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luminosity
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0 posted 12-28-2011 01:21 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for luminosity

Lord I am prickly
a cactus turned
the wrong way round.
Irritations from life's harassment
hurt more from the inside
than out.

Lord I am prickly, afraid of even
Your touch.
Attempts to shield
the promise of pain
have left my protective shield
rigid and unyielding.

Lord I am prickly
soften me...

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 12-28-2011 01:26 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, but the Lord is a harsh and judgmental sort. Good luck. Loved this poem.

~*~ If they give you lined paper, write sideways. ~*~
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2 posted 12-28-2011 01:28 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

fine writing!

(& great choice of 'UserName')
luminosity
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3 posted 12-28-2011 01:38 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

jerry, ah, sorry you see Him that way, I have found Him to be most tender...it is only that my human side holds on to my weaknesses and tries to resist Him...

dreampoet, thanks, I have been through a few names, but feel this really suits me
JL
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4 posted 12-28-2011 02:20 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

I think He softens the heart when you ask.
Be careful what you ask for, you may be in for a big change. From a prickly pear to a desert rose.

"for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything."
(1 John 3:20 ESV)

Enjoyed your write!!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

luminosity
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5 posted 12-28-2011 02:33 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

ah...thanks JL love your analogy of prickly pear to desert rose......and yeppers I will gladly pick the latter.....
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You just keep repeating that
very last line,
and it will be.



luminosity
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7 posted 12-28-2011 05:28 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

thanks sunshine....and I know...I am...sigh
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I love this very much, dear Luminosity! The mere awareness of Him loving you always, is a great "softener".

You brought back a memory from my past when someone sent me a nice arrangement of cactus plants on a certain occasion, telling me on an accompanying card that he perceived me as prickly as those cactuses. That surprised me very much, as I didn't recognize myself in that description!

Very beautiful work.

Margherita  
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"hurt more from the inside than out" - Sometimes we hurt ourselves more than the world ever could... and more so when the seepings from our aches create a shell that shuts out the very One who can soothe our hurts and restore hope. Beautiful write of pain, dear friend... Your heart is softer than you think.

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10 posted 01-17-2012 06:28 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

lol@ a cactus for a present...I guess we can be prickly at times...

thank you lady......a softy I try to be, but there are times........*shakes her head and sighs*
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