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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Gift To Senior Volunteers

by Sheryl Whisman


How do you find the time to give
So much to those around?
You get much accomplished
And your gifts, they just abound!

Without complaint or comment
You lend a helping hand.
To everyone you meet each day,
You give all that you can.

I'm not sure that you realize
Just what a blessed thing
You're doing for the world around
Or how many gifts you bring.

I'm happy to be part of this
And I want the world to know,
That senior volunteers are special folks
Who help their neighbors grow.

You are willing to fee the hungry,
You are willing to dress the poor.
Your are willing to deliver the feeble
Right to the doctor's door.

You gladly write to the veterans,
And the soldiers who are in need,
You are willing to clean the houses,
You are willing to rake the leaves.

There are not many projects
That you will not take on.
And it is with that helpful heart
That you make this nation strong.

So now I'd like to thank you
Each for being one of the best,
And for making our volunteers program
A fabulous success!


(Poem written to the  RSVP - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program - members, presented at the Holiday Brunch on December 3, 2015.  The RSVP Program Coordinator who works in DeWitt County, Sheryl Whisman is the author.)