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Into The Fire
Author: Luke Christopher

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Fear grips me.
Will I let it take me this time?

It cannot have me.
I’m stronger than it.

I look around me and see people who need me.
Their eyes say, “Help us… We turn to you”.

I remember when I was the one who allayed their fears.
The one who made their problems go away.

I look to God, and cry.
“Give me back my strength!”

Give me back my soul.
I abused it when I had it.

I feared nothing.
All I cared about was them.

Now the look to me with pleading eyes.
I look away… Ashamed of my lack of strength.

Will I let them down?
Can I live with myself if I do?

My hands tremble.
My spirit tries to run.

I look back at them.
I love them.

No, fear cannot have me this time. I take a deep breath...
And step into the fire.

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Terrie* (65.148.211.222) -- Friday, May 20 2005, 12:14 pm

Good Mornin' Luke,

i understand your words, so many loved ones look to me for help ,not much i cain offer, except my love.and the guidance i look for in a higher source as he has never let me down , for them i am and become strong ,for myself i am helpless and weak. often i wonder if i will let someone down if my mission is not done and complete.thanx for this read.
 
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