(a simple poem i wrote lovingly dedicated to our Lord
on this special day to celebrate
42 years of full life and sweet love)
thank you Lord for the sunshine and moonlight
the raindrops and morning dew, the birds in flight
thank you Lord for the gentle wind and ocean breeze,
the fishes that dwell in the deep blue sea.
thank you Lord for the rich wildlife
the virgin forests and deserts wide
thank you Lord for the hills and valleys
the mountain tops and the rivers wild.
thank you Lord for flowers bloom, for fruits abound
for butterflies that flutter all around.
all these and more i dearly hold
their beauty, warmth and mystery unfold
i thank you Lord for dad and mom
who had to mold
my childhood memories foretold
my siblings, my friends, my family
and everyone i’ve met and known
your love they’ve shared and sown.
but most of all, i thank you Lord
for this breath of life you breath in me
to feel great love and see such beauty
to make me best that i can be.
for this is the meaning of my life
to give all back to you
the love and kindness and even more
in all i’d ever hope to do.