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Thank You God - a poem written on 5/21/11

Updated on June 22, 2011

The future of this great planet

On this Saturday or " the day of the rapture" I spent the morning with my husband completing rather mundane chores that needed to be done.  I spent most of the afternoon cutting the lawn on an acre of wonderous  countryside.  There was a bulletin board about the coming rapture on the road I have to use to go home everyday when out.  But I never gave it much thought or respect. The following 'poem' came to me as I was enjoying my grass cutting chore after enduring a week of torrential downpours , cold miserable days that seemed to drag on forever. I am no poet but the words just seemed to flow. I hope you enjoy my humble attempt ....

Towering Pines
Towering Pines | Source
Dragonfly | Source
Clouds | Source
Peaches | Source
Flags | Source
Cardinal | Source
Mural | Source

Thank you God for towering pines.

Thank you God for clear, blue skies and the buzzing of Dragon flies.

Thank you God for all of nature,

Clean Air, puffy clouds,

Enough rain to guarantee a fruitful bounty.

Thank you God, that we live in the Freest nation on earth.

Most of us realize , we hit the jackpot at birth.

Thank you God for caring neighbors, kind neighbors, friendly neighbors.

Neighbors who value nature and quiet.

And the peace filled in an acre of land,

God, you have outdone your hand.

Thank you God for towering Pines,

the songs of birds, all that is pure and fine.

Nothing man makes can ever come close

to the fortune we experience everyday,

Here on your Earth.

Thank you God for the birds and the bees

and even those annoying fleas.

Thank you God for the sun in our eyes

for the beauty of nature and all of its surprise!

Thank you God for still loving us when we fail,

There is a lesson to be learned there

As we move along our trail.

Thank you God for your wonderous presence in our face,

Even when we fall from your grace.

Thank you God for being Our Father,

who shines down upon us

So we know to get up and bother

to live another day,

to celebrate our stay,

Here on your wonderful planet , Earth.


We know how great we have it Lord.


Someday soon the majority will show it. It is only a matter of time.


Your humble citizen and child.

As I was driving home , yesterday  I was driving into the East with my back to the West. Sun was pouring out of the sky , just glittering all over the place. While directly in front of me were looming ominous thunderhead clouds and intermittent rain or sprinkles.  It was truly an amazing site . A little scary, too!

There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another. - Edouard Manet

God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on thy heart. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road. - Isak Dinesen


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    fetty 4 years ago from South Jersey

    Izettl and Minnetonka Twin- Thank you for reading and praising my first poem on the hub. I recently became a Home Health Care Aid and I am surrounded by Cancer. I am amazed at the beauty that surrounds us each day . Such gifts from God.

    Izettl - Somehow I missed your comment because I have been away so long from Hub Pages. Thank you for your graciousness. Have a blessed weekend. You made my month!

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    Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

    What an uplifting and inspiring poem, Fetty. The dear Lord gives us so much beauty and blessings in this life. It's wonderful that you have a grateful heart and thank the Lord for it.

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    fetty 4 years ago from South Jersey

    Thank you Abbaelijah for your very kind comments and interest. Welcome to the Hub and I see you are from Nigeria , I am humbled by your interest. This is my first poem and probably last but I was so inspired that beautiful , unusual day . It was a true gift from God!

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    Abba Elijah aka elijagod 4 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria


    Nice poet there !

    It is a good poem and a wonderful hub!

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    fetty 5 years ago from South Jersey

    Thank you James A.Watkins, I am honored by your visit! I am certainly no poet, but I really felt the presence of God that sun shiny day!

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    James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

    I love your poem!!! Great pics too. Thank you for this treasure of a Hub. Well done. It is wonderfully made. :-)

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    fetty 5 years ago from South Jersey

    diyabhatt - Thank you for appreciating my humble attempt at poetry. That day was soo beautiful. I was drinking in the wonders of nature right there in front of me. I've been away from The Hub. I became a licensed Home Health Care Aid in my

    absence. I am light years behind but I really appreciate your return to this Hub. I will visit your site soon. Thanks, again. You made my day!!

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    diyabhatt 5 years ago from Noida

    Amazing and one of the most beautiful hubs Fetty! We should indeed thank God all his gifts and blessings. Keep it up! really a great poem!

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    Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

    voted up- we all should print and post this somewhere to remind us.

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    prasetio30 Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Hope you have a beautiful week!

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    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Very inspiring poem and totally, beautiful. Thanks for writing and share with us. Rated up!


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    LordUr-ros 6 years ago from Virginia

    your welcome, our weekend was blazing also.. it is cool now.

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    LordUr-ros Thank you for stopping by. Looks like we are going to have another beautiful... week after a rather hot and muggy four days here in South Jersey. Hope your weather is a pleasure , too! God Bless.

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    LordUr-ros 6 years ago from Virginia

    beautiful piece..

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    celeBrity4africA - I am no poet; yet the beauty of God's earth this day just reached me. Also because of that foolish bulletin board , I too worry that we do not show our thanks enough. Have a wonderful weekend. GB

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    celeBritys4africA 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

    A great poem and a great hub.

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    THAT Mary Anne I also am not that religious but lately, I find God in the most unusual places, too. Thank you for reading my hub.

    angie ashbourne - Thank you for commenting. This one just flowed out during one of my breaks from cutting the lawn.

    Denise Handlon - Thank you for stopping by. I'm sure on your challenging job , you too have found the presence of God in some unusual places. Have a great day!

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    Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Beautiful hub. Enjoyed the lovely list of gratitude.

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    angie ashbourne 6 years ago

    Beautiful Hub! God Bless Angie

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    THAT Mary Ann 6 years ago

    I'm basically not "religious" but I do admit that I say

    "Thank God" or "Thank you God" a lot...when my grandchildren don't have strep throats, or they fall but don't get hurt, or when a friend says her Pap smear was negative after a scare or someone out of work finds a job. It's probably the shortest most-appreciated prayer He hears! This reminds us if so many things to be grateful for, so Thank YOU too!

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    smcopywrite thank you for your very kind words. Have a great day!

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    smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

    thank you for saying something so well. great hub

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    SilverGenes thank you for stopping by and reading my hub. I am so glad you could see that beautiful day 5/21 was in South Jersey. Today, looks like rain, again! Have a wonderful day!

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    SilverGenes 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts in poetry. Those moments of joy and gratitude that you describe came shining though so well. We do indeed live on a beautiful planet!

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    fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

    cherrycrime26 Thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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    January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

    Great hub