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Jesus Savior...Pilot Me from walkinginsunlight.com Across the blackest waters ripples of pain, swell into an anguish splashing against the blackest shore, and in the rustling of brittle leaves from the shadows of tallest trees, the darkness beckons me to climb aboard, climb aboard, an empty boat waiting upon the blackest shore. Through depths of night, I ride atop the black of cavernous waves. They seem to be a hollow echo calling out my name from the splashing of the oars to the splashing of my pain against the rocking boat in the blackening of waves. Across the water, I stir the black and do not feel afraid, but wonder if the water knows it holds my every pain my every shame and every tear cried out on my darkest days. Then, from the other side, I hear the splash of steady rain. The purging from above seems to calm my darkest pain. I dip the oars deeper still to head for waiting shores, and from the water's floor, bubbling, rising more and more, I hear the splashing, splashing of my own resounding laughter. Then, a calm lightens my struggle as the sunrise pales my dark disasters, and in the glare of morning from bright sunbeams above, I remember with a prayer, I am loved. I am loved I am loved. Written 6/4/20 for Kai Michael Neumann's Splash Poetry Contest

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Date: 6/28/2020 12:32:00 PM
Hello Ronda, yes you are loved. When we go through a lot of pain we feelsorrow not wante unloved. Those are wrong feels. We are loved. Enjoy your day my friend. HUGS.
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Date: 6/27/2020 4:46:00 PM
Praise God...nicely done, Rhonda...
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Date: 6/9/2020 8:32:00 PM
This is quite the gripping tale Rhonda, had me on pins and needles, glad your faith took over, congrats on POTD, how did I miss this one?
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/9/2020 10:17:00 PM
Thank you so much, John! This one was a Saturday POTD. It gets quiet around here on Saturdays with everyone out enjoying their weekends. I hope you were doing something fun :) xx Rhonda
Date: 6/9/2020 9:36:00 AM
Congratulation Rhonda on POTD...the seas were rough but you made it through with Jesus...Great write
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Date: 6/9/2020 10:13:00 PM
Amen to that, Arturo! Thanks for the visit and kind words. xx Rhonda
Date: 6/8/2020 3:44:00 PM
Sp glad I got to read hour words full of hope, faith and love. They waddle through furious tides and emerge to be embraced in affection, soothing my heart Rhonda! Also, congratulations on POTD :) Much love and blessings
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Date: 6/9/2020 10:11:00 PM
Thank you, Aditi! Love and Blessings to you, xx Rhonda
Date: 6/8/2020 12:56:00 PM
This pulled me along the dark waters in a lyrical flow...just lovely Rhonda. Congrats on your POTD.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/9/2020 10:11:00 PM
Thank you, Jeanne, very kind of you! xx Rhonda
Date: 6/8/2020 11:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. A great write with a wonderful picture to go with it. I love you last line, "I am loved." We need to say that more. Enjoy your win and day...........
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/9/2020 10:08:00 PM
Thank you, Paula! I'm feeling blessed and loved today. xx Rhonda
Date: 6/8/2020 6:22:00 AM
Congrats on POTD. This poem deserved it. " Through depths of night, I ride atop the black of cavernous waves. They seem to be a hollow echo calling out my name " WOW!
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Date: 6/9/2020 10:06:00 PM
Thank you, Caren! xx Rhonda
Date: 6/7/2020 8:51:00 AM
Hi Rhonda, Congratulations on a very deserved POTD. A great honour. Blessing, Jennifer.
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Date: 6/7/2020 11:02:00 AM
Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your kind visit! I was surprised and honored to be chosen for POTD. Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/7/2020 8:12:00 AM
This is a beautiful poem of hope and faith. Congratulations on your POTD.
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:51:00 AM
Thank you, JC! Your very kind, and I'm feeling very grateful today! Gave a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/7/2020 3:20:00 AM
Back with congrats, Rhonda! Happy ending wins the day! :) gw
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:46:00 AM
Thank you, Gershon! I'm grateful and honored. Even when I'm trying to write a dark poem, some light usually shines through. :) Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 11:21:00 PM
I loved the parallel arcs of paddling from the deep, fearful waters towards the comfort of shore, with the passage of time through the darkest of night towards the repose of dawn's light. Both as a metaphor for coming from a place of pain and fear into a calming place of healing, laughter, and knowing you are loved. Beautiful ending, Rhonda. Congratulations on POTD ~ John
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:43:00 AM
Thank you, John! I'm grateful for your comments. When I was writing this, I wasnt sure where my pen was going, but my faith took over and shined through. Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 8:58:00 PM
Fear, our own insecurities and the unknown- hold us back from seeing the Light. The Way. You have expressed this emotion and these moments, in such a beautiful way. Alone in a boat, in the dark- I am not afraid- when the wind is strong, the water is rough. Congratulations Rhonda, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 10:39:00 AM
Thank you, Brandy! I'm grateful for your visit and kind words. When I started writing this poem, I didn't know where it would take me. It seems that even in my darkest poems, my faith shines through in the end. Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 8:20:00 PM
Cool poem!!!! Congratulations on POTD Rhonda. My best to you in the contest, xomo!
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Maureen! I appreciate your kindness always...this poem didn't place in the contest, but I'm grateful for the inspiration it gave me. Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 7:31:00 PM
Your exuberance can't be matched. I love it! Congratulations!
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:30:00 AM
Thank you, Sunlite! You have brought sunlite to my day with your kind visit...have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 5:20:00 PM
You have taken me into the depths of your world.. into the elegance of your very words.. on your blackest shore.. your splashing waves.. and the darkest of nights.. a valiant heart beaming with a deep faith.. a voice raising in prayers.. and your great poetry rising in the light of beauty! An amazing poetry that marks the soul of the reader, dear Rhonda! So pleased to be here to share your joy! Congratulations on your POTD honour! A well earned recognition.. My deepest regards and blessings.
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:26:00 AM
Thank you, Besma! You are a ray of sunshine with your kind and encouraging comments. Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 4:16:00 PM
Great poetry, Rhonda. Congratulations on POTD. Hugs Charlie
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:23:00 AM
Thank you, Charlie. I'm honored and feeling very grateful for the kindness! Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 3:09:00 PM
From dark to light - from night to dawn - from despair to hope effortlessly blended into this POTD. Congratulations Rhonda. So well done.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 10:20:00 AM
Thank you so much, Sam! I'm grateful...have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 2:23:00 PM
I am so happy to see this amazing poem honored with POTD Rhonda! You already know it is a Fave of mine. So well deserved my friend. Congratulations! Blessings xxoo
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 10:19:00 AM
Thank you, dear friend! Your comments always encourage me! I was very surprised when I found out this poem was chosen for POTD. I'm still surprised...have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 1:10:00 PM
you certainly caused a splash with your words Rhonda such a beautiful uplifting ending - congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 9:59:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jan! I was very surprised. My poem didn't place in the contest, but I'm happy for the inspiration that this contest and all of the contests bring. Have a blessed Sunday! Sending hugs across the pond, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 12:54:00 PM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Rhonda :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/7/2020 9:56:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise, for spreading your sunshine in my direction! Have a blessed Sunday! Sending a hug to you and one to Arild. Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 11:19:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, with this great verse. Hugs Eve
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 9:51:00 AM
Thank you, Eve, very kind of you! Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 11:12:00 AM
You've made quite the Splash! Rhonda...Congrats!! on POTD!! my friend...more love and hugs dear poetic sister...^WW^ :o)
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 9:50:00 AM
Thank you, dear friend...very kind of you! Love and Blessings to you, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 10:14:00 AM
Congrats on POTD ..
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 9:48:00 AM
Thank you, SO! Much love to you. Have a blessed Sunday, Rhonda xx
Date: 6/6/2020 9:34:00 AM
Sorry, forgive me , I got carried away writing and forgot to say. Congratulations of this gem being awarded POTD honors my friend. A most well deserved accolade. God bless..
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 6/7/2020 9:47:00 AM
Thank you, dear friend. ;)
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