Best Poem of J Patrick Murphy

January River
Within my heart, darkness I breed,
Hope is laid waste, all life: destroyed.
Ev'ry defense I can deploy,
Will ne'er grant the relief I need.

My will debased, I'm made a slave
Longing escape, To be set free,
Nothing inside will grant my plea,
I need the One: mighty to save.

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The Face Of God
I've seen the face of God in western skies
When sunlight utters farewell to the day.
It's clearer still in children's cheerful eyes
When they engage in their creative play.
I see the face of God as flowers grow,
Their petals spreading in resplendent bloom.
And all the more whene'er two lovers know
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