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Below is the poem entitled GREAT WOMEN - YOUNG AND OLD which was written by poet Albert Price. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The lights of Bethlehem still burn,
For Ruth’s mother-in-law to return.

Since her unfettered faith, so strong,
Convinced Ruth, with her, to come along.

Facing bravely the consequences of God’s plan,
Ruth, with Naomi, went to the Promised Land.

To live on in Bethlehem was their decision,
Both seeking to receive God’s provision.

God doesn’t stop being God in adversity
Is what Naomi taught Ruth to believe.

So there in Bethlehem, Ruth sought for a man
To help her with the consequences of God’s plan.

And Boaz of Bethlehem, Naomi’s rich kinsman,
Found Ruth to be both charming and winsome.

So he shared with Ruth the bounty of his field,
When he learned her faith, though foreign, was real.

Thus they became one with the grace of God’s will
And with a prophecy of God their duty to fulfill.

Ruth’s faith in Naomi’s God found reinforcement
While lovelorn Naomi was freed of her resentment.

God’s will it was to give Ruth and Boaz a boy,
And for Naomi to restore her spiritual joy.

Copyright © Albert Price

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  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:52:00 AM
    Albert, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 1:44:00 PM
    I was delighted that I chose this one to read this afternoon...I enjoyed reading the story again through your eyes..One of my favorite books in the Old Testament...Sara

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 12:02:00 PM
    well done reiteration of a beautiful Bible story of faith, Albert. congratulations on your poem being featured.

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Albert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/21/2010 5:05:00 PM
    Awesome write following one of my favorite stories!! Great writing Albert !!

  1. Date: 4/20/2010 6:00:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading the poetry you presented to us today Albert. Thank you for sharing it and may you have a day full of love and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 2:12:00 PM
    I love this story--so family oriented and doing the right thing.

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 12:23:00 PM
    Great story from the "Bible"...One of my favorite for several reasons ...Keep the faith pen flowing. .Sara