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Lives In The Son

With me it’s not a matter of “If I could talk to God”
I have talked to God, I talk to him all throughout the day
I first talked to God when I was forty-one
I was an evil man
See, I had lost everything and everyone I had ever loved
I was in prison, which was nothing new
Except on this particular time, which was also my last time
I was in the hole and hate was all I had left
God set me free that day
He gave me a gift called Poetry
And from inside that cell
I sprouted wings and with every poem I wrote
I flew on the wings of an angel
Then out of the blue he returned my wife
Who had left me over a year before
After talking me into turning myself in
Well if I could talk to God this is what I would say:
Through the pain and tears I cried 
An evil soul laid down and died
And of the stories that soul could tell
Delivered from the pits of hell
I thank you God for the blood of your Son
That enabled my sins to be undone
For giving me the gift and desire to write
The strength inside to stand and fight
For the love of my wife as well as my kids
A way to undo all the evil I did
I am your servant may your will be done
For what once was the darkness now lives in the Son
Lord why have you given all this to me?
I try to understand but still can’t see
You are the beginning and the end of time
The keeper of love and all that’s divine
And I was evil upon two feet
Tired, lonely, broken and beat
I don’t deserve all you have given to me
Try as I might I still cannot see
But till death I’ll do all I can
To live your word and be a man
I am your servant may your will be done
For what once was the darkness now lives in he Son
Anyhow if I could talk to God
I reckon I would probably say something like that

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  1. Date: 11/21/2009 2:07:00 PM
    You really said it all in this! Your poem is truly awesome and it definitely deserved to place in this contest. It's great!

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 1:27:00 PM
    congrads. you said it He heard it. i been praying to God sence before i can remember. and ... you filled these eyes my friend. john

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 12:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Matt's contest Michael.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Another wonderful poem by you, Michael. You inspire so many on the Soup! Congratulations on this winning poem!~ love, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 3:01:00 PM
    Congratulations, Michael, on your winning poem in the contest... wonderful poignant write.. enjoyed ... luv... Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 6:41:00 PM
    I think you did just talk to God and I'm sure he was listening. Hope all is well.

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 8:13:00 PM
    Excellent write Mike as always..I am doing fine. Thanks for the reviews. You know my spirit gets down at times when I see the spiral my sons are taking but you know me I bounce back Thank s for the review on Prayer for twin/ New format I created so I like to post using that form for others to see.

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 7:07:00 PM
    A pillar of words Michael, koolio write >> James

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 5:49:00 PM
    A wonderful poem for this contest, Michael!! You have made a difference with your poetry! Hope school is going well, and I applaud you for taking that wonderful challenge!! Best Wishes! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 4:56:00 PM
    Hey Michael...hope you are well brother..I checked my soup mail and I didn't get the message..hope all is well.