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Prose - The Only Thing Left To Do

Updated on May 17, 2011

I’ve exhausted my mind
With thoughts
I no longer wish to find
The only thing left to do
Is be happy
I’ve expressed how I feel
With words
That make it all so real
The only thing left to do
Is smile
I’ve cried all I can
With tears
Even though I am a man
The only thing left to do
Is laugh
I shook my fist
At God
As his word I resist
The only thing left to do
Is kneel

How can I be good
In a world full of evil?
How can I believe
In a world so deceitful?
How can I love
In a world so hateful?
How can I believe in one
Who can be so spiteful?
It seems I have no choice
Everything is the same
I listen to my own voice
All I do is cast blame
For the failures of other
While I assume my innocence
I’ve lost my way
With the one I ask for deliverance
As my island shrinks
From the tide of bitterness
I seek higher ground
As simple as cheerfulness
All that remains
Is inner peace
As I pray to the God I admonish
And ask for all suffering to cease


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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @JadedLove - I don't know how I found this one... I googled something like "smiling person picture" and it was in there somewhere....

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      JadedLove 6 years ago

      BTW. I love the picture how the birds make the sky smile.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Apostle Jack - Thank you and I hope so.

      @Michael Adams - Thank you; if you are talking about Christ then I'd say it's been a lot of suffering over the human race that cannot get out of it's own way.

      @Johnny Love - There is dignity in pain and sometimes it seems it's the only thing that's real; but then we feel love and know that there is more to consciousness than pain. We all wait for the good news that turns in our favor and soldier on in the meantime.

      @RealHousewife - Thank you!

      @PenMePretty - Thank you! Just trying to be real you know?

      @always - That's right... I have been absorbed with life's problems lately: mine and the worlds but I don't want to be morose so almost becomes a choice; and I have much to be happy about.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh how beautiful!! Your poetry echoes my thoughts, nothing is perfect, nothing is the way we prefer, but we will go along and seek the one thing needed..Happiness. Thank you.

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      How beautifully written from the heart and soul.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Voted up Poet:)!

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      JadedLove 6 years ago

      I have come to find a valuable lesson in my sufferings. My Lord and Lady keep me well. I may never have all that I want, but they bless me with all that i need. Beautiful words, felt like you were on your knees waiting for the pain to stop. Awesome.

      Johhny Love

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      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Seeking His truth seems endless, but He is long suffering, Awesome hub

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      All things will come in time,nothing shall be late.