Good Morning to all! I am so enjoying all the poetry being shared this month. It is so amazing to me to see that there is still so many that love poetry. Poetry is a great tool to express feelings to yourself, friends, family and even strangers. And by reading all this fantastic poems, I see how so many use it for that. Thank you all for sharing with us!
I normally don’t talk about this on my blog but I wanted to share this poem because I know a few people who are going through some really hard health issues right now and Poetry is such an excellent way to express one’s thoughts and feelings.
I have some health issues that I have dealt with for years. But in 2002 I got sucker punched with a surprising one for me. I had to have brain surgery and then another one in 2006. I know so many people know how health issues can scare you and change you. I don’t want this to be about that but it helps explain this poem. I can say I don’t think I had ever been that scared. Poetry is such an excellent way to express one’s thoughts and feelings. Everyone handles things different and has different beliefs. This is the way I handled it. I wrote this poem to God. He read it and answered my prayer.
The Answered Prayer
The shock of it has brought me to my knees.
And I ask you God please,
help me through this.
I don’t want it to be my time.
I love You and want to be with You one day.
But I still have my sons & grandchildren I want to watch play.
I want to see them grow and of YOU and Your wonder for them to know.
I want to see Your beauty and Your wonderful gifts.
I ask please for more time with my best friend,
You joined us long ago and I love him so.
To feel Your air and see Your flowers,
to climb Your hills and know Your power.
I will follow Your will as you wish,
and do it gladly and thank You so.
But I will miss all the gifts I have gotten to know.
You have given me so much here,
and it is in sadness and a bit of fear,
I ask You God help me be true,
to face this thing that I must do.
Whatever You do decide,
may I be strong and in Your will abide