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Thankful
21 November, 2001
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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At this time of the year we are asked something
What are we thankful for, what did this year bring?
As I sit back in my chair, deep in thought
I can't help but think of the war being fought

I think of our friends, men, and women now over the sea
Protecting our country so we will remain free
I think of the women in veiled prisons far away
I am thankful in this country we'll never live that way

I am thankful for the nation undivided by fear
I am glad we were indivisible as our hearts wept a tear
I think of the people this year that were lost
I think of the hatred and how much it cost

I am thankful for all people, the young and the old
The wisdom of their years, both simple and bold
I think of the lessons so many learned
I am thankful people cared enough to be concerned

I am thankful I live in a country like this
One born of dreams and a single wish
Where people pull together for the greater good
I am thankful for a world with so much brotherhood

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* (65.148.215.79) -- Wednesday, November 26 2003, 06:02 am

thankful...for you....

i thought this was the perfect poem for us to read and share on thursday ....It is such a heartfelt blessing of a poem.....Happy Thanksgiving, Becky......Terrie*
jughead (10.157.77.156) -- Tuesday, August 24 2004, 12:15 am

Cool starting

I really like the way you started it adds depth.. nice going...
Terrie* (69.19.137.99) -- Thursday, November 24 2005, 04:01 pm

Happy Thanksgivin' !!!

Blessed to be here another year to read and share with my extended family...thank you Dreamer for this awesome read....
 
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