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A Stairway In The Sky

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A Stairway In The Sky


I climbed a stairway high into the sky, 
blowing a kiss, I had no tears to cry.
In a moment, all I knew was left behind;
on this quest, I felt blessed for joy I would find.
With a gentle nudge, my two feet stepped on air,
enveloped in truth yet not fully aware.
Pure love pulled me higher as I reached for the light.
The energy and peace were His gifts of insight.
Communing with Him, I was one with all creation, 
the unexplainable feeling, freedom and elation.
The warm winds fell silent, the clouds parted for me,
the sun shined on my face, I breathed eternity.
When I finally turned, I envisioned my life,
the glory of each dawn, the love, heartache and strife.
My time was not finished, I had more to do,
to run in the wind and swim in seas of blue,
to stumble and fall, then rise up again,
to be a mother, a mentor and friend.
He wanted me to love and worship Him more,
to forgive, live in grace, find peace and explore.
Following His lead, I promised to reach for the light, 
to live fully each day and to never lose sight
of this moment with Him, the loving smile on His face,
the beauty, connection, and joy of Heaven's embrace.


Inspired by Gail Doyle's blog, September 11, 2012


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  1. Date: 9/17/2012 8:24:00 AM
    Reveling in the sheer beauty of your imagery and words. Awesome write Rhonda! If only we truly learn to live like this.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 12:14:00 PM
    enjoyed reading it! well done

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:44:00 AM
    An intoxicating hymn of idealism and beauty; it proves the human spirit endues from age to age ... a majestic insight, and an inspiring write.

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:07:00 PM
    wow, this is stunning and inspirational. Hmmmm, this could have been entered into the contest of Gail's she had a long time ago about stairway to heaven!!! It would have been one at the top of the list!

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:06:00 PM
    WOW, Rhonda, this is a truly blessed write, a glorious poem of joy and elation! I thoroughly enjoyed this incredibly fascinating write, full of timeless beauty and love! I really enjoyed reading this outstanding piece this evening! I'm truly impressed with this illustrious and creatively written poem, expressing such wonderment! What a stupendous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 8:19:00 PM
    I feel as though I have been able to look into your soul Rhonda. A beautiful declaration of faith and appreciation of what life means to you. Enjoyed the depth of your words. Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 7:53:00 PM
    I like this a lot, Rhonda! So beautiful. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 7:33:00 PM
    Beautiful perception of heaven Rhonda, thank you for the delightful prayer poem, love vie