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NEVER

SAY NEVER





PASTOR ALFRED

Never Say Never: a collection of poems

By Pastor Alfred

Published by Pastor Alfred

Copyright © 2018. Pastor Alfred.





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DEDICATION



This Book Is Dedicated To You Who Are Reading It.

I Wrote It For You.



CONTENTS


  1. Never Say Never

  2. After The TEST Comes The TESTimony

  3. Run Your Own Race

  4. It's Never Too Late

  5. Don't Ask God How

  6. The Folly Of Dreams

  7. Smile

  8. Choose To Win

  9. Africa Arise

  10. Madiba Says

  11. Mandela Day

  12. Rock Of Ages

  13. What You See Is What You Want To See

  14. Our Boys In Blue

  15. Blue Lives Matter

  16. Don't Do Drugs

  17. Thank God For The Police

  18. Even A Bad Cop Does Good 99% Of The Time

  19. A Cop Like Sherlock Holmes

  20. Cops Are Super Heroes

  21. Happy Fourth Of July

  22. Cops Are Our Friends Not Our Enemies

  23. Which Side Is Fake News?

  24. Sunday Morning Blues

  25. Is Religion The Problem Of The World?






ACKNOWLEDGMENTS



I Thank God

&

I Thank You (Who Is Reading This Book Right Now).


NEVER SAY NEVER



Never Say Never when Dreams turn to stone/

Never Say Never because you'll never know/

Don't toss it behind you for a stranger to make his own/

Look closely and you would see there's a diamond in the stone/



Never Say Never when the whistle is blown on your goals/

And it seems the Referee has a stake in your throat/

And none of your Team's fans is in the stadium called 'Your Show'/

Never toss your jersey in the air while the match still unfolds/



Never Say Never when Life hits you on the nose/

With curve ball after curve ball and you want to throw in your gloves/

You want to end it all cause no road leads to Hope/

Never Say Never, you never know what tomorrow holds/



Never Say Never, Never Ever... Ever/

Never throw in the towel after all the miles you rowed/

In the sea of hopes and dreams, no dream is ever told 'No'/

It's better to fail trying than to have never tried at All/





After The TEST Comes The TESTimony



When Life sends Tests to your Postal Address/

Don't fret or complain or claim it's the wrong Address/

For your resulting score determines your next Address/

Running from challenges is progress away from Progress/

If you want God's Best, You must pass God's Tests/

Before God can bless, God must first off test/

So he won't be giving you a platform to destroy yourself/

Who endorses a Pilot without running some tests?/

To get God's endorsement you must pass God's tests/

Tests don't come to destroy, they're the first step to success/

Face Challenges and Problems, don't run away from them/

From now on when you meet them, Thank God they are there/





RUN YOUR OWN RACE



Run your own Race, Your Race is not their Race/

Don't pick what Race to Run, because of what people say/

Run your own Race, They have their own Race/

Their nose belongs in their Race, And not in your Face/

Those who can: 'Do', Those who Can't: 'Critique'/

The Bible boxes Murderers with Busy-Bodies/

As far as classification goes, that's serious company to keep/

'Murder' and 'Gossiping' share the same Taxi/

Why don't you jump out the cab even if its tyres spin/

Before you successfully arrive at the Destination all Murderers hit/

Called 'The End Of The Road' on 'Death Row' Street/

In this world we Live three kinds of people exist/

There are those who make the News even when they sneeze/

There are those who spread the News, sometimes for Cheese/

And there are those who consume News, sometimes for a Fee/

The choice is up to you, Pick one of The Three/





Main Scripture Reference:


1 Peter 4:15 (King James Bible)

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.


Related Scripture References:


1 Timothy 5:13 (New American Standard Bible)

At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.


1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (King James Bible)

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, [10] Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


Dictionary Definition Of Revilers:


To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about. When you verbally attack someone and call him names and say mean things, this is an example of a time when you revile.


- From : www.yourdictionary.com/revile


To reproach angrily and abusively. scold implies rebuking in irritation or ill temper justly or unjustly.


- From : www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revile




IT'S NEVER TOO LATE



It's Never too late to reach for Success/

Hair is never too Grey, for Dreams to be planted/

Though opportunities fly away, never revisiting old nests/

No palm is ever beyond the reach of success/

Some mourn possibilities that lean against closed doors/

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda; envelops all teardrops/

Others create opportunities by constructing new doors/

Some are waiting on God, who's waiting on them to wake up/

Opportunities never finish, grow scarce, or go wearily/

Some opportunities come once in a lifetime to the silly/

Cause opportunities can only finish when Human Needs finish/


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