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A Christmas Poem of Gratitude: For My Papa

Updated on December 25, 2012

Your love is written upon my heart.

Your laughter is my hope when all seems dark.

And it is your goodness that moves me when I miss the mark.

Your presence is like a medicine.

Your sacrifice delivers me from sin.

And it is your generosity that empowers me to win.

Everything that is pure and good—it all comes from your hand.

You offer life abundantly—You redeem time lost in the sand.

Invitations, unopened, still remain—scattered throughout the land.

Free will you give because you love –offering opportunities and not demands.

Love and peace, friendship and freedom—these are the benefits of obeying your commands.


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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @lifegate, Michael-Milec, always exploring, and Georgiann Serpe: Thank you all for your comments and votes! It really is a blessing to be able to write something that can be a source of joy or encouragement for others. Your faithful comments on my work are part of what motivates me to continue writing. I thank you for that! Blessings to you all.

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      Georgiann Serpe 5 years ago

      Just beautiful as always!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So very beautiful. Loved your words to your Father. Thank you..

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      Michael-Milec 5 years ago

      Very nice poem, and gratifying ;

      Takes closer to heart of the Father loving .

      Up & beautiful.

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Voted up and awesome. Nicely done, SnF.

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      @ Ericdierkler: Thank you for your comment! A Merry Christmas to you as well--and a blessed New Year.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you for a very nice poem. Merry Christmas.