*I wrote this on the bus, the Z11 in Silver Spring in fact, in 2005.*
Steady as heartbeats we are when joy is in abundance
Cool as fall breezes in valleys and hills
Warm as cider in a nook by a fireplace
Strong as hugs between those we love
A life is but a second compared to this world ages old.
Yet it is a life enriched only through time.
Take with you the wisdom that floats on the winds of days past.
May your future shine brighter than ever from this day forward.