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Thank You

I am so glad to be here,
With eyes so bright – they swirl of chocolate.
Content and breathing.

Thank you.
Thank you for these small feet and cute black painted toe-nails
That can fit into shoes and leave foot prints on
Rough gilded grains of sand.

Thank you for these legs, yes they may be skin and bone.
Faded and outworn, and not at the exact height I want them to be.
Still, they run around fields in PE class. They perfectly lean
And bend, when I drop a coin. 

Thank you for this stomach. 
This small round belly, with a beautiful belly button in the center.
Thank you, now I can eat all I want, and laugh so hard that this tummy aches.
This belly has held butterflies, and delights I have over indulged in.

Thank you for these arms, with white hands on their edges.
These arms they can embrace mama.
These hands they can make Zeina a cup of soup when she gets the flu.
These fingers they can hold Mont Blanc pens and wear engagement rings.
They can make pinky promises and wipe off salty tears.

Thank you for these lips that can smile to lonely strangers.
Sip on straws, and release teeth that munch on saggy pizzas.
Thank you, now I can kiss dad goodbye on the cheek, and teta hello on the forehead. 
And with the power of vocal strings, and sound waves I can read,
Scream while watching Saw III,
and sometimes, speak my mind. 

Thank you for these ears, pierced three times on the right side, and four times on the left 
Thank you, now I can hear the call for prayer when I wake up at sunrise.
Now I can listen to Chet Baker! 
I can hear jokes,
And sometimes eavesdrop on others when it’s really
None of my business.

Thank you for these eyes,
That helped me see too little
Or sometimes, too much.
They have gushed joy and trapped tears.

Thank you for this conscience. 
It bubbles with scruples. 
That goad me to apologize and sympathize.
Thank you, now I can give that destitute man at the subway the coats I had
But never really wore.

Thank you for this heart that loves and hates,
Grudges and forgives.

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you. 

I am so glad to be here,
With eyes so bright – they swirl of chocolate.
Content and breathing.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2010 10:56:00 AM
    And we all thank you for your poetry , thank you Daniel

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 10:09:00 AM
    Maya, its a great poem and i was in the journey .... a gratitude came from a heart os a peron which have Higher consciousness........... than you i love reading it :)

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 7:26:00 AM
    Maya, very beautiful. Have you heard the song by Cat Stevens (he goes by a different name now) called Moonshadow? Your poem reminds me of that--only in reverse. How wonderfully you celebrate you life. Thanks. It sounds like you have a loving home. May you continue to be blessed.

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 7:35:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry with us today Maya. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 5:14:00 AM
    I enjoyed that, thanks