LESSONS OF HUMILITY

SELECTED POEMS AND PROSE

FOR CHILDREN

By Helen Pearson Garrett



MY FAITH

My faith
In Thee
Is like a Lighted
Lamp
Casting It's Rays
Upon Paths
Obscured
To Me
What matter
Now,
I cannot
See?
My Next Step
Is Safe
and Sure
In Thee.




OUR WONDERFUL COW

Our Wonderful Cow,
All Red and White...
Why did She Not come
Home that Night?

We Missed Her in
The Warm,
Sweet Barn...
Who could ever
Do Her harm?

We found Her
Lying there
So still beside
The Brook.
Her life had
Ebbed
Down by
The rill.

Nevermore, softly
To crunch
Her food in the darkening
Barn
While evening
Shadows Came
To Match Her Mood.

At Night, She liked
The Barn as I did.
It's Warmth,
It's restfulness,
And All of It's Charm.

But She loved
The wide sweep
of the Green Pastures
On a Summer Day.
It is to Weep!

No longer Will Isabelle
Buttercup look at Me
With Great, kind Eyes.
Those Eyes No longer See.

But dear God, May there
Somewhere be a
Good place for
Cows...

And May Isabelle
Buttercup
Always be Happy there...
And Carefree!

____

Grandma Always said;
"She Was Such A Wonderful
Cow!"


BIRDSONG AT DAWN

Every Morn I hear
A bird Singing,"Tweet-twa-twee,
Tweet-twa-twee,"As it goes
Winging.I know, somehow,
In My inner
Heart
There is a message
In it
About My part
In God' s Plan."Tweet-twa-twee,
Tweet-twa-twee,
"Every Morn I hear It,
A Message
For Me.May I know
God' s Plan
As I listen,
listen.
May the knowledge Seep in
And glisten, glisten
Like a Pearl' s
Bright Shining.
That I may
Know
The Way
My Wondrous
LordWould have me
Go Today.



FROM ONE LITTLE GRAIN OF SAND
(Helena's first Poem, 1955)

From One Little grain of Sand
A Pearl can grow, and one Little Bit
of Faith Can Help You Know
There Is SomeoneWho will Understand.


This is the beach and "Bird Rock" in front of it where Helen was
inspired to write her first poem, "From One Little Grain of Sand"
Laguna Beach, California

Photo compliments of Adele Hofman. Thank you Adele!


Helen wrote about the how this poem came to her:

"The Poem had Come to Me
Like a Comet, flashing into
My Life ~ that amazing Day
At The Sea as I sat at the foot
of the cliff across from Bird rock.
I was Carrying a heavy load of Care . . .
But the Cares were lifted,
And My Heart became as Light
as a feather. Everything Changed!
It was as though a grain
of Sand had been enlarged
Before My Eyes . . .
and The Little Poem That
Came to Me had
Captured My Thoughts, and
Lifted Them.
A Miracle had Come
To Me at The Sea!"





I SEE A BLUEBIRD

I see a Bluebird
In the Willow Tree
The Sun has risen
Over The Brook
And There Jesus
Waits for Me.

All day I shall
Walk and Talk
With Him,
It will be All
Joy to my Heart.
His Joys become
My Joys.
His Sorrows
Stand for
All the woe
My swelling
Heart
Shall surely
Know
For He keeps
coming back
To me and
Knocking at
My Door.
He walks
With Me
So often
Now
Ever more

and more.
He is always
So Cheerful
and He tells Me
not to fear.
He always says,
"Be not afraid,
For I Am Here."
He is very active,
And He
Says "let us go"
Where He intends
To Lead Me
I never know.

But I just put
My hand in His,
as we walk
along,
And as I do
This...
My Life
Becomes All
Song!
Because with
Him
Each hour is so
exiting ~ and somehow
Very grand
with Him I Never
have to feel that
I might be
Lost upon
Life's Strand ~


THE LITTLE SPARROW

This little Sparrow
As it goes
On The Wing
Can do
Nothing
But Sing
And Sing
And Sing.

It sings Praise
To it's Maker
As it flies
So High,
Praise for
The glory
of the Wide
Sky,
Praise for
The sheer Joy
That is in
Its Heart
At being
Of God's
Creation
A part.

Praise
For
The Knowledge
Of His Loving
Care,
Ever Watching
Over It - -
Making All
Of life
Fair.

O, This
Little Sparrow
As It goes
On The Wing
Can Do
Nothing
But Sing
And Sing
And Sing!!






THE TOUCH OF THE
BLUEBIRD'S WING

Praise God For everything,
Helena,
The Blue Skies!
The Butterflies
The Birds
That Sing!

Praise God
Too, for all
That
goes
Wrong.
Then He will
Give to You
His Cheerful over-
coming Bluebird's
Song!

Praise Him for all
of the Negative Things...
Then you Will quickly find
Your Bluebird Wings!

Find your Bluebird's Wings
and Fly Up
High, Helena
Into a Wider and
Wider Sky!

Praise Him for all
of the Negative Things...
Then you Will quickly find
Your Bluebird Wings!


( Helena's Last poem ; Feb. 28, 94)


THE SPARROW AT THE SEA

A small brown
Sparrow Came
To stand quietly Near
Me
As I gazed longingly
Out
To the Wide Sea.

It seemed to linger,
And I found Myself
Wondering Why.
But then I Thought,
"God has sent The Sparrow
In Answer To My
Cry!"
"Out of His
Goodness
My Heavenly
Father
Has sent The
Sparrows
So that I May
Plainly See
In This reminder
That While
He watches out
For the small
Sparrow
He is watching
out
For Me


THE SEA IS MY HOME

The Sea is My Home.
I have Nothing More.
All day I shall wander
Not far from It's
Shore.
To My feet It brings
Treasure,
All beautiful Things...
Bits of amber Seaweed,
Pink Shells,
Some like Angels'
Wings!


THE BLUE OF THE SEA

The Blue Of The Sea
Is So fascinating to Me
This Bright Morning.
I Cannot keep My Eyes
Away.
For it's loveliness so
Melts My Heart that I Want
To Kneel and Pray.




LIKE THE GULLS

Like The Gulls
Along the
Shore
I Would be
Strong and
Happy
And Confident
And
FREE.
They feel
God's
Guiding
Presence
Ever
Near ~
And
Bright - Eyed,
Face Each
Day
Without
A Fear!




LESSONS OF HUMILITY
One by one
They come
To Me,
The Lessons
Of Humility,
Until
By THY true
Light
My blinded
Eyes
At last
Can See.
Then, as at
A Rainbow s
End,
I find
The Pot of
Gold
As I Discover
That all
Self
Is gone,
And I
Cast in Thy Mold.

`


FLY FREE

Fly Free,
My Soul,
From petty
Cares,
and that
Small goal
Which thee
Ensnares.
Fly Free
And see
How Wide
Is the sky
When thou
Hast caught
The Vision High



I SEE A SHIP

I See a Ship
On The Horizon
Sailing toward
Our Isle of Care.

I See a cloud
Lifting above Us
In Answer
To our Prayer.

And We shall keep
on trusting All
To our great God
Above.

For We Know that
When He is ready
He will reach out
To us in Love.



SUNLIGHT IN MY SOUL
` There is Sunlight
In My Soul,
And though storms
with darkness roll,
No terror can assail
Me
With God' s Sunlight
In My Soul.

There is Sunlight
In My Soul
And with His Life
As My goal,
No danger can
Ever conquer Me
With His Sunlight
In My Soul.

There is Sunlight
In My Soul,
And with His
Infinite Love
For Me
I shall sing
His Song of a Victory
As boundless as
The Sea!




JESUS LOVED THE SEA

Jesus loved The Sea ,
You know, and often
He would say,
"Come Peter, Andrew, let
Us go to The Seaside
Today".

His footsteps seemed to
glow beside me in the
Damp White sand, and
As I stood there close
to Him, I felt My Soul
Expand.

I found a Wondrous
Beauty
There by the shining
Sea
On that Day when
Jesus Walked There
So Near and Dear
To Me.




I AM GOING DOWN TO THE SEA TODAY

I am Going Down To The Sea
Today
For the air is balmy
And sweet,
And something there is
Calling Me -
Something I Must Go
To Meet!


BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE

Because of your Love,
Dear Lord,
Our future looks
Bright.
Because of Your
Power
In our Lives...
And your Brightly
Shining Light!


HOPE

Hope is not Hope
If your answer
Can be seen.

Hope is not Hope
By the Sun's
Brightest
Beam.

Hope is not Hope
Unless like
A Star you see
Your Fulfillment...
But from Afar!
`


THERE IS A RAINBOW UP AHEAD

There is A Rainbow Up ahead
of You
Just around The Bend!
Help is on The Way
To You
From Your Great Friend.
Rejoice and Sing!
For HE Will For You . . .
Handle Everything!





WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH

Lord, I Know We'll Make
It Through ~
Just Me ~ Plus You.
We'll Make it
Through . . . With
Me following Closely
After YOU.



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