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Simple gifts

Should we ask for such an abundance of wealth from you?
When all around us waits a multitude of living beauty to view

One forgets the gifts you given to us going on about our day to day
We take for granted summer and the breezes of the trees that sway

We were given the right to think with our heads and make a choice
There are so many elements of nature that bring us reasons to rejoice

One of the great blessings is our ability to give and receive love
We should remember though our pockets are empty, our blessings are beloved

Copyright © Laura Mckenzie

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  1. Date: 3/30/2010 4:56:00 AM
    Perfection is in this one! And lots of wisdom. I enjoyed reading your words, today, Laura. BIG SMILES of this one. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt thoughts with us through your poetry. And thank you for your recent comments on my work. (I'm looking forward to receiving my book.) Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 7:52:00 PM
    niice write i like your view on things that not enough of us pay attention to when that little voice from our heart notices that we arent living life but rather coasting on cruise control.

  1. Date: 3/1/2010 11:27:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry today Laura. Please continue with your writing and keep sharing it with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 11:54:00 PM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Laura.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 6:12:00 PM
    A very wise poem. Enjoyed reading your work today...

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 6:02:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 2:18:00 PM
    Lovely words Laura and a wonderful entry for the contest..good luck if so.. true.. all the free gifts seem to be the most valuable.. hope your contest is also going well... luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 1:31:00 PM
    Lots of wisdom shown here

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 1:24:00 PM
    So many unbelievable blessings we have natural, beautiful and good. Yet we tend to overlook them so often-...Thanks for sharing this reminder, Laura. Beautiful! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/28/2010 12:56:00 PM
    The free and the invisible are what are worth the most, it moves planets and galaxies, makes our hearts beat and our eyes shine. lovely poem Laura thanks for sharing.