What More Can we Do when Death is very Near?

What More Could Have Been Done With Death Near?

What could you have done when death is near ,

When someone you love on his death bed lay?

Did you do all that you knew to do then to do

To keep them alive and happy with you today?


In youth did you teach them of The Loving Lord,

Did you speak of His Grace And Mighty Power,

Did you tell them of His soon return back to earth?

Of that return some unknown day and unknown hour.


Do you have regrets of many words and action,

Do you sorrow for many things you left undone,

And do you feel you'll soon be as never before

By yourself on earth and so sad and all alone?


This old earthly world is filled with many regrets,

Too late now for time just keeps marching on.

You think of the one that you are losing now

To your sorrow any sad moment he may be gone.


When your loved one is so very near to leaving,

And you know each breath may be their very last,

It's then your mind may begin to fail or function,

As our memories are flooding us from the past.


What more could we have done to be prepared

For the grief that is now filling our aching heart ?

The Lord and His written Word is still true today

And Heaven is the one place where we never part.


When every prayer has been sent to Jesus above,

What more now can we do when death is so near?

We go to our loved one ,then holding his hand

We should whisper softly , "I love you", in his ear.


When all things are forgiven we need not fear,

Our God is our Father , caretaker and best friend.

He will be with us in Heaven forever and ever,

We know Heaven is the great journey's end !

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Jackie Lynnley 14 months ago from The Beautiful South

I had a Christian sister-in-law die of cancer and have been talking about it here lately. She went through such a bad time and since I was taking care of my mom in another state I could do little to help but talked to her on the phone or a letter now and then but she called my just before dying and told me she did not want to die and all I could say was I did not want her too but ia have always felt since then I should have had better words for her. I think it will always bother me.

Beautiful poem as always. Sharing.


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clara kish@yahoo. 14 months ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Thank you, Jackie,

This was not the poem I had planned to put on here, I did not know why I changed my mind, I was working with another last night but when I started to put this one on here it seemed to come out pretty good so I put the other one back , I hope this one touches some hearts, with GOD we don't always know the reason but we don't have to know, God knows.love you, thank you Jackie,


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Caleb DRC 14 months ago

It is good to be corresponding with you again, Clara. I always enjoy your poems, and the way you bring God, His commandments and His purpose for us into your writing.

Don't forget our coffee date in 98 years!


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clara kish@yahoo. 14 months ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Hello Caleb,

It is really good to hear from you, I was not sure if I would ever be back again but God started to give me poems again and I knew I had to get busy on here again. God wakes me up in the middle of the night with a bunch of words so I have to start writing, Sometimes the words sound so funny that I wonder what I can do with that. A tingle and a jingle did not sound like a poem to put on here but I was surprised, but of course God always knows best.About that coffee date in 98 years, I have not forgotten that. i hope to hear from you before that. LOL Clara


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Michael-Milec 14 months ago

A powerfully encouraging poem: " Death is very near" constantly! Since no one knows the moment of departure from this planet, "we" the children of the Most High God do live ready to go home at any given time, and the same way in any given time and time again we speak about "death" to everyone , especially to close family and relatives , urging them to be have assurance in Jesus, for we want together be Jesus all eternity.

Glory be to God.


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clara kish@yahoo. 14 months ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio Author

Thank You , Michael For your nice comment, sometimes we are not always sure about decisions that we make and I have had to change my mind about a poem before but when God gives us the idea we had better try it that way,He always knows best, If it was left up to us to do things our way I am sure we often would have a mess. We have to try to get our family and loved ones to repent ,We have to try but sometimes we wonder how much good it is doing . We try and pray that they will surrender their heart to God , but we can't force them to no matter how we want them to be saved. They have their own free will and it is up to them what they decide, Pray is all that we can do,prayer can work wonders !

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