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Only Loaned

God didn't say that I might keep
This lovely autumn day,
Nor did He mean that through all time
The world could look this way ...

He sent the beauty of the fall,
The changing autumn leaves,
And yet I know within my heart,
God only loaned me these.

I marvelled at the reds and golds,
The mountains smiling fair,
And filled my mind with wonderous sights
I found most everywhere ...

So much in beauty to behold -
October's pleasantries -
And yet so soon will change, I know
God only loaned me these.

God only lends life's lovely things,
However large or small ;
He keeps them ever in His power,
Then lends a share to all ...

Old Mother Nature's golden days -
The mountains, plains and trees,
The joys and gladness they impart -
God only lends us these.

Garnett Ann Schultz
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Nov 17 2010 05:37 GMT redbeetle
I wonder for how long we can retain the articles lent to us! Our resources are running out and we are careless about our assets. All your shots are sadly sweet. To me they tell a tale... A tale of glorious things, of which we have been appointed keepers, but we have been proved unworthy of that trust. Thank you!
Nov 17 2010 05:55 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful poem, Nancy!! And a great picture with a gorgeous view!!
Nov 17 2010 05:55 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful poem, Nancy!! And a great picture with a gorgeous view!!
Nov 17 2010 07:30 GMT Pea2007
Wonderful image and poem.
Nov 17 2010 07:42 GMT sini
Great poem entry!:)
Nov 17 2010 08:50 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful poem and entry Nancy :)
Nov 17 2010 12:37 GMT clintonfolks
beautiful.!!!
Nov 17 2010 16:58 GMT martini957
Amen Redbeetle...Thank you : ))
Nov 17 2010 16:58 GMT martini957
Thank you Anna-Maria : ))
Nov 17 2010 16:59 GMT martini957
Thank you Sini : ))
Nov 17 2010 16:59 GMT martini957
Thank you Pea : ))
Nov 17 2010 16:59 GMT martini957
Thank you Bro : ))
Nov 17 2010 18:36 GMT FLUMP
wonderfully moving
Nov 17 2010 20:44 GMT martini957
Thank you FLUMP : ))
Nov 17 2010 20:54 GMT LizSA
beautiful Martini, awesome words... It reminds me of another topic.....
children only lend to us. until they fly away... far away from the nest.. !!!

faall is beautiful... great view you have there.
Nov 17 2010 21:11 GMT martini957
Thank you Liz : ))
Nov 18 2010 00:46 GMT abojovna PRO
Beautiful photo and true verses!
Nov 18 2010 04:43 GMT martini957
Thank you Abojovna : ))
Nov 18 2010 15:29 GMT iyerhari
very special!
Nov 18 2010 22:39 GMT gafaway
gorgeous view of your smokey mountains?
what beauty and words to take to heart!
Nov 19 2010 02:18 GMT verarenm
Beautiful scenery and words!
Nov 19 2010 03:19 GMT dbch
On free loan and clinging onto HIS cross .. Very telling photo
and powerful, teaching, impacting words !!! .. Greetings from
DBCH orphanage.

FT2