Thanksgiving

Poem By ...C Cleverly

For the rust dusted stones
And burnished steel track
That takes me home
And takes me back

For a sandwich and coke
And warm coach seat
A fellow passenger’s joke
Frozen fields of summer's wheat

For the countless gone
And countless to come
The Holy Father
And his Holy Son

For the lamb in the manger
And the Eagle in flight
I thank all for all
Beneath this silver white light

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