Sunday, July 18, 2010


Today I'd like to share with you a new poem that can be enjoyed by all, young to old! You can join me in celebrating not only the release of my new inspirational poetry book, Abundant Comfort and Grace, but also my soon to be released children's book, Animal Sound Mix-Up!

Imagine if days never had sunshine

Or if the night had no stars or moon,

If books had no pages, pens had no paper,

Or if a song didn’t have any tune!

Imagine if rainbows had no colors

Or if a forest didn’t have trees,

If birds couldn't fly, oceans were dry,

Or if with crackers you couldn’t have cheese!

Imagine if the sky was not blue

Or if the grass never turned green,

If fruit wasn’t sweet, animals had no feet,

Or if no variety ever was seen!

If we imagine a world without beauty

It helps us to be more aware,

To give thanks and praise to God all our days,

Treat the earth with much greater care.

© Connie Arnold, 2010



welcome to my world of poetry said...

Imagine if there were no Connie Arnold to write such beautiful poetry.


Debbie said...

What a beautiful thought provokingn poem. And a good reminder too.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love this poem also, really love them all!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Connie,
THANK YOU for that beautiful inspirational beautiful!!! What a spiritual treat for everyone!

Connie Arnold said...

Yvonne, that is so sweet!

Debbie, I'm glad you found it thought provoking and see the important reminder in it!

Kim, love you too!

Cindy, thank you, hugs to you too!

Colleen said...

Beautiful poem. Love it! And congrats on your books!

Helen Ginger said...

Lovely poem that reminds us of all we have to be thankful for.

Straight From Hel

covnitkepr1 said...

That was sweet.
Imagine life without Jesus. Just imagine.

Connie Arnold said...

Colleen, thank you, I'm very excited about the new books!

Helen, that's so true, we do have so much to be thankful for!

Stan, I don't want to even imagine a life without Jesus, and thankfully we don't have to!

Julie Musil said...

What a beautiful reminder of all the beautiful nature that surrounds us.

Congratulations on your poetry book and your upcoming picture book release. That's wonderful!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing what you're thankful for. We are truly lucky!

Rita said...

Your poetry is beautiful. I cannot imagine our world without the wonderful things God created. Thank you for the inspiration.

Regina said...

Beautiful poem.
Very inspiring post and blog.

Have wonderful week ahead.

Dimps said...

Hello Buddy,

Very beautifully composed!
"Treat the earth with much greater care" -- Nice way to end it...!
What a nice gesture :)


Lloyd said...

What an uplifting and inspiring poem. Thank you for making my day. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

Aliene said...

Beautiful poetry. I love inspiring poetry. I've written a few but haven't put them all together. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my quilt. I am going to go back and read more of your blog.

Tammi said...

You left a sweet comment on my blog, and I wanted to stop by and meet you. :) So glad I did. The Lord has given you a wonderful gift to share with others! I hope and pray He'll open doors for you to share this gift with many others! :) Thanks for being a willing vessel in His hands. This is a great poem--urging us to embrace the gift of beauty and nature God has given us, and take care of our environment!

Joan Davis said...

What a wonderful poem! I am so thankful that God has given us beauty that we should never take for granted!

I enjoyed your comment on my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Living for Him, Joan

Connie Arnold said...

Your visits and kind comments are very much appreciated!

Julie, the beauty of nature is one of those things I'm quite thankful for.

Rita, it would be hard to imagine for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

Regina, thank you and you have a wonderful week too!

Thanks, Dimple, our earth is important and we do need to care for it.

Lloyd, thank you, blessings!

Ailene, hope you enjoyed more poems, and keep up your good writing!

Tammi, I'm so glad you came by too, thank you!

Joan, thank you for coming by as well and your nice comment!

Karen said...

Amen...the Lord gave us a wonderful world that we neglect to take care of properly so many times...thanks for sharing this inspiring verse....

koralee said...

Thank you for visiting me the other your beautiful words here. xoxo

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Connie for sharing. Blessings.

sarah said...

beautiful poem...that goes right to the heart

renewd42 said...

Love your poetry!! I've written since I was a little girl and love...reading others things as well! Thanks for sharing your heart!! You write beautifully!! :)

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments. You each are such a blessing to me, and I appreciate your coming by to read. Please come back again to read more!

LisaShaw said...

Hi my friend Connie!

Beautiful poem! The LORD has given you such a beautiful gift...

Congratulations on the releases and may the LORD place them in the hands of every person that needs them.

You are such a blessing!!!

sarah said...

found you through Valerie's blog and her great book review of your book. Beautiful poems.

Just Be Real said...

Connie, just dropping by to say "hey" and extend some more ((((Connie))))

Lou said...

Beautiful, Connie. Congrats on the book, you are very talented!

Thanks for visiting Saved by Grace and for your comment. It's nice to meet you! Looking forward to reading more of your work!


Carol Fleisher said...

What a beautiful poem. What a wonderful reminder to thank God for His many blessings.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, each of you are so special to take time to come by and leave a comment! Blessings and hugs to you!