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As I Looked Back

Today I spoke with God
for the first time in many years,
in the midst of our conversation
I found myself shedding tears.
God answered all my questions
that I've had since I was a kid,
after our talk together was over
I was so grateful that he did.
I asked god to explain the reasons
for the loss of loved ones along the way,
and why must I continue hurting
because of memories of yesterday.
                God said:
My child the pain that dwells within you
is niether too great or small for thee,
it's because of pain you continue searching
for the man you are meant to be.
I must of had a look of confusion
because God said " let there be no mistake! "
He turned me around and right there I found
a million footprints I myself had made.
I just stood there staring at the footprints
not quite sure what I was meant to learn,
but then as I looked back at all my tracks
I felt my heart begin to burn.
There about a half a million prints behind me
I saw my children following in my steps,
I fell to my knees as it occured to me
the exact  nature of most my regrets.
                 I Learned:
As children we follow in the footsteps
of our loved ones we come to know,
but without the guidence of morals and values
we can often lose our ability to even grow.
This was one of many lessons
that God's been trying to get through to me,
now that I look back at all my tracks
I know exactly who I am meant to be.
I am supposed to be a father 
to my children every day,
and help them along through right or wrong
so they can become who they are meant to be.

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  1. Date: 11/14/2011 11:13:00 AM
    wow i love this good job i love reading your poems

  1. Date: 8/9/2011 1:39:00 PM
    Dear David, what a deep emotional verse. The confusion of everyday living is dealt with in such a tender way here and I am so glad I found it.

  1. Date: 8/9/2011 2:17:00 AM
    In loving your child you know what joy comes with great responsibility. You love them every day and know nothing will ever compare. Thank you for your kind words and for truly understanding.

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 8:40:00 AM
    You have such a talent to set clear words to your messages.

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 8:40:00 AM
    You have such a talent to set clear words to your messages.

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 11:21:00 AM
    DAVID! This is fantastic! I'm saving this as a favourite! God bless you! Your poem works in so many ways, I loved the message, the phrasing, the meter... everything! And thank you for your comments on my poem. Smiles from Cyndi. PS- I plan on reading more of you, soon!

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 6:32:00 AM
    I have read your poetry today and in my mind it is an interesting and excellent piece David. I will return again soon to read more of your writings. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 12:39:00 AM
    Me again, this is such a stirring write, David-- and you bring about such a powerful message here as well. I love that thought that we are responsible in molding our children, that they follow our footsteps...Beautiful message...btw just want to help I think there's one typo for "occurred"-- really enjoyed this one, David, thanks for sharing :)