Our Words are Blossoms








Our Words are Blossoms is a collection of poems and articles written after moving to The Inn on Westport. The current then Chaplain encouraged Doris to write items which he used at various activities at the Inn.  





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The robin on the lawn 

was a handsome bird. 

So self-assured. 


With a characteristic hop, 

he bent to grab an insect from the grass. 

Then paused and stood erect, 

a stately form in his formal best, 

his dark tuxedo with the rust-colored vest. 


This confident bird a message sent, 

"You can see that I'm content. 

God made me a robin; 

I'm His design. 

And a happier robin you'll never find." 


"But you humans, I hear you grumble a lot, 

always complaining about what you're not. 

Not satisfied with who you are, 

forgetting you're God's crowning glory by far. 

So hold your head high, 

you're His special creation, 

with even a close "Father-child" relation. 

And the fact that He loves you, what joy that should bring, 

what daily contentment and worshiping." 

By Doris Stensland 




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