The Shepherd From Two Perspectives

The Shepherd’s Voice (by the teacher)

There are days when I am weary

And I can’t take one more step.

Each word I speak is empty

And my limbs seemed filled with lead.

There are nights when I am fearful

And my heart refuses peace.

Each thought sets me a-tremble

And my mind cannot be set at ease.

There are seasons when I am lonely

And I meet no welcoming face.

My burdens wish to overwhelm me

And I have no friend to share the weight.

There are valleys I must pass through,

With shadows long and dark.

“The path you walk, I chose for you,”

Says a voice that bids me pause and hark.

“But in those dark and lonely hours,

When life’s demands cause you much dread,

Remember the One whom you must follow.

Tis you, not the Shepherd, who must be led.” ~By Miss T


Shepherd (by the student)

A shepherd must lead,

But also follow.

The light he sees,

He must cradle

In his heart, for he never sees

What he should,

And ponders the thoughts forbidden.

A shepherd must

Take responsibility,

To test his ability

To believe in God

And all that is good and right.

All day and all night

A shepherd must love.

A shepherd must listen

To all sounds around him,

For all things are sign from Him.

So he must sing a hymn,

Pray to God,

Tahnk the Lord,

And end a day for a day. ~By Shina, 6th grade


About wordvessel

Aloha! Thank you for visiting the Weeklythoughtexhange. I hope you enjoy this healthy exchange of ideas and thoughts. I am a middle school language arts teacher and relish active discussion, frequent reading, writing for leisure and growth, and immersion in new ideas and thoughts. Some of my favorite pastimes include being outdoors with family, friends and pets, traveling the world and country, and embarking on new adventures wherever they happen to find me - in my own backyard or on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
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