Bernard Franklin

Rookie (14 Aug- 1958 / Bath, Somerset)

The Immortal Spirit - Poem by Bernard Franklin

Some people never suffer illness,
some people never get disease,
some people sail through life with nothing,
while some are brought down to their knee’s.

Why do some of us feel such pain? ,
and seem to pay a heavy price,
to eat the fruits of Adam’s Eden,
and walk the path first trod by Christ.

Should all of us not suffer sometimes? ,
in total darkness, without light,
just to see what makes us carry on,
to stand firm, then learn to fight! .

The spark of life that is in mankind,
has a slowly burning fuse,
what are the reasons why we fight for life,
why do we just refuse to lose? .

For some it’s fear of failure,
for some the fear of the unknown,
for some it’s fear of dying,
for others the fear of being alone.

When things are at their very worst,
and you’re suffering with ill health,
when no-one’s there to hold your hand,
and you only have yourself.
Turn to your precious spirit,
turn to your sacred soul,
search for the inner strength you have,
to help you reach your goal.

Through thick and thin, through good and bad,
your life do not forsake,
bear everything that’s thrown at you,
for God won’t give, what you can’t take!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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