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Return With Honor

Updated on April 2, 2012

See, listen, pray....

Take time to look up.
Take time to look up. | Source

Let not the cacophony of the world drown out its beauty.


I wish that I could always see

the things right now in front of me.

When looking takes so little time

and God’s own beauty’s so sublime.

He gave me all my minutes, too

to see life’s colors yellow, red , and blue.

The whole rainbow a reminder, too,

Of His patience, love, forgiveness true.

Oh, how conceited can I be

to think that my cares such as be,

should separate my time for Thee,

and shift my focus to other things,

away from God and my king of kings.


Grant Lord that I might be

thankful for all thou givest me,

and use my time, pray constantly,

for all Thy children where e’er they be,

on land, in air, even beneath the sea,

that one day they may safe and free

return with honor home to Thee,


Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



The wind picked up a sky full of feathers.

It looked as if Heaven had had a pillow fight!
It looked as if Heaven had had a pillow fight! | Source

Driven feathers....

High altitude winds driving puffs of clouds before their trailing moisture can catch up.
High altitude winds driving puffs of clouds before their trailing moisture can catch up. | Source

Enjoy the enjoyable every day.

Today, a day later and several hours earlier, the sky remains blue, the clouds lovely.  Fruit trees around the valley are in blossom as are flowers.  Earth's beauty lives on.
Today, a day later and several hours earlier, the sky remains blue, the clouds lovely. Fruit trees around the valley are in blossom as are flowers. Earth's beauty lives on. | Source

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      raciniwa: I am so glad you have "an escape valve" with its own healing power for you. I said much the same thing speaking of us as "A Speck of Dust" and yet God knows the hairs of our head.

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      great observation, yesterday i went to a waterfalls and just let it's healing power soaked me, i went home refreshed...it's really a good thing to remind ourselves that the universe and we are one...great poem Perspy...

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      yellowstone750: I tend to think you are right. People and how they do or don't practice any religion, the people in government, with or without an ideology other than blatant self interest, will determine the suitability of government functions and even how services are or are not delivered. For most of us it is "a people life."

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      curiad: You are so right. After all, if we don't appreciate the blessings we have already been given, why should we expect to be given still more? The old expression is "Stop and smell the roses" but we might take time to look at the beauty of the roses, too. In this case it was a once-in-a-lifetime variety of clouds we had never seen before and would have missed, had we been so busy with the minutiae of life that we allowed ourselves no time to observe our surroundings on a beautiful day.

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      yellowstone8750 6 years ago from Taos, nm

      Being positive will change the world, and part of that is being appreciative. The people are the problem, not religion or government ideology.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely! At the moment it is early autumn here and the trees are beginning to turn. It's a beautiful, peaceful time of the year and your poem reminds me of the need to look around and enjoy God's wonderful handiwork that is all around if we take the time to stop. Thank you and God bless.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome! Nature is giving quite a show this spring. Yesterday we had a steel gray sky and wet snow and today the sky is blue and the sun is brightly shining. Can't wait for the full bloom of spring. God has done a wonderful job with this world and while He is by my side I know there will be so much more beauty and wonder to come.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Beautiful message conveyed!

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      flashmakeit 6 years ago from usa

      Very gracious poem!!! Keep up the good work.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Very nice poetry Sir. very nice.

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      Mark G Weller 6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This is a wonderful message Perspycacious. We all need to stop and take notice of the beauty around us and find an appreciation for the gifts we have been given!

      Well done :)

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      ImKarn23: I went outside yesterday in the late afternoon and looked up at the sky and found it filled to my view with clouds which looked like whisps of feathers. I then photographed some for this Hub. I had never seen such unusual clouds. They were truly extraordinary!

      A young adult male came walking by with his backpack and focused on his cell phone. I asked him if in all his walk he had happened to notice the unusual clouds overhead. (He had not.) He looked up and his jaw dropped, because he had never seen such clouds either, including some other clouds which were long, thin streaks across the sky with a little puff of a cloud at the head of each long, thin streak. What I saw, and what he finally saw, was a good illustration of the theme of this Hub.

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      Karen Silverman 6 years ago

      Hi, Perspycacious! While we don't necessarily share the same 'faith' - we do share a deep appreciation of the world around us and a feeling of gratitude for being able to 'see' it! Beautiful poetry sir!

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