I BOW MY HEAD
By John Thomas Tuft
I bow my head to give a quiet thanks
For all the nothings in my life
For all the spaces left unfilled
Leaving no confusion, causing no strife.
On a day of reflection and gratitude
I want to give thanks for nothing to regret
For choosing the road less traveled
Giving no pain that I ask you to forget.
Gathering with others to celebrate gratitude
I offer up nothing to fear
Walking bravely into the shadows
To let you know that I’m offering to hear.
As the blessing is acknowledged
With many a word piled high
I’m thankful for words left unsaid
No fear, no regret, accepting of goodbye.