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After God had set the worlds to spin
Below the splendid canopy of stars
Cyan skies to let each breath begin
Dangled o'er an orb of earthen spars

Each river, lake and rill so set with care
Feeding all the oceans that they span
Gifted with all creatures rich and rare
His image given to the last one, 'man'

In spirit with the grandeur of his work
Joyful for the chance to bless and pray
Keen to prove this miracle, its worth
Lord God sat in stillness ... for a day

Much there was to hold in bright regard
Now that sky and earth were at his hand
Only one thing left - and this was hard
Put the humans' will at their command

Quiet, that last day, with peace and calm
Righteous in the work that he had done
Still, that final act would bring to harm
This grand world that glinted in the sun

Unless creation, man, could learn to love
Vast and selfless, like their God ... above.




~ 10th Place ~  in the "What Did God Do On The Seventh Day" Poetry Contest, Curtis Moorman, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 11/11/2018 1:37:00 PM
Awesome, Gregory. Love the form. Congrats on your win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/11/2018 2:41:00 PM
Thanks so much, Line, I greatly appreciate it.
Date: 11/10/2018 12:03:00 PM
This is fabulous, Greg. Very clever use of the ABCD... throughout, but it doesn't feel at all contrived and flows smoothly. Best of luck in the contest. Regards, John.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/11/2018 2:41:00 PM
That's very kind of you, John, and such a nice comment ... flow and continuity of form are very important to me ... I'm very proud of this one, and thankful that you found it worthy of accolades. Blessings, my friend! :-)
Date: 11/10/2018 10:43:00 AM
Those last two lines, what a world it could be, if only. Congrats Greg on your placement.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/11/2018 2:40:00 PM
Indeed, you are correct, my friend ... thank you so much for the kind words! :-)
Date: 11/10/2018 10:33:00 AM
Greg, what an unusual, but simply marvelous, way to show God's Creation. Especially since many may not be aware of His Glory. Thank you so much for this fabulous entry and congratulations on your placement.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/11/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you so much for the placement, Curtis - I'm pleased you liked it.
Date: 11/2/2018 10:42:00 AM
Hey!...alphabet soup...well rendered my poetic brother'n...love & light...^WW^
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/2/2018 10:46:00 PM
Ha - yes, indeed! Thank you so much, ^WW^, and blessings to you, Brother. Hope all is well with you and yours! :-)
Date: 11/2/2018 5:54:00 AM
This is a wonderful poem in an alphabet. You've got a magnificent wisdom from God. The flow of thoughts here is awesome! Thank you, for sharing! God bless!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/2/2018 10:45:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Estela, that's very kind of you ... I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem, my friend! Blessings! :-) <3