I thought i’d call to you and talk awhile,

I’m sitting here alone, I’ve been thinking.

What can i do to make this world a better place,

Let go of anger and sometimes terrible thoughts.

Do not waste this time that I’ve been given,

Smile and say hello to a passerby.

Lend a hand to a less fortunate soul,

Put a little trust in man, this I’ve been told.

Do not take a life, be there for a friend,

Teach a child right from wrong.

Love as much as you can, hate is not a gift in hand,

Do not steal or act in violence,

I’ve been thinking god, I just needed you to listen.

Keith Garrett


256 thoughts on “I’VE BEEN THINKING

  1. Thank you for liking my blog Keith – this is a very heartfelt poem which resonates with so many people. The last line very meaningful – so many people just want to feel valued and be listened to. We all struggle with difficult thoughts, decisions, beliefs, desires… you’ve put into words what many people can’t.

  2. Thank you for finding my blog. There is a world of thinkers out there…we’re content with the toys in our head, shy in crowds, and faithful to a fault. We’re good.

  3. But of course, how can I not like this! How many of us think this… yet how many of us do something about it? Lovely in its simplicity. Also, thank you for stopping by to say hello to ‘joy’ in my neck of the woods. 🙂

  4. It resonates with me! I think the ‘better part’ in each of us connects with your words, which prompt us to remember our good intentions…and put them into practice! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my site. As I say with my writers’ group – Write On!

  5. Thanks for liking my blog post, Keith. It was my first and I felt rather odd about “putting it out there”! So thanks for your response. I like your poem too: All good thoughts like yours here deserve as much air time as possible.

  6. I don’t like much poetry, though I write some and like my own, and I like this. I’m also not religious, but I like the idea that you had some thoughts to share with God, and yet it also seems like it’s the other way around.

  7. Lovely poem, Keith and thank you for ‘liking’ my blog post Summertime Falling Down with the Delmore Schwartz poem. Dianne Beeaff

  8. This is wonderful Keith. Wasting our finite time here on things that are disturbing is a waste of our life. Thank you for this lovely poetry

  9. Nice poem. I hear a little bit of the human condition in there. We all do deal with that and I think that your reflection of it is refreshing. It is always nice to see people asking the same questions as we are because for many people it may be the first time that they realize that they are not alone with those questions.
    Tony R

  10. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Lovely poem that really changes you upon reading it. I am a better person because I read this poem.
    That is some pretty powerful stuff!
    Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

  11. Dear Keith Garrett,
    Thanks for stop over and liking my work, and because of such nice gesture I got to know that there is such nice and beautiful blog like yours are available.
    I like your simple style yet powerful lines, your work keeps reader throughout entire poetry.
    Keep blogging and keep enriching blogger community by your unique ideas.

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