Enough time has been spent, or wasted,
Wishing things were different for those
Who make mistake
Prayers for them are not in vain.
Forgiveness and redemption are not out of reach, but
I want to write an ode
To all the men and women who
Stay the course,
One day, nay,
One moment at a time.
To you, who look away from the alluring glow of
Sex on screen,
Or from interest in another’s eye,
And gaze on the lover in your own bed
To you, who make the decision anew every day,
Turn your will over to the care of God.
Refuse that drink, that pill, that vice,
Whatever it may be.
To you, who stumble, fall, get back up
And keep going,
Breathing in the sweet, sweet mercy of
The new morning.
To those who want more,
There is freedom in obedience.
Beauty in keeping your promises
Day after day