Grace, age 14
I have a lot to be thankful for:
Warm wind, green grass, an ocean that looks like
On a hot day a bit of shade and a glass of cold
The ability to run and jump and climb trees,
grasshoppers and fuzzy bumblebees.
Small white toadstools and my choice of schools,
Corn on the cob and if I want - a job,
Music, books, shows on T.V., birds, sunshine, a dark
Time to play or to relax, a dentist, a doctor, a pair
Food, clothes, a house that's a home, the taste of
sugar and fresh honeycomb,
Lupines, daisies, flowering foxglove, friends, family,
and most of all love.
Thank you, Lord, for what I've got, and help me help
those who have not.