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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What a beautiful picture you have painted with
your pen. This is so heart warming.
Really enjoyed
Hugs
D

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

how old ru if u dont mind me asking

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I don't have any biological children of my own but I have helped raise one and I understand this feeling. I love her to pieces and I will do anything for her... She is the reason I want to join the Army, so I can protect her. But with the way everything is right now, going into the Army won't help her one bit. So I have decided (plus, my required medication) not to join in hopes to help out here on the home front. When the time comes, I hope our leaders will know what to do in the crisis because from what they have shown us, I get the impression and feeling we are not safe from all harm. Let's just hope against the odds that America will still be America before all's well again. Lovely poem Coyote.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sweet!!!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is an eye opening poem. It speaks volumes on how we should look at what is going on around us and the decisions we make as a society as a whole. The flow of this poem is smooth and I can picture you with your children and grandchildren running around. It is times like those that make everyone feel young again. By the way 51 is not old.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

magnificent ink Coyote... you delivered this one beautifully. keep that pen flowing... i enjoyed your work alot

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow! This is fantastic! You know, it's weird; I was walking home today while it was raining, and i thought to myself, "Rain is fantastic"

And that led me think about how LIFE IS TO BE LIVED! Great poem. Loved it. :)

And when i first saw the picture, i thought it was Rick Bayless.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have graduated to the ranks of the enlightened friend


Posted 10 Years Ago


wow...this is a beauty undefined...this feeling....only can be written by the ones who feel it...awesome work!!

:) Love,
Krishna

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is probably the best poem that i've ever read. it's fantastic!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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