Not Yet

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My oldest memory is asking how it works
Was there a rhyme or reason why
Some dreams are faded out stuck down in the dirt
And others get to fly

I had a question for anyone who’d listen
Tell me when I’m gonna’ get
What’s in my prayers a million bucks and x-ray vision
It ain’t been delivered yet!

Well it took me many years to find it
And still today I need reminding

Every child at the foot of the bed
Learns what mama meant when she said
Every prayer gets an answer it’s a matter of time
Listen closely I think you’re gonna’ find
Maybe sometimes God says yes
Baby other days the answer ain’t no, it’s just not yet

My buddy Billy who used to live next door
Always got the newest toys
Man I was jealous so I stole his checker board
Sometimes I’m still that little boy

When I returned it he forgave me
On that day God’s grace amazed me

Every child at the foot of the bed
Learns what mama meant when she said
Every prayer gets an answer it’s a matter of time
Listen closely I think you’re gonna’ find
Maybe sometimes God says yes
Baby other days the answer ain’t no, it’s just not yet

So when I tell you that it took me 20 years 11 months
And 7 hours to be exact
To learn that prayer ain’t changing God it’s changing us
Believe me that’s a fact


 - September 2018 -