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  Footprints of Love
by Richard Lee Orey
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Living with Love



O God on High
Though I have lied, cheated and lived
With arrogance and secrecy
Until my soul is filled
With emptiness and void
I prayed
That you still might deem me
Worthy of salvation

And so it came to be this day
That you refreshed my soul
And told me of what yet is to come
Sharing that caring and kindness and Love
Will open any door

I confess that with your lessons of life
I learned that to succeed it is necessary
To give the best of myself
And that to reach the greatest heights
I need only let myself soar like an eagle.

With your guidance
I gained strength in knowing that
Faith and Love allow us to see clearly
What we cannot see with eyes alone
And that when I live with God in my heart
My future is to live in the Heart of God

Now with enlightened soul
I kiss today goodbye knowing that
Those whom I leave behind will remember
My soft footprints of love

Richard Lee Orey
Copyright 2015

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Reviewed by Diana Wiles
A wonderful, honest and human account...
Keep soaring like an Eagle Richard!
Uplifting writing....
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Richard Orey
To Reviewer Ronald Hull:
Hello Ronald,
This is a short note to thank you for posting a review of my poem Footprints of Love.

You ask why would anyone live a life of lies, cheating, arrogance and secrecy. And I have to admit that only through spending 38 years in the courtroom of the criminal justice system have I run into anyone whom I believed lived such a life. But without having direct knowledge of all the details of their lives, I'm sure each of those characters had some part of their life that wasn't totally corrupt and disreputable.

Now, I've been fortunate to have received many awards citing virtue and honesty and even a public citation by the Mayor of the City of San Diego for outstanding community leadership, yet I admit that in the course of my life from childhood to my present age of 82, there have been instances when I have lied, cheated, acted with arrogance and kept secrets from those entitled to know (such as my wife of 63 years). I'm not going to sit here and point the finger at anyone, but I have to declare that I've never met and known anyone in my entire lifetime who hasn't lied, cheated, acted with arrogance and kept secrets from those who have an interest in knowing.

Perhaps you live among angels. But keep in mind that even Satan was one of God's angels.

Thank you, Ronald, for your interest and for taking the time to post a thoughtful review.

Reviewed by Isabella Koldras
...a timeless anthem...humble conversation with God
that does convey a simple message...for many to relate
to...for many to begin to feel that..."to succeed it is necessary
To give the best of myself"...and feel as if that's all...that trully the maybe is all we need and it counts for
far more...time is precious....
Thank you Richard for sharing your words of wisdom.
Reviewed by Edward Phillips
What a magnificent poem/prayer. There is not an ounce of hypocrisy in it.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
My question is this. Why would anyone lie, cheat and live in arrogance and secrecy in the first place?

It looks to me like it requires very serious character flaws for someone to be suddenly struck by faith and love.

The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Beautifully written, but I am tongue-tied to express myself when the ending is so final. Yet, it must be for us all some day, and you've garnered inspiration from that fact with such tender expressios in your lovely poem, Footprints of Love". (I hope you'll still ber around for a long time to come Richard. I was just reading about a woman who is 115 years old and several others who have passed the l00 mark.)
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