I Am Thankful For

clear blue skies and

spring fragrance of clove currant

and lily of the valley

 

snow that melts

for tulips pushing through

thawing dirt

 

birds and butterflies

resting in the

afternoon sun

 

sounds of children’s laughter

and their parents

joining in

 

the warm touch of

my love’s hand

a glance from her brown eyes

 

people who live peace

brave ones who

dare follow them

 

remembering places

where I have been and

with whom

I have journeyed

 

roads that lead nowhere

and time to

explore them


by Clem Nagel
FSM grandparent
 
Fall leaves
photo: Elizabeth Nagel, FSM grandparent