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What is Your Religion?

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-24-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

What is Your Religion?

What is written in your soul?
What is in your tenetís brew?
Religion need not be defined
But it is well defined in you

It rises with the morning sun
It is the do of your command
It beats in chambers of your heart
And dwells within the mind and hand

Every moment of the day
Is a reflection of your soul
It is a mirror to the self
It is a voice of spiritís goal

Live your faith and live your love
And ask not why of lifeís delight
Or of the pain or of the joy
Or of the darkness of the night

Give to others of yourself
And in their dark a candle burn
For faith is in the practiced word
And peace will then to you return

The truth appears in light of day
In flowers of your planted seed
No need to tell of your belief
Your faith is spoken in your deed

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-24-2000).]
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Songbird
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1 posted 02-24-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Very beautifully spoken, the last line is the clencher. Our lives are read more than the book.
Janet Marie
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2 posted 02-24-2000 10:32 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Elizabeth, this is absolutly beautiful..and very inspiring...a wonderful declaration. you have such a gift of expression.
take care, janet marie

 ...there are places inside all our souls...
that have never been touched...
there are places inside our hearts...
that need to be loved this much...
Janet Marie

*I miss you baby...
I love you, always.*

WhtDove
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Word of truth here Liz! DC Talk, a christian aritist group says it all...

The single most cause of atheism in the world today is...

People ackowledge Jesus with their lips,
And then walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle.

That is what an unbelieving world, simply finds unbelievable.


 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
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4 posted 02-24-2000 12:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Wise words, beautifully written, as always.
Denise
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5 posted 02-24-2000 12:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This says it all, Elizabeth! Very well done!

Denise
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6 posted 02-24-2000 12:44 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Actions do speak louder than words. *S* Well done, Elizabeth!
Martie
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7 posted 02-24-2000 01:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You have spoken so well what I believe to be.  Your writing is super!!!
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 02-24-2000 02:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for your replies. Didn't know if this one would be debated. Nice to see your computers working, Denise, and Martie, when you compliment my writing, Isimply shiver.WhiteDove, I think this applies to any religion
Thank you all
Liz
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9 posted 02-24-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Very well said Liz.  Lovely poem.  
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 02-24-2000 06:06 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
The quality of your writing has not changed.
Excellent piece.
Marge Tindal
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11 posted 02-24-2000 07:27 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

Elizabeth, my friend~

What inspiration you've penned with this one.
It is calm and serene ... and that's what our 'religion' does for us.

It matters not by what name
one may call their 'greater power'
... as long as they have one.

You are quite a lady.
~*Marge*~


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Corinne
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12 posted 02-24-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

This takes religion a step further than a lot of us take the time to look...Wonderful!

Corinne
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13 posted 02-24-2000 07:43 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is religious poem, that everyone can benifit from Liz...well said!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 02-24-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy, glad you liked this. Marge and Corinne, you understand, Eloise and Devina, thank you both for reading so much of my poetry and for your comments
Liz
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15 posted 04-28-2000 07:24 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

I think this one is so profound....as long as you have something to believe in, that belief will guide you and keep you ever. What beautiful picture you paint with this one.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie



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