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Believe And Do Not Bereave

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Believe And Do Not Bereave

I don't belong or get along, my ways are different from the rest
as hard as I try it just does not fly, I can never pass that standardized test 
I cannot figure on whom to pull the trigger, I simply had enough
when my blood boils to toleration zero, I can't help but fly off the cuff

Imagine here you are, and put into a situation
being told there is no need for contemplation
so just another robot you are expected to be
would you not do whatever you must to set yourself free

Living this life for so very long, waiting for a miracle to feel you belong
where is the chance to redeem yourself, this internal pain seems to prolong
calling to those claiming to be your friends, please come now to my aid
my dilemma is certainly an emotional one, you have nothing to be afraid

What can I say, it's a broken heart I have today
who not in my position, would they be able to relate
so I am left with only this one thought in mind
with no alternative, predisposed to accept my fate

I am trapped in my own reality, with this being at the core
and only recently have I been able, beginning to explore
and, yet, my senses tell me, what my heart already knows
it's a punishment from above, because of what I did not long before

You see my friend, it is true that in the end
we will all be shown what our lives were all for
having been brought to this world, was not for naught
all of our deeds, to be weighed with a heavenly score

Our lives have been recorded on video, where all that has been done does reside
and after our lives have been completed, with all this will our judgement decide 
to be applauded and forever lauded, by what we have done while we were here
or to be decided differently, and forever this shame will we be forced to wear 

It is not too late, I reiterate, while the breath of life is still yours
freedom of choice gives you that voice, avoid what the Almighty abhors
only days and years to us remain, to the moral and upright you should cleave
because Satan awaits to take what's his, why for an eternity should you bereave


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  1. Date: 12/21/2010 11:35:00 AM
    You have penned a very inspiring message in this write, Joshua

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 12:33:00 AM
    We can feel like "robots" if we live without faith, Joshua. And we do have the freedom of choice to live in eternal light. Very good message in this poem. Best wishes, Carolyn