For All Intents and Purposes

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After a long drought, this was the second song I wrote back in 2006. I performed it with the band I was in at the time. I think the lyrics and message are beautiful. it's a song I'm proud of. I won't direct you to our website because this song isn't on it anyway, and because things ended badly, but I hope you enjoy the lyrics.

email me if you'd like me to send you the file containing the song.




for all intents and purposes


three times

I denied

three times

I cursed

39 times

they whipped you with nine

and I just stood

and warmed my hands by the fire.


how many times

have I watched them scourge You?

how many times

have I stood by and denied?

bitterly I weep

outside in the heat

countless times You've reached for me.





all rights reserved. Lyrics copyright Justin W Price 2006. Music copyright Justin W Price and Cicero 2006.



My poetry collection

Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY)IS A POET, SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION, DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM, BARNES AND NOBLE AND THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK WILL ALSO BE FEATURED IN BEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, BURNINGWORD, SEE SPOT RUN AND THE BELLWETHER REVIEW. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS MANAGING EDITOR OF EPOETRY MAGAZINE AND THE BRIDGE ONLINE NEWSPAPER.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOST WRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, SCHNOODLE, SAUVEE AND BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH, HOWARD WOLOWITZ.

PLEASE VISIT HIS PROFILE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANKS!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Alur, thanks for the invite, the comment and the read. I read hubs when I can, but, I've been a little behind on all my hubbing activities.


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ALUR 3 years ago from USA

I am so happy that I ran into this post. To be wounded is the journey of a poet as well as to see the beauty of even the tragedies incurred(i.e. loosing the band). I think that you can write beautifully in just this song and it reminds me of a more detailed hub I wrote about betrayal.

You're welcome to visit/rate/read my versatile hubs as well:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks do much Till and Fullerman. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.


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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

Very good and powerful words describing a tragic scene. good work.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Beautiful and moving; to recount this sad part of Peter's life. You've played it out well my friend. Voted up, beautiful and awesome.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Kimmie. I'm glad you related to this. I've always been drawn to the "flawed" bible heroes, including Peter, Thomas and King David. Thanks for reading! It's always nice to see you!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Tammy. if u send me an e mail, I'll send you a file with the song in it :-)


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Lump in my throat..

Tears in my eyes,

And you know my friend,

Exactly why...

Peter is like many flawed in our human condition...but loved him still...

Loved it and perfect timing..

Sunnie


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I would love to hear this in song also. You have such a powerful style. This is a great Easter poem.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

ya, the last band I was in... don't get me started. They were contrarian just to be contrarian


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hello PDX! I never actually got farther than playing a couple clubs locally but it was a great time! It is difficult with all the different personalities and egos!

JSMatthew~


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Matthew. there's aspects I miss. I miss the romantic notion of sleeping ina van and crossing the country living on ramen and beer, but, every band i've been in has ended in hurt or strained relatinships. I don't miss that


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Nice, very nice! I used to write poetry more often than I do now and I always seemed to make them song lyrics. I miss being in a band! Voted up!

JSMatthew~


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks liltea


liltea 5 years ago

Wow!! Very moving.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thansk for the kind words. anyone who would like a copy of this song, please send a personal e mail to me through hubpages. I'll see if I can get you the files!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

There is such a beauty in these words that bring tears in my eyes.


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Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

I would love to hear the music you put with these words. They convey nicely what I imagine Peter must have dealt with in his mind over and over before he finally forgave himself and began his ministry to the gentiles. Smile!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Audrey, thanks. There is no video available for this song, though I suppose I could make one


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

Very cool--can you post a video of it?


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Gypsy, Thanks.

Debby, send me an e mail and I'll see if I can get you the files.

Sue- Thanks

Thank you all for your comments and reads. Truly appreciated!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Awesome.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Justin ~ Nicely written words. Maybe we can hear the instrumentals? Blessings, Debby


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Super and clever!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

@ always- you're not nuts

@ Racinwa- no I will not. I'm not the one who sang it and it's too high for me :-)

Thanks for reading!


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, will you sing the song for me...i want to hear it...


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Am i nuts? Is this about Christ's crucifixion? Awesome and interesting..

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