"As you reach forward with one hand, accept the advice of those who have gone before you, and in the same manner reach back with the other hand to those who follow you; for life is a fragile chain of experiences held together by love. Take pride in being a strong link in that chain. Discipline yourself, but do not be harsh. The pleasures of life are yours to be taken, share them with others, but always remember that you too, have earned the right to partake."
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I Met an Angel Along the Way - The Fifth Step
Written by me
"...that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket."~Cast Away
As I turned a corner, only darkness was there.
A fear encased me, and I was struck solid, I froze.
I looked around, but could not see the path anywhere.
I tried to think of a way forward, but my mind had become closed.
Words came out of my mouth which I had not intended,
"God, if you can hear me, please show me the way!"
I was speaking to a thing which I had often times offended,
So many times in my life, more times than I can say.
A voice came to my mind, I wasn't sure if it was real,
Saying "Move forward toward the light, I'll show you the way"
Then a light did shine, and there was a warmth I could feel.
I said out loud, "What is happening? Am I dying, or am I dead?"
A voice came back to me, "No, you are not!"
Then I saw an angel before me, who looked at me and said,
"You have had doubts about yourself, and you even have thought
That death might be a welcome place, but rest assured it is not.
Your life, like everyone's, is important and has worth.
There is most certainly a reason you were put on this Earth."
I fell to my knees, I asked for help, and began to weep,
After many tears were shed, I entered a deep sleep.
I dreamed of a union of spirits with this guardian angel,
My heart became open, all of my secrets I did tell.
When I awoke from this slumber, I no longer felt the weight
Of the burden of the past and all of my mistakes.
A fading voice that now only whispered in my ear
Said, "Move forward now, there is no need to fear!"
Wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation;
and let Father Time shake his glass.
Let low and earthly souls grovel till they have been at play.