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Arizona Poetry

I spent last week on a retreat out in Tucson, Arizona. It was needless to say, everything God knew I needed and then some. I have never been to Arizona before, so I was like a kid in a candy store just gawking at every single beautiful new-to-me piece of creation that I saw. I was grateful to be able to take a couple of days extra to meet up with some humans I've only known through the internet. It was a blessing and an inspiration to be with them. The first morning I awoke from my night at the retreat center, I was blessed to see this view:

Hallelujah, indeed.


And then, after soaking in the Creator's beauty, I wrote this prayer/poem:


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i turn my face to You

and the Warmth fills my soul

i may not have words

and yet i know that You know

You shed Your Perfect Light

not just on me but on all of Your creation


if i don't stop or at least slow down

i'll miss all the Beauty before me


i love being in awe of all Your Wonder

i love being in wonderment of Your Awe

the details You put into each tiny flower

the shadows that are cast by Your morning sun

the colors You paint with the rocks that cry out

of Your Glory and Splendor and Love

the land that has soaked up years of witnessing

the cacti that stay nourished by adapting

the mountains that flex their beautiful strength

and me...

on this cold rock

singing Your praises


thank You my God for creating all this Beauty

thank You for being my Rock and my Light

thank You for all You do for me

help me to win this internal fight

amen

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cristina marie ferri

march 6, 2023

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