23 Mar 2010

Gratitude


I am grateful for every question mark
That creeps into my head
For every 'why' and every 'how'
That keep me wide awake in bed

For they are signs to assure me
I have not stagnated yet
I have not succumbed to lie comfortable
In a pattern, fixed and set

I am grateful for all the open ends
And possibilities of unclear scope
For each open end is an open path
And unclear possibility, a hope

I am grateful for my discontent
I am grateful for unfulfilled desire
For were I content, I might not strive
And not undertake effort that would tire

I know that movement and change is life
Stagnation is death for sure
There is no problem, no need for solution
The ailment is itself the cure

The unease, the discomfort, the discontent
Are all merely signs of a vibrant life
For the nature of life itself is wrapped
In a maze of intertwined joy and strife

So I am grateful now, I'm grateful always
For all that I am, and all I am not
I'm grateful now, and I'm grateful always
For all that I have, and have not got