Na/GloPoWriMo 7: Backsliding Blues

Having to backtrack just a little bit to keep up with the site’s challenges.  I will admit that I have found this year’s challenges more than a little weird.  I don’t do weird very well.  But, I guess that makes it all the more of a challenge right?

NA/GloPoWriMo Day 7’s challenge is to argue with myself in poetic form.  I do enough of that looking in the mirror.  So, I would think this would not pose a huge issue.  Yet, I have been attempting for days  now to have a topic that I would want to write on.

Then it hit me.. what I would choose to do, so often I do not.  What I would not do, too often I do.  Now, there’s a topic.  I’m sure Paul would agree with that…..

Split Screen - Chessboard Indecision

Backsliding Blues
by Michael Romani

All these things that I want to do
To change my ways and follow you
All these things that I need to do
Are the right things in my view

Still these things that I would not
And know that I really should not
Are too often the things that I do
I've got a bad case of backsliding blues

You keep your promises as revealed 
And I find your Word is sealed
It shouldn't be so hard for me
And I don't deserve your sympathy

As I say that I have vowed my word
Then break it with just wrath incurred
Going against the grain of integrity
Though I do my best to live with honesty

It's hard to say what's wrong with me
Maybe too much pride instead of humility
You've treated me with grace and dignity
Please tell me, Lord, why I make a fool of me

All these things that I want to do
To change my ways and follow you
All these things that I need to do
Are the right things in my view

Still these things that I would not
And know that I really should not
Are too often the things that I do
I've got a bad case of backsliding blues

I start off with the best of intentions
And end up defying your best contentions
Studying hard to embrace your every way
And end up failing almost every day

Saying or doing things that are wrong
Proving myself weak and not so strong
Thank you for your grace, Lord, I do believe
It's never been my intention to deceive

I reach out in your love before I fall apart
I live to spread your joy even with broken heart
Maybe it's too much about I and not enough you
Lord, please forgive me for all that I do

All these things that I want to do
To change my ways and follow you
All these things that I need to do
Are the right things in my view

Still these things that I would not
And know that I really should not
Are too often the things that I do
I've got a bad case of backsliding blues

(c) April 7, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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