How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Main Forums
 Spiritual Journeys #2
 Agreed
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: BSC   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Agreed

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


0 posted 07-16-2011 12:23 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

Agreed


Lord, for me for the “me, me, me’s,”
Forgive me for the “I, I, I’s.”
For never taking time to see
Myself through someone else’s eyes.
For only seeing other’s actions
How they personally affected me,
And living off impulse reactions –
Letting emotion rule over me.

How small I feel in the wastelands,
Amidst the ruins of my own life.
A life destroyed with my own hands –
My home, my kids, my loving wife…
In never giving of myself,
In pride I felt, in take, take, take!
All trophies on my unsupported shelf,
Under such weight it had to break.

Can two walk together lest they be agreed?
I know, my Lord, it isn’t so.
Your way provides my every need,
So please teach me, Lord, to let go.
In clinging to old wants and fears,
Myself I do not understand.
Must I walk this wilderness forty years
Denying myself Your promised land?

Oh Lord, I see my anger and my self-pity,
And in myself I know I’m weak.
Please help me past my own iniquity…
…to carefully choose what words I speak.
…to perhaps build up and not destroy.
…to learn how to cheerfully give.
…to know true love, and peace, and joy.
…to glorify you in how I live.

Michael Anderson
© Copyright 2011 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Margherita
Member Seraphic
since 02-08-2003
Posts 21103
Eternity


1 posted 07-18-2011 05:07 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Beautiful, intense prayer poem, dear Michael. There is no doubt about you being on the right Path and God walking with you sustaining you in your efforts ... to love more.

Love,
Margherita
sandgrain
Member Elite
since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


2 posted 07-18-2011 11:21 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Haven't we all walked that path of self pity?  Blessed are those who realize and see it for only they will heed correction.  
Don't be too hard on yourself, Michael.  Remember, what God forgives, we must let go, too.
May you continue to follow Christ's footsteps, bringing honor and glory to our heavenly Father.

God bless,
Rae
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


3 posted 07-21-2011 05:11 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Margherita, thank you.  Indeed, it's all about keeping my eyes focused on Him right now... He is not the one who fails us, it typically the other way around.

Sandgrain,

"Blessed are those who realize and see it for only they will heed correction"

Very true words, my friend.  Back to that forgiving one's own self again, thing.  Indeed, you are right on all counts here.  Thank you.

Michael
suthern
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Seraphic
since 07-29-99
Posts 20770
on the threshold of a dream


4 posted 08-23-2011 03:46 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm tempted to cut and paste sandgrain's response... for she said what I thought of saying.

Please help me past my own iniquity…
…to carefully choose what words I speak.
…to perhaps build up and not destroy.
…to learn how to cheerfully give.
…to know true love, and peace, and joy.
…to glorify you in how I live.

Your beautiful peom is intensely personal, but it's also universal... especially the ending prayer.

JL
Member Ascendant
since 04-01-2004
Posts 5938
Texas, USA


5 posted 04-09-2012 01:49 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Wow, there you go again!
So much wisdom in that mind of yours.
An absolute beauty of insight.

Enjoyed, my friend.


JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Main Forums >> Spiritual Journeys #2 >> Agreed Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors