I am blessed.
I admit it freely.
If you know my struggles, you may think otherwise. But you know what, that’s not how I see it.
I see the positive things all around me and that grouping includes my wonderful friends. You. People who come here and read my work. Leave comments or not, you all deserve thank-you’s.
My thank-you is in the form of poem.
This is christyb thanking YOU.
When Friends Visit
I welcome you, hand over a napkin, and
Nudge a dish of words your way.
I tell you a story about my past or about our future,
The unknown or the known I wish I could forget,
Trying to untie knots with nouns, descriptors, and punctuation.
Punctuation for sentences that I wish had stopped long ago.
When you visit, you bring smiles,
Kind words and kind spirits,
Your comments gathering around me like a hug
And I lay my eyes on your words like a pillow,
Savoring the softness you bring to me so often.
We may never have met, yet we share a common bond:
A look at the same page,
Share a twinkle of the eye, or
A smile that can come across as a smirk on some of your beautiful faces.
We both recognize that my hands typed the words we see,
and that my fingers are slightly weathered,
From weather than reaches beyond the fingertips,
To memories of chaos
And to edges of smiles for the future.
Thank-you, each one of you, for softening this year
With gentle encouragement and
I care for you all, and I wish you all kind skies ahead,
May the weather be with you
And may your hearts be warm and proud.
©2012 Christy Birmingham