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Those You Haven't Forgiven Could Be
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By James Pemberton
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Those You Haven’t Forgiven

Could Be Gone tomorrow!


What would happen if someone

close to you would die?

Would there be compassion?

 Would you cry?


I know of someone who doesn't

 have much longer to live.

No family comes around

 and nothing to give.


Much of his family have been

busy "trying' to get even."

An "eye for an eye" is

what they're believing.


It’s most unfortunate

and very sad.

What he's done for others…

they're not glad!


They've all chosen to go

their separate ways.

Not listening to what God says.


One fact of life they

refuse to ponder.

This loved one won't

be around much longer.


So many have spent

years drifting apart.

Not holding Christ' love

  within their heart.


This loved one will be in

 better hands... I know!

He'll live forever, with the

redeemer of his soul!


He’ll soon pass away

and be forgotten.

But he'll be with Jesus…

God's only begotten!


Perhaps someday his

"loved ones" will see.

Today it could be you...

tomorrow... it could be me!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2017

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Submitted: Monday, January 9, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, January 9, 2017

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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