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A Letter To Me

If I could go back in time and write a letter to me
I'd tell me to be careful of all I hear and see
Be quick to give a smile and slow to use a frown
Be the kind of friend you'd like. Be firm and stand your ground
When times get tough and I feel alone, I'd tell me to be strong
Cause standing alone for doing right is always better than doing wrong
Being honest is your best bet for friendships strong and true
But remember, sometimes honesty might make them walk away from you
There will be moments when you disagree with everything your parents say
But try to see it from their side. They just want you to be OK
Make sure you spend some extra time even though she has a Mister
Your friends aren't more important. You need her, she's your sister
When you meet a guy, please be careful and make sure that he's real
Cause sometimes it's a big fat lie, no matter what they make you feel
When your heart lays shattered on the ground and you feel you can't go on
It's OK to shed those tears. You don't have to be so strong
Don't ever take for granted the times you have with dad
Cause one day soon you'll get some news that will make you really sad
When that awful thing called cancer gets whispered in your ear
It'll be OK. Just pray to God and pull each other near
Take time to talk to Jesus. Don't think that it's OK
To push him aside for what you'll start to go astray
When you feel like no one really cares and you have no place to go
Jesus sees each tear you cry. Your heartache, he already knows
So I want you to remember, whatever life may bring
Through sunshine or through raindrops, no matter how much it stings
You have a loving Father who will be there til the end
He's your Saviour and Redeemer and He'll always be your friend

Copyright © Bethany St John

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:09:00 PM
    This is a well written poem. Very encouraging. Your ability to express feelings through words is incredible. Thanks for the kind comments on my poetry. Keep writing my friend!

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 4/4/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Dylan! :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 1:45:00 PM
    You write some of the most beautiful posts on this site. Honesty and reality are your trademark. I love you for your devotion to who you are in Christ and for who He is in you. May He draw you close and hold you always in His love...... Jake

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 3/12/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Jake! I find it easier to write from real life than "making it up" :) Thanks for the encouragement! Take care!
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Hi Bethany I love this poem. I wish I could go back s well and say some of the same things. Great job. Love your work.

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 3/12/2013 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Kevin! Thanks so much for your comments...always appreciate you. To answer your question from a month ago :/ (sorry, I don't get on here as much as I'd like to)... I'm doing alright... its been a tough few months, but hanging in there :) How have you been my friend?
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:32:00 PM
    This is Sharon Bob's wife and I loved this poem, it's to bad that no one has commented on this one, I will be putting this on our FAV list God bless Sharon and Bob

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 3/12/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your kind words :) blessing!
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:31:00 PM
    This is my first critique of your work and this poem shows such devotion and faith it is astounding thank you for kind comments on my works as my health gets better I will look further at yours, God Bless from my wife Sharon and myself.

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 3/12/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Robert! I enjoyed writing this one looking back on my life. hope you are doing well.