Walking Sailing

Walking walking walking
Along life’s pathway
Sailing sailing
Treading water
Holding on
Where am I going
Somewhere I want to be
Somewhere beautiful
Where I come and go freely
I love this place
I am welcome here
Safe and free
Free to live
Free to love
To be in love
Free to know
And be known
By the One I love
Abiding with Him
Watching Him rule and rein
He is beautiful
Awesomely mighty and stronger than
The Evil One who hates me
The Evil One hates me but he cannot touch me
Because The Mighty Warrior guards me
Wherever I go
Along life’s pathway
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil because The Shepherd is with me

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to Walking Sailing

  1. sagaloo says:

    Love this.. how you flowed through all your words to create different meanings. I also think it has a Christian feel , which i love.


    • Thank you for visiting and for your encouraging comment. You are right about the “Christian feel”. The Mighty Warrior and The Good Shepherd both refer to Jesus. I looked at your blog and left you a comment. 🙂


  2. buttercup600 says:

    Wonderful Carol, I so like that you incorporate this in such a poetic way. Love the images which compliments your work so well. Shine on my dear friend xx


    • Good morning (evening), Amanda. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. The rains from Tropical Storm Hermine are washing the Dallas area this early morning. We are a good many miles inland in Texas. Blessings to you…


  3. Trisha says:

    i know that blessed feeling, being in the embrace of the shepherd. your poems are divine carol. i loved the pictures you have placed today. that deep blue ocean is breath taking.


    • Yes, being loved and protected by God and knowing it is a wonderful blessing. In these perilous times we live, we truly need the peace He gives. I want everyone to know that God loves them unconditionally. He is SO good. Thank you for dropping by and saying such kind words of encouragement.


  4. amkuska says:

    Another lovely poem Carol, it offers a sense of freedom and protection I enjoyed.


    • You have expressed perfectly what God provides us, freedom and protection (and so much more that is not mentioned here). God is SOoooo good. And I very muchhhhh appreciate your friendship. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words.


  5. Melissa says:

    This is a wonderful poem! It reminds me of something I wrote back in college. I should probably go see if I can find that..
    This weekend, I am hosting my second annual poetry weekend on my blog. Basically, it’s three days where I post my own poetry, but this time, I’m offering everyone the chance to participate and share poems they have written. Let me know if you this is something you want to do. You can check out my blog for more details.


  6. Owen says:

    very good. Both the message and the poem. Sometimes we forget who is guarding us…when we’re sleep….when we’re awake and when we’re dreaming. Awesome.



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