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By Peter O
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"...I am the Light of the world; the one following me in no way
should walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life." John 8:12


You ask to walk Your road
Behind Your Son, Jesus; and,
With eyes not shut tight
Be a Light-follower, Torch-follower,
Be a Lamp-follower, Star-follower,
That is, a "Christ-ian."

And walk away from
The toy orbit of "self-idolatry,"
It's sorcery --
Battling Your Will,
Dueling with Your Will,
And wondering why weary and anxious!!

Surging with Your Love,
No more
The cold bleak of loneliness,
The soul-shadow nights, staring and sleepless.
No more
The stingy heart of "secularism,"
The world of user and used,
The wprld of numbers and dollars,
The world of the God-broke, exiled and empty,,,
The hollow.

Walk Your road, it
Leads out of the cage of "I,"
No, the prison-cell of "I," and
Live life open with the Light,
With vigor, with electric,
Be a "life-finder," that is,
A "Christ-ian."

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Submitted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014

About the Poet
I am 79 years of age. For the past nine years I have been retired, after forty years, from the field of alcoholism and drug abuse in New York City. I am married and we have two grown sons and two grand-sons. My life changed through a grace-experience in 1967. Writing Christian prayers is a particular interest of mine. This came about by a growing awareness of the spiritual in recovery from addictions. I choose, intellectually and emotionally, to believe the Triune God of the Sared Scriptures as my Healer.

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