( By Jan Phillips )

God gave us the brains
What did you do with yours?
Did you make any gains?
Or did they open any doors?

Have you used them with wisdom
Or have you used them not at all
Do you only use them some
Or just when they’re on call

Sometimes I wish I had two
But I don’t use the one I have
So would I be twice as dumb
Or just twice as sad.

I need to use what little I have left
To study the Bible through
And get closer to my Lord
As He would have me do.

If wishes were brains
I bet I’d have a few
But would I use them
Any better than I do?

I didn’t read my Bible today
For that I must atone
It’s a good thing God forgives me
Or I would be all alone

I use my brains on worldly things
That’s not what I’m meant to do
I need to get my head on straight
And not wait until it’s too late

God help me use my brain
To do the right thing
According to your plan for me
Then I can come home and be free.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

5 thoughts on “Brains

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Quite the most humourous,witty and most engagingly feel-good poem that I’ve had the pleasure to read for some time. ( Note to Jan ) I would very much like your permission to read this one at a Destiny Church Sunday Service.

    1. Jan P Post author

      Thank you Louis. I am glad you enjoyed it and you have my permission to read it at a Destiny Church Sunday Service as you wish. I always am glad to get your input. You are very astute.

    1. Jan P Post author

      Thank you very much Madhumita Ghosh. I always am glad to get input on what I write. It keeps me on the right track.


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