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A Contrary Person
by P. S. Michaels

Saturday, January 31, 2004

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It's my belief in God and my love of writing that keeps me striving.



Youíll soon learn that Iím a contrary person.

If you did say, ďIím the Demonsí Worst Nightmare.Ē

A red light comes on, and I say, ďHow can that be, Hon?Ē

You and I, weíre only Godís creation; your pride is my dare!

It is not our doing; it is the ĎHoly Spirití that lives within us.

Surely, itís His spirit that is the demonsí worst nightmare.

Canít you see, Iím just being me, and please donít cuss!

Iím a sinner, too, a castaway, and Iím without flair.


So I say to mankind, ďDonít want you choosing me.Ē

I donít want to be exalted. I only want to be Godís servant

Mankind clamors to be first, yet Christ says itís better not to be.

Why bicker over who is the greatest?  Surely, we have no talent.

It all belongs to Him; the way to Him isnít in awards or contests

Such things allow pride to come our way, so we can trip over it.

And our conceit creates discontent, jealousy, and protests.

Allow me to write, to be read, but not to become a hit.


Yet, Iíll still enter contests to be read and to help others.

Competition makes me strive, and I become better for doing it.

Yet, it might leave in its wake bitterness, casualties and druthers.

Itís gain. Iíve learned and pain makes me stronger, I have to admit

Helps me understand the best reward isnít from having won a race.

It is doing my best.  Itís loving, caring, or even singing a hymn.

And I know that the Lord loves me, and my defeat, I can face.

Those having contests judge, but God also judges them.

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Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 1/31/2004
Oooo, Pat, I stand thoroughly chastised and rightly so, dear sister. It was not my intent to take credit, for indeed all that I do is done by the Holy Spirit within and through me as merely a vehicle: and a pitiful Eve, at that. I must do a rewrite! This is what happens when one moves too quickly and that I did. As for the contest I've suggested, it merely-- as was the one I entered, which was private between poets-- is a way of getting to know one another on a more personal level. I shall let the contest stand. If no one takes up the challenge, it simply shall go away. Thank you... for pointing out my great faux pas. Lots of love in Christ~~ Bonnie Q
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/31/2004
Well written And more glory to the Holy Spirit that dwells in us.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/31/2004
Heart touching write!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/31/2004
wonderful write, patty; so enjoyed this! keep your faith, and let your light for Jesus Christ be a beacon for others to follow!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/31/2004
I enjoyed this. Your security in God must be nice.
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