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never alone

One night i had a dream
i dreamt i was walking all alone,
the road witch i was traveling
was pieced together with little stones.
I noticed that some of the stones were broken
while others were firmly held in place,
then there were a few that was not quite over turned
those were the stones i feared i would soon have to face.
At the beginning of my journey
i sensed my feelings stirring inside,
like guilt ,shame and heartache
and other feelings i despise.
Because when i looked at the road before me
mostly wondering where it goes,
that's when i remembered the road behind me
the road i wished i never chose.
It's the memories of my past 
that remind me every day,
that somewhere along lifes journey
i missed a step along the way.
I decided to take a step forward
it was time i finally faced my fears,
no matter what stood before me
i knew i'd shed at least a few more tears.
But at the very first stone that i stepped on
i caught a movement off to my right,
when i turned my head i was face to face
with what's know as my arrogant foolish pride.
Pride has always been my down fall
it's caused me a great deal of pain,
every time i listen to it
i find i lose and never gain.
For selfish reasons i took a step back word
that's when i noticed the stone was gone,
i knew right away by turning back
that something was terribly wrong.
So i looked around for courage
mostly to help me move ahead,
but i found that courage was no longer with me
as like my spirit it was almost dead.
That when i relied on childhood memories
and the things that helped me rise above,
they are three of Gods greatest gifts
their names are faith, hope and love.
For dear life i hung on to faith
in hopes i could make it through,
if not only for the ones i love
but also for myself of whom i'm starting to love to.
As i was approaching the end of my journey
i looked back over each and every stone,
i fully began to realize
all the reasons i have grown.
For every stone that i saw was broken
i was reminded of a place that i had been,
and for the stones that were firmly held in place
i noticed they were people there to help me start again.
As for the stones that were not quite overturned?
I now know they represent the fears i face each and every day,
but as long as i swallow my pride in steady stride
i see how others can help me find my way.
One night i had a dream
i thought i was all alone,
now i know other were there beside me
laying down each stepping stone

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  1. Date: 12/14/2011 7:43:00 PM
    Dave, this poem moved me when I first read it and even so more is so inspiring and amazing write! I had it added to my favs for awhile now. Hugs CC

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 1:27:00 PM
    Oh wow, David-- this is a gem, I am so happy to read this. Honestly it is, I love the message that you convey here-- what a journey you've told here and I was there every step of the way-- I really love how you show at the end that we are never alone (this is such a beautiful reminder, almost like a wake up call to my Stepping Stone poem) --such a touching poem this is that leaves such an impact with me. Thank you for sharing-- replied to your soupmail :D Thank you very much!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:22:00 PM
    David, your beautiful poem touched me deeply. The angst of living sometimes tries us to the end but a chosen few are there with helping hands. Forgiveness has been a healer for me. Keep up your wonderful work. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 7/29/2011 9:44:00 PM
    Hi David, I sent you emails and I'm not sure you received them. I'm fairly new to poetry soup so I may be doing something wrong. This poem of yours has been in my head for awhile and I love it. I wrote one from the other side. The person laying the stones. But the credit goes to you, for overturning the stones. Only the best, Tina

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 8:07:00 PM
    Hi David, I read your poem and I had no choice but to cry. It was incredibly moving and open. I hope my son knows that I am there beside him as your family was there for you. I wish you only the best on your journey, Tina.

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 11:53:00 AM
    i love this poem this is my favorite poem by you

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 5:55:00 PM
    okay DAvid, this is the honest truth.. this morning I was thining of my favorite all time poem.. Footprints. and this has the same flow very marvelous... And i was thinking of a contest ... and for a second i wondered if anyone could ever take the same walk and make it their own... gosh!! you answered my thoughts.. this is very amazing... going to my favorite poems... you are an inspiration believe it or not... take care,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 4:55:00 AM
    Stopping by this morning to let you know I enjoy reading your poetry very much David. I want to thank you for your kind words on my poetry. May the sun always shine upon you and bring inspiration to your soul. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 8:30:00 AM
    Nice poetry my friend...MJF