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This Brother Told Me: "Go Away!"
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By James Pemberton
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This Brother Told Me To Go Away!


I knew of a brother, who told me; “Go away!”

Throughout the years, he had nothing to say!


Perhaps I should put a trophy up on his wall…

It would read: “1st place for not

 giving his brother a call.”


I’m not sure if it was something I did or said.

It’s almost like he “wishes I were dead.”


I wouldn’t want to be walking in his shoes!

It’s him.  Not me.  That’s going to lose!


Is “cutting someone off,” really our place?

Especially those who’ve received God’s grace?


Should a trophy in your home be displayed?

Has God’s love in your life been portrayed?


Rather than trying to give someone a “shove.”

Why not take time, and show him God’s love?


God’s love speaks louder than 10,000 words.

Especially to the many who haven’t heard!


Is there anyone whom you refuse

to say; “I love you?”

I pray that the love of Christ will reach you!


Being an example of Christ needs to be our goal!

His eternal peace and love needs to fill our soul!


If you can’t forgive... 

You’ll neither be forgiven!

Who is the Lord… 

Of the way you’re livin’???


By Jim Pemberton     (c) 2012

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Submitted: Sunday, November 18, 2012

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012

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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