Did we think to thank-you before we asked
Again for everything unmeasured?
Before we asked for better cars
A leak-proof house,
The cutest cat, or a playful pup?
Did we think to thank-you in our time of need
When all things grew, from strength to strength
That we fell upon our knees, when sad?
Did we think to care enough
To thank-you for it all
With leaves that sparkle, like dew-drops
As it rains, again?
Or see the fish fly through the air
Escaping fast-flowing rivers, flooded
Did we think to thank-you when squeals of tears
Ring through the air –
When all’s asleep and tranquil
And baby’s teeth, begin again?
Did we stop and recognise your wisdom, True divine
As blessed we were, to spend more time
With our Spirit, sweet and pure
To witness sparkling rays of hope
As sunshine waits for no-one?
With outstretched-arms, spread forth it’s warmth
Enveloping everything, and all?
Did we think to Praise Thee, our Father, up high above –
For everything you always do. For us
Through your Divinity of Love?
© Sharon-Elizabeth Walker, 2011/2012