TAKING THE JESUS WAY

We are the most miserable of men

If the dead rise not!

Just to lie there, mingle with earth,

No soul just die and rot!

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No!  “Goodness and mercy have followed me,

All the days of my life!”

The rigors of farm life projected an

Adventurous future of strife!

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Cannot begin to describe the misery of

Some of the tasks I endured!

Could not wait to get away from drudgery,

Freedom from farming secured!

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Like, up in the mow, been trashing time,

To describe sheer misery

Storm of dust!  The struggle to stand,

An impossibility!

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“Let Sam me do it!”  They all agreed!

The dirtiest task for me!

“Sam likes dust!”  Another declared!

Who am I to disagree?

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Those people all dead now, except for Paul,

Who seemed exempted from work.

Seemed like a tragic separation,

As there was nothing to shirk!

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My only hope at times it seemed,

Death and my resurrection!

Hope in Christ and heaven above!

A beautiful connection!

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Live this life!  Non-Christians contend!

This is it!  It is all done!

70 to 80 years at the most!

Not Nirvana, has just begun.

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According to many, life goes on,

Interminably until no end!

Each new life in a lower form,

Until worm or amoeba tend.

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To perish but then possibly

The upward swing begins

To drag one back to eternal oblivion!

To Nirvana!  All those things. (*)

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Though my life on the farm seemed that way,

The ever downward trend,

Think I see it was good for me!

Determined not to bend!

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My only pleasure now extends to

Doing His will each day!

My talents directed now to keep

On going the Jesus Way!

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(*) Hinduism replete with foolishness!

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Sam Cox 12.14.08

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