Treasure Island

William J. (Skip) Henderson Jr.


My Cup Overflows


I’ve not got lots of riches, and sometimes the road’s been tough
But I've got loved ones all around me, and that makes me rich enough.
Though I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow.
As I go along life's way, I'm reaping better than I sowed and
Thank God for his blessings and the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed

I remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke and the sun peeped through again.
If God gives me strength and courage when the way grows steep and rough
I'll not ask for other blessings, I'm already blessed enough.
So Lord, help me not to gripe, about the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Not having the career in life that I most desired
I cannot find fault with all that has transpired.
The luckiest man on this earth I have come to be,
I have you as my wife Lorene to stand right next to me.
Our kids have doubled up that luck and made us proud as we can be.
You all have filled my life with love and gave me more than I owed
That now I drink from my saucer, ‘Caused my cup has overflowed!



Note:
This Poem is adapted by me from a few rhyming sentences in an email I received. The author of those sentences is unknown but I wish I could attribute this to the author because it has proven to be a writing that I treasure!
If anyone knows the original author please let me know so that I can give the proper attribution and get his/her permission to use/adapt it and know who it is.
I tired to contact the person referred to below but I could not find or make contact. I did see a poem very much like this but it was submitted well after my writing.
So far my research has uncovered 3 possible authors of the original of this poem. I cannot figure who the original author is! It is either Jimmy Dean, Michael Combs or Paul Moore.
The WWW seems to point to those three as the author though there is a bit of difference in each, like mine. My instinct tells me it is Jimmy Dean. Time and inquiries will only tell.
I have attempted to reach one author to no avail and I am attempting to contact the others. I am only interested in the author of the original of this main body of this poem so I may give the proper attribution.
While I have adapted it and penned my additions I cannot in reality claim originality.
Thank you. William

Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011

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