Contents

  Devotional
1.  Christ Goes With You
2.  Jesus' Church
3.  The Message
4.  The Definition of Christianity
5.  Looking Forward
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  Short Story
1.  Not In My Footsteps
2.  Protected
3.  Low Expectations
4.  Do You Hear The Music?
5.  Granddad's Hands
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  Poetry
1.  Here Lies the Rose
2.  In Denial?
3.  O Wretched Man That I Am
4.  Storms.
5.  Cup of Tea
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  Article
1.  The Voice of One
2.  Did You See?
3.  Bring Us Joy in the Morning
4.  Bananas
5.  Raising Abel
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  Essay
1.  Parting Weighs
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  Book
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  Just For Fun
1.  The Raven
2.  No article for today
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Here Lies the Rose

by Randy Chambers, 2010-03-24

Passion kindled rose will die
beneath the weight of urgent need
The flower’s limbs limp to its side
when love no more will give it heed

And on the precipice of time
lost more, a day, lost more, a day
sapped of strength, spotted, wrinkle lined
a petal falls, away...falls, away

Vibrant red, now dreary dinged
few petals hold for lingering hope
But certain, soon the winter wind
last petals swing from withered rope

Upon love’s mist no more to feed
the petal last, all hopes released
beneath the weight of urgent need
the unfilled, vacant rose, deceased.

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