Lawrence S. Pertillar
Get Up Off Your Knees - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar
When I then let go to let God,
Take from my hands...
Reins I held too closely to control,
Every movement made...
I believed I could command.
The faith I thought was strongly felt,
Wasn't there at all.
Until I fell to my knees to crawl.
And I heard a 'voice' say to me,
'You have a choice to stay here...
To weep as long as you please.
But keep this remembered,
Weeping on your knees...
To then appease ME with a crawl?
Has been your choice to make.
And if you'd like...
I can find for you a thick brick wall.'
But God wouldn't want me to hurt myself.
You are making this choice.
And I am here to grant wishes.
Would you like that wall,
Re-enforced with steel?
Or should I double up on the bricks? '
And that's when,
I knew my faith took second place...
To an ego I no longer needed to use.
Please take control of my life.
'Get up off your knees.
You folks believe I should be doing,
EVERYTHING for you.'
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