A Great Day Poem by Jim Yerman

A Great Day

Yesterday was a great day…one I will long revere
It began when I looked in the mirror…and realized…I'm still here!

That I have a wife, children, grandchildren and friends
with whom this life…I share…
This is how my day began…and it only got better from there!

We watched the sun rise on our morning walk.
We saw a father carry his daughter piggy-back
We said ‘Hi' to Stella, she is homeless…
and for the first time…she said ‘Hi' back.

We stopped to talk to an old man as we walked down to the sea.
We took goodies down to our daughter-in-law
(she's having surgery on her knee) .

We bought candy from the candy store.
We drank fresh-squeezed lemonade.
In the heat of the Florida sun…we found respite in the shade.

We bought the final present for Ava's birthday party…(she just turned 13)
We put a new rug in our craft room…we decorated for Halloween.

We saw our eagles…on the top of the pole where they both like to rest
We ate take-out food from Thai Town…their Pad Thai is the best!

From my spot in my favorite chair I watched the sun set through the trees.
As we turned out the lights and kissed goodnight I thought…
I love days like these…

And when I awoke this morning…knowing yesterday was through…
I looked in the mirror and couldn't help but think…
Today's starting out pretty great too!

Friday, October 4, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: happiness,inspiration
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