Grateful — April 2017

April with its bloom and fruit
And the sweet smell of a flower
I am Grateful for the gifts that came with her

A new day
A new dawn
At the end I felt high
Anticipation for the month that’s come

Grateful, I am.


Grateful — March 2017

Didn’t look like a good month half way gone
Looked like I’d end up where I didn’t want
Like a flood it sees me fighting
Finding a way to make better this that I have
It would seem like I suffer
But God knows how it has worked out to my rise

I am grateful for chance

Mysterious almost
That strange luck
I am grateful for open doors
The good fortune that I’ve got

You have made a way

Grateful — February 2017

It was the month of love
Now it is gone
Again to come
In a few months

But your love has no bounds
Time and space, irrelevant
Something that shines
Visible on every side
I am grateful for your heart

There were strange dreams
Even this morning
Who to interpret?
I, maybe

There is only good for me
Regardless of what was seen
You will not let fear creep in
Because we think the same things

I am Grateful

That you stand with me with all my crazies
I am Grateful

Grateful — January 2017

How could I be grateful for the good with the grave
They told me she died
I can’t be happy it went bad
What about her child
Left to live with wolves and vampires
You’ve got to make it up to her
As though you had some blame to claim

Who understands it
Man’s true power
How do you manage it

You must be great
Awesome in that way
I see a way to the gates

For the sake of your name
Make a name for yourself
Work your joy in her heart
And may her heart know your joy

You must be great
Awesome in that way
I see a way to the gates
You are faithful

Thank you that you always hear me
I am indeed thankful

Thank You—July 2015

Thank you for food and water
For clothes and shelter
And the many simple pleasures that I enjoy

Thank you for pineapples and chocolate
  You never fail to thrill my palate
You’ve filled my mouth with good
I have good news to give because of you

Thank you for books and for blog
Not like me, but then, still me
I am grateful at the progress I’ve made
Beyond what my words explain

Thank You—June 2015

You’ve spared me many pains
  Driving sorrows from my domain
Gracing my days with joy and dancing

Thank you for the Bachata and the Tango
  and for the Rueda de casino
For this beautiful thing called dance
  I am indeed grateful

Your coolness is appreciated
  And I worship you with the dance

Thank You—May 2015

I’m so grateful for the grace and mercy
that family have represented to me
I’m happy that I’m of benefit to them beyond being blood
Beyond the covenant that we share

From birth till now
and certainly tomorrow
the warmth of family warms my heart
to appreciation


Thinking it
Feeling it
   Doing it

To family beyond blood
As kindred spirits
Friends of my heart
‘Tis gratitude that ye are

Thank You—April 2015

Thank you that I am rich
Thank you that I am strong
Thank you that I lived long

Fit and virile, hale and hearty
  In wealth and health
With a continuum of joys and victories

The answer had been provided before I was born
For the question I’d ask with my life
I’ve got it
    I live it
I am grateful

Thank you that you’re perfect
If you weren’t, this would be delusion
C’est finit on the cross
Happy Easter