Life blessed me with a sunny
Even as I lived through terrible storms.
Sport was my passion; justice was my mission.
The world, I thought, was something one reforms.
Embrace it, then, with all your warmth and joy!
Rebel, as I did, for, and not against,
Resolving to create, not to destroy,
Open-armed and loving, not incensed.
Delight, exuberance, a child's wonder --
Not naively did I these display.
Even though the wide world split asunder,
Yet one needs to live and love and play.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Video and Audio Music: Heart Strings. By Coyote Hearing. Music free to use at YouTube.