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Reminiscing

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wow, I've had an interesting week that has seen me dig up some old computer files that I have not looked at for what feels like 10 years or more.

I got into my poems and I found a poem I wrote when I was 31 years old (only because the poem says my age thank goodness! LOL).

I was born again when I was 28 years old and there are two significant framed posters hanging in my house - they measure 60cms x 50cms so they are sizable. I actually bought these posters from the USA at the time and then bought wooden frames to fit here in Australia.



Here is one of the poems I came across....


Dear God,

It has taken me a lifetime
For me to come to this
This world that we call love
Fulfilled with utter bliss

If only I had known
A long time ago
To let my strongholds be
If only Iíd let go

But itís taken me this long
And I dare say it was youíre wish
For me to learn these lessons
I needed a hook in order to fish

And for me to spread the word
And pass on the seeds Iíve sown
Is for me to stand aside
And let your will be known

For it is me that you will utilize
You have my heart and soul
You have my bodily spirit
Itís only by you that I am whole

I know your presence is in the room
Sometimes so strong I feel
I know that you are everywhere
And I know now that you are real

For Iíve put my trust right in your hands
My faith right in your heart
And even as I write these words
It was you that prompted me to start

To release the passion in my blood
The need to express myself
As words turn into poetry
I know that Iíve been blessed

For it is so easy for me to say
Exactly how I feel
And to compose in such a way that may
Enable us all to heal

For poetry is rhythm
It is a roaming thought
And to capture and contain this message
Is the greatest gift of all

And for this I am ever grateful
You have given me the means
To express my deepest thoughts
And all my worldly dreams

And Father I am patient
As you have taught me so
And as I wait for your next instruction
Iíve learnt now the process may be slow

For patience is a virtue
The hardest yet to face
Addiction it twofold to this
And Iíll try with all my grace

To listen to the words you send me
And feel within my heart
ďItís time for a new beginning,
Itís time for a fresh new startĒ

Youíve chipped away at all my fears
Those fears Iíve held so deep
Youíve stretched outside my comfort zone
Revealing what lies underneath

And for doing this I thank you
For I do like what Iíve found
I am the essence of love and faith
My chains have been unbound

To be the person that I am
Only you have made me so
To give love, and live in truth
You have set my world aglow

How I ever lived without you
I can no longer comprehend
The torment, the pain, the suffering
The only life that I knew then

But now you give me hope
In a way I canít explain
You have taken away the shackles
Iím learning to live again

My heart is filled with love
My life is filled with joy
I canít believe the wonder
Youíve bestowed upon my world

And all the gifts youíve given me
Since my first acceptance
Youíve made me feel so worthy
Iím so blessed with your adornment

I give to you my life
And all that I strive for
And with this I serve you fully
Like Iíve never know before

You have been the only reason
I want to wake up each day
Itís in you I have found peace
In so many different ways

And I know that youíll be with me now
Whichever road I choose
And I know with your support
That I can never ever loose

My life has taken new meaning
Each rising of the sun
For once I have a purpose
Thereís things that need to be done

We need to pull together
And cherish this life that we live
We need to encompass everything
Thereís so much more to give

I want to write all night
About how special youíve made me feel
I want to shout out to the world
This love I hold so dear

But for now Iíll count my blessings
And open up my heart
So that you can enter at your will
And never ever part

Itís in you Iíve found my freedom
My life has just begun
The world has opened up itís doors
And Iím just turning thirty one!

This is why I serve you
Because this is what youíve done
Youíve made my life worth living
Youíve found within me a person to love



If you can't read the small print on my Footprints photo, here it is..........

Footprints Prayer

Footprints in the Sand

One night I had a dream...
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
~~~~~~

If you have read this far, then have a great day/night everybody and it's so lovely to make your acquaintance. emoticon
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INEEINAZ 11/12/2013 11:30PM

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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WENDYJM4 11/12/2013 1:40PM

    love it thank you

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CARMRUN 11/12/2013 11:25AM

    Love This!

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FLORIDAGHOST 11/12/2013 9:48AM

    Great job on your blog. Thank you for sharing your poems. They tell alot. I really liked them.

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MYJOYNOW45EST 11/12/2013 9:00AM

    Hey HV!!!
Thanks again for more inspired writing. I'm so blessed to have you in my life. Your wit and wisdom are uplifting and precious. Be well today. Blessings, JOY emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLP461 11/12/2013 7:26AM

    That is just beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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SINGINGLADY47 11/12/2013 7:05AM

    emoticon You, my friend, are an excellent poet. This was so inspiring and uplifting, stating very clearly that you love our Lord and are "called according to his purpose". God bless you. Keep the poetry coming! I absolutely loved it. Judi


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THINFITKINDVGAN 11/12/2013 6:40AM

    Beautiful!

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SPERRIN2012 11/12/2013 6:01AM

    It's before 6:00am here in MA and I enjoyed your blog today. I've probably got a few more of those sections on the beach with 1 set of foot prints and I too am very grateful for the lift. Sometimes other family members and friends carry us through a time of need. Hope you have a great day/night.

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CERTHIA 11/12/2013 5:43AM

    I really love that you write poems! Thanks for sharing.
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