Aug. 30, 2011

Knots Prayer

by Ellis L. Jones (author's profile)


Knots Prayer

Please untie the knots
that are in my mind,
my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots,
the can nots and the do nots
that I have in my mind.
Erase the will nots,
may nots,
might nots that may find
a home in my heart.

Release me from the could nots,
would nots and
should nots that obstruct my life.

And most of all,
Dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind,
my heart and my life all of the "am nots"
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought
that I am not good enough.

No steam or gas drives anything
until it is confined.
No life ever grows great until
it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Acquire inner peace and a multitude
will find their salvation near you.

Giving your best
builds character,
giving up
destroys it.
Losers quit
when they're tired,
Winners quit
when they've won.

Every now and then
go away,
have a little
relaxation for when,
you come back to your work
your judgment will be surer.

When I was a young man,
I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult
to change the world,
so I tried to change my
nation. When I found I couldn't
change the nation,
I began to focus on
the town. I couldn't change the town
and as an older man, I tried
to change my family.
Now as an old man, I realize
the only thing I can change
is myself.
I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact
on our town. Their impact
could have changed the nation
and I could indeed have
changed the world.

Mr. Ellis L Jones #741859
3899 State Hwy 98
New Boston, TX 7570
TelFord Unit


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