I had already experienced being hard-pressed
So took some time and my sins confessed
And was blessed by God for doing and being
Someone like me nice and worth seeing.
Simple and plain was life which I led;
Said all my prayers before going to bed;
Thanked God for the little that I now had
And being with my wife was always glad.
In church, I sat in the very front pew
Like humble and observant people do;
Always ended up praising God each day
Even though on one I will pass away.
Not much do I have to leave behind
And to the fact I have become resigned
A message to me God had just sent;
Soon you will understand what I meant.
I finished all things that God did ask;
Helped everyone by completing each task;
Wife was nice and no one would she annoy
And when near me whole world I did enjoy.
James Horn, Bolivia, NC