Monday, July 1, 2013

Let Us Not Forget

                                                   Let us not forget the ancient wisdom
                                                   With which our ancestors walked their days
                                                   Let us carry on with great determination
                                                   With a grateful heart, to God we give the praise

                                                   Let us not forget the mountains they climbed
                                                   In the darkest valleys where they found light
                                                   Footprints are abundant down every path
                                                   All of their yesterdays can be found in plain sight

                                                   Let us not forget the sound of their voice
                                                   In the distance they are still calling us home
                                                   The place where many a prayer was heard
                                                   Shaping our tomorrows until we were grown

                                                   Let us not forget the love that was given
                                                   All under the same roof, each night at bed
                                                   The teachings of God's word, the Bible
                                                   Food for our body and soul, we were always fed

                                                   Let us not forget the many sacrifices made
                                                   Working from sun up until sun down
                                                   The love of family, there's no boundaries
                                                   How proud we must be of them, so profound

                                                   Let us not forget the place from which we came
                                                   May our hearts stay humble and proud
                                                   And listen to the wisdom of all the ages
                                                   Can you hear....... the echoes are calling so loud

                                                   Susie Swanson, 2013



  1. Lovely poem, Susie. Have a blessed week.

  2. Thank you so much and the same to you.

  3. Wow! This one I truly love, Susie ...
    Hapyy safe 4th sweetie
    TTFN ~

  4. Beautiful.... That's why I love doing my Family History... I want to remember everything I can that my ancestors did... SO important!!! You are right: Let's never forget.

    1. Thank you Betsy. I love digging into it too. Love, love things from the past and the people that put them there.Hugs to you.

  5. This is lovely, Susie! Wishing you a happy 4th of July.

  6. The picture you selected for this poem is a perfect reflection of your words, I love it! I often think of those who came before us and the lives they lived that has brought us to where we are today. Happy 4th to you and your family, hugs to you too:)

    1. Thank you Lise. If it wasn't for them paving our paths we wouldn't know where to start. Happy Fourth to you too. hugs.

  7. What a blessing you are for sharing such beautiful thoughts and memories with us.
    Have a wonderful fourth of July!
    Blessings and love, Lisa

  8. Another wonderful poem! When I see how overgrown the woods can become, I think of how difficult it must have been for settlers to clear the fields and start a new life with only primitive tools. And what a blessing for us that they gave a little of their time to study the Bible and raise their children in a home filled with love and respect for God.

  9. This was so beautiful, Susie.... when you look around it seems there are so many that ARE forgetting.. but I want to always remember!

  10. Susie,
    We learn so much from our ancestors, don't we? It's so nice that you acknowledge yours and who they were and what they did. I used to ask my mom all the time about my grandma and grandpa and aunts and uncles. It was so interesting to me.

    Wishing you a good week.


    1. Thank you Sheri. Yes, there is so much wisdom there for the taking. I've always been interested in the past. I just wish I had listened more. Hope you have a nice week as well.

  11. Lovely poem, Susie! As I grow more foregetful, I can certainly appreciate it!

  12. Happy 4th of July, Susie! Thank you for bringing sunshine into my life…

  13. Hi Susie, what a loving tribute to our families. I feel so fortunate to have had a family that taught me lessons about life, using stories from their lives and experiences. Even family members who died before I was born like my grandma and grandpa on my Mom's side, are real to me because of all these treasured stories. Your poem beautifully expresses so much that we have to be grateful for. Having a bed to sleep in and food on the table was such a great gift. All the little things parents do for us that help us to feel secure and grow up healthy and strong. Have a wonderful day ahead! With Love, Delisa :)