APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

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APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by Tom Watson » Sun May 04, 2008 10:20 am

A War of Choice

To what do you owe your sense of peace?
Do you blame all that surrounds you, or just one piece?
Perhaps it is your pacifist mind that sees no war,
Your selective hearing, deaf to things that should warn
That would help you know that once this peace is lost,
It may never, in this world of yours, be found.

Perhaps there is a secret place you have found
Where the only option in life is to live it in peace.
Perhaps, in your world, all is in sight, not able to be lost,
And your mind sees everything as one piece,
And your laughter drowns the voice that wants to warn
You of the truth of your own spiritual war.

You may think “there is no blood, so there is no war”.
Be careful. Others who had such sweet thoughts found,
Too late, that there was blood given, to warn
You and others that there can be no true peace
Without looking within to His gift; that small piece
Which gives understanding of the truth in the blood lost.

We are the proof of how His grace can so easily be lost.
And our choices may make His love the spoils of war.
Of all the parts of your life, which is the one piece
That helps you most to see where true love is found?
If honest you would say it is that which gives you peace
The gift that wants to guide, wants to warn…

Don’t mistake as threats these words that warn...
They are given in hope that the path will not be lost.
The spirit, His gift, wants only to lead you to true peace,
Away from a world that only wants your heart at war,
To have it cling to the natural; avoiding the place love is found.
He wants you to pick from this life’s turmoil, the given piece.

Find the gift, the purpose, the heart of God, the Piece
Sent to nurture, offer love and life in order to warn
You of the dangers, the loss, the darkness that may be found
In the valleys where fogs of pain seek to hold the lost.
Accept the life He gave for you; accept the Blood that can win the war
And bring you eternal joy in the grace of His peace.

Peace of heart comes to those who listen to love’s words that warn.
Choose the piece within that is God’s, and all darkness will be lost.
Allow Satan to wage war alone as you move on to where only Love is found.
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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by Kada » Fri May 09, 2008 6:04 am

nice, gosh it's good to read your stuff again, makes me feel all stupid and stuff. :thewave:
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Post by heinzs » Fri May 09, 2008 7:53 pm

We've missed you, Kada...

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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by Tom Watson » Sat May 10, 2008 12:39 am

Thank you Kada, but I would hope you would be smart in reading my stuff.... :wink: hehehe

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Post by Tony Fiona » Tue May 13, 2008 7:30 am

brilliant Tom
the kind of iron sharpening iron sort of thing.
" There's a race of men that can't stay still
A race that don't fit in
They break the hearts of kith and kin
and roam the world at will. " ------------Robert Service
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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by Debbie » Tue May 20, 2008 8:16 am

:bow: :bow: :bow: Amazing as always...I enjoyed this so much....
You always manage to bless me with your words....

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Post by heinzs » Sat May 24, 2008 6:58 pm

Your skill with the sestina is truly astounding, Tom. Kudos to you on this one.

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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by Tom Watson » Sat May 24, 2008 7:44 pm

Thank you Tony. I would say your estimation is right.
:angel: , as always I am blessed when I see your comments on my efforts. Thank You!
HeinzS, That is very kind of you to say. Thanks
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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by nekot » Mon May 26, 2008 10:44 pm

Enjoyed the play on words in this peace. :wink:

I just looked up (again) sestina....wow. I don't know if I could write a sestina.

Excellent poem Tom.

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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A War of Choice

Post by Mellen12 » Tue May 27, 2008 2:29 am

So wonderfully written Tom!
Thank you for sharing :wink:
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Re: APRIL 08 Challenge - A WAR OF CHOICE

Post by Tom Watson » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:44 pm

Mellen and Nekot, thanks to the both of you for your kind words. I am only sorry I failed to respond sooner.
I am moving this topic to the Spiritual Forum for permanent residency
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