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Topic: Confident (07/05/07)
TITLE: A Senior's Lament
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
And mostly been content,
But every misplaced confidence,
I offer up lament.
I was so hopeful I could keep
My memory alive,
But those thoughts I would not forget
Have struggled to survive.
I felt assured those dear to me
Would never from me stray,
But some have moved, and some have died,
And some just went away.
I hoped my body would stay strong
To last through days and hours,
But it has wilted and grown weak,
Like last springís brightest flowers.
I wanted to rely upon
Experience Iíve had,
But much of it has not been good,
And more of itís been sad.
At times I put my faith in things
And hoped theyíd never fade,
But one by one they disappeared,
And I was left betrayed.
I trusted in what I could do,
Convinced that I might win,
But God saw my self-confidence
As just another sin.
Yet confidently can I go
With Jesus as my friend.
Forgiven, I am in Godís care.
Heíll keep me till the end.
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