Black Poetry : I Thank God (Maybe, not often Enough)

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I Thank God
    (Maybe not often Enough).


    As I drive to work
    Or walk the dog
    I think of “you and I”
    And wonder at it all
    …the life we’re building
    From jagged paths and twisted turns
    Through the “everyday survival” of our daily concerns

    I think about a past life
    Where I would often yearn
    For something more…a life I felt I’d earned
    Something WHOLE
    …Filled with fantasies, and smiles

    Not just once in a while.

    I thank God
    Though, not often enough
    For showing me I’m worthy
    …of your love and trust
    Even when circumstances are rigid
    …and rough

    You see me through them.

    I thank God
    Maybe, not often enough
    For tapping me in midnight’s sleep
    Strengthening…and encouraging me to weep
    To email a friend
    Take us back to where true love began

    When things were simple, and love was true
    And my heart would jostle with thoughts of you

    Have I told you that you saved me?
    From my fears of loneliness
    Past years of aloneness, I guess
    …Molded and conditioned
    By past fears of
    Inadequacies
    …and incompleteness
    Questioning what I have to give
    While giving all of me
    ‘til unqualified success
    And unrestrained love
    Assaulted me

    Now…I’m blessed

    Even through winter’s gray
    You held life’s miseries at bay
    And I just want to say

    I thank God for you
    (Though, not often enough)
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi Baller, I believe you're not the only one. Many thank God, but maybe not often enough for all the blessings in their lives. Beautiful piece! I thank God for your gifted pen! :)

    Feelin'souldeep
    Coco :dance:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Like...we don't THANK GOD, often enough, for friendships most special. So, I THANK GOD for you.
     
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