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By Geneva Poynter
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It’s deep, deep in my heart.
Can I write about it?
Think, pray, the hurt’s a part -
Remembering won’t let it quit.

God requires repentance.
Tells us to forgive them -
Hundred forty instance.
Do not feed on the hurt that’s grim.

While they live distantly,
It’s easier to cope,
But God still speaks to me,
And I’m hanging by that old rope.

Think I’ve forgiven ‘til
Something pops in my face.
Same old hurt is there still
‘Cause I’m part of the human race.

I’ll keep on praying ’til
God, my own heart does change.
His mercy and grace will
My thoughts and feelings rearrange.

Geneva Poynter  




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Submitted: Friday, February 21, 2020

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2020

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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