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Below is the poem entitled BLESSED ARE THE LEAST AMONG US which was written by poet Margaret Okubo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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As sunrise steals slowly over the horizon
I peep above the soil joyful and smiling
A blade of grass in a meadow 
because the sun shines only on me

I’m a single cloud twisting and twirling
Amid swirling white and scudding folds
Sunlight gleams shining through
The brightest beam o’er me enfolds

Dry and arid lands abound
In a continent vast and burnt
As cracked and fissured tracks enmesh
Down comes the rain heavy and fresh
Quenching only my thirst above the rest

I am just a  little cedar shoot
Standing amidst a stifling forest 
I neither sow nor reap
 I am the least among the rest
Yet the one most blessed.

A little babe of humble birth
Lay sleeping in a manger
While cattle low and wise men bow
A voice  from heaven is heard 
This is my son gift to the world.

Copyright © Margaret Okubo

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  1. Date: 10/9/2009 5:28:00 PM
    Exceellent! Great imagery.....Thank you for sharing this with us, Meg! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 8/7/2009 12:14:00 AM
    Love that inner poen in the second last stanza Meg.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 12/24/2008 1:36:00 PM
    Margaret I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and let you know I'll post a review as soon as I'm done ok - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 9:30:00 PM
    Done with beauty..Great write, great passion...Thanks for sharing... TYOne, Farah

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 3:47:00 PM
    And the last shall be first ... smile ... beautifully done here, Margaret. Hope you have a warm wonderful holiday and that '09 is a great year for you and yours!!

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 9:37:00 AM
    Beautiful. Love the conciseness and imagery with which you've poetically summorized(sic) the Christmas Story. Thanks.

  1. Date: 12/8/2008 10:24:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery and visuals in this poem, Margaret. Soothing and so dreamy to read. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy & Blessed Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 12/8/2008 4:25:00 AM
    Wonderful write that gave me a feeling of peace. Loved the picture you painted.

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 6:00:00 PM
    The importance of one strand of grass, one seedling, or one little cedar shoot. We should not under estimate the significance of each tiny thing nature offers us. Nicely done, Margaret! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 3:57:00 PM
    Wow, Hi! That was amazing. Truly, I am a nature lover, and this was absolutly awesome. loved the gentle feel yet strength abounds here. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 1:44:00 PM
    Margaret - Loved this poem especially the ending - Looks like at last Toni is through with your book and now it is my turn - yea - God Bless Margaret - Oh yea I've had so much going on I can't remember if I sent you that book or not - Please let me know ok - MJ

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 11:35:00 AM
    Nice use of imagery and personification for an uplifting poem. I really like the last line. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for your kind words regarding my poem. Have a wonderful holiday season! Karen