How Many More

Verse one: They are not numbers
They are people
They are not percentages
They are souls
I have an obligation and I’ve failed it
And sometimes before I even start, I quit
Guilt has made it difficult for me to sleep
How can I when there is a world full of lost sheep
Chorus: How many more
Must pass me by before I even look them in the eye
And how many more
Must frantically scream to even be noticed by me
How many more
Must die before I realize that I
Had the ability to show them eternity
Only now do I deplore
But how many more…
Verse Two: Lately I’ve been saying farewell to friends I thought I knew
But then I wonder if being with them again is true
So many times I threw away the opportunity
Claiming I was busy
You think you have all the time in the world
But you don’t
Chorus: How many more
Must pass me by before I even look them in the eye
And how many more
Must frantically scream to even be noticed by me
How many more
Must die before I realize that I
Had the ability to show them eternity
Only now do I deplore
But how many more…
Bridge: I cannot be a Christian just when the mood suits me
I cannot be a Christian just when things are running smoothly
To be or not to be
Chorus: How many more
Must pass me by before I even look them in the eye
And how many more
Must frantically scream to even be noticed by me
How many more
Must die before I realize that I
Had the ability to show them eternity
Only now do I deplore
But how many more
Repeat: They are not numbers
They are people
They are not percentages
They are souls…





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Milo! said...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
Erene This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 19, 2010 at 8:57 am
thank you! i love writing! i will always write! btw, i did look at some of ur stuff and it is great! u keep writing too! :o)
 
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