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When Truly, Deeply Lost And One Has Faith One Is About To Die

When Truly, Deeply Lost And One Has Faith One Is About To Die Alone and defiant I stood staring into death's icy face On a knife thin ledge, slippery on a high cliff's so out of place Panic stricken daring to pray for courage and hopeful saving out At that very moment death spoke with its hideously wicked shout Screaming, " You will die, I have you in my cold iron clutches now I see you pray for divine help, even that field you cannot plow Do recall in wicked nightmares how I gave you such deadly blows Yes, sweat all the more and crying out for help, let your dark fear grow! When truly, deeply lost and one has faith one is about to die. Pray for mercy, pray for life, speak to that golden throne in the sky. In my wild youth, I must have retold this story a thousand times Some called me a liar, others said a poet with his rhymes Yet as sure as Heaven its sweet promise vow of salvation gives I survived, that gifted miracle proves this now old poet lives Perhaps one future day I shall write the story of my rescue How by faith I was given a new life and one I was not due If ever so, this my testimony would assuredly awe and shock Know this, death once had me in its unrelenting hard icy lock! When truly, deeply lost and one has faith one is about to die. Pray for mercy, pray for life, speak to that golden throne in the sky. Robert J. Lindley, 12-14-2021 Rhyme Note: Composed this afternoon.

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Date: 12/23/2021 8:19:00 AM
WOW!!! What a story/write. Your pen was working overtime on this one. A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022...................
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/23/2021 2:17:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have always believed in composing imaginative poetry. To me it is a very relaxing exercise to engage in. God bless..
Date: 12/18/2021 4:28:00 PM
Amen brother Robert. well written with an urgent message that all should pay attention to.. Three times have I had almost certain death come to me and I prayed for His will to be done. I'm living proof that He hears a fervent prayer that ends in, "thy will be done". Your friend, Bill I'm following your poetry now. :-)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/18/2021 5:33:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I believe you because I once too lived through such a scene. Prayers are heard and answered. Sometimes we may not like the answer but we must trust God is never wrong and does his will that insures we have the blessing of salvation if we but chose to believe. God bless....
Date: 12/15/2021 12:01:00 PM
Hello Robert, a deep and touching poem for the heart. Merry Christmas . Blessings my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 12/16/2021 11:45:00 AM
Hello Robert, you are welcome. Merry Christmas. Blessings my friend.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/15/2021 1:18:00 PM
Thank you my friend. May sweet blessings be sent to you and yours this Christmas...
Date: 12/14/2021 2:05:00 PM
Hi Robert, You have penned a well-written poem. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers - Alexis
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/15/2021 1:18:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Light, Love and Faith will see one through many dark travails. Best Christmas Wishes for you and yours
Date: 12/14/2021 1:59:00 PM
so well penned Robert, thinking of you and your family hugs Jan xx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/15/2021 1:16:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Wishing you and yours A Very Merry Christmas and heaps of blessings...