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Poem On Thanksgiving Day Of 2009

2009.11.26 09:05

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ON Thanksgiving Day Of 2009 - 이한중


      I woke up at 5 a.m.
      on this Day of Thanksgiving.
      I made coffee as I always do.
      It took a moment or two
      to briefly review the vivid dreams
      I had last night, and
      once again
      quickly dismiss them as nonsense.
      The mysteries of dreams, I suppose,
      will remain to be mysteries
      in spite of Sigmund Freud.

      With coffee in my right hand
      I wonder what I should thank for.
      "Basically everything," I said to myself.
      One thing I mustn't forget to thank,
      I remind myself,
      is the fact that I'm alive and
      I'm thinking of all these things.
      "O, Good Lord,
      I thank you for the gift of this life
      and my good parents, brothers and sisters,
      grandparents and ancestors
      and every blessing YOU have given me
      during all of my life."

      I watch my wife in sound sleep.
      I've never felt so much closeness to her
      ever since I met her
      some forty eight years ago.
      She and I are all alone once again
      just as we started out so many years ago.
      Yet we do not feel lonely and lonesome
      just as we started out so many years ago.
      "O, Good Lord,
      My wife and I thank YOU
      for the life we've had together all these years,
      our three children, their spouses, and
      our precious five grandchildren."

      I pick up the newspapers and
      read what's going on in this world I live.
      I think of all the friends, all my patients
      of some forty years' medical practice
      and all my loyal employees, some of whom
      have been with me through my career.
      "O, Good Lord,
      My wife and I and my family thank YOU
      for all our friends and
      all the good human beings
      who have entered our lives
      through YOUR grace and
      have given us such a good company
      in this troubled world."


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