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A Very Good Lesson
 
All children do not learn one way
One teacher’s curriculum does not make it okay
Before you brand me make sure you understand me
Just because I live in a nice neighborhood
Doesn’t mean that my parents treat me good
My life may not be cuddly and sweet
My world might be un-motivating and feel defeat.
I may not have dinner when I come home
I might be going to sit there alone
Sometimes school is the only place I can escape
So don’t label me because a smile is not on my face
If you don’t know then I don’t either,
I look to you because you are my teacher
Please be patient I’m only a kid.
You don’t know how many secrets this mind has hid
If I need a friend, I need for it to be you
Because I see you everyday too.
You never know how you will affect me
Until I grow up to be what I will be.
I may become a strong and courageous leader
And tell the world its all because of my teacher.
 Written by Mary Aggie
 
 
The Proposal

I drew up a plan for Jesus and sat it at the throne
Just before I knelt down to leave it I said, “Lord please let me alone.”
I told him I wasn’t a bad person just because I didn’t like church.
I even drafted out a proposal for why I couldn’t do his work.
I told him I don’t have to be a fanatic by dancing all over the place
And people who did such things ought to be ashamed to show their face.
I wrote lots of pages of how things ought to be
I complained to him for quite some time before he looked at me.
When he looked up I could see that he was really hurt.
When the teardrop fell from his eye I felt just like a jerk.
What’s the matter I said Lord what did I do wrong.
I began to feel weak now I didn’t feel too strong.
Jesus looked to heaven and I looked up after him
Am I in trouble Lord I know I didn’t sin.
Look at page 2852 I said I only want to live my own life
And on page 3,425 I told you I don’t believe in Christ.
So what’s the problem now Lord am I in trouble with you
I know you have this scripture that says, “That we know not what we do.”
But I can’t be a bad person because I told you to your face
I didn’t go behind your back like other people who you give grace.
C’mon lord talk to me I’m being honest about my feelings
I’ve never asked for anything not even for my father’s healing.
I didn’t bother you when I went to jail and was tortured day and night
I didn’t even blame you for letting me do wrong instead of right.
I don’t have all day Lord so please hand me down your proposal.
 I don’t have all day Lord just let this thing be over.
Finally He looked at me and asked me what was on my mind.
I said, “I have been here for almost 20 years talking all this time.
Didn’t you hear a word I said my offer is in your hand?
Didn’t you read anything I wrote; Lord I don’t understand?
What have you been thinking about all this time I’ve been running my mouth?
C’mon Lord tell me something; get angry, jump or shout.
Jesus asked me once again what is on your mind.
This time I couldn’t respond because I was tired at this time.
Jesus said, you’re obviously familiar with kicking, screaming and demands
You don’t seem to recognize just who I truly am.
I have read every word why did you bring this letter to the throne.
Do you want me to know how miserable you are because you think you are alone?
You think your not part of my plan but you are definitely in it
I started to say something in response but he said; now let me finish.
I will take this paper and throw it into the lake of fire.
I can’t give you what you want because it is a foolish desire.
What I can do for you I see you think you had it rough.
I will reach out my hand and give your heart another touch.
But if you refuse to receive my love there’s nothing I can do
But next time you have a proposal take it to room 666. The name is Satan. He’ll be glad to meet with you.
 Written by Mary Alice Barnes Aggie 6/14/09