Listening to every heart
Is it truly within me, to be some devine inspiration
to a young or old heart, and cause some quick sensation;
to be a mentor very wise, and leave with loving heart
sage advice in trust given, or such that I may impart...?
For I’ve never found much myself in people my own age;
I find far wiser words in some young, and definitely the old sage,
you’ll find me with the grandkids, or people older than I
listening and hearkening, to hear their words and sighs...
I guess that is why I’m away from the folks that are my age
why, I’ve already lived their lives, they’ve nothing for my stage
so I take the new and young, and revere greatly the older ones
and yet pray God my shine strengthens all under his great Son!
21 November 1999
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow