Poems

A Child of God Looking to See

A CHILD OF GOD LONGING TO SEE HIM BELOVED BY:  MADAME JEANNE GUYON   There’s not an echo round me, But I am glad should learn, How pure a fire has found me, The love with which I burn. For none attends with pleasure To what I would reveal; They slight me out of...

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A Figurative Description

A Figurative Description of the Procedure of Divine Love (In Bringing a Soul to the Point of Self-renunciation and Absolute Acquiescence) BY:  MADAME JEANNE GUYON   ‘Twas my purpose, on a day, To embark, and sail away. As I climb’d the vessel’s side,...

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A Sacrifice Unto Thee, Oh Lord

A SACRIFICE UNTO THEE, OH LORD BY:  ROGER D. COFFMAN, SR. JUNE 22, 2009         A SACRIFICE I WILL BE, JUST AS YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. I’LL LAY MY LIFE DOWN FOR OTHERS TO SEE… THE PERFECTED WORK OF THEE. I’LL LISTEN WHEN ONE IS IN NEED. I WILL HEAR THEIR HEART’S PLEA....

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Acquiescence of Pure Love, The

THE ACQUIESCENCE OF PURE LOVE BY:  MADAME JEANNE GUYON   Love! if thy destined sacrifice am I, Come, slay thy victim, and prepare thy fires; Plunged in thy depths of mercy, let me die The death which every soul that lives desires!   I watch my hours, and see them...

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Are You My Brother

ARE YOU MY BROTHER? BY:  MARIBETH SCHLOBOHM   Ephraim, you call me your brother, Judah, But in the city of peace, Jerusalem, You crusaded, locked us in and Sang songs of praise to your god, Calling us pagan, Burning us to the ground, And, God, who is King of all...

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Are You Seeking Advice?

ARE YOU SEEKING ADVICE? BY:  MARTY In a multitude of counselors – there supposedly is safety, But there are some exceptions – that all of us should see. If I’m picking and choosing – until I’ve found one I like, If that’s what...

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Aspiration of Soul after God

ASPIRATIONS OF THE SOUL AFTER GOD BY:  MADAME JEANNE GUYON   My Spouse! in whose presence I live, Sole object of all my desires, Who know’st what a flame I conceive, And canst easily double its fires! How pleasant is all that I meet! From fear of adversity free,...

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Behold the Lamb

BEHOLD, THE LAMB BY:  ROGER D. COFFMAN, SR. JUNE 20, 2009       Behold, the Lamb that was slain for you and me. He paid the price on Calvary that we would be free. Behold, the Lamb that heals and cleanses thee. He willingly died that we could see eternally. The love...

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Cedar of Lebanon

CEDAR OF LEBANON BY:  MARIBETH SCHLOBOHM   You say you want to be a Cedar of Lebanon But do you really have what it takes? Do you really want to Push through solid rock with the strength of ten men, Searching deep for living water? Or, Stand firm against any...

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Choices

CHOICES BY:  MARIBETH SCHLOBOHM   The choices weren’t sacrifices or fake And they were mine to make I wanted a college education more than a wedding ring, Knew that learning could cost me everything.   For every choice, there is a consequence Touching past, present...

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Circling the Drain

CIRCLING THE DRAIN BY:  MARIBETH SCHLOBOHM   Too many lives lived Circling the drain, Clockwise, counter-clockwise, It’s all the same.   The force of gravity weighing down, No light to be found, Drugs, prostitution, hate, Never getting it straight.   Wasted lives...

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Cloud of Lavender

CLOUDS OF LAVENDER BY:  JEANNIE DIAZIO  Clouds of lavender across the sky Precious memories before my eyes The presence of grace surrounding me Unconditional love ever so sweet Tears of laughter, smiles of joy Amidst your glamour that I adore Acclaiming the glory that...

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