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Below is the poem entitled The Whisper which was written by poet Dave Timperley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Whisper

As I sat at my computer, wondering what to do,
A whisper in my ear said, I have a job for you.
Startled I looked around but no-one was there,
I was alone in the still of the night.

I recalled my wife told me of Samuel, 
A prophet back in biblical times,
I felt foolish, knowing what I had to do,
I was alone and simply said, God, is that you?

I am who I am the whisper came back, 
And I have a job for you
I have looked at your life through your veil of tears,
And have decided just what to do.

Are you God? I asked, hardly daring to breathe,
If so then I've something to say.
Why has my life been so hard to live? 
I've struggled right up to this day.

I've been kicked and beaten, left battered and bruised,
Laughed at, spat at, abused and accused.
Each time I have tried to better myself all these years,
It's ended in sorrow, no laughter, just tears.

God, have you seen my distress from the start?
Why didn't you help stop a breaking heart?
I love you much and have never left you alone,
Through your trials and pain I see you have grown.

I have watched and waited for many years,
I have carried you long through your veil of tears,
The strength you have now is through My love,
Protected and guided by Me up above.

Remember the times when life looked so bleak,
Times when death was all you would seek.
No signs for the future, just lay down and die,
Who helped you My son? It was I.

You have asked many times why can't we move on?
Each time we were stopped, to help out someone.
Just when we thought it was safe now to try,
Someone else came along and on us did rely.

There are many I love and will never let down,
So I trained you My son through your years of despair.
When folk needed help, I knew you were there,
Sometimes just a shoulder to show that you care.

You have done many things, the world cares not a jot,
Your faults are forgiven, I remember them not.
When you work for the Lord sometimes you may stumble,
I will not let you fall if you remain humble.

Thank you Father for letting me see,
The wonderful life you have planned for me,
The journey is long, and hard every day,
But through it all I have learned how  to pray.

I'll follow You Lord, Your path I will tread,
My future secure, no longer I dread.
No fear for tomorrow, each brand new day,
To help someone else to move on their way.

© Dave Timperley 2012

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  1. Date: 4/20/2014 3:47:00 AM
    Beautiful dialogue with the Man above! i hope you will uphold your pledge!!! Happy Easter!!!

    NGANGA Avatar PENINNAH NGANGA
    Date: 4/20/2014 4:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In Kenya we say,Christo Amefufuka (Christ Has Risen) Happy Easter!!!
    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 4/20/2014 4:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I DO uphold my pledge, here in Cyprus today, we say CHRISTOS ANESTE' ! which means.. HE IS RISEN! May he bless your hopes Peninna. God Bless. D.
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:00:00 PM
    Written with the wisdom of maturity and a faithful heart that sees the master's hand at work even on the roughest of life's roads. One of the best I've read on this site. Tlee

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/23/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tlee for your lovely comments they are much appreciated. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 2/10/2012 8:11:00 PM
    Ah! A kindred spirit! Thank you for writing this beautiful gem, Dave! I'm glad I caught it just before it was off the list! Simply beautiful and eloquent and most of all speaks of your wonderful faith! God bless you for sharing this..we do grow through the pain and agony, because we're never alone..each of us has something to offer to help another. I'm adding this to my list of favs.

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2012 2:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My sincere apologies Annalise, your comment slipped through the net. Many thanks. God bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 2/10/2012 4:24:00 PM
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem, Dave. A wonderful message. Love, Kim

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2012 2:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Again, my apologies for lack of response. Many thanks Kim. God Bless. Dave. I think I shall have to go through all to find out just how much I am in remiss. D.