On Blessing

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Jean Miotte     pinterest.com

Do not give
me fame or fortune
I have no use for either
as I am old & tired
Soon gone

Do not give
me nods & smiles
I have no use for either
as I am still alive
Brain quick

Do not give
me wine & cheese
I have no use for either
as I don’t hunger
for aperitifs

Instead give
me your blessing
Your hand on my brow
as I face eternity
with grace

“A blessing helps us to keep breathing—
to abide this moment, and the next moment,
and the one after that.” ~ Jan Richardson


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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5 Responses to On Blessing

  1. Morgan says:

    OH so beautiful my friend :)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cheryl Ruffing says:

    This one is a stunner, Peter.


  3. your poem is itself a blessing – a hand on our brow – thank you

    Liked by 1 person

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