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My Oath to You

By Jonathon Butts 

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.  We loved this poem, 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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