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Complaint

We walk in the rays of soft sunshine
That glow in the arms of love;
And never appreciate the blessings
God showers on us from above.
For I am feeling as I count them 
That we have more than we need;
And all we don't have are the angels
To bring heaven to earth indeed.

The winter brings long fire lit twilights
The spring brings a season of flowers
Summer brings all a sweet harvest
While fall brings the scent of sad hours.
The woods are alive with birdsong
A moon paints the waves of the sea;
The meadows are scented with clover
And all earth is as good as can be.

But people are full of such protest
Discontent is always their sad lot;
They forget so much has been given
And go whining for all they have not.
Instead of the light in the heavens
That shines on our day and our nights;
They look at the dirt on their feet
And forget all the earth’s delights.
They drink the wine that is sour
And never taste that which is sweet.
They moan for the thorn on the rose
Not heeding its scent so replete.

They don’t look at the garden of bloom
Precious blessings there without number;
They weep for what lies in the tomb.
Who lie in the arms of death’s slumber.
The error is ours to confess
They can’t find the way to go;
They close their eyes while the heart denies
That Eden is not theirs to know.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 3:28:00 PM

    Spoken with the eyes of God. If we never look up all we'll see is the sod. I sure miss your poetry Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 8:21:00 AM

    Brilliant

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 11:21:00 AM

    Thank you for your visit to my work. You write so eloquently of the fall, the great dissatisfaction with perfection; the daily choosing of darkness over light, of blindness over sight, Ernest.

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 3:23:00 PM

    Should have been titled compliant. :) Youthful memories shine with delight. When angels danced in our minds at night. Naturally, we grow to see life. Some in pure bliss, some in pure strife. The answer to how we should live out each day. Is not our's to know, it's not our's to say. :)

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 9:46:00 AM

    '...they moan for the thorn on the rose.' There are the those who live in darkness and do not, or cannot, appreciate the light. Your piece is well titled. People should accept responsibility for their actions, and not try to transfer blame to others.

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 6:28:00 AM

    They just don't get it.

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 12:20:00 PM

    Oh, often we do take things for granted, Elizabeth.:( During careless moments of bliss, one might not realize they'd already reached the peaks of Eutopia. Much to contemplate in this write.:) Best wishes, Mikki :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 1:24:00 PM

    Outstanding write dear poet ! This is deep....profound ! Thanx for this share Elizabeth ! Have a blessed week my friend....Much love, james

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 6:26:00 PM

    '' the winter brings'' verse, ''precious blessings there without number''...branded me! Beautiful Piece, LADY!

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:53:00 AM

    When we stop thinking and put aside all the hecticness, we would thankful of God has given us! A very deep meaning writing, Elizabeth. Me myself aware so much that I love to complain :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:29:00 AM

    You speak to one of mans' shortcomings without condemnation. That is quite the talent and gift. Thank you for sharing that with me. - Chuck

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 9:32:00 PM

    "While fall brings the scent of sad hours"! ... "A moon paints the waves of the sea;" ! Wonderful lines, Elizabeth! Great work! Your poetry is sublime! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 10:33:00 AM

    So much said here.A lot has been given to us for free..if only we could see.. Thanks for reminding me how much God loves the world,how much He loves us ,and the lot we are blessed-Charma :)

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 6:20:00 AM

    Such a perceptive and beautiful write, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 10:38:00 AM

    wow a remarkable write on this poem. Such beautiful imagery . love phyl

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 1:01:00 AM

    Hi Elizabeth! This sure is one loaded write and filled with such beautiful reminders about life and of how to live it.... very nice way of reminding us, thank you. I hope all is well with you! :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 7:57:00 PM

    Wowwwwwwwww Elizabeth this is one remarkable piece of poetry!!! You have so many wonderful lines of vivid beautiful imagery with an all to familiar theme of the greed and blind morals of mankind. Excellent entry!

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 7:57:00 PM

    captivating words and lines elizabeth and beautiful as always with its message to all readers.. so enjoyed and thankxx for your sweet comment too luv..

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 6:10:00 PM

    how are you? i'm a little burnt out. it's hard to write with regularity while working and relationships arn't all that either as you may have heard. but i did kick out a new dream today. i wish it could come true.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 9:19:00 AM

    Remarkable writings Elizabeth. I love each stanza with their thoughts and message inside. Have a great weekend :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 1:22:00 PM

    This is a beautiful reminder to be thankful for what we have. Thanks for this - very inspiring and I am thankful that I was able to read it today. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 9:58:00 AM

    Smile ˜ Hi Baby, How Are You? ˜ How Is The Flag Flying Over There In Canada? ˜ Sending Sweeet Kisses, Sealed In A Red Rose Jar ˜ My Love, Always, John!:) *

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 5:02:00 PM

    Love this piece, Elizabeth - beautiful, as I've come to expect from you : )

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 8:01:00 AM

    soup mail

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 1:01:00 AM

    So very true, Elize. Your poem conveys a powerful message, in a magnificent manner. It is always a treat to read your work. I wish I were half as gifted as you. Take care my dear. P.S. I miss your email forwards!

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 12:28:00 PM

    We always suffer for disobedience and complain if not got. Wonderful expression of truth. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 11:52:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading this one that is a reminder of what we have in life..I am glad that I chose this one for its reminder to appreciate life..Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting on my work..SAra

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 11:02:00 AM

    Liz, complaint is all we have..you did very beautiful... enjoyed stopping by...pd

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 5:43:00 AM

    Sadness and grief often make for good poetry, but it easily does consume us. Some reach for the unreachable "Eden" here on earth without realizing, it's just not there. Love, if and when found, may appear to be there Eden, untill reality sticks it's head out again. Wise words you've penned here...Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 4:12:00 AM

    your lines gracefully slides on this page, lizzie.... yes, we forget the jewels of gratitude and your metaphors, images bring this to life.. a flowing piece!.. just lovely..:) huggs!

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