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Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Courageous » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:43 pm

Peni? Could you edit the title of this thread to, "Your Favorite Poems" please? I meant for it to be a thread where we post our favorite poems.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Doggie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:07 pm

I don't know if you would call it a dream. When I was in a coma for two weeks I spent a lot of time with Jesus and also some time with the Holy Spirit. I had already experienced God the father when I almost died 5 years earlier.
It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Cathy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:52 pm

I remember some dreams and some nightmares.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Judy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:26 pm

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Arus » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:24 pm

Courageous wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Peni? Could you edit the title of this thread to, "Your Favorite Poems" please? I meant for it to be a thread where we post our favorite poems.
Cyndi, I'm still trying to figure out how to change it.
In the cracks of an earthquake, new flowers grow.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Doggie » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:25 am

Not sure of the title or author. I memorized this when I was 10 and have often thought of it when things looked too hard.

If you've tried and have not won,
Never stop for crying.
All that's good and great is done,
Just by patient trying.

Though the sturdy oak has known,
Many winds that bowed her.
She has risen up and grown
Loftier and prouder.

If by easy work you beat
Who the more shall prize you?
Gaining victory from defeat,
That's the test that tries you.
It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

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Re: Favorite Poem

Post by Judy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:02 pm

He took a rag, a bone and a hank of hair
And made himself a woman there.
We called her the woman who did not care
But the tramp, he called her his lady fair
Even as you and I.

I am posting this from memory which may be off a bit.

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Re: Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

Post by Papalovesyou » Wed May 10, 2017 5:42 pm

Not sure if it's a favorite, but this is something I wrote in a darker time:

A smile

A smile,
freely given,
shared,
lightens loads,
heals wounds,
bringing joy,
a ray of hope,
touching a heart,
reaching out,
showing love,
itself reflected to the giver,
reflected, reflection,
a benediction,
a moment,
frozen in time,
treasured forever.

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Re: Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

Post by Papalovesyou » Wed May 10, 2017 5:45 pm

And another:

FLY FREE!

I await with mind open,
mouth closed,
As images form,
And fall upon the page.
Men can chain me,
beat me down,
throw me in a cage,
of their own design,
and choosing,
but I fly free,
my mind,
my soul,
MY choice,
Cannot be bound!

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Re: Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

Post by Cathy » Wed May 10, 2017 5:53 pm

I really like the first one and the second one is good too.

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