Friday, 9 March 2007

One of Reg's poems

He Gave, He Took, But Gave Again.

 

Yesterday, I told you about Wenn the Pen who was our guest speaker at the over sixties club, last Wednesday, I told you I had bought his book of poems and stories ,I was browsing through the book and rather liked the following poem, which I’d like to share with you …..

 

God’s greatest gift to mankind is the wonderful gift of life, despite arriving in the world to a smack from the good midwife, to make you take a good deep breath, and fill your lungs with air, before they weigh and wash you, and brush your strands of hair.

 

God gave us eyes and ears to see and hear, a voice to make a noise, and some are made in different ways, to determine girls from boys, when old enough we go to school, learning to read and count, also we learn of Jesus Christ, and the Sermon on the Mount.

 

In your teens you find different skills, and one to which you endear, although I loved my carpentry, my desire was to be a motor engineer, thank’s to Gods wonderful gift of skill, I was able to fulfil  my dream, by working on petrol powered engines as well as diesel and steam.

 

There is a well known script of old;’ The Lord Giveth and taketh away,’ myself I suffered from that experience, when at my work one fateful day, I do not blame the Lord  above ,for the accident I was to befall ,But I often think that he gave me the skills, but in seconds he  took them all.

 

That happened many years ago, and left me confined to a wheel chair, but I kept my sense of humour and religiously said my daily prayer, But I still believe God’s on my side, for he has given me the will to fight, in fact he given me more than that, he’s given me poetic skills to write,

 

So the Lord has given and taken away, but I know he’s given again, I can write my verses with a smile, despite being in constant pain, Out of my window I see the blue sky,Isee the birds upon the green trees,these manyare the gifts of God,for his flock he loves to please .

By Wenn the Pen 

I promised my friend Freda ,remember Freda from Freda's Diarys ?Well she has started another journal now that she has retired please pay her a visit http://journals.aol.co.uk/frdbrow7/now-im-retired.......--d/

Have a lovely weekend everyone with love from.....

28 comments:

frdbrow7 said...

Lovely poem Jan, one to think about eh?
Have a lovely weekend, I hear the weather is going to be good in our neck of the woods :-D

ttfn
Freda
http://journals.aol.co.uk/frdbrow7/FredasDiaries/
http://journals.aol.co.uk/frdbrow7/now-im-retired.......--d/

astoriasand said...

Absolutly wonderful Jan thanx for sharing.How couragous is that man and so talented too.God certainly gave him the gift to write wonderful words..Have a lovely week/end.Take Care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MSIMPLERHYMES

ally123130585918 said...

Lovely Jan thanks for sharing that ~ maybe there will be some more you can share ~ Hope you have a good weekend ~ Ally

lanurseprn said...

Lovely Jan. Have a good weekend.
Pam

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,that chap Wen the Pen certainly had the gift of words  and of knowing life as a gift ,his words as you wrote them certainly makes you think and count your blessings...you have a lovely weekend too .......Love Jeanxx

sugarsweet056 said...

Just beautiful, glad you shared with us.
Sugar

brck753 said...

he obviously has a true faith and expresses it well, will pop and have a look at your friends journal as requested. Take care
Debbie xxx

jaymact1 said...

What a beautiful poem really loved that one. Love Joan.

lindapaterson177 said...

This is a lovely poem Jan thanks for sharing.
bella xx

labdancer51 said...

That really was a lovely poem Jan, thank you for sharing Reg`s words with us. :o)

love Sandra xxxx

kirkbyj05 said...

How very touching Wen's poem was.  He has condensed his life and crede  into these lines very well and it was nice getting to know him in this way.  I hope you show us some more soon Jan.  Thanks for this entry...Jeanie

rachealcarol said...

Superb Jan, he does have a talent for penning the words.  Brilliant flow. Rache

marainey1 said...

I stopped in to welcome Freida . Another lucky retiree.  Someday I hope to join your ranks. Your book sounds so good.  The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away...so true.  Keeping a sense of humor does seem to help.  'On Ya' - ma

tillywooat62 said...

this was lovely and so true, he certainly has a talent for writing,
take care Lynne xx

jlocorriere05 said...

That's a lovely poem Jan! I'll have to go say Hi to Freda now, thanks for letting me know about her new journal! Have a good weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

sarajanesmiles said...

Like the poem, thanks Jan :o)
I remember Freda... will go say hello.
Sara   x

msecz said...

that was a nice poem, thanks. Sandra

jckfrstross said...

wonderful:) have a great weekend:)

Deb

mariealicejoan said...

Great poem, thanks for sharing it with us!  Have a wonderful weekend!  I'll be sure to stop by Freda's page!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

cacklinrosie101 said...

Jan, I absolutely love this poem and would love to buy the book.  I'm wondering if we can buy it in the States.  I find so much comfort in these words.  Thanks for sharing...Love xx Chris

jmoqueen said...

I shall pop over and say hello to Freda :-)  Great poem ~ thanks for sharing that with us Jan xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

jeanno43 said...

Wonderful entry Jan. Thank you so much for adding those graphics to your sidebar, support means so much.

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful entry.,....goes to show no matter what our lot in life we can always through courage and a stamina for life overcome. It was a hard lesson for me to learn when I lost my hearing and went deaf. But now I'm given another gift a gift of words to reach out a hand to others. (Hugs) Indigo

frdbrow7 said...

I am not getting alerts to my new journal Jan, so was surprised when I found all the comments!  Many thanks for the 'sandwich board' lol. and thank you to all who have visited :-D
I must learn how to put a photo in my sidebar and graphics in my journals as you do Jan, they are so lovely.
ttfn
Freda
http://journals.aol.co.uk/frdbrow7/FredasDiaries/
http://journals.aol.co.uk/frdbrow7/now-im-retired.......--d/

mllevl said...

Great poem Jan...and another interesting blog .  Eve

xxroxymamaxx said...

I love the poem!  It's wonderful!  : )  Shelly

lindachapmanuk said...

I enjoyed that Jan and it was unusual too! Linda xx

lindachapmanuk said...

ps. I popped over and said hello to Freda! Linda xx