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Now That I Am Tall
by Marjorie Sabijon
09/05/06
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When I was four, I stood at the door
Saw the long road leading from home
How wonderful, I thought, to finally be tall
To know If there Is more

Finally, on my own, having grown a little tall
Started walking down from the door of our home
I looked back and saw little boys at the door
Maybe wondering when they should grow tall

I discovered, the road indeed is long
But, alas! It's not possible to know where it go
Fraught with dangers, challenges occur
I have no choice but to be on my own

Path smooth, the view pleasant, I enjoy the walk
Indeed, there is nothing to this road
Head held high, saluting the blue sky
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

Until I experienced stumbling on the path
My legs are sturdy, my body strong
How could it happen to me?
Unless, someone made me?

But the carefree of youth, soon I forgot
Lessons from the stumbling block
The road is straight and smooth again
Sure that nobody would thwart me again

On and on the path I go
Forgetting what was my due
Until the sky darkened with storm
Warning for shelter and caution

Another walker there I saw
Waited up for me, heading the same way
Along the way, the storm began
To my great distress, I was unprepared

The companion I thought I had
Was nothing but a lousy cad
Too late, I was a fool
To give my purse and my shawl

I was soaked, I was trembling
Not knowing If I could go on
Shamefaced, I stopped
And ask for guidance from above

Then I thought I heard a whisper
To brace myself and run from the rain
A long trek it was until I noticed
Warmth seeping to my skin

And there the light from heaven
I saw, a dove beckoning me to follow
Hope was born I kept on
My dreams maybe dashed but my spirit is alive

And now I am standing again
Storm almost forgotten
Understanding why it happened
To keep me remembering

That life is a long journey
You can't make on your own
There may be stones and storms
Just remember, in God you can go on.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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