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  Happiness In The Midst Of Hell
by J. Allen Wilson
Monday, July 25, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This has to be an oxymoron to the fullest extent.
How can one be in the midst of hell and still be content?
Simple says the wise man who once behaved like the fool.
Hell can exist all around us, but love is the key to the rule.

Happiness In The Midst Of Hell

Dark clouds gather around and the darkness I no longer see.

Hell storms in all it’s fury casting forth all it has towards me.

Yet happy am I in the midst of this hell; happy though bound I’m free.

I hear the knock, knock, knocking as darkness pounds my door.

Instinct begs to run, but the energy evades me to run anymore.

Knock, knock sounds the door as the incessant pounding goes on an on.

Running is not an option for this is my body, my castle and my temporal home.

My feet shuffle making a smooth peculiar and swift sound.

I reach the door and turn the knob, I see the hell in which I’m bound.

The image I see standing at the door is an uncanny likeness of me.

Chains of infirmity caress my body, but not my soul, for in that I’m free.

How can this be says the old fool, how can one be free when gripped by infirmity?

Easy replies the wise man which lives in the heart of me, easy so easy for love has set me free.

Thus I invite in my hell which strives but to kill and destroy my will.

I then kiss the sweetness of life, I resist the darkness and in love I take my fill.

So go away you demons of pain, be cast aside and back into the hell in which you reside.

For I have seen you in the darkness and fear gripped my soul.

Yet now I see you in the light and the love of God and the love of Jan has made me whole.

Yes…life is good despite all that we face…life is good because of HIS grace.

And before I close with this poem of happiness facing the demons I face.

I say a special prayer for a dear friend who is facing his own hell and needs God’s grace.

So I ask pray not for me because I’m free…Pray for him and the demons he does see.

J. Allen Wilson © 7/25/2011

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/29/2011
Allen you have my prayers
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 7/28/2011
Oh my Bubba.. what a magnificent and authoritative write.. displaying the power of Christ in you, as you tread through the darkness of your infirmity! I praise the LORD for you, and for His Indomitable Holy Spirit power evidenced in you! And I praise the LORD for bringing your dear, sweet Jan to you. May hers' be the healing love that restores you to wholeness!

You continue to be in all my prayers, Bubba, and I will pray fervently for your friend, too. May he/she take courage in their struggle - after witnessing you in yours, for you ARE an incredible Inspiration to me and everyone who knows you, and I love you, my dear Bubba.

1000 Hugs, Sis
PS> This is a really gorgeous picture of you.. looks like the hormones are giving you back your long, beautiful hair! :)
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 7/25/2011
I knew by the title that I was going to read it. GREAT write. It is not how at peace we find peace but in the struggle the war we must also have peace and like you said love. I really like it. haven't been on the den in a long while but I do get the emails of my list. Anyway may God continue to bless you richly. Art
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/25/2011
"How can this be says the old fool, how can one be free when gripped by infirmity?"

Excellent line...hope your friend fares well, as do you...e

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/25/2011
You have my back, Allen; you know you are always in my heart and prayers! I love you, kind and gentle friend! And yes, I am praying for your dear friend! Love him as well! Great write of hope in the face of pain and darkness! Glad you trust in The One who can help!

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

LOVE the photo!

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Glimpse OF An Angel

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  11. BE WISE
  12. The Lucky One
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