Before I Leave

Before I Leave

Before I leave and it's time to go

I want to be a blessing

Even to people I don't know

If you are hungry let us share some of my food

If you are thirsty let me give you a drink of something that is good

No need to be cold

I have a jacket you may have

If you are homeless no need to sleep on the street

Come to my home I will share my heat

If you have sorrow or maybe some pain

Come on over and laugh maybe take a walk in the rain

If you feel lonely and think you have not a friend

Remember I'm here just around the bend

These are the things I want to do

Before my dear Lord

I come to live with you

I may not be rich

But that is okay with me

For it doesn't take money to buy love,compassion and sympathy

These are things that you taught me

My father above

But my favorite lesson was learning to love

 

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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

Oh that is just beautiful! What a blessing...thank you for sharing that!


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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

Oh that is just beautiful! What a blessing...thank you for sharing that!


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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

Oh that is just beautiful! What a blessing...thank you for sharing that!


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awsydney 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Thanks Tracy. Beautiful and immensely moving. If only more people share the same thoughts as you, this world will be a more wonderful place.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

bay area thank you I'm glad you liked it. I love poetry and it's how i express myself the best. So what you read is what I feel. Hope you continue reading.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

awsydney thank you I'm so glad people still like poetry. It's how I share my feelings. And if it were up to me this would be a different world. And I know one day it will be. God bless you.


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thanglynn07 7 years ago from Long Beach, CA

Tracy...I truly admire you. I wish there were more people like you. Someone who truly care about making a difference in the world. You may not have much but you offer it all. Not just to loved ones but strangers as well. And I truly love you for that. You have so much inner strength and such a tremendous amount of love and compassion. I am deeply touched by your strength. You are such a strong individual. You are such a beautiful person...Thank you. Thank you so much for being you. I love your poetry. It speaks straight to the heart...You are an angel sent from above. Thank you...


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Tracy711,

Beautiful, lovely inspiring poem. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

thanglynn07 Thank you I'm glad you like my poetry. I was once so sick it weakened my strength and my mind. I have liked writing poetry since I was a child but I hadn't done it for a few years. Years of suffering and torment. But now I am some what better and I don't want to loose who I am because then the illness will have won and I can't let that happen. I will fight till the end for the life God has given. And I'm sure you have heard if it doesn't kill you then it will only make you stronger. I will pray for you and I hope that you will find comfort and strength also. God bless you and keep you in loving care.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

DeBorrah Thank you for your comments they make me happy. I never thought my poetry would inspire anyone. But I write from the heart maybe that's why. God bless you


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rsmallory 7 years ago from Central Texas

very nice Tracy711. Thank you for sharing.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

Thank you I'm glad you liked it. I love writing I always have. And since I got a second chance I have alot to say. Keep reading and thank you for becoming a fan.


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oldness49 7 years ago from linda.barrett@insightbb.com

Tracy,Thank you for replying to my site!You would have been a Great parent!Your poem is a very good one!God bless you! Thank you! Oldness49


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

oldness 49 thank you for your kind words. I will enjoy reading more of your hubs. Good luck and God Bless you.


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vanderhaven 7 years ago

I went to your profile and the title of this hub caught my eye so I began reading. I am so glad I did. This is such a blessing and I am glad I found you on hub pages :). I can't wait to read more of your hubs.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

vanderhaven thank you for your comments they made me truly happy. I'm glad you will be reading more of my hubs and I will do likewise.


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writing menace 7 years ago from Virginia Beach

I like this poem, now mines is nowhere near as touching as yours... thanks for sharing....


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

thank you for your kind words. I think your poems are great any time we write with our hearts, the greatness shines through. God bless you


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

What a lovely poem. Your words express a beautiful heart. I am surely glad I came to this Page and read this. If only all people had your philosophy, we could comfort our fellow man on a huge level.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

thank you I'm glad you liked it maybe my poem will start some sort of chain of events to make this a better place for all of us. Wouldn't that be wonderful. God bless you.


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Tracy, I just got kicked out of my apartment, can I come stay with you? haha, only kidding. Now here is a poem that sounds more like a prayer. We need to hear a little kindness these days.


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

I agree I always wonder what happened to compassion and helping each other out.


donna 7 years ago

oh so beutiful.. always great to know there are people out there that care and share, thank you Tracy711 !!!


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Tracy711 7 years ago Author

thank you Donna I'm glad you like it. Hope you continue to read my hubs. God bless you


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Tracy Beautiful and Awesome You are a gem sweet one. I have a teardrop in each eye. It is all good. Love n Hugs


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Tracy711 6 years ago Author

I'm glad you like it Sky..you are a dear friend..all of Gods love and blessings your way :o)

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