The Gift of Words

Recently, I have been rereading many of my poems. I had always thought I preferred the poems not written from a prompt. However, it amazes me how the prompts have directed me to write about so many everyday things. I have written poems about family, local sites, my Lord Jesus, my childhood. people I know, etc.

This poem is one most poets would identify with. It is a thankful poem (written as a prayer) based on a Poetic Asides Poem A Day prompt for April 4, 2008

The Gift of Words

Thank you, Lord
for the gift of words:

to wrap our thoughts in,
to play with,
becoming a lens to our world.

You gave us poetry and song

to exercise our brains,
bring clarity to feelings,
and feed our creativity.

Please teach me to treasure
such a gift,

Remembering,
of course,
to mostly treasure You.

Sheryl Kay Oder

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