My Grandfather Told Me ( a poem of inspiration)
My grandfather, so dear to me, was a minister of the gospel,
As his two brothers, father before him, to all, this he did tell.
A large family of six children and his beloved wife, and him,
Each so blessed, accompanied by the Lords own seraphim.
My mother, his daughter, strong spirit, was the first born child,
And with my birth, a gift of worth, the lord, upon me smiled.
Brought up, as in a house of faith, was then, all my early days,
Listening to grand dad's sermons. by pulpit, to follow his ways.
Sunday school, our fond days in church, all to be a part of my life,
Helped to shape me, my inner self, and to overcome the strife.
Football injuries, those toughest times, were not to get me down,
My fortitude, and my grandfather's resolve, this is what I found,
Uncle Sam turned me aside, as I tried to join, to serve with my friends,
A spinal injury inspection, sent me in a new direction, a new life, to begin.
My college degree, my intent, as that was earned, was as heaven sent,
Children in need, for them to succeed, in all my days, my time was spent,
My grandfather said, by the lord I was led, that he wanted the best for me,
I had never let him down, in the life I had found, this, he was proud to see,
My future I chose, as each child so goes, as each to make up their minds,
We may serve the lord in many fine ways, as our inner light, so shines.
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