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This Load I Carry...
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By James Pemberton
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                                                      This Load I Carry...


Along the road of life,

I carry a large load…

It feels quite heavy… 

As I travel a “bumpy” road.


This load I carry is often

difficult to bear…

At times, I stumble… 

And caught “unaware…”


The trials and hardships

 of life…   I shall endure…

I’ll try to stay on a path

that is “safe” and “secure.”


There are times, however,

when I get in a hurry...

As the storms of life often

cause a “flurry.”


During my travel… As I look up

 to the darkened skies…

I can almost look into

my heavenly father’s eyes…


As God reaches down

his arms so strong…

He’s there to lead me

when things go wrong.


The Lord is there to help

 with my heavy burden…

He’s my guiding light… 

 beaming through the "dark curtain!"


The Lord is my shepherd

and is with me where I go…

He’s brought strength and

 rest for my weary soul.


This load I carry may be full

of so many things…

But grows lighter because of the love

that God brings!


By Jim Pemberton   05/10/11

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Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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