When you are sad,
I will dry your tears.
When you are scared,
I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried,
I will give you hope.
When you are confused,
I will help you cope.
And when you are lost,
And can't see the light.
I shall be your beacon,
Shining ever so bright.
This is my oath,
I pledge till the end.
Why you may ask?
Because you're my friend.
September 28, 1998, Jonathon Butts, "My Oath to You"
We received this poem in
our email from a friend, Margaret M. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, several years ago. We loved this
and decided that we should share this with you. We have since found out
who the author is, and want Jonathon to receive the credit that is due.
Jonathon says, "When I first
wrote this poem back in 1998, I had no idea that it would touch as many lives as
it has. This poem has been translated into different languages, been used as
wedding vows, inspired sermons, and has been adopted by several organizations.
Amazing how something so simple can reach out to so many lives. If you have
someone you would like to share it with, simply click on 'Tell a
friend' button below [see button on Jonathon's
website]. Till next time, safe journey."
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