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When All I've loved

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When All I've loved

When all whom I have loved are gone,
Dear Lord, when I'm the only one
Who cares if I should live or die,
When there is no one left to cry,
Then Lord, take me.

But if there is a single soul
For whom I play important roll,
Who might just stumble, lose his way
Without my guidance through the day,
Then I would be

Content to stay another while,
To give him courage, bring a smile,
Teach him to look to You above
For truest guidance, purest love
His way to see.

Then I would say, "My work is done.
On Earth there is no other one
Who needs the love I have to give.
No reason now for me to live.
Dear Lord, take me."


By:  Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 7:06:00 AM
    A truly wonderful write!! Truly wonderful!!!!

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 1:22:00 PM
    A wonderful write Joyce....congrats on an awesome win!

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:46:00 PM
    Dear "MOM", Congratulations on a very well deserved Win "But if there is a single soul" "For whom I play important roll" Well there is ( me ) so YOUR still employeed by the LORD Here on earth LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Soup Son...Harry

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:13:00 PM
    this is just wonderful. One of the better written ones I've seen with a religious message! congrats on top place.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 6:34:00 AM
    Great and really great! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 4:31:00 PM
    Superb!Wonderful write,Joyce...Congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest....

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 8:47:00 AM
    wow!! I'm inspired with your poem friend Joyce! Congrats on your grand win!!

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Joyce - You have gently pricked my heart with this wonderful, humble poem of yours...what an inspiration you are!...Many congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Such a heartfelt write by you Joyce!Congratulations on your 1st place win!

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poems in the "Good Enough" contest. - Oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Bravo! What a wonderful poem you have penned! Congrats on your well deserved win. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:00:00 AM
    This is so beautiful and very inspiring write, Joyce! My huge congratulations on your first win! hugs, LG

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in SandyIvy's "Good Enough" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:16:00 AM
    a moving poem......congrats on your win

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 11:45:00 PM
    MANY CONGRATS JOYCE ON A MOST SENSITIVE AND POWERFUL WRITE .. SWEET SUCCESS OF FIRST PLACE .. BEYOND GOOD ENOUGH .. GREAT EXCELLENCE LUV ..

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 9:55:00 PM
    Im going to fav this wonderful poem, dear Joyce! Sublime...superb...full of emotion and inspiration. I love it. Congratulations on your deserved first place in the contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:20:00 PM
    I love it Joyce... Congratulations with your wonderful and "Good Enough" poem in Sandy's contest. xox~PD

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:06:00 PM
    A very faith filled poem. Lovely, and simply elegant. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 7:18:00 PM
    :-) love your good win' thank you' Sandy

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 7:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's (Any Which Way) contest Joyce. Love, Carol

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