Behind The Bars
Behind the bars I confine
Because I made a flagitious crime
Uncomfortable, dreary room
Echoing guiltiness and gloom.
Why I am here?
Time to time, I murmured
Day and night no one cares, no one near
Mischievous words I always uttered.
Days, months and years passed by
But still wandering at the edge of why
Until one time, I woke up amidst the night
I saw a glimmer of astonishing light.
' Wake up child, ' a voice whispered
' Who are you, ' my scared reaction
He replied, ' don't be afraid, I'm your Father,
Accept me then you will see the right direction.'
So, I kneeled and said ' My God, my God forgive me
For I am a scoundrel, wretched and greedy
I live my life in my own way
But now I'm tired, please hear my plea.'
Then, a vigorous light dazzled my sight
And my whole being covered with bright
' I love you child, ' again I heard
Suddenly, my room turn back to blurred.
That encounter with God made me better than ever
Oh how glad to have a Heavenly Father
Behind the bars, He poured his grace
He restored my faith, I am amaze
Though behind the bars, I still reside
My hope to be free I can not hide
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
Behind the bars, my Saviour I found.
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