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About the Writer:
Sherrill Schlimpert

An ordinary suburban girl with an extraordinary passion for seeking the Lord’s will in her life, Sherrill is more than a poet. She is a retired elementary school teacher, mother of two grown children, and wife for over 31 years. One dreary morning's drive awakened her passion for writing prayer-poetry as God greeted her with a spectacular sunrise. Her flow of words and faith has filled two self-published books so far.



All Creation Speaks

By Sherrill Schlimpert

An early morning walk on the beach.
Inland clouds –
   mansions in the sky.
A sun break out on the waves.
Oh, my God, how majestic is your name
   in all the earth.

Cool island breeze.
   Refreshing, but with no chill.
Palms gently swaying.
Breath on me, Oh Spirit.

The early morning crow of a cock,
The squack of a rainbowed parrot,
The chirp of a small, black bird with
    red-tufted head.
The slow crawl of the determind
    hermit crab.
Lord, you made creatures great and small.

The power, the steadiness
   of the tide,
     endless, constant,
       yet with many faces –
       dark, heavy, deep under the clouds,
       then breaking -
       white dancing curls,
       now brilliant hues on the horizon
         as the light shines forth.
Oh, Lord, You are the light of the world.

And the roar,
   the thunder,
     the filling of my ears,
       the never ending tide.
You speak.  Do I hear?
In Your creation your still, small voice
   shouts of Your greatness.



Copyright © November 2007 - Sherrill Schlimpert. All rights reserved.

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