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Simple Gratitude

Whining wailers never know when, 
opportune moments ever begin. 
An angry man hath his eyes closed, 
not a bit of triumph ever he knows. 

I smile and nod my gratitude,
to vets in wheelchairs "in their fortitude" 
down syndrome children‘s, little aptitude, 
courage, in the plight of such magnitudes. 

Gratitude begets beatitudes. 
Gratefully I recharge my attitude. 
I smile when in conflict, I am stewed, 
a notion of locomotion, in attitude. 

I smile and rejoice in summer’s breeze. 
I drink noble coffee in a winter’s freeze. 
My conscience is clear I am at peace, 
watching each fall the geese fly east. 

Gratitude begets these beatitudes. 
in diligence, I secure my attitude. 
In smiles each day my life is renewed, 
by love’s theory of moving subdued. 

I praise in amaze on a rainy day, 
every mud puddle in which children play, 
I love their laughter and frolic, quite gay. 
"Gratitude doth beget it's master’s pay."

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 8:25:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, John. Merry Christmas! Maureen

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 10:18:00 AM
    well said. congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 10:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's sponsored contest "Give Thanks" Moses. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 10:24:00 PM
    Love the flow of gratitude, in the writers attitude, keep cranking out words with weight, johnsons happy to call you mate, on ya.

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 10:14:00 PM
    Well written John. Congratulations on your win in the Give Thanks contest.

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 7:13:00 PM
    Congrats, John. Excellent piece. Enjoyed. Nice going. Best to you and yours. Ralph

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 6:10:00 PM
    Congrats Moses on a super win with this extraordinary expression of brilliant words my friend.. thankxx for my placement in your Nature's Bounty contest ..much appreciate the honor luv..happy Sunday...

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 5:50:00 PM
    Enjoy your testimony of your trait of gratitude..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 11/3/2011 5:42:00 PM
    soothing the soul,moe.. i like the repetitions of " i smile" and " gratitude begets gratitude"; very impactful!.. lovely write... THANKS for the heads up regarding my piece on neure's bounty.. i got cross-eyed, oh my..:) hugggs!

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 10:51:00 PM
    John,...I shall just come here to your list of poetry for my daily devotions....what an astonishing write...I think if God had to write the song from the Sound of Music called, My Favorite Things, everything listed in this poem would be included...thanks for your inspiring sense of thankfulness...a few contests u could enter with this. Love ya, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 5:42:00 PM
    John I agree with all the posted comments. Keep sharing with us. That's my gratitude to you. Take a bow...Rosalyn

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 12:50:00 PM
    Keep living life this way, John. How could anyone not feel gratitude when they see disabled vetrans. Down Syndrome children often have a lot of love in their hearts. Really like the way you explain that "Gratitude begets these beatitudes." I'm sure this will place high in Deb's contest. Very moving. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 7:34:00 PM
    this is so nice, John. Lovely thoughts well expressed. If it's for Debs, I hope it does well.

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 6:04:00 PM
    yes indeedy, what a take! thanks john feeman, like it muchly, 'specially gratitude begettin' beatitudes, beautimous there, namaste~N