The Volunteer Heart

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April Poetry Month

Poem 14

She spends herself in service

Returning God's love with interest

Enriching the world around her

With an offering of herself.


She measures out her giving

In unlimited response

To those whose humanity is their birthright

God's children are her own.


She seeks to find in each and all

The seeds sown in the soul

And with her strength, nuture

The flower of His image.


She reaches out to young and old

Bearing gifts, the fruits of her labor

She is sister and mother

To the family of man.


Her arms outspread, she embraces

Her world and all within,

Warming all whose lives she touches

With her abundant joy.

©adavis-adele haverty 2001

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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

What a lovely photo. It truly captures the essence of your poem.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

What a great tribute to all of those people who give of their hearts--Just lovely Ann!

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

lipnancy, you're alive! I haven't seen you as of late. Thank you for the comment. Have a great weekend.

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks Audrey. Have a happy weekend.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful poem for a good lady.

Voted up and beautiful. Have a good weekend, Joyce.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

This is so sweet. It does take a big heart to help others in this fashion. It reminds me of all those dear ladies who take time to help someone when they are really down. Somehow they know just what to say, or "gift" to make things better.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Voted beautiful and up. I did volunteer work with wild birds in DE, with seals in ME, and with K9 Partners for Life in PA. It is rewarding!

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

The photo of that volunteer lady says it all and your poetry provides the icing on the cake, Ann. Voted Up m'dear.

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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Very nice tribute to those unselfish folks out there. Voted up, and beautiful.

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks drbj and mckbird. I appreciate your votes and reading the hub.

Avian, yes you would be a volunteer for those needy, and of the animal world. Thank you for the votes.

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