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I Don’t Have a Penny

 

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I don’t have a penny

I don’t have a dime

I don’t have a great big house

The marble floored kind

 

 

I don’t own designer labels

I don’t have anything Chanel

I don’t own a pair of Louboutin’s

Although I’m sure they’d rock my world

 

 

I don’t drive a brand new car

I don’t drive a Merc

In fact I don’t drive a car at all

Unless it’s already had a lot of work

 

 

I don’t take expensive vacations

I don’t stay in five star hotels

I don’t travel very often

Although I’d love to see the whole world

 

 

I didn’t go to Uni

I didn’t get a P. H. D.

I didn’t aim for lots of money

Or to be secure financially

 

 

I don’t want fame

I don’t want prestige

I don’t want a spotlight

I’m very content wearing beige

 

 

I don’t need approval

I don’t need applause

I don’t need recognition

To hold and stay true to my cause

 

 

 

For I have something solid

I have something real

I have something that’s forever

That no one can destroy or steal

 

 

I own a rare Treasure

I own a priceless Pearl

I own a wealth of Talents

Worth more than the whole entire world

 

 

I know a shining truth

I know the thoughts of God

I know the news that must be spread

And so with that my feet are shod

 

 

This world is an awful mess

This world is on fire

This world is ruled by a betrayer

A killer, and a liar

 

 

He offers shiny things

He offers things that appear to be fun

He offers things soon to perish

Things that fade, disappear and run

 

 

You can see his mind in the air

You can see the propaganda

You can see the all-pervasive filth

The fake, and the slander

 

 

This world is a testimony to his rule

This world has nothing of lasting gain

This world offers naught but heartache

Hard-heartedness and pain

 

 

But I know something important

I know the truth

I know this world will soon disappear

There’s a mountain of proof

 

 

 

Soon all the pain will be gone

And all hurts will be healed

All people will live as one

With all their dearest desires filled

 

 

The earth will be transformed

The earth will recover

The earth will be populated

With people that truly love one another

 

 

Meantime we must endure

We must find a way

We must keep seeking

Keep striving, to listen and obey

 

 

There is a secure anchor

There is a trusted guide

There is a guaranteed promise

He will always provide

 

 

Jehovah is my confidence

Jehovah is my friend

Jehovah is my shining hope

My towering refuge to the end

 

 

Now is the time to focus on the Kingdom’s work

Time to keep a simple eye

Now is the time to support our friends

As shoulder to shoulder we strive

 

 

We are proud to be his Witnesses

We are proud to sing his praise

We are proud to bear his name

As we proclaim his loving ways

 

 

This is his work

This is his creation

This is his will

To gather together people from every nation

 

 

So as we endure

As we obey

As we do the work

We must not listen to anything the world has to say

 

 

We listen to Jehovah

Listen to his faithful slave

Listen to his words

His words light the way

 

 

So we do our part

We do our best

We do our utmost

Always trusting that Jehovah will do the rest

 

 

 

Just wait

You will see

Just test him out

Jehovah will provide super-abundantly

 

 

You don’t need a penny

You don’t need a dime

You don’t need to worry

Jehovah will never, ever, leave you behind!

 

 

Rach

2014

 

 

 

“Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his Righteousness,

and all these other things will be added to you.”

– Matthew 6:33

 

 

“May people know that you,

whose name is Jehovah,

You alone are the Most High

over all the earth.”

– Psalm 83:18

 

 

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“Live simply that others might simply live.” – Elizabeth Ann Seton

 

 

“It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.” – Patti Thor

 

 

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” – Wilfred Grenfell

 

 

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison

 

 

“Love the earth and sun and animals,

Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,

Stand up for the stupid and crazy,

Devote your income and labor to others.

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

– Walt Whitman

 

 

 

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“We ought to change the legend on our money from “In God We Trust” to “In Money We Trust.” Because, as a nation, we’ve got far more faith in money these days than we do in God.”

Arthur Hoppe, 1963

 

 

“Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.”  – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

 

 

“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism, 1891

 

 

“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael Leboeuf

 

 

“Your money, or your life.” We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does.  – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

 

 

“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel

 

 

“Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. – Henrik Ibsen

 

 

 

 

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Trust

 

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Trust

 

 

 

Much more observant than I seem

I see all the in between

I know what lies behind the words

I see the nouns in the verbs

 

I’ve seen the signs and heard the tales

I know how the wind can fill those sails

When gossip blows no anchor can hold and stay

And a reputation is simply blown away

 

Critical tongues cut and rake

As their pound of flesh they take

They don’t regard the pain they cause

As salt they pour on still festering sores

 

Trying to prove superior by critical talk

Is like trying to carve a stone with chalk

It’s pointless and useless and it doesn’t work

All it ever achieves is hurt

 

Jealousy is a devouring beast

When it finds a target, it finds a feast

It picks and pokes and whips, until it draws blood

And what begins as a trickle, all too soon becomes a flood

 

So I look and listen and I take note

And I don’t jump on just any boat

I don’t give my trust to those without heart

If I see them coming, I depart

 

For I’m not as young as you might think

I’ve stood upon hell’s fiery brink

I’ve been to the war and seen the slain

I’ve seen how lies kill and maim

 

Deep as a well inside this skin

The clown facade is light and thin

Serious lurks just beneath

A vigilant warrior against any fickle thief

 

The vague is just a disguise I wear

A shield against what I cannot bear

Knowledge burns behind tired eyes

Experience has left them worldly wise

 

Seeing things that most would miss

Always expecting the Judas kiss

Hoping over and over to be wrong

Even as sound the first notes of that familiar song

 

Trust is given at great risk and cost

And trust is never ever simply lost

It departs like fireworks on a new years day

It bursts without warning and then fades away

 

As wreaths of sorrow for innocence we lay

It takes an odyssey to regain something still in decay

Born from the ashes of loss and grief

A shrewd phoenix rises from the fire with new belief

 

When the price of gaining wisdom has been betrayal

Born from life’s stinging hail

It’s difficult to let another in

It takes time to learn how to believe again

 

All too clearly you can see the coming pain

So you withdraw early from the game

You hide, you run, you disappear

You cloak yourself with a fake veneer

 

Sometimes you wish you didn’t know

You couldn’t see how things will go

That you were stupid and thick and dumb

That you hadn’t had to learn to run

 

That experience hadn’t given you new eyes

That you still believed all the lies

That you hadn’t lost those rose coloured glasses

That you still saw over every fence, greener grasses

 

Because although you have learnt to let go and forgive

To simply live and let live

You don’t expect anything from anyone anymore

Self sufficiency keeps the cold from the door

 

But when amongst the rocks you do find a gem

You treasure it for always, just as you did back then

The diamonds in your life are brighter than before

Because they’ve been through the fire and the war

 

The most beautiful diamond sparkling bright

Is the one you found on the deepest, darkest night

It’s the most valuable treasure of your life

Made indestructible through all the strife

 

A shiny new trust that will never fade

Born from standing beneath the blade

Faith and trust in your Father above

Hope, strong and solid in the God of all love

 

He’s there to carry you where you can’t walk

All the things He says are more than just talk

He’s shown you over and over, He will always be there

He will always come through, He will always care

 

Someday soon He will bring an end

To all the sorrow and grief, and the need to pretend

His world will bring a paradise of truth

Where you will be able to trust without proof

 

Where friends are real in word and deed

Where words are meant and can be believed

Where you never need fear to let yourself be known

For genuine people will be where ever you roam

 

Walls will come apart brick by brick

No matter how long they’ve been up, no matter how thick

A healing of souls long torn to shreds

As flowers bloom in what were once thorny beds

 

Tired eyes will smile on that day

I’ll open the doors and let the vigilance blow away

The clown will dance for real and not for fake

A heart free to love, without fearing to break

 

Trust will be reborn never to fade

No more wreaths will need ever more be laid

Jehovah will see and smile down from up above

As like mirrors we reflect his trust and indestructible love

 

 

Rach

2010

 

 

 

“Do not put your trust in princes. Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation.”

– Ps 146:3

 

 

“Trust in Jehovah forever.”

– Isaiah 26:4

 

 

“Those knowing your name will trust in you; You will never abandon those seeking you, O Jehovah.”

– Ps 9:10

 

 

“The last thing we expect others to do, it’s the last thing they do before we learn we cannot trust them.” 

― Lauren Kate, Teardrop

 

 

“Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.”

― Georg Feuerstein

 

 

“Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted her his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father’s head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

 

 

 “Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.”

― George MacDonald

 

 

“In God we trust, all others we virus scan.”

– Anon

 

 

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

 

 

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.” 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series

 

 

“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; 

Be true to your word and your work and your friend; 

Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,

Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.” 

― John Boyle O’Reilly, Life of John Boyle O’Reilly

 

 

“We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.” 

― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 
“Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.”

― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

 

 

 
“But it does not seem that I can trust anyone,’ said Frodo.
Sam looked at him unhappily. ‘It all depends on what you want,’ put in Merry. ‘You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin–to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours–closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

 

“The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.”

― Cicero, De Senectute De Amicitia

 

 

“Trusting that you will some time or other do me greater justice than you can do now.” 

― Jane Austen, Emma

 

 

“In those days we did not trust anyone who had not been in the war, but we did not
completely trust anyone.”

― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

 

 

“I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I’ve never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.”

― Shania Twain

 

 

“Never trust a man with a lunatic wife in an attic,” Richard told me. “And anyone named Heathcliff should make you suspicious.”

― John Irving, In One Person

 

 

“Kids are trusting and wise and I cannot think of a less useful combination to be born with. The wisdom lets children know who they are. And then the trust lets everyone else take that knowledge away.”

― Sean Wilsey, Oh the Glory of it All

 

 

“I resolved to tell my guardian that I doubted Orlick being the right sort of man to fill a post of trust at Miss Havisham’s. ‘Why of course he is not the right sort of man, Pip,’ said my guardian, comfortably satisfied beforehand on the general head, ‘because the man who fills the post of trust never is the right sort of man.”

― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

“We should trust people to be exactly what they have proven themselves to be, no more and no less.”

― Ryan Winfield, South of Bixby Bridge

 

 

“Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for.”

― Johnny Depp

 

 

“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”

― Steve Wozniak

 

 

“I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end, I’ll go to a French movie. That’s a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.”

― Joss Whedon

 

 

“Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosy… doesn’t try it on.”

― Billy Connolly

 

 

“I’ve always very earnestly tried to do my best, so I just have to trust that and forgive myself for being fallible.”

― Claire Danes

 

 

 

 (Yep. Went a bit nuts with the quotes on this poem – 😛 There are just so many great ones. I guess trust is a common issue – making it a reoccurring theme through out history. ~ R )

 

 

 

 


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By The Sea

 

Lord Byron quote

 

 

By The Sea

 

 

 

 

 

We went for a walk

You and me, you and me

We had a little talk

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Bare toes in the sand

You and me, you and me

Hand in hand

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Side by side

You and me, you and me

As seagulls cried

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

We heard bells tolling

You and me, you and me

Wild waves rolling

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

We dreamed dreams

You and me, you and me

Through sun shine streams

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Cares we shared

You and me, you and me

Kites over head

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

We laughed at fear

You and me, you and me

Then drank our beer

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

A shared moment

You and me, you and me

It’s ours we own it

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Thought of our maker

You and me, you and me

He’s a giver not a taker

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

He’ll help us stand

You and me, you and me

Sure as water laps land

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

So we need not fuss

You and me, you and me

He’ll not leave us

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

So let’s take his hand

You and me, you and me

As we walk in the sand

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Someday we’ll look back

You and me, you and me

And see a single set of tracks

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Cos when we gave our trust

You and me, you and me

Is when he carried us

By the sea, by the sea

 

 

Rach

2010

 

 

 

“Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself’

And he himself will sustain you”

– Psalm 55:22

 

 

 


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That Enchanted Moment

 

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That Enchanted Moment

 

 

 

 

White swirls all around

It cloaks and conceals

Hidden in whispers

Everything is surreal

No heaven above

The world below is lost

Careful steps taking

Into another world crossed

An odyssey into purgatory

Bewildered and confused

No end to be seen

Dazed and bemused

 

 

 

Then a new wind blows

And something shifts

Sunlight filtering down

As white gauze gently lifts

Parting gossamer sheets

Cobwebs of rain

The universe centres

Nothing is in vain

A grand vista opens

Curtains on a stage

A story book picture appearing

As God turns the page

 

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Greens and blues

Layered with gold

Mountains ever marching

The ancients of old

Hollows of mystery

Valleys lost and deep

Where legends were born

And dragons still sleep

 

 

Among dotted lakes and cairns

Silver sparkles play

Fickle night stars

Seduced down to the day

Arcs of colour

Flooding to the ground

Gemstone flecks

Scattered all around

 

 

A canvas carved

Painted with life

Lifting high

Far above petty strife

Transporting to another place

Another space and time

Connects to something greater

Something truly divine

 

 

Breathe it in

Soak it up with every pore

For this is what

We were all born for

Gods Canvas is all around

Though sometimes weary eyes just can’t see

The beauty and wonder

Cloaked by so much mundane and misery

 

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But when tired feet wander

High and far

Searching for something

Something to explain who we are

Searching for that enchanted moment

When the veil is blown away

So that blinking we can look out

And see the old world drop away

 

 

Then time stands still

And the horizon opens up

And suddenly everything seems possible

Life is a very full cup

And seeing we can breathe

And breathing we can gaze

And gazing we can give thanks

For the rest of our endless days

 

 

 

Rach

2009

 

 

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– written after an amazing hike through mountains in Tasmania.  We started out hiking in mist, not able to see a foot in front of us. Then got to the summit – and suddenly – all the mist disappeared and – wow. The world appeared below us. In that moment we felt so small – and so in awe of Jehovah’s awesome design and artistry in the amazingly beautiful world he created.

“You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will they came into existence and were created.” – Revelation 4:11

 

 


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Mist

 

Mist

 

 

The Mist

 

 

 

 

Like the silently drifting mist

Sometimes I wonder if I really exist

I seem to live in some never never land

Too long I’ve been standing in this sinking sand

 

 

 

Cos I’ll always be there for you

Be the rock that will see you through

Catch the tears as you cry

Take the blows, be your fall guy

 

 

 

Keep all your secrets and believe all your lies

Forgive the things others would despise

Be there through the thick and the thin

Take the burden and won’t give in

 

 

 

I’ll be your clown on a dark day

Take you in when everyone else turns away

Believe that you can and you will

Climb with you that rough and rocky hill

 

 

 

I’ll take your stupid and your smart

Set you on high, set you apart

Make you sing and make you dance

I’ll always give you another chance

 

 

 

But in the end it won’t matter

As I’m left alone, left to shatter

Turning your back you’ll walk away

And nothing I ever did will make you stay

 

 

 

You won’t see me standing there behind

Because you look for what you’ll never find

You won’t care that I’m loyal and true

All you’ll ever see in the mirror is you

 

 

 

I can stand right by your side

Chasing away the fears you hide

I can tangle around your feet

Feel your pain, feel your heart beat

 

 

 

But you won’t feel the touch of my hand

You won’t see my shadow where you stand

Never able to shout loud enough for you to hear

I’m too transparent, too sheer

 

 

 

For I’m the mist that can’t touch or hold

No matter how it caresses and tries to enfold

Everything moves on and passes through

No matter what a gentle mist might do.

 

 

 

 

Rach

2007

 

“With someone loyal

You will act in loyalty.”

– Psalm 18:25

 

 


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Nights End

Nights End

 

Nights End

 

 

 

A sunny day comes to an end and then

Creeping comes the night

But at nights end

There will come again brand new light

 

 

 

So when fear murmurs that it’s all over

Look inside your tattered heart

You’ll discover there a flame still smoulders

In the cold and the dark

 

 

 

For the richest prizes are the ones

For which we have to wait

And when forever is your hope

Happiness can never come too late

 

 

 

On the winds of night there wafts the sound

Of singing in soft undertone

And suddenly you look up and realise

You’re not so all alone

 

 

 

Time whispers of a place not far

so very different from now

A place that’s warm and bright and free

Although it can’t say when or where or how

 

 

 

But once there you’ll see a life to cherish

Through patient eyes born of wisdom

And you’ll have advice to pass on

To your children should they choose to listen

 

 

 

Hope has been painted warm and bright

For those with  faith it’s real and true

Because there is one who never lies

Promising to see you through

 

 

 

He is always there beside us

Our friend there, up above

He won’t ever leave or desert us

We live forever in the warmth of his love

 

 

 

So believe the word and take my hand

And to them both hold on

And with his help we will wake at nights end

To hear dawn birds sing their happy song

 

 

 

 

Rach

2007

 

 

~ written for the best vriend

& nicest person a girl never met ~

 

 

“Jehovah is giving support to all who are falling,

And is raising up all who are bowed down…

You are opening your hand

And satisfying the desire of every living thing.

Jehovah is righteous in all his ways

And loyal in all his works.

Jehovah is near to all those calling upon him,

To all those who call upon him in trueness.

The desire of those fearing him he will perform,

And their cry for help he will hear,

and he will save them.”

– Psalm 145:14-19


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Furnaces Of Fusion

Starry Night  - by Owen The

 

 

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist

without a clock maker.”

~ Voltaire

 

 

Furnaces of Fusion

 

Up above whirling in darkness and space

Spheres of fire burning blue and white

They look so cold as they glitter so fair

Like diamond drops frosting the night

But far from cold they burn red hot

Circles of fury erupting with power

Furnaces of fusion and fountains of fire

Awe inspiring as they light our dark hour

Beauty and elegance so incomparable

I could sit and gaze up at them all night

Little dots of fire that are really huge

An incredible amazing and majestic sight

Spinning ever outwards on the arms of galactica

Cosmic chaos of an inspiration divine

Sprinkled across the nights soft velvety sky

What seems random is actually precision in time

Like dew drops suspended from heaven

Like the tears that fell from my eyes

They burn into seeming oblivion

Collected and spun into the dawning sunrise.

Spilling out light across a vast universe

Pouring warmth into the empty and cold

Warmth that steals into heart and soul

Firing within a hope we will forever hold.

 

Rach

2005

“He is counting the number of the stars;

All of them he calls by their names.”

 – Psalm 147:4 

When I see your heavens, the works of your fingers,

The moon and the stars that you have prepared,  

    What is mortal man that you keep him in mind,

And the son of earthling man that you take care of him?”

– Psalm 8:3,4