Pause for Poetry — Welcome Home


by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Shirley Specht Johnson.

Welcome Home

by Shirley Specht Johnson

Don’t ask where he’s wandered.
Don’t ask him where he’s been.
Don’t question his appearance,
or the pain he has within.
Tell him Jesus loves him,
and that you love him too.
Understand he knows,
he knows what God can do.
Let your thoughts not wander
to places he may have roamed.
Open your arms of compassion,
And just say welcome home.

Shirley Specht Johnson loves to share inspiration and encouragement through her writing. She is a member of SCBWI. She loves to read and has volunteered at her local Public Library as an Adult Literacy Tutor. She shares moments of inspiration and her writing life at her blog.

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I wish you well.


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Frances Gregory Pasch

Enjoyed your poem, Shirley. Glad Sandy brought us together. It’s always nice to hear from another poet. Have a blessed week.

shirley johnson

Thank You Frances. You too.
Sandy, I am glad that God brought us all together too,
Thank you for sharing.