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Why must I Cry

   I come to the garden along, while the dew is still fresh
on the meadows. Early in the morning do the bird's sing
praises of roses and peddles.  I cry, because there is no
refuge finally from the pain.  
    Yet long ago, a child was born, to become king, and yes
there is hope, just for believing in his name. Where is this King!
when I'm hurting and alone? He's just a prayer away, don't give
up, for he's Alpha and Omega, which means, just be strong!.
So they sent me to a place, to turn my life around. I cry, be-
cause, I am somebody no longer am I bound.
     Now I know that Jesus is my refuge and no more drugs is
there for I. Thank you Lord, for the method, that's "Why Must
I Cry".

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  1. Date: 3/31/2013 10:44:00 PM

    A prayer of truth :) Nice, hearty poem John :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 11:57:00 AM

    Good work..Congratulations on going forward in the contest...Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:57:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Wayne. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 1:34:00 PM

    A lot of faith here dear poet, a wonderfully inspiring write Sir ! Congratulations being featured this week ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 9:53:00 AM

    Congratulatons on your poem being featured this week Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 10:17:00 AM

    Wayne My Love; This too is very "Deep-Deep feeling poetry!!! >Cheryl<

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 12:25:00 PM

    Make that a 8.5 John Wayne I enjoy reading this poem so much that I had to called me mo- ther in Bridgeport, CT .. Just to show there are words of Inspiration that can make one wise to change their live's: ThankYou!!! JWS from Mr. `Tyrone`

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 1:31:00 PM

    Wayne, I just wanted to stop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:12:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:39:00 PM

    Wayne, Congratulations on getting through the first round of the poetry contest with your great verse! Luck and love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 8:40:00 AM

    This is a wonderful write, a well deserved feature of this week. This piece is awesome and you such a creative poet too. Keep writing. Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/5/2009 11:34:00 AM

    Dear Mr. Streeter: Hey you probabily don't know me but my cousin ask that I look at some of your poems and so I did. WOW!! she is correct you are very good writter. And I someday too will like to write poetry, for more than just a hoppy. "Why must I Cry" Yet long ago, a child was born. Surily he was and is alive moreso now than ever, Thanks...Wayne Streeter, you're one of the best I've read in a long time and believe me, Ive read plenty!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 12:42:00 PM

    Mr. Wayne, I enjoy meeting and doing the Poem: "The Challenging Passion", but now I've seen your poem "Why must I Cry". And my heart just begins to fill-with tears, and I really really love this poem the most. Wayne, if you someday sign a lucrative contract don't forget your family at PoetrySoup!!! Very, very excell- lent poem even in the right-now; You just keep up the good writting and everthing will fall right in your lap

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 12:42:00 PM

    It is amazing what God can do in one's life. Blessings to you for sharing this inspirational journey with us. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 11:49:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being selected to be featured this week Wayne . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 10:00:00 AM

    Nice write, and congrats on the feature......:JP]

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 9:15:00 AM

    congratulations on your featured poem, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 8:15:00 AM

    Wayne - I relate deeply with this poem - Being a ex-meth cook and ex-con/Prison gang member I have traveled this road to the bitter end - Congratulations on being set free and having your poetry featured this week - keep the faith and the possibilities are endless- God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 4:28:00 AM

    Congratulations on being featured>>James

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 3:00:00 AM

    Could be from a song. Sara