Be Thankful For

A poem

 

The mess to clean up after a party because it means I am surrounded by friends.

The taxes I pay because it means I am employed.

The clothes that fit a little snug because it means I have food to eat.

A lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.

All the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.

The space I find at the back of the carpark because it means I am capable of walking.

My huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

The lady behind me at Church that sings off key because it means I can hear.

The piles of laundry because it means I have clothes to wear.

Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means that I have been productive.

The alarm that goes off in the early hours of the morning because it means I’m alive.