Blessings Are the Things We Take for Granted

Music: Concerto for 2 Oboes in F Major Op9 no3, 2 Adagio.
By Tomaso Albinoni. Performed by the Advent Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
under an Attribution - Share Alike license.

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Blessings are the things we take for granted.
Each holiday's a light that helps us see.
Most know the Earth is utterly enchanted
Yet walk through life and love mechanically.
Valentine's Day is love's well-timed ablution,
A ritual bath in sweet reality.
Love brings us the gift of absolution,
Enveloping our guilt in innocence.
No touch inspires so swift a revolution,
Translating lust-filled longings into sense.
In your love's a blessing I will sing,
Needing just your joy for recompense,
Embracing words that make the heart take wing.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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