Early morning.
Quiet but for
nature’s chorus of
birds chirping, insects buzzing
and a gentle breeze moving
through evergreens.
Meditations come ‘round
to gratitude
for family, friends and
countless small blessings.

I am opened, entreated
to choose my part
in whatever circumstance
comes to me.
It was just above a whisper
but I heard it clearly:
This is the day
the Lord has made.
What are you
going to make of it?

© 2011 Shari Lynne Smothers

This poem is part of my #SHINEonline challenge commitment for 2 posts weekly; 1 of 2 for the 2nd week.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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