|The happiness I feel at your
Reflects the happiness you feel at mine.
Friends expand the pleasure of such moments,
As mine in yours, and yours in mine, combine.
The same when we look forward to our futures:
So much more unfolds when there are two!
Populating your proposed adventures
Gives me a joy that mine must give to you.
We've been through much, and will be through much more,
But traveling together is more fun.
Whatever life and love may have in store,
Two is always preferable to one.
Your graduation thus becomes to me
Far more sweet than mine alone would be.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon