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A Heavenly Gift

Story ID:6755
Written by:Nancy J. Kopp (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Flint Hills Kansas USA
Year:2005
Person:The state of Kansas
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A Heavenly Gift

Note: I'm posting this poem in honor of Kansas Day which was January 29th. This year Kansas celebrates 150 years of statehood. The poem won the Theme Division of the Kansas Authors Club state contest in 2005. The photo is one taken in the Flint Hills of Kansas



A Heavenly Gift

One calm and peaceful day
the hand of God
passed over the land
we know as Kansas,
this place where the
hills meet the plains,
where sweet prairie grasses
bend and sway
like ballerinas amidst
soft and gentle breezes,
then dance wildly
when furious winds blow.

The Lord God pulled the vast
skies close to the ground, like
a soft coverlet of blue.
He gave us air to breathe
so clear the stars can do
no less than shine in
glorious reply
through velvet nights.

Over these hills and
across these plains,
the Creator scattered
many-hued wildflowers
and treasured trees in
all the right places.
His mighty hand
carved brooks and
streams alike.

With grateful heart
my prayer of thanks
soars Heavenward from
this very special place
that I call home.