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The Difference (can someone tell me who wrote this?)

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SnglDad
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0 posted 01-22-2000 09:10 AM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for SnglDad

I got up early one morning
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn`t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.
"Why doesn`t God help me?"I wondered.
He answered,"You didn`t ask".

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on,gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn`t show me.
He said,"But you didn`t seek."

I tried to come into God`s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided
"My child you didn`t knock".

I woke up early this morning,
and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.

This is my favorite writing of all.
Can you please tell me who wrote it?
                                         Joel

© Copyright 2000 Joel - All Rights Reserved
Skyfyre
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1 posted 01-22-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

No clue, Joel, but I've seen it too --  usually something on those little inspirational plaques at Wal-Mart!

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Nicole
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2 posted 01-22-2000 11:20 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

I have no idea either, but I might know someone who does!     I'll do some checking around and see what I can come up with.
Toerag
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3 posted 01-22-2000 01:50 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

It was written by Grace L. Naessens....she writes alot of "Spiritual Poetry" if I recall.....see ya
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with you


4 posted 01-22-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I've never heard this one before. It is so true! Wow. I really liked this. Puts me in check fast. Thanks for sharing it. -SEA
Balladeer
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5 posted 01-22-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

TOE! I'm duly impressed!!! and all this time I thought you were just another pretty face!
devina
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6 posted 01-22-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I've heard this before, and I'm glad Toe knew the answer, I sure didn't!!! Inspiring read all the same!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
 
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