother's womb, or the sun in the sky.
A bounty ground, a must be aftermath of the journey on free
Bridge on the cross roads, and lanes, and water, and bushes
Over the mountain; the rock, the valley and the hill, and on the
Troubled memory of liquors, women, demigods and kings of miseries?
Water full of love is only a reservoir for the Creator asides mothers.
I may be viewed as uncivilized or sound barbaric by this logic, but reasons
Will proclaim reality in my tone, stand and modest mood.
“Ease! Be at ease!!” The breeze from the mothers’ bosom’s recollections sway, that
Your mind would seek forgiveness and refuge from her, then the All Forgiver. Then true
Mind will redeem and have the lasting rest of his life, yield to and fulfill mother’s wish.
Note: Mothers addressed here may not necessarily be ones biological mother. It could be he or she who is never sick or tired of listening to you, hearing your plights or problems and helping you proffer solutions to them. He or she never discourages, never over-pampers and pray for your success at all times...
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Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2014
Participating in everyday life
Actively avoiding drama and strife
Recreation whether spontaneous or planned
Attempting to heal both spirit and mind
Daily becoming the one whom I'm meant to be
I ncluding listening, praying and charity
Silently minding my own business
Ending daily with gratitude and forgiveness
Paradise-Acrostic Contest by John Hamilton
Copyright © Susan Gentry | Year Posted 2015
IF THE SON HAS SET US FREE
WE ARE FREE INDEED
and the people said
Copyright © diane christian | Year Posted 2014
ACROSTIC POEM: FAITH
F: Forgiven to be forgiving
A: Anyone, everyone, especially family and neighbors, who wounded you and me
I: In the LORD’S Prayer, He ended with a final layer, truly getting by giving … forgiveness
T: The Civil War in the USA shows how healing starts, suasion of minds and hearts
H: History is strewn with nations whose notions of revenge trump love and God!
©Anil Deo 2017
Copyright © Anil Deo | Year Posted 2017
< Fluff of billowy clouds
Looking like they have Angelic faces
Utterly smiling down on Mother Earth
Forecasting peace for all mankind
Foresakes for all sinners
Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2012
Filled with anger
Or lost hope, can't decide.
Running into you, I'd be back at
In my best interest to let it go, but its
Very difficult when my
Ego gets in the way. I want an apology first,
Nothing else. I don't care if you beg or plead. It's
Easy to show up and say you want me back
Somehow I wouldn't believe you
Shows I'm not ready to forgive you
Copyright © Sharon Morken | Year Posted 2012
It began as a struggle many years ago
The struggle that only the brave fought for years
It was the dream to them
A dream they wanted to leave for their young
It is today that make the accomplishments of their fight
The fight that thousands sacrifice their lives for
It is today where a free man wanders on earth fearlessly
Today their dream has manifested
As the dawn has come to a nation
A nation that has grown from strength to strength
He walks with his head held up high
Happiness covers his pure innocence
He is a free man of South Africa
Black as coal and strong as the lion
This is the land of all people who lives
And share great history together.
This is the country filled with wonderful people
I love my country
Copyright © Zakhe Michael Mcunu | Year Posted 2014
I-t's time to forget the fault,
S-aying you forgive someone;
M-ake it easy for your life,
A-ccepting what's been done.
E-asy to forget, it's true, if you possess purity of heart;
L-et animosity vanish, let anger and hatred depart.
M-ake the mistake be forgotten,
A-fter your mind has made up;
N-ever let nonchalant way
G-et into the crack or gap.
L-et the wrong be brought
I-nto the night's oblivion;
C-hoose the righteous path,
M-aking a walk in the horizon.
O-bliterate the mare's nest, as well as the snake pit;
T-ry your best to erase them, eliminating them bit by bit.
G-rave sin is all but nothing
U-nless it's not forgiven;
M-ove on for a fresh start,
A-llowing your soul to open.
W-ords of God can remove
I-ll feelings, tumble and mess;
D-ay twenty-seven September pray, forgetting fault with forgiveness.
Copyright © Bernard F. Asuncion | Year Posted 2017
Understanding myself, and towards developing introvertedly
The parameters of today, yet most lay dormant inside of me
Questioning the how, as in such, the extended inner faculty
Fractured as then, it's an opposing end, and loosing my identity
All oppositions are viewed, and the educators of our society
Words of old, grown as told, revised, as such, repeatedly
Inertially we become, a society conformed to one,
Rendering it's loss, within our self Individuality
In laymen terms, listen to this
The quotation based, upon our society's wish
First you gotta make the money
Then you can get the power.
When you Get the power, then, you get the respect
When you Get the respect... then, you get the woman...
Ever wonder why it's all such?
Desiring material wealth as much
And finally it's all for what?
The Desired woman's touch?
Take a moment, and lend an ear
For I got my own, it's the quote I share
First, you admit that you don't know
Then you go, and achieve your knowledge
Got the knowledge? now you can get the power
Got the power? well then, you can take the universe
And now, You've Got the universe...
you're A friggin god...
And As for Women?
Women worship the Gods!
When tackling any issue, you've gotta start at it's root within its Right
And even before this, a basis of our own viewed measurable sight
Not loosing ourselves, held confined, outside it's contented light
Knowing simply where, founded, within our roots embedded rights
Upon the foundation that's embodying our root
Here lies all thoughts, weaved within, the fabric of our truth
What is this, within ourselves, and what is the reality within our wish?
Truth... it's a singularity, it's a union of the all and the oneness,
Truth... it's universally simplistic, and it would always exist...
The everything, the all, and it's consistency of nothing, as it is this...
The oxymoron as it represents, it's eventuality as would relinquish
Truth lies within our knowledge, yet it's a call that we constantly miss
Knowledge is awareness, sadness, sorrow and also in the subtle bliss
Knowledge is found in love, in friendships, and even in a simple kiss
Gaining knowledge, is first admitting that, we don't know any of this
Then we truly grow and harmonize, within our lives, and its meandering twists
For in the darkest of nights, the wise men, they turn towards the stars in sight
The recognition of ones self, our inner star, the introverted truth, of who we are
Awareness of our individualism
Understanding within yourself and it's prism
Awareness of outside environment and it what we do
Knowing what is around, and how it can affect others, as well as affecting you
All in achieving our desires, an accomplishment of a single wish...
The Fulfillment, our soul and all the things like this
The first step is gaining knowledge
And so we would grow
So, as In the quotation of, GI Joe:
...And now you know...
But Knowing, it's only half the battle...
The soldier's motto?
If I recalled correctly, I'm sure it is, admittedly so...
Words of wisdom, oddly, within depths would say
Reaching out, introvertly, and towards your way
Introversion within, and also against the Outer
As for all the questions, within a single answer
Understanding truth and their questions after
Knowledge would help us to grow and avoid disaster
In the darkess corner, and within our chatter
The smallest of light would always render
The guides of our life path, the now and the after
For All that is... it's within all that was...
As for all that was... it's within, all that is...
The simplicity of life, the religion of love, and how do we truly give...
The Altruism held within our heart, altruistically, the all, required,
To truly live...
To understand, to grasp, to know, as within the quote would show
The Voice, mind, the eye, and the ear
And within all that we know, and share
These are what lights the lamps of life, love, and care
As a union and the foundation, and of all together, within the now, and here
The power within life and equally within the opposed
The redundant repetition of that supposed
As The Oxymoron, in it's equanimity and thus exposed...
Life is the power that burns and is the sun that gives light
Life is the rain and the thunder in the sky, the wind and our strength and sight
What is matter, and the earth,
what is death, and what is birth
what beyond , it is an eternity,
And all the lifetimes lived, upon this earth, after death and birth, fulfilling our destiny....
Copyright © SUNIL seebalack | Year Posted 2017
Assume you have to ask questions and you
Can mess up. You
Can apologize and make it up by
Offering to help
Understand a problem and
Never pretend to empathize. Just
Treat people right
Ask to hear both sides of a story
Before making one evil, another inheriting all glory
Illustrate what you preach
Learn why things work
Indecisiveness needs to stop, make up your mind
Trials and tribulations will test your character,
Yield happiness and calm, life will be a delight.
Copyright © Sharon Morken | Year Posted 2012
Never getting over love is hard. When all your heart wants to do is cry out in pain. Always trying to understand happened that night you walked in and seen your love gone with another. Leaving nothing behind but the pieces of your broken heart.
Making you feel like a criminal of love because of the risk that you took. Just to be together. only to have the world proving you wrong and showing you that no matter what's gifts you give to false love. You can never make it real.
Copyright © angel heady | Year Posted 2013
Let us slide down memory road,
Carnal our ride through the potholes
That relentlessly weaves our souls
Let us curb the unforgiving winds
Of timorous ambiguity
And rid our minds from noxious snares
We are will thought not quite willing
What one heart craves, another heart dreads
Let us dare to delve
The meandering roads by the hill side
And grab the edge line of our naivity
Let us spread the seeds of our smiles
To the darling blossoms of honesty
Let us build this frontline of longevity
Our hearts will live forever
Let us ignore the lazy cows
That won’t run off the road
No matter how fast we drive
Forget the pictures that won’t be taken
Reclaim the smiles from the cameras.
Let us dance to songs unsung,
To the rhythm of our heartbeats
Serenade the offshore waves that roll,
In the midst of the surrendering day
To the dusk of mountain air
Let us cherish the warm summers touch
In the midst of biting winter cold
Warmth that will never die,
A touch that will never lose its grip
Ignore the tension of shimmering sun
That surrounds our guarded walls
Sniff the best of a summers’ breeze,
Embrace exoneration from the agony
Of waiting for eternity
And through it all I will forgive you,
You will forgive me
Copyright © subilaga blessings mulaga jana | Year Posted 2016
Abortion and Baby Dumping
The umbilical cord you eliminated before my existence
You conceived concealed the gift from its creation
Deceived and destroyed the destiny that was given to the world
Now you asking me, what gives you sleepless night
Don’t be a hypocrite you have been swallowing your own vomit
No-wait we all are at fault because we allowed this to happen in homes and society
Sexually sensitive and spiritually sick
Why open for sexual pleasure and reject responsibility and accountability
The blood of the innocent crying from the ground-souls we have all murdered
Turning girls into holes, dumping babies, chasing pleasure that is under world delusion
Heart full of evil while lips speak love-drinking blood by killing offspring
Outward beauty while mentally incapacitated-lawlessness life, it’s the life they chose
Feeding on lies, faded in freedom, self-will in pleasure, decaying society
While government set the veil – system collapsed and still won’t acknowledge
Sick of psychologists, spiritually blind and morally corrupt-saying do thus at will
Policy is just logic, written words, practically off, wishing the problem is all in their head
Church turned in a business place, wicked theology exploiting the poor-in it for self
While evil and corruption take over the nation – God is the manager allowing evil
Hearts divorced from truth – these painted priests and pastors got real saints misunderstood
Annunciation by media, misleading the nuns, church-good girl lost in lust as love
I feel sorrow in soul, remaining breathless each day
40 babies dumped per month – I wonder how many are aborted
I know your soul is turning cold – knowing all the babies you have aborted and dumped
I know you have excuses just like any other person – no, yes I sympathize with your evil deeds
Heart concealed in subconscious of blood – mind covered by deception of unwanted babies
Copyright © Anthony Ngabwe | Year Posted 2015
Justified by faith
Every day of my life
So very merciful to me
Unto all who will believe
Saved by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus the Christ
By: Glenna Freeman
In honor of My Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ
Copyright © Sunflower Poetess | Year Posted 2011
Due to the feeling of tension,i remained here and there,
But this sense of being engulfed with sorrow led me nowhere.
So i thought why should i care?
And yes,i got the answer-don"t boggle your mind,that would be fair.
The future prospects and its worry dawn my mind,
But i think,the maker of the world-my god is very kind.
so i left the future of mine at his stake,
action is thy duty and reward is fake.
I danced around and to my astonishment i found,
that moon and the stars can be reached even if we are at ground...
Copyright © Neeti Agarwal | Year Posted 2014
G iven unconditionally, a
R ansom has been paid
A nti-Semitic ignorance could not stop his way
C rucified and he rose , his gift abound today
E ntrust all you have , his love shall heal thy pain
Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010