We cannot change our heritage, or the color of our skin,

We can’t determine what we’ll be on the day that life begins,

When we are born our souls live too, but we’ve not yet seen our God,

Our genes are set in DNA, red is the color of blood.


We breathe our first and scream out loud, the sound continues to  pierce,

Our minds react to what we see, our voices become quite fierce,

As life goes on the choices made will alter our point of view,

Will our voice outweigh our choices, by thinking it’s right to do.


We can’t control the storms that come, the obstacles that we face,

But if we start to listen again we are setting our own pace,

We all deserve a starting point, each voice has its own merit,

But if we simply shout and scream injustice we inherit.


We can’t control our lot in life unless we’re willing to change,

Our ears are a great vehicle for carrying that exchange,

The choices made within our youth can lead to revolution,

Sometimes it just means giving in, or finding a solution.


We can control what happens next, but it involves give and take,

Underneath the surface  of hate, a quiet voice will awake,

We listen for that peaceful word, a commandment pure and true.

To place ourselves in other’s shoes and love them as God loves you.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to IT IS OUR CHOICE

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, as always, your poem brought tears to my eyes. God has given you a gift of sharing his promise of love, life, and grace (just like our friend, Julie). You have such wisdom to share. I thank you.On another note, the WP “gremlins” are at it again. It told me I had to follow you again. But I was?!?! I’m not going to let the little devils take over in this space, lol! God bless you both. Peace, love, and hugs. ❤

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  2. Amen! While life offers us an amazing array of choices, our most significant choice is humbling accept the grace of Jesus. He made a choice to honor the righteousness of His Father.

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