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I am that I am
I am the Alpha and the Omega
(the beginning and the end)
I am the one who created the heavens
and the earth
I am the one who gives life
I am the one who taketh it away
I am the light and darkness of
the world
I am in no man's land
I am that I am
I am the word
I am the Living God
I am that I am

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"If we will seek the counsel of the One who keeps us, and not of our own understanding; Then we would accomplish much, much more" - ~Jeannie Simpson~






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by JEANNIE45

???
"I am that I am."

I'm kinda confused by that. Don't you mean something like, "I am because I am"? I liked the "I am in no man's land" line. Interesting. =D

( Posted by: Darkshine Raven [Member] On: November 16, 2003 )

I am
Sounds a little preachey but good...

( Posted by: larryta4 [Member] On: November 17, 2003 )

Repetition
Not bad, Jeannie, though I don't agree with the over-used repetition of "I am that I am" (in response to Darkshine, it's a biblical quote literally meaning 'I am what I am and I can't be anything else'). Don't like the bracketed bit - it seems as though it's been added on to explain the line above, but i don't think it's needed at all. People should understand the Alpha-Omega reference or else they're dumb. Not too bad a poem though.

( Posted by: False Dawn [Member] On: November 18, 2003 )

DS/Larryta4/FD
Thanks all for the comments.

DS/ I wrote it the way GOD said it from the KJV. "I AM THAT I AM" coming from Exodus 3:13,14. thanks again

Larryta4/ Yes, as a matter of fact. it is preachy,I love it. Thanks again

FD/ Thank you for your comment. I will occassionally watch the brackets, but I love the brackets. But if it distract the poem, then I will try to eliminate some of them . Thanks again

Blessings to all

{{{Jeannie}}}

( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: November 19, 2003 )

Distraction
It's not so much a distraction, it's just that it's unneeded. All should understand that Alpha = beginning and Omega = end, so to have that explanation in brackets is worthless and almost detracts from the poetical grace of the Alpha/Omega line. Mostly, brackets in poems are greatly unneeded, and are used only to good effect when it's in the head of someone else, and then it is used as an effective aside. Otherwise, brackets are usually unneeded.

( Posted by: False Dawn [Member] On: November 19, 2003 )

DistractioN
FD:
You will be amazed at how a lot of people really do not know what the "Alpha and Omega" stands for. to be honest, I have had several people confront me on that. they actually did not know. That's why it is so important to me, as a Sunday school teacher to teach people in my neighborhood or anywhere else God's word.

Blessings

{{{Jeannie}}}

( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: November 19, 2003 )

Well
If they don't know, they should look it up. Poetry isn't here to teach the mathematical or what can be learnt from facts - it is to teach the emotional, the spiritual. The bracketed part makes the poem a lot weaker.

( Posted by: False Dawn [Member] On: November 19, 2003 )

OK
FD, I will stop using brackets a little. It's just, a habit with me.

gotta go,Boss coming from a distance.{hehe}

Blessings



{{{Jeannie}}}

( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: November 19, 2003 )

I Am
Perhaps a bit repititious but I believe you got your message across. Your faith is well represented in this verse. ~Pam

( Posted by: PamelaALamppa [Member] On: August 30, 2004 )





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