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Poem - A Tiny Testimony - by Karin

Poem by Karin
A TINY TESTIMONY

My head is full of all I’ve got to do,
Today, my memory is all but shot through,
Then I raise my head, “what’s that you said?”
“Take a look back down the annals of your life?”

And there I see myself at four (4)
As through a mirror – faintly, indistinct,
Before a looking glass, I hesitantly stood,
To take a look at the beggar I’d become.

From that tender age, I understood at four (4)
Emotions not belonging to a child,
I was all alone, I felt forlorn, a burden to all
Though I was born to a loving family.

The mirror told a tale of longing
It told a tale of tiny pain
That could fill up this whole room,
It told a tale of loneliness
Of consciousness unique
To a baby soul, starved of love
And rendered weak.

At a time when suicide suggested some relief
To a babe just barely past her toddler years
I am grateful still, to a kindly voice, which
Spoke to me from highest heaven,
To spare me from my earthly agony.

The voice I heard was sure and strong,
And it filled my heart with hope and warmth,
From that time on I was not alone,
I’d found my heavenly home,
From that time on I’d cope.

He let me know that though the world
Might undervalue me,
That I was made from a special kind of love
And that I was destined to be
And I am, destined to see,
A new life through the eyes of that love.

A love so deep, so wide, so strong,
A love that has no earthly bonds,
A love not restrained by the chains on hearts
Or the pain of a tortured mind.

The journal of my life,
He is able to rewrite,
His love burns through the world’s decay
And there’s a better day, there’s a better way.

The message God relayed that day,
To a tiny girl of four (4)
Meant more to me than words can ever say
Rarely has a day gone by that I have not found
Comfort and courage from His love

And somewhere deep inside my soul,
He’s kindling a warmth in me,
Toward my very self.
I have a right to be here,
To live and breathe the atmosphere,
Now I know I don’t have to pay my due,
My Lord Jesus did that,
That’s the good news.

I have to change the patterns now,
Of a life I nearly wasted,
It’s a daunting thing to contemplate,
But with God’s help,
I can face it.
12/7/95

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Wrote this poem back in 1995
I’m putting this on RB for safe keeping
I keep losing it in my dreadful computer filing system
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  • Lam Tran
    Lam Tranabout 6 years ago

    Excellent poem my friend! Well written!!!!

  • thank you muchly Lam!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Keith Russell
    Keith Russellabout 6 years ago

    yep – the world as as totally real to a four year old as it might be to anyone.

  • Too right K! Too right!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainabout 6 years ago

    Wow, so beautiful so intense Karin. How remarkable for such understanding & consciouseness for one so young. And so awesome you found Jesus at such a tender age & He is still leading you through life. Wonderful writing, very heartfelt, hugs to you Karin

  • Aw, thank you so much Pinky for reading it through, I sometimes feel embarrassed about it, and that I should keep my faith walk to myself..
    I ummed and ahhed for a long time whether to share it, as it’s very personal… and I think I loaded it early in my time on RB and quickly
    removed it again…..feeling so uncertain…eventually reloaded and
    think it will stay now

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Shelleymay
    Shelleymayabout 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing such an intensely personal experience. Keep it on here, it can only inspire others. Anything that comes from the heart can not be wrong. Beautiful.

  • thank you Shelleymay, i really appreciate your comment, so kind, so thoughtful ….

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendabout 6 years ago

    Oh Karin I know this love, I was four when my dad started abusing me, and through the love and support of Jesus I was able to survive it. He carried me through it, help me leave my body somehow when it got too bad. I have found through the years that he has a perfume and when I smell it I know he is around. The strength of Jesus is an amazing thing it has carried me through many a crisis.

  • …we have soooooo much in common Cate, this is amazing…finally, someone else who has experienced what I did….i have never smelt his sweet perfume, but it is biblical…..it was truly Him….i have always been so lucky to have Him near….to know He is there without trying to conjure Him up is so wonderful…I’m so glad He was and is there for you too Cate, so glad, my heart sings….. xoxo K

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Sweet Perfume
    by John Wimber

    Consider how He loves you
    His arms of love enfold you
    Like a sweet, sweet perfume

    He left His word to guide usHis presence lives inside usLike a sweet, sweet perfumeDon’t ever think you’re worthlessYou have His life withinYou are a sweet wholesome fragranceSo valuable to HimHe’ll light up all your darknessAnd fill you with His SpiritLike a sweet, sweet perfumeYour prayers are very preciousThey reach the heart of JesusLike a sweet, sweet perfume

    – © Karin Taylor

  • GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
    Live in love as Christ also loved us. He gave his life for us as an offering and sacrifice, a soothing aroma to God.

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendabout 6 years ago

    How lovely, and thoughtful of you to find this. There will be no one next to me or around anywhere and I will smell this beautiful perfume, so amazing and I know he is near. When I was pregnant with Josh, I contracted rubella and it was blood tested and everything. Well the doctors wanted me to have an abortion and I told them it wasn’t an option. They all said I was crazy and said that Josh would be deaf for sure and probably brain damaged. I prayed of course that Josh would be ok and if he had any problems that God would give me the strength to cope. I would imagine Jesus as my rock in the middle of the ocean waves crashing up on it but I would cling to my rock and I was safe. Well Josh was born with no problems from the rubella. About two years ago Josh had a dream he said he was swimming in the ocean and there a big rock and he swam over and was safe on the rock. I hadn’t told him about how I would visualize Jesus being my rock in the ocean when I was pregnant with him.

  • oh Cate, I can hardly breathe..i stopped breathing for a minute or so too..
    this is really incredible to read, to hear! I almost lost Ben too, and had to have strict bed rest…I rang a friend up in Brisbane and she said did I know that an old mentor of mine named Bill, who was considered to be a prophet, had been on his knees praying for me and my child at 3am in the dark…no-one had known of my pregnancy….I knew then, that this child Ben, was soo special, and that God intended him to live……your story has touched my heart so deeply, thank you for sharing it with me Cate, i will hold it dear and share it with my family too, luv K xoxox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaabout 6 years ago

    don’t know why.. but it feels like i’ve read this before.. O_O
    am so fav-ing this! =D

  • yes, you prob. have fa….i loaded it a long time ago….and then removed it, as i felt a bit….embarrassed….to share so deeply…..but I’ve decided to put it back up :D thank you for faving it, that means so much to me fa xoxoxox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaabout 6 years ago

    aah! hugs~ X)

  • thanx fa glompz

    – © Karin Taylor

  • samtdesign
    samtdesignabout 6 years ago

    great poem

  • thanx sam :D

    – © Karin Taylor

  • gypsycaster
    gypsycasterabout 6 years ago

    Never be embarrassed by your spiritual side! It’s the thing that guides you through darkest night and helps to make you who you are.
    (Though I know how hard it can be to let others see that side of you. It always feels like a risk. )
    So all that said….thank you so much fo sharing your tales with us.
    much love to ya girl!!

  • thank you gc, that means a lot to me :D

    – © Karin Taylor

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