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A little piece I wrote while sitting outside this afternoon on my patio.....


 

                           Cloud watching.......

 


 

 

 


       Sitting here quietly on my back patio,
  looking up watching the clouds moving by.
     Thinking how many times I have done
                            this before,
  yet each time as if they are new clouds in
                              the sky.

  Cloud watching as a small child, guessing
                          the shapes,
could not have been more than three or four.
Wondered where they came from, where they
                           are going,
  growing older observing so so much more.

 With each passing year more acutely I gazed,
        what else is there, just has to be so
                         much more.
    Slowly realizing the tantalizing beauty
                            of it all,
   it was really a welcome sign from God's
                         front door.

      Hands reaching out to gently caress,
offering hope, inner peace, unconditional love.
 The flame burns bright deep within the soul,
each time we catch a glimpse of his beautiful
                        white dove.

   While living in heaven continues through
                         eternity,
our time on earth equals but a grain of sand.
     A stepping stone, a place to rest our
                      weary bones,
 never forgetting what his son did walking
                     on this land.

    One sacred man, one moment in time,
                    changed history,
willingly sacrificing himself for all mankind.
 There has been no other to walk in his path,
which is why we praise him with heart, soul
                         and mind.

      The next time you look at the clouds
                          in the sky,
remember his vision and on the cross he died.
Live your life in praise of his human worth
                  and heavenly glory,
  anything less will be the day Jesus cried.

 

 

Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
10/8/2007
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Reviewed by Patrick Wilson
A heart moving verse, marvelously arranged. We could all learn a little bit if we took the time and examined nature.
Reviewed by Jon Willey
This is very moving. Karen Palumbo be thankful, you are indeed gifted. Your poem has washed away the accumulation a little more of the gray sorrow from my soul. My father's passing barely a month ago, has left a void. Your words lift my spirits. Thanks.
Reviewed by Rick Yarbrough
It was Great Karen And Showing a good message to others,As a testimony for others to read,I'm going to haft to view a few more.
Authors Friend.
Rick/SW
Ps. thanks for Viewing Mine"
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Ahhh Yes, The Beauty & The Magic of The Majestic Sky!
Vickie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Karen,,, This is so peacful,,,flows just like the clouds,,I too love looking and painting in the sky.
Blessings Always, Christine
Reviewed by swift silver
Karen this poem is super I loved reading it. The poem gains so much strength as you take us through your stages of Cloud Watching and your associated thoughts. This reader will return wanting more.
Thankyou


Dave
Reviewed by A PAX
This is lovely.......wise and beautiful
pax A
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
Pretty and inspiring poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Outstanding poem Karen! I'm saving this one. Thanks you for sharing!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Very beautiful, gentle, and engaging, Karen

Gina
Reviewed by no body
Karen~
Thank you so much for the comment and your perspective!
I admire your poetry as well,
I really enjoyed "Cloud Watching"
I shared it with my class and they liked it too!
:)GOD is GREAT:)
Thanks again
Reviewed by Morning Star
I love to watch the clouds
I always get inspired and I see the clouds
Forming so many different Images
Absolutely inspiring and love the photo!
Love Peace and hugsss...Morning Star
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
HAHA Ido this all the time, used to get the chalk duster or red stick thrown at me at school, as my mind drifted along with the drifting clouds. My heads still up there with them..

A most beaut of a write...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Cloud watching truly can be very soul soothing; I think I'll do just that this afternoon. Thanks!
Reviewed by larry linville
beautiful verbal images. That photographer did a good job too. Now I feel relaxed and inspired.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
If we take the time to learn the mystery of the Creator, we will find beauty everywhere. Beautiful write!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Beautiful writing from a beautiful lady,enjoyed...Hugsss
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
And if we think for a moment, perhaps those clouds are looking back at us, because His eyes are everywhere.
Georg
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Looking upward is always a positive thing. I found myself, at one point in my life, able to go to a place that I came to regard as almost sacred. There I would lie flat on my back and stare straight up into the heavens. Clouds formed and reformed themselves into a hodgepodge of patterns and shapes. When there were no clouds, when the sky was filled with solid blue was the time I felt my attatchment with the cosmos more than at any other time. There I could stared into its vastness and realize that I was a speck in the universe, not an insignificant speck, but rather a speck which burned with the meaning oof creation, et al . . . Sorry, your beautiful poem got me off on a trip of yesteryear . . .
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

Beautifully composed paean to Nature and Souls.

In gratitude and admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Ted Bossis
I love to & know the signs are everywhere.....love ( )Ted
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Most beautiful write, Karen; very well done! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by George Carroll
When we look at the heavens and think of Him who died for our sins, we are closer to reaching our goal and praising Christ before we die.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Karen,

This is a StormSpinner kind of write: I see the SkyWatcher in you! :) Love to take pictures of the clouds, to try and guess what shapes are in them. Got some amazing shots of thunderheads this afternoon (alas, no rain). LOL God paints beautiful skies, doesn't He? Beautifully penned, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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