Mowing the Lawn

Publisher: dwinger Volume No. 3 Issue No 22 Date Oct. 27, 04

Teague found this poem that Reid wrote for an English assignment on the coffee table. It was a good thing too because he needed to turn it in.

Mowing the Lawn

Sharpen my blade, Oh, Lord,
So I will be prepared and ready
To defend your awesome word
When times seem unsteady.

Fill my tank to the top
With Your loving kindness,
That I may keep going and never stop
In hope that my actions might bless.

Cut away my hate and sin,
Which is overgrown and shabby
Cutting out the old to begin again
An example for my friends that may act badly.

Throw away the clippings of my trim,
Which are bad and can only hurt
Take them away so I will never see them again
Cleansing my body to be ready and alert.

Now I place You in my heart
For another time when I may call
So again I may be Your art
That can be an example for all.


About dwinger

Former farmer, now college instructor
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