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What matters

I sit and I ponder my feelings and dreams
I think of how things should have been and could be

If I had only did this or if I had that
I relive every moment and every fact

But digging around in the dry sand of the past 
I find myself buried in a dune of what didn't last

Buried in sand you can not breathe 
It covers you completely and absorbs as you bleed

You can see only the sand and not the sun above
You can only feel it and not the ones you love

Tired and releasing myself to the sand
I am lost and sinking deeper unable to understand

But just when all is lost and I feel I will die
A beam of light comes and fills my eye

I hear a voice firm and loving
I feel a hand grasping and pulling not shoving

It is my Lord whom delivers me
He pulls me back to reality

He tells me what was is not what counts
And what could have been will not amount

It is what is that really matters
It is what you do now that creates your here after

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  1. Date: 5/16/2012 1:49:00 PM
    "It is my Lord whom delivers me He pulls me back to reality", "But just when all is lost and I feel I will die A beam of light comes and fills my eye", & "It is what is that really matters It is what you do now that creates your here after"! These lines are fantastic. God is always there for you, don't worry! It DOESN'T matter!

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 7:48:00 AM
    I truly enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Bobb. I hope you have an amazing weekend. Love, Carol

    Marly Avatar Bobb Marly
    Date: 4/29/2012 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Miss Carol Thank you so sincerly for the positive and uplifting comments that you make. Not just on my own writing but on others as well. Our society works so much in the negative....if only more would look on the brighter side of life and spread it around such as you do. Sincerly Bobb
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Good wishes for tomorrow Bobb,nicely poem. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Marly Avatar Bobb Marly
    Date: 4/29/2012 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And may your days be filled from start to finish with positive and beautiful influences too. Sincerly Bobb
  1. Date: 2/9/2012 9:48:00 AM
    Isn't nice to know He pulls us out of our own quicksand?? Wonderful contemplations in this poem... Enjoyed !!

    Marly Avatar Bobb Marly
    Date: 4/29/2012 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It warms me not just in heart but also in soul to know that I have helped someone enjoy their day. Thank you sincerley Bobb