Little Things that are actually Big Things

15 Jul

a poem of thanksgiving

shoes to protect my tender feet,
a campfire and its healing heat
a boat, and sail to make it heel
the compass, the sextant, and the wheel

a pen, with all its inky bliss
a big bear hug, a deep French kiss.

spectacles for my weary eyes
journalists, to help me realize
the on/off switch, zeroes and ones
spreadsheets, and balanced sums

big fluffy towels, to lie on hot sand
phone calls from friends, helping hands

the hot water heater, a convertible two-seater,
a syncopated beat, iambic pentameter

a passport, for when I need to roam
a light on, for when I come home
photographs to keep my memories true,
especially my fondest ones of you

slow dancing, with intimate grace,
a blanket, and its warm embrace,
a pillow for my sleepy head
and silence, after all is said.

I wrote this poem around Thanksgiving 2012, just reflecting on things, inventions, contributions to society that I am grateful for. Copyright 2012 Lupe Tucker.

The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone).

NYC Moma

View from the 4th Floor gallery of the Museum of Modern Art

“Look at your immediate surroundings with a fresh eye ..”

6 Responses to “Little Things that are actually Big Things”

  1. brian miller November 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    nice…i wrote something similar for tomorrow…ha…lots of little things we can be thankful for that often go unnoticed in our everyday walk around…yes, i like how you bring it down to the little things…that make a difference…think i might see if i can squeeZe a dance in tonight…


    • lupitatucker November 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

      awesome brian! hope you can do that … it is the little things 🙂


  2. Alex Dissing November 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Your title says it all. Such a timely piece during this season of giving thanks.


  3. Katie (@PunkRockPoet84) November 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    I am with you 100%. It’s remarkable the things we take for-granted nearly every day. Wonderful piece. 🙂


  4. Linda November 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Wonderful Thanksgiving poem, it sounds a lot like a prayer~


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) November 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Wonderful poem. Love the sailing connection


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