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By: DewDotSag~.

My lot was cast on the sea of life,
My sails were beat by the winds of strife.
My hull was battered by waves of shame
And I thought I’d welcome the end when it came.
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A fierce storm blew from west to east
And raged and raged, like an angry beast.
Then the sun beat down with a vengeful ray
And weathered my skin and my hair turned gray.
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I grabbed the oar and I rowed and rowed,
With blistered hands, till my back was bowed.
Then defeated, I had no hope to revive—
I lay on the keel more dead, than alive.
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And from deep within, my soul cried out,
“My God, my God,” it began to shout.
And fraught with fear and misery
It said, “Why has thou, forsaken me?”
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And the answer came on a gentle breeze:
“Have you ever, once, called on bended knees?
It is I, not you, if I’m not mistaken…
My child, it’s I, who has been forsaken!”
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“When the fierce wind blew and filled your sail
I awaited your call, but, my child, you failed.
You forgot, dear child, or you never knew…
That your Father is always there, for you.
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When you charted your course, through the fiercest storm
It is I, who sent the sun to warm.
I never thought that you’d stop and stay
Rowing in circles, day after day.
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And again, I waited, to offer a hand
To shield and protect you, to understand.
But my willful child, you did it your way,
And again and again, you forgot to pray.”
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And suddenly frightened of the judgment day-
Afraid of what my god might say-
From my fitful dream, I shook awake,
Knelt down and prayed, for my own soul’s sake.
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And I either heard, or I dreamed it still
But the Lord spoke out and said, “I will…
Forever be there, on life’s stormy sea,
To lead you home, my child, to me.”  Sandy lee                            

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By Sandy lee
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