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Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)
TITLE: I Promise, I'll Be Good
By Brenda Welc
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Hello? Where am I? Just a minute ago I was in church singing, well pretending to I guess. Can we turn some lights off? It’s way too bright in here, it’s hurting my head. What is that sound? What? Angels? Do I hear angels? Okay where am I, am I dead? I promise it was only two drinks and a few jell-O shots, nothing much. I am almost 17, surely I can handle a little alcohol without overdoing it! I don’t wanna die. I wanna live. I will never drink again. Hello? Anybody there? God, is that you? I swear I’m gonna scream! Okay, if this is the way it’s gonna be them I’m leaving. I am clicking my heels together three times and leaving this place....One..Two..Three...There’s no place like home....there’s no place like home....
“You are home child”
So I am dead? I’m really gone? What will my parents do without me? No one to worry about and take care of. Wait, no more parties? No more hangn’ with friends? I wanna go back. I promise I’ll pay attention in church. I’ll even be good during the week. No more pretending to be a Christian, I’ll really be one this time. I know I was bad before but I will be committed to You this time! For real! That’s it, I’ll tell all my friends about you, yeah like spread the gospel like in the Bible. I promise, I will change for You! Just give me one more chance. Forgive me.....please....okay, no more drinking until I’m twenty-one....no more lying to my parents.....no more dating crummy boys just for the attention.....I promise! Please let me live. Let me go back and start over. I am not ready to die.
“Go now in Peace”
Yes mom, I am awake, stop tapping me on the shoulder. Yes the pastors sermon was good. Another hymn to sing, wonderful! I love singing these songs.....Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee... this is great...another chance to live for God. I will keep my promise to Him. I will walk the straight and narrow path just like pastor said to do...My savior God to thee... I will attend every church event I can just so I can walk more closely with Him....How great thou art, how great thou art.
What’s that? Oh my phone is still on vibrate. It’s Tracey, wonder what she wants...party this Friday? Oh yeah, I’ll be there! I can ask for forgiveness for my actions on Sunday. I’m sure God will understand! Wonder if Joey will be there, he really likes me! I’ll call him right after I sleep off this hang-over. It’s so great to be alive!
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