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A Moment of Thanksgiving
by Sherry Gail Heim
Thursday, November 24, 2005
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A few of my thoughts that I jotted into my journal this morning. Perhaps not really a poem, but certainly from my heart-sgh

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A Moment of Thanksgiving


Stepping outside, I welcome the birth of a new day

Pausing for a moment to breathe in the cool morning air

I watch in awe as a paintbrush quietly colors the clouds

And the light from angels turns golden their edges


Haloed by the rising sun

The mountain stands proud and purple

A symbol of unyielding strength and grace

All is silent as I absorb the beauty of the emerging day


I feel my spirit slip into a new dimension of awakening

Amazed by the beauty that surrounds me and graces my vision

A chevron of geese drift across the morning sky

Their voices calling out encouragement to all who listen


I lay awe-struck in my hammock reflecting upon my blessings

Surrounded by more than I understand or could have ever hoped for

I watch as leaves hop along the grass aided by a soft breeze

And know that this moment, this lifetime, was created just for me


How great and how small I feel within the grand scope of it all

In silent prayer, I take a moment to give thanks for this new day

For all that I am and for this life that I have been granted

For family and good friends and for my birth in this free land


One of the feral cats that I care for  (I call him "Magic")

Stops by for a morning scratch before he has his breakfast

Reminding me that only with a filled spirit does hunger truly cease

I wonder if he knows that his trust has taught me this lesson


I can taste the excitement of the day pouring into the crisp morning air

While the warm sun chases the shadows of night from the mesa

The wind whispers a prayer of Thanksgiving, I inhale the breath of God

And understand that all of life is a blessing


Sherry Gail Heim

November 24, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/18/2005
I don't know how I missed these beautiful words and music. Having visited my brother in Phoenix I know how magical a desert morning can be.

Reviewed by Lynn Barry 12/18/2005
That feral cat has you for a blessing. Wonderful words...that touched me deeply. Thanks!
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 12/17/2005
I understand too Sherry that life is a blessing and I should be thankful that I can at least enjoy the beauty of the day, even when it snows. But there are those times that I feel that what's the use. Everytime I turn around someone in my "family" is cursing my birth. This is such a beautifully painted landscape, and should be in Louvre for all to enjoy, that is how I see the majestic purple mountains, the geese and the clouds, the sun rising, and your kitty "Magic" having his breakfast. This could be considered a story poem, or a free verse. But whatever we call it, it is beautiful. Thnx for sharing sis. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, stubborn and determined to a fault, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your still very sad and terrified little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 12/15/2005
great reflect Sherry,your words speak loud, loving and strong
Reviewed by Sharmagne Leland-St. John( (Reader) 12/15/2005
Wonderful! Certainly could be classified as a poem! Great presentation as well.. Wonder though if in future writing you could get away from the cliché.. Such as "V-shaped patterns" Might better have been described as:

A chevron of geese or a wedge of geese..

Keep up the journaling!
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 12/14/2005
Indeed a blessing, from a cat's soft ear to a grand mountain, and should every day so fill us with gratitude.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 12/14/2005
I'll add the "Amen."
blessin's Sis Sherry,
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 12/13/2005
B e a u t i f u l. Cat adds just the right touch. Makes the images that you paint so well all the more real. W O W and W O W again!!
Blesssings, Pea ;)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/12/2005
Absolutely beautifully written

Love & Peace
Happy Holidays
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 12/11/2005
Oh yes Sherry...I think it is a poem,it touched me,thank you for sharing it.
Best wishes always to you and yours
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 12/6/2005
<Surrounded by more than I understand or could have ever hoped for>

I think this line says it all, Sherry. Beautiful thoughts expressed in this poem! May Allah guide us all to His perfect path!

Thank you!

Reviewed by Peter Paton 12/4/2005
Yes indeed, all is hushed and silent before the majesty of Almighty God
Breathtaking poem of epic proportions Sherry !
And I love that picture
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 11/29/2005
Yes, all life is a blessing. Wonderful poem, Sherry. We should learn to take joy in the little things. :-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/27/2005
Not really a poem?? Are you KIDDING me?? This is absolutely the purist form of poetry I know, flowing straight from the heart and mind that conceived it and unadulterated onto the page in it's purest essence. And what a picture you give us! Thanksgiving indeed - and what to be thankful for! Love the acknowledgement that the moment has been created for you and you alone... that really moves me too, when I am blessed enough to encounter such times - few and far between in my experience as I don't tend to roam outdoors in solitude too early or too late... much to my chagrin; I really should make time for it - must put the rest of life into a different perspective. These are times of truly feeling a deep oneness with creation that reaches right into the core of our being and centres us, too. Marvellous work, Sherry. Thank you. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 11/27/2005
Dear Sherry,
Thanks for sharing this. It allowed me such an insight into your way of life. You are fortunate and even more so to know it. The said that this is not poetry but to me it is. Every beautiful expression.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
love Chanti
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 11/27/2005
Oh Sherry
Yes YOU ARE a POET. Have no doubts.
You reflect your environment though love of life. Nature provides your nourishment. More please......
Best wishes
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/26/2005
This is absolutely beautiful~
Reviewed by Dan Rains 11/25/2005
Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/25/2005
This is wonderfully uplifting, Sherry. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/25/2005
A truly beautiful Thanksgiving Moment Ode, Sherry - especially liked the very last stanza, and the accompanying music.
Reviewed by F William Broome 11/25/2005
Thank you for this one. Enjoyed each and every well penned word, and the whole is a classic. Am saving a copy to remind me during those other 364 days. A Great Holiday Season to you. - Bill
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/25/2005
All of life is a blessing and we should express our thanks and gratitude to God in prayers and in poems. Well done Sherry. This is top of thanksgiving day poems.
Reviewed by Suzy Karnow (Reader) 11/24/2005

Blessings to you,
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/24/2005
so majestic... a gracious gift I accept with thanks on this Thanksgiving Day. many, many blessings to you. Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese 11/24/2005
beauty flows from your pen and envelops the wisdom of your soul ...

you capture the moment of thanksgiving, allowing it to swell within our hearts ... wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 11/24/2005
Sherry, This is absolutely breathtaking. It just brings chills and tears swelling in my eyes. It's beautiful and speaks clearly from Beautiful you and your beautiful heart and soul.
Happy Thanksgiving Sherry,
Tracey and Gang. xoox(c :)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/24/2005
Hi Sherry:

This is so well-written. Beautiful and inspiring!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 11/24/2005
Yes, Life truly is a blessing.
We should all take time for these
reflective moments and give thanks
every day.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/24/2005
Most beautiful Sherry!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/24/2005
Beautiful, Sherry, simply beautiful.

Reviewed by George Carroll 11/24/2005
You have created a marvelous moving poem on how precious each life is and it should never be taken for granted. Many blessings to you on this Happy Thanksgiving day.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/24/2005
Sherry, I'm awestruck by the beauty this magnificent poem has flooded my being with! Your spirit is a beneficent gift to us all! I also love the music and felt like that deer panting, until I read this! THANK you for sharing your beautiful, heart mind and soul!

Reviewed by Debashish Haar 11/24/2005
Imagery is fluid and beautiful...An inspiring poem.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/24/2005
Yes you have alot to be thankful for...beautiful sentiment & picture...good to see you posting, Ed
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