"Promises And Procrastination"
"I promise thee. Thy will be done. My word is always true!"
"I thank thee son for diligence, and faith to follow through!"
To God, he swore a pact today. The Lord waited patiently.
The days turned into weeks and then, He asked him silently.
"Didst thou forget the oath agreed? No effort has been made."
With flushed red face he answered quick, "My obedience will not fade!"
"In thee, my hope and belief is great! My trust I pledge to thee!"
The weeks turned into months and then, the Lord returned to see.
"Didst thou forget the oath agreed? It's months, since I did plea."
The servant hung his head again; then begged Him to appease.
"Forgiven once, and forgiven twice. My love for thee is firm!"
The months turned into years and then, the Lord remembered terms.
"Didst thou forget the oath agreed? So many years have past!"
The servant shamed could hardly speak, He asked for one more chance.
"I know I've sinned. I feel remorse. The pact I will obey!"
And with repentant voice and charm, he left with no delay.
The years did end. His life was through. Time for him, ran out.
He found himself in the Spirit World, wandering all about.
And there God met him face to face, a conversation ensued.
"Didst thou forget the oath agreed? I've waited to hear from you!"
He looked into His eyes so sad, confessed, and then he cried.
"The promises I made to Thee, were no more than a lie."