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The Road

I walk down a road
on my way home
it gets dirty at times
many bumps to oversee
with pebbles in the way
I have to watch
out for the holes 
not to fall upon
to be stumbled and weak
Look now there is the creek
Providing all around with water
and transporting nutrients
I come upon the bridge
That continues to show me 
across the road I am walking
Giving a way to overpass
My feet once would hurt
on this road home
But now I have the best shoes 
as if I am gliding 
I come across many signs
some say turn left
some say turn right
some forsee a dead end
But I will continue to go straight
to follow the one way in route
avoiding all uturns
For I am being guided
and pulled toward my home


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  1. Date: 4/16/2014 7:10:00 PM
    Beautifully written :) Ana

  1. Date: 12/8/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Yes, hopefully the road guides us home to heaven and we do not take a wrong turn along the way. Lovely write. God Bless Phyl thought of you this morning while on the soup -hope all is well.

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 1:47:00 PM
    I like the way you describe this journey through life, Stephan. If we stay on the "straight" path, hopefully it will lead to heaven at the end of our lives here. Nice use of the metaphors with the "road." Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 3:48:00 AM
    Most unusual piece - I like it! Liz