Monday, May 31, 2010

Crawling Inside Someone Else's Shoes





To know what bravery means we must crawl inside the shaking knees of a soldier standing behind enemy lines, that has no choice but to face what he has feared.

To know what prejudice means we must crawl inside the closed eyes of someone who cannot see beyond the wall of hate they have themselves built

To know what trust means we must crawl inside the open arms of a child that holds on to their faith in the unseen with all the might they have.

To know what grief means we must crawl inside the heavy tears of a mother that cries when faced with children at joyous play, for she is only reminded of the child she has lost.

To know what love means we must crawl inside the full heart of a person who has lost everything for the sake of someone else, and done it gladly.

To know what strength means we must crawl inside the still back of a paralyzed man who has learned to accept his frailties.

To know what loneliness means we must crawl inside the weary voice of an old woman whose words are only silenced by her own ears.

To know what mercy means we must crawl inside the mighty hands of God after we have let Him go.

3 comments:

  1. Wow. This is really really good. And the last lines hit with a real punch. SO well done!

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  2. Excellent work! Enjoyed reading this very much! =)

    -Weasel

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  3. Thank you Sherry and Weasel for taking the time to read it...i wrote this many years ago...glad you liked it. :-)

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