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This poem tells of an all-too-familiar struggle most people face. The human thought of holding on tightly to things that are dearest is natural. However, as this piece reveals, sometimes release is the only hope of relief.
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|by Shawn Pearson
From jungle gyms to monkey bars,
to tilt-a-whirls and bumper cars,
advice is given for us to take,
Hold on tight for Heavenís sake!
Warned always to tighten my grip,
Tighter still child, you donít want to slip.
To hang on for dear life thatís the way that I know,
And now Jesus, my Savior, bids me Let Go.
White-knuckled resistance has me holding on tighter,
buckling beneath burdens that never grow lighter.
I must cling to all things, be as strong as I can,
to loosen my grip makes me less of a man.
His voice again, Child please try to understand,
Your life fits best in my nail-pierced hand.
Your pain will subside, your confusion will cease,
if the hold on your life you would only release.
Lord Iím releasing but I still am quite wary,
do you promise to catch me and from there to carry?
It hurts to hold on so let go I must,
a new theme for my life: in Jesus I trust.
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