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To Be Grateful

A Villanelle Eulogising Gratitude

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 2 years ago β€’ 1 min read

I sometimes have a problem with people expecting others to be grateful for what they have, when they are in fact struggling to hold things together, and I often feel like that and I am sure that others do. Every so often someone does something that you never saw coming and when that happens to me I do feel an immense sense of gratitude, I really do. So this has happened recently, and this latest thing has inspired me to write a short form villanelle one being grateful.

I will be honest, I never ever thought I would write a poem on gratitude.


When Something Hits You, Makes You Hopeful

You Realise Someone Cares For You

That is A Reason To Be Grateful


Sometimes You Can Be Feeling Doleful

But Good Things Do Happen, Dreams Come True

When Something Hits You, Makes You Hopeful


Someone Shows Friendship, Lovely People

It Will Warm Your Bruised Heart, Through and Through

That is A Reason To Be Grateful


Friends Are There For You Being Thoughtful

They’ll Help You If You Are Feeling Blue

When Something Hits You, Makes You Hopeful


A Phone Call Or Text, Being Social

Lifts You Spirits, Brings A Smile On Too

That is A Reason To Be Grateful


Notifications On Your Mobile

A Message That Says That β€œI Love You”

When Something Hits You, Makes You Hopeful

That is A Reason To Be Grateful



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Comments (6)

  • Dawn Salois2 years ago

    This is wonderful Mike! I feel like gratitude is an important element in happiness.

  • Cathy holmes2 years ago

    This is fabulous. It's uplifting and I'm grateful you wrote it. Well done.

  • Loved this! So happy you have friends like this in your life

  • Nice positive vibes to start the day.

  • Mariann Carroll2 years ago

    God send people in our lives , to show he cares . God loves us in his own special way. Thank God for the people with beautiful soul. Thank you Mike such being a caring individual. β™₯️πŸ₯°πŸŒΉπŸ™πŸ½God bless

  • D-Donohoe2 years ago

    Love it! So many simple things we often overlook. Thank you for sharing.

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