I Must Overcome

by t.k. woods

I must overcome because of Joy

Joy awaiting me initiates and perfects my faith

So will I love you

I must overcome so my sons can overcome

They need me to pray against what preys on them,

To make them laugh more than cry,

To complement them more than criticize, to let my moderation

Be made known to all men, for what is at hand.

I need to dismiss bitterness, slay un-forgiveness and kill gluttony so that my posterity can be free from this. 

But most of all, I must overcome because of Joy,

Joy awaiting me, He initiates and perfects my faith. 

So will I love You, Jesus.


 Copyright Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Cleveland Street Chronicle #19.1 April – May 2012