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Little Victories

By John I. Blair

Celebrating little victories
Is my salvation.

If I waited
For grand, defining triumphs
Id live my life in sadness.

Id never know
The sweet reward
Of pushing past my pain
To make the bed anew
With fresh-washed sheets;

The quiet comfort
Of serving up a tasty meal,
Fixed with what Ive found;

The simple joy of helping you
Make one more transfer
To and from your chair
Without a fall.

All these mean more to me
Than any praise or plaudits,
Any prize.

Ill wear them as my ribbon bars.

2011 John I. Blair


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