I asked GOD, "Is my work done,
I'm getting kind of tired?"
HE answered, "No my son, it's not all done,
I'll tell you when you're fired."
I answered, 'GOD, I'm Getting old,
I really need a rest."
HE smiled and said, "I made you child,
I always know what's best."
I know that HE keeps testing me,
To see if I am strong.
But I'm afraid, that I will stray,
And end up doing wrong.
When I was young and in my prime,
I took this all in stride.
But now the years are taking toll,
I need HIM by my side.
I know there is a purpose,
For everything we do.
And HE will always show the way,
For what you're asked to do.
Sometimes, I fall and I loose faith,
When everything goes wrong.
But then I beg forgiveness,
In a prayer or a song.
GOD never turned HIS back on me,
Like I have done to HIM.
HE's always filled my cup with love,
Right up to the brim.
So, I guess HE has some other plans,
And chores for me to do.
But now I'm just so far behind,
I may miss one or two.
But I remember hearing,
There's no mountain I can't scale.
And even when they look so steep,
I know I cannot fail.
So then I said, "You know what GOD,
I'm not ready to come home.
I think I'll sit right down tonight,
And write another poem."
August 2001 Joe Pielmeier Sr.
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