Treasure Island

Denis Martindale


The Legacy Of Love


Before the day my parents met
And love was found within
And their romance was firmly set
So they would not give in,
The Lord knew I was soon to be,
His heritage of love,
The firstborn of the ones born free,
Each granted grace enough...

Before the day I went to school,
Eleven years to learn,
I knew that life was kind and cruel,
Their lessons to discern...
I faced exams like others did,
With mixed results I passed...
So what? For I was just a kid,
Till I left school at last...

Before the day I went to work,
To earn a daily crust,
Here was the chance I could not shirk,
The chance to prove their trust...
So years passed by, with small reward,
A pittance, nothing more,
Until the day I found the Lord
Who showed what life was for...

Before my life had run its course,
I preached the Word for years,
About God's Prophets and God's Laws
To open hearts and ears...
But nothing moves me quite as much
As this one certainty,
God grants to me His loving touch
When people pray for me...

Before I leave this world behind,
Its destiny to face,
I thank those people who were kind
My problems to embrace...
They gave me strength to help me cope,
They prayed by day and night...
To these I leave the words of hope
I write and write and write...

Submitted: Friday, July 13, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 13, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Denis Martindale, copyright, July 2012.

We can hear the word of the Lord on
Revelation TV on UK Sky Digital 581
as well as the WATCH NOW link on
the revelationtv-dot-com website...

Comments about this poem (The Legacy Of Love by Denis Martindale )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. My nature is to write, gajanan mishra
  2. Two Rings, Shannon Paterson
  3. Dreams Incarnate, Dylan Engelbrecht
  4. The Rose, Neela Nath
  5. No one to question, hasmukh amathalal
  6. She does, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Multi-dimensional; heavens?, Mark Heathcote
  8. Watch, ramesh rai
  9. You Know I Do, Michael McParland
  10. Drowning, Neela Nath

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]