Friday, December 29, 2017

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, 2017

             Happy New Year everyone and may you be Blessed with good health and prosperity!!
              May God Bless you all.


  1. Yes, those echoes ARE calling, Susie! I hear them often and I am so thankful for a godly heritage. We are so blessed! Happy New Year, my Friend!!

  2. I don't want to ever forget my ancestors, Susie. They are part of who I am, and I loved hearing stories from my mother and father about their childhood as well. They did make many sacrifices for us and worked hard for their family. Sometimes I dream of simpler times for our children and their children.

    Happy New Year! I hope it is filled with much peace and joy for you, Susie.

    love, ~Sheri

  3. Susie, As I read your beautiful poem, I thought of my parents and all the older relatives, I once knew. They are all gone...Oh how I miss them. I will never forget all those old days and old ways at my parents' house. We had very little , but we had the love of a strong mother to hold us all together. I pray all my children and grandchildren will have some of that strength. Blessings to you my friend, Wishing you great joy in the new year and good health. xoxo,love, Susie

  4. Lovely poem, Susie. Those who went before us will always be with me. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!