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Unfinished Business
by Lew Duffey

Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I started to do some heavy writing this morning but simply didn't have the ability to proceed with it. Instead, I vented through a poem. I hope you enjoy it.

Unfinished Business


I started out to complete a chore that I had once begun

But, alas I could not focus on the job until I saw it done.

I have visions of doing great things to make everybody see

That there was really something great and wonderful about me.

Oh, the disappointment when at last I walked away

Muttering quietly to myself, “I’ll finish another day.”

How often do we make great plans and follow glorious dreams

Only to be brought back down to earth feeling hopeless or so it seems.

Oh to be able to fly up high and accomplish a wonderful deed

But, in truth we simply do not have the patience or the energy we need.

If it was written in the scriptures, “faith without works is dead,”

Then surely we are not headed for eternal bliss but to agony instead.

“I wonder,” I think unto myself, “if I expect too much today.”

Does my Lord not know my limitations?  Does he not love me anyway?

The wonder of his undying love is the thing that gives me faith to proceed.

If I accomplish nothing more than to plant a wonderful seed

God’s love and power will make it grow so the burden is not all on me.

For when my strength seems to have faded away his love will set me free.

He will hold me up when I feel down and keep my dreams alive

As each day I live for my Lord my hopes and faith survive.

We all have unfinished business as we traverse through this life.

That’s why we are still here on earth, with it’s joys and also strife.

“Keep the faith,” he urges.  “Be constantly in prayer as you live day to day

And I will always lead you back if from the path you stray.

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Reviewed by Delma Luben 7/20/2007
Great thoughts expressed in this poem! They are not expressed often enough, although almost everybody in the world can relate to them. Thanks for plainly presenting (in poetry)some every day truths we often forget--as we strain to accomplish... But then, that's as it should be, for poetry is "the language of life."
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 8/3/2006
Gives me courage to know that wastng a day is not so bad. At least nothing bad happened to me today. This was my day today - weary - no good reasson. I have many days like that and others where I seem to accomplish a good deal which gives me more satisaction. One thing we can be happy about is no war here at home. lil flower
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 8/2/2006
Hi Lew, Enjoyed the read. Like you, I use prose or contemporary poetry to express my feelings. I've often noticed that when I get stuck trying to accomplish something, I take it as a sign from God that I should wait. Perhaps He has something better, be it a plan or thought I had not considered...but ony by delaying would this plan be made known to me. If, on the other hand, I try to force it, disaster results. So you see, just keep the faith, and all will be right in the end.

God Bless

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