Someone, on hearing that you're gone,
Said that your light's no longer on
And for a moment I agreed
'Cause yes, there was darkness indeed
But then, as if straight from the sky
Appeared a glow which caught my eye
It brought such warmth I've felt before
But that's not all, there's so much more
I see it each and every day
Not passing through, but here to stay
Away from harm it guides my feet
And warms my meal each time I eat
When tears flow from life's stress and strain
Just like a balm, it soothes the pain
And when I'm doubtful what to do
That glow lights up the answer too
A joke will spark a laugh or two
And oh, that glow brightens anew
Then when at night I kneel to pray
It dims until Amen I say
And so, to that dear someone who
Had said that your bulb's burnt right through
I say without a doubt I know
Your light's not out, there's still a glow.
- Janet Elaine Smith
They run around and play hard
They do not worry what they will eat or guard
They do not think what they will wear
They sometimes shed a lot of tears
They do not worry or fret
They do not think about getting assets
They sometimes get themselves in trouble
Without a care they sometimes blow bubbles
But I tell you to humble yourself like a child
Always put on your face a smile
Do not be anxious for anything
And then you can enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
- Hortense Francis
The Real Purpose of My Life
I am a religious man from a small island in the Caribbean.
Faith, love, hope and goodwill are my greatest possessions.
My hope is as strong as the faith and the love that I have.
Every day I search for truth in the pages of the Bible.
The sacred texts help me to understand the real purpose of my life.
Why should I dwell in a land where there is no peace?
My hope is in a future paradise in which there will not be any suffering.
So I must share my hope with the inhabitants of the world.
My principal desire is to obey the commandments of Jehovah.
His words have more value to me than all the wealth of the world.
I am poor in vanity, but I am rich with God.
I have neither credentials nor a high position in the society.
My material achievements are very few in number,
But God has given me an abundance of wisdom, talent and ability.
I live each day to worship God and demonstrate love for my neighbours.
And I believe that I have discovered the real purpose of my life.
I've found a man!
The song comes to mind
"I don't know how to love him" ...
Yeah I found a man!
Can you believe it?
After all this time
The joy of the woman at the well
I've found a Man"
One who knows about me
For her He was a man
She was one who was not unknowledgable about men
Five husbands is enough of a track record
So Jesus was quite direct in his interview
"I found a man"
This was one I could not 'ramp' (run joke, trick or deceive) with
He sniffs out the truth ... "He knows the real me ..."
He always brings back the music to my head
To my being ...
"Come see a man who told me everything I ever did.."
What a man!
- Elizabeth Wilkinson