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Thank You Lord for bounteous blessings
Hailing on us liberally.
As we partake of Your bounty
Not all are feasting, as are we.
Knowing this, we pray the homeless
Soon will have their hunger eased.
Give them food and a safe shelter.
That we care, we know You're pleased.
Verily, You have commanded
In our plenty, we must share,
Not forgetting when we suffered,
God of Mercy, you were there. 

November 18, 12
For "Counting Your Blessings" contest

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:03:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in Kim's "Count Your Blessings" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win my friend Joyce. I like it..thanks for dropping by on my poem. cheers!! :)

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 4:12:00 AM
    Lovely poem you have here! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 10:27:00 PM
    It is so nice that you are thinking of the hungry and homeless this holiday season. It makes me feel sort of guilty that I have so many things they do not. I love the last four lines, they are such deep thoughts and yet they are still rhymed and metrical. I don't think I have seen something like that on an acrostic. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Have a great Christmas!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 8:15:00 AM
    a very thoughtful one. Congrats for your win. they had a news segment last night on the "new" homeless which now involves entire families. I dont' know what this country is coming to any more.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Joyce, congratulations with your beautiful winning poem, in Kim's "Counting Your Blessings" take care :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:34:00 PM
    That's out Joyce praying for others BIG HUGS..keep those prayers coming for me over the next month! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:30:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:59:00 PM
    Joyce, like this sweet humble write of yours....congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce, hope you are feeling better these days sweetheart .

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:00:00 AM
    This is a lovely prayer and a reminder to share our blessings with others. Congrats on your win in my contest, Joyce! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:57:00 AM
    I love this message. Those of us with so much need to heed these words. Congrats on win.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:24:00 AM
    This is beautiful Joyce. You are right not all will be feasting that day. We must share with one another what we have. Happy Thanksgiving and good luck in contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 3:55:00 AM
    What a great poem for the "Counting your Blessings" contest. Love it.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 3:09:00 AM
    Joyce...hear hear...well said...David

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 1:17:00 AM
    Beautiful and blessed