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Heaven Bound
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By Louis Gander
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Heaven Bound

In one quick flash, I hear a splash,

The trouble some get in!

They scream and shout and then yell out,

"Please help me from this sin!"

 

The selfishness of those God blessed!

May lightning strike them down!

They misbehave.  Let Jesus save -

or let them sink and drown.

 

Life guard, to be, is hard you see,

and I'm a nervous wreck.

To help someone?  I'd rather run

than risk my precious neck.

 

I disappear in church right here

with friends, safely on shore -

and say on cue, "I'll pray for you"

then pray five seconds more.

 

It really stinks when someone thinks

the obligation's mine.

Though sin assault, it is their fault!

And that's the bottom line!

 

Am selfish, I, if I don't try?

I'm just one lone observer.

I have my place.  I have my grace.

I have my 'life preserver'.

 

By now you've guessed that I've been blessed 

and Heaven-bound indeed!

So don't be blue.  They'll rescue you

and other folks in need.

 

Who cares 'bout sin - and things within

that dark and angry sea?

Why should I care who's thrown in there?

(unless, of course, it's me).

 

©2014 louis gander


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Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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