Reposting this poem from October 2014. You can find this poem and other inspirational poetry on simplymoores.com/publishing, in God First Volume I and Volume II, and they are free reading. While you are there please check out the other titles and check back for more releases in time for the holidays. 🎅 ⛄️ 🙂
When the world seems extra down,
And Life has donned a grayish frown,
I see color all around,
In the trees and on the ground,
Such beauty makes me smile;
For in a second, minute, or hour,
My mood can change from being sour,
Wrapped within the healing power,
Of the magic gift inside a flower,
Given to see my smile;
As Jesus Christ once did say,
King Solomon in grand array,
Could not come close in his day,
To match the beauty on display,
of God’s flowers, that make us smile.
God is Good and all wisdom comes from Him. The best book I have ever read, or ever will, is the Bible. I will not get into semantics over versions, as I still read the King James Bible, from which my Dad taught me to read.
Yes, I learned to read from the Bible. I would sit on my Dad’s knee, and his thumbnail would underline the words as he would read it aloud. As a small child I fell in love with the history of David and Goliath. The thought of God fighting for, and through, a small boy, gave me Hope. That David was a man after God’s Heart, and was given to write some of the most beautiful songs and poetry of all time, inspired me. I have never held another book that could draw me in, and captivate me the same way.
I also grew to be so inspired by the way the words were drawn, in our old Family Bible, that I learned calligraphy and stylized writing forms. I learned to read and write from that Awesome Book. More importantly, I learned about the One, Jesus Christ my Savior, who personified what True Love is all about.