The Beauty Of Creation. How the world is seen through my eyes- A poem.

Creation through my eyes... a contrasting spiritual poem.

I'm looking at the world and all of God's creations

Blue skies flowing rivers, it's all so breathtaking

There are birds gathered in flocks flying high in the sky

There's green grass, tall trees, it's so pleasing to my eyes

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I'm looking at the world and all that God has created

Grey clouds dirty rivers and it's all so heartbreaking

There's racism and crime everywhere my eyes can see

People are dying...

The homeless multiplying...

And it's so depressing to see...

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But isn't it amazing how with the same eyes

You can see life filled with beauty

And life full of ugliness and cruelty

Through the same pair of eyes

Oh, why! ...

Lord why! ...

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Oh, what a beautiful world our father God has created.

There are times when I just love it...

But then again...

There are those other times...

Gazing out of the same pair of eyes...

Lord, it hurts me to say this...

But sometimes I just hate it...




The eyes are an amazing thing.

Have you ever just took a moment and allowed your eyes to drink in the beauty of life? The beautiful stars that light up the sky, and the ocean that seems to be bottomless and limitless, it is indeed a beautiful sight to behold. These are not the works of man's hands but the wonderful works of a Creator.

In writing this poem, I was thinking of how our minds process information based on what we see; and how we perceive things at the time. Sometimes I see everything beautiful about life...but then again, the next day I may hate it. Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you woke up to go to work and the sun did not rise? Or, how you would feel if the moon or the stars never came out at night? I'm sure the world would be in a panic.

I think of how we take our temporary home for granted; meaning the earth which is heavily polluted, dirty, full of crime and cruelty and I just hate it! Then I'll think of the sun rising every morning at its appointed time. I'll think of my family, my friends, my neighbors and, perfect strangers who have been so kind for no reason at all and I thank God for another day.

I'm grateful that the moon comes out at night and the stars shine. I'm so grateful there is something in my life that is constant and true. I think of how I wake up every morning and regardless of what yesterday was like, I have a chance to change things, right any wrongs, change my attitude. Every day is a new day, a new beginning...a new mercy.

Great is thy faithfulness.


Great is thy faithfulness...

Great is thy faithfulness...

Morning, by morning...

New mercies I see...

All that I needed...

Thy hand has provided...

Great is thy faithfulness...

Lord unto me...

Great is the faithfulness of our Lord.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

What a wonderful hub Dana I loved both the poetry and the prose with such an important message. Our world is such an amazing and beautiful place, full of wondrous creatures and plants, awesome landscapes and infinite opportunities. Why do many of us take it all for granted and seem on a path to destroying it all? there are so many contrasts and contradictions. Like you, one moment I sit in awe at the beauty around me, and the next am moved to tears by the horror, cruelty and destruction of our people,animals, resources and climate. Voted up, and shared.


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The Stages Of ME 2 years ago

Beautiful poem Dana, I get your feelings, some days tears flow so readily at the works and faith seen in this world of wonderment created by God. Other days the tears come at the massive denial of His truth and example. To be nagged into tears by both circumstances, is evidence of His abundant Grace. God Bless


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

a very intriguing hub.. filled with emotional poetic faith and faithless voted awesome


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mabelhenry 2 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

Brava "Dana" this is a masterpiece poem may the light of Creator God be magnified through this poem and prose and resonate His beauty in the hearts of others too. Light is powerful on every level, even though there is a division between light and darkness; we know the journey from darkness to light. Light expels, exposes and cancels darkness as long as light appears, meaning the darkness is silenced by the greater power of light.

Beauty resides in and under the power of light. We can see the effects of light because it is the sovereign pronouncement of Creator God, let there be light and there was light and God saw the light that it was good and He divided the light from the darkness. We can plainly see what sin has done and is doing in the world, but as you penned the magnitude of our Creator is greater than all that sin can ever do. All of the ugliness is the result of sin. I encouraged you to examine the hatred and do not let it have an equal place to love. Let the love of all the wonders of the Creator dominate your eyes and penetrate your soul, rather feel the sadness and not the hatred and you will always just see the good. Beautiful poem it provides hope that we can only get through the Creator God. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful weekend.


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mabelhenry 2 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

I would like to share this hub with you. http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Broadc...


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Eric Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

Life is a blessing and a struggle.

EWF


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Jodah, thank you so much for your constant support and encouragement. I do appreciate your vote up and thank you so much for sharing. God bless u


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

And may the Lord bless u. I am so pleased that you were able to relate to my poem and I appreciate your encouragement. Thank you so much and thank you for visiting.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Frank I so appreciate you visiting and commenting on my hub. Thank you for the vote up. God bless u.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Mabelhenry, as always I so appreciate when u visit and comment on my hubs, know that indeed it is always an honor.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

I thank you for sharing Mabelhenry as always it is a pleasure.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

It is indeed my friend, thank you for visiting and commenting.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

How very beautifully written. So glad I have stopped in to read. Shared and voted up for the beautiful words and imagery. Much to think about.

well done. :-)


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Jo, thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I'm grateful to Jo Goldsmith for honoring this powerful and meaningful piece in the Poetry category for the May Gold Awards.

Beautiful work - Voted UP and UABI. Congratulations.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Marcoujor: The pleasure has been all mine. Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments and I appreciate the Vote Up. Thank you again for visiting.


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Dr Pran Rangan 2 years ago from Kanpur (UP), India

A wonderful poem. Thanks.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Dr Pran Rangan Thank you so much for your comment and visiting my hub.


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Great poem and what powerful subject matter to use.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Thank you joedolphin88 for visiting and commenting. As always your comments are greatly appreciated.


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Always happy to read your work.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

joedolphin88: Your faithful and constant support is so appreciated words cannot express it. You are a good friend and wonderful writer. Thank you for visiting and commenting.


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Wonderful poem here Dana, You should publish a book of poetry. You have masterpieces here. You have a great observation of the world that is so on point :-)


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Thank you for visiting and commenting. Sometimes I feel so giddy about the passion I feel for the Lord. Sometimes it is on the level of a child, but I can't help it He touched me.


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

From the begin mankind has tried to destroy everything God has made. They always try to alter his doings to make it look better and they can never do such a thing. That is why when science etc tampers with nature it back fires on them. They ought to leave creating to the Creator "GOD".

Imagine if we are mortals and we feel so sad at the things we see and hear around us. How much more does it hurt God's heart? who is immortal and SINLESS, there was a time God repented that he had made man. Back then it wasn't as bad as now , we have so much more advancement to plunge into evil more easily. I wonder what God is saying now about this generation of vipers and perverse people.

The thing is it won't get better but only worst or eyes haven't begin to see the latter of this world's end. But God's word must be fulfilled .

Have a lovely day

~~~ God bless U~~

Shalom and peace be unto you.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES Author

I understand why God could feel sorry He made us. Only someone with a love that is "surreal" could bare with us. I know if it was of my own will I could not do it. That is why I'm so grateful for His mercy. We can see with our eyes the beauty, love, and tender-care the world was created. Everything operating in an order that man could not design. This is how we see God. His attributes are clearly seen. We can also see the destruction. And this is why the promise of salvation for those of us who wait in hope, is so vital. Thank you for your beautiful comment and visit.


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Jodah 16 months ago from Queensland Australia

I have just re-read this poem about the beauty and ugly side of the world Dana. It is such an important message I am re-sharing it. Well done.


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whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States

Nicely written my friend. I feel that the Lord wants us to see the goodness, in spite of the bad, and gives us each, as his stewards, the task to do all that we may, to make improvements. I felt your message of hope. whonu


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Jodah, thank you for re-reading and sharing. This poem won a blue-ribbon award but the views have gone down. I would hate to have it un- featured, it has a profound message.


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

whonunuwho: Thank you for your visit and nice comment. There is something positive out of everything we go through. All we need to do is look for the rainbow after the storm.


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vasantha T k 16 months ago from Bangalore

beautiful poem!


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word55 16 months ago from Chicago

Oh how awesome and beautiful the poem and the entire read was. You took me into a great imagination as well as reality. It great to be reminded of such wondrous blessings that we have from God. I love all that you presented here. May God continue to bless your writings. Voted up. This qualifies for another Hub Of The Day!


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Vasantha TK: Thank you for your visit and kind words.


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Word; Thank you for your comment. Our eyes and minds are amazing. We can see the beauty and ugly, and its all how our minds process everything based on how we feel at the time. It's powerful to see something so ugly, in something so beautiful and extraordinary. We can truly imagine how wonderful this world would be, if, it operated in its true divine order. Thanks for reading and the vote up!


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Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago

Dana, this is such a touching poem, so filled with truths of good and evil.

Thumb-up, UABI and shared.

Blessings and Hugs.


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

There's birds.... Not a then or a that but caught.

Good subject matter, for the ugliness is, for those who recognize it, to work to correct.


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Perspycacious: How correct you are. The truth is some are more aware of the ugliness than others. So at that point the one's who do recognize it must do something about it.


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Shyron E Shenko: What a pleasure to have you read my hub. I'm pleased you found it touching. As a I continue to study human nature,in order to understand myself. I have learned that 'true joy' comes from caring enough to make a difference in this world. We must enjoy the things we love, and change the things we don't. All blessings to you.


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Missy Smith 15 months ago from Florida

A very important message here. It is quite amazing that it is so simple to see both beauty and ugliness here on earth. I loved reading your poem and your vision Dana. voting up.:)


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vasantha T k 15 months ago from Bangalore

Beautiful poem.


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Dana Tate 15 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Thank you Missy Smith. I appreciate your comment and visit.


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Dana Tate 15 months ago from LOS ANGELES Author

Vasantha TK; Thamk you for your kind words.

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