I sit in my small comfortable room,
I look out the window at the big full moon.
I then take out a small black box,
I try to open the several rusty locks.
What I see takes my breath away,
“My reminiscences!” is what I say.
I gingerly take out one slightly faded photograph,
And what I see, it makes me laugh.
How did my eyes get so red?
What is that on his big head?
What was she wearing back then?
I forgot the event, where and when.
This is where I grew up,
Maybe that long renovation fixed it up.
At night, my friends and I would head south,
I spent most night of my life sneaking out.
This is where I went to school,
I remember I broke every rule.
I dropped out when I was at young sixteen,
I did not know what graduating would mean.
As I sit on the cold hard floor,
Back then I didn’t know what was in store.
I wonder if it is too late,
Should I come back and graduate?
A flood of memories I have forgotten before,
Now come rushing through my open door.
Each memory vivid and very clear,
Before I know it, out of my eyes drops a big fat tear.
I remember when we moved to Maine,
I experimented with ecstasy, weed, marijuana, and cocaine.
How I drove drunk late at night, splattering people with paintballs,
It was then I started my greatest fall.
I was arrested and sentenced to three years in jail,
There I cried my heart out, knowing my parents I have failed.
Someone then told me about Jesus as I sat staring on the floor,
Then Jesus came knocking on my heart’s open door.
It was God’s splendid grace and wonderful love that saved me,
I know that this is how He planned things to be.
Now when I say, I’m a Christian, I do not announce “I am saved!”
I whisper “I was lost, that is why I chose His way.”
As I look back on those times,
I did not realize that they were all signs.
I finally lock the rusty locks,
And put under my big bed the small black box.
A photograph brought all my forgotten memories back,
A photograph brought my old and forgotten childhood back.
A photograph brought all the old fun times back,
A photograph…….brought me back.
Yes, I wrote it. I know it sounds crappy, but please tell me what you think!! =)