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© Forty Winks

Updated on August 7, 2014

© Forty Winks

I’ve never shared a poem but recently I've been encouraged to. As I pray to break out of the shell I tend to hide in, today I choose to be brave enough to share this poem with you.

This one I dedicate to anyone who has found themselves hurt and untrusting of the world – those who want to dream because it’s the only place they know to find some kind of peace. It’s not a Christian poem, but a simple expression. I pray my other hubs on prayer will draw the dreamer...


© FORTY WINKS

In my sleep induced reverie,

Where no one can invade,

A place where only I can be

And pain is not replayed

Where thoughts are hid from enemies

And hearts are guarded still

Where wisdom is a friend to me

And loving is a thrill

I’d find the dreams that angels kissed

Where I am safe and sound

Where the curse of Eve does not exist

And Eden still abounds

Where transparency is not a ruse

And no illusions for the eyes

Where heart and mind are not confused

And sorrow never cries

The comfort of those forty winks

A deception all its own

A golden chain with broken links

Where I find myself alone


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God bless you...

© original photo by: MothersOfNations

"Hope In Front Of Me" -- Danny Gokey

© 2014 Mothers of Nations

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    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      8 months ago

      Hello mothersofnations. Back again, attracted to your words " "It’s not a Christian poem"... So What !? It is applicable to all. Seeing clearly the Book isn't a "christian" Bible either .Thank God all the people under he sun have access to it for personal gain as is the case of your poem. HalleluYAH.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      8 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dreams are surely a fascinating subject for poems or books, and you made fine use of them in this poem. Sanctuary sleeps?

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      Patsybell, I would like to thank you as well for reading and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

      I'm thinking maybe it's the phone that makes it harder to read, I apologize. I hope expanding the screen might help, for future reference. Again, I thank you for taking the time out of your day to stop by, read and comment. God bless you.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      Shyron E Shenko, thank you kindly for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate your encouragement. It took some courage for me to post this. Everyone has been so kind that I intend to post another soon, after every few articles.

      Thank you for sharing, voting this up and for sending blessings my way! God bless you as well! :)

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 

      3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      I was drawn to the story by the photo. The words are very hard to read. It is a must share hub, just make it easier for us oldies or mobile users.

      This is very good material. I like it. Just consider making it easier on the eyes.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      How beautiful! Please share other poems with us. I love poetry.

      Voted up and Useful for someone who need these words said to them. also Awesome, because it is, and sharing.

      God Bless you and your beautiful words.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      AlwaysExploring, thank you kindly for taking the time to stop by, read and comment. I sincerely appreciate your words of encouragement. It really did take some courage for me to post this poem and I pray in time I'll write & share more. Again, thank you and God bless you...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. Do not be afraid to write poetry, it lifts my spirit like no other writings..

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      BillyBuc, thank you for stopping my way and I absolutely appreciate your kind words and encouragement! As time allows I'll share more - this is a part of me I'd like to share without fear :)

      Again, I thank you for your encouragement. God bless you.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      BlueBird, thank you kindly for taking the time read & comment. I certainly appreciate that you've enjoyed this poem! :)

      Again, thank you kindly and God bless you.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Considering this is the first you have shared, I would say you have some serious talent in poetry. Continue, please!

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      bluebird 

      3 years ago

      I love poems such as this, thank you.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      3 years ago from On planet Earth

      You are so welcome :) not a problem!

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      LadyFiddler, thank you for stopping by again and for you kind comment. I appreciate it as it really did take some courage to share my poetry - from time to time I'll share more. Thank you for considering my poem worthy of sharing. God bless you!

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      Joanna Chandler 

      3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hello my friend this poem was very lovely keep up the good work :)

      I will be sharing this hub so others can read it also

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      God bless you, Michael-Milec. Thank you kindly for taking the time to read and comment - truly appreciated. I'm greatful you enjoyed the poem. It took a lot of courage for me to share it :)

      Amen, the Lord's greatest gift of love truly is His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, to whom I owe all the honor and praise for all things, even this little poem...

      I love that you said you know you wouldn't be alone - very true indeed. We're never really alone as the Lord is always with us. It's my prayer that everyone will one day know this for themselves...

      God bless you...

    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      God bless you mothersofnations.

      Indeed, "It's not a christian poem "- and thank God for it: leaving it equally accessible to whole world as Gods gift of love is - His only begotten Son…

      everybody is a "dreamer" down deep consciously or subconsciously of that desirable place where the "Eden still abounds" … ( I know I wouldn't be alone…)

      Voted up and beautiful.

      Peace with us.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      Jodah, thank you for your kind words. I've written little poetry in these last years in comparison to the years prior but because poetry is a first love for me I would really like to get back into it and dissolve my reluctance (insecurity) to share. Your words are encouraging and I sincerely thank you.

      God bless you.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poem and you don't know how closely I can relate to it at times. I hope the encouraging comments here inspire you to write more. I also love the Bible verses you include in all your hubs. You are an inspiration. Voted up.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      3 years ago

      CrisSp, thank you kindly for taking the time to read and respond.

      God bless...

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Very beautiful and a comforting read..."Where I find myself alone". ~

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Amen! I'm in prayer about that - I believed I had finally learned to leave everything in His hands but then our Lord revealed to me that there's still a bit of insecurities that I hold in my hands, rather than leaving it in His. I dont want that - I refuse it. So during these times, I know He'll guide me and wash those things away - just like the rain :)

      Thank you, FaithReaper. You're choice of words are absolutely fitting for me today* GBY

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      You should continue to write your beautiful and thought-provoking poetry, as you are gifted! I really enjoyed this piece here. I do hope you write more.

      Many years ago I would get so anxious in this life, and now I know once I truly cast all my cares to Him, then that sweet, sweet peace just rains down on me ... the peace that surpasses all understanding.

      Voted up +++ and away

      God bless you.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      God bless you, SheilaMyers. You're in my prayers...

      I think most of us have had this kind of moment at one time or another. I have plenty. But as I've grown in the Spirit I've learned to take these things to God. When I find myself in my own thoughts, the Lord redirects me to Him (thank You, Jesus!) Being able to express those emotions in a healthy way (like prayer and writing) has helped me tons and I pray it does the same for you. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      sheilamyers 

      4 years ago

      This poem could apply to my life at times. While I may not be asleep and dreaming, there are many times I escape reality by thinking about what could be and I feel safe while I'm doing all that thinking.

    • mothersofnations profile imageAUTHOR

      Mothers of Nations 

      4 years ago

      Ms. Dora, thank you kindly for appreciating the poem and replying. Your comment serves as an encouragment for me to continue writing, avoid suppressing, and hold on to the courage and confidence found in the Lord.

      God bless you*

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Mothers, I may have been at that very place "Where I am safe and sound" and "Where I find myself alone." Thank you for putting these deep thoughts into poetic expressions.

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