Reflective Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Construction Worker
Working With Headphones
Teacher and Pupil
Health consultation
Vegetable Garden
Potter Making Bowl
Cleaning Mirror
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Dog at Vet
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By Josie Whitehead

Called to be Disciples

Called by God to be disciples.

    Called by God to do our best.

Called by God to use our talents.

    Called by God and by Him, blessed.

Called to be a mighty ruler.

     Called to be a king or queen.

Called to shine out to the nations,

     Or, like me, work quite unseen.


People called from every nation,

    Every town and every place,

Should always use the gifts God's given,

     Regardless of their creed or race.


Teachers, doctors, drivers, cleaners;

     Gardeners, poets, builders, vet:

Each person has their own *endowments,

      And meant to use them, just you bet!


As the children of God’s kingdom,

    You'll soon find, revealed to you,

What are those special gifts you carry,

     And, in this world, what should you do.

Your paths in life are greatly varied.

     Your special path you should pursue.

But, God, be with us as we travel,

     In our lives, and led by you.

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* ENDOWMENTS:  a quality or ability possessed or inherited by someone.

I truly believe that God has given us special gifts which He wants us to use in this life.  Each one of us is unique.  It is so important that we seek, find and use our own special gifts.  This is one reason why I am SO very much against the 11 plus examination, for nobody, aged only 11 years of age should be told that they cannot do this or that because they don't have the intelligence.  I was told at that age that I didn't have the IQ to be a teacher, something I'd wanted to be since the day I started school.  (Quite true).  However, I have taught for many years of my life, and passed on secretarial skills to young people, thus ensuring that they were able to get work always.  Even now I'm glad to write my poems which, I'm told, go into 188 countries of the world where children are learning English.  It is the work God wanted me to do and I, like everyone else, has a special endowment and will always use it to help others as our Queen did.  Josie