the lack of a smile in her eyes told me
she too young to hide that radiant glow
too much tarnish to buff away
butterflies and girls should fly free
you are worthy this you should know
go with nature dance, sing, Play!
Too often young people are made to feel they aren’t good enough.
What a shame when someone with so much potential is robbed before even given the chance to try.
What do you do to stay young?
Highlighting some writers who make a difference in my blogging world:
Linda has a heart for the nature around her (and she’s a great storyteller) – Rangewriter
Charlie writes poetry that hits the marrow – Read Between the Minds
Mabel writes keenly about the mix of her Australian and Asian culture Mabel Kwong
Magyar lives somewhere between the sea and the world of haiku Magyar Haiku
Honore writes, shoots amazing photography and shares his travels – This Corner of the Woods
Ranu her pen is embraced in beauty –Sabethville
And some A to Z folks to enjoy today:
If you were a star
how would you stand out
among so many lights
If you were a snowflake
how would you reach gloved finger
to be caught in flight
If you were a firefly
how many others
would you have to out blink
if you one daisy in an ocean of fields
how could anyone know
if you were yellow or pink
what humans selecting 1s and 0s
compiling our value
what do they know?
The fragrant rose hopes
to be picked from above
fortunately God is a being of love
He never looks at us as one more thing
each of us more priceless
than the Hope diamond ring
The poem is silly but it conveys the fact that God knows: the name and voice of each star, He clothes each flower in the field, He knows when a bird falls, and He knows your needs (before you do.) Nature is so lovely to watch. Each day the birds come forth looking for food; Even in the winter there is food in our forest though the animals have to look harder for it. It’s there because God provides and He promises to do the same for us.
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
“If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.”
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Sharing this early spring devotion with Godinterest.
extract just one more
fits perfect to scale
I would never hurt you
I need you for this sale
the very best of you
how can it be
better for you
than for me
I’ll portion it off
to the highest bidder
don’t worry my pet
you’re the top of the litter
a valuable specimen
is in the eyes you see
come one come all
to the human shopping spree
A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.
Free Verse: no form, no necessary rhyme scheme or meter. Free verse allows for the liberal expression of the poet.
Ever look at the many facets of a gem?
pick up the angles in perfect symmetry
light cascades off the jewel
the end result a radiant beauty
What about the many facets of life?
Life starts out in the small perfection of a child
The child continues to grow
Light reflects off life
Angles define who we are
Beauty is the result of years of work
Even in old age the angles reflect value- wisdom
The facets of both the jewel and the life
One has monetary worth
The other intrinsic value
When all is said and done
The jewel and the life
earned value in our world
GAZE UPON IT’S BEAUTY BEFORE IT’S GONE
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