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Because I Am Thankful: by Sandra Arnone

Drawing of two hands reaching each other as if just beginning a handshake, image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images, on Pixabay, modified.

hands, image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images, on Pixabay, modified

Because I Am Thankful

Because I am thankful

I have not forgotten

Those who held my hand

During my life journey.

Blessed with these tender souls

Who have walked with me until

I reached the next destination.

Many times I cried when they let go.

Now understanding

That once they delivered me,

A new hand was prepared.

In my gratefulness I pray

That my hand has been as useful

To those along their way.


Sandra (Sandi) Arnone is a mom, retired elementary school teacher, and poet. Her career spanned over a twenty-five-year period. She taught in both public and religious schools. She most enjoyed

teaching creative writing to her students

and enjoyed inviting parents into the classroom for readings. Sandi lives in

the mountains of upstate New York where

she found her poetic voice. Living in what

she calls “God’s country” her journey of

loss and hope began. Sandi published

her first collection of poems, Breathless Soul, in 2021 (by Xulon Press). The collection

was written in memory of her late grandson, William Anthony. Sandi’s poems reflect her deep love for Jesus and His healing power. He alone is everything.

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Sep 01, 2023

Just lovely!

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