Blessed Are These Days


Blessed Are These Days

Each day brings the sunshine providing light to guide us through the long day     

Each night brings the darkness, opening the heavens, giving us reason to pray

As the days come and go I can’t help but reflect on each one

  As one’s time spent in living them can never be undone.


What we invest in each day should be our best not our least

As time wasted on hatred gives rise to the beast

Hearts filled with love provide the souls near to you with pleasure

For blessed are these days that we should covet and treasure


Life is a gift and all that surrounds us a miracle of God’s making

Each tree a masterpiece each creature unique, all equally breath-taking

Man’s journey on earth is all too short and should not be wasted

Drink it in with all your senses; it is there to be tasted


      But remember that for each day that dawns and fades into gray

Care for our fellow man is the price we must pay

  So reach out your hand and grasp the hand of someone in need

For blessed are these days that gave rise to your deed  



 ©Copyright 2007 Charlie Gragg

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shewheat46 commented on Blessed Are These Days


Wow you are really an awesome poet. We have a lot in common in the things we write about. Please come visit my profile and read some of my poems. I think you will enjoy them.



Thank you you are very kind.

GentleT commented on Blessed Are These Days


Oh what wise words of wisdom you bestow on your reader here. I think this is one of the best you've written. It twigged my heart , As one’s time spent in living them can never be undone.



Thank you for your kind words. The poem is one of my facorites.

MSVanallen commented on Blessed Are These Days


The final line to this piece says it all. I really needed to read this piece as it reminds me to live in my tribulation. Not to live for or in spite of, but LIVE in and through my tribulation. Live for sunshine, live for the uniqueness of life, live for the journey, live for the gift, live for the fellow for the days that give rise to my deeds - not my needs. So much perspective...thank you!!!!



Very well said. Thanks.

UnworthyFather commented on Blessed Are These Days


Truly a magnificent poem, Hampton. I can feel the author's humbleness, his commitment to others, and to God, echoing through these lines. Thank you so much for sharing.



Thank you for reading and commenting. Not many seem interested in reading poems with spiritual themes.

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30