Lessons in Gratitude

Lessons in Gratitude
Lessons in Gratitude

Lessons in Gratitude

I

Syllables of gratitude

counted in strategic place

inventory lined on shelves

collected daily.

 

To feel steam of a hot bath

before angular sunrise

find relaxation this way

path to a coffee.

 

Before day plans overwhelm

drink coffee and think of rhyme

contemplate my gratitude

of peaceful silences.

 

Today to live a poem

that soothes the soul while living

banish thoughts of yesterday

start again empty.

 

Blessed by these humble poets

pages of bird song and tea

tears of gratitude will start

to collect a pool.

 

Another day of labor

grateful for a daily wage

made light from early rhythm

found in morning song.

 

II

Find gratitude in prayer

a quiet meditation

to consider all the light

needed in a day.

 

A thanks to all the music

whose melody provides path

along the plan of a day

an orchestration.

 

Grateful I have bread to share

the ability to love

an unmeasurable care

light of compassion.

 

The blessing of souls who help

a peaceful and thankful home

happy and healthy children

know a deeper love.

 

Greet each hour with gratitude

so much today has to give

open my arms for each gift

praise today’s wonder.

 

Exercise a thankful heart

share as bucket overfills

each joy with those who have naught

so they may find love.

 

III

Thankful for tranquil winter

for the quiet of each star

the miracle of twilights

opening ripple.

 

This miracle gratitude

medicine to calm the heart

prescription for better times

promise of peace.

 

To count syllables daily

tap my fingers as if beat

inventory gratitude

before the sunrise.

 

Thankful for this grit to go

understanding life’s needs

knowing when to be present

a firm foundation.

 

An ability to list

create and follow a path

avoid daily temptation

to pick the flowers.

 

Grateful for those who read this

join in celebration

worship as song and a dance

found within our thanks.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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