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Post by Debbie » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:50 pm

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Leaving the Ninety Nine

Lord, you left the ninety nine
to look for one so lost
you searched until you found her
and you didn't count the costs

She's lost again Sweet Lord
and she cannot find her way
Will you leave the ninety nine
come looking for this stray

You know she should know better
then to have ventured out alone
Will you leave the ninety nine
And bring this lost sheep home

How many times will it take Sweet Lord
Seventy times seven
Will you leave the ninety nine
To bring me back to Heaven

This lamb is lost and broken
there are wounds that cut so deep
Will you leave the ninety nine
Come searching for your sheep

She's tango'd with the devil
been stuck in the mire of this world
Will you leave the ninety nine Sweet Lord
Come and claim your little girl


Deborah


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Author recarl

In The Garden

On that night, it was very clear
as the water poured upon
the dusty feet of your followers,
you viewed the grime collect
and muddy the basin.
It was then you knew
what had to be done,
for more than a towel
could wipe our humanity clean.
It all had to begin in the garden.
Someone had to reenact
that delusion and want to
play God's hand in the game.
It was your place to be there.


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Naomi

This Path We Walk

Although this slow and lonely road may seem to lead to naught,
There is a prize that can be won. A prize that all have sought.
This trying path that all must walk will surely weigh us down.
Aches and pains for us to bear that seem to keep us bound.

At times it seems we may not have a companion by our side.
No one to share in this suffering, no one in whom to confide.
A lonely road we all must roam to find our way in life,
Lies before each of our eyes filled with sin and strife.

There may be times that we will wish to abandon this weary route.
To follow a less complex path, to find an easier way out.
But know this path though hardship filled will take you to new heights,
And shine bright upon places that you thought could hold no light.

Complete this task that He has set for each person surpass,
And one day receive the rest you deserve for following Him to the last.
Those times you felt that you were alone know that He was there
To guide you on that rocky path that alone no one should bear.

And though this slow and lonely road my seem to lead to naught,
Remember you can win the prize, the prize that you had sought.
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A gift came our way

Post by Debbie » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:16 pm

A Gift Came Our Way

Tom Watson

A gift came our way
At the end of a long traveled day.
When the night was silent,
And a chill across the land was sent
To give need to rest;
For we were soon to be blessed.

A gift came our way,
About nine months before that day;
When Mary was visited by the word giver;
And she was then given our Savior,
To carry and nurture and protect carefully,
Until He arrived by a sinless, quiet delivery.

A gift came our way,
Where her only bed was of hay;
Our search for warmth unfound at every turn,
We found only a stable inside a barn.
Resting, tired and ready for His coming,
We heard, distant, the sound of Angels’ humming.

In the sky, a star lit the night,
And one Angel announced to those in sight,
The moment that the gift of peace,
From heaven’s glory to the earth, was released.
And shepherds, amazed by the vision
Of Angels singing praises, made their decision;

In the sky a star lit the night;
A star that would guide them to the Lord of light;
For heavenly hosts heralded, there, would be a King,
From whom mercy for man would be coming;
And they traveled to the small town, humble in the land,
To see the babe, wrapped in cloth by His mother’s hand.

In the sky, a star lit the night;
Where, in a food trough, shone the Light;
In a place humbled, the Bread of life, Son of man;
Began His journey as a sacrificial lamb;
To heal, to teach, to raise to life the dead,
To return from a death in which, for our sins He bled.

Oh holy night, oh night Divine,
Oh bright star over Bethlehem we find,
Hold us forever to the glory there found,
As the heavenly host’ songs of praise surround
And lift our souls this wondrous day of grace,
To bring us, through His eternal love, from our sinful place.


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It’s all part of God’s master plan

Post by Debbie » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:17 pm

It’s all part of God’s master plan

Biohome

A rainbow stretched across the sky
the miracle of a butterfly
a perfect snowflake in your hand
the faith we’ll see the Promised Land
It’s all part of God’s master plan

The beauty of a starlit night
the grace of the eagle as it takes flight
a sound of a new born baby’s cry
the love that’s shared by you and I
It’s all part of God’s master plan

A summer wind rustling the trees
a swarm of busy honey bees
all the life on land and sea
belief in what we can not see
It’s all part of God’s master plan

We look to the sky for inspiration
pray to him for your salvation
he is the father of all creation
we can not see him, but feel his love we can
It’s all part of God’s master plan

look into your heart, get down on your knees
thankful for the love he gives to thee
don’t be afraid to receive him in
love will swell from within
It’s all part of God’s master plan

Try not to ask or reason why
it’s not for us to understand
just know he is there guiding us
with his loving hands
It’s all part of God’s master plan
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Post by Debbie » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:20 pm

<center>Biohome

Lord are you hiding behind the moon?

A ray of light shown down
turning night into day
and I thought I saw your face
Lord are you hiding behind the moon?

I came to you not long ago
and asked for your help
I looked deep into the heavens
where you’re supposed to reside
then I thought I saw you peeking at me
Lord are you hiding behind the moon?

I prayed for your guidance and
your love helped me find my way
through a difficult time in my life
then I thought I saw your smile in a formation of stars
Lord are you hiding behind the moon?

Are you watching everyone this way
or am I just special?
Is this a little game of hide and seek you play
to get me to keep looking for you?
Ingenious, I must say
your way of telling me that your never far away
and yet so close you might just be hiding behind the moon
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Post by IRME » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:45 pm

Wonderful craftwork, muses!

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Rainbow

Post by Debbie » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:30 pm

Rainbow
Author..The Messanger


<center>Rainbow

The blue lit sky spills crimson
amongst the white shadows
that cradle it,
Dropping crystal burst of dew
shattering into droplets of kisses
that touch my cheek,
My heart flutters to the beat of
butterfly wings,
Gold sunlight mist hugs my
soul,
A tapestry of colors
fills the canvas sky,
Skillfully orchestrated by the Fathers hand
Flawless and pure
His love and promise,
The Rainbow
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Trust Til the end

Post by Debbie » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:20 pm

<center>-- Trust 'Til The End ---

The Lonely Stranger - Author

Remember dear friend,
When you first rode a bike.
Remember what fear of
Unknown was like.

Would you soar like the wind
And conquer this ride?
Or tumble to earth
And helplessly cry?

But someone was holding
The bike as they ran.
Until they were sure
You were thinking "I can!"

Life is like this
With the Father above.
One day he lets go
And watches with love.

He knows you might wobble,
Perhaps even go down.
But know for yourself
That he's always around.

Some days you will feel
You can pedal no more.
Just trust that he loves you
And you'll soon again soar.

Take hold and pedal
My troubled young friend.
Just keep straight your path
And trust till the end.
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Guilty

Post by Debbie » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:55 am

<center>Guilty
Author The Lonely Stranger



Last night while I was sleeping
I stepped into a dream.
I walked into a courtroom,
Standing trial it would seem.

All the court was buzzing
As the judge came walking in.
The bailiff said "All Rise..."
With that it did begin.

The charges lodged against me
Were read for all aloud.
Accused of being Christian,
I felt so very proud.

The prosecutor entered
And stood before the court.
He stood before the jury
For his opening report.

"Although he does admit
To the charge before the court.
We find ourselves without
Any evidence to report."

I stood before the court in shock,
Could scarce believe my ears.
Had they checked my record?
I'd been Christian many years.

"I object." The words escaped my lips.
I stood and shouted "No !".
"Case dismissed!" The judge declared,
You are free to go.

As his gavel pounded,
I sprang up and awoke.
No witnesses against me.
Not a single person spoke.

If I come before this
Court on another day.
I pray that there are witnesses
Who have a lot to say.

But I guess it's up to me
To leave a trail of clues.
If they brought you to that court
Could they convict you?
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I'm Just a tree

Post by Debbie » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:27 am

I'm Just A Tree
Papaskins Author

I started from a sprout you see, and grew into a tree,
Created for a purpose yet it wasn’t clear to me.

So tall and wide my branches grew, some straighter than an arrow,
But in the fiber of my trunk, I sensed the greatest sorrow.

An Angel from above appeared and said “you’ll meet the maker”,
“Your branches will be used to crucify our lord and savior”

“You grew so strong by his design, much stronger than the alders,
For you will hold the one who holds the world upon his shoulders.”

But why choose me? There are bigger trees to hold up our creator,
And why does he have to die with thieves among the thorns and splinters?

A perfect lamb, done nothing wrong so why does he have to suffer?
For if he dies the world will change, the lives it surely alters!

“It’s not your place to question; we just follow where he leads us,
With his shed blood all sins are bought, our souls becoming ageless.”

I felt the sting upon my skin the nails they drove into him,
And with the draining of his blood the sun began to dim.

I heard his final breath; I felt the earth begin to tremble,
I realized that he was sent to save a world so sinful.

I’m just a tree, created by, but not in his own image
But I felt his love as he hung here to save you all from bondage.

Amazing that he chose to use a cross made from a tree,
To grant eternal life to those who prays his face to see.
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Take a bow

Post by Debbie » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:50 am

Floetry Spades
Take A Bow

Art is but a shy blush
and his canvas leaves me moistureless
formly wet,before perspiration expired
his mystic illustration of aurora anchors me with style
even secretions can't ooze through that smile

He painted like a professional sensualist
smeared canvas,bleached with Africanistic mahogany
scribbling brown scriptures that dictate my skin
and each gospel condemns,only in muffled whispers
drowned out by his dancing motion
which envelops emotion

His swift strokes shushed even silence
as he colored my lips,my eyes,my hips,my thighs
and each swivel of my dread locks
as they slither in afrocentric graffiti

He drew my knee scrapes with delicacy
each scar detailed distinctively
each pimple prominent in rugged texture
each split-end outlined in vivid liquidation
each crocked tooth lavishly skued
each tear drenched in the bluest blue

My portrait surfaces from the dust
and little trinklets of beauty drip from the ink
then the artist admires his art....

God stepped back and took a bow
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Master Piece

Post by Debbie » Sun May 07, 2006 3:15 pm

Author Gordy

Master Piece


She watches the lady bug
as it crawls across her hand
She wonders what it will do next
and why it sticks its wings out like that
suddenly it takes flight, she giggles wildly
as it lands on the bill of my cap

Later that day I get a hug
and a note she wrote for only me
that says, "Daddy I love you,"
"can I stay up late and watch t.v.?"
we both giglle wildly, as I
Put her in bed and grab the remote control

Later that night, I tuck her in snug
This little masterpiece God gave to me
I can hardly wait until tomorrow, wondr'ng
What she'll do next, who she'll grow up to be
My heart beats in my chest wildly
As I slip off into bed and preparing to sleep

Once again the Master watches over me
As I'm drifting off to sleep in peace
He giggles and the angels dance wildly
As He wonders what tomorow will bring
He spends the night beaming over me
As only God can do

Glowing and admiring
His imperfect masterpiece
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Bri

Post by Debbie » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:30 pm

Ladder To Heaven....Author Bri...

I made a ladder today,
Now I sit by my bed and pray.
I lost my mother when I was young,
I cant forgive daddy for all hes done.

I cry every night before I sleep,
Im only 6 years old and a couple of feet.
I cant remember what my mom looked like,
But she taught me how to ride my first bike.

Daddy hurt mommy with something called a gun,
Now I will never forgive him for what he has done.
I was only a couple of years old,
When I was told.

Dad is now down below,
They said, "Hes where he belongs" I hope so.
I hate daddy for what he did,
He told the police, "My finger slid."

He was pretty happy when he left this world,
He never wanted me, I was never daddys little girl.
Now I have built a ladder today,
And I will climb it to heaven one day.
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Post by richie » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:35 am

some lovely poems Debbie :thumbsup: :angel:

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Post by Debbie » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:28 pm

thanks Richie..and yes indeed there are some lovely poems in my selections...and acutally..there was a poem I planned on putting in here.....seeing you comment on these brought it to my mind..I know you won't mind if I post this particular poem in here by our own Richie will ya... :wink: I was truly planning on putting it in my favorites so I shall do it now... :lol:
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Prayer by Richie

Post by Debbie » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:31 pm

PRAYER

Oh Father I love you and adore
you make my life complete,
and each new day I love you more
my heart and soul to keep.

And all the days that I may live
for you who made the sea and shore,
in the love and mercy that you give
I will walk forevermore.

Oh Father I love you and adore
for your gifts I may not merit,
my needs you know though I ask for more
and your love fills up my spirit.

And every day when I awake
I raise my eyes above,
remembering that for our sake
you gave your eternal love.

Oh Father I love you and adore
you make my life complete,
and each new day I love you more
my heart and soul to keep.


publised in the poetry socity magazine
2002

Richard Taylor
2001
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