Poem: Gratitude – 01/06/20

Don’t force the moment,
it’s time for reflection,
a deep feeling of gratitude,
for who and what I have.
 
So many years spent pining
for this or that,
a love, more friends,
material possessions.
 
But what matters most are who
and what simple things we have,
such as that roof over our heads,
warm food,
a loving home.
 
Loyal friends,
kind words,
things to be grateful for,
our lives complete,
faith restored.
 
Of course, there can be
things for which we yearn,
but remember what we have,
hold those things
and others close,
 
Be gracious,
be thankful,
even if your words are whispered,
even if they’re barely heard.
 
For the warmth which will
flourish within your soul,
to love and to share,
to give and to hold,
 
It’s your story,
your life,
be ever thankful for the
small and precious things,
they’re what matter the most,
it’s what others have always told me.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
Image by TanteTati from Pixabay

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3 Comments

  1. People are forgetting to thank for what they are getting. We are taking everything for granted. Hope we realise it soon. I realised it recently after going through something. You can read that in my page. Happy reading!

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  2. Gratitude is given not taken O woe is me said the priest To the clergy of broken fools Into the nite to search ones self Off we go Hey hay hey

    DMW Hancock

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