Endnotes

Time has a caption
Written in stone:
“In Loving Memory;”
“Here Lies So & So.”

Neglect of the spirit,
The body, the soul,
Will banish the goodness
Tarnish the whole.

So, reflect on the Passion –
Christ’s death on a cross,
Repent and return,
He looks for the lost.

Eternity’s caption:
“Forever With Him,”
Means I choose daily
To live without sin.

© Sally Paradise, 2011, All Rights Reserved

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Better yet…

THOU hast made me, and shall Thy work decay?
Repair me now, for now mine end doth haste;
I run to death, and Death meets me as fast,
And all my pleasures are like yesterday.
I dare not move my dim eyes any way;
Despair behind, and Death before doth cast
Such terror, and my feeble flesh doth waste
By sin in it, which it towards hell doth weigh.
Only Thou art above, and when towards Thee
By Thy leave I can look, I rise again;
But our old subtle foe so tempteth me,
That not one hour myself I can sustain.
Thy grace may wing me to prevent his art
And thou like adamant draw mine iron heart

John Donne, The Holy Sonnets I.

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