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The Sweetest Kiss

HEAVEN IN A CHILD

I caught a glimpse of Heaven today
When a little child of three
Danced around my flower beds
With a look of blissful glee

I heard a bit of Heaven today
When she giggled while at play
Sounds I’ll carry in my heart
Forever and a day

I felt a bit of Heaven today
When she wooed me with her charms . . .
The sweetest kiss upon my cheek
And a hug from little arms

There’s Heaven in a little child
And you can see it, too
Just watch them with an open heart
That’s all you need to do

3/17/00 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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HEAVEN IN A CHILD

I caught a glimpse of Heaven today
When a little child of three
Danced around my flower beds
With a look of blissful glee

I heard a bit of Heaven today
When she giggled while at play
Sounds I’ll carry in my heart
Forever and a day

I felt a bit of Heaven today
When she wooed me with her charms . . .
The sweetest kiss upon my cheek
And a hug from little arms

There’s Heaven in a little child
And you can see it, too
Just watch them with an open heart
That’s all you need to do

3/17/00 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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Spring’s Dandelion

                 HAIKU

 Heaven sent rich lode

      gold scattered over my lawn

           spring’s dandelions

11/14/04      Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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               Choices

No one knows what each day holds

      It could be our last

The day that we must answer

      For actions of the past

 

If we could just see ahead

      Might not we change our way

Or set a different course to take

      And toe the line today

 

Would we abstain from sinful ways

      And honor Him above

Would we attempt to do our best

      And prove to Him, our love

 

Will we try His loving patience

       Because it does not wane   

Do we really think our erring ways

       Do not cause Him pain

 

We are His children, that is true

      And we should heed His rules

For the Heaven He has promised us

      Excludes all sinful fools

 

And when we’re gone, it’s much too late

      To say, “I will obey”

So live today as though ‘twas last

      And mend your erring way

 

9/30/80       Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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          HEAVEN

 

In Heaven there is no sorrow.

No pain nor grief to bear.

You’ll dwell in joyful love and peace,

Joined by your loved ones there.

 

3/10/96      Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

 

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  HOME AT LAST

 (For Robbie )

                 

The Heavenly Gates were open

          An Angel looked and smiled

For coming up the Golden Path

          Was a sweet innocent child

 

Heaven’s radiance seemed to beckon

          So the child entered in

The Angels plucked their harp strings

          And sang a lovely hymn

 

With tears of pain he brought from earth

          Still damp upon his face

The child stood in wonder

          When he saw the Throne of Grace

 

And then his face brightened

          As he ran to the Throne

Where in the Savior’s arms he felt

          The greatest love known

 

Then all his anguish vanished

          Through Heaven’s tender care

He knew Heaven was really home

          And he’d be happy there.

 

6/16/79        Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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    GOD’S GREAT TAPESTRY

 

My small grandchild came to me

          And leaning up against my knee

Asked, what happens when you die?

          And then, before I gave reply,

 

Why can’t everyone walk, like me?

          Why can’t some people hear or see?

How is it that our God’s the same,

          But religions have a different name?

 

Why do people fuss and fight?

          How come he’s black and I am white?

If I’m happy, why isn’t he?

          Why doesn’t he have as much as me?

 

Hush, Dear Child, and listen here.

      I don’t know it all I fear,

But I will undertake the task

          To answer most of what you ask.

 

I guess it’s hard to understand

          Life’s complexities in our land.

In order to see, you will be wise

          To view with heart, instead of eyes.

 

God made man from dust, you know

          And all men back to dust must go

But death just means this body’s gone.

          Our Soul’s new body will live on.

 

This earth is just a stepping-stone

          On the way to the Heavenly Throne,

And if we follow God’s command

          We’ll all meet in the Promised Land.

 

We’ll pass from earth, to Heaven’s Gate,

          Where such as you need not wait,

For it’s opened wide to let you in,

          And also others cleansed of sin.

 

The Angels sing to welcome you

          Those gone before, join in, too

Happiness shines on every face

          When standing at the Throne Of Grace.

 

We’ll have new bodies, free of pain

          It’s Heaven’s gift that each will gain

I truly hope I’ve made it clear

          That death is not a thing to fear

 

Now for the rest you asked of me

          Please listen very carefully

With open mind and open heart

          And learn from what I may impart

 

Characteristics of humanity

          Compare to a garden’s variety

There’s colorful flowers on display

          And some of each, make a great bouquet

 

The blend appeals because of hue

          And life should be that way, too

Think how dull the world would be

          If all were just like you and me

 

For color of skin, eyes, and hair

          Are just facets of the shell we wear

And underneath, I make this claim

          All of us are just the same

 

You mustn’t let trouble you

          Someone else’s different hue

Judge man for what he is inside

          For prejudice is just false pride

 

You asked about man’s belief

          I’ll tell you this, with much relief

It matters not the given name

          ‘Most everyone’s God is the same

 

To you it may seem rather strange

          But different viewpoints, cause such change

And that is how Faiths saw their birth

          In different areas on this earth

 

Now for your questions on one’s health

          Also those on poverty and wealth

The hurtful side does seem unfair

          Because these things are hard to bear

 

But perhaps it’s God’s ultimate goal

          That this should refine a person’s Soul

And if they rise above their test

          I’m sure that they are truly blessed

 

Now, those who choose to fuss and fight

          Haven’t learned to love just right

They’re filled with anger, and also hate

          But they can change, it’s never too late

 

Though hard it is, to change one’s way

          It should be done without delay

Forgive and forget ills done to you

          And give much love and kindness, too

 

Sometime in our journey of life

          We meet with sorrow and deal with strife

And sadness comes from our dismay

          But just ’til the pain goes away

 

For happiness is a state of mind

          And really not so hard to find

Look Up (not down) – ahead (not back)

          It’s easy, once you get the knack

 

One last word I give, my Dear

          A quote, to help you conquer fear

‘You would not see the rainbow’s hue

          Without the storm that frightened you’

 

Your questions were deep, for one so small

          And I told you, child, I know not all

But I did my best to answer true

          All of the questions troubling you

 

And things that I’ve related here

          Should give you understanding, Dear

It’s been His plan through history . . .

          We’re threads in GOD’S GREAT TAPESTRY

 

 

12/19/99            Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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