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THAT I MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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THAT I MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Awaken me, Lord.
Open my ears that I may hear the voices,
Of those wo cry out for help.
Let me not be deaf to their pleas,
Lest they perish, because I would not hear.

Awaken me, Lord,
That I might make a difference.
Open my eyes that I may see those who suffer.
Let me not be blind to their needs,
Lest they perish because I would not see.

Awaken me, Lord.
Clear my mind that I may undersrtand the plight,
Of those who cannot help themselves.
Let me not be ignorant in my comfort,
Lest they perish because I was thoughtless.

Awaken me, Lord.
Open my heart that I may truly feel,
For all who suffer and have need.
Let me not be cold and unfeeling,
Lest they perish because I would not care.

Awaken me, Lord.
Loose my hands that I may reach out,
To those for whom You have suffered and died.
Let me not be lazy, or fearful of what others might think,
Lest they perish because I would not reach out.

Amen


Once when I was out walking I heard a dog screaming in agony begging to be let inside out of the cold. I just laughed to myself saying to myself that the dog was acting like she was dying out there. I paid her no mind sense the dog wasn't mine.
Later when I passed by again all was quiet. I figured the owner had let her in.
The owner wasn't home.
They went to school and to work forgetting the dog was still outside.
She Froze To Death And I Could Have Helped Her If Only I Had Cared Enough To JUST GO CHECK IT OUT BUT I FEARED WHAT THE OWNERS WOULD THINK OF ME STICKING MY NOSE IN WHERE IT DIDN'T BELONG.
Just because it's an animal that doesn't mean they don't matter or "don't feel pain like we do". Pain is pain and it HURTS. They feel it like we do they just can't tell us because they can't speak our language but they speak in every other way if we will just listen.
That dog died in agony because I didn't listen and her owners FORGOT ABOUT HER.

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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Judy, I especially enjoyed the story you put beneath here. what a sad and tragic story of how that dog suffered. Oh my, it would break my heart!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/10/2012 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea. It's something I never forgot. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/16/2012 4:50:00 PM
    a beautiful prayer, and such a sorrowful story to accompany it. Hugs, catie :)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/16/2012 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have always felt so guilty and sorrowful about that. I could have helped but I didn't even go look to make sure she was alright. Thanks so much Catie. God Bless, JB