I can smile and skip and scurry in hurry along the winding road
I can speak, chide and compliment and listen to lighten your load
I have food work and sustenance and a humble comfortable abode.
I am blessed with unfaltering hope and love and wings to fly
And distant dreams to share and amazing opportunities to try
And firm friendships love and family that death will always defy.
My family are a blessing and they give me hope each and every day
When I am lost they give me sense of purpose and help me find my way
They are my anchor in stormy weather when I would rather run away.
May you find your inner strength in the gifts of love you receive
May you give back compassionately to those who are in need
And remember that the most bountiful blessing is in the deed.
Alison Jean Hankinson
This was created in response to Paul Scribbles poetics challenge for d’Verse on the theme of blessings.