Tom J. Mariani

Rookie (January 1948 / San Francisco, CA)

God's Gifts - Poem by Tom J. Mariani

God has many gifts
For us to take when we can
Or like God's first couple
Will we have to say we ran

Out of the Garden
It was too much to take
For the love of wisdom
Dont blame it all on the snake

To know from right and wrong
Or to let go and pray
How do you think you'll answer
When you get asked some day

It won't be easy
No clear wrong or right
You might get asked at morning
Or very late at night

Some of God's gifts come quietly
Like just opening you eyes
Some go thump and
Are really a surprise

Whatever kind it is
It's as kind as it can be
Not all gifts fit or are the
Right color you see

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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