Life is a long, long journey; A challenge in so many ways. For all the great joy of being alive, There are bound to be difficult days. We dream of a little green valley Where rippling crops never fail, And the love of a beautiful lady, When we rest at the end of the trail.
Just think of that youthful indulgence, When we wasted our lives in a rut, But how can a person gain wisdom Without a few kicks in the gut? Dear friends, please forgive all my failings; Just let the fond memories prevail, For I want you beside me forever, When we rest at the end of the trail.
©Keith Lethbridge July 11 2004