Arleen C. Russell
I took a path today
That led to the shore;
I walked with the sandpipers there
And heard the ocean roar.
The cool, wet sand beneath my feet
Refreshed my very soul;
I listened to the sea gulls cry,
And watched the green waves roll.
The ocean breeze was on my face
My hair was blowing free;
Twas then it seemed the Lord drew near
And walked along with me.
My heart was leaping like the waves!
The whole world seemed to glisten,
He said, "I want to talk to you.
Be still, my child, and listen."
"You've asked me why there is no peace
Why nations growl and glower,
Why people starve and children cry,
And strong men seek more power.
"My truth is written in men's hearts,
But most have turned aside;
They do not see - they cannot hear,
My will has been defied."
"My law is LOVE! There is NO CHOICE!
Although I will not make you,
If you refuse to love, you'll find
Contrariness will break you!"