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More Than I Am

I pull my blinds down shut to end another day
An eerie silence fills the halls with lonesomeness and decay
I draw my sheets back and clear the thoughts inside my head
Because the quietness breaks my heart when im alone in bed
I turn the T.V. on to turn the emptiness down
I hear the voices speaking, but I can't make out the sounds
I look at my bible filled with guilt and shame inside
I havent picked it up to read for quite some time
And with hell I look up to my ceiling and cry
Have You abandoned me too for ever leaving Your side
Lord just light the way and I will come back home
Lead me back to that place I was once before
I know I havent prayed, because I have been afraid
I know I let You down and I was scared of what You might say
Forgive me for ever thinking I could do this on my own
Please give me strength so that I can carry on
And help me turn these pages once again
So that I may be all I'm meant to be in the end
A better friend, a better son, and a better brother
A better uncle, nephew, cousin, and a better lover
Teach me to be a father who leads his child with strong hands
Because I know that You made me to be more than I am


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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Powerfully penned Jesse. I think I read this one already. I will fav this one. A 7 from me.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:07:00 PM
    I really like this poem it speaks with a sincere heart, who can resist, that, surely not our father in heaven, he loves you, and is waiting with open arms, I believe he is celebrating in heaven for your sweet return is close, embrace yourself, and cherish the man that you are, we are all just walking the path my dear man, don't quit, xxx