Friday, October 17, 2014

Victory: Overcoming the World

Victory: Overcoming the World
©2014 Susan Noyes Anderson

We come to earth with full intent,
prepared to meet the call.

We cannot know what lies ahead,
but we have pledged our all.

The journey's long and treacherous,
with thorns to hedge our way.

The trail will twist and turn us,
push us forward and delay.

Our stumbles, we will call mistakes;
our summits, sweet success.

We'll know the sting of misery,
the surge of happiness.

We'll rise and fall and rise again
until we find our place.

But no man ever walks alone,
secured by heaven's grace.

In this world and beyond this world,
the Light is ours to see.

The path goes on, and we are born
to claim the victory.

How blessed we are for life and love
the Savior freely gives.

What peace and consolation come
from knowing that He lives.

For all of us belong to Him,
no matter where we roam.

And He stands waiting, open-armed,
to welcome us back home.

"Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, 
and you are of them that my Father hath given me." (D&C 50:41)

For Taggart, in love and memory.

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LeAnn said...

Aw w dear friend this will be a favorite of mine. I loved the words and pictures. This was just lovely.
Thanks for sharing your talent; because you are my favorite poet.
Blessings and hugs for this one!

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful poem accompanied by beautiful images !!

Gail said...

Absolutely positively beautiful.

Darlene said...

Sue,that is so wonderful. I think everypne should read this. It is pefect................Mom

Brian Miller said...

thank goodness we do not have to walk it alone, you is enough...more than enough for anyone alone....smiles...

Gattina said...

Very poetic post !

yaya said...

Lovely way to end my Sabbath...I'm grateful for our Church that has enlightened me in the way that the Savior loves each of us...and grateful for the inspiration you have to write such beautiful poems that touch the heart!

EG CameraGirl said...

VERY well written, Sue. You have a wonderful gift for writing meaningful poetry.

karen said...

Beautiful Sue! So soothing and comforting.

Viki said...

Love this, very heartfelt.

Friko said...

a heartwarming poem and lovely images to go along.

Nancy said...

So beautiful Sue. I felt the love and care you expressed in every word.

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