Sunday, February 19, 2012

She Wore Pink Ribbons



                                                  She wore pretty, pink ribbons in her hair
                                                  her clothes were tattered and often threadbare

                                                  Her smile was bright as the midday sun
                                                  playful and happy, running and having fun

                                                  Each morning she was early, never late
                                                  school was her favorite place to create
                                             
                                                  To live and learn in a grown-up world
                                                   and do the things as a little girl

                                                  A place to eat and forget about the bad
                                                  somewhere to escape the tears of sad

                                                  No one knew the pain she held within
                                                  she hid it well again and again

                                                  The warmth of the day kept her going inside
                                                   to face the darkness, she often cried

                                                   She wore pretty, pink ribbons in her hair
                                                   with rays of sunshine and plenty to spare

                                                   Each night at bedtime she gazed upon a star
                                                   praying for a home instead of a car



                                                     Susie Swanson, 2012

Just a quick update on all the happenings in my family. My brother had By Pass Heart Surgery Friday and is doing great. They said he is ahead of everything with his recovery and may be coming home soon.. My brother in law is still in the hospital undergoing procedures and Dialysis.. He is better than he was..
I want to thank each one of you for your prayers and sweet words of concern and encouragement.
God is in the prayer answering business and he surely has answered a lot of prayers this week.. I am praying for all that is going through tough times.. when we're in the valley, he will carry us ..
And I might add that this poem is dedicated to the less fortunate.. may they find rest in God's arms.. May God Bless Each One...Susie

37 comments:

  1. Hi Susie, Another poem which makes me cry... I feel so sorry for people who are in that situation... But--there are hungry and homeless people all around us. I so worry about the children!

    I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
    Hugs,
    Betsy
    Please take off your Word Verification. I cannot read that stuff... Thanks so so much!

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  2. Thank you Betsy, I agree..there's so many left to fend for themself..Yes I've been aiming to do that if I can figure it out..hugs to you my friend..

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  3. Susie this is so wonderful GOD has so blesed you with his wordes. LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH.

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    2. Thank you my sweet hubby. I love you too..

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  4. Very touching poem; I linked it. Glad to hear things are looking up for you and yours.

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  5. I am so glad your family is doing better. Loved the poem, sad but true in some cases. We need to remember the children in our prayers.

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  6. Little innocent children shouldn't have to suffer this way; so very sad.

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    1. It surely is.. so many and so innocent..

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  7. Touching poem indeed. God bless

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  8. Susie,
    the poem is very lovely and incredibly sad because it is true...I can't tell you the children I've had who went without and some homeless.
    thank you for bringing attention to it.
    I am glad to hear the 'fellows' in your family are on the mend...I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you Tracy, it must be so hard to witness it first hand.. May God Bless You For all you've done and thank you for the prayers..

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  9. I was sorry to read about your family's illness, and am glad to see that they are on the mend. I hope everyone's feeling better and better each day.

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    1. Thank you Joanne, they are doing better..

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  10. This is a very moving poem. Such a sad situation. Thank you for the updates on prayers answered. So much need for prayer in our world. Blessings to you, Susie!

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    1. Thank you Connie and thank you for your prayers..There is much need on every hand..Blessings to you.

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  11. Sometimes we, or I know I do, forget how blessed we are. Even though we may not have the things we really want. What a beautiful poem.
    Glad your family is doing better.
    Tracy

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    1. That is so true Tracy, like my mom always said our wants won't hurt us.. so many in need of the things we take for granted..thank you my friend..

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  12. Very touching but sad poem, Susie. I'm glad to hear things are improving for your family.

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    1. Thank you Daisy, yes they are..praise be to God..

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  13. Susie I loved this poem-so very touching. You have a way with making me 'see' the image as I read the words. Will be praying for all of your family!

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    1. Awww, thank you Tipper and thank you for the prayers..

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  14. What a touching poem, Susie. So sad. And they are out there, and worse than even that. My heart hurts for them all.

    So happy about the good news from your family. Our God is able (and wants) to do exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think. Glory to God!

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    1. They surely are more than we know and thank you so much for the prayers..

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  15. Hi Susie, what a heart felt poem, so deeply meaningful! I'm so happy to hear that your family is doing better. You have all been through so much this year. My prayers continue to be with you and I hope you have a restful evening ahead! Delisa :) P.S. There is a little surprise I put in the mail for you today, hopefully it should arrive before the end of the week. :)

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    1. Thank you Delisa.. I've been praying for you and hope you're feeling better..You are always surprising me and I can't thank you enough..God Bless You..

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  16. Yes dearest Susie, God is the answer to prayers.. I loved your poem. I grew up poor with hand-me-downs, yet with lots of love from my mother. Its sad to think today that many live beyond their means and so don't have the money for many necessities. When I see a mother smoking and the children poorly dressed I think how selfish they are. My mum grew five kids up on hardly anything. Yet we did eat, though sparely. Mum did all she could to keep us together and put us through school. She never wasted a cent..and I believe that is the secret. Much love to you and your sweet disposition.

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    1. Awww, your sweet words bring tears to my eyes..the same with me.. I grew up in a large family and my mom and dad provided for us what we needed.. we may not have had much but I've never went to bed hungry..Thank you my dear friend..

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  17. Very moving! It could have been about my grandmother.

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  18. Beautiful poem, Susie~ and thank you for keeping us updated on your family and friends.
    And you're right, God is still answering prayers.... what joy and peace to know that! ((HUGS))

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    1. Thank you Paula, he surely is and thank you for your prayers..

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  19. Susie,
    This is another heart-warming poem that brings the tears. I'm glad your brother is doing well and hope your brother-in-law will get well soon. Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for keeping us informed about your family. Yes, God does answer prayers!

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    1. Thank you Brenda, glad you liked it..and thank you for your prayers..that he does...

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