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A Man Lost


I knew a clown who never smiled,
He’d lost his wife and little child.
No matter how hard he’d try, his smile now always pointed down,
No laughter could he bring about, this saddened man they call a clown.

His heart so heavy, he prayed that it would one day burst,
His life once good, now seemed forever cursed.
No will to live, all hope was gone,
In a motel room so all alone.

The gun lay by the bed on a nightstand with a book that read,
Holy Bible (gift from the Gideons), and he picked it up and sat down upon the bed.
With thoughts of ending it all that night,
Something kept telling him this wasn’t right.

Then he read about the one called Christ and how he suffered to set us free,
And how His Father in Heaven had to watch His Son being nailed to that tree.
He said He died for me, but I didn’t know,
And he read on and the story tells how he loves us so.

He knew he really needed help, but no one could mend his troubled heart,
On his knees, he prayed that night and said, I’m lost and don’t know where to start.
At that very moment, he felt a glow within,
And on his face he felt a smile begin.

It was the first time in such a long while,
And now he does what he used to do, making folks happy and children smile.
The moral is that when we lay our burdens down at the Saviors feet,
There is nothing in this world that can ever compete!

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  1. Date: 4/21/2014 10:43:00 PM
    A great poem ron . Loved it . Superb moral......shaista:)

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 8:09:00 AM
    You set up the sense of loneliness and despair so well, Ronald. And then comes the much-needed hop he finds in the Bible. This is truly the perfect place to turn in times of despair. Our faith can work miracles, with help from our Creator. Excellent write that goes to my favorites! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 9:18:00 PM
    This is a sad but wonderful story. You feel the pain in this man and realize that we all feel death deeply and painfully We get lost at times in life but God never gives up on us. He picks us up when we fall and his love never fails. Wonderful write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 3:16:00 PM
    Ronald, Hey, I get the honor of being the first one to comment on this. Such a great story. A sad beginning, a great end! smile....I'm sure it will touch everyone deeply who reads it. I know it did me. The story line along with your amazing sentiments makes this a very special poem. Also love the rhyme. I want to take this time to say Happy Thanksgiving! Take care my friend. Love Light Patricia