Harlan Simantel

Rookie (August 8,1951 / Hillsboro, Oregon USA)

Thanks - Poem by Harlan Simantel

Thanks for your fresh Spirit
You supply each day
Thanks for guidance
Along the way.
Thanks for birds
And the music they sing,
Thanks for dogs
And the affection they bring.
Thanks for cats, big and small -
I'm amazed at how
You created them all.
Thanks for the sky,
Blue or cloudy,
Thanks for storms
When nature gets rowdy!
Thanks for sex
It feels so good,
Thanks for renewing
A good attitude.
Thanks for friends
In heaven and earth
They're priceless -
That's what they're worth.
Thanks for skill
You gladly endow,
Thanks for inspiring
And showing me how.
I'll keep this short,
And right to the point,
Thanks for keeping
My nose out of joint!

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Comments about Thanks by Harlan Simantel

  • Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (8/22/2016 6:21:00 PM)

    harlan, your poem made me smile. gratitude is good- for our hearts and perspective. my poem reading a book of mystic writings shares this theme. stay grateful. -glen kappy (Report) Reply

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  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (8/22/2016 2:48:00 PM)

    very simple and straight forward yet beautiful. congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (8/22/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    Love it... Thanks! Congrats... (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/22/2016 11:15:00 AM)

    Gratitude for the Creator for all the things received due to His majesty and benevolence has been expressed in this superb poem inked by you. Heartiest Congratulation for that as also on it's selection as member poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A Ravi A (8/22/2016 10:34:00 AM)

    A very fine thought. One must be thankful to Him for the entire lease of our life. Such a thought will make us humble. (Report) Reply

  • Malcolm Two (8/22/2016 7:29:00 AM)

    Well done, Keep up Harlan (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (8/22/2016 7:06:00 AM)

    Actually I think dogs evolved - more than people IMO. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (8/22/2016 1:40:00 AM)

    You gladly endow! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (8/22/2016 1:21:00 AM)

    Nice poem, thanks for sharing guys (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/22/2016 12:12:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us, and congratulations for having it selected as member poem of the day! Well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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