Thanks to Paul Scribbles from the Poet’s Pub for hosting a #dVerse prompt reply on blessings. I’m combining this #dVerse prompt missed with last week’s Saturday Mix Prompt from Teresa of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie‘s Prompt on doing a silhouette poem.
They’re not completely obvious, often —
Difficult to find, shadowed in,
Darkness, silhouettes hidden by,
Electrifying light so,
Tangerine-orange that —
All behind it is,
Hidden, pitch black,
They are masked,
You have them,
Thankfulness for —
Blessings in disguise.
Shadowed, hidden behind,
Glaring light, such blaring noise,
Searching carefully, you’ll find them,
You’ll see all along what’s been taken,
For granted, unrecognized blessings.
Sometimes they feel like curses, too much work,
Then, seeing others suffer you think,
Realize life’s not at all bad.
You’ve all your basic needs met,
You’ve extra money for,
Luxury and treats,
You’re well cared for,
God’s blessed you,
To those who beg,
They need a little —
Help; some food, money to —
Make it through the day and —
Eat; find a place to sleep and to,
Clean up; they only want to be like us,
Have their needs met, with the odd treat too.
If only we all counted are blessings,
When we were richly cared for, when He,
Made sure we made a living.
Had money to survive.
To buy little extras.
To be comfortable,
We rest, they —
But it’s more,
Than the unloved —
Never seen, covered by —
The light in the background scene,
Never visible, dark, unseen,
We miss seeing them these figures who’ll,
Disappear in dark, when sun falls and sets.
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