It Could Have Been

What hurts the most,
is that I should’ve done something.
I could’ve tried to change the world,
instead of wasting away—a life of liberty—
given freely to me.

I was carefree then.
Everything was so easy then.
As the world spun around and around,
I didn’t see how it was gaining on me,
it was going out of control.

I was stronger then.
But I was such a coward then.
I didn’t want to make waves.
Was I worried that even ripples,
would make it more difficult
to keep up appearances?

Now that I am old and spent,
I see my whole life’s folly before me.
As I lay here, I cry out in agony—
is it too late?

For now I know, how others felt,
when their lives were slipping away—
I didn’t do anything about it
because I didn’t care about them!

I hope my Faith won’t fail.
I pray for Grace to prevail.

By: ElRoyPoet © 2021

Listen to Newsboys—Born Again song

“This lesson is so crucial that I would venture to say that if you do not understand it, you probably are not a Christian in the true sense of the word. If you think that Jesus saves pretty good, basically moral, church-going people, you do not understand the heart of the gospel. If you think that someday when you stand before God, He will let you into heaven because you’ve tried to do your best, you’ve been regular in attending church, you’ve given money to the church, you’ve never intentionally hurt anyone, then you’re in for a rude awakening.”
Excerpt from Why Jesus Does Not Save Good People (Luke 5:27-32)

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. Where there is no vision, the people perish….Many seek the ruler’s favor; but every man’s judgment comes from The Lord. There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. The wise fear The Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. Bible, Proverbs 29:7,18,26; 14:12,15,16

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