a poem by James Louis A

Sin is a thing which is very potent,
But to its antagonist if you pray,
If you really want and do repent,
Then it flees and you are no more its prey.

You can’t avoid it by the body’s skill.
If you want to put it in the dust-bin,
It can only be done by the mind’s will.
Such a thing is sin – the most evil sin.

So do cast away sin with all your heart.
I know it’s easy for me to say it,
But as I said; to do, it’s not an art.
Try; and with joy your future will be lit.

So always remember to avoid sin.
I know that you may falsely think I prate
But if you do it, you will surely win
The best thing for yourself – dear Heaven’s gate!