A Tribute To Franklin, No Small Step

This is a tribute to a friend of mine who celebrates 1 year sobriety tonight. I hope to read him this poem at his celebration. He’s quite a man, I hope you get to meet him someday.


They thought you were nothing
But they got it all wrong;
you’re one of God’s chosen,
loving and strong.

In the game of life
It’s not how we begin,
but how we’ve matured
That determines who wins.

The ol’ saying God never hurries,
But’s always on time;
So Franklin’s not sorry,
God’s timing was fine.

God raised him up
For a time like this
Where truths been abandoned
And morals adrift.

But when our life’s over
And before God we stand,
What will matter most
Is Who’s holding our hand.

And the smile on God’s face
Is ’cause Franklin’s come home.
And if you’ll listen real closely
You’ll hear our God say,
Franklin is with me
And with me to stay!

Mason Swinney


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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3 Responses to A Tribute To Franklin, No Small Step

  1. Encouraging words for Franklin! Doing what you do best “encouraging” ❤️


  2. Susan says:

    That’s really nice Mason. I’m sure Franklin will appreciate it very much.


  3. Thanks ladies for reading my blog and the kind and thoughtful comments.


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