All For Granted


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I woke up today in a very strange land.
“Where am I?” I thought, for I sure wasn't home.
My bed, clothes, and food, were all out of sight.
I felt like I was trapped in a really big dome.

Where are my family? My friends?
The people who mean everything to me.
What did I do to deserve this fate?
I’m worried. I’m scared. I’m losing hope quickly.

“Ah! My body is gone too!”
I cry out to the world pitifully.
I’m now a ghost or maybe just a cloud.
I examine myself critically.

There must have been something that caused this,
Something that forced it all to disappear.
Thinking hard about what may have made everything go,
Brought more memories of things I hold dear--

Unexpected texts from others "just checking in."
A pretty sunset after a long day at school.
A random stranger complimenting me.
Having time to relax and swim laps in the pool.

My mind is racing, struggling to find connections.
“Oh, but wait, lightbulb! I know why things are gone,” I say.
Alright, pay attention so you can avoid my same fall--
What if... you woke up today with only what you thanked God for yesterday?
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