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Seth Gatchell

A SUSTAINING JOY

09/30/2019

A SUSTAINING JOY   A sustaining joy… Not giddy, not “fun.” Not needing what I get From any someone.   A sustaining joy Down deep in the soul, Felt as an anchor; I’m being made whole.   A sustaining joy, The joy of sacrifice, Made for another, Grace to pay a price.   A sustaining…

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THE “Feelings” gOD

09/03/2019

“THE FEELINGS gOD” Our culture talks of “love” in some strange, simple terms. “To love and accept me, my ways you must affirm!” Can I say nothing when I see you self-destructing? Is that how “love” is defined? “Yes! You are obstructing!”   To disagree with some is now taken as “hate.” “Agree with me…

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A Poem for the Book of Psalms

08/01/2019

BOOK OF PSALMS August 1, 2019 Fear of abject failure! Fear of being useless! Fear of more rejection! Fear of looking foolish! Fear of one more crisis, of bad things happening! Why am I so afraid? It’s just so maddening! Oh, I cry out to You. Are You an absentee? Is this my prayer answered,…

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Seeds in Fresh Soil?

07/02/2019

SEEDS IN FRESH SOIL? We turned the soil afresh while pulling stones and weeds. Added fertilizer and water for new seeds. We added some rich mulch, the sun began his work, The small patch was planted, a scarecrow’s face did lurk.   Forty-five “plantings” sown each seed is a child’s face. Fun games and songs…

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ANCHOR

06/04/2019

ANCHOR Though huge, weighty, bulky, it’s something you won’t see. Hidden, veiled out of sight on a cruise out at sea. And you won’t feel its strength when ocean waters smooth, But when sea billows roll an anchor the heart soothes.   Down deep in the sea bed the anchor does its work, Against the…

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Redstone Castle

05/06/2019

When I was a kid, our family vacationed at Redstone Castle in Colorado. (Google it!) This poem reflects back on those magical days at the castle. Those reflections evoke longings for a castle and life still to come… REDSTONE CASTLE The Redstone Castle, grand, a Tudor in its style. It’s Rocky Mountain home, in beauty…

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