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Falling Into Peace

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , April 06, 2013

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“Everything I know, I know because of love.” Leo Tolstoy
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Sometimes you must fall into the pit, to rise to the summit....just hold tight, look for the light ...

As I lay in despair

At the bottom of the stairs

It has taken me years to

Ascend the summit

Only to fall to the abyss...


"Why?", I cry out to you

As I lay weeping and lost

Cursing life and bewildered

"It's not fair" , what do I need to learn

That you have struck such sorrow upon me...


Surrendering, no more will to fight

Hope has certainly taken flight

Then from a distance I look upon

A light so bright I lose my breathe

Clarity shining when nothing was left...


You have emptied me to begin anew

I really was not through

A rebirth given to climb again

A different direction lifting me

Carrying my burdens with so much ease...


All this time I thought you had left

You simply stopped me to change my course

I understand, I surrender now

Nothing to fear or should my tears fall

A new vessel created with faith...


I heard your voice with clarity

Never to be lost again, just let it be

You will always hold me in your arms

Protect me from unknown harm

Cradled safely in your peace...


When all hope had ceased to be

You came down to rescue me

Now I walk in perfect peace

Letting nothing trouble me

Thank you for loving me...



About the Writer

Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Uttam Gill on April 09, 2013 at 03:06 am

Barb this is beautiful...Faith has its huge potential to lift anybody and the assurances when one gets, it empowers and no matter, how the hopeless situation is the hope as a divine blessings makes us move ahead...And In your poem you have so very categorically carved a moment of disillusionment into hope...The whole transition in words kept me captivated...You are in state of excellence and that’s how, once again you have come out with an outstanding piece of writing..Keep It Up Barb...

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By melanie jean juneau on April 09, 2013 at 09:42 am

the most beautiful people, often the most powerful are those who have hit bottom and let God take over

interesting title- I like it

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 09, 2013 at 02:16 pm

Thank you Uttam, yes, sometimes it is hard to have faith, but normally once I have had time to process, I will always return to faith. My faith has always kept me strong in times of struggle. :-)

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 09, 2013 at 02:18 pm

Very true Melanie, I have learned over the years to ask what the lesson is in anything hard that comes my way...I am very grateful to have faith and grace given to me. Thank you for your comment. :-)

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By Shane Joseph on April 14, 2013 at 09:45 am

as i was ranting the other day about how unfair life was, my wife brought me up short by saying "you have lost your faith." then i read your article. the double-whammy has restored my balance. thanks!

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 14, 2013 at 10:34 am

Interesting...I thnk I would like your wife Shane...we all rant at times and feel like there is little faith left..., that is the human condition...I just refuse to stay in that place of negativity for long...thank you for the comment my friend. :-)

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By Annie44 on April 14, 2013 at 02:58 pm

That is such a beautiful piece. I felt the total despair and then repair. Often times what we think we can't live without is the exact thing we must in order to grow.

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 14, 2013 at 04:18 pm

Thank you Annie...there is so much truth in what you say...it is difficult to give up control and surrender trusting in a higher power... but it is when we do, that we are able to be at peace. At least this is what works for me.

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By Coach Phatty on April 15, 2013 at 08:11 pm

Very, very nice poem Barb!! Well done!!

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 16, 2013 at 03:12 pm

Thank you for the visit and the comment Rich....:-)

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By Caballero_69 on April 22, 2013 at 02:47 pm

My email signature is concordant with the spirit of this magnificent poem:

"Fight though the odds are long and danger looms; dream as if you are immortal and everything is possible; love for it ultimately conquers all even death and despair; hope as the flame flickers and the cold rain falls and never surrender while breath yet draws."

I love this Barbara! May I share it on my Facebook page?

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 22, 2013 at 03:03 pm

I love that..., very well said...I think we may be in tune in our thinking. Thank you very much for the kind comment. Feel free to share whatever you like. I am on Facebook also.. :-)

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