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WALKING, a poem by Dwayne Leon Rankin, USA

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Dwayne Leon Rankin, USA



I like to walk this Earth at night
While the stars are burning bright.
I walk to look and see what's there,
At all nature full and fair.
Heightened by the shadows found,
Softened by the darkness 'round.
I stop in awe at what I see,
God's love in all He's made for me.
The muted colors found at night,
With the stars all burning bright.

I like to walk in the morning dew,
In the sun lights golden hue.
I see the things that God has made,
All the patterns He has laid.
And in the brightness seeing clear,
I find God's presence ever near.
All this I see in the early morn,
Feeling as though I'm newly born.
I'm seeing all thing, bright and new,
While walking in the morning dew.

And in the evening when I walk,
I know it's time, with God to talk.
I speak of all I've seen this day,
By darkened night, or mornings ray.
I then reflect on what I've seen,
And think about what they might mean.
Then with the daylights final gleaming,
Down my cheeks, the tears start streaming,
I find out then, it's hard to leave,
This walk with God in the early eve.

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Dwayne Rankinthank you DaneshwariUSA9/20/2012 6:20:25 AM
Daneshwari MirjiSimply awesome ! No words !:)India9/20/2012 5:36:35 AM
Dwayne RankinHA!! Rob, now I"m laughing. I know that there have been several who have won twice. I guess I've got 3 under my belt which is a total surprise to me. I just like to enter cause it adds a little spice to my month as I quietly await the winners being announced. It also gets more people reading which is what this is all about. Right now I don't even have one written for June's contest. But thats ok, I'll (hopefully) get one written soon. Thanks for responding like this Rob. Oh one more thing, this next winter can you do something about keeping that COLD northern wind from coming down on us here in Washington State from Canada HA!!! Hope you have a great day and weekend coming up.USA5/18/2012 9:26:06 PM
Rob HastingsJust wanted to say"good work Mr."You do realize one more "monthly win" and they (by law)have to change the name of this site to Mr.Dwayne Rankin's Monthly Poetry Contest.....Canada5/18/2012 7:48:54 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Gail. I like to go back and read the winning posts again from the different months as well. I have my favorites that I go back to every once in a while. USA2/22/2012 7:32:36 AM
Gail KayHow wonderful to be able to tap into the winners once again and read this beautiful poem! I guess I congratulated you for the win on the home page but missed posting it here. Must remedy that omission....WOnderful poem Dwayne.Australia2/22/2012 4:47:09 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you Nancy, there are a lot of poem out there so it would be easy to miss one.. so many great ones too that I still find it amazing that I actually won last February.. thanks so much for reading and for your wonderful comments.USA11/11/2010 10:37:21 PM
Dwayne RankinEldy, thank you so much for your response,, thats ok for reading it now.. I havn't always been up on reading when I should have.. Still am amazed that I won the February '10 contest with it.. blows me away. Thanks for reading and hope that you have a great day.. USA11/11/2010 10:33:12 PM
Nancy CrosslandDwayne, I don't know how I missed this extraordinary poem when you posted it - however, I cannot miss the opportunity to tell you how truly beautifully it is expressed. It calms one and puts life into focus for what is really important. Congratulations on your 2 Star Finalist selection.USA11/11/2010 10:32:28 PM
Eldy CatindoyDwayne I apologize for reading this excellent poem late at this time... :)...It's definitely one of the best you've written..And I know there's a lot more from your oozing talent and beautiful mind... :)Philippines11/11/2010 10:25:33 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you, I think I agree, this is probably my best. Don't know what happened when I wrote it, something magical. Thanks for your response.. always appreciated.. and hope you have a great weekend.USA11/6/2010 9:13:11 AM
Roy Kneale.Dwayne, This is definitely the best of your poems that I have read. EXCELLENT in every way. CONGRATULATIONS. My kind regards.UK.11/6/2010 8:35:05 AM
Marcia SchechingerDwayne, I leave this night for bed with a perfect poem of the beauty of earth though it be day or night. Outstanding verse! Thank you! Marcia :) USA11/5/2010 10:02:01 PM
Dwayne RankinKeith, thank you so much. When I wrote this one this last January I wondered if any one would like it. Boy was I surprised by the response. thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful response. SO much appreciated.USA11/5/2010 7:52:44 PM
Keith LumbardMr Rankin, I bow to you sir, that was an amazing experience for me I am speechless, I will say no more, for no more could I say, Perfect , perfect, in every shape, in every form, in every way. My Regards to you.UK11/5/2010 6:31:29 PM
Dwayne RankinJean, thank you for that wonderful compliment to this poem. Your reading it is appreciated as well as this compliment.. thanks so much.. hope your weekend was a great one.USA10/31/2010 8:22:22 PM
Jean LawsI like this poem very much its like a picture in the making if I close my eyes and someone reads to me I will see that picture.UK10/31/2010 7:42:12 PM
Dwayne RankinThank You William so much.. I remember the struggle over searching for just the right phrase in parts of this one. especially the start of the 3rd section.. So glad that you like this one and your wonderful comments are certainly appreciated.USA9/16/2010 9:04:09 PM
William WillisDwayne,fantastic.I like your stuff.You convey your thoughts beautifukly.Smashing !!!UK9/16/2010 8:24:38 PM
Dwayne RankinMarlene, your responses always make me smile, you have such a delicate way of putting things.. Ha. thanks for reading this poem again and hope you do have a wonderful day..USA8/20/2010 6:07:21 AM
Marlene RaittThese are so fun to read again and again..hope some day you can do my river walk..if ya get stuck--I can drag ya back with the 4x4.. smilin!!!!USA8/19/2010 11:52:51 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Abeera, your words are kind indeed. I am glad you found pleasure in reading this poem. I have to say that it was a pleasure to write it. I appreciate your taking the time to read as well as respond to my word.. thank you again.USA7/27/2010 9:18:14 AM
Abeera ShakeelWow! Such a lovely, inspirational, heat-touching and sincere poem! It was an immense pleasure to read this piece of work, and it still is! I wish you best of luck for your future writing......you deserved to win!Pakistan7/27/2010 8:28:39 AM
Dwayne RankinDeidre, thanks so much for your kind words. I am still flabbergasted by the reception this poem has received. I never thought it would be received like this.. but then as I read it again and again, I find it hard to believe that I came up with this. Thanks for reading this and then taking the time to make these kind comments.USA7/17/2010 5:57:04 PM
DeirdreWhat a poem!! WOW - I have no word's - the poem speaks for itselfSA7/17/2010 2:49:04 PM
Dwayne RankinCharlie, thanks for your so kind words on this poem.. I do appreciate you taking the time to read this and then to respond so kindly.. thank you much.. USA7/9/2010 2:59:33 PM
Charlie Anne EspirituI don't know but it felt like...the narrator has not realized how beautiful the world is until it's time for him to go. It's really a good poem--moving, touching, definitely amazing! ( =Philippines7/9/2010 9:51:05 AM
Westly ShawWonderful!USA6/15/2010 2:10:16 AM
Dwayne Rankinthanks Marlene, yes they do.. sometimes my cheeks hurt from it all.. but that's ok... so glad you are reading here.. USA5/24/2010 6:51:32 PM
Marlene RaittI dont think I read this one and if I did-reading it again was really wonderful--I just love the way you end your poems-the response you got must fill you full of smiles from ear to ear...USA5/24/2010 6:33:59 PM
Dwayne RankinElizabeth O. thanks for reading it once again. I too have gone back and read some of the winning poems again.. and then again.. still can't believe that I won that month.. Your words are indeed kind and glad that you took the time to read my words again and also to respond again.. always nice to hear from you.USA5/13/2010 2:30:12 PM
Elizabeth OlesenNow I realize that I have greeted you already for having won the prize but had not spent time to linger long on your lines. It is very nice reading when one gets the time to read and reflect. I am reading it again. You have a gifted pen between your fingers. Denmark5/13/2010 10:23:24 AM
Elizabeth OlesenDwayne, it's only now I've got the chance to read your winning piece. This is absolutely beautiful-- sincere and from the heart, this communion with man and God and the great images in nature He has created.Thanks. Keep on walking and keep on writing the language of the heart. Denmark5/13/2010 10:20:18 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you so much Val.. its nice that so many people have enjoyed this poem.. I do appreciate the time you took to read and then to comment as well.. USA5/4/2010 2:33:07 PM
Vel ChampionWOW! This is moving, uplifting, consuming. Thank you. USA5/4/2010 9:54:10 AM
Dwayne RankinYou are very welcome Angel.. I think that a lot of people feel this way when they walk... I know I do... continue to enjoy your walks always as you can.. one day you may not be able to.. Thanks for responding.USA5/3/2010 2:30:12 PM
Angel SchmidtBeautiful Dwayne.. simply beautiful... I felt like you were talking from my perspective, I am a walker.. So it touched me deeply... Thank you....for putting to words what my heart says every day.USA5/3/2010 8:15:28 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you Arlene.. glad you like it...USA5/2/2010 3:16:36 PM
arlene samsonThis poem is so refreashing.love itSouth Africa5/2/2010 1:56:22 PM
warrithnice poemnigeria4/23/2010 7:47:53 AM
Dwayne Rankinthank you GantugsUSA4/21/2010 5:56:05 PM
Gantugs SanjaagonchigGreat poem.Mongolia4/21/2010 1:05:31 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Drsudarsan, your words are most kind and I am honored by them.. thank you not only of the time you take to make them but also for the time you took to read this poemUSA4/11/2010 7:54:44 AM
Drsudarsan PrasadGod's own chosen poem , guided by all that is noble and spiritual ! I had written an appreciation several weeks back , Dwayne, found it hard to see it missing! A true honor richly deserved and congratulations!India4/11/2010 3:29:27 AM
Dwayne RankinI am humbled by your words Nusrath. Thank you very much for you words. I am so pleased that every one likes this poem so much.. it means a lot to me. USA4/3/2010 9:18:17 AM
NusrathWow!!It is simply great.I read through without loosing concentration all the way.Beautiful rhyming of words.I could actualy imagine as if I am experiencing it myself.Even God was touched by your work that he showed his glory upon you.Do continue writing always for your talent is great.May God bless you. singapore4/3/2010 8:22:06 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you Lottie, I so appreciate it when others take the time to read some of my writings.. I find enjoyment in the sharing with others and reading others works... USA3/27/2010 1:02:31 PM
Lottie Marino A BEAUTIFUL POEM. FULL OF LOVE FOR LIFE...USA3/27/2010 11:11:43 AM
Thelma ZaracostasDwayne Congratulation, so serene and spiritual,as I was reading your lovely verse I felt I had also walked with God in the early eve!Australia3/27/2010 7:40:03 AM
Linda TerrellDwayne, a lovely poem full of enlightening verses, of the love of Gods creation. 3/24/2010 5:43:02 PM


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