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Poetry By John Cannon From All-Creatures Animal Rights and Inspirational Poetry Archive

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By John Cannon

Especially in winter,
with its shorter days,

when the pale sun
slants in from so far away,

the hours
just after sunrise

and the hours
just before dark

extra precious.

Early morning rays
slide softly in
to reassure us,

to remind us that,
unrelated to the angst and frenzy
of human activities,

simple real life
goes on,


day by day,

just like it has
for eons.

And the final
hours before sunset

gently remind us
of all the blessings
we have received

this day,
and every day.

I pray that I may always
feel a sweet splash of joy
with every sunrise,

and a quiet thankfulness
at the end
of every day.

Photo by Sharon Fisher

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