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