Gratitude in Three Stages of Life

Are you sure your friend knows that you like her?

She helped you cheat on the history test,

She distracted your mother as you went through her purse.

Of all birthday gifts, hers was always the best.

So take time, kids, once in a while

to say, “Thanks for everything,” and give her a smile.

Are you sure that your friend knows that you like her?

She always handed the joint first to you,

Bailed you out after your arrest.

Forgave you each and every curse.

So take time, teens, once in a while

to say, “Thanks for everything,” and give her a smile.

Are you sure your spouse knows that you like her?

Whenever, wherever, she wears the best clothes.

She tells you when there’s a hair in your nose.

Wainscoting the ceiling, removing birds from the venting.

She does all the tasks that are not too exciting.

So I’m taking the time now just to say,

“Thanks for everything. Hang around today,

“I’ve fixed up the bedroom so we can play.”

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About alicebarrett

Small town writer
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