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Topic: Twilight Years of Life (07/02/09)
- TITLE: THE BACKSLIDER
By Margaret Kearley
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
That sparkled like a precious stone,
I closer drew to see their sights
And danced into the twilight zone.
I tried with equal grip indeed
To hold day’s truth and twilight’s draw,
And noted not daylight recede
While evening beckoned more and more.
With growing crowds I laughed and played
Music and laughter in my ears.
I didn’t see the daylight fade,
I lived now in the twilight years.
I stumbled blindly through each day
Distorted shadows filled my sight.
I looked in vain to find the way,
While twilight darkened into night
A busy life, no time to think,
Frenetic fast activity,
I felt the lights of twilight sink
Into a dark depravity.
Then I recalled the days of light,
The peace of heart, the Word of Truth,
The daylight sun, the hours so bright,
My child-like faith, my trusting youth.
And through the piercing gloom I heard
With deep still voice, from far away,
A call of love, a wondrous word,
And Christ restored me to ‘the day’.
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