ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Do You Remember The Boy From School Named Joe?

Updated on November 5, 2011

Do You Remember The From School Named Joe?

Billy, do you remember late last year

When Joe still came here to school?

Remember how he flaunted each law,

And how he tried to break every rule?

Remember how he'd walk on tiptoe

Every time that we'd come around,

How he said that he must tread lightly

For he was trudging on Holy Ground?

Oh, Billy , how we really prayed for Joe

Although chances seemed quite dim,

And we tried to convey God's message

That "Whosoever will', did mean him.

Sometimes he seemed to stop and think

Of the doom that he was sure to meet

If he failed to accept The Lord Jesus

And kept going down that one way street.

Then remember how he left our school.

He was a little older but still so unwise?

Although he did seem different then,

I feel he was still a sinner in God's Eyes.

You know how often we thought of him,

And remembered him when we 'd pray.

But now he's doomed, he's lost forever,

Billy,I just now heard that Joe died today!


**********************************************



When you are young you may think

that you have plenty of time here on

earth, you feel that you can do all of

the things that you want to and stillĀ 

go to Jesus in your latter years of your

life , but it is easy to forget back then

that we have no promise of tomorrow.

Our life can be snuffed out so quickly

that there is no chance to pray or tell

a loved one goodbye, Life can be long

or fleeting and only God knows which it

will be.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • clara kish@yahoo. profile imageAUTHOR

      Clara Kish 

      6 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      It is hard to tell the young people now that the world is so full of evilness .Somehow you can't seem to get through to them.I write but if they don't read you can't make them,So many things around now that they can't seem to believe is wrong.Prayer is the only thing that can help.we all need to pray more,

    • clara kish@yahoo. profile imageAUTHOR

      Clara Kish 

      6 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      It is hard to tell the young people now that the world is so full of evilness .Somehow you can't seem to get through to them.I write but if they don't read you can't make them,So many things around now that they can't seem to believe is wrong.Prayer is the only thing that can help.we all need to pray more,

    • profile image

      Tessie Payne 

      6 years ago

      Very good mesage. Seek the Lord while He can still be found as today is the day of salvation. We have no assurrance of tomorrow. Very sad about Joe.

      Tessie

    • clara kish@yahoo. profile imageAUTHOR

      Clara Kish 

      6 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Not only don't want to be bothered with The Lord they don't even want His name mentioned ,You can talk to them about anything else but don't mention God.They seem to think they will be around here for years but that is not always the case .So many young people are taking their own lives anymore,They can't teach God in school and lots of the children probably never hear God's name mentioned in the right way anymore. Thanks for the comment, clara

    • North Wind profile image

      North Wind 

      6 years ago from The World (for now)

      What a poem! These days it seems as though most of the children are Joe's and do not want to be bothered with the Lord.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)