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Who but God could paint the evening sky
And use a brush that is a fiery torch?
Tonight, the garish sunset makes me high
In awe, I stand and watch it from my porch

Who but God could make the insects sing?
Cicadas droning on with their night song
Still better yet, to sing with legs and wings
Tonight, their cousin crickets sing along

Who but God could hang the moon and stars?
Each star a wish, the moon a silent friend
To light our nights as we live our memoirs
To pull the tides and push them back again

And yet, I understand, some don't believe
Who but God can grant them their reprieve?

    July 19 2017
  Religion or Philosophy

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 1/25/2019 8:56:00 AM
Very nicely written!
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Date: 11/29/2017 11:56:00 AM
When read this poem brings to me a feeling of raising that question within myself. Who but God? If a God is in the belief of ones self than it is up to us to believe in that strength given. A beautiful Sonnet that brings faithful thoughts!
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Date: 10/4/2017 3:09:00 PM
There are so many things in this universe that science alone cannot account for and can only be attributed to the Divine Creator! This beautiful piece is such a magnificent tribute to the works and wonders of our God! Best wishes and hugs. Pandita
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Date: 9/19/2017 7:14:00 AM
Daniel, I see what you see most nights, but I lack the eloquence to put it so poetically. We do indeed have an awesome God. He is indescribable. God Bless. D.
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Date: 9/18/2017 7:34:00 PM
This is so beautiful Daniel. A moment of peace in the glory of nature. You are amazing at sonnets, excellent writing my friend:)
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Date: 8/21/2017 7:45:00 AM
Amen my friend!
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Date: 8/17/2017 10:52:00 PM
Hi Daniel, your poem is pure beauty and bliss :)
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Date: 8/17/2017 10:18:00 AM
Do you remember Nat Turner in American history? Who alone should we leave, when right information want to receive, that will be good and we won't grieve, so wrote another poem for you to retrieve. Jim Horn
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Date: 8/16/2017 4:31:00 PM
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Date: 8/16/2017 12:35:00 PM
Wow.....The first quatrain got my mouth opened in awe of this piece. It should have even be the first.... I love,love and Love this..... Kudos Daniel
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Date: 8/15/2017 3:06:00 PM
A masterpiece Daniel, a fave, a real beauty:-)
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Date: 8/13/2017 6:10:00 PM
Great poem Daniel. I always enjoy your poems. Blessings Vivien (Scarlett)
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Date: 8/11/2017 1:03:00 PM
This certainly should be the poem of everyday. it is very well written with good rhyme. a Fave
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Date: 8/7/2017 6:59:00 PM
I missed when this was POTD - much belated congrats on a lovely poem, Daniel.
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Date: 8/7/2017 4:31:00 PM
Don't know how I missed this one. Well done Daniel and congratulations on your honors...
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Date: 8/5/2017 3:55:00 PM
"Religion or Philosophy" - Beautifully wrote a message conveyed and shared from your very own "Porch" - And those who do not "Believe" in the "Master" of such beauty are the real losers in life - Kind Regards Indiana x x x
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Date: 8/5/2017 3:28:00 PM
Amen, I do second the previous comment, wondrously penned. If you look at a few of my nature poems; you will see like mind. I guess considered, one Spirit above. Also take a little time and my website my brother, as the Lord has given me. and the book, "Jesus Christ the Messiah Visitation: Nature and Bible Poems." Be blessed and God Bless and be even more Blessed. Amen
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Date: 11/25/2017 5:30:00 PM
Something similar to this poem. Poem called, "Earth Praise" by me. Take care.
Date: 8/4/2017 9:49:00 AM
Just fantastic, Daniel.
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Date: 7/31/2017 2:25:00 PM
Wonderful pen Danny, you rightly gave God the credit, strange how many people live by his grace and are either ignorant of him, or unthankful, so sad either way. Congrats on another POTD, very worthy choice!
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Date: 7/31/2017 11:11:00 AM
Dan, you are a master of the painted word. What a beautiful and sublime take on the hand of the Lord. I wish I had your brush...if only to be half as good as this. Great job! Please continue to regale us with your insightful work.
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Date: 7/28/2017 2:45:00 PM
Wow! Daniel, this so beautifully written. I can see this scenery in my head. I love sunsets. they are so beautiful to watch. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 7/26/2017 6:23:00 PM
Hello Danny, Congratulations on the POTD honor for this wonderful sonnet!! Powerfully written, leaving the reader in awe of the majestic omnipotence of God. Superb Work!! A FAVE!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 7/25/2017 5:32:00 AM
Such a beautiful sonnet are right. Only God could give you are wonderful pen...
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Date: 7/24/2017 12:40:00 AM
When our force is leaving us and we're slowing down then we often understand there something much mightier than us. Call it God or call it the superhuman force, we do realise its existence. Great write friend, congrats on POTD.
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Date: 7/22/2017 8:11:00 AM
Yes, God gives them their reprieve..Chance after chance before the end for most humans..I enjoyed reading your work..Creative and insightful..Thanks for the visit to my page..I appreciate the kind review.Sara
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