Over temptations hellish flames,
over my selfish, foolish games,
over my ego, over my pride,
and over all evil desire inside,
Over my wants and over my needs,
over my endless, selfish greeds,
over the impulse of this land,
for something, somewhere, I must stand.
Over my wasted days and years,
over my sad and futile tears,
over possessions and over my shoes,
over my travels, I must choose.
Under the stars, the sun, the moon,
under the clouds of midday, noon,
under the clouds which turned to gray,
I saw in the sand, for me, the way.
Under the message, I could sing,
under the crown of thorns, my King,
under the face of endless love,
I was fully unworthy of.
Under temptations people stray,
under Barabbas, come what may,
under both nails that pierced His hands,
noticed I purpose in the sands.
Under the sword that pierced his side,
over the grave and grace inside,
under the feet, securely nailed,
over all clearly - I had failed.
Under excuses that I'd built,
over depressions from my guilt,
under the cross, my Lord's upon,
there lay His sandals, I put on.
On with compassion so humbly found,
on with a purpose completely sound,
on, despite others who might be appaulled,
on to a mission for which I was called.
Remember those in need in Haiti
and others in true need around the world.
2016 louis gander - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - Since age 50, Louis Gander has been writing poetry, including "story poetry". You can read more at ganderpoems.org
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