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Bob Walters


Birth Place
Ohio

Age Category
71-80

Birth month and day
1-15-33

Education
High School Graduate

Occupation
Retired

Hobbies
Reading hugging

Awards or achievements
numerous

Marital status
Divorced

Children/grandchildren
three and four

Volunteer work
take out the trash

Professional or Philanthropic associations (including religious affiliation)
Eclectic

State or country in which the poet resides
West Virginia

About the Poet
Successful failure
(Editor's note: I know Bob from college and he is a very modest man!)

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Chime Of The Day

May 19, 2022

Bridge
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By Peter O
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Bridge

"Blessed are those who have not seen,
yet believe." John 20:29

Gone the famine days,
Scraggly days with soul-hunger,
When emptiness was all, but,
Sadly, you can't stand on emptiness.

No, you fall; then crawl
A soul-skeleton, gaunt and bony,
While heaven mates with hell and
The dark crushes.

You tire of it all, so tired
Of time's tears, Of mind's madness,
Of dreams without wings,
Of love without breath.

You seek and search, but
This lonely labor unearths
No food, no ground, no light.

It was then came a whisper,
A name -- Jesus, yes, Jesus.
No, no, no, I am too smart
For this fantasy, this child's story.

Still, I tramped on --
A soul with gaps
Trapped in a blank life.

But, the whisper grew louder:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. And.
In my mind's eye a bridge,
A glass bridge, yes, a glass bridge.

A Voice framed the whisper"
"Walk this Bridge, even if you see it not --
Trust."

On the Bridge
 Is your ground  to cross over the waters,
The rollicking, wrecking waters,
And be safe.

On the Bridge,
You will be bathed in Light,
The Sun will rise over you,
Much as it does when released from the night.

On the Bridge,
Your famished soul
Will be lLight-filled,
Nourished by this Bright Energy.

The Bridge?
Jesus!

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