“…The GOOD FIGHT”

“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain!”

The savagery of life, finally grows tame!

Anticipating Heaven cannot then be

Anything but joy!  I wait impatiently!

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Fearful the trials assailing throughout a life insane,

Plunging, yes insanely, into a life untame!

Edged my way through blackness, a darkness one could feel!

Seeking adventure, this night blackness was real!

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Felt my way to a gravestone, wind break became!

Seemed a kindred spirit beneath me the same.

Sure, I slept!  Then army!  “Pearl Harbor” induced!

Still seeking adventure, the paratroops produced!

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At last the restless spirit satisfied in war!

Combat, shooting—shot at, soon did not want no more!

Discharged, honored, ‘Bronze Star’ received

With other medals all wars can conceive!

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Then it was the ‘Preaching task,’ first schooling required

Met there my heartthrob,  the future I desired.

Married, then preachment, in Wesley, I assumed,

A circuit riding Preacher, 5 churches:  time consumed.

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More churches, many friends from California

On to Iowa exhorting so what is left to say?

Sure, God is good!  I love Him!  My ninety-one years,

From India to Stateside, I have shed a few tears!

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Speaking of adventure, Heaven says it all!

No trudging in darkness or tears there to fall!

No warfare!  Heartaches!  But adventure galore!

With my God, Savior, on that uncharted shore!

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Sure there were “Badlands,” some heartaches found me!

But savoring the “Good-land, forever Country”

I won a few ring fights but God took me out.

Now I know what the real fight is all about!

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Sam Cox 08.08.09

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