Letter to God: a poem

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Letter to God


These are difficult times

And it's hard to live the life

That I know you've called me to.

Every day is a struggle;

Like clawing through a jungle.

At times, I can't see the light

That I seek so desperately to find.

But, when the light does break through

I know just what I need to do.

That's surrender to your love

That only you can send me from above.

It is there to light the way

Telling me to keep my faith.

It's okay to struggle on;

You will help me to be strong.

You will be the strength inside of me

And the eyes that help me see.

So, now I write to you to thank you

For every single thing you do.

Without you to shine into my heart

My life truly would be dark.

Love,

Your Child

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CurrentScience303 3 years ago from HighPoint, N.C.

this poem speaks to me in the context of "light",

as the etymological 'Origin' of the Word: "God" is a

purely Pagan word, meaning "the Diurnal Sky",

denoting the rise & fall of the sun, in cycle.

- a Non-Abraham-Religious interpretation

{btw: there a numerous Native American Spiritual/Cultural

parallels to Euro-Paganism (also of mention: the cross-breeding of many a Scandinavian with the Eskimo ethnicity's (hence, the low-amount of body-hair being a trait of many Swedes, & NativeAmerican/Eskimo races! // Native Americans/Eskimos migrated from the great Ice Bridge from Asian Lands! {hence... their Above Avg. General I.Q.s! - it's a no wonder practically All people with Native American bloodlines are Too Intelligent to be followers of 'Abraham Religions' {i.e. Christianity, Islam, Judaism}. O_O' Reality is Never P.C. as with Mythology {i.e. "religion"}.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

To each his own, CurrentScience303. At least it spoke to you. :)


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epigramman 3 years ago

A pretty heavyweight title which caught my inquisitive eye but the words which follow are certainly written by a heavyweight writer/poet.

Thank you for putting such profound thoughts into simple words.

Only the great ones can do something like this.

Sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 4:20pm


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

What a nice thing to say! High praise indeed, and it is so much appreciated. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it.


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

Shanmarie, So beautifully expressed. God uses our struggles to show us our need for Him. His love is unlike any other. Great job. Voted up and beautiful.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for the visit, Icbenefield. I'm gla dyou enjoyed it, and thanks for the vote up as well!


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Dancing Water 3 years ago

What a beautiful, heartfelt poem! I completely relate to what you have written, for the Creator is my strength and inspiration.

Thank you for your exquisite affirmation!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for reading, Dancing Water!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Shanmarie,

This is such a pouring out of your heart here to God, from His beautiful child, YOU. Very profound. He will listen and relieve you of your distress.

You are an excellent poet! Thank you for sharing your gift of writing here with us all.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Faith Reaper! I've seen the comments you leave to others, and clearly you are the gift to be shared around here with your positive encouragement to everyone!


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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Sincere poem, that helps one focus on what really makes life worth living.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, thost! Thanks so much for your visit to my hub. :)


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

I loved reading this one again, dear Shan. It is so powerful and beautiful as to faith. You should link it to your new faith hub, if you are able.

You are truly a gifted writer and poet! I am blessed to know you. Keep on keeping on ... keeping the faith!

Hugs to you and yours and blessings always, precious heart


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Faith Reaper. I didn't look to see if you had already read it when I mentioned it, so I appreciate the return visit! I will see what I can do to add it to the other hub as a link.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

It is a great one to revisit many times, dear heart!


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Shanmarie,

I am humbled by reading this. This shows the trust and faith that a child has for her parent...and you have aptly signed it "Love, Your Child"

This letter reads like both a prayer and an affirmation. This would make a beautiful laminated wallet-sized reminder of our faith in times of stress or hardship.

Voted UP and UABI...Sharing as many more need to see. Hugs, Maria


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Maria! That's quite a compliment! I wrote this one on April 17, 2002. I can't recall exactly why, but it still is relevant to me even today so I guess it doesn't matter why.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Shanmarie, this is beautiful and at this time in my life , it made me cry.

Voted up UABI amd shared.

Blessings to you


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Oh my, Shyron. Thank you so much for thinking so. I am touched by your reaction. It really is okay to struggle and even to feel the pain. There's beauty in it all, though we can't always see it when we're in the midst of it. Hugs and blessings to you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

An awesome poem of faith. Inspirational. Passing this on.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you so much. I appreciate your passing it on. :)


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Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

What a beautiful note to God! He hears all our prayers, and I know, for myself, I could not exist if not depending on God for every second of every day. God bless, voted up and awesome.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Sparklea! Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to comment.


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

Beautiful poem. Simplistic and so true. Very encouraging. I see you have a strong list of poetry and I look forward to reading through many.

God bless you!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, mothersofnations!


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

When I hear the words of others talk to God it brings back many memories and a long history of when I talk to God. Do you mind if I make a copy and put it in my wallet your words flowed so nice. Touched my heart and my spirit. Thank you so much.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

That's an honor to me for you to say that. I don't mind, so long as credit is still given to me. I can only hope to move others with the things I write, and when words of mine are found to be somehow inspirational or touching I am deeply gratified.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

With great pleasure and pride I will give you credit. I believe that if we surround ourselves with wonderful and talented people we also grow to be like our peers. A kind of rubbing off on each other in a good way. So I constantly am open for suggestions and new ideas that bring better ways and an exciting future. Thank you for your quick response.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london

Light and Gratitude. Two of God's most powerful attributes. You express yourself well. I thought you said that you kept your little secrets? He he :)

I really like your sweet and childlike simplicity here. God bless your heart and may He guide you always into the Light that reveals Beauty.


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shanmarie 20 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, manatita. As for sevrets revealed, that depends on the srcret and to whom I am talking. Although, it is generally easier to share of myself in writing.

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