6-3-14 Dirge #7: The Ungrateful


“You kept me from falling, but you stepped on my hat!” the old man groused to his son.

He grumbled and whined for days afterwards for the damage his one child had done.

Beware, you ungrateful, who love to be hateful!

You can’t see you’re blessed, for you’re constantly stressed;

You bitch at free food even while you’ve a plateful!

“Why must I always put up with this crap?” yelled the man in the cool homeless shelter.

He wasn’t happy with his lumpy pillow while outside more destitute sweltered.

Beware, thankless man, you find fault where you can!

This air of ingratitude is a clear sinful attitude;

See the gifts overflowing your hand!

“I love to find errors. I live to count wrongs,” is the mantra of this angry strain.

They’re up to their neck in silver and gold but all they must do is complain.

You wouldn’t criticize if you opened your eyes!

Look at all God has done, poor unthankful one;

All your efforts are full of mad lies!

There always is something to be grateful for from the time your feet hit the floor.

Remember what Jesus did on that cruel cross for your sins, now complain no more.

If you just praise the Lord, you’ll never get bored!

It’s hard to complain down on your knees; lift your eyes and then thank Him, please!


1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”


2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)


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