Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here and Heaven



Sometimes the distance between the deliverance and the trial
can seem to be a million hard miles.
And at times the distance between bitterness and peace
can seem to be a far ocean we could never reach.
sometimes the distance between despair and hope
can seem to be an endless gravel road.
And at times the distance between our doubts and our faith
can seem to be many worlds away.
Yet, the distance between each one of these
is simply the space between the floor and our knees.



35 comments:

  1. Wow! From the utterly complex and despairing to the simplest act of humility and freedom and hope. Simply beautiful. Thank you.

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  2. I love this-short simple yet so complex! Great poem.

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  3. there is such wisdom here in these verses... beautiful. thank you.

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  4. which can sometimes seem the greatest distance of them all...excellent write...

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  5. I like this, very much. So many have written this week, each in their own way, using their unique gifts, about bowing down to be lifted up. Thanks for being a part of that Spirit work, today.

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  6. P.S. Love the Carl Sandburg quote in your header.

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  7. This is powerful.... I gracious reminder!
    Bless you :)

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  8. oh, to cross that space with consistency. it's what i need and yet so often i forget...

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  9. a call to pray and grace in this piece...lovely...bkm

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  10. Your every poem is uplifting, a powerful and beautifully written reminder of our common humanity.

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  11. Wow....you tell it girl! I really like this piece. It's from the heart.

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  12. wow - this is beautiful - and so true - and indeed it's such a small distance and can look like a canyon...

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  13. this breaks my heart with its beauty, its truth. thank you, for linking and loving him and being broken with us...

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  14. I so much agree with this ... Great ly done...as always Carrie!

    D.
    :)

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  15. Great poem leading us to the importance of prayer!

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  16. this is written perfectly and I so agree with what you said. So true.

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  17. Thank you everyone for all your support and wonderful comments...you all have made my day!
    :-)

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  18. Your beautiful poem speaks volumes to my heart. Thank you.

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  19. So gorgeous! I"ve felt those million miles--that wide open sea. Thanks for putting it to word. So lovely.

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  20. Thank you one and all....i am having fun visiting all of your blogs...hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  21. carrie,
    your words are very profound.
    I think this poem should be included in some printed form. I think many people, would find great comfort in reading your words.

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  22. Thank you Southern Gal, and Eileen i have so enjoyed reading your beautiful words as well. :-)

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  23. OMG, Carrie, this is a wonderful poem. The way you expressed this sentiment is phenomenal. This poem deserves a wider audience!

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  24. Mary you are so sweet to say that. I feel that way about so many things that you and many others have written. That is what is so wonderful about blogger...being able to share our thoughts and poems with others that love poetry and writing. Thanks for all the encouragment! :-)

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  25. i agree with mary...this is honest and beautiful!

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  26. Wow, I sure can feel and relate to this~
    I think my distance might be between my brain and my feet..trying to get me to move and go do more.
    I love how you can reflect so much of life's experience or lack of it, in your words~ Great job~

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  27. fabulous.
    and so glad to be here... looking forward to reading around and getting to know you

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