In the Olympic Games ... striving to succeed — the, “GOLD”
is ever the need ...;
Having worked for many years ... to do better than their
The highest prize will be theirs ... if in doing the
best, they succeed;
Practicing the more as the competition nears ... going
forward — yet, with so many fears.
For the, “GOLD,” the imagination fired ... the prize to
be always desired ...
The, “SILVER” not to be denied is received with utmost
Winning the, “BRONZE” medal ... so tired — not second or
first ... but, still admired;
Much hard work ... whether losing or winning ... the spirit
of competition never died.
Salvation is a gift ... not of works — Christ died to
bring us into God’s fold —;
Accepting Christ as Saviour is the first and necessary
step ... to ever being in God’s favor;
Our works will be tried by fire ... whether wood, hay, stubble ...
precious stones, SILVER or GOLD ...
Salvation is not by works of righteousness which we have
done ... but, through Christ our Saviour.
Perhaps you’ve heard about it,
For lately it’s been in the “news,”
About the mad rush in sub-zero weather,
To buy a pair of “glow-in-the dark” tennis shoes!
It is the latest in fashion,
And it’s been all the rave,
A must-have for so many,
Who are willing “the elements” to brave.
Gasoline prices are so high to get there,
And the lines are a mile long,
Some spent the whole night in waiting,
One would think they were selling “for a song.”
Now I’ll have to explain to my landlord,
Because my rent is overdue,
But I’m sure he’ll understand when he “takes a gander,”
At my $130 pair of “neon” shoes.
My electricity has been turned off,
But, for my overspending, I have something “in lieu,”
Because I’m writing this poem by the light,
Of my new “neon” tennis shoes!