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BLOCKS
LINDA BESTMAN
MAY 1995

WE BUILT A BLOCK
THAT COULD PAST ALL TEST
NOW
WE BUILD
THIS BLOCK FOR YOU

WALLS
LINED
WITH SUCCESS
HEARTACHE
HOPE
AND DISAPPOINTMENT TO

WITH BEAMS OF JOY
NAILS OF GRIEF
GOOD AND BAD
LAYERED IN PEACE

A CEILING OF FAITH TO PROTECT
FROM THE RAIN
BUCKETS TO CATCH GOLD PEBBLES
FROM FATE’S
FAST TRAIN

WE BUILT A BLOCK
HELPED BY OTHERS
TO SEE,
A CLEARING TO BUILD
YOUR BLOCK
ABOVE ME

HELP US SEAL THE CORNERS
TO STAND STRONG
AND FREE

YOUR LOVE AND COURAGE
WILL CARRY THE PARTS
FOR ME

BUT IF YOU DON’T CARE OR DO YOUR BEST
YOU SEE

THE SIDES WILL FALL IN
DESTROYING THE BLOCK
BUILT FOR ME

LETS BUILD BLOCKS WITH STARES
TO STEP UP AND DOWN
WE NEED A SAFE PLACE
FROM FEARS
ON
THE GROUND

IF YOU FAIL TO BUILD MORE
AND HELP OTHERS
YOU SEE

LOOKING  AROUND
NONE WILL BE FOUND
BUT THE LAST BLOCK
THAT WAS BUILT
FOR ME

 


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THE REAL DEAL
Shamele Jenkins © 2006

God, Jesus, Man, Woman, Child
I am A Good Lover Of Jesus Christ
I know the order
I will obey the order
I will walk in the steps I read about for this is my law
I will call my sister in my time of need
She will hold me
She will laugh with me
She will make me a promise
She will comfort me
She will exchange with me her personal order, her personal trials
and her personal battles
We will wear our armor together
She’ll help me hold the sword just before I do battle
She and I are one as we are SISTERS in Him / It’s rough but I’ll survive!
Glorifying the word - I’ve got the Lord - I’ve got a Life!
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SISTER TO BROTHER
Shamele Jenkins © 2006

For I was made in the coolness of the shade on a warm seasonal day
He brought me forth as a servant of his crafted child
I was thought of, molded for and given breath to….
I am to walk tall by his side
I am to share the domain
My purpose is crystal clear
I am to be that breath of fresh air
I am to be that helper
I am to be that confidant
I am to be the other guiding force
My breath shall raise the children
Steering and guiding all towards him
So that he may guide them to Christ the Savior
I should not fall from grace again if I can help it
I should lift him up when he’s down
I should give him pickup clues and quips
Telling him how wonderful a man he is
Telling him how wonderful to be a great provider for me
A great provider for our kids
Telling him what sensible man is he
And God picked him just for me
To have and to hold
I am to guide the children both natural and otherwise
My kinship shall not sink
My oars are always anchored yet ready to roll
I enforce the rule to my fullest
I am WOMAN
Glorifying the word
I’ve got the Lord - I’ve got a Life!
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