The Valley of Decision

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The Valley of Decision

Free wills search

For the perfect reason to continue

In the dance

 

Each of us knows by heart

The desires of the true self

 

Like baby birds contemplating ascent

We test our naked wings against the currents

Praying

Wishing

Hoping

And willing our lives

Into un-chartered territory

 

Would that all of us

Could join in the flight of doves

As they glide their way into better seasons

Relinquishing themselves

To the glory of God’s perfect order

 

 

John Christopher

1987

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A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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