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With You is the fountain of life; In Your light do we see light. Ps.36:9

The day dawns bright, puts sand in your eyes

curse the notion, but risings next, and then you try

to find the door, the road, your work, nothing more.

Struggle to care, struggle in mind

struggle to leave hypocrisy behind

To lie to yourself and meet the end of the day

with few new scars or any parting ways.


Yesterday disappears like the wake of a canoe

And tomorrow scares you through and through,

But its right now you fear with all your heart

Every twig snap, every car horn, is a massive start

What if I fail? What if I succeed? To meet the needs

Of the family, the workplace or TVs million feeds.


Things grow dark as the sky at night

So you find diversions to provide the light.

Bust a few rails, see the bottom of the glass

and wince as you watch your time pass,

After all what harm can it do

when this world has been so hard on you?


We all know people who have lost their way

Who let fear take hope and in hopeless they stay.

The weight on the back, the tortured soul,

and feeling there is no place to go.

Questions too big and life too small

Just about says it all.


How can you help turn it around?

By knowing and teaching the love you have found.

By living as close to God as can be

and praying that others might see

the Son of God and what he can do

when he takes off the old robe and puts on the new.  

Food for Thought, Poetry

About the author

Ted is a poet, writer, musician, father, husband, grandfather, and a human and recent soul come to Christ. Involved in the arts all his life, he has been part of the Muskoka Fringe Festival in Poetry. He did the Bluegrass Festival circuit with Due North and played for years previous in country and rock bar bands. He makes his living as a Massage Therapist. More a 'Wounded Romantic' than a cynic, more a crafts person than artist, Ted lives with his second wife Mary in Baysville Ontario, and struggles with his new-found faith, hanging on by the music and the love of God.
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