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Rays of Hope

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Rays of Hope

While in a gloomy dream of loss
With not a single smile or cheer,
My heart bearing a heavy cross,
My mind overgrowing with fear,

A radiant shine I saw amidst 
My darkest, deepest sea of tears,
Calling out to me as if 
It had a knowledge of my fears.

Oh, how I longed for such a bliss, 
To save me from my deep distress.
Had I not searched, I just could miss
This beam of light, I do confess.

But long it took to realize
The glory of this glowing hope,
Divine, the face of Jesus Christ
Who held towards my hands, a rope.

A rope of faith and bliss it was,
That reached to me for my relief.
But doubt filled my mind because
Of this weak soul's lack of belief.

I paused and thought, "Is this my way?
Is He the Savior of my day?"
Then filled with guilt, I told myself,
"He saved me when I lay astray."

Free of hesitation, I 
Leaped with faith and caught the rope,
Needless to say that till I die,
I'll hold on tight to that good hope.

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  1. Date: 2/24/2012 6:28:00 AM
    Early morning reading to get the mind buzzing. Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry Stenila. Have a fabulous weekend and I hope to see more of your poetry when I get back to the Soup Monday. Usually pretty busy on the weekends with family so don't get to read much. Love, Carol

    Simon Avatar Stenila Simon
    Date: 2/24/2012 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Carol, for checking my poetry every day and posting such encouraging comments.
  1. Date: 2/23/2012 6:05:00 PM
    Really nice. Gave me goosebumps.

    Simon Avatar Stenila Simon
    Date: 2/23/2012 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comment!