Charred

Charred

Charred
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A char along the edges,
Be not too distraught,
The Lord gently chastising,
His goal, your soul restored.

So in this blight, take pride,
Wound inflicted and healed,
It is only those deemed worthy,
That in mercy, He so deals.
~ D.F.

Old Dog

Old Dog

From days of spring, to the wintery cold,
Beating faint, a heart of purest gold.
Eyes old, dimming, just one desire warming,
To lay by his master, watch the sun slowly sleeping.
~ D.F.

Anawim Tree

Anawim Tree

Waif of a tree, bare, unadorned,
Planted in earth, dry and worn,
Still its leaves glisten, in golden light,
Kissed by His sun, its soul burns bright.
~ D.F.

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Anawim (Hebrew, pronounced ann-a-weem) refers to the poor who keep faith in God even in hard times.

Eye for An Eye

Eye for An Eye

Take this sorry eye,
Used to the crude, dull and dross,
Return me another!
Trained to the glory of His cross.
~ D.F.

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“The lamp of the body is the eye.
If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light;
but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.
And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.”
~ Matthew 6:22