Wherever U B

by Candace Arthuria

Shiftless and lazy
Eyes always glazy
Drivin’ his Daddy crazy.

Boy, you on that stuff?
Yeah man, I can’t get enough.
You makin’ us look bad
Your Mama’s so sad
Worst child we ever had.
That’s too bad, Dad.

I didn’t ask to come here
Livin’ my life in fear
But don’t nobody care
You claim to have love, but where?

I met a new friend named Trey
He promised to show me the way
Gave me a Bible
And told me I’m liable
He helped me find Jesus today.

And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD
shall be saved…
Joel 2:32

Candace Arthuria began her career in Corporate Communications and currently writes short fiction, essays, and occasional poetry. Her work is multicultural, intergenerational, and expands across a broad range of genres. She continues to build on her diverse collection entitled “Very Short Stories for Very Busy People.” Candace has published with the International Women’s Writing Guild, the Teaneck Public Library Archives, Agape ReviewCalliope, and Friday Flash Fiction. She may be reached at williams07666[at}gmail[dot]com or @ArthuriaW.

6 thoughts on “Wherever U B

  1. Thank you, Marie. I appreciate your taking the time from your own busy schedule. May the peace of God be with you always.

    Yours in Christ,


  2. Thank you, Sis. Olive. What a blessing that God reaches out to the “unlikable.” This young man reminds us never to judge a book by its cover. Blessings to Trey, who looked beyond the superficial. We should all take a lesson.


  3. Candace I find all your writings captivating. Even when the main character maybe sometimes unlikable I’m still able to show empathy for them.
    This poem for me was confirmation that God loves us and always show up when we need Him most. He sent Trey who pointed him to Jesus. That’s love! ❤


  4. Thank you for your encouraging comment, Dee. I hope Trey will continue to lead souls to Christ….and his new friend will choose to do the same. God bless you.


  5. I love this work, Candace. You provide a creative telling of how God loves us and calls us to Him despite our failings. Praise God for Trey!


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