The Many Wonders
For all the trees and birds in the sky,
For the sparkle of playfulness, in a puppy’s eye.
The veneration and wonder of viewing the sea,
The magnificence of this world, is an indulgence to me.
For the flowers that decorate creation with color,
For the chipmunk that hides, his treasure under cover.
The transformation of the season’s change,
The little boy who lived, despite illness and pain.
For the past the present and the future I need,
To remember these gifts, that before me I see.
The life I am given is verily a treasure,
To observe and appreciate, and acknowledge with pleasure.
For what I see is all that I am, all that I need to be,
As life radiates its eminent beauty, portraying its dance before me.
(Previously published by Universal Personality, October 17, 2003)
Honorable Mention, Writer Online Thanksgiving Contest 12/03
Published in PEEKS & VALLEYS, April, 2004