Sweet lilies growing 'neath the trees,
Heads nodding gently in the breeze;
White robed apostles, standing tall -
Of flowers, most elegant of all.
Upon a coffin, simply lain,
You rest beneath the gentle rain
And mark the end of life's hard fight -
Three perfect lilies, pure and white.
Copyright on all my poems
Chosen by teachers and children, this was one of almost 400 of my poems which were published in 2010 by AMS Educational Publishers, Leeds. It was in my book: Josie's Poems: Reflections. Sadly this book is no longer in print and the publisher retired. Still, you can get it here and I hope you also enjoy it. Josie
CONSIDER THE LILIES OF THE FIELD
Bible (New Testament: Matthew chapter 26 verse 28 >)
"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
"And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
"Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
"For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things . . .
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."