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Topic: Poor (10/25/04)

TITLE: Poor?
By Robert Barra
10/26/04

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My own pockets hold nothing but holes,
Like those many wretched souls;
And I have nothing within to offer,
Like a long-lost degraded brother.

I have gifts, but only for this age,
Iím no wise or knowledgeable sage;
No god could find a need for me,
I am only worthy for the sea.

But I am seeing with earthly eyes,
The Lord is my own richly prize;
While I see my self as a pauper,
I am standing on my Father's coffer.

I am forever complete in Him,
Once He took all my sin;
I have access to heaven's gold vein;
And eternal riches became my gain.

It would've been more than sufficient,
To have alone the heavenly ferment;
For this is where my Lord God dwells,
With His love of joyful swells.

But He is one to keep on giving,
As His breath has kept me living;
Forever am I indebted to Him,
My heart is His, as I have given.

Forgive me, Lord, for my wormís eye view,
Your good Word has shown You true;
I have heaven at my reach,
With Your will for me to beseech.


Member Comments
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darlene hight11/01/04
Loved it! Especially that worm's eye view. Great perspective!
Deborah Anderson11/01/04
Nicely done Bob. God bless you.
Mitzi Busby11/01/04
Great work, Bob. Blessings.
Marcell Billinghurst11/02/04
A lovely poem with a good perspective. I really enjoyed reading it. Very well done. God bless you.
Glenda Lagerstedt11/03/04
Well said!
Norma OGrady11/03/04
POETRY IS MY FAVORITE
Very well written
Yeshua bless you
Norma
Melanie Kerr 11/04/04
"I have access to heaven's gold vein;
And eternal riches became my gain." - a lovely picture. I enjoyed your poem.
Rita Garcia11/06/04
Bob, "Poor?" great title. Love your poem, Blessings, Rita