The Gate

by Sharon Thomas-Cash

As I sit here now and I contemplate, 
as I ponder over my fate
After having searched high and having lived low
After seeking after life and 
having watched the show
Sometimes living on the edge and 
striving mightily to grow
Having done the wrong thing 
when the right thing I know
After shedding tears of gladness, 
of happiness and joy
Of pain and of heartache of frustration and hurt
Calling to the heavens and 
scratching in the dirt
Loving so hard but sometimes I was fake
Attitudes and platitudes and bullshit I take
Not only having but eating the cake that I make
Would I have changed anything if I could?
See I'm blessed in the city and 
I'm blessed in the hood
I was blessed going in and 
I'm blessed coming out
Thank you, thank you Most High God I shout
Surely he saved me of that I have no doubt
And as I ponder my fate
having stood at the gate
I tell you don't wait
It's never too late

The Gate by Sharon Thomas-Cash

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