Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankfulness--By Marc Livanos--United States


Dear Lord, our blessings over-flow.
Thank you for our Corolla.
especially in bringing me to therapy.
(The paint is peeling.)

Thank you for my Baywalker 8.
It has a roller on the stern,
especially useful when I launch it.
(It is too small for two.)

Thank you for lessons learned.
It is great to learn from trials,
especially when we meant to do our best.
(No one should ask for more.)

And now, we earnestly pray for
quick answers or your
intercession on our
on-going journey of life.  
(Sympathy would be nice.)

Marc Livanos’ poems have appeared in Straylight Magazine, Poet’s Espresso Review, Stray Branch Magazine, Old Red Kimono, Ship of Fools, Song of the San Joaquin Quarterly and others. His chapbooks “Panhandle Poet - Solitude” and “Panhandle Poet - Second Helpings” are available online at


  1. Heartfelt, and thank you for sharing!

  2. Dear Mark,
    I'm taking a lesson for my own life the way you give thanks for common things--this poem speaks to me.
    Happy Thanksgiving,