Time Goes On

We wish our life away each day
The weekend is what we wait for
And no matter what we say
Waiting is such a bore.

Then you find the older you get
The faster time seems to go
We need to cherish every little bit
Needing the time to repay what we owe.

God has a plan that we don’t know
So live to the fullest each minute you can
When it comes time His plan he will show
Then you will wish through life you hadn’t run.

Stop and adore your maker of man
He is the one who gives you the time
To sit and watch the grass grow while you can
Wasting what He gives you would be a crime.

Make sure you constantly pray
Don’t just do it once each day
Give your time to God’s work
Then you won’t feel like a shirk

Don’t forget to give the devil his due
You have to fight him everyday too.
He is always there just waiting
To help you along with your hating.

He would like to defeat God you know
For he is our Savior’s deadly foe
He is always waiting and looking for lost souls
That is only one of his goals.

Pray to God as much as you can
That He will save the soul of every man
For if you are lost you are on the slope
Sliding down fast without a rope.

Let God catch you in his net
And save your soul even yet
Ask for forgiveness and believe in your heart
That Jesus died for you and did depart

That He came back and left once more
So that He could even the score
Now He is waiting in Heaven above
Ready to share his great love.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

4 thoughts on “Time Goes On

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Jan’s poetic marksmanship is always true and the aim reassuringly steady. On a purely editorial note,the rhyming scheme of the opening 4 stanzas differs from the following 6,which technically is an avoidable distraction.My own preference,given the subject matter,would be for the poem to have at least one and possibly two stanzas less,in order to heighten the impact of what the poem has to convey from the audience’s viewpoint.

    1. Jan P Post author

      Thank you Louis, as always I am entirely suprised by you astuteness. I of course will check out your suggestions and see how I like it. Alsways glad to know you read them with a view to making them better.

  2. lokesh roy

    More than a poetic delight,this one appears to be a honest sermon on what ‘life should actually be’ set against ‘what it should not have been’. It is that honesty alone that stands it out from the rest.Hoping to get more & more of this kind in the days to come.


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