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Struggling
by Alice Talbert Breaux

Saturday, April 24, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This poem is about, refusing to give up even when you are overburdened with fear and doubt.


It is often said, "Only the strong
Survive," and weak I've never been.
But fighting back sometimes it seems,
As if I will never win.

It has been said, "In order to appreicate,
The house of joy, we must stand in the,
House of sorrow. Oh, how I know what,
It means to feel sorrow.

It has been said, "If someone closes the,
Front door, enter around the back."
I even know what it means to travel,
Down life's lonesome paths, afraid to
Look back.

It has been said, "Prayer without faith,
Is dead," and I've tried hard not to let,
My faith fade, but sometimes my heart,
Speaks lies to my foolish head. 

Hardship and troubles, coupled with,
Doubt, is a hard pill to stomach when it,
When it seems as if there is no way out!

But though it all, I've kept my hand in the,
Master's Hand, even when I knew my,
Faith was smaller than, a gain of sand.
 

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 5/24/2004
Life is tough most of the time, one way or another. The lucky ones have money and can cushion the impact of catastrophe, but even they aren't always lucky. Come visit my webpages dedicated to the victims of genocide in Africa. You'll find the url on my poem, "Death Stalks Across Africa (2)".
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/27/2004
Beautiful poem, a pleasure to read.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/27/2004
Well done, Alice! I love the last stanza!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/24/2004
you are in my prayers, alice; hope things improve for you soon!

i know too, all too well, in fact! NOT good to be there!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn the texas tornado. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/24/2004
(((alice)))

(((HUGS))) i know how it is--you've captured it brilliantly

hope things get better, you'll be in my prayers

love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/24/2004
He never gives us more than He knows we can handle. Keep fighting! He is with you. Lisa
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/24/2004
Brilliant, adversity sure builds character. Nice one....



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