POEMS

THE VALUE OF A SMILE
It costs nothing, but creates much.
It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
It creates happiness in the  home
It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad and nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen,
for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away!
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THE TIRED CATERPILLAR
A tired caterpillar went to sleep one day
In a snug little cradle of silken gray,
And he said, as he softly curled up in his nest,
"Oh, crawling was pleasant, but rest is best."
He slept through the winter long and cold,
All tightly up in his blanket rolled.
And at last he awoke on a  warm spring day,
To find that winter had gone away.
He woke to find he had golden wings,
And no longer need crawl over sticks and things.
"Oh, the earth is nice," said the glad butterfly,
"But the sky is best, when we learn to fly!"
Submitted by:
Kristi Lester
West Virginia
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THE ONE WHO LIVES WITHIN
St. John 14:17
School time is now upon us, and as we enter in.
We take along inside us, the one who lives within.
We need not fear the pressure, which come to us now and then.
For we know were not alone, we have the one who lives within.
He gives us strength and power, and courae to press in.
He is our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST, who lives within.
Written by:
Brenda Beaty
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Have you ever nestled in some cozy nook,
Carefully reading each page of a book-
A book that took you far away,
to another land, where you wish you could stay.
Maybe it took you beyond the stars,
Where fantasy creatrues live on Mars.
Or maybe you met somebody new,
Who had feeling and problems just like you.
And then a very special Book you found,
Where God's wonderful promises abound.
Submitted By:
Kristi Lester
 Varney, W. Virginia
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Ronda Hipps
Logan, Ohio U.S.A.

Here is my poem:

    Every day we are hopeing, wishing, and learning.
But most of all were all liveing and being loved
and always will be.
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Deborah Kyle
Grapeland, TX U.S.A.
age 14
LOVE OF GOD
As sure as the rain falls from the sky,
So comes the Lord for you and I.
As sure as the setting sun,
I will not stop nor run.
God sent His Son in the form of man,
He may have been dark, black or tan.
It really doesn't matter what his color was,
Just what His love meant to us.
As sure as the rain falls from the sky,
So comes the Love for you and I.
As sure as the setting sun,
I will not stop or run.
God sent a rainbow in the sky,
A reminder of the Love for you and I.
A reminder of what must be,
Jesus open the blind eyes, so we can see.
As sure as the rain falls from the sky,
So comes the Love for you and I.
As sure as the setting sun,
I will not stop nor run.
Jeusu Loves Us!
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Recipe For Happiness
Take a cup of kindness, add a dash of charity.
Mix with understanding, add a bit of courtesy.
Top it off with patience, sprinkle liberally with cheer.
Serve generously to everyone, you meet.
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Jesse Blacker
Pocahontas, Arkansas USA
12 years old
 Remember the 4 letter word,
L*O*V*E
Love is tender, as I remember,
God helps you through and through.
For as long as you need Him,
He forgives you for your every sin.
Just pray and say, how much you love Him,
And for what He has given you.
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Daniele Schafer                       Roses are red                        Roses are Red
Hillard, Ohio U.S.A                   Violets are blue                       Violets are blue
                                                 Sugar is sweet                       Jesus loves me
                                                 And Jesus is too!                   And I love Him too!
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