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Late at night, when I lay my head down to end the day,
I go down through the list of things I'm thankful for - mostly
the amazing family members, friends, pets, occasions,
chances, and experiences I've been blessed with - and
I am dumbfounded by the bounty of miracles, friendship and
love, that fate, or happenstance, (or something more
divine), has seen fit to place in my path, none of which
I am remotely worthy or deserving of ...
I have squandered endless moments and minutes,
wasted wonderful opportunities that most people would
cherish and utilize, and pushed the envelope of what
is considered crazy ... I have stretched the definitions of
'foolish', 'careless', and 'unwise', and even intentionally placed
myself at Grim's doorstep, via the extremes of my
self-abusive and irresponsible behavior, and yet ...
I'm still HERE ... counting my blessings ....
To say I've lived a charmed life would be a huge
understatement, and while I can't say I've learned all I
should have from my errors, or reaped all the wisdom expected
from my poor choices and their results, I CAN say, with
no hesitation, that I am, on a daily and often hourly basis,
extremely GRATEFUL for All of it, and all of YOU, the amazing
people who have touched my life along the way ... and I
no longer take ANY of it for granted ... EVER ...
I should have left this earth fifteen years ago, and every
moment since then has been an awesome, priceless GIFT,
and one more blessing that I've not earned ... one thing I HAVE
learned, though, without question, is that, in the grand
scheme of things and the pursuit of dreams, peace-of-mind,
and accomplishment, whatever happens during the rest of
this day, and more importantly, this LIFE, is all good,
because to simply have woken up this glorious morning ...
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2020