Here on Earth

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Dreaming of heavenly things
my mind is blown by what God brings
and then I spy that bathtub ring
Just what am I supposed to do
when it’s clear that I have so much more to view

You came down to earth to show there is life
beyond what we see with our two eyes
You gave up your life so we could live
so why can’t we see past all of this
here on earth

Morning devotion with the King
some days God my mind is filled with other things
like wash the dishes pay the bills fight the yard
instead of being thankful
I complain that it’s so hard

You came down to earth to show there is life
beyond what we see with our two eyes
You gave up your life so we could live
so why can’t we see past all of this
here on earth

Just what is it that we deserve?
dear God how can we even say that word?
All I ask is water to wash my eyes
so that I can see what I
should
be
grateful
for…

You came down to earth to show there is life
beyond what we see with our two eyes
You gave up your life so we could live
so why can’t we see past all of this
here on earth
here on earth
here on earth

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2 thoughts on “Here on Earth

  1. Good thoughts to ponder: the divine and the mundane. You view a fantastic cloud formation, then a bunch of weeds springing up in you garden.

    However, your poem needs a bit of tweaking; hope you don’t mind a suggestion? Consider leaving out the second line in the first verse. And “prove” isn’t the word you want for the last line. I think you’re saying something like “I have so many better things to view” but your meaning isn’t clear with “prove.”

    1. Those reading this now will wonder what the 2nd line was. It read, “is interrupted by cleaning things.” I like the change! Also, “view” ties in better with the line in the 2nd to last stanza about washing my eyes, although I went back and forth a little about that word. Clarity is sometimes sacrificed for art in poetry, but the journalist in me can’t resist a good editor. Feel free to offer suggestions any time, Christine.

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