I have been making tracks on this earth for over 78 years,
I’ve had many good times and I have cried many tears.
A few years ago, I married a Cajun, Laura is her name,
God gave us a true lasting love that always stays the same.
I have had my share of Cancers and I’ve been close to death,
But when I lost a daughter, it knocked the wind out of my breath.
I have always believed in God, but I never lived life like I should.
But for the last five years, I’ve attended church when I could.
My wife Laura is a true believer there is no doubt,
She has helped me learn what the Bible is all about.
But now I have another problem and only God has the answer,
It was just this Friday that I was diagnosed with lung cancer.
I know I am in for one of the hardest battles I have ever known.
But with God, my Church, family, and friends I will never be alone.
Because I have God and so many loved ones praying for me.
And I say, Lord, I am not afraid and I’m ready for whatever will be.
PS. Dear God, I believe the rest of my story is up to you,
And Lord, it would be ok with me if I made another track or two.
© August 2022 Walt Perryman