Poem -

~ On Self Doubt ~

{prayer & meditation}

~ On Self Doubt ~

So often I doubt myself
So difficult staying positive....

In this that would be glory
To awaken time after time
Not having contributed a worthy word
Oh Lord, how I yearn
For just one line within the great story...

If I were to desire otherwise
Would be to quench the fires that burn in me
Because from contrition and true humility of heart
There is born in my soul, the hope
That I may play a simple part
Where peace returns to my troubled conscience
And I may meld within the fragrance
Rising from the glowing incense
Of truth...

This grace, a supernatural light
A special gift from God
Where I may be devoted
To the interior life
And then, by daily visitation
Speak to the world
Of how much I Love the creator
And how blessed I feel
Just,
To be alive....

Tony Taylor
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Dear Tony, as well as I know you, this is emotional for me to read, because I know the daily struggles you go through.  When you are in pain, it is difficult to rise above it and the fears it brings.  There is a peace beyond understanding though when you love God and want to draw close to something that offers everlasting peace over the world's affairs.  I am glad that you have that relationship and understand how important it is to put your faith and trust in Him for your life. Because we are housed in flesh, it is so difficult to always listen to that interior spirit within us that is greater that the physical limitations we deal with.  But I know, as you do, that we are much more than what we see on the outside as humans, we have a much greater mysterious but wonderful purpose.  And for those who TRULY realize this, then the moments of self doubt can be just that.....moments...but the bigger message that we are loved and have purpose comes back into view.  I know you suffer with your health, and I hate to see you in pain....but I am proud that you know what is important and motivates your life....and you embrace gratitude.  That is pretty remarkable.  That will inspire others. There is so much power in prayer and meditation.  Much love, hugs, n kisses  C ;)

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Nigel Cresswell

Um, Tony mate, 

Not having contributed a worthy word 

Are you serious mate. Read your own words. 
DO NOT DOUBT. 
Doubt isthe only poison that can kill poetry. 
Your cyber friend and admirer. 
Nigel 

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Tony Taylor

I LOVE YOU Sir NIGEL!!....... Thank You so MUCH!!....... you have NO Idea!!.......... hugs-n-kisses!!........T xo.  : )

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al Bikaadi

"Where I may be devoted to the interior life..." -- -- I know that hope. ❤ We'll get there by God's grace

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Tony Taylor

Thank you for the stars and for the Vote IAN...... it's VERY much appreciated kind sir!!....... Lots of Love to you and yours!!.......T xo. : )

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Marion Price

Such very powerful words and sentiments Tony. I think all your work is worthy but also your words to other poets on here...the exhuberence and enthusiasm that oozes from your comments in praise of the work of others, your  kindness and generosity of spirit which gives confidence and inspires us all to continue to write. Believe!!...you are a gifted writer and a beacon of light to a lot of us on here 💕

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Jill Tait

Emotionally beautiful Tony xx

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