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I Love To Reach Back
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By Gary James Smith
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I Love To Reach Back

I love to reach back and grab a memory
And let it linger a while
A memory of fun and laughter
A remembrance of that smile
The days when your spirit's were up
You were enjoying life to the max
And as well I could honestly say
You were in the mode to relax

Praise God for those great memories
I treasure them more each day
So thankful that I had a part in them
When life was going your way
When those other days came along
And tried to bring you down
They never succeeded in breaking your spirit
Your tenacity was renowned

We held a special bond my son
As I knew most of your circumstances
And how you longed for family
And gave others multiple chances
Praise God your heart was geared to love
And in love you gave your all
Until suddenly you were robbed of giving
God knows of your final fall

So while we'll miss your presence here
There's a meeting that's far grander
When we'll meet again in Heaven
Twill be of much more splendor
No weeping or wailing or gnashing of teeth
But a song from a soul set free
And soaring with Christ in the Heavenlies
What a day glorious day that will be!

Copyright January 15 2018 1:35 AM

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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