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My Closest Companion

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Why do I hurt without injury? How is the pain of my soul so great? Conflict. Tension. Frustration. My addictions. My comforts. Freedom from self alludes me. Anxiety, my closest companion. Its twin, fear, my constant night visitor. Peace will not return my calls. Happiness ignores me. Freedom from emotions disappoint me. Should I end it all? Maybe this inner turmoil will pass. Where is the prescription for this ill? I feel so alone. I feel so crowded as well. Trapped. Falling in a bottomless well. Freedoms from thoughts evade me. How long will this be my existence? Only the heavens know. I do find relief in knowing, It is this anxiety that reminds me that I am alive. Conflict. Tension. Frustration. My addictions. My comforts. Freedom from self doesn't concern me. Inspiration: Poem written for a poetry contest. Though we may all face anxiety, Christians are to cast all their cares upon Christ because He cares for us. ~TRP~ © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Calvary

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  Jesus gave His life for our sins. Why don't you open your heart, Let Him in? He paid such a price So that you and I might have life. Jesus paid it all on Calvary. Death has no victory. The grave has lost its sting. Because of Him, we now can sing. We can sing, shout for joy. We'll be with Jesus forevermore. Oh Jesus paid it all on Calvary. "I go to prepare a place just for you. Trust in Me and My word, I'm coming back real soon. No more sorrow, No more pain. You'll never hunger or thirst again. Oh, I paid it all on Calvary!" Inspiration: Poem inspired by the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on Calvary for the salvation of the world. ~TRP~ © 2021 The Refined Poet, All rights reserved.

The Beauty of Me

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My glory is majestic My power is unmatched Bow in my presence The splendor of me Conceit you say? No, it's truth I may be mortal Albeit better than you Say my name with respect Utter of my doings with care Hold me in honor The reverence of me Conceit some suggest? I definitely disagree I'm only human Although worth more than thee Behold me and become green Gaze upon me and see red I am stunning and gorgeous The beauty of me Conceit they propose? It's only a fact I live among the mortals Being much greater than all © 2012 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved. Inspiration: Poem relating the extreme conceit of some people. We all should be on guard against worshipping the idol of self and demanding others to be converts. Based upon Proverbs 18:2 - Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility. ~TRP~  

The Divine Paradox ...A Senryu

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  His image expressed In man's ways, by nature's sway Revealed yet unknown © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved. Image by MSO Clipart Inspiration: Poem describing the mystery of God's presence in the earth. Based upon Romans 11:33 - O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Gazing... A Haiku

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 standing proud and true gazing at the world as is nothing else to do Inspiration: Poem written for a contest to describe an image of a bird standing and looking out on the world. Based upon "Matthew 6:26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them." ~The Refined Poet~ © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

The Bible …A Senryu

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Inspirational Containing wisdom, knowledge For all who will read Inspiration: Poem describing the worth of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. The Christian can trust its authenticity and reliability. If we would only read it, we would find the direction that we need in the Christian life and experience. Based upon II Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” – TRP © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved. 

Saved to Serve

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Rescued from the bondage. Delivered from the error. Prepared to live free. -Saved to serve! © 2021 The Refined Poet, All rights reserved Inspiration: Poem describing the saving work of Christ. We are delivered from the bondages of sin and of death to serve in His kingdom. Based upon Romans 6:18 - Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.