Denis Martindale

If I - Poem by Denis Martindale

If I condemn the starving, sit back and let them die,
If at the lost I'm laughing, I ask, what use am I?

If I condone temptation and let it run its course,
Then I neglect salvation and Hell I thus endorse...

If I contrast the good and bad, yet choose the latter path,
Then I deserve to feel so sad within the aftermath...

If I control the purse strings, yet money I won't share,
How can I serve the King of Kings? How can He hear my prayer?

If I contain a billion sins from every thought and deed,
I need to seek the Prince of Peace, the Bible books to read...

If I, conned sinner that I am, dismiss Christ out of hand,
How will I live to love the Lamb of God as He has planned?

If I can't visit Calvary, if I can't praise the Lord,
If I can't see Christ died for me... then Hell is my reward...

If I consider, kneel and pray, repent, call on His Name,
No more will I fear Judgment Day, eternal life to claim...

Denis Martindale, copyright, June 2011.

The poem is based on the Christian Gospel
and the choice between Heaven and Hell...

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 4, 2011

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