Sunday, 15 January 2017

THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU:

 THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU:
"I took the title of this song to
write this poem to my family years ago.
By the way they're still learning)

I don't care for riches, diamonds, silver or gold.
Or to reside in a palace as they're very often cold.
You see my life's requirements are very, very few.
Just think of me once in a while that's all I ask of you.

I don't need a flash car to get me from here to there.
I can use Shank's Ponies to get me some fresh air.
I love to smell the flowers that herald the coming of spring,
All I ask of you is sometimes just give me a ring.

I don't need servants to be at my beck and call.
The mundane task around the house,I will do them all.
I'll clean the carpets thoroughlyand the windows too.
Please pay me a visit one day, that's all I ask of you.

I don't take life or things for granted.....not anymore.
Life is for living of that I'm very sure.
Count your blessings daily, I'm sure you've quite a few.
Wear a smile upon your face, that's all I ask of you.

Be motivated your goals to achieve,
Don't be down in the mouth and wear your heart on your sleeve.
Hold your head up high and to yourself be true.
That my dear three children is all I ask of you.

Please don't bear grudgers as you travel along life's way.
One never know if you require help on some future day.
Treat others as you wish to be treated too.
Let sunshine into your life, that's all I ask of you.

Finally comes respect and love.
That comes with the experience of life.
From the moment of birth until you become a husband or wife.
Let your own children learn these things all their lives through.
To respect and love their parents, that's all I ask of you.

*Photo taken many years back
When family life was a ball.
I'm still as proud as I was then,
Although I don't see them at all*



 

Copyright All Rights Reserved Yvonne Lewis 2011:
From the book
"Written From The Heart".


12 comments:

  1. Hopefully you'll be seeing those grandkids really soon.

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    1. I get text from two of them now and again.
      But have yet to meet up.
      Thanks for your kind comment Alex.

      Yvonne.

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  2. Maybe one day soon the grandkids will come on by or to them you'll fly

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    1. Thank you Pat, all my grandkids live here in England.

      Yvonne.

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  3. You never know what's around the corner.

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    1. You're right Joanne, sometimes it's just as well one dosen't know what is around the corner.
      Thanks for calling by.

      Yvonne.

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  4. Very heartfelt poem. Time will tell. Sounds to me, like you are doing all you can. Stay positive.

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    1. I have tried hard Martin but there is only so much one can do. Thanks for your visit.

      Yvonne.

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  5. Hang in there. Never know what tomorrow will bring. Great poem!

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    1. Thank you Gregg, nice to see you.

      Yvonne.

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  6. Good sense will prevail certainly! A better bet will be the grandees in England! Youngsters can move around in a jiffy!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you Hank for your wise words.

      Yvonne.

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