Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in 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