Della Hodgson James

Rookie (Birth = 1891 - Death = 1979)

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  • Della Hodgson James Della Hodgson James (5/1/2012 10:14:00 AM)

    My husband came across the writings of Granny James in 2004, in the Ozark County Library in Gainesville, Missouri. I was looking through the poetry section and a plain black book with mailbox-type letters displaying the word, POEMS, had been placed on the front of the book. Of course, I had to check out this treasure. On the way back to Texas, there were tears of joy, & from simply being touched by this magnificent woman. Ms. James passed away in 1979 and is buried near Dawt, Missouri, where she grew up. I hope you enjoy her wonderful writings! -) . Respectfully, dawn

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Best Poem of Della Hodgson James


My ambition in life
  Is to live you see,
And be just what God
  would have me be.
Not like my neighbor
  Or my best friend,
They may be alright
  I'm not judging them.

Not like other christians
  Tho they are doing their best,
I am on my very own
  I must stand the test.

Not like sister Mary
  Samanthy, or Sue,
I must do what the Lord
  Would have me to do.

If I patterned after them
  And they fell short of the goal,
Then tell me, oh, pray tell me
  What would become of my soul?

God gave me a being
  And the...

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