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The first rays of sunlight, stretching
pink, purple,
shots of amber across a wakening sky
Never seen clearer, brighter,
more vivid
Than by one who lived the night
in fear of never seeing dawn.

Home, with its bed and chair
No opulence or spun gold,
but soft and worn and welcoming
Never seen larger, grander
More elegant
Than by one who spent the years
Searching for it with wearied step.

The touch of a hand, reaching
In friendship, love,
imperfect and fumbling in its humanity
Never seen kinder, warmer
More eloquent
Than by one who has spent life
Among cold strangers and enemies.

Gratitude, in its wisdom
Working its way into the hearts
of this awkward human family
Never draws tears, smiles
More completely
More devotedly
More fully
Than in moments when one
Is deprived of those things they should treasure
And finds them again with thankful heart

Jewel L

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The following comments are for "Gratitude"
by JewelL

Thank you!
I appreciate your comments on my poem, and for letting me know that it affected you in a positive way. That means more to me than any kind of award that could be given.


( Posted by: JewelL [Member] On: November 25, 2005 )

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