Excerpts – A New Year Resolution and Other Poems . . .

Here are some excerpts from A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  The foreword is by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose, California.

The poem excerpts below and chapbook mentioned above Copyright © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes.  All rights reserved.

      The Giving Book

A Currier and Ives Christmas
Is what I’m planning for –
The hearth and decorations,
The wreath upon the door.
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But one came the other day.
It was the very best.
The Giving Book,
Had gifts – nothing like all the rest.
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Even children who have heart trouble,
To the U.S. they can fly,
To see the doctor – now all fixed up.
So they can live – not die.
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    A New Year Resolution

As this New Year dawns before us
We will humbly pray
That we may trust in our Lord Jesus
Each and every day.

We don’t know what ill awaits us.
We don’t know what good.
But we will trust Him now and always
So we’ll do what we should.
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             The Missionaries

The children marched from the schoolhouse
To the church across the street,
To see The Missionaries
Who were very kind, gentle, and sweet.
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The man led them in the songs
While the woman played with grace,
The children sang and sang and sang
With smiles on every face.
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Everyone got very quiet
Because the prayer time came.
The power of the Lord just filled that place.
They prayed in Jesus’ Name.

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He’s Already Taken Care of It

The problem may be difficult
As it looms along our way,
Or maybe not so hard
As we live each and every day.
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As His Son died on Calvary –
The Cross for you and me,
He’s already taken care of it
From sin to set us free.

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