Wednesday, April 20, 2011


It’s too easy to stop noticing
The wealth that we possess
Or take far too for-granted
The hand that we caress
It’s too easy to be blinded
By things we choose to crave
And we need to be reminded
Of the treasure that we have

It’s easy to get caught up
Between yearning and regret
And while we focus on these things
It’s too easy to forget
About the gifts that touch us
Soft, kind and undemanding
Pouring from the heavens
In mercy never-ending



  1. isn't that the truth!


  2. It's easy to get caught up
    Between yearning and regret..
    These words hold true for so many people. Thanks for the gentle reminder, and for sharing your work on Real Toads.

  3. Thank you for this reminder before Thanksgiving. It's easy to look within our greed while surrounded by all we need.

  4. The things we remember, the things we forget; what's important and what's not - too often we get it the wrong way round... Your poem is a gentle reminder to look again.

  5. Thank-you for reminding me how wonderful my poet-friends are. God bless you all this Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

  6. Visiting from Imaginary Gardens....yes, we all have to remember to be thankful, as we all are truly blessed.egar

  7. A lovely reminder...We do take things for granted and forget about it.

    Nice one ~

  8. That picture is too cute by half, I love it.

  9. it's too easy to take things for granted

  10. There is nothing more soothing than the rain ... giving one the perfect time and place for reflection upon all that we have to be thankful for.

  11. We do need to be reminded don't we?
    This is beautiful Janet. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. Good reminder not to take things for granted...


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