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My Suit of Armor...

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Gentle Soul
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0 posted 08-26-99 12:58 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gentle Soul

My belt is tight, snug around my waist.
My breast plate is there, beaten, but in place.
My shoes are tore, tattered but there.
My shield burnt, by life's dragon lair.

My helmet is in tact, perfect and round.
fits nice on my head, never the ground.
My sword is long, shiny but blunt.
I've hit many things, its growth I stunt

I hand the maker, my armor full
I sit and wait, patience is my tool
he hands me new,shiny I say
perfect, but can I afford pay?

I ask his price, he turns with a smile.
Just your visit has made it worthwhile
Puzzled, I ask, how could you mean?
This is free? So perfect, and clean?

"Yes warrior, I need you in the fight.
The Son is coming, like thief of night.
round all of man, and get them dressed
bring them to me, I'll handle the rest."

So I put on my helmet, Oh so bright!
Then my breastplate, that gleams in the light.
My shoes are perfect, so I'll stand
Shield and Sword, I grip in Hand.

Ready for battle, he had a tip.
"dont turn around, and surely dont slip"
as I walked for the plain door
he handed me fruit, "see there's more"

"you have to plant these" stern in his eye.
"this will draw people, they wont deny
You'll reep what you sow, Take care now.
Go forth, spread the word, teach them how."

"It wont be easy, and its not smooth
come to me, those rugged dents, I'll soothe
I'll make you clean again, all for free
go forth to man, and speak of me."

So I went out to tell them of God
with peace on my feet oh he did shod
my sword is his word, sharp and bright
and here I am shinin my light

Oh, I do stumble, and yes I fall
please believe me! and just read this all
My armor is beat, everyday
Im human in most everyway.


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[This message has been edited by Gentle Soul (edited 08-26-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Gentle Soul - All Rights Reserved
DreamEvil
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1 posted 08-26-99 01:00 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Little sister,
              You were well inspired by the Lord when you wrote this one. Terrific job, I'm very proud of you.  

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
                                                             DreamEvil©


wayoutwalt
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2 posted 08-26-99 01:02 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

tiz nice that no matter how battered we feel if our heart is sincere the Holy Ghost will take over and channel us for God's will. Can't mess up i love that i can trust that. you have written a poem that touches me deeply thanks
Gentle Soul
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3 posted 08-26-99 01:02 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thank you big brother..
I give God the glory.. He is a great and mighty God. and tho I stumble and trip up.. I pray my faith will always stay strong

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Gentle Soul
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4 posted 08-26-99 01:03 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thanks Walt.. God just flowed through my pen this time.. I honestly believe it

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Alwye
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5 posted 08-26-99 01:13 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Beautiful beautiful work, Gentle Soul.  I enjoyed this.  

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*Krista Knutson*

I see the world through the loving eyes of my heart, and suffer the pain of unfulfilled visions. -- Daniel L. Miller


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6 posted 08-26-99 02:55 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Well done Angel...loved it!!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
WhtDove
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7 posted 08-26-99 11:31 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hey there Gentle Soul. I really don't know what words to use here. Spectacular, Splendid. Beautiful, Most Excellent! You brought tears to my eyes. I absolutely just loved it!!!! No doubt the Spirit is the guide here! God Bless ya Hon!!!
This is our Gospel Armour!

[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 08-26-99).]
hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 08-26-99 11:34 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very nicely written. This is a wonderful piece of work.
Gentle Soul
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9 posted 08-26-99 12:07 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

thank you to all...
WhtDove, I know it had to be spirit led... I was depressed, couldnt write about happy stuff, but God pulled me thru, and then I couldnt sleep! heheh.. but Im fine now..

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WhtDove
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10 posted 08-26-99 09:03 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

No doubt sweetie! This was so good I had to come back and read again. It belongs on TOP!!!
Gentle Soul
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11 posted 08-27-99 12:00 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thank you WhtDove...

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Kelly
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12 posted 08-27-99 11:38 AM       View Profile for Kelly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kelly

Thanks! I loved it.
Sunshine
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13 posted 08-27-99 12:02 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ahh, St. Joan, well done!

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Gentle Soul
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14 posted 08-27-99 12:21 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thanks

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WhtDove
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15 posted 08-29-99 05:23 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I thought so much of this poem I wanted to see it go to the top one more time!
I want to make a not here. Gentle Soul told me about the line of don't turn around. God is protecting our back, the armour protects our front. If we turn, we turn our back on God! I thought was a good point!!
Gentle Soul
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16 posted 08-30-99 12:42 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thanks WhtDove

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Pepper
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17 posted 08-30-99 10:52 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I am becoming a 'Gentle Soul Addict';the more I read the more I need! What a talent you are!!!

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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18 posted 08-30-99 10:58 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

It's wonderful, Gentle Soul. Glad to hear you spread the word.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Gentle Soul
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19 posted 08-30-99 02:04 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thanks! wow.. so many replies. it excites me! hehe..

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PhaerieChild
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20 posted 08-30-99 02:12 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

The Lord said to spread His Word and He blessed you with a wonderful talent for doing His Work.

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Words lay dormant in the recesses of the mind til called forth to a labor of love. By WildChild

Gentle Soul
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21 posted 08-30-99 04:05 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Thanks Wild Child
and Thanks Pepper
and thanks to all Im overwhelmed with the response

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Gentle Soul
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22 posted 08-31-99 12:58 AM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

Just going back. reading my piece again and my replies.. Idunno, the nite I wrote this.. I was depressed.. I just cant explain how I did it.. the only explanation would be God, and only God..

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23 posted 10-04-2002 05:06 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Ah the genesis of Spiritual Journeys can be found here. Enjoyed!
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