One Day At A Time

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Not just one drug

but all I can name

She knows her friends

are not friends

Guys she believed were friends

and sad at the same time

gave her drugs

There was a cost

She started selling drugs

She was caught

She now offers personal favors

for drugs

I stopped by her attic apartment

bringing groceries

She had lost weight

She invited me in

I was surprised

She was playing Christian music

with large Bible laying open

She had been praying

I asked if she had time

for a visit

After talking awhile

she closed her eyes and prayed


Thank you for keeping me alive

Thank you for this food that was given to me

I know these drugs are a habit

I am ready to give them up

Please help me

make it through each day

Until then

give me strength

one day at a time

Afterwards we sat in silence,

her eyes meeting mine

her tears turned into a smile

I assured her

Jesus heard her prayers

She will be in my prayers

day and night


I left her apartment


What can I do to help her?

By Jim Wortham

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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