Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Pledge

                                             If I can put new hope within a heart
                                             one who has lost hope
                                             If I can help one climb
                                             an even higher slope
                                             then I shall begrudge no time
                                             or strength that I can spend, for I know
                                             how great may be the need
                                             If I can help through any darkened time
                                             I shall be glad indeed

                                             If I can put a smile upon a face
                                             wipe bitter tears away
                                             put back some inner piece
                                             of a broken heart's dismay
                                             My purpose will have been served
                                             on this my life's one more day

                                             To reach out and touch someone
                                              is worth more than any gold
                                              For I recall how much I have been in need
                                              distressed, distraught, dismayed
                                             and hands have reached to help indeed
                                             that lifted me up and prayed

                                             We all walk together and beside
                                              when life's struggles and trials are more
                                              then any heart or soul can bare
                                              Is it not better then to care
                                              and not ask for anything more

                                              And if my few, small words of verse
                                              can bring joy or a smile
                                              bring comfort to those in despair
                                              walk in their shoes a mile
                                              I shall be glad indeed

                                              copyright, Susie Swanson, 2013


  1. Precious poem, Susie. God bless.

  2. Yes, it's so nice to be able to help those that are hurting. It lifts us up knowing that we made a difference in someone's life. This poem truly reflects upon that. I have been thinking of doing some volunteer work lately. It brings us joy as well.

    Yes, Jess has been to so many different places, and there's no slowing her down. She's my traveler in the family haha. She is determined to see as many places as she can.

    Have a good Friday, Susie.


    1. Thank you Sheri. Ye it sure is. I can't keep up with her. lol. Hope you have a good Friday as well. Love and hugs, xo

  3. Susie, Once again, your poem has touched my heart. I love it. You are such a talent.xoxo,Susie

  4. This poem reminds me of a friend of mine. We've known each other nearly twenty years...She struggled with depression alot and sometimes calls me and we talk and counsel together...It takes hours, but it is always time well spent...She tries to apologise for taking up my afternoon, but I always remind her that the housework can wait, and we always end up in deep fellowship with the Lord in our midst...She is always there for me too...I even bugged her once while she was getting a chiropractic adjustment, LOL!
    Blessings and love~ Lisa

    1. Thank you Lisa. I've been in your shoes. I have a dear friend that has helped me and vis versa. It's good that people can help one another out through those darkened valleys. Blessings and hugs.

  5. Very touching poem, Susie. Sometimes we help some one in what seems a small way to us, but to them it really means the world. Have a good weekend!

  6. I enjoyed it very much as the heart felt poem it is. And Daisy's comment is spot on.

  7. Your poems make me smile all the time, even those that are melancholy. You write beautifully, I'm so glad you are able to share them with all of us!

    1. Thank you Lise and I'm honored to do so. Love all your posts as well.

  8. Susie, your words do bring joy! What a wonderful neighbor you must be!

    1. Awe, you are to sweet Charlotte. I do wish we were neighbors..Thank you so much my friend.

  9. Nobe sentiments, Susie, and it sounds just like your sweet heart! That is truly the best way to live.

  10. You are blessed for some one who likes to help in any way possible is blessed.

  11. Yes sweet Susie dear, your poems always bring a smile and gladden my heart. xxxx

  12. Oh, Susie, I love this poem. It's so uplifting and fantastic. I really like the meaning of your beautiful poem, too. What a blessing to write these words of encouragement. We all need a word of kindness, and encouragement in the hard times we are living on earth.
    Have a marvelous day.

  13. Awe, thank you so much Brenda and you are so right .Hope you have a nice day as well.

  14. Hi Susie! This is such a tender and touching poem, filled with so much brotherly love and inner strength. It takes a lot of courage and love to pledge to help those who need a hand and to offer kind words of hope. How it must make our heavenly Father rejoice when he see those who are determined not to give in and let this violent old world mold their hearts. Just like Jesus said "You will know my disciples by the love they have among themselves.

    Thank you for your kind and uplifting comment! I'm still hurting pretty bad but I am in good spirits. Trying to take it all in stride, and keep focused on some of the happy things that have been happening.

    Work is continuing on our bathroom and it should be finished tomorrow. They put in a new tub, toilet and sink, fixed many plumbing issues and painted the walls a beautiful robin's egg blue. It is so cheery and bright. I found a pretty white shower curtain made of battenburg lace on ebay and a few other cute accessories. Once they finish they are going to begin on the next room and work through the house. I'm so thankful that I am able to just watch! :) We have remodeled so many homes over the year and then for both of our parents. It is so nice to have some help. Have a nice evening my friend, I'm of to bed now. Until next time...Thanks again for sharing your beautiful poetry! With Love, Delisa :)

  15. Thank you so much Delisa for the sweet words. You always know what to say to make my day . I'm so sorry for what happened to you and i'm praying you will get relief soon. I bet your house will look beautiful when it is finished. We did that a couple of years a go and it was a big mess to start with and clean up but it was well worth it.. You take care. Blessings and love.