Heavenly Father

I’d like to give a shout-out and thanks to Miriam from The Shower of Blessings for inspiring me to try the Villanelle poem form! You can read her poems here and here. πŸ™‚

Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things
How can this Someone love little ole me,
This Lord of Lords, The King of Kings?

The incredible blessings that He brings
For all of mankind to see,
Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things,

To Him, the fowls of the air sing,
β€œHow worthy and good is He
This Lord of Lords, The King of Kings!”

The universe’s expanse and butterfly wings
Display His holy ingenuity.
Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things,

Oh how to My Savior, I cling,
The One Who died to set me free!
This Lord of Lords, The King of Kings,
Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things!


46 thoughts on “Heavenly Father

  1. Absolutely fantastic poem, Grace. You did very well with this type of poem, although I’m no expert. I just know what I like and I really like this one!


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              • I just love it when you share your “critters” with us and especially when you take the time to write a religious poem! I’m sure your short story will turn out well too…

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                  • Just watch a lot of reruns of Bonanza or Gun smoke! That out to help you with any western you want to write about! Have a good evening, Grace…

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                    • Oh, I have been and I love them! πŸ˜€ Especially Little Joe and Hoss on Bonanza and Matt, Kitty and Chester (and later on Festus) on Gunsmoke! 😍 Also, Wanted: Dead or Alive (Steve McQueen), Rawhide (Clint Eastwood), and The Rifleman (Chuck Connors), are pretty good. (I’ve been watching quite a few westerns lately as you can see, haha! πŸ˜„)

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                    • Wow, Grace, that’s impressive! A lot of “research” is going into your little story. Not only that, but some of those old westerns still are better than a lot of the new shows on TV. I loved the Dick Van Dyke show…not a western, but I just wanted to say I liked it!

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                    • Haha, and to think I disliked westerns as a kid… πŸ˜… And then look at me over 15 years later, writing one! I bet God thought that was funny. “Just you wait…” πŸ˜‚

                      Yes, they sure are! πŸ˜€

                      Haha, I haven’t seen it many times, but I know the show you are talking about! πŸ™‚

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                    • So you didn’t like westerns as a kid. I didn’t care too much for them either, but my dad sure did. He had about 3-4 of them he watch all the time πŸ™‚ I liked Star Trek and Batman and silly stuff like that…

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                    • Yeah. I thought there was too many guns being fired and people dying. I still think it’s kind of strange that a lot of episodes end with what I call, “BANG BANG roll credits” where the climax involves characters shooting their guns, people get shot, and then a few seconds later, the credits roll…

                      My dad loved Gunsmoke, but also Star Trek. πŸ˜€ Because of that, I got to see so much Star Trek growing up. I still like it. The original with Kirk was good, but I think my favorite might be Voyager. πŸ™‚ I haven’t seen them all yet, but I like the five seasons I’ve seen. I probably did see the other seasons as a kid, but I was too young to remember a lot of them. There were also a couple of episodes that scared me to death as a kid… πŸ˜…

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                    • “BANG, BANG roll credits…”I love it! But that was the way the west was, the gun settled all of the issues. If you were a “varment” on the run from the Marshall, you got shot dead. And if you were fighting bad guy to bad guy, you shot it out until someone was dead. Even if you were a good guy, the bad guys were always looking to kill you. That was just the way westerns were…

                      And as for Star Trek, I was about 9-10 when the original series came out, and my dad and I watched it together. I loved all of the original cast, but the series only went for 3 years. Now, however, the Star Trek shows and movies seem to go on and on! I’ve seen some of the newer ones, and there are some good episodes, but nothing like the original cast. Oh…they had an episode where they traveled back in time to the old west. Now wouldn’t that make a story for you to write about!!


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                    • Yeah, I’m noticing that! Haha, it’s like, they couldn’t talk about it, they had to see who could outdraw the other, and whoever wasn’t dead was “right.” πŸ˜„

                      Yes! Except it seems like many times, the “varmint” ends up dead instead of alive. Wanted: Dead or Alive is interesting in that sometimes, the wanted guy doesn’t end up dead… πŸ˜…

                      Haha, yeah! The amount of Gunsmoke episodes I’ve seen which start out with “I’m gonna kill the Marshall…”
                      “Look mister, I don’t know who you think you are, but I don’t want no trouble. Just get outta Dodge.”
                      “Don’t matter; you’re getting it anyway.”
                      And then Chester (or Festus) and Kitty get worried that Matt will end up dead, and then, **BANG-BANG** and the other guy is dead instead. You’d think by now, they would know better than to try to outdraw him…

                      Oh wow! πŸ˜€ Only 3 years? That’s sad.

                      Yeah, they sure do! πŸ™‚ I haven’t seen many of the new movies; I only saw one, and I wasn’t a huge fan, so I didn’t see the others. You can’t beat the original!

                      Oh yeah!!! I forgot about that episode! πŸ˜€ Haha, that would be fun!

                      One thing that I found very interesting is that the writers for the original Star Trek seemed to like using myths. I remember the episode with the Medusa (the original was one of the three Gorgons that if you looked at them they would turn you to stone; but in the Star Trek episode, it just made you go mad), and another with Apollo (Greek god of music, poetry, prophesy, among other things).

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                    • Yeah, I love the way they wrote the same kind of story on Gunsmoke each week, yet even though you knew what was going to happen, you watched it anyway! For some time, that was the longest running show on TV…it went for about 10-11 years, even with the change from Chester to Festus. And Miss Kitty didn’t play the true role of the gal at the bar. Those women were there to get the thirsty cowboys drunk and then “show them a good time!” Miss Kitty was the Marshall’s girl, she never did that.

                      And as for Star Trek, you never saw the 2nd or 3rd original movie from the series? It had all the stars from the original cast and they were much better than the first movie!

                      And you are right. They did use a lot of myth in their writing. That may have been why the TV series only lasted 3 years. People weren’t familiar with a lot of mythology and such, so the show was cancelled because it was too “cerebral” for most people. That’s the reason they gave for cancelling it from the TV lineup.

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                    • Me too! And yeah, I still watch them anyway too. πŸ˜‚ It was nice that Miss Kitty wasn’t like that. Back then, they actually cared about the content on TV; there were some morals, at least!

                      Oh yes, I saw those! I meant the remake they made within the last five years or so with a brand new cast. I saw The Search For Spock, I think it was called. Loved that one. πŸ˜€

                      Ooohhh. Wow. Haha, so odd. I love shows like that. So sad. But I enjoy the three seasons they did make. πŸ™‚

                      (Don’t feel like you have to respond to this; I’m still catching up on comments and just got to this one; three days behind again. πŸ˜‰)

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                    • Grace…you were nice enough to make a comment here, of course I’m going to respond! I agree, TV used to be a place you went to forget about life for a while. Now, they try their hardest to make everything just like life…including all the sinful acts and vulgarity. It’s why I had to stop watching some shows. I just didn’t feel comfortable with all that in a show. (I’m 3-4 days behind in my comments!) 😦

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                    • Aww. πŸ™‚ Haha, I said that because we were going to limit ourselves to talking about Jesus and it wasn’t all about Jesus. πŸ˜‰

                      Exactly! And I have too; it’s gets too bad. I don’t feel comfortable with all that stuff in a show either.

                      (Oh wow. πŸ˜‚ Have fun catching up!)

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                    • That’s great Grace, but we can talk about other things “off blog” on the emails. I want to be a friend/brother who listens when you need to talk about certain things…

                      I wish that TV would go back to the way it used to be years ago as far as the content and language. And these “cable shows” are horrible when it comes to content! And forget about seeing anything other than a kids movie these days!

                      Oh, catching up is never fun! 😦

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                    • Oh, okay! πŸ™‚ Aww, thank you! 😊 ❀

                      Me too. I don’t have cable, but my grandma did. You’re so right – many were awful.

                      There are even a few kid movies that I question…

                      LOL. πŸ˜„ I’m 2 days behind again and I plan to catch up today. So come Monday, you’ll be really having to catch up… πŸ˜‚

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                    • I sent you an email today, and it’s one of my “longer” short ones! Good luck staying caught up, young lady! Meanwhile, I’ll find my flashlight and the path out of here and by Thursday or Friday, I hope to be caught up. I have my Dr. appt. on Wednesday, and a few errands to run on Tuesday, so catching up will take a while this week! I see your replies, so I want to thank you so much…”wise guy!” πŸ™‚

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