It was an ordinary life, filled with ennui and awesome moments,
A life of ups and downs of rejections, thrills, victories and atonements.
Went through my youth and did not get spattered by life,
There was a lot of confusion and but all in all not much strife.
Met the woman of my dreams and she consented to be my bride,
I manned up and decided it was time and then for a second I wanted to hide.
But I went through with the wedding and am I glad I did that,
It was fun and exciting and magical like pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
Kids came along in the usual way, and we counted to three,
Children are not easy to raise but my wife was the mainstay, the golfers tee.
They grew up fast and went in directions that made us proud,
They are unique, all parents say that, they stand out above the crowd.
And we now, retired to a decree in a home safe from the fire,
Our lives are completed and but our hopes have not expired.
Peace on earth was a favorite pass word of long ago,
But the pace to this race is tedious and we have a long way to go.
Maybe in the future the world will be fit and complete,
All in all our lives have been wonderful, compact and neat.
May all of you out there have the blessing we have had?
A moment of reflection from this old man, a proud man and Dad.