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Jan 2017
As the world now seems
to pass me by
Sadly, I can’t help
but wonder why
Another sunset
I’ll never see
Another night
I won’t be free
Another smile
without a face
Another day here
gone to waste
Another sleep  
dreaming about tomorrow
Another morning
waking with sorrow
Another meal
surrounded by hate
Another part of me
owned by the state
Another fence
I can’t walk through
Another tear I’ve shed
just no clue

So one day God
touches my heart
Saying to me,
'make a new start'
Be grateful for my gifts
& have some fun
As I bestow my love
on everyone
Even though life has me
pinned to the wall
I’ve now learned to see
the wonder of it all

Another sunrise
to share with you
Another daybreak
from a different view
Another bedtime
with prayers to say
Another night
to dream this way
Another opportunity
to learn something new
Another chance
to write for you
Another meal
to feed myself
Another day
to better my health
Another day
my kids have a dad
Another way
for me to be glad
Another love song
for us to hear
Another day
to love you dear
Another feeling
for a new sensation
Another way
to see God's creation

I’ve now learned to be grateful
for what I have
And the natural way
I make others laugh
Gods little gift
to see life this way
Each morning I wake
is a brand new day
If I begin each morning
by reading this poem
Forever in my heart
I’ll always be home
I wrote this during a stint in jail, it was an unfortunate situation, and i was very depressed.  The poem reflects my sudden ability to see the light instead of darkness.  Please feel free to comment. thank you for reading.
Tommy Allen
Written by
Tommy Allen  55/M/Redding California
(55/M/Redding California)   
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