When I Was Young

( By Jan Phillips )

There was a time when I was young and wild
Even though I was already God’s child.
I was lost in the world of sin
God kept knocking, but I wouldn’t let him in.

I thought I had plenty of time to redeem myself
So I just put God upon a shelf.
I went upon my merry way
Sinning constantly every day.

I thought I was having lots of fun
But really I was having none.
I really wanted to live it up
So I drank from every cup.

There was nothing I didn’t try
But God I did deny!
He still loved me even then
He wanted me back in his arms again.

When I was close to a suicide death,
He made me catch my breath.
Now I am His for good or bad;
“Lord, I sure am glad.”

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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.

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