Carrollton, TX, USA
Today I walk through the valley of despair...
I have no strength in my flesh & my head is heavy...
A weakness is in my knees & my footsteps are heavy..
I have no strength to even go farther...
My flame has dwindled---
As I sit here alone in the dryness of myself,
My eyes slowly scan the distant horizons...
And they see nothing that will encourage, no nothing friendly.
Death stalks this desolate place, seeking any prey that foolishly wanders herein.
The dryness hereof is like unto a potters furnace..
The vessel doth harden from the heat.
No living thing is within sight..
Loneliness is my companion--
The green grass is withered upon my hills,
The water hath ceased within my streams..
My pools have become "mud-mucks"..
and the trees thereof have become brown.
Oh, who hath barked my vine & caused it to cease?
The leaves thereof have withered
and are weak at the joints-
My fruit doth shrink because, the sustainance has ebbed..
Shall I cease from being in a once watered land?
Shall my flower gardens become sand dunes;
The petals thereof blown as blinding sand..
Shall the beauty that the eye once beheld
now strike the eye & cause blindness?
Shall the lips that once spoke joy, now be parched & broken & cannot speak a helping word?
Shall the hand that once lifted others now fall limp and wither in its' own weakness?
Shall the feet that once ran to the aid of others now stumble because they have need in themselves?
Like a seed I have been laid out in the sun-
To wither and to die! Lord let this cup pass from me, but rather thy will be done!
Except a seed "die", it cannot bring
forth new fruit! James David
I wrote this back in the mid 80's at a time when I felt like I was the only one left on this earth..
And I didn't even want to be in that place...
So I expressed my heart & feelings into the above words..been there-got the
t-shirt...all the trials of this life mellow you & bring wisdom & understanding and give you more compassion for others whenthey hurt...May God bless all of you on the forum.
Poetry is like a good medicine..
[This message has been edited by Femme's Father (edited 01-09-2000).]