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Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
when you have to choose
between
the  devil
(not even bothering to be in
sheep's clothing )
and
a sinner

it's still a
no brainer

after all
we're all
sinners

think
about
it.

Our
whole
future
is
at
stake.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
Laws do not restrict the actions of people  who do not follow the law...hello...and who, indeed is subject to the law???  What  income and power bracket applies? ??

Just something to think about. ...

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
Only ONE RACE
the HUMAN RACE.

The dividers
and conquerors
all trying to convince you
otherwise.

And they are
NEVER
on the frontlines.

They
manipulate
you
stirring up
emotions
hatred.

That people should die
for the mistakes
of the few.

God hates those who stir up strife.

The only
so-called
winners
are the manipulators
the millionaires and billionaires...

those who orchestrate
the mess
who PAY people
TO HATE...

turning them into mercenaries
MERCENARY
HATERS
AND
MURDERERS

and NOT for the reasons
they think.

The ORCHESTRATORS
don't care
ONE WHIT
about the cause

ONLY
about the
POWER and CONTROL
they
HOPE TO GAIN

when they
"HAVE TO"
quell the mess
and put out the fires

Which
THEY CREATED
by
THEIR MANIPULATIONS.

BEWARE
how people
try to use your emotions

for
THEIR GREEDY GAIN

TO CONTROL
YOU.

WE ARE ALL
ONE
RACE

THE HUMAN RACE.

Reach out
try to
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR

YOUR BLOOD IS ALL THE SAME!

WOUNDED

ONE
DROP OF BLOOD

IT'S
ALL THE SAME.

cj 2016
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

It's like a magic formula.  Apply it to any situation, and improvement begins almost immediately.  Think of what the world would be like if we all used this as a guideline--never rude, always kind, patient...We would have heaven on earth.---Debbie Macomber
#love   #hate   #patience   #kindness   #emotions   #manipulation   #rudeness
Cynthia Jean Dec 2016
Words help us move on over to the other side....
sometimes a whole lot quicker...
helping us to see where we have been …
to see where we want to move on to....
and where we never want to return..


CJ   2016
*****edited*****
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
guns don't ****

people do

guns gather dust in the corner
of a peaceful
person's
home

that thing called
the second
amendment

it is a man's  right

to protect himself
against
the
tyranny
of governments
criminals
and
terrorists

those who would
take
away
your freedom
and
your life

the criminals
the terrorists
the governments

will
always
always
always

find a way
find a way
find a way

to get a gun
to get a gun
to get agun

to control you
to control you
to control you

and
strip  strip strip
you  you you
of
your your your
freedom freedom freedom

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

to steal from you
to
take
your
life
and the lives of  the children...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you take
all
the
guns
away
from
peaceful
law-abiding
citizens

then

only
only
only

criminals
c­­riminals
criminals

terrorists
terrorists
terrorists

and

tyran­n­ical governments
tyrannical governments
tyrannical governments

will have them


then

how will
how will
how will

the peace lover

protect
protect
protect

himself

or you?

protect

his freedom

and yours?

the killing

will

never stop...

gun control

will never stop

the dying

as long as we have

human nature

we need

the kingdom of God

as long as

man

makes all the rules

he will call

all the shots

all the shots

all the shots

all the shots

all the shots

all the shots

.............

........

.....

..

.

cj 2016
case in point...chicago is synonomous these days with "gun control".  there are 50 more shooting victims year to date than all of 2015
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
when you have to choose
between
the  devil
(not even bothering to be in
sheep's clothing )
and
a sinner

it's still a
no brainer

after all
we're all
sinners

think
about
it.

Our
whole
future
is
at
stake.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
Unsuspecting pawns
get played
in someone else's game

fragile
misinformed minds
become volatile
their minds molded
like clay

hardened by
manipulated
anger
and discontent

their lives
are sacrificed
on the altars
of evil, greedy politicians

whose strings are pulled
by the ultra wealthy
and the devil himself

they think
and believe
in all these politicians
and their promises

who temporarily
stroke their egos
and satiate
their bellies.

They are being
used, used, used...
their youth being devoured.

Sacrificed, sacrificed, sacrificed...

They're on somebody else's
front lines
and they don't even  know it.

Somebody
won't
somebody
wake them up?

Of course their lives matter.
They are precious.

ALL LIVES MATTER.

God says He made us
ALL
in HIS IMAGE
after HIS LIKENESS.

HIS SON DIED
for us
ALL.

Not for the
SOME
but for the
ALL.

Should not these
"scheduled"
demonstrations
and
"days of rage"
be  projected
towards
the manipulators????

The disillusioned...

they are blinded
they are being used
as a tool
a veritable weapon
to achieve
someone else's agenda

they are being primed
pumped up
like air in a tire....

The media
the purveyors of information

are they not responsible
to tell the truth?

If not,
by default
are they not  responsible
for orchestrated
debacles
in the making?

They are bought and sold
the price paid for the lie
is higher
than for the truth.

Pawns.

Don't be a ****.

The time is now.

Please

Wake up.

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
trying to figure it out
thoughts spinning
going nowhere
accomplishing nothing

be still
in MY Presence
let Me
control your thoughts

let My Light
soak
into your heart
and mind

aglow
with My
very
Being

now

receive My Peace...

cj 2016
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.  The Lord be with you all.  II Thessalonians 3:16
Cynthia Jean Mar 2017
My basket is full
of everyday things
we take for granted

a refrigerator and freezer
full of food
and a car that gets me
to the store
to buy...yet more

the sun came up
again today
to shine and warm
and smile on me

how "lucky" can I be?

I have my favorite chair
my books, my lamp
my eyes....are there

I can open my mouth
to read
Words of Life

and I have ears to hear

don't you too?

Cj 3.5.2017
For every  good thing in my life
I give God thanks.
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
each day
a choice

taking the path
to life

walking by faith
not sight

seeking
My Presence
in every
circumstance

trusting
knowing

in spite of the happenings
in your life

I have promised
to all
who love Me
to work
everything
out
for your good

on this road

you must always

take the path
of faith
...not sight...

cj 2016
no matter what...we have a choice
choose life
Cynthia Jean May 2016
yes , it's snowing

a glorious spring snow

a gale
of flower petals

from my neighbor's tree......

cj 2016
beautiful gifts....beautiful surprises
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
Once upon a time
there was a Love
in the Heart
of a Woman.
Similar in nature
to a Mother's Love...
a deep well
bottomless
was this Love.
The Love was greater
than her love
for God
and That
was her Mistake.
And deep, deep
inside her
she always Knew
it was not the same-
this man's love
for her...
it was superficial
detached
never a complete
commitment.
O Butterfly-
Take wing
fly away!
May the Winds
Always
be kind to you!
May the Storms
never
be too strong!
May the Angels of God
be Ever
surrounding
you
because I will not be
ever again.
Be Free.
If there is a next time
ever
May God
open your eyes
to see
the love
you have been
given...
the love God
may once again
give to you
should He allow it.
Go with God!
And may the two of you
be
ever together.
My Blessing
to you.
My
forgiveness.
My last
love
I
send.

cj 2016

written a long, long time ago......
Cynthia Jean May 2016
Take me up
in Your arms
Lord

Let Your
Life's Blood
flow
through my veins

My own
has turned
to water

tears.......

cj 2016
thankfully...tears are healing
Cynthia Jean May 2016
we are

blessed
forgiven
healed
redeemed
and crowned

we are drawn
with lovingkindness

this day
i will trust

this day
i will pour

He is

my heart's refuge....

cj 2016
blessed beyond what we could ask or think
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
In My Presence
you will find rest
for your soul.

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
for my children....
lullabies
and stories read
and letters learned
and numbers to count
and books from the library
and pencils from the store
and pictures to draw
and legos
and houses to build
and stories to write
and trees to climb
and bikes to ride
and swings to swing
and waters to swim
and songs to sings
and i love yous from mom

cj 2016
such precious memories for me
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
Let Your Mind

Your radiant
Presence

Permeate
my
heart and mind

that I might have

Your Life
and Peace

cj 2016
Romans 8:6
Cynthia Jean May 2016
i feel a sinking
in my soul

i seek the
safety net

the arms
to catch me

my father's arms

i look up

blue sky

cj 2016
i always need to remember to look up
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
a smile
for a memory
such a small price
to pay..

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Aug 2016
God is smiling  on me...
In the midst of the storm
is His
Sonshine.
That Sonshine  is steadfast,
endless  and  true.
Only
goodness  
flows through the Son's rays.
Only  
love
flows  through and surrounds you .
My love
so deep and wide
nothing
ever
stems  that tide
so
always
in Me
abide.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
Help me hear
the
Higher Voice

There is a place
for the wonders
that distract me now,

but first
bring order into my life
and help me to maintain it
...................

Then
will be the time
to listen
to the singing
.............,..
.........
...

Cj2016
A hope and a prayer.  There is a time for everything.
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
the air so sweet
and fresh
and clear..

gentle, soft
blessing
the senses
the spirit
swaddling
the soul....

cooling
but not too much
greening
the grasses turned brown...

giving drink
to those plants growing
which feed me
and to the flowers
that feed my soul...

one more blessing
to give thanks for

and so often
taken
for
granted.

cj 2016
the best things in life are so freely given to us.
Cynthia Jean Apr 2017
A sip of stillness
listening
for
God moments...

relax in the warmth
of the "felt"
love of Christ.

He widens my vision
to distinguish
real importance

transfusing me
with His Power
in my quest
for that Pearl
oh, yes,
the Pearl of greatest price.

Revitalize my love
for God
renew my thirst for His Word
empower my prayers
with wordless adoration..........

Overwhelmed
the inhibition over
the desert lay behind
and off I am
into the land of longing.....

I do not
cannot
speak
no words are necessary
too paltry would they be.

The dust
that becomes the diamonds
sprinkles
and comes forth.

Like the water lily
I am basking in the sun
of His Presence.

I soak up His Love
and
His Tenderness.

In this ecstasy
words
become
unnecessary.

Pain
God's megaphone
through which He speaks
to a deaf world.
(Which has shut Him out.)

To give joyous hospitality
we need silence

a simple, prayerful silence
belongs
to everybody

in our pousitinia*
we desire
to hear from our God
that still small Voice
the fulfilling
...........

I will lead her
into the desert
and tenderly speak
to her

at a loss
the Spirit intercedes for us
with sighs
too deep
for words *


inexpressible longings
God alone
understands.

Cj  April 30, 2017
* pousitania- desert
**Hosea 2:14
***Romans 8:26
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
My child
Give it all
Give it all to Me

Is anything
too hard for Me?
Anything at all????

Trials
are
for you to trust Me.

Not
to be abandoned
by Me.

Trust.

cj 4/2/16
While meditating these words came to my mind.....
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
I see a life form
it has four parts

there was a time
we tried to bridge
the gap

the direction
we came from
the paths
we traveled

were not the same.

We tried
to walk
in each other's
footprints

impossible

The footprints quickly
were filled
with water...

Tears

have washed them

away..

The Sea

has swallowed them up.

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean May 2016
heart and soul
poured out
like blood
on the ground
for all to see

people
walkin' on by
they don't
see me

vulnerable

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Aug 2016
When you gave it
your all
and gave it I did
all that's  left
is to walk
away
......
...
.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Feb 2018
A voice
speaks of roads walked down
paths trodden
in weariness and pain

On these roads
you will meet
comforters and survivors

souls
not judging, but understanding

compassionate
refusing to be overcome
by bitterness

rather
choosing love
choosing to forgive

that is the road
less traveled

the path to healing

and yes
it has made all the difference!

Cynthia Jean
February, 2018
Easy to do?  No, far from it. Does it excuse what has happened?  No.  Forgiveness frees you to move on, and then lets God do His part.
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
Poetry
takes on
a life
of its own
and has the inherent
unseen
connection
with all those
willing
to receive it.

To all those
wonderful
kindred spirits
out there
who take the time
to receive
what's in our hearts
and minds

who make us feel
so not
alone
.....

and though
what we say
may not be
profound
we are treated
with value

that we
belong.

Blessings

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
Sunlight
dancing
on the water

the sprinkling
of oil
of lavender

the gentle
stirring
of the  water

a cluster
of
jewels
sprang forth

air bubbles
like  diamonds
glistening
in the sun.


Cj 2016
The simplest things comprise such beauty!  All we need are eyes to see!
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
This morning...

I said
thank You

For the rest I had
last night
when the light switch
worked
and the heat
went on...

I said
thank You

I have food
in my fridge
need to lose
a few pounds
no hunger
in my house...

I said
thank You

I opened the blinds
saw the new
spring growth
the buds
and blossoms bursting
the birds know the secret
they praise
everyday....
.
again and again
I say
thank You.......

cj 2016
(This poem could be a very long one as I have over a 1000 "thank You"s" in my journal. I have one more big thank you: to all the dear people on this website who take the time  to read my poems and encourage me.  Again and again, I say to you all....I thank you. CJ)
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
Tonight
I turned
a corner

the  understanding
listeners
heard me.

Cj  2016
I attend Alanon...it is a place where friends and family of addicts go to find serenity and to heal and learn to take care of themselves  and hopefully. ..to encourage others as well.  It has been a God send to me, and I  have met many wonderful people as well.
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
Ascribe
to the Lord
all glory
laud and honor
He is our King
Oh bless the Lord
and worship Him
in the splendor
of His holiness....

Psalm 29:2

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Jan 2017
baggage, baggage, baggage
we all have
so much .........baggage

Cj 2017 0108
Cynthia Jean May 2016
To hear my sweet
granddaughter's voice
is such a gift
to me.
So far away
she lives
her precious face
I seldom see.

Tonight I got to
talk to her
How blessed a time
it was...
She read me
stories and prayers
and even the
23rd Psalm!

My heart yearns so
that I'd be there to
read her bedtime stories
but such a gift it was....
that she read them
to me!

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
"once upon a times"

so many memories

wistful treasures
like tumbleweeds
blown .... by....

slipping through your fingers

yesterdays
gone by

like dust
in the wind....

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
Boundaries
for our good

24 hours
in a day

humans are frail

we can only bear
the weight
of one day
at a time

no worries
about tomorrow

no getting stuck
in the past

abundant life
is in My Presence

Today

pressing toward the goal

the upward call of God
in Christ Jesus.....

cj 2016
The daily struggle is to make the right choice every day, and not try to carry yesterday and tomorrow while trying to live TODAY.
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
i'm gonna lay my burdens
down
my God
He's
gonna
pick
them
up
..
.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
Don't own the disease
It doesn't define you
You decide
....if you win
or you lose...

fight the good fight...

cp 2016
Never give up...never never never....give up...
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God...

Oswald Chambers
power for change
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
The sign cries out
Salvation
come inside for salvation...
so, I went inside
the work of the Lord
to perform...
full of enthusiasm
all the good I can do
for God
EVERYDAY!!!
How exciting!
The job of a lifetime!
Surely my search
was over.
I went inside
there were faceless
robots
people with no names
only numbers
their smiles drained
into a bucket
in the corner...
people never allowed
to get tired
or sick...
No! No! don't stop for a minute
come...let me take your
life
...for a nickel
and a dime....
ALL for the NAME of GOD!
I looked for God
EVERYWHERE
No mention of His name
No music of praise
on the airways.
People would ask...
where am I?
-Goodwill?
-???
when they wrote their checks.
They didn't know...
They couldn't tell.
They couldn't feel His Presence.
Wasn't it supposed to be
ALL ABOUT HIM?
The captains would walk through
never making eye contact
with anyone
tripping over the bodies
crying
I want more! I want more!
As fast as employees came
in the front door
workers were fleeing out the back
while they still had some life in them
they could escape...
I used to hold them
in my arms
I used to cry with them
pray with them
encourage them
it was my great joy to share their successes
my hand was stretched out if they fell
no one was a mistake in Jesus' eyes
And I tried to remember that
and let my patience grow
like God's patience
for me...
and I saw Jesus
come in the front door of that store
He was carrying the Salvation sign
and I saw Him
walking the aisles
tears streaming down His face
looking for a place
for the weary
to sit down.
And all He saw
were the cash registers
and the cold-eyed captains
whipping and barking
GIVE US MORE!  GIVE US MORE!
and the workers
gasping and groaning
and the life draining...
And precious Jesus...
He touched us
one by one
and said, "Follow Me"
out of the dungeon of filth
and despair.
He said...they used My Name
but I was never allowed
in there.
He brought us out
...one by one...
into brightness of life
again...
O Breathe.
Cynthia Jean Feb 2018
Certainly
We must have it for our fellowman
But we also
sorely
need compassion
for our greatest critic
.....
ourselves.

Cynthia Jean
copyright
February 2018
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

*William Cowper
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
In Me you have peace
take courage
though you may suffer
take heart
I
have conquered
this world.

As you walk
hand in hand
with Me,
I am in you
and you in Me.

Therefore
each day
walk
courageously.

Cj 2016
How I am able to live and move and have my being...
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
we are
created
in His image

amazing

His gifts
of love....

cj 2016

Genesis 1:27
Cynthia Jean May 2016
accepting
what we cannot
change

but giving space
to
ourselves

boundaries

from
what hurts us

what is beyond
our endurance

to bear

cj 2016
one day at a time
Cynthia Jean Aug 2017
Through waves I pass
though reasons
may remain
unknown to me
e'er I'll trust
and still be bless'd
great His Faithfulness
is to me
in peace
His Peace
I'll rest.

Cynthia Jean Poems 8.14.2017
I am on this journey...one day at a time.
Cynthia Jean Jan 2017
Oh give thanks
unto the Lord
for He is good
and His mercies,
Oh yes
His mercies,
they never fail us
never.
His mercies
they
endure
forever
and ever
and
ever more.


Cj 2017 0108
So much we take for granted.  
So seldom, and maybe only as a last resort,
do we get what we really deserve.
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
The poisonous attitude
that the world
owes
me

Entitlement.

The very best
antidote
for this
is

Thankfulness.

A grateful attitude
for what
I
already
have.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean May 2016
Never
    take counsel
           of your fears.....

                     General Patton
don't "listen" to your fears
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