Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When A Woman Prays




                                                 I planted a rose and I talked with God
                                                 I looked straight into the clear sky so blue
                                                 And I said, Dear God you do the rest
                                                 I have done all that I can do

                                                 The sun was warm on the moist ground
                                                 The wind from the south cooled my lifted face
                                                 And I think God came from the far blue sky
                                                 To watch in my small garden space

                                                 For this morning I found it, a lovely thing
                                                 A red rose proud on its red thorned stem
                                                 And there like little candles lit
                                                 Were the red tipped buds, a score of them

                                                 I believe God comes for a little while
                                                 When any new flower takes root and grows
                                                 And I am quite sure that he comes and stays
                                                 When a woman prays when she plants a rose

                                                   @ Susie Swanson, 2013
                                                 

28 comments:

  1. Oh, my! This is awesome, Susie. You move me so much with your writings. TY
    TTFN~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    PS Send me your address again, I've mislaid it

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  2. This is beautiful...I love how you ended it!!

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  3. I like the translation that says, "Don't worry about anything. Pray about everything."

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  4. What a beautiful poem Susie! I love roses, and now I know what to do when I plant the next one ;)
    ~God bless~ Lisa

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    1. Awe, thank you Lisa. God Bless you.. ~~

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  5. This is so beautiful, Susie! I really love this one. ♥

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  6. This was wonderful, Susie!! I'll never plant anything again without thinking of this!! ((HUGS))

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    1. Thank you Paula.. That's so sweet.. It came to me while I was planting flowers..

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  7. This one is so special Susie!! I love it!

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  8. Oh Susie,
    Out of all the poems you've written, that is my favorite poem of all. I would love to put it on my blog someday, if it's ok with you. The rose, the poem, the words of God; there is just one thing to say about it.....PERFECT.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

    ps - your new blog design is so pretty for spring.

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    1. Thank you so much Sheri. I'm honored for you to post it on your blog.. Feel free anytime.. :))

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  9. Susie, When my mother passed, I planted a rose in her memory, it died ...then I planted another...the first year it had two rose, one for me and one for mommy. Last year it bloomed, many roses, this year it is so big and promising. Plus the lilac bushes I brought here from mom's house the day of her funeral are blooming this year. I think God likes for us to plant flowers and trees.xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie. Oh I know he does. I'm so glad it finally bloomed.. Something to really cherish.

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  10. So beautifully written. I think God comes whenever a woman writes a poem too.

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    1. Thank you so much Munir.. That is so sweet.

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  11. Thank you, Susie, for letting me put your poem on our blog. I will have to do a post sometime soon. I was wondering, did you take the picture of the red rose, is it one from your garden?

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you for wanting to post it.. I feel so honored.. No it's not one of mine, They haven't bloomed yet, sadly.

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  12. Lovely poem Susie, and that rose looks so velvety! Beautiful!

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  13. gorgeous lines as beautiful as the red rose.. "Dear God you do the rest I have done all that I can do" a soothing line..pray GOD hears u & Grant all ur wishes..I thank u for ur lovely comment & wait to hear more..Susie Swanson Smiles:))GOD<3U

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  14. Thank you so much Adhi. Thank you for your words on mine also.

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