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How Often

How often, oh how often
In the days that have gone by
 
Did I sit alone in my bed room
Feeling like I wanted to die
 
I had so many reasons
I told myself each day
 
But God lifted them up and
He bared them all away
 
My heart was filled with hatred
About my life I did not care
 
And the burden I’d lain upon myself
Seemed greater than I could bare
 
A flood of thoughts came over me
That filled my eyes with tears
 
Because of the pain I’d brought on myself
For so many, many years
 
How glad I am now that my life has changed
And my burdens are no more
 
I’ve accepted God
Got off the drugs and
Finally found my self-love
 

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  1. Date: 12/3/2008 6:08:00 AM
    You are so honest and deep. A heart filled with so much to share. I do understand that journey because my best friend of twenty years walked that path for a long time. To see the difference in him after chemical recovery is wonderful. I am glad you have changed direction...I am digging your writes.

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 5:10:00 AM
    Halleujah and I do praise God Michael, that my nightmare is over! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my poems. May God continue to bless you and yours, as well. Janice

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 3:56:00 AM
    Inspirational only you can tell it with so much insight the nightmare is over. Thank's be to God. Micahel Torres