Poem: Thankful

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

Here’s a celebratory poem:

The turkey’s in the oven.
The sage smells good.

The potatoes are boiling.
They’ll be ready soon.

The cranberry sauce is ready.
The orange zest adds a nice touch.

The green beans are prepared.
Maybe lemon pepper would be good?

The rolls are rising.
They are filling the pan.

 

Before the food though,
take a moment,
to be thankful.

No matter what is happening,
in your life,
there is some good,
somewhere.

Even in bad things,
there can often be meaning,
and sometime later,
you can see what it was.

Think of your life,
and the innumerable moments,
both small and large,
where something good,
has happened.

Think of the good deeds,
others have done.

Think of the times,
when things turned your way.

Think of the little things,
like food at a table,
with your family around.

Life isn’t always easy,
but somewhere,
even in darkness,
there is light.

Think of all of your life,
and be thankful for all that has been.

Think of all of your life,
and be thankful for all that will be.

Being thankful,
is a good thing.

Being thankful,
is humbling.

Being thankful,
is something all should do,
every day.

On this day,
before the food,
take a moment,
and give thanks.

Each day,
at least before the food,
take a moment,
and give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Poem: Flying through the dream

You had a dream,
and in the dream,
you could fly,
but not like a superhero,
something about it,
didn’t work.

It was like swimming,
but in the air.
You could fly,
but with effort,
and only so high.

It was like floating,
with balloons,
and you had to push off things,
to move.

Everything felt slow,
and for some reason,
things just didn’t work.

And in the dream,
there was something bad.
There was something,
you wanted to fly away from.

But for some reason,
everything felt slow,
and though you could fly,
you could never get away.

You had a dream,
and in the dream,
you could fly,
but not like a superhero.

Poem: in real life

You’ve seen it in movies,
haven’t you?

There’s the hero.
Things aren’t going well.
They are quite downtrodden.

Then something happens.
A motivation.
An inspiration.

The music changes.

The video montage plays.

They train.
They study.
They work.

Things change.

Things look better.
They look better.
They cheer at the end of the music.

In,
what is portrayed to be,
a few days,
or weeks,
or months,
everything turns around.

The hero,
loses weight,
or learns to box,
or becomes the top salesperson,
or writes the novel,
or whatever the goal is.

But real life,
isn’t like the movies.

Inspiration,
and motivation,
aren’t enough.

In real life,
days take days,
weeks take weeks,
and months take months.

In real life,
things are tedious.

In real life,
things don’t work.

In real life,
things aren’t one for one.

In real life,
motivation + effort,
doesn’t necessarily,
= success.

In real life,
after the inspiration,
after the motivation,
while some music may play,
the video montage doesn’t.

The first day,
of a six month journey,
might take five seconds,
on the screen,
but it takes,
eighty six thousand four hundred seconds,
in real life.

In real life,
things are hard.

In real life,
wanting something,
isn’t enough.

In real life,
there is tedium,
drudgery,
setbacks,
and mistakes.

In real life,
after the inspiration,
after the motivation,
no video montage plays.