I used to think the world was vast,
With most lands unknown to me,
But, now, a venerable sixty-eight,
I've sailed most every sea.
I've visited foreign countries,
Dined on all sorts of cuisines,
Drunk wines in lands about the globe,
Prevented illness with vaccines.
I saw the shimmer of Northern lights,
Watched fiery lava flow,
Marveled at Iguazu's thundering falls,
Saw the Swiss Alps blanketed in snow.
The most wonderful gift that I've gotten,
As I've journeyed so far on my way,
Is the cherished and wonderful friendships,
That mean more than words can convey
These friends and those of a lifetime,
Are worth more than their weight in gold,
From the earliest days I remember,
As my hair turns white and I'm old.
Copyright © August 4, 2013 Carmen Henesy. All Rights Reserved.