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By Design
by Joyce P. Hale
Thursday, February 23, 2006
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Coincidence, evolution, or Grand Design.
To each their own belief; here's mine!


Whenever I see the white-capped waves
tumble upon the sandy shore,
watch the moon as it waxes and wanes
as its done for eons from days of yore;
as seasons change in ceaseless rhythm
and planets follow their orbit true ,
as day and night trail each the other
and leaves and trees and flowers renew;
the life-giving sun, refreshing rain,
the countless shapes and hues of blooms,
the butterflies and birds and creatures,
the eternal shifting of sandy dunes;
the love of parents for their child,
the natural grasp of a baby's hand;
the love between a man and a woman....
all this can only be one grand Plan.
Within my heart and soul I cannot
conceive of these wonders as incidental;
the rhythm and flow of life and death
to me cannot be accidental.


And so I thank our God sublime
for the Universe - His Grand Design.
  Joyce P. Hale


 


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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Well said Joyce ! The master planner has done his work well............M
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
Joyce,
Indeed,there had to be a great designer. Thanks for sharing this. I'm glad I dropped by to visit.

Lena
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
An uplifting ode of faith, Joyce. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
Aberjhani said it wise and true Joyce. And I i agree with what you have written here too. In my poems lately I share what I believe to be beautiful, outstanding love of each other and of Nature. These things exist in harmony, and that is part of a very grand design, by our Father who made all things, and through His Son Jesus, made all things possible. Thnx for sharing this with us, Joyce. Very nice write from your heart and soul. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie,

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A sublime testimony to truth as your soul has witnessed it and your pen graciously shared it. Enjoyed the flight through this vision of divine will and wonder.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Outsatandingly a beautiful write

Love & Peace
William
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Absolutely beautiful. Your insight is deep and profound. Great Piece!

Bobbi
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Wonderful message and sharing!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Amen, amen!! Totally gets my vote and is wonderful poetry as well! Surges with Truth and Faith... and instills Beauty and Hope. TY for this surging write. Kate xx
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
A beautiful capture in this outstanding poem Joyce, you write with an inspired pen...
love and peace...Carole
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Really enjoyed this wonderful poetry,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Splendid poetry ...thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Amen! Kudo's on a splendid poem, written to perfection!
Joyce this is a keeper, for which I thank you!Great photo too!!!

eT
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
This is beautiful, Joyce.
And I agree, I get tired of all the pi$$ing duels too. There are still people who believe the earth is flat. They meet once a year. ROFL
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
A Darwinist myself and a firm believer in Charles Darwin and a studier of those Galapagos turtles, I follow the path of Evolution and the survival of the fittest and natural selection. Thanks for your design, Joyce! In any sense, creation is all beautiful!

Sage
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
A grand design to be sure, Joyce. Now the human element of this design needs some tinkering with.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Joyce,

Yes, yes, yes! A beautiful, beautiful write--thank you for the inspiration this morning.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
It's a Grand Design, indeed, Joyce - and it's also grand when poets write so eloquently about it.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
A poetic bouquet of orchids in gratitude and admiration to
The Mother-Poet, delivered by a Sublime Poet in a glowing
lexicon "By Design".

Enjoyed reading "By Design", whose contents and art add value to
THE AMERICAN FINE LETTERS and enrich the treasury of Poetry.

I salute You, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
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