The refuse had mounted, it seemed to the sky
When would the garbage truck be stopping by?
The Christmas trash had loomed in the dumpster for days
Awaiting a garbage man to haul it away.
So for granted we take mundane little things
Like the joy in seeing our garbage leave, brings
This morning was the day so up early I got
To ready the trash so I wouldn’t get caught
Another two weeks with this stuff to get stuck
And sure enough later, along came the truck
So thankful was I that this task was complete
I sat down to compare it to a most wonderous feat
Not to insult you Dear Lord, I did say
But I’m thankful for the garbage that You haul away.
For daily I come to get rid of the trash
Two weeks wouldn’t do it, there would be quite a stash.
So Father, thanks for clearing the clutter away
And granting Your mercies new every day
Don’t let me take for granted the cleansing You give
To renew and restore so I really can live.
By Lynn Radke 1/3/13