(June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

Great News

(December 2013)

Patrick,
We spoke to your mum this week
Great news –
The cancer’s gone
Or at least it’s in full remission!

2013’s been a trying year
For you and yours –
The tests, the diagnosis, the treatment
And still a few months more
For the immune system
To strengthen –
Then, back to work,
No doubt with
Reshuffled priorities.

Priority I: God
With God,
Love and gratitude
Rooted in sincerity
Go a long, long way …
Some Souls can fool others,
Few Souls can fool all,
But no Soul fools God –
Bear this in mind, heart, and Soul –
Always.

Priority II: Family and Friends
One’s family and friends
Are God’s greatest gift –
Through them life’s lessons are learned
And Soul gains Its values
Whilst growing eternal knowingness.

Priority III: Work
Although necessary
Work is a means to an end –
Remember this.
When it comes to work,
One sells one’s services, not one’s Soul.
Work requires commitment
And execution of duties –
But never to the point
Where one loses
Close ties
With family, friends and God.

.....

God works in strange and mysterious ways
To deliver ITs message to Soul.
Has ITs message reached you –
Or has it fallen on deaf ears?
Your choice!



© M. Barrett – all rights reserved

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Comments (15)

a great message.........family and friends indeed the best gifts and soul with its conscience is the best guides to the true path of heaven for mankind.....words so simple and didactic......deserves 10/10
Hi Suman, thanks for your kind words they've added to my happiness! I'll review and comment on a few of your poems in the next day. Cheers!
Thank you for making God's message reach to us through this colourful ink! ................. i really enjoyed it. Sir. Be happy.
Hi Noreen, your words put a smile in my heart, thanks!
A great and true message here family first and God above all A great read Well done
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