Just For Me

I wandered off all on my own
to see what I could see,
I thought the world would offer more
than I alone could be.

Adventures started out so fun
but consequences came.
I walked a path I didn’t like
and life was n’er the same.

But where to go, I did not know,
afraid – I could not run.
Each move I made turned light to dark,
my hope lost … I had none.

But like the shepherd and his sheep,
God left His ninety-nine
and walked away to find the one
had gotten out of line.

He reached His hand to drowning me
and pulled me in His arms,
He brought me back into the fold
away from Satan’s harm.

© 2019, Barb Henson. All rights reserved.

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Barb Henson
I love to read and swim, even more I love to write poetry. I love challenges and I write to let people know they are not alone in this world they travel in. God is a big part of my life and has been since the day He stopped me from trying to end it.
Just For Me
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5 thoughts on “Just For Me

  • March 29, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Hi Barb,

    This form of poetry is very nice and has a lesson because if you just think of yourself, you will lose the happiness and the consequences come, and someday you will learn what you’ve done. I hope you write more.


  • January 20, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Hi again, Barb

    You rock at these story poems and this one goes to prove it. Have you compiled them into a book? If not, you should. Not one word out of place, well done.


  • January 7, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Hi Barb

    I always enjoy your work and find many of your poetry stories very touching. I also love your rhyming skills. I can understand this one about how it feels to think there is no hope sometimes. God will see you are okay even when we make mistakes he forgives us and I’m sure you are forgiven also.

    Sorry about my english, I’m still learning it.


  • January 7, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Hello, Barb and happy new year for 2020.

    What a superb rhyming poem this is. Perfect from start to finish and I’m glad to be back reading your work again.

    There’s only one question I will ask…

    I’m not sure about the “God left His ninety-nine” bit. Is that something that is in the bible that I may have missed? It fits perfectly with the rhyming though.

    Lovely work again.


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