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Topic: WASTE (10/11/18)
- TITLE: Is There a Reason I’m Still Here?
By Laurie Glass
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I have no choice since illness came.
It’s robbed me of so very much
and makes me feel my life is lame.
I’m to the point I cannot work.
Seems all I do is take up space.
I can’t have fun or socialize.
My life now feels like such a waste.
The time rolls on; it never waits.
The minutes, hours, come and go
as I just lie here day by day.
The healthy times, I miss them so.
I’ve grieved the loss of many things,
so much of life has been erased.
I think of past abilities,
but now what’s left is just a trace.
At least that’s how it feels some days.
But even so, I know deep down
that there’s a reason I’m still here,
a purpose why I’m still around.
It’s true that I am limited.
Yet there are things that I can do.
I walk with others and relate
to challenges they’re going through.
When I am able, I can say
uplifting words to show I care,
can help my peers feel less alone,
relate with burdens others share.
When I can make a person laugh
or help someone feel understood,
although I’m limited, I still
can be a part of something good.
I find that it’s a privilege
to say a prayer or speak a word.
God uses me. I’m grateful there
are still some ways that I can serve.
I’ve lost my health, but not my gifts.
Although it’s nearly all online,
God still has work for me to do.
Gives purpose to this life of mine.
If I can touch another’s life,
can share in what another’s faced,
although life’s hard, I still can know
my time on earth is not a waste.
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