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Could You Be My Best Friend?

I always talked about havin' the
Forgot all my priorities and that was keepin' the purple (loyalty) but I don't to you.
You've been with me from day one everything I've been through.
It's true that You're my best friend but I act like you're not.
At a time like this You're all I got.
Forgive me for all the people that I've hurt.
The times that I messed up the times I was a jerk.
I try to walk myself towards you more but I steer away.
I still feel post-traumatic I don't know what I fear today.
I wipe tearz away cuz sometimes I feel I'm lost in Your plans.
You're the only one that'll forgive me for bein' who I am.
People don't understand why You still show love.
Or the fact that You can only be the judge.
You show no grudge whenever I broke Your rules.
Forgive me and my friends for actin' like fools.
You helped me use my brain through critical times.
Been down with me even when I did crimes.
Tryin' to piece together the meanin' of this life.
Like why sometimes the world can be so trife.
Everything's done for a reason so I let it be.
Never questioned You by askin' "Why me?".
You've blessed me over and over a million times.
I guess that's why when I pray I start cryin'.
I'm tryin' but I ain't tryin' hard enough.
You got my back whenever things get tough.
I know my heart ain't where it should be help me.
For years I've done wrong but that's what kept me.
Kept me away from You but You never turned away.
Keepin my mind strong with lessons I learned everyday.
Any day I can leave and know that I'm Hell bound.
Does that mean I'll come back to Earth cuz I'm in Hell now?
Before 9-11 I gave life a deaf ear.
Now I talk to You and thank You that I'm here.
Shed tears for my people whenever their eyes get dry.
I feel strong with my opinions for them I'd die.
You try to show us signs that the world is at doom.
Over population rivals mass genocide just to make room.
Sooner or later I'll have to answer to You.
I pray that You'll forgive me for what I will do.
I try to stay true and be the best man I can.
I go through trials and tribulations that only You can understand.
Never believed that I can't but can so I thank you God.
I can be a better man and it's through You I have to start.

Written by Damon Marsh


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