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A Poem of Rebirth

Updated on March 19, 2019

Trouble? What Trouble?

Someone else took this shot. I was snoozing next to him.
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A Time To Say Hello!!!

To Share My Love

In the morn I do alight

Open a new day of delight

No so much the promises made

But rather of a brand new slate

Some say we can be real reborn

On this my heart is truly torn

To forget the yesterday so sweet

To begin anew with all I meet?

Perhaps I am just a small child

Looking at things that just seem wild

Hooray for the day that is to be

What new marvels it will bring me

But humdedilee a better day

This game I am game to play

Better than yesterday and last night

In how much more can I delight?

I will not forget the flowers of days gone by

How could I and why oh why?

On the last day and life was a gem

Do I have to begin again?

My garden is still there for me

How could I even be more happy

The boy he rises right on time

To here his mothers morning rhyme

Me I shuffle with my old friend pen

Should I really begin again

Not this side of heaven I do imagine

Life is better than last day I fathom

Mountains to climb and valleys so grand

And rivers and oceans and dry land

Maybe today my life of the past will end

I wait my lord a sign to end

I do not wish to be born anew

What of all the pleasures that I knew

Just let me awake to a brand new dawn

And hold me tight the whole day long

Now I know that my brothers o so true

Will hear my words and be quite blue

They will shout and decry my stance

Telling me this is my last chance

So I kneel on two bended knees

Ask my Lord of what shall be

Wow! He answers and o so quick

“To your love you must always stick”

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sorry I am so late returning to the dance Ann. Changed line six, thank you much.

      Ann I have a few more -- but by golly they just do not share the love. My buddy of 40 years describes me as a lousy writer, but a great word lover. Hmmm. On the other hand he is a great legal writer but there ain't no love.

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      Can't do poetry? You certainly can!

      This has so much emotion in it and we can all identify with your thoughts here. I love it!

      There's been a chill in the air today but you've just warmed it up; thank you.

      Ann

      PS: should that be 'heart' in line 6, rather than 'heat'?!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Susan. My 9 year old and I am working up a poem together. Were not sure if it should be alternating verse or two separate poems in the same vein. It sure is fun. Poetry to me is like music. We shall see.

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      Susan Britton 

      14 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I will say this is well done I think you" Eric" is a poet and don't know it :)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Nithya. From what I read Dubai is doing well and this is a good season for you. I hope it is good for you also these days.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      15 months ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem with a valuable message. Great poem.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Bill. That is interesting as with condensation we try to avoid pretentiousness. Who are we but the least of these? I am proud of. I cannot be proud of me.

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      William Kovacic 

      15 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I have to say, Buddy, I'm really enjoying your poetry. Nothing pretentious about it - just words flowing from the heart. Wonderful.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora, peace be upon you as I know it is. What a wonderful friend you are for me to have. I am a bit shy about my poetry. But my son and I laugh that perhaps it is a good thing. He says back to me about Edison. "I did not fail 200 times to make a light bulb I learned 200 hundred times how it does not work". "dad this is not so good but your next one will be better". Love marches us forward.

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      Dora Weithers 

      15 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I love the poet in you as well as the poetic inspiration you share. Great theme, good poetry. Thanks!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Patricia it is always wonderful to hear from you. Though each morning when I pray God tells me you are fine. "If it was of my own making, joy would only be me faking".

      We are so blessed to have love. Let me and yours keep up the good fight. Each day for me is a win.

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela I did it again. A whole 3 hours of a birthday party. Today I was able to sit alone and contemplate angry. Some Attendees sat with a frown and arms folded over their chest. I guess they don't like big parties either.Of course I sit there grinning like a moron.

      Maybe for tomorrow.

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      Patricia Scott 

      15 months ago from North Central Florida

      Living each day and being thankful keeps me and mine grounded never disappointed when I stop by Eric Angels are headed your way this evening ps

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      15 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This poem has a beutiful message as usual. Each day is a new adventure and to end the day praying to the Lord is my way also.

      Looking forwad to your Sunday sermon Eric.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda my mom loved to say "you are formed from the same bundt cake mold" actually referring to my long gone dad and I. She had made plenty a quilt but thought being cut from the same cloth not so good. But you and are cut from the same swath.

      Go hug someone and pass it forward.

      (yes I do not use anything but a scythe to clear my land)

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Venkatachari the arts are so ingrained in our lives we sometimes lose perspective. I apologize for assuming. My son and I were practicing a pirouette move while running patterns for futball last night. We just aren't normal.Thanks for your continued and awesome support.

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      Linda Lum 

      15 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, this is simply lovely. We speak of beginning with a "clean slate" but we really can't nor should we want to. As you so beautifully stated, there are minutes and moments in each day that, good or bad, have shaped the person that we are at this moment, in this now.

      Every day is a part of God's perfect plan. We stand below looking up at the underside of the canvas and see only knots and confusion. The Weaver sees the artwork of our lives from above, and sees the beauty.

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      Venkatachari M 

      15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Thank you, Eric, for clarifying it. Now, I can understand the essence.

      It's true that we travel to the same destination after this worldly life. But each travels at his own time and apart from the other. A good message through your poem and that song also.

      I appreciate you and your son singing these songs. God bless you both.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Venkatachari thank you for noticing the song. This is an Italian Opera style song. "‘Con te partirò’". I spent a bit in Italy and studied Latin. What we really hear here is a notion of leaving each other yet going together to a new place. In this the "chord" is of having to travel apart but to a similar destination.

      My singing is not all that good to listen to but I can still do five octaves. So my son and I practice songs like this.

      Every time is a new beginning. Perhaps a spiritual rebirth through love.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      15 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Different style, the same good old loving heart! Thank you for this side of yours, my brother!

      I embrace your Love!

      Sean

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      Venkatachari M 

      15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's an interesting reflection on life and rebirth. Your message is quite right. Enjoyed the poem very much. But, Eric, I couldn't understand the language in the above video to catch its subject. It was sung like some Christmas Carol.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      John you are called uncle here. We are just loving your words set to all the good. When you publish we enjoy. Thanks brother.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Andrea that is my good sister's and my daughter's name. I don't reckon much on labels like names but there is a connection there. (do not look at me)

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I enjoyed ur poetic words, Eric. They come from the “heart” and I “hear” your wonderful morning rhyme. A good message as always.

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      Andrea Parker 

      15 months ago from Florida

      Thank you- I love writing poetry also

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