Lest We Forget - Poem by Leon Griffith
From the moment of your anxiously awaited birth
Love and favors have been lavished on you.
To your mother and daddy you were the dearest thing on earth.
To brothers and sisters you were extra special too.
Life is so wonderful it is not our desire to forfeit one day.
YOU are YOU - because mother and daddy passed life your way.
You owe them lots of love they were always there for you.
Are your payments up to date or are you overdue?
Your life could have been rough - for all around you to see.
Had mother and daddy not met your needs and lovingly bounced you on their knee.
They met your needs because they loved you - their precious child.
Your smiles and laughs pleased them so -- your tears drove them wild.
It matters not how old we are or where on the road of life we might be.
If its happiness you are seeking - then love is the key.
Besides mother and daddy, and brothers and sisters, many others will bring love into your life.
I thank God for my precious children and a wonderful loving wife.
Go to a cemetery and notice all the beautiful flowers you see.
All trying to say, "I love you" to someone that used to be.
Let us show our love while the precious gift of life is ours.
Don't' wait too late and have to say it with beautiful flowers.
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