Call My Name!
By: Wayne Brown
For too long I cared little what was said or done
Life was being carefree; just having some fun
I cared only for myself totally without shame
Then came the day that they called my name
I left some hurt behind me on my trail of freedom
There were those who loved me but I didn’t see ‘em
My heart was wild; I still had a whole world to tame
Never dreamed of a time when they called my name
Bad things happen to others; luck is on my side
Good things came to me when I never tried
I liked it that way; always wanted it the same
Until the fateful day they finally called my name
Who cares what others think or what they do
Remember to thine own self always be true
I thought to think any other way was just lame
Then one day, they up and called my name
To be accountable, responsible; to pay the price
To respect all others; to be humble and to be nice
This is not how I was taught to play this old game
But it makes a difference when they call your name
The angles look different when the position is turned
I’m quickly reminded of all the bridges I’ve burned
The weight of the world; things don’t look the same
When your time comes and they call your name
Take the time while you still have a few chances
Look about and see how the other man dances
Examine your image and put it into a new frame
Be ready to answer when the Voice calls your name
©Copyright WBrown2013. All Rights Reserved.
6 February 2013
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