Extra, Extra

by Hoodie Tooschus

First thing I did this morning
Was thank God I'm alive
Then I went to the window
To embrace his beauty outside
Downstairs to the kitchen
To have my morning cup of tea
Then I grabbed the daily news
So I'd have something to read
As I flipped through the pages
Something really caught my eye
An obituary with my name
It said that I had died
Name spelled exactly like mine
Same mother and same father
And just like me
She had one son and two daughters
Knowing a mistake was made 
While the paper was being printed
Where the hell was I at
When my so-called life had ended
Thinking I was dreaming
I stopped and pinched myself
I know I can't be dead yet
Cause I'm in perfect health
Then I thought about my life
I guess I hadn't done much wrong
But I tried to live right by Him
So my life would be long
Then it occurred to me
What this was all about
I didn't really hear the Lord
When He was reaching out
Then He appeared and sat next to me
And said I really died
But I wasn't the only one
And not to be surprised
As He held me close to Him
I felt safe in His arms
I was killing myself, being the old me
He was trying to shield me from harm
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He forgave me of my sins
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I've been born again
Then suddenly He disappeared
Like the sun does at night
And He left me with note that read
Available day or night
The Lord, He gave me a second chance
To be all I can be
Because I gave my soul to him
I'll live for eternity.

Extra, Extra by Hoodie Tooschus

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