What would a flower be without the flower, just a stem?
Why, there’d be no sweet fragrance, no need to even look at them
They wouldn’t produce seeds; they wouldn’t even be a plant we call a weed.
And what about a tree, if it had no leaves
Naked in the elements
A tree without leaves wouldn’t be a tree…
And what about a fish that had no water to swim in
Or a lion without a den, or his roar that never begins?
What if chickens couldn’t cluck?
And what about a duck, without webbed feet
He couldn’t travel very far at all, and what if he had no beak
What would he eat…?
What would the giraffe look like if he wasn’t very tall?
He wouldn’t be a giraffe he’d be too small…
What about the bee, if he didn’t have a hive
How in the world would he ever survive…?
If birds couldn’t fly
And wolves couldn’t howl
If eagles couldn’t see
And spiders couldn’t weave…
What about you and me?
If man had been created without a brain, and woman without a rib
What would that look like?
The world certainly would be strange
We wouldn’t have to explain…
It sure is a good thing that God arranged,
All the animals, and all the flowers, trees and bugs, seas and earth, sky and universe…
So, why is it that man tries to change everything?
God in His infinite wisdom follows His own plan
So you and I can grow and thrive and hopefully comprehend
That there is someone greater who designed this world before man
Flowers, to give seeds
So birds and bees can carry them on, as life repeats its cycle…
Trees to hold the earth by its roots, shaded by leaves that do not pollute
Animals all have their purpose;
Giraffe, lion, eagle, wolves, fish and birds and all the rest…
The cycle of life set in motion
But this was God’s best…
Made in His own image, for all time,
His love, is mankind!
~M.S. O’Neill January 4, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry by MS O’Neill
Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
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His soul is not upright in him;
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