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Crossing the Bridge

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Crossing the Bridge

I’m standing at the entrance, there’s another bridge to cross
Will this next step in my journey bring me gain or loss
Should I take the next step boldly? Should I shrink away in fear?
Will it bring me victory? Or will it bring me tears?

I’ve seen other victims lying, crying on the ground
And I know they’re not the kind of folks I like to be around
For they like to blame another for their trouble and their pain
Never lay it at their own feet where it should be lay'n

We’re the masters of our own souls, there’s no one else to blame
We chose all these conditions, now we must play the game
We came to learn some lessons, we set it up this way
We wrote the rules, the whistle’s blown and now it’s time to play

Each life presents more problems, there for us to solve
We’ve planned it very carefully, to help our souls evolve
Before we’re born we see our failings, see what we must do
Then choose a life that will correct the things that we need to

We choose the right environment that will help us best
To resolve our issues, and put us to the test
We choose our friends and family to help us with the task
Confront us with our issues, whatever we did ask

Though we can’t remember, with some deep thought you'll find
Our souls did this within us, in our subconscious mind
So when we meet the problem and don’t know what to do
Remember that we put it there, a hurdle to push through

The soul is on a journey and goes from life to life
It grows by overcoming all forms of pain and strife
That one day it can reach, through all the steps it’s trod
That perfect state, reintegrate, fully back with God

So here I stand now wond'ring, my heart begins to race
As I recall my purpose for coming to this place
I charge forward boldly with not a backward glance
And thank my God within me for giving me the chance

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:49:00 PM
    VIC ,a beautiful winning poem. Enjoyed reading every crossing bridge win. Hugs ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 7:59:00 AM
    It is good that you are a seeker, God does promise that those who seek shall find. A very well expressed thoughtful piece , congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win vic xx

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 4:58:00 AM
    a fine write, praise worthy poem. congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Very good piece. I enjoyed reading. Congrats on your placement. You deserve it. CTB

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest of Deb, Vic

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Excellent entry Vic congrats on your winning poem xxx

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Well written with equal measures of courage and hope.... I thoroughly enjoyed your entry... Congratulations on your win....Jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:44:00 PM
    VIC, Congratulations on your Crossing That Bridge win.... always & forever :) LINDA

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:12:00 AM
    The heart of this poem, is so touching and insightful to your faith in the soul of each one of us. It is the soul within that matters.....and the journey is ours to face with purpose and courage, and peace. Well done!!