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IN RETROSPECT

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IN RETROSPECT

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

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  1. Date: 1/27/2012 4:02:00 PM
    great thought provoking verse babe ....

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/27/2012 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Don. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:01:00 PM
    Too bad everyone doesn't think like you, dear. the world would be a much better place! I dub thee Bible Lady!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/25/2012 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andrea. Glad you liked it. I Thank Thee, God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Without blaming other, one should blame self first, i agree. Loved your Quatrain worded fantastically, loved, bl

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/25/2012 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much bl. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Thank you for your kind comments on my writings Judy. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today. Love, Carol

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/24/2012 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Carol. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/23/2012 1:54:00 PM
    Clever, insightful piece, my friend.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/23/2012 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jack. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/23/2012 12:24:00 PM
    sister, we all fall short of the glory of Our Almighty God. What Christian would judgest though, as if... I'm not religious, religion causes wars, and such, but my faith is STRONG, and we all have purpose, reform, reform, as if we need another eposode.. the puritans already did that. God bless you, and yours and keep you safe, and btw, I am a child of God, that wishes she had a man to tell me to. be quiet or forbid me from doing something, but hey, my life is to be lived.signed, 1 of the mistake makers of the planet

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/23/2012 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Lucinda. Glad yu enjoyed it. God Bless, JB