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If We're Being Honest...

June 5, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


You’ve seen it before:
Someone who had it all,
Things were great!
But now they’re lying alone at night
Wondering
“What happened? I never saw it coming!”
It was all too much for them—the success,
The gratification
Of worldly desires,
And was it worth it? Getting what you wanted?
Is it worth it when the prison cell
Closes in
And all your dark secrets crush you?
Sin
Some don’t believe in it,
Some breathe it,
All suffocate in it some day.
It doesn’t matter if you know it’s there,
Like a ghost
It haunts
And takes some otherworldly force to be
Exorcised,
Exhumed from the dark corners of a man’s soul,
Annihilated—
But can you do it alone?
Can the prisoner escape when he himself is
The jailer?
No, so why do we curse the one standing
On the other side,
Peering, reaching through the bars
To take our hand
And guide us out of the maze, and into the
Much needed
Light?
It’s funny, though, since the gate has already
Been opened,
And you have rejected the invitation for freedom,
And have as surely as you have rejected the Light,
embraced Darkness,
so at least stop pretending that you did not receive,
and spurn,
His open hand!


The author's comments:
Jesus wants you to not be in bondage to sin any longer. But it's up to you to accept that, a free gift--and how do you not accept a promise like that? It's as easy as reaching out and taking his hand, where he takes God's hand as well....reconciliation is the message of the Gospel. And best of all, it's free!

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on Jun. 22 2013 at 4:58 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Yeah, I've submitted a few more poems and, more recently, an article in the What Matters section. If you like, you can check it out :) It's called The Double Chocolate Cupcake.

on Jun. 21 2013 at 7:19 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you so much :) You're comments always mean so much of me. Have you written anything new lately??

on Jun. 21 2013 at 6:21 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

YES! Another poem for Christianity ^_^ I love these. My favourite lines are "Can the prisoner escape when he himself is/The jailer?" Excellent work! :D

on Jun. 13 2013 at 2:14 pm
Gwen_Elizabeth BRONZE, Fishers, Indiana
2 articles 24 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
-Dr. Seuss

OMG girl this is soooo good! seriously, wow! love it <3 :P

on Jun. 12 2013 at 6:55 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Sure! :) 

Uga10 SILVER said...
on Jun. 12 2013 at 4:59 pm
Uga10 SILVER, Verbena, Alabama
5 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Money grows on the tree of persistance!

you are really good! i would love to talk to you sometime.


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