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A Divided Heart...
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By James Pemberton
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A Divided Heart...

I know of a father who had a "divided heart."
Within a few years,
his family "fell apart."

When his heart changed... I remember when.
Here's when, I believe, it all began...

He started to help others that were in need.
Sharing their problems... his heart would "bleed."

What started out with the
"best of intentions."
Giving others much of his
focus and attention.

Very little time he spent
with his family at home.
Many days and nights, his wife felt "all alone."

"What happened to the one
who "promised his love?"
She'd ask for "time alone" ...and
"he'd give her a shove."

He began to look at others'
kids as "his kids" too.
Trying to be a "father to all" ... by the acts he would do.

Neglecting his God-given duty
as high priest of the house.
He would confide to a "pretty lady" in a nice blouse.

His family tried to warn him of the dangers ahead,
His wife would cry each
night she went to bed.

His family that for so many years,
he held so dear.
Each went their separte ways...
as any love disappeared.

This heartbreaking story made
the heavenly father sad.
By the divided heart... of the one... many knew as "dad."

May this be a challenge both to me and to you.
That our heart remain loyal, committed and true!

By Jim Pemberton

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Submitted: Monday, August 11, 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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