God's Metaphor

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It"s taken all my life to see
the beauty of life's mystery...
To look beyond horizon's shore,
discovering life's metaphor.



Its taken all my life to be
the woman God intended me.
To look beyond my given worth,
find the reason for my birth.



Its taken all my life to find
the purpose for which i was designed...
To look beyond the mountains crest
find my Grail of Sacred Quest.



Its taken all my life to share
dreams I did not know were there....
To look beyond my prison gate,
sing the tune composed by Fate.



Its taken all my life to know
that Nature is God's grand tableau...
To look beyond mere circumstance,
feel the call of God's Romance.



Its taken all my life to hear
the voice of God that whispers near...
To look beyond what eye can see,
embrace the source of God in me.



It"s taken all my life to see
the beauty of God's mystery...
To look beyond horizon's shore,
to see that I'm God's metaphor.

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Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Oh I love this! You are too good at this.


janbee 5 years ago

Another " Awesome " piece of work ! Voted up and beautiful!


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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

you already know my thoughts. God Bless Tender Heart.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fay, thank you! God's Own Hand composed this one, He borrowed my pen!

janbee, thank you, kindly, my friend! This began while making my bed, last night...lol...funny how that goes!

PA, many thanks! You have been a part of the journey...


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

So very nice Tender. You've expressed so beautifully how I feel...


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Tender,

What a beautiful poem and I can relate to the message.

I can now feel why I'm here and that doesn't make me forget the grief for loved ones and some othe pretty emotional memories but it eases slightly that I am on the right road.

My inner being tells me this and it's never let me down so far.

Thank you so much Tender for sharing this beautiful poem.

It's not just publishing our own work that makes HP the great place that it is. Oh no it's being able to read and connect to brilliant work such as this.

Take care,

Eiddwen.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Will, thank you, this one wrote itself, as many of my recent works have...I feel guilty taking credit for God's writes! His words flow from my pen...speak His message to my heart and the hearts that are open to the message...I am so honored, and so very blessed, and thrilled to my quill that you relate!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen, I feel a spiritual connection with you, here. It has been a long, arduous journey to reach this epiphany..."great is the joy of the rescued" I have heard it said, and I so relate to that...It is with honor that I share with you the journey! Blessings!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Tnderhrt this is simply beautiful. This is living in my FaithDream. What an inspiring poem to begin my day. I'm bookmarking this one.

You have a real gift.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

FaithDream,Thank you...this write was a gift to me, as well. Thank you for your visit, that we can share "The Gift"!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Just beautiful! Beautiful!

(And voted that way!)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hugs to you, WillStar! Hugs to you!


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jwwriter 5 years ago

Sorry it's taken so long. Now enjoy. I believe that insight is given to us only when we are ready for it. Aren't you glad you were ready?...What a gift...Enjoy...bathe in it. Life is a thing of beauty...a great treasure.

I am glad you write and share with others....I enjoyed reading your thoughts.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thank you, jw, nice to see you again, thank you for your read and insightful comment!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

'Feel the call of God's Romance' How beautiful!!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Ruby dear! Never understood that concept until now! What a revelation!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

You're lucky to have poetry to convey your thoughts and emotions -- and we're lucky too; it makes for some great reading. This one had the feel of a journey taking place right before our eyes. Well done as always. Cheers.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Doug, yes it has been a journey, indeed, and I am very blessed to have the ability to capture the emotion on paper...it has been a huge coping tool and vehicle for me! Thanks for being part of the journey!


PenMePretty 5 years ago

Very impressive!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, kindly, PenMePretty! I so appreciate your visit!


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well you are more than just a metaphor to me - you are the sun that comes up in my sky each day ......


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Colin, I feel so in your debt...I just love you!!!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well the feeling .... is very mutual!!!!


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi,

This is so incredibly beautiful - I have bookmarked this as a favourite as I will enjoy reading this over again. Please keep writing, you're making the world a better place by your words. Many thanks for sharing.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Seeker7, I am most pleased! Thank you!


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan

WOW!!! I could not have wrote it better myself:)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Daunte! I am happy you liked it!


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Daunte Loper 5 years ago from Detroit Michigan

It sounds alot like My Divine Power and Inspiration Of God. We think alike.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

We do...


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

And what is God's metaphor? Anything you want it phor! Thank you again for another beautiful write. You are so smooth. God bless!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hi Micky, your comment brought the first smile of the day! Thank you!


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HartMurengu 5 years ago from Nairobi

Awesome poetry, sometimes all we need is to look beyond...


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Edwin Chan 5 years ago from New Zealand

wow, great piece of work. great to see something different and original here on hubpages. keep up the good work!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hart,thank you! Looking beyond requires special glasses upon the heart...i am happy you came for a visit!

Edwin Chan, great to meet you! One never knows what the wind will blow in...smile...I am blessed to have found Hubpages, and all of you awesome folks here...so enriched my life! thank you for your visit!


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- It is a hard accomplishment, to "forgive ourselves for what we MIGHT have been, and accept who we ARE". -Paul


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Paul, the truth of it is, I could not forgive myself for who I was, who I wasn't, who I became, who I didn't...my heart was touched by the very Hand of God, in His infinite Mercy...that alone is where self-forgiveness, self discovery, and self-acceptance began, a mere few months ago, in my 57th year of life. It is much easier to forgive someone else...I am grateful for your read and comment! Blessings to you!


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Sembj 5 years ago

What beautiful words and images but, above all, I applaud the profound insight of the poem - thank you. I came across your poem as I searched to see what others had done with metaphor in the way of Hubs after writing two Hubs using the notion of metaphor as a way of coming to some understanding of the the idea of God, The Temptations of Christ as Metaphor and Love Thy Neighbor: We are all Khaled Said, that I think come to something of a kindred understanding. Again, thank you for a Hub that shines in all respects.

Your new follower,

Sembj


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Sembj, Thank you for your most awesome comment! I so appreciate your following, and will gladly return that honor, and look forward to reading your work! Blessings!


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SheZoe 5 years ago from Idaho, USA

This gives me smile eyes! :o) i wonder how much would change if we all saw this not only about ourselves, but about everyone else too?


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

SheZoe, that is a thought worth keeping!!! Thanks!

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