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Nature's Pantry by LaVerne Hall

God opened the door on dawn and there beckoning me enter was the fullness and beauty of Nature's Pantry

To the east was the rising sun robed and colored resplendently in reds
blending and mixing and mingling with amethyst, amber and gold
soon to explode into a blazing costume warmly covering a bashful noon
and just as quickly and quietly changing its shade and tone
to shine and take center stage with twinkling stars
that God had ordained as signs to mark the seasons, days and years
and the keepers of the dreams

To the south, the dew that glistened on velvety roses,
green grass and foliage
in due season would become frost on pumpkins and gourds
sleet and crystal clear icicles adorning and accessorizing
roof tops and naked and bare limbs
and way too soon softly settling and comforting the earth below
with fashionable flakes of snow, snow and more snow

While way up high in the sky,
crying clouds wept the night away creating
plip plop drops cleansing the earth below
with fresh fragrance of joy rising with the dawn
luring us to enter, entertain and experience
a new day with anticipation, love and laughter

To the north, high mountains and dense forests and woods
sheltered little and big creatures who dwell in the wilds
while rivers and waters, bellys swelled with little fish and big fish
streams through a maize of wild fruits, brush,
vegetation and plants bearing seed, creating a rich, fertile, good soil
soil that is embedded with onyx, gold, and gems and aromatic resins

In shortGod
put the C in class
the E in extraordinary
the S in sophistication
the O in Only You
and put us all
under glass!

So let's all rise
thank God for the beauty and bounty of Nature's Pantry
and for each of us . . . Beautiful, Unique, Masterpieces!

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