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Thank You, My Life: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.

Loving life is being grateful for it.

Loving life is being grateful for it.

We can complain because roses have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.

-- Alphonse Karr

I can't wait for those right words and phrases

to be invented or even by heavens inspired

to express my gratitude and give praises

after getting more in life than I desired.


Thank you, my life, for blessings I received

maybe I got more by not expecting much

all the abundance in my heart conceived

just turned to life as if by Mida's touch.


If I knew how to love life more, I would

without any new gifts to cause more joy

for everything I have got is already good

without the life diploma for this school boy.


Thank you, my life, from depth of my soul

for lessons you taught, even those I failed

thank you for guidance to my every goal

above all, for each cubit of air I've inhaled.


And thank you for every big temptation and test

that gave me an opportunity to learn and grow

with no greed and arrogance to claim the best

just grateful for everything I have and I know.

© 2022 Val Karas

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