Oh God: a desperate cry

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Oh God

Oh God, please let me die

For I am dying to see you

But first I want to leave behind

Something that's of worth

I want my life to stand for something

Greater than myself

Through it, I want people to see

The greatness of your power

Yet I feel the world is spinning past

And I am standing still

I want to be a part

Of everything you do

But I am just a worthless nothing

Please help me be like you


3/15/01

© 2013 Shannon

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phoenix2327 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Lovely poem, Shanmarie. I think most people long for this but somewhere along the line they get sidetracked.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

It is certainly easy enough to do - get sidetracked, that is.

Thank you for the visit. If your hubs are like the one I just read, I'll certainly be back to read more of yours. I think that made my day!


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phoenix2327 3 years ago from United Kingdom

That's very kind of you, Shanmarie, thank you.

Although I like writing about historical things, I've been feeling kind of antsy lately and wanted to try something. I'm glad you liked it. I enjoyed writing it.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Very much so. :)


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epigramman 3 years ago

This is like poetic gospel to me and by far and away my favorite piece of writing by you as you just simply let it all hang out here - and yes one of my favorite genres of music is black gospel music partly because of the sincerity in the words but also because it sounds like rock 'n roll.

Currently listening to the Doors Live with Jim Morrison but my two cats are sleeping , I guess they're waiting for Justin Bieber, lol

lake erie time 11:11pm and sending good thoughts your way


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Well, thank you! I have nothing against gospel, but I would not have compared this to that genre. I listen to a wide variety of music, actually. We now only have three cats, and who knows where they are right now? They all seem to have gone outside to roam. No Bieber here. Haha. My kids are currently obsessed with Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, along with some Nickelodeon stars of choice such as Victoria Justice.


Ed 3 years ago

Shannie , oh my ! do you ever define who you are here , all I can say is WOW !......you are soo vibrant!......Ed


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Ed!


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Incredible thoughts in another hub.I think we all like to give back for the wonderful life we have been given.I for one search and practice how.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, DREAM ON. I wrote that years ago, but I still feel the same urge to want to give back.

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