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Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

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Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

Post by Courageous » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:18 am

This is a poem that my mother wrote in 1974. I have it to memory. I felt led to share it with my Shack family:

*prepares fingers*

I had a dream not long ago
That still seems real to me.
There I was with Jesus
On the road to Calvary.

Being in a different place,
At first I was afraid.
But then I saw a wooden cross,
As on the ground it lay.

"This", I thought, "Must be the cross,
Intended for my King."
I started pleading with the crowd,
"Don't do this awful thing!"

No one seemed to see me
And my pleadings went unheard.
"He really is the King", I cried
"Please listen to His Word."

The crowd was shouting loudly,
The soldiers were unkind.
They pushed and shoved in front of me,
It seemed that they were blind.

They made my Lord pick up His cross
And forced Him on His way.
I reached to help, but stumbled
And at His feet I lay.

Ashamed and full of sorrow
My tears began to fall.
I knew to save me from my sins
My Lord would give his All.

With gentle hand He dried my tears
I saw a Loving smile.
Determined then, I'd walk with Him
That last, long dreary mile.

Through mobs of mocking, angry people
At last we reached the hill.
He spoke no words in protest,
This was His Father's Will.

They nailed Him to the Cross,
A crown of thorns upon His head.
In spite of pain and anguish,
"Father, forgive them.", He said.

Before my eyes, still in this dream
He bowed His head and died.
But, I was glad that I'd been there,
And that He knew I tried.

When I awoke that morning,
My eyes still wet with tears.
I knew my walk with Him would go
Through all the coming years.

And though this debt of Love,
I never can repay,
I pray to God to help me share
His Love along the way.

~Martha Rose Weathers 1974
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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Cathy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:31 am

Cyndi, that is a great poem, so meaningful and well written. Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Courageous » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Thank you Cathy...I'll tell my mom that I shared it here and that you liked it.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Cathy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:28 pm

That would be good. :)

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Arus » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:44 pm

Wow, that is really good Cyndi!! Your mum is quite a poet!!
In the cracks of an earthquake, new flowers grow.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Courageous » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:24 am

I think it is the only poem she ever wrote. Thanks Peni!

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Arus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:25 pm

What a pity!!
In the cracks of an earthquake, new flowers grow.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Courageous » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:30 pm

Have any of you ever had a dream about Jesus? (that you can remember)

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Arus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:32 pm

No, I have only had a nightmare about the other one. Scared me for weeks!
In the cracks of an earthquake, new flowers grow.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Courageous » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:39 pm

Ohhhh... those nightmares! I can remember some as though they happened last night. I rarely recall my regular dreams. I really only recall my nightmares due to the frightening nature of them. Sounds like a few here share that reality. I know we all dream...but I only can remember nightmares. I guess that's because we usually wake abruptly in the middle of them.

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