TRY TO REMEMBER NOVEMBER
(Argaille A. Di Matteo)
(November 1, 2020)
Try to remember this month of November
That flows again with lessons and blessings.
Try to remember the smoldering embers
Of doubts, fears, anxieties and myriad stressings.
Try to remember that, with each November,
The trees’ burnished leaves are all a’blowing,
Sailing on brisk winds as November beckons
Try to be mindful of each day’s new wonders,
Where Godwinks flow and “Ahas” baptize
Life circumstances where Humanity dances
Around in “stress boats” about to capsize.
Then, in the chaos, “bad news” and confusion,
Shines the Bright Light of the “Still Voice” within.
Try to be mindful of the “Fresh”, of the “New”,
Life’s a great mystery, knitting Future and History
Into a rich tapestry known as “Now.”
A fragment of time, yet rich and sublime,
“Now” is ripe with blessings, as we allow
The passing of Seasons, the rhymes and the reasons
That we all collect, like a basket of leaves,
Then toss to the flowing of autumn winds blowing,
Slowing our going to “Be still, believe.”
Try to remember this brand new November
And open the doors of your soul to Adventure.
And at Thanksgiving, with Gratitude giving,
Bless Past and Present and also the Future.
We make a difference in Life’s Miracle Presence,
No matter our age, shape, color, or will.
So, this November, let’s all bless each other,
And with God’s Love fill.