Travis Johnson

(06 Sept 86 / Evansville, IN)

My Prayer


Dear Lord,
I'm siting here crying
With my head to the sky
And you know I've been cryin
Since my dad left and died
They said life gets easy
But it only geting harder
My mom said when life is hard
It will make you much stronger
Also when life is hard
It will take you much farther
Now its 2009
and I have a wife and a daughter
where-ever I go
no one really believes in me
my family is the only ones
that really see the best in me
im tired of crying
and im tired of all this movin
sometimes I cant believe
the things that im doin
I know you be watchin
Us as we sleep
You enable me to carry
all this weight on two feet
I feel that all this weight
Is buryin me to deep
Then I tell you all my problems
And you take the weight from me
And when I was down and hurt
You never left me alone
Then when I was lost in the world
You held my hand and guided me home
When my feelin got so hurt
It was you that really knew
From day one to age 22
You watch how I grew
So here I come to you
Here through this rhyme
To ask you to keep helpin me out
For the rest of my time

amen

Submitted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Edited: Saturday, August 27, 2011

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  • LeChelle Jones ♥ Endless luv♥ (6/18/2009 4:46:00 PM)

    I've been on ur page just about since I been on here and Im starting to feel like a stalker..lmao..but I just really love the things u rite about becuz they seem to come from the heart.....ur a great writer and God blessed u with this gift so don't let go.

    This poem rite above my comment is the BEST. I really love it a lot, its written beautifully and I can really relate to just about every word. Its my favorite :) .

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