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Soul-Duel
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By Peter O
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Soul-Dwuel

"A Kingdom divided by civil war will collapse." Mark 3:24

Father,
Adam's Fall, Jesus' Rise,
War within -- a creedal duel.
Adam's voice,
Spoken from the beginning,
Creeps through the soul,
Snakes and twists as it
Stirs, challenges, and dares.
He speaks thin with deceit --
Yes, hate, shoot it out;
Yes, lust, be a sex pirate;
Yes, greed, be a wealth's war mercenary;
Yes, doubt, cover the skylight..
He offers illusions --
The soul's devil dust,
The prison of dark despair.
WILL I LISTEN?
Jesus' Voice, my Brother Warrior,
Speaks beside me,
As I walk the dueling field -- my soul.
He speaks with the steer of truth --
Yes, be loving, the art of joy;
Yes, be humble, the wheels of peace;
Yes, be meek, the tie of the Spirit, Holy;
Yes, follow me, I never betray.
His words are truth's applause --
Words without knots,
Blood words -- fountains from love's wounds.
WILL I LISTEN?
Yes, if I choose victory.


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Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 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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