Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Poem: Every Day

Every Day

On every day that we breathe,

We give thanks.

On every day,

Free from suffering, want, despair,

Free from fear,


We give thanks.

Every day we have lived through,

Loved, learned, struggled through,

Has made us what we are.

For what we are, and what we can be,

With the help of grace, mercy, compassion,

With grateful humility, every day,

We give thanks.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Amazon.com. Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


10 Responses

  1. FRANK PISANO says:

    Another beautiful and truthful poem from my sister Annette. God saves some people and washes away others. Unfortunately there is nothing that can help her Brother since his life has been torn me to shreds.

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Praying every day for you my brother. God loves and will help you. I love you very much.❤️🙏

  2. Wade Bittle says:

    Very nice. A time to just stop, reflect, look about us and realize that life is a charmed and personally unique thing. Thanks.

  3. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Thank you so much Wade for reading and leaving your affirming words.

  4. Jim Leach says:

    One of Annette’s poems is just what the doctor ordered today. Thank you, Annette, for this reflection on giving thanks “..for what we are, and what we can be.”

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Thank you so very much Jim for reading, always encouraging me and for your & Linda’s precious friendship.

  5. Ed Zahniser says:

    Thanks for the thanks poem! Very timely these days . . .

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Thanks so much Ed for reading and enjoying my “thanks poem”. Much appreciated!:))

  6. Jackie Woodcock says:

    Amen! How beautiful! Thank you!

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      I am so glad to share my poem of gratitude with you Jackie. Thank you for reading and leaving your lovely words.

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