God's Wee Watchmen

Rating: 5.0
Who is God's wee watchman
Chirping through the night?
Who let's us know that all is safe
That everything's alright?
Who's company when we're wakeful.
Who softens night like dew,
Who lulls to sleep with singing?
Oh little cricket, it's you!

And should you stop your singing
And all the dark is still,
We'll wake and lie there listening
And hold our breath until
The comfort of your laughter
Dispels the fear of harm
Oh little cricket, it is you
Who signals the alarm.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: african poem,cricket
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
When we were children growing up in Kenya we lived up country.There, the sound of the crickets at night was pervasive and almost thunderous when we concentrated on it. Yet like the clock ticking in the living room, we could cancel it out and not even hear the chirping until they suddenly stopped.and then the deafening silence would be audible and we would pay attention to whatever the next sound might be.A break in the crickets' chirping meant that something was approaching. Man or beast?
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COMMENTS
Howard Simon 26 August 2018
Wonderful work that elevates the little cricket to eagle like proportion. Some consider the cricket to be irritating but your poem brings such a profound perspective to one of God's little creatures!
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Neil Stewart Mcleod 26 August 2018
Howard, that is one of the best comments I have had and I deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you Dr Neil
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Bharati Nayak 10 July 2018
With some vivid images of nature, the poem is sublime and serene .Let me quote a few lines- - 'Who is God's wee watchman Chirping through the night? Who let's us know that all is safe That everything's alright? Who's company when we're wakeful. Who softens night like dew, Who lulls to sleep with singing? Oh little cricket, it's you! '
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My heart is lifted up by your comment! Thank you
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Mahtab Bangalee 26 May 2018
nice words- The comfort of your laughter Dispels the fear of harm nice 10+++
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Ah thank you - the spell is woven!
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Steve Howard 06 May 2018
You're very welcome sir.
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Steve Howard 05 May 2018
Wonderfully rhymed. Thank you sir.
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Why thank you Stephen, much appreciated!
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