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When I Needed Somone...You Weren't
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By James Pemberton
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When I Needed Someone…   You Weren’t There!


When I needed someone the most.

 You wouldn’t listen.

You said; “There’s too many things in life

 I don’t want to be missin.’”


When I knocked on your door. 

And asked you to pray…

You said; “don’t bother me!”  “Just go away!”


When I was going through a hard time.

 I called your home.

You really got upset.  And hung up the phone!


When I was at a very low point

of much discouragement.

Not once…  Did you offer any

kind of encouragement!


 I’ve thought about everything that has been said.

At times, I wonder if I “was better off dead.”


It’s almost like you wish “I wasn’t there at all.”

You never talk to me.  Or give a call.


Should I attempt to call on the same

 Jesus, you claim to know?

Would he listen to me…  

Or simply tell me to GO???


If I make an attempt to call on his name…

Would he get upset like you?  And complain?


What do you suggest that I do?

Especially that I don’t really have

anyone else to turn to…


Will Jesus turn his back on me…  The way you did?

Without any hope or meaning…  I have no reason to live.


I think I’m going to take the time,

 and ask Jesus to come in…

Perhaps this is the way that

I can really find a FRIEND!


By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2011

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Submitted: Thursday, November 3, 2011

Last Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2011

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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