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Staying Warm In The Cold

Updated on January 26, 2014
Staying warm in the cold
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I often wonder how a person stays warm

in a world that appears to be cold?

For many, life's a wilderness journey,

no matter how young or how old.

Frequent times in my life I've experienced

tragedy, heartache and pain,

both avoided and faced disappointment

wishing never to see them again.

But with each circumstance I've discovered

as much as it hurts in the chill,

if I ride out a storm and trust all is well

Peace takes over, and all becomes still.

Faith ignites within me a spark of warmth,

Forgiveness melts the ice,

Hope keeps the flame in me burning,

Patience makes me a little more wise.

Like silver threads through a garment,

once the tapestry is sewn,

all events come together full circle,

and my destiny is shown.

But the most important lesson I've learned

to sustain me in future harm

is that those who carry hate and bitterness

become colder and never get warm.

Blessings, Sparklea :)


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    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      LadyFiddler: thank you so much for taking time to read this poem and for your kind comments. I am always humbled and honored when a hub friend takes the time to read and give me feedback. God bless always, Sparklea :)

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      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On Planet Earth

      The warmth of the Lord will surely keep us warm in this cold and heartless world. We got to fully trust in him to pull us through life's ice berg.

      Thanks for sharing


    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hi Romeos Quill, I love seeing your name pop up, and I so appreciate your taking time to read this and for your positive feedback. You are such a phenomenal writer, and to read your comments - I consider it to be an honor. THANK YOU so much. Blessings, Sparklea PS: yes, my family and I are well, just extremely hectic.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Beautiful poem Sparklea.

      I trust you and your family are well and looking forward to the celebrations.

      Sending Warm Regards,


    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      penlady: THANK YOU for your votes, and for your comments! SO MUCH APPRECIATED. All who comment on my hubs: I am filled with sincere gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Blessings Sparklea :)

    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      glmclendon: Thrilled to hear from you as always! THANK YOU for your very kind and sincere words! You stay well too! Blessings, Sparklea :)

    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith Reaper: THANK YOU for your taking the time to read this poem and your positive feedback, so very much appreciated! You will definitely be in my prayers, and I KNOW in my heart all will be fine. I just KNOW it. You are one beautiful lady, and God is totally in control. He will not let you down. Blessings, Sparklea:)

    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Larry: THANK YOU SO MUCH for your visit and your very kind words! I so appreicate your faithful encouragement with my writing. Blessings always, Sparklea :)

    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      billybuc: It is such an honor to me when you visit my hubs! I SO appreciate it, and THANK YOU so much for your kind words. I've always thought that one cannot fail by being nice, and my mantra has always been to be kind to anyone whose path I cross. God Bless, Sparklea :)

    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Michele: Thank you for visiting my hub and reading it. I know people who are cold, but they are very unhappy. I have always believed in being better instead of bitter. Blessings, Sparklea :)

    • Sparklea profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      teaches12345: Thank you for your comments, so much appreciated. Never thought one may think this hub is about temperature! Made me laugh, but you have a point. Thank you for taking time to read this, and God bless, Sparklea :)

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      7 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Beautifully written to teach us all how life is simply a learning lesson. Keep up the beautiful work. Voted up and beautiful.

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      7 years ago

      Sparklea, excellent job. Good words and thoughts. Forgiveness melts the ice. So beautiful.

      Stay Well

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago

      Sparklea, this is very beautifully written with much heartfelt words. You write from your heart and that is the best way to write. These are awesome words to be mindful, as the more trials and tribulations that will come, not that might come, but will, as He tells us in His Word, the stronger we become and the closer we are to Him, as we have to call upon Him ever so much more, which is His desire. You are a beautiful person, and I am thankful to have meet you here on HubPages. Please pray for me, as I will be having surgery to rule out any ovarian cancer. They are almost 100% sure just cysts, but as my CA125 levels are too high, the only thing they can do is to do the surgery to make sure of no cancer. I am just praying for whatever His will is, and this is just mine with me, of course. I will be in the hospital three to four days next week, and then home four to six weeks recovering. I am glad I will get to have my grandchildren this weekend on Mother's Day weekend, as I will not get to keep them for several weeks afterwards. Your hub is special, just as your are. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Larry Wall 

      7 years ago

      It never ceases to amaze me how you can say so much with so few words. I am the old reporter who was taught the ABCs of journalism, accuracy, brevity and clarity. I am not sure I have mastered any of them, but definitely not brevity. I would need a lot more words to convey the powerful message you left. As always an outstanding job and blessings to you.


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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sparkea, this may very well be your best work. This is absolutely beautiful. You are a kind, loving and caring human being and it shows in this hub!

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      Michele Travis 

      7 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I was going to basically write the same thing teaches12345 wrote. Well, not exactly. However, this is a wonderful hub. Learning to leave it behind and continue to go forward is a good way to go. Thank you for this hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I thought I was going to be reading about temperature, but I am happy to find the hub covers such wonderful thoughts on relationships. Unforgiveness and hate to leave a cold frost upon a relationship, better to face the storm and give it over for healing.


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