Walking Barefoot Down a Gravel Road

This is a poem I wrote for a special lady in June of 2006.  She helped me through a difficult time.  May God bless you with someone who will walk barefoot down the gravel roads of life with you.

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Small, sharp rocks

Against bare, uncallused feet.

Rocks that poke,

That cut,

That bruise.

Uncaring little stones

Not meant for

The soles of feet.

As I walked barefoot

Down that gravel road,

You came to my side.

Without much thought

And without any mention,

You slipped off

The shoes you wore,

Undaunted by the pain

Of your mission.

Side-by-side

We walked barefoot

Down that gravel road.

You eased my pain

By sharing it,

Even when

You didn’t have to.

Thank you.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galations 6:10 (NIV)

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