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A Birthday Wish
by Linda Settles
Monday, May 18, 2009
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Who ever heard of writing a birthday poem to yourself and sending it out to all your friends? All the more reason to do it...


A Birthday Wish

I wish that all my friends might know

The glory of a life grown older—I say not old

For everyone who knows me argues years that

Pass have power --not— to make me so.

The body--what consequence is that when

It will perish while yet the soul lives on?

 

Youth is in the eye that beholds the wonder of

A setting sun, the majesty of mountains and the

Glory of a moth upon the wall, spread out to display

Colors, textures, and intricacies of design that challenge

Art to comprehend, yet it seems he says, “A lowly moth

Is worthy of such fine detail, precise imagining."

So then am I. 

 

If like a vessel on the potter’s shelf I’m made to hold

His wealth, then surely by that measure, years have filled me up.

Their stealth dismays me not, for I am holder of the Majesty of God.

 

So, come on years, and do your best to rob me of the treasure

We call youth.  The fount that brought men to their death has

Brought me life unsought, but gifted by Eternal Master of us all.

He who painted wings on moths has saved his best gifts for the

Last, and filled me up and fills me still with glory not my own

But His.  I am the holder of treasures I can’t measure and

So I will remain until He breaks my jar of clay and brings me

Home.  Oh glorious day, for either way I perish not, for

He has made a vessel new for me to occupy when I have

Served His purpose here. 

 

Come now another year, a dawning day, bring what you will

For God will have His way and I will leave the future up to Him

linda settles

www.RedeemingOurTreasures.com

 

 

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Inspriing thoughts, happy birthday.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
I want to wish you a Happy B lated birthday.This is very well written.Brilliant work.take care

EDWIN
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Happy Belated Birthday!
(sorry to miss but I was away from the den)
There is alot of insightful wisdom & wonderful lines in your poem
Embraced~Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Great poem, very inspiring!

Cynthia
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Linda,
This is beautiful, deep, tender and inspirational... '"A lowly moth/Is worthy of such fine detail, precise imagining." So then am I.'
Indeed you are, and I am much warmer in spirit this morning reading this fine work.
John
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
The body--what consequence is that when
It will perish while yet the soul lives on?

Wise words, Linda. I appreciate your perspective. Love and blessings,

Regis

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Great write, Linda; well done! Don't know if it's your b/d today, but in case it is...*HAPPY BIRTHDAY; make it a good one!!!!*


(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry
What a great and novel idea and lets me have the chance to say hope you have the happiest of birthdays and many many more.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
This is magnificent! Blessings on your birthday!
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