When Days Are Not Sunny

Sunny days and good feelings

Are grand for smiles

But my Lord there are days

Which it seems I can’t go on

Then I have to ask

For your guidance

When the burdens

Seem much too hard to carry

And yet, my Lord

I have to remind myself

That my blessings are so many

Surely I can continue on

When I think of those

Who need your help much more than I

I have to admit

Lord that my wants are small

However there are times

When I want to cry

Like a little child

Upon your shoulder Lord

Then I have to remember

Of all the goodness you have given me

All the love and glad tidings

You have provided

So even though I sometimes

May turn to you when I feel down

I know that I have so much

While others have so little

So Lord even though the tears may fall

Be there for those in need and who are ill

Place your hand upon the children who are sad

And be there for all creatures big and small

Forgive me Lord

For crying when I should be laughing

Just being dramatic

Now when I have you smiling it feels so good

You understand and we can smile together

This woman understands that sometimes tears must fall

Then afterwards we must stand tall

And say thank you my Lord

So I give you my hand

Help me shake off the gloom

And let’s get through this day

Together you and i

You are my saving grace

My shining star

I am your earthly child

And I love you my Lord

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

One of my sayings used to be, "There's always sunshine above the clouds. If you fly above the clouds it's the brightest of days. So, soar high and forget about the muck below." We can become trapped at times in the small stuff. It's when we really look high and recognize what we have and are blessed with our comfort can once again be known. Another phrase I live by is, "No one ever went to Hell for asking the Lord for help." He's there when we need him. Great Poem!


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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very beautiful poem....... wise and true as well. Life is all about the sunshine and shades spread well across the path of the living ones. And we have to move on as we are blessed by the Almighty to be here today. We must thank on and enjoy our share of sunny days as well seek like you said above.....'Help me shake off the gloom

And let’s get through this day

Together you and i

You are my saving grace

My shining star

I am your earthly child

And I love you my Lord.'

All my votes up and sharing as well:-)


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anupma 4 years ago from India

Beautiful poem. Your poem makes me remind the sonnet On His Blindness. Although the theme differs, but the sonnet strikes on my mind while reading the first stanza. We must feel content to ourselves, although desires don't have any end.

Awesome poem with great theme.

Voted up, interesting and beautiful.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yes, Gypsy, there is a time for everything under the sun, a time to weep, a time to mourn . . . and, yes, tears will flow just for those who do ot know Him and for our ownselves on this very morning. His grace is suficient for us to carry on, even though we may have many thorns in this life. We are all so blessed abundantly no doubt, so let us give Him all the glory and all the praise He deserves. Thank you for this beautiful poem to glorify our LORD GOD. Voted Way UP In His Love, Faith Reaper


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Wonderfully said. We all feel that way at times.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Hello my friend , this is beautiful and awesome too ! But you know that . Its funny , I try to find the beauty in everything and though it doesn't always work , its still there ! I even like the rainy days and seek solice in the sounds of the constant rain, in the low mists over the meadows , in the rising of the whitwater streams . Solitude as well sometimes shows its inner beauty . well hidden as it may be . But this write is great . And soo are you !


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Absolutely beautiful and very inspiring for this Monday morning. I think we all feel like this from time to time, but it is what you do when during these times that makes all the difference in the world. If you have faith in God, then we are to believe that all will turn out for the best anyways in the end. Have voted up and shared too!!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

sometimes it's just so good to sit back and have a conversation with God.. let him know how you feel.. this was an amazing little piece Gypsy-rose-lee thanks for sharing


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

So honestly written with your touch, Rasma. So many have said it all, but we believe he is behind all this creation. Just to think of life and this world, and even being able to write emotionally. He knows what will happen to us and we are just like... little toddlers with not aim in life, apparently. Thanks for writing down this piece Gypsy Rose Lee.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Counting our blessings is not always easy, but we should to it like cleaning our teeth every day...

Voted up and touching :)


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Yes indeed, Gypsy! This is beautiful....simply beautiful! I am in love with every single day, and my goodness I have a lot to be thankful for...starting with my life.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Thank you for sharing his wonderful prayer, which we all need to say to our Lord and Savior. You have said it for the many and well done.


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epigramman 4 years ago

.....as beautiful and heartfelt as I will ever see/read here at the Hub - Rasma - you really know how to convey your feelings and communicate them so well - people go to school to learn this writer's craft and they still can't come close to do what you so well - with you it just comes natural - sending you warm wishes from lake erie canada 12:15pm


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Rasma thank you for such a beautiful poem from your heart to the Lord this Monday morning.... and it is all so true.. thank you dear friend

God bless you

Debbie

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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Hi,

I am so glad I had time today to read some great hubs. And I really enjoyed this one. I voted beautiful and awesome and sent it to FB.

I hope I get to read more of your work as this was wonderful to read.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your inspirational comment rcrumple. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Deergha. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord anupma and thanks for the vote. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Faith and thanks for the vote. I believe that poems of praise are a great way to get in touch even though He is always there for us He deserves praise now and again for all the great things He does. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

We sure do wetnosedogs. Thanks for reading my poem to the Lord. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Aw thank you so much for your comment ahorseback. You are right that there can even be beauty in solitude. Your poems always delight me and you describe the beauty about you so well. Glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for your comment and so glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Janine. Thanks for the vote and share. Always a comfort to talk to Him. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Frank and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Lord thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord. It helps talking to Him at times when things seem out of focus. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Martie and yes, blessings should be counted every day. Thanks for the vote. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you have much to be thankful for Bill and glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord, Let's keep on counting our blessings each and every day. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord whonunuwho. Let's praise Him every day. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Aw thank you so much for your comment Colin. Glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord. Hugs and best wishes from Riga at 9:30 PM


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord my dear friend Debbie. Thanks for the share and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Bobbi and thanks for the share. God bless.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Gypsy,

Your faith, love and honor is so beautiful and infectious in this work.

You are a motivating inspiration that life goes on and we are indeed being watched over and loved. Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


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Dancing Water 4 years ago

Gypsy Rose Lee, your poem is one that speaks to us all. We all go through those times that we feel emotionally raw, thus, vulnerable and sad. Thank you for your courage to open your heart and to express what is deep within your spirit, and please know that God wants us to have joy everlasting.

I find that if I go straight away in the morning to my Bible and gratitude journal and prayer to Him who loves and understands at the deepest level possible, my perspective remains serene and positive throughout the day for the most part. Out in the world I often lose sight of the fact that He is the ultimate Comforter, Strength, and Friend that no one else can be.

Endless blessings for you, dear poet, and my deep gratitude for a beautiful, beautiful poem! You are a gift to the world, dear lady!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Your prayer, Gypsy, is like you, so sweet that I am sure God is smiling on you. Few people will talk to God about feeling sad, yet ask for nothing. Instead you tell God that you know you should be smiling since so many others are suffering worse. But, God understands that your sadness is just as important as anyone's, Gypsy. As you know, he understands even our unspoken needs. And if a flawed human like myself recognizes your goodness, my friend, God adores you. Beautiful piece, Gypsy, that tells me that anyone who reads it will love you.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Gypsy, God does smile on us in our moments of frailty. He did not promise an easy walk, just that He would walk with us and carry us when we need it.

He has carried me and my child and her son many days.

thank you for sharing this with us.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

So very many times it has helped me bear my burdens and lighten my sadness, when I realize all those who hurt so much more, whose pain is much greater.....and I take the time to think of them and hope for them that the sun will shine for them again soon......UP+++


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

What a beautiful prayer and we all know someone needs more help and deserves more but we are our Father's children and He understands our weakness to just want and need a special blessing. I hope you have had your share!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

That's nice. Something to hang onto. And beautifully said.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Amen, thank you


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sarahcherbert 4 years ago from Grass Valley, California

Very nice Gypsy! I love this. Here is to getting through the gloomy days with the Universe by our side :)


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Very well said, voted up plus 3!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful prayer. I can relate. Thank you..


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Gypsey - I read this twice and can not thank you enough for the uplifting feeling it leaves me with.

So glad to have you around.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Your unwavering faith will always be there for you to lean on! I envy you that, Rasma! Your pure spirit shines through..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you liked my poem to the Lord Maria. He is the one we can truly rely on. Thanks for the vote and hugs back to you. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your great comment Dancing Water. I have a special morning prayer which I wrote that I recite each morning. The Bible is a great place to seek comfort. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for your wonderful comment Amy. God loves us all I know. Hugs to you and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for commenting pstraubie48. It's good to know that God is always at hand. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for the inspirational comment fpherj48 and thanks for the vote. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you for your comment and glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord. Yes, I've had my share of blessings and like to pass them on to others. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Victoria and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Victoria and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Mhatter. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Sarah and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord Sommer and thanks for the vote. I pray to Him each day.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my prayer to the Lord always exploring. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed my poem to the Lord shiningirisheyes. It always does me good to have a talk with Him. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for your comment Leslie. I always feel so much better when I talk to the Lord. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for your comment Leslie. I always feel so much better when I talk to the Lord. God bless.

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