Thanks For Being There In My Life

To all have been by my side,
Helped me smile through tears
And heard my smallest fears,
Never let me forget who I am,
Kept me going when I felt dead,
Showed dreams that lay ahead.

For all the memories of life –
Of past, present and to come,
Remaining forever priceless.

Blessing my life with love, care,
Eking that little time to spare,
In loneliness, showing me their
Nest, its warmth would be there,
Giving me joys beyond compare.

To words, my lifeline always,
How can I forget you to praise;
Every emotion you have seen,
Real friend to me, you’ve been,
Each step since good ol’ days.

I am thankful for where I am,
Now in life, midway in journey.

Many steps still left to take,
Yet I am thankful for those too.

Let your light shine on me,
In times of darkness that I face;
For you, Almighty one, guide,
Each decision that I do make.


Shared with d’Verse Poets and the Poetry Pantry.


(’12, Nov 23)

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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    • I was mainly trying to keep the constraint of the acrostic πŸ™‚ The rhyme came naturally. Glad you liked the poem, Sabio. Cheers! πŸ™‚

    • Yeah πŸ™‚ It had been a while since I attempted an acrostic, Brian. So went the whole way with it πŸ˜‰ Glad the ambition worked. Cheers!

  1. Wow! I got introduced to this form of poetry today only and this the second brilliant piece I am reading. This is not an easy form to master. But you have done a brilliant job here.

    • It’s not that difficult either actually, Meenakshi πŸ™‚ Glad that you got introduced to it, and that you found my piece to be a brilliant one. Cheers! πŸ˜‰

  2. oh wow..and what a thank you this is…good to know he’s there to shine his light even in dark times…thankful for what he helped you through and for what’s still ahead…i like

    • It is that shine that guides the decisions Claudia πŸ™‚ His presence needs to be acknowledged for sure. Thank you for liking my poem.

  3. An insightful poem in a difficult form (at least for me). You have done it so well here, but then you always do wonders with your work,,,,

  4. Wonderful Thanksgiving acrostic in appreciation of the people in your life. Sincere and natural. Some acrostics are stilted, but this reallly was not at all. Thanks for sharing it with Poetry Pantry.

    • Glad to share with the pantry, Mary πŸ™‚ I am glad you liked the thanksgiving acrostic too, and found it not stilted. I will read from the Pantry tonight after I get back from work.

  5. I love acrostics – probably because I just can’t seem to write them. (After all, the things we can’t have attract us the most…) But this is the longest one I’ve ever seen and I’m amazed at how you kept the rhythm and meaning intact throughout the whole poem. This is truly brilliant!

    But above all, it reminded me that I have a lot to be thankful as well. So, thanks Leo, for sharing this with us!

    • It isn’t that hard to write an acrostic, just needs a little practice I guess, Zainab πŸ™‚ I think this is one of the longest I have written too, if not the longest one, and I’m glad I could keep the flow going and not get lost half way through. Glad you liked it, and found it to be truly brilliant. πŸ˜‰

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