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If I Were

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If I were…
truly illuminated, what would you see?
Could the brightness of Christ fully shine
and the persona of me disappear?

If I were…
gifted, in other unknown ways.
Would I be able to discover them
or would I choose to deny them anyway?

If I were…
blessed, beyond Earthly needs.
How much of myself would I be willing to share,
besides just money and possessions?

If I were…
eloquent, in my verbose speech.
Would I be able to teach anything
and would anyone want to listen?

If I were…
God, as Satan imagined.
Would I give people choice
and have them risk damnation?

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Human Behavior

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It’s hard to extol the merits of mankind
and to lavish excessive praise is insane;
recognize the gamut of vain emotion
and treatment of our brothers that’s inhumane.

The natural nature of man is hardly good –
Proof is found in our vocabulary;
despite incredible accomplishments of this world,
poor relationships of man to extremes are still carried.

Our literature and news is littered
with ugly views of crime and hate.
For brief review of the damage perpetuated,
let’s take time to reiterate.

There’s slavery, incest, murder, torture,
greed, rape, hatred, genocide, racism,
bigotry, fear, starvation, thievery,
lasciviousness and terrorism.

Uncaring predators have always existed,
unable to overcome the evil within.
Such conditions show our need for a loving God,
to triumph over the presence and affects of sin.

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Lord, You Are…

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Lord, You are my strength,
whenever I’m completely weak.
You are the spiritual delight
in Whom I only seek.

Lord, You are my morning light
that’s shining above the mountain peaks.
You are my hungering desire –
For each day of every week.

Lord, You are my vigilant Father
over earthly trials through which I eke.
Please keep me mindful of Your Word,
so my attitude remains… humble and meek.

Author Notes:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

The Bridegroom Cometh

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Preparations by the Groom have been completed;
He joyfully awaits the day
that marks the remainder of eternity
when the Church shall be swept away.

He has created a wondrous place
where rows of mansions are perfectly aligned.
Angels will sing beautiful songs
announcing souls’ arrival; including yours and mine.

Despite imperfections of His bride,
the Lord daily intercedes with heartfelt prayer.
The celestial wedding feast shall take place –
Have you received your invitation, to be present there?

Author Notes:

From the book: Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
The ISBN is: 1-4196-5051-3

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Unfinished Is…

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Unfinished is the fine tuning of me,
as I perform in this human drama,
which is covered by a spiritual mystery.

Participating without a script,
I’m stumbling forward in a lifelong excursion,
although I’m not fully equipped.

In this paradise, that’s known as Earth,
I’m a curious child of wonderment
and working towards my supernatural rebirth.

Despite my growth of understanding,
I will always be an adolescent boy of His –
Forever dependent on God (while I’m here living).

Unfinished is the beauty of my tapestry
until I can achieve the final conclusion
that is… Permanently me.

Author Notes:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

And Yet His Hand

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Despite the trials of this earthly world
and the continued foolishness of men,
God wants His Principles completely unfurled –
For He loves His Children, while hating sin.

His anger is not turned away
and yet His Hand is outstretched still.
Our Salvation awaits its appointed day
with the meshing of our spirits to His Will.

As long as we continue to breathe,
there’s Hope for us to loving cleave;
He’s promised that His Spirit will never leave –
So open your heart now… and simply believe.

Author Notes:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Lot’s Wife

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Not wanting to be rescued
from the twin, sin cities,
she’s unwillingly led away
by a man she barely loves and pities.

Unable to follow God’s direction
and her husband’s leadership,
she succumbs to her heart’s lust
for a final look, as the horizon dips.

Governed by Jezebel’s spirit,
having forgotten that Jehovah honors His Word,
she’s transformed into a pillar of salt
for a life no longer preserved.

Fighting tears from losing his wife
Lot takes careful steps backwards,
to gaze on her form one last time
before with a new life going forward.

Author Note:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Cleanse Me Lord

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Oh, my Lord…

Once again I’m dirty with sin.
I need to cleanse my fallen mind
with the beauty of your Word.

My desire is turned towards You –
Yet my flesh remains weak,
reflecting a lack of discipline.

Please chastise me, your child
and spare not your rod of correction.
Cover me with your forgiveness and grace
as I begin anew each day, trying to mature.

Oh, my Lord… please cleanse me.

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Game Theory

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In Life’s matrix of possibilities,
outcomes can be reduced to an array –
For the mixture of cursing and blessing correlates
directly to choices not carefully weighed.

With God on one axis
and Satan on the other,
challenges from many of Life’s trials
have various payouts, from one cell to another.

From the earthly consequences,
which are the result of our actions,
we’re ultimately responsible
and not saved by divine intervention.

Avoiding the repetitions of mistakes
until we learn to properly play,
requires heed to spiritual instruction –
For our Salvation awaits the day.

When it comes to being Godly people,
let us not grow weak and weary;
within our grasp is a winning strategy
that supersedes this World’s… game theory.

Author Notes:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.

Standard of Cooperation

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A simple army of ants
in silent cooperation and unity,
quickly work side-by-side –
Setting an example for humanity.

From Scriptural advice
we’re instructed to observe
the behavior of these insects
and see value from learning to serve.

Achieving the colony’s purpose
and focusing on its common mission,
labor is given for the greater good
via its natural instinct of unison.

For much can be accomplished
from sharing like mindedness
whenever the unified Body reaches…
Towards Jehovah’s divine holiness.

Author Notes:

Learn more about me and my poetry at:
http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Submitted by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd.