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The Road by Gary R. Ferris
My road was once a trail,

Straight, but not too wide;

Bumpy and full of chug holes,

With no shoulder on the sides.
Sometimes while traveling down it,

I would lose control;

Swerve to miss a bump or two,

And end up in a hole.
There was so much obstruction,

That I just could not see;

I’d try to take a short cut,

And run into a tree.
My path just seemed so hopeless,

I wanted to get off;

Park myself along the side,

And play a game of golf.

But you had mercy on me,

And cleared away the trees;

Picked me up and sat me down,

And swatted away the bees.
For my path is like a road now,

The dirt you have paved;

My eyes can see much clearer,

And my soul you have saved.
Now that I’m on the road,

Don’t let me go astray;

Show me the way to go,

And lead me home today.

Written 6-12-91
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