What Value Has This Life

morning's light
morning's light
Gifts
Gifts
beauty
beauty
The setting sun
The setting sun
The sweet breath of life
The sweet breath of life
No greater gift
No greater gift

Value




What a value is life upon this earth,

its total meaning, and all its worth.

To search this globe, no greater treasure,

is this life, and without any measure.





All the diamonds, rubies, and gold,

its meaning more, in sums, untold,

Each precious breath of life to hold,

no finer gift, as we leave our mold.





If we search the land and oceans, wide,

No such scale, in truth may abide.

Beyond the stars, in heavens, vast,

Its essence of such love, was cast.





Our Creator's riches, to us, endowed,

in the dawning sun, as to lift the shroud.

A beautiful sky, and the blues of the sea,

Bestowed to us, in our lives, so free.





What greater care, and to show loving grace,

In this life to belong, in just having our place?

While in His arms, receiving our fondest embrace,

We may accept the joy, in His endearing face.







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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

We have been given a beautiful gift; now, what shall we do with it?

Lovely poem my friend.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Bill, we have been each given a wonderful gift and it is up to us, in what we do with it. Do we share and help others, or do we waste it and in greed, covet it? IT is up to each of us.


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epigramman 3 years ago

...deep, soulful, profound and such lovely and pure words.

Many people really don't appreciate what they have until it's gone - isn't that a line from a Joni Mitchell song? Big Yellow Taxi? or something like that? lol

sending you warm wishes on this rainy day by lake erie time ontario canada 1:45pm


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for reading and sharing in this epi, and glad you are my friend. whonu


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craiglyn 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful, and I love the photos!! Hugs, Lynda


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Lynda, glad you read and shared. whonu


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I so agree. Well put. Thank you.


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HoneyBB 3 years ago from Illinois

You are such a talented poet. I love this poem and all that it represents.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend and I hope you will come by for another chat. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Mhatter and I do hope it is as meaningful to all who read. whonu


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Your photos alone require us to know the value of life. How beautifully stated. Thanks for your inspiring thoughts.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks teaches.You are always inspirational in your comments. whonu


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is simply a beautiful poem in honor or our Lord.. it touches my heart.. He has given us beautiful gifts.. only if we use our gifts for His Glory..

God Bless you for writing this

Debbie


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your wonderful comments, my friend. whonu


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

This made me think about how some people are just not fond of being blessed. We have to be willing to accept God's blessings with open arms instead of being skeptical of them. Thanks for provoking a little though this morning!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks midget, you know we appreciate you and your wonderful work. whonu


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Our Creator's riches, to us, endowed,

in the dawning sun, as to lift the shroud.

A beautiful sky, and the blues of the sea,

Bestowed to us, in our lives, so free.

Oh so beautiufl and thanks for sharing.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Eddy, and I always appreciate your kind words. whonu


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

I love coming over and reading your poetry I always feel enlightened after the journey. Jamie


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks jhamann. Glad you stopped by and hope you come back. whonu


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Well said and well received. This needs to be shared around the globe!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your wonderful words, my friend.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

God certainly gave us a life to treasure. That alone is why we should value it! Thanks, Who, and sharing!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

thanks for sharing midget, glad you stopped by. whonu


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

And indeed, our creator makes life valuable. Thanks for sharing this, Who, I always enjoy the spiritual element that shines through in your poems.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks midget, glad you stopped by.whonu

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