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My Turning Point
Author: Justus Isaiah Richardson

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They sent me on a mission
But the Intel was wrong.
My target that evening
Had been an agent all along.

Undercover for Mossad,
He was an Al Qaeda mole.
How could I have known
He was just playing a roll?

And so I did my job,
What else could I do?
It only took one shot,
My aim was always true.

When the truth was revealed,
I began to lament.
I had taken the life
Of an innocent.

That was my turning point
How I came to believe,
In a chance at redemption,
That faith might achieve.

I no longer pull the trigger,
Though I still do my part.
I've got peace in my mind,
But justice in my heart.

I believe in Jesus,
Because He set me free.
I believe in the Father,
Because He believed in me.

Now I fight injustice,
At home and abroad.
I believe in who I am,
Through the power of God.

I hope my contribution
Makes the world a better place.
And I hope when I am done
I will feel the Lord's embrace.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian (205.188.116.200) -- Tuesday, December 6 2005, 05:21 pm

wonderful

Hey Justus! I love this! I think you have about 100 something poems posted up here, but nevertheless you are blessed! Blessed in the fact that you explain yourself so wonderfully, and write with such feeling!
Meridian (205.188.116.200) -- Tuesday, December 6 2005, 05:26 pm

just realized

Just realized you have less than 100 poems, but it's all good... Write on Justus, write on! You speak justice Justus! LOL!
 
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