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Below is the poem entitled BE GRATEFUL which was written by poet Robert Gresak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Be grateful you have work,
be diligent and do not that work shirk.

Be grateful you have a home
consider the untold homeless thousands
who through the streets roam.

Be grateful for your small income
and do not resort to feeling glum,
consider the many who have none.

Be grateful for friends and family,
for love and enduring beauty.
Consider the many whose lives are lived so bleakly.

Be grateful for good health,
envy not those with great wealth
consider this may have been obtained thro' deviousness or stealth.

All that you have, all that you are, appreciate
before it becomes to late.
And for others never cease to pray,
how bright then becomes your day./

Copyright © Robert Gresak

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  1. Date: 4/11/2011 6:40:00 AM
    Sound advice in this fine write