Archive for ‘poems’

July 31, 2014

Patience & Faith

Let me tell you about a journey I had to take
I had to go around the world to learn about patience & faith
God took the time to condition me to open my heart and mind
Through so many mishaps God’s grace always made sure I was fine
Rushed things and always tried to live by my own rules
Until one day I realized your laws are truly precious jewels
My patience grew because I learned to trust in you
Now I know to wait on the Lord and always give Him His due
When I started, my faith was weak as tap water
Through loving Christ, I learned I could always go farther
Took all my faults and problems and laid them at your feet
Praying to you everyday that those same mistakes I never repeat
Couldn’t ask for anymore mercy, kindness and grace
Long for the day you welcome me into heaven and I see your face
Just wanted to openly announce that I’m officially on your team
My face, heart and soul is lit up like a light beam
Thank you for not taking my life when it seemed I couldn’t wait
I’m blessed that Jesus taught me Patience & Faith

written by Freddie, an inmate

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June 3, 2013

I’m a sinner

I’m a sinner
I’m a saint
I am a hypocrite
I am a believer
I’m not perfect
But I know who is
I am being sanctified
Until that day
When I return to my creator
Who loves me anyway
I am a sinner
I am a saint

October 17, 2012

Creed

I thought of this as punctual for me and for our country and would like to share it with all of you:

MY CREED

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And then, should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.


T
o have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I’m alone
And when my every deed is known;
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense or shame
Exactly what men think I am.


T
o leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind;
If enmity to aught I show.
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my little part, nor whine
That greater honors are not mine.
This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

Edgar A. Guest

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January 24, 2012

Blessed

So Blessed

So extremely Blessed

So extremely Blessed & Grateful

So extremely Blessed & Grateful to God

So Blessed!

July 21, 2011

Blessed

I am Blessed

Truly, Truly Blessed

For there is no one to thank

But God Himself!

Blessed

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July 14, 2011

Praise the Lord

Oh my soul, Praise Him

All that I am, Praise Him

He provides all that I need, Praise Him

My every breath, Praise Him

Life given, Praise Him

Hope enduring, Praise Him

Forever I will, Praise Him

He only is good, Praise Him

Satisfier of my soul, Praise Him

Love eternal, Praise Him

– Sam Sharif

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July 11, 2011

Love Poem

O Love, how great thou art

O Love, how giving are thou

O Love, how joyous are thou

O Love, how magnificent are thou

O Love, thank you

O Love, you never let me down

O Love, you are God

O Love, I adore you

– Sam Sharif

October 22, 2010

I Heart Poems

Yea though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear NO evil,

for you ARE,

Forever,

With ME.

October 13, 2010

Another Poem

Be strong and courageous,

Be strong and courageous,

No matter what the situation,

His love endures forever,

Do not fear,

For He is with you.

January 26, 2010

When you die –

I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on his tombstone

From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of his birth

And spoke of the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all

Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

That he spent alive on earth.

And now only those who loved him

Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own —

The cars, the house, the cash.

What matters is how we live and love,

And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.

Are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left.

(You could be at “dash midrange.”)

If we could just slow down enough

To consider what’s true and real,

And always try to understand

The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,

And show appreciation more

And love the people in our lives

Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,

And more often wear a smile,

Remembering that this special dash

Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read

With your life’s actions to rehash,

Would you be proud of the things they say

About how you spent your dash?