ETERNITY’S VALUES

I think of the eighty-plus years I have spent

And, yes!  They surely flew by!

Considering all that happened to me,

Like what?  The blink of an eye!

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First ten years were lost!  Father’s death!

But before he died memories!

Memories to haunt my dreams each night,

Yes, nothing but sheer pleasantries!

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Hunting, boat rides, crocodiles killed,

I could romanticize,

And deer, some for villagers.  So many

Helped and I fantasized.

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Wonderful days until he died!

This boy capitulates!

Try to get even with the God of love,

Yes, God was the One to hate!

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For many years my enemy, God.

But He did get through to me!

When it dawned on me that He knew best,

And proved that He loved me!

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Stretching that love to the breaking point

I proudly did my own thing.

Dodging bullets in World War II

My life, like, hung from a string!

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Through school, through marriage, to my first church,

Through others, we made our way.

With wife so faithful and no complaint

Soon we got old and gray.

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Kids, grandkids, there were Great Grand’s, too.

Soon I will be eighty-seven!

Yet left seems short when I think back.

What will it seem like in heaven?

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I will look about on eternity’s shore,

No night!  No setting sun.

God is light!  In heaven so bright!

Eternal day!  Never done!

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What happened to earth?  So short!  A short time,

Like a blinking eye, it seems

And that is what it is, the blink of an eye!

In any one of my dreams!

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Sam’l Cox 9.23.05

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