For Fern Ward
Sweet Fern still greenly
growing in our field
Although your bloom has long since gathered
How precious is your faithful, fruitful yield
A fragrant presence blessing us below.
Above, your Clarence, long since in God's
Awaits with loving patience your return
Yes. even in fields of
Glory rich and fair,
His Love for you, more bright than ever, burns
He knows as none but God your preciousness,
(An understanding spouses keep from friends).
He longs once more to feel your love's caress,
And share his new-found Joy 'til Heaven ends.
So linger with us patiently, sweet Fern;
Forgive the young who hardly see grey hair;
From your longsuffering
may they patience learn,
And learn true beauty hides from young and
In persons left alone God makes his home,
So flourish, Sweet Fem, blossom where we are,
Here where His Holy River springs up Life,
God soon will send a Son to take a wife.
2006 Gene Pinkney
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