There is a presence all around us every moment,
Not always touching nor in our deepest conscience.
Yet, it gently rests in the background of a knowing,
Its simplicity is in the ordinariness of life’s routine.
Flighty garden birds and seasonally scented blooms,
Or knowing and loving the sharing and caring of friends.
Joyous embracing of family fun and times of returning,
Warmest memories always remember a homely welcome.
Travelling beyond the close confines of self-containedness,
Resisting prior hesitancies and to experience new worlds.
Gifts of absorbing and capturing so many surprising words,
Written and revealed with the knowledge of being blessed.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 19/12/2013
Poets United: Verse First ~ Gifts & Blessings