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Hanging by a Thread
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By Louis Gander
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Hanging By A Thread

Can I not find a single leaf

that hangs upon a twig -

on hidden tree with millions more

within this valley, big?


Can I not find a single bird

that's nestled with the rest -

way deep inside a big ol' world,

protected in its nest?


Can I not find my Comforter

who's there when e're I fall -

who Jesus sent to bring me peace -

if I would only call?


Can I not find a Savior who

had walked around with men -

who was my perfect sacrifice,

so perfect without sin?


Can I not find the God of all -

Creator of all things -

and have my heartstrings failed to break

when one small girl sings?


Can I not find my purpose now

outside my selfish door -

that 'great commission' filled with love

that God has called me for?


Can I not seek beyond my wants,

beyond my worldly place -

beyond the tip of my long nose -

beyond my pretty face?


Can I not find one tiny soul

who begs and cries for aid -

who's needing someone just like me -

yet I have only prayed...?


In such a place of hopelessness,

with many others dead,

can I not help one tiny child

who's hanging by a thread?

©2014 louis gander


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Submitted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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