Thanksgiving Poem

Thanksgiving Blessings

We take for granted the long list of gifts with which we are all blessed.

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Being Thankful

James T. Atkins © more by James T. Atkins

Published by Family Friend Poems November 2019 with permission of the Author.

I could list the gifts I'm thankful for and write until next week.
My health, my eyes, my darling wife, granddaughter's rosy cheeks.

Treasured friends that, if I called, would say, "I'm on my way."
A precious mother that, lucky me, turns eighty-one today.

Children I'm so proud of, sisters that make me smile,
little ones that call me Pops; my list could reach for miles.

A soldier in some foreign place, assuring liberty for me,
a sunny sky, a frosty morn, a blue-green shimmering sea.

I'm thankful that in this land I love, we're free to disagree,
where we aspire to so much more than mediocrity.

I keep this mental list of gifts and add to it each day,
like God's unique and precious love, whose patience never sways.

A similar list, I know you have, so think on that awhile,
and be thankful, friends, that every day our gifts outweigh our trials.


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