He Catches When We Fall!

Of all life’s mysteries,
The deepest of them all—
Not how high we’ve risen
But on what day we fall.

Pride’s an untrue friend,
And hubris does us in.
A loss of faith in God
Would lead us now to sin.

Pride’s an empty friend,
And power, a lonely wife.
God sees all these things
And leads us to new life.

Bow down on bended knee,
Give up your willful ways,
Admit your pain to God,
Ask Him to guide your days.

Of all life’s mysteries,
The deepest of them all—
God welcomes broken souls
He catches when we fall!



Michael Charles Maibach began writing poems at age nine.  Since then he has continued writing poems, and sharing them with friends.  His career has involved global business diplomacy.  He is a native of Peoria, Illinois.  Today Michael resides in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.  More of his poems are found at www.MaibachPoems.us or on Facebook.

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6 Responses

  1. C.B. Anderson

    I certainly hope that what the poem says is true. If I would change one thing, it would be making stanza 2, line 4 read:

    Would lead us down to sin.

  2. Yael

    Nice and well said. This poem neatly sums up just about everything that is important to know in this life. I appreciate the brevity of it, thank you.

  3. C.B. Anderson

    I hope, M.C., that what this poem says is true. If I could change one thing, I would change stanza 2, line four to:

    Would lead us down to sin.

  4. Damian Robin

    I can only echo Yael’s words and say the simplicity of the words is powerful and the content essential to living a sensible life.

    I wonder why Pride gets a double mention. Mighten fame be a near partner?

  5. Patricia Redfern

    Tremendously moving pen!
    A clarion call for humility, not being number one.
    A reminder….He is our comfort, strength and solace.,

  6. James Sale

    The beautiful simplicity is the power of this. Greetings Michael – well done. Hope to meet up again when I next can come to the USA!


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