Thankful

Almighty Creator,
I am forever indebted to You.
I am because You are.
Apart from You there is no existence.
No words or acts of gratitude could ever
Repay You for all You’ve done.
The very breath that I take is because of You.
How could I not take time out to express my gratitude.
I take this time to dedicate my thanks
To You, Almighty Creator.
Thanks for granting direction in my life.
Thanks for giving my life meaning.
Thanks for Your fortress of protection.
Thanks for my identity that lies in You.
Thanks for being a light unto feet.
Thanks for the Wonderful Shepherd that You are.
Thanks for being my Abba Father.
One I could always call on.
My heart is filled with reasons to thank you.
But yet, a million reasons could never compare
To all You’ve done, is doing, and will do.
Although this is true, I still take this time
To Thank You with all my heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: thankfulness

Jeanette Telusma

At The Beach

There are times our inner man longs for the beach.
It craves for Salah moments, beautiful and peaceful.
Living near the waters would be my hearts delight.
Such a place would mean waking up in the wee hours of the morning.
I would sit and breath in the fresh air that engulfs the atmosphere.
I would gaze into the distance of the sea pass the horizon.
Imagine walking until you reach where the sky and sea meets.
Imagine for just a moment, walking across the ocean…
Into the vastness of the early morning light.
Pure delight…
This is where I pen away. This is where my thoughts run.
The scent, scenery, the sensation, all in one.
What a Magnificent Creator

Jeanette Telusma

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This is where I plan to be this Thanksgiving week ❤

The Start of A New Day

Right before dawn the atmosphere shifts.
My senses heightened with anticipation.
I’ve waited patiently for this day to arrive.
The start of a new day.
The sun beams with such radiance,
I’m compelled to open the curtains that serve as barriers.
Oh the sweet smell of exhilarating fragrance.
As the sun streams in I notice every corner exposed.
Every dark corner must show it’s self,
for a new day has come.

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No longer able to hide under the covers.
The barriers have risen up to let the sun through.
It’s time for the start of a new day.
As I stand and witness transformation in the air,
I’m filled with great joy, peace and aspiration.
With this new shift I’m convinced change is always good.
It signifies a new leaf on life, a new level of maturity.
Somehow it confirms what was felt from within.
Prior to this point, it was hard at times.
But I kept on moving forward
because I knew it would all work out for my good.
I am much wiser now, muscles toned.
Confidence is now my middle name.
I stand on a firm foundation, not of my doing.
A new day has come and I welcome it with all my being.

Jeanette Telusma

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My Son, My Daughters…

No other can compare.
I see myself in you
when I was once your age.
If only I could protect you
from the hurt and pain
that comes with living.
With every passing minute
do know that it’s within hurt and pain
your strength, patience and character
becomes fortified as a mighty tower.
My hidden desire is to always be
there to lead, guide and protect.
But if this one wish was granted,
how would you ever truly grow.
One thing is for sure my prayers
will always be surrounding you.
My prayers will summons a host of angels
to always be by your side.
May they be present to harken to your every call.
May grace, love, joy, peace,
protection, provision, and happiness
be yours always.
May they chase you down.
May God always grant you supernatural favor.
May Goodness and mercy follow you all
the days of your life and may you
dwell in the house of the Lord.. Amen.

Jeanette Telusma

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I Think… 🤔

Everyone at some point or another (if not consistently)
Should know how it feels to hear
Someone say
I Love You.
These 3 words does something to
The recipient,
Especially when
Said with sincerity.
The contributor
Feels a sense of relief.
Although the words be few
They can cause a world of good.
With sincerity
It rolls of the tongue
And shifts atmospheres.
Three words…
I Love You.

Jeanette Telusma

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Dance

It takes you deep into the rhythm of the atmosphere.
It twirls you around, around and around.
Dance calms the wildest beast.
It creates an atmosphere of desired change.
It can be compared to a dream.
Just listen attentively to the different instruments.
Listen to the words that could be transforming.
Watch how emotions change with such enthusiasm.
Dance takes you places you’ve never been.
Your body envelopes it’s presence.
Dance brings freedom to the dancer.
Every cord flows with unexplained rhythm.
Every move flows with the rhythm.
Dance brings out the best in you.
It dispels anything that carries weight.
Dance as if no one is watching.


Jeanette Telusma

Reading

Today I met a little soul
that told me he has no desire…
To open a book.
Not expecting such comment,
I found myself speechless at first
thinking of a response that would
touch his little heart
right then and there.
And my response 7 seconds later was,
A book takes you around the world and back.
His eyes widened and he queried, ‘really? ‘
Why, yes child, the world is within those pages
if you would just open them and
Read, Read and Read some more.
I pray he keeps what I said in his heart
to experience the truth behind it all
In time.


Jeanette Telusma

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Amazed

I am amazed at how we could all
Look up at the open skies and see
Something different from each other.
In response to, ‘What do you see? ‘
No answer given would be wrong.
Perception is a way of understanding,
Or interpreting something.
It is a mental impression.
With this said, we ought
To see and accept each other
In spite of our differences.
You Say Potato, I Say Patato
You Say Tomato, I say Tamato
Neither way is wrong.
I’m amazed and I welcome
The experience of another’s mind.
I’m amazed how we view
The color purple
And yet refer to it differently.
God is truly a God of diversity.
I am in awe of His magnificence.
Amazed…


Jeanette Telusma

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God of Diversity

God created the sun, moon, and stars.
He created the universe and all that’s in it.
When He created man, he thought of woman.
Humanity He created in splendid wonder.
He also created the rainbow with its vibrant colors.
When He spoke Words, they became tangible.
When He thought of sounds, He created music.
We would never be able to phantom the Magnificence
of Our Creator.
He is truly a God of Diversity.
How are we able to go on and not see
the true intent of the Almighty.
He is a God of Oneness.
When I think about God’s Divinity and Diversity
I can’t help but look up and recognize…


Jeanette Telusma

It’s Raining

Drip drop, drip drop.
It’s raining. It’s pouring.
No complaints here.

Drip drop, drip drop.
Rain you’re welcome any time.
There’s never a dull moment.

Drip drop, drip drop.
Although there may be thunder
Although there may be lightning.
You’re welcome.

Drip drop, drip drop.
So much fun to dance in the rain.
Drenched from head to toe.
It’s okay…

Drip drop, drip drop.
You see, without you,
Everything is at a stand still.

Drip drop, drip drop.
The trees are able to grow.
You quench our thirst.

Drip drop, drip drop.
It’s raining, it’s pouring.
A sign of change.


Jeanette Telusma

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