A New Day...

A New Day...

I thought I'd try putting some of my poems here so that others had access to them. Forgive their imperfections, their creator is only human. I hope that you might find some small use for these poems, simple though they are.

If you like a poem or choose to use one for anything - please leave a comment - I'd like to hear from you.

(If I have modified a poem to better suit a person or situation, I will try to upload both the original and modified versions.)

(As I get time I'll try to add more - don't expect all of them at once...)

All poems and selections are Copyrighted by Melinda Durrant

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Struggle

It’s tough I know to grow up right now
There’s temptation everywhere you look

It seems so harmless and risk-free
You don’t realize that is the hook

That drags you under before you know-
You’re fighting for your life

It seems to hold you tight until
You’re filled with confusion and strife

You wonder if the choices you’ve made
Have any chance of being forgiven

You wonder if you have the strength
To change and keep striving for Heaven

The stumbling blocks in your path right now
Seem to rise up and bar your way

But, those stumbling blocks turn to stepping stones
When you take time to sincerely pray

There is no choice that you can make
That will ever lessen His love

He only seeks to lead you back
To your Heavenly home, above

So keep on trying to resist
The temptations that mark your road

Remember  our Father has promised you
That he’ll not give you too heavy a load

We all will fall, and fail, and sin
Mistakes are a part of the test

But repentance and forgiveness will
Help give us a hope for the best

So, if you try and if you fall
Don’t give up, just keep fighting on

Keep reaching for the Iron Rod
That will lead you safely on

Avoid the mists of darkness
That would tempt you to stray from the path

Don’t look at the spacious building
Where the wicked will mock and laugh

Instead let your hand firmly grasp
The Rod with all your might

Focus on the Eternal rewards
You will earn at the end of this fight

Think ahead to the future beyond what you see
Beyond the haze of the world as it is

Don’t let a few stolen moments of fleeting bliss
Threaten the joy of being eternally His

Sometimes it will be lonely
You’ll wonder if there is only you

But rest assured that there are more
Who are watching out for you

On Earth right now and beyond the Veil
There are people who really care

People who will try their best
To help you to make it There

There to your Heavenly Father
There with a family so dear

There where our own Elder Brother
Will greet us and beckon us near

This life is a test, and a tough one at that
So keep the Enemy far, far away

Seek only the ones who enlighten your life
Seek the ones who will help on the way

You are worth so much more than you may ever know
You are worth all He suffered for you

Your life is of value far greater than gold
Far greater – if you only knew

For you have a royal birthright
Given before your mortal life began

A noble and special calling
That will help fulfill His Plan

Don’t give it all up because you’re feeling some doubts
Do not let the Adversary succeed

Hold fast to the Truths you’ve been taught in your youth
Hold fast I most earnestly plead

 Call out to Him when you feel lost and afraid
When you feel that you’d like to give up

He’ll send the Comforter as a help
Who will lift and buoy you up.

 Spend time on your knees and in studying His words
Fill your mind with worthy things

And you will know the lasting joy
That a well-lived life will bring.

-Melinda Durrant
June 2011

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