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Topic: Sad (07/26/07)
TITLE: The Unwanted
By Charla Diehl
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Wayward children left on their own.
Who will guide them, hold their hand?
Who will help them understand?
Their lonely hearts hold no joys
They’re unwanted girls and boys.
Who will fill the gaping hole
Left from another’s sorry soul?
Evil words lace Satan’s songs
Brainwashing youth to commit his wrongs,
Words of rage through headsets gain
The hearts of youth filled with pain.
Hateful words in anger said,
No remorse when one lies dead.
Senseless killing in the streets,
Sirens sound, the gangs retreat.
Heaven’s tears drenched the land
I shall help them understand
He pierced the night with His voice,
"My son, my child, you have a choice."
The shivering boy’s sunken eyes
Searched his shelter, paralyzed.
"It is I, raised from the tomb,
I knew you in your mother’s womb.
Turn from these acts of hate and sin,
From Satan’s grip and Satan’s grin."
"It’s then you’ll find the peace you crave.
I’ll grant you strength so you’ll be brave.
I love you son, for you I died.
Oft I’ve seen the tears you’ve cried."
This boy had lost his earthly dad
Too soon, too young and his mom was sad
She found a way to ease her grief
Through drugs and booze, part-time relief.
The young boy needed a place to turn,
But no one taught him, so he didn’t learn
About God’s love and about God’s ways.
It was in the streets he spent his days.
His family grew to be a gang
They acted tough, they spoke in slang.
Tonight he saw a ‘brother’ die
Because of Corruption’s deadly lies.
Scared and trembling, he stretched his hand
Grabbing hold of his Savior, the great I AM.
The boy grew and years were spent
Studying the Word and all it meant.
Then back to the streets from which he came
To help the unwanted and God’s love proclaim.
How many he helped, he never knew--
Generations perhaps, or just a few.
But when he died and was laid to rest,
His headstone said, “He did his best.”
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