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Chose Not To Become A Statistic'
by Mary Cannon
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One day my heart, said close the door
you don't have to live with strife
For love stepped in, and was right on time
to help me face this thing called life
First it showed me how sweet that it could be
after experiencing many days of sorrows
and it did not mean, I had to become a statistic
But, can have my share, of better tomorrow's
For there were dark days that did coward me down
that lingered daily, over my head
Had no defense in my corner for life's trials
but, don't need it now, I have peace instead
I recall wearing a mask to hide the pains
trying hard to cover the scars
Which were hurts and pains that I could not shake
it was like living behind iron bars
As I watched the years would come and go
leaving my heart filled up with holes
disappointments had caused a many damp days
making the heart become dark and cold
I could not even welcome the sun
because, of what was happening inside
And when night rolled around I hid within
it was like something in me had died
But, then one day, something did happen
that mere words could not explain
And I realized one thing, that I was loved
by a loving God who knew my pain
Then the darkness that had me so engulfed
it right then, begin to fade away
and helped to discard the bad on that list
by learning me in how to pray
He did give me a forgiving heart
which at first was hard to do
But in knowing my life depended on this
once his grace had brought me through
You know nothings over if he has a say about it
for some stars in life are prepared and made
For when God smiles down upon you
he will help you to pass each grade
That's why today I'm free to laugh and smile
and have burned up every mask I wore
The dust filled corners of my heart I have swept
and I'm healed from of, that once was torn
My bed is no more a wrestling mat
I can sleep so sound and free
No more turning and tossing night after night
now I can use life as being on a shopping spree
No more forks of anger will I eat with
and no spoon that's full of hate
I took steps to empty out and discard everything
clearing my plate, as being to clean the slate
My self-esteem now sparkles like a diamond
that I wear around my neck
So no more looking down, face to the ground
for I had gotten a reality check
That cup of vengeful thoughts I abolished
filled up on compassion to take it's place
And the choice was mine to keep, or let it go
well, I chose the Lord for that space
I had swept the dirt from my shoes
don't want those ill feelings to retract
About any wrong doing's that was done to me
not a trace will I ever want back
The baggage's I had was like a packed suitcase
much more than I could tote
Something had to unload before I could go on
so I decided to write myself a note
Yes, you do, deserve to be loved
and have a right to be happy too
Get rid of the guilt that tries to bind you up
that others try to lay on you
When I took off the coat that held bad memories
and decided to get a change of heart
well it did lighten the loads that I carried
and thank God for giving me a new start
So now I see things more differently
I am the same person from on the outside
but, within it has been renewed
for the spirit, now lives and abide
You don't have to become a statistic
everything is ready when you cry out to live
Then God will meet you at the door
and a new life to you he'll give

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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