Is this the Hell I Chose

Is this the Hell I Chose

 

You called me on November 21st
To talk about your life
We never talked like this before
You were reflective, calm and quiet
I felt some fear rise up in me
Was this the window of opportunity, I had been longing for
You spoke to me of the life you live
Filled with hate and anger and drugs
You said I wouldn’t understand
How people could live in that dark
The terrible way they would disrespect
Without any care or thought
And how they would shoot you in your home
And walked out leaving you crying or dead
I talked how God was ready to help
He said there was no God where he lived
For if there were he forgot this group of people that he hung around with
I told him they had made a choice
That God doesn’t want us to hate
And if anyone stopped and asked for help
God would help them find their way
I told my son he was not alone
But the drugs were confusing him
And reminded him of the words he wrote
Of a world free from violence, world hunger and unrest
A world of peace that God has intended
For all of us to share
I looked at the pictures he chose to put in his book
In his hopes and dreams he wrote
I hope to work with my brother Joe as a child psychologist
I don’t know if I want kids, they seem like al lot of work
And to travel around the world
But the place that he lives will prevent him from this
And he knows that this is a choice
So I spoke of love and other ways
And how we would all support
He didn’t feel he could leave that life
At least not right now that for sure
So we said our good-byes and I love you’s
And I got my knees and prayed
I had released my son to Father God
So I knew that he wasn’t alone
And I spoke of love as well
Please protect my little boy
From this life that he calls Hell

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *