Thoughts by Billy Charles Root


The images I’ve cast out

Never stay gone long

When they come back I’m lost in doubt

Even though I know they’re wrong


Inside my head, they sneak

They go unnoticed at first

It never fails, I peak

Feeling never better but, worse


Images burned from yester time

Plague my soul in thoughts

Mentally projected imagery

Leave behind cancerous spots


I try not to entertain them

Even when their self-invited

But in nailing them to the cross

There’s a moment that I’m divided


The carnality of a man minded man

Is the smoke screen of the evil one

A cloud of influence to all influential

Once we look, the damage is done


The devil blows shallow kisses

Into the ears of man’s brain

And in our weakness, we sift through reasons

To let them in and let them stay


I know I shouldn’t but, that looks good

Come on in and have a seat

I should throw you out, I know I should

But, can I fix you a place to sleep


They end up in bed with us

These thoughts of things once seen

If we let them in and entertain their purpose

We will only inherit nightmares from our dreams


I need help to grab them by the scruff

Drag them out the door and up Calvary Hill

Sweet talk me not I will be tough

And adhere them to his will


To say I have no regrets upon my death

Would be the lie to end them all

All my payments fall short of my debts

And for this, I make this call


Forgive me, Lord,

My thoughts are not my own

Please clear my mind of what you don’t condone

Search my heart and see all the wicked ways

And create in me a heart of thoughts of thine grace


© Billy Charles Root

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Billy RootAbout the Author

Billy Charles Root was born October 21, 1975, in San Bernardino California and was for the most part raised by my father In Rialto and Apple Valley California. In 1995 I moved to Oklahoma where my wife Tina and I have nine children combined and 3 grandchildren. I have been a professional automotive technician for twenty years now and I still am for the United States postal service.

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1 reply

  1. Great poem! I can relate to this.


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