Father And Mother
Side by side in a country plot;
On a sunny hillside far away
Where the flowers bloom in the
Close by their burial lot.
Sleeping in peace, awaiting the dawn
Of the day when God calleth His
Father and mother sleeping today,
Cares and trials all past,
Awaiting the call of the judgment
To gather them home at last;
Wrapped in the infinite love of God
Sleeping, yes sleeping, under the sod.
Angels guarding their narrow home
Know not the day when their Lord
Yet a life of duty and service given
Truly secures them a home in heaven.
May I be sure that same home to
Then in God's mercy meet them
__Nettie Squire Sutton.
A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)