I’ve been allowed another day to be
and I, indeed, am grateful for the chance
to do a little more the things I see
need me. My years can stand to be enhanced.
I’ll take the meager gifts that I now own
and ply them well before I leave this earth.
it is my hope and prayer that I’ll atone
for investing so little of my worth.
The pursuit of happiness beguiles
sometimes — perhaps not you, but folks like I
who found his talents late. It took awhile.
I had no dreams, thus options were denied.
Old, yes — but not wishing to be young
I contemplate my years — what I have done.