A Thanksgiving Prayer

I cannot start my day

Without thinking of you.

With my first breath I thank you Lord

For being there in everything I’ll do


I’m grateful for the four walls that shelter me

The roof above my head,

The water that I clean myself with,

And the nourishment received from your daily bread.


Today I’m thankful for the sun that shines,

The little bird who chirps so loud.

You seem to know all of what you created needs

I even welcome the refreshing rain from the puffy cloud.


You have been so good to me;

Many times I’ve taken things for granted

Forgive me Lord, for those times I’ve gone astray,

You made sure that I didn’t remain stranded.


The Psalmist had it oh so right when he wrote;

“His love and mercy endures forever.”

I’ll never match the love you have for me,

But with praise and gladness in my heart I will endeavor.




Beating Heart

Can’t you see how my heart feels?

Come let me show you that my love is real

Lie beside me and feel it beating

How it rhythmically keeps repeating


I love you, I love you, I love you!


Once it starts, I lose control

My mind and body have one goal

And that’s to be with you each day

To express this warmth for you and say,


I love you, I love you, I love you!

Old Theme


Life is like wine,
at the beginning it is cloudy must
and the innkeeper
brings it to the table, laughing.

Later life turns good,
like the well-seasoned wine,
which is dark in the glass
but sparkles against the light.

In the end it becomes
vinegar, which loses its potency.
Lucky are those who die
without seeing those last days.

Nothing else is to be said.

Virgilio Giotti