Dawn Ferrett

Rookie - 138 Points (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Whatever Happened To Gratitude? - Poem by Dawn Ferrett

Whatever happened to gratitude?
Is it dead, or just taking a break?
Could somebody tell me why 'Thank you'
Is so hard a gesture to make?

When someone does you a favour,
Without thought of personal gain,
Are those two simple words too demanding?
Does it bring about physical pain?

I was taught to treat others with courtesy,
To be civil, respectful, and warm.
A casual 'Cheers, mate' was frowned on.
That would have been judged as bad form.

'Cheers' is what you say at a toast!
As a platitude it sounds insincere!
If you're grateful for kindnesses given,
Say 'Thanks' and you're debt will be clear! ! ! !


Comments about Whatever Happened To Gratitude? by Dawn Ferrett

  • Hans Vr (4/19/2012 9:07:00 PM)


    Thanks, my freind for this wonderful poem. So true and real. If we just would more often manage to count our blessings and be grateful for them, our life and world could be so different. Superb poetry (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (4/19/2012 4:50:00 PM)


    Good poem, very valid. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (4/17/2012 3:23:00 PM)


    How right you are, and how well written to make that point. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012



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