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"To The Shores of Paradise"

I gazed upon endless waters!
Far beyond, sunset's view!

God's promptings bid to cross them!
My quest! Urged to pursue!

A vision, and a promise!
Of peaceful, blessed shores!

I set my craft! Embarked the course!
And sailed for something more!

Tumultuous clouds in the distance!
Rumbling thunder of danger warned!

The horizon bursting with flashes!
Turbulent storms, that I would score!

My fate! It now seemed hopeless!
Waves crashed, and surged on me!

Looking towards the North Star!
With faith, and prayers, and pleas!

Tossed and turned! My courage strayed!
I thought; "My life is lost!"

But then the sea! Was calmed by Thee!
"Behold the shores thou sought!"

POET'S COMMENTS

We all have an ocean to cross. It is known as the "Sea of Life." Fraught with uncertainty, the water's expanse is easy to fear; especially, the things pertaining to an unknown future. Dangers lurk all around us, yet we are all given the winds to prompt us, and a guiding north star to direct us.

Some may choose to steer around the storms that be-front them. Yet, our Heavenly Father may counsel us to push through the very middle, even the eye of the hurricane. Truly, it is there that faith, loyalty, and our love for Him is tested.

Too often when we feel "all is lost," heavenly hands are there to rescue us. Our faith must be greater than our fears and worries. Our Father wants us to trust in Him, even in the harshest of times, and in the most difficult of situations. If we stay the course and aim our bow towards the north star, we will arrive to the shores of paradise.

POEMS

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A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination

Reconciliation

Reflections

Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast

Tears

Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom