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will you catch me

If I should reach out, will you take my hand,
and hold me ‘til I reach that promised land?
Will you stay with me after tears have dried,
and close these lids the moment I have died?
Might you remain for just a moment more,
shall I but falter, tumbling to earth’s floor?

While curled up gently sobbing on this floor,
my friend, will you still stroke my weary hand,
meet my eyes’ gaze, convince me there is more
to living, loving - feet upon this land?
My soul embraced the darkness when it died
as wells once full had emptied, nearly dried.

Within these walls where fountains had run dry,
my love had left me trembling on the floor
with haunted mem’ries; left alone to die.
Yet as I tried to swathe these bleeding hands,
I hoped and prayed that I might safely land
where love abides, for I believed in more.

Such fortitude I trusted would bring more
to sate a thirst that left lips parched and dry;
for in my dreams, I soared across this land,
not stumbling, falling, ever on the floor.
To Him I cried, and reached with heart and hand,
“Please show me, teach me. Speak, before I die.”

Though heartache lingers, Love has never died, 
for long, dark paths contain some light; what’s more,
I now believe He lends a sturdy hand
when hope has gone and springs have all but dried.
He finds us crawling, spent, upon the floor;
provides a map, helps navigate this land.

I must admit, inspired thoughts would land
upon this heart, but frightened, each had died.
My soul kept getting trampled to the floor…
each time I gave, each time they took some more.
No longer will tears drown before they’ve dried;
I reach out swiftly, firmly grasp His hand…

And I will land in strong arms ever more!
Despite death’s grasp, Love’s well will never dry,
And crawling floors oft guides us to His hand.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 11/11/2019 6:22:00 PM
Hello,Hello There, God is always with us and he will guide our hand. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/12/2019 4:39:00 PM
Thank you so much for your sweet reply, Darlene ~ take care!
Date: 11/1/2019 10:27:00 PM
Wow! I LOVE this one! Such a beautiful poem! Great job!
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Date: 11/2/2019 12:10:00 AM
Thank you so very much, natalyn. I really appreciate your kindness :)
Date: 10/27/2019 7:32:00 PM
Hello Hello, Your words left the page in a sorrowful, melancholy state until brightening in the ending envoy. FV is good company still. -Richard
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Date: 10/28/2019 9:01:00 AM
Thank you so much for checking this one out, Richard. I appreciate it...
Date: 10/25/2019 10:44:00 PM
(((WoWsers!)))...excellent execution HT...a fav my friend...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 10/25/2019 11:10:00 PM
Wow! Thank you so much ^WW^ for the kind words and honor ~
Date: 10/25/2019 10:34:00 PM
A lot of thought and effort went into this moving piece. You expressed sadness in a beautiful way.
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Date: 10/25/2019 11:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, Richard...
Date: 10/25/2019 7:53:00 AM
This lonely and reaching poem really touched my heart this morning, the musical accompaniment is perfect for the forlorn feeling that floats through your lines. Though the main question that is asked to me is, if I fall, will you catch me? Well my friend, I can tell you there are many here with the arms open if that ever happens. Your poem was as beautiful as it was touching. Wonderfully written.
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Date: 10/25/2019 3:42:00 PM
I've changed its title to reflect this question. Trying it on for size, my friend...
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Date: 10/25/2019 1:21:00 PM
What a kindhearted and generous thing to say, Chris ~ thank you so very much <3 And thank you, too, for your lovely comments on the poem. I am really glad you liked this deeper piece ~
Date: 10/25/2019 6:36:00 AM
A powerful look back HT..every word does indeed reach out in a splendid dialogue with the past and endeavors to move on...a FAVE for me, HT.
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Date: 10/25/2019 1:18:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Vijay ~ I'm thrilled you enjoyed this piece enough to add to your favorites <3
Date: 10/24/2019 11:12:00 PM
Superb writing, H.T. Very well done. ~Charlie
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Date: 10/24/2019 11:40:00 PM
Thank you so much, Charlie ~ I really appreciate it :)
Date: 10/24/2019 9:33:00 PM
What a remarkable sestina this is! I am FAVING it, and will return to it again and again. Bravo! ~ Gershon
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Date: 10/24/2019 10:42:00 PM
Wow, thank you sooooo much, Gershon ~ that means the world to me :)
Date: 10/24/2019 8:29:00 PM
this is powerful my friend...i would lend a hand to help a friend, because i have been in this's lonely...i think we all have broken pieces that need picked up more than we care to admit...i love this one... hugs
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Date: 10/26/2019 9:30:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sandy <3 hugs ~
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Date: 10/25/2019 5:07:00 AM
Sestinas are not easy... I’d say it was worth the wait is excellent ... hugs
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Date: 10/24/2019 9:16:00 PM
Thank you, Sandy... This piece has lingered about for several years, never perfectly in sync in form or meaning. Today, I felt inspired to rework it, finally left with a piece (and a time, perhaps), I can call finished... hugs <3