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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!
    3667 days ago
  • GINETTEK
    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!!!!
    3810 days ago
  • NATRONA32
    Wow hon... just wow. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3813 days ago
  • JEMPOWER
    Thanks for not giving up on you or on me.

    Jem
    3813 days ago
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