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Better than I deserve

I was asked by my neighbor, how are you today?
Better than I deserve in reply I say. Through God’s grace
And mercies, I live, move, and have my being.
To be able to see, taste, smell, walk, talk, and breath, 
All the other benefits in my life daily are seen. 

He woke me up this morning, and started me on my way
Food on my table, shoes on my feet to face a brand new day,
The day even though complicated, he guides and protect me still
Am not exempt from troubles and trials, what befalls me is in his will.

I take nothing for granted, small blessings he bestow on me
Take a visit to homes, and hospitals and surely you will see,
The sick, lame, and dying, some have no hope within,
Am privileged and blessed to know, Christ paid, and forgave
All my sins.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2009 11:44:00 AM
    It was my pleasure to read your excellent piece of poetry today Abraham. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 1:48:00 PM
    Another great poem, giving God all the glory just as it should be. Thanks Abe for your comments on my poems. God Bless. Leon

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 8:50:00 AM
    a powerful message, thanks for your kind comments on my poetry Abe, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 6:51:00 AM
    Love your faith and the way that you have expressed it here. Sara

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 6:42:00 AM
    Your poem gave me pause,.... for how often we wake to food on the table, after a night's sleep in a comfortable bed, with ability to walk, and talk freely...without even giving a thought to how fortunate we are and being grateful for each thing we have?. We are so blessed. Thought provoking poem.