Joseph Anderson

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In Search - Poem by Joseph Anderson

So long I've prayed that I might be
Become reborn again;
Now here I lie, perhaps to die,
Trapped by original sin.

Just trying to live a moral life,
Many say is not enough.
As I lie here, all racked with fear,
That seems ungodly tough.

My Budhist and my Hindu friends
Have often to me stated,
Don't worry son, when all is done
You'll be reincarnated.

My American Indian pal once said.
On these things take no heed;
On natures trail, our Gods prevail
And that is all you'll need.

A Jewish Rabbi said to me,
Their Messiah's yet to come;
But as I fight my daily plight.
That increased my worries some.

An atheist told me yesterday-
Don't listen to that junk;
To see God's face and feel his grace
Is pure and simple bunk.

For years I've searched life's meanings
And sought to fill the role,
That I must play, ere death holds sway.
Dear God, have mercy on my soul.


Comments about In Search by Joseph Anderson

  • Patricia Grantham (6/5/2015 11:45:00 AM)


    A vey reverent and spiritual write. A heart touched
    with the beliefs of a sweet soul. Inspirational.
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  • Patricia Grantham (6/5/2015 11:43:00 AM)


    Very reverent and spiritual words. Taking time
    out to access ones spirituality is essential. He will
    have mercy on your soul. Inspirational.
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  • (2/9/2011 3:32:00 PM)


    Well, here it is plain and simple. I am a Christian. It all started 2000 years ago. Jesus was a man but He was born to take away the sins of the world. He did that by dieing on the cross. If ones believes in Him - he will enter into the Kingdom of God. It is that simple. The Bible is the answer. Please research the Bible. It is all in the New Testament. Let me know. I love the poem you wrote. It is so real and honest. I would love to hear from you. (private or in a comment) Michele Kostelnik Parrillo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 21, 2010



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