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PAY ATTENTION

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PAY ATTENTION

When a new day does start,
My pen to the paper listens, with a poets heart.
Hey you reading this lend me your eyes and ears.
Don't be foolish the emptiness you feel is only fear. 
Why is it that I don't pay attention to what's right in front of me.
So stubborn to admit that somethings in life I cannot see.
I use to see the signs and red flags but I ignored them all the time.
Thinking that I can handle the situations on my own, I was that blind!
But I knew what would will happen if I continued on that path, 
Soon I knew that my decisions would be my own demise, and I wouldn't last.
Sometimes it's impossible to understand this life.
We must stop and pay attention to the little things, not the strife.
Heavenly Father I admit that you tried to teach me,
Until it seemed pointless.
Repeatdly you tried to teach me ;
But I would not listen.
You tried to tell me,
But I wouldn't pay attention.

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  1. Date: 1/6/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Nice poem, Jeffrey - and, to prove I was indeed paying attention - I have a few suggestions for you. Maybe end line 5 with a "?". Line 7 "use" should be "used". Line 9, select either "would" or "will" and delete the other. I know these are "little things" and I dare not pretend to be the "Heavenly Father" - just thought I would pass along these observations in keeping with the theme of your beautiful poem. Keep putting your "pen to the paper". Joe