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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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On a Mission

He woke me up this morning
To see a brand new day
So grateful for His mercy
I then knelt down to pray

Food to feed the hungry
Alms to give to the poor
A helping hand to someone
Never to want no more

Shelter for the homeless
That have no place to go
A comfort to the lonely
Say how I love them so

Bestow my earthly goods
To those who are in need
Giving of some precious time
Then sow some nurturing seed

Time that is much well spent
Is an important part of living
Show our concern for others
Seek a chance for our giving

Teaching the love of Jesus
To those that's eager to learn
Always going on a mission
My Angel wings I would earn

Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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  • Khairul Ahsan (11/6/2013 7:52:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem, just reading it once soothes one's heart! Deserves 10/10.
    'Bestow my earthly goods
    To those who are in need
    Giving of some precious time
    Then sow some nurturing seed'
    I liked this stanza the most.
    I've also read your biography, the three philosophies of life that you have mentioned are indeed very much inspiring.

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  • Amitava Sur (10/24/2013 1:51:00 AM)

    I can see a pious soul through these lovely lines........... excellent.

  • Abhishek Mishra (9/23/2013 6:54:00 AM)

    It's a Great and Inspiring poem.
    You are my inspiration to write for a good cause...hats off to you: -)

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/18/2013 10:02:00 AM)

    Glory to be the LORD...each line and stanza wreath in a string to beautify it...A Garland of Humanity...I thank also for the comment as a poet A bit late I was Sick with this sicky world 10

  • Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 8:44:00 AM)

    Yes Ma'am! Thats how we earn the angel wings! To accomplish the tasks given by God and to work with him! I guess it is more of a spiritual write!

  • Dave Walker (8/8/2013 1:11:00 PM)

    We all need faith at some point in our lives.
    A great poem.

  • Indranil Bhaduri (7/30/2013 8:32:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem....this has a heavenly feel. Love it.

  • Louis Rams (7/29/2013 7:17:00 AM)

    your angel wings were there from the very start, it was just hidden deep inside your heart

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/15/2013 11:42:00 AM)

    You cam't earn you way to heaven.
    But you can make God to smile,
    He then grants you favor
    and you return the smile

  • David Wood (7/15/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    You've earned your angel wings with this lovely poem. Great work.

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