Just Leave It

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What is ahead is so much better than what is behind.

Submitted: June 04, 2018

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Submitted: June 04, 2018



Just Leave It


They say that the only easy day was yesterday,

We left our rucksacks with the 25kg bricks behind.

Rifles were handed in

And our uniforms were taken off.


A friend asked me what I was going to do next?

The mountains called to me, so to them I would go.

No family to speak of;

Just my brothers who served by my side.


I did not fit into the world of sheep,

My heart was wild and my parents were gone.

I got into my pick up and headed North and East,

Away from the sea and hopefully towards a dream.


Things had changed,

In some ways I wanted more...

My heart longed for Love

And a family to call my own.


I was tired of chasing women,

Who wanted money instead of me.

How was I to know,

That I was wrong... probably most of the time.


A bible sat on my passenger seat,

When I stopped, that was what I would read.

It made perfect sense to me;

The Word spoke of Love and finding peace,

Not within our wants and needs,

But in the One Who is the Prince of Peace.


It was strange for me,

To realise that someone wanted me.

A person I never knew paid a price to set me free,

Those words we used to hear in Chaple;

"Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me,

I once was lost but now I am found,

I once was blind but now I see."

Words I never thought that would include me.


I gave my Life to Jesus,

On the road.

There in the cab of my pickup truck.

I heard a voice beside me saying;

"Wherever you go I am with you,

Not one moment goes by that I am not by your side."

So from there I continued to drive.


A few miles down the road I picked up a hitch hiker,

How could I know that we would fall in Love at first sight?

Her hair was in a plait and she had duffel bag,

Said she was a waitress looking for a new start,

I asked her where she was going;

She replied far from here.


We landed up in the mountains,

Got hitched a few weeks later.

And now I am here wondering,

Where I would be if I had not decided;

To just leave it all behind.


For my Blessings are right in front of me

And my past,

My past is behind.

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