Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Principle Pleasure





At The Age Of My Majority
I Started Walking Toward The By-Pass Bus!
The Elders Weren't Too Happy
AND
Of Course
Started To Kick Up A Fuss
BUT
I Was My Own Person!
I Could See My Own Way
AND
Nobody Was Going To Tell Me
How
In This World
I Was Going To Play!

My Majority To Me
Meant
My Own Authority!
I Was Intent Upon Getting Away From The Don't Can'ts
Even If It Meant
Ending Up In A Nest Of Ants!

Well ...

As Life Would Have It
In The Instant I Said:

"I Wish ...!"

There Was A Whole Bunch Of Predators
Waiting
To Eat Me
Like A Dish Of Well-seasoned Baked Fish!

One Offered Pleasure!
One Offered Pleasure Through Pain!
One Offered Pleasure Pain To Get Enormous Gain!
One Offered Pleasure Pain Gain
AND
Enormous Acclaim
BUT
None Offered Me A Way
To Get Out From Under Sins' Stains
FOR
In Order To Get The Benefits
Of A Life Filled With
"Do As I Please!"
Meant
I'd Have To Sell My Soul
To Gain
What I Could Plainly See Was
Nothing But
Perishable Gold!

I Had Received From My Parents
A Foundation
Built On The Rock
AND
Because Of That Blessing
I Didn't Run Too Far From God's Flock!

I Made Terrible Mistakes!
I Made A Fool Out Of My Self
BUT
I Always Knew How To Say
"No!"
When It Came To Make The Decision
That Would Make Me A Pretty Dead!

I Was Oft Unfaithful To God
BUT
All The While
He Is Faithful To Me
AND
I Kept Hearing That Voice
Saying:

"Child, Come! 
Come Home To Me!"

I Couldn't Out-run It!
I Couldn't Buy It Off!

So ...

One Day I Said Plainly:

"Please Get Me Off Of This Path."

AND ...

The Faithful Father
Took Me At My Word!
He Drew Me
AND
He Wooed Me
Showing
How Wrong Ways Can Be Reversed!

I Took The Word Of The Master
For He Is Saving Me From Eternal Disaster!
I Have Bumps Marks Scrapes
I Even Wear Wound Plaster
BUT
I Am Free
To Be
What The Lord
Needs Me To Be
AND
Come High Bidder
On Low Ways
By God's Grace
I Quote A Very Nice

This Is What My God Says:


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Life May Be Good
BUT
Jesus Christ Will Make It Better
AND
In The Glorious Day
We Shall See True Life
At God's Declared Best!!

Wait For It!