Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.


The Pastor's Wife_Tribute To An Outstanding Woman - Poem by Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.

She serves in a lofty position not sought by her in life;
having fallen in love with a ministry man,
she became a pastor’s wife.

She gave her life to Jesus, to share the Gospel Light,
to make both God and her husband proud—
happy being the pastor’s wife.

She started on her journey, expectations soaring high,
to serve beside him with heart and soul,
for she is the pastor’s wife.

She wished to be a servant on whom others could rely,
adjusting to expectations;
after all, she’s the pastor’s wife.

She longs to be free of anxiety, of bitterness, and strife,
to have a gentle countenance
and heart of a pastor’s wife.

She's always a gracious hostess whenever folks drop by,
entertaining cheerfully, whether day or night—
a hospitable pastor’s wife.

She's tried to be the perfect mom, with kids who had to play nice.
She nurtured them all with tender love—
she's a mom and the pastor’s wife.

She's not to show her struggles or the down times in her life;
to appear to be always on top of the world,
like a pastor’s loving wife.

There are times when she’s been lonely; we need to realize,
that God made her first a woman
and then the pastor’s wife.

She’s lived on a meager salary, just trying to survive,
while others enjoyed lives of luxury —
so common for a pastor’s wife.

She's been grateful for blessings that filled her daily life;
and for all the prayers that have been prayed
to encourage a pastor’s wife.

She's longed for one true friend in battles she's had to fight,
only to be burned by those who turned
their backs on the pastor’s wife.

She yearns for her own identity, the many tears she has cried,
for she wants to be known for who she is,
not just as the pastor’s wife.

She craves conversation from the many people in her life,
but they just have a message for him,
to be passed on by the pastor’s wife.

She sometimes has been hurt, needing hugs authentic and tight,
for she gets discouraged like everyone else.
So let’s lift up our pastor’s wife!

She’s always been there for all of us, so love and treat her right,
taking genuine interest in this precious lady
whom we call the pastor’s wife.

She's often been taken for granted by those God put in her life.
So let's show our appreciation
for our pastor’s gracious wife!


© 2015 Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written to honor my wife on a special Pastor's wife appreciation day held in July 2007. I wanted to make this day special for her, therefore we did many things such as others sharing testimonies of how she had blessed their lives. I wrote this poem and read it to her publicly.

I hope you enjoy it and will appreciate your pastor's wife for all she does.

Note: Special thanks to Julie Tedder, Rama Devi and Lois Funk for help in editing this poem.

Thanks, Loyd

Comments about The Pastor's Wife_Tribute To An Outstanding Woman by Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.

  • Silver Star - 3,461 Points Nyota Yasulwe (8/4/2015 4:40:00 AM)

    Wow! Every pastor's wife will appreciate the tribute given to them in this great poem for the work they do but goes unnoticed. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,546 Points Brian Stafford (6/18/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    A gem of a wife and poem, congrats on poem and getting poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,472 Points Kim Barney (6/18/2015 8:04:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to your wife, but not only that, a well-written piece of poetry! Congratulations on having it chosen as Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,895 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/18/2015 2:42:00 AM)

    Poem is as pretty as the Lady herself. Beautiful bouquet to a deserving soul. Poem deserves it's ranking as the MPoD. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,502 Points Rajnish Manga (6/18/2015 2:08:00 AM)

    You are fortunate that you have got such a wonderful multi-faceted lady as your wife who apparently made remarkable contributions in the life of so many people. That apart, to me this is also a great piece of English poetry. Thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,236 Points Patricia Grantham (3/7/2015 6:26:00 PM)

    The Pastors wife must be a very understanding companion to her husband. Of course she
    has her problems also and should be prayed for constantly. They both have an obligation
    to God, their church and most definitely to each other. A good write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,236 Points Patricia Grantham (3/7/2015 5:54:00 PM)

    What I can say about this poem is just beautiful and reverent. The Pastors wife
    is one of a kind. Stands by her husband through thick and thin. She needs friends
    and lots of prayer too. Continue to lift her up. Thanks for a lovey poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,883 Points Points Of View (10/20/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    thanks for sharing..I love it! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,362 Points Valsa George (9/9/2014 4:03:00 AM)

    More than being merely an account of the life of a pastor's wife, this poem deals with a psychological issue! We always expect a person with a certain title to behave in a set pattern.... We tend to forget that they are at the same time human beings with frailties and aspirations of ordinary human beings! The people in such positions therefore struggle hard to balance their personal inclinations and the expectations of people! Enjoyed this interesting account! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,770 Points * Sunprincess * (5/18/2014 7:07:00 PM)

    ........a wonderful tribute to the pastor's wife....truly enjoyed this one... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephanie Cooper (5/21/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    I love your poem, I really do, but I'm not sure I totally agree with it...Sometimes being a pastor's wife really isn't something that they're trying to escape...it just seemed that that's what you were trying to portray...and i don't think a pastor's wife has to be perfect and hide her problems...the minute you marry a pastor or your husband becomes one does not make it so you can't have feelings anymore or have your own problems...i don't think that's it at all...sure it means that now you have new responsibilities, but not that what happens to you doesn't matter anymore....and pastor's wifes aren't always neglected...sure they give their time and their hearts, but it's not as if people don't notice...many times it makes people love them all the more...Being a pastor's wife shouldn't be a stereotype...each one is unique in her own special way
    ...i don't want to end on a negative note because this really is a nice poem, so thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points C.R. Clark (2/7/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    Amen, Amen. This is a very fine tribute to one who, very often, is neglected. I have known many and have many in my own family. They deserve the respect and admiration of all of us. Thanks for another superb read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, June 19, 2015


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