It's on the House

Barbara Hagen By Barbara Hagen, 22nd May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This poem is about the kindness to a compulsive gambler that helps him or her turn her life around

It's on the house

When I was lost and frightened after a gambling spree
a most wanted miracle was granted to me;
I was poor and in a state of complete misery
when a stranger who owned a cafe
told me not to go away,
and he begged me to come in and stay.
Because he knew that I had no money to pay,
he brought me food, and he brought me drink;
the most delicious meal I ever had, I think!
He told me not to worry
and he told me not to hurry,
for this was on the house, he said;
this was on the house

When we finished the prime rib meal
my new friend made me a deal;
he told me that if I gave up my gambling spree
he would give me a job immediately
because this was on the house, he said;
this was on the house

When I asked my new friend about his kindness to me
he replied that he himself had been through addiction's misery
and he had been given a new life and a new ministry
by Someone who saved us all at Calvary.
He told me that I should come to Him through prayer and see
just how gracious his mercy could be
because it was on the house, he said
this was on the house

Now I am writing poetry
as I leave my gambling behind me
I am nearly one year addiction free
because of my Savior Jesus who graciously said to me
I have come to set you free
from your bonds of sin and slavery
and you do not have to repay me
for it's on the house, you see,
this is on the house!


Addiction Recovery, Christianity, Spirituality

Meet the author

author avatar Barbara Hagen
I am a poet and my work has been featured in the World Poetry Movement Best Authors 2011 and 2012 books. I published a poetry book called All For MJ; A Collection of My Favorite Poems.

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