The Invitation

Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)



On my second date with my new girl friend
She asked me to go to church  with her one day.
I was taken back, but what the heck, where and when ?
Really, what else could I say ? ( I really liked her )

Before I met her I had been out to church before
So I understood it I thought,
But to be honest, the text was always a bore !
Was i someone to be taught ?

The people at the church were far too friendly
As if they knew me like forever
I could see they had a spirit of community
And cheerfulness beyond measure !

Born again, sins forgiven ,what was that about ?
The Father, Son, Holy Spirit were spoken here,
I was a person finding out.
The pastor with passion made it very clear.

This church walked the altar call line
Newest of life, friendship with God was evident here.
It was something I could never decline,
Imagine, my old past would disappear !

So dear reader, if you have read this, thus far,
Let God be your Savior today,
Don't be a wanderer, He will set your life's bar
Give Him the Final say !

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Written on December 22, 2021

Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on December 22, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXB CDCD EBEB FGFH IGIH JAJA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,007
Words 215
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • Soulwriter
    I like the light humour coming through teamed with the earnest words!
    LikeReply 22 years ago

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