my quest

September 6, 2010

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A train wreck, then a crisis
Each day on television
Lives shattered, then a movie
That tells it again
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We keep telling the story
Feed our minds with the same things
Doing the same things over
Hoping things will change
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When will we stop and listen
Seek understanding and peace
From the One who can give it
Divine intervention
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You say, I don’t believe it
Can life be different
The cycle keeps repeating 
There is nothing new
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I beg to differ
As one who was handed death
Loneliness and despair
Abandoned by mother
A father who had no hope
A life traveling in darkness
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I engaged my mind
Read ancient proverbs each day
Looked for those who were living
Studied history
I sought out understanding
From those who wanted to live
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Poetry read in the Psalms
Of a king who failed in life
Murdered, stole, and filled with lust
Was restored to joy
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You say it can’t be
It is not real, it’s a crutch
That’s the way you see
There may be information
Outside the box of your world
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No one escapes pain
We all “get it in the neck”
I’ll choose how I will respond
A gift that we have
Otherwise I am a robot
I discovered I can think
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I want to know who speaks
To the deepest hurt I have
That has been my quest so long
A longing fulfilled
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Yes, there is real hope
Delightful inheritance
Bigger than the grave
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A spirit world does exist
It will take your best thinking
To not react but inform
Be responsible
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I experience true love
Not just in the spirit world
The Proverbs have fathered me
Psalms have mothered me
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Strange combination
A secret that I have found
Two kings led with failure
Recovered with hope
Advice born out of real life
So very similar to mine
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Psalms and Proverbs
Please meditate on these words
Each person chooses
The path that they are taking
It is the freedom we have
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Darkness was turned into light
Help came flooding to my soul
I have found a “spacious place” 
In early morning
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Even if it cost all you have
Get understanding for life
Embrace wisdom and find honor
Joy for the journey
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© Terry S. Smith
September 4, 2010
Written after meditating on Psalm 16-20,
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