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Blessings

A poem for Thanksgiving.


The bread is on the table, we gather ’round to share.
We offer thanks for all this food, with this our simple prayer.
We’ll dine in great abundance, much more than we deserve.
We’ll drink our tea and sip our wine; sweet dessert for us is served.
Do we know how much we’re blessed?
Do we really know?
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Your love for us to show.

The kids are so rambunctious, the house is full of toys.
They run and laugh and sing and play, and fill our days with joy.
We sit and talk of days now passed, and those who’ve gone before.
Though missed and loved we’ll see them soon, upon that shining shore.
Do we know how much we’re blessed?
Do we really know?
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Your love for us to show.

Our time is filled with worries, and struggles through the day.
We wonder how the world will turn, the strife will always weigh.
Should we speak or just stay quiet?  Which battle should we fight?
We know Your way is always true, as darkness fears the light.
Do we know how much we’re blessed?
Yes, I think we know.
You gave Your son to die for sin,
Your love for us to show.


copyright 2016, joseph e bird

A toast.

Yo.

These characters in my book, they just keep spouting poetry.  I mean, what’s up with all the rhymes?  I think it’s Larry’s fault.

Now Katherine, the chick lost in the woods with her new BFF, James, apparently knows a little poetry.  She recites this little prayer of thanksgiving as a toast.

 

“Through shadow and light I bear my quest.

In forest deep I find my rest.

Till day is done and sun’s set west

and then I know I’m truly blessed.”

 

Cheers.

Copyright 2014

 

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