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I Won't Go Back Again
by Latasha A Willis
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
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I wrote this on a scrap of paper in 2004 or 2005, and I found it yesterday while I was going through some piles of clutter. My original intent was for this poem to be lyrics for a song, but I don't have a keyboard and I never came up with a second verse.

I have battled major depression for years, and I wrote this during one of my peaks in this emotional rollercoaster. I had missed church for months because I didn't want to be around people, and somehow God gave me strength that day to go to church on a Sunday morning. I missed being there, and I was so excited about coming that these words came to me. Oddly enough, the song came into my head while the congregation was singing something totally different.

I can still hear the melody for these words, and I hope that I will be able to put them to music one day. In the meantime, please enjoy.

From the abyss I rose

Out of the dark murky deep

On my head landed soil and stones

But a steady pace I had to keep

When I made it to the edge of the pit

Jesus took my hand

Forget the mud on my feet

Iím back on Straight Street

And I wonít go back to that hole again

I wonít go back again

I wonít go back again

Iíve learned my lesson the hard way

And I wonít go back again

 
 



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/22/2006
I can so relate to this, Latasha as I am certain many others can. I love the way you "take control." Thank you for sharing this inpiring poem. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 9/10/2006
Realization and determination...it's the name of the game! Perfectly penned!
Reviewed by RM Green 9/6/2006
Very powerful & inspiring!! Thank you for sharing!

RM Green
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/5/2006
Inspiring words, indeed! I hope you'll always continue on your upward journey of faith and happiness!
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