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The dying (a prayer)


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#1    markdohle

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

The dying
(a prayer)

Outside of time you reside O Lord,
for I now pray for all the dying,
in all times and all places,
the young and old,
those who have never known love,
for those who have,
for the rich and the poor,
for those who have done great evil,
for their victims,
their families and towns and villages,
those who where tortured to death,
and those who have tortured,
who have died from hunger,
the abused and the abusers,
the young and the old,
for those who have died alone,
in dark and cold places
with no one to mourn them,
while they are known and loved by you,
for all of these I pray my beloved,
for all are your children,
all are loved.

Only infinite mercy and love can understand,
I don’t for my love is slight and conditional,
my anger deep and desire for revenge present,
even if at times there is one to place it on.

Life forms us,
hate deforms others,
children abused can become monsters,
war begets more war,
our blood has perhaps become a deep river,
almost bottomless in its depth,
for hatred and desire for revenge
is insatiable,
only love can heal,
the balm is forgiveness
that only your grace
can bestow,
and in being forgiven,
in understanding what that means,
with the grace of self-knowledge,
can we forgive as well.

It is all grace.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

This interesting, like a history of mankind......this should be read with you "I am a soul in hell"  poem.

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If you must have  finale absolute answers, then become an  hard nosed atheist or a fundie of any religion, both seem to be black and white thinkers, and have only contempt for those who think differently.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

You need your own forum section for these Mark, I'd like to see a collection of these poems all together sometime. I'd probably just sit up here and read 'em one by one every day. :tu:

Jesus Christ - Matthew 28:18-20 said:

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 06 January 2013 - 02:01 AM, said:

You need your own forum section for these Mark, I'd like to see a collection of these poems all together sometime. I'd probably just sit up here and read 'em one by one every day. :tu:

I am glad you like them my friend.  They kind of slip out, I guess it is a way for me to be connected to another side of me that I aware of, but when writing poetry it seems to come out strong.

peace
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

I love how you say hate deforms us....

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 08 January 2013 - 07:19 PM, said:

I love how you say hate deforms us....

Yeah it makes us, or me ugly or unglier LOL.

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