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What to Give - Gabby Marshall

The wind began to sing suddenly in low melodious tones.

Palm leaves waved and danced to the tune of their song. Waves made soft crashing noises as they rubbed against the surface of the snow white sand

The sun's orange rays began to fade slowly into the sky's diming blue.


There all alone I lay, pondering deeply within my heart.

My life stretched out before me, as a play from finish to start.

What had I done for the Almighty God?


The waves had their strength to give.

The birds had their song to sing,

The moon had its light to share,

The little Lilly had its fragrance to release.

But, I had the largest debt to pay and nothing to return.

Tears of sadness gathered in the corners of my eyes...


I lay for many hours on that snow white sand.

Long after the sun had bid its goodnights to the world.

Then suddenly the sweetest, softest voice spoke back to my troubled heart.

"Your heart is all I ask of you, and I shall make you this promise...

My strength will be made perfect in your weakness and stronger than any wave the ocean could give. I shall be your song, like a river of life flowing from your soul, I shall be THE light shining within you, so much so that you will out-shine the moon and stars. And I will be the sweet smelling fragrance in your life, and your life will be a sweet smelling fragrance toward me."


As I returned to my home, my heart rejoiced within me.

"HE made a promise." I whispered. I may not have much, but I will give Him my heart.


Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.


This poem is was written as an inspiration to a weary Christian. The main idea of this poem is that, "God chooses those you see themselves weak and useless, for when you are most weak, (with God) then you are strongest."


Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.


While writing this poem, I could not explain the way, and why I was lead in a certain direction.


Why did you choose to write this poem?


This Poem was a total inspiration.

Sometimes, the heart cannot be explained, and true inspiration comes from the heart.



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