Poems for The Lord -- Set Four
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Poems for The Lord -- Set Four

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I will eventually put each poem on its own page.
Walls
Oh Lord
...to Jesus
Hold to every Truth
Not what, but in whose Name
Choice: The Meaning of Life
Letter from the enemy to his ranks
Interdepartmental Memo of the enemy
A Love Story
Other Writing Links

Walls

(7/20/97--10:35pm)

Temporal velocity drags us beyond the knowing of Truth into a silent vacuum where verity is an illusion that delivers everything stripped to the bone of lie. Spacial singularity takes us beyond the growing of Truth into a motionless flow where verity is unable to surface from beneath the lies rubble-stacked upon it. Matter holds itself together within the construct of time, within the shallow walls of space, within the least touch of Truth, deceiving all into postponing, or forgoing true Belief. Please don't preclude what well may be beyond the edge of all parts total; the very presence of a wall details a blockage keeping us from more. Andrew D. Festa
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Oh Lord

(7/20/97--10:01am)

I wrote this poem while sitting in church waiting for people to come in after Bible Study for the beginning of service.
Oh Lord, what a fool am I
who sit among the pews
and at the alter call
remain without motion.

You yank me, and tug me,
and desire me to go,
yet still I sit here quiet--
as if I never had the notion.

Oh Lord, what a fool am I
to be among these children of You,
surrounded by Your Holy Spirit,
yet still feel alone in the silence.

I know You have caused me
to enter into this sacred place,
not for some entertainment,
nor to remain upon this doubtful fence.

Oh Lord, what a fool am I
that You would do all You have done
and let me know the Truth of it
while I raise myself not, to hold Your Hand.

Do not permit me to relax
upon the ignorance of inaction
nor at the alter call's discourse
not rise up and take a stand.

Oh Lord, what a fool am I
to have come to know thee,
and never to have ears that heard,
"you are no fool to me."

			Andrew D. Festa

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...to Jesus

(6/28/97--10:55pm)

Oh let us turn our thoughts to Jesus -- on this, another day in this, a world that's not our own but only what we cannot keep before we join eternity. O let us give our hearts to Jesus -- to keep us from the evil one who wants to cause us pain, for only with The Lord can we be held by Truth and joined to Free. Jesus is the only Way to be. Jesus is the only Truth for me. Jesus is the only Light I see. Only through The Lord can we be free. Oh let us give our souls to Jesus -- in this, another day in this, a world that's full of sin for only with The Lord our God can we be what He calls us be. Andrew D. Festa
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Hold to every Truth

(6/30/97--late pm)

Satan wants to knock us down, to push our bellies to the ground, to bring our spirits to despair, and trick us into entering his snare. But Jesus Christ is risen and He wants to take us Home. All we need to do is hold to every Truth that we've been shown. Humans are a sinful breed. We want it all. We thrive on need. We reach for what we can not keep and spoil each and every planted seed. But Jesus Christ is risen and He wants to take us Home. All we need to do is hold to every Truth that we've been shown. Andrew D. Festa
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Not what, but in whose Name

(7/1/97--10:43pm)

All throughout The Bible are examples of true Faith, for in spite of ill health, fires or lions, they remained in The Lord's embrace, and they boldly relied on His Name. "I don't have the things I want." "I'm not where I want to be." "I want." "I need." "I gotta have." "Not fair." "What's in it for me?" "I'm sick." "I hurt." "I'm feeling down." "I'm not in the life I want to see." "Give what I want, or I'll just take." "Oh boo-hoo, boo-hoo, pity me." If you think what's important is in what you can hold, then you have been receiving lies in what you have been told. Don't dream of selfish treasures which are quickly bought and sold, but rather reach for Jesus-- standing faithful, standing bold. All throughout The Bible are examples of true Faith, for in spite of ill health, fires or lions, they remained in The Lord's embrace, and we should willingly do the same. Andrew D. Festa
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Choice: The Meaning of Life

(7/1/97--11:17pm)

Standing in this present darkness we may walk without sight, or we may accept the offer of Him who gives us light. You see, the meaning isn't touch nor the words of any human voice. No, the final meaning of this life is in the actions of a word called Choice. You were born into the darkness in what's commonly called sin, but you can enter now into The Light by asking Jesus to come in. It's not the seen that braces us against the ills of earth's delight; It's the Choices we make that leave us in darkness or bring us into Light. Andrew D. Festa
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Letter from the enemy to his ranks

(7/1/97--11:31pm)

can i not get a single competent general in the field? the enemy gathers his troops, rallies his forces to stand against us, defying my every effort! i have given you every tool at my disposal, tripped up many a spirit to give you the edge, yet still you lose many to the enemy in record numbers! are you all fools? morons?! dolts!?! have you become so lax as to give the enemy footholds into my precious darkness?? shut those lights down! corrupt them! give them everything their flesh desires!! if you can't dim the light with the venom of my darkness then by hades and my will go to them as visions of light!!! if not with women, drugs, money or power, then trick them with distortions of the enemy's own words!! DON'T GIVE ME POOR EXCUSES, SLIME!! CAUSE I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIME!! Andrew D. Festa
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Interdepartmental Memo of the enemy

(7/18/97--11:52pm)

(1) field reports tell me our enemy has been lighting fires, causing many of our best efforts to fall by the wayside. stand firm in your duties to me. if the light gets too bright, cover your eyes. (you'll feel my wrath otherwise!) if the fires spread, call for backup. if you have to, enter their churches and cover their ears!! (2) our "drag-down-points" program has yielded great advances. this year's current winners are: lust, for re-institutionalizing the sin of desires of the flesh. occult, for creating and proliferating the sin of false god worship. (they don't have to worship me as long as they don't worship him.) pride, for focusing so many foolish mortals on themselves. greed, co-winner with occult, for proliferating false god worship. (3) i have recently begun a new program (actually an old one brought back into the arsenal) whereby many of our best soldiers are entering the ranks of those simple fools and causing confusion and dirision among them. anyone with ideas for twisting "the book's" words, to cause humans to be misled and otherwise turned from him, will be given easy jobs for one term. (note: job placement at my discretion.) also, anyone who submits such ideas will automatically be entered into the "drag-down-points" program. (winners to be announced, also at my discretion.) (4) thought for the day: even the smallest sin works to my advantage. (5) it has come to my attention that many field workers are becoming lax soon after minor victories. STOP IT!! Your job isn't done!! (6) all slackers will be demoted, cancelled from any points program, and moved deeper into "the pit" for the toughest assignments. any questions? complaints? keep them to yourself and do what i tell you to do!! Andrew D. Festa
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A Love Story

(7/19/97--12:34am)

All my life I thought I knew what I needed and what was right; But The Lord my God delivered me, and He brought me out of the night. Jesus Christ has healed my soul with the blood He shed on the Cross; and I count myself among the blessed 'cause He brought me out from the lost. The Lord is my Salvation, the only Light I need. I want to walk within His Will and, everywhere, plant seed. Andrew D. Festa


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Other Writing Links

Poem Set 1
Poem Set 2
Poem Set 3
Poem Set 4
Poem Set 5
Poem Set 6
Poem Set 7
Poem Set 8
Poem Set 9
Poem Set 10
Poem Set ***
Poem Set ***
Road of Life
I AM
Limericks
Focus
Know how much
Jesus Loves you?
Attitude
is everything
The Story
Story of Love
Heaven's
Grocery
The Burden
Wait
The Bridge
A GCN Friend:
Lynda
Lynda's Poetry(1)
Lynda's Poetry(2)
The Gambler
Victory
Christian
Search Engines
Links Page
(closed for repairs)
Award I'm
Offering
Commentary
Special Guest
Author
Favorite Bible Verses
A Short Bio
Keeping up
Appearances
Caller ID
Photo Set 1
Dead Bones
Photo Tribute
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