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Louis Gibbs

TO A GRANDCHILD IN PASSING

We are fortunate to have come together

In this, our brief day of life upon earth;

You, upon whom the sun now rises,

And I, upon whom it sets.

 

We meet as two travelers passing,

Both on a path of their own;

Your path, widening with promise.

Mine strewn with unfulfilled dreams.

 

My genetic code lives within you;

Please excuse the abnormal strands,

And make the best of what you\'ve been given.

Reach for the stars ... I\'ll see you back home.