Endeavor

Endeavor

A Poem by Zoe Richardson
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Consider the lilies of the field

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The fish go wandering in raiment fair

Without a worry, without a care

Beneath the waves they flit and flash

Their beauty nestled in a splash

 

The sparrow braves the sky and dares

To ride the currents of the air

She gathers feathers for her nest

And does not care how she is dressed

 

The lily grows from seeds cast down

From pockets onto stony ground

It does not work or weave its colors

And yet it stands above all others

 

All these creatures, arrayed in splendor

Think not of want or need or tender

God alone each day renews

And how much more He cares for you

 

-Zoe Richardson

© 2022 Zoe Richardson


Author's Note

Zoe Richardson
This popped into my head while attending a performance of "Cats."

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I have not thought of that scripture for some time. Food, shelter, clothing that is adequate, reliable transportation, a family to share it with... Seems to me I have all that a man can wish for. All that matters anyway. Thank you for reminding me.

Posted 4 Months Ago


"beauty nestled" gonna steal this! so beautiful. Wonderful verses my dear but You nailed it with your wisdom on the last one, "Think not of want or need or tender" want comes form a human need, need comes from lack, tender... well it is tender lol, I mean if we looked inside us we will not feel the lack because we already have it all inside us, we are already loved and protected from God. the words are easy to say but the work is more to do.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

Steal away! I am so glad you liked this. We don't always stop to consider how cared for we truly are.. read more
lightsong

4 Months Ago

Oh! Thank You and You are so welcome my dear :>
A wonderful poem shared dear Zoe.
"All these creatures, arrayed in splendor
Think not of want or need or tender
God alone each day renews
And how much more He cares for you"
I loved the above lines. It is amazing how nature can heal, how nature take care of her own. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

We are not the grass, which is daily cut and then blows away in the wind. We are not the flowers who.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Zoe.
Beautifull written! The message of how God will take care of us all is loud and clear! Wonderful imagery!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

Thank you! Your words are very much appreciated. There is such hope in knowing how we are cared for... read more
KATHY SUE SILLS

4 Months Ago

It was a blessing and comfort to read, and you are welcome!
Indeed as you portray marvelously. The Handiwork and art work of the Creator. They enrich our lives with beauty and meaning. All have a purpose and meaning; all in the larger scheme of life.
Wonderful!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words and thoughtful comments. When we see the love and ca.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

Absolutely true! You are so welcome.

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Added on February 21, 2022
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Tags: Poetry, Bible, Christian, Thoughts, God, Heaven

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Zoe Richardson
Zoe Richardson

Cordova, AL



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Alabama native. Poet and storyteller and all around word nerd. I practice random acts of insanity because the world needs some shaking up. more..

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