Trials, will lead the way


Trials will lead the way



The angels scatter seed

on fertile hearts below



With hope that where it falls

will be invited in to grow



Some falls on hurt and wound

and some falls in between



And some will fall on broken hearts

which, have lost the will to dream



Some is simply carried off

in tears from yesterday



And some, in shame is lost

to mistakes along the way


We can not interpret the reason

for the struggles, which ready our lives



They are concealed within the journey

revealed in a distant prize



In time the heart will ready

and seed will eventually hold



And hearts that meet each other

will come in, from out of the cold



Some things are planned in heaven

They are embedded in the seed



They strike the soil within your heart

and send the root to feed



It isn’t chance or fortune

which, unwraps the given day



Our map for destination

printed in trials that lead the way.

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Alan, this sounds like a poem that came out of the Journey series, and it is both thoughtful and thought provoking as well. As usual, you chose the perfect way to express this. Up & all but funny!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Yes - it is full of meaning. Lovely, Alan.


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Collisa 4 years ago from California

Beautiful poem! It is so true - every trial comes with a message. It's a catalyst for growth.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hello Nellieanna! Thank you as always. I haven't written anything in a while. Although I feel its tug, so many other things pull a little louder!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hello Collisa! Thank you so much for reading and for your thoughtful comment.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Thanks Jim. I think the series begins to haunt me. I find myself reflecting on each others answers throughout the day.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

I know. . . it almost has a life of its own - mine! But it is a lovely, valuable 'parallel life', thankfully. I decided to publish a wee little hub just now. Felt good to break the spell and stretch my right brain again, in its own sphere.


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Beautifully Written!!!!!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Nice to meet you Patty! Thank you for reading and for the lovely comment.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Yes, trials often lead the way, arb, but you have to be strong enough to survive.


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Beautiful, Arb! This brings great comfort to me as it says to have faith in God's wisdom. I think of the frustration I've had over seeds that never seem to sprout as they should only to find that they yield beautiful blooms when condtions are right. So it is with us.

Voted up. Reading your work is always a pleasure :)


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

The trials we face will bend us or break us, either way they direct us. If we survive we are stronger.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

What a lovely comment Cat! I love the story of the Biblical Joseph. Talk about a journey full of trials and each, part of a plan that left Him 2nd in charge of Egypt.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

arb--I'm glad I came over to read this. It is like your comment that you left on my poem about searching for hope and peace. There is frustration sometimes in the things we don't know. There are definitely trials, but they make us who and what we are. They are necessary. Thanks for this lovely poem!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

I am certain Victoria, that you are a very special lady. Sometimes it must be enough to know that it is so. Sometimes the people in our lives, who least deserve us, get most of us and those that deserve us, get the least of us.Maybe life is about learning how to reverse that.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

What a Beautiful, Poignant read Arb...very Heartfelt indeed...as well as a Moral, deep within.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Thank you b. Your comments are the epitimy of gracious, but, I will steal them away, none the less.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Cool, arb! I'd love to learn how to reverse that! So deep and insightful are your comments.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Alan -- So much resonance here, the parable of the seed sower, fertile receptive ground and hard stony ground. And our trials and stumbles, our missteps do indeed teach us. A lovely poem. Theresa


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Thank you Theresa. I was reflecting on the story of Joseph, the trials intentionaly put before him which would eventually lead him to 2nd in command in Egypt. Why him and not us?


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

The seeds of a poem flourish when planted in fertile and creative minds such as yours. This is lovely, Arb! :-)


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Genna! I have missed you. Your beautiful hubs, your gracious comments and your reflective presence on hub. I don't know if you are visiting or back. Either way, it is so good to hear from you.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Read the parable of the sower yesterday, the similarities are intriguing. Beautifully written. Trials seem to be the life of the matter. If you don't have em are you living?


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hello tireless traveler, There is no doubt this parable has seeded in my heart and simply harvested, through time, its season in my poem. Thanks for your gracious comment.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Alan - I am out the door for a day of history classes. Just read your chapter. It is quite wonderful - I cried - more later. I am writing because I did not see a comments capsule - not sure if that is a glitch because of my computer or something else. Wanted to let you know.... :) Theresa


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Beautiful...like Jesus' parable about the seed that falls on fertile soil, rock, etc. Your interpretation is lovely and though similar totally different.

"They are concealed within the journey

revealed in a distant prize" How true! We hope and pray for that distant prize.

Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

tillsontitan, you begin my day with smile, you quote my favorite line. Thank you


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

arb Brother.. Absolutely Brilliant. You truly are blessed from above with the art of writing. Boy the Holy Spirit of God does move in you. Thank you for an awesome read tis morning. I hope to be over soon for more!!! Your sister, Skye


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Hello my friend, Thank you for your very gracious comment. My prayer that what ever I write will bless him. If you get a chance read chapter 16, the Journey, published on the 24th. i think you will like it, especially the end.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Such a beautiful write--and with layers of meaning--just lovely arb!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Thanks so much Audrey! I am happy that one I esteem so highly has thought it beautiful.


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Oscarlites 4 years ago from Alabama

HI Arb; this is similar to my style of writing , and I look forward to reading more!


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

hello Oscarlites, Thank you for reading and for the kind comment.


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Michael-Milec 4 years ago

Hallo, arb.

Great wordings,- your profound say

so correct is , clearly you convey :

Trials part of life without worry

carying safely home ,ending in glory...

Encouraged ,-- not at all shy;

accept,please my vote: calling for HIGH


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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

thanks for reading.


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clivewilliams 2 years ago from Nibiru

Great Hub Sir

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