Thankful

Thankful

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Someday we learn life is more then us.

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Thankful


I saw my face  in the mirror at Chucky's Cheese.
I was surprised to see a old man looking back.


I was fifty one years old.
Holding my Grandson.
His first birthday was today.
His big smile and laughter made me smile.
My old face didn't look so bad.


I stop and did a silence prayer to the Spirit of life and death.
I thank them for this day.
I pray my Grandchild and all children have a fair chance at life.


My eyes have eroded with time. Can't see nothing without my glasses.
My hard living made my mind weaker.
I need to write notes for reminders or I may forget.
I don't run no more.
I still can walk like a Soldiers.


My baby girl is thirteen now.
She is turning into a beauty like her mother.
She is texting 10 times per minute.
I caress  the back of her head.
Give her five dollars for the games.


She gives me the boredom look.
I smile and watch her wander off.


I do a silence prayer.
Being thankful for four healthy children.


I walk behind my two grandsons.
Their eyes wide open to the world around them.


I sit and watch them play in the small kids section.
I wonder how our leaders in the USA think?
Why the discussion of War is more important then education and hunger?


Their children will pay for our waste and sins too.
Our hate and fear will destroy their future for all the children
in this world.


I sit on the floor.
My two grandchildren are climbing on me.
They are having the time of their life.


I pray a silence prayer for the day.
When children can grow up in  a world that is safe and
all the children have a fair chance at a good life.


I'm thankful for this day.
     

                               Coyote
 

© 2011 Coyote Poetry


Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Life is to be lived. Can't live in past mistakes. We who have common sense need to gather. Stop the hate and violence in our world. Before we leave nothing for the future generation.
Coyote

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Great job on this! I think most of can relate to getting older and seeing our little ones grow and wonder why things look so bleak for their future. It makes you wonder why anyone can see those little faces and not realize that things can and should be better. Lovely job.

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You do a great job with this :)...I hope the day you speak of comes soon...many people are trying to help do this, but ofcourse, the governments are blind to the people. They only think of themselves. selfish really...But one day, the world will become a paradise.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was very sentimental and written beautifully. I appreciated this piece, nice work.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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I got a sense of great appreciation after reading this. Life is meant to be appreciated and to love all of those in our life. I loved the sense of figuring everything out. What life truely means and what really is important in life. Such a great poem with a great lesson to learn here. Great piece! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am thankful for your kind and loving words. You are a beautiful spirit who loves your family and through your eyes and kind words it makes me to appreciate mine all the more.
Gypsy Dreamer

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amazing message in this poem. You are right about stopping the violence and hate in the world. Life is for the now and future. The past we need to learn from and move on to better things. Remember the past but remember there is the future too. Great poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your voice often is so compassionate and so universal...
Gratitude is important..to pray to our lord and thank him for simple joys of our life from time to time helps us to remain connected to him.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very great write once again. I loved the repetition of the prayer throughout. It almost had a military precision to it in a way but it was soft... sweet with the caress of wisdom and clairvoyance (if that makes any sense). Another great one Coyote.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

God bless you your sweet children and your country, let HIM perpetuate and sustain your cause long after you are gone, what you are doing with your writing is creating a legacy...

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

You are a star! You are very good with your words, and you talked about things that are so touching, so moving, so critical so important...family...how i pray to God to one day be an old man too, watching my kids and their kids grow and your contribution to peace is great...you have a way of inspiring me...thanks a lot...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the way you blend everyday events with powerful meanings. I agree with your note, we "need to gather". We can no longer silently watch the events in the world that are hurting people, that are hurting the world. We need to act. Our children deserve it.
Your poetry reminds me of Simon Ortiz, I think I will read his poetry again.
Thank you for sharing your poetry.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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