The Snow Continues To Fall

The snow continues to fall.

Does it tend to temper us all?

Does adverse weather sometimes become

The tool that is needed to humble some?

To make us better and make us strong.

To better stand for right and against the wrong.

The bitter cold, the ice, tumultuous rain, and wind,

We try to resist what our earth will send.

We can try to withstand with all our might

But against stronger forces it’s hard to fight.

We can only absorb what nature throws.

We can only garden what the creator sows.

Is it all by chance that these calamities persist?

The forces are so strong that we can’t resist.

Our eyes can only see pain though their mist.

The pain contorts and compels me to shake my fist.

Yet to some it seems that life is a game of gain.

They can’t see the eye of life’s hurricane.

Their hearts turn to ice. They’re bitter and cold.

Can they reverse the order as their souls are sold?

Does the ice surround the heart just to make it cold?

Can the heart melt if we comfort and hold

Our neighbor who is hurt and in more pain?

There will be winds and so much more rain.

But we all can withstand all kinds of weather

If we melt our hearts by coming together.

Please send us strong winds and the icy cold

If it will make us compassionate and bold.

Send us our medicine, be they bitter pills

If it tempers our resolves and strengthens our wills,

If it’s to serve a benevolent God and no other,

And compel us to love every sister and brother.

The landscape is reshaped. Is it just for fashion?

Please my benevolent God, please show your compassion.

The earth moves below and the sky above.

God, please show us a miracle, show us your love.

Please make suffering short, help us heal, let us see.

More miracles as have been found in our beloved Haiti.

The earth will move, the winds will blow

But God will watch wherever we go!

The snow continues to fall on us all,

Perhaps until we all can hear His call.


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Micky, I'm gonna have to go back and see the pictures as I really wanted to get to the words first. Ya know, you're right. It has always been my feeling that God puts the weather and other things of nature on us to make something happen in us or cause us to feel a certain way.

Today, in Baltimore, we just got through a fairly serious snowstorm for us. Only 5-6 inches, but since much of it is now ice, it causes us to slow down and pay more attention to where we step and what we're doing.

I like the analogies you use and so now I'm gonna go back and check out the photos which were just loading as I was reading. Another great Micky Hub! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

The words come- from where? I collect them. I arrange and rearrange them. Then more come in- from where?

I love you man. I know you're true!


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh how beautiful this writing is!

My favorite pics--the first one with the snow--I believe it was in Mickydeeston and the second of the red cardinal and the squirrel! So great! The very last picture was awesome..if that was my photograph, I would have it transfered to canvas as a large photograph in my living room--it is so unique with all the colorful birdies looking at you! :) love it!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Ghost. You know you're the most. I entertain the thought of being your host. You know I would boast. Oh how I would boast!

You do have a great eye. Thank you very much.


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

We would laugh and boast-cause on a bike we would coast-

four tics would host-and then coppers would come...and then we'de be toast....hehehe! :P


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Riding with you might be the utmost. Obeying the law would be foremost, as long as God is uppermost and in our hearts He is innermost. If not they say we might roast!


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Micky Dee - Another awesome poem. The pictures went along with the flow. Once again, it was very nice. Your faith in God is very strong and admirable.

Sage


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Sage. Thanks for dropping by and reading and commenting. I've had my doubts as Jesus did. I've had to carry a cross and my vision of "normalcy" didn't come through or true. So I've doubted as many do. But when you have been in terrible peril and been delivered out of terrible situations - the only "one" there with you is God. Maybe now that life has slowed down for me I can go back and see things a little clearly or differently. I just can't deny "from whence I've come". There's a huge message in, "be still and know".


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mickey, 'Bro, you have a tender heart showing from a stealed past. It's showing. I had to read and see then return and see, then return and read. I saw 2 or 3 pictures that rang out I've been there and seen this place, dare you say these are images from where?

I think you may be right the weather is Gods gift it makes a difference to many. For me it is a time to watch and listen when the weather raises it's voice. No snow here but 1 or 2 times in the 5 decades of my memory but the desert thunder and lightening shows are most beautiful. The weather God sends some times is a test for human hearts, a test to see if there are those who would rise to the season of giving in the midst of destruction. It is good to see those of us who will and are.

Stay Blessed


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Mr. 50 Caliber, you are such a treasure. I want to be a "go to guy"- a wise one -and I'm not. I see more wisdom for sure coming naturally from people as yourself. Maybe our beings are fed the same. Basic words and thoughts come into us. They stay getting mixed up with others until we express them. I really like how your thoughts come out. I live in Hillsborough, NC or Laguna Beach is what I call it. Thanks for coming by. Hurry back dang it!


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

hi Micky thanks for letting us share for the great photos and words, I love the picture of the red birds against the snow - we have none as bright as that except maybe the robin.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you for dropping by 2uesday. The cardinals are pretty red! I love the robin as well. The robins go to Florida for the winter. People who flee the winter are called snow-birds. Robins may be anti-snow-birds. Thanks


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

How I love snow, oh Mick, they are nice pics all of it, How are you? Maita


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Stunningly beautiful -time appears to be standing still.


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Ten Blogger 6 years ago

Very beautiful pictures. I always wonder how the tiny birds and squirrels survive such low temps. Well one good thing about getting stuck in snow at home, it gives us a time to slow down and reflect upon the nature and God.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Maita. I'm fine. I hope you are. Stay warm and safe.

Thanks for dropping by Itakins. Time may be FROZEN!

Thanks Ten Blogger. I think they can get along without me but they sure like the seeds I put out for them.

Thank you all. You're all very kind.


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

What an amazing piece of writing! You did an incredible job. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your talent.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Rope. I just tuned into my hubs and there you are with very nice thoughts. Thanks very much. I'll get out and about and see your works as well. Thank you.


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California

This is beautiful! It makes me want to light a fire and drink some hot chocolate. Its snowing out right now!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Yenajeon. There is a chocolate shop right here down the street. they make their own chocolate right there. They put different ingredients like nuts in different batches. They make one called "Rocky Road". Point is they make great chocolate and thus- they make great hot chocolate! Thanks for stopping by. I'll get your way soon. Thank you.


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Simply beautiful micky dee: I'm a little disappointed that our snow seems to be leaving. At night during the winter season it is so quiet. When in the elements you can hear a pin drop, the air is brisk, clean and refreshing. Thank you for the beautiful pros and the pictures. Blessings to your and yours


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I was shutting this thing down and saw that dropped by. Thanks very much Pmccray. You enjoy the pics but stay warm you folks take care. I'll pop into your world soon.


sophs 6 years ago

Beautiful writing, and pictures. You have a way with words, great hub :-)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Soph. I wasn't "alerted" that you had dropped by. Thank you for visiting and your kind words.


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healthgoji 6 years ago

I love your hubs because of all the beautiful pictures - thank you!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much healthgoji. I do take a lot of pictures. Almost every time I venture out on my bicycle I take my camera and take pics. Quite often I am riding in a pack and can whip it out and whip it over my shoulder or quickly point it at a beautiful scene. I can do it as easily as grabbing a bite to eat. But I appreciate your enjoying the pics. Thank you very much.


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

MickeyDee, beautiful words of truth .. it's in the hardest of times our true charecter is revealed. It's also during those times, as you say, we have no where to turn but to Him. I'm so glad for the promise that He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother and that He will never leave us or forsake us. The pictues were perfect (and beautiful)in illustrating your poetry. Profound words from your tender heart. Thanks for sharing your heart. HUGS to you


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Mekenzie- I'm about to put myself on my rollers to work out and these are just the words of encouragement I need to "get rolling". Thanks for stopping by and for you inspiration.


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Micky Dee: Ok...Just remember when you ask for all that cold weather...to help strenghten our resolve...to not include Texas...That's all I'm saying, MD...Ha! Great poem and pics on the cold white stuff...made me cold though!


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Hokey 6 years ago from In the energy.

I read this before I started following you. I didn't know it was yours until now. It's awesome! Thanks!!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hokey you are super. Thanks for coming back. I do love your work. Thanks for being here and being there.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Nice photos with beautiful words. Well done, Micky...


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much Moulik Mistry. The snow is pretty but it can hurt. Thanks


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful hub and pictures., Took me to a better place for a few moments. Thank you.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Dim Flaxenwick. You are very, very supportive. I'll be over your way soon. I love your work!


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

i can,t believe that i just now found this beautiful poem about the snow.

How great thou art

God Bless


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Always Exploring! This is one of my favorites that I've written. Thank you for finding The Snow Continues To Fall!


5 years ago

I like the way you reversed the needs to get what is needed you are super, you are special. Love you!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Hey! I know who that "S" is! Thank you Dear!


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Thank you for the poem, Micky. I always know you have great heart. So proud to be your fan. :)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Oh my Dear Lord Freya I know the same about your heart. I too am so proud to be your fan!

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