MY SIN

The price was paid so long ago,

Christ took the death for you!

Cruel death of the cross we contrived,

Just what else could He do?

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Death for sins, all anticipated

Ever since man’s beginning,

In that fullness of times, deliberate!

His death for you containing!

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This substitution had to take place!

Sure His love for sinful man!

“Wages of sin is death!”  The exchange, this

Only God can!

Such substitution has to be accomplished

God’s love for sinful man!

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The repetition sure for effect!

Can such expression be

Ever vibrant enough to

Capture His love for me?

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This accomplishment, price paid in full.

What further could be done?

Son of God, yes, man’s Creator,

To die for everyone!

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“Wages of sin, sure, death!”  All have sinned!

Fallen way short of projection.

God’s projection for all men, in sin

Lost, torn from protection!

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Only God, a God’s protection hand (love),

Could make Him deny

His holiness, so spotlessly pure

To this though, we comply.

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The thought of assuming all men’s sins

Dying in sin for us.

Who never knew sin, spotless Lamb of

God!  And we from the dust!

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“Dust to dust,”  of all mankind said,

But of the body alone

Imperishable the soul lives on

Always with Christ who  atones!

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Me

JUDGE NOT

I am not bound by ancestral spirits,

To do as my forefathers did!

While allowing for similarities,

Animalism is not my bid.

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While ‘bearing one another’s burdens’

I am obliged to ‘bear my own.’

To each his own, responsible

I am to occupy my own throne.

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I do not inherit my father’s traits.

I am a poet, he is not!

He had a way with words, in speech.

Eloquence I have not got!

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Consensually I sin, he did too.

“All have sinned and come short

Of the Glory of God.”  So far away,

We are tempted sometimes to abort!

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But what I do he is not responsible.

He has his own thing to do!

His son does not have to do as he does.

He is accountable, too!

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Contractually I am as far away

Or near to my Father above.

As near has everything to do with

And how we receive His love!

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My grandfather did not receive His love.

My father did, so did I!

Do not you think our Father in Heaven knows

Who His child is and also, why?

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Sam Cox (is not the judge) 04.04.04

ANSWERS

Give a thought please, He does when I need,

He is the master poet!  I just follow His lead!

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Hemmingway, London, a few others I know

Come to the forefront then there is Whittier to show.

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Sure, thoughts contrive to come with meaning

But the meaning is weak only just seeming—

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To contain a miniscule of clear thought

But the thought is not there and I have lost a lot.

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In backward, turn backward, oh time in thy flight,

Make me a child again just for one tonight.

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Retrogression deliberate loss I see

With no growing continuity!

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Childlike and childish big difference I see

Our faith must be childlike not childishly.

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Seeing fairies and gnomes with money on a tree

Fooling the self deliberately.

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But living by faith in Jesus alone

Is positive, sins to atone.

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For sin is real and not a mistake

“Thou shalt not kill, steal or envy…” a break—

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Away from a pattern of doing

Wrong!  Guilty the pair in the ‘Garden,’ no song.

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For we all have sinned, all have come short

Of God’s law we have broken, of course, we abort!

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But graciously God’s love came through

Died for us!  What more could He do?

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From beginning of time this painful death

He suffered, I think, with every breath!

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Sam Cox 08.16.10

LOVING HIM FREELY

Not many Christian poets on the male side I see.

Are most men too macho?  Considered femininity?

Consider the David who once ruled Judea, Samaria.

Do you think Him effeminate?  I double dare you!

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Femininity, masculinity, considered not in our future.

“Like Angels in Heaven,” like heavenly, mature! (1)

Feminine, masculine, best of both in Heaven.

Converging similitude, just leave out the leaven.

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No mutual communication of the opposite sexes,

No boasting permitted about being from Texas!

Similitude each thinking as Jesus would, in love!

Love that leads benighted souls to seek Heaven above!

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“All have sinned…” we do well to realize this is true!

“…come short of the glory of God,” oh yes, you too!

If you think wealth can, like, get you in read Jesus’ words! (2)

That rich man, “went away sadly.”  Do these words disturb?

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Anything that keeps you from serving God supremely,

Pray it will not keep you from loving him entirely!

“I beseech you, therefore, brethren because of the mercies of God, (3)

That you present yourselves to Him.”

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“And be not conformed to this, sad and miserable, world,

But be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” give Christ control!

Happy the people who do not have to obey

Who loving Jesus freely, love to go His way!

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(1)  Matthew 22:30

(2)  Matthew 19:20-24

(3)  Romans 12:1-2

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Sam Cox 06.08.10

WHO DID THE DEED

Just who was it that crucified Him?  Drove those nails through His hands?

Who did this dastardly deed?  Some natives in foreign lands?

Ignorant people who worship Buddha, Sevah, or what’s his name?

Devils by any other name, idols!  They are all the same!

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Idolatry, we send people out, call them missionaries,

Distinguished group, sacrificing all to serve foreign countries,

Tell of Jesus but who are they?  People who crucified,

Just like all the rest of us!  For whom Jesus died!

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Dispelling all the ignorance, are they just as bad as we?

Wickedness, for this Jesus died, we nailed Him to that tree!

Ministers all dressed up nice, can we not understand?

“All have sinned, all have come short…”  Not just in foreign lands!

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So just why did Jesus die?  The question is for whom!

He died for all us sinning fiends!  Now there is a different tune.

“I am only a sinner Saved by Grace.”  These words from Apostle Paul!

“Forgive us our sins,” prayed each day, prayed by one and all! (*)

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Emphasis then Grace of God, I am a sinner!  I need!

I need His forgiving presence, just why did Jesus bleed?

“Be ye therefore perfect!”  Of course, we depend each day!

Upon His forgiveness to keep us clean!  What then is left to say?

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I depend on Him to keep me clean!  Do I wash my hands between meals?

Then I do need Him to wash my heart, for all that it conceals!

This is then what Christians mean by striving to be like Him!

We may fail but always try to keep from getting dim!

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(*) All Christians

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Sam Cox 04.09.09

EVERLASTING

Success not attained by making more!

Wealth can satisfy for but a day,

And when that day is ended it is all over!

Vanished!  That bird flew away!

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Eternity that is where the soul is heading!

Body but a room, no permanence.

Sure, that house that God supplies creditable!

Not to deny its continence.

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For “we are fearfully and wonderfully made!” (*)

Just for a season then we perish!

Though Spirit, Soul, lives on forever!

Farewell to that friend long cherished!

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Eternity will smile in recollection of

That brief 90 years we spent,

So then we wonder, did we spend it wisely?

Time that God so kindly lent.

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Or did we fritter it away foolishly

Like, some foolish folk at play?

Did we not have fun but later are sorry?

Wasted moments for but a day!

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Tomorrow’s day extends forever!

Our loving God, the punishment,

Shows joy at times, cherished memories

Through sorrows as it was meant.

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Forgetting God unwisely, our Creator,

He smiled with us, did we forget?

His love continues though we oft forfeit

Sustaining love He loves us yet!

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We make mistakes we sin, oh so often!

And do not deny a sin in itself!

“All have sinned…” and yes, we repeat daily!

Nor does pride stay on the shelf!

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“She made me do it…”  Forgot how to say no

Adam and Eve clear forgotten?

“That woman You gave me, made me do it…”

Both in sin all begotten!

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A soul lifted up in self-esteem

May protest, “I am not heathen!”

“All have sinned and come short…”

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(*) Psalm 139:14

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the Sam done it 05.22.12

WAGES OF SIN CHRIST PAID!

The price was paid so long ago,

Christ took the death for you!

Cruel death of the cross He contrived,

Just what else could He do?

.

.

Death for sins all anticipated

Ever since man’s beginning

In that fullness of times deliberate!

His death for you continuing!

.

.

This substitution had to take place!

Sure, His love for sinful man!

“Wages of sin is death!”  The exchange

This only God can!

Such substitution had to be accomplished

God’s love for sinful man!

.

.

The repetition, sure, for effect!

Can such expression be

Ever vibrant enough to

Capture His love for me?

.

.

This accomplishment:  price paid in full.

What further could be done?

Son of God, yes, man’s creator,

To die for everyone!

.

.

“Wages of sin, sure, death!”  All have sinned!

Fallen way short of projection.

God’s projection for all men in sin,

Lost torn from protection!

.

.

Only God, a God’s protecting hand,

Love could make Him deny

His holiness, so spotlessly pure.

To this though we comply.

.

.

The thought of assuming all men’s sins

Dying in sin for us.

Who never knew sin, spotless Lamb of

God!  And we from the dust!

“Dust to dust” of all mankind said,

But of the body alone!

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by the Sam  11.28.11