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Fear Not Precious Soul

Fear not dear precious soul
My heart abides in the depths which is thine
Warm, soothing riches thou hast given me
To quiet the storms raging in my mind
Thou hast silenced the confusion stirring in me
With a gentle approach thou hast shown me my error
My thoughts hath scambled unwittenly
Not knowing wherewithall thou hast spoken
My voices screamed their ill against my heart
And I did believe their report wholeheartedly
But thou hast shown their meanness false
And thy heart much truer then they
I now stand with renewed understanding
My heart refreshed by the comforts of thine
May I forever give thee trust in thy goodness

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My voices are always telling me that things are much worse than they actually are. I can get confused very quickly and mess up a good thing happening. I use to keep silent and fester the ill feelings indefinitely. Now I open my mouth and see where it takes me. Usually it shows me that my thinking was in error and that I should lighten up on myself and others. LOL

Medically retired from the Army with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, I have travelled across the country until finally settling down in the mountains of NC. I have been seperated from my wife since 1996 and have become the best of friends ever since. I have written four books and hope to write 1/year from now on.

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 2 years ago

    Well done Sir John. You don’t need to lighten up . Don’t take yourself seriously. I sure don’t . I’m almost seventy and just went out and bought a Bob Cat front loader for the snow .Now I will have to hire someone to drive it . I can’t be serious ? LOL !

  • I didn’t think you took me seriously either. LOL Don’t let the squirrels near your Bob Cat or your lawn will be destroyed. LOL

    – JRGarland

  • CanyonWind
  • How did I miss this one? Many thanks POP’s. Always a pleasure to receive this honor.

    – JRGarland

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 2 years ago

    That may be true JR, for I sometimes speak to my inner voices and they answser back. Usually they agree with me (they better) lol but here your voice sings like angels.

  • Many thanks Iris. As long as the confusion stops I’m happy. LOL

    – JRGarland

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    you have a beautiful heart, love how you write it all out:)

  • Many thanks Robin. You always say just the right things to me.

    – JRGarland

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    This is so precious. Beautifully done.

  • Many thanks dear Donna.

    – JRGarland

  • joak
    joakover 2 years ago

    ive got an iner voice to that cant be ignored..its called pauline and it never goes away! lol great stuff mate

  • LOL To all the Paulines then … may they be swallowed up in the haze!! LOL Cheers!!

    – JRGarland

  • marilittlebird
    marilittlebirdover 2 years ago

    wow, this is so wonderful.
    You comment is also so enlightening. I wish the one I loved would just say what he felt sometimes, b/c he too will misjudge things he sees with his eyes and let it fester. That festering then manifest itself into hate.
    I’m learning to adapt and try to guide the feelings out with humor and just being calm but it’s a chore sometimes.
    The things we do for love, :)

    - again great write!

    - mari

  • Many thanks Mari. I had to learn the hard way to open my mouth and get everything out in the open and listen to what is being said without judgement interfering with it.

    – JRGarland

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    this is wonderful word!!!!

  • Many thanks my dear.

    – JRGarland

  • marilittlebird
    marilittlebirdover 2 years ago

    I hope your words spread and attach themselves to the hearts of many.

  • That’s a very nice thing to say. Many thanks Mari.

    – JRGarland

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    this is true for many of us actually, I do believe. and so beautifully written! XOXOXOXOXOOXOXOX

  • Many thanks Shar. You have made my day.

    – JRGarland

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