Because Of You


Because Of You

Because you picked me up when I struggled to get through.
Because you healed my heart when it was thrown and shattered.
Because you gave me hope when it seemed so out of reach.
Because you filled me with peace when chaos
 flowed through my veins.

Because you showed me the light when there was only darkness.

Because you gave me comfort when my voice cried out in pain.
Because you reassured me when the doubts screamed in my head.
Because you kept me going when there seemed nowhere to go.
Because you sustained me with strength
when weakness became all I knew.

Because you came and stayed when
everyone else turned around and left.

Because you gave me a purpose when life seemed so pointless.
Because you restored my happiness
when life seemed to snatch it away.

Because you filled this emptiness when
 the void echoed with loneliness.

Because you helped me let it all go
when I gripped the tightest to hold on.

Because you showed me the beauty of life when the
world showed me nothing but hate and corruption.

Because you gave me a better life when
the old one fought to come back.

Because I am nothing without you
nothing but a hopeless being.

Because only You could tear down my wall of pride,
and instead build it back up with love and humbleness.

Because of all this, I give you my life Lord.
I will put all my fears and failures in Your hands,
my worries that consume me, my pain that destroys me.

You were always there, even when I rejected You.
Because of all You are, my life, oh God, is yours.

Poem by Jacqueline Burciaga