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One Final Day

It was just another day Was all I could really say Nettles, what you been up to Nothing much, just letting my time slip away Man, I got to do something Somebody said I should pray But let us be honest Isn’t that the answer That they all really say I swear that is what they all say And I don’t even swear This stress is ripping right through me As if it was a tear So I thought about suicide But the blood was still inside Because I just could not do it I had too much pride And besides… It was just another day Surely, it would not last this way. I told God I might need As many as it may take If I am to find out What keeps me awake Is my problem so bad That I can’t even sleep God, what does my future hold Can I at least take a peep Is it a chromed out jeep Or a couple of hallways to sweep Or maybe it is my demise To a midnight creep I still do not know the answer So all I can do is say “Don’t lose patience with me yet Please give me another day.” And that day Could be my last So I am praying That it won’t pass Because my time Is running out And I am still Filled with doubt You see while I was Begging for another day Somewhere down the line It became the only thing That I would seem to pray I gave up on you Was all I could even say I guess this road I took Led me the wrong way So I guess I will not be getting Just Another Day I am sorry that I lost faith But what was I supposed to do I kept praying and praying But you still would not come through I was done blaming everyone else So the only person left was you And now I am sitting here sick With loads of mucus I am forced to spit And now the sickness is getting worse Making it hard To write this verse Somehow I am stuck in last place Trying to find my way to first God, I will admit Your ways I do not quite get But I will stop and pray And hope that you give me If not two, then just “One Final Day”

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 10:07:00 AM
    Wow. This is really sad. I've learned from my past that God will answer in good time. I was in an abusive home and I prayed for 16 years before God answered mine. There were times I lost faith but He was my only hope. He kept me there to mold me as a person. I wouldn't be who I am without having been there . This poem has touched my heart. Thank you and my heart goes out to you Silas. Just keep praying it will be answered. Andria

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 6:29:00 PM
    A compelling poem, Silas. If things are not going well, many of us turn to God with our pleas. Asking for just "One Final Day" does not seem like a big request, but we have to take each and every day and make the most of it. You certainly capture the reader's attention in this awesome poem. Well done! Love, carolyn