Poem -

Like herded sheep

Like herded sheep

Screaming out at this worn out soul
Is a stern voice within my cautious head
As it doubts my bodies capability
Advising me to rest, sit down instead

Tho do I pay any heed to my better judgement ?
No I fail to listen to my thought
So like a bedraggled cat walking on hot embers
I follow on like herded sheep so fraught

Climbing each sore footstep up an incline
We trudge with every hiker’s good intent
My fellow walker’s are half my age,
Neither are they stooped nor bent

My battled body is crying with defeat
Yet this foolish pride will not give in
Forcing my weakened legs to soldier on
Thru silenced persecuted pains of sin

On & on I inch along
Will this sheer climbing ever stop?
Surely we must have reached the summit
Can I actually make it to the top?

At last I hear a screech of excitement
A yell of delight from the leader above
I shall mask my relief with a casual sigh
Lying like this was a labour of love

At long last we have achieved our mission
Our goal is worth the aches & pain
We all take in the awe inspiring vision
Before we descend back down again

 

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Edward Williams

They say it’s the journey not the destination .. love it jill .. and I love “ advising me to rest, sit down instead” I have a lyric it goes “I felt like falling over but just kept falling down” lol I love it when minds think alike sometimes and the same thing can be said with differs words .. I guess that’s whats so wonderfull about poetry.. 
abs love this jill great job😊

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Jill Tait

Awww luv the fact u luvin it Edward ty so much iv had a lil rest lately so just easing in again :) 💙

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Jill....Nothing that matters comes easy, nothing that comes easy ever really matters......It is in the journey that the appreciation is achieved once fully being brought to fruition....Lovely write.  xo ;)

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Jill Tait

Aww thankx luv very true words u say ❤️❤️❤️

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