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  • #114886
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @andrew Okay, just thought I’d ask. It’s okay. πŸ™‚


    @naiya-dyani
    Yeah, it is!! Thanks for pointing that out.


    @eitan
    You’re welcome.

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #115357
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer ( please tag some others who think might like this)

    Two poems this week!

    This one is another ‘spontaneous inspiration’ one. As always, enjoy, critique and, if you want to, post one of your own.

    Between Your Headphones

    Between your headphones there are eyes
    Hiding by disguise what’s really on the inside
    Down deep in your bones there is pain
    But you have to fain smiles o’er the tears you’ve cried

    Holding that cellphone in your hand
    You think that you’ve banned all entrance to your heart
    All that you have known you forget
    Hiding in your jacket, this painful world you depart.

    We know the world’s a hard place to live
    It takes more than it gives and leaves you empty
    I know some people get abusive
    They speak deceptive words with no charity
    But we are here, with love so sincere
    Ready to take the pain, help strength to regain
    Ready to stand for you when your heart has died
    Oh, we are here, with hearts open wide

    Outside those headphones there’s a song
    Sung all the day long by hearts wanting to love you
    Inside your heart groans but there’s hope
    Someone there to help you cope when all the pains ensue

    Beyond that cellphone there are those
    Ready to expose to you how much they are willing to
    Show you some unknown parts inside
    Times when they have cried, wanting to show love to you

    We know the world’s a hard thing to face
    It drains your strength and faith. It saps your courage
    We know some people give you no space
    Their words cannonade you with no mercy
    But we are here, with love so sincere
    Ready to take the pain, help strength to regain
    Ready to stand for you when your heart has died
    Oh, we are here, with hearts open wide

    Lift off the headphones, Listen to
    Music you never knew ringing in the air
    Melody over despair, the notes of joy
    Hope sends envoy of love you never foreknew

    Lower that cellphone Look around
    Faces abound that want to treasure you
    Though they be few, their hearts will show love true
    Maybe renew your love for those around.

    We know the world’s a hard place to live
    It takes more than it gives and leaves you empty
    I know some people get abusive
    They speak deceptive words with no charity
    But we are here, with love so sincere
    Ready to take the pain, help strength to regain
    Ready to stand for you when your heart has died
    Oh, we are here, with hearts open wide

    We know the world’s a hard thing to face
    It drains your strength and faith. It saps your courage
    We know some people give you no space
    Their words cannonade you with no mercy
    But we are here, with love so sincere
    Ready to take the pain, help strength to regain
    Ready to stand for you when your heart has died
    Oh, we are here, with hearts open wide

    We’ll hug you. Stand up for you when
    They’ve arisen against you to harm.
    We’ll love you. Fight hard when you can’t
    Pray our hearts are constant. We are
    We are right here for you.

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #115358
    Dakota
    @dakota

    Here’s the second one.

    Freedom at Last
    Spangled bars and glistening stars
    Stitched in crimson, white and blue
    Blood-stained graves of the soldiers true
    Haunt the heart of their comrades coming home with scars.

    They say freedom isn’t truly free
    With them I’d have to agree
    Some hearts realize there’s more to this
    Than life, liberty and pursuit of happiness

    Though we claim to be free
    Are we really free indeed?

    In the land of the free
    And the home of the brave
    Have we been redeemed
    By the One who can save
    Is He the One our nation’s really under
    Are we truly freed or under a delusion of splendor?

    They cry give us freedom to speak
    What we want we’ll happ’ly seek
    But when true freedom on them calls
    Down they bunker and throw up high but wobbly walls

    Fiercely crying freedom they war
    But I’m afraid they forgot
    Freedom’s battle has once been fought
    And by dying it’s Champion is Conqueror

    Though we claim to be free
    Are we really free indeed?

    In the land of the free
    And the home of the brave
    Have we been redeemed
    By the One who can save
    Is He the One our nation’s really under
    Are we truly freed or under a delusion of splendor?

    At the foot of the old rugged Cross
    Come kneel, ponder on the loss
    The ultimate sacrifice
    Of the One who for us paid the ultimate price.

    No Ole Glory flies on the pole
    But a red-stained cross of wood
    Only Jesus Christ really could
    Give the gift of true freedom to a sinful soul.


    @kari-karast
    @tdprince @w-o-holmes @naiya-dyani @urwen-starial

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #116101
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer ( please tag some others who think might like this)

    Sorry I’m a little behind! This week’s is a revison of one I wrote some time ago. As always, I hope you enjoy, and please critique. Also, if you’ve written any poetry you’d like to post, feel free! This thread it’s just a showcase for my material. I would like to see what you have too. πŸ™‚

     

    Captain of Me
    The storm is raging
    The waves are caging
    There’s no way I can stay afloat
    I’m alone in my little boat
    I need someone who can be
    Captain and navigate this sea

    I hear You calling
    Through wind’s a squalling
    Call me, I will come take the helm
    I will guide out of waves that whelm
    Just let me have the control
    I’ll be the Captain of your soul I cry for lifeline
    There’s no way I can stay alive
    I need Him divine
    I will drown if life takes a dive

    Lord, be Captain of me tonight
    You will be faithful
    Storms might strengthen and may affright
    I may be woeful
    Lord, Your hands are able to steer
    Through these tides to Your sturdy pier
    Lord, be Captain of me tonight

    I surrender to
    Him who needs no crew
    To survive this stormy ordeal
    Put Your hand on this broken wheel
    I need You to ever be
    Captain and navigate this sea

    You will pilot me
    Safe to heaven’s shore
    You will pilot me
    You I will adore
    Lord, my Captain forevermore

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #116333
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    Okay, so I know some of you (uhem, @parker) have encouraged me to publish my poems as a book. I have really appreciated the encouragement and critique you all have given me.

    Now, that being said, I didn’t get a book published. But I did open an Etsy store, selling digital, downloadable and printable files for wall art that feature my poems (and some pictures that I’ve taken over the years)

    It’s called “Dakota’s Musings” (thanks to my mom for the name). Here’s the link if you want to go check it out. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DakotasMusings

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #116334
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @kari-karast


    @tdprince


    @w-o-holmes


    @naiya-dyani


    @urwen-starial

    Lyrical Poems are Welcome here!

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #117076
    Dakota
    @dakota

    @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

    This week I have another revision of an older song. Enjoy and critique!

    Bloom (Where you are)
    Flower, you’re crowned with a jewel-like bud
    But all you think about is that you’re planted in mud
    Flower, your crown is a ‘drooping low
    With wishing that the winds would be soft in their winnow

    Flower, the sun has never failed you
    The rains have never ceased to distill water when due
    Flower, you have all that you will need
    To grow up and mature from your faith’s very small seed

    You don’t need another’s soil to grow strong
    Grow right here and honor Him all the day long
    Do not be envying another’s hue
    Focus on unfolding your own bloom to
    Christ. Under His caring hands you belong
    All you need to do is bloom where you are

    Flower, you’re gazing above you at
    Others who seem to flourish, and seem safe in their plat
    Flower, don’t envy them; He made both
    You and them, giving to all enough room for good growth

    He planted you here for a good reason
    His wisdom is sure in every season
    Do not doubt that He is in control , though
    Monsoons pound you and hurricanes blow.

    Spread out your roots around the Rock and hold
    Fast to the Word , treasure of worth untold.
    Let the bud unfurl into bloom.and be
    Flower sweet with His praise eternally.

    Psalm 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart,
    That I might not sin against You.

    #117116
    Andrew Schmidt
    @andrew

      @Dakota, nice job! I really like how you began the poem… “Flower, you’re crowned with a jewel-like bud, But all you think about is that you’re planted in mud.”

      I mean, I like the entire poem, but I like, especially, these particular sentences, or the opening to the poem. Keep it up! πŸ˜€

      "Muhahaha!"- Unknown Villain

      #117151
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @andrewΒ  Thank you very much! I liked those lines too.

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #117938
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

      Here is another revision of one of my older poem/songs. Enjoy and critque! A

      And if you have written any poetry you’d like to share, please feel free to post it here. πŸ™‚

      My Shepherd
      My shepherd, I have wandered from You
      My heart is craving fantasy but found only vanity
      My shepherd, I am calling to You
      My strength can’t last in downpouring rains. My soul is deploring
      In the storms that seem so strong
      And the night just seems so long.
      My shepherd, come and seek for my soul

      My shepherd, bring me back to the fold
      Where I am safe from thieves and wolves
      And warmth enfolds through bitter cold

      My Shepherd, bring my back to the fold
      Where I am under Your tender care
      And not in the Robber’s sly snare
      My shepherd, bring me back to the fold

      My shepherd, I have followed You
      Through the meadows and the mountains along this earthly way
      My shepherd, You have lead me through
      Through the tempest tossed forest and beside the stormy bay
      Through winds blowing strong
      And through nights so long
      My Shepherd, through whatever, lead us to You.

      Oh, Shepherd, I can’t wait to see the heavenly fold
      Where all Your sheep will be gathered together
      Oh, Shepherd, I can’t wait to see what those pastures hold
      Where I’ll be safe in Your arms forever.

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #119396
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

      Oh, dear! Sorry I forgot about this!

      This week’s is one that I wrote more recently.Β  It’s a little more personal to me than most of the other poems I have written.

      As usual, enjoy, critique and feel free to post any poems you’ve written recently.

       

      My Heart For You

      I’m struggling with longing thoughts inside
      I’m burning with a yearning strong. I can’t hide
      That cravings are consuming all of my heart
      My love for You’s beginning to depart

      But You’re the One Who won my heart that day
      And You’re the Flame that burned me all away
      My heart needs to hungering after the Son
      These lustful desires inside I must shun

      I somehow lost sight of the purest,truest love
      I’m consumed with the cravings I’m dreaming of
      It’s time to return home to Him Who Loves my soul
      Retreat from all the pretty things, they have stole
      My heart away from You.

      Your throne within my soul will no one seize
      Your love always awakens my heart like a breeze
      Your mercy and compassion awe me still
      Your hands have never let go. They never will

      And You’re the One Who won my heart that day
      And You’re the Flame that burned me all away
      I must in His hands leave all these things and run
      Into His ever open arms of pardon

      I must regain sight of the purest,truest love
      I’m consumed with the cravings I’m dreaming of
      It’s time to return home to Him Who Loves my soul
      Retreat from all the pretty things. This my goal
      My heart again for You.

      You know what’s in my heart better than I
      You know all my desires, not one can slip by
      You know what is the best for me. You know.
      The gifts that you have given me overflow
      These things are still consuming my pining
      But I’ll just have to wait for Your timing

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #119397
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @kari-karast


      @tdprince


      @w-o-holmes


      @naiya-dyani


      @urwen-starial

      Here’s my latest post. Hope you all enjoy. πŸ™‚

      Lyrical Poems are Welcome here!

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #120187
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @parker @vic @andrew @libby @jenwriter17 @nuetrobolt @ericawordsmith @jane-maree @serenity @the-fledgling-artist @urwen-starial @e-b-raulands @emberynus-the-dragonslayer

       

      Another more personal peom, but I hope that you all enjoy it! πŸ™‚

      Thank You for Forgiving Me

      Once my life was wasted with lust, aslant in a downward slide
      Once I lived like a spiritual prostitute
      Once I thought myself to be rich, arrayed with the robes of pride
      When I was really blind, naked, destitute

      Once I knew how great was my sin, I bowed down and hid my face
      Then He came as a Savior pure and took my place
      Once He died to wash away shame and sins so great and disgrace
      Then He called me, betrothed me, clothed me with His grace
      As I clung to His scarred hand I whispered to Him
      “Thank you for forgiving me”

      When you give your heart away, only one should get the gift.
      Once I let it loose, set my affections adrift
      But now it belongs to One. Only One has it to hold
      He’s my Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. His love’s untold.
      May my heart cleave unto Jesus’ love for all of my days
      And “Thank you for forgiving me” be all my praise

      Now I kneel at His feet to pray, seeking a glimpse of His face
      Often longing to lay my head over His heart
      How I long to be held in strong arms, His unfailing embrace
      Oh, if I could be there, I would never depart!

      Often I realize that my eyes are still straying to things
      That aren’t under the guiding shadow of His wings
      Often I remind myself that nothing on earth can compare
      And turn my eyes from chasing dreams that can ensnare
      And on Jesus again, this my penitent prayer
      “Thank you for forgiving me.”

      When you give your heart away, only one should get the gift.
      Once I let it loose, set my affections adrift
      But now it belongs to One. Only One has it to hold
      He’s my Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. His love’s untold.
      May my heart cleave unto Jesus’ love for all of my days
      And “Thank you for forgiving me” be all my praise

      When I stand before my Lover at the wedding divine
      When I see the One who suffered to set me free
      When I gaze into His eyes, tears will be streaming from mine
      And I’ll whisper, “Thank you for forgiving me”

      When He wipes away those tears, I will never cry anymore
      At His throne I’ll praise His name. Him I will adore
      When He says to me, “Enter into my joy abundant
      For thou hast done well, thou good and faithful servant,”
      My anthem eternally “Thank you for forgiving me!”

      When you give your heart away, only one should get the gift.
      Once I let it loose, set my affections adrift
      But now it belongs to One. Only One has it to hold
      He’s my Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. His love’s untold.
      May my heart cleave unto Jesus’ love for all of my days
      And “Thank you for forgiving me” be all my praise

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

      #120191
      Libby
      @libby

      @dakota I love “My Heart for You” – it’s so absolutely beautiful, and it reflects my own struggles, too <3 Thank you for sharing these poems with us!

      "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

      #120207
      Dakota
      @dakota

      @libby Thank you! I’m glad you could relate to it. And I’m glad you enjoy me posting these poems. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Psalm 119:11
      Your word I have hidden in my heart,
      That I might not sin against You.

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