Poem: “I’m Doing the Best I Can”

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I say it so often,
“I am doing the best I can do.”
My heart breaks,
For I desire to do all for You,
Yet, I am full of myself,
And You seem silent.

I am still of the earth
And aspire to heaven.
I am so common,
Yet You call me “Beloved”,
And “Child of God”.

My end draws near,
As it does for all men.
Many count their days endless,
And take no account.
What of my end?
Do I please You,
Who number my days,
And promise endless life?

Abandonment draws me
To Your Heart.
Do everything for me,
And in peace
I shall rest in You,
Endless Love of countless days,
Receive me.

Joann Nelander

Joann Nelander is a wife, a mother, a Sinai nurse, an artist and writer of poems, prayers, and books (available on Amazon.) She turns to the camera lens for moments the eye can savor, shared at photo-jo.smugmug.com. Her primary blog  is lionessblog.com.