Louis H. Thompson

(Jonesboro, Georgia)

Mom And Dad


These walls once knew the laughter
Of children happy and gay
Of mom and dad with humble thanks
To God who blessed them on their way

Then came the war, Johnnie had to go
I remember the tears we shed
And precious memories that lingered on
After news came the boy was dead

The rest of us left one by one
Until mom and dad were alone
They seemed to weather the time
As the years rolled on and on

The Angels came for mother's soul
It's been about three years ago
Then dad seemed to wither away
Until the Lord said he must go

Yes this old house is empty now
All her glory passed and gone
The shutters and doors are crumbling
As are walls once filled with song

But I shall never forget the raising
That came from mom and dad
They led us children to the Lord
When I was but a strip of a lad

I want to thank you again Lord
For mom and dads special care
They filled my life with love and joy
In this old house of yesteryear

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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