Thursday, November 24, 2022

Poetry: Thanks

Thanks
Let us choose to be lifted on the wings of gratitude,
Lifted up, through the sadness, grief,
Through the miasma of all that happened,
And still happens,
Because every day, is a day gifted.
Every offered smile, heart, hand, is a blessing.
As we gather together, or sit alone,
We pause for a moment to breathe,
Immersing ourselves in a moment, that doesn’t hurt,
To see the green, the gold, the true radiance of it.
To partake in the bounty, or the ‘just enough’ of it.
Only then can we feel the true connections, between us.
Only then can we discover, that we can still fly.
That we can still fly.
The breeze from the bird’s wings whispers to us gently,
That for this, and for it all,
We should give praise,
We should 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 New York State Adirondack Park.


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10 Responses

  1. Gary N Lee says:

    Thank You Annette on this special day, Happy Thanksgiving, Gary Lee

  2. Ethan says:

    Love it!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  3. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Thanks Ethan! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours as well!

  4. ADKresident says:

    Beautiful, Annette~ Thank you!
    And a practical reminder that, as polar opposites, harboring offenses and gratefulness can never share the same space- one will always crowd out the other, raising up or bringing down …Choose to be grateful in all things!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! 🍂🦃🍁

  5. Jackie says:

    How beautiful! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Hello there and thank you so much for your read and very wise words. Happy, Healthy, Safe, Blessed, Peaceful Thanksgiving wished for u & yours.!
    🧡🙏🦃🫶🕊

  7. Hugh O Canham says:

    Nice poem and very appropriate for these trying times. I read it at our Thanksgiving dinner.

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Thank you immensely Hugh. I am so very honored that you chose to make my poem a part of your family’s Thanksgiving. There is no greater affirmation for a poet…. I wish you & yours a Happy, Healthy, Blessed, Peaceful Thanksgiving! 🦃🙏🕊

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