The Road of Life

November 26, 2012 2:16 pm

The Road of Life       Written June 10th 2011 by Jokpeme Joseph Omode
We are often tossed and driven on
Through the restless sea of time,
Somber skies and howling tempest
Oft succeed a bright sunshine.
There are painful laughter
On the metallic hell of the roads.
And the monotonous rhythm of the paternoster
Drowned the howling on the plantations.
O the bitter memories of extorted kisses
Of promises broken in life;
Yet hope is still preserved in us as in a fortress.
We are often destitute of the things that life demands;
Want of food and want of shelter,
Trials dark on every hand,
And we cannot understand.
Temptation hidden snares
Often takes us unaware,
And our hearts are made to bleed.
For many a thoughtless word or deed,
And we wonder why the test
When we try to do our best,
But we’ll understand it better by and by.
Sometimes the howling storms
Of doubt and fear assail
Out of the angry waves;
Sometimes we find ourselves
On the mount where the sun shines so bright,
Sometimes in the valley in the darkest of night.
Sometimes sorrows befall us, and Satan oppose;
Through grace we shall conquer and defeat
All our foes and limitations in this road of life.
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