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Poem about Peace

Doubt is just fear cloaked in thought

How does it reappear – so unwelcome – so unsought 

Once given serenity, how can I allow peace to escape my grasp 

When I know what’s done is done, to leave the past to the past

These phantoms are not real – existing only in my mind

I’ve found a new way of treating myself and others

I am more gentle, I am more kind

Truly recovered from a hopeless condition of mind, body and soul

To help others find this peace is now the only goal

In surrender I find a strength far and wide 

In surrender I finally cross over to the winning side

Mark W

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The Winning Side

Doubt is just fear cloaked in thought
How does it reappear – so unwelcome – so unsought

Once given serenity, how can I allow peace to escape my grasp
When I know what’s done is done, to leave the past to the past

These phantoms are not real – existing only in my mind
I’ve found a new way of treating myself and others
I am more gentle, I am more kind

Truly recovered from a hopeless condition of mind, body and soul
To help others find this peace is now the only goal

In surrender I find a strength far and wide
In surrender I finally cross over to the winning side

Mark W.

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Fear and Faith

I was standing in the darkness alone and full of fear… I was overcome with sadness as my eyes began to tear.

Fear had cast its shadow, of sorrow and despair…
Driven by a hundred forms, fear was everywhere.

Fear had paralyzed me, fear had froze me in my tracks…
I was mesmerized, demoralized, I was slipping through the cracks.

Fear was like a cyclone swirling, whirling, in my head… The fabric of our existence, an evil and corroding thread.

My self reliance failed me, so I called upon my faith… I asked my higher power to rid me of this wraith.

At once I had commenced, to feel an inner strength… The courage and the faith to go to any length

Fear was now a fancied foe who fought a futile fight… For faith had flung a fatal blow, as darkness soon returned to light.

The faith that I was seeking was with me all the way… I all but had forgotten, all I need to do is pray.

Gordon R.

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Sunlight of the Spirit

There comes a time we all must say…
as we look into the mirror
“There’s got to be a better way…
to release me from my fear”

We admitted we were powerless…
and we’d go to any length.
Those simple words empowered us…
provided hope and gave us strength.

I heard Him say while on my knees…
“I’ll guide you down this road”
A place we pay no dues or fees…
Love and Tolerance is our code.

So much pain we had to feel…
we had to set it free.
Our Higher Power helped us heal…
and restored our sanity.

So give to Him your flaws and fears…
He’ll remove the dark obsession.
The things you lost you once held dear…
soon return to your possession.

We had to come a long long way…
from where we used to be.
There was a price we had to pay…
A priceless entrance fee.

Take my hand come walk with me…
We’ll trudge this road together…
The Road to Happy Destiny…
a spiritual endeavor.

We find a new design to live…
a change in attitude.
We freely give all we can give…
A life of gratitude.

Say to Him “Thy will be done”
You will know it when you’re near it…
A better life is sure to come…
In the Sunlight of the Spirit.

Gordon R.

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Fear and Faith

I was standing in the darkness alone and full of fear… I was overcome with sadness as my eyes began to tear.

Fear had cast its shadow, of sorrow and despair…
Driven by a hundred forms, fear was everywhere.

Fear had paralyzed me, fear had froze me in my tracks…
I was mesmerized, demoralized, I was slipping through the cracks.

Fear was like a cyclone swirling, whirling, in my head… The fabric of our existence, an evil and corroding thread.

My self reliance failed me, so I called upon my faith… I asked my higher power to rid me of this wraith.

At once I had commenced, to feel an inner strength… The courage and the faith to go to any length

Fear was now a fancied foe who fought a futile fight… For faith had flung a fatal blow, as darkness soon returned to light.

The faith that I was seeking was with me all the way… I all but had forgotten, all I need to do is pray.

Gordon R.

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Which Wolf Do You Feed?

An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves.

One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride, and superiority.

The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too.
The children thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, Which wolf will win?

The old Cherokee simply replied: The one I feed.