The First Commandment
The first and great commandment,
God declared for all to hear,
And with the lightening flashing
The people listened to him in fear.
It was there upon Mount Sinai
His first commandment came to be.
There Moses and his people heard,
" "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Jesus reinforced these words
As all the world would find.
"Thou shalt love the lord thy God
With all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
We're not to worship idols
Nor traditions made of men.
Instead, God said to put him first
And to worship others would be a sin.
Since God has truly made you,
Let his will for you be done.
Put God first in all you do
As did on earth his son.
Dream dreams my friend
Before your time is gone,
For the time you have to dream
Will last but just so long.
Take that dream that you have dreamed
And make your dream come true,
For that dream that you conceive
Needs action now from you.
For the time that we are here,
Why not use it well?
Why not satisfy our life’s desire
Before our final bell?
Let’s not look back at the end
And feel such great regret
That a dream that we have dreamed
Was not fulfilled in our life yet.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,”
Christ told His people long ago.
He said their reward was heaven,
And He proclaimed it for all to know.
It’s not through wealth or power
That salvation is achieved,
But instead it’s by accepting Him,
And His written word believed.
Like beggars we must come to Him,
And ask that He forgive
The sins that come along
For each of us who live.
Blessed are the poor in spirit
For in Christ they’ll find the way,
To enter the doors of heaven
One great and glorious day.
Where Simple Mortals Go
From the depths of woman's soul,
Life ushers into man
To begin his mortal trip
In a far and distant land.
He travels down a crooked road
With no warnings of its curves,
And if his sight is keen,
His journey lingers on.
Through peaks and valleys,
He steers his helpless course;
The road abruptly ends,
And he is sent
Where simple mortals go.