I was away to-day
When trouble came knocking
This is the Creators’ way
When you see and stop mocking
You raise me up
When I have come to death
You offer again the cup
And renew me with Your breath
From deaths cold gate
You call my name
Ending all my hate
My anger you tame
When others have fell
You guide my feet
To walk away from the path to Hell
And You choose everyone I meet
When I loose my way
And invite trouble to my door
As happened this day
I was away and they got more
How many times have you come to my aid
Giving me back more than my life
My faith the only price I paid
Even when I invite the strife
You fill me with your abundant light
Replenish my very being
You give me strength to face the fight
And words of praise to sing
How could I ever doubt You now
Even amid the destruction and war
Your reasons I could never know how
Or why You seem to help me more
I have sinned and doubted You
Walked away and cursed Your name
Yet you have given me strength to come through
All the madness destruction and pain
How can I thankYou and praise
Other than this my Lord Creator
Why do you choose me to raise
When so many have fallen my brother
Give me the understanding to see
Why all the pain and misery grow
Help me to truly be
A witness to the things You sow
Help me to never bring pain
To only speak when I should
To see Peace and Love the gain
If only if only I could
23rd August 2008
copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty


Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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I made a few angered phone calls Thursday, and while I was away on an unplanned exercise in helping someone move house, I had the Police visit and leave their card. I have had a number of near death experiences, being resusitaed a few times, and wonder why I am still here while so many inocent have died. I don’t try to explain the workings of the Creator, what ever name you give. I know I will doubt and get angry again, but at the moment I can only find reason again to thank.



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