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Gratitude
by Peter Paton
Saturday, January 21, 2006
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" Blood Is Thicker Than Water "

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Give thanks to the new born day

A promise of joys to come

Sweet the morning dew settles all around

Carpeting the meadows and fields

A song thrush warbles his melodious tune

And a refreshing wind ruffles the leaves

I lean back on the trunk of an elm

Breathing in the scent of hyacinths

Its so good to have a clear mind

Untouched by the cares of the world

I'm so glad of all the gifts that I have

I give gratitude to the Lord above

For all that he has done for me

Personal miracles throughout my life

Not to mention those ones hidden from sight

A smile lights up my face

As I remember all those lost souls so fond

Who passed on the baton to me

Parents and grandparents of mine

Teachers of right from wrong

They instilled this child with love and compassion

And as I move on through life

I'll forever hold them dear

Knowing that one day I'll see

Their kindred faces again

Great rejoicing will ring out loud and clear

And in the Lord's House we'll be of good cheer

When the Circle of Destiny is complete

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006

 

 
 
Gratitude

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Reviewed by John Domino
A wonderful family poem.

The line I like the best is:
"And in the Lord's House we'll be of good cheer."

God Bless you as you write.

John Michael
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Uplifting thoughts, Peter. Love the photo.

Ron
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
It's a generational milestone, Peter! Passing that baton of gratitude probably lies in the familial interaction between teacher and pupil. Passing on wisdom is surely a strengthener to society and let's don't forget it. Awesome scripture today, Peter!

Sage
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Peter, this has the warmth of a old friend and the tenderness of a babies smile. I really liked this and loved the photograph as well. Take care and thanks so much for YOUR prayers.

Allen
Reviewed by jude forese
when we clear our minds, we can see into eternity ...
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine
Family life is so important but that is changing too Peter in this forever changing world - There is much to pray about for many young people are mixed up about marriage being a lasting thing. They are afraid to make the commitment but once you take that first step of bring life into the world you have made a commitment. Blessings on family life
Reviewed by Paul Williams
A superbly spiritually uplifiting and inspirational piece Peter.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
One of the best poems I have ever had the pleasure to read.Beautiful words Paul.
Best wishes always
from
kay.
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon
A wonderful tribute to how you were raised and to those who did it. ;) Silver
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
"Its so good to have a clear mind
Untouched by the cares of the world"

I dearly love the sentiments expressed in this poetic offering, Peter. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Inspiring verse Peter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Such a beautiful inspiring poem this is Peter. It is a warm-fuzzy-feel-good write and it brought a sweet smile to my face this morning.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by J M
I could breathe the freshness and calmness of this beautiful poem so uplifting and so welcomed. Saving - Love, Joselyn
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Beautiful poetry uplifting the human spirit , guiding the soul. Great picture! Thank you for sharing, Peter!

Eileen
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
When the Circle of Destiny is complete

And it truly is a Grand Circle. Love that picture, Peter!
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
And the circle will be unbroken
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