Beware Answered Prayers!


A sanctuary can be a prison

if there's no service to the Lord.

Peace becomes boredom

if kingdom battles are not fought.

A haven grows stagnate

once the time of rest has past.

Safety becomes treacherous

when preferred to obedience.

Beware! Choose wisely!

What you wish for may come true

and in clutching it with greedy heart

lose the best He's given you.


"Mary Allen brings a depth of spirituality to her verse that invites the reader to experience her intimate and tender relationship with her God."
                                                                          Julie Kessler, La Porte County Poet Laureate Emeritus