Not Ready to Say Goodbye
by Bonnie May
Thursday, February 14, 2008
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This is written for a man I respect above all others. He is who he has always been, a Godly man. He is getting older and most frail. He just got home from the hospital and I know someday he will go home. I wanted to say thank you Billy, you have touched my life.
Not Ready to Say Goodbye
Oh Billy, you’ve lifted my spirit, my soul and heart
You’re messages go to my very core and they have right from the start.
The first time I saw you, it was your eyes that drew me near.
Through your eyes to the eyes of God, and it took away my fear.
In all the years I've listened, you never let me down.
I know when you get to heaven, God will hand you your own crown.
There never was a hint of scandal, that ever touched your life,
Through all your trials and tribulations, you handled all the strife.
When all the other evangelist were falling in despair.
You took the higher road and remembered them in prayer.
This earth is such a better place, to have someone like you,
For you have been a Heavenly leader, for God was with you too.
I know you're getting closer to going home with God,
And you’re missing all your loved ones, who are also up above.
But I’m not ready yet, to say goodbye to you,
For you are such a Godly man, among the very few.
You’ve touched our lives with blessings just for being here.
You led us closer to our God and did it without fear.
How then, can we be happy when you leave all us behind?
With you not here to guide us and give us peace of mind.
No, I am not ready yet, to say goodbye to you, but if God takes you home.
I'll ask for strength and guidance and the courage to stand alone.
When you go, please lead the way for everyone of us left behind.
For we will follow shortly after you and true salvation we will find.
Written with Love for Billy Graham a Godly Man
I know Billy Graham has been very ill and frail and I know
someday soon, he will be gone. I will miss him.
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|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|This is such a beautiful tribute,God has bless you with a heart that is sweet beyond imagination and a soul that is as gracious and respectful.In your poem,you expressed that this earth is a better place to have someone like him,well the same thing can be said about you :-)You never cease to amaze me.Its always a pleasure and an honor reading your poetry as it is one of the hightlights of coming to the Den.You're the best and I love you.take care
Love and Hugs
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|Sorry I missed this one. :( "all the strife" and "among the very few" are phrases that certainly ring true! At least when he goes we'll know where he is! A dear tribute. Keep well. :)|
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|Will these warm words reach him. You have such a big heart, Bonnie.|
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|Thank you, Bonnie, for this. It's an inspiring tribute to one who has walked the high road. I have the greatest respect for Billy Graham, and can only praise God for the things He has done through him.
Billy's wife Ruth Bell Graham is an amazing poet; I love her work!
And you are an amazing poet and person, Bonnie--I'm so thankful that you are here on AD, and have become dear to my heart and many others.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|A piece written from the purity of your heart and being for a man who has been long respected and valued. When he does go home, he will be truly missed, but will be sitting next to God throughout eternity....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|It never has to be good bye as his legacy will live on in ones heart,, Beautiful and Inspiring Poem to one whom has touched and saved many souls.
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Good thinking Bonnie and very inspiring poem to all who get to read it. You are amazing with words and all so true. Was surprised to read about Billie.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
He's not dead, yet! But I understand - out of many tv evangelists, he was (is) the most genuine. He lives his life as he preaches it. Not a bad attribute to have. Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|a very nice tribute|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|No doubt about it he has brought many of God's children back to Jesus Christ. We all pray for him and for his son who will be his successor. God Bless you Billy.|
|Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
|I hope that somehow, some way he will have the opportunity to read this. Not for his own ego, but to know how his love of God and teachings have reached so many. He is one of a kind. I trust that God will hear your plea "... When you go, please lead the way for everyone left behind. ..."
God bless you. Kathy
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Beautiful tribute to a true man of God. When he goes Home to Glory, he will be missed by millions, including me. Very well penned, Bonnie; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)