HIS INVITATION TO LIFE

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I was called out from among the dead
For I heard the sound of His voice
Set loose from the shackles of death
I received God’s most ultimate choice

I wondered this day why I was special
That He would welcome me into his home
In this world, I would no longer wander
Finding with Him I now surely belonged

Hungrily I read His living word each day
Knowing Not what blessings it would bring
I only knew I’m in such wonderful hands
Within the grace, I receive from my king

My life, I find is very blessed each day
After his love delivered me from my sins
So I might find unspeakable joy in my life
In the invitation which only comes from Him.

(Written December 1976)
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Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me,
And those who seek me
diligently will find me.

Luke 9:23-26

Then He said to them all,
“If anyone desires to come after Me,
let him deny himself, and take up his
cross daily, and follow Me. “For
whoever desires to save his life will
lose it, but whoever loses his life
for My sake will save it. “For what
profit is it to a man if he gains the
whole world and is himself destroyed
or lost? “For whoever is ashamed of Me
and My words, of him the Son of Man
will be ashamed when He comes in His
own glory, and in His Father’s, and of
the holy angels.
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Wendell A. Brown,

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SO COMPLETE

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I will enter into the house of my Lord
With a joyful heart praising his name
I will seek his great love, and mercy
Knowing I will never again be the same

Each new day, you have called out to me
Taking me by your unseen spirits hand
Directing my heart in the way I should go
To share the grace of the great “I Am”.

Many blessings are mine to own this day
Where with spiritual eyes I may now see
The wealth which most only dream about
But cannot have for they fail to believe

For like great King David long before me
In my heart, you daily place the songs
Which each morning now greets my heart
Empowering my hungry spirit all day long

Bringing me your lasting embrace each day
Reminding me with You Lord I’m not alone
As you allow me to enter into your grace
Which in my life shall be my secured home

With my prayers and many supplications
I will each day bow down at your feet
Knowing in my heart you are the only One
Who will make my life each day complete
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1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God, but if we love one
another, God lives in us and his love is made
complete in us.

1John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love
drives out fear because fear involves
punishment. The one who fears has not been
perfected in love.
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WHERE HAVE ALL OUR FLOWERS GONE

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Where have all our beautiful flowers gone
Each so very special in their own way
Where have all our young flowers gone
Why has this world’s evil taken them away

Where have all our young flowers gone
Oh Lord, we miss them in so many ways
And it’s hard to accept the reason they left
As our grief overwhelms us so much today

For our souls are broken in many, many pieces
While our hearts are deeply wrought with pain
We know from this moment forward in our lives
Nothing in our world will again be the same

Where have all our little flowers gone to
Though it may seem they are now far away
The jewels of our lives are still very near
For in our hearts, their smiles brightly stay

Even as our hearts deeply weep for all of them
In all their faces an angel’s smile, we’ll see
Knowing our Lord has embraced each one lovingly
Giving their spirits the blessing of heavenly gain.

I rewrote one of my previous poems…to sad to
write something new, right now.
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For the innocents lost, and injured today at
at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in
Parkland Florida. May the prayers of all Americans
embrace all the families!
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Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed,
for I am your God; I will strengthen you,
I will help you, I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand.
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A LOVE WHICH REMAINS TRUE

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Only in your presence
can I find the joy
which my heart needs

Only when walking
with you can I find
what brings me peace

Only by sharing my
quiet time with you
will I know what I
should do

And only with the grace
you bring into my life
will I enjoy your love
which remains true.
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1 John 4:7
“Dear friends, let us love one
another, for love, comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born
of God and knows God.”

1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the
love God has for us. God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in
God, and God in them.
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“HAPPY VALENTINES DAY DEBORAH ANN”

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When first we met I truly knew
You were the only one for me
When you became my best friend
You helped me that day believe

When we would come together
Becoming one instead of two
That all my dreams of happiness
Would find reality in only you

You are truly understanding
Loving, good nature and kind
You became more than a miracle
I thank God daily you are mine

I wanted you to know through words
What sometimes I might forget to say
I am truly thankful and honored
To again celebrate our love this day…

Happy Valentines Day Deborah Ann,
You are always my treasure!

THE COLOR MY EYES SEE

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My eyes awakened to a world today
That they do not really understand
For this world will not accept me
As the young man that I really am

Society has had a tendency to dictate
A world of hard life for one like me
Because of my skins darker color
Because of what their eyes daily see

Will there ever be hope In my life
Of being more than what they say I am
Why do I have to work ten times as hard
As my brother in God, a Caucasian man

I am a constant victim of a daily outrage
Which has lasted for far too many years
And I wonder if I’ll ever be sheltered
From many of my life’s most proven fears

For there is not a place for me to go to
From this savage land where I was born
And I find myself continually an outcast
While in my country I daily taste its scorn

Though I am akin to the Africans, the Asians,
The Europeans and Native Americans the same
In my country, they won’t accept my true identity
Refusing to recognize my color has a real name

For my color isn’t black as I’m constantly told
And neither white as they try to conform me to be
My color is of natures beautiful red-brown pecan
For this is the true color each day my eyes see.

By Wendell A. Brown

Written October 1971 at the age of 20
Encountering racism in southern Missouri,
And the racism still exists today for
People of color. Our color was created by
God equally, and yet over 40 years later.
We still encounter hatred, because of our
Color.
Copyrighted and all rights reserved.
A version First appeared in American
Diversity Report.com. 2010.

MY SWEET JOY

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Bring sweet joy into
my life, the likes of
which I’ve never known

Become a part of my
inner being never
letting me be alone

Comfort me, and care
for me bringing into
my life a joyful
blossoming change

So the only song my heart
desires to sing shall be
the one which glorifies
your holy name…Jesus.

1972
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1 John 4:10

This is love: not that we loved
God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son as an atoning
sacrifice for our sins.
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MY TWO LOVES

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As the light of the morning
awakens me, a sweet taste
of heaven touches my lips

And at that moment I think
of the tenderness which
is daily found in your kiss

Even though I was greeted
by the sun, dancing happily
while delighting my eyes

I found my heart entranced
by carefully placed kisses,
whose taste of bliss on my
lips now lie

My beginning this morning
was breathtaking as I was
I was greeted by my two
true loves

For your kisses greeted
me with embracing smiles
shining like the sun in the
sky above

My heart and mind were swept
into a natural high, where I
felt myself flying like a dove

And I found the sweet essence
of heaven’s bliss alive, within
the graceful embrace of the two
I love

Inside of my heart, I found
myself smiling because of
the sweetness that my two loves
bring

Finding my life will always
be a priceless blessing, because
they give my heart a genuine
reason to sing.

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WANTING YOUR LOVE TO STAY

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So many beautiful words were gently spoken
Even though to many none was really heard
For they spoke to me from your eyes radiance
As deep within my heart embraced every word

I recall the song which began to play within
Yes, in the deepest parts of my lonely soul
I realized I would have been so very lost
If of your love I would have to ever let go

A promise was given sweet breath that night
As the moon and stars shone brightly above
We were lost and found in a beautiful moment
Of perfect joy because of each other’s love

The magic found alive in that beginning moment
Would soon in our lives simply never go away
For the first time, we held hands and kissed
I knew instantly with each other we would stay

I still find as each new day comes to life
The lovely radiance in your eyes still stays
While the assurance always found in your love
Will be a priceless treasure which never fades.

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MOONRIDE

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Ride with me where the stars are
Touch port upon the Moon
Stretch out into the Milky Way
And in love please fall very soon

Sprinkle the radiance into our eyes
Of the stars that share our night
As we journey into the darkness
So we may use them as our light

Let’s cast aside our dreams tonight
Giving life to serenity in our thoughts
Let’s together make the time right
For sincere moments, we have caught

Let’s feel a new love much brighter
More beautiful than the night stars
Let’s ride loves most precious peace
A harmonious place where angels are

Let’s together go where heaven begins
On a ride of true hope beyond the moon
As true natural high lifts our minds
Let our hearts fall in love so soon.

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May 1977
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