My friend Mary, (see Mary’s Limerick) asked me for a prayer poem for her dear friend Barbara who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Barbara has already beaten another type of cancer, but is now gearing up for another tough battle. The following is dedicated to her and to all of those people who fight that fight everyday. God Bless you all. “Strive to Survive”
I know that I have some readers out there that have a direct line to the Lord’s ear, so I’d like to ask them, and the rest of us as well, for a word or two on behalf of those who find themselves in struggles similar to Barbara’s.
Thank you so much,
I stood atop the mountain
and I looked God in the eye.
And I said, “Oh Lord, forgive me
on this, the day I die.
He just smiled and took my hand,
and sent me on my way.
“It’s not your time to be here”
is what I heard Him say.
He said, “listen to your heart
and hear your brother’s cry.
You’ve got some time ahead of you,
give life, another try.”
When I awoke, I felt great peace,
as if my soul was new.
But, I stood atop that mountain,
and that, I swear is true!
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