Lessons

How will you apply them
These lessons that you’ve learned
Memories full of wonder
And pain so hot it burned

How will you share them
With others far and wide
Sharing deepest secrets
That so long you tried to hide

The things that most need changing
We have to know to see
Knowing what is broken
Lets us dream that which can be

All this creates a mission
And a message and a call
Words of change and action
To be heard by one and all

Three Wishes

You filled my life with sunshine
And brightened up my days
Making me so very proud
In oh so many ways

Who could really ask for more
I couldn’t if I tried
Days all filled with memories
And a heart that’s filled with pride

What you see as missing
I see as a life complete
What you see as every day
I welcomed as a treat

Events may now seem foreign
But someday you will see
I have everything I ever wanted
With the wishes granted me

Pride

It’s not just in the winning
The trophies or the spoils
It’s more about the stories
The challenges and toils

It is about the journey
The courage and the drive
That makes our hearts beat faster
And reminds us we’re alive

How will you remember
Events as they unfold
It’s not about the winning
It’s the stories that are told

There in lies the greatness
The each does have in side
So set sights on the future
And show the world your pride

Interrupted Journey

It’s not as you imagined
This wasn’t in the dream
Pieces that are missing
Can make you want to scream

Time to let go the pain
And start your life anew
Time for you to live the dream
I always had of you

Everything is as it should be
Never have a doubt
Sometimes it’s through pain and loss
That we learn what loves about

It’s time to rejoin your journey
I know you know the way
I look forward to your adventures
Because I’m with you every day

Insecurity

What is it you value
What is it you need
What is your direction
And advice that you may heed

Is it all external
Perceptions one and all
A crumbling set of values
Soon destined for to fall

Strength is not external
Its power lives inside
Guiding us through challenge
And rewarding us with pride

Don’t look out for answers
That isn’t where they lie
You are your own true compass
Because to do there is no try