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Ash Wednesday

confronted with the truth
I scurried in my ashes

searching for reasons
reasons I was spared

light came slowly
beckoning my soul

"walk with me" He said
"I'll tell you a story-
I hope you have time
your remaining life
it will take to tell"

listening each day
wonders await me

pictures seem fuzzy
then slowly reveal

His path filled with glory!

                       and beckoning


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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:27:00 PM
    "confronted with the truth/I scurried in my ashes" !! Great lines, James!

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 6:28:00 AM
    Morning James...Hey, this is my very first Ash Wed. poem...very nice meaning within these lines and a message worth savoring over and over...I love the middle part where God reveals to you slowly His story...this is so very profound. ps..thanks for the itinerary you planned and sent me...what fun this town must be...thanks again and again!! Meant a lot!!Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 1:54:00 AM
    This is very well written! Congrats on your win, James!

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 10:53:00 PM
    James, wonderful poem. Congrats on making Debbie's winners' list.................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:44:00 PM
    congrats James on a terrific win for this outstanding creation for transformation theme luv.. and tomorrow is Ash Wednesday too.. amazing piece..

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~Debbie Guzzi's~ "Transformation" contest Jimbo. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 3:52:00 AM
    Hope you are doing fine dear friend,such a lovely inspiring post here.. Charma

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 2:49:00 PM
    line 2 is great! what an evocative image! Loved the whole write hope you have been well and that you and yours are happy! Thanks so much for all your concern! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 1:11:00 PM
    This is excellent, James. I love the message. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 12:51:00 PM
    yes it always takes a life time very lovley write ~always p.d.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 7:45:00 AM
    James, I really like your Free Verse. I write mine in a very similar style. I like free verse, writing, without set meter or syllable restrictions, freedom of thoughts, and you did it well.