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By Peter O
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"(Christ) in whom are hidden all the treasures
of wisdom and knowledge." Col 2:3


You favored the Universe with light,
Now illumine my soul's eyes
To vision Your Treasure --
Jesus, the Christ, Your Son,
My soul's Wealth.

For enemies, soul enemies,
Seek to unlock my soul,
Thieve this Treasure and
Melt it to their image

Further, the "dragons" and "monsters"
Of my "I" guard my soul,
Keep me out from my Treasure, and
It is they I war with --
The soul's perilous quest..

Really, the quest is a pilgrimage, for
The soul is a pilgrim-servant that
Climbs steep heavenly hills, but
Always under Your Light.

And, when I open the Treasure,
There is joy, joy, joy,
My soul staggers with joy.
Yes, the Treasure is worth the quest.

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Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, May 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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