The Calling


Greetings Readers,

I struggled for over a month trying to put together words that would accurately describe my brother-in-law’s long-standing service to others. Try as I may, I could not fit so many accomplishments into a one-page piece that was effective and accurately descriptive of who he is and how he has lived his life.

On the day of his 60th birthday which was in March of this year. I woke up at 4 a.m. That day and threw out every word I had previously written, determined to quiet my mind and effectively compose the perfect descriptor.

This poem is the product of those moments in silence. For Scott Smith, an incredible example of very good human beings. Happy birthday.

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The Calling

Carried on the winds of time
A message all could hear
Of service and integrity
But few men would appear

Much to do with little time
The labor would be long
Obligations few could meet
A calling of the strong

The scarce arriving often
Responding in the path
Destruction left behind the wake
Of Mother Nature’s wrath

The disadvantaged of the world
The frail and meek among
Are counted in on those well served
The elders and the young

The fathers of a bleeding planet
Step up to the plate
To fill the gaps of those in need
The tasks at hand are great

Burning homes and crashing cars
Animals left lone
Those who answer to the calls
Are heroes in their own

The Universe’s message
A gift bestowed to few
In Sixty years of earthly time
What would it say of you

I listened very closely
In the still of gentle rain
It spoke these words of all great men
And whispered out your name.

For Scott Allen Smith
Author: Jana Brock

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About Jana Brock

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.
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2 Responses to The Calling

  1. Grace Sanner says:

    I just read your blog and the poem you wrote for Scott’s 60th birthday. What an an honor I have been given as a mother, and as a mother-in-law to be able to share in such amazing lives. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jana Brock says:

    We are honored to be in your family. You are an amazing example of goodness, light, love and doing the right thing – always.

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