Thursday, November 23, 2023

We Gather

Statement about giving thanksBy Annette Pisano-Higley

Just knowing that it has not changed,

In its essence,

One of the few precious things that continues,

Though the Who, What, Where, of it


It remains a time to pause, breathe, remember,

Love, appreciate, thank,

Perhaps touch…

The old and the new together,

The trappings, so familiar, bring great comfort,

Life becomes much more, for the sharing,

Faces beam with joy once again found.

Around, above, some better power

Hears our words, feels our hearts,

And returns us to a peace, long lost.

In this time, we gather, in fellowship,

In this place, we gather, to give,

And most of all, in this spirit,

We gather close,

As family.


Photo at top provided by Annette Pisano-Higley.

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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 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.

6 Responses

  1. JohnL says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my AA friends!!

  2. Deb says:

    Your Poerty is moving and inspiring. Just lovely.
    Thank yyou Annette Pisano-Higley

  3. Ballian the Cat says:

    And to you and yours, JohnL.

  4. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Hello JohnL and thanks so much for your kind read and words. Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

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