Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Of Faithfulness and Finish-lines



PAD Challenge Day 1: Write a beginning and ending poem


It is not in how we begin
That tests what is inside
But it is how we finish
That will prove how hard we tried

No, the beginning of a race
Is not where we define
Man’s strength of character and will
But at the finish-line

Endurance is not proven where
We start with burst of youth
But as we reach the finish-line
The end reveals the truth

© Janet Martin

May these words be our earthly farewell victory-cry...
 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Tim. 4:7

4 comments:

  1. I really like this one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poetry.

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  2. Thank-you Pamela. I appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  3. And that was totally the finish line scripture that I was thinking of as I read through your poem, Janet. Nicely said.

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  4. Hi Glynis, You are running it well buoyed by prayer.
    Just prayed for you and Gilles. Hope all is okay!

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