I’m a self-made man

The following is a little song I wrote to help all those who don’t have it as well as I do


I’m a self-made man

I didn’t get nobody’s help

I rely on me

and nobody else

I have no one to thank

‘cept the Good Lord above

And you can be like me

If you want it bad enough


Yes, the Lord’s blessed me

And I know it’s true

But I have no idea

What’s wrong with you

If you’ll try on my glasses

Then you’ll truly see

With a little hard work

You too will be like me


What?… Stop singing? You want me to try on your glasses?  Well… alright… I don’t see why though, mine work great

Hey, wait a minute, I don’t have a job anymore

… I’ve been turned down for jobs how many times?

Well, if I just keep trying I will succeed, right?

I have no place to live?  And no interview clothes?

How will they select me over someone who presents well?

And smells well?

This is depressing

I just realized I’ve felt bad for so long

Anti-depressants would help but I have no money

I was jumped last night

They said they would kill me next time

What was that song I used to sing?

I’m a self-made man?

I didn’t get nobody’s help?


… I’ve gotten lots of help …

My mother didn’t abort me

my dad didn’t desert me,

My teachers taught me

Veterans gave me

a free country

to use the gifts

God has given me

Doctors have helped heal me

Police have protected me

And I am so grateful to God

I will humbly ask if I can help lift up

My brothers and sisters

As I in turn learn from them

And I don’t know it yet

But they have much to teach me


Signed – I’m a grateful man


I invite you to discover how you and I can allow Jesus to lift our challenged brothers and sisters.  I invite you to discover:  The Open Table  http://www.theopentable.org/





Author: james bruce mcnaughton

I became Seriously Mentally Ill at age 18, ten years later I got and took the right meds, I accepted Jesus, and my recovery began.

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