THE REASON WHY....


I've been scribbling poetry now
For almost 30 years
Readers seem to like my stuff
It's brought laughter & some tears
Folks write & email all the time
To say how much they love
All the rhymes that I'm convinced
Come straight from God above!

I can't explain the reason why
Or exactly how I know
But once I pray and touch a pen?
The piece just seems to flow!
I don't understand the process
Except to say He sends the words
That tell a story & touch a heart
So His message will be heard!

Why me?  I have not a clue
I'm a woman like any other
With all the happiness, sin & heartache
Of a wife, a friend, a mother...
One day I sat and wrote a prayer
Pouring out my heart to heaven
Can't even remember what I asked!
Cause it was back in '77!!

But a priest who was an old friend?
Had tears streaming down his old face
He said, "Dusty...I believe you've found
Your purpose and your place!
The magic that you call upon
To weave words that paint a story?
Is in itself a gift from God...
Use it to spread His glory!"

So that night I prayed, "Dear Jesus
If this poetry comes from You?
Please tell me what and how to write
You'll have to show me what to do!"
From that day on, it's never stopped
The almost daily inspiration
That leaves me scramblin' to keep up
As I scribble with dedication!!

These poems have touched so many lives
Judging from mail that I 've received?
People everywhere have been changed
And
that's why I believe!!
But at first I was concerned
About how to spread them out!
I wanted the world to read these rhymes
Of salvation beyond all doubt!

My articles and essays sold a lot
But publishers sang a different tune
Just the mention of a poetry book
And they ran screaming from the room!!
So I was up against a wall
What medium could I use?
To get these poems out far & wide
To spread His Gospel & Good News?

Then along came a new invention...
Computers were every place!
The world was suddenly all linked up
Through this wonderful cyberspace!!
I shook my head in wonder..
"What would they think of next?
A keystroke & suddenly around the globe
Someone else could read the text!!


These poems have touched so many
lives
Judging from mail that I 've received?
People everywhere have been
changed
And
that's why I believe!!
But at first I was concerned
About how to spread them out!
I wanted the world to read these
rhymes
Of salvation beyond all doubt!

My articles and essays sold a lot
But publishers sang a different tune
Just the mention of a poetry book
And they ran screaming from the
room!!
So I was up against a wall
What medium could I use?
To get these poems out far & wide
To spread His Gospel & Good News?

Then along came a new invention...
Computers were every place!
The world was suddenly all linked up
Through this wonderful cyberspace!!
I shook my head in wonder..
"What would they think of next?
A keystroke & suddenly around the
globe
Someone else could read the text!!

That's when God turned on a lightbulb!
I could hear Him say , "HEY D???
What exactly are you waiting for?
It's GLOBAL!!   And it's free!!!!
So very soon, my words of rhyme
Were flying across the 'Net...
Feedback poured in from everywhere
And that's as widespread as it gets!!

So I'm scribblin' for Him every day
And I've explained time and again.
The inspiration comes from Christ!!
He's the Poet....I'm just the pen!!

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