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By Peter O
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"But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and  ungrudgingly, and He will be given it." James 1:5


The soul

Is Your butterfly, yes,

Through water and the Spirit,

The soul breaks free

From Adam's cocoon; and

With Jesus-Hued wings,

Flies to You.

As a Monarch butterfly,

The soul lifts up to You and

Wings pass all the eye-spearing owls as

They perch on the limbs of the worldly.

They screech through the night --

Faith is the lore of the lonely,

The wisdom of the weak.

Clearly, Father, yes,very clear,

The have not flown with Jesus-Wings. No,


Is wisdom's beam,

It light truth's path. and

Dims only when trust mists. For,


Is for those with heart,

Who fear not risk, but

Have the mettle

To leave their will

For a life trusting Your Will.

This is wisdom.

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Submitted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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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