Back around Easter, as you may probably be aware, I started this poem and I had only the first three lines complete when I put it on the shelf for whatever reason and this morning I happened to notice it in my drafts, so I took a look at it and the rest of the words flowed out. So now three or four months later I will share it with you.
Thanks for waiting,
Oh, so many years ago
He died to free us from all sin
but have we learned His lesson taught?
I doubt it by the state we’re in!
He told us to love our neighbor
but certainly not, our neighbor’s wife
He told us not to kill or steal
and to lead a righteous life.
He told us to keep Holy
each and every Sabbath Day
but isn’t that the time of week
when our favorite teams will play?
He said that we should turn our cheek
whenever it be smite
and that we are all the Father’s children
be us yellow, red, black or white!
But His teachings seem to be, not instilled
in the most of us from birth,
for just look around you now
to see what’s done on earth.
We kill to take a piece of land
or anything else we crave
and our children are now allowed to be
pampered and misbehaved!
We steal from family and friend alike
we rob from strangers too
and our officials steal from all of us
Caesar takes more, than is his due!
Sex and lust are everywhere
at the movies and on TV,
mothers and fathers are now unwed
and babies’ souls set free.
Now I admit that I have sinned
and I’m guilty of some above
but, I pray that He’ll forgive me
for in Him I know there’s love.
I know for sure that when I die
I’ll face my “Judgement Day”
and that His mercy will be shown
at that is what and why I pray!
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