Revelation XXII

Updated on October 19, 2018
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Paul is an Engineer. A graduate from a Catholic University. A rebel and a romantic...

Consciousness is telling me

That I should be free

Free to decide, the kind of man I want to be.

Conscience, on the other hand

Is saying that from God I must not flee

At first it will taste bland

But His plan will always be

The best thing for me….

Prodigal and oblivious, I made love with the world.

Paid no heed to Abba Father’s Words

I saw the home God prepared for me as a prison,

So I tasted the poison and basked into a pool of crimson.

Rebellion and seduction filled the cup…

The Engine overheating but we won’t stop.

Giggling, laughing, mocking the One Above!

Too late to hit the brake, I killed the dove…..

Tonight I slept with seven

And yet I don’t even have me, myself, and I

Then my heart yearned for the New Heaven

Afraid to be left behind…

The tear that fell from my eye

Are sharper than any goodbye

The end is on my mind….

Deep inside I feel regret

For living a life of so much neglect.

I walked…I talked…I joined a race

But so close to the finish line, I fell flat on my face….

And when life had lost its meaning,

God took the burden and all the beating;

Replaced all the hurt with healing;

Laid before me a new beginning.

God gave me back my missing piece;

He offered love that will never cease;

Hopelessness and Chaos replaced with Peace;

When God told me I am his Masterpiece.

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Paul Balagtas


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      • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

        Tim Truzy 

        5 months ago from U.S.A.

        Thanks, Paul,

        Although we are continents apart, we have a strong love for the One True God and all He has given us.

        I look forward to reading more of your fine verse and thoughts in days to come.

        May God bless you,



      • Paul Balagtas profile imageAUTHOR

        Paul Balagtas 

        5 months ago from Philippines

        Yes Sir Tim...In life, we go to extremes just to find meaning and purpose....but forget the basic.....thing God created us because He loves us.....Accepting the truth that we are God's child and his masterpiece will really help change your life....

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        Tim Truzy 

        5 months ago from U.S.A.

        Hello, Paul,

        Inspiring uplifting and the type of declaration of faith which the nonbeliever can read and really think about his destiny in life and beyond.

        Moving. Compelling. Revealing and at the same time, healing.

        You have a wonderful gift.

        Much respect,


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        Leslie Robertson 

        5 months ago from Tennessee

        Well keeping posting, your poems are definitely worth the read.

      • Paul Balagtas profile imageAUTHOR

        Paul Balagtas 

        5 months ago from Philippines

        Thanks Ms. Leslie. My faith was really tested this year when I lost so much....writing Poems...letters to God really helped in the healing process....I wrote the poems in a way it can be read aloud as a declaration of faith... :)

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        Leslie Robertson 

        5 months ago from Tennessee

        Paul I love your poetry, Gosh if you were in the TN area I'd ask you to come read them aloud in our Poetry in Worship; Floetry event!

      • Paul Balagtas profile imageAUTHOR

        Paul Balagtas 

        5 months ago from Philippines

        Thank you for the lovely comment...

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        5 months ago

        For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.


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