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Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise

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WhtDove
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Why did the Good Lord tell us
To consider the ant and her ways?
What is He trying to tell us
About the message He conveys?

If you begin to consider
The things that an ant will do
Try to apply those principals
In the things of life you pursue

You soon begin to take notice
There's not much that stands in her path
Though obstacles are thrown at her
She's never defeated in wrath

She's always busy and working
Never seems to get delayed
She simply alters her path
But never is she dismayed.

Whatever you lay before her
A stick in her path on the ground
It certainly will not stop her
She simply just turns around

Look at our human frailties
To the ant we can't compare
When something is in our path
We sit in total despair

Do we try to move forward
Or try a different avenue?
We hinder upon our failure
Sit depressed, lonely and blue

We easily get frustrated
When obstacles get in our way
Instead of trying to move them
I think we just need to pray



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Jesus is the reason for the season

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Denise
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1 posted 12-12-1999 11:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I agree! Great poem, Rebecca!  

 Denise


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2 posted 12-12-1999 11:57 PM       View Profile for Femme's Father   Email Femme's Father   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Femme's Father

Surely this wisdom is a gift from above...
Imparted by the Lord to someone called WhtDove...
Beautifully written and very true.


 A man's heart often cannot see the light - because of the darkness of it's own motives.... - James David
WhtDove
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3 posted 12-13-1999 01:07 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 kindly Denise!

Femme's Father, thank you so much! I do believe you're right. I was in bed last night and the thought of the ant came to me. And as I opened the bible this morning a few more crossed my mind as well. But those are still a thought! Thanks so much!


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Jesus is the reason for the season

wayoutwalt
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4 posted 12-13-1999 02:00 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

that is so true miss dove very nice
Severn
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5 posted 12-13-1999 02:21 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wonderful!
And truth indeed.
Dark Angel
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Angel, Wow this is beautiful and so very true   Well Done Girl  

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


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Great poem WhtDove! Well written and very true - well done!
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8 posted 12-13-1999 10:18 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Yammean we're supposed to rush in and crash someone's picnic and ruin their good time just because we want what they have? Or gnaw on an innocent ankle just because it's in our path and cause great sores so everyone will know we're not to be messed with? LOL. Sorry, WhtDove... I hate ants! *G* But I like the poem!
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Wise wise words  
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Gee, Dove, I study ants every day, and watch thme and follow them and then I make it possible for them to meet their maker. I can tell you for a fact, they are MUCH smarter than we are!

Your poem is excellent and with a good, clear message. Thank you, dovey.

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I ditto all above.....wonderful message here WhtDove  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


WhtDove
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12 posted 12-13-1999 03:27 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I just want to say that I thank each and everyone of you! Thanks so very much!

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Jesus is the reason for the season

Andrew Scott
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Ants... 10 percent of the earths mass, or so I hear. I'm sure that when we humans all die out or have left this planet for anohter, it will be the ants that become the next great civilization to roam the earth. Great poem here WD... thanks for sharing.
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14 posted 12-13-1999 06:06 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

White Dove,reading your poem was like taking
a breath of fresh mountain air. But I don't
want to digress into the subject of air or
art pollution now. Just want you to know how
glad I am whenever I see poetry like this on
the internet. Format was O.K., meter well
taken care of, rhyme a little spotty, one or
two minor typos. You are a moderator and I
am only a new member, so I'm presenting my
critique with some trepidation, but certain
of your understanding.

Willem
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Andrew I know there are so many of those little buggers that I sure hope they don't take over. hehe...Thank you Andrew!

Willem thank you so much! You need not quiver about critiquing my poetry. I actually am glad that you did! If you could kindly point out my typos, cause I'm not seeing them. I really appreciate your honesty!!  Thanks Willem!


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Jesus is the reason for the season

sandgrain
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Wht. Dove, don't know where you find time to do all this, but you share a lot of insight.  Did I teach you how to do that?
Echo Rhayne
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17 posted 12-13-1999 08:37 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I agree Rebecca, well said, but of course, wouldn't expect anything less from you!  


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~


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  Great poem, wise words...fantastic, WhtDove!  

btw...nice to see your lovely face!

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


WhtDove
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19 posted 12-13-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sandgrain, learn it from you? Well, maybe some of it I'm sure! Some from God too! hehe
Thanks Mom!!

Echo thank you sweetie!

Caroline thank you, what a compliment, and the mug shot too? hahah...thanks



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Jesus is the reason for the season

Michael
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20 posted 12-13-1999 09:43 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I saw a special on ants once and the troubles they go through to achieve their goals....up to the points of sacrifice of the few for the sake of the many.  Too much detail to go into right now (does that make me a sluggard?..LOL), but I tell you, You're right on the money with this one, Rebecca.


Michael
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Tenacity...it's a good thing to have in life whether you're a person or an ant!  
WhtDove
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22 posted 12-13-1999 11:34 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL Michael. This title is actually a quote from Proverbs 6:6...that is where this poem came from. You sluggard...hehe j/k ya know.
Thank you Michael!

  Devine your right one that one! Though I'm glad I'm not an ant...squash...Thank you!


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Jesus is the reason for the season

Willem
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23 posted 12-17-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

White Dove,  I apologize profusely! There
were no typos at all in your poem about the
ants. I read through it again and couln't
find any! Must have been looking at someone
else's poem with my old eyes when I counted typos. Forgive me!

Willem  
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Willem thank you for coming back and telling me! I really appreciate that!     
No worries at all!      Merry Christmas!
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