Thankful in the Park

Thank you lord

For friendly people

Who walking their dogs

Stop and chat

And share the moment

———

Bless you lord

For the wind

That carries butterflies

On unseen currents

And captures the moment

———-

Praise you lord

For children playing

Who beam with joy

And carefree laughter

And enjoy the moment

———

Bless you lord

For shades of green

That fills me with wonder

And catches my eye

And steals the moment

 ———-

Thank you lord

For my wife

Who sits beside me

And holds my hand

And shares the moment

———–

Written for Poetry Jam – This weeks inspiration is THE THANKFUL BOOK, by Todd Parr from the NY Times bestsellers list.

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12 Responses to Thankful in the Park

  1. dani says:

    very effective use of near-repetition in the first and last lines of each stanza. a wonderful poem!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!

  2. A sense of contentment and joy with your lot is expressed here. Lovely poem.

  3. Mary says:

    This is just beautiful. There is so much to be thankful in life; and your wonderful examples trigger my own thoughts of thankfulness for all that is! And isn’t it a lesson for us adults to enjoy the moments as children do!!

  4. brian miller says:

    amen. smiles. i love people and meeting new ones and the park is a perfect place to do that…we def have much to be thankful for…hope you have a great thanksgiving…

  5. Sara V says:

    Definitely a big Amen, such a beautiful, touching poem. I love that too, people who stop and talk or just smile. It makes my day. Thank you for your wonderful poem 🙂

  6. Peggy says:

    Beautiful moments indeed. The structure with the repetitions (almost) help convey the sense of peacefulness. Thanks.

  7. Lovely! I enjoyed your poem on gratitude, so much to be thankful for. Visiting from Poetry Jam 🙂

  8. alan1704 says:

    Thank you all for your comments, i loved writing this poem, it was a moment of overflow of my heart

  9. Helen Dehner says:

    … no better day for us to read your lovely ‘thankful’ poem!!!

  10. David King says:

    I like this a lot. The tone and tenor of it is very appealing. Bravo!

  11. sreeja says:

    So lovely…..loved this…

  12. Margaret says:

    ..who sits beside me and holds my hand..

    Sigh. What a beautiful poem of love for each day and the small miracles.

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