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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 22, 2019      Views: 168
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BARB HENSONGISPSACA 

Barb works at the local food bank volunteering her time at the country market. Barb has lived just about every profession there is to do. She has had a wild ride in her lifetime and uses poetry to tell everything. She is a cancer survivor. She hates - more...

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Chapter 99 of the book 2019 part 4
just because
"It Isn't There" by Barb Hensongispsaca
I want a cupboard full of food,
some sweets, now that's just fair.
I want a freezer full of meat ...
but it just isn't there.

I want a car to run the roads
to visit where I dare,
so I could see exotic spots ...
but it just isn't there.

I want to look good outwardly
so other people'd care.
I want to be a focal point ...
but it just isn't there.

I want to have companionship -
my life would feel less bare.
I want to hold hands, hug sometimes ...
but it just isn't there.

There are so many things in life
I wish I could make mine,
fine clothes, good meals, a car, a life
'cause all would be so fine.

But when I look around, I see
what others do not have.
Their lives are full and fancy free
and they don't need that salve.

They have their faith and grace-filled lives,
they laugh where e'er they go.
There's just enough for what they need
whenever troubles blow.

I realize the things I want
are not the things I need.
To hold strong onto my beliefs
are rules I need to heed.

'Cause all the stars up in the sky
won't give me peace within,
the more I want, the more I get,
the more I'll want to sin.

I'll be content with all the things
my Lord has given me,
and dance and sing His praises 'cause
His love has set me free.

I have a roof and food to eat
and friends with whom I share.
Temptation I don't worry 'bout
'causes it just isn't there.



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David Ruhl thank you for permission to use your picture.

Thank you Brenda Bickers for the idea.
If you have not read it, read her sonnet 'Food of Love'.

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