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by John H Bidwell

Sunday, August 31, 2003

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You kept it caged within the darkest regions of your mind,
And fought it off until your final breath...
The choking helpless fear that this is just what you would find
Beyond the dread experience of death.

Not even in your worst traumatic nightmares as a child-
Of murdered parents never to return,
Could you be braced for this- now meeting God unreconciled,
Where simply knowing is for you to burn.

Great spiritual laws of love from God and how the world should be
You crucified with snide remarks and scorn.
So prejudiced, self satisfied, without the will to see,
You thus betrayed the reason you were born.

It’s come to this, you scream in fear for what you now must lose-
The things you should have parted with on earth.
If given up back then, if you had guts enough to choose-
There would not be this question of your worth.

Your ego, pride, and vanity- the views you’ve held most dear
Are taken from you, truth commits the theft-
But what is hell is more intense than any human fear,
When these are gone- will anything be left?

John H. Bidwell

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Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader) 9/5/2003
What a hard-hitting powerful write!
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 9/2/2003
A very powerful write! ~Z~
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 9/2/2003
"You thus betrayed the reason you were born."

This is one of the most powerful passages I've had the pleasure of having 'speared' into my head... Masterful piece, exquisite wording, lasting ripples-I want my daughter to read this to help her on her journey of worth, she's 12. Superb write, John.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 9/1/2003
Compelling, thought provoking.
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/1/2003
This had me sitting up in my chair. Very powerful write.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/31/2003
Excellent work, John.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/31/2003
Thought provoking...and eye openerJohn!!

Very well written!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/31/2003
and intense. One of
your best, sweet friend.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/31/2003
An eye opening write!Truth is, I'm thankful I'm not the judge, and I know "He" is more just than I could ever be! Beautifully written!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 8/31/2003
Thought provoking and well done. Thanks for this one, John!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/31/2003
John, this is the truth written in a very pointed, excellent way! I love this... thank you for sharing this...
In Spirit,
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