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Knock at the Door
by louis gander
02/22/09
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Can you believe it?? My team is up by ten!!
With this interception, we might just score again!!
This is so exciting - and now they'll run the clock -
but what was that? I heard a knock, knock, knock.

Probably a salesman. "Go away!" I yelled!
(I was MUCH too busy with the remote control I held).
Just one quarter more to go and then it's the division.
Knock, knock, knock I heard again - but I made my decision.

I snatched up popcorn in my fist and stuffed it in my mouth,
and should they win this final game - they will be headed south.
I grabbed a drink, opened it and chugged down half a can.
No one ever questioned it - that I'm their biggest fan!

Knock, knock, knock I heard again. Grrrrrr, "I don't want any!!!"
This is SO important. It's now third down and twenty.
UGH - they scoop a fumble, with a touchdown spike the ball -
now with only three points up, my team could finally fall.

Knock, knock, knock. Okay, that's it. This I won't forgive!
I got up off my special throne. I have advice to give!
I flung the door wide open - gazed with a deadly stare,
then poked my head out quickly - asked, "Is anybody there?"

Silence - 'cept for a neighbor, "Did you see who that was?"
I yelled back, "I do not care - and care less what he does!"
he yelled back, "Do not get mad - and certainly don't cuss!
The man you didn't answer to was none-other than Jesus."

Jesus? - (my thoughts ran wild) was knocking at MY door?
My priorities I straightened now, not worried 'bout the score.
"He's gone." I thought discouraged, "I didn't hear His voice.
That game was too important - and I had made my choice."

"Jesus!" I yelled out loud, "Come! I really care!"
But the neighborhood was silent, and Jesus wasn't there.
"Did I miss a chance?" I thought. An ambulance drove up.
Men ran through my open door and shocked a little pup.

I ran back to see it all - and I sure got a scare,
for there, I was a-sittin' - dead in my special chair.
So my life is over (sobbing) give me one more chance!
That game was not important - as I fell into a trance....

2009 louis gander (2-22-09) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
www.ganderpoems.org/

Revelation 3:20 (NASB) "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Jennifer Molloy 23 Feb 2009
Loved this poem. I was led to the Lord when someone gave me a tape with a sermon by John Moore the title was I stand at the door and knock. Thank Goodness I found the time to open it! I only hope everyone will heed the call before it's too late. Thanks for writting this!
Judy Wilson 22 Feb 2009
Well being a big Cowboy fan, this will teach me to listen more closely. Its so said to say but thats how its going to go for a lot of people. SO WELL WRITTEN !
Patricia A Moore 22 Feb 2009
There you go Louis, speak loud and clear.Good Job




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