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Proverbs 8:10-11

10 Receive my instruction, and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold;
11 For wisdom is better than rubies, And
all the things one may desire cannot be
compared with her.
"Generation Used to Be"

It used to be your friend was really your friend when I was young
Mothers taught their daughters and fathers taught their sons

It used to be o.k. to walk to school and stop to tell a stranger the directions
Now when we vote we are confused and we even question the elections

It used to be that sitting down at dinner as a family was valued time together
Nowadays days it is a rarity if the original family unit has survived the stormy weather

It used to be that our elderly were taken care of and treasured by the family unit
Nowadays it is seen at as a burden and the nursing homes and paid help are left to do it

It used to be that someone would stay home to raise our treasured future
Nowadays better luck getting with an older mate because young is not necessarily pure

It used to be that a man took pride in being a man by taking care of his flesh
Nowadays he will fool around although married but stay because he’ll pay less

It used to be that teachers were held in high respect and their life was a good example
Nowadays some are not qualified and when sex is needed they use our kids as samples

It used to be that people were kind and nice to their neighbors and we all did get along
Nowadays it is hard even for the choir members in a church to agree to sing a song

It used to be that when a girl got pregnant while in school, she married or was sent away
Nowadays she’ll stay put because of all the lawsuits filed up to this day

It used to be that a man was excused for his infidelity as boys will just be boys
Nowadays some die like flies trying to stay hard and women still resort to their toys

It used to be that you could retire from a job and be able to live a life of peace
Nowadays consider it a blessing if you earn a pension before you are deceased

It used to be a Christian could get a Christian from the church and not consider what
each other was
Nowadays it is a gamble because of the down low factor so some may do better at the

One thing remains constant: God is God yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is still He.
Yea, I may be considered a “youngin” by some of them, but I am still part of the
“Generation Used to Be”

Copyright, 2006 by Arene
A Kiss and Tell (Oops!)

Our knowledge has increased and we know a simple kiss is not just a kiss
Of Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, do you know which one says “Do you want some of this?

Think those noncoital practices are o.k. especially with whoever comes your way?
When you are faced with a disease you cannot pronounce like “Nongonococcal Urethritis” what
will you say?

Oh fellas, you think you prefer that other lady instead of your God given wife?
When your urine burns like fire, will you have the decency to tell your wife?

And ladies you think you are slick as we so often can be
How will you break the news to your God given husband of Herpes Simplex Three?

Young children, mostly teens, this is especially for you
Thinking your parent does not know what it is that you do?

When you get caught up in the game the first thing you want to do is die
Your parent tries to prevent you from making mistakes and this is the reason why

God has instructed the parent to raise you up in the Lord so that you will return if you stray
So if your parent is telling you something, it is for your good- listen to them o.k!

People you better listen, as I am inspired to warn you in this poem.
God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow so consider your self warned!

November 24, 2006 by Arene
Sharper Than
God words is the truth and it is
sharper than a two edged sword!
I get cut a lot and then He heals
But my wounds are getting
smaller and smaller as I grow!

Psalm 38:9
All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
May as well be honest with the Lord because He knows the secret things you do

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Have you met a person yet who is as nice in the end as they were at the start?

Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Search the scriptures and learn of Him and you will find this is nothing new

Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.
God does not change, try loving Him and you will see

Jeremiah 29:13
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
A love you can trust with commitment and devotion and you will be the cause if you part

Matthew 11:29
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for
your souls.
How can you resist a God who is so loving, kind, gentle and meek and willing and able to carry your

Don’t bother to look any farther!

November 26, 2006 by Arene
"Don’t Bother to Look Any Farther"

Arachny man-Arachny man
Has sex with who ever he can
Look at him at the club
You never realize he is just a bug

Heads up!- Here comes the Arachny man

Arachny man-Arachny man
He’ll get you if he can
Spreading AIDS to black women and girls
He’s going to- mess up your world

Heads up! Here comes the Arachny man

Arachny man-Arachny man
Do not think he is your fan
He may have a family
Have sex with him and you will see

Heads up! He is just Arachny man

So you think he is clean
You will find out he is really mean
You will get AIDS and that is it
Look out girl because you just got bit

By the Arachny man………………..

“Sisters stop messing around-insects bite ”

September 10, 2006 by Arene
Arachny Man!
Psalm 119:11
Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might
not sin agaisnt thee
"The Possibility of Guarantees"

In relationships,
Anything is possible
God's Word is guaranteed!
Therefore, always consider the source
“The Bible”

January 19, 2007 by Arene
“Love the One You Are With-It’s Not Who You Think”

I used to go over and over in my mind
Why things did not work out this time

I then realized where I went wrong
Thinking I had control to make a house a home

If God has not blessed the union of the two,
When troubles arise, there may be nothing you can do

It so important to wait for His blessing
Or you will learn a valuable lesson

Ladies do not think to change a man
He will be who he is, please understand

Once a man is grown, his character is set
Only God can change him, so you get what you get

Oh, men I can not leave you out
You think that that cutie will make you scream and shout

What you will get is someone who is vile and vain
Your constant need to check on her will drive you insane

Listen to me because you know I speak the truth
You might be attracted to Jezebel, better wait for your Ruth

O.K. kids, it seems to be your turn once again
Don’t want to take the slow boat; therefore, this message goes on the fast train

There is always a good example set before you to follow
Lessons that are good for you are sometimes hard to swallow

Do not blame others when you are grown for your life if it is bad
Instead of setting yourself up to be happy you chose to be sad

I am not talking as someone who does not know
I did not concentrate on where I came from but where I wanted to go

I am from East St. Louis Illinois, which is considered the ghetto
From a family of 15 children so my socioeconomic class history was quite low

I respected my parents who seemed to be on one accord
I was not given everything I wanted, but abundant love we could afford

There were many who succeeded and gave back to their hood
This is where I believe did most of us some good

The point I am trying to make may not come out so clear
If not in your household, then look for the next thing that is near

A teacher, a principal, a preacher, a doctor, a hairdresser, an athlete, a judge, or a
Hell, if you have to work a job to help out at home, then look at your employer

God always provides a chance for us to succeed
If we really think about it, He does take care of our needs

So this one is for all those who think they can not make it through
Think of Jesus, Job, Moses, Ruth, Mary and do not forget about you

There is none other or a more precious gift
Than to be married to Jesus Christ, so love the one you’re with

Copyright, 2006 by Arene
"Only Once"
Only once can a person treat you the way you do not want to
be treated without your consent..............
;thereafter, they have your full consent !!!!!
Copyright, 2006 by Arene
"Obedience Is Far Better"

Oh how, I wished I had obeyed Gods word from the beginning
Listened to His Holy Spirit instead of ignoring it and sinning

I am reminded each day of what I do wrong
How long will I have to endure this sad song?

Love kept from me like I did not deserve it
What I bargained for is not what I did get

I wish over and over that I had obeyed Gods word
Instead, it was my heart that I heard

Now the beat of my heart is hurt and pain
And the burn of desire almost drives me insane

My own beliefs in God are used as a weapon against me
My eyes were once blinded by human love, but now they do see

My devotion and commitment was not appreciated
Lack of love in return, revenge and vindication was not anticipated

Oh how, I wished I had obeyed Gods word from the beginning
Listened to His Holy Spirit instead of ignoring it and sinning

If anyone is listening, please hear what I say
Choose God now and serve him today

He will give you the desires of your heart
But you must seek to serve Him from the very start

Study to show yourselves approved
Let your testimony not be moved

Read the Bible precept upon precept and line upon line
If you do not remember this do it one more time

God is not like man that He should lie
Just obey what He directs and do not ask Him why

Let not pain and suffering be part of your life story
Let your goal in this life be to end up with God in glory

Gods love is a guaranteed treasure that will always last
Choose Him instead of man and he will direct your path

Oh how I wished I had obeyed Gods word from the beginning
Listened to His Holy Spirit instead of ignoring it and sinning

Obedience is far better than sacrifice

Copyright©, 2006 by Arene

There was a hunter who was known as a man’s man. He was kind and gentle yet strong
and robust. He loved to hunt deer as everyone who knew him knew this fact. It was the
thrill of the chase! He would usually go hunting on one of his off week ends. He did not
care if his friends went or not. He loved to hunt. The sheer thrill of finding the deer and
scoping it out gave him a rush that no one could imagine. It was so natural to him. He
thought that it was just part of his nature and he could think of nothing that could take
that away from him.

That is, until one day he did as he usually did: packed his gear and got in his jeep for the
camp grounds to hunt for deer. He was asleep in his tent and was dreaming about
waking early in the morning to scope out the deer. All of a sudden his tent was being
unzipped and to his surprise there stood before him a deer-posing and beckoning him
to take a picture before the kill! The deer even offered to wait until the morning after the
deer set the alarm for the man and snuggle up to keep him warm for the night if he
The hunter thought, “What madness is this?” ” Now, I do not even have the desire for
this deer and I will never camp on this ground again if the deer are this easy”. “There is
not a thrill in this for me anymore-I will go else where”!
The moral of this story is: are you that kind of deer ladies?
Ladies who have an ear,

Let him hunt for you dear!
“The Deer Hunter”
Proverbs 18:22
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the

March 7, 2007 by Arene
This story is for women who
think they have to go chasing
after a man.
If he wants you, he will come get

Right Boaz!

"Gutter People"

Two people are in the gutter-one says to the other “As soon as I am out of
here, I will help you”. The other one says, “I read your plan already and it
does not work”!
Catch my drift?
March 16, 2007 by Arene
Proverbs 14:1
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her

The foolish woman will seek and dwell in a condemned house
While the wise woman will dwell in a house built with the triple foundation of God,
Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit!

March 20, 2007 by Arene
“The Biggest Sinner”
Dorthy, Bertha, Bobbie and Marcella are four sisters who were arguing
about the home work they were to do for the next Bible study. Sister Majors
instructed them to return next week and state who the biggest sinner was
as well as their rational.
Their choices were, Olivia the young lady who continued to have sexual
relations outside wedlock, Debra the young lady who had an abortion,
Pamela the young lady stealing from her parents to maintain her drug
habits, or Mr. Roberts the teacher cheating on his wife with her sister.
The mother listened to them argue their points and each one seemed to
have a rational solid reason why one was the biggest sinner over the other
one; someone would interject with a valid reason why that person was not.
This debate seemed to go on for more than two hours.
Finally, the mother felt she could take no more of her girls arguing and
“My daughters-you have not learned much”. I have always told you to look
at the bigger picture in things and you are failing to see the big picture”
With their eyes as bright as brushed teeth after eating an apple, the girls
looked at their mother acknowledging she was about to give them some
wise words that would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Almost simultaneously the girls said “Mother, what are we missing?”
The mother replied: “You are missing the fact that the biggest sinner of all is
a person who has not been forgiven by allowing the blood of Jesus to wash
their sins away, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
The oldest, Dorthy stated “Thank you Mother, you are a wise woman

Copyright© 2007, by Arene
Being in a relationship with a selfish non-committed person is like:

Having title to a house on an unstable foundation and never having the keys,
It is condemned from the beginning, the door is always open to others and the only
way to have security and safety is to get rid of the title and move on.
Copyright© 2007, by Arene
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It takes God!
Copyright© 2007, by Arene
Copyright© 2007, by Arene
My daughter's heart was broken as she sobbed the words "mom it really hurts that I
have to suffer for something I know I did not do". This was in response to her losing her
phone privileges.
I knew she did not make the unnecessary charges; however, I gave her my word that if
anything else happened, phone privileges  would be revoked. The phone was her
I also reminded her of her growing years when my heart had been broken for the things
she did. I informed her of the poem I had written about 530 in the morning called" Dear
Lord". This is God reminding us how it hurts Him when we say we love him while being
disobedient to His will.
I was able to recite and relate scriptures during this mother daughter moment.
Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee
There has no temptation taken you except that is common to man, but with that
temptation, He will make a way out
Obedience is far better than sacrifice
Honor thy mother and thy father so that thy days may be long upon the earth
Raise a child of in the way that he should go and if he shall depart,he will return
There is a way that seems right to man, but the end there of is death
I then related to my daughter the consistency of God and how man needs that
consistency and how I appreciate it
I realized again I was preaching to myself!
Yeah, lesson learned alright.
Lesson Learned?
Copyright© 2007, by Arene
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Please read between, around, up and down the lines of these poems.
I would hate for another human being to have to endure what I have endured  
because of being with someone who did not have it and not have the beginning
of wisdom!
Psalms 110:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all
they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever.

Speak not in the ear of a fool, for he really will despise your words!

Obedience is far better than sacrifice!

"I Can't Save Myself"
“Hallelujah-Hallelujah, I Will Shout ”

Before I knew it ,I did it again
I began a series of contemplation
Instead of ignoring the temptation
I gave in to the sin

Now, I sit here on bended knees
No doubt that God will cover me
Because it was He who did discover me
It is He I aim to please

Next time I will not get caught
I will keep my guard held up high
As I praise and obey, do not ask why
Hallelujah-Hallelujah I will shout!

Copyright© 2007, by Arene
Romans 7:15-25

7:15 For that which I do I allow  not: for what I
would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  
7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent
unto the law that it is good.  
7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin
that dwelleth in me.  
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with
me; but how to perform that which is good I find
7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the
evil which I would not, that I do.  
7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I
that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  
7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do
good, evil is present with me.  
7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the
inward man:  
7:23 But I see another law in my members,
warring against the law of my mind, and bringing
me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my
7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver
me from the body of this death?  
7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then with the mind I myself serve the law of
God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are
wonderful, I know that full well.

This website was born after a friend offered me a page on his website
because he was impressed with my poems feeling they were God directed as
he said "they make sense".
After asking  him several questions and having the words implanted in me of
God wants us to be the head and not the tail, I was impressed to start this site.
Some things I do not want to do;on the contrary, being in the belly of the
whale is no fun.
I came from a large family where I was the youngest of 11 girls and four boys.
When I was a child, we did not have all the technology we have
today;therefore, we had plenty of play time outside that included plenty of
exercise. During times when we had to be indoors, we did word games,
puzzles, riddles, stories and things like that. My dad (who was ambidextrous)
was the mechanic, plumber, painter, electrician and the fixer of anything that
needed fixing around the house. I grew up watching him look at something
and then start fixing it. Perhaps he had already seen the manual and had a
visual of how things were to go perhaps not.
This website greatly improved after I accessed the manual to figure out how
to do things. It is still a work in progress.
When it comes to their cars, bikes and technical toys, most men follow the
manual to ensure these things run their best.  
God created us and gave us a manual to assist us with total maintenance.
What a blessing it is to be with someone who loves God and lives by the
Copyright© 2006 by Arene
"Only Christ"

“Either You Will or You Will Want"
Mark 3:23-29

How can Satan cast out Satan and his kingdom still be able to stand?
How can a home become a house without the assistance of a man?

How can a kingdom be divided against itself and yet remain strong?
How can a man respect another woman when he should be at home?

How can another enter his house and destroy what he has built?
How can a man neglect his duty and then try to displace his guilt?

How can a loving God forgive all the evil deeds that are done?
How can He mend two hearts that were once united into one?

How can His words be clear and couples act as if they do not hear it?
How can anyone be saved after they have grieved His Holy Spirit?

Either you will or you will want,

Copyright© 2007 by Arene
We cannot hide it, change it, erase it, or correct it once it is completed
Only Christ can stand before the throne for us while we remain seated
Once a sin is done, there is nothing we can do as it is inked in stone
Only Christ can forgive us for sinning, cover it or say “sin be gone”

When men and women have relations out of marriage what is, is not what was
If men and women marry because of lust instead of God commissioned love

All will find before it is done obedience is far better than sacrifice
Only God can ordain a man as a husband and a woman as a wife?

Things done in secret places and in the dark will one day be revealed
Confess and ask forgiveness and at judgment, Jesus will keep them sealed

I speak these words after I check myself and I pluck the boulder out of my own eye
What person is capable of un-ringing a bell once it is rung no matter how hard they

We cannot hide it, change it, erase it, or correct it once it is completed
Only Christ can stand before the throne for us while we remain seated
Once a sin is done, there is nothing we can do as it is inked in stone
Only Christ can forgive us for sinning, cover it or say “sin be gone”

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and a man is not to wastE his seed
Has the Lord already not warned of a whorish woman brings a man to his knees?

Honor and direct the weaker vessel and not make her as one who is tattered and torn
Keep ever present in mind “Hell has no fury like a woman who has been scorned

These days the leaders and head of the home have become selfish lovers of selves
Children are misguided and women turn from natural affection which points to hell

Christ is consistent from beginning to end and his arms are opened as he waits
We are the ones who move from Him, but will we return before it is too late?

We cannot hide it, change it, erase it, or correct it once it is completed
Only Christ can stand before the throne for us while we remain seated
Once a sin is done, there is nothing we can do as it is inked in stone
Only Christ can forgive us for sinning, cover it or say “sin be gone”

How can the things already done be corrected, changed or taken away?
Christ can cover them with His blood and we can start over from today

We have to listen to the Holy Spirit because my God cannot and has never lied
If the Holy Spirit can not be heard, it has been grieved, or the person has never tried

Keep Gods word in your mind, on your lips and most of all in your hearts
This is how to stay ahead of temptations and prevent the sin before it starts

No matter how small or how large it may be, the wages of sin is death
Remember when sin is done by the believer, we crucify Christ afresh

We cannot hide it, change it, erase it, or correct it once it is completed
Only Christ can stand before the throne for us while we remain seated
Once a sin is done, there is nothing we can do as it is inked in stone
Only Christ can forgive us for sinning, cover it or say “sin be gone”

Copyright© 2007, by Arene
“Dear Lord (Prelude to Touch Not the Anointed)”

Dear Lord, how could loving a man turn out to be so wrong?
My child, I have loved you always and never left you alone

Dear Lord, how could someone say to me “I love you” and it not be real?
My child, you say it and then disobey Me and now you know how I feel

Dear Lord, how long will I have to be the only one who is giving?
My child, you concentrate on serving Me as long as you are living

Dear Lord, this burden seems too grievous and hard for me to bear?
My child, keep your eyes on Me and do not fall into Satan’s snare

Dear Lord, I have endured adultery, love of money and so many of his lies
My child, stay faithful and remember before the fall is an abundance of pride

Dear Lord, how could a man treat me with so much bitterness and be so mean?
My child, when My Spirit does not dwell within a man expect any thing to be seen

Dear Lord, I am beaten down from lack of love, my stomach feels twisted like a pretzel
My child, I will love you and lift you up as he did not honor you as the weaker vessel

Dear Lord, how long will it take before this horrible existence is my history?
My child, it will not be long, be patient and soon I will give you the victory

Dear Lord, You are the Truth and have blessed me so many times in my life
My child, I Am anointed you and he did the wrong thing to give you strife

Dear Lord, I can not begin to add what disobeying you have cost
My child, remember My will is that none would have to be lost

Dear Lord, although hard, I will wait for Your word to direct me
My child, when others observe your obedience it is I Am they see

Dear Lord, I will study to show myself approved and to your words, I say yes
My child, you are anointed, I Am will release you at the time when it is best

Dear Lord, I will trust you with all my heart and not lean to my own understanding
My child, My yoke is easy, My burden is light, My love is free and not demanding

Dear Lord, I praise You as for everything there is a time and season appointed
My child, vengeance is mine, I will repay those who think to touch my anointed

Copyright ©, 2007, by Arene
Philippians 4:13
Copyright©, 2008 by Arene
“Why You Have to Lie”

I wanted a family to call my own
As I sought to rid myself of feeling alone

I saw pleasing you as my manly duty
Not realizing I was set up with booty

You came at me with seemingly good intentions
I was blind to your cunning ways you forgot to mention

I was a man of the world with so much to offer
I should have left my love stored in the coffer

Many years have gone by and I am lonelier than ever
I will never know peace while we are together

Sometimes I look at you and think what the hell I have done
Like I was attempting to win the race of pain and definitely won

Because of the things you do to disrespect me as a man
My friends tell me to get the hell out as soon as I can

I often wonder why I did not see this trickery before
Your hidden character should have been checked at the door

I wanted a family to call my own
As I sought to rid myself of feeling alone

I wish I could go back to that day
When I sought you out and went out of my way

Thinking that I was doing the right thing
Not knowing I was headed for years of suffering

My good humor and smile hides my pain inside
It’s like running into a brick building with eyes opened wide

I have reached my loves limit and I can not take any more
My heart is still repairable although a little sore

Be proud of yourself girl for finally getting what you earned
I walk away in peace and never will I return

Peace of mind, quiet, gentle, caring and committed love may some day be mine
I know now that it is a gift from God and not for me to try to find

I am out of here-this is it, and I will not be fooled even if you cry
Once before you said you loved me still, but it turned out that was a lie

I will take the time to evaluate myself so the same thing does not happen to me again
I was not appreciated by you, because only a good woman can appreciate a good man

Copyright©2006, by Arene

This was written for a friend who got
caught in the web of a womans
deceit. The pendulum swings both
This one was written once I came to the realization that the man I was married to was not the God fearing man he
pretended to be. The things he did behind closed doors was revealed to me once I reconnected with the merciful loving
God who did not forsake me!
A Woman of God or A Girl of the World-which one are you?
If you are not in prison, you kind of got some choices if you want to allow someone to treat you
bad or not.
As a man thinks, so is he.
Ever thought you are the negative magnet drawing those negative people in your life?" You
got choices! " When are you going to decide to be happy? Accept responsibility for how you
allow someone to treat you.
My ex did nothing to me that I did not allow- when I woke up from my slumber, I made a
decision and got out of that horrible one sided relationship.
I hear men and women alike say 'they do this and they do that' (this is speaking of a negative
deal breakers of the significant other. I do not see any bars holding them inside of the
co-dependent prison. Truly loving someone is giving them the freedom to love you or not.
Truly loving yourself is choosing to be with someone who uses that freedom to love you. Now
that is love.
P.S. I f you cannot find a good reason to love yourself , why should any one else love you?
August 16, 2008
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I would rather be a step behind God- keeping with his plan than go before Him and hoping
later that he will fix mine.

Copyright©2009, by Arene
Matthew 26:39

An he went a little
further and fell on his
face and prayed,
saying "O my Father, if
be possible, let this
cup pass form me,
nevertheless not as I
will, but as thou wilt"

How about that for
obedience and faith!
An abused woman said to me "You seem so strong". I took responsibility for the negativity in my life.
I had to make a decision:
Take a chance being alone for the rest of my life or stay with an ungodly man? He thought he was
irreplaceable! ....And you know how the rest goes!
As a man thinks, so is he. I think, I will be with someone who has a relationship with God first and is
happy and supportive, likes to be with family and friends and does not worship money.
The complaints:
He/she does not respect me
He/she cheats on me
He/she physically abuses me
He/she will not let me...........
He/she..........and so it goes
Self actualization is an eye opening experience!
Deal breakers are deal breakers.
This is why a personal relationship with God is so important.
It is the kind of relationship that others will wonder why:
That man Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son
That man David was considered a man after Gods own heart
That three Hebrew boys were willing to go to the furnace
That the man called Jesus obediently went to the cross
That lady Arene was able to see her ex do what he did and move on

Study the word of God as he says that if you seek me you will find me if you shall search with all you
Do some positive affirmations. When you wake up in the morning acknowledge the One who made
heaven and earth and the sea and all that in them is. The positives needed in your life-
“Gotcha Now!”

Oh yeah, look at me- I got exactly what you need
You used to be in charge- but now I take the lead

I am better than anything you thought you knew
Today I possess many when there once was a few

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Hearts fail men as I destroy daughters and sons

Some men think they have love for their wives
Think you have their hearts, when I got their lives

Oh yea, look at me- I got exactly what you need
You used to be in charge- but now I take the lead

Some women try to use me and be very discrete
Need me bad enough- they will sell on the street

Some walk around looking like dried up zombies
Some try to detox and cry out for their mommies

No, I am not sorry because you got hooked on me
I got a foothold on you now and will not let you be

Oh yea, look at me- I got exactly what you need
You used to be in charge- but now I take the lead

Why would you give your free will to me any way?
You should have known there was a cost to pay

A whorish woman will bring a man to his knees
Drug addiction is a sentence -no mercy or pleas

Think of trying me out, others did the same thing
I am the biggest and the baddest of all suffering

Oh yea, look at me- I got exactly what you need
You used to be in charge- but now I take the lead
Gotcha Now!

Copyright 2008, by Arene
“When I Was Growing Up”

When I was growing up,
My mom’s eyes bore no mystery
You saw my mom then you saw me
What others saw then, now I do see
“That Arene looks like Mrs. Jo-Bee”

When I was growing up,
I learned not to interrupt grown folks
Being mowed in the head, was no joke
Swallow water slowly if being choked
How to separate egg white from yoke

When I was growing up,
Whippings were used to correct a child
Gladiator sandals and charm were in style
The family was shamed if a kid was wild
Divorces were few and hardly ever filed

When I was growing up,
Anyone could correct and spank you too
Girl things were pink and guys were blue
What God said then was the gospel truth
Good examples were set up for our youth

When I was growing up,
The pimp was known as a cool guys walk
No computers-it was blackboard and chalk
The layaway was how things were bought
Criminals were peaceful whenever caught

When I was growing up,
I looked up to my mom!

Copyright 2008, by Arene

This is the woman who allowed me to cry out selfishness and coveting and grow into patience
and long suffering and steadfastness.
How did she do it?
She allowed me to cry about a dress I wanted when she had instructed my sister and myself that
our school shopping day would come in a few weeks,but we were just accompanying our older
sister and my nieces that particular day.
I started envying my nieces clothing selections and begged and cried for "just one dress".
My mother stood her ground and allowed me to cry my whole day of playing away. When I had
completely cried myself out, missed playing and eating, I learned valuable lessons that day. I
have been thankful ever since for what my mother taught me.
Thank you "MOM" aka "Mul" you loved me enough to teach me that I will not always get what I
want and it will not kill me if I do not-I will always have your love in my heart!
The sadness of abuse revealed from the soul of the
abused. If you are an abuser, do you really want someone
who feels this to stay with you?