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The Stairs

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Post by lifeboat » January 28, 2011, 12:48 am

Oh long and dark the stairs I trod,
with stumbling feet to find my God,
Gaining a foothold bit by bit
Then slipping back and losing it.
There came a certain time when I
Loosened my hold and fell thereby,
Down to the lowest step my fall
As if I had not climbed at all.
And as I lay despairing there,
there came a footfall on the stairs
And "lo" when hope had ceased to be
My God came down the stairs to me.

This reflects my own experience for which I am so grateful.
It was given to me a couple of days ago and I thought it was worth sharing.

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Ron Atchison
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Post by Ron Atchison » January 28, 2011, 10:42 am

I think this one belongs in our permanent poetry collection Lifeboat... thank you very much for sharing it with us!

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Post by Lion~* » January 28, 2011, 3:11 pm

I agree... I've been at the the very bottom of that staircase myself... Really glad you posted it, thanks Lifeboat!
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Post by Ron Atchison » February 1, 2011, 10:37 pm

As they say, it's not so important where we've been... as in what direction we're headed... and we pray you're making good progress in a good direction ((((dear Lion~*)))).

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Post by Lion~* » February 2, 2011, 1:42 am

Making very slow yet positive progress ... each mm and inch of the way!!! Thanks Ron!
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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