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The Shepherd Leads
by Ellen Carr 
03/24/12
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THE SHEPHERD LEADS

My tender shepherd
leads me on stone
through the rough country
to paths yet unknown.
You know the right way
when rocks abound
You urge me on
through land-mine ground.
Where is green pasture
and water still,
easy for resting
no challenge to will?
You pull at my faith-strings
You challenge my mind
No path-walking venture
I'm travelling blind.
You promise your presence
I know you are there
Tired and deflated
I treasure your care.
Invisible roadmap
Shepherd can read
Trusting your pathway
I follow your lead.

Ellen Carr


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Val Clark 16 Apr 2012
Particularly liked this: You urge me on/through land-mine ground. Land-mine ground is a strongly nuanced phrase that the modern person can really relate to. yeggs.
Ellen Carr  06 Apr 2012
Thanks for your various comments. And Shann-Hall for your advice. What does the MC mean?
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom  05 Apr 2012
This is really beautiful and touched my heart. I could really relate to the MC. You might want to break it into verses and double space between them just to give the reader more white space. You have a way with your words it seems to just flow.
Laura Chambers  29 Mar 2012
Nice job! That psalm is so versatile, isn't it? Welcome to Faithwriters!
Donna Wilcher 28 Mar 2012
Very nice...loved every word!
Laura Howard 28 Mar 2012
Beautiful! Your message comes through clearly with well-chosen and creative wording. Can't wait to read more of your work.
Deborah Porter  27 Mar 2012

Ellen, I really loved this. The simplicity of it, together with the very clear message that it's not an easy path (although we would like it to be). I particularly liked this section:

You pull at my faith-strings You Challenge my mind No path walking venture I'm travelling blind

I definitely relate to that. It does often feel as though we are travelling blind, even though He knows where He's leading.

Well done, and welcome to FaithWriters.

terri tiffany 27 Mar 2012
Wonderful poem! Very vivid and I could relate to all of it:)
Helen Curtis 27 Mar 2012
Beautiful words, Ellen. Blessings, Helen
Leola Ogle  27 Mar 2012
Beautifully written, Ellen! I love the message! Thanks for sharing! God bless!
Theresa Santy  27 Mar 2012
Lovely. Reading this poem was like wrapping a warm blanket around my chilly soul.
Jody Day  27 Mar 2012
This is very special. I enjoyed it very much. Very well done. Keep writing:)




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