A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Poem by Rick Puetter
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Realizing the gifts of the season and the importance of your loved ones.

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Rick and Rosalinda Puetter when first married in their first apartment in San Diego with graduate school for Rick just starting (Fall 1974).




A Thanksgiving Payer

     "…How fortunate we are this year…let us give thanks!…"

Oh, think, my love, how we are blessed

On this fair day of joy

A year ago we faced such pain

Both hope and peace destroyed


But we survived the troubled time--

I do not know just how

Our tears now dried and wiped away

Care lifted fro our brows


Oh think what calm--oh think what treat

We celebrate today

Such mirth and festive merriment

This day holds in its sway


Now tears of joy fill full my eyes

Yet still I feel those pains

Near losing you I must confess

I near gave grief all rein

 

But with time passed I can let go--

This burden off my chest

I now, at last, these terrors shake--

These horrors now divest

 

I now can sigh, and shake that fear

That you would go away

What I would do in such event?

I truly cannot say

 

But let us smile that time is passed--

Be happy and be gay

Health truly is a treasure, Dear

A gift Thanksgiving Day

 


©2014 Richard Puetter

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© 2016 Rick Puetter



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This a stunning tribute Rick...... from troubled times to to the conclusion of the calm after the storm. Very endearing and heartfelt...written deep from within a loving heart. Such unconditional love is so warming and precious.

I loved this po3m and its going into my 'favourites'!

Thank you for sharing a little of your life memories with us all.

Kindest Regards,

Helena :)

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This a stunning tribute Rick...... from troubled times to to the conclusion of the calm after the storm. Very endearing and heartfelt...written deep from within a loving heart. Such unconditional love is so warming and precious.

I loved this po3m and its going into my 'favourites'!

Thank you for sharing a little of your life memories with us all.

Kindest Regards,

Helena :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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This is a lovely, warm poem and I am so glad you have the sweet joy to savor after the trouble. Peace and continued JOY to you.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Your empathy and compassion for your beloved shines through in every one of your lines. The celebration of companionship is extremely introspective and authentic in this poem.

I like how you reflect on the difficult times with such honesty, as in the lines "A year ago we faced such pain/Both hope and peace destroyed." Those lines contrast well with lines of celebration and joy such as "Such mirth and festive merriment/This day holds in its sway."

The meditative tone of prayer can also be found in many of your lines, especially the final two lines of the poem. I am very glad to read all is well! Blessed be your New Year; may you both dwell in peace and prosperity.

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Dear Rick,

As the minutes of the clock approach the end of this year and prepare to welcome a new year, I think of these words written from the depths of your spirit for your dearest wife, your Rosalinda who is not only your wife, but also your helpmate, your friend, the one who holds your affections within her heart!

You write with passion as well as compassion as you ring out the glad tidings of her healing, of her ability to hold on, to fight the good fight which correlates to the struggles you have had in seeing her suffer, in knowing that she was at times perhaps only a shadow away from the end of her life! She has endured, you have endured and that is what I realize is so special about your love for one another!! You stand one by the other, you give and take, you understand, you are my dear man...........a man in LOVE with the woman of your life!!

I should think there are not many who hold such conviction one for the other!!

Thank you for sharing this personal, and intimate glimpse of your struggles, of her struggles, of your struggles as man and wife, and yes...........let us be thankful, abundantly thankful for the both of you!!!

May she continue to improve in health, and be long standing by your side as you are by hers!! May you both hold onto the love you have for one another. May you be in love FOREVER!!!!!!!!
The photo you share with us guarantees it!!! It has FOREVER written all over it!!!

With Respect,
Sheila

Posted 2 Years Ago


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How very touching and heartfelt...so beautiful Rick! Suffering can make life sweeter and dearer when from the bitterness of tears are born new smiles and new cause for gladness and joy. I lost my mother just three short years ago but I am now awaiting the birth of a new daughter...life holds wonders and joys that can fill a heart to overflowing. Blessings of love and light my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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I love this so much! The style and passion and meaning and emotion and message and .....................

Excelent job! Nicely Penned:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


People often forget the small blessings that make life bearable at times, the real important ones....this is beautiful hon and I love the photo, precious xo

Posted 2 Years Ago


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A love call to gratitude and to always remember how precious and fragile love and those we love can be.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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How can so many people view these beautiful and sincere words and not leave something in return!

Rick, this prayer-poem talks of your feelings for life with Rosalinda - dear and beautiful lady that she is - but also shows you to be a very real human being who knows what the word 'precious' really means. You and your lady are what love and marriage can be through tears of both bright day and dark night. A huge thank you for sharing such wonderful words.

That picture speaks a billion words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Excellent pen and ink. Of course this one is like my own style and I would of course love this. The sentiment the emotion gathering of the clan. We think at times about the beautiful people who mean so much to us and what life would be without them Then say a silent prayer for them as I am doing for you .Welcome to the land of the living.
Sincerely
Tate

Posted 2 Years Ago


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