How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #40 Archive
 Three Feet Above
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Three Feet Above (thanks Jimmy)

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


0 posted 06-24-2007 05:42 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for passing shadows


Three Feet Above
(a lesson on having faith)

An angel told me once that heaven
is three feet above us, that's odd,
so I climbed up into a tree to see
if I might have a chat with God.

I only saw the top of the house,
the backyard, the greenery,
where was the light and the pearly gates?
Where was God in this scenery?

"Hello God, are you there?" I asked.
"It's me, Dixie. I'd like to talk to you."
Just then, the sun seemed a little closer
and clouds disappeared from out of the blue.

"Well God, I like talking face to face,
so if you're there, come here to me"
and then it began to drizzle, just like that
so I climbed a bit further up the tree

"Well God, I've come closer now, can you see?
Please can you show me where you are?"
The birds flew out and the tree shook
when the winds came rushing from afar.

With the branches creaking and tree swaying
I thought to climb down and get myself dry
"God, I came to you but you turn me away
and I'm not understanding why."

But I climbed still further up to the very top
and sat there as the whole world came to sight
and as I realized the tree was God's hand
holding me tight
the sun came again, I saw the light...

All came still, the birds flew back
the sun shone brightly, just like that,
I climbed down, in the grass I sat...
it took that to get me to see
I'll never need to climb a tree
so that me and God can chat.

© Copyright 2007 Dixie Lee Bullington - All Rights Reserved
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


1 posted 06-24-2007 06:41 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

ahhhhha I remember this one!! I loved it then and I love it now! WONDERFUL
Drauntz
Member Elite
since 03-16-2007
Posts 2907
Los Angeles California


2 posted 06-24-2007 07:10 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

beautiful. a nice story tells another story.

enjoyed.

have a wonderful day, dear passing!
lacydee
Member
since 06-17-2007
Posts 131
Indiana


3 posted 06-25-2007 07:42 AM       View Profile for lacydee   Email lacydee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lacydee

awww, Dixie girl!!! This was great. I loved it. Dee lacy

as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Earth Angel
Member Empyrean
since 08-27-2002
Posts 40647
Realms of Light


4 posted 06-25-2007 09:38 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Dixie this is one finely divine piece of writing! ~ and most assuredly a for my trove of poetic treasures!

...Saved faster than you can say "God's Hand".

Simply beautiful ~ and highly inspirational!

Love & God's Light,

Linda
HopeS
Member Elite
since 12-22-2000
Posts 4613
Perth Western Australia


5 posted 06-25-2007 02:14 PM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Wonderful , inspiring  write in finding love and light

Hope
latearrival
Member Elite
since 03-21-2003
Posts 4407
Florida


6 posted 06-25-2007 04:23 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

One of my favorites too. Good to repeat once in a while. You Are Loved.
JamesMichael
Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


7 posted 06-25-2007 04:30 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Wonderful...James
JL
Member Ascendant
since 04-01-2004
Posts 5938
Texas, USA


8 posted 06-25-2007 04:40 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent...

JL

What I used to do with one hand tied behind my back now requires every muscle in my body, cohesively.
~JL

passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


9 posted 06-25-2007 06:19 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

thanks to each of you, I'm happy you enjoyed

I'm so glad Jimmy reminded me of this one

jwesley
Member Ascendant
since 04-30-2000
Posts 6414
Texas . . .


10 posted 06-28-2007 10:05 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Well now...took me a while to get back here (did receive your email) and it was well worth the wait --- this is even BETTER than I remember (showed it to my daughter then and she loved it - need to show her again).

Thank you for reposting this, my friend...won't loose it again (of course, being a man ... hmmmm! - according to my wife)

Loved it then and even more so now.

Jimmy
passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


11 posted 06-28-2007 10:13 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Jimmy

you are most welcome and I thank you for remembering this one, stuck far in the back of my computer somewhere

I'm so glad you enjoyed and shared



The Lady
Member Rara Avis
since 12-26-2005
Posts 7633
The Southwest


12 posted 07-01-2007 12:04 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


only one word Dixie...

Amazing!

aziza
Member Elite
since 07-09-2006
Posts 3000
Lumpy Oatmeal makes me Crazy!


13 posted 07-01-2007 09:42 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Dixie,

This is amazing.  I love it.  Just wonderful.

Jimmy,

Thank you for asking for this poem to be reposted.  I am so glad you did.

Warm hugs to you both,
Alison
Patricia
Member Elite
since 04-06-2003
Posts 2232
Missouri


14 posted 07-02-2007 11:39 AM       View Profile for Patricia   Email Patricia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patricia

WOW...This is perfect. You could hear I pin drop as I read this aloud to my children!

Wonderful writing, Dixie.

Patricia
jwesley
Member Ascendant
since 04-30-2000
Posts 6414
Texas . . .


15 posted 01-10-2012 09:04 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Been awhile since I pulled this one up, but it's one I've never forgotten and like to kick to the top periodically so all the new PIPers can read it.

Personally, I think it worth the read.

Still love it Dixie!!  Please re-post it in the latest "Open" -- 47 I think.

j.
Margherita
Member Seraphic
since 02-08-2003
Posts 21103
Eternity


16 posted 01-10-2012 06:37 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Very, very beautiful, dear Dixie. Discovered this because I went to see "Today's Topics" and I am glad I did.

It would be nice if you followed Jimmy's advice and posted it again in Open 47.

Margherita
nakdthoughts
Member Laureate
since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines


17 posted 01-11-2012 06:00 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I don't remember this one Dixie, but I am glad it has been  brought back.

Hope all is going well with you.


M
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #40 >> Three Feet Above Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors