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As Darkness Falls
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By Louis Gander
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As Darkness Falls

The sun's at rest

upon the west -

as lighted pathway fades.

Today I'm lost, so what's the cost for all my sick charades?

 

The bottom line:

Decisions?  Mine,

though future couldn't see.

I ventured off the straight and narrow pathway meant for me.

 

I can''t embark.

It's awful dark.

Time spurns to take me back.

Oh, how had I been led astray by winding pathways black?

 

Some say that no

one's perfect so,

"it doesn't matter much".

But that's not what the Savior said with cross and thorns and such.

 

He suffered there

in anguish where

His love could cover men -

and faithfully had paid my debt upon that cross of sin.

 

On grieving face

was matchless grace

so I could be set free -

but stubbornly I trod my long and winding path... for me.

 

Now here I stand

as owls land.

Life skates along its way.

I'm lonely, very lonely here a-midst my final day.

 

So what's the cost?

Today, I'm lost.

I've had so many fears.

The darkness falls.  'Forever' calls.  My pathway disappears.

 

©2015 louis gander


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Submitted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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


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