Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In Thankful Praise

Opening our eyes is a miracle
Hearing the alarm is too,
Lord may I always give you Thanks
My whole day through.

For the cereal in my bowl
Or hot buttered toast,
For hands that helped to make them
And for our lovely Sunday roast.

For our children's smiles
Their ups and downs,
Our failures, our successes,
Our grins and frowns.

For the sun that wraps us
In its warm embrace,
For the rain that refreshes
Our tired face.

For flowers and fields
That colour our world,
For birds' tweet and twitter
Above the traffic din heard.

For a true friend's gesture
Or a good deed done
May I truly be thankful
When the day is done!

May we rise above ourselves
In thankful praise so true,
You're always there to guide us
Our world goes round because of

Doreen Scerri © 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome Fall

On our Mediterranean island we do not witness the fantastic display of the leaves changing colour with the season changing from summer to fall. But here we do have other signs that sing to our senses. After the hot, humid and stifling summers I always long for autumn (fall) and when the first signs are seen, felt and enjoyed, I always hope the season is here to stay since summer seems to try and linger through this season right into the first part of our winter!

No leaves are falling
No magnificant change of colours
But I can feel a certain lull in the air:
the change is coming...
With a pitter patter of rain
Coming down my window pane,
The unmistakable scent of the first downpour
Refreshes the stifled summer air
As it turns slightly chilly,
Bidding the season farewell,
Refreshing my soul
Giving me hope that summer is fading away.
Welcome fall ~ please stay!

Doreen Scerri © 2010