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My Grandfather Told Me ( a poem of inspiration)

Updated on November 11, 2014
Our inner light so shines...
Our inner light so shines...
Heaven sent, is our upbringing...
Heaven sent, is our upbringing...
Our earthly needs are met by the heavenly father...
Our earthly needs are met by the heavenly father...
the shared spirit of our father is great...
the shared spirit of our father is great...
My grandfather always taught that when we were in need. our lord would provide...
My grandfather always taught that when we were in need. our lord would provide...
With every new day comes prayers that our father does hear...
With every new day comes prayers that our father does hear...
our bright futures await...
our bright futures await...


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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When we are led at birth to the light, we will always be of the light for others...
When we are led at birth to the light, we will always be of the light for others...

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. He meant so much to me and inspired me to do more and try very hard at what I did. Thanks again. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Beautiful and inspirational. You grandfather was a wise man. Enjoyed and passing this on.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you very much my friend. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Whonu, your grandfather was a special man, as are you. Your poetry is uplifting and your strength inspiring.

      I love Christine's comment.

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      Lissa Clason 2 years ago from Fayetteville, North Carolina

      This is a very beautiful poem. It's wonderful that your grandfather was there to see you succeed and inspire you to do your best. I especially like the last line, it's very profound and leaves you with a sense of meaning.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem and great photos to accompany it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this way.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful poem of heritage and family. Jamie

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. It seems that when we share of our own lives, it may be the hardest sometimes. whonu

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      christinemariezzz 2 years ago

      You've chosen what I call 8 Skysisters to tell your story. I like your story in that it shows courage to write words that speak from your natural world, and yours is magnificent I seen your very clear photography.