**FINDING FOREVERMORE** Forum Award 5.15.2005

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**FINDING FOREVERMORE** Forum Award 5.15.2005

Post by Tom Watson » Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:55 pm

Winner: Seeking the Spiritual Forum Award: May 15, 2005
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My pride tells me to pay my debt
Until I do, deny my blessings
Don’t read the Book, ignore His story
Struggle and drink your own tears
Forget salvation, it’s only a dream
Live for today, there is no forevermore

Yet my heart hears forevermore
Calling me free of debt
Trying to shake me from this dream
To wake me to the blessings
Found in the blood, the tears,
The pain and joy in my Savior’s story

So I took the book, read the story,
Found the promise of forevermore;
Stained some pages with my tears;
Lost the crushing weight of my debt
As I read the offering of blessings
And journeyed as if in a dream

Those verses, though of the nature of dream,
Were truly God’s given story
Of His eternal love and many blessings
Of His heaven and home of forevermore
Where the soul resides, free of sin’s debt,
Fulfilling what once was only a dream.

Could you cry with His tears?
Could you hold your faith above your dream?
Can you really be absolved of your debt?
Accept His gift; give in to His story,
And eternal life for your soul, forevermore,
Will be your reward and the greatest of blessings.

Through all of creation we received His blessings;
From a pillar of salt to the salt of tears
Of forgiveness; with love forevermore;
Accepting as glorious reality, not a dream,
A virgin birth, crucifixion, and His promised return story
That proclaims, with acceptance and faith freedom of sins debt.

My sins are gone, a debt paid in blood and tears;
A Lamb gave me blessings greater than any dream;
I am part of the living story of my God’s gift; forevermore.


Tom
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Post by Debbie » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:27 pm

Well dear Tom you sure took Richie words and swung them around to form such a beautiful write...
So anointed you are..
My sins are gone, a debt paid in blood and tears;
A Lamb gave me blessings greater than any dream;
I am part of the living story of my God’s gift; forevermore.
each of the colored words were taken from Richards topic on words.quote]

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Post by heinzs » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:48 pm

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Post by preston » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:21 am

A very inspiring and moving piece of poetry Tom.

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Post by bags123 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:53 am

An inspiring, emotion laden, piece of writing my friend. Makes even a non-believer understand where your head is at, in the whole conversion to christ thing. Sometimes I can see the rewards in blind obediance. The discipline to purserver regardless of the evidence. It's like, wow,.... all my questions are answered,... there's no more need for me to ponder the imponderable. I get it,... I think.
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Post by moonflower » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:23 pm

you put it all into perspective so beautifully Tom..the profound message rings out!.. :lol:
inside each soul there is music...let the music play..

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Post by Tom Watson » Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:22 am

Debbie, thanks always for your encouragement.

Heinz, with your schedules, you say a lot in your emoticons...and what you have stated here is truly appreciated.

Preston, thank you for reading and commenting so graciously.

Bags, in all seriousness, what you say means a lot to me. The most difficult part of accepting and knowing that the truth is the Word, and Jesus is the giver and taker, is, with all of that, knowing family and friends who fear that step of faith have only the pain of this world to carry them through...none of the peace that comes from encouraging the Spirit within and the knowledge that beyond death there is hope.
Thank you for the read and comment.

Thank you Moonflower. I hope others will try this challenge. I just randomly picked 6 words and built around them. One could also create an idea in their mind for a poem and find the six words that fit most consistently into the theme from the many provided in Richard's topic.

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Post by Tom Watson » Sun May 01, 2005 7:25 am

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Moved home...

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Post by Richard taylor » Sun May 01, 2005 11:00 am

A very special and rewarding write Tom, I must try one Soon. The poem is life and all that it means to us who Struggle daily to understand and except this is the start Of our existence and a beautiful one is to follow
Thank you for this.
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Post by redrobin » Sun May 01, 2005 6:25 pm

Tom, this is amazing...I always enjoy reading your poems
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Post by heinzs » Sun May 01, 2005 8:00 pm

Tom, you should post this in the "Forms in Poetry" forum as an example of a sestina.

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Post by Tom Watson » Sun May 01, 2005 9:01 pm

Thank you Richard. I hope you do, as I know yours would be outstanding.

RedRobin, so kind of you to read and comment so graciously.
Thank you.

Heinz, as you suggested very wisely, I have placed a copy in the Forms in Poety forum.... :cool:

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Post by negatvone » Mon May 02, 2005 2:39 pm

:shock: OMG...........

You might just take the trophy home this month!

Brilliant write, Tom.

Oh wait a minute.............I'm in............ oh quick hide me!..... I dropped in spiritual!?!

Arghhhhhhh! the pain is surmounting in my head..........must exit....... must hit button........ARGHHHHHHHHH
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Post by SUFFU » Tue May 03, 2005 5:11 am

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I am badly bruised,
yet there is no blood,
I screamed in agony
... and no one heard
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Post by Tom Watson » Thu May 19, 2005 11:43 am

:mrgreen: Negatv,
There is no pain here except for the darkness as it is burned away...
Give in to the joy found on this forum and the same joy can be found in your heart and the pain will be as the fog on the dawn of a new spring day...blown away to nothingness.

Thank you, Suffu, for the bump..

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