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Walking on Water

I step out of the boat Wishing to walk on water Beckoned by the Faithful Son Whom You sent me Father But my gaze turns to the ocean As dark storm clouds they appear I sink down into the deep Even though, Jesus is near The waves overwhelm me For my faith is faint A man with many problems More a sinner than a saint Still Jesus doesn’t forsake me He reaches down from above If I grasp firmly to His hand I can be saved by His Love Yet there is a strange comfort As my lungs they fill with water It’s the Devil who seduces me Please Lord I beg you, save me Father! Within me Jesus’s power I can feel my body rise Yes the waters become calm As I gaze into my Saviour’s eyes So now I can walk on water With my Saviour hand in hand I can make it to the shore and step on Sacred land Fear no longer rules me Each breath is mine to breathe No storm will overwhelm me as long as I believe.

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Date: 5/11/2020 10:48:00 AM
CONGRATS RICHARD. I LIKE YOUR POEM. IT SHOWS DEEP FAITH-WHICH WE SURELY NEED NOW. I PUBLISHED A BOOK OF SOME OF MY POETRY ENTITLED "WALK ON WATER" IN 2013. IT'S STILL LISTED ON AMAZON IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/11/2020 11:39:00 AM
Thanks Linda. ;0)
Date: 5/4/2020 9:14:00 AM
Rick, for some reason ... I felt shivers reading this. It is Peter's experience in Matthew 14, all in the boat in Mark 6 ... so no new facts. But you write with conviction & such soul-filled diction ... THANK YOU. shalom shalom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/4/2020 9:36:00 AM
Thanks Anil, I appreciate this response. ;0)
Date: 5/2/2020 7:42:00 PM
A reminder to gaze on Jesus than the boisterous storms of life. For in Christ we live, walk and have our being. A very inspiring piece of poetry, very organized rhyme scheme. Richard this is soul uplifting. Thanks for reading my previous poems too. Love and hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/4/2020 9:36:00 AM
Thanks my friend.
Date: 4/29/2020 10:58:00 AM
Lovely spiritual write Rick, Peter did walk on water until he focused on the storm. An excellent write to help us keep focused on the Saviour, and not the storm!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/29/2020 11:04:00 AM
Thanks John.
Date: 4/25/2020 1:22:00 PM
Definitely needed ... these days, especially. Your poem is a great dedication to faith and commitment ... though life gets you down, always get back up, and keep your eye focused on what's truly important. What a scene that would have been to actually witness this event in person in those olden times.
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Date: 4/21/2020 1:50:00 AM
This is lovely, and it does eliminate fear. "So now I can walk on water With my Saviour hand in hand" -Wow!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/21/2020 8:57:00 AM
People forget that Peter also walked on water. Thanks for your visits this morning.
Date: 4/19/2020 1:47:00 PM
True inspirational Quatrain. Beautifully written and reaffirming. Blessings my friend
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2020 4:33:00 PM
Thanks, blessings are alwAys appreciated.
Date: 4/19/2020 1:02:00 AM
Love the message and the reassurance of this Richard. We should only believe and trust Him.. Beautiful write
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2020 8:29:00 AM
Thanks Wilma, hugs Rick.
Date: 4/18/2020 1:08:00 PM
Very inspiring verse Richard, our faith is a beacon of hope in these dark times. Tom.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2020 8:30:00 AM
Thanks Tom, much appreciated.
Date: 4/18/2020 10:32:00 AM
You set a scene of storm in someone soul. Always the devil to take what he thinks he owns. Yet, he can not touch what belongs to the Lord. Nicely said my friend. Stay well and don’t let the isolation get you down. Hugs Eve
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Eve Roper
Date: 4/19/2020 3:31:00 AM
Keep her safe, my friend. I've got my puppy to keep me company , Oh, and Soup family :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/18/2020 11:20:00 AM
Thanks Eve. Fortunately my wife is excellent company.
Date: 4/18/2020 9:40:00 AM
Words of faith and wisdom, Rick. Excellent poetry my friend. Stay well and stay safe. All the best, Charlie
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/18/2020 10:10:00 AM
Thanks Charles.
Date: 4/17/2020 7:27:00 AM
Such wonderful words of faith, Richard. A powerful message!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2020 8:11:00 AM
Thanks Vijay. ;0)
Date: 4/16/2020 6:41:00 PM
wow, this is one of the better poems I have ever seen for religious or spiritual message. REally good one, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2020 8:17:00 AM
Thanks Andrea.
Date: 4/16/2020 2:32:00 PM
Belief and faith are all that is needed Richard. I agree with this beautiful spiritual poem. Keep safe my friend. xxoo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2020 2:35:00 PM
Thanks Connie.
Date: 4/16/2020 1:14:00 PM
You are so right! "Faith" is the real. All else is the lie of our physical senses. Great poem!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2020 1:24:00 PM
Thanks Joe.
Date: 4/15/2020 9:12:00 PM
well written, this poem speaks clearly and directly to our faith
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2020 12:51:00 PM
Thanks Timothy.
Date: 4/15/2020 7:58:00 AM
Hi Richard, back to read this excellent poetic gem from your pen. Sush vivid images come to the mind as I read. I love the content of this write. Hope springs eternal in the Human soul. A definite Fav, Richard. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Blessings....Mike. Stay safe, my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/15/2020 9:04:00 AM
Thanks Mike, much appreciated.
Date: 4/13/2020 11:40:00 PM
I believe this wonderful poetry, and the timely appearance here on soup, is perfection, One way to beat the doom and gloom. Is to read this...Stay Safe, Richard, and thanks...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/15/2020 9:04:00 AM
You as well Harry. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 4/13/2020 2:29:00 PM
How beautiful a fav. for me this Easter Richard - hope you had a peaceful Easter and that both you and your family are safe and sound. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/15/2020 9:13:00 AM
Yes keeping safe, blessings to you as well. Hugs Rick.
Date: 4/12/2020 9:21:00 PM
Great spiritual write my friend... hope you are staying safe...Happy Easter and best wishes from the Wingster :o)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/13/2020 9:34:00 AM
Thanks and Happy Easter to you as well.
Date: 4/12/2020 8:14:00 PM
A wonderful write...from then to now...Happy Easter to you and yours Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/13/2020 9:39:00 AM
Thanks Arturo.
Date: 4/12/2020 7:26:00 PM
Hi Richard, What a beautiful poem, it has brought tears to my eyes. We are all sinners, nobody is perfect. Look after yourself, Frances
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/13/2020 9:40:00 AM
Your comment brings a smile.
Date: 4/12/2020 3:39:00 PM
Amen.... as long as I believe. When that falters, Lord... help my unbelief. Beautifully penned.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/12/2020 4:57:00 PM
Thanks Eileen, this was my morning inspiration. Hugs Rick.