Grace E. Easley
Life is a wonderful gift, my friend,
Whatever the age we're living in
Listen not to those who say
"Oh for the dreams of yesterday."
Never since the world began,
Did time stand still for any man.
The greatest minds have failed to reach
The wisdom that the seasons teach.
There is a harmony in things.
That only growing older brings.
Happiness is learning how
To value what is here and now.
No winter bird, no golden leaf,
Had not the summer been so brief.