• thank you

    by  • November 23, 2009 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    cynicism comes with coffee
    as artificial as sweetener
    we’ve grown accustomed
    to the bitter aftertaste
    negative is normal
    critiques and criticisms
    pass for conversation in
    a culture short on courage
    and long on loud

    gratitude is hard work
    to choose to be thankful
    requires the tenacity
    of a heart broken open
    and willing to sit silently
    on a starlight night or in
    the shadow of a bee’s wing
    the opposite of fear
    is thank you — thank you



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    3 Responses to thank you

    1. November 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

      Thank you, Milton. I have started practising thankfulness daily, and when you’re heart is breaking, it is really a hard discipline! May I share this with friends on facebook? -Ali

    2. November 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

      Certainly, Ali. Thanks.


    3. November 25, 2009 at 4:34 pm

      Hopped over from Abby of the Arts to tell you I LOVED this poem. Thank you for sharing it.

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