Prose for Thought – Grateful

Welcome to this weeks Prose for Thought and thank you to all of those who linked last week – I was so pleased to be able to get round to you all in a far more timely fashion!

This week has been about giving to other people for Christmas. As I spent last weekend at London Zoo with my family visiting Father Christmas, my mind got to thinking about those not as lucky as me. The main reason for this is because one of the PR companies I deal with came to me last week with an offer from M&S…to treat a local charity to something for Christmas. I knew straight away that I would support the children of the women in my local Refuge, part of Womens Aid, who helped me over 6 years ago. I have gifts on the way and a post will follow but for now, here is my take in poetry form.

 

 

Grateful

As I spend Christmas with my family

Thoughts turn to those not as lucky as me

Those who are missing someone who’s not there

There are times in life when things are not fair

People who are lost and some with no home

Remember the ones who are so very alone

The ones who are too ill to know Christmas is here

The people who continue to live a life full of fear

 

Be glad when kids wake you at some silly time

Think of these people when on turkey you dine

As you sit with your relations, gifts round the tree

When you smile and play games and giggle with glee

Sometimes it hard to see what’s in front of your eyes

Ingesting the season of cheer and of highs

This Christmas remember, hold the ones you love tight

Be grateful it’s not you in their place tonight

 

©Victoria Welton 11th December 2013

 

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15 Comments

  1. December 16, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Lovely poem which brings an important message with it. It sometimes takes a piece of writing or a photo to remind us to think how we can reach out.

    Mainy
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  2. December 16, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Beautiful and powerful poem. Love the way it flows when reading it, it made me think, how lucky we are and how sometimes we do take things for granted. But shouldn’t. We should be grateful, appreciate all that we have and all that we are and feel blessed. #Prose4T

  3. Mrs Teepot
    December 14, 2013 / 10:56 am

    What a beautiful, moving piece. I find my thoughts drift to those who are in a worse position than me at Christmas time and it really brings me down to think how little I can really do to help them.
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  4. December 12, 2013 / 10:40 am

    Vicky this is a lovely poem and it is so good to remember how blessed we are, especially at this time of year. Thank you so much for hosting this link lovely lady xxx
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  5. Stephanie
    December 12, 2013 / 10:39 am

    Gratitude really is the key to happiness.
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  6. Maddy @writingbubble
    December 12, 2013 / 7:56 am

    I lovely reminder of everything we have to be grateful for!
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