Gratitude


Gratitude 


Toward Heaven gaze… we sometimes do... give witness stars ‘ease’ by

‘Mid black great night ‘gainst eves dim light - soft fills our peppered sky

We take ‘some’ rest from earthly-toil to ‘glean’ from whence all come

Such vast expanse… ‘sea’, light from dark… shapes hearts - our souls succumb

 

The day’s cool winds that fills our lungs cocoons our form - like seas

Engulfing earth’s great ‘mantled crust’… with force and splendid ease

We give no thought partaking of the ‘breaths’ all life so share

Each thus receive… as much we need - give back... with ‘absent’ care


A careless child of earth’s great womb... God’s ‘one of many’ - born

‘Mid soo great space these heights and depths and weathered shores so worn

We are but dust ‘neath heaven’s stars... ‘allowed’ to blow - roam free

To ‘drift’ as brush - grand wonderment… with awed serendipity


Our distilled soul doeth understand this ‘heaven’s jewel’ - called earth

With endless depths ‘mid black abyss… the realm sea creatures birth

The highland hills… these many lands… rise tall to reach above

With ‘outstretched peaks’ so lifted up... in search ‘grand’ things made of


This ‘gardened Earth’ in which we’re placed is here for us – we’d ‘keep’

To ‘heal’ these lands by ‘strong willed-hands’... thus harvest fruits she’d reap

We all are here but for ‘some’ while - our time soon comes to end

Will we make waste such ‘treasured gifts’… make cursed our days we’d spend 


Or might we ‘reach’ toward heaven’s gates with ‘willed and purposed plans’

To shape the ‘best’ our time we’ve spent amid these ‘gardened’ lands

Will this vast place be better for such time she shared with us

Or might she grieve… err she conceived - as we’ve made waste her trust

 

We cannot name the myriad things for which we should give thanks

Nor count dwarf stars ‘mid planet Mars that ‘whirl’ amid his banks

But as we live the best we’ll give to make ‘our’ stay - worthwhile

That said and done… ‘our’ crown to come... ‘we’ souls return – fertile


Copyright 2017 NDL II



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