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Tween Heaven & Hell

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Femme's Father
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0 posted 12-31-1999 11:50 AM       View Profile for Femme's Father   Email Femme's Father   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Femme's Father

This was written in  response to one of the poems in the forum and my wife read it and decided we need to post it for others to read...

A life has a beginning, it also has an end...
And what hurts the very most is when
Our life's in the middle, --
We're looking at both ends'
We look back upon our youth,
Wish we still were there..
And yet the unpleasant things of youth-
bring "Fear", and tell us we don't "Dare".

We then look forward, at the future--
There's nothing there but "Old"...
Please, "LIFE" - stop dragging me..
You're making me feel "Cold"..!!
I see the bodies once so agile-
Now bent, & weak & bowed...
Please "LIFE"- quit pushing me..
Down that feeble "Road"
Somehow I feel insecurity "Here"..
And once again, here comes "Fear"-

So I'm caught in youth, behind strong bars,
And I'm miserable, can't we see.???
Caught up-here in the middle..
Somewhere between "A" and "Z"..
Time is your "Key"-"Patience" learn well-
We're here on "Earth", tween "Heaven & Hell".
There's always that struggle,
Gotta' deal with that "Fear"--
Of the "beginning" behind us-
And the "End" is too "Near".!!!

Jesus said, "Fear NOT - for I am the "Beginning and the End"...God Bless You-- May you find yourself & Him...


 A man's heart often cannot see the light - because of the darkness of it's own motives.... - James David


© Copyright 1999 James H. David - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-31-1999 12:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, FF and so full of truth and reality! Thanks so much for posting this! He is truly our only refuge from the past, present and future...the longing for the past, the labor of the present and fear of the future or unknown.  I can wish no one anything better than Him!

 Denise

maedavid
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since 12-29-1999
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Carrollton, TX, USA


2 posted 12-31-1999 02:47 PM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

I can relate to this one.  You would like to do one thing but you are drawn to do what you really don't want to do because of good conscience.  Don't know which way will go yet.  For some, life is spent giving to others and to heck with what you want.  I lift a toast to all who are in that boat.  Happy New year.

 The only way to know Love, is to Know God.
maedavid
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3 posted 01-01-2000 10:02 AM       View Profile for maedavid   Email maedavid   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for maedavid

This one is too good to miss so I am sending it back to the top.
Echo Rhayne
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4 posted 01-01-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

FF, you outdid yourself with this one, it is truly wonderful.  It speaks to me greatly!  I hope it does others as well!!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 01-01-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I guess maybe this is why I try to live each day for itself....live for the moment.  I always try to plan a bit for tomorrow, just to stay "organized" and on the right path so to speak, but living in the past is definately no good - we can't undo what has been done.  Looking TOO far down the road is quite depressing!  Therefore, my opinion is to live for TODAY!  I think God would want us to enjoy every day for what it is worth....

If we spend "today" worrying about "yesterday" or "tomorrow".....then "today" will pass us by, and we will not have enjoyed it, or accomplished a darn thing!  I think worry is Satan's way of eating up our productivity!  What a waste of time it is !!!!   Our lives here are too short - we live once - I say make every darn moment count !  

Okay, I'll just pass the offering plate here........yep.....thank you thank you......LOL !    

 - - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do...- - pFF  




[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 01-01-2000).]
Balladeer
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6 posted 01-01-2000 06:27 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I would like to put my two cents in, but I just dropped them in Femme's offering plate! I'll just say "wonderfully written". and mean it sincerely.
Michael
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7 posted 01-01-2000 07:11 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Very well said, James.  I ditto all the responces, here.  "Worry not for the morrow..."  certainly words to live by.  I think the pain of being in the middle eases somewhat when you know for sure where the ending is going to place you, also...
Great poem.

Michael
Martie
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8 posted 01-01-2000 07:21 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I think there is alot to learn from the past, but to dwell there for too long takes pleasure from the minute.  I agree with Femme, that now is where importance is and how we use it builds tomorrow.

FF-thought provoking poem.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
WhtDove
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9 posted 01-02-2000 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

WOW!  WOW!  WOW!  Words of wisdom!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


devina
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10 posted 01-02-2000 05:04 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

very true sentiments here, so I say back to the top for more to enjoy!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Toerag
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11 posted 01-02-2000 08:43 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Very nicely done.....guess this is just an example of why you have such a fine daughter.....
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 01-02-2000 08:57 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Well written and true for many. I live today and today only, but today was built on yesterday and on dreams of the future.
Loved the poem
Liz
Nan
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13 posted 01-02-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice, James..
...To be happy with who we are... is the solution to so many of life's dilemmas, is it not???
 
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