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How Many Stars
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By Gary James Smith
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HOW MANY  STARS


 


How many " stars" go down the tubes


When they start to make good money


They live in a land called "Famous -Hood"


And they begin to act real funny


Soon they're  sold out to the world


Dollar signs and dreams


Coming up with numerous  ways


Fulfilling all their schemes 


 


God is on the sidelines


Watching all of this


How few will really make it


And live with " holiness"


The world begins pervading


All they say and do


Soon standards are "diminished"


Morality rates do too


 


Then we read the headlines


"Another one bits the dust"


So and so leaves so and so


The marriage is a bust


All in the name of "famous"


But what must "famous" be


The breaking down of standards


For all the world to see?


 


Lord give us binders


To see things as they are


 For whosoever loves "this world"


From "You", lives afar


Let's begin refocusing 


What gains "the highest prize?"


Let's see! Your Word says this I read


He that winneth soul's "is wise!"


 


Copyright January 3 2015 8:07 am


 


GARY JAMES SMITH 


 


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Submitted: Monday, January 12, 2015

Last Updated: Monday, January 12, 2015

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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