Thankful Grateful Blessed Pantoum

 


Thankful, Grateful, Blessed – A Pantoum


A Pantoum is a repeating poem

of four original lines 1-4 that feature elaboration of thought in lines 5-8 and follows this stanza sequence: 1,2,3,4 and then 2,5,4,6, and then 5,7,6,8, and finally 7,3,8,1 so that the poem begins and ends in a circular fashion 

be thankful 

be grateful 

be blessed 

not only at Thanksgiving, but always 

be grateful for life – for all it holds 

for family, for friends, for dogs, for love 

not only at Thanksgiving, but always 

just imagine a life absent of love  

love of family, friends, dogs  

are cherished treasures – not collections of things that may all burn to ash

life without the blessings of love would be empty 

time, moments, conversations, and experiences: gift-wrapped memories 


real treasures aren’t measured in green value or worth 

be blessed with presence- not  presents 

time, moments, conversations, and   

experiences: priorities

be thankful

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