Your Shoulders (A Poem)

by StevenHelmer

A poem about letting God lift you up when the weight of the world is weighing you down.

I won't go into too many specifics but, so far, 2017 has not been a good year for me. In addition to family health problems, there have been a number of things, financial and otherwise, that have made the first part of this year less than pleasant for me (and for my family).
When you throw in all the negative stuff that always seems to be on the news and the hateful words coming out of people's mouths, it is difficult not to lose faith and, as a result of that, there are plenty of times when I just feel like I need some sort of escape. That's what inspired this poem.

My Poem

Every day I wake up

To a world full of stress

There just never seems to be enough money

And the house always seems to be a mess.

I feel like I have the weight of the world

Pressing down on me

And, several times each day

I feel like I can barely breathe.

So, God, I ask you to lift me up on Your shoulders

Take me far away from the things that cause me to dread.

It doesn’t need to be a permanent thing.

I just need some time to clear my head.

Cross
Cross
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Every day, I’m almost afraid

To read or watch the news.

There’s just so much war and so much hate

I can’t help but get the blues.

I know there’s good somewhere in the world

But, it’s just so hard to see it at times, my heart always sinks.

Not to mention, there’s always someone on the TV or the radio

Telling me how I should feel and what I should think.

That’s why, God, I ask you to put me up on Your shoulders

Lift me high up above all that noise.

I just need to escape long enough to gain a new perspective

And know for certain, along with the bad, there are still plenty of joys.

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Crosses
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Every day, I find myself wondering

What direction my life is taking me.

I try to remain positive.

But, more often than not, the right path is not as easy to see.

I wonder if maybe I made a wrong choice in life

Only to have it now be too late to go back.

And, there are times when my head is so full of conflict

I just want to stop dead in my tracks.

So, God, please lift me up on Your shoulders

Lift me up high and give me a better view.

All I need is some time above the fog

So I can see where I'm heading and have confidence to see things through.

 

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Updated: 03/07/2017, StevenHelmer
 
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judy on 03/07/2017

I love this & I feel the same way....thanks for sharing

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