I FOUND PEACE TODAY

I FOUND PEACE TODAY

A Story by Windy
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A "Personal" write, I just thought I'd share...

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I KNOW IT MAY SOUND STRANGE TO SOME

ESPECIALLY IF THEY KNOW ME AT ALL

I REFUSE TO DISCUSS POLITICS OR

RELIGION, YET TODAY I FOUND PEACE.

 

 

I'VE NO IDEA FROM WHERE IT CAME

OR WHY NOW AND NOT YESTERDAY

IT JUST CAME AS IF THE TIME WAS RIGHT

AS IF IT WAS MY TURN FOR THINGS

TO BE RIGHT

 

 

I'VE BEEN SO TIRED, IN SO MUCH PAIN

FOR SO MANY YEARS I DIDN'T COMPLAIN

I DID MY BEST TO GET THROUGH IT ALL

WITHOUT TO MANY TEARS AND WITH SMILES FOR ALL

 

 

WITH TIME COMES WISDOM SOME MAY SAY

I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE IT WAS JUST MY DAY

I LAY ON MY BED AND JUST GAVE UP

I QUIT FIGHTING AND HATING I MADE

UP SOME FORGIVENESS

 

 

BEFORE I KNEW WHAT HAD PASSED

I FELT MY ENTIRE BODY RELAX

I FELT SO PEACEFUL, SO CALM AND

PAINFREE, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT

HAD JUST HAPPEND TO ME

 

 

I ADMIT FREELY THAT I TALK TO GOD

THOUGH NOT IN HIS "HOUSES" OR WITH

REHEARSED PRAYERS. I TALK TO HIM AS

I WOULD TO YOU AND FOR YEARS I EXPECTED

HIM TO ANSWER IN MY EARS

 

 

I KNEW IN MY HEART THE ANGER WAS GONE

THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY MORE QUESTIONS

OF WHY? I NEEDED TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO

HAD DONE ME WRONG LET GO OF THE HATRED

AND ANGER I'D HELD ONTO FOR SO VERY LONG

 

 

I REALIZED THOUGH MY WHOLE LIFE HAD JUST CHANGED

THAT I, ME THE PERSON I AM WOULD STILL BE THE SAME

I WILL STILL YELL AND CURSE AND GET MAD AND CRAZY

I AM ONLY HUMAN, NONE OF US ARE EVER PERFECT

 

 

SUCH A WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OFF OF MY CHEST

I LAID HERE AND FELT AS IF I COULD FINALLY REST

I KNOW NOW THAT I HAVE A PLACE TO TURN TO

THAT I WILL NEVER BE AFRAID TO GO

 

 

I WILL STILL BE ME BUT WITH ONE BIG CHANGE

MY HEART AND MY SOUL HAVE BEEN SET FREE

I WILL GO ON AND STRIVE TO DO MY BEST

NEVER AFRAID OF FAILING HIS TEST

 

 

HE LOVES ME AS I AM

HE FORGIVES MY LITTLE SINS

THERE IS A REASON I AM AS I AM

SOMEDAY HE WILL SHOW ME AND

I WILL THEN UNDERSTAND

 

 

IN THE MEANTIME I WILL NOT PREACH

I WILL JUST BE OPEN TO THOSE THAT WANT TO

MAKE THAT REACH. TO THOSE WHO ARE IN

NEED OF A FRIEND, OR JUST SOMEONE TO

LISTEN TO THEM, I WILL DO MY VERY BEST

TO BE THE NEW VERSION OF ME

 

 

I FOUND PEACE TODAY

 

 

8/17/08 Windy

 

 

I FOUND PEACE TODAY

 

 

 

© 2008 Windy


Author's Note

Windy
I am not a religious "fanatic" and do not normally even discuss the subject. This is about me, and I wanted to write about it and maybe share it with my friends. Comment if you like, if you find spelling errors etc please let me know. Thanks....

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It is a w onderful, wonderful, wonderful feeling to lo se negative emotions, to suddenly feel as if God is holding your hand as you walk thr ough life. And, yes, the r elease of all those negative feelings is ... well, there aren't words to expl ain the peace. You're co rrect, whatever h appens now, you'll still be you, still feel impatient or upset or frustrated sometimes, but, there won't be any guilt ab out it cos it's how we are.. Maybe there comes a time to be happ y with our own imperfections and know we're loved.

S orry, expressing my feelings here, not com m,enting about your post.

Y our poem is so sincere and shares an enormous 'moment' in your life. It's inspiring, truly inspiring.

Thank you so, so much for sharing .

Posted 12 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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I just love the way you just release it all. All these feelings kept bottled up inside suddenly found the way out by you just forgiving, relax and trust Him for the rest. You talk so sincerely and emotionally about yourself in such a modest way ... it is the beauty of it. You are a talented writer and I am so glad that you have found "peace today" ... don't we all need that PEACE so much?
Thank you Windy and Salam

Nassira

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I find this piece very moving, Windy. You convey your own idea of God and of belief without trying to convince anyone to see things your way. This gives everyone the opportunity to take your words in their own way, not chasing away anyone by forcing a certain opinion on them.
Like you, I'm neither a religious fanatic nor do I usually discuss religion with anyone. Certain religious discussions make me run in the opposite direction as fast as I can, but you handled this very difficult subject with care and sensitivity. Very inspirational and I must say that I envy you for having found this kind of peace.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I know this review is kinda late, I've been away for a while...

I thought you did a great job here, it certainly got me to think... Thank you for sharing this... Very good piece...

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"SUCH A WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OFF OF MY CHEST
I LAID HERE AND FELT AS IF I COULD FINALLY REST
I KNOW NOW THAT I HAVE A PLACE TO TURN TO
THAT I WILL NEVER BE AFRAID TO GO"

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us this inspiring and amazing write.

Helena :)





Posted 11 Years Ago


An incredible write here, Windy. You have touched on a subject that is one of the single most life changing choices a person can ever make: Forgiveness! I have been learning "Release" as well, and it definitely is a close runner to forgiveness. Forgive and release...There aren't many that don't have someone some where to forgive and your description of what you felt when you made that choice is so synonymous of that release:

WITH TIME COMES WISDOM SOME MAY SAY

I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE IT WAS JUST MY DAY

I LAY ON MY BED AND JUST GAVE UP

I QUIT FIGHTING AND HATING I MADE

UP SOME FORGIVENESS





BEFORE I KNEW WHAT HAD PASSED

I FELT MY ENTIRE BODY RELAX

I FELT SO PEACEFUL, SO CALM AND

PAINFREE, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT

HAD JUST HAPPEND TO ME

The peace that comes to us is so incredible. I use to think that holding unforgiveness was some how synonymous with revenge, but instead I had the old slow dripping I.V. of poison seeping into my veins. It only hurt me, and when I think of how supposedly 85% of all illnesses are related to psychosomatic issues, I can't help but think you touched on a HUGE one that causes us a whole lot of unnecessary pain in our bodies.

Great job! I'm happy for you. :-) This write speaks volumes and then some!!! Carole

Posted 11 Years Ago


girl you really got this poem right on target....It made me feel like this was me in person as I to have strived and found God and a way in my life...I could feel your pain but then your rejoyce in happyness...you have a very great way of bringing you words together andd this is my favorite part....


I WILL STILL BE ME BUT WITH ONE BIG CHANGE

MY HEART AND MY SOUL HAVE BEEN SET FREE

I WILL GO ON AND STRIVE TO DO MY BEST

NEVER AFRAID OF FAILING HIS TEST





HE LOVES ME AS I AM

HE FORGIVES MY LITTLE SINS

THERE IS A REASON I AM AS I AM

SOMEDAY HE WILL SHOW ME AND

I WILL THEN UNDERSTAND





IN THE MEANTIME I WILL NOT PREACH

I WILL JUST BE OPEN TO THOSE THAT WANT TO

MAKE THAT REACH. TO THOSE WHO ARE IN

NEED OF A FRIEND, OR JUST SOMEONE TO

LISTEN TO THEM, I WILL DO MY VERY BEST

TO BE THE NEW VERSION OF ME

so keep them comming girl you have the talent just keep showing it great job...

Posted 12 Years Ago


Excellent feelings about the respect and love you have for God. I love bringing the subject up to others-about how I feel so free(we want others to experience that joy as well).
IN THE MEANTIME I WILL NOT PREACH-->I love this, show yourself friendly, and be a living testimony...then people will come to you.
I enjoyed this!! I am so glad that you were able to forgive.(that is how we are forgiven by our Father, when we can forgive!).
~Lyrical

Posted 12 Years Ago


A most inspiring piece, and so very nicely written,
and so much brighter with love and acceptance!!
Excellent piece you shared!!
~~~Hugs~~~

Posted 12 Years Ago


my mom was in so much pain dew to the cancer she fought ,when she let go and stopped fighting so hard and asked god to help her with the pain she knew he would and for a few days she didn't need the morphine drip to control the pain.my dad taught us about god in are attic we didn't want to go to church they always yelled screamed to get there point across or they bribe you to go. I always talked to the lord just like i talk to you now as well i always thought he'd talk to me to were i could hear him but i've realized that the lord shows us threw things in are daily life.your right were human and god knows this and i swear and get angry and mad but i know when i ask the lord to forgive me he will because i try not to be that way its just hard in this world.i told my dad i hated this girl my dad told me love is stronger then hate for me to forgive and let go so god can do his work i did and the lord did his work.i'm glad to hear you found peace its a wonderful feeling and i'm glad you shared this with me thank you karen

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such a wonderful candid write about realizing the faith to know God is always near....ready to take on the load of our burdens. That's all it takes...just faith. There is a prayer that goes,"Dear Lord, help me to remember that nothing will happen today that you and I can't handle together." Bless you Windy!
Love/Liz/angelinmypocket

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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