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I Will Survive

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0 posted 09-11-99 02:00 AM       View Profile for Geri   Email Geri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Geri

I Will Survive

Feeling so completely low,
Could just lay down and die,
Just wanting to give up on life,
Couldn't do anything but cry.

Feeling that both feet are stuck,
In a very deep pit of tar,
And slowly, slowly sinking down,
With no sign of hope thus far.

Oh so lost and dying inside,
And losing all self control.
Feeling so completely empty,
Tell me, where do I go?

Not losing hold of life,
Due to a deadly illness,
But the heart along with the soul,
Slipping into incompletelness.

Then sitting there alone, crying,
And feeling so extremely blue,
I was introduced to a friend,
A very old friend, not anyone new.

A stranger took and looked at me,
And sat me down and said,
"I can see you're hurting deep inside,
You need to learn to live instead."

This friend he introduced me to,
Is a friend my parents knew,
And one they had taught me of,
When I was starting school.

This stranger began to teach me,
Much more about this friend.
Open your heart and let Him in,
And upon Him, you can depend.

Hold on to the hand of Jesus,
Holding on ever so tight.
Don't be afraid to follow Him,
He won't let you give up the fight.

Soon, you'll see that pit of tar,
Releasing both your feet.
Standing there on solid ground,
Feeling a little more complete.

Don't stop there, press on more,
Letting Jesus be your guide.
Both feet will be moving forward,
He'll be walking at your side.

No more tar pit in my way.
My feet both moving ahead.
For I have found, my friend Jesus,
My inner soul has been fed.

Feeling strength from deep within,
Feeling strong, I will survive.
For I've now found, my friend Jesus,
Because of that I am truly alive!

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1 posted 09-11-99 02:14 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Lovely poem, Geri. Hang on tight, girl.

The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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2 posted 09-11-99 01:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely message, Geri! Yes, I don't know how anyone survives without Him. I couldn't.

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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4 posted 09-11-99 02:37 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Beautiful. A gift to all who reads it. I
wouldn't change a word.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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5 posted 09-11-99 03:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

It's beautiful, Geri. We are glad to have you here! Thanks for sharing.


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But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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6 posted 09-11-99 09:12 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Geri, this is a lovely poem about your journey into the arms of Jesus. Welcome to our family! I look forward to reading more!

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7 posted 09-11-99 11:42 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Powerful message! Well said!!!!!
'Tis quite the difference when we get to know HIM isn't it?
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