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Faith
by Jack R Roberts

Saturday, February 05, 2005
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a repost






Two men were walking side by side,
Down a path one sunny day.
They talked of all the faith they had,
As they went along their way.

Then all at once to their surprise,
They came upon a bridge.
A bridge of rotten boards and rope,
That spanned from ridge to ridge.

“I believe this bridge will hold us,
We have not a thing to fear”.
“I’m sure that if it was not safe,
They would not have it here”.

“I’m not afraid to cross it”,
”Its just too far to go around”
The two men talked the big talk,
But still they held their ground.

The men talked back and forth all day,
About how much they believed.
That the hand of God would keep them safe,
And they would not be deceived.

But though they “believed” that it would hold,
And see them to the other ridge.
The two men would not practice “faith”,
Until they stepped onto the bridge.

Jack Roberts – November 2, 2002

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/10/2005
The moral of this poetic account shines through, Jack. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/8/2005
BigSmiles this will be taken throughout history!!!
very well done!!!
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 2/7/2005
To 'speak' of something is not the same as to 'live' it :)! Beautiful poem, Jack.
:)Sandy
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 2/5/2005
Wonderful word picture of faith. Very well written!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/5/2005
Yes this is very symbolic.
Reviewed by A PAX 2/5/2005
wow.......this is so symbolic!
life is a matter of faith at times

I loved this......
write some new stuff, tho
will ya!!!

:)
pax
hugs.......anita
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/5/2005
Most powerful message Jack!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 2/5/2005
jack,

powerful message

thanks,
d.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/5/2005
Beautifully done Jack! Very wise and excellent perspective!;-)
etw
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/5/2005
Absolutely perfect and so very inspiring Jack.
Talk is talk but you Must show your faith for yourself and others to believe and see the hands.
Beautiful Jack
Thank You Love Traceyxo
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/5/2005
Your words are so true, Jack. There is a big difference between having faith and giving lip service to having it. Your rhyme is perfect as always. Thank you for the repost, I don't recall seeing this on its initial posting.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 2/5/2005
Absolutely beautiful and equally moving, Jack. A brilliant piece of art.
Thanks,
Jill
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/5/2005
nice write, jack! thanks for sharing!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
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