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Sickness and tears; joy and laughter; sorrow and health
Quietly line your streets as the days slip away
From the ones who purse their lips in endless pursuit
Of nothingness – the things we all boast about

Who made the rule about what we must become?
Man is born for trouble from cradle to the grave
But his days are full of joy if he is careful to observe
The blessings he receives for every day that he lives

So, pause and reflect on what comes your way today
“Count your many blessings, name them one by one”
It will amaze you to find that there is more to laugh about
Than you ever knew about in this fleeting life of ours

Toyin Taiwo, June 2020

5 responses to “Thankful”

  1. Oluwatomi Kayode Avatar

    Deep and true words. Life is fleeting and full of experiences, it’s easy to lose sight of the many blessings and joy around us. Truly, if we’re careful to observe there are always things to be thankful for. God is faithful.

    Love this poem. Thank you for it.

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      You’re welcome, Tomi. And thank you for sharing your thoughts. Indeed, God is faithful.

  2. Daniel Adeyinka Avatar
    Daniel Adeyinka

    I am really thankful for life, and I’ll enjoy it one day at a time.

    1. thetoyintaiwo Avatar

      That’s the spirit! Thank you for stopping by, Daniel!

      1. Daniel Adeyinka Avatar
        Daniel Adeyinka

        You’re absolutely welcome 🙂

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