NOT FOR SALE

My poetry is love, love is not for sale.

I give it away.

Whether accepted or not I still trust it

As a gift to say

What I want!  When I pray I do not choose words

To make prayer sound good,

(If I do at times it is not acceptable)

As sincere prayer should

Be a happy, angry, or embittered cry

A cry from the heart.

A cry that makes mute the sounds of nature’s song

Inviting joy to depart!

So, the, words of my song, though brash, brazen,

Or crude will have to do.

Accept or reject or shrug it off, it is done!

Response?  Up to you!

I care not.  Yes, I do!  Your response to

One so insecure

Is important!  I so dislike rejection!

I cannot long endure

The slight of scorn, the mocking, though subdued,

Hurting just a bit

Can never change my mind.  For this is my gift of

Love, this is my gift!

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Sam Cox 05.13.03

GIVING THANKS AT THANKSGIVING

He meets me in the morning when

The eastern skies are gray,

His smile starts spreading over the sky

And backs the gloom away!

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That smile grows wider, soon the east

Is bright and rosy red.

The wind is the ripple of His laugh

At something Gabriel said!

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It is clear to me the birds are glad,

They are echoing His cheer.

Their homes exposed to wind and rain

That song, does it show fear?

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Why should I then be fearful of the

Elements or pain,

The future, past of man or beast,

Of fire, wind, or rain?

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Our Heavenly Father loves us all.

We are His creatures, too.

All nature sings so why do not we

His praise forever!  True!

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Sam Cox 08.20.03

(Published back in the 50’s)

GOD DID IT!

God is great, God is good,

Of course, we thank Him for this food!

Do not scorn!  We know it is true and

Thank Him, as we should!

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Of course, we know hot-n-tots,

Sure, and the cannibals

Had to eat human flesh, when out

Of animals.

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Most farmers recognize if

Their senses are clear.

There is a God in Heaven whom

They had better fear!

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Makes plants to grow and flourish!

Of if carnivorous they

May be driven to eat each other!

As nature has its way!

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But nature is God, is our God, too!

Created all existing!

Man can only assemble that

Which God has made consisting–

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Of nothing and then something

Greater just happens to be

Something from nothing, like man himself,

“Only God can make a tree!”

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Sure man can and does assemble

What God has created.

We put it all together, but

Only God can make it!

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It has all been done!  All has happened

On earth, sky and the sea!

Determination can only achieve

What already can be!

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God took some nothing and made something

Of course, a tiny seed!

Consider though, the magical powers,

Giant, the redwood trees.

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Sea and the fish swimming in it,

Whales, oh yes and sharks, too.

Why sharks?  Oh and poisonous snakes

Someday we will know true!

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the Sam 01.23.12