Could Do Better

Could do better that’s what it said, on the report my parents read
Could do better apparently, this king of mediocrity
No future, average job, Mr Nobody, lazy slob

Sometimes I allow myself to agree, with the report they say about me
Sometimes I think that their right, I want to give up without a fight
Sometimes I think I’m no good, a failure not achieving all he could

But I remind my soul, that one person’s opinion’s doesn’t define my role
I remind my heart that’s it’s the finish that counts not the start
I remind my mind of God, so true and so kind

who loved me, so much, to go and die for my love
who made me original and wonderfully, who paid my price on a tree
who looks at me and in his mind sees someone; special, one of a kind

You see his report is not written on card, his words are written on my heart
No longer a slave, but free, with Jesus Christ living inside me
Chosen person, with a specific mission filled with awe of God’s vision
For my life and what it can be, with him working throughout powerfully

Easy & False or Hard & Straight? Those are the roads that decide our fate
But I need to decide as choice is key to unlocking my destiny
My life is sum of the choices I make, destination decided by the road that I take

Could do better? You better believe it, God’s plan for my life I ain’t leaving.
Could do better! Because that’s me! A man with desires eternally
Could do better! Forget the past God’s got me a ticket to life’s first class

2 thoughts on “Could Do Better

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Could do better ” , is a lively ,vibrant Faith-centred work that addresses deep and personally relevant issues in a contemporary,engaging manner. Taken together with the contemporaneously accompanying post , ” Jesus the Come back king “,which acts a Coda to this , this is a brace of good first posts from our newest member; welcome Steve !!

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  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for January 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . January’s Poem of the Month is..” Calcutta Confessions ” – Mukherjee Twish. Highly Commended ( tabulated in alphabetical order) are…*”Astrakhan Collars” – Gina McKnight ; “Awakenings” – Elizabeth Castillo ; “Beautiful Night” – Gopal Lahiri ; ” Could do better” – Steve Keates ; “Far away friend” – Iulia Gherghei ; “From the bedside of the sick” – Sunil Sharma ; “How can I” – Diwakar Pokhriyal ; “Moonflies on my skin” – Reena Prasad ; “Rainbow surfing” – Rahul Aithal ; ” Stand still ” – Sharon Elizabeth Walker ; “This is life” – Nalini Srivastava ; ” Unidentified Voice” – Prakash Dhamala

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