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I've Done Everything

I've done everything,
but the unknown keeps pressing
my restless frame, I can't sleep...
and everything will not suffice
I've sacrificed and battled in this life
A few I've won, many I've lost, still weep
while dreams and faith anchored my cause
     in years of hope, sometimes barely alive
Strength and courage are the wings
     upon which I ride
     while I hang on to this rope
Please don't charge my heart with perjury,
      but when will reality
      get that much needed surgery?
The struggles and the strains, hard times and despair
     with pride and promises filling the air,
encouraging me to keep my focus in life
     no matter how unfair
But the dreams appear like mirages
     sealed behind see through garages
     in the untouchable sky
I won't say anything
but my screaming eyes keep asking my silent soul why
Sometimes I think these giants are too high
     to get through this mysterious maze
Question, what if the stars represent mankind's days?
Will I get a chance to fill the empty space
      in this life and time I face?
Maybe beyond the horizon lies the cure
But how can you walk this path down here
if there are holes in the earth which don't appear?
These tears, why are they falling to the ground?
It's been years, these cries should saturate the skies,
        making it rain upside-down,
Is just living life the only precious stone
       in this crown?
Fading dreams trying to make me frown,
       Reality saying its too late,
Whispering voices telling me to except this fate
These burning questions keep picking my brain,
       I've done everything
Withstood pressure until tears came, now I can't eat
       and my everything seems as small as a grain of rice
       I've sacrificed and battled in this life
A few I've won, many at great cost, the hill are so steep
       I'm almost lost
In years of hope...Will I survive?
       Still trusting God's by my side
       helping me cope
Please don't charge my heart with perjury,
††††††but when will reality
††††††get that much needed surgery?
I can hardly see, but O Lord...
      I still trust in thee


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Robert Anthony James



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