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I wrote this for my alcoholic sister. I did all I could to help her but it was never enough.  I made the descision to turn her over to God. I told her I could no longer pay her out of jail, as this was taking away from my children. I told her I would pray,pray pray for her, and I did. About seven years before she died, she was alcohol free. My best friend.

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Step Aside

Sometimes there's situations When you have to step aside. There is nothing more that you can do, Though it's hard to realize, That maybe you are in the way, And standing in between, Sometimes you have to step aside, Before God will intervene. His work, he can do better, If there's no one in the way. There's only so much we can do, And so much we can say. For He is so much greater, On His assurance, we can lean. Sometimes we have to step aside, Before God will do anything. Yes, there will be heartaches, When you have to step aside. God understands you, And He will be your guide. Just place it all in His great hands, By your side He will abide. He knows that you still love the one, For whom you've stepped aside.

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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 2:06:00 AM
    Avis... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 10:22:00 PM
    Soothes the heart. A pleasant read Avis. Cynthia

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 10:15:00 AM
    God knows better than our best even when we don't understand.Well said ..Very inspirational poem dear- Charma

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 8:04:00 PM
    Avis this is a lovely poem also so true, we always want to hold the steering wheel it makes us feel in control, we often forget that we can rely on him to lead the way, and sometimes the best we can do is let go and let God, sending you love and light, vie ps. I do appreciate all the lovely comments you have been sending my way, God Bless You Avis. xxx

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 7:48:00 AM
    Hi; another beautiful poem to start my day. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 9:14:00 AM
    This is wonderful! :)

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 11:53:00 AM
    Smile ˜ Now In Part I Now Know Why I Haven't Written Any Poems As of Late ˜ I've Been Stepping Aside & Enjoying The Sweeet Sweeet Ride * Thank You for Your Precious Beauties Kind Visit ˜ My Love Always, John!:) ˜