Loving God Far More than Life
By Appreciable Goodfaithpoet
It is uncommon for people to think,
Of their upcoming death.
Our spirits are troubled and start to sink,
For, time will stop all breath.
I must think about all this,
For, I’m condemned to die.
It is my family that I’ll miss,
They’re the reason that I cry.
And I will die an innocent man,
For, I’m wrongfully accused.
And so I pray and wait and plan,
For God’s love to be infused.
While I have no bitterness today,
And my heart is free of hate.
There are some things I want to say,
Before it is too late.
When a person faces death with hope,
Faith grows and comfort comes.
Even while a noose is made from rope,
And the ticking clock still drums.
Faith and love both conquer fear.
A clear conscience, great peace brings.
Yes, even as my death draws near,
My heart, with joy still sings.
I wish that I were able to live,
And raise my children up.
There’s so much that I could give,
To overflow, with joy their cup.
I know the Lord is truly pleased,
When his children wish to stay.
I know our sorrows can be eased,
Though skies are cold and grey.
We all should LIVE upon this earth,
As long as life can last.
For, from the moment of our birth,
The time runs out so fast.
I will not die in a prison yard,
For a crime that I’ve confessed.
But this death, for me is just as hard
For, my cancer has progressed.
The death that soon will come to me,
Isn’t something I desire.
Yet, even so, I clearly see,
God’s love must cleanse like fire.
Though death is absolute, and frightening,
I know that God will take me home.
The word of God is so enlightening,
As through this valley I roam.
Yes, while I wish that I could stay,
Spending time with my sweet wife,
I’ll trust the things the scriptures say,
And love God, far more than life.