Here’s another sample poem from Mark Laurent’s Redemption Songs.
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Lord I want to say thanks
I’ve got a passionate song in my heart
your love fills me with joy
I’m throwing off the drab colours I used to wear
I’ve a mind to dance in the street
My life was a real disaster
I was self-destructive, depressed
it was all about me, and I knew that was
a loser’s game
When I yelled out to you for mercy
I was afraid you wouldn’t notice
but you came over and lifted me up
out of that hole I’d dug myself into
I’m standing on solid ground again
it was a long and lonely night
but morning’s come, and I’m wide awake
Sing to the Lord everybody
tell the world how good God is
there might be anger, but it never lasts
this love, however, goes on and on.