Sunday, November 22: It’s My Birthday
Life’s Pathway by Lida Freeman Cooper (1872-1957)
I would like to go back in life’s pathway
And retrace every footstep I’ve trod
And remove the rough spots where I stumbled
Erase every vestige and clod.
I would like to go back o’re life’s journey
And call back each harsh word I’ve said,
Recall every wrong deed or action
Causing sorrow or tears to be shed.
I would add many words left unspoken
And retract many words idly said,
And heal every heart bruised or broken
By replacing kind words in their stead.
Then when at the end of life’s journey
I am asked my past story to tell
There’d be no rough spots on my pathway
No trace where I stumbled and fell.