Treasure Island

cheryl davis miller

(2/26/57 / America)

Sam and Susie

A life time ago in the country side
lived a couple for many a year.
Their marriage produced no off-spring
which caused Susie; many a tear.

They each had come from large families
that was normal for such an age.
Tho the journal of Sam and Susie's life
bore no children on nary a page.

They excepted what fate had chosen
made the most of their lives with each other.
They shared the children of family
from her sisters and Samuel's brother.

They relished the sound of a child's voice
echoing out in the wood.
With time they threw off the sense of loss
tho neither quite understood.

They lived in a two room log cabin
reaped what they could from the land.
Just them and their Lord and a simple life
in the midst of a large Maple stand.

Well as you may know time pass'
Sam and Susie; both grew old.
They didn't fear dying just leaving each other
at least so I have been told.

Hard times covered our nation
back in nineteen-twenty eight.
Harder times came to their cabin
and left them at the poor-house gate.

Til their last breath they were together
I heard this tale told long ago.
But from the journal of Sam and Susie's life
there's this one thing I know.

Life's mean't to be shared with another
and the Lord; Who gave life to you.
A two-fold cord may be broken
but a three-fold cord will hold true.

This life is no more than a vapor
just blink and a life-time is through.
But the faithful are kept by the Faithful One
and He'll always; remember you.

In memory of Samuel and Susan Brehm Williams


Submitted: Friday, November 08, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 09, 2013

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my husbands great-aunt's story

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