I am thankful that I escaped
That I left and had the courage that it would take
I am thankful that my heart started to smile
Despite all at that time in my life was senile
I am thankful that I did not fall apart
While trying to separate my heart.
I am thankful that life can be grand
Despite all the hurt that can follow a man.
I am so thankful my love never dried up
That I could forgive and such.
I am most thankful that my life started again
Regardless of all that I went through back then.
I am thankful like a deer that escapes the hunter’s bow
Like a cold frost that can destroy things and then knows when to let go.
I am much thankful for new beginnings
And for being able to hear the songs that birds are singing.
From start to finish, onward I must go
Always striving to see thanksgiving in all I live to know.