Grateful For Every Season

Today’s blazing sun tells me
Yesterday’s clouds were a fluffy comforter
I am grateful for what was

I never won a blue ribbon
Yellow goes more with my décor
I am grateful for less than best

Fossils discovered in the earth
Makes one’s existence worth it after all these years
I am grateful for longsuffering

I venture aimlessly out into deep dark wood
The light of the moon leads me safely home
I am grateful for night’s window

Washed up from the sea
Driftwood and me adapt to the shore
I am grateful I never sank too deep

Leave the grasslands alone
Let the elk and antelope play
I am grateful for where I am today

I am on a potter’s wheel
I hope I am red clay, Iron rich and strong
And grateful my whole life long

 

Linking with Linda Kruschke PaintChip Poetry.

The theme for today is I am grateful and I’m challenging you to use all seven of these paint chips words and phrases: blazing sun, blue ribbon, fossil, red clay, grassland, deep dark wood, and driftwood. Bonus points if you can write your poem in couplets.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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5 Responses to Grateful For Every Season

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    There are many things to be grateful for. I especially can relate to “I am grateful for less than best” and yet never sinking too deep.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Excellent examples of gratitude.

    Like

  3. I love this, especially your second stanza and the repetition.

    Like

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