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Almost Bad Sins

By Walt Perryman

I have stolen a few things but nothing of great value.
I’ve used God’s name in vain, but I didn’t mean to.

I have lied, but I they were little white lies, you see.
So, these must not be as bad as a bad sin would be?

I have cheated before, but I did not plan it that way.
What will I say to Old St. Peter on my judgment day?

If I say, “I sinned but they were not like a real bad sin.”
St. Peter will reply, “Well, Walt, I almost let you in?”

©Oct 4, 2022 Walt Perryman

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