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A Full Soul
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By Peter O
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"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel
of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor
sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in
the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates
day and night." Psalm 1:1

A Full Soul


Father,
A soul full, not hollow,
A life with a "why," not a "no,"
Is a soul and life of joy.


Full of soul, joyful of life
Are those who give ear to You, Father,
And not to dead-end mouths,
Who preach from small tongues --
Sounds without syllables.


Full of soul, joyful of life,
Are those firm with You, Father,
With  hearts fixed on You,
And not the people-of-the-stumble
Who end tripping into pride's pit.


Full of soul, joyful of life,
Are those who neither jeer nor mock
The Good and Holy as the superstition
Of the uneducated, weak of will and mind,
BUT as the DNA of a crystal clear "life-why."


Fulll of soul, joyfulof life,
Are those who relish Your Will and Word
For they sate the appetite
Of both heart and soul.


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Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.


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