A Poem: The Spark and Tempest

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A Poem: The Spark and Tempest

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The Spark and Tempest

There is a fire in my soul
   The world cannot smother,
It was kindled as a child,
   And ignited by my mother.

Though the world tries to quench
   This glowing, burning ember,
 Though it may wax and wane,
   There forever remains its glimmer.

When adversity assails me,
  And the winds of trouble blow,
The breeze then hits the ember
And the fire begins to grow.

The passion for the holy,
   Inside of me does grow,
And Jesus walks beside me
   When the troubling winds do blow.

The troubles may be legion,
   Famine, pestilence, and war,
but when Jesus walks beside me
  He calms the sea once more.

The sea of doubt that tosses me  
   Is calmed by his scarred hand,
Fear, uncertainty, and worry,
 Vanish at His Divine command.

I walk in peace untroubled,
   While the tempest vast doth roll,
 But when Jesus holds my hand,
   It's only His peace that I know.

-Dale Vincent

I started this poem in November of 2013 and was reading through my old journals in August of 2023 and the rest of the poem came pouring out.
I hope you find it inspirational or at least enjoyable.
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Very nice Dale, it’s very very nice, and beautiful. Inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing that.
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orvet wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 5:37 am I started this poem in November of 2013 and was reading through my old journals in August of 2023 and the rest of the poem came pouring out.
I hope you find it inspirational or at least enjoyable.
Inspiring Dale, I would love to share it with our pastor.
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Thanks for sharing your heart with us Dale. And quite appropriate for your present trials.
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dlr110 wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 1:23 pm
orvet wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 5:37 am I started this poem in November of 2013 and was reading through my old journals in August of 2023 and the rest of the poem came pouring out.
I hope you find it inspirational or at least enjoyable.
Inspiring Dale, I would love to share it with our pastor.

Thank you all for your feedback and kind words.

David, feel free to share it with with anyone you like. That goes for others as well, as long as it is to help or comfort someone and to glorify the Lord, please share it freely!
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orvet wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 5:37 am The Spark and Tempest

There is a fire in my soul
   The world cannot smother,
It was kindled as a child,
   And ignited by my mother.

Though the world tries to quench
   This glowing, burning ember,
 Though it may wax and wane,
   There forever remains its glimmer.

When adversity assails me,
  And the winds of trouble blow,
The breeze then hits the ember
And the fire begins to grow.

The passion for the holy,
   Inside of me does grow,
And Jesus walks beside me
   When the troubling winds do blow.

The troubles may be legion,
   Famine, pestilence, and war,
but when Jesus walks beside me
  He calms the sea once more.

The sea of doubt that tosses me  
   Is calmed by his scarred hand,
Fear, uncertainty, and worry,
 Vanish at His Divine command.

I walk in peace untroubled,
   While the tempest vast doth roll,
 But when Jesus holds my hand,
   It's only His peace that I know.

-Dale Vincent

I started this poem in November of 2013 and was reading through my old journals in August of 2023 and the rest of the poem came pouring out.
I hope you find it inspirational or at least enjoyable.
This is excellent & describes my life. I hope that you don’t mind me sharing this.
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CarMan wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 6:37 am This is excellent & describes my life. I hope that you don’t mind me sharing this.
CarMan,
Feel free to share it with whomever you like, especially if it is to the glory of the Lord.

I was meditating on the 23 Psalm the other evening and saw something there I had not seen before which fits with the theme of the poem:
We must walk through the valley of the shadow of death before we can feast at His table.
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Excellent inspirational poem, Dale. ::tu:: ::tu::
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