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The Jewels In My Crown
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By Nan Forehand
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The Jewels in My Crown


atop a pillow of fluffy, white cloud

rests a dazzling, bejeweled crown

fit for a King to wear it quite proud


this crown lovingly, painstakenly formed

molded and sculpted by the Master's hands

crafted with pride as by His hands it was warmed


adorned with jewels of every shape and size

multi-faceted prisms reflecting The Light

each one precious in His eyes


a mystery to behold how each jewel came to be

with experience and patience each one was created

I just asked God and he designed them for me


these jewels cast shadow and light

caressed and polished to a radient sheen

one by one they brought Him delight


He used the tools of His trade to set them in place

each jewel captured inside it's setting

sparkle forever in time and space


I'll share a little secret before I'm through

these jewels representative of moments in time

are made up of the poems I've written for  you


indeed, I asked God as a thought occured

to help me express in word and rhyme

yes, each and every prayer He heard


so now the rest of the story you know

how poems become jewels in my crown

and that God made them sparkle and glow


these jewels in my crown

I'll continue to collect

I hope they bring a smile when you're down


not deserving of this crown to wear

I would never want to get a big head

so humbly and gratefully my jewels I'll share


with a heartfelt appreciation for my friend named Ruth

who described my poem as a jewel

I love my Lord and that's the truth!


1 John 5:13

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.  This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of HIm.



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Submitted: Saturday, May 6, 2006

Last Updated: Saturday, May 6, 2006

About the Poet
I grew up in rural North Carolina, married for 38 years to my best friend and soulmate, Allen, who retired almost 17 years ago from the Air Force after 24 years of service to our beloved America. We have a daughter, Ashley ( and son-in-law, Kris) and, a son, John, and, our two beautiful grand daughters, Amelia and Haley, and Isaac, our only grandson, all blessings from God. We have four cats; Mr. Peabody, Missy, aka Middle Kitty and Tabby, aka Little Kitty, and Gracie. I've seen a lot of hard times and God has always been here for me to see me through them. I am a vessel God can use to help others in need. If I could be described in one word, it would be that I am an encourager.

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