Below is the poem entitled IN RETROSPECT which was written by poet
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If I am who I say I am,
And what I claim to be,
It won't be hard to figure out,
My actions tell the story.
I cannot sit 'midst muck and mire,
And claim it isn't so.
I can't ignore the things I'm taught,
And say I'm trying to grow.
I cannot sway this way and that,
And still expect to see,
The same old trust,respect and love,
That once was given freely.
If I'm to keep that love in tact,
It must be guarded fiercely;
Else I may find that love will die,
From being nourished poorly;
For I am what I wish to be,
It's no one's fault but mine.
I cannot blame what I have done,
On some mistake in time;
So if I wish my friends to see,
The dignity I claim,
I cannot hide it deep inside,
While I play foolish games.
"ANYONE WHO SAYS HE IS A CHRISTIAN, BUT DOES NOT CONTROL HIS SHARP TONGUE IS JUST FOOLING HIMSELF AND HIS RELIGION ISN'T WORTH MUCH."
Living Bible James 1:26
"THIS IS PURE, UNDEFILED RELIGION IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, VISIT WIDOWS AND ORPHANS IN THEIR DISTRESS, AND REMAIN UNSOILED BY YOUR CONTACTS WITH THE WORLD."
Living Bible James 1:27