Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Poetry Corner

I am joining Donna at By His Grace Alone again this week for Wednesday Poetry Corner. I am so out of practice at writing, but have found I still enjoy it. I hope you will drop in on Donna and join us in this meme each week. Below is my submission for this week.


I watched a squirrel playing among the trees today.
I was so consumed by his playful abandon.
I laughed as he scampered about from tree to tree,
Worrying not about who was looking or what was about.

I watched for a long while and began to think
This little squirrel is so abandoned in his task.
He's not worried about anything -
Just moving from one step to the next.

The longer I watched the more I enjoyed what I saw.
I laughed out loud at some of his antics while he played.
I thought this must be what God feels like when He watches me,
When I trust Him completely and let myself be free.

I learned a lesson from that tiny squirrel today;
A lesson of life that I can remember, I pray.
I don't have to worry about the things I choose,
God is taking care of me and that's all I need.

Diane Chandler
June 23, 2009


byhisgracealone said...


thank you again for participating in Wednesday Poetry Corner....I have enjoyed each poem you have penned...isn't it amazing how God can use a small scampering squirrel to inspire a poem and life lesson....

I don't know what could be the problem with accessing my blog...I did do some work on it, changed my template, etc...but don't think that should affect anything...

anyways....thanks again for sharing your thoughts through a poem....I am blessed by the willingness of your heart

pray you have a restful day in the Lord...


Trish said...

Wow! On Monday I sat watching a squirrel in the front yard...munching happily on the helicopters from our 2 huge Maple trees. I even took out my trusty camera and took a few shots of him.
I'll have to post them one day1
Anyhoo...I sat thinking how happily he scurried about and how our God takes care of us all!
This was lovely Diane...prayed for you just this morning!!!

Janiece said...

What a beautiful poem..
I could see the little critter scamping around...
thanks for the vision.

Samantha said...

Such a beautiful poem, Diane, you are so talented.
Love you !!

jeanne said...

Diane, I just read your sweet squirrel poem. A beautiful way to look at life while enjoying the wonders of a little animal. Good job. I think writing poetry is like riding a bike. We don't forget how.

Have a wonderful week.