So Many Blessings

A song of praise

Laurie Livingston Nave
Nov 18 · 2 min read

At times, I sail through golden days,
Soaking in the joyful ways —
Music flowing out of me —
And smiling over what could be.

An easy laugh, a clever word,
Flitting like a hummingbird.
Creative, and my heart is free —
Contentment lives inside of me.

But the lonely nights, they always come…
And reminders of where grief comes from.
The aching arms, the empty soul —
And the fear I’ll never become whole.

Then, as tears fall, I reach for what I know.
And, in sorrow, reminders start to grow.
And though I may not have the what or who I think I need,
I can count so many blessings till my heavy heart is freed.
So many blessings.

Sometimes the memories are dark,
And I can’t find a single spark.
Invisible, I take each breath.
At times, it seems a living death.

But when I look beyond the veil,
I realize even when I fail,
My life is worth being lived.
And there is love that’s left to give.

Then, as tears fall, I reach for what I know.
And, in sorrow, reminders start to grow.
And though I may not have the what or who I think I need,
I can count so many blessings till my heavy heart is freed.
So many blessings.

Laurie is a songwriter, as well as a word writer. You can find more of her writing here:


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The downhill trip is more fun than the uphill. A 50+ year old mother, wife, nerd, musician and writer. Follow me at www.wordsfromtheriver.com

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