Well Named

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As part of a larger discussion online, I ran across a very thoughtful poem. It is entitled: “Bar,” and was written by the famous author: Anonymous. I Googled it, but found no answer as to the poet. If you know, please inform me.

 

 

The name of each saloon’s a bar,

The fittest of its names by far.

A bar to heaven, a door to hell.

Whoever named it, named it well.

A bar to manliness and wealth,

A door to want and broken health;

A bar to honor, pride, and fame,

A door to sin and grief and shame;

A bar to hope, a bar to prayer,

A door to darkness and despair.

A bar to honored, useful life,

A door to brawling, senseless strife;

A bar to all that’s true and brave,

A door to every drunkard’s grave;

A bar to joys that home imparts,

A door to tears and aching hearts;

A bar to heaven, a door to hell,

Whoever named it named it well.

Author: David Lemmons

Preacher for Maple Hill Church of Christ near Benton, KY. Married to Diane for 44 years. Father of Heather, Aaron, and Rachel. Grandfather of Maverick, Serenity, and Cannon.

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