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Before I Go Vote
by William F Heffner
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Democrat or Republican?

 If I were president on nine one one,

What would I do for the wrong that was done?

What could I say, how could I act,

Toward those who lost loved ones in that brutal attack?


Well I wasn't president, but I have to say,

My knees hit the floor on that fatal day.

I prayed for the living, I prayed for the dead,

I prayed for the enemy and the blood that was shed.


I prayed for all leaders, I prayed for this land,

I prayed for religions I don’t understand.

Then I prayed for my president and trusted my prayer,

Found God also listening to my president’s prayer.


For a president who’s faithful, humble and true ,

Knows God's still blessing the red, white and blue.

So every election, politicians take note,

I pray for God’s guidance, before I go vote.




copyright William Heffner


Matthew 23:11


But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.












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Reviewed by Susie McCray 9/19/2008
We need to send up all the prayers we can. Great write.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 1/29/2008
Love this insightful write``*
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 1/28/2008
Truly beautiful and perfect. What more can I say?
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/25/2004
One prays for the safety of this nation and the other seems to pray that no more swift boat vets come forth.
Reviewed by A PAX 8/24/2004
omg this is wonderful!!! and intelligent advise!
Reviewed by Sue Hess 8/24/2004
as we all should...excellent message, well penned
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/24/2004
And God bless you! Splendid poem a joy to read!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/24/2004
AMEN, Brother Heffner! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! A beautiful, strongly courageous write; I salute you, dear friend!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend and sister in Christ Jesus, Karen Lynn. :D

Into my library this goes; this is awesome! Worth reading again, yes, sir!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/24/2004
Prayer is probably the best thing to do, but I also look at the various party platforms... The man will more often than not uphold the platform of his party. I enjoyed this... nicely done.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/24/2004

*STANDING OVATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* yessssssssssss! that is the way to vote, asking God's direction. no matter who wins, though, we need to pray for the one in office, and for our nation as a whole, asking God's divine guidance along the way. if we take God out of the equation, we're sunk. thank you for your courage in posting this; many don't feel as you do. i, for one, am glad you stand up for your faith. :) thank you for penning this powerful piece--it really spoke to me.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

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