Friday, April 10, 2009


EASTER when all the world
Turns reverently and looks to Calvary's cross
And rejoices in the risen Saviour
Who gave His life for us.

'Tis not the pomp and envy nor the pride
But rather LOVE wherein we all abide
This Easter season smiles on every one
And echoes "Look what Christ hath done."

ONE sacrifice there upon that tree
Spells Easter in its full reality
So at this Easter season
When the world is filled with strife
Brighten the outlook of your own horizon
With a faith that will beautify your life.

We can with patience work and wait awhile
And draw courage from our Lord's approving smile
We can with quiet confidence meet wrong
And amid uncertainties be sure and strong.

Should we then yield to groundless fears
And complain if our best efforts meet with jeers?
We'll find a life of joy and peace and kindly deeds
Filled with gentle patience serving as God leads
If we will every look to ONE above,
In reverence trust in His eternal love.

~ Written by Emily T. ~
(my great grandma, and loved Memee)


Wendi said...

Wonderful poem! Wishing you a meaningful Easter!

Grace said...


Unknown said...

How beautiful! Have a great weekend with your family!


Mom said...

How special to see this poem written by our dear Memee on this Good Friday -- love you, Mom

Lesley said...

an amazing poem....truly embodies the Easter Spirit...

Katy said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing this with us Monica!!! :)

Elise said...

That's Beautiful!! Happy Good Friday to you, Monica!!

Mrs. JP said...

Thank you for sharing that poem your Memee wrote. I love Easter and I hope you and yours have a wonderful, worshipful weekend.

Ginger said...

Yes, it is a beautiful poem; she must have been quite the matriarch of the family. And how blessed you were to have 5 generations present before she passed. Have a blessed weekend. The drama was by far the best I've seen at the church.

Anonymous said...

Have a very blessed Easter, Monica and family!

Catherine said...

Very special and meaningful, and especially so for you since your grandmother wrote it!

A happy, blessed Easter to you and your family, Monica!

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Sarah M said...

Thanks for the wonderful, INTENTIONAL posts you have provided for the first day of spring party all the way through the meals and now poem. I think they are great and I had to share them too, on my blog!
Sarah M

Anonymous said...

Happy Resurrection Sunday Monica to you and your family!!tammyp

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely poem. Your grandmother is very talented! Thank you for sharing those special verses with us.

Happy Easter!