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A Shepherd's Watchful Night
by Barbara Kasey Smith

Sunday, December 30, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A life they thought would be great on the outside...

May each and everyone of you have a blessed New Year and may all your dreams come into realities!

I saw a Shepherd in the fields tending his sheep,
no time to wander off, no time to rest and sleep.
He must tend his flock to keep them from going astray,
being ever mindful as wickedness draws them far away.

He takes his staff and plods through the fields,
searching for those who have lost their will.
They're innocent and unripe to the world of sin,
he must go on hunting to bring them back in.

No one lends a hand, no one observes,
he must get the lost and teach them God's word.
They're sheep who've gone astray,
meandering off course, eating dirty hay.

Stars shine, emitting light upon the earth,
allowing him to pursue and scan its girth.
Tired and somnolent from his tiring trip...
he won't give to get the lost in his grip.

Others in the herd...try to abandon his care,
yearns to taste the lush, luring them to enjoy the dare.
The flock grows edgy in the darkness of the night,
the Shepherd looks to God to ease his fright.

He asks God to lend him a helping hand,
silent the sheep, drive the lost back into his band.
The sky lit up like the mornings sun...
as missing sheep came hurriedly in a run.

The lost sheep found their way to their Master,
content to be in the hands of their caretaker.
A life they thought would be great on the outside,
brought them transgressions and a life without pride.
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Reviewed by Dark Knight 4/29/2008
I like your idea about a Shepherd-gives me an idea too-Loved the poem
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/26/2008
Hi Barbara, I'm just stopping in for today. Things have been rather busy with me and I don't have much time lately for AD. I hope that will change.

I enjoyed your poem that thoughtfully gives the reader something to think about as they start the New Year. Wandering away from the flock can have its detriment on the best of us. The last two lines offer words of wisdom to inspire in-depth thinking.

Well done, Babarba. I haven't forgotten you, and will stop by occasionally. Blessings, my friend.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 1/25/2008
Wonderful writing dear Lady!
Reviewed by Charlie 1/16/2008
I can tell you care a lot about people in your tone. I desire for you a wonderful year too. Thank you for your kindness. --Charlie
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/14/2008
A beautiful write which says so much.........M
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/12/2008
This poem is such a treasure Barbara, to my eyes and my hearts soul!
I wish you unending happiness, LOVE, and Blessings this NEW YEAR we have been truly blessed with! :)
Warmed in the Spirit, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo'

STay Positive!
I will try and be here more 2008! I feel such inspiration through your words that he provides are spirit! and heart!
May inner peace be with you always!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/3/2008
Beautiful write Barbara very inspiring thoughts
Wish you & Your Family A Happy New Year
May peace & love be with you forever

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/1/2008
A perfect title Barbara for your inspiring words you share with us. Thank you.
Happy New Year.
Newfie Hugs, Rose

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/1/2008
Don't we all long for something we don't have, and then we get it, and we are not really sure why we wanted it in the first place. Well life's lessons, great poem, great story..
Peace, love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/31/2007
I agree, this write is beautiful
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 12/31/2007
Barbara,, I could vision as I read your poem,, very touching and inspirational,,,, Happy New Year !
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/31/2007
Quite a captivating piece, Barbara, and Happy, Happy New Year to You.
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 12/30/2007
Old world poetry, clever title, innocent rhyme... all elements of a well-written poem. Relieved to read talent!
Reviewed by Morning Star 12/30/2007
Barbara I love the title of this poem
The poem is well written. Your message was very
Moving and inspiring and you captured such beautiful imagery
Your message is very clearly conveyed!!
Brilliant Write!!
Wishing you and your family an abundance of blessings
Peace Love and Joy....for The New Year ....Morning Star
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/30/2007
Superb story/poem Barbara! You give an excellent picture of a shepherd's role! Also the flock He leads! Very well done!

Happy New Year,
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 12/30/2007
A spiritual story, enjoyed reading. Have a wonderful New Year!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/30/2007
Beautiful and very spiritually moving filled with love and faith that we could all share....

Be safe,
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/30/2007
A wonderful and inspiring story.
Reviewed by J. Pajot 12/30/2007
Like the way you worded this...while I am not a Christian, I think you captured the essence of your own beliefs with gentle care.
May you experience all the wonders that life can offer,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/30/2007
Beautifully written inspiratinal piece Barbara. Enjoyed this one very much. God bless my friend.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 12/30/2007
A very moving write my friend, inspiring and insightful...outstanding write...enjoyed this very much! Well done!
Joyce B.

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