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The Eye of the Storm
~~~ The Eye of the Storm ~~~
I see the chaos swirl around;
The madness won't seem to stop.
Where can I find You in this whirlwind?
Are You even here at all?
The lives of all are crumbling,
Yet still they cling to You.
How can You sustain them
When all is come to naught?
I praise You for their faithfulness
And Yours that lets them see
The Eye in the center of the storm
That looks on them with love.
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For Caroline
~~~ For Caroline ~~~
I wish I\'d known so I could\'ve given you one last hug.
I shouldn\'t have waited just a few more days to ask what was wrong.
Why didn\'t I ask then? I should\'ve known better.
Why was I such a jerk to put you off till later?
So now instead of talking, I\'m stuck writing letters.
I wish I could\'ve at least said goodbye! But too late.
I love you, and I miss you. I\'m sorry for being a jerk.
Can you forgive me for ignoring you, and letting you leave hurt?
I\'ve learned one thing that I should\'ve a long time prior;
If your friend is hurt and crying, go and ask them why.
Don\'t just ask if you can help, say ok, and leave!
You sit there and talk to them, hold them if they need it!
You make sure they know you love them, don\'t give them any doubts.
You never know what the future may bring, so always act now!
Please don\'t do this to yourself. I wish I hadn\'t, but my mistake is made.
If a friend is hurting or having problems, go help them without any delay.
I promise y
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Your Friend
~~~ Your Friend ~~~
Is it you that's changed, or is it just me?
I remember you being much more open and friendly.
There was a time when we were closer, a time I cherish,
But now it seems those times are over, and I'm left to perish.
I don't know what's happened with you, and I miss the way it used to be.
Has it been a hurt? Did someone leave?
Did they take advantage and keep you in misery?
I love you, and I recall the time we used to spend together.
And I weep for the friendship that I've somehow lost.
Was it something I did? Will it be this way forever?
I hope not, I never wanted this. I love you at any cost.
Could you tell me what happened? Why things are this way?
What happened that would make you run away?
Why do you draw up into yourself and never say?
As I look back on things past, these last few years,
I see a change in you that I can't explain.
I wish I could, so that I could help you. And my greatest fear
Is that this will never change, and I'll never know your friendship agai
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For Christy
~~~ For Christy ~~~
I can't imagine all the tears that you've cried,
The weight of all the feelings you hide.
How can you deal with it? In what way can you cope?
Surely it's only by God's grace that you have hope.
I've seen you with your face red from crying,
It seems that on the inside you must be dying.
And I know that the only way you can persevere is through prayer,
And with God's help, for He'll always be there.
And don't forget about us, your friends,
Who will pray for you and hold you until the end.
And in the end, when His Plan is revealed,
I know you'll be amazed when you see the field
Of lives that you've touched, and people changed,
By the power and grace God's in you displayed.
And in that joyous moment of unbridled celebration,
It will suddenly strike you in a flash of revelation
That this is but the harvest of the many seeds
Which the Lord was planting through you in your hour of deepest need.
And so I tell you do not worry, for you do not suffer in vain.
God is working t
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Nighttime Ponderings
--- Nighttime Ponderings ---
It's nighttime,
And yet I lie here awake.
It's warm and stuffy in my room,
I begin to sweat underneath my covers.
But this is not the source of my troubles.
My thoughts are jumbled and myriad,
A million daydreams play on.
I long to pray for my friends, and those I love,
But my focus is nowhere to be found,
My concentration eludes me.
I wish to pray for their healing,
Their blessing, and their friendships.
I love them more than I can say,
More than I could ever express,
But hopefully not more than they know.
The ironic thing is they say I've blessed them,
That my friendship means a lot to them, that I've helped them,
And yet I feel as though I hardly know them.
I don't know how or why they could think this of me,
But I merely accept that, in ways I know not,
The Lord is working through me. And I am truly blessed
To know them, to pray for them, and to be called their friend.
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How Could You
--- How Could You? ---
I loved you as a brother,
Trusted you in all things.
You were my friend, my Youth Leader,
The Technician, and so much more.
You were the coolest, most awesome
Man of God I knew, you and your wife both.
How could you do this? How could you turn?
You've become a stumbling block, and
A person I weep for, and, somewhat, against.
I still love you, but I'm hurt, wounded,
beaten and battered, and ready
To break down and cry. I don't know
How you could do this, to me,
To her, and to everyone. You've changed.
Why? I wish I knew. I almost feel
As though this is my fault,
Because I loved you, cared for you,
And yet, neglected to pray for you.
How could I? How could I not pray,
How could I say that I cared, loved,
And trusted with my life, and not even PRAY?
Why did this happen? Why did you do this?
What could I have done? How could I have helped?
How will God use this? I don't know. I wish I did.
But I'm not the man with the plan, Jesus is.
He knows, He loves, and He weeps
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I Care
--I Care--
You're hurt, and you won't talk to me.
You're wounded, you cry, but you won't say
What it is, or why.
You tell me to go away, to leave you alone.
You won't let me share in the pain
That weighs you down.
I prompt, hoping for you
to share your grief.
But you say no,
And ask me to leave.
But I know you hurt, and I pray.
I love you, you mean a lot to me.
So I continue to pray, and hope for you.
Because you're my friend, and I care about you.
I care.
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to Protagonist?
To Protagonist?
     I'll let you know...
For a while
in the bygones and (Hi...gone)s of this world
I shall twirl.
For it is of no concern to me, but to earn
and discern a singular point and this...all this -> stuff.
Things, things, and more things.
To swim and wallow in legos and pancakes,
if that be my goal, i will accompliSHHH.
Can this be evil as you speak?
Evil pancakes will erupt laughter...
though the pursuit doth seem delightful.
And the nuances of people and their so-called faith?
I can't be bothered.
I am the all-singing, all-dancing money whore.
"Playmeasong" they shout...and I do.
To scrape off the surface of this Earth and dig no deeper.
But alas,
here I am...accumulated.
I have Solomon's hoard and I am broken.
Disheveled and miserable I shall walk to my grave
with nothing in hand but my four fingers and thumb.
In all my productivity, as it were, I have produced nothing.
Time will simply tick away as it did before.
To Protagonist?
Eternality, faith
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Mark Valentine
United States
Current Residence: Houston, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Hard Rock/Metal
Favourite photographer: themindstorm
Favourite style of art: Poetry
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player (I feel like a sellout)
Shell of choice: DOS
Wallpaper of choice: See bottom left of page
Skin of choice: Default
Favourite cartoon character: Currently? Strong Bad
Personal Quote: Good morning!
Mornin' all.

I'm in Taiwan, for those interested. All the juicy details can be found here, if you'd like to hear about it. That's really about it. Hope you're all doing great, and someday I'll get around to checking those devs... *hides in disgrace*

Love, take care, and God bless,
~ Mark
  • Listening to: Kutless - Take Me In


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8Bit-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey check out my pixel paintings :) been doing it for over 3 years now. i think youll enjoy my gallery.
thewill Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Student
sweet man, haha
jeanAk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005   Photographer
waaaa, i want to go back home :lonely:
ladywillow16 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
have a good break mark!!!
UrbanLandscape Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Thanks for the fav's man!
s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I have so many messages on your page saying thanks, so here's another one.

s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav on Shadows of the Feline! :hug:
thedastardfunk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
thanks for the fave!! :D
s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
new GGOC contest - open to nonmembers :-)

My club GGOC is having a contest and we'd like you to get involved! We're searching for a new avatar and we need all the help we can get. Remember, all members and nonmembers (including girls and boys) are welcome to submit. There is currently no deadline.

Click here for more details.
s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the :+fav: on Aurorra! :D by the way, dont' tell anyone, but i used a plug-in to make the aurora borealis ;P
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