The daffodils all nod their heads,

the willow trees bend low;

A shiny beetle bows his head

while running to and fro.

The rocks are glistening in the dew,

a lark soars to the sky.

And all life wears a smiling face

while God is walking by.

Listen very carefully

and you can her Him say,

“Oh, my child, I love you so!

Come, walk with me today!”

A million twinkling stars shine bright

against the velvet night.

the hoot owl cries his eerie cry

and drifts on out of sight.

The drowsy cow calls to the calf

who nestles by her side;

red fox pauses in his flight;

Shhh, God is walking by.

“Mama, Mama, hold me close

and look up in the sky.

See the lightning flashing there,

Is that God walking by?”

Baby brother hurt his knee,

Mama’s feeling blue.

No one wants to sing today,

but God still walks here, too.

God doesn’t need a rainbow

nor a sparkling starry sky,

to show us that He always cares

and that He’s walking by.

And daddy, when he takes God’s book

and holds it in his hand,

to tell us of our Father, God,

who walks upon the land;

Is one more proof that God does care

for His children, you and I;

and that He sees and hears and cares

as He comes walking by.

c. 2011, Donna Swanson from SPLINTERS OF LIGHT


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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15 Responses to GOD IS WALKING BY

  1. antomaniax says:

    Very well done!

  2. Joe Zakarian says:

    Yes siree, Donna, God is nigh!
    Thanks for another refresher!


  3. Beautiful, Donna! And yes, He is always near, and always there should we need Him.


    • dswan2 says:

      Thank you Joe and Charles. We have several in our community, dear friends all, just now who are fighting cancer. It’s hard not to think of God walking by in such circumstances.

  4. poetryroad says:

    Absolutely wonderfully written. Both light in the verse but heavy in the meaning behind the words!!!! Good timing for me too, needed to be reminded that He is with me!

  5. This has such a country feel to it..reminded me of childhood days..nice one 🙂

  6. beautiful……….thanks for sharing…

  7. jagring says:


  8. Thanks you for sharing and yes you are right when he comes walking by he does see thanks for sharing

  9. perfect.

    Happy Rally.


  10. Catie Eliza says:

    I don’t know why this made me want to cry. thanks. it’s lovely. why then do i want to cry… oh. xx

  11. Paul says:

    Good lyrical flow and rhyme, feels almost like a lullaby

  12. moving words, beauty is shown in life’s ups and downs.

    please comment to let us know after you are done returning favors and making a minimum 18 comments,

    Happy Rally.
    Thanks a ton for the beautiful entry and instant participation.

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