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it surprises me sometimes how much time I can use
being on the internet like this just rambling away
or how much different sites now deleted have meant to me
because of the connections I made through my silly writes
the fact that I get read by anyone often times still fills me
with this kind of hope that somewhere someone is praying
and their personal prayer may have included me in some small way
which is beautiful and very special indeed that a complete stranger
thought enough to care enough to love enough to pray enough
and I just want to say thank you and I love you too whomever you are :)

the cooliest thing is this is a Christian site unlike others including Christian ones
and what makes me feel so different posting here than anywhere else?
the answer to that is a very simple one with a more complex outcome
we are emembers of one body but how that body chooses to use us as tools
is totally up to our Father in heaven but he did join us together in this place
for his glory by his will and might we remember this when we read or post
cause we are all his special loved forgiven children with eternal salvation
with a place prepared just for us and if thats not the cooliest thing ever
I dont know what else to sit here typing about
might we all be blessed with abundant happiness, peace, and prosperity~
ox'
 
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ok time for some free verse...

I pluck joy from the air
almost white soft daisy petals
to feast on the snow flakes
like different unique days
frozen in shutter blinks
and my mind takes memories

some could bring a hidden tear
in the line of tangled cob webs
or an innocent school girl blush
when they are swept away
to reveal I am but a child
stuck inside an old bottle of whine

as I hold onto nothing more
or nothing less than this pass
tick tock seconds so pure
they have to quickly fly away
only to float and gather slowly
while they land on the ground

with my thoughts at my feet
precious like sweet kisses
of loves first fancy flight
when the sun plays with me
before I melt into the soil
and become that same yesteryear
 
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seasonal allergies cause me to sneeze
as my car is covered in yellow dust,
I am thankful for the wind and its breeze
favorably lifted away in a gust,

for my eyes are red and my nose hurts too
when I try so hard to breathe normally,
take medications is the thing to do
with tissues being used formally,

so when I cough or sound like I can choke
understand it is not some rare disease,
while I hide within my shirt like a cloak
just hand me a sudafed if you please,

this season shall come to pass away soon
while I sip some benadryl from a spoon~

(some iambic pentameter for you poetry police... lol you know who you are)
 
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keep the peace and show kindness to all men
we shall make it through this tribulation,
to breathe freely in public once again
do rest upon our Lord's foundation,

now is the time to remember to pray
for those souls less fortunate than we are,
we must exercise good caution today
though our circumstances are quite bizarre,

find things to do that normally you cant
like clearing out old things in your closet,
no need to complain in some kind of rant
with many household chores why sit and fret?

this bad virus will come and go away
and leave us thankful for another day
 
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people keep asking me how do you feel?
well I feel ok for someone with an auto immune disease
cant take my NSAID's so its been tough on the pain front
this whole reclusive thing isnt new to me
nor is staying home often because I do prefer solitude
so I conclude Im doing ok

on another note I feel deeply sad with our state of affairs
its the kinda strange strange thats really strange yanno?
I see these pics of people around the globe and think
they are just trying to get on with their lives like everyone else
and the whole world is united by a pandemic
its very sad it took a virus for me to feel united with the world

as a Christian I feel united with the body of Christ but this is different
its an entirely new unchartered territory of feeling for me
not just being human or humane its about our crazy humanity
this deep rooted feeling of an ancestral connection to creation
that we really started from one being two than more into now
like Im stuck in a DNA time warp and its not a jump to the left
(or step to the right) lol...

that's my babbling for the day of introspection cause I was asked
 
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Really ? @>`----

late night specials are seldom on the menu
though they do add spice to tangy verbage
as words simmer silently in an alphabet soup
playing scrabble game glances with spoons full
to make those watching hungry for a bowl
of warm uncomplicated conversation...
 
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I have traveled all around
too many people I meet,
these places seem so blurred
like strangers on the street,

the memories I hold
of time that slipped away,
some tears inside my heart
left to hide another day,

sunshine that feels too warm
upon flesh that was cold,
reminded me of time
when I did not feel old,

then my phone rang aloud
I answered to a friend,
that fell on harder times
with compassion to lend,

better days I promised
we shall both live to see,
tribulations made us stong
its life's most certain fee,

we laughed out loud today
together through it all,
don't let life get you down
and I thanked her for the call

(for D.E. may J.E. rip)
 
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I found this affirmation in an old poetry note book of mine. It was given to be my a friend from college when my late finance passed away. This little army green note book holds many memories. They were stationed on Ft. Bliss at the time, and I attended a church on base within walking distance of their housing. This is from 10/19/08~

The power of prayer! When I allow the word of GOD to shine into my soul, and fill it I am never alone. I just forget that when the world gets me down. This is why I truly enjoy the wed. night bible studies here on Bliss. The fellowship fills the void. Thank you Lord for answering me with so many blessings.

Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ thank you for that group down there, and their service to this nation. Might you keep them safe through what is happening in the world today. I don't know where these people are today, or what they are doing. Might they all shine as a light for others in the darkness of this world. May you bless them beyond measure with your abundant love, grace, mercy, and hope. Might Col. R. think of me in prayer, and remember how much we enjoyed our conversations. They were all stars in my darkest skies when I needed them. Thank you for the wonderful memories, and reminding me today you are always here with me. Praise your holy name! Amen.
 
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once upon a place there was
pretty people there because
even young they knew one day
time would haunt their hearts to say

even good their bad would grow old

hunting for a place to park
walking downtown in the dark
soda pinball pool with bands
screaming loud they had their fans

wishing good their bad would grow old

getting married having kids
life's an auction placing bids
making changes through it all
in the end they heard that call

knowing good their bad did grow old

then in eyes of I might care
covered looks of deep despair
abandoned dreams they know of these
nothing left but memories

hoping good their bad did grow old

wrinkles cannot hide the light
simple things bring much delight
happiness humility
are the thing I bring with me

shouting good their bad is too old
 
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silent in solitude I still have a voice
one fueled by decades of scarred flesh
worn like tattered thin old blue jeans
found at the bottom of a heavy drawer

just because they have always been there
like lingered along legacies of thought
words that floated frequently as though flies
squashed between solitary sentences

behind human bars in madness of mind
released only when memories abound
till they scream upon my cold skin
to remind me of the strength I have gained

from very forceful survival skills in life
carved like a Michael Angelo marble
set in stone outside earthly cages
knowing I can overcome all but death

and then shall I live in heavenly places
free from the bondage of wounds
that are far too deep to heal
my heart wishes never to forget
 
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my loving Lord and savior Jesus Christ
I pray for dreams of heaven in my sleep
hide me from the horror inside my head
fill my heart with joy so I cannot weep

submit me to the knowledge of your word
cover me with kindess so I am not cruel
help me stand for a lost generation
as a true witness use me as your tool

comfort me with the hope of righteousness
humble me in this world so I am meek
clothe me with a precious plate of patience
a soldier for Christ so you they seek

I pray praise and thank you our Father
in the name of your beautiful Son
Jesus Christ our holy redeemer
knowing it is your will that shall be done~

Amen.

(written 15 years ago for us survivors, through inspiration from the holy ghost)

I needed the reminder of this prayer tonight
with everything going on in the world today
we shall get through this too
its nothing but a thing...
 
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my loving Lord and savior Jesus Christ
I pray for dreams of heaven in my sleep
hide me from the horror inside my head
fill my heart with joy so I cannot weep

submit me to the knowledge of your word
cover me with kindess so I am not cruel
help me stand for a lost generation
as a true witness use me as your tool

comfort me with the hope of righteousness
humble me in this world so I am meek
clothe me with a precious plate of patience
a soldier for Christ so you they seek

I pray praise and thank you our Father
in the name of your beautiful Son
Jesus Christ our holy redeemer
knowing it is your will that shall be done~

Amen.

(written 15 years ago for us survivors, through inspiration from the holy ghost)

I needed the reminder of this prayer tonight
with everything going on in the world today
we shall get through this too
its nothing but a thing...
Hello my sister thenami;

15 years ago was a tough time that my wife and I went through together in our family, church and work. Most of what you wrote in your poem brings back many thoughts from then. This was the time when we learned that no matter how tough or great things get, we still chose God by loving, trusting and praising Him, first.

We got past so much. God answered every prayer, not all our way but in His way which turned out even better.

God bless you and your family, sister.
 
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flesh is nothing a lump of pollution
inject technology institution
not a rhyme rhythm or good solution
what matters most met its dissolution

worldly chaos forced right in the faces
people not hidden home in their places
darkness lingers disease as it traces
the escalation of deathly cases

mirror mirror you see the reflection
horror in the streets is the injection
no one is special their is no section
to keep us safe from any connection

is the whole planet on a house arrest
as we hibernate in salvation's test
is survival at humanity's best
or are some in a coffin fully dressed?

( a rap of sorts )
 
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Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, might I:

understand YOU are in charge
never expect people to thank me
allow time to adjust to changes
assert a side others don't often see
display the right attitudes
improve daily
act upon my good decisions
deepen my faith
keep my commitments
see the bigger picture beyond myself
question the popular always
be productive as an expert on me
listen to the creativity in my soul
invest and nurture good relationships
understand with you, NOTHING is impossible!!!

Amen.

so seldom a taste of the unknow sparks imaginations call
like a prayer in the midst of the quiet day so bright
it hurts my eyes to envision it from way back here
resting upon the promises in feather pillows of comfort
knowing all is in accord to a plan made long ago
and I am peanut butter in a lemon meringue world
content to accompany or enjoy any of life's fruits
understanding everything is a gift to be enjoyed~
 
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its ok to screw up often as long as it teaches us something
its when we make the same mistakes over and over and over again
because we expect different results from very familiar old problems
and they become an addiction of sorts being comfortable = that's not good

why? cause its easier than doing the hard work to change

GOD can put a fire under your booty, he can put people in your life as motivation
however the work involved still belongs to you so quit being lazy
quit making excuses for all the things you can do for your own self
Get Off Your Duff and Do What You Can

GOD will do for you what you Cannot Do for yourself

people in your life are getting tired emotionally financially and spiritually
ever mind the physical stress and the toll that takes on them mentally
the time to start taking baby steps forward is Now
Grow Up Already You Are Not A Child Anymore
 
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there is no silence
upon muddy plains
prepared for planting
when all that wishes
to grow violently
are weeds of destruction
wanting to choke
corn stalks that dream
of a day to be ripe
in the sunshine
of Gods own bounty
while war continues
between good and evil
when suddenly
there is bounty
as saved souls gather
like feed in a silo
and we are thankful
for the unseen battles
His angles fight for us
daily...
 
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Wishing everyone a happy Easter in quarantine, eternally thankful to our Father in heaven for his SON shine.
Might we remember to enjoy the simple things, as many do not have friends/family that can join them on this day.
Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ might you grace those physically alone with abundant happiness today.
Amen.
 
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thank you Father for helping us today
holy holy is your name we do praise,
sunshine is bright after the rain did lay
upon the planted fields with crops you raise,

the bad storms have passed and we are well
hidden from the winds filled with spinning rage,
our homes are here in which we might dwell
happiness inside as life turns the page,

good warm leftovers with country music
love shared on the table you have given,
a nicer night we could not ever pick
even though it was disaster driven,

so in the name of your Son Jesus Christ
we do thank you for this life that is spiced :)

(and for all you do even when we dont ask~ sometimes we need the extra seasoning...)
 
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what a blessed day we find ourselves enjoying
silence fills my mind peaceful from the noise
even the doggie doos are napping quietly
while I think of nothing and everything
content with the thoughts of breakfast
in a beautiful home still standing
wanting a fine cup of tea
and a simple nice toast
of happiness on top
 
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Sitting here trying to figure out the last day I left the neighborhood, I found some old receipts. Looks like I went grocery shopping on the 17th of March, with my daughter. Ive gained five pounds walking around the yard and doing floor exercises. Its not enough, and I am afraid to walk around the neighborhood. Not everyone is staying home, indoors, or even taking heed to this quarantine. Many are allowing their children to play all over the place. I know of younger couples still having house parties. One neighbor has had more vehicles and bikes at his house in the last week, than I have had in the year and a half I have been here. The unnecessary activity I see is frightening.

Stay home, and stay safe people. Your disregard for the welfare of others should be illegal. I think there should be fines for those putting the public in harms way. When someone gets this virus from stupidity, they still seek treatment at hospitals exposing the danger to everyone working there. They expose that danger to everyone they have come in contact with. If someone has the AIDS virus and knowingly pass it on, its a crime. More people are dying from this virus, but there are not any national fines in place to protect the public. There is no jail time, only death to those that don't make it.

Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, please watch over those whom are staying home and being safe. Amen.

today I sit at home looking out into the sky
upon tree branches the gentle wind does blow,
clouds drift along effortlessly playing in blue
in solitude quietly my loneliness does grow,

cars I can hear as they drive away in the street
a lady still waves as she delivers our mail,
the garbage man nods and hurries goodbye
as people get sick their breath may fail,

indoors I remain to respect American's
though bored from my extended captivity,
I choose not to place anyone at risk
and ensuring my own personal security,

seems like decades from now we will be history
children of tomorrow will learn from this generation,
might me leave them a world that is a better place
starting by loving our neighbors and nation~
 
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