All one can do is try
every single day,
regardless of the test,
to live the truth, not a lie...
knowing this earthly stay
is a short lived quest
to the One most high,
resisting to be led astray
into evil's fiery nest
like those who defy
and continue to betray,
including angels once blessed.
So, rejoice and not cry
about finding the way
when you have done your best,
as God will not deny
you, who did obey…
eternal, divine zest!

David G. Bancroft
Copyright 2004
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