Saturday, February 13, 2016

Long May You Live / George J. Dance


Long May You Live

Long may you live, long after I am gone,
And may you always fix your thoughts upon
Our memories; may the good times you and I
Enjoyed be points of light to journey by,
Like fireflies upon a twilit lawn.

May each day find you welcoming the dawn
And living life complete: each day to try,
To win, to celebrate with your head high.
      Long may you live.

May you walk in righteousness through Babylon,
True to yourself, not anybody's pawn;
And on that far-off day when you must die,
Once more may you remember me, and sigh,
And leave one wish for those who carry on:
     "Long may you live."

~~
George J. Dance
2016

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