General Poetry posted February 25, 2018

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I wore a coat.

When I was a young man...

by royowen

When I was young, I wore a coat
to cover shame -- to learn by rote.
But as I aged, my garment tore,
for time will wear -- reveal soul's core.

When building walls, the weakness shows,
those cracks appear when wild wind blows;
unless one builds foundations strong,
those walls will fall when life goes wrong.

Upon this dappled light I walk;
temptation's shadow seeks to stalk.
If I, by faith, will fix my gaze,
my God will lead me through life's maze.

R.Owen 11/09/2016


Proverbs 16:9 "A man's heart plans his course, but God directs his steps." EWB
Psalm 37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord." NIV
Matthew 15:14 "Leave them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind they will both fall in the ditch." KJV
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