Sunday, June 15, 2014

I Thanked God...

I Thanked God...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

I was lying back on the lush, green grass
Wildflowers growing all around me
My feet were propped up on a big, round boulder

My eyes were looking to the sky
Clouds as big as houses were floating above me
Fluffy, pure white clouds

I reached my hands toward the sky
From where I lay it looked like my hand
Was touching a cloud... I pretended to pinch it

I suddenly had a craving for cotton candy
Only... I would want pink or blue cotton candy
To pinch off with my fingers to stuff in my mouth

I felt little legs crawling over my arm
A little black ant scurrying on its way
I flicked it gently off onto the ground

I loved laying on the soft, thick grasses
My feet propped up on the boulder
I wiggled my toes in delight

Closed my eyes... enjoyed the warm sunshine
On my face, my skin... my hair
I could smell my perfume as it became warm

Mixed with the wildflowers that I also, lay on
Beautiful... a beautiful, warm scent in the air
I could lay here forever

A blue dragonfly landed on my toe
I watched it as its wings fluttered
I thought of Tommy, as I stayed still to make it stay longer

The dragonfly finally flew away
I took a deep breath, got to my feet
Tommy's gone to heaven, I can't bring him back

I looked back to the sky
Thanked God for Skip, our three Pups
They were all I had left in this world

It was time to go now... I began to walk
My lips began to smile; I could hear Skip and the Pups
Hear them in the distance... I couldn't wait to join them

I couldn't wait to be back in our family circle
The Pups ran toward me... I saw Skip catch sight of me, smile
I was back with my whole world around me ... I thanked God

1 comment:

  1. I know Skip and the pups are your world. Others may not know this but your world is a very loving world. I can't imagine either of you without the other. I can just see you in the fluffy clouds eating cotton candy! I can see you wiggling your toes too! I am sure that dragonfly was a beautiful one. I remember you saying Tommy liked the dragonflies. Maybe he came to visit with you for a spell. Love, Ms. Nancy