A Holiday Mule Poem

December 16, 2014


A Holiday Mule Poem :

Holy God in Heaven,

you knew our Betsy well,

and how she could run just like she had jingle bells.

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She was a loveable, sweet , tender , yet strong little mule,

she could be naughty, or nice, and could run forever on a bail of fuel,

over a strawberry patch ,and a cucumber patch,

thus causing me the longest scratch,

of which the worst of brush, or stickers could match.

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Yes Holy God, Betsy was her name alright,

and mischief was her game so bright.

She jumped the highest fence in the world ,

as rabbits , squirrels, cows, and coons ran round, and round trees like stirred up honey bees.

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Betsy also jumped a ditch,

then stood up high,

pawing straight up high,

right up high at the glorious sky,

like a lovely storybook Juliet

princess with so much pride.

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I pulled her rope that I had managed to get around her neck,

as she danced so dazzled, as she waltzed a highway that could have claimed her life.

Yet God saved her so that , and eighteen wheeler would not break her neck.

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Fast, and furious did that monster roar, and come screaming , and blaring,

nearly running over Betsy's dear life, and mine like some runaway train, to kill us both in vain.

Had it not been for our God,

we would have been past tensed indeed,

but God knows best , and about all of eternity , and some more ,

and of our majestic universe, endless, or even more.

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Thank you Holy God, and Father Almighty ,for this world, and , for you're mercy,

where everyone's dreams go on, and on forever,

from shore to shore,

amidst our oceans, mountain peaks, and where magnificence majesties explore.

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Happy Holidays to all our sweet, and beautiful creatures, and critters , and humans of our world.



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Jackie Lynnley 21 months ago from The Beautiful South

Hello friend; I believe I remember that tale about Betsy you told earlier. lol

Sure glad God was watching over you but I am sure He always does. Hope he watches over you all in fact and you have a beautiful birthday party for Him in just a few days. Take care and God bless.

Merry Christmas!!!


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stars439 21 months ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Jackie : Thank you , for writing dear heart. Christmas is not far away. Wishing you, and you're loved ones the joy of a warm, and lovely Christmas Season. God Bless You, and All You Cherish.


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Patty Inglish, MS 21 months ago from North America

This is such an uplifting poem in a world where movies about Korean dictators can get us blown up and people are hurting one another for no cause! Thank you for this.


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stars439 21 months ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Miss Patty : Thank you , for visiting precious heart. I am so honored, and happy, to have friends like you, and Miss Jackie, and other dear gifted souls to visit me. I never feel alone when I have my God, and my friends, and family in my heart. Merry Christmas to you, and to everyone you cherish.


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bluebird 21 months ago

Dear stars,

Your poetic style is one of a kind - I enjoy it so! Thank you for sharing this and praise be to God the magnificent who is in control over all things on this earth and in heaven and beyond. His plan for humankind is awesome, so let us rejoice. Not all eyes see now or ears hear now, but that time is coming soon when God will open the doors! Great story and I love that you praise God so, it is much needed in this world!


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stars439 21 months ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear bluebird : Thank you for you're kind visit. Wishing you, and you're loved ones a Merry Christmas. God Bless You.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 21 months ago

Stars, What a lovely poem! It makes you think & ponder... May 2015 be a Marvelously Blessed HAPPPY NEW YEAR! Keep warm and be safe through this winter. May our Heavenly Father continue to keep you, Joanne & Becky in HIS LOVE & care in the mighty NAME JESUS!

In HIS Love & Service, Joy, Peace, Grace & Blessings! Be Well! & Take Care!


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stars439 21 months ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Mr.s DeBorrah :Thank you , fo visiting dear heart, and I hope all of the holidays were wonderful , for you, you're family, and friends. God Bless You, and You're loved ones. Wishing you, and all you're family a safe, and appy year of 2015.


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DWDavisRSL 20 months ago from Eastern NC

I smiled as I pictured Betsy's antics as described in your poem. You made good use of figurative language to make her come alive for the reader and your affection for Betsy was clear. Thank you for an enjoyable poem.


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stars439 20 months ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear DW Davis : Thank you , for visiting, and glad you liked Betsy. She was special, but then again, all critters are usually special . They give a priceless gift to us all which is affection, and love in their own ways. God Bless You.

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