Della Hodgson James

Rookie (Birth = 1891 - Death = 1979)

Della Hodgson James Poems

1. Preface 4/30/2012
2. This Book 4/30/2012
3. My First Experience With A Pen 4/30/2012
4. My Life 4/30/2012
5. My Writings 4/30/2012
6. Who 4/30/2012
7. Mothers Day 1934 4/30/2012
8. Our Baby 4/30/2012
9. The Soldiers' Graves 4/30/2012
10. To The Defenders Of Our Land 4/30/2012
11. Explanation 4/30/2012
12. My First Poem 4/30/2012
13. The Best Time Of The Year 5/1/2012
14. Life's Struggle 5/1/2012
15. Dove Of Peace 5/1/2012
16. When I Was A Child 5/1/2012
17. Memories 5/1/2012
18. Books 5/1/2012
19. The White Cranes 5/1/2012
20. Rhythm 5/1/2012
21. Tonight 5/1/2012
22. God Is Good 5/1/2012
23. Maybee 5/1/2012
24. The Last Rose Of Summer 5/1/2012
25. A Child's Prayer 5/1/2012
26. Air Buds 5/1/2012
27. The Billy Goat Sentinel 5/1/2012
28. Reminiscence 5/1/2012
29. Faith Will Win 5/1/2012
30. Musings Of A Country Lad 5/1/2012
31. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining 5/1/2012
32. In Memory Of Clinton 5/1/2012
33. Prepare Ye The Way 5/1/2012
34. Appreciation 5/1/2012
35. Blessings In Disguise 5/1/2012
36. Visions 5/1/2012
37. If I Should Live 5/1/2012
38. Happiness 5/1/2012
39. Lincoln 5/1/2012
40. When Daddy Was A Boy 5/1/2012

Comments about Della Hodgson James

  • 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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My Writings

 Some of these articles are old
Some first is last you see,  
Some may be written wrong
But they are all clear to me.
My life is in these pages
I add from day to day,  
Philosophy, and sentiment mingled 
They are not written for pay.

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