[Author's Note: I presented this poem before the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at my school a few weeks ago].
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Accuse me, mankind;
lock me in a prison cell.
Scorn me for having a different mind,
but who are you to send me to hell?
This world is often filled with hate,
both intrinsic and expressed.
Yet we must not forget the one who gives us grace
despite seeing our true hearts undressed.
Where differences abound,
out of fear we erase them from view.
So much good is under impound
that our society is severely askew.
But no matter what anyone says or does,
Christ is my salvation.
No sin or mortal man can place me under his thumb
because the Lord is my justification.
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."-Jeremiah 33:3, King James Version
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."-Psalm 119:105, New Living Translation
The present and future are not about who you were in the past-rather, they are about who you are and who you will become.
"Writing is truly glorious in that an author can put on paper the words that fear denies the voice to speak."-from my short story, "Set Free"
"...What you feel is what you are;
What you are is beautiful..."
-from "Slide" by the Goo Goo Dolls
Life surprises you! And I'm talking about the good stuff, because a bad surprise is not a surprise at all, it is just shock and horror. All of these good surprises, they are rewards, and the things that happen to remind you that you matter and that you should make yourself faithful so that you can be deserving of all of life's good surprises. Every wonderful surprise in life is a chance to flourish, so grab life by the horns-but don't ride, steer instead: life's horns are life's joystick. You can handle it, because your life's horns are made especially for you. If you don't give up, all of this will hold true and life will continue to surprise you.
Aubri, a. k. a. "Leopard Lady"