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A Letter to Dad

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A Letter to Dad

If only I could talk to God face to face today,
I wonder what I could bring myself to say.
Would I try to point out how good I am,
Or maybe apologize for always seeming to get myself into jams.

Would I have the nerve to look our Father in the face,
Knowing that I don’t truly deserve His loving grace.
Could I touch those precious hands of Christ,
Knowing the pain He suffered and the reason of His sacrifice.

He shed His blood till there was none,
Abused, beaten, and nailed to that cross, God’s only Son.
And even in His pain filled mind,
He asked His Father to forgive us, how could He be that kind.

So  Father if I could speak with You today,
I don’t think I could muster any words to say.
Except maybe how much I love You, and how much I know that You love me,
And I am trying so hard to be the man You want me to be.



Inspired by: If You Could Talk to God: Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Matt Caliri

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  1. Date: 12/2/2009 1:54:00 PM
    Interesting write and I expect that we would all be speechless when faced with God. Keep the magical pen flowing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work. Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 3:42:00 PM
    Dear Ronald, I was humbled by this - truly - there are tears in my eyes. Best wishes in Matt's contest and God Bless. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 6:01:00 PM
    Oh Ron what a wonderful poem, I've had the same thoughts many times. I imagine alot what it will be like and imagine I will never be able to imagine. smiles

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 7:16:00 AM
    Beautiful faith shines here, Ronald.

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 6:49:00 AM
    I do believe this is just the type of conversation we could and should have with God, Ronald. He gets lots of prayers asking for help, but far fewer praising his loving and forgiving nature. A masterpiece that should do very well in this contest! Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 9:38:00 PM
    Very nice...enjoyed...best of luck in the contest....Marty