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We Have Such Great Powers
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Friday, March 21, 2014
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Taking time to think and transpose those thoughts into words.


We Have Such Great Powers

We must open our eyes
 to see the beauty.
Listening through clamor
we can hear silence.
By reaching out to others
we can touch, and feel love.
It is by inhalng deeply
we can smell the Earth
By consuming a tear
we can taste compassion.

How did we come by
the knowledge of these senses?
We are created with them all,
but learn from the experience
  of those before us

We are tantalized by the visions of
light, color, and darkness.
We are made alert by hearing a child's cry,
a lover's sigh, and our own gasp.
We are made aware of strength,
by touching the bark of a tree.
We learn the power of hunger
by the smell of fresh baked breads.
We quench our dry mouth and body
with the taste of clean, cool water.

Take moments each and every day
to appreciate and acknowledge
our powers of perception:
Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, and Taste

and be thankful.

© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, March 2014
 


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Reviewed by Debbie Lacy 3/24/2014
Such beautiful sentiments of appreciation of the senses all provided by God! I enjoyed it! Godspeed! :)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/23/2014
Thank You for reminding Us to Be Thankful, each and every day.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/22/2014
Of all of these you've written about, emotions are the result of what our senses tell us. One of the things that seems to be overlooked is that all animals large and small have emotions, too. If we are empathetic enough, we can see it. Some of these animals have powers far beyond ours that we have used and abused over time. Once we understand our interdependence, all of these powers can be brought to best use. In the meantime, I long for the smell of my mother's fresh-baked bread with butter melting over it.

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 3/22/2014
such an inspiring and well written poem ....
Reviewed by John Domino 3/21/2014
Thank you for helping all of us to "Live life more in the moment"
Thank you for this wonderful poem fulled with wisdom.

John Michael
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/21/2014
Micke: your last stanza sort of sums up this whole poem., We need to count our blessings everyday and appreciate what has alreafy been given to us by God.

Sandie.
Reviewed by Walter Jones 3/21/2014
Special your gift more special the ability to share.. Thank you.. Walt
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/21/2014
MICKE...

In a word... TREMENDOUS !!!
"A Blessing on your head...Mozoltov!"
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