Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pretend 7-1-14


Pretending as I have since birth
right up to now, today -
those fun and selfish things I've spun
to get things my own way.

Well, I would always cry and whine
if I was not chastised -
and tantrums were my specialty
if wants weren't realized.

As teens, my friends and I would joke.
We'd smoke a cigarette.
We sometimes laughed at other folk,
without the least regret.

The beer I drank had proved me cool.
the drugs, to get me high.
Abortion took a precious life -
deception's selfish lie.

Yet at the top of my own list
were comforts by the score...
from better cars to bigger homes
and oh, so much, much more.

I thought about how good I was -
and things that I deserved.
I bragged about the good I'd done
and all the folks I'd served.

I slammed the door on all those things
I'd just as soon forget -
but stubborn guilt had gripped me so
and hadn't left me yet.

Convince myself, I still do try
and fool my closest friend -
but Heaven, though, cannot be fooled
and God does not pretend.

(author's note: I did not smoke, drink or do drugs)
©2014 louis gander - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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1 comment:

  1. I can relate to your poem...It
    hits close to home and helps me to realize although I have known
    Christ for several years now, I still have certain things in my life that have not changed from the inside, out...God does not pretend and knows our hearts...He's willing to help us to realize who we are in Christ...Thank you, for your honesty and willingness to share your flaws with us along with God's mercy, who is at hand.

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