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No Illusions

I was someone who didn’t believe. I didn’t grieve, which everyone thought would be my response. Instead, i was happy, for i had changed into something someone would recognize. Instead of believing nature n’ all it’s beauty, i changed my thinking into a person that believes his word. I was assured by everyone that i’d made the right         decision. It’s me that’s not entirely sure, because i’ve heard stories about people   changing faiths and they’re not happy with their decision, so they return to their                 old faith, the one they knew before the change. I’m not like that. I found the new faith      is so much better, i’m not returning. I don’t have any illusions about changing my faith anymore. My old faith is just an illusion now, nothing with form. © A Maynard, 4/23/12

Open Your Eyes

I had my eyes closed for a long time. So long, some people thought i was the “living dead” They thought of me as another religious “mistake”, because of my instability in believing in him. When i had the strength to continue my “eye-opening” journey, i found that i wasn’t as “closed-minded as i originally thought. Copyright A Maynard, 5/24/12

Dark Days

My days were more like nights before, because of my choice. I chose to follow a different faith, to open my mind n’ eyes to other possibilities, and to the other possibilities that could arise. After a few years of following that faith, i still couldn’t get rid of it, or completely erase those feelings. They were with me for 8 years, which is not a short time. During those 8 years, i wasn’t doing things you really wouldn’t like, such as making things up to fit my needs, lying to make things right, n’ other things that wouldn’t make an opening to see the night sky. After i decided i didn’t want to live that way, i started to see something different. I still saw plenty of night when i was away from your bright light, which i didn’t see for another few years. After those years, i was able to see without the clouds hiding my eyes from your light. During those last years, i was able to finally find you as you are. After that, i found that i was aware of the need of having you by my side.   ©A Maynard, 4/16/07

Closer To Him

A few years ago, i wasn’t even close to what i am now, because i had a totally separate idea of religion before. I had a very different idea of religion, i believed nature was the “higher power”, because it’s the only one that makes the sky blue n’ the trees grow tall. After a few years, i heard him “calling” my name. I was so “out of it”, that i really didn’t hear him until 7 years later. That 8th year, i started to change my thinking from that of a nature worshipper to a Christian. I was unsure about the change at first, later in the year, that insecurity about the change became much easier, so i became more easily changeable, with less problems dealing with faith. That change of thought brought me closer to him than i thought. © A Maynard, 3/30/12

How Great is our God

Christina N

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How Great Is Our GOD

The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice
All the earth rejoice

He wraps himself in Light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end
Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb

Name above all names
Worthy of our praise
My heart will sing
How great is our God

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Caught Up In You

I was someone who didn’t care too much about religion. It took me 7 years to finally find you. When i did, i decided that you were the only one i want. It took me many years to find out what you want. It took me many years to find you’re the only one i want. It took me many years to find you’re the only one i want. It took me many years to find you’re the only one who understands my problems. I was a Pagan before, worshiping nature n’ all it’s beauty (n’ some of it’s not-so-pretty things as well) You have me on my knees praying. I never want to set myself free because of the things you’ve done for me. You have breach to my soul, which many people can’t reach. You’ve already opened the door so you can access my inner being. You have access to my core, which many people can’t reach. I’ve learned many things through your teaching. One thing you feature in your teachings is that you want everyone to be happy. For you to be happy, you need to tap into your happy days, where there wasn’t a care in the world concerning you. You then remember your bad days, where it’s almost like your head’s been thrown in the wash n’ bleached.                                 © A Maynard, 8/28/10

Calling Your Name

When i have trouble of any kind, i call his name n’ he helps me in any way he can. If it’s physical, he might take a stand n’ cover me with his everlasting presence. When that happens, the bad guy might run, ‘cuz he knows he can’t beat what’s coming for him. If i call his name while i’m running, he’ll run after him until he catches him. Because of his everlasting presence, the bad guy might run. He knows he he can’t beat what he has for him. If the bad guy does run, it’ll be like letting a guard know an inmate is escaping. The inmate is the devil, while the guard is the great one. When we call his name, he’ll keep running until he catches him. The best thing is that you won’t have to yell, or ring a bell. He’ll be able to hear you from anywhere you are. © A Maynard, 1/9/12

Indecisive

During college, i really didn’t know where to go. There were people telling to go one direction, while others were saying i was going the wrong way. My pastor said that, one day, we’ll be able to understand his ways. An answer that was hard to understand, when i started thinking about though, thinking about it came easier to understand. While i was trying to understand it, i found that you ARE the one to trust. You better show that you don’t have a lead foot, ‘cuz you’ll have to run from that person. Running isn’t fun, especially when you have someone hunting you down. That’s when you should be praying that someone doesn’t have a gun. Copyright A Maynard, 1/7/12

Armageddon

I was living a lie, i couldn’t ask myself why i was living that way. I found the reason one day when i was discovered i was fighting in pitch-black conditions. I turned on the light to that room, n’ found that i wasn’t alone. A bright light shone from the room next door. When i opened it, i found it to be the lord. I wasn’t bored anymore, for i asked him many questions. One of them was why was he carrying a sword with him? The answer was simple. He was going to do battle with the evil one. That meant he would have to lunge and do other defensive moves to avoid the evil one’s attacks. He might play dirty n’ put a tack on the hardwood floor for someone to step on. The hardwood floor would be terrible to step on, if that were the case. In heaven, there are no floors for you to act as bases to step on. There’s not one place you haven’t risen to, yet you might be scares you’re bringing the wrong thing in. You might get so scared, you’re staring into space, trying to think of an explanation of what you’ve done. You realize what you did was wrong, you’re picturing you hearing a ding-dong, you’re hearing nothing, though. Another good thing is that your foot won’t get dirty. One of the better things of being in heaven is that you won’t be attacked with a dirk. © A Maynard, 4/2/12