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Before Him I Stood

He entered the hall and took a seat
in the back row, trying to be discreet
Something in the expression he wore
seemed to convey that he knew more

I stood before him and said, I know.
He smiled at me, kind eyes aglow.
"Tell me, child, what do you see in me."
Hesitantly, I phrased my decree...

You're a man who loves to speak, 
but you rarely talk. 
You're a man who loves to preach, 
but you rarely walk.*

"My life, I gave by choice," he replied.
He continued in me to confide...
"Gladly would I cherish to walk
and of heavenly things I will talk."


*Quoted from the poet, Sea Salty.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/6/2018 8:25:00 PM
Very beautiful and faithful write, Lin ... 'whatever you did for the least of these, you do for me' ... I love this one and I'm fav-ing. Excellent! :-) <3
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Date: 11/8/2018 7:23:00 PM
Your faith leads the way with ~love & light...which you will receive tenfold...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/9/2018 4:38:00 AM
Hello WW, and thank you for your ever encouraging sentiments. He leads and I follow.
Date: 11/8/2018 2:57:00 AM
Your faith shines through in your verse Lin, well written. Tom.
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Date: 11/8/2018 11:47:00 AM
Thank you for recognizing it, Tom.
Date: 11/7/2018 3:51:00 PM
Faith is Light, Light is Truth, Truth is Music, Music is Love, Love is Light, Light is Divine and Divine is God. My dear friend, your fine poem reveals a true heart and sincere faith... A fav....
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Date: 11/7/2018 9:43:00 PM
Thanks very much, Robert.
Date: 11/7/2018 1:56:00 PM
Your faith shines from every line lin:-) beautifully expressed:-) hugs Jan. One of my dad's favourite songs was Mario lanza's I'll walk with God and that is buzzing in my head, played it at his funeral:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/7/2018 9:42:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jan.
Date: 11/7/2018 12:18:00 PM
A beautiful poetic expression of faith Lin. Your work is always something that brings a ray of sunshine to my day. There is always a certain rhythm to your words allowing the poem to flow freely as I read. Thank you for sharing this.
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Date: 11/7/2018 1:09:00 PM
Thanks so much for your thoughts, Chris. Tomorrow morning I'll think of your comment when the sun rises and then it'll be a good morning for me.