Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

Have You Ever ? - Poem by Carmela Patterson

Have you ever felt that for one step forward
You found yourself taking two steps backward?
Have you ever tried to swim the undulating ocean
But grew in weariness and lack of motion?

Have you ever hiked to the mountain height
And found yourself repelling down in chilling fright?
Have you ever attempted to climb a high hill
And on your way up you took a hard spill?

Have you ever walked unencumbered in the Spring sun
With gentle breezes to refresh you when you were done?
Have you ever sailed the waves of the ocean blue
And seen the far horizons as shorelines came into view?

Have you ever ascended a mountainous terrain
And felt the freedom from all ailments and pain?
Have you ever climbed a lovely Fall meadow's hill
To be blessed with more joy than your heart could fill?

Have you ever heard the whisper of the Holy Spirit
And inhaled the Peace of the Lord? ..and endeared it?
Have you ever wondered when Christ will come again
And when He will come to take, with Him, all men?

Not to worry, not to fret;
He hasn't come as yet.
Keep your lanterns lit with enough oil for the wait
And Jesus will take you to Heaven's open gate.
One day at a time unknown
His Glorious Coming will be shown
And upwards we will be flown.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 21, 2011

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