God’s Love For Me
When I think of my life over the years,
I recall many heartaches and cares.
I give thanks to my Father above,
Who guided me through my pain with His love.
The pain in my heart I would lock,
until God gave me a gift for it to unlock.
The gift of writing was what He gave to me.
It released the heartaches that were painful to me.
Nature’s beauty brings much joy to my soul.
It eases the pain whenever I am alone.
About this beauty I would write
when I stand in awe of Nature’s glorious sight.
Grief over the loss of ones I love dear
in my writings would appear.
I would pour out my heartaches and pain,
and hope that one day the pain would wane.
About my family I love to write.
My precious ones who bring me so much delight.
Writing about them brings smiles to my face.
for they help me face life’s gruelling race.
About the love of my pets I also write.
Their funny antics so light up my life.
Around my feet they would scamper and run.
To look at them is so much fun.
About my Father in Heaven I also write.
He’s always there to guide me through life.
He is my shining beacon of light,
Who helps me face life’s gruelling fight.
There were times when my gift I could not use.
About this gift at times I would silently muse.
I would pray to my Father for my gift to return.
My quest for help I knew He would not spurn.
Early in the morn I would think of things to write,
as I patiently wait the dawn of light.
Ever so slowly the words in my mind would flow.
Their beauty into my poems would silently flow.
When I muse upon the memories of my previous years,
a calming peace would overcome my cares.
I think of the precious gift from my Father above.
A Father Who showers me with so much love.
To each of us a gift from heaven is given.
This gift from the world should not be hidden.
With the world the Father wants it to be shared,
to show His children that for each of us He cares.
By Hilda Simmons
In awe of nature’s beautiful landscapes, Hilda Simmons finds nature’s beauty has a calming and inspirational effect on her. Originally from Guyana, formerly British Guiana in South America, Hilda now lives in Lethbridge, AB enjoying her retirement. Her poems touch on love of nature, love of family, loss of loved ones, animals and spirituality. The Poetry Institute of Canada in British Columbia has also published some of her poems.