Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tiny Blessings

         The following poem is a submission to Thursday Think Tank over at Poet's United.  The prompt was inspired by the recent holiday of Thanksgiving: thankfulness.  May you realize all of your blessings this year.

Mom's ambrosia salad
The way Dad cuts the bird in methodical strips
Little brother finishing my sentences
Little sister arising from the sweet spot on the couch
(she knows it is my birthright)
Puppy warmth
As he nestles in the crook of my knee
Safe, content, grateful.
Fuzzy blankets
Wrapping this family in a cocoon
of peace
Nostalgia fills the silent spaces in the room
The only talking comes
from our bellies, overflowing
with pumpkin pie and happiness.
Somehow we survived
the icy years
to arrive, intact,
 here.

5 comments:

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Lovely, warm feelings emanate from this poem. Very well written and full of emotive imagery. I enjoyed reading this. :-)

Carrie Burtt said...

That last line is powerful Templeton...i hope the ocean of peace continues to wrap around you all, now and always. :-)

Morning said...

awesome.

Morning said...

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Thank you a ton for the lovely contribution!
Happy Friday!
See you next time!

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