I know what it's like (Poem by A. Speedy)

"I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE..."

 Dedicated to the Groenwald family, Martyred in Afghanistan 

I know what it's like to be disappointed
I know what it's like to loose your greatest creation
I know what it's like to leave home
I know what it's like to be in hostile territory
I know what it's like to be human
I know what it's like to be a child
I know what it's like to be held
I know what it's like to be weak and fragile
I know what it's like to be unknown 
I know what it's like to be unrecognized
I know what it's like to be poor
I know what it's like to learn
I know what it's like to grow
I know what it's like to obey
I know what it's like to listen to instruction
I know what it's like to trust
I know what it's like to be tempted
I know what it's like to be popular
I know what it's like to be rejected
I know what it's like to be misunderstood
I know what it's like to be a man
I know what it's like to be loved
I know what it's like to be despised & hated
I know what it's like to be homeless
I know what it's like to be unattractive
I know what it's like to be laughed at
I know what it's like to cry
I know what it's like to be talked about
I know what it's like to be conspired against
I know what it's like to be asked to pay the greatest price
I know what it's like to be oppressed
I know what it's like to be arrested
I know what it's like to be judged & accused
I know what it's like to be in physical pain
I know what it's like to be heart broken
I know what it's like to be denied
I know what it's like to be deserted
I know what it's like to be doubted
I know what it's like to be beaten
I know what it's like to be alone
I know what it's like to be scarred beyond recognition
I know what it's like to be forsaken by men
I know what it's like to be forsaken by God
I know what it's like to have no fellowship with your Father
I know what it's like to be left to die
I know what it's like to be sin
I know what it's like to watch your child be beaten, humiliated, shamed and murdered
I know what it's like to loose your only child
I know what it's like to taste death
I know what it's like to be lifted up out of the dust and seated on a throne!

-Adam Speedy 
December 3rd, 2014

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