Loud screeches of car
Are these gangs? Drug dealers?
A whiff of fear arises in the chest
Yet I carry on with my sleep, unmoved
Knowing that there are also those out in the night
Who protect us.
I am grateful for these friends.
A storm approaches
I am tranquil, because my home is kept warm
By the unknown angels out there
Then there is abundance of water, of clean streets and all of what we have begun to take for granted
Because of those wonderful buddies whom I’ve never met
Whose names I know not
But I am in deep gratefulness for them.
Those who save lives, return us to health, who quietly discover
The mysterious ways of the micro realms
To beat those that invade our bodies
For all those people I am grateful
As I quieten my racing thoughts
I see how we’re all one
How I wouldn’t live, grow;
But for every hidden friend who makes my life what it is
Helping me even in the deserts of life
Today I give gratitude for every such soul
In thankfulness today and always.