What is There to Live For?

A Poem By Lucy Anne // 12/14/2012

I.
What is there to live for,
When there seems to be no hope?
What is there to live for,
When I cannot even cope?

Cope with unhappiness,
Cope with death of someone close,
Cope with many struggles,
Cope with my reckless, proud boasts.

What is there to live for,
When I don’t feel impressed?
What is there to live for,
When I feel so depressed?

There seems to be no cure,
But perhaps that isn’t true,
Perhaps there’s a person…
Who can help and isn’t blue!

This person I don’t know,
Please do tell soon who He is!
Who is He? Who is He?
Is He this, is he that?

What is there to live for,
When the doors one by one close?
What is there to live for,
When I cannot stop my dose?

My dose of much reading,
My doses of bad habits,
My dose of worldly things,
Lists go on and on and on.

What is there to live for,
When important things go wrong?
What is there to live for,
When no cure comes along?

I have made up my mind,
There’s not any cure—
For I know what I say
And you need not allure!

II.
But there is a good King,
Who knocks every single day—
To all—ready or not.
Am I going to say “nay”?

If I accept, I’ll say,
My tiresome search is done:
I have found the cure—
For there's only, only one.

I now have joy, peace, hope…!
What more could I ask for?
…And I’m full of the Spirit!
I have just only named four!

I have made a new Friend,
Who’ll always live inside me,
And never leave me ‘lone!
All that He’s done, can’t you see?

Can’t you see that He’s good?
Can’t you see that He’s loving?
Can’t you see that He’s wise?
Can’t you see Him near—coming?

He wants you to know Him!
Ah, I see, but you do not.
I pray that you’ll know soon.
For He’s great, not a small dot.

So am I willin' to say,
“Yes, Lord, I give you my heart.
And by your perfect Grace,
I’ll try to never depart.” ?

Comments

   This is a good peom. I

   This is a good peom. I enjoyed it a great deal.

   I just have one thing against it. (not about poetry itself) I am sure that you aren't a universalist, so I don't think that you meant it that way:

"If I accept, I’ll say,
My tiresome search is done:
I have found the cure—
Not to mention, the best one!"

The last line, "Not to mention, the best one!" He is the only way, so there isn't a best, there just The Way. I'm not sure how you would fix that, but I encourage you to. Great over all!

Arthur | Mon, 12/17/2012

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

:)

This was a beautiful poem, Megan!
I would agree with Arthur about that line, but otherwise it was very good! :)

Kyleigh | Tue, 12/18/2012

Oops, double post...

Oops, double post...

Kyleigh | Tue, 12/18/2012

:)

Thank you both so, so much! I really appreciate you two telling me. I would have never picked it up. I changed it. Thank you again.

Lucy Anne | Tue, 12/18/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

I liked it a lot, too! :D

I liked it a lot, too! :D

Sarah Anne | Tue, 12/18/2012

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths

P.S
Go to my blog and follow it: Sarahanneandrews.wordpress.com
:) for my sake, follow

:)

Nice little poem, Megan. I liked it. Good for you for changing that line. :D

Maddi | Wed, 12/19/2012

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

:)

Thanks - to both of you! :)

Oh and Maddi, I don't think I will be able to email Emilee's song until 2013. It's been really busy, and going to get even more.

Lucy Anne | Wed, 12/19/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome! That's fine, it

Welcome!

That's fine, it gets so so busy this time of year! With Christmas, and parties and all the end of year stuff! I am very busy indeed...but never to busy to visit Apricotpie, ever! :)

God bless,

Maddi :D

Maddi | Wed, 12/19/2012

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

This is a great first poem! I

This is a great first poem! I especially like when you use dialect, like 'lone and willin'. I don't know if you actually talk like that or if it just worked better for the meter, but it makes it sound more personal. Like YOU're talking to us. :)

Anna | Fri, 03/22/2013

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

:)

Thank you alot, Anna! No, I don't talk like that at all, I believe I wrote them especially the 'lone because I was doing the meter and I needed to get rid of one syllable. For the willin', I don't remember why I did that. Thanks for commenting... :)

Lucy Anne | Fri, 03/22/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is beautiful - I love

This is beautiful - I love the line,
'Can’t you see that He’s good?
Can’t you see that He’s loving?
Can’t you see that He’s wise?
Can’t you see Him near—coming?'
All in all, it was a very sweet and meaningful poem. :D

Flying Past Clouds | Sun, 07/14/2013

:)

Thank you for your sweet comment. I like that still you commented on one of my old pieces, even though this is old.

Lucy Anne | Mon, 07/15/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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