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The Bank of Good Deeds

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The Bank of Good Deeds

When my days are over
and the good Lord calls me home.

When I reach the pearly gates
and for my lifes accounting I do wait.

Will my account at God's bank of good deeds
be full or over drawn?

For my sins do I still have a debt I have yet to pay
or have I paid my way as I've gone along each day?

Will St Peter let me in the pearly gates
or have my sins earned a debtors fate?



This was inspired by Elliott Bowe's poem When the Tables are Turned.

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  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:21:00 AM
    this is a wonderful inspirational poem, Terry the questions we all need to know, are rightr in this, love the imagery, and the fact it makes one think once read. awesome. harry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/8/2012 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Harry I am glad that you liked my poem and imagery is the one thing I do best in poetry. I love to paint pictures with words. Have a blessed day. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:21:00 AM
    Terry lets hope all debts are paid..David

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/8/2012 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Only the Lord knows right. Thank you for your kind review and have a blessed day. TLee
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 3:01:00 AM
    Spectacular write dear Terry,powerful and truthful words,with a heart like yours i am sure you will be in heaven.......HUGS xoxoxo...Elliott....

    THe DrUnKeN POeT Avatar Elliott Bowe THe DrUnKeN POeT
    Date: 5/8/2012 3:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Clean hands and a pure heart, the lord shall never despise.
    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/8/2012 3:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I so glad that you like it since it was your poem that inspired it. Thank you for being my muse this day. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 1:04:00 AM
    Terry, I'm sure your account is in the black, and your soul is white as snow... And it only becomes whiter with poems like this one ... :-) Terry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 5/8/2012 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't think this is one of my best poetically but in time I may get to perfect it. I have been running into your reviews here and there. busy busy. Have you new poems!! Thanks for your kind words kind sir and will see you in the windows Huggs TLee