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By Peter O
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"...everyone of you who does not renounce his possessions,
can not be my disciple." Luke 14:33


To my old ways, my old days;
To yesterday's yearn and itch. Now,
I walk as a pupil to the Joy-Maker -- Jesus.

To my old memories,
Forged in sin's fire,
Burning down the stairways to You. Now,
I walk as a pupil to the Cheer-Maker -- Jesus.

To my old spells,
Caging and chaining my thoughts. Now,
I walk as a pupil with the Smile-Maker -- Jesus.


Jesus, the Key-Maker,
Unlocked the home of grace.

Let me be rich with this grace,
So to be His apprentice.

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Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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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