Golden Leaves and Golden Souls
Leaves don't last long when they are golden, neither I say do we
But unlike leaves that change together, our time for change does vary you see.
We all know that we have a soul, that special self felt deep inside
That no matter how old we be still feels young and starry eyed
For like leaves born green we have to learn to grow and face a storm
So through life we must develop same with love till we transform
To have a soul gold with love, for when it's gold it's full of light
Light enough so that we rise to take up God's invite!
To join Him in His home above the one that we call Heaven
And though it may take some years, some can be ready by seven.
For unlike leaves our time's not set, some are gold at body life
Yet for most of us it takes time through lots of struggle and strife.
Our season for change varies in time, with some being gold when young
While for others it can take time with many a long year being sprung
Yes! For unlike leaves no-one knows just when our soul will be
Golden, light, full of love so that we rise to eternity!
Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson is a coal miner’s daughter, the only girl among 6 lads.
A young mother to a son, she became a widow before she turned 18. Patricia, then, married her childhood sweetheart who fathered her lovely son and two wonderful daughters. Her children encouraged her to pursue her own talents. After 51 years of marriage, she became a widow again recently. She fills her time with poetry, helping others whenever she can.