Life Down Here Is Far From Easy

Life Down Here Is Far From Easy

We used to think when old age came to us,

We could take our ease and be at rest.

We could visit our loved ones all around,

Then we thought life would be truly blessed;


But something in my heart and my mind,

Did not recognize my labor days were o'er.

For each day when I look around my life,

I see that I still need to do so much more


God has been kind with seventy years plus,

But it has taken it's toll on body and soul.

I guess He has a reason that I am still here.

Could I reach a heart. help make it whole?


Years ago we had planned for our future,

But now the future is somewhere in the past.

Where did it go,all of the plans we had made

We never realized when it slipped by so fast.


What did we accomplish with those dreams?

Did we win those hearts that needed the Lord ?

Where are the souls we desired to bring to Him ,

Have they forgotten God and His Holy Word?


Did we take them to church, do what we could,

Did we do all that we thought we were able to do

I am not speaking just to myself, but to others.too

As a parent, I am asking this question to you..


You while you are young ,go now to The Lord.

Old age brings a lot , much happiness or pain.

And whatever we planted in youth long past,

Will awaken them now in your memory again.


Regrets we may have many , life is one way,

Nevermore chance for a might have been.

Our trip through life really only for one way.

There is good, there is bad but no in between.


We have a ticket for unknown time on earth,

How long depends at times on choices we make.

Our destination then at the end of our journey,

Depends only on the path of life that we take.


Still, as long as there is breath in our body,

We can still time to go in prayer to God Above.

He will hear you and answer you with gladness,

And send down a shower of Wonderful Love!






Clara Kish

08-19-13



Just been thinking of how fast time goes by,

and it really doesn't seem possible that time

does seem to fly . It seems like a few years

ago we thought we had a life time ahead of us

but now we are looking back and not ahead.

Soon , Jesus will be returning and what will

we say to Him . we must be ready to when He

comes. We have had all of the warning that

we will get . Be ready !

,

25 comments

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Well said and I couldn't agree more. We could never do enough and we all know we haven't and time is running out. The world is just waxing worse and worse all around us and it will be few to listen and if time goes on I am sure our witnessing will be constrained as much as possible. Christians are the target now, everywhere.

Voting up and sharing.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

awesome and beautiful are the buttons I pressed .. this is filled witrh so much truth, Clara.. I am in the process of facing my own mortality and have looked to spiritual others (such as you , Faith, Jackie) for the path and support I need to keep me strong and determined... to believe that there is a heaven above and that my life was not wasted. I now seem to be on a mission to create in my own soul... a certain mindset with words ..that I feel I must portray before my earthly existence is done .

that is the best way I can put it Clara .. but thank you again.. for the reinforcement of spirit .. Keep it up .. your writings help more than me ..I know ..!


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anndavis25 3 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Hi Clara. You are a sweet soul. I like that line "our life is a one-way ticket" Never thought of that.

I'd like to say hello to Cleaner3. We enjoyed each others hubs.


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Oh Clara dear may GOD bless your sweet heart. I love you and admire your faith in God your encouraging poetry even at your age you are still up and about. May God grant you much health and strength I hope we can become like grandmother and grand daughter ;)

Life is something else we cannot change the past, we do not know the future all we can do is hope and pray and trust God all the way.

God bless you

Shalom and peace be unto you


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, dearest, Clara,

I praise God for you and I know why you are still here as He desires you to continue on glorifying Him in your wonderful writes here. Our bodies do wear out, but we know we will have brand news bodies one day!

Yes, this life can be so brutal at times and He does tell us of such no doubt, but we know we can place our full trust and faith in Him to help us through each day. It is not in our own strength that we can make it, but in His strength, for another day.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Jackie. Thank you for your comment, most of us k now that time is growing short to be able to draw people to The Lord. People won' t listen and either refuse to believe or they don't want to believe there will be an end to life on earth as we now know it. It is time to get their head out of the sand and look around at the world and see the direction that we are headed. Don't they know that Satan is really enjoying himself now and counting all of those he will soon have with him in the home that was prepared for him by God. Wake up, people. love and a hug , Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Michael, Thank you for your comment,I am sorry I couldn't get back to you before.I answered Jackie's comment and then the comment

box would not come back on, even Yahoo wasn't working .I just had to shut it down and it finally came back to life again. I am glad to hear that my poems seem to help you some ,that is why God gives them to me to help others. did you get your hello from Ann Davis ? We're friends on Facebook . I can keep track of my family on there. I don't get on there often enough, the poems and comments keep me busy sometimes I am not complaining ,I enjoy this, and I am surprised how well they seem to go over here, it is good to know that this is not a lost cause ,I was not sure how they would go over when I came on here but I was happy to see that a lot of people seemed to like them. I will stay on here unless they kick me off . What I write comes from my heart, of course God gives me a push in the start with the idea,thank you ,Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Lady Fiddler. Sorry I could not get back to you before, I could not get my comment box to come on again for hours . so it took awhile to answer ,I still have 1 more to go yet. Being Grandmother to you sounds like a good thing to me , I would like that.No, unfortunately we can never change things in the past but just to live for the Lord and to never do anything that would be unpleasing to Him , Thank you for your comment. love and a hug , Grandma?


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Dear Faith , I am sorry that it took so long to get back to you .I could not get the comment box to come up for me , ,I had to do 1 and wait a while for it to come back then I had to wait over night. I hope that it will be better today, It is usually slow coming back but this was frustrating . When people are nice enough to comment I like to be able to answer them. I am trying to keep this going to be able to touch those that need to hear , not me ,but what God gives me to say. Thank you for your comment. Love and a Hug,Clara


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

My faith never wavers. The Lord is with me every day. God bless.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

That is so true, "Our life is a one-way ticket." We won't be back this way again, so we should use every moment to the best of our ability. God bless you.


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Gypsy Rose, If we did not have Faith in this day and age what would we do? Living here in this day and age is hard enough but with out The Lord to help us through each day what would we do ? We need Him every step of the way. thanks for your comment, Love ,Clara


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

On reason you're still here is to keep feeding us with these words of wise counsel that God has put on your heart. I know He's pleased with you!


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Blossom. Thank you for your comment.I am sorry I am a little bit late answering you , I really do appreciate the comments that I get but sometimes I get a little bit behind but I will answer every comment that I receive.Now that I am there I can understand why older people are slower. I really never thought I would be this old , I can look in the mirror and see that I am the older one now. When we think about it would we really want to go back through parts of our life , I guess one time around is enough .Love and a hug , Clara


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Ms Dora, Thank you for your comment . I hope that God is pleased with me and the way I write the poems that He gives me . If I put on wise words of counsel it has to be from God ,if He could make a donkey talk I am sure that He could make ME look smart , nothing is impossible for God! I hope that He keeps me on here for a long while yet, Love and a hug, Clara


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North Wind 3 years ago from The World (for now)

Hello Clara,

I am once again touched by your poem. Thank you for writing this.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Is there anyone you trust Clara to publish it for you with their computer? That way you can find out if it is Hp or maybe a problem you are having? That is all I can come up with tonight but will get on it tomorrow as soon as I can. Don't lose heart, you need to stay right here.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

clara kish@yahoo. this is beautiful, encouraging and a must to be shared. How joyful it is to read words from hearts like yours that know the Truth!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Hi, Clara, I shared your problem with other hubbers that may know the answer and we should have you an answer soon. God bless you and hang on!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

I haven't forgotten you Clara...everyone seems to think it is your computer but I don't know, I am still looking.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

OK this may be it! After you put your title in, save unpublished then you should be able to go in and type. If it says the title is taken just change it up a bit then save unpublished. If this doesn't work let me know and don't forget to check that question I asked just in case. Let me know either way!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have to be gone a little while so here is the link incase anyone has anything new while I am gone. Maybe try a couple of these things just to see.

http://jackielynnley.hubpages.com/question/227303/...


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Clara, I hope you get the problem fixed. Sure do miss you sweetie!

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Here is this if you want to try it Clara, I know you are just like me and don't know what to do but you could see what they say, they may come across easy.

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/117225#post2470899


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clara kish@yahoo. 3 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Faith, I hope this is working right now , I have tried for days to get a poem on and tried everything I was told to do but my mind does not work like a computer,I finally got an email from the hub team with suggestions and one of them worked . It is good to be back . Love you ,Clara

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