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    What Do you see when you look at me?
    by Kevin Richardson

    When you look in my eyes and observe my life
    Do you see someone full of passion and drive?
    Or do you see someone who’s just passing by
    While the world is quickly dying
    Am I more concerned with living the good life?
    And so focused on getting mine
    That I forget to sincerely empathize and lay down my life
    For those who didn’t eat the past couple of nights
    For those on the brink of committing suicide
    Because they don’t see the point of life
    For those who don’t know about Christ
    For those who are struggling just to get by
    Or those around the world dying
    From easily preventable diseases and senseless crimes

    You see, my heart hurts deep down inside
    And sometimes I feel like I’m going to lose my mind
    Because just a few days ago on a rainy night
    I read that another little child has lost their life
    Due to a stray bullet from a drive by
    Which resulted in another mother with
    a boat load of tears flowing from her eyes
    Not to mention abortion and sex trafficking is on the rise
    I close my eyes and ask why
    And maybe even shed a few tears & cry
    But in a few minutes, it slips my mind
    And I go on to live my own life
    Thinking about what I’m going to eat tonight
    Or buying another pair of kicks to look fly

    This got me thinking in my mind
    Who is the one who committed the real crime?
    The one who lost their temper and pulled the trigger on the nine
    The one who took that unborn baby’s life
    The one who raped that little girl or boy many times
    Or could it possibly be the one who had all the resources and time
    But just said never mind, I’ll just take care of mine
    Which is basically the same as saying
    I’ll just sit back and just watch them all die
    Instead of sharing my faith, resources and time
    You see, the world definitely dark and that’s not hard to identify
    And people are looking for some type of light
    Because they know deep down inside
    There has to be more to life, than living just to die

    But If I just sit back, close my eyes and enjoy life
    How will the blinders ever be removed from their eyes?
    And how will they ever get a true sense of hope and joy in this life
    You see, changing the world
    Starts with genuinely caring and investing in just one person’s life
    That’s why every day that I open my eyes
    I pray that I would see the world through the Father’ eyes,
    a softening of my heart and a clear mind
    so that I can see the pain and hurt in others’ eyes
    Because I learned that this life is not mine
    And this life is not about I
    I’m tired of just standing by, acting like I’m blind
    And don’t see that the world is dying
    In desperate need of experiencing the love of Christ

    Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL