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Faith

Faith is put to the test

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Comment from Barbara Zapson
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Joanne,
First: Let me say, I am sorry for your losses.
Secondly, you expressed yourself beautifully, chose wonderful art for the poem, and your thoughts will undoubtedly help someone who is living in a stressful situation, at this time. Barbara Z.

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 Comment Written 16-Oct-2020


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    Thank you
Comment from djsaxon
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This is a brave write and quite beautiful. I lost my wife and daughter to cancer many years ago and struggled with my faith for far too long.
"Our faith will be restored again.
As the pain gets easier to bear."
I am still working on that premise. Great image BTB - Blessings - DJ

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2020
    Thank you ! Sorry for your loss that?s so sad!
Comment from Teri7
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Joanne, This is a very beautiful faith poem you have penned. You used very good descriptive words and very beautiful imagery from the art work you chose. I am so sorry for your losses. I lost my mother, then my grandmother and then my only sister. It was a rough time that I did not understand, but as I grew older I learned more in God's word and it became easier to accept. May God bless you and your family! love, Teri

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 16-Oct-2020
    Yes it?s so sad I only lost one in my life and that was my dad. And now losing 3 at once the sadness sometimes is too much bare. How did you get through it? Faith in god. Thank you for your kind words.
Comment from Gert sherwood
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Joanne Gill your faith poem for the contest to me should do well. There so many wonderful feeling that you told, but
these lines to me showed how you regained your faith stirred my feelings

We have to believe that God wanted you for a greater plan.
He made you beautiful angels who are now in the spiritual realm.
Gert



 Comment Written 01-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 01-Oct-2020
    Thank you
reply by Gert sherwood on 01-Oct-2020
    You are welcome Joanne Gill
    Gert
Comment from Oscar J. Perez
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"You're our precious loved one and will never be *forgotten" I think forgotten sounds better, but I could be wrong. That's the only thing I caught...everything else was truly deeply heartfelt and the hope of your loved ones going to the spiritual realm rings true. I shared this with a friend who recently lost some of her loved ones too. My condolences for you losses and you're absolutely right...they are in a better place. Somewhere we'll go one day too.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2020


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Comment from Mimi Linny
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Beautiful tribute to those loved and lost into God's knowing hands. Nice rhyming sequences for wonderful remembrances. "Your wings were ready but my heart was not" is a magnificent summary of your poem. Best of luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2020


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    Thankyou
Comment from dmt1967
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This is a sorrowful poem and I am sorry for your loss, if this is written from experience. I felt my heart break when I read it and I thought it was very emotional. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the contest. Stay safe.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 01-Oct-2020
    Thank you yes this is written from experience 😥
Comment from CrystieCookie999
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Oh, my, three in one year. Actually it is about 10 months, based on the author notes. There were plenty of end rhymes. I found an internal rhyme with 'tomorrow' and 'wallow' in the last line. I like this line: Our faith can't help but be tested with the heavy burdens we bear.
Thank you for sharing today.

 Comment Written 28-Sep-2020


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Comment from Iza Deleanu
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Hi Joanne, so sorry to hear about your loss. No words can replace the pain, and only time and prayers can make this transition smoother. I really like this part:"Your wings were ready even though our hearts were not.

You're our precious loved ones and will never be forgot.

Our faith will be restored again.

As the pain gets easier to bear.

We will find faith, hope and joy in tomorrow and no longer wallow in despair: " Thank you for sharing and good luck with the contest and with your writings.

 Comment Written 28-Sep-2020


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Comment from Debra White
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Hello :)
I'm truly sorry that you have experienced such loss. As you say in the first line of your poem, it is difficult to comprehend how you can be dealt such a heart-breaking hand.
Your poem is well written and acknowledges that it isn't easy to hold onto faith whilst experiencing such grief.
It is a nice touch to adapt the quote from the artwork and use it within your poem.
Good luck in the contest.
Best wishes, Debra :)

For your consideration - there is a typo in your last line; 'willow' (wallow)

 Comment Written 28-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 28-Sep-2020
    Thank you so much Debra 🙂
reply by Debra White on 28-Sep-2020
    You're welcome :)