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.
I stare out through my kitchen window
My mind is trying to register what my eyes already know
I can’t look as far as I once use to, my eyes have a astigmatism now
I use to see for yards and yards away,
But not today.
But not anymore.
Yet, I am thankful that I have my eye sight still
There are others who do not.
As I drink my coffee this morning
My memory takes me down a path, I long ago was on.
Where things were all wrong
Where I did not matter to those closest to me
I sigh for a moment right before the thoughts escape me
I say to myself”I am not that person anymore”,
I have those that want me and love me, now.
Today, I am thankful for those who tolerate me
Those that have stayed around.
As I sit her and type away on my laptop,
While keeping an ear at to listen for my grandkids’ movements
I realize how much time has flown right by without me noticing.
The numerous times that I was not fully paying attention to
The special times that I had yet to see then,
I am realizing are now gone.
I am so much older than I ever was in my thoughts
I really hadn’t thought that far ahead.
Yet, I am thankful for the years I have been alive,
For seeing the sun and the moon rise
Having been blessed is what I have been
Now that’s the best message to convey, here at the END.