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The People’s Book Prize 2018

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Dear WordPress family and friends,

I am excited to share some good news with you. My book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ published by Rowanvale Books, has been entered for The Peoples Book Prize 2018. For those of you who have read my work and share my hopes, dreams and concerns for this our beautiful world, please could I ask you to follow the link below and vote for me. As you can imagine this is a huge opportunity for me and I would be eternally grateful for your help and support. If you would like to read my book and have not done so already before you vote, please inbox me details and I will send you a copy. Alternately you can purchase the book from my Author website todessakane.org or from Amazon, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell’s, Rowanvale Books….

https://peoplesbookprize.com/books/god-isnt-enough/

Thank you for your time, consideration and support. 

God bless and be with you today and everyday.

My kindest regards always, 

Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

 

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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rabbits — Kittens

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rabbits — Kittens

No sooner has the day begun

(No sooner, has the day begun…)

Before we firmly fix the end in sight,

For to be awake inside this world

Is to be on team wrong or right.

For darkness knocks loud and strong

(Many heed its call…)

Goodness. Goodness is but a whisper,

Free will the gift we cannot bear

(Truth the weight that breaks the back…)

For it causes the heart, the soul to blister.

For want and waste binds us all

(Lust for power draws us to its web)

As does the sun and sky,

And fear and pain and recklessness

Becomes the by and by.

Questions go unanswered

(Questions go unasked…)

Explanations remain ungiven,

Practice goes unchecked

Transparency further from life driven.

Thus all we do is rush with force

 (rabbits — Kittens blind and deaf)

From the days start until its end,

Back turned in grave obedience

To the life we never once saw as friend.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 25th March 2016 ©.

Taken from the book ‘Left Handed Poetry from a Right Handed Poet 2’.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

my books

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on LinkedinTwitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

Has God left the building?

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Has God Left

For the Love of God?

I want you to imagine for just a few minutes that God is your whole reason for being. That God to you is worth living for, worth fighting for, worth dying for. I want you to imagine that you have served God your whole life and you have seen Him do incredible things, miracles, healings, restorations, deliverances, everything!

I want you to imagine that you have walked so closely with Him, that you recognise His smell instantly, the minute He walks into a room. You sense His heartbeat the moment you awake; you hear His voice in the silence of the night and in the great rush of the day. I want you to imagine that His word lives in your heart and in your soul, that it’s written upon your mind, that it guides your spirit.

I want you to imagine that His truth is your truth, His people are your people, His plans are your plans, His purposes are your purposes and His love beats within your heart.

And then…

In the blink of an eye…

Right when you least expect it…

God is gone!

God is gone — He has left you…

What do you do?

How do you react?

What goes through your mind?

The story of Samson tells us such a tale, a tale of one of God’s most beloved, who through a series of ill-conceived choices and events, awoke one day to find that God had departed. God — who had been closer than a brother to him, who had been more dependable than an entire army, who had been his everything, who had been his whole world — had left him. He didn’t even realise He had gone until it was too late.

All around the world again and again we see the macabre face of religion and its devastating impact on the world, on mankind. We see religion that seeks to hide its insidious, moral-less and lust-fuelled behaviour. We see religion that seeks to ostracise and ridicule anyone and everyone who has a difference of opinion, a different way of life. We see religion that rapes and maims and kills. Religion that bombs, that decimates entire communities, religion that steals the very land from under other people’s feet.

We see religion that looks more evil and more hellish than Hell itself. We see religion that’s gluttonous, that uses its power and privilege to dominate and control. Religion that segregates, that’s full of religious platitudes and self-righteous judgment. We see religion that’s all about coercive control. We see religion that has no hallmark whatsoever of God, nor of His unconditional love, nor of His grace, nor of His mercy.

And as this type of religion continues to inflict itself upon all aspects of society, I can’t help but ask the question: ‘Has God left them too?’

Are the choices they make, the events, the ceremonies that they have, the things that they do, so far removed from God, so the total opposite of God and of all He stands for, so void of God, His plans, His purposes, that He left and they never even knew it?

I truly, sincerely, wholeheartedly believe that the world would be a far, far poorer place without religion and all that it brings. Having said that, I do have to be totally honest when I say that I also believe that perhaps without religion, the world would be a far safer place to be.

Religion without God is tyranny by any other name.

It is a dangerous self-serving platform from which to control the very people God calls you to love, protect and care for. Without God, without His unconditional love at the centre of religion, there is no accountability, there are no boundaries, no steps too far, no limits to what those who profess to love and to follow God will do. Thus God’s followers become an absolute law unto themselves and start acting and thinking that they have the right to say or to do just about anything!

Someone once said, ‘The world at its worst needs religion at its very  best.’

I only hope we don’t find out too late that God left us all to it a long, long time ago.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 3rd October 2013 ©.

for the love

This blog is the Introduction from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

my books

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on LinkedinTwitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

When you teach a man to hate.

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when you teach a man to hate

When you teach a man to hate.

 

When you teach a man to hate, that hatred will consume,

The light once held inside, will expire way too soon.

And all that will be left standing, will be bitter sour fruit,

Will be an empty-hearted conman, a devil in a pinstriped suit.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 5th August 2014 ©.

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This poem is taken from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

Then the earth fell silent.

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The Death of Jesus

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”  Mark 15 v 33-38 NIV.

 

Then the earth fell silent.

Then the earth fell silent, not a mutter, not a sigh could be heard,

Not a quiet sound or a whisper, it was silent’s, silent, I know that sounds absurd.

 

The rest of this post is no longer available, however if you would like to read it in full, please email me at  tokane13books@gmail.com and I will email a copy to you 🙂

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 27 July 2007 ©.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

 

No Fear!

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No Fear!

I will not chase the stars away

For fear of growing young,

I will not pack away my joy

For fear of getting strong.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 5 February 2014©.

my writes

This poem is taken from the book ‘My Writes’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2015.

The book is available to purchase as an E-Book or as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

The Road to Restoration

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Holocaust Memorial Day Friday 27th January 2017: How can life go on?

By the end of the Holocaust, six million Jewish men, women and children had perished in ghettos, mass-shootings, in concentration camps and extermination camps. – See more at: http://hmd.org.uk/genocides/holocaust#sthash.wJN8VNoH.dpuf

The Road to Restoration

 Because we don’t get our time over again, we remember and we learn..T.Odessa Kane Author Poet.

Tell love to grow once more,

Ask hope to awake,

Implore courage to arise,

Beg grace not to forsake…

The rest of this post is no longer available, however if you would like to read it in full, please email me at  tokane13books@gmail.com and I will email a copy to you 🙂

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 13th January 2017 ©

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂