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Stars, Friends & Blessings
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By Louis Gander
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Stars, Friends & Blessings

The midnight stars were very bright.

"But many small" said I,

"and are not fit to take up space

in God's majestic sky."

 

Hence, I removed them.  But some more

were smaller than the rest.

So I disposed of those as well -

a little bit obsessed.

 

Then after my accomplishments,

I looked at all God had.

But now the sky was very dark -

my good intentions bad.

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My friends were like the midnight sky,

"But many small" said I;

so small, so insignificant.

I snatched them from the sky.

 

I threw out all the "lesser ones",

believe me, I can tell.

And all those friends of little use?

I threw them out as well.

 

Had only they'd been there for me.

It really was a shame.

But then upon completion of -

so lonely, I became.

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My blessings?  There were many,

"But many small" said I -

so many insignificant

that I plucked from the sky.

 

Those things, some think are blessings,

I thought were nothing much -

I wanted more excitement and

a lot less of His touch.

 

Now here I am in dire straights.

Have I not been forgiven?

If only God had understood!

Oh, why did God not listen!?

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A dark and lonely life I'd lived.

No blessings, friends or stars...

My life - oh, who had understood

my self-inflicted scars?

 

But Christ forgives!  So why my scars!?

I did not understand!

And why did Jesus not erase

the scars on His own hands?

 

must forgive as Jesus did

to understand His sky,

to understand true friendships and

His blessings.  That is why.

 

©2014 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

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Galatians 6:7 (NASB)

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.


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Submitted: Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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