Life Brings...

July 6, 2010
She just got fired from her job
The night is silent and breezy
Working two shifts morning till late
No can say it’s been easy

Mom and Dad gone
Long time ago
No place to turn to
No place to go

Her husband’s getting restless
He keeps getting sacked
He wants to walk out through the door
And never have to look back

Two kids, too young to understand
The trouble they cause for her
She tries her best to keep them happy
But for how much longer she can, she isn’t sure

Car broken down and in the shop
Tires flat and needing gas refill
But along with the house rent and the food
She can’t afford to pay the bill

But as she goes home that night
She passes by a couple kissing under a tree
She wishes she could start anew
And wonders why it can never be

She wants to throw in the towel
She wants to leave it all behind
But she can’t even gather the will or strength
To give her a restful mind

There’s always some problem to solve
With the kids, her husband, and more
She comes home to no warm greeting
Her heart heavy and worn

She looks outside her window
And sees a little tree
No taller than her youngest child
Merely a growing seed

She realizes then that life
Is a precious gift as always
And new hope ignited in her heart
She kneels down to pray

Thank you, God, she says
For the miracle of life and birth
Thank you, for green grass and trees
And all the beings on earth

Thank you, God, she says
For simple lessons learned
Patience, and kindness to strangers
For what we receive when we earn

Thank you, God, she says
For the sun shining down on me
For the bright moon lighting my way
For faith and my family

Thank you, God, she says
For the choices we can make
To take the good with the bad
Or not dwell on any mistake

And thank you, God, she prays
For all you’ve given me
I didn’t realize it before
But I’m blessed eternally

With that she stood up tall
And decided right then to say:
Thank you, God, I love you
She got ready to face another day

For there would be sorrows
And miserable things
But she would also focus
On the miracles life brings

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iWriteToExpressThouqhts said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

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StandardToaster said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm
This is great Nisha!  I love the flow of the poem and the feeling you put into it.  Great job!
Jellybean9898 replied...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm
thanks! :)
Danica said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 1:18 am
I really love this.  Not only is it inspiring and a wonderful message, it also flows great and is a beautiful poem.  Great job!  Please tell me what you think of my stuff sometime! :) 
Jellybean9898 replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm
thank you!!!!!
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