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Eternal Everlasting Joy

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Eternal Everlasting Joy

Sometimes, I think about my life
And the prices I have paid
All the places I have been
The choices I have made

Seems somewhere along the path
I stumbled upon a stone
At that moment I realized
I’d forgotten my way home

My home became a prison cell
My memory was forgotten
My soul was like an egg
An egg that had gone rotten

Sorry I had to go away
You didn’t deserve my shame
I moved very far away
No connection to my name

My life has always been a lie
One I kept hidden from you
When you thought I was in college
Serving time up in the zoo

On the day I was released
You thought I graduated
The moment you were most proud
Another lie to be hated

I have learned it’s never to late
I believe those words are true
Grandma I’m on a mission
I will graduate for you

I really want to earn the pride
You gave me so long ago
I think it will bring some peace
Releasing guilt up in my soul


I’ve learned in the game of life
We must earn our pride
Even if the people are gone
Resting on the other side

I’ve learned in the game of life
Even though they may be hard
Choices aren’t like rolling dice
They're not like flipping cards

Choices define who we are
I know these words are true
Every choice I know make
Are bringing me back home to you

Grandma, I know where heaven is
It’s right here inside my heart
Inside of mine your memory
Until death will never part

During the time I have left
I vow to always let it show
All the seeds you sowed in me
I shall nourish as they grow

In the end I’ll sit with you
Just like when I was a boy
We’ll sing and praise Jesus’ name
With eternal everlasting joy



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  1. Date: 3/5/2011 12:01:00 PM
    Wow. What a sad poem. I can these words can straight from your heart which is what makes it such a good poem.

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 7:25:00 AM
    Did you see my poem for you, friend, happy new year! Just came back to rate this one

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 7:23:00 AM
    Michael, one of the best thing that happened for a long while here, was to see your comment on my poem. You had not posted for a long while, my friend, and I wondered if you were well. You are one of the poets with a special gift and a story to tell. I watched you matured to perfection over time, and pray that you never stop writing now. This poem is another example of the art that is you.

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Michael so very nice to see u commenting on my poetry today .. this is another brilliant creation from your gifted pen my friend.. no wonder it received so many excellent views... always a pleasure to hear from u my friend.. wishing u a very Happy New Year full of God's richest blessings with luv..

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 9:00:00 AM
    It has been a while Micheal since I saw your name on the soup. Hope all is well with you and your family. Take care. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 8:50:00 AM
    Michael, it is long time I have heard from a true friend and a wonderful human being, I pray you are okay today and ever, and that I shall read here your honest lines again. One love

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 4:46:00 AM
    Excellent write Michael as always. I have certainly missed you all. Hope and pray all is well with you..

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 2:18:00 PM
    I seen the name Micheal on another poem and I thought that I have not written to you for some time or read your poems. So I hope all is well with you and I can see that Sarah is so proud of her dad. How wonderful is that. Your heart must be bouncing with joy. A wonderful poem Micheal. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 1:03:00 AM
    Dad that was like the prefect dance flawless. I know without a shadow of a doubt that grandma Betty and Sarah Bell are smiling down on you. You have become the father a daughter can truly be proud of and dad I am so very proud of you. You have a heart of gold and God blessed me when he brought you back to me. I love you. Sarah Jo

  1. Date: 8/28/2010 10:15:00 PM
    Beautiful creative write Michael.. enjoyed immensely on this blessed and happy weekend my friend.. hope u are doing well and family too.. with luv..

  1. Date: 8/28/2010 12:29:00 PM
    MY SON IS IN JAIL AND I SAW HIM IN CHAINS. IT WAS HORRABLE. I'M SURE HE WOULD HAVE HID IT FROM ME , LIKE IN YOUR POEM, IF HE COULD HAVE. HE HAS STRAIGHTENED EVERYTHING OUT BUT BENCH WARRENTS CAN'T BE TAKEN OFF AS EASY AS THEY ARE PUT ON. HOPEFULLY HE WILL LOOK TO JESUS TO FREE HIM FROM HIS CELL AND HIS SINS. YOUR POEM HONORS GRANDMA IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY. GOD BLESS, MARILYN

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 11:22:00 PM
    The ending stanza is beautifully written. Such warmth in your writing, it leaves me comfy and intrigued. Love, Sami.

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 2:25:00 PM
    Michael this writting is absolutely wonderful and so invigorating present: Awsume Mr. Jord on P.S. I wrote a poem that I would like for you to look at, and make a commit on, Please; "Show me the way Home"

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 2:12:00 PM
    Michael; Man what an awsume dedication to your "Granny" and I had tears dripping down my face in reading this Poem... Luv You in the name of the ~Father~Son~Holy Spirit and may you find peace in your life:

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 7:28:00 AM
    Hi there Michael, A lovely poem brought a tear,long time no see, best wishes Ann x

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 8:08:00 PM
    Mike, you never disappoint me with your words. You have a way of touching my heart with every poem. And the stories you sent me were wonderful. Your grandparents and your mother are smiling down on with pride. God Bless you Mike, Cile

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 7:37:00 AM
    Michael...your poems always reveal a changed man, and you have been an inspiration to so many. Nice to see you back posting on the soup! Lovely poem. ~ Love , Carrie

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 5:45:00 AM
    Nice expressions of thoughts eternal everlasting joy