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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!


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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.

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      North Wind 5 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.

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      Clara Kish 5 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

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      Tessie Payne 5 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

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      Clara Kish 5 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,

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      Clara Kish 5 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,

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