If Life Was About Me

Original Christian Poem

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"If Life Was About Me" is an original Christian poem submitted by an About.com member. With a touch of light humor, contributor Warren M. Mueller takes an amusing look at the human tendency to think that life is "all about me." Do you have an original Christian prayer that would encourage or benefit a fellow believer? Perhaps you've written a unique poem you'd like to share with others. We are looking for Christian prayers and poems to encourage our readers in their communication with God.

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If Life Was About Me

If life was about me, I'd live to be one hundred and three!
I'd have a muscular physique and be six foot three.
I'd always be young in body and mind
With the ability to recall details of every kind!

I'd choose to be born in a family of great wealth
and I'd always be in perfect health!
There would be no limits on what I could buy.
I'd eat whatever I wished without gain
and I'd never get sick or feel pain.

What's that you say?
Life is not this way for me or you
Not for anyone else, too!
Well, okay, I suppose I'd still be happy with a freckle or two!

It might look silly to have a muscular body at one hundred and three!
If I can't have everything I want, then I'd be limited in who I am and who I could be!
This is quite unacceptable if life is all about me!

Deep inside me I long to live my way
To pursue pleasures and only see
Others as though they were there for me.

Well then, if life's not all about me
Then what is it about?
Please tell me!

It has a purpose and a plan
But it does not center on man.
Look about and you can see
There is grandeur, design and complexity!
Man is far too frail and temporary!

It's obvious that there's someone with a higher view.
Someone with greater intelligence than me or you
Someone who transcends time and space
And can take care of this place.

Who can that be?
It's about God and not about me!

Also by Warren Mueller:
Overcoming Anxiety
The Passion of Christ
Why Go to Church?
A Full & Meaningful Life
The Gift of Joy
• Warren Mueller's Testimony