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I Am Not Ashamed

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WhtDove
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0 posted 10-26-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I wrote this a long time ago and came across it in a mound of paperwork. Let me know what ya all think, as I'm sure you will. LOL


I am not ashamed of my eyes, for these are the eyes the LORD has given me to see HIS creation and HIS children.

I am not ashamed of my ears, for these are the ears the LORD has given me to hear the sounds of HIS creation, HIS truth, and HIS word.

I am not ashamed of my mouth, for it is the mouth the LORD has given me to spread HIS love to others.

I am not ashamed of my hands, for these are the hands the LORD has given me to do HIS work.

I am not ashamed of my arms, for these are the arms the LORD has given me to love others with and to hold and comfort with.

I am not ashamed of my legs, for these are the legs the LORD has given me to carry me where HE wants to go.

I am not ashamed of my feet, for these are the feet the LORD has given me to walk in HIS ways.

I am not ashamed of who I am, because this is the body the LORD has given me to do HIS work while I'm here. If I am ashamed it should be only because of the way that I use the tools that were given me, and that is always changeable. We can change it to be something we are proud of and not ashamed of.
© Copyright 1999 WhtDove - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 10-26-1999 08:40 PM       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

One should never be ashamed of who or what they are, we are all individuals and that's what makes us special
tori
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2 posted 10-26-1999 08:42 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

This is so true WhtDove... a good one to print out and keep by the full length mirror
Denise
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3 posted 10-26-1999 08:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, WhtDove. How true.

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Denise
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4 posted 10-26-1999 08:51 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Never be ashamed of what or who you are.Liked this one!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Ohme
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5 posted 10-26-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

This is very beautiful, WhtDove. We all start our life with whatever God has given us. And God doesn't make mistakes. I'd like this poem if it was so old it had a beard.

WhtDove
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6 posted 10-26-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I'll let ya all in on a litte background here.
1. Because women seem to suffer from low self esteem, and I am among them.
2. Because my best friend suffers from an awful case of it. I wrote this for her!

Ruth, Tori and Denise thank you so much!
WhtDove
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7 posted 10-26-1999 08:58 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Watcher you snuck in here on me with Ohme. Thanks very much!

LOL Ohme. I appreciate that! So true, we started with what He gave us...we came in with nothing we'll go out with nothing. Bless ya!
Dark Angel
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8 posted 10-27-1999 02:54 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

This is really beautiful Angel (((hugs)))

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Christopher
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9 posted 10-27-1999 04:25 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Hey now!!!
Sexist remark!!!
(I have a problem with my esteem sometimes too! )
But not TOO often!
Never ashamed, for we can all be only who we are, right?
WhtDove
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10 posted 10-27-1999 08:32 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

D.A. thanks girl!

Christopher, I guess men suffer from it too.
Yes, we can be who we are, the point being sometimes people don't realize just what it is that they are. Like my friend for instance. Thanks bud!
Michael
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11 posted 10-28-1999 08:12 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

So glad you shared this with us...that old piece of paper has much worth.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


WhtDove
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12 posted 10-28-1999 09:57 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thank you very much Michael! That means a lot to me! I felt kinda stupid after I wrote it. Thanks so much!
Munda
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13 posted 10-28-1999 10:20 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

WhtDove, this is ever so nice and so true. : ) Thanks for sharing this.
WhtDove
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14 posted 10-28-1999 11:26 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thank you kindly my dear Munda!
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15 posted 10-28-1999 01:36 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

WhtDove: I came across this a while back and thought you may enjoy - hope so..

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A friend asked a gentleman how it is that he never married ?

Replied the gentleman, "Well, I guess I just never met the right woman ... I guess I've been looking for the perfect girl."

"Oh, come on now," said the friend, "Surely you have met at least on girl that you wanted to marry."

"Yes, there was one girl .. once. I guess she was the one perfect girl .. the only perfect girl I really ever met. She was just the right everything .. I really mean that she was the perfect girl for me."

"Well, why didn't you marry her," asked the friend.

"She was looking for the perfect man," he said.


HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

WhtDove
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16 posted 10-28-1999 04:07 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thanks Rainbow...I did enjoy that! How true it is. I know I can dream of the perfect man, I know I'll never find him...vice versa.

Thanks for sharing that!
Balladeer
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17 posted 10-28-1999 04:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dove, this reminds me of a card I got from my ex once: "NEVER BE ASHAMED OF WHAT YOU ARE - by the way, what are you?" Thanks for bringing back the memory.
Pepper
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18 posted 10-28-1999 04:14 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Very wise and beautiful thoughts here WhtDove.This poem I shall keep.


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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
WhtDove
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19 posted 10-28-1999 05:03 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Balladeer if it's a good memory I'm always happy to help. LOL that's a good one! So what are ya? hehe


Pepper I'm flattered. Go for it! Thanks much!

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