Juan Olivarez

Freshman - 772 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

I Saw God Today.... For My Pal Smoky - Poem by Juan Olivarez

I saw God today, on a mountain high,
As the wind blew through my hair.
I saw God today in the clear blue sky,
I felt small and humble there.

I saw God today, in the desert sands,
As the Joshua Trees reached for the sky.
I saw God today in the arid lands,
And heard the coyotes mournful cries.

I saw God today in the desert sun,
And in the desert willow bells.
I saw God today, just one on one,
In beautiful stones and ancient sea shells.

I saw God today and he saw me,
I could reach out and touch his face.
I saw God in that vast dry sea,
And now my soul is full of grace.

I saw God today, in the great Southwest,
God saw my heart, and I saw his.
I can't still the thunder in my chest,
You see, that's where heaven is.

4/4/12 Alton Texas


Comments about I Saw God Today.... For My Pal Smoky by Juan Olivarez

  • Bronze Star - 2,184 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/13/2012 12:34:00 PM)

    How true and eloquent! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 26 Points Eric Cockrell (4/11/2012 4:26:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem.... well penned! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Claudia Krizay (4/9/2012 6:32:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem-makes me want to visit the southwest! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Claudia Krizay (4/9/2012 6:30:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem! makes me want to be there myself!
    Claudia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (4/8/2012 4:31:00 PM)

    That is such a nice write, so soulful, a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,809 Points Smoky Hoss (4/4/2012 9:28:00 PM)

    Amen brother! Awesome. How I wish we were out there hiking right now.
    You have said it so well, so correct, so right.
    Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 14, 2013


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