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When you feel like giving up.....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

When you feel like giving up-
What are you supposed to do?
When nothing's left but air in the cup-
Who is supposed to encourage you?

If the sounds around you sound muffled and bland-
Where do you turn for the special music?
When you're searching for motivation in the desert's sand-
Where is the source that usually cues it?

When the pounds are not leaving, but your drive is a wreck-
When you totally lose hope and just think, "What the Heck?"
When the bottom fall out, and you see no relief-
No matter what folks say, you no longer subscribe to their belief.

When the road is crumbled, and the trees are all down-
When the smiles all disappear and are replaced by a frown-
When you feel trapped like a fly on a cruel piece of tape-
And your once mighty pride is the half the size of a grape.

THIS is pretty much the way a friend decribed her life-
She no longer felt useful as her husband's wife.
She felt that her child was better off without her-
And she described in sad detail, the problems she had incurred.

I only knew to do the ONE thing I could do for her right then-
I said a silent prayer, and then WITH HER, again.
My friend was not admitting it but she could not deny-
My friend was bidding me goodbye- she was planning to die.

After the prayer, she told me not to fret-
She felt the Lord with her, and she would never forget.
As I prayed for her, she was praying for ME!
And the Lord saved BOTH of us, though I wouldn't recognize so easily.

Today is a GREAT day, if only for this..
My friend is still alive, living with her family with bliss.
Today is a wonderful one, if only for this spark-
My children are my light, in His Grace, I'm not in the dark.

My troubles are not so great when compared with some others'-
So, we really need to support each other, my sisters and brothers.
SOMEONE needs some encouragement SOMEWHERE in this land-
Will YOU be the one to ignore that final plea, or will YOU lend a hand.

Just had to write this, because today I received an email from my friend thanking me for saving her life, and reminding her about God. She called me a hero. I'm no hero. Once, a not too long time ago, someone reminded ME not to give up as I ventured towards my last breaths. I am forever humbled, and changed.....I will NEVER give up...on me, nor YOU.
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  • FRENCHIE29577
    This brought tears to my eyes. It was T H A T good! I'm going to read more of your poetry, when given the opportunity. Thanks for sharing that. I feel even more inspired!
    3724 days ago
    That was the MOST AWESOME THING I'VE READ!!! Can't beat that. Amazing. Wish you were still in the pain group, (not correct name I know), but I barely got to meet you. Heard you are amazing. Read many of your posts. This just really proved it here. You are one strong motivator and I thought I was doing good. Wow. Thats all I can say. That and please come back...we need your words!!!!
    3867 days ago
    Wow hon... just wow. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3870 days ago
    Thanks for not giving up on you or on me.

    3870 days ago
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