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A Second Chance

Preface: This poem was written as a gift to my Dad at Christmas in 1989. Dad had suffered a heart attack on Memorial Day of that year. Dad recovered from his heart attack and bypass surgery and was blessed to be alive when my daughter was born in 1991. He was able to watch her grow taller every year. Dad died on this date, October 21, in 2004, at the age of 93.

A second chance at life

Makes all the world fresh

From the ordinary strife.

Time becomes precious

And joy is complete.

When the Lord sees fit

That we would not be beat

By the darkness of death.

We thank God

For borrowed time,

Granted extensions

For glorious purposes.

And blessings stored

For heavenly rewards.

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