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Carrying Together
by Elaine Carey

Thursday, August 26, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Promising to pray

once seemed a small gesture--

The least I could do.

Now I know that praying

is shouldering my sister's backpack.

It is filled with heavy things

that will strain my soul.

Together, we will haul

this burden

to the throne

of God Who Heals,


he'll sort through it,

discarding and evaluating

and taking the weight

upon Himself.

We'll leave the holy of holies

weightless and guiltless.

We'll seek more

Pilgrims with bulging backpacks.

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Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/26/2004
Truly compassionate and full of wisdom, Bess!
A splendid example to set!Fine poem!
Reviewed by Amelia Peterson (Reader) 8/26/2004
A selfless act of compassion for your fellow beings....blessings to you.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/26/2004
Uplifting beautiful write.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/26/2004
Marvelous sentiments, Bess; marvelous poem.

PS Read your Blog: Good Luck on your vacation destinations; I've made it to some of those places, but I, too, yearn to see Australia, before I'm too old to enjoy it!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/26/2004
Love this Bess especially " We'll leave the holy of holies
weightless and guiltless."
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 8/26/2004
Bess, I love your message here, particularly the selfless ending - a pledge to "seek more pilgrims with bulging backpacks." Wonderful poem!

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