Poem #20 of 30



for the things that come to settle in my hand

like feathers from the sky

dropped from passing birds

these gifts from somewhere

people who arrive

with the answer to a question

with skill to do what’s needed

with words to soothe the beast

Opportunities that rise up exactly

as my hand begins to reach

for the next challenge

So very grateful

that the flow of life around

brings all this wonder to my feet

Photo by Aaron Chang

One thought on “NaPoWriMo2020 Poem #20- Grateful

  1. Mimi, this is a very lovely poem, I find your imagery to be very unique, soothing and motivating. I like the perspective about how we should be grateful for the people that enter our lives and the gifts that they bring to them, this is excellent writing! I also notice that you have written other impressive motivational poems in the month of April, including two other favourites of mine ‘Small Joys’ and ‘Gravity’.

    I have an inspirational poetry journal called “Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal” that has just published its third issue and we are running a special NaPoWriMo Anthology issue for inspirational poems written in NaPoWriMo 2020. If you are interested in submitting any or all of the wonderful poems of yours that I just mentioned above (including Grateful) into our NaPoWriMo Anthology for publication then you can find more details below. We are also open to regular submissions all year round as well for inspirational poetry submissions.


    The deadline for the NaPoWriMo Anthology is 15th May 2020.

    Hope you take the time to check us out, I’m sure our readers would love to get a chance to enjoy reading your poetry 🙂

    David Ellis

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