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Fisher of Men

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wayoutwalt
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Where can I find childlike innocence
That I am supposed to bring to the Lord
If I throw my riches into the lake
What then could a wise man afford?

Iím a fisher of men casting my pole
And all my riches swim in the lake
Would I not hide the light Iíve found
So these riches would be mine to take

ďBe quiet and donít scare the fishĒ I hear
From men who have none in their basket
Will the rusty nails be dug from the deep
To seal the unsaved in their casket

Should I jump in and retrieve them all
Would they not just flap on the beach
Who struggles to breathe smothered so well
By good intentions to take them and teach

When I catch one should I not throw it back
So It will grow for when I catch it again
But there are so many fish in the sea
Who think water saves them from their sin

The riches I cast into the lake
Are not the same Iím trying to retrieve
And I wholly know faith not just by works
Is something I sacredly believe

Why do I cast my line in the lake
Because the Lord taught me how to fish
My basket is full my sonís is too
And thatís the wise manís tearful wish



[This message has been edited by wayoutwalt (edited 06-08-2000).]
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devina
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1 posted 06-08-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

You should be very proud of this Walt...it's poetry at it's finest!!! You've sent the message well...now only hope others will follow!!! Beautifuly done!!!

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wayoutwalt
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2 posted 06-08-2000 07:16 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you devina for the reply
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3 posted 06-08-2000 07:50 AM       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

Walt~
This is a MARVELOUS piece of work.
You just keep getting better and better, my friend.
There is so much in this writing.

He said, 'I will make you fishers of men.'
It's easy to keep the faith - but we need to share it too !
I hope your poem reaches many with it's message.
Thanks for sharing this, my friend.
~*Marge*~


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wayoutwalt
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4 posted 06-08-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you marge this one keeps tumbling down but i'll reply after every reply to kepp it up if i hafta yuh...
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5 posted 06-08-2000 01:37 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

Whoops !  Bump !  


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6 posted 06-09-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is very good Walt. I've tried to 'catch' one for some time now, but he keeps swimming away!! (Sorry about that..) I do like your poem and it's message.  
Rhavin
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7 posted 06-09-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Rhavin   Email Rhavin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rhavin

Awesome!  I truly loved it.  Amen!
WhtDove
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8 posted 06-09-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Gettin biblical eh Walt? And a fine job you did doing it! I love your analogy here. You should come visit us in Spiritual with poems like this. You know I'd love to have you in there.  GREAT JOB BUDDY!
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9 posted 06-26-2000 06:37 AM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

You always surprise me with the variety of your poems...(and this time is no exception).
Linda M.
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