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The Tables Have Turned

Post by gordy » Thu Feb 06, 2003 5:20 am

The Tables Have Turned

Jesus entered my temple
Destroying darkness with the light
Overturning my tables
Scattering my coin collection on the floor
Exposing the bubblegum sins underneath
Unknowingly growing and collecting out of sight

The sticky sins He reveals
Cling hard as I steadily scrape away
Seemingly making more of a mess, as I progress
Some of the older ones are hard and unyielding
Unwilling to let go of their prey
Yet slowly I scrape away more every day

Then friends would say (in their friendly way)
"There's nothing wrong with gum",
(As they search the floor for coins I need no more)
"These are good pieces
Don't waste them, pick them back up
Chew'em again, and hey, give me some"

But I'll scrape on, and as each day is done
I'll go into my closet, briefly pausing
Then getting out my old comforter
I'll cover up all the scars
That the scraping and scratching is causing

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The Tables Have Turned

Post by gordy » Thu Feb 06, 2003 8:47 pm

<img border="0" alt="[Crying]" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Crying]" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> all day long and not one single response <img border="0" alt="[Crying]" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Crying]" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> ............I'm such a baby..... <img border="0" alt="[Crying]" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Angel]" title="" src="graemlins/angel.gif" />

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Post by kimmyjean » Thu Feb 06, 2003 9:12 pm

Great poem Gordy.......havent seen a post from you in awhile....love your work...... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> Hope that dries those tears.......
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Post by gordy » Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:20 am

thanks kimmy <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

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Post by Twofeathers » Fri Feb 07, 2003 5:13 am

Great job Gordy!!! <img border="0" alt="[TheWave]" title="" src="graemlins/thewave.gif" /> Some of us are a bit slow. Keep 'em coming!!!


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Post by Moongem » Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:41 am

<img border="0" alt="[Valentine]" title="" src="graemlins/valentine.gif" /> I'm a baby, too, Gordy...love this piece, the gum metaphor is unique and your words bring it all together, "sticking" the reader to your struggle, but also scraping a layer or two off their own tables capsized... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[ThumbsUp]" title="" src="graemlins/thumbsup.gif" />

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Post by bags123 » Fri Mar 14, 2003 8:22 am

"Stickey Sins" -Great, I loved it.

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Post by determined » Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:01 pm

I like thi s Gordy, and I can relate. You have pictured my thoughts with your words.

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Post by jacx1938 » Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:17 pm

What Moongem said, lol?

Jim. <img border="0" alt="[BowDown]" title="" src="graemlins/notworthy.gif" />

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Post by Grandma Moses » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:17 pm

Gordy,

I enjoyed Writing Out the Storm so much that I am reading through your other postings. You are truly the metaphor man.

I also believe in starting over. The scars cover the past errors.

Keep writing. :bow:

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Re: The Tables Have Turned

Post by IMSANE » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:40 pm

gordy wrote:The Tables Have Turned

Jesus entered my temple
Destroying darkness with the light
Overturning my tables
Scattering my coin collection on the floor
Exposing bubblegum sins underneath
Unknowingly growing and collecting out of sight

The sticky sins He reveals
Cling hard as I steadily scrape away
Seemingly making more of a mess, as I progress
Some of the older ones are hard and unyielding
Unwilling to let go of their prey
Yet slowly I scrape away more every day
Wow...incredible...God is revealing a sin of mine to me right now this week...It took me quite a while and a lot of heartache for a lot of people to finally listen to him and I hope I can be strong enough to stop the sinning...I don't know why it is that I have to learn the hard way....

Confession...I am a drunkard...My friends are not drunkards...I don't want to be a drunkard anymore...I still need alcohol...I still fight for my right to party...I will continue to fight for my friends' right to party but I have to do it sober because I have a drinking problem...I black out...What I did Tuesday night (I had to be told what I did) is inexcusable and I just can't do that anymore. Sorry if I'm thread hijacking I don't know what that is (just guessing as to the meaning) but your poem inspired me to write this...Thank you for the first step...
"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." Ayn Rand

"Sorrow has it's reward. It never leaves us where it found us......The cup our Father hath given, shall we not drink it and learn the lessons He teaches" Mary Baker Eddy

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Post by gordy » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:37 am

i used to have blackouts too! looking back i realize how scary that is.......there were weekend after weekend when i would wake up on sunday and not remember the ride home and find my car parked a little crooked(or a lot crooked) out front........ the first step is admitting the problem but i have to tell you something you might not like :cry: ......you will have to stop hanging out with people who drink.......it will be hard and may seem impossible at first but it is a good way to find out who your friends really are..........if people will hang out with you and respect the fact that you cant be around alcohol right now, then they are your true friends but if they stop hanging around you and drop you as a friend because you dont want them to drink around you then, in reality, the love their alcohol more than you....... :shock: ............its harsh to think this way and many people including myself would say, i can quit and still hang out with people who drink, but the temptation is too dangerous and too strong.........anyway ive rambled too much..........find someone to keep you accountable and read the bible and pray every day..........tell yourself each day that you can make it through this day without a drink and you can! god bless you and i will talk to hya later :mrgreen:
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My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

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Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

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Post by IMSANE » Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:58 am

Thanks Gordy...I don't want to give up my friends though...I really love to party a lot and don't want to give it up...Drunks don't bother me at all...As long as I have a jug of water with me at all times, I really truly think I can do it...there is a large jug of Arizona Iced Tea that is perfect for the occasion once emptied and refilled with water...I also have another incentive...I want to lose 100 pounds in a year and alcohol will not help me with that goal...I really want to test my willpower on this...I will most definately pray...Oh by the way your reply reminded me of a popular song..."please tell me why-y-y, my car is in the front yard, and I'm, sleeping with my clothes on, I came in through the window last night and your gone go-o-one. Can we forget about, the things I said, when I was drunk, I didn't mean to call you that" Sorry I just love that song. Your poem is really great. The timing for me is awesome. Just what I needed.
"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong." Ayn Rand

"Sorrow has it's reward. It never leaves us where it found us......The cup our Father hath given, shall we not drink it and learn the lessons He teaches" Mary Baker Eddy

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Post by gordy » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:45 am

i remember that song............i dont remember who sang it ........three doors down maybe or nickelback.........??? i cant recall......anyway in my opinion you are setting yourself up for failure, its like a gambler hanging out at the race track saying i just like horses........i know its not impossible that you might be able to control yourself but why take the risk???? anyway i will be praying that whatever you do it is in gods will and that you are successful at all your goals and desires......... :mrgreen:
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My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

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Post by Debbie » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:14 pm

a wonderfu write Gordy..but then again all of your work is so good...
enjoyed it very much.
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