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Topic: Power (05/10/04)

TITLE: Patched
By Bella Louise
05/13/04

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Patched

Is it worth it?
As I look, I see the hurt in her eyes
Another tear falls, another friendship badly patched
Another of my friends falls victim to my love of power.
And for what?
Now all I feel is a sense of stabbing loss
Knowing that I am missing something.
I feel patched, worn.
Every time a friend forgives me,
Another patch is sown on.
How long can I last?
One day the patches will fall off and I will be exposed again.

In desperation,
I turn to Him who gives rest to the weary
I lay down all my power-love at His throne.
Why did I not do this before?
A new Presence floods through me
I am no longer patched, or mended
Instead I am a new person
He has not mended me, where I can break again
He has given me meaning and purpose
And I know that with Him
My broken life is cast aside
He is the one who has the power
The only one.


Member Comments
Member Date
Dian Moore05/17/04
Oh, I love this. I would love to see a picture with this of someone wearing patches . . . Nice job.
Naomi Deutekom05/18/04
Well Done.
Melanie Kerr 05/20/04
Excellent poem. It rmeinded me of the scripture of sewing new patches onto old wine skins. I loved the second verse. It provided real answers.
B Price05/22/04
Beautiful.. I love this poem.
Thank GOD he can make us new..
I could see a little clown standing there in patches,and worn, waiting to be made new by the GRACE OF THE LORD.
thank you for a beautiful poem.
GOOD luck in the voting
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