Free Poem Friday-11/22/13

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Today, I am going to bring out an older poem that I often get requests for. It speaks of renewing our spirits in our Lord when we get weary; something I can relate to right now.

Here is the verse that companions the poem. It is : Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”.

Enjoy the poem and keep renewing your strength by staying very close to Him.

The Great Plains Poet

Wings Begin To Take Flight Once More

poem by Chris T.

When the tangle in my mind finally begins to unravel

And the chaos is silenced with a calm clarity.

When the faith in myself hasn’t run ahead of the faith in my God

And the dirt of the path is felt by the soles of my feet.

Wings begin to take flight once more.

Then I begin to spread out forgiveness

And all those who’ve wronged me are covered by my loving quilt.

The bridges I’ve burned are constructed again

And any who wishes to cross will be met in the middle.

Wings begin to take flight once more.

Now I’ll give and give ’til my pockets are empty

And my worth is not measured by balances and ledgers.

Now I’ll reach out my hand to pick a soul up

And not ask for my equal share.

Wings begin to take flight once more.

If elderly people reach out their frail hands

And mine is there to comfort and guide.

If experience in them strikes up a story

And my caring ears are willing to listen.

Wings begin to take flight once more.

When I pray for the leaders of city and state

And ask for God’s guidance in running our land.

When I’m willing to get involved in the business of civics

And my leadership outweighs my thirst for riches.

Wings begin to take flight once more.

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