Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Never Got What I Wanted

A poem written by a 14-year-old boy, excerpted from the book "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow, originally from "Who Gets the Glory?" by Dr. Charles R. Swindoll:

It was spring but it was summer I wanted; the warm days and great outdoors.

It was summer but it was fall I wanted; the colorful leaves and the cool dry air.

It was fall but it was winter I wanted; the beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.

It was winter but it was spring I wanted; the warmth and the blossoming of nature.

I was a child but it was adulthood I wanted; the freedom and the respect.

I was twenty but it was thirty I wanted; to be mature and sophisticated.

I was middle-aged but it was twenty I wanted; the youth and the free spirit.

I was retired but it was middle-aged I wanted; the presence of a mind without limitations.

My life was over but I never got what I wanted.

Strive to see the beauty and purpose in today.

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