Poem - It's His Land

I looked up to the sky
Only to see the stars were gone
In their place was God's hand
Revealing the painting that was drawn

It's his land
Not mine

My eyes were opened
Even as they remained closed
Suddenly God's hand was gone
And Earth's pain was exposed

It's our pain
Or is it his?

I looked down
And saw my devices
My hands were holding
A book with blank pages

It's my life
I have no answers

How can I be sure?
Upon confusion I depend
Searching the mind of another
Do you know my friend?

It's his land
Not ours

Give me your hand
Show me God's love
I open my hand
Inside a dove

Is it an illusion?
Or is it real?

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e summer 6 years ago

A book with blank pages . . . What opportunities lie ahead for those taking responsibility for writing their own futures!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Blank pages... a two-sided coin: a wasted life and endless opportunity....


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e summer 6 years ago

My cup is always half full! The positive side of the coin!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

My cup is over half full but it smells funny! Great poem and thoughts.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

I want a full cup! Thanks Micky...


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jessica.written. 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

inspirational. and clear. that is unmistakable.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you jessica... by the way your name is clever.... this poem has been used in a childrens school and has inspired some great poems that have been sent to me...


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Nayothara 6 years ago

AWESOME,

I felt peace, and loved and safe while I read your beautiful song. Thank you.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Nayo...

It is intended to bring us all together as humans... it is the realization that love is in all of us to be shared and to be used to make one another strong and safe as you say...


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Enjoyed reading this very awesome poem!!!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you kashmir...

This poem was literally drawn from a cloud I saw one night in the shape of a giant hand in the sky. I was sitting in a chair with my head thrown back just sipping some beer and thinking about stuff and it all came together...


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sharon e dix 5 years ago

Greetings my new found friend , hope all is well , thank you for your poems they are like psalms, melodies of the heart put into words,may you keep up the great woork , being a pen of a ready writer.... Sharon


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank yo sharon... I appreciate the encouragement... it's amazing what one can see in a cloud formation...


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Lovely indeed

Short and sweet

God bless you


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@ladyjojo - Thank you! This poem has been used by some children in an elementary school in Houston for poetry study! Cool huh?


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

yes very cool. Have to read your poems more often. I pulled about 34 of mines down. Had some great ones.

Peace


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Whyh did you take them down?


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

to put into a book , link on my profile ;)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

I hope to publish a book of my work someday but I'm not sure where to start... that's cool that you have done this....


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina

What a beautiful depiction of your your inner self and soul.... You certainly are a beautiful and colorful soul. This was exquisite writing!

Mia


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Momma Mia - Thanks for digging this one up. This poem has been used to help teach children in a school about poetry.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is indeed a gorgeous poem Suburban. I love how our lives begin with that blank book and end up filled with experiences and all to the glory of God who has a plan, path and purpose for us. Thank you for this inspiring read.


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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

Hey Mark -- There are only a few poems I read over and over again on hubpages . . . and this is one. Just beautiful. The image of holding a book with blank pages is so powerful. . . And I open my hand . . . and inside a dove -- pure delight. Thanks for sharing!


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Hyphenbird - Thank you. It is sad to look down at the book of blank pages. You wonder what the point is of your existence. Hopefully others will want to fill the pages for you to tell you how you made their lives better.

@Truckstop - Thanks again Amy. The night I wrote this I just happened to go outside and sit down to think about things. Whatever was on my mind is long gone or maybe it's still with me. But then I saw the cloud formation and something happened and here it is still... thank you again for all your support. It means a great deal to me.

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