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Eternal Gratitude

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , March 13, 2013

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“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” Maya Angelou

Tears flowing in thankfulness

Of all gifts bestowed undeserved

Given like a river in the desert

Quenching my barren heart...


Life brings the wind fiercely

Dissipated dreams broken

Lost in a sea of regret

Lessons learned through pain...


My parched soul longing

Finding strength within this blessing

Eradicating all repentance

Discovering the eternal fountain of life...


The earth shuddered

Shaking to awaken my soul

The swell of tears released

Surrendered to God's love...


I float on this river

Blessed by abundant love

Embraced by His grace

Cleansed of all burdens...


Eagerly accepting this gift

Breathing benevolence

Transformed wings of joy

Eternal gratitude given birth to...



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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Uttam Gill on March 14, 2013 at 09:22 pm

What a beautiful poem...In flow of your thoughts I immerse myself and gain an insight to understand what eternal gratitude is...Barb, very few are so blessed with such kind of compassion

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Thank you Uttam, very kind of you...Happy to see u here . :-)

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By melanie jean juneau on March 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

The second last stanza stood out to me-"

I float on this river

Blessed by abundant love

Embraced by His grace

Cleansed of all burdens..

Read more at http://www.broowaha.com/articles/16116/eternal-gratitude-#WI360f09sLC65Rlf.99

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Thank you Melanie, it very much is the meaning of this poem..., and why I am eternally grateful. :-)

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By HomeRearedChef on March 22, 2013 at 01:48 pm

"My parched soul longing..." Beautiful, sweet Amiga... As always spoken from your heart, like a song. :) ~HUGS!

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 22, 2013 at 02:54 pm

Awe, thank you dear Virginia...seems much of my poetry ends up being prayer like at times...Truly God in my life and his grace has always protected me and kept me strong...thus this poem is born from gratitude for gifts received...

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By HomeRearedChef on March 22, 2013 at 03:16 pm

That is so true, most of your poems are prayers and praise to Him. It shows where your heart is, Amiga. :)

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 22, 2013 at 04:16 pm

Thank you so much sweet lady...:D hugs

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