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Light from Heaven by Craig Nicholson. (See Inspiring Photos link in margin.)

Poems on this page:

Teen Suicide - Don't throw it all away! We need you.
Withdrawal Symptoms - To help break self-limiting habits.
Life is Opportunity - A short wholesome attitude poem.

Here is the new link for the poem "Timing for Pro-Choice": Balancing the Abortion Debate - a website that contributes to the abortion debate, then helps move the focus towards supporting pregnant women instead of on intellectual arguments.

Sunset Surfer by Craig Nicholson


Another teenage suicide....
What a tragedy!
To see such vibrant young potential
Just die.

If I could but have held them in my arms of care,
Brushed away the dark, dank clouds of hopelessness,
And moved them with some pure impassioned prayer:
O, dear one, I know you're hurting bad,
And prob'ly just need someone who will understand.

Life's wounds run deep,
But there below our surface waved emotions,
They contact inner strength, no more asleep,
And blending with the currents of compassion,
Will buoy you up to chart uncharted seas.

You may be different from the rest,
But that's what makes you special,
Your talents are unique and precious,
Enough to help you reach your crest.
Don't throw it all away!
We need you.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, Click here now for help.


Swan Feeder by Craig Nicholson

     Withdrawal Symptoms

I, alas, have been drawn for so long
Into the ways of this modern life,
Evading all pain and discomfort
Yet still there is plenty of strife.

I avoided all grief and unpleasantness,
Indulged in so many a pleasure,
Spinelessly wallowed in self-concern,
And improved far too slowly, at leisure.

Most of the comforts I seek from outside
Result in some kind of addiction.
Every attempt to withdraw from them,
Results in some kind of affliction.

Enough is enough, I'm done with this struggle,
It's time to face what is real,
And wean my attention and feelings
Away from these vices, to heal.

O come then that pain and discomfort,
Let me see how bad you can get!
I'll take out your sting by confronting you,
And learn to welcome you yet.

For in truth you are bringing me closer
To rely on that Comfort* within,
That enfires the spirit and strengthens the soul,
Pain to bliss, as it transmutes my sin.

Each time those withdrawal symptoms
Tempt me with indulgences old,
I'll ROAAAR like a lion, be who I AM,
With love for this body, yet bold.

With trust in my Heavenly Father,
To supply me with all I require,
I'll become His dynamic instrument,
And with courage fulfill His desire.

     * "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,...." John 14:16,26.

Sunrise Surf by Craig Nicholson.

Life Is Opportunity

Life is opportunity!
Every day,
All seem it gray,
Can stimulate new thought.

Chance is not what rules the world
There's purpose everywhere,
It's just for us to recognise
The pearl that's waiting there.

The opportunity for us,
To learn and serve and grow.
The harder that the 'problem' seems
The higher we can go.

What is ours will come to us,
So fear becomes inept.
Just find the gift in everything
And we'll become adept.


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