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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.
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.