Grandpaís Corner 

Thoughts and Reflections

Written August 16,1973

 

Iím getting a little older

Every day I live

To have my youth back

I wouldnít a penny give

 

Iíve climbed up the ladder

To the very top

And there for a short time

I think Iíll stop

 

The road Iíve traveled

Has been rough and severe

But when the end comes

I shall never, never fear

 

Iíve gone through the valley

Iíve seen life at itís best

I have married three wives

And laid them all to rest

 

Iíve been in the hospital

Many and many a time

Going to keep on as long as I can

Iím really ahead of lifeís span

 

Three score and ten itís supposed to be

But there are exceptions as you can see

Thrice Iíve been given up as no return

Dear Lord in His goodness has kept me firm

 

Saw my Father and Mother

Laid away to rest

And brothers and Sisters

But I have been left

 

If there is some purpose

In my being here

I am ready to face it now

Or whenever it may appear

 

Some day the curtain will be drawn

Then Iíll fly away right before dawn

Going on my last journey to rest

Knowing for sure Iíve done my best

 

Hoping to see those I love

Sitting with Jesus in Heaven above

All singing and praising the lamb

Then Iíll know exactly who I am

 

 

Author: Joseph  Edward McLaughlin