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The Path Home

As we slowly near 
the end of our days. 
When we have finally
reached our old age.
There seems to be 
a sudden panic
to change our ways.

The tunnel to the light has gotten
a whole lot shorter.
So now we seek to put our
spiritual house in order.

At one time to have a better life
and I wants were our fervrant prayers.
These days it's a prayer of contrition
hoping to keep the light on until we can get there.

This is now an edited and up dated version of this poem.

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  1. Date: 6/3/2012 7:27:00 PM
    I find that as I reach 64 I feel settled and ready. There really is no reason to fear for He is always near. God bless, Keith

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 3/25/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I plan to live life to it's fullest until I no longer can after all it all goes by too fast as it is and tomorrow I am 66. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 4:17:00 PM
    The bitter truth is intense and so true Terry. You touch a chord as I am getting there and it seems a struggle to separate the good from the bad at times. Love this bit of wisdom!

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/30/2012 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As I am aproaching old age at what seems a rapid pace I have observed this phenomenon. I am now and will to the end be the christian I am now and have always been. Thanks so much for coming by to review this work of mine. TLee
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 5:22:00 AM
    This is a wonderful poem, Terry of how it is with,oldies, i know i'm one. harry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/18/2012 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Harry if your an oldie then who's the young guy in the picture? Glad you like the poem and thanks for the review. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 4:02:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write.From your comment below this meant to be funny about how people become more religious towards later part of thier life.This is true for all the religions I think.Worse sinners make better religious persons.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/17/2012 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    To me I find it funny that they wait till almost the very end to try and save their imortal souls. Thanks Kash for coming to review. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/16/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Intense and powerful.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/16/2012 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes this shamefully is all to true but it was ment to be satire and poke fun at how the nearing of the end makes good christians out of past sinners. Like they say better late then never. Huggs Marlon and thanks for you kind review. TLee
  1. Date: 5/16/2012 4:17:00 AM
    Terry, my light started getting closer years ago, very thoughtful write...David

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/16/2012 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually it was ment to be a funny. Thanks for your kind words and loyal reviews. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/16/2012 3:55:00 AM
    How poignantly true... Nice... Terry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/16/2012 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This was ment to be a hmmm funny kind of truth. A bit of satire. Did you get my soup? Huggs TLee