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Faith or Fear
by Mary Lynn Plaisance
Friday, February 17, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Express yourself to show your new eve.

Faith or Fear

© 2006 Mary Lynn Plaisance

Do you say what you say from the faith you hold inside?
Or is it from fear of what others would say about you on the outside?
Do your words come from the depths of your soul?
Or from a book that someone told you to use because it was old?

Do you follow that group because others say it’s the only way to go?
Or do you feel you have your own way inside which you would like to show?
Do you say to others you have faith in your heart?
Or is what you feel total fear if you don’t do what others say from the start?

You do know you’re the one who has to live by the truths of your own belief.
So, express yourself to show your new eve.
Spill your words, and say what’s on your mind.
(Full of faith and not fear)
‘Cause we must leave our own words for all of mankind.



New Rainbow Blessings

May we always use our hands for healing and not harm.

In the Land of Sha Bebe
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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 10/22/2008
When I have faith then my fears are taken away. This is a good write, even though I just got to it now, it meant lots to me and made me think about myself again and know blessings are coming my way too before long. Nice write.
Reviewed by Mary Coe 12/19/2007
Very nice. Loved it.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/3/2006
Great graphic to complement the message within your verses. Thank you, Mary Lynn. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/27/2006
May we always use our hands for healing and not harm.
..the above line says it all..
brilliant it..saved it!

Ty Mary Lynn..

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/27/2006
Beautiful picture and poem, Mary! You have raised some good questions.

Does one believe in one's faith because out of fears? or does one believe in one's faith because of the faith itself?

I can speak for myself only:

I believe in God because
He answers my prayers;

I believe in God because
He has earned my trust in Him.

It was NEVER from fears.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/23/2006
Ha! Is that Rainbow Brite up there? LOL. Beautiful thoughts you've expressed here, Mary Lynn. Most uplifting and inspirational. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Gladys Simon (Reader) 2/20/2006
If faith is based on fear, than it's not faith. Excellent reading. ya ya gladys
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/18/2006
nicely done! please check out my 4th grade boys' haiku
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/17/2006
Brilliant. A good guidiance for a lot of people, lots of teenagers could benefit here!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 2/17/2006
Very good questions that only each one of us can answer for ourselves. Find your own path, and follow it, for only then will you follow your heart...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/17/2006

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/17/2006
Excellent question you've posed here. Well done. Peace.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/17/2006
You reached down and found some honest and forthright words to impart to us out here, words which should be taken to heart . . . and soul.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/17/2006
Sha Bebe,

You pen a thought provoking write here; well you teach a powerful lesson, one that I need. I very often, especially when a bad storm is blowing out there, freak out, being a stormphobic, when I need to trust the One who MADE the storm, the very storms that have inspired my writing! Thank you. Saving this one.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/17/2006
True and wise thoughts here Mary is not pure if it is mixed with fear.
A wonderful write of inspiration.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/17/2006
Sha BeBe,

Good thoughts you put here; very ewll done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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