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
|Such beautiful sentiments of appreciation of the senses all provided by God! I enjoyed it! Godspeed! :)|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Thank You for reminding Us to Be Thankful, each and every day.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|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.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|such an inspiring and well written poem ....|
|Reviewed by John Domino
|Thank you for helping all of us to "Live life more in the moment"
Thank you for this wonderful poem fulled with wisdom.
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|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.
|Reviewed by Walter Jones
|Special your gift more special the ability to share.. Thank you.. Walt|
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
In a word... TREMENDOUS !!!
"A Blessing on your head...Mozoltov!"