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MURRAY COUNTY POETRY

Poems by Murray Poets and Poems About Murray County
DOES DADDY GO?
by
John Homer Luffman
1910-1987


Daddy had a little boy,
His soul was white as snow,
He never went to Sunday School,
Cause Daddy wouldn't go.

Her never heard the word of God,
That thrills the childish mind,
While other children went to class,
This child was left behind.

As he grew from babe to youth,
Dad saw to his dismay,
A soul that once was snowy white,
Became a dingy gray.

Realizing that his son was lost,
Dad tried to win him back;
But now the soul that once was white
Had turned an ugly black.

Dad even started back to church
And Bible study too;
He begged the preacher, "Isn't there
A thing that you can do?"

The preacher tried, failed, and said,
"We're just too far behind;
I tried to tell you years ago,
But you would pay me no mind."

And so another soul was lost,
That once was white as snow;
Sunday School would have helped
But Daddy wouldn't go.

John Homer Luffman


Note: This long forgotten poem was recently discovered among papers of a deceased relative.

If anyone else has poems by this man that are not already included here, please send them to be added.

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