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Standing in GOD's Doorway

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Paul Hoekman
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0 posted 01-21-2000 04:51 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

I left a house a long time ago
and started on a journey,
to where and what I was looking
for I could'nt tell you,
I only knew I had to move on.

I walked,I hiked for miles and years
around, over and through mountains,
valleys,rivers,lakes and oceans.
Up and down highways, gravel roads
seering heat, waist high snow with
air so cold it took my breath away.

Until I found a town called Grace
with the Motto:"Seek his face".
I spent alot of time walking
fourty blocks, looking behind to make sure
I wouldn't get lost and could always go back.

I found a road called Hope Way and no longer
did I care where I came from but felt only
desire for where I was going.
I was drawn to take off my hiking boots
now torn, dirty and worn as well as my pack
now filled with all that I had and collected
along the way and left them on the corner.

I walked down the soft, smooth, warm road
for many miles still, until I was drawn to a
house much like the one I left so long ago.
There was a man on the porch who invited me up.
So I grabbed the rail and climbed the ten stairs
to the top. As I reached the porch I looked up
and found myself standing inside the doorway
with a feeling of complete peace,joy,love,hope,
comfort,safe within the door jam I stood looking
in through his eyes wanting to enter but paralyzed
in all the feelings until a voice called and said
ENTER, I can't I don't know how
JUST ASK THE MAN INSIDE OF YOU
was the only clue
JUST ASK and the man said,
HE IS OUR FATHER,
HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE NEED
HE JUST LIKES TO HEAR IT FROM YOU.
Father may I come in?
WELCOME HOME MY SON.





[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-24-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 01-21-2000 04:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful, Paul. The journey of a lifetime! Very well done!

Denise
Marilyn
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2 posted 01-21-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I write this reply as the goose pimples slowly disappear from my skin. I have taken that journey my friend. I have found my home, there are times when I wander too far from that house but I always am shown the path home. Well done.
SnglDad
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3 posted 01-21-2000 05:17 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

I THINKS ME LIKES THE OTHER ONE BETTER  
GOOD JOB PAUL
THANX FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS
JOEL

Nan
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4 posted 01-22-2000 07:26 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is really a wonderful piece of work, Paul... You have an innate wisdom that I see surfacing more and more with each of your poems.... Nice format too...
Munda
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5 posted 01-22-2000 08:02 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

A wonderful poem Paul. Liked it a lot  
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 01-22-2000 09:44 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

You've said so very much with this one Paul...nice posting  
Paul Hoekman
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7 posted 01-23-2000 09:00 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Thanks again everyone for all the nice
words. I was led not to sing song and rhymn
this like I usually do, the Spirit wanted me to just get the Idea down.
Thanks again ,YOU ARE ALL THE BEST
and I'm just glad to be here.
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 01-23-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Paul-

We are glad to have you here.
This piece touched my heart in a very
special way.  
Beautifully done.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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whiskey
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9 posted 01-24-2000 07:01 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Paul this is wonderful what a journey, Thankyou so much for all your replies to my poems
Tara Simms
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10 posted 01-24-2000 09:33 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Paul, I must be PMS'ing because this has me crying.    How many times have we longed to hear those words but didn't know how to ask?  Beautiful!  Absolutely beautiful!
WhtDove
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11 posted 01-24-2000 10:45 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Paul this was fantastic! He always welcomes us in! Please won't you grace us with your wonderful works in Spiritual?  The road is long the burdens heavy, come unto me all you who are heavy laden and I shall give you rest!

 <*\\\><    
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




[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 01-24-2000).]
Meadowmuse
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12 posted 01-24-2000 10:48 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Smiling. Wonderful work you've shared with this Paul.

Dear LadyClaire


Paul Hoekman
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13 posted 01-28-2000 01:49 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Thanks!
          Meadow
               Dove
    Tara              Nan
           Whiskey
  Marge              Hoot

CLUSTER OF ANGELS! ! ! ! !
tracie66
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14 posted 01-29-2000 12:17 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Sometimes I've gone far from home but always managed to find my way back...Paul this is beautiful....Tracie  
Elizabeth Santos
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15 posted 01-29-2000 03:23 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wonderful poem, Paul
Enjoyable to read
Liz
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16 posted 02-04-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for WendyLynne   Email WendyLynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WendyLynne

Paul,

I keep coming back to this one.  

It seems that although I began my journey first - birth order wise, that is - you passed me somewhere along the way and now I am following you.  And what a wonderful journey it is.

Although that road may not always be smooth and warm, this helps me to remember that all I ever have to do to get over the rough patches is to remember that God's door is open for everyone, always.

Hope to see you back here soon.  It soothes the soul.

WendyLynne
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17 posted 02-04-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Paul, this is fantastic......(she types through the tears) Just wonderful!-SEA
Paul Hoekman
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18 posted 02-08-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Thanks!
WendyLynne,
Elizabeth,
SEA,
Replys from you guys
means so very much!!
I suppose if #5 is now closed I look
forward to seeing you all in #6.
So for now goodbye
My generous #5
 
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