Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

If Not For You - Poem by Carmela Patterson

If not for you we would not have been
You lovingly deemed we should exist
You sent Jesus, your Son, to heal us of sin
For our souls He did and still does persist

No bigger than a grain of sand on vast beaches,
You know when we sit and when we stand,
May we ever cleave to what Jesus Christ teaches
Each tiny undeserving speck of sand

O what a loving Father we have in you
Who willed all creation into being
For us every blessing and grace you imbue
Blind were we; now we are seeing

Accept our thanksgivings and praises
As we worship you with unabashed hearts
Pour upon us the blessings and graces
Your Holy Spirit imparts.


Comments about If Not For You by Carmela Patterson

  • (5/3/2011 11:02:00 PM)


    Great poem with a lot of wisdom. Wonderfully written. Great imagery.
    Fine poetics.
    A big...10
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2
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  • Romeo Della Valle (5/3/2011 10:46:00 PM)


    A very spiritually moving write! A well penned and poignant write! 10+++ God Bless you for always! Love and Peace... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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