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  Apologies to Jesus
by Patrick A Granfors
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Another countryish tune that came to me in the middle of last night and wouldn't let go.

Photo:By Patrick Granfors


Sticks and stones will break my bones

Unless I stay alert

Contrary to the saying

I allowed your words to hurt

 

And in reply I said some things

I probably never meant

In the end it didn’t matter

Our relationship I’d spent

 

So how do I apologize to Jesus

When I’m not that sure I really even care

How do I apologize to Jesus

Up in heaven, in case I meet him there

 

In this cold cruel world

I’ve done a lot of wrong

I turned my back on friendship

When we couldn’t get along

 

In my heart I closed the door

I wouldn’t give you room

The politics of life I’ve found

Are like a cheap perfume

 

Tell me how do I apologize to Jesus

When I’m not that sure I really even care

How do I apologize to Jesus

Up in heaven, in case I meet him there

 

It comes as no surprise to me

When I find myself alone

The misery that I endure

A skill that’s taken years to hone

 

I know I only have myself to blame

An attitude gone bad

Not interested in forgiveness

And I guess that’s really sad

 

Tell me how do I apologize to Jesus

When I’m not that sure I really even care

How do I apologize to Jesus

Up in heaven, in case I meet him there

 

 

Copyright 2012 Patrick Granfors

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 1/17/2012
I can hear the music for this, Patrick. It HAS to be roadhouse honky tonk with a pedal steel wailing in the background. It's the kind of song a youngish Loretta Lynn would make her own.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/17/2012
Just love in your own way, Patrick, spread light and a spirit of hope through your humor and personality.
You don't have to believe someone else's truth.

All of us have different purposes.
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 1/17/2012
Hey I figure Tom Hyland there has it right, can't be too hard.
Nicely written
Steve
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 1/16/2012
Seldom have I seen such direct honesty so eloquently stated. Wow
Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/16/2012
Patrick,
I'm sure you've heard the song, Jesus, Take the wheel. Just let him take the wheels of your life and straighten the crooked roads. This is a fantastic song/poem. Its a hit in my book.

Many blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by jude forese 1/15/2012
Tell him it was a momentary oversight ....
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 1/15/2012
PAT ... VERY SIMPLE GAME ... TWO WORDS ...

"SORRY DUDE!" HE ... IS A LANGUAGE EXPERT & WILL 'GET IT' !
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 1/15/2012
*Patrick*
Someone said it well...like this:

"If we meet and you forget me,
you have lost nothing...But if
you meet Jesus Christ and forget
Him, you have lost everything"

Thanks to be the Glory of Your poem!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/15/2012
Now how did I know that the Mrs. was again away,
My old Cuz is now strummin, and composin today.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/14/2012
As a non religious person and a non religious Jewish Person to boot, it never occurred to me to apologize to Jesus for... actually I have no idea what I would or should be apologizing for. Not, mind you, that I haven't done things throughout my seventy-seven years that I wish I hadn't, but they were of my own choice so there is nothing to apologize for. As for your poem, Patrick, as always a work of near genus.
Mark
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 1/14/2012
Beautiful photo and a marvelous country song of the heart and soul.
Blessings to you Patrick ~ Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/14/2012
Sounds like a hit, Patrick!!! Have you put it to music yet? If you haven't .... you should!

Anna
Reviewed by Janna Hill 1/14/2012
When the wife's away the mind will stray.
This song sounds like a man in the process of figuring it all out.
Good luck with that.
:) Janna
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/14/2012
Straighten up you dear old soul, Jesus, wants real sinners like me, but my ego darn it. Bless ya! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 1/14/2012
yeah, Patrick, sincere and from the heart... I, too, have struggled with this attitude of which you speak... but the more I press in to really 'hear' what Jesus says to me about how much he loves me, how great is his mercy for me, how deep and long-lasting his peace, the more I realize that he forgives me so much, so why, oh why in the wide world can't I forgive... it's only a matter of pride that gets in the way anyway, and if we keep things in perspective, all that pride soon fades away... you've hit a mighty big nail with this bitter-sweet country tune, and I suspect the challenge for many is finding enough faith to accept the gift of God's forgiveness...

it is good to experience this type of contrition if it leads us to repentance and not grievous despair... whatever you do, don't let it take you there...

I got a good verse in the spirit the other day... Jude 2: May mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. That is my prayer for you, Patrick.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/14/2012
Well penned a great country song Patrick
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 1/14/2012
I agree with Joyce. It is not hard to ask for forgiveness and peace.
BTW, Patrick fans, we are fine. I am in New Mexico caring for my aging father for a bit, and Patrick has lots of time without my blather to make him crazier. :0) Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/14/2012
I am sure many of us can relate to the theme expressed in your song, Patrick. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/14/2012
Sounds like a good little old country song. I just got to see There Will Be Blood for the second time. Looks like you got nothing to apologize for unless it was something like that guy did.

Ron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 1/14/2012
Singing my song. Absolutely.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/14/2012
FOR THE THOUGHT OF APOLOGIZING TO JESUS TO HAVE EVEN CROSSED ONE'S MIND MEANS...THEY DO CARE. AND IT'S SO SIMPLE TO SAY; 'I'M SORRY, JESUS FOR ALL MY SHORTCOMINGS', IS ALL IT TAKES. AND BELIEVE ME, PATRICK...I KNOW, BECAUSE I SAY IT EACH AND EVERY DAY. GREAT GUY, THIS MAN JESUS...HE DOESN'T CARE HOW OFTEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO HIM...AS LONG AS YOU DO...GO TO HIM - LIKE YOU DID...WITH AN OPEN, SINCERE HEART. THE WORD OF GOD WAS SURELY THINKING ABOUT ME WHEN IT SAID; '...GOD IS FAITHFUL TO GIVE US 'NEW MERCIES' FOR EACH NEW DAY.(LAM 3:22-23) THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...

JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by D Johnson 1/14/2012
I could just picture you sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch with some lazy ol' coon dog laying at your feet. And oh yeah, all of your worldly possessions piled in the back of your pick-up truck. A true Country Classic.
Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Richard King 1/14/2012
Here’s hoping there's more poetic license at work here than biographical truth. I connected mostly to the second stanza. I think we've all been there and it seems no amount of remorse and no matter how heartfelt the apology, you just can't take back the sting of the words.

This was an interesting read Patrick, thanks Dick
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/14/2012
Well done, Patrick.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/14/2012
I guess just like u do everybody else...great song, great write...e

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