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I'm dedicating this to Soulwriter, my friend, who encourages with kindness and inspires me with his insight and perspective.


I believe we're made of God stuff
energy, life, free-will
in the image of our creator
wrought with inhuman skill

inside our hearts we carry
a piece of sacred Truth
given us by God to hold
from the first day of our youth

each a unique masterpiece
of complicated hues
bright or dark we thus embark
this mystery to pursue

like jigsaw puzzle pieces
we cannot see the whole
but God can rearrange us
to so connect our souls

each piece a vital aspect
of a picture we can't see
until we're fit together
we won't know harmony

some pieces have straight edges
while others arc and wend
it seems I'm awkward angles
that never seem to bend

but I know someday the master
will take me in his hand
and without haste set me in place
according to his plan

in the meantime I will wander
asking friends along the way
to share the truth God trusted them
to faithfully portray

I'm trying to see the picture
because I understand
though unique we're worthless
if we wander like lost lambs

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Clementinewoods commented on Pieces


Tender, you are a supurb writer. This poem is so beautiful!!! You have such a wonderful way with words. It's like you're in a class all by yourself. If I had another thumb, I would give you three thumbs up. Be blessed!!!



thank you very much...I am honored that you enjoy my writing.

Artie commented on Pieces


You're right, I loved it!!! ........................................................................

StandingBear commented on Pieces


A very nice dedication from one poet to another. Complex and insightful write that could only come from the heart. 10

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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sense of season 2
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Secret Language 15
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The Longest Road 14
Legacy 6
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genuine 24
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silence speaks 9
dark temptation 10
glass beach 9
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sweet nothing 9
lighthouse 6
unbound 8
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stand 5
sage 9
Rising 8
the last word 6
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unstained 4
insatiable 3
not pretty 8
surrender 4
forsaken 5
kudos 5
fine dining 3
Pieces 4
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priceless 8
25 years 7
only a dream 9
reborn 5
flicker 5
unruffled 4
taking the air 6
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strike zone 6
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through the pale 8
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American Memorial 2
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unconquered 52
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me and a tube of crazy glue 6
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Echo 20
Bride 16
Undone 21