Turn Around

Turn Around short poem

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A few years after you arrived,
like a prodigal, you wouldn’t abide
You soon began to run Now, you must return,
To face the rising sun

It’s time to stop and think
about your unruly life
For so long, you have been lonely
You have cried over the pains in your life

Now you think that you cannot rise
above the bad habits, and resist poor advice
There’s an extended hand saying, “Yes you can!”

If you could start over, would you make the same choices?
Would you listen to your friends, saying yes to their voices?
Or would you take a stand, just say no, and get up and go?

You are being hounded by the many poor decisions you have made
You have been paying the costly consequences for the last decade

Without delay, the time is now
Only you can make the change
From deep within, your life
is pleading to be rearranged

It matters not how far the past;
A star will shine for you at last
It matters not how deep the pain
You need not worry over who’s to blame

Don’t continue to the dead end ahead
Use your head and turn around instead
Make the change; you have nothing to lose
and everything to gain, and you’ll never be the same

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I am a retired minister and the husband of Barbara for 42 years. We reside in Sacramento ,Ca. We have two sons and a daughter, and we are the proud grandparents of 6 children.
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