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Read Poems by Vincent Flannery

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Slip Sliding Away

What a beautiful day it was, with the waves crashing on the beach
The sunshine creating quite a buzz as for the next wave I now reach 
Riding it right up to the shore, but not quite to where I was before
For I had drifted a little bit more the ocean temptress being my lure

So as I swam back out I had to turn to see how much I had drifted
For in my mind I had doubt just as if my confidence had been sifted 
But there each time I turned were those flag to the left and the right
Stay in the middle I had learned so lifeguards can keep you in sight

And I needed to continually check, for you can drift so quick and fast
For if I just said who gives a heck, well out there I just would not last
That's what the Lord pointed out to me that no one is turning around
That many are adrift out at sea, many of whom may never be found

Turn around and look for Jesus' Face in Him you will never drift away
Our Salvation just one act of His Grace, but a million more each day
So just turn around and take a look at where you have now landed
All the devil stole being a crook, but the Lord, He won't leave you stranded 


Copyright © Vincent Flannery | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 9/23/2017 7:12:00 PM

    Nice Turn around and look for Jesus' Face in Him you will never drift away Our Salvation just one act of His Grace, but a million more each day So just turn around and take a look at where you have now landed All the devil stole being a crook, but the Lord, He won't leave you stranded liked these lines very much...Thanks for sharing your work!

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