Three Wishes, Service the
I wanted a fortune believing
Last and Best
That wealth was the surcease of woe,
And the wrinkles I got while
Will always stay with me I know.
But the wealth I sought was denied
God knew it might only bring care
That whatever in life might betide me
He would strengthen and help me to
Then I said just a home and my loved
That they by my side might remain,
But our country needed their service,
And I may not see them again.
So what is a home if the loved ones
May never return from the fight?
God gave them awhile then He
To battle for justice and right.
Then I said may their service bring
Through the ages to come may it last;
May the battle cry never be needed,
But be a thing of the past.
May this old world roll out on a broad
plan of love,
Each country respond to the call;
For a world wide peace where wars
And God's love is sufficient for all.
__Nettie Squire Sutton.
A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)
June 3, 2003 /
John & Susan Howell /
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