Monday, May 16, 2011

The Storm

I know we're in spring and getting closer to summer but I love to think of rainy days when the warmer weather sets in, it kind of gives me a lift to think the hot weather won't last forever! You can tell I prefer winter : )

I wrote this poem after the last rainfall a few weeks ago...

The Storm

Thunder's growling
In the skies above,
Lightning joins in
Like a hand in glove,
A spectacle to look at,
What a display...
Rain has now
Come out to play!
What is first a pitter patter
Is soon a downpour,
When I look at the heavens
I'm sure there'll be more...
One great sheet of sky
Flashes with lightning;
I hear crashing thunder,
It's all quite so frightening!
Yet as I watch and marvel
At such a wondrous sight
From this side of the door
I enjoyed the storm tonight!
Doreen Scerri © 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

St.Joseph Poem/Prayer Bookmark

Here is the poem/prayer on a bookmark as my sister suggested.
I hope some of you can use it.

Click here to copy

Sunday, May 1, 2011

St. Joseph's Feast and International Workers' Day

Dear St. Joseph,

As you taught Jesus,
the tricks of your trade
and showed Him all
the lovely things you made,
As you taught Him
your know-how in using His tools
and carefully led Him
to obey safety rules,
You must have been so creative
teaching Him all you knew
as from a Babe
into a man he grew.
We now humbly ask your protection
as all of us you guide,
that following your example
we, as workers worldwide,
Offer our daily work
as you did through your life
in faith and with vision
and especially in strife.
May all our efforts
one day reap a reward
for Work becomes worship
When done for the Lord.
Doreen Scerri © 2011

I wrote the above poem after being inspired by today's feast which incidentally is also the Feast of our Parish church since we honour St.Joseph as our Patron Saint.
I would also like to thank my sister Sue for sharing the quote For work becomes worship
When done for the Lord which is by an Unknown Author whom I thank as it also fit beautifully as a closure to my poem.

For the above picture I give credit to this page which is about St.Joseph the Worker