Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

A Family Blessing* - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

May the years unfold gently,
while richly filled
with happiness, prosperity, and peace.
May you ever strive forward, with love
and friendship at your side.

Never forsaking the noble ideals,
the goals our Lord gave in Grace,
to ease the suffering;
of mortal man. For the dream
is the tie to life.

Never loose sight of the Lord’s Love.
Always walk in his ways.
Returning to the path if erring footfall
by chance causes thee to stray.
For man’s ways hold many thorns
that pierce unguarded flesh.
No comfort is found there no security.

Only great pain... torment... distress...
before the grave. Man’s works
crumble perish with coming age.
We seek through life’s journey
slowly understanding - is distilled
through the words and grace of God.

For life’s toils end
in this world of shadows -
upon the breath of a warm wind
to carry us home above the plains.

Comments about A Family Blessing* by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

  • Gold Star - 22,434 Points Terry Craddock (9/22/2015 5:14:00 PM)

    Yes when I considered my most popular poems I find, they were all on my old overseas site, most starting near the top in the alphabetical listing. Therefore they are not always the best or most interesting, just the most easily accessible, three of the first four listed; ‘cubism’ Picasso, “i Am Not A Terrorist” Sarah Palin and 2011 Global Fish Extinction Crisis.

    Then the most popular 'A Blue Rose Tragedy', followed by 'A Caster Of Stones', 'A Change Of Heart', 'A Cup Of Wine Would I Give Thee*', 'A Golden Memory', 'A Good Place To Start', etc.

    Seems almost all popular poems start with an 'A' and few readers can progress past this most popular of letters. The only exception being the poems 'Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman? ', 'Sown Into Earth Adoration Love' and 'Song Of My Love*'. Therefore important theme poems like 'State Of 20th Century Man*' are overlooked. If we write too much, a lot of good poetry will be buried. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,117 Points Mihaela Pirjol (9/21/2015 1:29:00 PM)

    This is absolutely beautiful, Terence! No wonder why it is one of your most popular poems. Wisdom and truth. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,215 Points Walterrean Salley (9/19/2014 10:39:00 PM)

    Wisdom and fortitude in the words of a poem. Full of spiritual insight, and comforting to the soul. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,762 Points Patricia Grantham (8/25/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed this beautiful poem written with
    such feeling and intensity. Mans journey through lfe
    is a long and tedious one. It is only through Gods
    help and our faith that will make it a good one. Very
    inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,665 Points Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa (7/27/2012 12:39:00 PM)

    Great poem, I love the setting keep it coming.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points David Beckham (3/7/2011 11:39:00 PM)

    The poem starts, 'A DECADE ABOVE LIFE' and resonating through the ages and carrying with it great promises of a good life. At this point, if this was a bus ride, I do not want to come down. Then the poet concludes the poem in hopeful sailing to a land filled with love. Excellent, work. I can read this all day. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elemchos Kratoz (10/15/2010 9:28:00 AM)

    '-May the years unfold gently,
    while richly filled
    with happiness, prosperity'

    truth be told your work is great in life it is the truth that gives direction to greatness good writing may mighty AMIGHTY GOD off ALL! Bless you in Christ Jesus our Lord and SAVIUOR! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,668 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (9/11/2010 12:12:00 PM)

    For life’s toils end
    in this world of shadows -
    upon the breath of a warm wind
    to carry us home above the plains.

    you always speak of your tremendous faith. i call u a poet of faith.... very very nice
    the follies of life and that the life ends here but a greater life waits for you in the heavens where angels and saints live........... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lynn Glover (7/29/2010 10:07:00 PM)

    As you mention in your poem, the toil is taken on us each day, but not nearly the toil and burden place on God the Father, when He gave his only son for our salvation.. A very good write. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dwi Utami (7/29/2010 1:13:00 AM)

    hey :) :)
    ya you have blessing for your family and also ever know how taste love frm family blessing.
    Lucky for you, i'want to say good and nice of you: thumb: (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Earl Clark (7/27/2010 1:47:00 AM)

    It is a personal experience- thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 116 Points Prince Obed de la Cruz (6/29/2010 5:46:00 AM)

    this i think is better.... it is like a letter full of stories and emotions... nice write! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,100 Points Antonio Liao (6/27/2010 9:30:00 PM)

    A spirited seeking delightful joy....memories of the past linger on
    the journey of life....Awesome poem. God bless ...a 10 +++ (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,519 Points Marieta Maglas (6/27/2010 3:15:00 PM)

    This poem is absolutely sensational! I love how you connect the ideas between them...well expressed feelings (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,116 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/27/2010 5:13:00 AM)

    We seek through life’s journey
    slowly understanding - is distilled
    through the words

    And it is the precious wanting now-a-days, which is also about to be archaive thing of moral-self. Understanding.....! ! ! ! ! ! Ridiculous. Alls are very much wise than others. Every body ready to convince you with his own ideas and belief which perhaps he himself doesn't belief when crisis arises. Fantastic Gothic by words you have grafted in a poetry nearing to be a prayer. Again I repeat the word 'Understanding' a rarest word you have planted here. Thank you very much.

    Good poem with your natural faith in God.

    pranab (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amrit Rathi (6/26/2010 11:20:00 PM)

    Excellent poem or should I say a noble prayer! Two-in-one. I really loved it. Praying for happiness, prosperity, peace, love, friendship, noble ideals, divine path without getting astray, understanding more of God's love as the age advances and as body crumbles, before we leave this world of illusion, shadows to go above-A WONDERFUL FRAGRANCE ININ A SMALL PERFUME BOTTLE, friend-you are very talented-I envy why I can't be like you :)
    Warm Regards.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points g black black (6/26/2010 10:49:00 PM)

    nice poem, its really explaining the truth about life
    i really like it a lot (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,668 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (6/26/2010 1:43:00 AM)

    For the dream
    is the tie to life.

    i liked these lines very much.
    you love the Lord and direct everyone not to forget the relationship to Him.
    lifes toil end in this world of shadows.. a great realization.. it is very inspiring. ur poems are clear and you do not use complicated words. i find it wonderful. thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Gita Ashok (6/26/2010 12:11:00 AM)

    A beautifully penned prayer with a poetic touch. Conveys a strong and clear message on life. Use of metaphors adds to the beauty of the composition. The last lines are very significant:

    For life’s toils end
    in this world of shadows -
    upon the breath of a warm wind
    to carry us home above the plains.

    A very inspiring and motivating piece written in simple words. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,512 Points Unwritten Soul (6/25/2010 10:25:00 PM)

    This poem really blew me with a lesson of life! i think it inspired by your deep observation. i can feel it...Keep writing good stuff because we need more stuff like this... Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2011

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