Past Life

( By Jan Phillips )

Sometimes when you spend too much time in the past
You begin to wonder if life is gonna last.
We should learn from time gone by
Not go back and live that lie.

Today and tomorrow is really what counts
We should enjoy every last ounce
We can’t change what’s gone by
Why do we continually try?

We act like if we don’t cling to our past
That we won’t have anything that lasts
If we live for today and tomorrow too
We won’t be so down and blue.

I like to live today as if I knew
God was due any time, how about you?
When I stand before God in the judgment line
I’ll say “they took Jesus’ life so I gave you mine”.

No matter what you say or do
You have to know Jesus died for you.
So give your past life a rest,
And just live now to do your best.

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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.

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