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Life Has Its way
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By Gary James Smith
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Life Has Its Way

Life has it's way of catching up on you
Through an illness...or old age too
Seldom does a mirror lie
When we face it eye to eye
And we're stunned at second glance
At old age and it's advance

Wrinkles many...on our faces
Loss of hair and weighty places
Bending over to tie a lace
Now is not so common place
Most of our teeth are borrowed one's
Dainty dentures protecting our gums

Memory failing...did I say that?
Where did I put my gloves and hat
And there comes mister so and so
What's his name? I don't know!
Sure glad now I have a wife
To help me navigate this life

Praise God for His comfort sure
When old age... has reached death's door
And passing through the valley of the shadow of death
We breathe once more with eternal breath
For our Lord Jesus went on ahead
To prepare our mansions with Him instead

This life is not finality
But preparation for eternity
Old age is guaranteed to wear you down
But take hope friend we're leaving this town
And going to a city whose light is the Son
To be with Jesus God's only begotten One

Copyright January 9 2016. 11:15PM

GARY JAMES SMITH


 


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Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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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