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What Matters Most

It’s finally summer

I’ve been laughing all day

and now I’m watching the sky turn amber

I’m so happy I could shout hurray

even though I know my sun burn

will hurt tomorrow

But tonight whether that warmth is a joyful glow or harmful sun rays, I can’t discern

I’m propped up on my elbow

talking the night away with all of you

about anything and everything

and who knows what will ensue?

I listen and I remind myself of something,

These are the good old times

this is what matters and what matter most

Though others try to convince me otherwise, even ofttimes

They couldn’t be more wrong in the uttermost.

You, my dear friends

are life and make the destination all the more meaningful

True godsends

So thank you for your company and the day so beautiful.

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Snow Day

Waiting and watching the snow fall

piling up on bushes and bare tree tops

cars and time begin to crawl

Waiting and watching until the news drops

Anticipation is met with joy

When the news arrives

we know the next few free hours we will enjoy

celebration involves shrieks and high-fives

All of these reactions are similar

whether you are five or seventeen

but how surprise freedom is spent is where they differ

young ones go and play in the billowing snow and gorge themselves on hot coco cuisine

older ones sleep and watch Netflix and procrastinate Sunday night homework

but to those who drive, remember to be safe on the road

is this trip really worth the work?

Drive with caution and keep the pace slowed

While all the school children have a rosy grin

because of the treat of a snow day

Mother Nature granted them a win

and for school to stay away

 

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Sweet Sorrow of Love

My infant Redeemer laid

His head on coarse hay

in a plate for the sheep

for my sins He paid

from that Child is my only way

My Savior, just a Babe, fell asleep

in a cave made a throne room

As Mary grew round

with the Mighty God

being composed in her womb

did she think her Child would be crowned

with thorns, but to rescue all from the Devil’s maraud?

Each kick was from the Everlasting Father

who grew up to die

and to live again

The Child to be born was time’s author

the helpless toddler’s every laugh and every cry

belonged to the Wonderful Counselor, King of all men

from the virgin birth

came forth the Prince of Peace

to free us from our wrongs

He said His kingdom was not of earth

His kingdom, His glory, His love will never cease

for us to be with Him, He longs

the Sower of the Stars

came forth in a stable,

Did ever such love and sorrow meet?

the One of powerful exemplars

was from a girl of ways simple

Did ever such love and sorrow meet?

Nature’s Inventor

would be pierced by His own work

Did ever such love and sorrow meet?

a blood stained cross belongs to my Redeemer

I think it is His best artwork

Did ever such love and sorrow meet?

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Pixabay/bykst

God is on Your Side

There once was a man named Daniel

and for his faith, he was not bashful

He relied on God

and for that he was known abroad

He was able to interpret dreams

And so Nebuchadnezzar and other kings gave him esteem

Daniel had amassed great power

but it was all through God that he was like a chancellor

But some of the Administrators did not like him

So they went out on a limb

and told the King Darius that he should punish

anyone who prays to any god or man against the King’s wish

Now all the Administrators knew

that Daniel prayed night, moring, and noon

When Daniel heard the decree

he got down on a knee

and prayed to God for guidance

The Administrators saw and placed a grievance

to King, who tried to save

Daniel, but had no choice but to put him in a cave

A cave with hungry lions

The King, before the action

said to Daniel “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

A stone was brought over and the King sealed it with his ring, just before the lions were ready to chew

King Darius returned to his palace

but could not sleep through the night, for he was not heartless

At the first light of dawn

The King went to the den, whereupon

Daniel was not eaten in the least!

God closed the mouths of the beasts

At the King’s command

He brought the men who had had this plan

against Daniel to the den and before

they reached the floor

the lions over powered them

Now put your goings of life into this poem

You may be having it tough

and life is a bit rough

Times are hard

and you have your fair share of scars

But always remember, God is on your side

He is your guide

He is your shield and protector

But do not be upset when he doesn’t answer

the prayer you think the way he should

For his ways, to you, are not understood

You are God’s child

When He created you, He smiled

So whatever hardship you are going through

God knows you and the issue

and He will take care

Bring the problems to God in prayer

For He is forever and always on your side.

 Renee Silverman / Foter / CC BY-ND

Renee Silverman / Foter / CC BY-ND

Made Clean

A long time ago there was a great flood

God saw the earth and it was horrid

The people were sinning and unclean

and also very mean

But there was one who was not

and his name was Noah and God told him what he ought

Build a big boat

one that can hold through huge amounts of water it would float

And have animals from each kind

but other than your family none from mankind

So from lion

to bison

and lizard

also don’t forget bird

arrived to the ark two by two

The people laughed at Noah because there had been no rain, not even a drop of dew

Noah’s ark took many years

But he works on even through all the jeers

The flood waters did come

and it was something we can’t even fathom

For forty days and forty nights

the rain came down to new heights

but Noah and his family had to stay

in the ark for there was no land to lay

Months passed

and they were the only ones to outlast

Finally, they arrived on mount Ararat

They sent out a bird, but nothing could be brought back that

showed signs of life and land

They waited a week later and

sent out a dove

hoping that it was bring back something from the land of which they love

The bird brought back an olive twig

most likely from a tree sprig

Since now the world was just Noah and his family

the world was sin free

But human nature is so controlling

and again the world is sinning

But God made a promise with Noah

God sent his Son, of which the people called out “Hosanna”

Jesus wiped our sins clean

just as the flood made the world pristine

But we don’t need to catch a ride on that boat

All we need to do is accept God and we will float

For some we will float for years and have God’s comfort

and others a last minute effort

But those who float with Jesus will not find earthly land

but Heaven, and it will be so grand!

I do now ask you

do you believe God is true?

Would you like to be made clean?

Accept God in your heart, for there is no inbetween!

 Paul Keller / Foter / CC BY

Paul Keller / Foter / CC BY

An Ode to Laziness

I seriously feel like doing nothing today

I just want to be lazy, I say

When I’m busy, I run, run, run

and get things done

But when I’m free

I am nothing like a busy bee

I procrastinate

I cease to do like water, stagnate

I do everything I can to delay

Put off an essay

I stall and stall and stall

Indeed, the gall!

I sadly temporize

Yes, I know it’s not advise

I am lazy

But here my plea

I seriously feel like doing nothing today

I just want to be lazy, I say

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