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A Blessing for You

By Barbara Leonhard | Featured Contributor


Dear Friends, most of us would agree that this past year has been extremely challenging if not tragic. Many of you have documented your pain and grief in poetry, fiction, and essays. St. Patrick’s Day is today and Easter is coming up, so it’s a good time for us to transmute our sorrow and fear into blessings. It’s spring, a time of rebirth as we see the daffodils blooming. Although daffodils are sometimes pelted by one last snowfall, they are resilient. Indeed, spring is full of promise as four-leaf clovers await our search for good health and fortune. The fourth leaf, luck, adds to the trinity, so even if we fail to find the four-leaf clover, we are truly never alone. With love, I offer this blessing…

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May you be blessed.

May good luck follow you always.

May you be healthy and thus wealthy.

May your heart be filled with grace
not grief.

May your home be filled with love,
not languor.

May your days be filled with mystery,
not misery.

May your back never bend in storm.

May friends and family gather at last     
in your welcoming arms.

About the Poet - Barbara Leonhard
About the Poet – Barbara Leonhard

Barbara Leonhard’s work is published in Anti-Heroin Chic, Free Verse Revolution, October Hill Magazine, Vita Brevis, Silver Birch Press, Amethyst Review, PhoebeMD: Medicine & Poetry, among others. Barbara earned both third place and honorary mention for two poems in Well Versed 2021. Her memoir poem “Cooking a Life with a Wire Spine” was nominated for Publication of the Month on Spillwords in August 2021, and Barbara was voted Spillword’s Author of the Month in October 2021. You can keep up with her journey on her blog site, Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver.


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9 replies »

  1. Love the photo. Very true, it has been a tough year for all I feel, some worse than others. I think that is what keeps me positive during this time, knowing that there are people 100 times worse off than myself. 🙂

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