I gotta thank the sun for shining down on me.
I’ve got to thank the night for it’s creeping shadows.
The meadow and flowers for giving me liberty
And the honey and sugar for being so sweet
I thank the buzzing bee for its mellow songs
The rainbow for its lovely array of colors.
I thank the fire for burning me and teaching me
To never trust something that looks too delightful.
I thank water as I submerge in its grand body
I thank the lonely nights for keeping me company.
And the crowded subway because it reminds me
That despite being in a big crowd, I’m lonely.
I thanked the morning we met and the night you left
I thanked the tears I wept when you crossed my mind
Because they whispered to me as they fell
They warned me I’d never fall again after that
I thanked my closed fist when I found that you’d fallen again
I thanked the girl that made you feel alive
I thank her now as a newly wed bride
I Thank the happiest day of your life and the darkest of mine
I thank the sleepless nights because they take me someplace else
They take me to my past and let me relive precious moments
I thank the “what-if’s” and the “should-haves”
I thank this constant bitter silence that breaks me continuously
I thank you for being the man that broke my heart
That taught me to never trust a beautiful thing
That held me for a moment too long
That taught me to be thankful of my surroundings
I thank all these things despite the fact
That they will never thank me back.