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before the cock crowed

A man alone is such a small thing
To face a world with hungers
Is not as easy as it seems
His heart and mind are torn between
The Word of God and what he see's
His heart can waver and follow the mind
Fears and worries multiply in time
In the word it says we should fear not
Surrounded by troubles the Word is forgot

A man by day is something else at night
Lust, hunger and greed takes flight
Featherless wings they stretch abroad
Soaring searching without lord
Any kind of hunger can make man steal
"Turn the other cheek" be for real
Maybe in heaven but not in this world
In certain places this make men girls

A man by himself is nothing alone
But a man with faith can stand on his own
Everyman is a failure in his own eyes
Everyfaith a failure till Redeemer finds
No man can do it by himself
A soul like a baby alone needs help
Choose wisely between faith and flesh
No matter what happenes
It's your fate and nothing less

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
Both sides of hunger still killing
While those who should be watching
Still sleep

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 3:40:00 PM

    You did a terrific write with this. Man has many weaknesses and must stay strong if he hopes to reach that heavenly gate. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:14:00 PM

    great job John and 50 is a good number God is good and everyday I swear there is at least one thing to be grateful for hun congrats early :) Maddie

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:22:00 PM

    very amazing write !!!enjoyed my reading this morning .. thanks dear friend for sharing :) Sk

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 8:22:00 PM

    Ever man is a failure in his own eyes...my favorite line.....wonderful poem....

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:27:00 AM

    This is a very well written poem John, I'm glad that I chose your poem today. - Bravo! - Have a beautiful day! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:00:00 PM

    I agree, John. Great one, John. Love it!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 2:24:00 AM

    Very nice John! Very nice. Words from within I sense.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:37:00 PM

    A powerful write, John! Thought provoking. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 6:38:00 PM

    I love the line, "A soul like a baby alone needs help"....so true are those words! Great poem of introspection!