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Persistence: The Gift of Seasons
by John M. Prophet

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A lesson to my child: Observe and follow the example of the seasons that persistence offers continuous renewal.

Look out there, my child,
What do you see?
Warm sandy beaches,
Smoke-filled yards,
Tired parents basking in the sun,
And sweet-smelling lilacs in bloom.

Look out there, my child,
What do you see?
Leaves of brown, orange, and red,
Geese flying south
In a cloudy sky,
And plump mums and asters in bloom.

Look out there, my child,
What do you see?
Frost on the window,
Icycles dangling from the eaves,
Fields of wind-driven snow,
And ice where the river once flowed.

Look out there, my child,
What do you see?
Grass turning green,
Buds on the trees, and robins nesting there,
The bubbly river running free,
And daffodils and tulips abound.

And what can you learn from this, my child?

John Prophet

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Reviewed by Donna Lynch 3/7/2008
I love this John.
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 1/27/2008
Expertly crafted piece of brilliant writing, consistency in theme, beautifully rendered imagery, and an easily accessible style. The questions appealed to me as a reader and the imagery was evocative, enlivening the imagination. The poem ends on a note of hope and inspiration. Wonderful writing.
Reviewed by Stephanie Sawyer 9/17/2005
You are a refreshing addition to authors den. I have enjoyed all your poetry, and find it superior to most of what I read here on ad. I enjoy your contemplative nature, your rhythmic interludes, and the thematic interlocking of phrases. Congratulations. W will continue to look further for your work...... and, by the way, I keep wondering if you may be the one "John Prophet" who was once known on KUHF here in Houston. Couldn't be.....
Stephanie Sawyer
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 6/6/2005

Life is Eternal.
as I once wrote ...'it gose around and comes again'.
Excellent poem....great lesson!!

Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 5/28/2004
Like a weed growing thru a rock. Persistence always finds a way.
Wonderful message John. . .

cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 3/25/2004
uplifting and educational as well...not only children can learn from the wonders God gives us every season.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 1/27/2004

Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 11/30/2003
Beautiful one John :0)
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 11/2/2003
Excellent and fantastic imagery. If we allow ourselves, we do learn so much from the changing seasons. As you say, the persistence to keep moving forward, despite any and all adversity. Visit me sometime.

Love in Christ~~
Bonnie Q
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