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Don't Be Angry

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Don't Be Angry

don't be angry
              for i don't mean to be unkind,
                                    and i don't mean to be rude;
but,there are times when i must walk alone,
                sometimes down a forest path,
                                    and,sometimes along some rocky trail;
and,it's not through laziness,
               that i sit here silently gazing,
                                      upon some gurgling brook;
or that i lay here upon my back,
                 watching some puffy clouds drifting by;
and please,don't rebuke me,
                   for the flowers that i've picked;
for i go to the woods to be alone with my God,
                   so that i might hear his voice,
                                          in quiet contemplation;
for every cloud that floats by,
                     writes another letter in his book;
and every bird that sings,
                      but sings of that mystery,
                                           that is God's love.

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Ralph, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem FEATURED on the soups Home Page:-). Good-Night **Linda**

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 4:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this weak

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 2:28:00 AM
    one word for this poem? "sweet" dats all i can think of..

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:26:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Ralph ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 11:42:00 PM
    thanks for the uplifting thoughts, Ralph , thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 11:33:00 PM
    hi Ralph, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* Skat *