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The Flight

I awake to the dawning of another day To my knees, I fall and begin to pray This prayer is different, unlike any before All of the sudden, a sound outside my door Upon my feet, I run down the stairs I open the door, is anyone there Nothing to be seen, all grows still Dark clouds gather, the sky is filled A dark overcast, shadows the day, Not a hint of light, not one sun ray All of the sudden, what do I hear? The sound of a trumpet, echoed my ear From a distance came a great shout Graves burst open with spirits in route The dead in Christ have begun to rise As legions of souls take to the sky All of the sudden my feet left the floor My body floated up and away from the door All that I held heavy has become so light The day has come, I am taking my flight I look to the left, I look to the right Family and friends taking their flight I look beneath, and what do I see People running, falling to their knees In a sudden, planes fall from the sky Death comes to many in the blink of an eye Cars missing drivers, as they flip and flop Trains without conductors, refusing to stop Children in search of their missing mother Wait some are even missing their father Sisters and brothers, where have they gone Many seemed to be stranded and all alone Screams cease, the chaos, no longer I see Flying through the Heavens, I have been set free All memories of lost loved ones have been erased As I stand and look upon my Redeemer’s face I stand before him in a robe of white His appearance shines with glorious light He opens the book and judges us each Our crown sits before us, just in reach Judged by our works, each jewel is placed The numbers vary due to our spiritual race Did we strive with our best, was the battle long Did we sit in fear and refuse to stand strong Did we testify to a wicked and dying world Did we share the truth, God's holy word Did we preach the sermon, Jesus is the way Did we allow our fear to silence our say Did we stand alone for God at all cost On our knees did we pray enough for the lost Did the choices in our life, glorify His Son Did we turn our backs to His truth and run Every crown tells it's own story Each stone representing God's glory Some with many, some with few Our reward given as it was due With our reward placed upon our head We are now redeemed from among the dead We no longer have to watch and wait As our feet step inside the eastern gate As I look up, what does my eyes behold Mansions grand and streets of pure gold Is that grandma, grandpa? I look to see Their arms opened wide running toward me Oh how I have missed them, it has been too long As the choir in Heaven, plays redemptions song Angels guides us to a throne so bright The holy seat of God, what a beautiful sight Angels surrounded the throne shouting holy holy As the souls in Heaven praised God with much joy I stood before the throne amazed and in awe Energized and transformed by the greatness of God His glory shines as Heavens only light No nights, only days forever bright No sin, no sickness, never to grow old In the arms of loved ones forever to hold Words can ever explain the beauty of Heaven So much greater than my mind could imagine Colors so vibrant, painted by God's own hand Walls of precious stones surround the land My eyes can't behold all there is to see The greatness, the worth, of this great city Beneath the tree of life, I see my Jesus near I run to Him, with joy and eyes filled with tears I fell before Him, on bending knees I thanked Him for all He has done for me His arms extended, as He held me so tight He spoke, my child, you was worth the fight We walked hand in hand along the crystal sea Admiring all that He has prepared for me Paradise in it's beauty, I will forever roam With my Jesus, My Savior, I am finally home Written by: Donetta Harless Saturday, July 16, 2016

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Date: 2/24/2017 12:54:00 AM
This is an amazing write, have read and reread it. A definite 7 and going in my favourites so I can share it with others. You are so talented.
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Donetta Harless
Date: 3/11/2017 1:02:00 PM
Thank you Elizabeth!!
Date: 7/17/2016 11:03:00 AM
Wow...I'm curious to know how long it took for you to write this beautiful piece. This is a soul saver to whom that are lost. An eye opener!!!! INK-U-SCRIPT
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Donetta Harless
Date: 7/17/2016 7:28:00 PM
Within a 24 hour period. Thoughts would come to me all through the day. Thank you so much! It is wonderful when Christians support one another. Not much of that going on these days. God bless you friend..