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A Special Thank You.

Thank You, God.
Thank You for everything
that I know that I wanted and You withheld.
Thank You for everything
that I thought that I did not need and You provided.
Let me be like the one leper
out of ten who returns to give thanks to Your Son.
Thank you for  what you have granted.
Thank You for what you held back.
Thank you. Always. Amen.
P.S. Lord, Thank you for the following incomplete list of talented caring people
who have filled my heart and engaged my head. 
They, too, are one of You gifts to me:
Be good to them always and protect them as Your own. They are:

Carolyn Devonshire;Francine Roberts;Andrea Dietrich;Carrie Richards;Destroyer Poet;Chris
D. Aechter;Harry Horsman;DorisCulverHouse;Audrey Carey John Freeman; Wilma Neels;Dr. Ram
Mehta; Sean Kelly; Deborah Guzzi: Ambassador Carol Brown;Andrew Crisi;Brandlee
Augustus;Joyce( I told you first!) Johnson;Ralph Taylor; Charles Henderson; Joseph Spence;
Karen O'Leary;Connie Marcum Wong;Barbara Gorelick;Iolanda Scripca;Susan Palli; SKAT*;
Katie Lindsay;Michael Jordan; Caryl Muzzey;James Fraser;Rich Parise; Joe Flach;Tim
Ryerson;Mitch White;Nathan Dilts;Daniel Cwiak;Chris Smith; Brian Strand; and The Rambling
Poet. Thank you all and Thanks to all whom I foolishly overlooked. REGARDS! GERARD!

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  1. Date: 7/8/2011 10:46:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Gerard. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. You are a very special friend to me now and always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 1:31:00 PM
    Amen. What a beautiful pray, Gerard! ... and a deserved recognition to a group of wonderful people. God bless you. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 11:23:00 AM
    Such a sweet prayer. I'll keep you in my prayers too.

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 12:28:00 PM
    THANXS GERARD!! Enjoyed stopping by to say hi while reading your poetry, have yourself a wonderful day full of love & joy. Keep them smiles coming*luv ~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 4:00:00 PM
    The mind of thanks is a beautiful and, wonderful gift. Gerard, thank you for including me, I was surprised to see my name on your thanks. I loved your letter and thanks to God and his son. I was delighted with a smile to see you thanking a lot of the poets here. You sure are a wonderful poet friend to all of us. Adding this poem to my favorites. Luv :-) LeeAnn

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 2:10:00 PM
    Wow, this is such a honerable write, I'm pleased to be on here, your such a kind hearted person, sweet write..P.D.