Saturday, March 1, 2008

I Would Gather Children

Some would gather money
Along the path of life;
Some would gather roses,
And rest from worldly strife.

But I would gather children
From among the thorns of sin;
I would seek a golden curl,
And a freckled, toothless grin.

For money cannot enter
In that land of endless day;
And roses that are gathered
Soon will wilt along the way.

But, oh, the laughing children,
As I cross the sunset sea,
And the gates swing wide to heaven -
I can take them in with me.

-Author Unknown


Laurel said...

That's beautiful, Mary. Thank you, as always.

roo said...

Oh, Mary! I just love that powem. that is so very... beautiful. The pictures are great too! :)

Carissa <>< :)