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The standards for a mate to find.
by ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor

Friday, April 21, 2006
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Many , especially Christians, know the standard of of the fruits and the attributes of love and commands on marriage, but forget to allow for the humanness that always shows up. anger, jealosy, impatience and more. And reacting to it rather than expecting it and expecting and waiting for the other to rue his error and ask for their Grace. Art


The standards for a Mate, to find.


Do we ever stop to think? of the things that we seek,

in love, and whom, we might give our lives to?

Is the standard too low , that we might again find,

 the waste of love not returned, spurned, burned,

 and left, bleeding, to die?

That one, we don't often allow,

 for the pain reminds us ,

 the loneliness too,

 that to not have learned to draw some fine lines,

 is to welcome heartache of a familiar kind.

But what of the fact that it's just as sad,

 bad, nothing to be had, no ears to hear,

no patience to forgive,

a chess game ensuing, to satisfy good,

 and an unwillingness, even to try.

If we go ahead, with our past hurts to fear,

 and set our standards too high.

No man can attain to Jesus to be,

 for that was one of a kind,

one of a time ,one of God,

and the only perfect and sublime

Where in between can we dare to tread,

when this amoral world breeds people

who can and are led, by their selfish ways,

 and a standard that says

if it makes you feel good then do it,

 without, consequence, or dread.

 Do we dare ask what good, is,

to to a sociopaths mind.

Living to self, allows morals and conscious

us, to leave behind.

The only safe way for safety to find,

is to accept God and let
His Word be

 the standard and must have that

 allows us to be free.

 Free of this world and all it's ways,

 knowing eternity, numbers our days.

and in a mate if we but use

His gifts of the spirits

 and Corinthians 13's love attributes,

 to seek them and make them the goals

we must meet.

 Then when the nature occasionally comes thru,

 we know that our lover, knows and will do,

 what they have. a heart to.

  To ask your forgiveness, cause they offended you.

Give them the time, the slack if you will,

to come and ask, for yours, and His,

 cause no one is perfect , but your gonna find,

a love in the Lord  will ease your mind .

 Soothe, your soul, fill your love tanks,

and if you, but give them, your forgiving grace,

The Lord Will take you both, to a whole new place

A place where He's, the final word,

and your free to love, free to seek bliss,

 free to enjoy a passionate kiss,

to live in light, in grace sublime.

 just don't expect them not to fall,

 but expect them on Him to always call,

  call them to repentance and rue their misstep,

but get up again.

and be your lover

your very best friend.

to love and adore you

 until they die.

 So donít set your standard

too low or too high    

Just what do you seek?  Art Proctor  04-21-06



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/29/2006
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Art. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/22/2006
I seek nothing...but the Will of God !
Awesome poetry !
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/22/2006
What I seek is is the light at the end of the tunnel waiting to unfold!!

And true love by the name of "Micky" waiting there for me!!

Peace and love to the world in perfect harmony!!

Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/21/2006
Good questions and thoughts! Be the best we can be, and accept others as they are without conditions.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/21/2006
Excellent poem full of wisdom! Thank you for sharing!

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