Sheltered Thanks


Sorrows drip from leaking eaves

Chasing a path to fertile ground

Like angel’s tears upon green leaves

Flowed off with nary a sound


Showers from spring sky so fair

Flicker by in random time

Adding to damp morning air

Field’s full fragrance so sublime


Journeyed now uncounted miles

To end tired in this heap

Few planks on wobbled stiles

No shelter from holed keep


In days of yore, may been grand

A farmer’s hand-hewn shack

Now sparse roof can barely stand

Sound walls it seems to lack


Yet my journey has miles ahead

So, I thank you for this rest

At least a place to lay my head

And body find its zest


May fate grant you longer day

Fighting off your growing rot

For any traveler comes this way

Will thank you for this spot


Fair thee well my rickety home

Your love not e’er be spurned

More miles yet have I to roam

No plans for my return


Whence these clouds shall break

Leave you behind I will

Oh, so many steps to take

The journey I must fulfill


So, take my only gift for you

You strewn, intrepid planks

I give to you the honor due

My humble, sheltered thanks


17 Responses to “Sheltered Thanks”
  1. beth says:

    wonderful gratitude

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful! This was grand my friend!

  3. Harley Reborn says:

    Thank you for taking me where I wanted to go ❤️🖤😘

  4. Jim Borden says:

    a perfect poem to accompany that photo and bring it to life…

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow this very cleaver Brad and beautiful. Master of words. Many hugs and gratitude always Brad.

  6. Isha says:

    Such a clever title, and so wonderfully penned!

  7. kristianw84 says:

    There are not enough words in the English language to describe how much I love this from title to ending. 😍

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