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TRAIL OF TEARS

God knows at times it don’t all come up Roses And most days, these days life don’t work at all Each road I choose keeps leading me to nowhere But You’ve been there, each time I trip and fall I’ve tread your Trail of Tears I hear You Crying And Jesus knows, I’m failing but I try… It used to feel so easy, with You watching But maybe You’ve been busy, times are tough A thousand Souls a year, I hear are passing A thousand Souls, who’ve just had had enough They tread Your Trail of Tears They heard You crying And Jesus seen them failing, but they tried… It’s faith in You, that keeps my heart still beating And all I’ve come to love along the way I’ve loved more than I’ve ever dreamed of loving But sometimes You just feel so far away I’ve tread Your Trail of Tears I hear You crying And Jesus knows, I’m failing, but I try… Please rest the saddened lonely ones who’ve fallen Their Spirits, undeserving of the blame It may be that they heard Your sweet voice calling Though the burden it was never theirs to claim You’ve seen their Trail of Tears You heard them crying And Jesus knows, they failed Lord, but they tried… And if tomorrow finds me lost and lonely Screaming at this world to understand It’s man that needs to help his ailing brother It’s man that needs to hold his brothers hand To tread your Trail of Tears To hear you crying And even though we’re failing, we’ll have tried…

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Date: 10/19/2019 9:21:00 AM
Psalm for the desperate soul. Good
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Date: 10/18/2019 6:37:00 PM
Amazing piece, Peter. Heartfelt and superbly written.
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Date: 10/17/2019 8:59:00 PM
nice poem. profound, powerful, pristine, and to the point. enjoy mine too. comment if you can. share if you'd care too. be well. sincerely, daniel schack.
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Date: 6/9/2016 7:30:00 PM
All I saw was Cherokee..Beautifully written and something I will read to my nephew and niece.Thank you for this piece of art.
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Date: 6/9/2016 4:20:00 AM
This was beautiful, Peter. So heartfelt, and so well written. "And if tomorrow finds me lost and lonely Screaming at this world to understand It’s man that needs to help his ailing brother It’s man that needs to hold his brothers hand" I LOVE that part in the last stanza... amazing words. Amazing work dear poet!! a 7 and a fav, easily Always, Laura
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peter walsh
Date: 6/9/2016 11:41:00 AM
As always Laura ....a million thanks ...love your work P
Date: 6/7/2016 5:42:00 PM
I wrote a poem called "Human Hands" that would be an excellent companion piece with this wonderful write. Well done!! A 7.
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Date: 6/7/2016 6:41:00 PM
Hey there Rich ...long time must read ....will look it up tomorrow ...hope life's good
Date: 6/7/2016 10:10:00 AM
Superb 7 Peter, telling your experience so well with great rhyme and flow speaking from your heart, hang in there brother The Lord's hand has not shortened and will keep you. God bless, Gordon
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peter walsh
Date: 6/7/2016 4:44:00 PM
You too fella...thanks for the lift!!!