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Poetry - Religious Series #2

Updated on February 4, 2015

Song - My Firstborn Son

My firstborn son, my firstborn son,

Oh how I long to see you crawl, then walk, then run.

To climb a tree, or skin your knee; you'll come to me

my firstborn son.


When I learned you were coming,

How I longed to see your face;

To feel your warmth in my embrace.

So I made preparations as most mothers do.

How I longed for the day I'd meet you.


My firstborn son, my firstborn son,

Oh how I long to see your crawl, then walk, then run.

To climb a tree, or skin your knee; you'll come to me

My firstborn son.


When the time had arrived,

I knew something was wrong!

You were not alive! There was no song!

As I held your lifeless body,

I knew you were not there;

Perfect feet. Perfect hands. Perfect hair.


My firstborn son! My firstborn son!

Now I will never see you crawl, then walk, then run!

Or climb a tree, or skin your knee.

You would have come to me.

My firstborn son!


Now, our Father in Heaven, He has a "first Son" too,

And He sent Him to save me and you.

And He watched as they nailed His body

To that awful tree,

So He could pay the price for you and me!


His firstborn Son! His firstborn Son!

He loved and watched Him learn to

Crawl, then walk, then run.

Then on that tree, on Calvary, save you and me!

His firstborn Son!


Now I find myself waiting for that glorious day

When resurrected we'll meet again!

So I carefully, prayerfully, I live in such a way

That I can be your mother someday.


My firstborn son! My firstborn son!

Oh how I long to see you crawl, then walk, then run!

Because He, from Galilee, gave you to me!

My firstborn son!


Because He, from Galilee, gave you to me...

(c) 2009 Lurlynn L. Potter

Little David

1982
1982 | Source

The Offering

(Miscarriage after firstborn son's death)

Anticipating and hopeful

Fear of the unknown

Keeping trust in God's will

Trying to be "as one."


Dreams are shattered

Gloom and sorrow prevail

All roads to the future

Covered by a veil.


Pain of soul and body

Feeling all alone

Cold and empty, crying

For help from a Holy One.


The comfort of His love

Is solace for the soul.

Facing trials head-on

With Him one can feel whole.

(c) 1983 Lurlynn L. Potter


My Brother Ben

1967 - 2008
1967 - 2008

Song -- He Never Knew

Once there was father. Once there was a son.

Husband, neighbor, brother; all rolled into one.


But he never knew we loved him, never knew we cared.

He never knew his purpose could be found in a prayer in a

Grove of trees, on his knees, becoming one.

He never knew his father was proud of his son.

He never knew. He never knew.


Then, one day they found him. He was alone!

By his side in the wreckage his story was told.

Children's pictures, well-worn scriptures, his sister's history.

Symbols of his treasures that we could not see for we

Never knew he loved us. Never knew he cared.

We never thought he'd leave so soon, we were not prepared!

We never knew. We never knew.


Singing at his funeral, others came to say

How he'd blessed their lives and helped them on their way...


But he never knew we loved him. Never knew we cared.

He never knew his purpose could be found in a prayer in a

Grove of trees, on his knees, becoming "one."

He never knew his Father was proud of His son.


He never knew. He never knew.

(c) 2009 Lurlynn L. Potter

(dedicated to my brother Ben)


Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT | Source

I Look Up and See the Light

I look up and see the light,

It is shining in your face as you

Hold your baby tight and welcome

Me to this new place.

And I am content.


I look up and see the light,

As I emerge from water clear.

Knowing I have chosen right,

My Savior's presence feels near.

And I am glad.


I look up and see the light

From a Celestial chandelier

Having sealed my heart to Christ

I a covenant that's real.

And I am joyful.


I look up and see the light

Shining from my baby's face.

With faith and such delight

To be near me in this place.

And I am grateful.


I look up and see the light

Every time I watch him grow.

Such courage and such might,

A nobler soul no one could know.

And I am humbled.


I look up and see the light

In my son's eyes when he sees

His new bride, dressed white

Covenants they both will keep

And I am delighted.


I look up and see the light

In my new grand-baby's eyes.

And then throughout her life

Because she things that I am wise.

And I am fulfilled.


I look up and see the light

Brighter than the noon-day sun.

My heart, my soul, my might

I've given to my love.

And I am happy.


I look up and see the light

In his eyes, now growing dim;

My companion for life

And for eternity. I love him!

And I am thankful.


I look up and see the light

When it's my time to go

I'll again be dressed in white

As I finally return home.

And I'll feel welcome.


I look up and see the Light,

The Life, the Truth, the Way.

He grants me perfect sight

I'm filled with love that perfect day.

And I am His.

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      Lurlynn Potter 2 years ago from Draper, UT

      I hope these give encouragement to someone.

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