Monday, February 12, 2007

With the Feet God Has Given Us
By Don Iannone

God gave us feet
so we could take steps,
moving us closer to Her.
She couldn't rightly ask us
to follow Her, if
we didn't have a way
to get from where we are
to where She invites us to be.
Footloose at times,
we can be fancy free to wander
where our will entices us to go.
Our feet ground us, and
keep us sure-footed as a Capricorn,
steadfastly climbing Kilimanjaro.
Then at the top,
where the feet can take us no further,
we suddenly sprout wings, like Mercury,
lifting us into the sky, and
carrying us the rest of the way home.


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

makes me re-think about my sore feet. :)

Borut said...

Thank God we have feet. Thinking about wise saying such as 'step by step' or 'the first step as the beginning of the journey of a thousand miles, they really seem to be the only thing we 'really have'. A good one, Don.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Andrew and Borut. yes, good points step at a time.

Pat Paulk said...

I'm still looking for those wings. I always stumble and fall my way back home. Good one Don!!

Paul said...

Oh gosh... Your foot theme strikes a nerve with me too...I have no padding on the soles of mine coupled with peripheral neuropathy. Wish I could get those wings ahead of time...

Sorry so literal minded on this one!

Kai C. said...

i luv my feet

Dan said...

I always thought that it would be difficult to fly with wings on your feet, but now I recall that Mercury also had wings on his helmet. Guess that would keep him upright...

polona said...

wow! this one really strikes a chord!

Rob said...


Zareba said...

I have missed you, my friend. Winter is proving to be rather daunting, but things are pretty good right now. It has been great to catch up with you.

Many blessings


Nabeel said...

I agree .. you point out the purpose of feet .. the intention we use are feet with .. the places we go or the acts we do through our feet :)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks all. May your feet carry you in the direction of your dreams...

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