Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Different Kind of Participation--By Suzanne Clement--United States

A Different Kind of Participation

that I was
14 was the
last summer that I
participated in
activities sponsored by
Dover’s summer playground program.

God provides
ways that I can
participate in
serving Him in my life
as well as read books and walk
even though I’m not a person
who climbs the jungle gym any more.

Suzanne Clement is a writer from Dover, New Hampshire.


  1. Hi, Suzanne - very nicely expressed here. It is good to be grateful for what we are given and to write of it is even more of a blessing, especially when one can share with others. For that, I thank you! Sheri /

  2. I admire the honesty in your poem. Any reader can connect when a poet/writer writes with truth and sense of honesty. Good work! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  3. Amen, Suzanne. I am also thankful for all that God allows and provides. Thanks for the reminder in this wonderful poem. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  4. Suzanne, this is simply and wonderfully stated; a perfect reminder of where we came from (childhood) and where we've come to (today). Well done!


  5. Your poem reminds me Suzanne that in all seasons the Lord has a purpose for those who follow & serve Him. Thanks for sharing your inspiring words. God bless!

  6. Dear Suzanne,

    Your poem brought back memories of the playground activities I enjoyed in childhood. Surely we lose some of our athletic skills as we age, but as you describe poignantly, we are still blessed with the ability to serve our Lord.

    Truly a brilliant poem!

    Best wishes,

  7. Suzanne,
    This is a great brought back some good childhood memories but of course, we grow up, like the 2nd part implies we will never be those children again, but can still be faithful to Him.
    Your friend,
    David Fox
    P.S. I miss you in "The Poet's Art" if you need the address again, my ad is coming up in next month's edition. Would love to have you submit again.

  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments on Suzanne's poem. I will send them to her. Suzanne, thank you for sharing your creative poem and for your continuing support of Whispers. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.