FortyWhat a year! Oh, what a year! Around the block, around the bend Around the world and back again In time for snow and Christmas cheer! What I’ve seen! Oh, what I’ve seen! The fire’s strong, the fire’s bright I chased the sun, I braved the night I woke the muse and lived the dream! What a time! Oh, what a time! Of meeting minds, of meeting fears Of random walks and World Cup cheers I searched for reason, found my rhyme! What a find! Oh, what a find! To look beyond, to look within To see a place I could begin To leave the phantom past behind! What a day! Oh, what a day! When snowflakes danced with naked trees When moonboats sailed on tranquil seas Our dreams were young and love at play! What a joy! Oh, what a joy! To be so loved, to be so blessed To still be on life’s sacred quest I’m all grown up, yet still a boy! What a life! What paths I tread! Through valleys low, to mountain peaks With flowing words through hidden creeks I’m forty, with the best ahead!
Wayne Visser © 2010
Seize the Day (book)