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Lawrence S. Pertillar

Bronze Star - 5,195 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Not On This Day


I did not get blessed this morning,
To awaken to crave a tasting of yesterdays' leftovers...
Of worries to burden as they ride freely on my back.
Not on this day.
I awakened determined my life to live,
Means more to me than just that.
My task is not to allow my shoulders to be hunched.

On this day God has awakened me,
With an acknowledgement my faith has strengthened.
And unlike most folks who doubt and carry about,
Every ache and pain and trouble to share...
I awakened this morning to realize God is always there.

Clearly I see I am here to live and experience my life.
With a faith to keep devoted to witness,
In time God will remove any and all obstacles...
To make things eventually made for me alright.
And although rain clouds and storms,
May come along to appear in my sight...
I only need to be patient to bask in Sunlight.

I did not get blessed this morning,
To awaken to crave a tasting of yesterdays' leftovers...
Of worries to burden as they ride freely on my back.
Not on this day.
Nor will I sit on a fence to stay,
To observe what others do to prove I can do it too!
Who? Not me! I want God to see I am available,
Capable and able to do 'His' will at all times.

Submitted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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