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The Journey

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TerryW
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0 posted 05-16-2000 04:40 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

The Journey

We all begin a journey
From the moment we are born
And where this journey takes us
'Til the end remains unknown.

Though the path is not always easy
And the road may twist and turn
We must always face forward
And our many lessons learn.

The blessings in this journey
Are the friends that we will make
These are the most precious treasures
We should cherish day by day.

Those we hold dearest
To our hearts down life's road
Are the ones we can depend on
When we face the rain and cold.

Though the journey takes a lifetime
If we always give our best
And are surrounded by friends who love us
Then we have succeeded in our quest.



 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
© Copyright 2000 Terry A. Woodson, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
brian madden
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1 posted 05-16-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

AMEN. you summed up life elegantly, great poem.
TerryW
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2 posted 05-16-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Thank You, Brian!
I am glad that you liked it!




 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Lone Wolf
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3 posted 05-16-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Terry,
Exactly the way I feel!!!  Friends truly are the treasures in life.  Great writing, my friend!!  
LW


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Meadowmuse
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4 posted 05-16-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Wonderful sentiment, Terry, and so nicely expressed...


~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


lorilockheart
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5 posted 05-16-2000 06:47 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

This is so well expressed and true.  And you know you have some of those friends here.

Good job!  I liked this one.

Lori


 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance - I hope you dance.
song by LeeAnn Womack
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
netswan
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6 posted 05-16-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Excellent Poem - and sage advice

Terry you are a great poet!

netswan
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7 posted 05-16-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Terry! A life well lived is its own reward!

Denise
Marina
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8 posted 05-16-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

A wonderful poem and inspirational too, I think.  Well done Terry

Marina
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9 posted 05-16-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

TerryW~

Take my hand and walk with me
along life's journeying road.
Give to me your burden
if it would lighten your load.

I am here beside you
each step of the way.
Take my hand, dear friend
we've not far to go today.

One day, one step, one friend
to join you in your quest.
Extend your hand to many
who will lead you to your best.

When you reach the end of the day
no sorrow knows your name,
if you have shared of yourself
when others have needed the same.

*Well, didn't you just inspire
my little muse ?  
Love you
~*Marge*~


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LadySofia
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10 posted 05-16-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for LadySofia   Email LadySofia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit LadySofia's Home Page   View IP for LadySofia

Very optimistic views on the long road of life, which at times can get you down. Great poem.

^_^ LadySofia


 "To the innocent and ancient ones, the sparks which light our fires." Amanda Piatt

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11 posted 05-16-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Though the journey takes a lifetime
If we always give our best
And are surrounded by friends who love us
Then we have succeeded in our quest.



Well you certainly have succeeded in your quest to write a magnificent poem m'friend. Thank for the  

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

TerryW
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12 posted 05-17-2000 04:08 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Everyone~
     Thank you all for reading this one!  I really enjoyed writing it, because it is something that I have felt inside for a long time!  I am glad that you enjoyed it, too!!!



Love to All~

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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13 posted 05-17-2000 04:14 AM       View Profile for vphantom   Email vphantom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vphantom

Awesome poem, it makes my journey through life a bit more pleasant. Vphantom

--The face is the mirror of the mind but the
  eyes confess the secrets of the heart.--
                             St. Jerome
Kit McCallum
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14 posted 05-17-2000 06:05 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I found this so inspiring and positive Terry, wonderful poem!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Severn
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15 posted 05-17-2000 06:36 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I completely agree...

nicely done!

Elizabeth Santos
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Terry,
You've captured the important things in life in this precious poem
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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*Stands up and applauds* Wonderful work Terry and such a message  
Martie
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18 posted 05-17-2000 02:34 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful sentiment and so much truth in these words...Beautiful poem!
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