Palisadian poet Ginny Winn shared this Thanksgiving piece, inspired by the
“gravity of this year’s tragedy that happened to so many so nearby.”
No matter how many hollows in your life have burned
How many times you have felt spurned
Alone on the outside
The depth of your soul is more than you ever wished to know
So dark and black can embers glow
It takes only one spark to light the dark
And in a moment’s time you feel the shine.
As your mouth turns into a smile
You never enjoyed so much
Love sent even through ashy skies
Gifts of love and hope surprise.
So many people love me you say
I never knew until today
And as the air clears we begin again
And again and again.
We’ve done it before
And we’ll do it when we must
Feeling at home more easily now
Giving thinks courage and trust.
Gratitude, thanks, so glad to see
And be in my favorite company
The company of this human race
The earth’s yard our playground space.