God made this lovely world of ours
For you and also me.
He made all the little fishes
That are swimming in the sea;
The clouds that float upon the breeze;
The grass beneath our feet;
The rain and sun that help to grow
The food that we all eat.
God made some animals who’re large
And others that are small.
He made the ones that travel fast
Whilst others slowly crawl.
There are those who like to eat the grass
And others prefer meat -
And after all the work God did,
Do you think it was complete?
No - God gave us lots of food to eat
But told us we should share.
He gave this world to all of us
And told us we should care.
He wants us to respect His world;
Show love to one another
And treat others who we meet
Like a sister or a brother.
You know this hasn’t happened
When some people feel alone -
When they’re ignored instead of loved
As if they were a stone.
Yet God knows every one of us -
Each hair upon our head.
So don’t be selfish in God’s world
But think of Him instead.
Copyright on all my poems
This was one of almost 400 poems chosen for publication in 2010 and it was published in my book "Reflections" (AMS Educational). Unfortunately the book is out of print now but I hope you, like the teachers and children who chose this poem, enjoy it in your classrooms. Josie