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Walk Not in Valleys Deep Alone
by Linda Settles

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There is One who abides in High Places and Keeps His vigil though the dark, dark, night.


In every valley, the shadows gloam

Walk not in valleys deep alone.

For death ore shadows that dark place

And it’s easy there to lose ones way.

 

Voices that echo off every hill

May give alarm and winds may chill

That howl through hollows in the rock

And seem to chide, and seem to mock.

 

In every valley, the shadows gloam

Walk not in valleys deep alone.

 

I walked there once, well, more I guess

And listened to the wail of death.

I walked there once and then again,

With none to hold my trembling hand.

 

I walked alone as night came on

And knelt to pray, to pray alone.

My voice, among the din, was lost

I huddled, face against the moss;

 

The moss clothed rock, it sheltered me

In deaths dark night, in the cold valley.

A whisper small as the mustard seed

A whisper lost—as lost as me

 

Rose on the wind, rose to the heights

Of ancient, stalwart, mountainsides.

“In every valley, the shadows gloam

Walk not in valleys deep alone.”

 

I heard One say those very words

And I suppose somehow He must  have heard

The feeble whisper ‘gainst the moss

The whispered words of aching loss.

 

For the light came down and covered me

There, where I knelt, abiding Peace

Came softly to the valley deep

And led me gently to the peak.

 

I stand here, now, bathed in His love

Alight with joy and hope, above

The shadows dark and valleys deep.

Alone no more, no more I weep

 

In valleys where the shadows gloam

Nor walk in valleys deep alone.

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Thurman Faison 10/19/2010
Thank you Linda,many have heeded and found the words of your poem to be true. We are never beyond His reach.
God's Peace,
Thurman
Reviewed by Donna Hollin (Reader) 12/25/2009
I really love this piece - but I know it is truth. You never walk alone!! I am so thankful we have one so mighty and strong to walk with us and to carry us when we can't walk. Also, I am thankful for those He puts in our lives to walk with us as well. You never walk alone. Love ya, Donna
Reviewed by Susan Smith 12/25/2009
Your picture goes very well with your poem. I would love to hear this set to music. Thanks for sharing. And Merry Christmas.
Susan
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 12/25/2009
Very well said. I am so pleased He brought you out of the dark valley and has set you on a high place beside Him. Love and best wishes ever, J'nia
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 12/24/2009
Dear Linda, First of all, it is so nice to see you in author's den again. Now that you found joy and love, keep them deep in your heart. God is Love. I know what you mean. I passed through that valley too.

Now, that you found His Love, you have nothing to fear. Love, Emile
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/24/2009
Beautiful poem and piccy, Linda; very nice! Well done; brava!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in SNOWY Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
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