What Do I See When I Look Back At Me?


I’m not really one for poetry, but this seemed to just flow from within today,
so I’m sharing!

What do I see when I look back at me?
Nothing to cheer about, no reason for glee,
Selfish decisions, to many to count,
Looking but not finding, what life is about.

Outbursts of anger and feelings of pain,
No understanding and too much disdain.
Wanting and not having, feeling empty within,
Not comprehending the turmoil I spin.

Using and taking, without any care,
My only concerns are the needs that I bear.
Looking for insight, searching for light,
Finding more darkness, because of my sight.

Ask God for direction, to show me the way,
He puts grace in motion that very same day.
The journey is longer, much more than I thought,
My problems much darker, the luggage I brought.

Not understanding, I fight to maintain,
Thinking my will fits in with His gain.
Failing and falling, causing harm as I go,
Repeating the process, until He finally says no.

It’s His way or my way, I have to decide,
He is the driver and I go for the ride.
My ways bring havoc, His brings life,
His ways give peace without any strife.

The battle is His, He’s done if for me,
If I trust in Him I can finally be free.
His love is what draws me, keeps me in His fold,
I have no story because it’s His to be told.

Not easy, for sure, without any doubt,
I die, He lives, it’s what it’s about.
To God be the glory, I have to declare,
My Saviour is Christ and His name I do wear.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!












Disciple of Jesus, married to Peggy, with 5 grown up children, 7 grand children, ex-Canadian Armed Forces and residing in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

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24 comments on “What Do I See When I Look Back At Me?
  1. Amen! Bruce, this is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing! I am going to print this out as a reminder that when I choose me and my way, I choose heartache, strife, havoc and turmoil. Praying for you and your family!!

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  2. Kevin Riddle says:

    Wow man! For someone who doesn’t write poetry, you nailed this one! Excellent job!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Deb Farris says:

    Bruce! I love it!!!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Beautiful words from you Bruce. I totally love this one.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Bruce says:

      Thank you Victor, I’m really glad you like it! Wouldn’t want to make a living at it though, I could get a little hungry! Blessings.


  5. Janet says:

    Wow that was perfect. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. dettinger47 says:

    Well done, Bruce. You speak for many of us.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    I enjoyed your poem; it capture the war within, the war with sin…

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Amen… btw brother, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Wally Fry says:

    Reblogged this on Truth in Palmyra and commented:
    I have said many times that while I don’t write it, that I like good poetry. Here is a great one from an unexpected source. Thanks, Bruce!


  10. hawk2017 says:

    Reblogged this on Logos Speaks.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Dawn says:

    Wonderful! It’s all about Jesus. Our lives are His. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Wonderful Brother, simply wonderful. Reminds me of when I wrote worship lyrics with my guitar years ago. It didn’t happen so much when I planned it, just some days the Holy Spirit said, “Let’s do this today!!” God bless and thanks for following HIS leading! It feeds us ALL!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sandi Staton says:

    Beautiful! I saw myself in that mirror.

    Liked by 1 person

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