April, 2009 – Untitled Poem #19

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Untitled Poem #19
Bryan Hayes

I am thankful
for all that I have
and for everything that I lost

I am grateful for each precious gift

I am thankful
for my happiness
and for all of my sorrow

 

 

I am grateful for being able to experience emotion

I am thankful
for every pleasure
and for all my pain

 

 

I am grateful for the moment

I am thankful
for my great successes
and for my monumental failures

 

 

I am grateful for every opportunity to learn

I am thankful
for everything that is good
and for everything that is bad

 

 

I am grateful to be able to see no difference

I am thankful
for everyone who loves me
and for everybody who hates me

 

 

I am grateful for the ability to love and be loved

I am thankful
for life
and for death

 

 

I am grateful for every breath I take

Bryan Hayes
January 20, 2009