Blessing and Thanks

I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure unless Rooster and I decide to visit our baby chick in New York City. Sometimes I get a hunger for the road. Christmas is right around the corner. I wrote this blitz poem because this is the time of year when I like to snuggle in bed where it is warm. I call it Blessing and Thanks.

Blessing and Thanks

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving blessings

Blessings of health

Blessings of family

Family gathered around the table

Family happy together

Together again

Together through rough weather

Weather harsh

Weather dreary

Dreary year

Dreary outlook

Outlook framed by a pandemic

Outlook forecasted to be severe

Severe with death and dying

Severe forecast amidst the benediction

Benediction given with grace

Benediction you can’t replace

Replace with words uttered in fear

Replaced with a cumbersome mood

Mood of thanksgiving

Mood that can’t be replaced

Replaced by echoes from the past

Replaced by the New Normal

Normal that will not last

Normal that can’t be an illusion

Illusion because we forgot

Illusion because of what used to be

Be before the plague

Be before the constant nightmare

Nightmare of lockdown

Nightmare before isolation

Isolation behind four walls

Isolation completely alone

Alone with a TV

Alone is not how humans should live

Live to rejoice

Live to break free

Free to make a choice

Free to have a voice

Voices lifted in praise

Voices uncommon these days

Days to gather together

Days to return to family

Family eating at the same table

Families giving thanks

Thanks for one another

Thanks for the blessing of a new day



Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

One thought on “Blessing and Thanks

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!.. hope you and yours have a wonderful, and safe, Thanksgiving and may the day, and every day, be filled with love and happiness!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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