Finishing Well

Finishing Well short poem

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Some men’s ships stall upon the sea for lack of sails
For far too many times, I have seen great men derailed
For far too long, I have heard the sound of David’s lament
O, how the mighty have fallen among the good and the decent
It’s such a loss of beauty and purity that you nor I could prevent

At what point they saw it coming, only God can tell
But surely at some point, could they the enemy smell?
Had I known, as a loving friend, I surely would have yelled
“A way of escape”, “a warning sign”, perhaps like a ringing bell
Or some other device to help one avoid where others have fell

May God’s grace for you and for me, much avail
So much is at stake, and so much is gained, if we dare to finish well

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I am a retired minister and the husband of Barbara for 42 years. We reside in Sacramento ,Ca. We have two sons and a daughter, and we are the proud grandparents of 6 children.
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