My sweet son, came across your rap
Boy, you're talented, you big old sap.
So much feeling, so much insight
Try to hold onto your God-given light.
There's pain in life...you've had your share
But God has a purpose... if you dare.
Take responsibility and be all you can
Don't drown in life... give it a hand.
You hate to hear, "Did you take your pills?"
Would you rather keep taking those same old spills?
You have the strength and courage too
To replace your worn out walking shoes.
You can turn you head and look away
Or ask for help as you kneel and pray.
God never lets go, He just steps back...
Waits for your call... your willingness to act.
Earth is the setting for your play to be told
You are the star of the show that unfolds.
Gifted with free will, it can go any way
God's love shines through when it goes astray.
The lights go out... the curtain goes up
You take in Act 1... drink from your cup.
Watching, you note... that dude has no clue
Then you realize... he's just a mirror of you.
You want to get up... break loose from the chains
Your gut screams out to rewrite this refrain.
Tangled in knots you try to break free
Clouded by smoke... you fight to see.
Let go of the past, get out of your head
Direct your heart toward goodness instead.
It takes real guts to turn your life around
Choose the battle... stay your ground.
Life sucks at times, your mama does know
Lived a long time... the wrinkles do show.
Never give up when faced with the blows
Pick yourself up... and only God knows.
Challenges are part of life, don't you see
They're the grit behind who you can be.
The road you take is for you to decide
Move ahead... or refuse the ride.
You can live in darkness or count your blessings
You'll get your share of each without asking.
Open your eyes... there's beauty to be found
Embrace it all... don't fool around.
Your light and love are the gifts of your heart
Focus on that truth and you'll live your part.
Begin today and make a solemn vow...
To do your best, then take a bow.
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