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Friday, October 14, 2005
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An answer to despair...




by Stephanie S. Sawyer


Stripped –

Now plunged to the floor

Limp – now lifeless

   The fight is now gone.



Extracted –

   Like an unwanted tooth.

Suddenly I am deemed

   Lifeless –

      a thorn.



Unable to rise

            Hours pass

               Torn with grief –

                        Solitude –



‘Till a glimmer

     a spark

            catches my eye

                        my mind.

I rise up.


My Rock!



My Rock

            never failing

               ne’er betraying

                        like man.


I remember –

   Grab hold –

Then surrender

   To peace.


God is my Rock

                        My Power

                        My Light


On whom can I trust

   But on Him?



I stand up

   Rise once more   

- and give thanks.




 (Note: For further clarification and enhancement, see "The Liberating Rock " in stories. SSS)

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Reviewed by Donald Beaulieu
Despair, like pain, is often God's way to get our attention. It tends to bring us to our knees or flatout on the floor so we can see the truth in our denial. The simple beauty you capture in reflecting God's love for us is truely powerful. Sometimes I feel like just staying on the floor so I don't get knocked down again. But if one is to learn, then we have to get back up as long as He allows. A perfect reflection of a seizures power-physical, emotional or spiritual! Again-powerful. Don
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Exceptional work!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Always remember that through our days of despair we have one good friend whom we can count on - and this Friend is God!

Wonderful write, Stephanie!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Nicely done...
Reviewed by Betty Torain
This is a well thought-out POEM, I understand it with-in my being. I thought of the song " I Will Rise Again". Thanks for sharing. Love, Betty. You are really gifted.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Many will find hope in this insightful poem. May God's peace always remain with you.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
This one touches the heart. Thank you.
Reviewed by Stacey Chillemi
The mind, body and soul is a unique creation from the heavens above,
Inside us lies a person filled with hope and dreams,
A person filled with strength to achieve,
Special gifts and talents,
Follow your dreams, your desires,
You are an extraordinary person with many hopes and dreams,
Your dreams can become your reality,
If you let them,
Listen to heart not the world around you for no one knows you better than no one knows yourself.

Stacey Chillemi
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
a wonderful poem on despair, Stephanie. clear and true in every aspect. Dawn
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