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Sunday Finest

Updated on October 27, 2019
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Hello, people. I try to write like you and I could sit down together and read it. I really do not publish until I like the story.

Take it Easy, Maybe

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Dress Up and Show Up

It would seem that of these days people sometimes forget our old traditions. Maybe that is a sign of societal conditions. I choose in my home to save some. Why not for our lives are not done. Perhaps if we celebrate just one day, goodness in our life might be the way. Winds are changing here at this time. A battle of east hot and cool define. Fires brew both here and there yet we are blessed to choose what to wear.

Just maybe in times of trouble and stress it is best to do a love address. Maybe that relieves the stress even in our finest dress.

No one ever told me how to conceive in all the love we choose to leave. So maybe today we can celebrate all the good we have to date.

We do something on a Sunday fine

Dress up in clothes that others pine

Up and at them we celebrate

Wonderful breakfast we just ate

Off to church and say to pray

What a wonderful loving great day

Do not know much about this Sabbath

But we all know God is with us.

Sunday is a day to reconcile

What we have done all the while

Not here in this home is only one day

But good for us to celebrate our Sunday

I am kicked out from the dressing place

“Out of the way” as we dress for grace.

An old preacher man is left in peace

His heart to preach in days of cease

Who would know the traditional root

But Sunday finest we do toot

So dress up finest on Fall day

Love will follow us all the way

Sunday finest I do declare

As we check each other’s wear

Shirt buttoned just so and right

Love to go to out in our light

Do not look to dad so proud in delight

To God we dress in morning light

Help us shine our beaming sight

So we may show our prayers so right

I sit and preach to thousands here and there

But off family goes off in finest glare

My Sunday finest I do say so clear

Is only do bring my Father near.

We do funny things around here like family group hugs. At each other heart stings get there tugs. Don’t know where that comes from only that it is said and done.

It would be from my family to yours that we open wide our loving doors.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Chris Ohio is very interesting. Different yet a great heritage. I am think a train drop off in Columbus but for various reasons it is foggy.

      I really appreciate your comment. I think this maybe my niche of poetry. Time and a higher power will tell me.

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      Chris Mills 

      17 months ago from Traverse City, MI

      I love how you slowly and effortlessly entered into the poem. And you exited the poem in the same lovely way. Thanks for constantly sharing your heart of love.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      .Thank you Shaloo. I have written quite a few here. Just not consistently. I have tried from Haiku to Sonnet and song. I think this type is my best style.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      17 months ago from India

      Lovely poem...Is this a first from you? I don't remember reading any poem from you before.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Thank you Asad it is kind of you to leave such a nice note.

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      Asad Dillz Khan 

      17 months ago from United Kingdom

      An amazing poetry Eric! Your rhyme are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Sorry my good friend if I missed this. I am hovering above and deciding if HP is right for me as they seemingly cannot get me messages. One of those so be it deals.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Nithya it is so fun. And the cool thing is that the outfits set the tone. I like it.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      17 months ago from Dubai

      A lovely poem, getting dressed up, is great fun. Dressing up to go to church, all ready to give a sermon, must be exciting.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Denise I was just wondering about this. My son looks good in his dress shirt. But I do not like the collar buttoned without a tie. Hmmm mom always dresses nice but when I was much fatter I went with shirt out.

      I like suits with high white collars for the shirt. You can do what you want with a tie. All to the fun.

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      Denise McGill 

      17 months ago from Fresno CA

      If only we all thought this way. Too often we dress to impress others and not the Father above. Thanks for the reminder.

      Blessings,

      Denise

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      I reckon finest means love.

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      William Kovacic 

      17 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Just getting ready to leave for church but had to stop and read your poem first (Hey hoe's that for a piece of poetry - lol). You really do put words together so nicely. Thanks, Buddy!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Yahoo! Now go into that closet and dress up for Halloween. We are talking some fun here. Let us get 'er done. Shoot you could go as a gal dressing up for church. I am doing security guard. Son is some kind of futuristic combat dude and mom of course thinks it all silly but will walk over 3 miles tonight. Bring on our finest.

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      manatita44 

      17 months ago from london

      Nice poetry. Simple and sweet! A Sunday treat, of course. carry on!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Patricia. I like the casual. But I cannot do it. Sometimes the only clean clothes I have on Sunday are dress clothes ;-0

      Isn't that funny something just gets ingrained and that is that. I have relaxed to an open collar instead of tie. But a suit is a rule.

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      Patricia Scott 

      17 months ago from North Central Florida

      As a little girl we did dress up in our finest. Now the tiny church I attend is so very not one where we dress up. Attire is casual and informal. And I can feel God everywhere. thank you for sharing Angels are headed your way this evening ps

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Hari I am afraid we are doing that fun all over again today.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      17 months ago from Bangalore

      Its fun time. :-)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Nikki our house thanks you for the visit. Yes fun is part of love here.

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      Nikki Khan 

      17 months ago from London

      How cute is the little one. Your home is definitely fun on Sunday. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Dora I just sorted clothes for the week. Ironed the Sunday ones. I thinking caring took all of ten minutes. Mom said to never bring a hamburger to a pol luck social. I got her point.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      We were six children dressed up and seated between mom and dad in the pew. Most clothes including mom's dress sewn by hand. Of course mine were hand me downs, being youngest of three boys. Being grateful and thanking God came easy as did love.

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      Dora Weithers 

      17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, the tradition of dressing up for church -in the best that one has--is fine with me. Helps the mind to consider the event something special as opposed to commonplace. "So dress up finest."

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      Lori Colbo 

      17 months ago from United States

      I love Sunday's. The highlight of my week. I don't dress fancy, but I dress my best in what I have.

      I once saw a preacher preach in flip flops. One pastor I had wore wrinkled clothing with his shirttails out and wore crummy shoes. It was really annoying. I didn't complain, but others did and he cleaned up his act.

      Sunday worship and a true biblical sermon are like refreshing water. My kids are all gone now but I have an 18 year old grandson who loves to go with me. Love the poem.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Linda, there were hand me down suits and ties growing up. Why not? Now it is hand washed shirts ironed to the best. I go with starch - old school.

      I used to wear a white robe, and that danged rope belt was tough.

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      Linda Lum 

      17 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, we tend to be pretty informal, even going to church. Not sure I'd fit in with your clan, but I'm up for one of those group hugs any time.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Bill we here just doing Da Thing around here. Let that love flow baby, let it flow.

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      Bill Holland 

      17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      YOU DA MAN! Your home is a fun place to hang on a Sunday. Thanks for letting me share in the love, buddy!

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Thank you Flourish it was real fun to write.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Thank you Clive I appreciate that.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      17 months ago from USA

      I can almost see you in your Sunday best. Your poem was vividly descriptive of dressing up to the nines.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Tim my son and I were just hanging out. Kind of a cool thing to do. Now basketball practice.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Ruby we are suffering today - Not. A new fort after toss ball across the street and soccer and football catch. We need to get serious around here. Maybe mom will tell us what.

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      Clive Williams 

      17 months ago from Jamaica

      God bless Eric. Nice Write

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      Tim Truzy 

      17 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Eric, great poetry. God deserves our best, and we should give our best to each other. Thanks for a pleasant encouraging article.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

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

      Pamela a good friend told me of my poetry "Dierker you did not write that". Fair enough, just my pen. Another said "Dierker you cannot have raised those children" Fair enough, I did not raise them I raised them up. Thank you raising me up.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Eric! Your rhyme sure does shine. Love it when you write poetically.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      17 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a lovely poem for Sunday, which has a loving theme. Having group hugs as a family sounds great to me. This is a very good sermon, Eric.

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