ONLY A SINNER, SAVED…

Though a sinner God watched over me!

Protected my hide!

Bullets well aimed seemed deflected,

Angel by my side!

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I knew I was zeroed in!

A huge uprooted tree!

In this deep hole left there,

He could not see me!

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Machinegun out there, of course!

Somewhere in those weeds!

I cannot stay here forever!

My squad hidden in the trees!

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Squad waits but time to move out!

Al hollers, “Sam,” two times,

Time to consider fearfully,

And remember my crimes!

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Of course, I would not answer!

Did not like them odds!

Enemy with machinegun spitting,

Praying to his gods!

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Help me get him!  Please protect me!

Like other times we would see

Just whose God was the real one!

I prayed confidently!

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Squad waited, time to move out!

Al hollered, “Sam,” two times!

No chances of getting out!

Like two thin dimes!

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Gathered all the strength I could muster!

A leap surprised even me!

Even so bullet left imprint

Inside boot below my knee!

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Aim real good!  Angel deflected!

Always the head they aimed!

Many the shots were aimed my way!

Whatever the reason, retained!

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For what reason?  How should I know?

Pastored, one sloppy job!

Did much fishing, many pools!

I was one slovenly slob!

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Forgiving, my parishioners were!

And God has forgiven me!

Blessing some as the years fly by!

With God-given poetry!

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David’s Psalms magnified poetry,

Like, among the very best!

Compared to my rhyming verse,

Just ain’t no contest!

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Sam Cox  02.20.09

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