Purpose & Gratitude



Every year we reflect
Our life spent pursuing
We learn to correct
A dream worth enduring

We live our lives in haste
Constantly on the move
Unguided and misplaced
Always looking to prove

So when the holidays come
We take a break from activity
We remember where we’re from
We find joy in friends and family

Regardless what faith you believe
We all embrace the holiday cheer
A time we’d rather give than receive
A time to be thankful and sincere

About this poem

The holiday time is upon us, and it’s time to be thankful

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Written on December 12, 2021

Submitted by Michaelmatalon on December 18, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 452
Words 86
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Michael Matalon

I love to discuss topics relating to physics, spirituality & business. I run a private equity investment company, but in my spare time I enjoy writing. more…

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  • dougb.21370
    Yes the heart of celebrations together. I am thinking of a song by Amy Grant, Tender Tennessee Christmas. Check out Youtube. Relaxed, thankful, prized traditions, family, laughter.
    LikeReply1 year ago

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