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Believe - The 14th word in the 'Good Words Project'

Updated on October 16, 2016

My pledge, I am still commited.

The "Good Words Project" are Words to live by and practice using every day.

A special note to Jo Goldsmith, I have not forgotten my pledge to write a poem for each "Good Word" you give to us each week, Jo, and I hope you will forgive me for being late with this one. I just couldn't find the time to write.

When I made the pledge to Jo to write a poem for every 'good' word she gave us each week, I had no idea how challenging it would be or how rewarding.

No matter how hard, I am grateful to Grace (Jo) for giving us these good words to live by.

Thank you Peggy for the photo of the rainbow over your ranch.
Thank you Peggy for the photo of the rainbow over your ranch. | Source

Believe

© By Shyron Shenko 5/6/14


If you need to see

Before you can believe

Then how can you perceive

A love you cannot see?


To believe is faith

Because faith is to believe

Not just things we can

But things we cannot see


As Bill, a fellow hubber says

Believe! Without it what do we have?

Well Bill, if we don't believe

A void is what we will achieve


Without belief,

We have no comfort in our grief

So how can we give comfort to others?

If we do not believe



I Believe

Believe

Do you Believe

See results

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing. I think you are right, and believing does not keep anyone from sinning.

      I hope all is well with you

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      Have been thinking since I last visited this excellent poem, and have to say that I do not think most people believe, for all their insistence that they do. The reason I am not convinced most people believe is because the Bible says you will know Christians, you will recognize the saved by their deeds.

      When I look around and see how so many people are behaving their deeds do not suggest they are Christians at all. Back biting, judging others, etc., ostracizing people who may have made a mistake, or who are mentally ill,or homeless, accepting gossip as proof of someone's wrong doing and treating people badly as a result; all of these things are sins.

      So many people seem to imagine that if they are not murdering or stealing that they are not sinning. I'm betting they do not ask God's forgiveness for these things nor for help in changing their hearts to His liking, and so their deeds would seem to speak against their salvation.

      I further think this is the reason so many people are afraid to die. They not only are not certain in their minds what awaits them, but are scared to death about what it might be. If they know they are doing their best to glorify God what is their to fear? If they know they are letting God work through them to achieve good things, what can go wrong? Sharing this again.

      Hope all is well with you and John. Hope you will get your Internet and phone back sooner than they said. I would go crazy with hardly any way to access the world like I'm used to. Hugs and blessings dear friend. Yes, and I have now been snipped a 7th time!

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the compliment and for sharing. I do believe and yes the temperature was wonderful, such a relief from the blast of the furnace.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs from us.

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Certainly something to think about. I think sometimes for all some people's insistence that they do, that in fact they don't truly believe. Sharing.

      Hope you are enjoying this pretty day with such a nice temperature!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and blessings, and blessings and hugs right back to dear friend. I don't think I got the e-mail, I looked for it, but did not see it. I will look again first chance I get.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

      I had a game last night, did not look to see if you called.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Sometimes it's hard to believe something exists when it is not only not visible, but the complete opposite is profuse everywhere.

      Hope you are staying in where it's cool. 99 degrees here at 3:30 PM. Expect it's hotter by you. Take care . . . blessings and hugs to you dear friend. Hope you got the email I sent from Pinterest. You never said . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      colorfulone, thank you for the visit, read and comments, I do appreciate you.

      I believe also.

      Blessings and hugs back to you.

      Shyron

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      That is sweet that you included Bill in your "Believe" poem.

      Yes, I do believe, Shyron.

      Blessings to you!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for visiting, reading and commenting on my poem.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Words of such have greater meaning and fulfills ones mind.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Faith, thank you for your comment, votes and blessing. Believing is Faith. That must be why you were given the name.

      Blessings †

      shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the compliment, comment, votes, sharing and pinning. I know you are unable to play the video, but that will give you the chance to come back to this after you get your new computer.

      Blessings † my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, I am so glad the song was your mom's favorite and I am glad I put it on here. Thank you for the comment.

      Blessings †

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      FlourishAnyway, thank you so much for your comment. One of my favorite quotes: If you believe, no explination is necessary. And if you do not believe, no explination is possible."

      I do appreciate you, so much.

      Blessings †

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Maria, my dear friend thank you for the compliment, comment, votes, I appreciate you.

      Love Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Kevin, for the compliment, comment, upvote and pinning, I do appreciate all that you do and all that you are. Yes, I do "Believe" (broad smile.) I am glad you liked it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Bill for the compliment, I appreciate you so much.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, I am so happy that you "Believe" in me. You are so appreciated, and I "Believe in you also. Thank you for sharing and tweeting.

      Shalom, Blessings and your special (((((Hugs)))))

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      A beautiful poem. You know just the right words to choose every time. I'm sure the music added a lot too, although as you know, I can't play it right now -- no YouTube sound.

      Voting this up, BAI, pinned to AH, and sharing! Hope this week is going well for you and yours . . .

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful words on believing, Dear Shyron. I live by faith not sight, of course,and need no proof of His unending love for all.

      Up and more and away

      God bless you. In His Love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love the song, ' I believe ' It was my mother's favorite and was sung at her funeral. Your poetry is filled with questions that are easy to answer. How can we not believe? Thank you for reminding us to have faith enough to believe.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      There are some phenomena that defy explanation and belief is the only thing we really have. Nice soul-searching here, Sharon.

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Your poetry is a gentle questioning/ soul searching and natural compliment to Jo's essay on the subject of belief...very well scribed, my friend. Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Those are great words Shyron and this was very meaningful. I take it from this that you believe. (smile) I liked it a lot. I voted it up and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely series, and Shyron, your poetry only adds texture to it. Well done.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      So very well done Shyron. I know when you are able to with time allowing. You create some of the most beautiful poetry! You are really a blessing to this project~! Shared, tweeted and up!

      I *Believe* in you! :-)

      Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Nell, for you kind words. You are so appreciated.

      Blessings and (((((Hugs)))))

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Nice one Shyron, your words are so true, how can we not believe? whether it be God or love, we just have to trust our hearts, wonderful!